The Graveyard Shift *Fuck Yeah Edition - Can You Feel It?

Hello, and welcome to the Graveyard Shift! Hosted by Kotaku's readers-run blog, TAY! A place to talk about anything, be game related or life! So feel free jump into the ice breaker topic or not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Maybe check the random blips of TAYCLASSIC. Or join the TAY IRC and give… » 3/30/15 9:00pm Today 9:00pm

GAME NIGHT SMASH. IF YOU WANT ITEMS HOST NEXT TIME.

9:30 PM EST. WII U. SMASH. FIRST 2 MATCHES - ANYTHING GOES 5 MINUTE FREE FOR ALL. AFTER THAT NO ITEMS THREE STOCK. CUSTOM CHARACTERS ALLOWED. I MEAN IT WHEN I SAY NO ITEMS. IF YOU WANT ITEMS BE THERE EARLY. » 3/30/15 8:40pm Today 8:40pm

The Rain Will Come: How an Anime Changed My Life

About a week ago, Kaizival asked Ani-TAY about stories of anime that changed our lives. This is my response to that. It turns out the following is something I've been meaning to write for a while, so I figured it was finally time. » 3/30/15 8:24pm Today 8:24pm

Bickering Bros. Bonding

I think you can tell a lot about your relationship with a person from the way the two of you play Mario Bros. together. While many a multiplayer videogame has asked us to join forces with other players or test our skills against them, Shigeru Miyamoto's 1983 classic was unique in that it was pretty much down for… » 3/30/15 7:06pm Today 7:06pm

Gen Con Issues Third Letter, Urges Indiana to Amend Bill 

You can read my previous 2 posts on the subject here. » 3/30/15 7:01pm Today 7:01pm

On the evening of 3/30 at 6:23 PM EST, Adrian Swartout, CEO and owner of Gen Con LLC, issued a third letter, this one again addressed,

Heads up! The Super Smash Bros. "A Smashing Soundtrack" reward from Club Nintendo are being sent out! I just got mine, so if you ordered one, keep an eye on your email inboxes for the shipped notification, and your real mailboxes for the discs! » 3/30/15 6:13pm Today 6:13pm

TAY Time Chat: Rolling days are over...

Last Saturday, I mentioned in Watcha Playing how I was planning to cure my overdose of S.T.E.A.M. with some Katamari love. Katamari lasted just one extra day. I didn't have an idea on how short it was. Maybe it's because I had so much fun when playing it and didn't realize the time spent in the game, but I felt… » 3/30/15 5:03pm Today 5:03pm

Kantai Collection: Exile's Ani-TAY Review

Kantai Collection, or KanColle, is a loosely card-based browser game made by Kadokawa Games and operating on DMM. It has proved to be unexpectedly popular; both within Japan proper, where DMM try to keep it, and in the wider world, despite DMM's best efforts. This popularity has lead, unsurprisingly, into a host of… » 3/30/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The WyvernZero Ani-TAY Review

Madoka is a normal everyday middle-school girl with an everyday life who believes that she isn't special. After having a strange dream involving a girl she does not know she arrives at school with her friend Sayaka only to discover that this new girl is a transfer student to the school who tells her not to change who… » 3/30/15 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

Jolly Good Wrestling: Post-Mania/Pre-Raw Thoughts

Something I've been meaning to do for a while, this is the first in what hopefully becomes regular coverage of the WWE and the wrestling world in general here on TAY. Obviously, Spoilers for last night's Wrestlemania 31 inbound!


As I sat down with my ten year old daughter and a few friends to watch WWE's Wrestlemania… » 3/30/15 2:37pm Today 2:37pm

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman - The Ani-TAY Review

Okay, stop me if you've heard this before: a select number of special people are gifted with special magical powers. So in order that those gifted youngsters learn to control their abilities, they are brought to a special high school where they are taught to use their powers for the betterment of mankind. Among the… » 3/30/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Shirobako: The Ani-TAY Review

What is Anime? To many, it's a form of entertainment. To others, it's a form of art, and to others, it's a way of life. As a viewer of anime, we only get to see one side of what anime is but Anime: The Animation Shirobako is aiming to change that, showing the side of anime you may know about, but never see. This a… » 3/30/15 9:15am Today 9:15am

TAY: Open Forum

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Open Forum. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else, so feel free to hop in and join in the discussion. When you're done, feel free to peruse the articles on TAY and » 3/30/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

SUPER! BitCon 2015 Wrap-up & Pics

This weekend saw the second iteration of Oklahoma City's budding new gaming convention, SUPER! BitCon. I attended the inaugural S!BC last year and had a good enough time to decide to attend this year. Is SUPER! BitCon's sophomore outing bigger and better than before? Yes and yes. » 3/30/15 2:43am Today 2:43am

Adventures In Backlog Clearing

I, PyramidHeadcrab, hereby solemnly swear an oath. Due to my massive backlog of them vidya games that I've amassed over years of being gainfully employed, I will not buy another video game until I've cleared at least 50% of my backlog. The majority of my collection has been attained starting my current job (asking for… » 3/29/15 9:58pm Yesterday 9:58pm

Koufuku Graffiti: The Ani-TAY Review

Koufuku Graffiti, or Cooking Girl Graffiti, follows Ryou, a middle school-aged girl who lives all by herself after her grandmother passed away and her parents left to work overseas. The series begins with Ryou eating all alone, and the food the she cooks, which looks delicious, having no taste. Her second cousin,… » 3/29/15 3:09pm Yesterday 3:09pm

Here's Some Music To Start The New Week

I'm bored and Bloodborne has refused to let me progress, so here's some music for everyone to hopefully put you all in a better mood to start this new week! » 3/29/15 4:38pm Yesterday 4:38pm

Observing Symbols of Death in Final Fantasy XV

With Bloodborne fresh out this week, many of us have death on our minds. Rarely has a series been so concerned with the nature of death both thematically and in terms of gameplay as the Souls series. However, I've recently been thinking about another game that seems highly preoccupied with death and that's FF XV. » 3/29/15 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

The Amiibo Collector's Guide (Updated 3/29/15)

Chances are you've seen some of Nintendo's newest foray into the world of NFC figures floating around your favorite electronics section. Despite their somewhat lacking practical use in actual games they've become quite the collector's item overnight. » 3/29/15 3:50pm Yesterday 3:50pm