The Joystiq weekend: March 9 - 11, 2007

Ross Miller
R. Miller|03.11.07

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The Joystiq weekend: March 9 - 11, 2007

Normally relegated to a strict schedule, the Joystiq recap missed its Friday appointment due to flights and / or jet lag by our usually hard working and insomnia-suffering staff. Enjoy this screenshot of LittleBigPlanet, one of the most pleasant surprises from GDC this year, and check out the highlights for this very long weekend:

GDC Coverage
Alienware shows off developer PCs
A numerical history, and future, of flOw dev That Game Company
Cliffy B reveals the secrets of the universe
LittleBigPlanet developer on dealing with publishers
Making LocoRoco players smile
Pajitnov, with needle and thread, wins Game Design Challenge
Poking around with Virtually Jenna Jameson
The difficulty of contact in game sex
What's broken with MMOs and their combat?
Writers and blocks in the industry

SXSW Coverage
SXSW: Joystiq is here!
SXSW: ARG! The Attack of the Alternate Reality Games
SXSW: The Inside Scoop - how to get a job in the game industry

Joystiquery
Off the Grid: The Metagame at GDC
Poll results: Wii, PS3, 360 playing habits
Today's most therapeutic video: Simpsons 'GTA Parody'
Today's queueiest game video: Miyamoto keynote line
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: now in Cockney!

News
Microsoft on the hunt for originality with Xbox Live Arcade
Want a free copy of TMNT for the Wii?
Hecker: Sorry, the Wii isn't crap
'Whirled' casual MMOG from Puzzle Pirates studio
Castle Crashers likely due 2008, receiving more content
Penumbra indie horror adventure makes its 'Overture'
Behold: CryENGINE2 GDC demos
LocoRoco spotted in PS Home trophy case
Pandemic working on Wii game for wee ones
FlOw almost was a Wii title
THQ, EA, others recruiting at GDC
id Software CEO: piracy pushed us multiplatform
No PSP redesign planned, but more colors proposed
DJ Max Portable 2 spotted at GDC
Disney's High School Musical for Wii, PS2 and DS
Shivering Isles on March 27, $30 (2400 Microsoft Points)
Mario + Disney = Mushroom Kingdom Hearts
New Mii commercials
Jack Thompson suing Take-Two -- 2007 Edition
Drip, drip, drip Nintendo Q2 releases
Mark Rein apologizes for Epic's lawyers attacking artist
AutoFire 2007 shooter competition results announced
Fancy Pants Adventures creator Brad Borne interviewed

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: The Wii-mic ... and Harry Potter will use it

Community & Culture
Reuters and the misleading PS3 chip-drop headline
For game addicts, bad games are more addictive
E3 invites, what's the logic?
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