Kotaku: Valve's Gabe Newell dreams of a world where gamers will help finance game development. I mean, I'll give a few bucks to Half-Life 3's development if it means I get a free copy and a slice of the profit pie - but I don't think that's how it would work.
GameDaily: President Obama again implored parents to "put away the Xbox" sometimes and keep their kids from becoming zombies. The wrinkle this time round is that Microsoft publicly issued a statement agreeing with the Parent-in-Chief.
1UP: Remember Midway? Remember NBA Jam? Apparently there was a proposal to put a goofy Mortal Kombat-themed court in the arcade basketball title. Sigh. I would've enjoyed that.
Giant Bomb: I want you to be as excited about Shadow Complex as I am. Not because it's based off Orson Scott Card's bizarrely right-wing novel Empire, but because it looks damn good.
Destructoid: A surreal essay from the perspective of one who has been rolled up into a ball and atomized into a star.
Destructoid: I don't care what Will Wright is saying; what the fuck is he wearing?
Gamasutra: Ken Levine says Bioshock 2 will bear the unique culture and mentality of 2K Marin. Which begs the question: do these people sleep in diving suits?
Joystiq: Wanna see some new Xbox update stuff before everyone else? Get in line. No, really, get in line.