Itā€™s Labor Day in the U.S., and I shouldnā€™t be working. But itā€™s also Monday, and Monday is when I highlight my favorite Kotaku posts from the previous week. In brief:

Best headline of the week: Nope.

Best cosplay: Zero Suit Samus.

Best number: 560,439.

Best GIF, via Highlight Reel:


Best thank you:


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Top image from Tinaā€™s terrific collection of readersā€™ retail horror stories, art by Tara Jacoby.