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The Joystiq Weekend: September 8 - 10, 2007

Ross Miller

Let's play our favorite game, "what's wrong with this picture?" Winners earn a hearty handshake and a pat on the back -- feel free to point out the obvious, but we judge on creativity. Check out the highlights for this weekend:

Joystiq hands-on: Neves (DS)
Joystiq interviews Metanet's Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns
Podcast Rodeo for Sept. 9: Ear 1
Today's fastest, bluest video: Sonic Rush Adventure gameplay
Today's most self-referencing video: GTA IV trailer in San Andreas
Today's most zombified video: Left 4 Dead 'Subway Outbreak'
The Weekly Webcomic Wrapup Reviewer's Guide

MGS: Portable Ops + (plus) trailer, translation required
Harmonix CEO confirms Rock Band's Xbox 360 bundle guitar is wired
PS3 80GB US backwards compatibility checker online
New games this week: Heavenly Sword edition
Zelda Crossbow Training packed in with Wii Zapper
Virtual Console Monday: Are you ready for some football (and a hedgehog and a Zelda-clone)?
BBC talks possibility of Xbox 360 video content
Double Fine returns with Epic Saga: Extreme Fighter
Acclaim's user-created MMO creates jobs; races beasts
1UP previews Silent Hill V, shows in-game footage
No touch-screen strumming for Guitar Hero DS; peripheral promised
Avary talks Wolfenstein movie, Blazkowicz casting
Eternity's Child too big for XBLA, gets Wii instead
Terror threat prompts prisons' console bans
This Wednesday: Sonic 2 hogs XBLA
New Rock Band tracks: KISS a Red Hot Chili in the Soundgarden
Link's Crossbow Training bundled with Wii Zapper, ships Nov 19
Jail guard busted for incriminating City of Heroes forum posts
BioShock "franchise" ships 1.5m units; L.A. Noire bumped from fiscal '08
Take-Two forms casual games label 2K Play
Warhawk demo looking unlikely

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: 40GB PS3 for $400, 80GB to $500

Culture & Community
Master Chief fully waxed with Fall Out Boy at Madame Tussauds Vegas
South Park wins Emmy for World of Warcraft episode
Capcom sponsoring actual monster hunt
The good, bad and ugly of attending game schools

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