"We had two bags of 1-up mushrooms, seventy-five pellets of fire flower, five sheets of high-powered stars, a saltshaker half-full of raccoon tail, a whole galaxy of multi-colored turtle shells, hammers, POW blocks, laughers... Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious power-up collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

"The only thing that really worried me was the Lakitu cloud. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an misting binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon." (Via PixelGen; thanks, Jose) Check out the highlights for today:

Joystiquery
DS Fanboy Lite: May 17 - May 23
Microsoft Game Studios' 2008 in Gaming: A Yearbook
Joystiq hands-on: Spore Creature Creator and the birth of Sporky
Joystiq interview: BioWare's Ray Muzyka talks Mass Effect 2, DLC and his favorite interface
Joystiq Podcast 050 - Self-congratulatory edition
This Week in Review is still in love with Sporky

News
Phil Harrison talks Alone in the Dark, spotlight shines on game footage
Sam & Max Season 3 coming early 2009, Telltale interested in XBLA, PS3
No Windows? Use Linux, Intel Macs for PC Gaming with CrossOver
Breaking: Metal Gear Solid 4 to have really long cutscenes
Hideo Kojima signing MGS4 at Virgin MegaStore in Times Square June 11
SingStar Vol. 2 hitting June 20 in Europe, June 19 in Aussieland
Capcom's statistical explosion: life-to-date series and games sales
Battle of the 'Bams!': Resistance 2 vs. Killzone 2
id Software leaves ESA
Harrison: Infogrames & Atari done with 'huge-budget, single-player games'
Devo songs coming to Rock Band (no, we're not sure about 'Whip It')
PSP is 'gateway drug' to other Sony hardware
PlayStation Blog shows off PixelJunk Eden
Capcom considering Marvel-esque movie deals
Behold: Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: Resident Evil 5 features co-op and cover system

Culture & Community
Nintendo not attending Leipzig, may return for Cologne '09
Mega64 puppet Marcus hits up the Castle Crashers

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

DS Fanboy Lite: May 17 - May 23