Kotaku Originals: Short and to the Point

Funde Razor brought in the dough, PlayStation Home went live and had the inevitable launch crashes, and Luke defused a bomb by singing into a microphone. The week that was in Kotaku's original reporting:

Highlights:
Kotaku Video Podcast: Excuses, Testicles and Resistance 2
Funde Razor Rocks Out Denver for Child's Play
New Xbox Experience Brought a Jump in Online Sales to Live
Home Launches On December 11
Kotaku's 2008 Gift Guide of Obscene Nicety and Sublime Naughtiness
Lips Review: Kinda Puckered Up

Reviews and Impressions
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 - Tyranids, Battle Strategies, and Smack

Flower's A Breath Of Fresh Air
Frankenreview: Persona 4
Rock Band Portable Drum Kit Review: The Beat Of A Different Drum
Card-Based H-Game Princess Waltz Confuses My Sensibilities
Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes Micro-Review: A Touching Attempt
Skitching, Tasing and Water Bottles in Skate 2
Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition Impressions
Frankenreview: Prince of Persia

News and Features
Xbox Live Christmas Crash Won't Happen Again
White Knight Chronicles: The Box Art, The New Screenshots
Left 4 Dead Anti-Cheat Fix Released For Xbox 360
Please, Economic Crisis, Put An End To The Christmas Rush
And The Home Marketing Onslaught Begins...
EA: "We've Got Work To Do On The Wii"
Sony: Home Very Imminent, This Month Imminent, But Open Beta First
Gaming On A 103-Inch Plasma Television, Or Why You Should Embrace Split-Screen Multiplayer Again
2008: The Year Of The Casual Gamer?
Madworld Comes With a Taste of Multiplayer

Announcements:
Kotaku's So You Didn't Make it To Funde Razor Giveaway
What Do YOU Want Reviewed