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Fruit Ninja: a CES Shoutout and #1 on Windows Phone 7

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas over the weekend, and Brisbane’s own Halfbrick was given an honourable mention at Microsoft’s keynote press conference. During their keynote, which was live streamed across the internet to millions, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned Halfbrick’s enormously successful title Fruit Ninja a number of times. I’m sure that will help boost their sales which already place them as the #1 highest-selling title for Windows Phone 7. Read more…

3DS Titles Raise Excitement and Batteries Raise Eyebrows

Issues have simmered to the surface even before the launch has materialised. Nintendo have released a spec sheet on their most anticipated product for years, however not only has it raised expectation, but it’s also raised angst around the battery life. Read more…

Episode 1 – Riding Your Face
Duration: 00:51:44 • Size: 35.53 MB

Join Lucas, Matt and Jammy as they discuss the games they are currently playing and what their favourite games were of 2010 (not a Game Of The Year list). They also discuss their excitement for the list of Triple A titles around the corner and what they each are most looking forward to in 2011. To wrap up they cover the Christmas that just passed and what each of them received (that relates to gaming, not to Jammy’s fetishes). It was a lot of fun and hopefully it brings a smile to your face also.

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January’s Xbox Live Marketplace Details

Microsoft has released the details for Marketplace releases and deals for January. Click ahead to see the details. Read more…

Torchlight to see XBLA birth

Runic Games today released plans for Torchlight XBLA title for 2nd Quarter 2011. In the press release it states “We are proud to announce that Torchlight will be coming to Xbox 360 as a part of Microsoft’s House Party promotion in Spring 2011!”. it continued with “We couldn’t be happier to bring Torchlight to Xbox LIVE Arcade,” said CEO Max Schaefer. “This is what the fans have been asking for. Torchlight for the Xbox 360 is a new way to experience a great game, and we’re thrilled to work with Microsoft to bring it to fruition.” Read more…

New Game from the Game Dev Story Dev’s, What’s in Store

Arguably the most enjoyable portable game of 2010 ‘Game Dev Story’; a remake of the Japanese made 1996 title is receiving a sequel. However before that we are getting a new game ‘Waiwai! The Game Dealer’. This one places you in the stone cold front of the game industry, in charge of your own retail store. Read more…

CES 2011 – Sony Press Conference

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has rolled into Las Vegas once again and even though the show floor hasn’t opened yet, things are already happening. Sony held a press conference to announce some facts & figures, as well as some new products and services, including a 3D visor headset, 3D cameras and camcorders, Google TV, a new line of Bravia TVs and more. After the jump you will find a more detailed summary of their presentation. Read more…

2010 – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Bold and The Beautiful

So like most people, I rang in the New Year with fervor. A few drinks, a few laughs with friends, and a reflection on the year that was. During the reflection, we remembered our trials and tribulations, our defining moments of that year and the things we’d rather forget. Well gamers, I think we owe it to ourselves to also reflect on what was an interesting year for the gaming industry. Read more…

Melbourne game studio “Firemint” acquires “Infinite Interactive”

Games studio Firemint today announced that it has acquired fellow Australian studio, Infinite Interactive. The move further boosts Firemint’s strength in designing and developing original games, while providing the Infinite Interactive team with a channel for independent publishing. Read more…

What Are You Waiting For?

January 2010 saw the release of the highly anticipated Mass Effect 2, which started the year off with one of the most successful games ever made; which showed in many game of the year lists. This set the scene for a year with some amazing releases which were surprisingly spread out, which kept the year rolling through very nicely. This year looks set to see this continue with a line up that would make any lover of any genre  smile. Read more…

 
Lucas
The Podfather/Convo Controller
Super salesman by day, Batdad and Gamersutra by night. As a self-confessed technology pacifist, he prefers to sit on the console-war fence and play games on his PC.
Matt
PlayStation Fanboy/Motormouth
Electrician by trade and yet also highly skilled at finding time to game around work and family commitments. A PlayStation fanboy with a platinum count and obvious podcast bias to prove it. Thinks DC is clearly superior to Marvel. Has been known to rant.
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Started in January 2011 by brothers Lucas and Matt, Drop Bear Gaming has been operating for over 7 years offering a fresh and relaxed perspective on the video game industry. The website is a passion project more than anything and it is our distinct pleasure to continue bringing entertainment to our listeners and viewers.

The guys release a podcast episode every two to three weeks and over the years they have welcomed guests from developers, publishers, and other gaming outlets onto the show.

Disclaimer: From time to time Drop Bear Gaming receives copies of games for review in either physical or digital format from publishers or their associated PR companies. All reviews are based on the merits of each game on their own. Whether or not we were supplied the copy is not taken into account when compiling our reviews.

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