Eureka for Friday afternoon - especially on E3 week - but that doesn't mean the GameSetLinks have to stop, of course, and there are flecks of E3 goodness (yay, Rhythm Heaven!) hanging out in the soup of the general link goodness.

Also in here somewhere - a Defender remake inside a favicon (!), neat Into The Pixel winners, the robotic Guitar Hero winner, and a new development blog for The Path, among a number of fun things.

Nine one one:

Hands-On: Rhythm Heaven Coming to America, Awesome | Game | Life from Wired.com
Kohler has taste, this will rock.

'DEFENDER of the favicon' game
'DEFENDER of the favicon is a JavaScript remake of Eugene Jarvis' brilliant arcade game Defender written by Mathieu 'p01' Henri and inspired by Scott Schiller's experiment with generated favicons VU meter.'

Gametrailers.com - Dead Space - E3 2008: Lullaby Trailer
Someone from EA mailed this in, and I wouldn't normally link to random game trailers - but this is ultragory and ultrascary, and very un-'big publisher' in terms of R+-rated content. Iinteresting.

Project Lore: Five dudes. Four cameras. One World of Warcraft.
More of the pro video/gaming crossover stuff - monetization still boggles me a bit for stuff like this, but maybe with enough high-end sponsors?

Into The Pixel - 2008 Contest Winners
Some great stuff in here - 'Untitled' is Kyle Gray's EA Tiburon project he showed at IGS 2008, too!

It's inevitable: soon we will all be gamers | Rob Fahey - Times Online
Fahey sneaks into The Times, a la Robertson in the BBC - Brits getting into mainstream a bit better than Yanks right now!

JeremyBlum.com » DeepNote™ Guitar Hero Bot
Chronicling the rise to power of an awesome robotic Guitar Hero player.

Meaningful Play 2008: Designing and Studying Games that Matter
Interesting serious game-related conf in October.

Telltale Games - Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
'It has recently come to my attention that the Electronical Superface Ratings Boys (ESRB) have made us remove all the many head-offings that SBCG4AP was SUPPOSED to have in order to avoid an M for MATURE rating.' Really?

The Path —— development blog
New blog for the (pictured) IGF-nominated artgame from the ideological radicals (hee!) at Tale Of Tales.