Our 25 Most Popular Stories of the Year, According to You

Bit of a busy year for Kotaku. The next generation arrived! There are new games! New studios! And the community didn't sit by idly, either, producing many examples of amazing fanart, fascinating articles, and more than enough silly videos. Picking favorites is nigh-impossible—luckily, I have numbers.

What follows are, in descending order, the twenty-five articles which drew in the most readers this year, according to our official numbers. Are you ready for a trip down memory lane?


Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels Star Wars 1313 And Star Wars: First Assault

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The end of a legendary game studio. Man, 1313 would have been amazing.

The 12 Best Games for the iPad

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We share our favorite games on the iPad.

The 12 Best Games for the iPhone

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We do the same for the iPhone.

Microsoft Is Removing Xbox One DRM

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The 24-hour check-in system proposed for the Xbox One, along with Microsoft's restrictive used games policy, elicited massive community backlash—no, really, it was huge—actually causing Microsoft to pull a 180.

Infinite Lives in Candy Crush Saga Isn't Cheating, It's Time Travel

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Yes, time travel. Phone-based time travel. The best kind of time travel, outside setting your PC's date to December to access Tyrian's Christmas mode.

Cafe Girl With Fake Superpowers Freaks New Yorkers Out

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To be fair, the guy could've been a lot nicer. So I guess they're even? Sort of? She didn't end up killing him, did she?

Forget The iPhone, Let's Support This Thing

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Modular phones are the future, at least according to this guy.

This Amazing First-Person Short Film Is Like Mirror's Edge Meets Reservoir Dogs

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Significantly less white than Mirror's Edge, though.

The 12 Best Games on the 3DS

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Our top picks for the Nintendo 3DS....

The 12 Best Games For the PlayStation 3

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...and our top picks for the PS3.

Korea's Photoshop Trolls Make the Internet a Better Place

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A better place for us, that is. Not the ones they're trolling.

The PlayStation 4 Has A New Controller, Fancy User Accounts And Impressive Specs (So Far)

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Lots of early-year info about Sony's all-new PS4.

The Classic PC Games You Must Play

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Since the PC is unaffected by the passing of the console generations, as a single platform, it amassed quite the collection of classic games. Here, we tried to collect the must-play ones. It was no small task—luckily, we had you guys to help us out!

The 12 Best Games on Xbox 360

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Our favorite picks for the 360.

The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3's Source Code

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In which a game developer talks about... well, code. I'll level with you, I understood very little of this article. But I sure felt smart reading it!

NSFW: Players Uncover A Naked Ellen Page In Her New Video Game

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You'd think this wouldn't do as well with the internet already filled to the brim with porn. Guess people really like Ellen Page.

The 12 Best Games on PC

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Spoilers: Minecraft is on this list. Who would've guessed!

What Skyrim Looks Like When You're Running 100 Mods At Once

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It looks really pretty, at least with the right mods. This post is actually from last year, which just shows how timeless Skyrim's beauty is. At least when it's amped up with mods.

Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever, In One Mindblowing Comparison Chart

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Followed, hilariously, by hundreds of comments pointing out which ships are missing from the chart. Never change, Kotaku.

Tips for Playing GTA V

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It's the fifth GTA. Honestly, I'm surprised this isn't higher on the list.

Leaked Documents Reveal That Fallout 4 Is Real, Set In Boston

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No, this isn't about the TheSurvivor2299 hoax. It's something better. Something real.

Xbox One: Everything We Know

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A treasure trove of information about Microsoft's youngest.

The Xbox One Just Had A Very Bad Day

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This is where the whole used games thing and 24-hour check-in thing got out of the bag. Lots of worried people in the comments.

Watch This Guy Make the Cleanest Getaway Ever in Grand Theft Auto

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Amazingly lucky that the physics didn't freak out.

Latest Japanese Schoolgirl Trend: Fake Dragon Ball Attacks

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It's amazing how much creativity boredom can inspire.


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