Kotaku Originals: Insanity Ward

The onslaught of news this week was enough to send anyone to the nuthouse. Activision sacking Infinity Ward's founders takes the gold, the PS3 clock error the silver, and Portal 2 a hard-fought bronze. The week in Kotaku's original reporting:

Activision vs. Infinity Ward Founders
Ex-Infinity Ward Heads Claim "Orwellian" Moves By Activision
Infinity Ward Founders Suing Activision Over Unpaid Royalties
Video Games' Team Coco Moment
Where To Next For Call Of Duty?
Infinity Ward Vs. Activision: The Battle For Creative Direction
Guess Which Three Games Help Keep Activision Afloat
Scandal Hits Call Of Duty Devs: What We Know
Déjà Vu Surrounds Infinity Ward Rumors

The Great PS3 Outrage
PS3 Error 8001050F: The Nightmare May Be Over
PS3s Suffering From Global Network Lockdown
PS3 Failure, You Are Not Alone

Portal 2
Portal Mysteriously Updated With Secret Radio Codes, New Achievement
Portal 2 Adds Multiplayer Co-op, New & Familiar Characters
An Insider's Guide to Portal 2

Top Stories
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy Nixed on Xbox 360 Live
NHL 2K Isn't Dead, It's Just Resting
Valve Teases Upcoming Mac Announcement, Not So Subtly

K Monthly - February 2010

Kotaku Talk Radio
Bad Company 2 Devs Have Nothing But Love For The Modding Community

News
God Of War III's First Big Boss Battle Is Unforgettable
The Next Big Thing In Video Games Might Be Fear Of Embarrassment
iPhone Chart Toppers: Final Fantasies
It Would Be Like Call Of Duty, But You Would Only Control A Leg
DSi XL Versus iPad: The Battle of the Bigger Versions
Which Pokemon Song Do You Like Better?
We Were Wrong About Nier Before ... Or We Are Now
When Does God of War Go Too Far? When Someone Laughs
Mirror's Edge On iPhone Doing The Canabalt
Aion Patch 1.9: Changing Perceptions And Pleasing The Players
Revisiting The Great Class Dash: TF2's Side-Scroller
A Number of Boom Blox Developers Let Go
Ex-Team Ninja Boss Has A New Studio With A New Name
Five Yakuza Movies You Must See...
Play A Facebook Game To Help The War Effort On Your Xbox 360, Or Vice Versa
NSFW: Heavy Rain Glitch Brings Playable, Accidental Nudity
Rumor: Screens From Unannounced Justice League Video Game

Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Review: Judging A Book By Its Cover Works
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Review: Remaster System
Mega Man 10 Micro-Review: Capcom Had Mercy
Match Defense Toy Soldiers Micro-Review: Finally, Mom Can Help\
Toy Soldiers Micro-review: A Farewell To Arms?
Max & The Magic Marker Preview: For Those With Imagination
The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Micro-Review: Hot Coals Over a Cakewalk

Movies
Alice In Wonderland Movie Review: A Bitter Underland
The Crazies Review: Left 4 Dead In a Small Town
An Eyes-On Sneak Peek At Tron Legacy... In 3D!!!

Columns
Well Played: Collateral Damage In The War On Piracy
Speak-Up On Kotaku: Team Ninja, Splitscreen's Absence, Used Games, And The Birthday Lord
Twitterati: Gears of War Designer Mentions Something About Doing Things In Threes
Stick Jockey: More Than Money, Licenses Give a League Control
Tim Rogers: Japan: It's Not Funny Anymore

The PS2 at 10
The PS2's First Ten Years: A Timeline
Show Us Your 10-Year-Old PlayStation 2
My 10 Years With The PlayStation 2

The Road to the IGF
Mile Marker 7: Limbo
Mile Marker 8: Heroes of Newerth
Mile Marker 9: Joe Danger
Mile Marker 10: Shatter

Roundups
This Week In Comics
The Tester: Episode 3: The "There's No Cry In Team" Liveblog: No Goof Deed Goes Unpunished
A Week In Comments

Dammit
Red Dead Redemption Delayed To May
Your Red Dead Redemption Survival Guide: Listen To This!

Kotaku 'Shop Contest
Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Next-Gen Cereal System Edition
Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Worst Sonic & Sega Cameos Edition Winners