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Author David Craddock has been working on a book about Blizzard Entertainment since mid-2008. Entitled Stay Awhile and Listen, the unauthorized book talks to nearly 80 former employees, including those who used to work at Blizzard, Condor (later Blizzard North), and Silicon & Synapse (Blizzard's original name when it was founded). Shacknews is pleased to offer a steady stream of stories from the book leading up to its release early next year. Read more

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 was a curious announcement from Gearbox at E3 2011, both because it went silent almost immediately and because, well, it seemed to be a very silly game for a once-po-faced World War 2 series. CEO Randy Pitchford said that it was "evolving" a few months back, then over the weekend at PAX Prime revealed it's been split off from BiA so Gearbox could comfortably go crazy with it. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 3, 2012 8:00AM PDT

Given how popular retro-style games are nowadays, it's downright disgusting that it's taken so long for developers to make a trailer as amazing as the new Super T.I.M.E. Force trailer fresh out of PAX Prime. It's just like the cartoons from my childhood, if the cartoons from your childhood weren't crammed full of tedious filler you've forgotten as you race towards the grave. Look, this'll make sense once you watch it. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 3, 2012 7:05AM PDT

There's surely little finer in life than decking your mates in a deadly arena of your own design, and BattleBlock Theater can make your dreams a reality. The Xbox Live Arcade fighty platformer will come complete with a level editor, developer The Behemoth announced during PAX Prime. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 3, 2012 6:00AM PDT

You thought the day would never come, and it still hasn't just yet, but Black Mesa now has a release date. After eight years of development, the fan remake of Half-Life in the Source engine will be released on September 14. Except it won't be quite complete; the team is working on expanding HL's reviled Xen section and plans to release it later. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 2, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Next week's a bit of a quiet one but there are still a few interesting odds and ends. We'll see the release of games including Shank creator Klei's sneak 'em up Mark of the Ninja, the PC edition of monochromatic puzzle-platformer Closure, Zen Pinball 2, The Sims 3 Supernatural, and an old-school RPG a decade in the making, Inquisitor. Read more

Penny Arcade Expo attendees were treated to the very first footage of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Running on a PC with specs comparable to current-gen consoles, Ground Zero is the first game to show off Kojima Productions' new Fox Engine--and boy, is it a beaut. Read more

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