Gamasutra parent Think Services has announced the launch of GamerBytes
, a new weblog specifically providing information, interviews and analysis for digital downloaded console games - from Xbox Live Arcade through PlayStation Network to WiiWare.
Why? With the swift rise of digital downloaded content for the major consoles, there's a major hole in centrally located information for shortplay, innovative independently developed titles - such as Penny Arcade Adventures
GamerBytes plans to offer daily updated news on the state of gaming for the three major console services - each of which has its own section on the site.
Editor Ryan Langley has folded his popular XBLAH.net site
into GamerBytes, and will now collate breaking news, rating information, low-profile publicity on all three consoles. He will also ramp up the exclusive content - such as his recent quizzing
of XBLA developers on the delisting changes.
GamerBytes will also include the latest jobs from the market-leading Gamasutra Jobs network
, with a site-specific feed available soon, and will cross-pollinate information with relevant sister sites such as Think Services' IndieGames.com blog
, as well as related events such as the Independent Games Summit
The GamerBytes site is now officially open
, and there's a full-feed RSS available
for those interested in subscribing to the news feed.