Gosh, isn't this exciting? Today we're handing out our second Community Service Award. It goes to the Kotaku commenter who made the most valuable contribution over the past week. And the winner is…
James is one of those commenters I've come to realise I can rely on. As you know, I have to manually approve every comment before it's published on the site. It can be tedious. So I take some shortcuts: I skim read, looking for obvious obscenities; I check the email address or URL you've entered, just in case our spam filter ain't working; and I note the commenter's username. The latter works for people like James (and others!) in that I can rest assured that they're not going to say something stupid.
So, thanks, James, and well done. You can choose five prizes from the following pairs:
1. A Mafia II 2010 pin-up calendar … or a Batman: Arkham Asylum t-shirt (size L) 2. A Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World plush toy (looks like some kind of feline) … or a Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans figurine (it’s the dude in orange with spikey hair) 3. A God of War III PS3 game (promo disc only, no box) … or an Army of Two: The 40th Day Xbox 360 game (boxed copy) 4. A Street Fighter IV Ryu figurine … or a Street Fighter IV Ken figurine 5. A Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Xbox 360 game (boxed copy) … or a M.A.G. PS3 game (promo disc only, no box)
Kotaku AU’s Community Service Award goes to the Kotaku reader who contributed the most thoughtful, articulate, helpful and worthwhile comments over the past week. Each week I’ll publish a list of ten items – grouped in five pairs – taken from the 2010 Big Pile Of Crap. And each Monday I’ll announce the weekly prize winner. That winner will then be able to choose five items – one from each pair – from the pile to be delivered to their door.
In other news, since the inaugural winner, Jay, never replied to my email, last week's prizes are all going back into the Big Pile of Crap.
And finally, a few more of you have sent in your designs for the Community Service Award logo to replace that Katamari screenshot I keep using. Vote in the comments for your favourite!