The Joystiq Weekend: July 25 - 27, 2008

The cast of LEGO Final Fantasy VII ... only Cloud is seriously lacking in the spikey hair department and Red XIII is nowhere to be found. Check out the highlights for this weekend:

Joystiquery
The Best of Big Download: July 20-26
Costumes of Comic-Con 08: Days 1 and 2
DS Fanboy Lite: July 19 - July 25
Japanese hardware sales, July 14 - July 20: Turn-based edition
Joystiq Podcast 058 - Merchant-off edition
WRUP: The Warehouse Edition
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup gets a Reality Check

News
Guitar Hero III 'Virtuoso Track Pack' now available
England, Wales prisoners lose access to 18-rated games
See first posters, date for Max Payne flick
Unlock the Uncharted Trophies beginning Aug. 22 ... or not
Marc and Dexter: Ecko making iPhone-only slasher
PlayStation 2 travels through time to kill children
Rock Band Weekly: Staind, Testament, Scars on Broadway, The New No 2
Super Street Fighter II HD beta gets time extension
Tera Patrick 'hired' as 'special' 'producer' on Saint's Row 2
Gears of War movie development soldiers on
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe adds a killing Joker
Bungie working on 'three distinct projects'
Peter Moore calls E3 'soulless,' calls for public event
Point your single oversized eyeball at this Resident Evil: Degeneration trailer
Wheelman pumps brakes, delayed until Q1 2009
EA Sports working on fixes for NCAA Football 2009 bugs
Microsoft's Frank O'Connor hints at 'HaloCon', comments on 'Bungiegate'
Warhammer Online launches Sept 23, says EA website
Cryptic Studios job listing reveals Star Trek Online
Toasty! Midway announces Mortal Kombat: Kollection for PS2
Gears of War 2 content unlocked by original Gears achievements, $130 Lancer bundle coming
Too Human demo classes unlock over time, internal clock shift makes them all available
Check out the star-studded Afro Samurai trailer
The NSFAmerica Dead Space 'Lullaby' trailer

Rumors & Speculation
Rumorong: Activision, Red Octane call shenanigans on World Tour set list
Rumor: Ratner to turn God of War film into geek tragedy
Rumor: Vader DLC bringing dark side to Xbox 360 Soul Calibur IV
Rumor: New Marvel vs. Capcom game may be coming 'sooner than you think'

Culture & Community
Rigopulos on why air drumming doesn't work

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