For those coming to PAX East it’s only two weeks away! I can barely wait.  In the meantime, here’s a bit of game news roundup to keep you going.

Vote for your fav games in the Awesome Awards! 

Did you love the artist style of Monument Valley? Were you addicted to Dragon Age or Octodad? Maybe King of New York made your year. Show your appreciation for games and the fine folks who make them by casting your vote today!

Kitten Corps logo for Exploding Kittens Kickstarter Exploding Kittens Kickstarter explodes over $7 million and hosts an AMA

It’s been a stunning process to watch but the Exploding Kittens Kickstarter is in its final hours. To celebrate the craziness, the team will finish with a Reddit AMA on Thursday.

Mortal Kombat XMortal Kombat X to have female characters with more realistic proportions

Expected out in April, Netherrealm developers confirmed that the new version will have women that look “more like women do” compared to the 2011 game. Gamespot’s fearless video commentator, Seb Ford, bravely asks: “So do you see much of a difference and do you prefer having realistic character designs in a game as ludicrous as Mortal Kombat?”

Is Apple removing gun image in iOS App Store promo shots?

In an interesting development, it seems like Apple might be asking some developers to remove images of guns  that show violence against human beings from promo shots.