Welcome to the Best of Kotaku, where I round up all of this week's best content.
First up is the image above, a mesh of Portal's Chell and Norman Rockwell's depiction of Rosie the Riveter, an icon of the female factory workers that rose from the absence of their husbands in World War II. An interesting perspective, brought to you by Jesse Rubenfeld.
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.
*10 years later*
-Real fans only want a Party Wave VII remake. If Mistwalker isn't gonna do that they might as well not even exist!
-Party Wave XIII killed the series!
-No, Party Wave died when they made it into some crap MMO.
-Party Wave hasn't been good since VI. You kiddies today just don't understand.
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Kate Cox considers how games are changing in light of experiments like 22 Cans. More »
Guest writer Katie Williams shares an unnerving first E3 experience. More »
Jason asks StarCraft II's lead designer on how to be a better SCII gamer. More »
Kirk Hamilton ponders games like Far Cry 3 and their intentions with artsy violence. More »
Luke Plunkett shares impressions on the first Civilization V expansion. More »
Evan Narcisse has a rough time with Steel Battalion. More »
Mike Fahey shares tips on how he lost weight and got healthy. More »
I share a personal story of recovery, and how Final Fantasy X helped me through it. More »
Kirk shares a chapter of his awesome new Max Payne novel. He's the best writer ever. More »
Stephen lets us in on what about video games and its industry is important to the COO of EA. More »
Jason has fun with puzzles and physics in Quantum Conundrum. More »
Kate relishes the concept of pausing and saving games. More »
Evan shares an ex-Rocktar dev's tale of how GTA impacted Iranian teenagers in ways he never would have guessed. More »
Luke rounds up our news from Nintendo's unveiling of the new 3DS. More »
Fahey puts an image together to size up the new 3DS against other handheld devices. More »
Super Monday Night Combat creator responds to Stephen's article on cheaters in multiplayer games. More »
Stephen interviews Reggie Fils-Aime where the Nintendo of America president comments on gamers' insatiable needs. More »
Jason has a lot of thoughts for the people at Square Enix. More »