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Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs | December 26, 2014

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Shadow of Mordor Could Be the First Great Lord of the Rings Game…

September 2, 2014 |

This is a game that flew under our radar somewhat, but is starting to look really quite excellent. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is the latest Lord of the Rings game, set in between The Hobbit and the main saga. You play … Read More

Destiny’s Launch Trailer is Gorgeous

September 2, 2014 |

You’ve played the alpha and the beta, and now it’s time for the real thing. Destiny launches in just one week, and thus a gameplay launch trailer has been released. It’s every bit as gorgeous as you’d expect, and should … Read More

The Future of Toys Has Arrived

August 28, 2014 |

Remote controlled toys have been around for years, but it’s time to give them a bit of an upgrade. Fortunately, Parrot’s new MiniDrones do exactly that. Read More

Patricia Hernandez Covered Her Friend’s Games, And Didn’t Disclose It.

August 26, 2014 | 12

Well, this doesn’t look good. After last week’s Zoe Quinn story, this week it seems Kotaku reporter Patricia Hernandez has been thrown into the spotlight. Unlike with Quinn, the facts haven’t all been neatly laid out here, but some investigation on our part suggests that Hernandez had a personal relationship with Anna Anthropy, a games developer. And that’d be totally fine – except Hernandez has covered Anthropy’s games on Kotaku. Multiple times. Whoops! Read More

No, Zoe Quinn’s Sexual Affairs Aren’t a “Private Matter”

August 19, 2014 | 179

The gaming media this week has been rocked by a lengthy blog post from Eron Gjoni, the ex-boyfriend of games developer Zoe Quinn. You can read the full thing here, but in summary: it appears that Quinn cheated on Gjoni with several other men. Normally, this thing can be dismissed as a private matter. But a closer investigation reveals that this is something that is most definitely in the public interest. Here’s why. Read More

LEGO Batman 3 Looks and Sounds Great in the SDCC Trailer

July 28, 2014 |

With Arkham Knight delayed until next year, Batman aficionados will be turning to the LEGO series to get their Dark Knight fix. Fortunately, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is set to be absolutely excellent, building upon the successes of its predecessors … Read More

Neurologists are Criticizing Gaming, and Here’s Why

July 28, 2014 |

Neurologists are taking a stance on gaming, and it isn’t pretty. Read More

Gaze Longingly At This AC Unity Gameplay Trailer

July 15, 2014 |

It has begun. The traditional Ubisoft PR assault has started over, and this time it’s concentrated on Assassin’s Creed Unity. By now you likely know that the game’s set during the French Revolution, features 4 player co-op and a hugeRead More

Can Microsoft Pull Itself Together?

July 10, 2014 |

It’s something that investors and consumers alike have been begging Microsoft to do for years: unite. The technology giant has a diverse array of products and services, yet there is little tying the teams together. Unlike Apple or Google, Microsoft has yet to create a single, coherent software and hardware experience. With CEO Satya Nadella’s comments this week about “transforming the company”, one thing is on everyone’s mind. When will Microsoft finally start showing some cohesion? Read More

REVIEW: Watch Dogs

July 2, 2014 | 2

Watch Dogs is not an original game.

It is an amalgamation of all that has come before. It is an iteration on Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. It is not new. It is not special. And it isn’t very good. Read More