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The Evolution Of Video Game Controllers In 16 Cool Photos

Javier Laspiur made this series of pictures showing the evolution of video game controllers throughout history. I played with most of these, even the 1983 Teletenis, and it feels like it was yesterday. It’s been quite a journey that’s not over yet. I can’t wait to see what the future of video games will bring next.

Idiot In Azeroth: Scratching The Surface


12 hours.

It doesn’t feel like that. Not even close.

It feels like I’m just at the beginning. It feels like I’m still in the tutorial stages. Technically I still am in the tutorial stage.

I’d have finished most AAA video games by now.

Remember This?

No-one managed to guess Friday’s Remember This, so I’m carrying it across to today. Today’s clue should make it a little bit clearer for everyone I think!

Community Review: Next-Gen Consoles

Okay, I realise we’re in that transition phase. Are they next gen consoles or current gen consoles? Who knows. For the purposes of today’s Community Review let’s just call them ‘Next Gen Consoles’. For the record, I’m talking about the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the Wii U. Some of you have been living with all three for a while now — what are your general thoughts so far?

This Week In Games: The Actual Last Of Us For Real

This week is the last week of July and thank the good lord. That was easily, easily the most sparse month of video game releases I can ever remember. This week heralds the only major release of the month, and even that’s a re-release. Man, what a rubbish month.

Talk Amongst Yourselves

Welcome to Talk Amongst Yourselves, AKA ‘TAY’. Organise meet-ups, talk about games, talk about anything you want! Consider this the unofficial Kotaku Australia forum. Become a TAYbie today and join the best and friendliest community on the internet!

Here is Your First Look At Mad Max: Fury Road

We’ve been waiting for a new Mad Max movie for a long, long time. If this first trailer is anything to go by, it might just be worth the wait. I just got finished watching this and, man. I’m getting shivers.

Judge For Yourself If The Last Of Us: Remastered's HQ Shadows Are Worth 30FPS

It came as no surprise to anyone that the PS4 version of Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us has better visuals than its older PS3 sibling. But how about the PS4 version compared to itself? Well, the 30fps and 60fps modes to be exact. Turns out the “higher quality shadows” promised in the “post” day-one patch are indeed higher quality… but are they worth losing 30fps for?

NVIDIA Has No Interest In Mantle, Doesn't Do 'Anything You Couldn't Do Before'

Pre-2010, the antics of NVIDIA and AMD (or ATI back then) was one of PC gaming’s biggest topics, but in recent years the “rivalry”, as it were, largely went off the boil. And then AMD released Mantle, a lean 3D graphics API and competitor to Direct3D and OpenGL and suddenly, it was on again. Now the two companies exchange barbs on a regular basis, with NVIDIA providing the latest salvo.