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Essays

No Gods or Kings: Objectivism in BioShock
Why A Man Plays Mario
Maria Montessori: The 138-Year-Old Inspiration Behind Spore
I Kept Playing - The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction

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News

GameStop Sells Played Games As New, Sources Say, Practice Could Be Illegal
Jack Thompson Now Officially Disbarred
U.S. Govt Confirms Three Wii Remote Injuries
FTC Rules on Hot Coffee

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Humor

Grand Theft Auto: DUI
Halo 3 The Ride, Hands-On
Two Brothers Meditating Upon Questions of Pac-Man
The Kaketakumentary

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Exclusive Reports

Is This Nintendo's 3DS?
Sony To Unveil PlayStation Home
Xbox 360 Revealed
Shigeru Miyamoto Spills Beans On "Kind Code"... Almost

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Sex

The World of Whorecraft
Growing Up Games: When Will Mature, Mature?
Activision's Ex is Now Playboy's Miss November (And She Prefers Rock Band!)
Body Types: Why Ivy's Boobs Are Such A Big, Big Deal

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Previews

GTA4 Hands-On: The World is Yours
Goldeneye For Wii Is a Remake with Some Asterisks
The Next Smart Video Game Only Lets You Kill Once
God of War III: Like A Threesome For Your Eyes

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Reviews

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review: This Means War
Halo 3: ODST Review: The More Vulnerable Edition
Grand Theft Auto IV Review: Life, Liberty City And The Pursuit Of Happiness
Alan Wake Review: Transcending Its Medium

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Hardware

Alienware M11x Review: Ultraportable Gaming
Mad Catz R.A.T.s Out Premium Cyborg Gaming Mice
Tearing The DJ Hero Controller To Pieces
Limited Edition Mario 64 DS, For China Not You

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Cosplay

Can The West Cosplay With The Best Of Them?
The Cosplay of NYCC
Team Fortress 2 Gets Real
PAX Cosplay Round 2 - FIGHT!

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Interviews

A Delightful Chat With the Most Hated Man in Video Games
Jackson Explains How Fate Killed Halo And Gave Birth To District 9
The Bill Gates Interview Wrap-Up
The Unexpected Gamer Who Runs EA

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Photos

Work and Play: A Peek Inside the Lives of Gaming's Greatest
Video Game's Biggest Circus, In 10 Photos
The Video Gamer's Eternal Struggle Summed Up In One Photo
Steve Jobs' Game Face Is Terrifying

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Art

Video Game's Finest Pay Tribute To Artist Frank Frazetta
The Art of Shadowrun, In Concept and Conception
The Brutal Art of Brutal Legend
The Art of War

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Debunking

There Is No Such Thing As The "Madden Curse"
Dissecting Jack's Lies
Real Photos Of the Tetris Vandalism Building
Why Is CNN Talking About Rapelay?

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Podcasts

An Hour of Sid Meier Brilliance
Bioware's Greg Zeschuk Has a Massive Effect on Kotaku Talk Radio
Alan Wake Makers Talk Alternate Game Names
One Excellent Hour with Rockstar Games

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Family

Three Developers Explain LittleBigPlanet Level Design to a 7-Year-Old
A 70-year-old's Take on GTA IV
How To Protect, Not Isolate, Your Child From Online Gaming
How To Raise A Nerd

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Features

Achievement Chore: She Plays For Gamerscore, Whether It's Fun Or Not
Minority Report: The Non-White Gamer's Experience
Gaming Before Chemo, A Child's Escape
The Real Metal Gear

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Sports

Turning the Beautiful Game Into a Video Game
Once a Labor of Love, Sales of Football Rosters Now Inflame Passions
If It's In the Name, It's In the Game
The Art of Calling an Unseen Game

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Guest Writers

The Goonies' Chunk Answers Gaming's Tough Legal Questions
Ron Jeremy: Sex, Not Violence, Is Beautiful and Natural
The Impact of Homophobia in Virtual Communities
Op Ed: SmartBomb Author on Va Tech Shooting

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How Tos

FarmVille How To: The Tips and Tricks of The Farming Masters
Ink Meets Flesh: A Gaming Tattoo Primer
Want To Work In The Japanese Gaming Industry? Here's How
A Buyer's Guide To A Console Generation Past

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Columns

Japan: It's Not Funny Anymore
Collateral Damage In The War On Piracy
How Not To Play Games On TV, From Someone Who's Been There
The Replacements, Still Replaced in Video Games

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Crime

Accused Game Cheater Gets Knife Through Head and Survives
EA Ships Illegal Weapons To Press, Wants Them Back
Man Spends Six Months Plotting Murder Of Counter-Strike Rival
Own The Xbox 360 That Helped Kick the Mayor of Baltimore Out of Office

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Culture

Police Swarm to Bungie On Weapons Call During Kotaku Visit
Romance With Disabled Girls: How (And Maybe Why) An Unusual Video Game Came To Be
In Moral Debate About Shadow Complex, Both Sides Have Their Say
Racial Term in DS' Scribblenauts? Unintentional, Developer Explains

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Science

Indian Holy Man May Hold Solution To Game-Interrupting Bathroom Breaks
Kotaku Bureau of Weights & Measures Studies Fallout, Physics, Also Beer
Infection Vs. Resurrection: The New Science of the Zombie
Unreal Engine Puts BP Oil Spill Into Perspective

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Videos

Justify Your Game
Autotune the Video Games with Kotaku
A Very Special Kotaku Holiday Podcast
Kotaku Kristmas Kard, 'Still Not Banned'

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Politics

Industry Lobbies Clinton
The Inconvenient Truth Of Buying Video Games?
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy Nixed on Xbox 360 Live
Shoe Attack On President Already Turned Into A Crappy Flash Game

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Toys

This Might Be The Best Transformer Ever
Remote Control Mario Kart Has Shells, Bananas
A Black Widow of Your Very Own
Valkyria Chronicles Figure is As Stoic As It Is Desirable

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Clothing

Meat Bun Dresses You in Wizards and Warriors
Iron Man Sneakers Will Light up Your Life
How To Make the Perfect Tron or Daft Punk Costume
I Clothe Gamers

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Advice

Packing Tips From A Tetris Master
The Traveler's Guide to E3
Kotaku's Buyer's Guide: An Introduction
How To Lose Yourself in Akihabara

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Theme Weeks

Religion
Robots
Love
A Summer of Gaming

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Events

E3
GamesCom
Tokyo Game Show
San Diego Comic Con

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Movies

Why Is This Johnny Cage So Familiar? He Explains to Kotaku
The Colossus and the Comedian
Dante's Inferno's Japanese Marketing Includes a Racial Twist
Why You'll Never Be Happy With Video Game Films

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Photoshop Contest

Up The Wall
Gaming Merit Badge
Next-Gen Cereal System
Gaming Conversation Hearts

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Infographics

A Visual Guide To The Role-Playing Game
What's My Motivation? Why We Play The Top 100 Games
2010: A Video Gamer's Guide
Kotaku Census 2010: The Results

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Comics

Marvel Vs. Capcom Comic Books a "Natural Thing"
Sunday Comics
This Week in Comics
The New Pokemon Series Name Takes Some Liberties

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Industry

ESA Confirms Lowenstein's Departure
EA promises changes in leaked internal memo
The Biggest Break-Up In Video Game History
Itagaki And Tecmo Settle Legal Brouhaha

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