- And the hits just keep on coming - if, by hits, you mean, 'various random links we pulled out of somewhere or other'. Which we do.

Some highlights this time - Zepy's look at the bestselling disturbing Japanese cartoon erotic visual novel games - a genre not to be sniffed at - as well as the top Aussie games of all time, Brenda Brathwaite on the H&R Block Facebook advergames (!), and some Endless Ocean music mixes to savor. Avanti:

The Age Blogs: Screen Play - The Top 10 Australian-Developed Games
An interesting regional list, actually.

the2bears.com » Screen Mock-up
'I’ve liked Dave Bollinger’s Pixel Spaceships idea for a long time now. The idea is that every integer has a unique Pixel Spaceship representation.'

UK:RESISTANCE. 'ATEI ARCADE SHOW 2008 - VIDEOS AND PHOTOS AND WE EVEN PLAYED A COUPLE OF THE BLOODY THINGS (PART 1)'
Cutlack's customary (intentionally) creepy awkwardness plus lots of useful videos!

Canned Dogs » Blog Archive » Eroge sales rankings 2007
Top PC visual/erotic novel game sellers for 2007. Another fascinating, slightly scary microscene.

Amazon.com: Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-playing Games: Books: Matt Barton
Matt Barton is putting out a book via AK Peters which expands on his awesome Gamasutra articles on the same subject - don't miss it!

Facebook: The Advergames are Coming… and they are bad. « Applied Game Design
Good analysis of the H&R Block Facebook app 'games'.

The Exchange Student Episode 1: First Day in Sweden - Review - Adventure Classic Gaming
Very Leisure Suit Larry-esque (pictured) new PC indie adventure game - actually has social situations in it, in many ways - interesting.

Surfer Girl Reviews Star Wars: Just remember this - in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road.
'That epic space game from EA is a new Wing Commander.' If you trust her, which I do vaguely.

Sexy Videogameland: SVGL's Official 'Metal Gear Solid' Drinking Game
Commenters say 'too complicated', I say conceptually fine. :P

Looky Touchy: Endless Ocean: Mini-Mixes
Some audio mixes for the Wii title, which I need to pick up.