Hey-hey-hey, how’s everybody doing out there? If you’re from Chicago I know the answer: terrible. Was tempted to go out and break something, but it’s hard to start a good riot in the suburbs, you know what I mean? Plus it’s rainy out. I admit, I’m a fair-weather sports fanatic. But enough about me, you’re here for the news. Here’s what’s going down:
- Final Fantasy X goes high-def, providing a way to watch the infamous Laughing Scene the way it was meant to be seen.
- Sony’s PS Vita gets some face time, trying to assure people it’s not the size of the battery that counts. A sizable media SNAFU makes this harder to accept.
- On top of this, word gets out that Sony’s revised TOS thingy has a ‘no-suing’ clause, and a Sony exec comments that the 3DS is not a competing device. Also, they have more than enough lifeboats for everybody on board.
- Meanwhile, Nintendo announces a slew of 3DS titles, though proclamations of doooooooom follow a stock price drop. Never mind that the same thing regularly happens to Apple.
- Slate examines the downfall of 3D movie ticket sales, which may explain some of the difficulties Nintendo faces. Short version: after Avatar, viewers went “Cool, but what else you got?”
- Retail sales are on the decline yet again – gee, I wonder why – advertisements show up in Deus Ex: Human Revolution loading screens, and more!