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New Justice League Cartoon Is The Bleakest DC Universe Movie Ever

The versions of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman who appear in the new animated Justice League film Gods and Monsters are dark. We’ve already seen glimpses, and the full film is indeed full of sick superhero moments. Hell, Superman cals Lois Lane a bitch. You should watch it.


Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward Log Two: Identity Crisis

I’d love to be able to report this week that I’ve reached the new level cap and experienced some of the high-end content Final Fantasy XIV‘s first expansion has to offer, but first I need to figure out which version of my character I want to be.


Xidax X-8 Custom Gaming PC: The Kotaku Review

When the folks at Xidax asked if I wanted to review one of its gaming rigs, I asked them for “something impressive.” So they sent a system with two Nvidia Titan X graphics cards. Also, two Blu-ray burners.


Heroes Of The Storm: The Kotaku Review

“We’re closing the gap,” the Nova standing next to me shouted through her radio. “Keep your eyes on the prize!” But it was only the character saying that. The person playing Nova had already accepted defeat. We all had. Except for the computer.


Hatred: The Kotaku Review

Last spring, a producer for CBS This Morning called me to talk about the video game Hatred. I had been on CBS a year earlier to teach co-anchor Gayle King how to play Grand Theft Auto V, the biggest entertainment property in the human-discovered universe. This time, instead of talking about a game made by some of the most accomplished designers in the medium, I was being asked to go on network television to talk about a commercial on YouTube for a game that didn’t yet exist made by a studio that basically no one had ever heard of. “It’s causing quite a stir online because of its intense killing spree nature,” I was told by email. Of course I said yes.


Earthcore Takes Rock-Paper-Scissors To A Dark And Twisted Place

Earth beats Water. Water beats Fire. Fire beats Earth. That’s the basis for mobile fantasy trading card game Earthcore. From there it gets complicated.


Splatoon: The Kotaku Review

Every year, some new game claims to have revolutionised the art of shooting people in the face. Most of the time, it doesn’t feel true. With Splatoon, it does.


Snacktaku Tries S'mores Oreos, AKA S'moreos

Remember when you’d go camping as a kid and sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores? I don’t, which is why I used a cigarette lighter on a S’mores Oreo instead.


Snacktaku Tries Mountain Dew's Latest Throwback, Dewshine

Mountain Dew’s latest limited edition flavour does not contain alcohol, but it really, really wants to.