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Riot Employees Prepare For Walkout Today
Games

Riot Employees Prepare For Walkout Today

May 7, 2019

Los Angeles-based Riot Games employees are preparing for a walkout this afternoon in protest of the company's stance on forced arbitration in what appears to be the first walkout at a major gaming studio. Kotaku will be reporting live from the protest as it develops.

The Magicians Broke Me
Television

The Magicians Broke Me

Apr 19, 2019

Those who know me know I don't like to get too personal with my writing. It's one thing to share your opinion, another to expose your heart. However, for this The Magicians recap, I can't avoid it. As I write this, hours after watching the season finale, tears still prick at the corners of my eyes. I saw something...

Saga Is Officially Entering Its Endgame
Comics

Saga Is Officially Entering Its Endgame

Apr 15, 2019

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' groundbreaking sci-fi epic Saga has been, err, well.. a saga. But all things have an end, and now we know that Saga itself is beginning the path to its own--it's just going to be a little while until we get there.

Shazam's Greatest Message Is About Growing From Forgiveness
Movies

Shazam's Greatest Message Is About Growing From Forgiveness

Apr 11, 2019

Billy Batson being an orphan is a central part of his heroic origin story, which factors into the inherent goodness that makes him worthy of becoming Shazam. Golden Age Captain Marvel comics established that even without a traditional nuclear family or the influence of adult role models in his life, Billy was ready to...

C'mon, people, let's leave poor Jar Jar out of this
News

C'mon, people, let's leave poor Jar Jar out of this

Feb 18, 2019

First, a word of reassurance to anybody who woke up this morning and saw that Star Wars' least-favorite Gungan was trending on Twitter: Jar Jar Binks isn't dead. (It's not his birthday, either. Or hatch-day? We're sure someone out there knows if Jar Jars do live birth, and if they could do us a favor and never, ever @...

Zelda's 'Black Sheep' Is My Favorite In The Series
Games

Zelda's 'Black Sheep' Is My Favorite In The Series

Feb 10, 2019

Because it changes up so much of what we've come to consider the traditonal Zelda formula, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is often considered the dark horse in the series. But I loved the switch to a side-scrolling action RPG with towns and NPCs. The story of how I played Zelda II is closely intertwined with why it's...