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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.


Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord: The Kotaku Review

The Bright Lord, Shadow of Mordor‘s new DLC campaign, promises an epic showdown with Lord of the Rings head honcho Sauron. It was designed in part to address a common fan complaint about the original game’s anticlimactic ending. But while it does give players a chance to fight Sauron, I’d hardly call it an epic battle.


Alto's Adventure Rescues The Endless Runner From Mediocrity

Years of iteration and mainstream popularity have taken their toll on the endless runner genre, rendering it tired and worn despite its young age. Endless snowboarder Alto’s Adventure defies that notion, stripping away layers of gaudy mobile paint to rediscover the genre’s elegant core.


Kirby And The Rainbow Curse: The Kotaku Review

Kirby And The Rainbow Curse is a good game with a weird problem. If you play it, you most likely won’t be able to appreciate its graphics. This isn’t because The Rainbow Curse‘s claymation-style graphics are too beautiful for your primitive senses to comprehend. No, you probably would look at this game and think it’s beautiful.


The Order: 1886: The Kotaku Review

Do you like movies? Do you like video games? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you should probably skip The Order: 1886.