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by Andrew Yoon,, May 2, 2012 10:30AM PDT

With thatgamecompany looking beyond just PlayStation for its next project, what is the next studio to receive Sony Santa Monica's nurture and focus? The answer is Giant Sparrow, whose game The Unfinished Swan was re-announced this morning. Read more

According to a new report, Microsoft may be exploring a subsidized business model for Xbox 360 and Kinect, offering a discounted Xbox + Kinect bundle for only $99. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, May 2, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Persona 4 Golden, the jazzed-up Vita port of Atlus's widely-admired RPG, has been confirmed for a North American release this fall. Read more

by Steve Watts,, May 2, 2012 8:30AM PDT

Motorola has won a legal ruling in Germany against Microsoft, which would mean pulling MS products from shelves if a US ruling hadn't already issued a preemptive order not to act on the ban. Read more

"People's expectations are that Call of Duty will put you on this linear path, and everyone has basically the same story. That won't be the case this time." Read more

Given a similar premise and an identical graphics engine, how could LittleBigPlanet Karting possibly differ from United's first PS3 racer? Read more

by Jeff Mattas,, May 2, 2012 6:00AM PDT

I get a look at the first level of The Unfinished Swan, a 2012-due indie game for the PlayStation Network by developer Giant Sparrow. Read more

by Garnett Lee,, May 1, 2012 9:01PM PDT

From the first moment in the demo I saw, Treyarch's intentions were clear: they were dialing the intensity up as high as possible. Read more

by Andrew Yoon,, May 1, 2012 5:00PM PDT

The debut trailer for Black Ops 2 follows the Call of Duty formula pretty well, offering explosions, a city under siege, and horses. Wait, what? Read more

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: Call of Duty Black Ops 2's impending announcement, Max Payne 3 DLC plans, and Quake Live goes free-to-play. Read more

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