Something for everyone happened today.
For optimists: Ars Technica updated their Wii U review (with much more positive impressions than last time), SquareEnix showed us a demo of their Final Fantasy XIV redo (giving the game and the fans a second chance,) and a console version of Resident Evil: Revelations has been revealed (which was much more highly received than the actual big-budget console resi game we got instead.)
Pessimists: after the (critical and commercial) failure of 007: Legends, Eurocom has laid off more than half of their staff, IO Interactive has already handed off future Hitman development to a different team (perhaps due to Absolution’s lukewarm review reception), and THQ is still bashing on the Wii U’s CPU (citing a slower clock speed than both the PS3 and Xbox 360).
Humanists: Joseph Kyranzes writes for Nightmare Mode now. His first submission can be viewed here (tl;dr: a rabbi, rabbit and robot talk about how game writing sucks.) Edge has updated their per-decade “ten commandments of game design” for 2012 (most timely are the bits about free-to-play models and DRM.) Nightmare Mode founder Patricia Hernandez has ended on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and blasts another personal beanbag onto the bleeding edge of new games journalism (tl;dr: Fallout lifted the curtain on Author’s entire lifetime of American idealism.)
Truly, something for everyone.