Nintendo has cut the price of the 3DS drastically, their financials are in the toilet, but hey - you MIGHT get Majora's Mask 3D! Also, Max and Tara chat about the latest Metro: Last Light gameplay trailer, Ubisoft's insistence on DRM, and funny PR releases.
Nintendo has cut the price of the 3DS drastically, their financials are in the toilet, but hey - you MIGHT get Majora's Mask 3D! Also, Max and Tara chat about the latest Metro: Last Light gameplay trailer, Ubisoft's insistence on DRM, and funny PR releases. All that and more, on this episode of Destructoid!
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http://www.destructoid.com/ubisoft-says-its-drm-is-a-success-so-suck-it--207329.phtml Ubisoft's "always online" DRM for PC games has bred a considerable amount of ill will from consumers, and has gained plenty of negative publicity due to its heavy-handed implementation. However, piracy is apparently down, so Ubisoft's pleased. (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/metro-last-light-gets-second-gameplay-video-207302.phtml Here's the second part of that Metro: Last Light gameplay footage released a while back. In this video, Artyom and Kahn must infiltrate a Nazi encampment. Metro's twisted take on the Third Reich was only hinted at in 2033, and it seems we'll get a better look at them this time. (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/serious-sam-publisher-mocks-origin-allies-with-steam-207388.phtml Serious Sam 3: BFE publisher Devolver Digital has mocked Electronic Arts over its proprietary Origin service, sending out a press release to say that its own service, Krundle, was cancelled and that BFE will proudly come to Steam instead. (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/operation-moonfall-plans-to-get-majora-s-mask-on-3ds-207344.phtml Operation Rainfall has thus far failed to get The Last Story and pals localized for the West, but a new group has appropriated the name and plans for a potentially more achievable goal. The brilliantly named Operation Moonfall is a bid to get Majora's Mask on 3DS, and that's a cause we can all believe in! (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-3ds-goes-169-old-customers-get-10-free-oldies-207276.phtmlNintendo has announced that they will be changing the manufacturer suggested retail price for their Nintendo 3DS handheld worldwide. The gaming system which launched less than five months ago at $249 will be available for a mere $169.99 come August 12. Similar cuts are occurring in Japan, Europe and Australia. (Conrad Zimmerman)
http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-posts-huge-loss-in-first-quarter-207282.phtml Nintendo has released their quarterly financial results for the three months ending in June 2011 and it is not pretty. Net sales are down fifty percent from the same period last year, totaling just under 94 billion yen and the company operated at a loss of 25.5 billion yen. Factors which contributed to the disappointing showing include marketing for the 3DS and the strength of the yen over the dollar but it's really all about lackluster sales. (Conrad Zimmerman)