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.
Like many people, some of my favorite memories from high school are of road tripping to concerts with my friends. Only in my case, we were driving to suburban libraries and the musicians were “wizard rockers”—Harry Potter-themed bands who half-ironically, half-sincerely sang about J.K. Rowling’s wizarding series to…
The Hogwarts Sorting Hat, a core part of the Harry Potter mythos, has become one of Western culture’s best-known psychological tests, bigger than Myers-Briggs or whether you’re a Carrie. It’s inspired real-world personality quizzes at BuzzFeed, Pottermore, the Guardian, and many other sites. Recently TIME Magazine…
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.
Harry Potter and the gang have come together to celebrate Dumbledore’s pride in the series’ official comic book debut, and author J.K. Rowling herself has given the inclusion her stamp of approval.
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.
The Lego Harry Potter Collection is coming to PlayStation 4 on October 8. The $49.99 collection combines LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 and all DLC on one disc with enhanced visuals.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is like pure Potter concentrate; that is to say, the plot twists come thick and they come fast, and they are all pretty much ridiculous. Here are the absolute craziest moments from the new play—some awesome, some outrageously horrible, but all of them completely insane.
Since Pokémon Go hit the app stores, people have been wondering what other fictional universes they could be fun in augmented reality. Of course, Harry Potter is one that keeps showing up.
You wouldn’t think a play in book form would be the most-anticipated novel of the year, and yet here we are. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2, the printed script of the West End play, debuts at midnight Sunday and the world is going nuts.
Quidditch is a real sport, adapted by Middlebury College students for non-magical players on the ground. However, a team has gone and shown us that it’s entirely possible to play the game while in the air: while skydiving.
Halo 5 and Harry Potter sounds like a weird combination, but Hugabear’s custom mini-game, which adds Quidditch to Halo 5's Grifball, looks pretty fun.
All this week, J.K. Rowling has been publishing History of Magic in North America, one part a day for four days. When it’s been at its best, it’s been sloppy; when its not at its best—which is most of the time—it’s uninformed and under-researched. At its worst, it is downright offensive, and here’s why.
These are not fan art. You are looking at the official anime-style drawings of many of the major Harry Potter characters.
A few days ago, JK Rowling announced a whole new range of magic schools that exist in the Harry Potter universe. Which is good timing, because Blizzard artist Even Amundsen—whose work we’ve featured here before—has for a while now had an idea for a new school of his own.