The Week in Review: CESplosion

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Avatar Kinect got its big reveal this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, but the long-rumored PlayStation Phone did not. And hours ago, at its own event, Nintendo marched out the 3DS and eight titles due for its Japan launch.

Welcome to the first full week of 2011. More coverage is still flowing back from Las Vegas, where CES is winding up. Elsewhere, reviews of Back to the Future: Episode One, ilomilo, and Lost In Shadow, plus news that Augusta National and The Masters would make their first appearance in a mass-market video game, rounded out the week of highlights in Kotaku's original reporting.


Kotaku's CES 2011 Coverage

Top Stories

You'll Get 3-8 Hours Out Of A Nintendo 3DS Battery
Get Ready For Aion's Next Big Transformation
Modern Warfare Creators Taking Damage From Legal Fees
At Long Last, The Masters Come To Video Games


Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions

Review: ilomilo's Surprising Depth Is A Matter Of Perception
Review: 'Lost In Shadow' And The Six-Hour Wait For A Wonderful Eureka
Pinball FX2: Marvel Pinball Tingles My Silver Ball Sense
Review: Back To The Future Episode 1 Doesn't Hit 88mph



The Illustrated Guide To MineCraft


Press Play

You Can't Secretly Play The New Angry Birds At Work
These Are The First Video Games In The New Mac App Store
Tease Yourself With Some Beyond Good & Evil HD Footage


iGame of the Day

Super Mario Bros. By Way Of Edward Gorey, On An iPhone
Flying Hamster Teaches Us about The Beer And The Bees
Perfect Cell Is A Great Escape
Colorbind Is The Excellent iPhone Game I Meant To Buy
The Excellent iPhone Game I Bought Because Of A Misunderstanding



Will Call of Duty Get Standalone, Pay-To-Play Online Multiplayer?



The PSP For Girls
So, This Kinect Thing Is Popular With The Humans
This PSP Is Black And White And Final Fantasy All Over
Gaming's Newest Console Is...A Bunch Of Blocks?
Why Minecraft Is So Damn Popular



iTunes Chart Toppers: New Year, Old Birds



MLB 2K11 Renews Its Million-Dollar Perfect Game Bounty



HD Re-Releases Should Be A Celebration, Not A Quick Buck
I Finished These 52 Video Games In 2010



No Love For Store-Exclusive Bonus Items
One Valid Excuse For Sucking At Fighting Games
Where Do You Buy Your Video Games?
Are You A Video Game Hoarder?
In Search Of Serious Science Fiction Gaming Epics



Portal 2's Robots Are Trying To Escape Its Box Art


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OK, so CES was super boring, at least in terms of video gaming?

Got it.