E3 2011 Countdown: Microsoft

Quivering in excitement? You should be. E3 is just around the corner. In the first part of our E3 2011 Countdown series, Declan discusses what to expect from Microsoft at this year’s Los Angeles expo.

Amazon Opens Mac Gaming Store

Amazon.com opens their very own online game store for Mac!

PodBytes – Episode 5: Our E3 2011 Predictions

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In the latest episode of Bits ‘n’ Bytes Gaming’s PodBytes series, Martin, Declan, Seb, Rexly, and Chad gather around the discussion table to talk about the biggest gaming event of the year, E3, and what they think the big three are going to unveil and focus on in their conferences.

Page to Pixel: William Shatner’s TekWar

Chad reviews the work of the iconic William Shatner in a new edition of Page to Pixel!

Gears of War 3 Meets Black Sabbath in New Trailer

The lead-laden Gears of War 3 campaign trailer is released with an extra helping of heavy metal.

Sunday Morning Cheer: Gummy Bears Animation of Classic Gaming Moments

Gummy Bears: fun to eat…and to watch as they animate classic gaming moments!

House of the Dead Comes Shuffling to PS3

Sega has come forth with release information on (yet another) upcoming adaptation of this popular arcade shooter.

Friday Roundtable: Casual Games: To Be Scorned or Embraced?

In this week’s Friday Roundtable, the team grapple with the Cold War of the games industry, the casual vs. hardcore conflict. Are casual games really that bad? Is the division between the lunch-break gamer and the enthusiastic role-player a symbol of our past time’s diversity, or is it an uncomfortable rift threatening to poison the buds of a still fledgling game industry? Oh, the questions!

Chinese Prisoners Forced to Play Videogames

Prisoners in China forced to play MMORPGs, report claims.

Total War: Shogun 2 DLC Has Warrior Nuns

The Creative Assembly has released new DLC for Total War: Shogun 2 which includes warrior nuns and a new historical battle.

Margaritaville Online: Probably the Most Laid Back Gaming Experience Ever!

For those few who still have a life outside of addictive social gaming, a new Facebook game based on Jimmy Buffett’s “teachings” promises to make you a beach bum for life!

MMA Will Beat the $#!@ Out of Your Console

If you can take the pain, then step into the ring of Supremacy MMA.

Add Codemasters to the List of Hacked Gaming Sites

UK game publisher Codemasters latest to be hacked!

GameFly Acquires Direct2Drive

GameFly has acquired IGN’s Direct2Drive service.

Review: L.A. Noire (360/PS3)

L.A. Noire Review

Pascal has walked his assigned beat and conducted a thorough investigation; now he’s ready to submit his incident report.

Minecraft to Make Mobile Debut on Xperia Play

The hit game will soon debut on other smartphones.

Page to Pixel: Curse of the Azure Bonds

Chad’s in that dice-rolling, trap disarming mood, and yes, he’s looking at a D&D novel and its PC adaptation.

Age of Conan Goes Free-to-Play

Funcom announces a free-to-play model for its MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.

A Condensed Guide to the Forgotten Realms

Chad presents a quick guide to the places and people of the Forgotten Realms, the setting of Atari’s new Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale.

PlayStation Store Re-Opening Unsure, Targeted for End of May

While the PSN allows online play and PlayStation Home, its marketplace is still missing in action.

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