Today in Joystiq: July 4, 2007

This is how fireworks are really created in the night's sky. Happy fourth of July to all our readers in the US; check out the highlights for today:

The B[ack]log: Happy Anniversary, Miss Croft
Today's most interesting shaky cam footage: Left 4 Dead at showdownLAN

NumbThumb online game rental service closes its doors
Puzzle Quest spreads its addictiveness to the Wii
F.E.A.R. Nightmare Pack available, reasonable
Australian game industry accuses gov. of 'serious neglect'
Japanese game market up 25% in June, Nintendo wins big
Brain, Skin and now Face Training DS
Dragon's Lair now bound for HD DVD
IGN hands-on with new Turok
Lost, Alias composer scored Medal of Honor Airborne
New Forever Blue (Wii) screenshots
New Heavenly Sword details; demo coming in 'very near future'
Microsoft to buy a piece of Nintendo (land)
Dolphin Olympics: Ecco, meet Tony Hawk

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: Rumbling Sixaxis to gain touch sensitivity as well

Culture & Community
World of Warcraft relationship ends in arrest
Vault Boy says Fallout 3 stuff on Xbox Live Marketplace
Arsecast tears casual game clones a new one

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