Today was a strange week. A week of crazy highs and some pretty intense lows. The R18+ deal was sewn up, which was awesome, but then we got news that THQ was closing a couple of Aussie studios, which obviously sucks.
And locally, in the Kotaku community, it was also a bit of a Rollercoaster. We've never been more active, hitting over 3500 comments in Talk Amongst Yourselves, but on the other hand a couple of folks got some bad news this week.
Yet, what's great about this community, though, is the way we all rally around each other. It's great to know that there is a group of folks here that can help each other out when things get a little tough.
On the whole, however, it seems as though our little insta-comments experiment is going mostly well, except for that moment when that one dude was a bit racist and removing the comment made everything fall apart - but thankfully the TadMod got that fixed!
I want to remind you guys that you should totally use the report button - if you're not sure whether you should use it in a certain situation, just use it. The report button doesn't trash the comment, it just sends it through to me for re-approval. Using it really helps us keep the community as awesome as it is. I'm really paranoid about typical internet jerk-wads coming in and ruining the Kotaku Australia party.
With that said, let's get this Kudos thing kicking.
- We have a nom for Grandmaster B-Funk from Dawdle, for giving away Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft passes.
- I missed out Effluvium Boy's nomination from Strange last week like an idiot, so I'm adding it to this week's noms!
- We also had a good few nominations for Tech Knight, mainly for being brave and awesome enough to talk about some of his. In the words of JamesMag, "He's very brave, and deserves to be shown how much the Kotaku community love and support him."
Well said dude!
- But this week's Community Kudos goes to Welbot. I won't go into too much detail, but the guy is going through a difficult time right now, and I want him to know that everyone here is behind him. Good luck mate, we're all here for you dude, and if you need someone to talk to just let me know, or any of the great number of friends you have here for that matter. Thanks to Jimu for the nom.
Hope it all works out.
See you guys next week - have a great weekend!
Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used above - you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.