Well, it's the end of the week, my desk is surrounded by kit-kat wrappers, and that can only mean one thing. It's time for Community Kudos.
I honestly don't know why loads of kit-kat wrappers surrounding my desk means it's time for Community Kudos. It just does. Also, I want more kit-kats.
This week was another beezer. Harli, Dr What and Steve-O the Deve-O put together an absolutely awesome website in order to collect all the great writing work being done by some of the regulars. I think it's totally your duty to go and check it out. God's honest truth — I've started using this to make sure I keep up with what's going on in Talk Amongst Yourselves.
Another thing of significance was Chuloopa and his insane Kotaku role playing playing game. As always that Fruit Loops consistently brings the chuckles.
TO THE NOMINATIONS MOBILE...
Strange was totally first in with the nominations, slightly spurned by the fact that last week her nominations got trapped in my spam filter junk mail prison of doom. She nominated Fled, which is (in my humble opinion) an absolutely stellar nom. For those that frequent our now daily Remember This posts, Fled has been creating some pretty creative interpretations. Instead of trying to guess the game, he actually takes that part of the screenshot posted and build a new, totally made-up game around it.
Exhibit A: Konami Lawnmower Racing
Exhibit B: WiiPainter
Exhibit C: Drew Carey's Whose Slime Is It Anyway?
Absolutely amazing. Thanks for this nomination, because it's something incredible that's a bit buried in the comments. So glad to show them to some of you guys who might have missed them.
As you'd expect, Harli, Dr Watt and Steve-O the Deve-O received a lot of nominations for their hard work on Tales of TAY, with noms coming from Chuloopa, #35 and - hilariously - every single person involved with Tales of TAY nominating the other for helping.
Splicer got a nomination from Dire Wolf for offering him a copy of Batman: Arkham City after the whole screw up with the CE editions of Batman!
Harli also got an additional nomination, for this awesome post, from Joshy206. I too had a hearty laugh when I saw it.
Chuloopa also nominated Matthew K, for this post, which I will now quote in full...
Matthew K In a bid to do my part to relive the glory days of last week’s 4000+ pot TAY, in which I failed to contribute, I have elected to stop reading the regular news articles and simply write my own. Breaking
ACTIVISION CANCELS CALL OF DUTY FRANCHISE Amid concerns raised today that they were making too much money for too little effort, Activision today announced that they would be bringing the hugely popular Call of Duty franchise to a close.
In a press release, Robert ‘Bobby’ Kotick stated “Every year we re-release the same game with slight updates, and we sell more copies every year. We anticipate 21 million copies cold of the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 by the end of the year, and that’s a bit silly, don’t you think?”
He added: “It’s time for us to return to our roots, and put some of our ludicrous profits back into the industry.”
Many industry analysts are hoping that this bold move by the publishing giant will result in some actual innovation and creativity returning to gaming, after a long period of stagnation where the slightly-brown first-person shooter market is the only path to financial stability.
When asked to comment, Wedbush-Morgan analyst Michael Pachter was quoted as saying: “Who are you? Why are you in my house?”, but declined to elaborate further despite being tied to a chair and threatened with a pair of needlenose pliers. More on this as it develops.
We totally need to start running made up news in Kotaku. And please - no "you already do lolololol" comments please!
Chuloopa received a number of nominations from #35, Puppylicks, and Hugo the Barbarian for his role playing shenanigans, mentioned above.
Bish also made a nomination I'd like to draw particular attention to. This morning we had this controversial post, which grabbed a lot of folks' attention. After a slow start I'm glad to say that the comments went right back to their normal level of quality. I was a bit worried when we brought in the auto approve comments, but outside of a handful of small incidents, it's been a great success, so I'd like to second Bish's nomination for all the commenters involved.
We also had heaps of nominations of for Elly! Because she asked her Mum to tell Welbot her secret bulgogi recipe - she actually uploaded the explanation on YouTube!
Anyways, I think that about covers it!
I'm going to give this week's award for Community Kudos to Fled! Mainly because he's a relatively new guy to the community, and Chuloopa bloody wins everything. You've got a copy of RAGE on the way and you won a copy of EscapeVektor. STOP BEING SO FUNNY!
Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used above – you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.