- So instead of waiting around until later in the week, this time GSW is ripping out the GameSetLinks in practically Delicious length, complete with some brief commentary on why they may or may not be interesting. Why does this work? Because I trawl a myriad of interesting and approximately interesting game blogs so you don't have to, huzzah:

- How much does Bill Gates love Halo 3? Enough to don a tasteful Halo 3 shirt with 'This Is How It All Begins' embroidered on it? Yep, and Bungie's Christian Allen took a picture with Bill at last week's Halo launch party at Bungie HQ.

- Insomnia.ac has a review of the latest Touhou shooter for PC, called 'Shoot the Bullet', for reasons that become obvious (it has photography in it!) Also on the site - a review of the adorably named Let's Go Jungle.

- Wired News points out the latest PS1 re-releases for PS3/PSP in Japan - not as many as previous months, but leaving me cursing yet again on Sony's pitiful record of putting similar games out here. Oh dear.

- Excellent education game blog Research Quest discusses Carnegie Mellon's library-related edugames - Diner Dash in a library, in one case!

- - Amazing stuff on eBay - an auction of four contemporary Intellivision remake carts ended at over $1,000, showing how collectors' tastes span generations.

- You've seen it already, but the New York Times on the art behind Halo 3 is worth perusing, quizzically.

- Surreal's game design blog look at Eastern vs. Western game design, with thought provoking results.

- Chipmusician supreme Jake 'Virt' Kaufman mentions that bizarre game-related indie movie Press Start is out on DVD, featuring his soundtrack.

- Rock Paper Shotgun's correspondent discusses getting lost in the supermarket, and specifically relating it to The Sims. I like RPS. It's weird.

- GamerDad is somewhat returned from his recent heart attack, and talks about it on Game Sanity blog. We wish him the best.

- Another returnee is JC Barnett, since it appears that the Japanmanship blog is back, documenting a Westerner in Japanese game development again. And he promises only some mild fermentation this time!