IMHO, it'd be better to put Poll to the right - it's a fairly traditional place for polls, besides the poll is a pretty much 'secondary' block.
Instead, on the left hand I'd put 'latest games' and maybe random images, cause they're fun and attract attention.
Concerning newsblocks: consider giving the headers ("Comprehensive next-gen Xbox...") a slight blueish tone - just a tiny touch of blue similar to the background tone (is it called 'turquoise'? or 'navy'? don't remember the english name for this color). It will simplify reading a little bit. Just an idea, though - make your decision
Also, I'd make the left menu buttons somehow brighter - maybe bold... they don't have any emphasis on them, and I think they should.
Also, duplicating 'downloads' link in the left menu seems a good idea - just to make sure the user finds it, even if he missed the top menu.
Also, 'Most popular games' at the bottom seems displaced. They'd be better near the top, to attract attention. Instead, you can move 'stats' down - no one is really interested in them, except the site owners
Just my ideas, hope this helps
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