Another shoe has dropped in Sony's little Xperia Play reveal-a-thon they've got going on, and it's not a good one. No friends, even though the device is "Playstation Certified," you won't get to download titles you've already bought on the PSN for free. Maybe they could learn a little something from Valve and Steam, for whom the idea of purchasing the same title multiple times is a ridiculous proposition. Thanks to some reporting by Forbes, we've just learned that Valve and Steam have profits in the high hundreds of millions, and are more profitable per employee than Apple OR Google. Way to go Gabe, keep it up. In other news today we learned that according to some survey, Gears of War 3 is the most anticipated game of 2011. Suffice to say, we're a bit surprised at that. We've also got the latest on Marvel vs Capcom 3, and celebrate the 10 year anniversary of All Your Base. Enjoy.
Destructoid show episode 53. Lets go:
Story #1 - MEME ANNIVERSARY! Heres to 10 magical years, All Your Base.
Story #2 - You must repurchase PSN games for Xperia Play. Well, this sucks. Perhaps penny smart on Sony's part, but I know a lot of people who just got a whole lot less excited for this device.
Story #3 - In other mobile abuse news, Nintendo 3DS will not be taking your Nintendo Points. If you've already stocked up on them hoping to go on a spree once the device came out, you're SOL.
Story #4 - Valve is making more money per employee than Apple or Google. Way to go guys! We love to see a cool company doing well, and Valve is certainly no exception. Steam has made them a giant in gaming, and certainly the next billionaire in the industry.
Story #5 - Survey: Gears of War 3 most anticipated game of 2011. So, I guess that's it then? The rest of us should give up? No Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever, Skyrim, or anything.
Story #6 - Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC revealed. In what's becoming an increasingly common trend, MvC3, a game that got released yesterday, already has DLC announced for it. Apparently you can play against some engineers or something.
Story #7 - PEW PEW PEW PEW. PEWPEWPEWPEWPEW. PEWPEW. PEWPEWPEWPEW.
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