Sony Bringing PSN Pass To All First-Party Games
Looks like the people who lose out here will be either the stores (used games no longer sell for as much) or the people who sell their used games back to the stores. And seeing as the prices paid by stores for used games are already shockingly low, I doubt they could take another $10 off the offer price.
As a buyer, I should get the advantage of an extra $10 discount on the used game if I don't want multiplayer. And my choice is nice and easy - if the used game isn't at least $10 cheaper, I'm not buying it. Right now in the UK it's quite common for the used game to only be $3-$5 cheaper than new.
NASA Records Solar Blast of Epic Proportions
Inconstant Moon was mentioned on here a few months ago so I picked up a copy from Amazon. It's one of the best things I've read this year.
Vodafone Backs Down In Row With Android Users
I was all ready to get fired up with righteous indignation, but I just tried visiting B3ta from my Three UK mobile and there was no issue.
I'm on a standard contract, never had Xseries, not paying the extra fiver. Want to list a few more sites you're having trouble with? I'll test them out here, could help getting unblocked for free if other customers aren't having the issue.
Where Are the Joysticks For Retro Gaming?
Very much agree about the XArcade, it's a really nice bit of kit. The only downsides are the price and the amount of space it takes up. I bought one years ago with the intention of using it as a removable controller on a Mame cabinet that I never built.
Sony Opens PSP Store on the PC
Oh, I don't mind a logo screen that takes a few seconds, especially if I can press a button to skip it or if it's there while something else is loading, but waiting for a publisher's logo to load just so I can be advertised to isn't what I want.