‘Shop Contest: Goku Needs A Better Game

The new Dragonball Z game was released a few days ago. It’s not great! Poor Goku. The dude saves the world multiple times and yet he still stars in mostly bad or crappy games. Let’s help Kakarot out.Read more...

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Is Bad, But Collecting Orbs Is Good

I wanted to love the new Dragon Ball Z Kakarot game, but I just don’t. The quests are bad, the combat isn’t fun and the whole game feels like it is barely holding together. But I’ll keep playing as long

Sunday Comics: So Are They Magic?

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.Read more...

Sunday’s Best Deals: Meze 99 Noir Headphones, RavPower Qi Charger, Kindle eBooks, and More

A BioBidet sale, Pandemic board game, iPad Pros, and a BitsBox subscription offer lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Pick Up a Discounted RavPower Qi Charger for Just $12 Right Now

RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger 10W Max with QC 3.0 Adapter | $12 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the page and use the promo code KINJABSRRead more...

This Custom Lego Version of Echo Base Is Ready for the Empire’s Siege

The sheer ambition of Lego creators never ceases to amaze me. Far from being satisfied with what Lego’s sets provide, these sculptors create incredible things. Like this version of Echo Base from The Empire Strikes Back, which is ready for

‘Shop Contest: Patrick Stewart, Winners!

Last week I found a great photo of Patrick Stewart and decided to create a ‘shop contest based on it. The results were better than I expected! Let’s ENGAGE with some content.. (Get it, like Star Trek..?)Read more...

Randomness In Video Games Is Not All The Same

Random chance mechanics in video games can be frustrating. Missing a 90% shot in XCOM, when you really need it to hit, can cause some players to throw their controller or rage quit. But not all randomness found in video

The Cast and Crew of Picard Discuss the Character-Centric Direction of Jean-Luc’s Next Outing

Star Wars: The Next Generation was, fulfilling the pedigree of the original Star Trek before it, a show that was ultimately full of hope. There was conflict, and sometimes it was bleak, but there was always a way forward for

Mario Maker Contest: Going Down, Winners!

Last week I gave you all the task of creating courses in Mario Maker 2 that were all about getting down. Be it tunnels, mines, deep ravines or giant ocean mazes. Consider this a sequel to a contest a few

What Happened To Doomguy’s Zig-Zag Hair?

I love Doom 2016 a lot. It might be one of my favorite games of all time. But it has a problem. One which seems to be returning in the upcoming Doom Eternal. Where the hell is Doomguy’s sick 90s

Spiritomb Is Just 108 Angry Ghosts Trapped In A Rock

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Spiritomb!Read more...

Saturday’s Best Deals: Digital Best Sellers, Amazon Devices, Harry Potter, VitaCup Pods, and More

An Amazon Device Sale on Woot, Best-Sellers Magazine Gold Box, and the Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection leads off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Cat Flip!

Hello! This week we watch a Minecraft player electrocute themselves, get ready to go to Hell in Doom Eternal, learn about all the games getting delayed, take over an airport TV to play some Apex Legends and meet a cat

You Don’t Need To Empty Your Gringotts Vault To Afford The Harry Potter Films In Blu-ray Today

Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection, Blu-ray | $45 | AmazonRead more...

What The Characters Of Yu-Gi-Oh Would Drive In The Year 2020

No matter how much our parents might have yelled at us to go outside instead, the things we watched on television as kids can play a big role in our adult lives—as evidenced by the underlying commandments guiding this website

Unsolved Mystery: Which Game Industry Exec Did Joe Biden Just Call A ‘Little Creep’?

The New York Times published a sprawling interview with Vice President Joe Biden today in which the 2020 presidential candidate calls someone high up in the video game industry a “little creep,” and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.Read

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Palestinian-American Smash Player Uses Top Ranking To Advocate For Palestine

Spending time in the fighting game community makes you accustomed to referring to people by names like SonicFox, HotDog29, and Dr. PeePee. The latest rankings of Super Smash Bros. Melee players are full of such names, and one high-level Smash

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

The weekend is for a long weekend right after I had some vacation time, so I’ve already done all my chores and can play games for three days guilt-free. What a world.Read more...

Pokémon Sword and Shield Is Secretly About Climate Change—and My Weezings Are Here to Prove It

In good news for Pokémon-obsessed people (me), Nintendo appears to only be getting started with its Sword and Shield world. The company has plans to add expansion packs later this year to bring new adventures to the Galar region. That’s

Dying Like An Idiot In Disco Elysium Just Makes Success More Satisfying

I died 40 minutes into Disco Elysium. Tired, I had left my hotel room and interviewed a cafeteria manager downstairs. I ran away when he said I owed money on a bill. I tripped, crashed into a woman in a

Here’s Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Starring The Goose

The PC version of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has been out for less than a day, and already Goku has been transformed from fighting legend to untitled goose. Behold the chaos that mad modder Mastaklo has wrought.Read more...

Destiny 2’s Latest Puzzle Is Turning Out To Be Brain-Breakingly Complex

Destiny 2 players have hit a brick wall in their quest to solve the popular online shooter’s latest puzzle. Now they’re pulling marathon sessions searching for the next breakthrough in a community-wide effort that is turning out to be the

You’re Going to Want to Fill Your Closet With These Stretch Chino Pants While They’re $38

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Video Game Delays Cause More Crunch

These days, most video game fans are sympathetic to delays. They recognize that more time makes for better games, and that game development is too complicated for anyone to accurately predict release dates very far in advance. So after a