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Today in Joystiq: August 12, 2008

Ross Miller

The Joystiq Team is pretty evenly divided on our initial reaction to a life-sized LittleBigPlanet Sack Boy. Some of us would run away, some of us would force a hug on the LittleBigGuy. We all thought it was funny that the big zipper in front is not how you get in and out of the costume. More shots at Gamekyo (Via PS3 Fanboy). Check out the highlights for today:

The best of WoW Insider: August 5-12, 2008
A brief history of Treasure's shooters
Joystiq goes to Maddenpalooza
Metareview - Madden NFL 09 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Season Update: What's new in Madden 09

Age of Conan 'Game Master' axed after grinding exploit
Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball on XBLA starting Sept. 3
Sega pleased by 'substantial' iPhone Super Monkey Ball sales
Next Warhawk update is good news for newbs
'Militant atheists' up in arms over Spore's sim-religion
What They Play: Parents more worried about games than alcohol, porn
See Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince of Persia
Street Fighter Alpha finally hitting PSN on Thursday
Blizzard's Bob Colayco explains why Starcraft II took so long
Yu Suzuki no longer a Sega employee [update: yeah he is!]
See (hear?) Bangai-O Spirits' sound loading in action
Bond fans have different perspectives on different perspectives
OXM finds Xbox 360 games that have flatlined online
Braid: tearing up Metacritic; one of the top XBLA launches
Edge proclaims Halo 3 most innovative game of 2007, 2008
EA reveals Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure for DS
Lionhead explains how to get Pub Games gold into Fable 2
Variety judge disagrees with majority of E3 award winners, loves public drunkenness
Daily Mail has jolly ol' hysterical freakout over Wii's MadWorld
'Bulk' of BlizzCon tickets sold out, remainder go on sale at 11pm ET tonight
New Lara Croft model shows she speaks, does tricks
IGN shows off three Mega Man 9 bosses
Batman: Arkham Asylum revealed by Game Informer
Jonathan Blow: Microsoft made Braid demo shorter
Shockingly, Blizzard has 'plans beyond' Diablo III
Jaffe previews next Eat Sleep Play game

Rumors & Speculation
Bungie acceptance video teases new Halo goodies
Rumor: Dark Knight to prowl GTA-style city
Rumor: NCsoft to shutter Austin studio, reassign Tabula Rasa to Guild Wars dev
Rumor: NVIDIA's defective GPU woes worsen

Culture & Community
Print me: New Madden NFL 09 cover (except Xbox, Wii, and DS ...)
The '$10,000' Madden PSP Entertainment Pack
Olympic gold medalist trained with Wii
Thumbs up to hilarious new Metal Gear commercial

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