Around the network - early-ish August edition

All the best gaming and tech headlines from around the web

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.
Games Radar
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?

Golden Joysticks
or Alive 5 Gameplay Montage
Need for Speed Most Wanted Gameplay interview

Iwata Asks... Chris Hoy
The 20 worst Nintendo 64 covers ever

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"

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity review
Nikon D800 review

Tesco Tech
How to take great sports photos
Wireless power is on its way