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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 9:35AM PST

Valve boss Gabe Newell says the company is experimenting with Dota 2 on tablets, but has to wait for the devices to get a bit faster so they can run the game smoothly. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 7, 2012 4:30PM PST

Tale of Tales has proved curiously controversial for a two-person team, attracting a remarkable amount of fury from dolts because of games like The Path and The Graveyard. Are games art? Are art games pretentious? Are Tale of Tales games games? Will you shut up with these inane questions? We've all grown up a little since, haven't we, so let's keenly await the launch of Bientôt l'été next week. Read more

After a delay of more than a week, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally been released for the iPad. The PC version came out on November 28, but the iPad version had been delayed because of a crash bug found by Apple. Read more

EVE Online has released its latest expansion, titled "Retribution," with an emphasis on the new bounty hunting system. Read more

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