Kotaku Originals: The $43,100 Question

Last night a hunk of plastic no one ever played set a sale price record for rare video games. In 1987 it retailed for $30. And people complain about $60 price points and used sales today.

The week in Kotaku's original reporting:

Kotaku Talk Radio

Top Stories
Collector's Item Obliterates Record for Rare Game Sale
The Stalling Of An Anti-Bush Video Game
Nintendo Summit News Round-Up
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Hits North America May 23
DSi XL Hits North America Next Month For $190

F***ing Weird
Killer Whale's Violent Past Includes Deadly Attack on Ultima-Obsessed Drifter

News
Tokyo Game Show Dated, Should Be Moved
Itagaki And Tecmo Settle Legal Brouhaha
Nintendo Summit News Round-Up
To-Do In Boston: Kotaku's Very Own PAX East Panel
Unreal Modders Win Awards, Don't All Clone Gears of War
Heavy Rain Explores Player Depression With Freezes And Glitches
SNK Announces The King of Fighters XIII
Plants Vs. Zombies Attack Your Desk, Phone
Sega Gives The Wii One Last Shot Of The Old Ultra-Violence
Take Two Interactive Opens Japanese Office
Sony Computer Entertainment To Become SNEP (Temporarily)
Sega, You Are Once Again Making A Giant Mistake
Take A Tour Of The New, Improved Steam
Mark Beaumont, Capcom COO, Dies Suddenly
Unreal Engine 4 "Still A Long Ways Off"
iPhone Chart Toppers: Surprise, Surprise, Guess What's Number 1?
Inside Grasshopper with Silent Hill and Doshin the Giant Developers
Box Art Has To Cover All The Bases
How Australia's Proposed Internet Censorship Will (And Won't) Affect Video Games
Should Japanese Arcades Worry About 3D Goggle Bacteria?
GameStop's Current Trade-In Promotion Is Insane
Video Games in Space Nixed Over Fears of Space Station Hacking

Features
Where Have All The Zombies Gone?
Why We Play Games, And Why We Grumble About Them
Star Trek MMO Log: The Final Frontier
The Search For The Video Game Auteurs
Are You Playing A Video Game Before You Are Playing It?
The Toys That Amazed Me

Columns
Stick Jockey: Imaginary Triumphs: Sports As A Role-Playing Game
Something Negative: In Defense of - and a Salute to - The Pro
Speak-Up On Kotaku: Game Mash-Ups, T-Shirts, Singalongs, And Viewtiful Woes
This Week In Comics

Reviews, Previews, Hands-on and Impressions
Star Trek Online Review: A Piece Of The Action
FlingSmash: It's All In the Elbow
Disney's Guilty Party: Family-Friendly and Fun...Really.
Transformers: War For Cybertron DS Preview: Grimlock Goes Portable [UPDATE]
Super Mario Galaxy 2: Yoshi's Back...and He Brought a Drill!
Metroid: Other M: A Change of Perspective
The Difference Between A Pinata Kill And A Hang Kill
The Wii's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Is Not a Ported Prince
Kaleidoscope Micro-Review: What a Colorful World
Call of Duty: World At War: Zombies Verrückt Micro-Review: Solo Fun
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Micro-review: Snack Of The Clones
Nintendo DSi XL Review: Super Size Me
Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire Of The Vanities Micro-Review: Once More, With Fleeing
Resident Evil 5: Lost In Nightmares Micro-Review: Less Fighting, More Frightening
Plants Vs. Zombies iPhone Micro-Review: Touch The Dead
Endless Ocean: Blue World Review: The Wii Game You're Wrong About
Hands-On, Sword Out With Red Steel 2
Link 'N Launch Micro-Review: How About 'Pikmin Rockets' Or 'Better Than Bioshock Hacking'?
Across Age Micro-Review: Slam Evil

Sports
What's On Deck For MLB 10 The Show

The Road to the IGF
Mile Marker 13: Miegakure
Mile Marker 14: Shank
Mile Marker 15: Cogs
Mile Marker 16: Vessel
Mile Marker 17: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity

DICE 2010
Braced For The Skeptics, Richard Garriott Challenges Gamers And Teases What's Next
How To Do A Red Carpet Right: Add Video Games

Apparel
Kotaku-Tan, The T-Shirt For The Kotaku Fan

Clips
Red Steel 2 Has Live Action, But Not How You'd Think

Kotaku 'Shop Contest
Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Worst Sonic & Sega Cameos Edition
Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Conversation Hearts Edition Winners

Screengrab
Don't Worry, DSi XL Fits In My Rear Left Pocket
The Party Is Complete

Twitterati
Playboy's Jo Garcia Wasn't Expecting "That" In Heavy Rain (What's "That"?)