Hey, Lucas, Hands Off the Goddam Merchandise

Hello team Kotaku, and welcome to your mid-week open thread! The open thread was telling me that it missed you the last couple nights, and that it's so glad to be back with you.

It's been a cool week so far, both in San Francisco and at Kotaku. It rained some, which was desperately needed, and then it stopped raining and got sunny again. Good story, right?

Here, as always, are a lot of stories culled from the entirety of the world wide web.

And that's that! Have good chatting, people.