Red Bull Summer Edition Is A Great New Flavour And Bad New Slushie

Red Bull Summer Edition Is A Great New Flavour And Bad New Slushie

Summer is fast approaching the Northern Hemisphere. Days are getting warmer. The sun seems brighter and I’m wearing more shorts. And Red Bull has released a new Summer-inspired flavour but in two forms. The traditional canned energy drink and an icy slush drink at Sonic. Which is better? Read the…

Catharsis Is Helping Me Shake Things Up In Lockdown

Catharsis Is Helping Me Shake Things Up In Lockdown

When Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched, Nintendo’s fortunate timing did not go unnoticed. For many, the relaxed pace and adorable aesthetic of their individual island paradises seemed the perfect thing to deal with the ongoing stress of a global pandemic. That was perfectly understandable, but as March, April, and then…

The Clow Cards, Ranked

The Clow Cards, Ranked

The not-so-secret appeal to the practice of reading tarot cards is that people have always longed for ways of gleaning their futures in spiritual ways. The appeal of a franchise like CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura is that it borrowed heavily from tarot traditions to tell a sprawling story about a young…

Sunday Comics: Are You OK?

Sunday Comics: Are You OK?

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.

Maneater’s Orca Tank Is Terrifying, Even As A Godlike Megashark

Maneater’s Orca Tank Is Terrifying, Even As A Godlike Megashark

I’m absolutely in love with Maneater, the new shark game from Tripwire Interactive. Nothing in video games has ever made me feel as powerful as cruising the Louisiana bayou and wantonly chomping passing barracuda. But one setpiece managed to inject my shark-inspired reverie with a terror made only more potent…

The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You’re Stuck At Home

The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You’re Stuck At Home

By now, you’ve probably figured out how to stay connected to your socially distanced friends. You’ve set up the Discord server. You’ve figured out which games have great online multiplayer. You’ve pinpointed a weekly time that works for everyone for a large-scale Animal Crossing visit (not that anyone’s schedules are…

SEGA Pulls Most Of Their Games From Nvidia’s GeForce Now

SEGA Pulls Most Of Their Games From Nvidia’s GeForce Now

Cloud gaming is regularly touted as the next frontier for gaming, but over the last few months cloud gaming services have run into nothing but trouble. Google’s Stadia has failed to impress, PlayStation Now still isn’t available in Australia, and Nvidia’s own cloud service has run into all sorts of…

Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Opening Harkens Back To Skyrim

Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Opening Harkens Back To Skyrim

The next year of The Elder Scrolls Online aims to take players back to “the dark heart of Skyrim” via several expansions set in the icy region. The latest stop on the itinerary, Greymoor, released yesterday for folks on PC and Mac, introducing a new questline, updates to the Vampire…

Fast & Furious Crossroads Does Not Look Good

Fast & Furious Crossroads Does Not Look Good

I didn’t have any expectations before waking up this morning for Fast & Furious: Crossroads, the video game spin-off of the action-driving franchise. Having now seen how the game actually plays, I’m going to continue not having any expectations.

Trying To Buy A Switch Now Is Just Ridiculous

Trying To Buy A Switch Now Is Just Ridiculous

The covid-19 outbreak created an economy of scarcity. Overnight, goods such as toilet paper, cleaning products, and hand sanitiser became valuable commodities. Meanwhile scalpers seized upon the opportunity to hoard and resell those items at ridiculous mark-ups. But as stocks are replenishing, one item that hasn’t yet been seen on…

Android Now Has A Very Good 3DS Emulator

Android Now Has A Very Good 3DS Emulator

While there has been an unofficial port available for a while now, anyone wanting to see what a 3DS game really looks like on a modern phone can now download an official Android version of Citra, the best 3DS emulator around.

240Hz IPS Screens Are Here, And They’re Good

240Hz IPS Screens Are Here, And They’re Good

The monitor market has matured nicely over the last couple of years. And while a screen with 4K support, 200+Hz refresh rates for competitive gaming, proper HDR and IPS or micro-LED is still a bit of a white whale, there’s still a lot of really good options out there.