TAY Time Chat: Sharing Is Hard Edition

So lately I've been "sharing" lots of games with people. What I mean by that is that I'm doing play-throughs of games alongside others. For example, on my stream I'm doing both a Darkest Dungeon and XCOM: Enemy Within play-through that involves the characters being named after my viewers. It's a very simple and fun… » 3/05/15 5:00pm 48 minutes ago

L.A. Noire: The Inverse of Grand Theft Auto

Everyone knows why you play a criminal in a Grand Theft Auto game— the fun of a sandbox environment is in the chaos and trouble you can cause, and so you base your story around a character who's going to stir up a lot of it. L.A. Noire is a game that tries to use the open-world format of GTA with a character and story… » 3/05/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

The Spring 2015 Anime Sequel Guide

Anime sequels! The ones releasing in the Spring 2015 season, to be exact. That's what this article is all about. The following list serves as a guide, telling you what you need to watch and how much time you need to devote to get caught up. There are numerous shows spanning an array of tastes, so you'll surely find… » 3/05/15 1:14pm Today 1:14pm

Celebrate Purim With Me in This Week's Cross Thread

Hello Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, ODeck, Backtalk, Oppo, and Clashtalk and welcome to the weekly cross kinja open thread. Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim, which is a minor holiday where people get to dress up in customs and listen to the story of Esther saving the Jews from her husband's decree to… » 3/05/15 11:11am Today 11:11am

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 … » 3/05/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Parasyte Has Reached an All-New Level

Parasyte has consistently been one of the best anime airing since it first began back in October of last year. However, it achieved new heights this week with what is arguably one of the greatest and most powerful episodes in anime I have ever seen. » 3/05/15 9:21am Today 9:21am

​The Graveyard Shift - The Part Where He Kills You

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 » 3/04/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Spacemon Vol. 2 - Chapter 15: Persuasion on Parisia

Welcome to another exciting installment of Spacemon, the ongoing tale of my Pokemon TRPG campaign! It is a sci-fi space epic played using the Pokemon Tabletop United (PTU) system and GMed by fellow TAY author DragonStorm247. You can get caught up on our previous adventures here! » 3/04/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

How LA Noire Changed the Meaning of 'Story-Driven' Gameplay

When we think of triple-A games that focus on story, a few titles probably pop up straight away. Bioware's Mass Effect, maybe. Or the Bioshock franchise by Irrational. Perhaps Naughty Dog's Uncharted series, famed as it is for its well-written dialog and explosive cinematic sequences. But all of the… » 3/04/15 5:02pm Yesterday 5:02pm

Hand of Fate: It's All in the Cards

My initial exposure to Hand of Fate was a brief sentence extolling the reductive summary of it's disparate parts: action RPG meets collectible card game. My mind's knee-jerk reaction to this was one of revulsion. I reeled in terror of the possible machiavellian exploits that this marriage could produce. I envisioned a… » 3/04/15 4:16pm Yesterday 4:16pm

Gaming Fantasy Dinner Party - Guest Number One

There are hundreds of exceptional videogame characters. Mighty men and women capable of cutting down whole armies of monstrous creations. Warriors with astonishing abilities. Wielders of inconceivable magic. Defenders of galaxies. Heroes. But which ones would you actually invite into your own home? Could you actually… » 3/04/15 2:56pm Yesterday 2:56pm