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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China: The Kotaku Review

The newest Assassin’s Creed sits somewhere between the last two. It’s good, not great. This time it’s in China. This time it’s 2D.


Cadbury Creme Eggs: The Snacktaku Review

Ah, springtime. A time when young men’s thoughts turn to the sweeter things in life, like milk chocolate moulded eggs filled with white and yellow fondant, the world’s tastiest faux embryo — the Cadbury Creme Egg. A snack I once held in the highest regard, though as of late our relationship has changed.


Bloodborne: The Kotaku Review

More than 46 hours later, the credits are rolling on Bloodborne. I’m breathing a sigh of relief. The hunt may be over, but I won’t soon forget the city of Yharnam.


Battlefield Hardline: The Kotaku Review

I really wish Hardline could deal with being a bad cop. The lack of rewards, unlocks or even acknowledgement for shooting people means it all takes place in a weird moral environment, where only good exists.


ASUS ROG G751JY-DH71 Gaming Laptop: The Kotaku Review

“You make bad decisions” said a co-worker as I pulled the relatively massive ASUS ROG G751JY-DH71 gaming laptop out of my backpack during a recent trip to our home office in New York City. I’m not certain I did.


Sixth-Scale Hoth Commander Luke Skywalker Never Learns

It doesn’t matter if it’s 1980 on the silver screen or on the cluttered desk of a guy who critiques toys, if you’re Luke and you’re wearing Hoth gear you need to watch out for Wampas.


Tales From Borderlands Ep 2 Is What I've Wanted From Telltale For Ages

I’ve always said that the best thing about Telltale games isn’t QTE-heavy action or near-pornographic dedication to depictions of bad things happening to good people. It’s disarmingly intimate character moments. Tales from the Borderlands episode two is chock full of them.


Dungeon Hunter 5 Discovers Exciting New Ways To Disappoint Me

Over its first four iterations Gameloft’s Diablo-esque Dungeon Hunter has transformed from excellent premium mobile game to mildly greedy free-to-play. With this week’s release of Dungeon Hunter 5 the series becomes a mildly greedy free-to-play hack-and-slash card-collecting defence game, aka just about everything I dislike about mobile games.


The Ultimate StarCraft Action Figure

Sideshow’s partnership with Blizzard has resulted in some pretty amazing collectibles — Deathwing from World of Warcraft, the Diablo III version of the Prime Evil — but nothing nearly as spectacular as the meticulously crafted sixth scale figure of StarCraft‘s Jim Raynor in his signature space marine armour.


Hori Racing Wheel For Xbox One: The Kotaku Review

Pursuing my newfound love of racing wheels has been an expensive endeavour — so far I’ve played with a $US400 Mad Catz wheel and a $US400 Thrustmaster wheel. Ringing up at a modest $US90, the Hori Racing Wheel for the Xbox One provides excellent motivation for spending a lot more.