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E3 was a Disappointment The Rest of 2019 and 2020 Will Not Be E3 was a Disappointment The Rest of 2019 and 2020 Will Not Be

The general consensus has formed and it is not good for E3 2019, it sucked. What is even worse is it was not cringe inducing like some famed E3 performances of the past it was just boring. For a convention that revolves around building hype it was pretty hard to get hyped up about four similar looking Tom Clancy games…

The Questions Posed by Google Stadia The Questions Posed by Google Stadia

The future is in the cloud. That is becoming more clear as we finish out this generation of game consoles with the next machines from Microsoft and Sony potentially being the “last consoles”. This brave new world is exciting and also scary for people who have lived our entire lives with a big box that plays games in…

TAY: Open Forums - "Good Omens" TAY: Open Forums - "Good Omens"

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku’s reader-run blog,TAY. Feel free to join in the topic discussion, talk about anything here, or check out the other articles on TAY, TAYClassic, and AniTAY. Is this is your first time on TAY? Then scope out this TAYTorial!

Game of Thrones "Twist" was Nothing of the Sort Game of Thrones "Twist" was Nothing of the Sort

“Every child knows that the Targaryens have always danced too close to madness. Your father was not the first. King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds it breath to see how…

Open Forum - "Epic" Edition Open Forum - "Epic" Edition

One of my new years goals was to start reading more. Once upon a time, before I started to the daily grind of adult life I would read a lot. Having read the entirety of The Wheel of Time at least four times is proof of that with certain books being read more and others less (hello Crossroads of Twilight...). However,…

The One Punch Man Workout Explained and Analyzed The One Punch Man Workout Explained and Analyzed

One Punch Man revels in its absurdity and surreal use of humor. This is no more apparent then in its titular hero the One Punch Man himself - Saitama. Saitama’s entire power set boggles the mind as it breaks every single genre convention that has been built up over the years. This extends to his super hero training -…

Yakuza - Doing Stupid Things Very Seriously Yakuza - Doing Stupid Things Very Seriously

I have only recently got into Yakuza after years of friends telling me I needed to play this game. These were not basic “oh you’ll like this game” or “you should try this out, you may like it,” the comments were more “you NEED to play this game” and “I know you’ll LOVE it”. Basically, they knew me and they knew Yakuza …

Open Forum - Rushed Edition Open Forum - Rushed Edition

So I kinda spaced and forgot I was meant to be covering this today for Z, who is a little tired (likely) after doing a great job at holding down the fort over on Kotaku this past weekend. What have I been doing that I sort of forgot to plan this out? Catching up on TV as quite frankly, keeping up with television these…

Open Forum - Spoiler Dodging  Open Forum - Spoiler Dodging 

Whenever a major release comes out the internet changes, often for the worse. Where once it was okay to scroll along youtube, twitter, or your newsfeed suddenly the internet is dark and full of spoilers. Just waiting for you to fall into its claws.

Open Forum - Hunting the White Whale  Open Forum - Hunting the White Whale 

Call me Ishmael. You know how this story goes.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly - Dragon Ball at its Finest (Spoiler Free Review)

The Super era of Dragon Ball has been rather rocky since its inception years ago. While Super has certainly endeared itself more than GT ever did, its reception among fans has been decidedly mixed. That will not change with Dragon Ball Super - Broly, but for close to two hours it will not matter as any fan will be too…

My Five Most Hated Types of Achievements & Trophies My Five Most Hated Types of Achievements & Trophies

Achievements and Trophies have been on my mind as of late. As I try to extract more value from the games I currently have I find myself attracted to the illusive Platinum Trophies, however over time I have discovered much like you have as well likely, not all Trophies and Achievements are created equal. In fact, they…

The Last Remnant Remastered A Game Finally Worth your Time The Last Remnant Remastered A Game Finally Worth your Time

The Last Remnant released world wide on the Xbox 360 over ten years ago on November 20th, 2008. When it was released things were quite a bit different then they are today: Microsoft was still trying to attract JRPG fans, Square Enix had not yet released the divisive Final Fantasy XIII, and the questions of “are JRPGs…

My Favourite Films of 2018  My Favourite Films of 2018 

In general 2018 has had some ups and some downs for myself personally and my film-going experience matched. As 2018 has seen some amazing films released and some not so good ones as well, luckily the amazing has far outweighed the lacklustre. Here are some of my favourite films from 2018 in no particular order.

Netflix's Castlevania Season 2 is a Hellishly Good Time Netflix's Castlevania Season 2 is a Hellishly Good Time

The first “season” of Netflix’s Castlevania stretched the word to the very limit of its meaning, being little more then an introductory film to the main event. Major characters such as Dracula and his son Alucard were barely introduced or left purposefully vague. It was clear from the limited run time there was more…

Explaining the Netflix-Marvel Crack Up Explaining the Netflix-Marvel Crack Up

If you are even a slight fan of pop culture you will have heard the once-charmed relationship between Netflix and Marvel has hit a rather rough patch of late. With two staples of the streaming Network Luke Cage and Iron Fist being cancelled recently. Leaving only Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and (for now) Daredevil …

Venom is a Success - A Spider-Man Free Spider-Verse May Not Be Venom is a Success - A Spider-Man Free Spider-Verse May Not Be

Sony is in a difficult situation right now. It is clear like every other studio in the business they want a shared cinematic universe, they have been trying at it for years after all. Unfortunately for them, if not the viewing public, following their previous venture into this territory they gave back their best…

Open Forum - Platinum Edition Open Forum - Platinum Edition

Did you know this past week a man was awarded the worlds most famed made up recognition for trophy Hunting? Yes, there is now a Guinness Record holder for most Platinum Trophies earned. He has well over 12,000, which would be impressive if it wasn’t also kind of sad. Myself I only have 4 and quite frankly I think that…

My Hero Academia Season Three - What Worked, What Failed, and Where to Next My Hero Academia Season Three - What Worked, What Failed, and Where to Next

My Hero Academia is an official juggernaut of an anime today. However, coming off Season Three it is clear while My Hero Academia remains a good time it is far from perfect. Season Three was especially a rather uneven season in retrospect. With Season Three in the can and Season four likely in six months, now is a…

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes A Film for the Fans My Hero Academia: Two Heroes A Film for the Fans

Among shonen anime My Hero Academia is quickly reaching heights reserved for only the most illustrious of the genre. As such with this popularity comes the inevitable film adaptation, however unlike other cinematic adaptations My Hero Academia: Two Heroes manages to capture the highs that make the series so popular.…

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