The Joystiq Weekend: May 19 - 21, 2007

A few of Major Nelson's recent Flickr images show off a new Halo 3-inspired Mountain Dew can, with a "blast of citrus cherry flavor." Marketing blitzes at their best, folks. Check out the highlights for today:

Joystiquery
Japanese hardware sales, May 7 - May 13: Hidden in Halo edition
Joystiq eyes-on God of War: Chains of Olympus for PSP
Podcast Rodeo for May 20: Ear's Johnny
Today's most multiplatformtastic game video: Harry Potter Wii
Today's swing-for-the-fences video : The Bigs
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: Little Big Parody edition

News
Half-Life 2 Black Box gone, only Orange Box remains
Itagaki: putting Ninja Gaiden on PSP would upset fans
Blizzard announces Starcraft II, Korea implodes with joy
Last Remnant site now online, unhelpful
Rayman Raving Rabbids to return for Wii, DS
Nintendo dates Metroid Prime 3, Mario Strikers Charged, others
Diddy Kong, Streets of Rage 2, and Blazing Lazers blaze Virtual Console
Sony announces 80GB PlayStation 3 (in South Korea)
New games this week: Pirates of the Caribbean edition
Paper Mario to be folded into Virtual Console
Australians rate Mega Man for Virtual Console
This Wednesday: Rush n' Attack blitzes XBLA with Xevious
Killzone popping in at Min-E3
Quake Wars to rage on Macs in 2007
EA invests in The9
PS3's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 delayed again
Pursuit Force sequel allowing four players to jump onboard
Grand Theft Auto IV special edition announced at $90
MotorStorm getting downloadable content pack in June
EA smashing cars in next Need for Speed
The changing state of the PS3: What stays and what goes?
Molyneux talks death in Fable 2, regrets Black and White 2
Geometry Wars: Galaxies shooting for Wii, DS

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: Red Steel sequel to go online

Culture & Community
You think you're excited about Starcraft II?
Wendy's giving away 800 Wiis for sucking down floats
Wii Boxing helps get injured boxer back on his feet
Brawl countdown reveals nothing, Nintendo Power picks up slack
Save the cheerleader ... and your Xbox 360
The concept art of Starcraft II with musical accompaniment

[Via The Xbox Collector; thanks, Web Pimp]

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