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The Ten Biggest Kotaku Posts Of 2021

GTA news, Animal Crossing porn, and upheaval at Activision Blizzard were among the forces that shaped this year

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Illustrated figures sprawl playfully atop an Xbox and a PS5, one of them giving a thumbs-up.
Illustration: Chelsea Beck

A year ago, many of us had never even heard of NFTs, and Alex Trebek was the only Jeopardy! host most of us had ever known. Well, a lot has changed since then. Relive a time before we knew what a disaster the remastered GTA trilogy would be. Reminisce about how we all got that song from the Ankha porn video in our head for weeks. Shudder once again at the horror of the “Cosby Suite,” and delight anew in the beauty of Fantasian. Here, in order from #10 to #1, are Kotaku’s most-read posts of 2021.

Someone Right-Clicked Every NFT In The Heist Of The Century

A collage of terrible artwork depicting cartoon apes with random clothing and expressions.
Image: Bored Ape Yacht Club / Geoffrey Huntley

CodeMiko Is The Future Of Streaming, Unless Twitch Bans Her First

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Image: CodeMiko

Final Fantasy Creator’s New RPG Is Out And Painfully Pretty

A character stands on a path through a forest in what looks like a miniature diorama.
Screenshot: Mistwalker / Kotaku

Animal Crossing’s Ankha Porn Video Becomes Internet Sensation

A card depicting the Animal Crossing character Ankha.
Image: Nintendo

Human Baseball Player Double Jumps Live On Camera

San Diego Padres player Fernando Tatis, Jr. leaping to catch a baseball.
Photo: San Diego Padres

The GTA Remastered Trilogy Appears To Be Real, And Coming To Switch

The protagonists of the three PS2-era GTA games.
Image: Rockstar Games / Kotaku

Grand Theft Auto V Actors Recreate ‘Lamar Roasts Franklin’ Scene

One man appears to be insulting another as actors recreate a scene from GTA V.
Photo: PlayStation Haven

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Having Its First Good Day

A medic attempts to revive a shirtless man while someone stands guard with a gun nearby.
Image: CD Projekt

Oh No, Jeopardy’s Other New Host Is Pretty Bad Too

Actor and host Mayim Bialik smiling and speaking into a microphone.
Photo: Vivien Killilea (Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Inside Blizzard Developers’ Infamous Bill ‘Cosby Suite’

Former World of Warcraft developer Alex Afrasiabi and other current and former Blizzard developers allegedly posing with a portrait of Bill Cosby at BlizzCon 2013.
Screenshot: Kotaku

For a more comprehensive look back on the year that was 2021 (which will continue all throughout December) check our Year in Review series here. You can also peruse our picks for the best genre games, hardware, and all sorts of other fun stuff here. Our list of the top games of 2021 can be found here. Kotaku’s GOTY will be crowned in early January, so stay tuned!