Fake Black Isle raises the collection plate to make Kickstarter look positively saintly by comparison, EA turns cloud saves into a form of punitive DRM, and War Z gets pulled from Steam for being utterly dreadful in the week's CHRISTMAS news.
Bioware talk monetising the consumer, Bioware reveal a drop in interest toward Mass Effect 3, and the Hyrule Historia knocks Fifty Shades of Grey from the top of Amazon's best sellers chart in this week's out of touch news regressions.
Diablo III gets off to a bottleneck, Blizzard takes pity on poorly done by Aussies, and Cliffy B proves yet again that he is a thoroughly awful human being in this week's Diablo launch news drops.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 loses its street cred, Persona 4 gains content, the ESA gains tax payer money and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning loses seven missions - in this week's carefully balanced news excretion.
With the release of Serious Sam 3: BFE Croteam have revolutionized DRM, sending a giant pink scorpion to hound pirates unto the point fury, setting an example for the rest of the industry to follow.
It has been discovered that many EA Online Pass titles ship with codes that are only valid for twelve or eighteen months. EA pledges free replacement codes for anyone who can figure out how to go about getting one.