The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Every week, we will be compiling the best of Kotaku. From our reviews and feature articles to comments from you, the community members.

Highlighted first is our favorite image that we've found this week. The bronze, scholarly gentleman take on our favorite companion cube was a no-brainer. Want it for your wallpaper? We don't blame you. Head over to Risachantag's deviant art page to grab it.

Since this is the first of our weekly round-ups, we'd like to pass the ball into your court, readers. We want to feature the best comments from our community right here. Like, right where this text is.

Beyond your comments, we've got our favorite stories of the week below. Enjoy, and happy weekend!

Want to suggest an article, comment, tweet, or any other content on Kotaku to be featured for a weekly Best Of nomination? Drop us a line at tips@kotaku.com with the subject line of "Best Of Nomination." Or any other subject line that will help us sort through and search for them. We're not too picky.


The Best Launch-Day Xbox 360 Survival Stories

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Jason Schreier shares stories from readers of still-kicking launch-day Xbox 360s. More »


The Best Letter Between Famous Developers

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

John Romero sends an adorable and thoughtful letter to Jordan Mechner. More »


The Best Wild PS4 Theory

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Stephen Totilo leads us through what the future PlayStation 4 might be like. More »


The Best Legal SNAFU

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Good intentions turn to a dark corner when lucky Mass Effect 3 finders find out that raffling off the game is actually a legal infringement. More »


The Best (Trickiest) Hacker Scam Against Taco Bell

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Taco Bell has been promising a Vita through their "Unlock the Box" contest, but hackers are not inclined to wait for luck. More »


The Best Case Made For Open Sexuality

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

With the third installment of Mass Effect 3 comes the ability to romance men as a male Shepard. More »


The Best (Worst) Case of Sexual Harassment

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Kirk Hamilton explains how competitive fighting turned into sexual harassment in an episode of Capcom's "Cross Assault." More »


The Best Response to Sexual Harassment from the Fighting Game Community

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Owen Good shares Shoryuken's call for the fighting game community to consider a change. More »


The Best Case Made For The New Assassin's Creed Game

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Luke Plunkett lists out why a colonial Assassin's Creed makes perfect, and awesome, sense. More »


The Best Nostalgic Music from Leigh Alexander

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Leigh Alexander takes us through one of her favorite game and music experiences. More »


The Best Video on the Konami Code

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Lisa Foiles investigates the myriad uses of the famous Konami Code. More »


The Best Review About Scarves

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

This review isn't actually about a scarf, but that's the comparison Kirk makes in his review of Journey. More »


The Best Review to Perform Awesome Tricks With

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Evan Narcisse reviews the latest SSX game at the expense of a few virtual broken bones. More »


The Best Japanese Tattoos

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Brian Ashcraft interviews a hardcore Japanese tattoo artist. More »