Today in Joystiq: December 11, 2007

Though not as much of a technical achievement as the Pac-Man tree, we love any and all holiday video game references. This picture of a Triforce atop a 50-foot tree was reportedly snapped by Nick and Will from Gnatline podcast. Shall we cry Photoshop? Nah, it's the holiday spirit, we'll let our lingering doubts lie elsewhere for the night. Check out the highlights for today:

Readers pick best webcomic: Karma
Today's manliest video of manliness: TNA Impact trailer

Xbox Live Video Marketplace live in Canada, UK, and elsewhere
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 teaser has glam, forgets gameplay footage
MS explains why you can't use exact change on XBL
Witness Super Mario Galaxy's deepest secrets
Patapon to arrive in U.S. in February 2008
Rock Band Weekly: You're such a punk
Battlefield: Bad Company trailer takes stab at humanity
Reminder: New Halo 3 maps available now
Mass Effect amasses a million in sales
Slot machines to become more like video games
Square wins plagiarism case against Korean music video
Hudson developing games for iPhone and iPod Touch
Stringer: 'Actual innovation' and PSN expansion in Sony's future
GameFly opens Tampa, Florida distribution center
Nvidia drops new GEFORCE 8800 GTS 512 MB
LittleBigPlanet demo not coming this year
Hot Shots Golf 5 swings into US March 2008
EA: European developers more creative than American developers
GameStop opens inaugural tournament center
Rebellion to develop Shellshock sequel for sure
Lost Odyssey gets found in North America Feb. 12; free DLC with pre-order
Passage is a lifetime in five minutes

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: PSP Silent Hill being ported to PS2
Rumor: Bizarre working on James Bond game
Analysts: Board games are the next big thing

Culture & Community
The Gaming Club sounds off on the year in video games
Gamecock sorry about crashing Ken Levine's VGA speech
Time magazine names Halo 3 game of the year
Rock out with your block out: i am 8-bit guitar straps

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