Welcome back, everybody! Good to be back from Las Vegas, where tragically I was unable to recruit Danny Trejo and hunt down Matthew Perry. But I suppose a nacho platter at Margaritaville is victory enough for one trip. Anyway, it’s time to round up What Happened This Week. Let’s see what we have this time:
- Sony convinces European authorities to release PS3s, but the legal back-and-forth with LG continues.
- Human Revolution sees a release date, and the reason for the pushback likely goes deeper than Final Fantasy XIV‘s misfired launch.
- Microsoft to retool Windows Live and apologize for unleashing it. Well, they’re doing the first one at least. Also, speculation on possible price cuts.
- Best Buy is on the ropes, but Amazon.com and Steam need better infrastructure to viably fill the gap.
- Strange but true: criticize BioWare, get locked out of Dragon Age 2. Developers have feelings too, you know!
- Krazy Kaz is back, E3 rumor mills are in full swing, and portables join consoles in the counterproductive spending arms race.
- Japan, as you know, was recently hit by a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami. The Red Cross is accepting donations, so chip in if you can.