Joystiq reader hex08 sends us this image highlighting the differences between the US and Japanese versions of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. (Also enjoy this Japanese commercial.) It should be noted, however, that this isn't the first time Ratchet has been visually modified for regional preferences. Check out the highlights for today:

Joystiquery
Mario brings his sexy back at 'Galaxy' launch party

News
Game designer talks rebalancing Street Fighter 2 HD
New games this week: Super Mario Galaxy edition
Volleyball, Axelay, Blue's Journey all skulk onto Virtual Console
Whoops! Tesco sells Xbox 360s for £33.24
Peter Molyneux's Populous coming to Nintendo DS
Newell: Prince of Persia 'not a video game movie'
Thrill as the DualShock 3 is unboxed!
Unreal Tournament 3 multiplayer powered by GameSpy
New York Times on tough times for game mags
Mass Effect love scene now less safe for work
Banjo-Kazooie not cancelled ... so what is?
This Wednesday: Shrek 'n Roll 'n Screwjumper 'ngage XBLA
NPD to continue providing monthly console sales data
Non-profit group buying games for soldiers
Infinity Ward addressing Call of Duty 4 PS3 matchmaking issues
'What They Play' keeps parents in the loop
MTV Games confirms Rock Band delay for Canada; coming Dec. 17
Report: TT Games sold to Warner Bros. for approx. $210 million
Tivo alert: Discovery airing 'Rise of the Videogame' Nov. 21

Rumors & Speculation
Is Mistwalker's next DS game a random dungeon crawler?

Culture & Community
Official plush Weighted Companion Cube coming soon
L337Lauren tops other gals on road to Miss Video Game crown
Quiz time: Can you spot the "real" gamers?
Infinity Ward reaches out to EA Chicago devs
MTV's gaming pronunciation guide targets Totilo

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