Daily News Roundup 4/12/2012
Bioware has admitted that it is “aware” of Mass Effect 3 crashing after yesterday’s update. Unfortunately this might be similar to their awareness of the bugs inherent in importing old characters into the game from previous Mass Effects.
In related news, the Better Business Bureau has said that Bioware’s promises for ME3 are indeed false advertising. Our glorious nation of whiners who have instigated this development still need to get lives.
On the opposite end of “whining” news, video games might be in the middle of a culture war, as more and more groups are boycotting companies like Bioware and other developers who portray homosexuals in a positive light, making ME3 “retakers” seem mature in comparison.
Android phone users rejoice! Sega Genesis emulator MD.emu now has support
for the Sega CD, letting people around the world play Sewer Shark on their phones.
Talk to me, Dragonborn….
Bethesda promises to add Kinect support to the Xbox version of Skyrim this month. The add-on will feature over 200 voice commands and other Kinect awesomeness. It might even mean there’s actually a decent Kinect game!
The Power of the GUI
Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.2 is officially live, with tons of new content and a new configurable GUI that makes this reporter wet his pants.
Game publishers continue to complain about used games and gaming media continue to lap it up. Meanwhile, here in the real world, used games are great!
Vita sales slip to all-time low in Japan.
The Legend Returns!
JRPG classic The Legend of Dragoon has been confirmed for release on the U.S. Playstation store. No longer will your friends be able to taunt you with the fact that they have played it and you never will.
Industry analyst says COD’s longterm sales may be diminishing, had nothing to say about years of diminishing quality.
In an awesome trifecta of game releasing, Crow, Burnout:Crash, and Max Payne Mobile are out for the iPhone, and an update to Infinity Blade 2 brings social networking features to the game. Infinity Blade 2 has also been reduced in price to $4.99 so get it while it’s hot, kids.