Latest Podcast: Episode 131 – Off The Market
Why The 3DS Price Drop Does Not Spell Doom For Handheld Gaming

Recently Nintendo announced a massive price cut for the 3DS, dropping it from US$250 to US$169 (AU$350 down to AU$250 in Australia) due to poor consumer uptake of the new console. This comes a mere four months after the release of the unit (April 2011) which has prompted a large number of websites to deem this to be a foreshadowing of the death of handheld gaming in this form. I disagree. Read more…

PS Vita – What We Know So Far

During their E3 press conference yesterday Sony announced the name for their new handheld previously known as the NGP (Next Generation Portable) – PS Vita (pronounced vee-tah). Although there was already some information from their original announcement (here and here), when they called it the NGP, there is a load more available now so I’ve compiled it all here for you, our loyal viewers. Read more…

E3 2011 – Sony Press Conference

At about 10:15am AEST today Sony’s press conference began with an action-packed montage of upcoming games on PlayStation systems, PlayStation Move and the NGP which has now been officially confirmed as the PSVita. They showcased plenty of exclusives, new Move titles and the impressive features of the PSVita, not to mention a price point for the USA, Europe and Japan for the new unit. After the jump you will find a full run down of what the conference had to show.

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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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