Raincheck-Cashin’ Time

Time for another mega-sized link dump courtesy of Y.T.
Important things first: Capcom is producing a sequel to Bionic Commando for the next-gen consoles. Awesome. I loved the original NES title, even though its callous lack of save codes or battery backup made it impossible to finish under my parents’ old “only 1 hour per day” limitation on all things Nintendo… (Official site is here, if you’re interested.)
Mac OS Leopard has a ship date, finally: 10/26. Why not glance at the list of 300+ new features Apple has helpfully compiled to help you pass the time?
You may have seen the spectacular explosion of a life-sized X-Wing fighter, but are you sure you’ve gotten the whole story? Here’s the video The Empire doesn’t want you to see:

Get your oldschool groove on by mellowing out to the sounds of bygone videogame music played by an orchestra (aka “Video Games Live”).
Yet another secret The Empire wants to keep hidden — Vader’s secret talent!

All I can say is that the Dark Lord of the Sith is a heckuva lot better than Stacy Hedger:

Make the bleeding stop. Please.
Oh, here’s something that will do the trick: a compilation of all the character videos for Team Fortress 2.

Top that off with a bit of TF2 machinima and you’re good to go.
Theme music from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, played on ukulele. Yowsa

Mario Kart Wiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Plus Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Battalion Wars II.
And, in last place, the single best piece of pop culture referentialism/historic revisionism EVAR: