Friday, July 31, 2009

Marginalia: 7.31.09

Turtles in a Half-Shell!  Turtle Power! Joystiq: They say the PS3 costs 70% less to manufacture now than it once did. If you do the math, it means the PS3 now only costs $14,000 to manufacture.

Gamasutra: Gamestop is trying out this digital distribution thing. Soon, they'll start selling open digital games as new and buying back our used digital games and selling them at an 80% markup.

Joystiq: One of those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games is going to be cheaper. Cowabunga.

Gamasutra: Aaand Wii Sport earns Nintendo another ocean of money. This just in: Reggie Fils-Aime buys yacht, names it "S.S. Waggle," laughs self to death.

Destructoid: Star Wars weddings make me giggle. This one made me shudder.

1UP: Um, Nintendo’s Wii Classic Controller Pro looks a lot like those dumb prototype Boomerang PS3 controllers.  But I bet it’s easier to hold than the current Classic Controller.

GameSpot: Square-Enix launched another teaser site.  Did I really just type that?  Another one?

GameSpot:  In Guitar Hero 5, you’ll be able to use your Xbox Live Avatars in-game.  So…I don’t have to use that crazy fat Viking anymore?