- A little RSS-hunting has produced this new set of GameSetLinks, including what is almost certainly one of the best names for a game (video or paper-based) in the form of card game Yetisburg. Let's quote from the description, for fits and giggles:

"On the bloody fields of Pennsylvania in 1863, two great armies collided to decide the fate of a nation. The South rose, and the North responded with fervent mettle. At the forefront of the battle stood the mighty Yetis, white-furred giants imported from the wilds of Canada to shred the opposing front lines. The great generals strode through the battle lines, engineering the destruction of the opposing forces while powerful mastodons hurled bombs into the fray."

Awesome. Anyhow, here's that, plus some other just-as-good links:

Giant Bomb » Family Values in Video Games
On Korn's Haze-themed music single. Sigh.

'Rebel Alliance' | Fast Company
David Kushner piece on the transmedia Hollywood geeks, including Jesse Alexander (Lost/Heroes, but a big gamegeek). V.neat.

Sex, violence and video games - Rec Room - The Phoenix
'If we allow our critics to define us, then we will deserve whatever they give us.'

Game-Ism: 'Mo Money or Mo Cap'
'I’ve seen mocap save a project when used properly, and I’ve seen quite a few animator purist conversions to mocap since I’ve been working in the games industry for the past seven years.'

Only a Game: Malone on Curiosity
'One of the more interesting emotional behaviours associated with videogames is curiosity – that powerful drive to seek out new and interesting information.'

NCSX Video Games and Toys: 'Lets' Brass' for DS
Play the trumpet, tuba, etc '...by blowing into the Nintendo DS' microphone and fiddling around on the touch screen with stylus-based motion.'

paizo.com - Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Volume 1
More Civil War vs. Bigfoot card game crossovers, plz! Via OgreCave.

Psychochild’s Blog » The Long Tail and Indie Game Devs
An excellent point on the '1000 true fans' concept - it's a lot harder than you think.

RPS Exclusive: Dinner With Rod Humble | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Rod Humble: 'Can I steal some of your fries? I don’t know how to do this elegantly.' And he talks about indie games too!

Sexy Videogameland: Ain't No Holiday
Heh, NeoGAF accused Leigh of plagiarism when it was just Aaron Greenberg regurgitating the same comments. Amusing (and tragic simultaneously.)