Today in Joystiq: June 15, 2007

Behold a Shadow the Hedgehog Pinata, made by Slaziman and his mother for this little brother's birthday (Flickr gallery). In his words, "I will personally beat it till the candy sprays out of it for starring in the worst Sega game ever, Shadow the Hedgehog." Check out the highlights for today:

Joystiquery
Japanese hardware sales, Jun. 4 - Jun. 10: E-scandal Edition
Joystiq hands-on: Fishing Master (Wii)
Joystiq first look: Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
Joystiq impressions: Omega Five (XBLA)
Today's iciest videos: Spinning Princess (DS)

News
Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, Team Fortress 2 shipping October 9th
Microsoft avoids 360 cooling rumors, calls hardware updates 'commonplace'
F-Zero X is Euro Virtual Console's 100th game
Lumines clone Luminator sliding to DS
Phantom Hourglass site opens, new videos inside
New Darkness video features darklings gameplay
Smash Bros blog shows seasonal stages, sliding barrels, Samus
Sega: Wii hype may soon wear off
Lost Planet finds third map pack June 21
Fallout 3 gameplay details revealed
Sam & Max episodes now available on Steam
Halo 3 Zune still can't "Finish the Fight"
Get down and Boogie Aug. 7 in US, Aug. 31 Europe
Tetris Splash rated by the Germans
Call of Duty dev rejects Live Anywhere
Rock Paper Scissors goes mobile
PS3 firmware 1.81 update now online
Sony says sorry to Church of England

Rumors & Speculation
Newsweek: Beautiful Katamari rolling exclusively with Xbox 360
It came from the internets: Rock Band info from Game Informer
Battery life could be prohibiting rumble in Sixaxis
Rumors: Pokemon cheaters banned from online play

Culture & Community
Wii cursor theme for Windows
World of Warcraft player activity in decline

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