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MSI GT72 Dominator Pro: Australian Review

Gaming laptops are a peculiar niche in the notebook world. They try to achieve an incredibly difficult goal — achieving plenty of power to run high-end PC games, while shoehorning all those powerful and heat-producing components into a vaguely portable chassis. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro takes the same all-out approach as the existing GT70, but has brand new top-of-the-line PC hardware inside. It has all the outright grunt of a high-end desktop gaming PC, but is also mobile — just.


The Most Ridiculous PC Monitor I Have Ever Used

I got not one, but two monitors from LG for review last week. One was a specialised gaming monitor. The other was a lot more fun.


One Of The Best Mobile Adventures Of The Year Is An Amazon Exclusive

Every time a new free-to-play game clamors for coin, gamers bemoan the lack of more traditional mobile fare — quality premium titles packed with compelling content at a fair fixed price. That’s exactly Tales From Deep Space. You just have to own a Kindle Fire to enjoy it.


Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar: The Kotaku Review

For years, peripheral maker Razer has been pumping sound directly into our ears via gaming headsets. The Leviathan marks its first attempt at sharing that sound with the rest of the room, and a valiant first attempt at that.


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: The Kotaku Review

In a year full of multiplayer Mario Karts and Smash Bros, those of us who prefer Nintendo creations meant to be played solo finally have something new to enjoy. Well, it’s mostly something “new”.


LittleBigPlanet 3: The Kotaku Review

Do you want to build? LittleBigPlanet has always been a tricky sell for non-creative players, and number three, more than ever, needs an imaginative and persistent mind to shape the fun from its occasionally gritty clay.


WWE 2K15: The Kotaku Review

Well here we are. Another year, another WWE game. Another awkward cooling off period as the runaway hype train of YouTube videos, updates, Q&A sessions, tweets, blogs, interviews, panels with Steve Austin wearing spectacles and random mid carders telling us “THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER, THERE ARE SO MANY MODES AND UH… FEATURES” finally comes to an end, as WWE 2K15 has at last hit shelves.


Phew, The New Game Of Thrones Game Is Actually Good

“There will never be a good Game of Thrones video game.” For years, those words rang just as true as the Starks’ promise of winter. Finally, it feels as though that’s changed.


A Bird Story: The Kotaku Review

I fell in love with To the Moon back in late 2012 after I picked it up in a Steam sale. It is easily one of the most emotional gaming experiences I have ever had. So needless to say, I expected great things from its short sequel A Bird Story. What I didn’t expect was a total lack of words.


Super Smash Bros. Wii U: The Kotaku Review

The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find.