Some more GameSetLinkDump, then, with a tremendous amount of goodness to get through, starting out with a pedometer that's also a role-playing game. I know there's My Weight Loss Coach for DS, but there it would be great if there was something quirkier and more grind-y in the West for RPG idiots, maybe?

Also in here somewhere - details on the making of odd '80s adventure title Amnesia, national gaming day at libraries, the Mother 3 handbook, and plenty more.

Is he dead, Mr. Spock?

Trends in Japan - CScout Japan Blog » Bandai RPG Pedometers animate your steps
'Bandai will soon be releasing two new hybrid pedometer games to keep you entertained while racking up the miles as you go about your life.' Wish they did English language pedometer games, besides Pokemon - or do they?

YouTube - Little Big Planet: Love and Marriage (Engagement Proposal)
'How I asked my GF to marry me in Little Big Planet. My (now) Fiancee was playing the level. She was so shocked she kept playing and knew i was filming. Afterwords we hugged, she cried, and I gave her an engagement ring.'

Back of the Cereal Box: The Legacy of W.A. Stokins
A good, handy Sheng Long round-up, guv'nor!

Mother 3 Handbook - The English gamers' guide to the world of MOTHER 3
Crazily beautiful fan service for a game that, what, won't get released in the States ever? Sigh. Via Brandonnn.

ASCII by Jason Scott: Amnesia, Forgotten and Remembered
Super-neat find - the original manuscript for '"Amnesia", the text adventure that was written by Thomas M. Disch and released by Electronic Arts in the mid-1980s.'

I Love Libraries - National Gaming Day @ your library
'On November 15, 2008, libraries across the country will participate in the largest, simultaneous national video game tournament ever held! Kids will be able to compete against players at other libraries and see their scores in real-time online while playing at their local library.'

The Making of…Deus Ex Machina | Edge Online
'I decided the time had come to go for it. Deus Ex Machina was either going to be my Orson Welles landmark or my Orson Cart disaster.'

The work of play - Los Angeles Times
Good mainstream piece on games, salaries, California.

Live from IndieCade Opening Weekend: Moments of Bliss | IndieCade
Glad to see the fest went well for them, hope it continues!

play online - 360, PS3 : Dave Talks Golden Axe
Parallel universe Halverson strikes again: 'Regarding many of the “reviews” on Sega’s Golden Axe: Beast Rider: Be wary. The majority of these people (can’t call them critics) either didn’t complete a fraction of the game, don’t understand game design, or just plain suck at games.'