3 steps back?

It was revealed today that the new 80 gig PS3 model will not have the nearly full backwards compatibility that the $500 model does. Really doesn't seem like that model is going to sell anything now. I've always said I don't believe backwards compatibility is that important a feature in the long run, but if it's something you promise to have, you'd better fucking stick to it, and dropping it, especially from your new "uber" model that you want everyone to embrace, is too fucking stupid for words.

Is it possible to shaft your fans as much as Sony has this past year? Probably not, but Bethesda is sure making strides in that direction, having just announced a "Game of the Year" edition of Oblivion for PC, 360 & PS3. It includes all the expansion content and the original game for a cheaper price than the original Oblivion when it came out. That's great for gamers who missed out on this title (which is what, like 10 people?), but seriously? This is a giant slap in the face to anybody who bought the expansions or the PS3 version because none of those have even been out that long. Fuck you Bethesda, I'll sure as hell remember this crap when your next game comes out, and I won't be the only one.

That's really all I have for today, but I will most definitely be back tomorrow as not only does Harry Potter hit theatres at midnight, but MS is kicking of E3 a little early with their own big press conference around 8:30 pm, which I will definitely be posting my thoughts on. In the meantime, since this week is E3, your trailer of the week is a game: NIGHTs: Journey of Dreams

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