Welcome to the weekend, Kotaku Off Topic followers. It's Friday night, Kotaku time, and having just got paid—let's just assume—we're sure you're just ready to cut loose with some on or off topic talk.

Since the Twitter tradition is to suggest people of interest to follow their every move, and since I spent plenty of time on Twitter today, what about doing some "follow Friday" on this edition of Kotaku Off Topic. We've heard recent calls for a fresh Ban Monday (it's coming!) but if there's something out there warranting a click of the heart or a shiny gold star, let your fellow Off Topic commenters know.

In the meantime, tell us about your weekend plans, whether they're gaming related or not. And enjoy some of the following, at your leisure.