As Eurogamer commenters are very keen to remind me, I don't often look cool. As a result, I'm all the more grateful when a video game makes me feel like I am capable of doing something impressive, however temporarily.
Some tremendous steps toward LGBTI equality have been taken of late - the gay marriage referendum in Ireland being one particularly inspiring example. There's still a ways to go, of course, but overall it's encouraging to see acceptance growing in the public consciousness.
Hi Eurogamers, and welcome to your weekly recap of goings-on at Outside Xbox. This week, we've come to the conclusion that Mortal Kombat X will be the goriest Mortal Kombat yet, if the painstakingly anatomical gameplay footage is anything to go by.