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‘Only Lesbians Play Pokémon,’ And Other Video Game Store Horror Stories

After roughly 1200 comments and dozens of emails, I have the first round of your horrible video game store experiences. It’s disconcerting how many of you seemed to have been conned out of your money due to bullshit policies on returns and generally grouchy employees. Fortunately, sharing the misery helps lighten the… »9/04/15 12:30pm2 minutes ago

Bloodsucking Bastards is the Office Horror Comedy We've Been Waiting For

Between What We Do in the Shadows and Bloodsucking Bastards, it’s an excellent time to be a fan of deadpan vampire comedies. The latter, which features Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal as the bloodthirsty new sales manager at a corporate office, boasts a clever script, a hilarious cast, and rivers of gore. What else do… »9/04/15 12:00pm32 minutes ago

13 Ways That Science Fiction's Vision of the Future is Closer Than You Think

Now that we’re reaching the date depicted in Back to the Future, there’s inevitably a lot of good-hearted ribbing about how we want our damn hoverboards. Plus where’s our flying cars? And so on. But while a few pieces of the science-fictional future have yet to materialize, there are plenty of others that are already… »9/04/15 11:40am52 minutes ago

Force Friday Was A Disaster For Many Star Wars Fans

I’d been looking forward to this for months: Force Friday, the big reveal and release of the first toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’d previously lined up for toys from Episodes I, II and III—and VII was going to be no different. But this Force Friday was a truly awful experience. »9/04/15 11:00amToday 11:00am

Today's Best Deals: Star Wars Toys, Nexus 6, Ultrawide Monitor, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/04/15 10:15amToday 10:15am

Six of the Biggest Box Office Bombs in Movie History

Zac Efron’s EDM drama We Are Your Friends became instantly legendary when it opened with some of the worst numbers ever for a wide release last weekend (it did just $1.8 million in 2,333 theaters). It joins an elite group of movies best known for their ability to repel audiences. Six more box-office disasters are… »9/04/15 9:23amToday 9:23am

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,… »9/04/15 8:48amToday 8:48am

The Ultimate Guide to Today's Coolest New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys

Force Friday is finally upon us! Yes, Disney and Lucasfilm have deemed today as the ultimate Star Wars consumer holiday, and unleashed a swathe of new The Force Awakens goodies to empty your wallets on. Want to get a look at the hottest toys out today? Here’s our guide, just in time for you to do your shopping. »9/04/15 8:10amToday 8:10am

It Turns Out Tom Holland Has Been Researching Spider-Man for Years

Actor Tom Holland, somewhat recently cast as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, just posted his bona fides for his role as the webslinger—namely, some dope Spidey pajamas he wore as a kid. Well, that or it’s the new Spider-Man costume and it’s going to be extremely form-fitting. »9/04/15 7:20amToday 7:20am