There are weeks, even single days, that make me want to crawl into a bunker with as much food, games, and quality booze as I can manage, seal that sucker up, and hide there for, I dunno, a year or so. But then I tell myself, “I know life sometimes seems bad, but at least you didn’t sign over the Running Man to MC Hammer.”
Shame, too. It was the freshest move I’d ever seen. But enough of that, let’s get to the news.
- Yet more insanity is added to the fifty-car pileup that is 38 Studios: RBS Citizen’s Bank is suing Curt Schilling directly, and an anonymous wife of a 38S employee speaks out.
- Oh, and Rhode Island state police have launched a criminal investigation into 38S. So has the Massachusetts Attorney General. And the FBI.
- ICANN prepares for bidding wars on more top-level domains: .xbox, .sony, .apple, and countless others sure to bring back those timeless dotcom jokes from the late 90s.
- Sony is still trying to convince people the Vita is doing fine, though salary cuts and returned benefits suggest at least someone is taking this doom thing seriously.
- EA openly admits it would rather have a higher-price game not sell than sell more copies on discount. Counterpoint: Syndicate is $59.99 on Origin, and $20 plus S&H on Amazon.
- Eurogamer interviews Yoshinori Ono, the man behind Street Fighter 4, whom Capcom almost literally worked to death. Read the whole thing if you’ve got time, it’s… sobering.
- Dead Space 3 has to sell five million copies, Dragon’s Dogma sells just over half a million, I analyze what these stories have in common (read: the AAA push is killing us) and more!