A Year in NSFW

2011 is coming to an end. Best of lists and worst of lists, it's time to look back at the year that was.

Not all of 2011 was something you could enjoy with polite company—and especially not at work.

As Kotaku did in 2009 and 2010, here's a look back at 2011 NSFW-style. These aren't all of Kotaku's NSFW posts for the past year, but they are the highlights.

A Year in NSFW

BoneCraft Is Porn's Answer To World Of Warcraft

Blizzard, congratulations. You know you've really made it when people are making pornographic video games based on your popular franchises.
BoneCraft is an upcoming parody of both World of Warcraft and StarCraft, in which space marines battle orcs for the chance to get with some elves. More »


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Whoah, Why Are There Boobs In This Tiger Woods Game?

Having spent "ages" working on a custom avatar for her Tiger Woods 11 character, Briton Jo Eley says she booted the game up to find that...well, her avatar was apparently playing topless.
So says a report on the website of Britain's The Sun, at any rate, where Eley says after discovering the... More »


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Watch A Grown-Ass Man Losing His Mind Playing NBA 2K11

Remember our foul-mouthed Street Fighter IV friend? Anything he can do, our NBA 2K11 player can do better. Both spew words of the F- MF- (and N-) variety, but our hoopster does it to DMX. More »


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The Wild, Sexy World Of Japan's Biggest Amateur Pin-Up

"I'm just a regular, amateur cosplayer," says Ushijima Ii Niku, or Ushijima "Good Meat", in a swish Tokyo hole-in-the-wall eatery. By day, she has an office job, photoshopping adult-related pictures, and in her free time, she cosplays. More »


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A Chronicle of Misspelled Slurs - Except 'Fat,' 'Ugly' or 'Slutty'

From the message that Xbox Live user ralphy305 sent a female gamer, it's clear the time he should have spent on his spelling and grammar was instead put to keying in a text representation of an ejaculating penis.
Give the devil his due, though, ralphy305's invective was also a hat trick hitting the... More »


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PS3 Hacker Tells Sony How He Really Feels

Remember when George Hotz, aka "GeoHot", appeared on television? He sounded so intelligent and well-composed, and Sony's lawsuit just seemed unwarranted. More »


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Kevin Butler, as You've Never Seen Him Before (NSFW)

Cat's out of the bag, folks. Kevin Butler is not really PlayStation's vice president of everything from First Person Shooter Relations to Rumor Confirmation. More »


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The Nintendo They've Tried to Forget: Gambling, Gangsters, and Love Hotels

Nintendo, the world's family-friendly video game maker, formed under less virtuous auspices. Before Nintendo made video games, they made playing cards for gangsters and ran their own love hotel, which some assert their own president frequented—during work. More »


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Girls Kissing, Dildos...Yup, This Is Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever There are times when Duke Nukem Forever, a game that was supposed to be out in the 20th century, looks brand new! And there are other times, like this NSFW clip, where it really shows its age.
I don't mean in terms of the graphics, or the guns, or anything like that. More »


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The Witcher 2 Casts A Sexy Spell On Polish Playboy

The Witcher's fiery redheaded sorceress Triss can't seem to pull a complete outfit together in the May issue of the Polish version of Playboy. Does she get this naked in the game? More »


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We'll Forgive Another Take on Catherine's Scantily-Clad Actress for Not Being Good at the Game

Launching day-and-date with Atlus' sexy Persona spin-off Catherine, Another Take on Catherine is 70 minutes of Japanese gravure idol CoCo demonstrating how much she looks like the game's title character both with and without clothes. More »


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Popularity as Judged Through Edgy Porn and Fake Goods

Earlier this year, anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica took Japan's otakudom by storm. Now that the series has finished, it's time for the vultures to swoop in and make a profit. More »


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Only at Gamescom Would (NSFW) Dark Souls Bodypainting Exist

Models wearing little more than a thong and thin layer of paint is not unheard of at German video game conventions, but the choice of hardcore action role-playing game Dark Souls as promotion-by-nearly naked woman candidate is sure... More »


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The Best Story Ever Has Sonic, Giant Boobs and Mountain Dew

Brian has a story to tell you. Of love, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Brian's story is totally true. Only, Brian's mum, don't read it, OK?
I've never seen a work of fiction take the worlds of childhood fiction, video games and teen romance novels and just...span them. More »


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The Art of Girls Licking Doorknobs

Like so many things do, it all started with a drunken tweet. This time, though, it ended up with girls licking doorknobs.
"That drunken tweet was the impetus," artist Ryuko Azuma told Kotaku. More »


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Pikachu Ain't a Dick. He Is Ash's Friend.

In a recent episode of Pokémon, Ash, or "Satoshi" as he's called in Japan, introduced himself. The show, like most shows in Japan, has optional subtitles so hearing impaired individuals can also enjoy the program. More »


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Pole-Dancing Is Not Subtle Marketing, Tokyo Game Show

The Tokyo Game Show has never been averse to showing a little flesh to get attention for a game or publisher. That said, it's normally done as tastefully (and politely) as barely-clothed ladies hawking entertainment products can hope to be.
Something these guys seemed to not give a shit... More »


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From Metal Gear to Stripping to Fugitive to Porn

Earlier this year, pin-up Minako Komukai was on the run from Johnny Law. She stood accused of purchasing drugs from a group of Iranian dealers and fled to the Philippines. More »


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Kids Shouldn't Play Games About Jerking Off

NSFW: If you're a parent — or even just an all-round concerned citizen — and think games featuring cartoon violence and mild cussing is bad, spare a thought for me. More »


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What Do A Wookiee, A Dead Or Alive Fighter and Scarlett Johansson Have in Common?

First it was planking, now it's... ScarlettJohanssonning?
Yes, that's a thing. Apparently people are posting pictures of their bare bottoms (and sometimes tops) on the Internet in solidarity with Scarlett Johnansson in the wake of her surprise Birthday Suit image popping up on the Internet,... More »


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Evidently, Dead Island's Xian Does Not Wear Panties [NSFW]

Intrepid videographer HazardHeresy noticed that when leggy survivor Xian struggles to her feet in Dead Island, you can get a glimpse of her landing strip. More »


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How Japanese Cosplay Is Moving Closer to Porn

Its beginnings were humble. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Japanese fans went to manga and anime conventions dressed as their favorite characters. More »


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Rape, Racism & Repetition: This is Probably the Worst Game Ever Made

When you think about it, commercial video games are usually pretty harmless. Sure, they can be violent, but there's rarely any larger controversy surrounding a game involving things like drugs, politics, or sex.
Which only makes 1982's Custer's Revenge all the more interesting. More »


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Activision Uninvites Celebrity from Modern Warfare 3 Party After Learning She's a Porn Star

Dutch porn star Kim Holland was invited and then quickly uninvited from a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 VIP party in Amsterdam later this month after the game's publisher discovered what she did for a living, Eigenwereld reports.
The last-minute uninvitation has Holland questioning Activision's... More »


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"Tale of the DragonBorn" Tackles Skyrim's Unspoken, Inter-Species Hook-Ups

It's the elephant in the room at the core of Bethesda's lauded action/RPG that's out tomorrow: how does one get dragon blood in the family tree, anyway? More »


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THQ Maintains It Knows Exactly Where All Its Dildos Are

THQ denies reports that they have mislaid 25 four-foot purple dildos destined for the Netherlands and France as part of a promotion for their open world, tongue-in-cheek video game Saints Row: More »


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From Amazing Outfits to Naked Man Butt: Cosplay on Stage

This Sunday saw a whole host of cosplayers take the stage at club Nicofarre in Tokyo's Roppongi. There were dudes with big swords and one dude in a dangerous bikini. More »


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If You're Going to Add a Penis to a Game, Do it the Battlefield 3 Way

Few things confirm the ingenuity of gamers as effectively as the lengths they'll go to add penises to video games that don't include penises.
Battlefield 3 may be a war video game full of phallic symbols, but it didn't ship with drawings of genitalia. More »


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World Masturbation Champion Prefers Anime Girls to Real Girls

Everybody has a special talent. It might be drawing. It might be singing. For Masanobu Sato, it's jerking off.
Since 2009, the Tokyo native has held the masturbation world record at San Francisco's annual Masturbate-a-thon for the longest continuous time spent masturbating: More »