While all of us at Kotaku are big fans of typing, a handful of us have started taking our love of keyboards to the next level. There’s nothing like a good mechanical keyboard, especially when you take extra steps to make it your very own. I’ll show you what I’m typing on if you show me yours.
In Peter Tieryas’ novel The United States of Japan, the United States loses the Second World War to Japan, and finds itself split between the invading Japanese army and Nazi Germany.
Players who try Automatron will be delighted to find the DLC’s has a staggering number of options for building robots. Naturally, people are taking advantage of this and recreating bots and characters that everybody knows and loves.
When we assembled our list of books that we were pumped about coming out in 2016, one particularly stands out: United States of Japan, billed as a ‘spiritual successor of The Man in the High Castle’. It’s got giant mechs, alternate history, and did I mention giant mechs?
Overwatch’s new tank character “D. Va” has an ult that triggers her giant armored mech to detonate and kill everything caught within its blast range. “Everything” includes you, I just found out in the hardest possible way.
Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just…
Debating between two of the available versions of Titanfall? Maybe seeing the graphical differences between the Xbox One and the PC version will help.
No, robot overlords didn't make the awesome Comic-Con mech that tried to befriend kids this year. Humans did! Hence why the mech needs someone to pilot it—not that it's immediately obvious that someone is in the suit. Kind of begs the question: how did they pull it off?
Looking at pictures of ProgV's mech, you can see some obvious hints here and there of its former life as a car—the headlights, for example. What's less subtle is it's awesomeness.
If you attend San Diego Comic-Con 2013, you can probably expect at least a few crazy, elaborate costumes. But this robot, which wired provides us footage of, is something else. The thing is 9 feet 9 inches, it has four arms, and despite looking menacing, I'm guessing those weapons aren't real. Still, wow.
They're made of paper. Amazing stuff.
Vitaly Bulgarov works at Blizzard, on the company's world-renowned cinematics team. But we're not here today to look at art for Blizzard games, or indeed for their fancy trailers and cutscenes.
No, I think I was right the first time. If you see the new Technician mech on the enemy's team, kill it. If it's on your team, hug it. If it's you, then congratulations, you're a helper. Way to help. Want to see pics of the new map you'll be dying on?
I've been unfair to giant mechs and the people who love them. If you asked me about mechs a week ago, I'd probably make some awful comment about how mechs remind me of little boys clacking their action figures together, which isn't appealing to me. I didn't "get" the love for giant mechs.
The future is now. Or at least, it's soon, and over $1 million dollars away for those interested, as Japanese company Suidobashi has announced plans to build custom, actual, operational mechs.
People make amazing custom spaceships out of LEGO, sure, but they also make amazing custom mechs as well.
Armored Core V just hit stores, Hawken, Reign of Thunder, and a new Mechwarrior are in the works, but is that enough? Commenter Tem Dejima doesn't think so, calling for more mighty mechs in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.