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.
Stephen Totilo follows up the unfortunate Nintendo Wii U gamer's story with a happier one. More »
Stephen and Luke Plunkett reveal a ton of new information about the next Xbox, codenamed Durango. More »
Holden Miller is optimistic about Fuse. More »
Jason Schreier tells us about the depth of the 3DS. More »
Kirk Hamilton tells us everything he learned about Remember Me after going hands-on. More »
John Reinhardt compares the actual job of urban planning with that found in the Super Nintendo version of SimCity. More »
Nat Brown, a founder of the original Xbox, tells us how disappointing the machine's current status is. More »
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?
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 »
Patricia Hernandez tells us about soldiers who cope with war thanks to video games. More »
Cliff Bleszinski is happy with the direction the Dead Space franchise has taken. More »
András Neltz takes us back in time to what people said about the original Xbox. More »
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 »
Zac Gorman draws up a comic to explain what Proteus needs to officially be called a game. More »
Jason would like to see retro games improved by these two features. More »
GB Burford tells us how to build an inexpensive, yet powerful PC gaming machine. More »
Patricia reviews the painful experience that is this Aliens game. More »
Luke ranks his favorite and least favorite Nintendo controllers. More »
Kirk really digs the music in Fire Emblem: Awakening. More »
Kirk is still in love with Dead Space's stomping move. More »
Brian Ashcraft shares some weird stories from people who have worked at game stores. More »
Jason has suggestions for ten very different JRPGs for you to play. More »