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Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs | October 31, 2014

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EGX 2014: Alien: Isolation Preview

October 6, 2014 |

I never return to games at expos. Time is too precious, and queues are too long. But Alien: Isolation was so good the first time I played it. It was equally good the second time. And it was beyond amazing … Read More

EGX 2014: Dream Preview

October 6, 2014 |

Dream is certainly an interesting game. As the name suggests, it takes place inside someone’s dream – specifically, that of a university graduate. As he goes to sleep, you enter his subconscious and roam around. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that … Read More

EGX 2014: Evolve Preview

October 1, 2014 |

To say that people are hyped for Evolve would be an understatement. The game regularly attracts queues of several hours at expos, and it was with this knowledge that I headed straight to the game’s booth when doors opened at … Read More

EGX 2014: Shadow of Mordor Preview

September 29, 2014 |

The Lord of the Rings is popular. Very, very popular. There is also a strong overlap between those who like LotR, and those who play video games. So it’s quite strange that there has yet to be a good game … Read More

Explore the World of Destiny With Google “Planet View”

September 2, 2014 |

You’ve looked at your local neighbourhood with Google Street View plenty of times, but how about exploring the weird and wonderful planets of Destiny? Thanks to “Planet View”, you can now do exactly that.

A marketing tool created by Activision … Read More

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

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

August 26, 2014 | 10

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 | 177

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