Depending on how you look at it, comic book variant covers are either a delightful added bonus to the comic collecting experience... or a semi-shady cash grab publishers use to confuse readers into buying multiple issues of the same story.
Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender ended season three on more of a question mark than a cliffhanger, mainly because the Powers That Be chose to split the latest season into two half-seasons. The latest trailer for "season four" is here, showing Voltron gaining some major popularity for the war effort... but it isn't all sunshine and rainbows for the Paladins.
While trying out Mario Kart VR et cetera at Bandai Namco's VR Zone Shinjuku yesterday, I visited the cafe inside the virtual reality arcade. I was about to make a mistake.
It's not easy being a giant robot with a body better suited to destroying planets than saving them, especially not when people react to your noble, monster-vaporizing efforts with bullets and lasers of their own. Jettomero, though, doesn't really mind. He just wants to make sure everybody's alright.
This weekend I spent hours playing Dragon Ball FighterZ in a closed beta on Kotaku's Twitch channel. The game is gorgeous, but I'm more impressed with the number of tricks and tools it gives players to turn a match around.
What kid hasn't imagined finding a secret door that leads to an adventure-filled multiverse? In Vault Comics' Maxwell's Demons, the titular hero is smart enough to actually build the tools to really go on those adventures. But the cosmos is a big place, filled with joy and horror in equal measure — as poor Max finds out.
Timed with the release of the game, Capcom has announced their first high-profile tournament series for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Unlike the currently Street Fighter-exclusive Capcom Cup, however, Battle for the Stones introduces some quirks to the traditional competitive environment in the hopes of making real-world decisions as crazy as what players can pull off in-game.
Even by comic book standards, Ben Reilly has lived one of the most complicated and difficult lives that any fictional clone ever has. Introduced as a mentally unstable Spider-Man clone The Amazing Spider-Man #149, Ben truly believed himself to be the true Peter Parker before being forced to confront the truth.
Charlie Brooker's body of work is defined by its pessimism. From the pointed critique of lazy hipster irony in Nathan Barley to the gory satire of reality shows depicted in Dead Set, his work pinpoints the worst of humanity. Black Mirror continues that bleak trend, sometimes to the point of parody. Earlier this week, Brooker won his first Emmy. It was for the only episode of Black Mirror with a happy ending, "San Junipero".
I've been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku's Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire's ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.
Earlier today we featured a list of the best video game trailers. They're very good indeed, but there's an absolute corker that we didn't include.