@toowalrus: Thinking about how a hand would grip a handheld device with a nub near the bottom, and I don't think it would work at all. Your hand needs to be able to hold a majority of the weight comfortably and with your thumb trying to stretch to the bottom of the device your rig hand would be twisted awkwardly while balancing half the 3DS.
The original Xenoblade? Really? I enjoyed my time with the game but it'll definitely be better as a mobile experience. I don't think I could go through the whole thing again though. Too many games, not enough time.
First off, I think this is a nice idea that has been executed intelligently. Well thought out.
It's too bad people are being so poo-poo about it. The common complaint seems to be that since few else but someone popular like Dan would have this opportunity, he shouldn't deserve it. I firmly believe that more people and their surrounding social circles should function like this, and that there should be no problem having it start with Dan. If you're really tied into knots over his good fortune? Remember that he earned it by being a guy who inspired others to like him enough to want to help him out in a tough time. People deserve what they've earned, and Dan's earned trust capital and a feeling of friendship with his audience. Ain't nothin wrong with that.
The trailers don't bother me, because I just wait for the Quick Look. I've long since depleted my interest in scores of weekly trailers. The only time I actually watch them is during E3 because I like being into the hype.