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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 8:15AM PDT

The PlayStation Vita 1.8 update is out, enabling PSOne Classics and packing some new usability features. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 7:45AM PDT

We knew something was coming when Bethesda trademarked Heathfire more than a week ago, but now we know it is a new add-on coming for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on September 4 to Xbox 360. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 6:45AM PDT

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself yesterday, though you'll have missed it if you don't follow social Twitfacestreams. So come, enjoy over an hour of tactical delights. Read more

In the run-up to the launch of any new MMORPG, scheming hardcore players plot the fastest possible route to the level cap, hoping to hit it first and briefly become an Internet celebrity. This was accomplished in Guild Wars 2 before the game even officially launched, and with a crucial amount of XP coming from an unconventional source--crafting. Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 28, 2012. Topics include: the tale of two interviews, a Wii U oopsy, and tidbits that might make you spew you coffee across the screen. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

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