[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.]

Well, I'm afraid GameSetLinks are more or less over nowadays, due to my overstressed schedule running all kinds of GDC and Gamasutra-related things. Luckily, it's been quite handily replaced by Eric's smaller individual posts and Ben Abraham's weekly round-ups of the best critical blogging.

But you'll still get catchups from time to time as I rotate through my feeds, and here's one, starting with notes on CSPAN's newly available video game-related archival coverage, and continuing with neatness on the Toy Soldiers Facebook game, the honesty of the Team Fortress 2 blog, and lots more besides.

What is it?:

1UP's Retro Gaming Blog : Things I Learned From the 1993 Game Violence Senate Hearing
CSPAN's video archives include some fascinating video game-related things!

Ton of Clay: At War With My Friends
Toy Soldiers tie-in Facebook game coded in-house at Microsoft? Super interesting, hadn't heard of this...

GDC 2010 Hub | Pixelsocks.com
Some nice in-person IGF interviews rolling out here...

7 of the Best #GDC Slideshows for Indie Social Game Designers - Facebook Indie Games
'GDC is over. Below I've assembled the seven most useful slide decks I could find from GDC for social game developers.'

WoSblog: Weird or Standard? » Blog Archive » The New Arcade
'Three main things characterise the games of the New Arcade movement. One is extremely low cost... another is instant playability... and the third is high-score competition, reborn as the online leaderboard. '

VideoGamePriceCharts: Welcome to Violence - Sega Wii Bundle
Sorry, this is old, but... Sega really released a Australian Wii game bundle called 'Welcome To Violence'?!

Team Fortress 2 Blog - Dammit dammit dammit dammit!
Really interesting design discussion on a feature that they didn't put into the game. Via Zack HiWiller.