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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Jan 16, 2020. 3 comments

Stuff All Your Stuff Into a New Timbuk2 Bag With up to 40% Off

Stuff All Your Stuff Into a New Timbuk2 Bag With up to 40% Off

I (Tim Rogers) am playing Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot over on our Twitch channel. I plan to have a good time and insist that every character’s last name is Goku. (“The names Trunks. Trunks Goku.” Et cetera.) Get in the chat and implore me to stop!

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Jan 15, 2020. 3 comments

Upgrade Your Closet With These Under-$20 Items

Upgrade Your Closet With These Under-$20 Items

Snipperclips developer Tom Vian joins me (Tim Rogers) and Getting Over It’s Bennett Foddy in the Kotaku Goblin Bunker to stream Snipperclips, a game that I love an extreme amount. If you’re as excited as I am, prove it with lots of capital letters in the chat.

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Jan 11, 2020.

Stock Up On Office Supplies From This Gold Box Sale

Stock Up On Office Supplies From This Gold Box Sale

After a long hiatus, during which Jason Schreier acquired a child and I (Tim Rogers) went to Japan to translate 88,000 words’ worth of a full, ancient, shockingly bizarre Japanese role-playing game, we’re back playing Chrono Trigger on our Twitch channel. Join us for a leisurely steam in which I may or may not teach Jason (and you?!) some Japanese. Fill the chat with 頑張れs, if you can!

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Dec 27, 2019. 18 comments

1994: The Kotaku Review

1994: The Kotaku Review
Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the highs, lows, surprises, and standouts in and around video games this year.Prev Next View All

In this, my most enormous video yet, I tried to capture the essence of what I believe to be the secretly best year in video game history: 1994. Yes, I reviewed 1994, by writing reviews of each of my 25 favorite games released in 1994.

To quote Charles...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Dec 20, 2019. 6 comments

Tim Rogers' Games Of The Year

Tim Rogers' Games Of The Year

It’s that time of the year again—the end of it. This year, I chose 19 games for my year-end ranking list. Why 19? Perhaps the answer is contained within this video.

You might be wondering which game is my pick for game of the year. Before you do that, however, you might want to ask yourself if a game of the year even exists.

If you answer “no” to the second question, the third question is “Why...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Dec 17, 2019. 19 comments

Tim Rogers' Games Of The Decade

Tim Rogers' Games Of The Decade

The end of a decade looms. I succumbed to the irresistible lure of making a ranked list video chronicling the best games of that decade. I made the first decision instantaneously: for 10 years, I’d pick 10 games. Then I froze. How would I pick the 10 games? Days later, I’d somehow made a 50-minute video.

You can look back on a decade a million ways. I could make a list of the most important...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 28, 2019. 8 comments

Let's Remember Donkey Kong Country, 25 Years Later

Let's Remember Donkey Kong Country, 25 Years Later

Donkey Kong Country turned 25 years old on November 21. I waited until yesterday to stream it on Kotaku’s Twitch channel, because to me, Donkey Kong Country’s release date isn’t as important as the fact that I first played it on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

My 25-years-ago memories of binge-playing Donkey Kong Country owe a lot to the sense of freedom a high-schooler feels upon facing a...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 27, 2019. 9 comments

The Only Holiday Gaming Gift Guide You Need

The Only Holiday Gaming Gift Guide You Need

Anywhere you click this time of year there’s an 80% chance you’re going to wind up looking at a gift guide. I figured I had to get in on the action, so I made this gift guide for the discerning, adult video game player. In this video, I do my best impression of a QVC host. The purpose of this affectation was simple: I wanted you to be able to send this to your mom. Also, my Pomeranian puppy is...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 27, 2019. 3 comments

This $30 Backpack Is So Good, It'll Make All Other Backpacks Look Like Boring Sacks

This $30 Backpack Is So Good, It'll Make All Other Backpacks Look Like Boring Sacks

I’m playing Donkey Kong Country over on our Twitch channel. The game’s 25th anniversary was a couple days ago! In memory of the long-ago Thanksgiving Day on which I played through this whole game, I waited until today to stream it. Get Funky in the chat!

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 23, 2019. 7 comments

Pokémon Has A Lot In Common With Confidence Games

Pokémon Has A Lot In Common With Confidence Games

Pokémon is one of the most popular media properties in the world. In this video presentation, I argue that Pokémon’s popularity owes a lot to its many structural resemblances to classic confidence games. Yes, I’m saying Pokémon’s game design follows the blueprint of a criminal scam, and I mean that as an enormous compliment.

Maybe you’ve heard Sid Meier’s famous definition of games as “a set of...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 16, 2019. 1 comments

Dame's Arc Is Here For Your Internal and External Pleasure

Dame's Arc Is Here For Your Internal and External Pleasure

Happy Pokémon Sword & Shield day! Now that a Pokémon version named after a pointy object exists, does that mean we can finally poke the monsters? (No.) Find out today, when Gita Jackson and me play over on Kotaku’s Twitch channel! I’m gonna catch her a Farfetch’d and she’s gonna catch me a Ponyta. It’s gonna be nice and friendly, so do likewise in the chat!

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 14, 2019. 11 comments

Pokémon Sword & Shield Is Not A Metaphor For Brexit

Pokémon Sword & Shield Is Not A Metaphor For Brexit

Nintendo is famous among video content creators for enforcing intense embargo restrictions for new games. The restrictions for Pokémon Sword and Shield are the most intense I’ve seen yet. Watch this video, in which I struggle to follow them.

Pokémon’s game design leverages wonder, discovery, and surprise. Nintendo respectfully asked me, a professional working for a big website, to help preserve...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 13, 2019. 13 comments

Let's Talk About Death Stranding Spoilers

Let's Talk About Death Stranding Spoilers

One does not simply play all the way through Death Stranding without yelling about it to a fellow player afterward. In this video you can watch Heather Alexandra and I discuss the game’s darkest plot secrets at length.

(This post itself, however, contains no spoilers.)

Note: Aware of the possibility that this website will auto-play the video when you click on this post, I scripted a spoiler-free...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 09, 2019.

Happy Death Stranding Day!

Happy Death Stranding Day!

Happy Death Stranding Day! Many critics (including myself) mentioned QWOP and Getting Over It in their reviews. I felt the need to go one step further, and invite Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy’s own Bennett Foddy into the Kotaku Goblin Bunker to play the game. I will give him an objective, and no instructions whatsoever. Let’s see how he does!

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 07, 2019. 19 comments

Xbox One Elite Controller Series 2: The Kotaku Review

Xbox One Elite Controller Series 2: The Kotaku Review

The Xbox One Elite Controller Series 2 is the best Xbox controller that a person who just found $180 on the street can buy.

I reviewed the Xbox One Elite Controller Series 2 based on 25 hours of testing it with games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019), Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and Forza Horizon 4. In this video, I compare it heavily against the Xbox One Elite Controller Series...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Nov 05, 2019. 8 comments

Death Stranding: The Kotaku Video Review

Death Stranding: The Kotaku Video Review

How does one make a video review for Death Stranding, a game with like 900 trailers—many of which the game’s director, Hideo Kojima, edited himself? On November 8th, 2019, the meta-game of guessing what Death Stranding is will end and the meta-meta-game of playing Death Stranding will begin. Until then, while we still have four days left to enjoy the meta-game, please watch this bizarre,...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 26, 2019. 15 comments

My Ridiculously Specific PlayStation 5 Predictions

My Ridiculously Specific PlayStation 5 Predictions

I have been keeping a PlayStation 5 wishlist for about two years. Now that Sony is starting to announce concrete details about their new console, I realize time is running out: if I’m gonna make a video about my predictions—many of which are already coming true—I gotta do it right now. So I stepped in front of the camera and made this video.

The prediction I most hope becomes reality is that...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 17, 2019.

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I (Tim Rogers) am checking out Game Freak’s Little Town Hero, the cute new little RPG with music by Undertale’s Toby Fox, over on our Twitch channel. Did you know Game Freak started out in the 1980s as a video game fanzine? Yes: Pokémon was created by ex-video-game-journalists. Consider that factoid a freebie, then join the chat to kindly ask me for more!

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 09, 2019.

Resolved: Eating In Bed Is Fine!

Resolved: Eating In Bed Is Fine!

I (Tim Rogers) am going to play John Wick Hex with its designer-director Mike Bithell on our Twitch channel starting at 3pm (Eastern). I’ll be asking him increasingly idiotic questions while he plays the game on its hardest possible setting. Heckle him in the chat. The game is out today, by the way. (If you haven’t heard, it’s extremely good .)

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 07, 2019. 9 comments

A Dramatic Reading Of The Names Of 400 Guns From Destiny 2

A Dramatic Reading Of The Names Of 400 Guns From Destiny 2

I performed a dramatic reading of the names of 400 guns from Destiny 2. Why did I do this? Well, one reason would be, “Why not?”

With the release of the Shadowkeep expansion, I started the game afresh in solidarity with my friends, who are playing the free-to-play New Light mode. So I haven’t progressed far into the game, and I haven’t accumulated much loot. However, I possess an urgent need to...

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