The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Welcome to the weekend round-up of everything Kotaku that is awesome. While I was away you got some furry images from Fahey. I hope you enjoyed that. But I'm back with an image of Metal Gear Kirby. Solid Kirby? Kirby Snake? Something like that.

As usual, we hit the Best Comment From The Community before moving on to some great stories collected from the team this week.

If you want to see the list of nominations (and other random conversations) you can head to my most recent nomination post that goes up every Friday here.

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


The Best Comment From The Community

greatcarbuncle gets the gold star this week for showing grace and understanding. Kudos to not mocking the woman in question!

However, do teeth not strike you as a strange barometer for a person's health? Some people are just born with yellower teeth. Some people neglect their teeth as children and live with that for their lives, regardless of future healthiness. Some people object to spending money on capping their teeth for aesthetic reasons. Some people straight up can't afford it. Indeed, the state of one's teeth would seem to work better as an indirect indicator of the size of one's bank account rather than one's health, do you not think?


The Best Penny Arcade Prank

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The Penny Arcade duo had fun at PAX with a prank against Paul "Ocean Marketing" Christoforo. More »


The Best (Saddest) Tribute To An Industry Veteran

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Luke reminisces about Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, after his unfortunate and recent passing. More »


The Best of the Best of PAX!

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Look at all the PAX news, videos, impressions and more fun stuff we brought you. More »


The Best 4D Game

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Stephen Totilo takes a look at Miegakure, a game that's set in four dimensions. More »


The Best And Most Mysterious Secret World

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Kate Cox investigates the secrets of The Secret World at PAX East. More »


The Best Tips To Playing Aion


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New to Aion? Mike Fahey gives some helpful advice on playing the latest free-to-play MMO. More »


The Best Science Behind Assassin's Creed's Animus

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There's science behind that Assassin's Creed animus. More »


The Best Spiritual Successor to Portal

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Jason Schreier checks out Quantum Conundrum at PAX East and is excited for the similarities to Portal. More »


The Best Games That Suck

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GoldenyEye inspires a lot of fond memories, but was it actually a good game? More »


The Best Review of a Game With Obscure Puzzles

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Fez is a fantastic game, and definitely worth playing according to me. More »


The Best ESRB Ratings

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Stephen Totilo takes a look at two violent games to see why they deserved their respective ESRB ratings. More »


The Best Cosplayer Stories

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Cosplaying is fun, but it's also super sweaty. More »


The Best Bug-Crushing Preview

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A preview look at the upcoming Lost Planet title. More »


The Best (Oldest) Xbox 360

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The Xbox 360 is pretty damn old. Fahey even made an infographic to show you just how old. More »


The Best (Lowest) Number of People at PAX With a Vita

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There weren't many Vita-sporting gamers at PAX East this year. More »


The Best (Saddest) War Crime Denier

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Luke laments that a great composer is also a war crime denier. More »


The Best (Sexiest) The Witcher 2 On The Xbox 360

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Kirk is just as enamored by the 360 version of The Witcher 2 as he was by the original PC version. More »


The Best Game Made By A Fifth-Grader

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Jason Schreier tells us the touching story of a fifth-grader who taught himself how to make games so he could share the experience with his blind grandmother. More »


The Best Reminder That JRPGs are Awesome, Too

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Jason is tired of the naysayers. JRPGs have produces some quality experiences, and he's here to remind you of them. More »