Community Kudos

Welcome to Community Kudos! A friendly place where we all get in a big circle and hug each other. I hope you've all been happy with the coverage this week! It's been fun, and intense, as always. And just like every time before, I walk away amazed at how Mad Dog Serrels does it day in, day out. While having a kid, too!

I didn't receive many noms this week, presumably due to the decrease in things like PAX, meats, etc. But since I'm in a wee bit of a hurry this afternoon, that suits me just fine :)

On with the noms!

Greenius would like to om nom nom someone:

I nom Tofu for being a top bloke and sending me a game!

A top activity indeed!

NoneoftheAbove has a leedle nom for us too.

I would like to nominate Transientmind for Community Kudos.

I don't have time for TAY but I love reading the articles on this site and the comments which are usually informative and insightful discussion on the topic of video games.

It was reading a comment today about Blizzard's Titan MMO that I spotted the following winning insight and I figure TM deserves some recognition for contributing greatly to the quality of discussion on this site.

That post made me laugh and think at the same time and should be encouraged.

I've included the comment in a separate block quote:

It is way too late in the week and I am way too tired to get preachy about video games.

But if it wasn't, I would wax lyrical about how allthe development time on Titan over the last few years has basically been one giant think-tank on how to make the next WoW, adjusted for the altered climate of F2P and potentially skinner-box-tolerant MMO veterans. (Apparently inducing dopamine hits using certain mechanics over 10yrs can build up a tolerance to the hits provided by those mechanics. Who'd have thought?)

I reckon the last few years' Titan budget has been 99% psychology, economics, and industry analysis, 1% concept art.

That post made me laugh and think at the same time and should be encouraged.

A great comment indeed! And I quite agree! I also think that as the industry has caught on more to the ethical implications of such games, and it's become more of a talking point, Blizzard has realised it'll be held accountable for whatever it does. Well, that's what a cynical person might say. An optimist might say it realised it has a social responsibility.

I honestly wish I could reward both of you, but seeing as I have to choose one, I'm going to give it to Tofu for going above and beyond! Well done mate!

And now I drop the mic and wait for Serrels to send you the actual prize. Muahahahaha... *drops mic*

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!

Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used for Community Kudos –- you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.


    Congrats Tofu! Also thanks Junglist, see you around the interwebs!

    @tofu! \o/

      I feel this is almost a hollow victory, but I'm glad I could secure my win with bribes to greenius.

      I am the greetest. Score one for my first ever Nom win

    Woo, first ever nom!

      Not true. Pretty sure I nommed you ages ago after we had an argument about something and you weren't an overwhelming dick about it.

        Awh, I missed it. Well thanks. :)

        (Also, phew. Near miss! The one time I'm not an overwhelming dick about something I'm arguing...)

        Oh snap, one from @Shane too that I missed, now that I look back like... ONE. Jeez I'm slack. Thanks to Shane too. :)

        Last edited 02/08/13 8:32 pm

    Congrats Tofu san! And all those nom'd!!

    A big shout to Jung for being temp of the week!

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