The first thing you notice about the Switch, Nintendo's sleek new portable console, is how small the controllers are. Each JoyCon (lol) is roughly 10cm, or about the size of a Kotaku news editor's palm. Compared to, say, the Wiimote, they're downright tiny.
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Mean Streets of Gadgetzan came out last Thursday and I've been playing around with it for a few days trying to tease out some of its secrets. While it's chaos in the world of Blizzard's collectible card game at the moment, the distinct style and mood of the latest expansion has me enjoying this brief period of disarray.
When Owlboy first started making waves nine years ago, indie games were barely A Thing. Minecraft and League of Legends hadn't even begun to take over the world. Netflix was still a US DVD-by-mail service. There were, like, two memes, both spread via telegraph and the postal service. Now, finally, Owlboy is here.
Japan's highest grossing film of 2015 is pretty silly. Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, making its U.S. debut at a special Fathom Events theatre showing this weekend, keeps the wacky humour of the television show rolling, even when the fate of the entire world is at stake.
The cycle is the same whenever a massively multiplayer online role-playing game gets a healthy dose of expansion content: Weeks of glorious excitement followed by a slow descent into lassitude. It's all a matter of when it hits. For me and World of Warcraft's Legion expansion, that's right about now.
I liked Lichtspeer before I even started playing it. The menu screen, if you'll believe it, is what sold me.