Kotaku Originals: News that's Hot, Spot or Not

Modern Warfare 2's release was the big news everyone could see coming; a bloodbath at Electronic Arts, and GameStop deliberately breaking a major street date, was not. Huge developments marked an unusually newsy week, even for this time of year.




Top Stories
The Story and Gameplay of Final Fantasy XIII
Modern Warfare 2 Sells Nearly Five Million Copies In A Day
Rumor: EA's Cuts Include C&C Team, Pandemic, Maxis & More
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review: This Means War
Wary, Publishers Respond To GameStop Breaking Modern Warfare 2 Street Date
Rumor: EA Guts Workforce After Big Playfish Buyout
GameStop Responds; MW2 Broken Street Date a Corporate Decision
Northeast U.S. GameStops Selling Modern Warfare 2 Early - Updated

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Features
Head In The Clouds: Flying In Video Games

Columns
Notebook Dump: XIII Discs, Reggie's DS, And A Drone Update
NCAA Football, and the Science of Subjectivity

Reviews, Previews, Impressions and Hands-On
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Review: Go Buy A Wii
Modern Warfare 2 PS3 Controller Faceplate Review: Cheap, But Does The Job
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex Review: Looks Aren't Everything
LEGO Rock Band Review: Redefining The Rock Block
MW2 PS3 Combat Wireless Headset Review: Pain in Your Ear
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Review: Up All Night
Star Trek Online Preview: Ignoring Regulation
Bright Eyes: MW2 Night Vision Goggle Impressions
Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 Combat Controller Review: Plugged In
Frankenreview: Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 Throat Communicator Micro-Review: Comfy and Quiet
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Review: You Only Sing When You're Winning
PSPgo Traveler Case Micro Review: Stylish and Sleek

News
Thank You Mario, But Our Princess Is In Another Game, Getting Kidnapped Again
Nintendo Explains The Red Box, Dashes Hope For Yellow Ones
Was Modern Warfare 2 Really The "Biggest Launch In History"?
More Bang For Your Buck
Wii Price Drop Puts Nintendo Back On Top In U.S.
What The Captains Of The Industry Said Today
Take-Two: Retail Stores Will Be Here For Awhile
Guess What Made Time's 50 Best Inventions Of 2009 List
Care for a Ubisoft fighting game or RPG? They're coming
Ubisoft: Prince of Persia Movie Could Outperform Pirates of the Caribbean
StarCraft II Expansions, Diablo III Coming in "Next Few Years"
The Mario Suits That Were, Are And Should Be
New Zune Game Revue, Coming Right At You
You Came, You Saw, You Critiqued
Brütal Legend Forges Unholy Union With Mishka For Brutally Metal Tees
Dragon Quest VI DS Dated For Japan
Can You Spot The Game Peripheral In This Lady Gaga Video?
Measuring The Hype: Modern Warfare 2
Something To Make Up For The DOA Gears' Snuggie
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Already Standing Out Here
Terrifying Clown Army Invades New York Best Buy
Malaysia's Wall of Modern Warfare 2
Nintendo Thanks People For Ratting Out R4 Retailers
Modern Warfare 2 Locked Until Thursday For Steam Customers
The Dangerous Video Game You Weren't Supposed To Play
Mad Catz Modern Warfare 2 Range Unboxed
iPhone Chart Toppers: Jelly Car 2 Rocks the List

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