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Felicia Day And Gamergate: This Is What Happens Now

Earlier this week, Felicia Day wrote a blog post. In it, the well-known actor eloquently expressed something that a great number of people in the video game scene have been feeling lately: She said she was afraid.


Fantasy Life Is The Best To-Do List I've Ever Played

Fantasy Life, released today by Nintendo for 3DS, is not so much a video game as it is a to-do list. Playing this game is akin to performing a series of increasingly difficult household chores. Some games ask you to slay demons or explore the frontiers of space; Fantasy Life asks you to go find some vegetables and cook dinner.


Love, Heartbreak, Smash Bros. This Nintendo Commercial Has It All.

Meet Jack. Jack is just a normal kid with normal interests: mainly video games and trying to kiss/assault his older brother’s girlfriend Gina.

At least I think it’s his older brother’s girlfriend Gina. Who knows what the hell is going on in this sick, twisted cacophony of debauchery.


In Defence Of Button Mashing

The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping ‘Up’ meant ‘Jump’. This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping ‘Up’ meant ‘Sidestep’ (pressing ‘Up’ still meant ‘Jump’), was difficult to wrap my mind around.


Civilization: Beyond Earth: The Kotaku Review

Whatever you do, no matter how tempted you are by the sci-fi setting and purple landscape, don’t think of this as a brand new video game.


The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Leaks. You Might Want To Watch This.

Looks like the debut trailer for the new Avengers movie has leaked, and you can watch it here!


The Evil Within: The Kotaku Review

Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I’d also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It’s one of those games that’s so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive.


How Much Destiny Has Changed Over The Last Year

Since its first announcement or teaser trailer is released into the wild, a game is bound to make certain changes up to launch. But it can be quite revealing to see just what was left out and added into the game by comparing marketing materials to the final product.



We're All Tired Of Gamergate

I know many people who don’t like Gamergate who are tired of it. They’re not alone. I was talking to a Gamergater last week who seemed tired: tired of all the tweeting, tired of all the arguing. I watched a video of a Gamergater who seemed downright exhausted. And then another; he seemed tired too.