In Real Life


I thought I might have thrown people off a little bit, but turns out X-COM: Enemy Unknown is just as memorable as ever. Casual Prolix correctly spotted the box and cursor from the game (it was reused in XCOM's underwater sequel, Terror From The Deep, however). Claymore35 correctly picked Enemy Unknown, but I'm happy to give the award to both.

But it's a new day, and that means a new game. Let's see how you all go.


Why, hello there. You've wandered into Talk Amongst Yourselves time - a time to hang out, chat about games, movies, comics, anything you want. Organise a meet-up! Join a clan. It's the unofficial forum for Kotaku Australia, and home of the best and friendliest community online!


When I read reviews for Breath of the Wild, I found it hard to believe that it could be as good as the hype. Then I played it. Evoking a sense of expanse, delight and adventure at every turn, this latest imagining of Hyrule and its inhabitants strikes many chords with me. I’ll leave the game analysis to those who are experienced in development, and instead focus on one of the topics I do know about – and one that I feel this game has done particularly well. Let’s look at 5 times this Zelda game looked at Mental Health and succeeded.


After a delay at the last moment, it's finally time for Jean-Luc Picard to take centre stage. Because Star Trek: Bridge Crew is finally releasing.

That's not all though: the Burnout alumni devs are back with another game about blowing cars up, Tokyo 42 lands, and some oldschool Vietnam FPS action from the makers of Red Orchestra. Let's look at This Week in Games.


Wondering how humanity's last champion of Go, one of the most complex games of strategy ever devised by our species, fared against's Google all-conquering overlord?


Paul Robertson made a name for himself over the weekend by redrawing the original 151 Pokemon as if they were ... well, Australian. But while locals might have gotten most, if not all, of the jokes, fans from abroad might have been a little more confused by Pokemon such as "Yoyou" and "Criccet". So to help them out, there's a little explainer.


Artist Ant Lucia's 1940's re-imagining of popular female heroes and villains has become one of DC Comics' hottest properties, spawning a line of gorgeous statues, a comic book series, clothing and mugs. The only thing missing was poseable action figures. Consider that box checked.


Getting locked in a room causes a lot of anxiety. Getting locked in a room modelled after Resident Evil's Spencer Mansion? That's downright scary. The Resident Evil Escape Experience seeks to capture all the intrigue and puzzle solving from the famous horror series. I set out to solve its secrets last night and had an absolute blast.


Want to see 151 Pokemon based on Australia and Australian culture? Geelong-based artist Paul Robertson has answered your — somewhat unique — prayers. Robertson's credits include work on Scott Pilgrim and Gravity Falls and his talent and creativity is clearly on display with ockermon gems including Kaboomarang, Veebee and Quokkadile.


Three weeks into the release of Amonkhet, the latest Magic expansion, competitive play is tormented by an overpowered combo that players hate for making games feel less strategic and more like spinning a roulette wheel. 2017 has seen more cards banned from Magic's Standard format than in the past 10 years combined, but many pros find today's popular gameplay strategy boring enough to demand that yet another card get the boot.