The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Welcome everyone, to the Best of Kotaku, where I collect all of my colleagues' best work from the past week for your viewing pleasure.

Before we jump into the best content, let's take a look at the image above. Look at it. Isn't it pretty? I like to imagine that Chell decided to stay in the Aperture facilities upon [spoilers] escaping the clutches of GLaDOS and a crazed Wheatley so she can lounge in excursion funnels and get her exercise using the mobility gels. Today's best image found on the Internet comes from Reddit user aparaitre.

Moving on to our Best Of content this week, we kick things off as usual with a comment from the community.

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

This week's best comment goes to richardharo for an insightful look into the Norway mass murderer situation and how we should be dealing with him. You can find an excerpt down below, but you should read his full post here.

The only way I would ever be satisfied would be to see Breivik educated, to see him break down crying after he has regained empathy, to see him regret his murders in the name of fascism. To admit he was wrong... only then would I be satisfied.

It's so tempting to say execute him, torture him, but that's exactly what extremist right wingers approve of. They love violence. They love actions dictated by our irrational, negative instincts. It'd be giving him (again) what he wants.

The only correct response to his actions would be to demonstrate they don't work. To defeat his ideas themselves. Answer his fascism with more liberal democracy. I'd allow an increase in immigration into Norway just to throw a wrench in his plans (whereby he estimates that after a three year backlash, the government will make concessions out of fear).


The Best Max Payne Multiplayer

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Stephen Totilo is impressed with Max Payne 3's multiplayer. So much so that it might even rival its single player experience. More »


The Best (Worst) Death Threats In The Video Games Industry

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Stephen talks to Robert Bowling about receiving death threats from gamers. Really disappointing stuff. More »


The Best New Things in Crysis 3

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Douglass Perry investigates what's new in Crysis 3 in this preview. More »


The Best Convert To Multiplayer in Mass Effect 3


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Kate Cox is a big fan of Mass Effect 3, but she surprised herself in getting addicted to its multiplayer. More »


The Best Lesson in Video Game Marriages

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Kate summarizes what marriage is like in video games, including what the benefits to its respective game are. More »


The Best (Saddest) Departure At G4

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Jason Schreier breaks news of Adam Sessler leaving G4. More »


The Best Weekend Spent Playing Tera

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Mike Fahey gets a little too addicted to Tera. More »


The Best And Bloodiest Review of Prototype 2

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Owen Good has fun being a badass in the overly powerful Prototype 2. More »


The Best Close-Quarters Shooting in Battlefield 3

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Douglass Perry has fun in the claustrophobic halls of Battlefield 3's upcoming DLC. More »


The Best Things To Know About Dishonored

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Stephen visits the Victorian world of Dishonored and comes away with 18 things you should know about the game. More »


The Best Calming of the Ocean Marketing Scandal

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Jason explains how the Avenger Controller bounced back from the Ocean Marketing shenanigans (aka PR SNAFU). More »


The Best World War Waged in Hybrid

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Kirk Hamilton enters the hybrid world of Hyrbid, where world wars are waging. More »


The Best PlayStations Stars Starring In A Battle Royale

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Kotaku Australia's Mark Serrels takes PlayStation's stars into battle in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale More »


The Best Video Game Development Questions Answered

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5th Cell's creative director Jeremiah Slaczka answers Kotaku readers' questions about how working and developing in the games industry. More »


The Best (Saddest) Reason You Cry While Playing JRPGs

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SPOILER ALERT Aeris died in Final Fantasy VII, but Jason explains that her death was just the set up for the real reason you cried during that scene. More »


The Best Reasons Why The Walking Dead Game Is Better Than The Show

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Kirk likes The Walking Dead. Not the show, the game. More »


The Best First Look at a Comeback Player


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Owen Good visited EA Sports to meet the team tasked with raising NBA Live 13 from the ashes of the canceled NBA Elite 11. More »