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One of my favorite webcomic producers wrote a choose-your-own-adventure book about Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s up on Kickstarter and has demolished its original funding goal. Above is an illustration that accompanies one of the many endings; this one in particular has Hamlet and Ophelia sending Claudius up into the atmosphere in a hot air balloon and then dropping him so that he explodes and dies. Needless to say, I’ve already ordered my copy.

Otherwise, a ton of gaming news came out today, Jim, Hamza, and Abel brought us a few previews, Chris reviewed Black Knight Sword, and we continued to trickle out our game of the year nominees. Winners in each category will be announced tomorrow!

Destructoid Original: 
The nominees for Destructoid’s best shooter of 2012
The nominees for Destructoid’s best RPG of 2012
The nominees for Destructoid’s best strategy game of 2012
Live show: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Round-up: Destructoid’s best-of 2012 nominees

Community: 
Community blogs of 12/13
Forum thread of the day: Dark Souls 2

Reviews: 
Review: Black Knight Sword

Previews: 
Demo Jimpressions: Rayman Legends
OH BOY! Dead Space 3 will have Kinect voice controls
Preview: Hands-on with Fuse multiplayer mode Echelon
Preview: Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer

Events: 
Dtoid on Assignment: TigerDirect Charity PC Race Chicago

News: 
Voting opens for reversible BioShock Infinite cover art
Unannounced Hitman Trilogy HD sighted on Amazon
Assassin’s Creed III sells 7 million units worldwide
Ghosts’n Goblins fans must download Maldita Castilla
You can play the Rayman Legends demo right now
ZombiU devs ‘disappointed’ by early US reviews
Confirmed: Hitman HD: Trilogy for Xbox 360 and PS3
PowerA is giving away tons of MOGA controllers today
Nintendo Download: 12/13/12: Shroud of Chuck E. Edition
60 fps+ DmC Devil May Cry hits Windows PC Jan. 25, 2013
Game Developers Choice Awards open for nominations
Arma 3 delayed to ‘reach its full potential’
E.X. Troopers will probably never be coming to the West
Metal Slug blows up on iOS and Android
Earth Defense Force 2025 descends upon the West in 2013
Guild Wars 2 holiday event starts tomorrow
Double Fine’s Middle Manager of Justice out now on iOS
Game Guides added to Steam Community beta

Media: 
Dead Space 3 will feature Kinect voice controls
Edge of Twilight returns, being revamped for release!
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy now available for iOS devices
God of Blades devs talk Jim Henson, obscure horror & more
Trailer shares a bit of Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.