The other week, in Scraps, I posted a link to a charity drive called Extra Life. Hosted by Sarcastic Gamer, it's an attempt to raise money for pediatric cancer by getting gamers to solicit pledges and participate in a 24-hour gaming marathon next month. It seems they also have a far more sinister purpose.
Now on to all the news the other editors didn't see fit to print.
The marketing director for DICE, developer of Mirror's Edge, is predicting that the freerunning title will sell 3 million copies. After playing the demo at PAX, they can count me as one. [Edge]
The current economic problems plaguing the US are going to be felt everywhere, including the games industry. The question is where will it hurt the most. [Gamingnexus]
Three bills have surfaced in the US House of Representatives that seek to strip the anonymity away from online sellers on the off-chance that they happen to be organized retail thieves. Big Wal-Mart is Watching You. [Ars Technica]
Microsoft wants third-party publishers to expand into the Middle East by opening new offices. Considering some of what Activision is doing lately, do you think there's any chance they might be considered a haven for terrorism if they did? [GoNintendo]
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