We're breaking image size conventions to bring you an adorable kitten combat photo, brought to our attention by Joystiq reader salvage. A hearty handshake and a pat on the back goes to the soul who can (a) name the game that gives you hearty handshakes and pats on the back and (b) bring us a picture of a kitty hurricane kick. Check out the highlights for today:

Joystiquery
SXSW: Getting Girls Into The Game: Designing and Marketing Games for Female Players
Today's most episodic game video: Sam & Max trailer

News
Sam & Max Episode 5: Reality 2.0 unveiled
Microsoft investigating possible Xbox Live hacking
Italy breaks Euro PS3 street date
PS3 1.60: Background downloading works while gaming
Midway to develop Aqua Teen Hunger Force combat golf game
Major Nelson: No Xbox Live security breach
Arcade classic Gyruss to blow Xbox Live Arcade streak

Rumors & Speculation
Analyst: DS could end up being the greatest of all-time

Culture & Community
Bill Gates can't play soccer games (or he's a good faker)
Why some gamers act like punks during online play
The tyranny of cross-platform choice
The ultimate dance pad gets an upgrade
Mod a Gamecube memory card inside the Wii

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