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Destiny: The Kotaku Review

I’m standing in front of a cave, my assault rifle drawn. I’m shooting at a steady stream of identical aliens. I do this for an hour, hoping an alien will drop a good enough item so I can finally feel ok about walking away. That moment never seems to come. That’s Destiny.


Hyrule Warriors: The Kotaku Review

Hyrule Warriors is the opposite of a Zelda game. Zelda games are tidy and elegant. They may be grand adventures, but the best of them feel carefully-pruned.


Murasaki Baby: The Kotaku Review

I have a three-year-old daughter. I probably shouldn’t be playing Murasaki Baby, a game which is, in essence, about leading a toddler girl into and out of danger.


Can Unlimited Spider-Men Triumph Over Free-To-Play Evil?

On the one hand, Spider-Man Unlimited is a free-to-play mobile game from Gameloft. On the other, it’s a game with fourteen different versions of Spider-Man to collect at launch. “Free-to-play mobile game from Gameloft” versus “fourteen different versions of Spider-Man.” I am so conflicted.


The Sims 4: The Kotaku Review

The Sims 4 is a big game. But like any so-called life simulator, it only seems that way when you add up its countless tiny bits and pieces into one giant mosaic. Actually playing the game feels like you’re both telling and watching a series of private, intimate stores.


Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: The Kotaku Review

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to Kotaku‘s review of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Since the two of us — Jason and Kirk — have already spent a ton of time this year talking about Danganronpa, we figured we’d team up to review the sequel together.


AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: The New $US250 Video Card To Beat

With the series having already exploded onto the market this year, a new Radeon 200 graphics card may not make for the most exciting headline, but this one is a little different than most other Radeon 200s considering it isn’t a rebadged HD 7000. Codenamed “Tonga Pro”, the new Radeon R9 285 takes the latest technology from the R9 290 range and makes it more affordable.


Infamous: First Light: The Kotaku Review

Here’s an idea: Take a pretty well-liked superhero game, keep the premise and the beautiful setting, and refocus the story on a more immediately appealing character. Sounds like a sure-fire winner, right? Well…


MSI GS60 Ghost Ultra-Thin Gaming Notebook: The Kotaku Review

I’ve been having a torrid love affair with skinny gaming notebooks for several years now. Recently, each one I’ve tried has had one thing in common — Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 765M graphics. MSI’s GS60 Ghost is the first super slim gaming notebook to utilise Nvidia’s 800m mobile graphics line, and it’s made a massive difference.


A Face Only A Hardcore Avengers Movie Fan Could Love

When I was young, I would have my parents buy me multiple copies of trooper-style action figures in order to amass a cartoon-accurate army. As an adult collector, I think I’ll just stick with the one $US239 Chitauri Foot Soldier from Hot Toys.