- Blizzard announces that Diablo III will controversially require an internet connection to play and include a real-world currency auction house. The announcement is followed by the news that the game will not allow thirdparty mods.
- Nintendo confirms that paid DLC is coming to 3DS and Wii U.
- Norwegian retailers remove Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops and World Of warcraft – among other games – from shelves following the Olso killings.
- Silpheed and Grandia designer Takeshi Miyaji dies aged 45.
- Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment picks up Grasshopper Manufacture's highschool zombie brawler Lollipop Chainsaw for distribution outside of Japan.
- Japanese used-game retailers slash 3DS prices in response to Nintendo's announced price cuts.
- The ongoing legal tussle between THQ and Namco Bandai results in the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 being delayed until 2012.
- A Namco QA lead attempts to explain the controversial save system in 3DS game Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, confirming that saves cannot be rest. This is quickly followed on Tuesday by a release from Namco saying that there had been a "miscommunication" and that players will in fact be able to reset saves on the cart.
- Sony announces that it is bringing Japanese and US PSone emulators to the European PlayStation Store.
- Gameloft reports that its sales are up 15 per cent year-over-year in the first half of 2011.
- Japanese social and mobile gaming firm DeNA reports record sales for the seventh consecutive quarter.
- Square Enix picks up the rights for the formerly canned True Crime: Hong Kong.
- The latest issue of Edge, featuring the Dark Knight and his descent into the madness of Batman: Arkham City, hit's UK newsagents shelves.
- Sony acquires Infamous and Sly Cooper developer Sucker Punch.
- The third Humble Indie Bundle grosses $1 million.
- Segan LLC decides to sue social gaming behemoth Zynga for patent violation.
- Trip Hawkins criticises the lack of Flash on iOS and the App Store's closed nature.
- Epic describes the Gears Of War 3 development build leak as "frustrating and saddening" adding that the developer is "keeping track" of those who perpetuate it.
- Kudo Tsunoda admits that Kinect ports won't deliver the best possible experience on the device.
- EA Sports announces Season Ticket, annual membership scheme that offers early access to games, discounted DLC and more.
- Seamus Blackley tells us why "consoles aren't dead," but infact have "won".
- Namco Bandai reports improved sales and a first quarter profit in 2011.
- Nintendo president Satoru Iwata apologises to "betrayed" 3DS owners.
- Catherine becomes Atlus' biggest ever launch following its release in the US.
- Voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2011 opens – make sure you have your say.
- Satoru Iwata voices fears that the 3DS price cut could eat into Wii U sales.
- Notch announces Minecon, the Minecraft convention set to coincide with the release of the game's final build.
- Japananese 3DS sales plummet as price cut approaches.
- Activision Blizzard reports strong digital performance and beats second quarter growth expectations.
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment reports second quarter game sales growth.
- Sources report that Team Bondi is in acquisition talks following the crunch scandal last month.
- Konami reports a trebling in its profits, and confirms that worldwide sales of its Pro Evolution football series have topped 70 million.
- Sony executive vice president Kaz Hirai confirms that PlayStation Vita won't be released in the US or Europe until 2012.
- Addressing declining World Of Warcraft subscribtions, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime says that the drop off is to be expected following the release of Cataclysm.
- David Braben criticises the increasingly risk-averse publishing community.
- A Brazillian judge issues a temporary injunction ordering Vostu to remove its 'homages' to Zynga's work from Google's Ortuk social network.
- "Hardcore social gaming company" Kixeye raises $18 million in its third round of funding.
- Electronic Arts shakes up its hierarchy in a restructuring round.
- Id is set to release Doom 3's source code to the public.
- Used 3DS sales double in Japan following retaillers' second-hand price cuts in response to Nintendo's own announced drop.
- Square Enix reports a second quarter profits slump.
- From Dust breaks Ubisoft's Xbox Live Arcade sales records.
- Minecraft makes it to three million sales having only just passed two and a half million in June.
- World fighting game championships Evolution Championship Series sets a new world record for online viewers of a competitive gaming event.
- Bethesda hits Mojang with a trademark claim over its upcoming digital card and board game Scrolls.