The Best Of Kotaku, This Week

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

Look, you guys have known me long enough now. It's been a year since I've been at Kotaku. You know if there's a cat and there's a video game, Tina is going to post it. So here's the latest, of which you can buy, thanks to Insanely Gaming's find.

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


Nintendo Fan Is Happy With Nintendo's $620 Answer to His $570 Wii U Problem

The Best Of Kotaku, This Week

Stephen Totilo follows up the unfortunate Nintendo Wii U gamer's story with a happier one. More »


We Know All About The Next Xbox, From Someone Who Says They've Got One

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Stephen and Luke Plunkett reveal a ton of new information about the next Xbox, codenamed Durango. More »


I Played 30 Minutes Of Insomniac's Fuse. It's Pretty Good.

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Holden Miller is optimistic about Fuse. More »


Don't Look Now, But The 3DS Has Become The Best Gaming Machine Out There

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Jason Schreier tells us about the depth of the 3DS. More »


Five Things You Should Know About Remember Me

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Kirk Hamilton tells us everything he learned about Remember Me after going hands-on. More »


An Actual Urban Planner Takes On The Original SimCity

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John Reinhardt compares the actual job of urban planning with that found in the Super Nintendo version of SimCity. More »


I Helped Create The Xbox, But Now It's Painful To Watch

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Nat Brown, a founder of the original Xbox, tells us how disappointing the machine's current status is. More »


How Aliens: Colonial Marines Fell Apart

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Jason tells us about the rocky development back and forth that was Aliens: Colonial Marines. More »


BioShock Infinite's Lead Creator on History, Video Game Violence and... What Happens to the Sewage in a Floating City?

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Stephen asks Ken Levine about BioShock Infinite as a piece of history, social commentary, a shooter, and even a head scratcher for city sewage systems. More »


Soldiers Used Games To Escape From The Hell That Was Afghanistan

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Patricia Hernandez tells us about soldiers who cope with war thanks to video games. More »


Dead Space Started Off As Horror, But Now It's So Much More

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Cliff Bleszinski is happy with the direction the Dead Space franchise has taken. More »


What People Used To Say About The First Xbox

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András Neltz takes us back in time to what people said about the original Xbox. More »


The Joker is Broken. Young Avengers Aren't. Let Panel Discussion Tell You Why.

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Evan Narcisse chats with pop culture critics Douglas Wolk, and Graeme McMillan about Death of the Family, the latest Batman crossover event which ends in tomorrow's Batman #17 and the state of the Avengers suite of books. More »


The Secret Ingredient Needed to Make Anything a ‘Real Game'

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Zac Gorman draws up a comic to explain what Proteus needs to officially be called a game. More »


Two Major Features Every Retro Game Service Needs

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Jason would like to see retro games improved by these two features. More »


How To Build A Great Gaming PC For Under $700

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GB Burford tells us how to build an inexpensive, yet powerful PC gaming machine. More »


Aliens: Colonial Marines: The Kotaku Review

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Patricia reviews the painful experience that is this Aliens game. More »


Let's Rank Nintendo's Controllers, Best To Worst

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Luke ranks his favorite and least favorite Nintendo controllers. More »


Fire Emblem: Awakening's Amazing Musical Milieu

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Kirk really digs the music in Fire Emblem: Awakening. More »


One Thing Dead Space 3 Gets So, So Right

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Kirk is still in love with Dead Space's stomping move. More »


Nude Photos, Drugs, and Cockroaches: Wild Stories from Game Shops

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Brian Ashcraft shares some weird stories from people who have worked at game stores. More »


Ten Modern JRPGs Worth Playing

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Jason has suggestions for ten very different JRPGs for you to play. More »