lukeplunkett
Luke Plunkett
lukeplunkett
Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.
Sep 14
21

A “misconfigured Elasticsearch cluster” sounds like a narrative contrivance that might prevent Doc Brown from sending the DeLorean back to 1985.

Sep 14
33

As someone who worked at gamestop a long time, I guarantee they will do everything they can to get people not to buy the digital only xbox. 

Sep 13
86

I’ll credit Chuck for sticking to his guns here, he’s explained why he’s absent from the game on Inside the NBA for the last few years. Read more

Sep 2
10

These are great. It’s illuminating to see the walk cycles abstracted from their games like he says, but it’s also remarkable how quickly they evoke the games they come from. Hell, just seeing the Bloodborne one makes me want to play it again.

Aug 27
154

Lots of people should realize that these conspiracies are borderlines to domestic terrorism in the name of “National Security”. There isn’t anything secure about shooting up people that want accountability in the police, there isn’t anything secure in kidnapping back foster children because qanon said so. To believe Read more

Aug 27
273

Didn’t take long for the dipshits to appear complaining about this article being “political” when it’s commenting on a game that is deliberately portraying cold war politics for fun.

Aug 20
71

As someone who works in advertising/marketing for video games, this is definitely something that I could see being pitched, loved by whatever group brainstormed it and by the client. Read more

Aug 19
487

Some people need to spend less time on the internet. 

Aug 18
5

I gave it an honest shake, about 10 hours, then I uninstalled and went back to playing Three Kingdoms. I’m glad Troy exists, it might get better with time, it was also free, but it is so so so boring on both the tactical and strategic level. On the latter level, as the review said, you are constantly spammed with Read more

Aug 13
74

As someone who works in the gaming industry, a 30% cut does suck. It only gets harder the smaller you are too. So part of me is like “Yeah, lower that amount!” But Epic isn’t small and I feel like this is going to get pretty ugly. I don’t really like the approach Epic is taking. They were definitely ready for this to Read more

Aug 13
141

The whole 1984 angle and having all of this response prepared in advance really put a sour taste in my mouth. Trying to create this weird public discourse and use your arguably easily-influenced fan base to try and get what you want is...I mean, it’s on brand but it’s really gross. The extremely public and Read more

Aug 13
125

So, there’s this scene in The Two Towers where the orcs begin murdering each other over whether to eat the Hobbits alive or bring them to Saruman, who will torture them to death. Read more

Aug 10
185

might as well burn all art and media before the 1980s then Read more

Jul 26
72

this lands like a normal news post, a load of stuff in a single article, but every single tweet and mention in this post would have been its own news story if leaked individually. Read more

Jul 8
135

If you’re about to say “But it just means OK you snowflakes!” that was exactly the point. The whole point of gestures like this is so that racist assholes can wink at each other then pretend they were just saying OK when they get called out. 

Jul 5
45

Aniplex basically replicates the Japanese model of disk sales. Relying on whales to make a profit by buying over priced disks. It’s the exact opposite of what most North American distributors do that push out two SKUS a smaller moderately priced set and a higher priced limited edition. Read more

Jun 30
13

This is one of the weirdest aspects of the story for me, that after all that happened in the previous sections with Ellie having almost lost everything in Seattle and it now being quite a substantial amount of time later (I’m guessing a year or more) with her life actually going on track again despite still suffering Read more

Jun 10
195

He looks like the only race he's ever been in is the white one. 

Jun 4
25

Keep it going. Don’t let the momentum die out. Now is the time to come forward to say something even if you don’t have much to say except that you want to show solidarity. That matters. That adds to the volume. The threat of extra judicial execution is one many fear. Nobody should have to go through that. We have Read more