Hail Eris! Confusion reigns. Last week, we all got word that Sony was dropping the price on the 60GB version of the PS3 to a mere $499. Sony Europe president then stated that this price drop is just to offload the remaining 60GB models in order to make way for the more [inflated/welcome) 80GB units; after July, the "cheap" version would be gone. Mister Sony Europe may have been drinking some bad uisge, because a Sony America spokesthing has made the following statement: "Those quotes from David Reeves are not accurate." So, now I don’t know what to think, and as a defensive tactic have decided not to.

Speaking of the Old World, Mario Party 8 has been recalled in the UK for use of the politically incorrect word ‘spastic.’ How is it that political correctness gets all the good words? Is it like how the devil gets all the good music? Nintendo has announced that a manufacturing error put a small number of the inappropriate discs into packaging, so they’re recalling everything to fix the problem. How queer.

If, like me, you have just returned from being stranded in the deep mountains of Washington State, you may have missed that there are a few new demos available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. These include Blue Dragon, Ace Combat 6, The BIGS, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Stuntman: Ignition. All together, these demos provide nearly hour of entertainment!

Microsoft’s trickle approach to backward compatibility updates has resulted in another small spattering of playable titles. I may seem moderately full of bile on this issue, but now that Jet Set Radio Future, Morrowind, and Silent Hill 2 are playable, that pretty much takes care of my original Xbox collection. Sorry, guys; suddenly I don’t care about this issue anymore. Full list here, courtesy Kotaku.

Everyone likes a list, right? Game Politics, that venerable institution of all things serious and dour, has compiled a list of the top ten controveries and scandals in the gaming world. I thought maybe you’d need something to distract you from your Monday for the few brief seconds it takes you to scan the headings. I absolve myself of your suicidal tendencies beyond that.

The Post-E3 weekly release list commences!

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

All-Pro Football 2K8
NCAA Football 08

Hot Shots Tennis
NCAA Football 08
Rugby 2008

PaRappa the Rapper
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Xbox 360:
All-Pro Football 2K8
NCAA Football 08

Xbox: (huh?)
NCAA Football 08