Welcome to the Best of Kotaku, where I round up all of this week's best content.
Now let's move on to reading this week's best content, slice of pizza in hand.
Ben Cousins explains how home consoles are on their way out, and how dedicated gamers can expect to cope with that future. More »
Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo announces our Game of the Year. More »
Mike Fahey takes everything we know about Nvidia's newly revealed handheld console and explains what that means for us as gamers, and what the pros and cons of the device (as are currently known) are. More »
Michael Peck tells us what he wants to see in wargames in 2013. More »
Jason Schreier finds out that Nintendo plans to bring the Virtual Console to the Wii U eventually, but how long do we have to wait for the eShop to fill up? More »
Brian Ashcraft shows us the new Pokémon. More »
Patricia Hernandez tells us about two game developers who are making games with diverse protagonists. More »
Fahey tells us all about Razer's PC gaming tablet. More »
Jason tells us about two Xbox support staff who got fired for posting certain comments right here on Kotaku. More »
Luke Plunkett explains what news of an official Steam PC could mean for home consoles. More »
The Fate of the Breakaway Metroid Prime Studio, A Mysterious Square-Enix Adventure and More Gaming Secrets.
Superannuation uncovers more insider secrets, including potential projects and what game companies might be up to. More »
Leigh Alexander jokes about the path of a games developer in 2013. More »
Tim Rogers reminisces about his favorite PlayStation 2 games. More »
Kirk Hamilton gets some advice on tackling FFT. More »
Patricia has some suggestions for online shooters. Like hats. And more hats. And, ok, some other things, too. More »
Patricia marvels at all the ways you can move around in video games. More »
Patricia talks to two cosplayers about what it's like to create their costumes and be a part of the community. More »
Jason looks at several styles of combat through the lens of a few games, and explains their respective strengths and weaknesses. More »