Welcome back to weekdays, Kotaku readers. Let's christen this work week with our nightly open thread, which is coming to you live from New York on a Monday night.

I too have joined Mr. Brian Crecente in New York City, setting up shop at Gawker HQ where the Gawker Big Board looms. It's a great opportunity to work more closely with Crecente and New York native Stephen Totilo, whilst squeezing in the kind of fun that only meetings and reader meet-ups can offer. Is anyone joining us at Barcade in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening? If so, I might buy you a beer.

Feel free to talk amongst yourselves about these news items or any others.