Rockmandash Reviews: ef - a fairy tale of the two [Visual Novel & Anime]

When I first saw ef - a fairy tale of the two, I was blown away by how beautiful it was. The game had the visuals of a Makoto Shinkai film, and I heard almost nothing but praise regarding the story of it. Welcome to Rockmandash Reviews, and today, we have a review of what is one of the most beautiful games I've had… » 10/23/14 10:20pm Yesterday 10:20pm

New Website Paying for Academic Essays About Video Games

Hello everyone, my new website, The Gamers' Lectern, is interested in hosting and promoting academic essays about video games and is looking for submissions. Please don't disregard this announcement too quickly, however, as we are accepting a wide variety of papers under the umbrella term academic and are paying… » 10/23/14 9:08pm Yesterday 9:08pm

The Graveyard Shift: Vanilla Edition

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Graveyard Shift, the nightly hang-out hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. This is a place to talk about anything - your lives, your gaming habits, or whatever else you desire. Hop on in and join the discussion! When you're done here, you could always go check out the articles over… » 10/23/14 8:57pm Yesterday 8:57pm

Why Mewtwo is Today's Most Exciting Smash Bros. Announcement

In case you missed it (you know you didn't), Nintendo just blew the lid off of a ton of new Smash Bros. for Wii U info. We got eight player Smash, tons of new challenges, trophy boxes, a bigger soundtrack and even Ridley (kinda). But Mewtwo is easily, far and away the most exciting announcement. Because he won't be… » 10/23/14 6:52pm Yesterday 6:52pm

TAY Game Night: November Nominations

Now that I have your attention with Novi's wonderful Game Night picture, it's time to get the Game Night ball rolling once again, on schedule this time! Just like for October, I need you guys to nominate the games you want to play for next month! I will be accepting nominations until the end of Saturday, October 25. » 10/23/14 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

TAY: Open Forum - "ROAD TRIP" the TAY Game Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Open Forum, which is hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else, so feel free to hop in and join in the topic discussion, or comment about anything. Then, when you're done, feel free to peruse the articles on TAY » 10/23/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

​The Graveyard Shift - Talk It Out

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Graveyard Shift, the nightly hang-out hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. This is a place to talk about anything - your lives, your gaming habits, or whatever else you desire. Hop on in and join the discussion! When you're done here, you could always go check out the articles over at » 10/22/14 9:00pm Wednesday 9:00pm

Turner Removes Cartoon Network & Other Channels from Dish

This may not be appropriate for TAY, but I needed somewhere to vent since I'm affected by this. Last night, Turner Broadcasting's contract with Dish ended, so Turner removed several of their channels from Dish, including Cartoon Network and CNN. If it wasn't for the fact that new episodes of my favorite shows (like… » 10/22/14 6:59pm Wednesday 6:59pm

TAY Time Chat: Inclement Weather

The weather sucks today. It's cold, wet, and windy. It's also the day I have the most classes so I've been in and out of this unpleasant weather all day. It's nice to finally be inside where it's warm and relaxing. How's the weather in your location? What's your favorite rainy day activity? Discuss below after you… » 10/22/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm