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.


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.


How do you distil all of human history into a game? How do you inscribe all of our knowledge and learning upon 105 cards? How do you condense millennia of scientific progress and technological innovation into a 30-minute-card game called Innovation?


Dungeons & Dragons' selling point is that is lets players be and do things they have always dreamed of. Dinosaur racing has never been one of those things for me, but if it is for you, D&D's newest adventure, which launched today, delivers on that very specific fantasy.