[GameSetLinks is GameSetWatch's semi-regular link round-up post, culling from hundreds of weblogs and outlets to compile the most interesting longform writing, links, and criticism on the art and culture of video games.]

Continuing the GameSetLinks wonder and delight, we start off with an interesting G4 chat to the folks behind Uncharted 2, who are featuring all over the place right now - looking forward to checking out their [DISCLAIMER: I'm involved!] GDC 2010 lectures, too, of which there are a number.

Also in this round-up - Tale Of Tales on their IGF picks, discussion of a potentially racist Flash game and its media reception, more on the AI for the Sherlock Holmes ARG, a good round-up of iPhone game events for the year, and more.

Somewhere else:

Reaction Time: Naughty Dog's Evan Wells Reflects on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - G4tv.com
A really nice interview from G4, who are starting to get some really nuanced writing on their website, perhaps oddly. (Perhaps not oddly.)

Tale Of Tales: My Selection For The IGF
A fascinating alternative selection from the creators of Fatale and The Path, showing the depth of great games in IGF this year.

BoingBoing: Ten for 2010: the 10 most-anticipated games coming in the new year
An excellent list with attendant video from Mr. Boyer, including a number of games I'm personally amped about.

Ching Chong Beautiful Exposes Racism in Video Game Design | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
Intriguing, but one comment is quite possibly correct: 'CHING CHONG BEAUTIFUL EXPOSES RACISM IN VIDEO GAME DESIGN isn’t descriptive of your article at all. It reads as an indictment of the entire industry, but the article is about a bunch of immature flash developers publishing their own trash on their own sites.'

Beyond Rockett and Purple Moon: Gender, Gaming, and Stereotypes - Video Games - Jezebel
'While it feels almost sacrilegious to criticize the work of one of the first people to re-evaluate who plays games and why, Brenda Laurel's one TED talk cannot be the be-all, end-all of discussions on girls and video games.'

BBC News - AI aims to solve in-game chatter
Some interesting notes on chatbots in the Sherlock Holmes ARG/game here...

iPhone Gaming: Looking Back on 2009 and Forward to 2010 | Touch Arcade
Nice round-up, here.