- Right at the end of GDC week, there are quite a few random, semi-random, and entirely random Web posts, both about Game Developers Conference and not, that have occurred over the course of these 7 days. So here they are:

- There's nothing like a little rivalry, and over at 1UP, James Mielke compares Tekken and Virtua Fighter in a very much Vs. style, raging: "Where Virtua Fighter has gone, Tekken has always followed (and occasionally surpassed). In this feature we're going to break down each series in a number of critical categories and evaluate who comes out on top, determine who exactly is the winner, declare who is the champion of them all." You do that!

- I never ran into Gus Mastrapa at GDC (hi Gus!), but he made a cute post on the music used before/during the GDC keynotes, noting that Daft Punk "...was played at both of the convention's major keynotes. Just prior to Phil Harrison's talk Sony staged some emergent gameplay -- a soccer match played with inflatable soccer balls. The song "Around the World" looped as the audience batted the huge balls toward their respective goals. Before Shigeru Miyamoto's keynote today Nintendo looped a handful of Daft Punk songs from Discovery." Also: "In semi-related keynote music news, the creators of Little Big Planet played a good part of the Go! Team's debut record Thunder, Lightning, Strike during their presentation."

- Some good ol' eBay randomness - I was looking for a new watch this weekend, and ran into a big auction of Beatmania-branded watches, all sealed. Apparently, "They Vibrate, they have an alarm, and they blink!", though I'm still trying to work out whether they're ugly or G-Shock-ish gimmicky fun from the grainy picture. Anyhow, for $10 including shipping, even with needing new batteries, y'know, it's worth a quizzical look.

- N'Gai Croal ended up posting a couple of non-GDC-specific exclusives into his blog this week, and he revealed that Ubisoft is publishing Jam Sessions for the DS, a conversion of the previously GSW-mentioned and extremely clever DS guitar sim 'M-06', in the West this June. Yay. He also added a fascinating chat with Jam Sessions designer Seth Delackner - turns out he's a Westerner working at Tokyo game developer Plato and has plenty of intriguing things to say.

- A couple of other fragmented things of note from GDC. Firstly, game designer David Sirlin has some really thoughtful write-ups of Wed/Thu/Fri's events (from his perspective) on his weblog. Secondly, Dan Tabar of Data Realms has a whole bunch of GDC photos up, with quite a bit of sightseeing, but notable because it has the first pics I've seen of Virt playing out at the IGF party. Rawk.

- Finally, Gillen points out the awesome cover to a Swedish game magazine, commenting: "Oskar Skog drops me a mail, showing the cover art for the second issue of +N, which he’s the editor of... I share, and am slightly nostalgic for the days when magazines all actually commissioned unique works of art for their covers. This one’s the handywork of one Kamekichi." I approve.