Sunday Comics: Pay Your Loan!

Sunday Comics: Pay Your Loan!

Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.

Hasbro Reveals A Taller, Cooler Version Of G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes

Hasbro Reveals A Taller, Cooler Version Of G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes

Hasbro is giving its classic G.I. Joe toys from the ‘80s a modern makeover with a line of six-inch action figures called G.I. Joe Classified, featuring more detail and articulation than ever before. Today the toymaker revealed the Classified version of silent-but-deadly ninja Snake Eyes, and suddenly I feel like…

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for trying to make my own seitan, a meat alternative I’ve enjoyed eating and think I’ll enjoy making, but there’s a lot of room for disaster there. The weekend is also for playing video games.

Tonight We Riot Devs Wanted To Make An ‘Unapologetically Leftist’ Game

Tonight We Riot Devs Wanted To Make An ‘Unapologetically Leftist’ Game

“Politics” has become a dirty word in gaming, especially when angrily screamed—or, as is usually the case, frantically typed—by a vocal minority of reactionary video game fans. But for more progressive players, games often aren’t political enough. Or, when they do take a position, they push objectionable conservative concepts like…

Video Games Are Full Of Weird Birds

Video Games Are Full Of Weird Birds

Outside my current place of residence, there is a nest full of freshly hatched baby birds. They’re shapeless little blobs, embryonic amalgams of beaks and fluff. They do not look like birds. They are, in that sense, perhaps the closest living relatives of the polygonal mutant birds that appear in…

Valorant Players Say Anti-Cheat Is Making Their PCs Overheat

Valorant Players Say Anti-Cheat Is Making Their PCs Overheat

There’s anti-cheat software, and then there’s the program Valorant’s got under its hood. When the game’s closed beta first launched, the clandestine anti-cheat was always running in the background. Now players can disable it when they’re not playing Riot’s 60 per cent more wizard-y version of Counter-Strike, but it’s started…

The Games MicroProse Should Remaster First

The Games MicroProse Should Remaster First

MicroProse is back, and it’s headed up by an Australian. That’s good news, but not as good as the news that the company is looking at remastering some of its older classics. While that doesn’t mean we’re liable to get a remastered Civilization 1 or anything, the iconic publisher has…

How To Walk In Front Of The TV When Someone Else Is Gaming

How To Walk In Front Of The TV When Someone Else Is Gaming

The social contract, in its purest form, is simple: we agree to stay out of each other’s way as much as possible. That goes for riding the subway, shopping for groceries, and anything else that brings us within arm’s distance of another soul. But this goes doubly—nay, quadruply—when it comes…

Mortal Kombat 11’s Story Mode Kontinues On May 26, With RoboCop

Mortal Kombat 11’s Story Mode Kontinues On May 26, With RoboCop

Great news for fans of Mortal Kombat 11‘s single-player narrative this morning, as Netherrealm Studios reveals Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, an all-new expansion the continues the game’s story and adds new fighters, including returning favourites Fujin and Sheeva and a certain half-man, half-machine, all cop.

Wind Waker’s Ending Was Incredibly Badass

Wind Waker’s Ending Was Incredibly Badass

My kids have started playing Wind Waker recently—for the record, my favourite game of all time—and it’s been a joy seeing them encounter everything for the first time. Gasping at Aryll’s abduction, laughing at the Killer Bees, screaming “this stealth level is the worst I hate it”. I wonder, though,…