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MONDAY l PODCAST l Episode 33 > In this edition of the Black Panel Podcast, we discuss Wii 2, Dragon’s Dogma, Gears of War 3, Dragon Age II, Torchlight, Homefront and the late, great Jerry Lawson. READ MORE
TUESDAY l NEWS l Wii 2 > After being beaten to the punch in each of the last three console generations, Nintendo is poised to launch its follow up to the Wii well ahead of the competition. The company has confirmed that it plans to announce new hardware in June. Although its press release is remarkably bereft of details, Nintendo has promised to unveil the system and its specifications at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The new console will then hit retail in 2012. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY l NEWS l PlayStation Network > As Sony fans know only too well, the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been unavailable for the past week. The platform holder today issued a statement confirming that the two services were targeted by hackers between 17th and 19th April. The decision was subsequently made to take them offline. According to a follow up post, it wasn’t until yesterday that the full extent of the problem was determined. READ MORE
THURSDAY 2 l NEWS l nanoBITES 39 > The latest game from the creators of Greed Corp is less than a month away, with EA today confirming that environmentally themed twin stick shooter Gatling Gears will be coming to XBLA on Thursday 12 May and PSN on Tuesday 17 May. This is just one of the stories in this week’s edition of nanoBITES, our ongoing feature devoted to small but important news items. READ MORE
FRIDAY l NEWS l Inversion > Have you ever wanted to defy the law of gravity? Well, Namco Bandai is hoping Inversion will meet that want. Inversion is a new third person co-op shooter which revolves around the idea of gravity manipulation and destructible environments. READ MORE