Daily News Roundup 4/13/2012
The Force Is Not Strong With This One
Predictably, SWTOR’s 1.2 update has broken the game and servers are completely down. No ETA for their return has been provided.
Sony admits at one time Legend of Dragoon 2 was in development.
That’s Our Phil!
Outspoken xenophobic troll Phil Fish – gaming’s Mel Gibson — has a new game and it’s called “Fez.” It’s been getting great reviews, which will probably only bolster Fish’s internet idiocy.
SRPG fans are a special breed. If you can’t find them still playing Tactics Ogre you’ll find them still playing Final Fantasy Tactics. Well, rejoice SRPG fans, as Idea Factory (Makers of Agarest War) is bringing a new game to the PSP and PSN. The game stars a dude named Zero who, over the course of the game, learns the secret of his identity…
Huge Interplay sale!
If you aren’t a total nerd and aren’t on GOG.com’s mailing list, you might not know the website is having a huge Interplay sale. Get Earthworm Jim, MDK, and the Fallout games for super cheap. This reporter recommends the Freespace games, each just $3.
Super Mario 4?!?
Nintendo has registered the Super Mario 4 domain. What else needs be said about that? Well — maybe it’s a Wii game — snore. But it’s probably for the Wii U.
Enter the Tower
Pandora’s Tower, the last piece of the puzzle of Operation: Rainfall is getting reviewed, and the comments aren’t bad. Is this the swan song of the Wii?
A job posting shows Valve is hiring for hardware, so those old rumors of a Steam console might not be bunk after all.
Steve Job’s Lament
In the category of “Big Surprises,” Apple is facing legal trouble for it’s supposedly “Free-to-play” games that are anything but.
In related news, Max Payne is threatening to take the top spot of iOs downloads from Draw Something and Angry Birds Space. Crappy drawings and Zero-G birds prevail.
Resident Evil mastermind Capcom determined to make you pay more for less.
Fighting the Good Fight
Finally, the U.S. government is hiring a company to hack into terrorist’s Xboxes.