Welcome to Community Kudos! A quick heads up: this will be my last Community Kudos post for a while as I'm heading back to the motherland (Scotland) for a quick three week holiday this Thursday. Wish me luck on a 27 hour flight with a six month old!
Onto the noms!
This week was a combination of totally random noms and some very well focused noms on one specific subject.
Here's an example of some random noms.
ShiggyNinty I nominate AlexAndHisPants for being the King on his Throne of Scarlet Sex.
What even is, Shiggy? What even is?
Throne of Scarlet Sex? Please explain. Actually, I've changed my mind. I really don't want to know!
Weresmurf also picked up a nom for making a pretty awesome comment in The Gamer Who Raised Me article we ran earlier this week.
Lee McDonald weresmurf for the first comment in Phils "The gamer who raised me".
Verily it was a good comment.
Hey #35 -- is that still your username here on Kotaku? I'm rubbish at remembering these things.
Anyway, #35 dropped a nom for BDKIAF!
#35 I would like to nominate......
BDKIAF. For PAX ticket related helpfullness.
And speaaaaaking of PAX (I AM THE KING OF SEGUE) we had a pretty almighty competition that resulted in some mighty entries which, in turn, resulted in some awesome people coming closer into the Kotaku fold. Great result all round really.
Allow me to explain -- we had some amazing entries, and an amazing winner. The great spirit in which it was all received and the humility of all the participants involved really brought a smile to me face.
Greenius dropped his weekly GKN and explained the whole situation quite nicely.
Greenius That PAX competition was killer! So many awesome entries and kudos to everyone! Winners, losers, judges - EVERYONE!
But more specifically I nom puck for this really good comment that sums up a lot of thoughts about the competition.
Mike Tarno gets a nom too for saying he'd play Xenoblade! (that's how you get into my good books). He's also totally Dave Grohl.
And early noms for SmurfyDog, NegativeZero and Inquisitorsz who offered me lifts to the upcoming Shane meat.
Speaking of Shane, although he's a bit of a monster (MONSTER!), he gets one too because he's a pretty cool guy.
- G dog (that's what the villagers in Animal Crossing call me)
The Animal Crossing homies roll deep mang.
But yeah, that comment by Puck, who was pretty damn close to winning the competition to begin with, was another humdinger. WHAT A GUY!
And Trjn the King of Board Games took time out from blasting through his pile of shame to concur.
Trjn Just a quick nom for Puck and Mike Tarno for their entries in the PAX competition and their recent comments. They seem like pretty rad duders.
They do seem like rad duders. D.C. agrees.
D.C. I'd like to nominate @miketarno! He's a cool new addition to TAY and a good natured guy! Welcome aboard, friend!
Today's final nom comes from Mawt. It has an opening paragraph that made me chuckle.
Mawt In case you weren't aware, there was a competition this week to send somebody to PAX Aus. It really was quite something, I hope you get a chance to check it out.
I'm Oprah nomming everyone involved.
It was great to see so much support between the entrants, such gracious runners up and everyone generally being excellent to one another Wednesday afternoon gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling to see that sort of community in action. Don't worry too much though, I went home and played online videogames; that put an end to the strange feeling quick smart.
P.S. Have you looked into how much porridge customs will let you take out/bring in to the country? I'm not sure how Scottish porridge compares to Australian.
Mawt, I have not looked into it, but I will surely be investigating. I am also planning to bring back 'Weet-a-bix', which is far superior to Australia piss-weak 'Weetbix'. And maybe some Irn Bru.
Anyways... that's it for the noms this week! Have a great weekend and congrats to Puck and miketarno who are the winners of this week's Community Kudos!
Community Kudos is your chance to reward Kotaku readers/posters who have done incredible things throughout the past week: sporadic acts of kindness, deft commenting skills -- if someone deserves to be called out for being an incredible human being, Community Kudos is the place to do it. Send nominations directly to me at this address! The winner gets a cool prize from my massive box of stuff.*
Disclaimer -- I'm am really bad at sending stuff out, I have a list, I haven't forgotten, I'm totally getting round to it. Sorry everyone!
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