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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 4, 2012 12:10PM PST

Before digging down with Minecraft and blasting off into space in 0x10c, Markus 'Notch' Persson co-founded sandbox building MMO Wurm Online. Now, over six years since its entered open beta, Wurm is finally approaching version 1.0. If you moaned about the pace of Minecraft's development, maybe that'll put things into perspective, you big silly. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 4, 2012 8:15AM PST

Let's set aside the tedious debate over whether or not games are art and skip to a practical question: how would you display a game as a piece of art? Simply leaving the game running for visitors to play won't mean anything to people who aren't game-literate, especially if it's something complex. EVE Online is facing that problem now, having been selected for the Museum of Modern Art's new permanent video game collection, and is turning to players for help. Read more

Hip, cool, and jolly nice free roguelike Red Rogue is now available for your dungeon-crawling delight. It's been making waves in certain indie circles for a while, if you've had your ear to the ground, but is only now finished in all its open-source glory. Go, brave warrior, and paint that monochromatic dungeon red. Read more

A PlaneScape: Torment successor appears to be in pre-production at InXile Entertainment, minus the PlaneScape name. Black Isle alum Colin McComb is taking the helm of the project with the blessing of original lead designer Chris Avellone. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 28, 2012 9:00AM PST

The revamped Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition was supposed to launch today for iThings alongside its PC counterpart, but a last crash bug in the final build has seen it held up. It'll probably be next week before you can return to the Forgotten Realms on your iPad, developer Overhaul Games predicts. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 2:45PM PST

Hotline Miami's ambitious DLC has been turned into a full-sized sequel, according to the game's creators. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 7:15AM PST

When Kickstarter campaigns go well and stretch goals are met, everyone is thrilled. But occasionally lost in the shuffle is what that feature creep does to a planned release date. Harebrained Schemes has found that out, pushing the release date back from January to sometime in May or June. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 21, 2012 6:10AM PST

Now that Steam's all couch-friendly thanks to Big Picture mode, it'd be nice if more games were reconfigured for slouching. Oh, what luck! Just after I write that sentence apropos of nothing, I notice that Valve has released a Portal 2 patch enabling split-screen co-op in its puzzle 'em up. Read more