I hate kicking off a Carnival on a downer, but I wanted to let you know this will be the last Carnival I’ll host for a while. The next edition is scheduled in a pretty busy time for me, so I’m actively seeking a host for next month. If you’re interested – it’s easy work, I promise! – drop me an email or leave your name in a comment, and I’ll get back to you.

In the meantime, let’s crack on with some awesome posts, including some fantastic reads from Eric Gargiulo and Apocalypso – thanks to everyone who contributed for another varied and fascinating Carnival.

Please remember that the Carnival is a great chance to get to meet other writers and create some good working relationships, so please read some of these great posts and work on getting to know your fellow bloggers better!

Again, I haven’t contributed as the only thing I post on this website these days is the Carnival, but you can find my reviews over at Nintendo Life.

Eric Gargiulo presents Resident: Over Rated posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Capcom is once again inflicting an evil on to the masses with its latest: Resident Evil 5. Known to most as Biohazard or as RE, this game has many different aliases but this game seems to be famous for reasons other then being a new entry into the long storied franchise, but more on that later.”

Apocalypso presents We Could Have Had Duke Nukem 7 by now posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Kick Him When He’s Down: Take-Two Sues 3D Realms posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: Where are the Stars now: B.J. Blazkowicz posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Apocalypso presents Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade: The Darker Side of Duke Nukem Forever: Charlie Wiederhold’s Chair Story posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 on Pace to Suck posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Activision officially announced the details for Guitar Hero 5. Activision announced several new options along with some new song titles. I think it is fair to say that unless something changes, Guitar Hero 5 is on pace to be the lamest game of the series. The game is scheduled to hit the streets on September 1.”

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Undisputed Impressions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “From the outside looking in, UFC Undisputed looks fantastic. Before we get to the new games, lets look at where the whole MMA gaming scene started…and ended coincidentally at the same time. From what I can remember, UFC did have a series of games back in the “Attitude” Era of the WWF/E.”

UnitDaGamer presents Five Reasons There’s Never Been A Golden Age of Gaming posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..

UnitDaGamer presents Sega’s Top 10 Biggest Business Mistakes posted at TrueGameHeadz .:For Gamers Everywhere:..

Eric Gargiulo presents More Features Announced for Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The buzz is already underway in the video gaming community for Madden 2010. EA released some new screen shots and features last week. Needless to say, Madden 2010 will have more attention to detail than any other Madden game in franchise history.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gameplay – Eagles vs. Cowboys posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of the first videos of Madden 2010 has been leaked. The game features the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The game looks fantastic and the graphics look more detailed than ever. However, the first dose of Tom Hammonds isn’t too promising. It just doesn’t seem right without John Madden.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Full Review – UFC Undisputed 2009 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Here it is, one of the more anticipated games of the year and most notably one of the most talked about games on the internet and in message boards all over, UFC has arrived. From the word go, UFC Undisputed packs a punch, no pun intended.”

zerwer presents E3 2009: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced! 4 New Survivors, 5 New Campaigns | Geek Global News Central – Latest Tech News Delivered posted at Geek Global News Central, saying, “Left 4 Dead 2 Announced, this game can totally own the world !”

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Nintendo posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “As the market leader, what do the folks over at the Mushroom Kingdom have in store for the masses? Nintendo walked into E3 with lots of questions being asked and left their conference answering all of them and then some.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Online Franchise & Co-op Play in Madden 2010 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA continues to announce new features for the Madden franchise. EA recently announced several exciting online components the Madden video game. Madden 2010 will feature online co-op play and an online franchise mode for the first-time ever.”

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Fanboys posted at old-wizard.com.

Eric Gargiulo presents Iron Maiden Track Pack Now on Rock Band posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “One of my favorite bands of all time is coming to Rock Band. Iron Maiden will have a track pack available beginning today for Rock Band. 12 tracks will be available as a single pack or individual song download beginning today for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.”

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Microsoft posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “There was a strong presence for the Xbox Live Arcade this year with lots of announcements of new games as well as new features for the Xbox Live Marketplace. The introduction of Live Broadcast TV, Live.FM (which is an online radio site with millions of members), SKY (Europe only, its a TV Streaming Service), Netflix 2.0 For Xbox 360, Zune Video Marketplace, and the announcement of FULL 1080p video coming to the marketplace.”

Eric Gargiulo presents More Eagles-Cowboys Madden 2010 Gameplay posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “More Madden 2010 videos are hitting the Internet courtesy of E3. Check out yet another Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Madden 2010 clip. Watch it all and enjoy the Eagles scoring in the Wildcat formation on a stunned Dallas defense. I can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.”

Alvina Lopez presents 100 Awesome Anti-Aging Brain Games (Online and Off) posted at Masters of Healthcare.

Eric Gargiulo presents E3 2009 Coverage – Sony posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The newly designed PSP which drops the UMD slot, picks up a 16GB Flash Based Hard Drive, Sliding Screen, New Memory Stick Support, and repositioned buttons. The screen did lose a half to a full inch in size but it picks up tremendous picture quality in the process.”

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Video Gameplay – Titans vs. Ravens AFC Wildcard Game posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden 2010 game play videos continue to hit the Internet. Check out this HD video which features an AFC Wild Card game pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans. A lead Madden designer controls the Titans against the CPU controlled Ravens.”

Nancy Miller presents Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs posted at Becoming a Computer Technician.

backdoorangel presents The “Golden Age” of PC Gaming? O RLY? posted at The Tartar Sauce, saying, “A rant/article debunking the alleged “golden age” of PC gaming. Forgive me If I’m doing this wrong (this is my first time submitting) and feel free to email me.”

Jennifer Mannion presents Zula World – Virtual World filled with Education and Fun for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.

Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero: Smash Hits Cheat Codes posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero: Smash Hits officially hits the streets today. Once I have opened the game I am usually making a mad dash to the computer for the prized Guitar Hero: Smash Hits cheat codes. Let me save you the trouble.”

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