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Create a South Park character to win some prizes, Team Fortress 2 for the Xbox 360 will be getting updates, Nick previews some of Rock Band 2’s new features, The House of the Dead swag is awesome, and plenty more happened on Friday. 

Friday Regulars:
Art Attack Friday special edition: The art of Dead Space
RetroforceGO! episode 57: The Atari 2600
Indie Nation #29: Knytt Stories
Friday Night Fights: Summer is almost over edition

Contests:
Create a South Park character, win Guitar Hero and swag

PAX 2008:
PAX 2008: Dtoid Community Meetup – We want to make you a star, baby!

Originals:
AMAZING House of the Dead: Overkill promotional swag
Give me in-game retries, or give me death

Previews:
Ch-ch-ch, ah-ah-ah: A look at Rock Band 2’s updated character creation
Your mom is in Rock Band 2
EA Showcase 08: Hands-on with Lord of the Rings Conquest

News:
Samba De Amigo mini game is like a game, but mini (also, song list)
Sonic ‘like Disney World’ … what, full of pedophiles?
iPhone version of Myst is coming
100,000 kills for an achievement
Buy level ups for Vesperia as DLC? Scamco strikes again
Just how legit is the anti-piracy fight? Not very, according to .biz
DS Lite resumes its dominance in Japan
Nintendo releasing colored straps in Japan, world wishes they could get in on it
Valve to bring Team Fortress 2 updates to Xbox 360 sometime this year
Dissidia: Final Fantasy Web page updates with gameplay video
Guitar Hero World Tour dev on music peripherals: When theirs break, buy ours
PSP 2000 vs PSP 3000: new screen kicks ass
Free internets for you: Sony Japan announces PSP users get free wireless
Valve’s Newell wants to make a Wii game
Harmonix is working on a music creation game
Carnival Games: Mini-Golf will include more skin types
National Geographic takes on Spore, documentary style
Music-rhythm game Helix coming to WiiWare on Monday
Pick up Qore episode 4, snag MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo early
Canadian dev Big Blue Bubble to bring Hockey Allstar Shootout to WiiWare
PS3 Left 4 Dead has a “50-50 chance”
You can be The Last Guy on August 28th
GameStop predicts $50 price drop on Xbox 360 and PS3

Galleries:
Red Faction: Guerrilla screenshot fun for all the family
Team 3D announced for Midway’s TNA iMPACT!

Trailers & Videos:
Sh*tty Sadness gameplay footage leaked?
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars has a long name and a trailer
Game With No Name doing well in Japan, currently “under consideration” for US

Offbeat:
Soulja Boy has an Xbox 360 Special Edition Sidekick LX and you don’t
Hate the Rock Band drums? Consider a DIY set

Hamza Aziz