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If you talk to any hardcore PC fan, one of the things they will eventually tout is the "superiority" of the mouse and keyboard. But there are plenty of gamers who, for various reasons, don't or won't play games on PC unless they're using a controller.


I've been thinking a bit about System Shock this week, with all of the chatter around Prey and its treatment of the Looking Glass legacy. And that got me wondering: what is people's favourite sci-fi take on the horror genre?


You did it. You finally got that sweet armour set you've been assembling for days. You look like a million bucks. Time to parade around town being shiny AF and... oh no. You found a new chest plate with slightly better stats. Have fun being a damn circus clown for the next 20 hours.


If you were to do a quick straw poll and ask everyone what their favourite Mass Effect character was, it's not hard to guess what the top result would be: Garrus. Everyone loves him, most people want to bang him, and he's definitely an asset in any squad.

So to spin things around a bit, let's ask the reverse: what's the worst character in the whole series?


While all of us at Kotaku are big fans of typing, a handful of us have started taking our love of keyboards to the next level. There's nothing like a good mechanical keyboard, especially when you take extra steps to make it your very own. I'll show you what I'm typing on if you show me yours.


Yesterday we did a quick whip around the office asking people what their favourite game was for every year they've been alive. For me, it started from 1987 with a DOS version of Operation Wolf that I'm pretty sure was pirated from Singapore somewhere; that's where my Dad used to buy games whenever the ship had to go into drydock.

But to go in depth a little deeper: out of that list, what's your favourite game of them all?


I'm going to go out on a limb and say people probably won't nominate Wind Waker. But now that we've had a couple of weeks exploring Hyrule all over again in Breath of the Wild, it seems as good a time as any to pick the best Zelda game.


And by 'how' I mean 'where' and 'when'?

Personally I'm loving the Switch. Mainly because it's a Zelda machine and I like Zelda very much. Like Kirk Hamilton, I'm finding it difficult to separate my enjoyment of the Switch from my love of Zelda, but the ability to take this thing wherever I go is a genuine life enhancer.


Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Snipperclips. Mass Effect: Andromeda. Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Nier: Automata. Danganronpa. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5. Super Bomberman R. That Star Trek VR game. And just yesterday, Horizon: Zero Dawn.

March is a little bit crazy.


So I was in the middle of typing a post an hour ago when BAM! - dreaded blue screen of death appears. Fortunately, Chrome's pretty good at autosaves and I didn't lose a great deal of work.

But Christ, there have been times when things have gone real bad.


A couple of my best friends held their house warming the other night, and while it was hot as fuck it was also a good opportunity to break out a few video and board games to fill in the time.


For the last week or so, there's been a copy of Boss Monster sitting on the living room table at home. It's a card/tabletop game where you build a dungeon and fight off adventures who wander through, laying traps and using items to stymie their gold-hunting ways.

There's so many board and tabletop games released these days, and there's never enough time to play them all. But it got me thinking: what are your favourites?


The new year means it's time for resolutions. This year I'd like to practise my guitar more, be as fit as I was in my 20s, figure out my romantic life — but I probably won't do any of those things. But I might, with your help, finish The Witcher 3.