It’s the penultimate What I’ve Been Reading of the year. Are you excited? I am!

Minimal commentary this week, because I’m in a rush to get this in under the wire.

  • Patrick Klepek of Kotaku has a lengthy piece about Japanese games’ content being edited in the West, usually to remove sexually suggestive material. My take: I’m strongly in favour of creative types having control over their own work. If they’re fine with making changes for Western audiences, then I am too. But if the changes are being mandated by the suits up in corporate, then those execs can fuck right off.
  • Finally, Eurogamer writer Alexis Kennedy has a satirical piece about GotYs of the future. It’s not very funny, but I needed a third piece to round out this post.

Happy holidays, dear readers!