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If I find anything Adventure Time related, you can rest assured that I will post it. Or buy it. Or at the very least light up in response to seeing it. I even have Adventure Time earrings. One is Jake and one is Finn.

So this week's best image is an ode to The Avengers, in the style of Adventure Time. And it is delightful. And it's even a t-shirt. Thanks to InsanelyGaming for the great find.

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.


The Best Comment From The Community

This week's best comment comes to you from TRT-X for this hilarious comment:

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Okay, they're... they're showing Halo 4. The demos keep showing sequels...Uh, I think they're...they're talking about a browser or something. I-I don't know, I wasn't listening... Nothing's happening. Nothing's happening. Usher's dancing. Nothing's happening. It's over. A lot of people in the audience look pissed.

amazingmao also wins for making somewhat of an unfair comparison. Snooki?! Come on.

Just imagine your favourate thing, essentially destroyed, nullified, without the possibility of continuation, replaced with something new that you absolutely can't stand.

Imagine the American Flag design, replaced by a picture of Snooki, forever.


How Unreal Engine 4 Will Change The Next Games You Play

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Meet the Next Generation of Graphics: Unreal Engine 4

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Luke Plunkett investigates what Unreal Engine 4 has in store, as seen on Spike TV. More »


E3 Makes Me Really Appreciate the PAX Ban on Booth Babes

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Kate experiences E3 booth babes. More »


And Now a Guest Post from Gearbox Boss Randy Pitchford ...


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Randy Pitchford chats about E3. More »


THQ Chooses Today of All Days to Fire Employees, Close Studio


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Luke reports on an unfortunate closure at THQ. More »


Everything You Should Know About The Vulgar, Wonderful South Park RPG

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Jason tells us what we know about South Park RPG. More »


Either Fix E3, or Kill E3

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Luke makes a call for a better E3. More »


Survive The Last of Us By Smashing People's Faces In With Bricks

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Tina Amini checks out The Last of Us at E3. More »


Nintendo Shows Off Wii U Online Community, New Control Pads

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Luke shares Nintendo's plan for a Wii U online community. More »


The Wii U GamePad Is Different. Here's How.

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Ash shows us how the Wii U controller is different. More »


Nintendo's Most Important Game of 2012

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Stephen explains Nintendo Land. More »


How the Wii U and Pokémon Could Destroy Wallets Worldwide

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Ash tells us about a killer app on Nintendo's Wii U. More »


Hands-On With The Wii U, Nintendo's Risky New Revolution

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Stephen goes hands on with the Wii U. More »


Skyrim's Massive Dawnguard Sounds Like a Proper Old-School RPG Expansion

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Kirk Hamilton checks out Skyrim's expansion at E3. More »


You Can Turn Into a Cloud of Bats in Skyrim's Dawnguard Expansion. Bats.

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Kirk plays with bats in Skyrim's upcoming expansion. More »


Why Star Wars 1313 Doesn't Let You Be a Jedi

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Evan Narcisse tells us about Star Wars 1313. More »


Star Wars 1313 Looks Absolutely Amazing

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Luke is excited about Star Wars 1313. More »


Assassin's Creed III Brings a Crafty, Fresh Take on King-Of-The-Hill

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Kirk checks out Assassin's Creed III at E3. More »


Next-Gen Engine Shows What Future Final Fantasy Games Could Look Like

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Luke shows us Square's new Luminous Engine. More »


Square Enix Is Releasing A Brand New, Original, Old-School Final Fantasy Game

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Jason Schreier tells us about Final Fantasy Dimensions for iOS and Android. More »


Here's How I Told Square Enix To Fix Final Fantasy

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Brian Ashcraft takes a survey to give Square a few pointers. More »


Imagining Sony's Next Home Console: The Octave

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Luke shows what Sony's next console could look like. More »


Fire Emblem: Awakening Will be Coming to American 3DS Systems

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Luke reports on Fire Emblem: Awakening for the 3DS getting a US release. More »


Halo 4 Creators are Prepping for a Halo Comeback

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Stephen talks about the next Halo. More »


Slayer Multiplayer in Halo 4 Feels Familiar, With Better-Sounding Pew Pews


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Tina played Slayer mode in Halo 4. More »


I'm Knee-Deep In Synthetic Bad Guys in Halo 4's Bold new Multiplayer

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Tina checks out Halo 4's episodic multiplayer mode. More »


Hawken is Everything I Ever Wanted in a Mech Shooter

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Mike Fahey gets excited about Hawken. More »


Carmack Being Carmack: A Dozen Minutes With One of Video Game's Smartest People

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Stephen talks to John Carmack about his latest endeavor with Doom. More »


Kotaku's Winners & Losers of E3 2012, Day One

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Luke rounds up the winners and losers of E3's first day. More »


Kotaku's Winners & Losers of E3 2012, Day Two

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Luke rounds up Kotaku's winners and losers. More »


E3 Kicks Off in Style With These Beautiful Images

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Luke shares images from E3. More »


SimCity Is Online Only, But It Promises Not To Repeat Diablo III's Mistakes

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Stephen tells us how SimCity's always-online requirement is different from Diablo's. More »


How E3's Best Looking Game (So Far!) Rewrote History

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Ash tells us of the discrepancies in Watch Dog's history. More »


E3's Unsolved Mystery: Are Watch Dogs and Star Wars: 1313 Really Next-Gen Games?

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Stephen wonders about the existence next-generation consoles and games. More »


Watch Dogs is Probably the Best Game We'll See This E3

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Luke guesses that Ubisoft's brand new IP is the best thing at E3. More »


Black Ops 2 Blows Up E3 and Los Angeles in New Gameplay Footage

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Evan shares new footage from Black Ops II. More »


Microsoft Wants to Stream Console Games to Phones, Turning Handhelds Into "Xbox Live Companions"

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Luke reports on a now-proven rumor of Xbox Live Companions. More »


ZombiU Sprinkles Dead Island With A Liberal Dose of Dark Souls. In Other Words, It's Rad

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Kirk really likes ZombiU. More »