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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.


Gigabyte P35 Gaming Laptop: Australian Review

There’s a reason that laptops like the MacBook Pro sell so well. They’re not flashy or pretentious, but are more than powerful enough to handle the tasks that everyday computer users ask of them. The P35 is Gigabyte’s mainstream performance laptop, but the use of Nvidia’s powerful standalone GTX 970M graphics chip means it’s a great choice for gaming at the same time.


Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China: The Kotaku Review

The newest Assassin’s Creed sits somewhere between the last two. It’s good, not great. This time it’s in China. This time it’s 2D.


Cadbury Creme Eggs: The Snacktaku Review

Ah, springtime. A time when young men’s thoughts turn to the sweeter things in life, like milk chocolate moulded eggs filled with white and yellow fondant, the world’s tastiest faux embryo — the Cadbury Creme Egg. A snack I once held in the highest regard, though as of late our relationship has changed.


Bloodborne: The Kotaku Review

More than 46 hours later, the credits are rolling on Bloodborne. I’m breathing a sigh of relief. The hunt may be over, but I won’t soon forget the city of Yharnam.