The Best of Kotaku, This WeekS

Welcome to the Best of Kotaku, where I round up all of this week's best content.

This week's best image is the work of 25th Pixel, found by Corey.

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


The Best Comment From The Community

Our favorite comment of this week comes to you from Outrider:

Look, I think it's neat that this will allow me to better play a lot of games available on Android, but that is not what I want out of tablet gaming.

What I want are games based around the control methods provided by the device. I do not want games that show me gameplay similar to what I can already play on a console and PC.

The most frustrating thing about tablet gaming is that developers seem eager to make either casual touch-based games that aren't targeted to enthusiast gamers OR they try to mimic the gameplay already available on the Xbox/PS3/PC but with awful virtual gamepads. The list of actual games that try to create 'hardcore' tablet-specific experiences (or tablet-optimized experiences, even) instead of trying to emulate console/pc games is incredibly short.

This doesn't seem like an unreasonable request, but sometimes I feel crazy that hardly anybody is offering titles in which the gameplay is actually developed with the platform in mind. (Instead, developers only seem interested in developing games with experimental business models. Good for them, but I couldn't care less.)


Borderlands 2 Has A Ridiculous Number Of Hidden Secrets. Here Are All The Ones We Know About.

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Tina Amini rounds up all the easter eggs we could find in Borderlands 2. More »


The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Yes. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Is Really Good.

Kirk Hamilton reminisces about old school XCOM with Enemy Unknown. More »


Dead or Alive 5: The Kotaku Review

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Mike Fahey is pleased that Dead or Alive finally feels different again. More »


With Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's Age Is Starting To Show

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Kate Cox finds just how archaic World of Warcraft has gotten in the latest expansion. More »


The Fall 2012 Games We're Most Excited About

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

We tell you about the games we're most excited for in the Fall. More »


Looper Might Be the Best Time Travel Movie Ever

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Evan Narcisse enjoys Looper for putting the concept of time into perspective. More »


The Fall 2012 Games We're Most Worried About

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

We tell you what games we're nervous about that are coming out in the Fall season. More »


Guild Wars 2: The Kotaku Review

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Kate enjoys collaborating with other players in Guild Wars 2. More »


Here's the Wii U's Official Lineup for Launch Day and Beyond

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Fahey tells us about all of the Wii U's launch day games and more. More »


LittleBigPlanet Vita: The Kotaku Review

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Kirk finds LittleBigPlanet perfect for the Vita. More »


The New Super-Slim PS3 Looks Great Compared To All Our Other Modern Consoles

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Stephen Totilo compares the new PS3 to all the other home consoles. More »


The Wonderful Surprise Hiding in the Wii U Launch Line-Up

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Stephen notices an interesting trend towards indie games in the Wii U launch line-up.More »


The Wikipad's Controller Will Change Your Mind About Tablet Gaming

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Evan enjoys playing games on the Wikipad. More »


Man Loses Xbox Account To Thief, Gives Thief Virtual Smackdown

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Jason tells us about how one person retaliated against getting his account hacked. More »


College Gaming 101: How I Kept Gaming While Getting A Degree

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Patricia Hernandez gives us a rundown of gaming in college. More »


Sword Art Online Is the Smartest Anime I've Seen in Years (And It's Only Half-Done)

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Richard Eisenbeis reviews the anime Sword Art Online. More »


FIFA 13 vs Pro Evo 2013: Which Football Game Should You Get?

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Luke Plunkett compares FIFA and Pro Evo. More »


The Most Badass Weapons in Borderlands 2

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Together we collected some of the best weapons in Borderlands 2. More »


The Small Things in RPGs That Matter A Lot

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Jason reminisces about the text font in certain JRPGs. More »


Escapism Squared: High Times With a Video Game

The Best of Kotaku, This Week

Patricia tells us an intense story about drugs and gaming. More »