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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 09, 2019.

Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes

Here Are 2019's Most Awful Halloween Costumes

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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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Oct 04, 2019. 7 comments

The Joker Sucks

The Joker Sucks

A new film starring The Joker is out in theaters worldwide today. I can’t let him get away with this. In this video I step in to expose the Joker for what he is (boring) and clowns for what they are.

For one thing, the Joker’s not even funny. Additionally, you shouldn’t trust clowns. Can you even remember the last time a clown was not a criminal? The discourse surrounding this film represents...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Sep 05, 2019.

We’re playing the Gears 5 campaign over on our Twitch channel. Will our loud guns triumph over the r

We’re playing the Gears 5 campaign over on our Twitch channel. Will our loud guns triumph over the r

We’re playing the Gears 5 campaign over on our Twitch channel. Will our loud guns triumph over the reptilian linebackers infesting the core of the destroyed-beautiful planet Sera? Repeatedly implore us to REVIVE you in the chat!

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Sep 04, 2019.

We (Tim Rogers & Jason Schreier) are playing Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switc

We (Tim Rogers & Jason Schreier) are playing Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switc

We (Tim Rogers & Jason Schreier) are playing Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch over on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. In direct contrast to our glacial Chrono Trigger playthrough, we’re starting in medias res and playing super-fast. Come on over and hang out.

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Sep 02, 2019. 20 comments

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Is The Best Way Ever To Play Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Is The Best Way Ever To Play Final Fantasy VIII

After years of its suspicious absence from Square Enix’s unstoppable barrage of ports and re-releases, Final Fantasy VIII has emerged remastered for all consoles (and PC). This is the best version of the game that has ever existed. Watch me play it for 47 minutes, while discussing 20 years’ worth of crystallized thoughts about the game.

For example: I argue somewhat passionately that you should...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 31, 2019.

I (Tim Rogers) am streaming Astral Chain over on our Twitch channel! Let’s get wild with these hot c

I (Tim Rogers) am streaming Astral Chain over on our Twitch channel! Let’s get wild with these hot c

I (Tim Rogers) am streaming Astral Chain over on our Twitch channel! Let’s get wild with these hot cops and their demon dogpeople! Yell at me and crime, in the chat!

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 27, 2019. 10 comments

Control Proves That An Office Building Is The Perfect Setting For A Metroid-Like

Control Proves That An Office Building Is The Perfect Setting For A Metroid-Like
Kotaku Game DiaryDaily thoughts from a Kotaku staffer about a game we're playing.  

Control, a Metroid Prime-like game that takes place inside an impossibly vast US federal government building, is out today. As someone who has been paying the IRS back taxes for a decade, it feels like a game that was made to terrify exactly me. It is also one of the best games I’ve played this year....

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 24, 2019. 9 comments

I Remember Every Single Detail Of The First Thirty Minutes Of Zelda: Link's Awakening

I Remember Every Single Detail Of The First Thirty Minutes Of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Everything that anyone has ever liked about a Zelda game happens in its most perfect form in the first 30-minute setpiece of the 1993 Game Boy masterpiece The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, a beautiful screen-for-screen remake of which is coming out next month on Nintendo Switch. Listen to me go into extreme detail about the brilliant design of every screen layout in this hour-long...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 23, 2019. 1 comments

Just like last week, this week I (Tim Rogers) am teaching Jason Schreier (and you!) Japanese over on

Just like last week, this week I (Tim Rogers) am teaching Jason Schreier (and you!) Japanese over on

Just like last week, this week I (Tim Rogers) am teaching Jason Schreier (and you!) Japanese over on our Twitch channel. My teaching method involves forcing him to read every text box out loud. You, too, can do something out loud—in our chat!

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 21, 2019.

Riley and Tim (that’s me!) are playing RAD, a new game that resembles the old game Rogue. It’s by Do

Riley and Tim (that’s me!) are playing RAD, a new game that resembles the old game Rogue. It’s by Do

Riley and Tim (that’s me!) are playing RAD, a new game that resembles the old game Rogue. It’s by Double Fine! Will we like it just fine, or will we like it twice as much as fine? Or will we Rogue-like it? It’ll probably have jokes like that in it. Please put your best Dad Joke Hat before getting in the chat!

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 17, 2019. 11 comments

I Described 47 Video Game Box Covers From Memory

I Described 47 Video Game Box Covers From Memory

My friend Alex Jaffe sent me a list of 47 video game titles. Without looking at the list, I stepped in front of a camera. Our producer CJ read the list one name at a time. I tried to describe what each game’s box looked like. This was a terrible idea. I loved it.

Of course, my friend Alex Jaffe didn’t want to just send me a list of classic fan-favorite video games. He had to send me a list that...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 17, 2019.

Let’s Mosey on in to the exciting first part of what will hopefully be a long, slow, pains-taking se

Let’s Mosey on in to the exciting first part of what will hopefully be a long, slow, pains-taking se

Let’s Mosey on in to the exciting first part of what will hopefully be a long, slow, pains-taking series in which Tim Teaches Jason Japanese. It’s Chrono Trigger! Heck yeah! Learn Japanese with us, in the chat.

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 13, 2019. 2 comments

I (Tim Rogers) got one of those new 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ controllers. I’m really excited about it, so I’

I (Tim Rogers) got one of those new 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ controllers. I’m really excited about it, so I’

I (Tim Rogers) got one of those new 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ controllers. I’m really excited about it, so I’m live-streaming my first impressions of it by testing it with a battery of Switch games (starting with Super Mario Maker 2). Finally! A stream that shows you what it’s like for me to play video games by myself. Yell at me in the chat!

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 10, 2019. 11 comments

A Lot Of Terrible Video Game Characters Wear Sunglasses

A Lot Of Terrible Video Game Characters Wear Sunglasses

For today’s video, I tried to think of as many sunglasses-wearing video game characters as I could. Immediately Cool Spot, Rash from Battletoads, and Duke Nukem sprang to mind. It did not exactly go well from there: it turns out a lot of video game characters who wear sunglasses suck.

If you were born before the year 2000, there’s a chance you remember the 1990s. Back then, advertisers had an...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 08, 2019. 15 comments

Metal Wolf Chaos XD: The Kotaku Review

Metal Wolf Chaos XD: The Kotaku Review

I hesitate to call any review of Metal Wolf Chaos XD complete if it does not include a long-winded anecdote about how I personally got rich in 2007 by selling off a stack of mint-condition copies of the Japanese Xbox original which I’d bought for less than $3 each. Therefore, barring any other review’s paraphrasing or plagiarizing this bombastic video of mine, I present to you arguably the...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 06, 2019. 15 comments

I Don't Need To Play Death Stranding Because I Already Love It

I Don't Need To Play Death Stranding Because I Already Love It

I don’t even have to play Death Stranding in order to review it. All I need is the 39 minutes’ worth of trailers released thus far, my hideous enthusiasm, and my terrible imagination. Allow me to utilize all three in this video presentation, a “pre-review” of Death Stranding.

What could possibly qualify me to review Death Stranding three months before its release, at a time when no person who...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Aug 03, 2019. 6 comments

I Fixed Madden NFL 20's Opening Cinematic

I Fixed Madden NFL 20's Opening Cinematic

I found that Madden NFL 20's intro lacked both The Monday Night Football Theme Song and vocabularic loquaciousness. So I made this. Well, bye.

(Oh. You can also watch it on YouTube, and subscribe to our channel, if you want. Anyway, bye. Have a fun weekend everybody. Don’t get hurt playing too much football.)

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Jul 27, 2019. 8 comments

A Mario Master Coached Me On The Hardest Mario Technique

A Mario Master Coached Me On The Hardest Mario Technique

I’ve been playing Super Mario games since the first Super Mario Bros. came out on the NES. I think I’m pretty good at them. However, whenever I see masters like GrandPOOBear playing demonically difficult Super Mario Maker courses, I question the richness of my childhood. In the interest of officially kicking off my midlife crisis, I beseeched GrandPOOBear to coach me in the ways of Mario. He...

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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Jul 20, 2019. 5 comments

Watch Goichi Suda Tell Me Absolutely Nothing About No More Heroes 3

Watch Goichi Suda Tell Me Absolutely Nothing About No More Heroes 3
E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

Less than an hour after releasing a two-and-a-half-minute teaser for No More Heroes 3 last month, Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda graciously agreed to sit down with me for one hour and answer no questions whatsoever. We filmed the whole thing. I condensed the...

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