Welcome to the Best of Kotaku, where I round up all of this week's best content.

First up is the image above, which was drawn just a few hours after the Pyro trailer was released. You can find more of Kovah's work over on the dedicated deviantART page.

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.

The Best Comment From The Community

This week's best comment comes to you from Beastard:

The Sora.....the Sora.

The Wii U's Power Problem

Stephen Totilo reveals a potential problem in the Wii U's future. More »

This Man's Making a Game About His Native Iran. So, Of Course, They Branded Him a Spy.

Evan Narcisse explains the social/political struggles of Iranian developer's upcoming 1979 game. More »

I Found Mass Effect 3's Best Ending

Patricia Hernandez doesn't want Mass Effect 3 to end. More »

Why Video Game Characters Say Such Ridiculous Things

Kirk Hamilton takes an in-depth look at the uniquely challenging process of writing video game dialogue, and the many humorous ways it can go wrong.

Lego: Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: The Kotaku Review

Stephen is let down by an exciting feature in his review of Lego: Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. More »

Yeah, It's Probably Time to Put the Resistance Series to Bed

Luke Plunkett says it's time to let go of the Resistance series. More »

Playing A Vampire In Skyrim: Dawnguard

Jason Schreier gives us his impressions on Skyrim's first expansion. More »

Spec Ops: The Line: The Kotaku Review

Kirk finds Spec Ops: The Line simultaneously interesting, yet flawed. More »

Side-By-Side Comparison of an Old Mass Effect 3 Ending and a New One

Chris Person compares the old and new Mass Effect 3 endings in a side-by-side video. More »

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 3: The Kotaku Review

Kate Cox enjoys the sometimes-niche RPG qualities of Penny Arcade's latest game. More »

I Really Didn't Need Those New Mass Effect 3 Endings

Evan wished BioWare left the Mass Effect 3 ending alone. More »

Signs of a PlayStation 4 Shooter We May Never Play and a Vita One Made Too Quickly

Superannuation digs up information online to reveal some new secrets. More »

Why Don't Video Game Characters Get More Excited About The Amazing Stuff They Do?

Kirk wonders why video game characters aren't a bit more enthusiastic about the mind-blowing stunts they pull off every day.

Wonder What Your First Wii U Experience Might Be Like? This Was Mine.

I tell you about what my first Wii U experience was like. More »

The Video Game Roger Ebert Loved

Chris tells you about the video game Roger Ebert loved. More »

Nintendo Seems Ready To Give Up On 3D. And That's A Good Thing.

Jason notices that Nintendo isn't emphasizing 3D anymore. And he's happy about that. More »

The Most Important Character in Mass Effect 3 Never Even Showed Up Until After the Credits

Kate reminisces about a character in Mass Effect 3 that's not quite in the spotlight. More »

I like the Wii U. I like it a lot.

Stephen has high hopes for the Wii U. More »

The Family That Built A Video Game Together

Mark Serrels tells the story of a family who changed their lives to make a video game. More »

Skyrim: Dawnguard: The Kotaku Review

Jason is let down by Skyrim's Dawnguard. More »

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Kotaku Review

Evan doesn't find much merit in this latest Spider-Man game. More »

The Best Dad We Can Hope To Have

Patricia Hernandez talks to the president of the team behind OctoDad to learn about father figures. More »

Why Do People Care About JRPGs?

Jason explains what the hell JRPGs are and why they're so appealing. More »