The Best Of Kotaku, This Week

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

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Now let's move on to reading this week's best content, courtesy of us.


DmC: The Kotaku Review

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Evan Narcisse enjoys Dante's new feel. More »


The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3's Source Code

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Shawn McGrath, the creator of Dyad, writes an ode to the beautiful source code in Doom 3 (Bonus, John Carmack himself responds to the article). More »


Dead Island Shouldn't Be The Only Game That Comes With A Severed Torso Statue

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Jason Schreier shows off a bunch of our little shop of photoshop horrors. More »


Massive Layoffs Crush Gas Powered Games Just Days After Launch Of $1.1 Million Kickstarter

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The maker of Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander is forced to lay off about 40 employees and answer to backers wondering if its million-dollar Kickstarter campaign is worth supporting. More »


Five Things Online Shooters Should Do Less

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Patricia Hernandez offers five things she wants to see less of in online shooters. More »


6 GIFS of Raiden Looking Cool in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Gergő Vas made a bunch of crazy Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gifs from a new trailer. More »


The Video Games That Showed Up When I Least Expected Them

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Evan has a nightmare about Alan Wake. (Can you blame him?) More »


Clearly, The Time Is Right For A Great Jurassic Park Game

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Kirk Hamilton needs some dinosaurs and he needs them now. More »


The NRA's New Shooting Game Is For Ages Four And Up

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Jason tells us about the NRA's new video game, that released on the anniversary of Sandy Hook. More »


I'm Mentally Ill, I Love Violent Video Games, And They've Never Made Me Feel Like Killing Anyone

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Dennis Scimeca confesses a very personal, sometimes dark story about his troubles with bipolar disorder. More »


I Left My Only Gaming Clan Over A Decade Ago, But Their Website Remains

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Luke Plunkett gets nostalgic over his old Star Wars clan. More »


The Weirdest-Looking Video Game Bosses Of All Time

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Gergő Vas collects a bunch of weird video game bosses. More »


Do Video Games Make You Violent? An In-Depth Look At Everything We Know Today

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Jason reports on all the research we know of—from 1984 to today—that looks at the connection between violence and video games. More »


Why PC Gaming Is Still Niche in Japan

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Brian Ashcraft explains why PC gaming is not as big over in Japan. More »


Wild Conspiracy Theories Abound In Death Of FPS Russia Producer

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Luke takes a look at the mysteries behind the death of the producer on the YouTube series FPS Russia. More »


DmC's Killer PC Version Will Be Worth The Wait

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Kirk thinks you should wait for the PC version before you get to hacking and slashing. More »


I Can't Blame Anyone For Playing To Win—Even When It Comes To Campers.

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Patricia cuts campers some slack. She clearly has too much empathy. More »


You Get To Ask The People Making Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Two Questions, They Said. Good Luck.

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Kirk deals with an... interesting(?) interview. More »


The 5 (Or So) Board Games To Get Excited About In 2013

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Quintin Smith tells us about the board games he's excited about this year. More »


The Slow, Excruciating Death Of Final Fantasy

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Jason tells us how Final Fantasy just isn't the same anymore. More »