This Avengers Bruce Banner Figure Isn't Always Angry

It's been a while since I've reviewed any of the awesome Movie Masterpiece figures from Hong Kong collectible toy company Hot Toys, mainly because it's been a while since I've actually gotten one. Not for lack of want, mind you, but the cost of the individual figures puts quite a dent in my wallet. » 4/21/14 7:00am Monday 7:00am

Steins;Gate: The Kotaku Review

I love time travel stories. They are my favorite type of science fiction. But even in a world with Back to the Future and Star Trek IV, I'd still say the most interesting, complex, and utterly captivating time travel narrative I have ever encountered is the visual novel Steins;Gate. » 4/08/14 6:40am 4/08/14 6:40am

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2: The Kotaku Review

Somewhere, in some parallel dimension, there's a BioShock Infinite that I liked a lot more than the one I played in this dimension. This week, as I played the second, final episode of Infinite's Burial at Sea expansion, I felt like I got glimpse of that game. » 3/27/14 2:00pm 3/27/14 2:00pm

​The Xbox One's Media Remote Is Surprisingly Great

The Xbox One wasn't supposed to need a remote control. That was the whole point, right? With its high-tech Kinect camera, we could just talk to it and tell it what to do. Remote controls were a thing of the past, a finally bygone relic of the 20th century! Except, well, not really. » 3/24/14 2:30pm 3/24/14 2:30pm

​Tips for Playing Infamous: Second Son

Today's the day when the latest installment in Sucker Punch's open-world action/adventure series launches up, up and away into PS4s all over the planet. While it resembles its predecessors a fair bit, Infamous: Second Son does do a few things differently than them. Check out the advice below for ways that you can be a… » 3/21/14 12:15pm 3/21/14 12:15pm

The BlazBlue Live-Action Play is Far Better than the Anime

BlazBlue is a fighting game series with a complex plot and many interesting characters. Late last year, the BlazBlue story was adapted into an anime—poorly. But the anime was not the only adaptation to come out recently; a live-action play ran this past weekend in Tokyo. It was excellent. » 3/14/14 6:15am 3/14/14 6:15am

The Live-Action Silver Spoon Lacks Heart and Soul

Last year, I chose Silver Spoon as one of the best five anime of 2013—so when I heard there was a live-action adaptation in the works, I was more than a little excited. Unfortunately, I am sad to report that the live-action film is devoid of much of what makes the Silver Spoon manga and anime so great. » 3/11/14 7:50am 3/11/14 7:50am