Please, sir, may I have a PS3 price cut? Plus: games that hurt and gamers who blow.

  • POLITE REQUESTS Tecmo Koei CEO Kenji Matsubara mentioned in an interview with Computer & Video Games that he frequently asks Sony reps to quote,  ‘Please cut the price’ of the PlayStation 3.
  • ECONOMICS In Japan, Enterbrain reports games sales are down 25% in 2009, but in the US Nielsen reports “hours played per week” has hit an all time high on the strength of strong used sales and rentals.
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT got an in-game client to read and send Twitter updates as well as a free version of casual gaming favorite Peggle.
  • GAMES FOR HEALTH Bayer revealed the Didgit, a portable blood-glucose meter for the DS that unlocks in-game items through consistent testing.
  • THEME PARKS Six Flags announced that it would feature the upcoming Wii Sports Resort in its theme parks.
  • UNSURPRISING FOURS. This week EA revealed Command & Conquer 4, actress Mila Jovovich confirmed a fourth Resident Evil movie and Valve said that Left 4 Dead 2 has twice as many pre-orders as the original. Shocking…!
  • AND FINALLY this week, the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention hosted to the world’s first NES cartridge blowing competition.

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