This week, Harry Potter fans screamed twice: first, upon the leaked video of an apparent open-world Hogwarts game in development, and secondly at JK Rowling, after she once again amended plot details of her series via a reply to someone else’s tweet. Gita loves Harry Potter, and drunk people used to yell “You’re a…
I grew up reading Harry Potter, and it shaped my life to the extent that I have a Deathly Hallows tattoo. As an adult, I wish J.K. Rowling would just me enjoy her books in peace.
A video, leaked this morning by a Reddit user who says they captured it from a focus group, shows an apparent big-budget Harry Potter game that looks fantastic.
There was a moment, about three hours into a performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last weekend, when the 1,500 people in the audience, myself very much included, let out a collective gasp.
Two of the most hated characters in British kid’s literature are Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter and Ms. Trunchbull from Roald Dahl’s Matilda. This cosplay shoot, for probably the first and only time ever, imagines what it would look like if they became best friends and hung out.
It should be clear from the very first line of “HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,” also known as “30 Hs,” that it is not fanfiction in the traditional sense.
Hogwarts Mystery, a new mobile game based on the popular fantasy books, can be fun, but a lot of its content is gated behind some gnarly microtransactions. Harry Potter fans are not pleased.
The new Harry Potter mobile game is fun, but you’re gonna be shelling out your Galleons if you want to make the most of it. By Galleons I mean dollars.
Harry Potter has not had the most illustrious history when it comes to video game adaptations. It looks like things are going to start getting better, but there are still Potter games we’ve been dreaming about forever that we’d love to see one day before we die.
Lego returns to JK Rowling’s Wizarding World later this year, with new sets based on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. Like the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, a $99 set featuring ten minifigures, two buildable creatures and a ridiculous amount of detail.
Last weekend, I spent hours chasing after a single elusive strawberry in Celeste. Over and over again, I kept dying to the toxic muck surrounding my collectible prize. Hundreds of wasted lives, an endless number of fuck-ups, a complete halting of progress. There was only failure, but I was stubborn. I was going to get…
If you don’t read fanfiction, it’s hard to really understand the purpose it serves. At its worst fanfiction is self indulgent, but at its best, fanfiction transforms the work it’s based on, and gives small moments in the canon more depth. A great example of how a derivative work can add to a piece of media is the…
There are two major franchises that every ‘90s kid desperately wished were real: Pokemon and Harry Potter. Over a year after publisher Niantic tried to make Pokemon real with the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go, they’re continuing their takeover of the nostalgia market with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A surprisingly sweet movie with a muggle who steals the show.
Kotaku cosplay regular Ginny Di returns here with a super cool tribute to Gil Elvgren’s iconic pin-up art, giving the 20th century illustrations a Harry Potter twist.
While fan are still eagerly waiting for the Lego Batman Movie and Knight Rider sets arriving next week, Lego Dimensions gives us a peek at the Goonies, Lego City and Harry Potter packs that’ll be showing up three months later.
I have not read J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter supplemental, nor have I seen the recently-released movie based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I’ve just played through the Lego Dimensions’ story pack of the film. It’s fun, if a bit disjointed.
He says he’s not Dumbledore, but he obviously is, and he’s here to usher in Lego Dimensions’ seventh wave. It kicks off on November 18 with the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them story pack and Sonic the Hedgehog’s Lego debut.
Disguised as a foreign dignitary, top IMF agent Ethan Hunt slips into the embassy party completely unnoticed, his friends Mr. T, Finn, Abby Yates and Harry Potter trailing close behind him. This is so dumb. It’s perfect.
After four months of not having to buy anything, Lego Dimensions players suddenly have a whole new wave of friends to add to their collection. The new Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, The A-Team and Harry Potter make their Dimensions debut today.