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

Blizzard recently revamped Legendary items in Diablo 3, but that doesn't do too much good if they're still super-hard to find. So, as part of the ongoing public beta testing of patch 1.0.5, Blizzard is now experimenting with doubling the drop rates of Legendary and Set items, Read more

MY hunter takes on the Mists of Pandaria in a new travelogue for the recently released World of Warcraft expansion. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 27, 2012 12:30PM PDT

Darwinia maker Introversion's Prison Architect is a fascinating one, a prison management simulator described by the developer as "inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital, and Dwarf Fortress." If you too are intrigued, you can start playing it this very day, as Introversion has opened pre-orders and offers a playable alpha as a perk. Read more

Revolution Software's Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse was a huge success, doubling its initial goal of $400,000. While it smashed through several goals, it fell short of the big, exciting target for $1,000,000--a sequel to dystopian adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky. Happily, Revolution now says that it'll go ahead and make that anyway. Read more

Players have been storming the shores of the panda lands since midnight PT with the launch of Mists of Pandaria, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 25, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Mac gaming has come a long, long way over the past few years, but apparently not everyone has received the memo yet. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is mere months away for launching on PC and consoles, the original Cod Blops from 2010 is only just making its way to shiny white Apple things this week. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 24, 2012 3:00PM PDT

StarCraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder says the company is looking into the possibility of F2P for the multiplayer, but doesn't know how to monetize the idea. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 24, 2012 1:30PM PDT

Shooting faces is all good and well, but sometimes a bit of wandering about is just what you need. We live in fine times for first-person explore 'em ups, with the likes of Proteus, Dear Esther, At a Distance, and Richard Perrin's Kairo. Perrin released a demo for his explore-o-puzzler over the weekend, and announced that it'll be released for PC and Mac on October 21. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 24, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Attentive horror fans may have spotted the bilious Boomer and other Left 4 Dead monsters snuck into Joss Whedon's delightful scare 'em up movie Cabin in the Woods, but L4D's involvement was once supposed to be far greater. Director Drew Goddard has revealed that a CitW expansion was planned for Left 4 Dead 2, but sadly got scrapped. Plainly, this post contains spoilers for the film, which you really should see if you haven't. Read more