Here’s a quick wrap of some of the stories you might have missed in our absence – because we know you’re all super-loyal readers and wouldn’t bother going anywhere else for your gaming news fix while we’re away!
Firstly, Australia had a shambles of an election. It was being reported just before the election that Stephen Conroy’s Insane Internet Filter(TM) had been killed and a Green balance of power in the Senate means it’s unlikely to come back any time soon. Let’s all have three belated cheers for sanity prevailing.
The owners of Mana Bar in Brisbane have announced that they’re brining their video-games-and-booze concept to Sydney, Melbourne and beyond. Expect our first ever bar review when they open in Melbourne, which we’re told will be before the end for 2010.
Gamers will get to drive the virtual version of the Korean Grand Prix track before the real Formula 1 drivers even get a crack at it thanks to F1: 2010. That excites F1 nerds like me, even if it does nothing for the rest of you.
Telltale are releasing a single-player poker game for less than a $5NL buyin and nobody’s really sure why. But since I’m a poker nerd when I’m not being an F1 nerd, expect a review shortly where I’ll try my best not to use phrases like “unbalanced three-bet range”.
Finally, Gearbox have announced at PAX that they’ve taken over the reigns of Duke Nukem Forever, scheduling it’s release for 2011 and effectively ruining the gaming industry’s longest running joke. Oh well, I guess there’s still Half-Life 2: Episode 3.