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Mark, Tracey and Kotaku were big winners at the Microsoft ITJourno Awards (The Lizzies) on Friday night. Kotaku picked up the award for ‘Best Gaming Coverage’, while Tracey took home not only the ‘Best Gaming Journalist’ gong, but also picked up the most points to take home the Gold Lizzie as ‘Best Journalist’. I’m so proud of my babies… uh, I mean colleagues.

I missed out on the shenanigans being way over here in Canada, but I did get to go to the Vancouver Fan Expo over the weekend. More on that in coming days.

Now, onto the gaming news. Don’t miss the following stories from the weekend.

Logan reported yesterday that we can expect to see graphics performance on par with that of an Xbox 360 by next year, which reminds us more than ever that trying to keep up with the latest in mobile phone technology is futile. Somebody uploaded Valve’s employee company handbook online — it’s cute, it’s illustrated, and definitely worth a look.

Elsewhere, Owen remembers the days of six-button Xbox controllers, Gabe Newell has something to say about rival EA’s Origin service, and something about Sony and illegal drugs.

In short:
Dead Space Developer On Gears Of War: ‘Literally The Worst Writing In Games’
Here’s How Torchlight 2 Starts
Gabe Newell Updates Interviewer On The State Of (Wink, Wink) Ricochet 2
Leaked Halo 4 Images Reveal New Looks For Enemies And Multiplayer Models

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