What's up people of Kotaku. It's Friday and it's time for Community Kudos!
Today is our Christmas party, so I'm warning you in advance — if you sent in noms after 11am, I'll most likely have to update this post with said noms later. Sorry guys, but I have to go bloody lawn bowling. Yeah, I know!
'Wait a minute,' scream the rest of the folks in our office, 'wasn't lawn bowls your idea?' Yeah, totally. It was. But I didn't think anyone would take me seriously! Sheesh!
Ah well, never mind. ON WITH TEH NOMS!
Every Monday Chuloopa sends me a nomination email. I've no idea why he sends it on the Monday but he does. Except for this week, when he totally sent it on a Wednesday. But who cares — it's just semantics right? The most important thing is that the email he sent was completely hilarious, so I've decided to post it in full.
I want to, this week, Nom NotoriousR for several reasons
1. He's a good bloke 2. He's a top contributor 3. He gifted me a copy of Bastion 4. Bastion is awesome 5. Bastion has a really cool voice over guy that slightly arouses me 6. He caught Osama, but let the yanks take credit 7. He's the second coming of Christ, only not so much of a dick as to say "oh yeah, i'm totally nailed to this cross for your sins". DON'T LIE TO US, JESUS! WE'RE WATCHING YOU! 9. He convinced the Germans to knock down the Berlin wall. 10. His heart is made of gold. Like literally. Solid gold. I have no idea how he still pumps blood through his body. 11. He hasn't had sex with Paris Hilton 12. He goes further than a top-ten list (take THAT Letterman) 13. Unlucky for some 14. A number divisible by 2 15. He took an arrow to the knee but never EVER bitched about it to an adventurer
xoxo Gossip Loops
In fact NotoriousR has been doing some good work this week. He garnered a nom from my favourite MMA connoisseur Ruffleberg for giving him a copy of BioShock.
Blaghman sent me a very much quite eloquent email (best sentence ever) nominating some relatively new posters to Talk Amongst Yourselves — namely Scree and NovaCascade. Good call. It seems as though TAY is on a massive recruitment drive lately and it's great to see new names and new faces bopping about.
On that note I had a nomination from Strange that I was really happy with — for Zap. Some of you may know Zap and some may not, but he's been a true voice of reason in some of the 'women in games' posts this week. I have to admit I had been a little disappointed by some of the responses in there, but Zap was an absolute legend.
Strange also nominated Negative Zero for gifting her the Valkyria Chronicles book.
I think Tigerion may have been playing a little too much Skyrim.
In a solitary room in pageten asylum, Ravenholm that sat a man. In this fearsome building, where adventures dare not tread, he had a dream. In his mind he traveled, he took a detour through the borderlands but eventually he reached Terraria and the dungeon he was to defend.
With a flick of his ginger locks he bellowed his warcry "games for all" as light and joy flooded the deadly,soulless expanse of page ten asylum.
So today we raise our glass and salute gingerchris86, a light in the darkness
I think that's everyone. Again apologies in advance for those sending in noms later in the afternoon. I'll try and update!
Now, this week's winner...
Congratulations, and have a great weekend everyone!
Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used for Community Kudos –- you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.