Kotaku Originals: Real Men Blog in ApronsS

Ah, Thanksgiving week, when America does what it does best — chow down and then go to the mall to spend dough it doesn't have.

Yes, Black Friday, another back alley craps game Wall Street can't wait to rob. We still cooked up the USRDA of original reporting, despite the fact this is a shortened week for the U.S. based writers (those un-Americans Bash, Luke and Stuart were still clocking in.) We rounded out our gaming guides, doled out the bargain hunting advice, served up a podcast and cooking show with Crecente, and still had room for the corporate WTFery you see all year — such as Ninty's new/not-new logo and Eidos' Category 5 facepalm over the Wii Tomb Raider bug.

I'm your host as usual for the weekend report, but seeing as how I fart giblets every time I shift my weight, I'm going to spend half of it in tryptophan recovery and half of it with you. Good thing we don't blog in Smell-o-Vision. Here's some highlights of the past week, with the full list on the jump.

Capcom Cautious On DSi Development
Kotaku Helps You Spend Money on the Right Games
The PC Gift Guide
The iPhone Gaming Gift Guide
The Import Gaming Gift Guide
Eidos Sorry About that Whole Fun-Killing Wii Tomb Raider Glitch
Nintendo: "We've Had A New Logo For Two Years"
Kotaku Video Podcast (Now With Zombies)
What Game Developers Do When Their Games Launch
The Last Remnant Review: Strategically Sound, Technically Flawed

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Review: Ancaria At Its Prime
Castlevania Judgment Review: You Don't Belong In This World
Resistance 2 Advertising Takes Over Dublin Newspapers
What The Hell Is Inside This Case?
Can One Ever Have Too Much Prinny Stuff?
PS3 Exclusive Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 Dated
The Great Black Friday 2008 Round-Up
Frankenreview: Skate It (Wii)
Intestines-On Personal Trainer Cooking (Or Why You Don't Eat Bay Leaves)
Resident Evil 5's Japanese Release Moved Forward
Rumor: Assassin's Creed 2 Goes Back To The Future
F.E.A.R. 2 Is So Banned (In Australia)
Pokemon To Cover Your Hacking Cough
Nintendo Feels All Grown Up, Changes Logo
A Link In Google's Street View
You Can't Hum a Video Game
Microsoft Launched Games For Windows Live... Again
Skate It Review: Suck It
Frankenreview: Tomb Raider: Underworld
Capcom's Amazing Street Fighter II HD Remix Goodies
I, Gamer
Nintendo's Oddly Dated, Horribly Bad and Wii-Free Gift Guide
Blizzard Celebrates World Of Warcraft's 4th Anniversary With Baby Bears