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

Elder Scrolls Online Impressions from an MMO Hater/Skyrim Player

I finally got the opportunity to participate in the Elder Scrolls Online Beta. If you've spoken with me on TAY, you'll know that the only MMO I've spent time in is the recent Defiance, which is a wholely different beast, and honestly plays like a quest-driven singleplayer with the lack of players on the servers. This… » 3/06/14 10:01am 3/06/14 10:01am