Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Joystiq Weekend: August 11 - 13, 2007

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In honor of the demo, here's a shot of Bioshock's Big Daddy and Little Sisters as seen at Wizard World Chicago 2007. (Image credit: Anime Nut). Check out the highlights for this weekend:

Japanese hardware sales, Jul. 30 - Aug. 5: Generation gap edition
Podcast Rodeo for August 12: Ear or far
The Political Game: The Mod Squad
Today's most introductory video: Beautiful Katamari
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: expected response edition

Riddick's next-gen remake delayed until 2008
Sega reveals The Incredible Hulk development teams
Sony's Warhawk server farm is made of PS3s
GameTap digs for readers with veteran writer line-up
Xbox Elite and HD DVD (plus movies) for $599 at Amazon
Rockstar Leeds tired of ports, working on new IP
Bioshock demo now available on Xbox Live
Pokémon Trainer joins the Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Metroid is Shining in the Darkness of the Cratermaze on Virtual Console
New games this week: Madden '08 edition
There is, apparently, more F.E.A.R. to be downloaded
LotRO updates Aug. 20 with 'The City of the Kings'
NY Times combines Halo 3 and RROD in volatile mix
Plenty of publishers turned down Bioshock
This Wednesday: Hexic 2 and Ecco the Dolphin on XBLA
Sony kiosks hit Korean theater, bank
Wideload working on XBLA games
Best Buy gouging on 360 accessory prices
Schizoid video is kind of puzzling
Codemasters seeks LTR with Clive Barker
Research: 30% of Xbox owners don't know about XBLA
Affleck and Damon MMO group goes game news hunting
Ubisoft goes Game 3.0 with user-generated game content

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: New Xbox 360 bundles due for the holidays
Rumorang: The brewing Apple/Nintendo "war"
Duke Nukem could be on his way to XBLA

Culture & Community
GameCritics.com and N'Gai talk art, criticism and censorship
Second Life sex program lawsuit
Xbox 360 only 17% shooter games (22% of 'good games')
Final Fantasy video retrospective: Part V
Microsoft's Dream-Build-Play contest fulfills a few indie devs' dreams
DS emulator on a PSP, just because
All about industry analysts on Bonus Round, part deuce
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