Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Joystiq Weekend: July 21 - 23, 2007

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Why bother learning to play Guitar Hero when you can teach a robot to do it for you? (Care of Hacked Gadgets) Pretty soon, we'll just be programming robots to play all video games for us, even the upcoming Wii Fit. And when the revolution of 2021 hits, who is going to be able to challenge the computers with an Omegathon to the death? Check out the highlights for today:

Click, watch, swoon: Joystiq's Chris Grant on Bonus Round
Joystiq impressions: Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
Joystiq impressions: Rise of the Argonauts
Joystiq interviews SCEA's Phil Rosenberg and John Koller
Podcast Rodeo for July 22: Britney Ears
Today's most delayed-and-ambitious video: TED Spore demo
Today's saltiest video: Forever Blue
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: profane edition

Ex-Take-Twoers plead guilty
Watch Kojima, Suda 51 and Mikami chatting, blowing minds
Oops: Ferrari crashes while filming PGR4 ad
Checkers program unbeatable by humans, other computers
Dave Perry: Wii won't last, gamers want prettier games
Rose & Camellia: Slap your way to gaming bliss
EA: Wing Commander Arena on XBLA this week for 800 points
Shining Force, Kirby's Dream Course, Devil's Crush come to Virtual Console
New games this week: Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80's edition
F.E.A.R. gets new DLC yet again
Sony says they're giving Epic more PS3 support
Sony confirms Heavenly Sword demo in Europe this Thursday
PS3 firmware 1.90 hits Japan, Europe tomorrow, NA "coming soon"
Eidos and Double Fusion enter in-game ad deal
Burnout heading to your mobile phone at top speed
This Wednesday: Wing Commander Arena and Super Contra battle aliens on XBLA
Call of Duty 4 Xbox 360 box art features 'Storage Required' sticker
PlayStation thieves located through GPS
Two-tone DS Lite, Brain Age 2 bundle coming August 20
Heavenly Sword planned as trilogy, part two penned
Gamecock's E3 video roundup
Nintendo's Harrison: Microsoft rushed Xbox 360 and Sony had to price drop PS3
Super SF II Turbo HD Remix achievement open call
Developers talk about Unreal Engine 3 lawsuit
June NPD: Nintendo WiiDS out competition, industry sales grow 31%

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: Possible release dates for Call of Duty 4
Atari may get the boot from Nasdaq

Culture & Community
New non-game to ignore: Doing My Best Family Finance Diary
Martha Stewart makes an edible Wii
GameFAQs creator calls it quits
DIY Nintendo DS Lite rumble pak
Human Brain Cloud "proves" we think about sex more than money
Feedback Fallout: Nintendo's Wii Fit
Praise be to the video game cliché
Katamari creator to keynote UK's GameCity
Ebert admits games can be art, but not 'high art'
Final Fantasy retrospective beginnings: Parts I & II

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