It's early-ish August and as the Olympic games reach their climax and begin to wind down and London also warms down from its shining Corinthian dream to return to a default setting of grumpiness, hostility and moaning about the weather, another edition of Around the Network springs unbidden from our collective womb, bringing you the best gaming and tech headlines from this week.
GamesCom starts on Monday too, so tune in, keep 'em peeled and keep your dial firmly tuned to CVG, as we'll be bringing you all the latest news and info from the show they call the German E3.
GRID 2: We've played it. We're calling it - Racing games will never be the same again
If video games and consoles were... cocktails?
Official Nintendo Magazine
15 Nintendo games that will make you smile
Smash Bros Wii U may not feature more non-Nintendo characters
Official Playstation Magazine
New Assassin's Creed 3 screens
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 killstreaks revealed
Official Xbox 360 Magazine
The five most ridiculous Xbox 720 rumours
OXM presents the first Sleeping Dogs Xbox 360 review - "shorter than GTAIV but sweeter"