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Dragonborn DLC now available for PS3

Here's some hits from the variety of gaming news in my inbox:

DLC confirmed

First up, Bethesda Softworks has finally released the PlayStation 3 version of the Dragonborn expansion for "Skyrim."

And it's 50 percent off ($9.99) during launch week.

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Gamers petition for 'Dark Souls II' on Wii U

At least one gamer is upset that Namco Bandai's "Dark Souls II" isn't slated for release on the Wii U.

So Christopher Marcil of Brighton, Mich., started a petition on Change.org to ask the publisher, as well as game developer FromSoftware, to put the game on Nintendo's new console too.

So far, more than 7,500 supporters have signed on to his effort.

Dark Souls II announced

Namco Bandai Games America revealed Friday night that "Dark Souls II" is currently in development at FromSoftware in Tokyo, Japan. While a release date hasn't been set, the developer is indicating it will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Color me skeptical about WatchDogs

Early E3 buzz makes it seem that Ubisoft's "WatchDogs" will be the breakout surprise of this year's show.

If you watch the game-play demo at the official website, http://watchdogs.ubi.com/watchdogsgame/en-GB/home/, you'll probably agree.

Open beta for TERA takes place this weekend

Interested in joining a short public beta for upcoming action MMO "TERA"?

Well, I've got the information you want below.

Many Dovahkiin dreams are about to come true

When playing "Skyrim," did you ever shout "Fus Ro Dah!" at the screen instead of hitting the button, hoping it would somehow magically work?

Pretty soon, it actually will — as long as you are playing on an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Yes, "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" is getting Kinect support — though only the voice-activated kind, not the arm-flailing, jumping up-and-down type.

My apologies for my absence

Hi everybody. Sorry I haven't written anything in a while. I guess you could say I've been distracted. Lazy too.

I've got a few reviews in the hopper, but I just haven't been able to finish them off. Blame a tumultuous personal life ... and laziness too.