It's always a pleasure to look back at a week's worth of Kotaku stories. You get your news, some reviews, some pointed, not-for-kids commentary about Pikachu. All that good stuff. Best five stories? Maybe these...

As I did last week, if I can highlight one of my own pieces, I was pretty pleased with my lengthy report about a talk that feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian delivered at NYU. In the talk, she outlined eight things she thought game developers should change in order to make games better for women. Writing about women and video games, let alone about Sarkeesian, tends to provoke strong reaction and plenty of heated comments. I tried to include just enough of my own perspective on what she was saying, pro and con, to encourage discussion that was more about her ideas than, as is so often the case, about her. It seemed to helpā€”as did just listing the Eight Things in a comment below the story for people who were too busy or impatient to read the full report.

There was plenty of other stuff I liked from the past weekā€”including this superb episode of Highlight Reelā€”but I've cheated enough in getting around my supposed five-story limit here. And now I've got to go catch a flight!


Got thoughts about what we published last week or about stories you'd like to see on the site? Let me know.

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