Kotaku readers, we leave you this Friday with an open thread for your enjoyment. You're steering the ship tonight, so please make pleasant conversation and offer links of interest to your fellow Kotaku readers so that we can have a healthy, productive off-topic post.

If you're celebrating your independence this extended holiday weekend, please do so safely, preferably indoors, with a video game controller or mouse and keyboard in your hands, not some finger-obliterating firework. Maybe do it with a hot dog and a beer or two.

Have a good weekend. Please talk amongst yourselves.