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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 7:35AM PDT

Surprise! A beta version of Guild Wars 2 for Mac OS X entered public beta today, for anyone who already owns the game to try out on their shiny white box. Delightfully, the beta version runs on the live servers, you Macateers can jump right into playing with their chums on William Gates' Windows. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 6:50AM PDT

For those who'd like to know more about Obsidian's old-school RPG, codenamed 'Project Eternity,' before Kickstarting it, the Fallout: New Vegas developer has shared new details on making your own character, forming a party, and more. It's also for, you know, those who already helped the game blast past its funding goal, and who are now hoovering up all information to sustain them for the long, long wait before it's released. Read more

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has again assured that, like its predecessor, the subscription-free MMORPG will receive "consistent free content updates" as well as more microtransaction doodads and, eventually, "large-scale" expansions. After players ummed and erred about running out of things to do, game director Colin Johanson stepped in to say all was peachy keen and new content was coming. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 4:00PM PDT

Wii U pre-orders opened following its price and date announcement last week, and many retailers have already sold out of the console. Read more

You didn't think Activision would be silly enough to forget a Sean Connery-era movie in its Bond mashup game, 007 Legends? Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 2:30PM PDT

Microsoft did some housekeeping recently, cleaning up some Halo domains it had missed earlier this year, picking up the .net and .org versions of Halo 7, Halo 8 and Halo 9. Read more

Steve Gaynor tells us about taking players on a tour through an abandoned house for The Fullbright Company's first game, Gone Home. Read more

While there have been countless iterations of the Angry Birds series, don't expect Rovio's next spinoff to look anything like the avian moneymaker. Bad Piggies may have its roots in the Angry Birds franchise, but it looks more like Amazing Alex. Read more

Why hasn't developer Game Freak pursued making a proper Pokemon adventure in 3D? Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 12:00PM PDT

The Killer Instinct series is coming back--we think. Microsoft has announced that it has "renewed or refiled a trademark application in various jurisdictions." Read more

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