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The Joystiq Weekend: December 15 - 17, 2007

Ross Miller

We had two people over the weekend send us pictures of real-life Portal occurrences - a blue portal and Glados, respectively. We want to remind people that the events of Portal were just dramatizations of real-life, and as such, no one should worry about anything out of the ordinary. Thank you and enjoy your cake. Check out the highlights for the weekend:

Japanese hardware sales, Dec. 3 - Dec. 9: Saturday morning shame edition
Joystiq hands-on: echochrome (PSN)
Joystiq hands-on: God of War: Chains of Olympus
Joystiq hands-on: Patapon (PSP)
PS Fanboy Week in Review: 12/9 - 12/16
Metareview: Unreal Tournament III (PS3, PC)
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup gets introspective

Guitar Hero III gets rock 'n' roll patch
Street Fighter III: Third Strike on GameTap Dec. 20
Extended trailers for Final Fantasy XIII and XIII Versus on Japanese DVD
PS2 version of Rock Band lacks online play, world tour mode
Script for animated Castlevania film nearly complete
PSP God of War's boosted clock speed comparison
Strange Xbox 360 signal might affect wireless LANs
Sony CEO expects expansion in PS3 connectivity, PSN
Make like Pelé with Wii Fit soccer
New games this week: NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams edition
Cybernator, Alien Storm, Monster Lair coming to Virtual Console today
Castle of Shikigami III shoots up Wii next spring
BBFC seeks to keep Manhunt 2 banned
Take-Two opens 2K Marin, former BioShock devs reportedly on staff
PS3 firmware 2.10 coming tomorrow, features DivX support
Crisis Core coming to the U.S. March 25
Resident Evil: Degeneration trailer
This Wednesday: Sensible World of Soccer, Tempest come to XBLA
New Bionic Commando trailer whips it, whips it good
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. creators 'seriously considering' a MMOG
Tretton: 'Not appropriate' for publishers to suggest hardware price cuts
Huxley returns from the abyss with video
Rock Band devs answer for niggling problems
Sex Worker Alliance: GTA normalizes violence against sex workers
BioShock kindly receives AP's game of the year award
Halo 3 bought by 52% of US Xbox 360 owners
Mercury Meltdown pub expands, promises new next-gen IP

Rumors & Speculation
Rumor: Killzone 2 and LittleBigPlanet coming Fall 2008

Culture & Community
FSU student receives misdemeanor charges after making threats on Xbox Live
A very Jenga-esque Crysis physics demonstration
WoW Insider interviews Ed Fries on avatar figurines
Rock Band bar night in Manhattan tonight
Looking back at the PlayStation 2 in 2007
Just saw a wooden SNES

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