This Week in Kotaku: Xbox 360s go on display and promptly begin crapping out. Next generation software and consoles get pricing and cause wallets worldwide to explode. B-list celebs snuggle up with he Game Boy Micro, an artist kidnaps rich people for real "video game" and we fall in love with retro Nintendo business card cases.
Playable next-gen Xbox 360s show up at Walmart, and a reader sends us digipics and video clips. The big scoop came when a Kotaku mole reported that the new consoles fritzed and melted at the Microsoft Visitor Center. The mole snapped up-close and personal 360 pics, and yes, the power source is still a huge brick.
With the 360 out next month, we got software pricing info. Games will go for $50 to $60 a pop. Think that's pricey? Word 'round the campfire is that the PlayStation3 will book at over $600. No word whether Sony's set up a savings plan to purchase the machine.
Whether or not Paris Hilton saved the Princess in Mario Bros. or simply bought her is open for debate. While famous folks don't need business cards, we're digging these NES business card holders. I'd love to see New York artist Brock Enright's card. His company, Videogames and Adventure Services, kidnaps rich customers in real-life video games. Interesting perhaps, but I'll stick with my Nintendo DS.