Community Kudos

Folks, I don't even know where to start. You guys are incredible. Absolutely amazing. Not only has this been the biggest commenting week in the history of Kotaku, but you also managed to make today, my 30th Birthday, the best day ever.

If you missed it, check out this post - this is what I walked into this morning, bleary-eyed, slightly depressed at leaving my 20s behind. Honestly it set me up for the best Birthday I ever had. Thanks guys, I don't know how I can possibly make it up to you.

Maybe I could send out the prizes for the massive Community Kudos backlog. Yeah, I'll do that...

But honestly - I was blown away. Thanks guys.

Thanks to Tadmod for organising it, thanks to Dawdle for the insane amount of time it must have taken to build the birthday message in Minecraft, thanks to every single person who made a pic.

Thanks to Blaghman for singing Friday, and for his Rick Astley rap!

I hope you guys don't mind, but I'm not going to nominate a single winner for today's Community Kudos. I know it sounds like a cop out, but I feel like it would almost demean the incredible work done by every single one of you guys to nominate only one winner.

We also had a bunch of nominations...

Hugo The Hungarian Barbarian - you received a tonne of noms for being hilarious, as did Anonymous[insertnamehere]for posting up an absolute storm like a BOSS. Strange was also nominated for generously handing out gig tickets to see another band.

I also saw FatShady doling out codes for the Gears of War 3 beta, and stealing a time machine to go and talk to his 16 year old self on twitter, like a virtual Biff Tannen.

Look, on this occasion, you guys are all winners. You are all utterly amazing human beings. Once again, you make this job the best job in the world.

Thanks for everything! Have a great weekend!

Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used above - you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.


    Yay we are all teh winnarz!!!
    Hope you have a good birthday weekend Mark.
    Epic week for all those involved,hope it continues into your weekends. I might have to sign up for twitter so i can actually communicate instead of silently stalking...
    Missed you this week Mr Jimu Hsien, hope you is better next week.

    personally i think i read the kudos just for the awesome tags mark leaves. Blaghmans never gonna give you up is awesome.

    Awwww... too modest to give himself the kudos on his 30th :3

    Hooray for all of us!

    Epic funny week in TAY. Many grand things happen - this is quite the cool community.

    Happy Birthday again Serrels - next year I promise you a grand ditty to make up for my indecision on sending something over this year. It will top Blaghs and his shenanigans, no doubt.

    I nominate Mark Serrels for Kudos this week!

    He man not be the Editor Kotaky deserves, he's the one it needs ;)


      Typing FAIL!

        Kotaky is an awesome name.

        That's what I'm gonna call it from now on.

          I call it Kotaco


    Yay! Congrats people. Happy Birthday again Mark.

    ahaha oh Mark, you deserve an awesome one.

    My sister walked in on me about to take the photo and she was like, "Should I even ask?"

    I just laughed.

    Yay I won. So did you. Yay for you. we all win. Yay for TAY!

      Duff beer for me, Duff beer for you, I'll have some Duff, you'll have some too!

      Sorry, your comment reminded me of that. Congratulations to everyone for being awesome!

        Now why didn't I think of that. Lol.

        Mmmmmmm Duff!

    Woo! I missed this, had to run off on stupid errands this afternoon. Happy birthday again! (my mention in the tags made my day. Just sayin...)


    It's just like Oprah, except nobody gets cars!

    I kid. This is way better than Oprah. Congrats to all the winners, although, saying that feels kinda weird, Happy birthday Mark, and just remember, I'll never run around and desert you.

    Well done everyone.
    Once again, happy birthday Mark.

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