Kotaku Originals: What's Happening Now!!

Talk about cramming it all in at the end of the quarter. First the Modern Warfare team decided to sue Activision for the GDP of East Timor (roughly) Then it got interesting.

Activision landed a big rebound hookup with a 10-year publishing deal with Bungie, who would have been in the spotlight anyway because the Halo: Reach beta opened for early play. A first look at Fallout: New Vegas and the first screens from Bulletstorm also graced the end of the week. The Black Wii finally arrives? A Super Street Fighter IV review? Sorry, this week will be remembered for one story and one story only:

Fahey reviewing a goddamn beanbag.

Kotaku Talk Radio

Top Stories
Fallout: New Vegas Adds Hardcore Mode, Weapon Mods & More
First Bulletstorm Screens Show Off Outrageously Large Guns, Plants
Fresh Halo: Reach Gameplay: Jet Packs Refueled
Bungie's First Post-Halo Game Coming To All Platforms
Modern Warfare Developers Seek Half a Billion in Activision Suit
Rumor: Black Wii Comes To North America In May
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Game Ratings Law

Activison/Bungie
Activision & Bungie Deal Is A Second Chance For Both
Timeless Speculation: Exploring The Games Of Bungie's Past
Will Bungie's Next Big Thing Require a Subscription?

Halo: Reach
13 Extraordinary Halo Reach Screenshots, Shot By Gamers
Behold The Halo Reach Rowdiness Question And Other Boot-Up Delights
Bungie Delivers (Another) Surprise Morning Package

News
'Nelson Tethers' Could Be Gaming's Fargo, A Wintry Black Comedy
Why There Are Gold Farmers In China
Free Realms Makes It To The PlayStation 3 For E3
GameStop: It Is Not Cool To Take Pictures And Send Them To Internet Sites
PlayStation 3 Owner Files Class Action Suit Against Sony For Dropping 'Other OS'
No New Titles For Game Room Until Further Notice
Apple Searching For The Best Apps of 2010
Probing Record Of Agarest War's Naughty Box
Wii Gets 25% Price Cut (Down Under)
The Video Game Marriage Proposal
Black Wii Bundle Shows Up In GameStop Marketing
This Was Your Captivate 2010
Next Nintendo DS Game Keeps Going And Going
Eight More Leave Modern Warfare Developers, Bringing Total To 26
Violent Video Game Supreme Court Case Raises Stakes In America, Sides Sound Off
Dead Rising 2's Dark Comedy and Interactive Vomit
iTunes Chart Toppers: One Pricey iPhone Game
Nothing Says Rhythm Like A Project Miku PSP
Kotaku Japan Confronted by Famitsu and Konami
A Good Look At Dragon Age's Action Figures

Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions
Chaos Rings Review: Ring Around The iPhone
Sumosac Gigantor Bean Bag Chair Review: It's Nothing Like Standing Up
Lead & Gold Review: Fool's Gold
Super Street Fighter IV Review: Rebirth of a Gaming Nation
After Burner Climax Review: You Will Do A Barrel Roll
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Preview: Tougher, Easier
3D Dot Game Heroes Review: Connecting The Dots To The Past

Columns
Well Played: Halo, Modern Warfare and A Leap of Faith
Speak-Up On Kotaku: Drunk Mudkips, Stupid Parents, Beetle Adventures, And Yoshi's Sad Little Game
Stick Jockey: Can I Stop Worrying, and Learn to Love the Juice?

Sports
There Is No Such Thing As The "Madden Curse"
A Number That Is Too Large
Next Madden May Solve Game's Notorious Difficulty Problem

Perspective
Video Games and the Philosophy of Art
These Video Game Movies Don't Actually Suck
Where Do You Game?
Unboxing...Wing Commander III
A Week In Comments

Infographic
What's My Motivation? Why We Play The Top 100 Games

Funny
If Only The Avatar Game Manual Was This Amusing

Screengrab
We Have A Hostage Situation
This Meme Just Made A Fourth Quarter Comeback
The Scary Luigi Public Restroom
Which Game Franchise Does This Belong To?

Contest
These Are Your Favorite Kotaku-themed WarioWare D.I.Y. Games

Kotaku ‘Shop Contest
Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Madden Curse Edition
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