The Best of Kotaku, This Week

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.

Unfortunately the print is no longer available on the Etsy store where it was being sold. Thanks to Sucker Punch for the find. Be sure to click here to get the full effect.

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 our very own Paradox me for a funny prediction for the future:

*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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One Shot, One Kill, No Skill: Why a Regular Gamer Started Paying to Cheat at Video Games


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Stephen Totilo investigates the tale of one cheater. More »


8 More Things Worth Knowing About Assassin's Creed III


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Stephen shares more details on Assassin's Creed III. More »


How 22 Cans, and Other Experiments, Really Can Change Gaming Forever


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Kate Cox considers how games are changing in light of experiments like 22 Cans. More »


So What If I'm A Woman? Let Me Play The Damn Game.


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Guest writer Katie Williams shares an unnerving first E3 experience. More »


Six Tips To Improve Your StarCraft II Skills, From The Designer Of StarCraft II


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Jason asks StarCraft II's lead designer on how to be a better SCII gamer. More »


I Hope Video Gaming's Apocalypse Now Fixation Isn't Just An Excuse for Artsy Violence

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Kirk Hamilton ponders games like Far Cry 3 and their intentions with artsy violence. More »


Gods & Kings 'Fixes' Civilization V (If You Think it Needed Fixing)

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Luke Plunkett shares impressions on the first Civilization V expansion. More »


Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor: The Kotaku Review


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Evan Narcisse has a rough time with Steel Battalion. More »


How a 375-Pound Lazy Gamer Lost 80 Pounds in Six Months


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Mike Fahey shares tips on how he lost weight and got healthy. More »


Final Fantasy X Gave Me Control, After Spinal Surgery Took It Away


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I share a personal story of recovery, and how Final Fantasy X helped me through it. More »


One New Jersey Mob Boss' Insanely Ambitious Plan to Kill Max Payne

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Kirk shares a chapter of his awesome new Max Payne novel. He's the best writer ever. More »


The Strange, Scary, Fascinating, Exciting Future of Video Games, According to A Giant


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Stephen lets us in on what about video games and its industry is important to the COO of EA. More »


Quantum Conundrum: The Kotaku Review


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Jason has fun with puzzles and physics in Quantum Conundrum. More »


What Are The Best Innovations In Gaming? The Ones That Let Me Walk Away From the Game.


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Kate relishes the concept of pausing and saving games. More »


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When Grand Theft Auto Let Iranian Teenagers Do Things They Could Only Dream Of

Evan shares an ex-Rocktar dev's tale of how GTA impacted Iranian teenagers in ways he never would have guessed. More »


Nintendo Has Unveiled a New Model of the 3DS. Here's Everything You Need to Know.


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Luke rounds up our news from Nintendo's unveiling of the new 3DS. More »


Let's See How Nintendo's New 3DS XL Sizes Up to the Competition


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Fahey puts an image together to size up the new 3DS against other handheld devices. More »


Our Never-Ending Battle Against Cheaters


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Super Monday Night Combat creator responds to Stephen's article on cheaters in multiplayer games. More »


The Trouble With the Never-Satisfied Gamer


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Stephen interviews Reggie Fils-Aime where the Nintendo of America president comments on gamers' insatiable needs. More »


An Open Letter To The Creators Of Final Fantasy


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Jason has a lot of thoughts for the people at Square Enix. More »