Happy Wednesday everyone. There's been a couple of new updates to our favorite consoles - namely the Xbox 360 and the Nintedo 3DS. Plus, Devolver Digital and Croteam have an awesome way of dealing with pirates.
Happy Wednesday everyone. There's been a couple of new updates to our favorite consoles - namely the Xbox 360 and the Nintedo 3DS. Plus, Devolver Digital and Croteam have an awesome way of dealing with pirates. This is episode 240 of the Destructoid Show.
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The 3DS was set to get a system update on December 8th, but it looks like Nintendo jumped the gun. The update is now available to all, and it is awesome. The most eye catching feature of this new update is the ability to shoot video in 3D; up to ten minutes worth if you have the space on your SD card. The video mode has quite a few settings built in. You can change the speed of your video after you've shot it, adjust the camera for low light settings and shoot in 4 different modes (normal, time lapse, stop-motion, and montage). (Jonathan Holmes)
Batman: Arkham City has received its first big PC patch, fixing a number of bugs and finally allowing the game to be run with DirectX 11. That is, unless you're using a 32-bit system, in which case you'll still have to use DX 9. (Jim Sterling)
Despite Serious Sam 3 promising to fight piracy simply by being an awesome game, it turns out that developer Croteam has snuck some DRM in there. Fortunately, it's the best kind of DRM; the kind that only affects illegal copies, and hilariously trolls pirates. (Jim Sterling)
The Android Market started small, but grew very quickly. The Google Mobile blog says that the Market has just passed the 10 billion download mark this past weekend. The growth rate is at one billion app downloads a month! (Dale North)
Following in the sleazy footsteps of Sony and Electronic Arts, Microsoft has become the latest company to restrain one of the few legal recourses available to screwed customers. Seizing upon the opportunity to cram some sly restrictions into its new Xbox 360 dashboard, the updated terms and services mean you can no longer sue Microsoft. (Jim Sterling)
Blacklight: Retribution is Perfect World's free-to-play first-person shooter set to come out early 2012. The game offers some fresh new elements we haven't seen in FPS games in awhile now, plus giant freaking mechs! (Hamza North)
Destructoid's 25 Days of Giving has begun and we're starting off with a bang! We've teamed up with Jeep where they're giving away a Modern Warfare 3 edition of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Yes, an actual car! You just need to go enter the contest over on Jeep's sweepstakes page for your chance to win. Once you've registered, you'll be taken to the Jeep Ops Missions game which will give you more chances at winning the 2012 Jeep Wrangler.(Hamza North)