Congratulations to Valve on finally getting some cake to eat. Perhaps it had miniature figurines of the Weighted Companion Cube and Big Daddy on top (getting married - okay, we're taking it too far now). Check out the highlights for this weekend:

Joystiquery
Japanese hardware sales, Oct. 1 - Oct. 7: Best served cold edition
Joystiq hands-on: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (DS)
Joystiq hands-on: Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)
Joystiq hands-on: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii/DS)
Joystiq hands-on: Master of Illusion (DS)
Last week in Warcraft: October 6th - Oct 12th
PS Fanboy Week in Review: 10/8 - 10/14
Second Life Insider Weekly Roundup
Today's most horrific video: Final Fantasy Cosplay Lip-synching
Today's most vertigo-inducing video: Portal Lvl. 13 Time Challenge
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: Stink-O Man edition

News
New games this week: Tony Hawk's Proving Ground edition
Metal Marines, Ninja Gaiden II, Gate of Thunder on Virtual Console
Rock Band in bundle only until 2008
Wii Intercooler blows hot air
Wright rocks the Enterprise in Spore video
Xbox 360 Arcade unboxed (and still unannounced)
Lil' Reggie digs Super Mario Galaxy in new trailer
This Wednesday: E4, Speedball II, and discounted Lumines
Will Wright honored with BAFTA Fellowship
Nintendo market cap at $85bln, "almost double" Sony's
Nintendo's Kaplan says 'Gamers were bored before Wii'
PSN EULA update not affiliated with firmware upgrade
Metal Gear Solid 4 has over 200 developers
Call of Duty 4 playable at Gamestop this Wednesday
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom dated ('08 for most)
Capcom reveals Bionic Commando for PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: 360's next big thing is Perfect Dark 2
Pachter says Xbox 360 will beat Wii in September
Another analyst: Wii will beat the other things this holiday

Culture & Community
Wii vs. Vii: Sincere flatterii
Haloid creator mashes up Final Fantasy and Dead or Alive
Sony unveils the chocolate PS3

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Link's Crossbow Training trailer hits the mark