Thursday, August 27, 2009

marginalia 8.27.09: wtf microsoft? edition

steve-ballmer Joystiq: Apparently Microsoft’s Elite price cut comes at the expense of any and all high-definition cables. Those in the know can pick up HDMI cables for less than $10, but they cost three or four times that in a brick-and-mortar store.

Joystiq: Speaking of dumb ideas, Microsoft is raising the price of the Xbox Arcade across the pond. In my eyes, if they don’t adjust the price down because of the exchange rate, they shouldn’t adjust it the other way either.

Destructoid: At least Microsoft is doing something right – they’re claiming that all that Red Ring nonsense is in the past. I sure hope so!

Destructoid: Some are saying that Hans Zimmer has been hired to score Modern Warfare 2. Guy sure is getting a lot of mileage out of that one score he wrote!

GamePolitics: In Venezuela there’s a crime wave going on, and of course it is all of those violent games and toys that are at fault.