Another week of Kotaku stories, another compiled list of our best ones. Welcome to Best of Kotaku.

Starting, as always, with the image above, you will see game piracy at its most violent. First found on Reddit, artist Jacques Maes' work can be found for prints, iPhone and Macbook covers, and more.


Moving on to our Best Of content this week, we kick things off as usual with a comment from the community.

If you want to see the list of nominations (and other random conversations) you can head to my most recent nomination post that goes up every Friday here.

Want to suggest an article, comment, tweet, or any other content on Kotaku to be featured for a weekly Best Of nomination? Drop me a line at with the subject line of "Best Of Nomination." Or any other subject line that will help me sort through and search for them. I'm not too picky.

The Best Comment From The Community

This week's best comment was almost a tie, but the win goes to Uncle Jesse for a Talk Amongst Yourselves comment. It's simple, it's decent, and we can all relate:

I played video games last night.

I like to play.

The Best God Of War Multiplayer

Mark Serrels checks out multiplayer in...God of War: Ascension. More »

The Best Child-Murdering Games

Kirk Hamilton looks at the games that have allowed child-murder. More »

The Best Second Korean War Game

Michael Peck analyzes what a Second Korean War looks like through the virtual eyes of a video game. More »

The Best Dumb Games

Taylor Clark gets deeper into the article he wrote about games being dumb. More »

The Best Lessons Learned About Games From Paris

Stephen Totilo went to Paris and came back with knowledge of game (and toilet) culture as told by the European country. More »

The Best Black Ops II Reveals

Stephen rounds up Kirk Hamilton's coverage of the newly revealed Black Ops II. More »

The Best Call of Duty Portrayal of Anonymous

Brian Ashcraft looks into the Guy Fawkes mask that keeps appearing in Black Ops II. More »

The Best (Worst) Mario and Sonic Team-Up

Stephen disapproves of the lackluster Mario and Sonic olympic games that fail to hit on quintessential nostalgia. More »

The Best Review of a Disappointing Fable Title

Evan Narcisse does not suggest you play Fable Heroes. More »

The Best Living World of Guild Wars 2

Kate Cox breathes in the gorgeous world of Guild Wars 2. More »

The Best Sexy Comedy, Now With A New Asian Girl

Stephen talks to Al Lowe about the return of Leisure Suit Larry and dirty jokes. More »

The Best, Really Hard To Find Chinese Home Console

Eric Jou tracks down China's first home console, Eedoo CT510, and compares it to the Xbox's Kinect. More »

The Best Women in Call of Duty

Kirk Hamilton tells us of the women that will be in the next Call of Duty game. More »

The Best Call of Duty Impression

Stephen previews Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and comes away feeling like he's played Call of Duty. More »

The Best MMO Features We Want In The Elder Scrolls Online

Mike Fahey wants to see some specific features in the upcoming MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online. More »

The Best New Bad Guys in Call of Duty

Kirk details what we know of potential Chinese enemies in Black Ops II. More »

The Best Houser Brother Interview About Max Payne Comics

Evan interviews the Houser brothers to ask about the new Max Payne comics. More »

The Best MLB 12 The Show Umpire

Owen Good profiles umpire Wally Hughes from MLB 12 The Show. More »

The Best Recap of Aliens Lore

Stephen talked to Randy Pitchford about the Aliens lore. More »

The Best Love for JRPG Characters

Jason Schreier explains why we love the characters of JRPGs. More »

The Best Way to Cheat in MLB 2K12

Owen Good uncovers a costly loophole in the rules, and evidence one finalist may have used it, in MLB 2K12's Million Dollar Challenge More »