- Well, it's definitely Sunday, so time to round up a few miscellaneous links that aren't quite big enough to get their own post on GSW. But they're still cute, so here they are:

- Over at the Gamasutra jobs section this week, I noticed that the recently announced Green Monster Games, as founded by Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, has the cutest logo - the least vicious teeth-baring 'Green Monster' I've ever seen. Of course, the company is partly named after the left field wall at Fenway Park, which is pretty neat too. Looks like something a bit Mario-y, no?

- Japanmanship has a really fun post about the Wii weather channel, most specifically: "There is an island in the Pacific, south of Port Vila, called Erromango; it's the southern-most province of Vanuatu and formerly known as Martyr's." But the odd translation has it as "Ero-manga island", and: "For the benefit of those who don't speak Japanese "ero manga" is the term used for "erotic manga", those pervy comic books depicting big-eyed characters in a variety of sinful, lewd and obscene acts." Oh dear.

- There's more friction between MMO bloggers and Second Life defender Wagner James Au again, with Iron Realms' Matt Mihaly blasting Mr. Au on his recent article, which claimed of a strip club in SL: "Entirely non-erotic are the furniture, the money, most of the textures, all the construction materials of the building, the fixtures, and more. Seen this way, maybe 10% of this location depicts commercial content that is unambiguously sexual." Mihaly howls: "In fact, maybe that XXX movie you and your girlfriend rented last weekend shouldn’t be considered a sexual movie at all! I mean, think of the paint on the walls, and the carpet, not to mention the bed itself. None of that is sexual!" And then the flaming starts.

- I wuz just talking about classic arcade locations, and RetroBlast! points to a new LA Times article discussing the official opening of Miss T's Barcade in Los Angeles. Looks like it has classic arcade and pinball action, too: "If Barcade feels more like a rec room than a licensed establishment, well, that's part of its charm. After three beers and several games of Punch Out!, it's easy to pretend you're in a friend's basement, stealing beers from his dad's fridge while playing Piston Hurricane." More of these please!

- Another good 1UP feature from last week was 'Game Hunters: NYC', and darned if it's not handy - I've shopped in a few of these places: "New York's infrastructure is built to cater to a throng. The number of stores selling videogames in the city is enormous, so if you're looking for games here you're bound to trip over a couple you didn't know existed. Some of these shops might even contain a few rare baubles at discount prices -- it all depends on the day."

- Just slipping this one in at the last minute, but - look what happens when you employ an _actual journalist_ to blog, as opposed to a bunch of part-time editors who are helping out after work or between classes at school or whatever. You get Chris Kohler's excellent interview with Harmonix at Wired's Game|Life blog, that's what. You know content is king? Well, context is king, too, and Kohler gets it. And if all blogs were like this, I wouldn't be complaining about them.