Around the network: leaving the nest edition

Essential articles from the world of gaming this week, you may just have missed

Welcome to our weekly round-up of all that's good in gaming, lots of our chums from the official mags have been writing top stuff about their particular platforms and you should read it - they are experts after all. We're also saying a fond farewell to Ngamer *sniff* Nintendo Gamer. Once housed within these august portals, they have now left the nest, spread their wings and have their own standalone site. *sniff* Naturally we're sorry to see them leave, but as a wise man once wrote (well Sting anyway) 'If you love somebody set them free.'

Nintendo Gamer

New Nintendo website launched

29 fab photos of dogs dressed as Nintendo characters

The Last Story review

Official PlayStation Magazine

Bethesda knew about Skyrim's PS3 lag problems.

five PlayStation games that deserve a kickstart funded sequel

Resident Evil 6 info and screens.

Official Nintendo Magazine

Pikmin 3 Wii U will be Miyamoto's ideal Pikmin game

Mario Kart 7 cheats

Smash Bros 3DS: What we want to see

Official Xbox Magazine

Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC stars Sazh - release date and price

Street Fighter X Tekken: can't we all just get along?

Why Mass Effect 3 is the smartest Kinect game yet