So it's been so long since I've done this (not really, but feels like it) that last night, honest to God, nothankyou.jpg invaded my dreams. That's why it's riding shotgun here. But it also illustrated our Tecmo/Squenix coverage of the preceding week, one highlight among the usual storm of rumor and outrage. Spore's DRM and Amazon's response to the review bombing accounted for the latter; and unsmashed whispering about a Christmas list of freebies in a 360 relaunch accounted for the former. Here is the week that was in original reporting, highlights below, full list on the jump. Casting Agent Confirms Rock Band 2 TV Show Spore Review: Evolutionary Creationism Harmonix To Release Rock Band: AC/DC? Microsoft: "No Comment" On Batshit Insane Xbox 360 Relaunch Rumor Can Rock Band Really Teach You to Rock Out?Happy 9th Birthday Dreamcast! Tecmo Answers Spurned Square Enix's Takeover Rejection QuestionsAmazon Deletes All Spore Customer Reviews, Blames Site Glitch First DJ Hero Details: Turntable Controller, Mash-Ups, Guitar Co-Op Hands On: RACE Pro Mad Catz - Give Us A Chance And We'll Change Your Mind FIFA 09 Demo Hits PSNLoads Of People Downloaded The Force Unleashed Demo NCSoft Ditching "Lighter" Games To Focus on Triple A Titles Frankenreview: Spore NC Europe, NC Austin and ArenaNet Transform to Become NC West Shane Kim Delivers Death Blow To Ensemble Video Games Live Volume One ImpressionsNew BioShock P33 Trailer Infogrames And Namco Bandai's Europe Joint Venture Rock Band 2: The Reality TV Show Wants YOU Math Blaster Brings Edutainment to this Generation... Finally Max Payne Producer Working with 3D Realms on Duke Nukem Movie