Joystiq reader James has a wonderful sister Katherine who knitted him the above presents. Obvious on the left is the Weighted Companion Cube. Our friend on the right, who hasn't promised not to stab you, is the Fighter from Final Fantasy I ... wait, are those sword-chucks? That must be from 8-bit theater! Check out the highlights for today:

Joystiquery
Off the Grid: Long-distance gaming
Today's most bizarre self-grenade video: Halo 3 'epic suicide'
X3F Week in Review: December 21, 2007 - December 27, 2007

News
Sega taking Phantasy Star Online offline in Japan
Midway looks to Hollywood tie-ins in 2008
Devil May Cry 4 Xbox 360 bundle hits Japan in January
GameFly's year-end used game sale
Star Ocean IV trailer comes courtesy Star Ocean PSP disc
Amazon sold 17 Wiis a second (while in stock)

Rumors & Speculation
Nasdaq: Atari could be delisted, market value too low

Culture & Community
How-To: Build a MAME cabinet, a video in 5 parts
NPR covers 2007's games that got away
BioShock, Portal, and friends as grocery cart warnings
The best thing you'll see today: LEGO Portal
Forget Putin: Gaming icons Photoshopped as Persons of the Year

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If only we could draw Mario this well