The second installment in today’s minor story linkathon lies below. Here’s the first bit from earlier today.
- Sony’s going to release a “candy blue” DualShock 3 in Japan on April 21, as well as a charging station for the controller. Details on Siliconera.
- There’s an interview with Obsidian’s Rich Taylor up on GameBanshee, talking mainly about Dungeon Siege III. There’s some stuff in there about the never-released Baldur’s Gate III as well. Thanks, Blue.
- “It’s Official: Retail PC Gaming Is Dying,” says CinemaBlend. The PC Gaming Alliance said this week that overall PC games retail is up 20 percent year-on-year to $16.2 billion, so whatever.
- Shank dev Jamie Cheng has told GDC that Xbox 360′s Summer of Arcade promo is “dangerous” thanks to its “king-making” traits. That’s on EG.
- Enterbrain’s reported that the top selling game for 3DS’s launch weekend in Japan was Level-5′s Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask with 117,598 units. 3DS itself sold 371,326 units of a 400,000 allocation in the same timeframe. More on Andriasang.
- Jake Kazdal’s been talking about going indie at GDC. He previously worked at EA and Sega Japan on games like Rez: now he’s in a three-man band. More on GSW.
- Square Enix has hired Mona Hamilton as vice president of marketing for the American branch of the company. Go nuts on Industrygamers.
- 1Up’s got a massive feature based on a visit to Killzone dev Guerrilla in Holland. There’s some new concept art, photos and more.