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sunday comics: deadlifts


ethan gach@ethangachkotaku weekend editor. you can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com






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track: down rodeo | artist: rage against the machine | album: evil empireadvertisementkotaku soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.






overwatch's widowmaker takes a day off


luke plunkettplunkett@kotaku.com@lukeplunkettluke plunkett is a contributing editor based in canberra, australia. he also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.






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track: boys latin | artist: panda bear | album: panda bear meets the grim reaperadvertisementkotaku soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.






talk amongst yourselves


today’s selection of articles from kotaku’s reader run community: dubs w/dil: jojo’s bizarre adventure (2012)• how in’s creed made me appreciate medieval cities •opinion: one game proves that nintendo switch is a successor to the 3dsyou’re reading tay, kotaku’s community-run blog. tay is written by and for kotaku readers like you. we write about games, art, culture and everything in between. want to write with us? check out the beginner’s guide to tay and join in.advertisementyou can always stop by to say ‘hi’ on our: tay open forumor write an article to your personal blog and tag it tay cl ic for feedback.follow us here.






talk amongst yourselves


today’s selection of articles from kotaku’s reader run community: game of the week - wild wild (slightly wonky) west• tackling my ps4 backlog •gamer diary: new year, new goalsyou’re reading tay, kotaku’s community-run blog. tay is written by and for kotaku readers like you. we write about games, art, culture and everything in between. want to write with us? check out the beginner’s guide to tay and join in.advertisementyou can always stop by to say ‘hi’ on our: tay open forumor write an article to your personal blog and tag it tay cl ic for feedback.follow us here.






kinja roundup


the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you mikinja!friday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites23the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you might have missed in m effect: andromeda’s new trailer | io9 please stop remaking the wizard of oz | life er introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your life |reply2 repliesleave a reply






kinja roundup


the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you mikinja!yesterday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites23the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you might have missed in m effect: andromeda’s new trailer | io9 please stop remaking the wizard of oz | life er introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your life |reply2 repliesleave a reply






mobile game speaks out against trump's travel ban


the company behind mobile games dots, two dots, and dots & co doesn’t usually speak directly to its players about what’s going on in the world, but following president trump’s friday executive order banning travel from several muslim-majority countries, playdots, inc. decided to push out an update asking its audience to support the aclu.advertisementthe language of trump’s executive order prohibited immigration from iraq, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, syria and yemen for 90 days, banned immigration of anyone with refugee status from those countries for 120 days, and ended immigration from syrian refugees in particular indefinitely. as the travel ban went into effect yesterday, people at various airports around the country began being detained or sent back on returns flights, resulting i






dots games ask players to donate to aclu in light of trump's travel ban


the company behind mobile games dots, two dots, and dots & co doesn’t usually speak directly to its players about what’s going on in the world, but following president trump’s friday executive order banning travel from several muslim-majority countries, playdots, inc. decided to push out an update asking its audience to support the aclu.advertisementthe language of trump’s executive order prohibited immigration from iraq, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, syria and yemen for 90 days, banned immigration of anyone with refugee status from those countries for 120 days, and ended immigration from syrian refugees in particular indefinitely. as the travel ban went into effect yesterday, people at various airports around the country began being detained or sent back on returns flights, resulting i






game makers are pusing back against trump's travel ban


the company behind mobile games dots, two dots, and dots & co doesn’t usually speak directly to its players about what’s going on in the world, but following president trump’s friday executive order banning travel from several muslim-majority countries, playdots, inc. decided to push out an update asking its audience to support the aclu.advertisementthe language of trump’s executive order prohibited immigration from iraq, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, syria and yemen for 90 days, banned immigration of anyone with refugee status from those countries for 120 days, and ended immigration from syrian refugees in particular indefinitely. as the travel ban went into effect yesterday, people at various airports around the country began being detained or sent back on returns flights, resulting i






the coolest star wars roller coaster is in a video game


why it matters to you planet coaster users are known for their creativity and ingenuity, but this creation has gone above and beyond -- and you can it for yourself.the planet coaster community is no stranger to wild and extravagant designs. users have created everything from pitch-perfect recreations of famous real-world roller coasters to m ive post-apocalyptic theme parks inspired by the fallout series. but one user has gone a step further and re-created one of the most famous movie sequences in film history — the death star trench run.the ride starts out inside a rebel carrier, where you p through hangars filled with iconic star wars ships, like the millennium falcon, and oddly enough, a snowspeeder. the ride kicks off with a jump to lightspeed, followed by a flight through an asteroid






galactic


now, for a limited time only for just $ 0. 99. "a really nifty little space-physics puzzle game that plays with propulsion and gravity." - kotaku.com4. 5/5 stars - "galactic - a 'must play' gravity bending physics puzzler." - androidtapp.com5/5 stars - "not only is it an appealing game for users of all ages, but it will also keep them hooked for hours on end and might just be even considered a "good waste of time"." - androidappsreview.com"galactic, feature some pretty cool space physics that require quick thinking and reflexes." - talkandroid.com. intelligence, skill, reaction, reflex, action, adventure and entertainment. they all come together for you in this game. in the skill mode, goal is to solve different puzzles in space physics with quick thinking and reflexes through 60 differ






developer admits he 'deserved' to have game removed from steam after fake review


there are plenty of sketchy games on steam, but some are so fishy that the stink even causes valve’s eyes to water. platformicawas one such game, and now it’s off steam. somewhat surprisingly, the game’s developer has admitted that, yeah, he screwed up.advertisementsteam users sussed out that platformica’s developer, lunyov artem pavlovych, was up to no good, pointing out that he was clearly using multiple accounts to post reviews of his own game. one of the main users who exposed pavlovych, r4m3, also claimed that pavlovych reported their p o of one of the game’s bugs as material that violated steam’s terms of service. they didn’t expect that valve would actually step in and do something, though.flash forward to today: pavlovych’s games are no longer purchasable on steam. “we have identif






four must-watch anime of winter 2017


little witch academiawinter 2017's anime selection is a desert. out of the nearly 50-title lineup kotaku east’s brian ashcraft detailed in his seasonal guide, i found only four anime i can recommend.advertisementit’s disappointing. there’s a special pleasure in breathlessly telling your friends, “there’s this new anime and it will blow your ing mind.” over the last few years, i could do that with mob psycho, madoka magica,space dandy and a handful of others. i can’t recommend this season’s hand shakers, in which a young will die if she lets go of the protagonist’s hand. yes, he has to wash her. i found the “novelty” of miss kobayashi’s dragon maid, where a huge dragon transforms into a big-bosomed maid, hard to watch, despite its moments of good humor (to dragon maid’s credit, my housemate






auschwitz-themed escape room stops selling tickets amid backlash


escape from prison cell picture by shutterstock in a move surprising almost no one, an escape room inspired by the auschwitz nazi death p has decided to stop selling tickets amid public outcry over its apparent exploitation of one of the darkest chapters in the world’s history.advertisementaccording to a report by cnn, the company, dostaň se ven, located in the czech republic, released a statement yesterday explaining that the escape room event was designed to draw attention to the horrors of the holocaust, not commercialize or make light of them. the company called the backlash to its auschwitz escape room “understandable,” and pulled the sale of tickets for it from its website as a result.the belica labor p from wolfenstein: new orderthe company’s remaining escape rooms include a hanniba






how to enjoy resident evil 7 if you’re a big scaredy cat


so you’ve been hearing good things about resident evil 7, and you want to play it. there’s only one problem: you’re a huge coward. don’t worry! i’ve got you covered.advertisementit may seem counterintuitive that easily frightened people would want to play a scary new game, but i actually think there are a fair number of people out there who fit that description. that’s partly because resident evil 7 isn’t just good because it’s scary—it’s good because it’s a tense, well-written and well-designed game, with an engrossing sense of mystery and some great dark humor. it gives you a fascinating, creepy house to explore and all manner of hidden secrets to discover. it’s just that it can also be really scary.if you want to play the game but are worried you’ll get too freaked out, here are some th