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Daily Update: 3DS, Crysis 2, WWDC 2011, New York Times

Good morning. Or, most likely, afternoon by the time I get through this.

Nintendo released its 3DS, a 3D version of its (very) popular DS portable gaming system. It's funny how this thing doesn't rate much in the way of news in the tech blogosphere, outside of the kiddie gaming sites. I've got one on the way, with a few games, but I've heard it's excellent.

Speaking of video games, Crysis 2 is allegedly a huge success already, and is also supposed to be quite good. I need to pick it up, but I've barely even looked at Dead Space 2 as it is.

The WWDC rumor mill is firing away in full force this week, WWDC being Apple's annual developer show. Apple has issued a press release noting that this show will include "the future of iOS and Mac OS", fueling the fire. I just find it interesting that they list iOS first.

God bless you, Intel: The company just lowered prices and doubled capacities of its SSD products.

The New York Times' confusing new matrix of digital subscription offerings went live today. I do pay for the NYT, and based on the specials I see today, I may change how I do this. For now, I'm going to test a Sunday-only paper subscription.

Both Apple and Amazon are reportedly working on digital locker services so users can store their music collections in the cloud. This is a good, and overdue, idea.

Ed Bott says that AT&T is most at fault for the delays in getting the first Windows Phone update out to users. Ed's a good guy, but he's wrong here. But both James Kendrick and Mary Jo Foley (sort of, in the latter case) call him on that rather effectively. (i.e. it is indeed Microsoft's fault, as I've said as well: You can't blame AT&T for acting true to form. You can and should blame Microsoft for letting this happen in a post-iPhone world.)
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