The Graveyard Shift: Winter Break 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 at » 12/17/14 8:32pm 51 minutes ago

I Spent Hours Chasing Ghosts in Drift Stage

Earlier this week I found a pre-alpha demo for Drift Stage in my inbox. It's a reminder of just how much life something different can breathe into a stale genre. Drift Stage is shaping up to be the coolest racing game to come around in ages, and it's no coincidence. » 12/17/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Tabletop Stories: Apes Gone Wild! 

The Party: Mar, an idiotic human barbarian, and son of the chieftain of a nomadic barbarian tribe. Xan, a grumpy drow elf wizard, apprentice to the royal wizard of his kingdom. And Fivel, lazy Woem ( a homebrewed race of 2ft tall cat people. Think Puss-In-Boots, but with less Banderas), heir to his father's kingdom.… » 12/17/14 4:23pm Today 4:23pm

TAY: Open Forum

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. Feel free to discuss today's topic, or talk about anything else. If you're done here, why not check out the other articles on TAY, AniTAY, or TAYClassic. Or you can stop by our IRC Chatroom. Want to play some games with us? Find our handles in the … » 12/17/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

The Perfect Time to Watch One of My Favorite Anime Movies

Today's December 16th. Nothing special... but there's a charm to that nothing special. One may just care for it because it's nearby the holidays, but I find that it's the perfect day to watch one of my favorite anime films, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. » 12/16/14 10:12pm Yesterday 10:12pm

The Graveyard Shift: Emergency 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 at » 12/16/14 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

A Sad Tale of the Videogame Industry

The evil forces of marketing have invaded a kingdom near and dear to my heart. After hunting down children and corrupting their minds with television commercials, roadside billboards, school stores, and breakfast cereal boxes, they've finally decided on their next approach. Pay head, as nothing is sacred when it comes… » 12/16/14 7:38pm Yesterday 7:38pm

Guys... I Don't Know How to Feel About This:

I was recently at Bed, Bath, and Beyond with family (Also went to Best Buy where they wouldn't sell me a Diddy Kong Amiibo despite them being on the sales floor), and I found this... gem? ...blessing? ...reminder? How am I supposed to feel when childhood memories is being sold en-masse next to zebra-print throws and… » 12/16/14 5:29pm Yesterday 5:29pm

​TAY Time Chat - Scrub-Tier

After UI and Nach both made me pretty concerned about the possibility of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle going out of print before the price dropped any further (since I was waiting for it to drop more before I bought it), I decided to go out and buy it this weekend. It was supposed to come in today, but I… » 12/16/14 5:04pm Yesterday 5:04pm

Project Hydra - Corpse Party: Tortured Souls Episode 2

Oftentimes, I am told that an anime is a horror show or scary. Although these recommendations often prove to be good shows, rarely do I find them to be what they were marketed to me as. In this case, however, Corpse Party is exactly what someone might expect from a scary movie- for better or for worse. » 12/16/14 3:21pm Yesterday 3:21pm