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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.


PlayStation TV: The Kotaku Review

“What do you want the PlayStation TV to do for you?” That’s an important question when considering purchasing Sony’s new microconsole. A more important question might be “Do you know what the PlayStation TV is?”


Hot Toys T-800: The Kotaku Review

Having done Terminator 2 a while back, Hot Toys have turned its exposed, blood-covered robot eyes towards James Cameron’s original sci-fi classic. What it has come up with will not stop until your wallet is dead.


The Fatal Frame Movie Is An Atmospheric Masterpiece

Japanese horror game series Fatal Frame is one of my personal favourites. So despite disliking horror movies in general, I went to see the new Fatal Frame live-action theatrical film. And while never scream-inducingly scary, its amazing atmosphere makes it one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen.


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: The Kotaku Review

Borderlands is an island. In its centre, there’s a breezy mix of ridiculous firefights and even nuttier guns. Surrounding it, however, is an ocean of tedium — little inconveniences that have plagued the series since its inception. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel does only the bare minimum of work to fix that.


Bayonetta 2: The Kotaku Review

“What if you could feel good all the time?” That’s the question that Bayonetta 2 seems to ask. It answers that query, too. With an avalanche of mind-bending spectacle that will very often leave you dizzy and, by the end of it, a little numb.


The Best Black Widow Figure You Can Get

Yeah, I already had one Black Widow figure, but this one is from a different movie.


The Angry Video Game Nerd Tackles The Most Infamous Game In History

When this whole YouTube thing was just getting started, one man began to review the Nintendo games that ruined his childhood — often with beer, explosions, cursing, and human feces. Nearly a decade later, The Angry Video Game Nerd has his own movie where he goes up against the most infamous bad game of all time: E.T.


Super Smash Bros. 3DS: The Kotaku Review

Super Smash Bros., a new piece of fanfiction for the Nintendo 3DS, is a game about anticipation. It’s a game about position. It’s a game about mustering up the brain juice to figure out what your opponent is going to do next, then developing the lightning-fast reflexes needed to nail the best possible response.


Alien: Isolation: The Kotaku Review

Knock, knock. Who’s there? An alien. It kills you. While many a video game has been designed for people who enjoy killing aliens, Alien: Isolation can only have been created for people who derive some perverse pleasure out of being killed by an alien.