Due to familial obligations, I am quite tired and this will be a short and sweet wrap-up for this week. Duty calls friends, and I am here to deliver the newsworthy items of the week! News
- Internet cafes in China are closing at a high rate. I'm really unaware of these in the states, but I find Kotaku's take interesting.
- Some clever modders have made the use of Xbox 360, PS4 and keyboard and mouse options available to use with the Xbox One. Expect Microsoft to patch this out in their next update.
- Microsoft is looking to unify PC and Xbox functionality under one banner. As if this wasn't evident in that all their platforms look the same now between Windows Mobile, Windows 8 and the Xbox One dashboard.
- The Diary of Anne Frank is going to be turned into an animated feature film. How they will keep this "family friendly" is anyone's guess.
- The Worst Company in America for two years running is voted Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign. Because anybody that claims to be LGBT friendly gets an automatic pass even if they are secretly puppy kickers.
- The NSA has turned it's spying efforts to World of Warcraft, Xbox Live and Second Life. Follow the link for the ridiculousness of the infograph they came up with. That's our tax dollars at work.
- Diablo III's expansion has entered closed beta testing. Hell to the yes!
- Metal Gear Solid V's $30 opening chapter now has a release date of March 18th. I'm really pissed off that I have to buy this.
Both Sony and BioWare have announced announcements. Much like Square-Enix did at the PlayStation 4 reveal and this is absolutely ridiculous. Sure, it does add to the hype train, but in some very high profile cases this can backfire.
Please forgive the brevity this week, as I have only slept 4 of the last 24 hours. I'll be back next week with a proper rant. I promise.