Kotaku Originals: A Decemberween Pageant

The holiday-induced Kotakis Interruptus didn't slow the flow of original goodies. The big highlight: Our blowout 80-minute Very Kotaku Christmas Podtacular, which featured everything but this opening and Peter Paul/Cadbury sponsorship.

Adam, who assembled the behemoth vid, proudly announced it had 794 cuts and more CGI than a Frank Miller cooking show. It took so much time to render he had to open a black hole to another dimension, throw his computer into it and reel it back just to make the deadline. He's probably sleeping harder than Santa Claus on Dec. 26, which is sort of ironic because Adam's Jewish.

It'll be somewhat of a shortened holiday weekend for yours truly; I'm in North Carolina with the fams, watching our two dogs race around the back forty scarfing up deer turds. But stay tuned, the report will go on. Meantime, here's the previous week in originals.

Highlights:
G-Unit Spills On Blood On The Sand, Gaming Cred
The Art That Launched a Thousand Games Now a Book
Roy Orbison Coming To Rock Band
"Cliffy_B" Gets Silenced By Twitter

Podcasts:
Resistance 2 Podcast: Multiplayer Tweaks Coming
A Very Special Kotaku Holiday Podcast

Reviews:
World Of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse Review: Single-Minded Excellence
SimCity iPhone Micro-Review: Reticulating iPhones
Hero of Sparta Micro Review: God of iPhone?

News:
How To Pitch A Current-Gen Game With Eight Guys And Government Money
Jump Festa 2009: So I Played Dragon Quest IX

Baked Goods:
Super Mario Sugar Cookies
Mega Man Blows Mario's Badly-Rendered Gingerbread Brains Out

Cards and Gifts:
Gaming Underwear and Other Things We Hope You Didn't Get For Christmas
Sure Square Enix Cares, And Here's The Card To Prove It

Funeral Notices:

Let Us Mourn The Passing Of Yet Another Kotaku Xbox 360