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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 11, 2013 6:45AM PST

Don't worry! The world was almost out of jump-scare games for people to create YouTube videos of themselves playing and shrieking at, not just yet. Slender: The Arrival, Parsec and Blue Isle's official expanded remake of the most famous Slender 'em up, has now opened pre-orders with a 50% discount and instant beta access as bonuses. Godspeed, bad Let's Players everywhere. Read more

Playing real-time strategy games competitively online can be downright terrifying, so StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm hopes to ease players in gently. A new video shows off the redesigned multiplayer menu system and various helper systems intended to stop you from swearing off multiplayer forever after two placement matches, not to mention the options and goals for people who already know their micro from their macro and can run through builds in their sleep. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 8, 2013 7:30AM PST

The DICE Awards gave Journey its top honors this year, and another seven awards besides. The event also gave multiple awards to Walking Dead, Halo 4, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Read more

FarmVille is set to be an animated television series, produced by Brett Ratner. Read more

The joys of asynchronous turn-based naval warfare are coming to PC, Mac, iOS and Android with cross-platform play in Leviathan: Warships. Ever-pleasant PC publisher Paradox Interactive today announced the game by Pieces Interactive, which puts you and your chums in charge of a customisable flotilla to duke it out on the high seas in co-op and competitive multiplayer. Read more

"We're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie," Gabe Newell said at DICE today. But how far has he gotten in making this idea a reality? Read more

Triumph Studios has announced Age of Wonders 3, a follow-up to the classic strategy RPG series. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 4, 2013 6:45AM PST

Mode 7's tip-top turn-based tactics 'em up Frozen Synapse is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita later this year, altered in mysterious ways to become Frozen Synapse Tactics. LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developer Double Eleven is making, teasing that it'll "reinvent" the original's lovely looks. Read more

by Jeff Mattas, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 1:00PM PST

We plumb the depths of The Cave, the latest adventure game from Double Fine Productions and adventure game pioneer, Ron Gilbert. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 8:15AM PST

When Nvidia announced its big goofy Android handheld Project Shield earlier in the month, it also quietly revealed Arma Tactics as one of its games. Developer Bohemia Interactive today formally announced that mobile game as a "turn-based close-combat strategy" affair, mentioning the XCOM and Jagged Alliance series as influences. It'll be available for other Nvidia Tegra-powered devices, mind, and may hit other platforms later too. Read more