Ho ho ho! It's almost Christmas. It's also Friday, which means it's time for Community Kudos!
Honestly. Where do I start on a day like this? I'll just say that, on behalf of everyone at Kotaku and Allure Media, I'm so proud to write and work for a group of people like you guys. I'm thoroughly blown away.
At this precise moment it's 3.30pm. Myself and Tracey are the last people in the office. Everyone is gone for the holidays, but I'm finding it tough to leave for some reason. I have so much fun here. I have the best job and I really owe that fact to all you guys who come and read every day. Thanks so much guys, and thanks for the presents — I love them!
Anyway, I've got something in both my eyes. Time for the noms!
Incredibly Chuloopa wasn't the first person to nom today! Too busy, I suspect, organising the KKP project like a boss. First nom came from Virus__ who nominated Rize for hooking him up with a copy of Bunch of Heroes on Steam. Ho ho ho!
Christmas is a time for giving, and that theme continued with a nom for Gorzilla from Numbers. Gorzilla hooked him up with a copy of Orcs Must Die — which is an awesome game.
The Notorious R received a drawing tablet from Shane — a bloody drawing tablet! Man. You guys are too generous.
The McGarnigal nominated NovaCascade for sending him a copy of the Metroid Prime Trilogy. I know how hard that game is to find [clutches his copy tight to his chest] so that's a big one.
Man, this is just the beginning — so many noms!
Sughly nominated Strange for trying to round up folks to go to his New Year's Party (which is now cancelled)! Great nom — Strange never fails to nominates people and she is the best. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas Strange. Oh, and on that note — Strange's daughter drew us all a Christmas card! Also — she nominated everyone like Oprah.
Trjn gave a nom to FatShady for something we might all take for granted — the Minecraft server. FatShady pulls a lot of strings behind the scenes to make sure we can all still get online and play. This is a solid nom and I totally concur.
Notorious R, the one and only Jimu (I love you Jimu) wanted to thank you for letting him know about the super cheap PS3 deals doing the rounds. He bought a new PS3 because of you.
Also — we had a sea of nominations for Blaghman who, once again, wowed us all with a brand new rendition of his classic hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is Kotaku'.
But finally, of course, there is Chuloopa. I had a massive flood of late nominations for Chuloopa, and absolutely deservedly so. I got so many noms for this guy it's overwhelming. NegativeZero, NovaCascade, Virus__, Alexpants, Rize, Strange But then I remembered an email I got from him earlier this week.
I want to nom BLAGHMAN for kudos. he really deserves in, for the last 2 years in a row he's delivered 2 AMAZING songs and shown he has balls of steel!!
I know after the KKP i may get a couple of noms, but please PLEASE give it to him - i want him to have it more than anything - they're really so great and he's a top bloke too!!!
And then later, a reminder message...
Remember - no kudos for me at all! I'm asking nicely :P
This is the guy, ladies and gentlemen. This is the guy. He does all this work, puts in all this effort, then nominates someone else and asks me not to give Community Kudos to him.
What can you say about Chuloopa? He's the festering, beating heart of the Kotaku Community and I would like to say a very sincere thanks for everything you do for this site and the people who read it.
So, I'm sorry Loops, I'm going against your wishes, and I'm announcing another joint winning Community Kudos post. Congrats to both Blaghman and Chuloopa for all their hard work — you both win Community Kudos.
And while I'm here. I want to thank every single person who was involved in the KKP project! Absolutely everyone. Especially Chuloopa and the guys who rocked up to the office today. Dr What, Harli, Shiggy Ninty, Morkai, Batguy. It was great to hang out again. Oh, and Sughly and Dr What, you guys are so talented. Our framed drawings are incredible.
Thanks everyone! Thanks for another great week and another great year!
Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used for Community Kudos –- you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.