Rolling into midweek with a fresh set of GameSetLinkDump, and of course, the screenshot to my left is Space Giraffe, which is threatening a new PC version soon, complete with extra levels for the less psychedelically inclined. Good times!

Also in here - Forbes on dames in games, some awesome Media Molecule TV commercials created in-engine, Wii software stats, the Sega Sports Grill explored, the very odd Tuttuki Bako, and lots more.

Who ya gonna call?

'Faith' Saves The Day -
On females starring in games, bouncing off the EEDAR research we recently featured, I do believe.

V. interesting legal article on machinima and derivative works, referencing Red Vs. Blue and a host of other examples. 'Happy somersaulting with Somersault, winner of the European Innovative Games Award'
Interesting mouse-drawn main character manipulation game - check it out via the official site.

IGDA - Culture Clash - Nov08
'Gamers are (by and large) smart people, people who know what they want from their games. Many of the companies that serve them, however, prefer to scoff at the wishes of gamers, both in design and business practices.' This is a little fringe, for me.

Llamasoft Blog » The light is coming soon.
On Space Giraffe PC: 'What you are going to get is Space Giraffe exactly as you seen it on the 360 PLUS an “expansion pack” with 100 NEW levels that “no one else has seen before”, some of them could be a bit more “vanilla” for those that found the SG original graphics maybe a bit “too blasting for their own taste” we wish this time to really manage to pleasure more and less psychedelic users.'

Media Molecule - we make games. » Blog Archive » Bubblegum for your eyes.
'All the ads (excluding the intros and outros, natch) were made using the game tools that come in the box. It was an interesting experience, because each level had to played through and acted, rather than animated. It feels like we did a thousand takes. At some point in the next few days we will try to get the actual levels online so you can play them yourselves.' Complete awesome.

Lips Hands On - Page 1 // Xbox 360 /// Eurogamer
For whatever reason, this Inis-created 360 exclusive has got near-zero press in North America thus far - this articles makes it sound, but I'm wondering why it's so low-profile now. Via MBF.

MTV Multiplayer » Wii Software Stats November Update: ‘Rock Band’ Passes ‘Mario Kart’
These stats overall seem wrong, presumably due to whoever shares them being heavy users cos you have to be online to share? Dunno. But in aggregate, they're interesting.

My Visit to Sega’s World Sports Grille » Murderblog 3D
'A few months ago, Sega opened a new concept restaurant in Tucson, Arizona. It was being billed as a combination of fine dining, sports bar, and arcade.' The tragic results within...

NCSX Import Video Games & Toys: Tuttuki Bako - Import Preorder
'Bandai's Tuttuki Bako... features interactive digital objects that respond to external stimuli. Simply poke an index finger into the side of the gadget and you'll be able to push around a little panda, disturb a girl, cause an octopus to squirt ink, and perform other simple actions. '