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

First up is the image above. The recent Team Fortress 2 excitement following the release of Valve's Filmmaker and the introduction to the Pyro class still hasn't died down, as evidenced by Donc-Désolé's creation you see above.

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 over to the official forum here.

The Best Comment From The Community

This week's best comment is a special one. It's not even from this week! And it's not the best, but it's by popular demand. The new Kinja discussion system is continuing to evolve, but as you all know, we won't be reverting back to the old system.

How about revert back to the old comment system!

In Tomb Raider, Hell Is Always Other People

Evan Narcisse enjoys being alone in Tomb Raider. More »

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure: The Kotaku Review

Kirk Hamilton enjoys the rhythm and music of Rhythm Thief. More »

I Was Looking For a Game That Starred Empathy. I Found it Behind All the Zombies.

Kate is pleasantly surprised by the compassion shown in The Walking Dead. More »

Here's How The Creator Of Gears of War Would Make A Firefly Video Game

Jason Schreier asks Cliff Bleszinski how he'd make a Firefly game. More »

I'm Finally Going to Play Mass Effect 3's New Multiplayer. Because I Want to Be a Space Ninja.

Evan is finally enticed to play Mass Effect 3's multiplayer. More »

Why Stressed-Out Final Fantasy Characters Probably Love Theatrhythm

Zac Gorman designs yet another awesome and hilarious motion comic for us. More »

Dyad: The Kotaku Review

Chris person trips out over Dyad in this video review. More »

Bad Romance: The Terrible World of Video Game Dating Sites

Stephen Totilo signed up for a bunch of dating websites for gamers to see if any were worthwhile. More »

Why We Should All Care Less

Mark Serrels thinks we should all care a little less about the media we love. More »

Criticism Does Not Actually Stifle Creativity

Kate defends the notion of criticism, explaining that it's essential to cultural change and discussion. More »

Google's Nexus 7 Tablet is the Best Way to Play Android Games

Mike Fahey has a good time gaming on Google's Nexus 7 tablet. More »

The Bad Guys Are Making Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. I'm Suddenly Much More Interested.

Stephen finds out Abstergo Industries has a big hand in Liberation. More »

The Secret World, Log Three: The Good, The Bad, and the Buggy

Kate fights through bugs and yet still enjoys The Secret World. More »

Geek Rap Star Kicks Fan Out Of Concert Over Tweet

Kirk Hamilton relays the tale of a concert goer who got kicked out by the artist he came to see over a sarcastic tweet. More »

The Joy Of Playing Video Games Without Actually Playing Them

Jason explains the benefits of watching someone else play a game that you don't have time to get around to. More »

Tony Hawk HD: The Kotaku Review

Evan enjoys the Frankenstein that is Tony Hawk HD, even its buggy flaws considered. More »

God of War: Ascension Is Different Than the Other God of Wars, In Subtle Ways

Stephen gives a screenshot play-by-play of what's new with Kratos. More »

The Dark Knight Rises: The Kotaku Review

Evan gives us a very spoiler-free review of The Dark Knight Rises. More »

Forget Mystic Quest. This Is The Worst Final Fantasy Game.

Jason explains the hazards of rehashing. More »