The Worst Controller Ever Made

This week we try to pre-order a PS5, meet a terrible goose monster, watch a bunch of trailers for games coming out on PS5 and Xbox Series X, say goodbye to Gay Bowser and check out the worst controller ever. EVER.

Great Kotaku Content From The Past Week

Super Mario 64’s Weird ‘Gay Bowser’ Line Isn’t In Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars landed on Switch today, but with that occasion comes some bad news: Mario no longer says, “So long, gay Bowser!” during the Super Mario 64 boss fights. A travesty, for sure, but there’s a good reason the iconic voice line is missing.

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This is a tragedy.

PS5 Preorders Were A Complete Clusterfuck

Yesterday, right after Sony’s big PS5 event, the company announced that preorders for the next-gen PlayStation console would “be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.”. And then, they weren’t.

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I was able to snag one when the first Walmart pre-orders went live, but only because I follow Wario64 on Twitter and was pre-logged into Walmart, Target and Amazon…waiting.

Pumpkin Jack Is A Colourful Halloween Action Game

Autumn is nearly here in the U.S., and I’m fully ready for the spooky season. With perfect timing comes a demo for the upcoming game Pumpkin Jack, an action platformer heavily inspired by Medievil and other PS1 and N64 era games.

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Halloween season means spooky games!

Chess Is An Esport, According To Twitch Star And Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura

Sometimes it’s the small sprinkles of strangeness that stand out the most. If you had told me several years ago that 2020 would bring daily disasters of incomprehensible consequence, I probably would have believed you, because we’ve been trending in that direction for a while now. The idea of an...

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A fascinating look into a world that I barely even knew about: Chess streamers on Twitch. Wild!


“Can you believe she thought she needed to lose weight? Says she eats like has two mouths!”

Fear the Hjonkdra.

Even with this controller, my grandfather would still not be able to hit the damn X button.


Trailers & Videos From The Past Week

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