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SteelSeries reveal hot new wireless headset for Xbox 360… and we want it now

SteelSeries has announced their first wireless headset for Xbox 360 at CES. The SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb combines advanced wireless technology with SteelSeries ExactSND and LiveMix features, interchangeable earcups, and innovative audio options with SteelSeries’ award-winning, signature features like the retractable, unidirectional mic, four-piece breakdown and 50mm drivers.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 features ‘The Masters’

EA announced today that the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters will feature – yes you guessed it – the Masters.  This will be the first time in franchise’s history, and players will be able to step onto the “hallowed grounds of Augusta National, experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to capture the most sought-after prize in professional golf – the Green Jacket.”

The game goes on sale in North America on March 29 and worldwide on April 1, and will be available on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 – which will support the PlayStation Move.  Exclusively on the PlayStation 3 will be Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 Collector’s Edition which will include The Masters plus five additional courses.

Our most anticipated games of 2011

Or at least, the ones we can remember…

These are the games that are making us strain at our constraints with anticipation – we can’t wait to take a bite out of them.  We’d like to think some of you might be interested in some of these too.

Kicking off in January sees a decent enough start with both Dead Space 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2, two sequels which we suspect will be better than the originals and keep you going well into the year.

Our Top Ten (played) Games of 2010

And when I say “our”, I mean “my”, as my co-conspirator is enjoying a well deserved holiday.  I was thinking of bypassing the traditional top ten lists that are inevitable this time of the year, but decided to give in after watching a countdown on the TV last night and not completely agreeing with it.  I also decided that in fairness (obviously), it can only be based on games that I actually played and were released this year (Modern Warfare 2 was not released in 2010…).  So without further ado, or fanfare, here are the games I loved the most this year…in no particular order.

Inafune entered gaming industry thanks to Mario

The gaming world has been very vocal and complimentary of the special Mario 25th birthday. In a special feature in Japanese magazine – Famitsu –  developers discuss Mario and his super series.

Various developers and other gaming heads paid tribute to Mario, his creator – Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto – and how they drew inspiration from the series in their own careers.

Gamersband | New multi-platform service “Designed to enable gamers to connect”

Gamersband is designed to enable gamers to connect with people living nearby, who share the same games or consoles.

On Gamersband, players can create challenging zones and tournaments tied to places on maps such as buildings, streets, schools, workplaces or cities, and evolve within local rankings. Gamersband is open to all platforms (consoles and computers) and to all kind of games (sports, music, action, racing, strategy, fighting, role-playing…), reaching out to the world’s 700 million gamers with the goal of delivering useful services for communities and video games publishers and stores.