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Shadow of the Colossus showed what happens when you let little people clamber up a magnificent great beast: terrible, terrible things. Burden wants you to make sure that won't happen. Publisher Surprise Attack today released the first trailer for PixelPickle's tower defense game, which will let players atone for the SotC sins by setting up fortifications atop mechanical, ahem, Colossi. Read more

by Timothy J. Seppala, shacknews.com, Mar 12, 2013 11:30AM PDT

Anomaly 2's motif may be transformation, but the core of what made its 2011 prequel so refreshing remains largely unchanged. What I saw of the game so far already feels incredibly polished and ready for release. Read more

Ron Gilbert is like a bird. He needs to be set free. The designer of The Cave has announced that he's leaving Double Fine Productions, "now that The Cave is done and unleashed." Read more

Ragnar Tørnquist and Red Thread Games were clearly getting enough money to make Dreamfall Chapters, as its crowdfunding campaign rocketed out the gate and hit its $850,000 target in about a week, but how many stretch goals could it hit? Funding wrapped up over the weekend at $1,538,425--180% of the goal and just enough to make the adventure game as a 'Director's Cut.' Planned features it trimmed or cut to make the basic budget viable will now be added back in. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 8, 2013 4:00PM PST

The Showdown Effect, the newly-released game from Magicka developer Arrowhead, has gotten a demo on Steam. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 8, 2013 11:30AM PST

Diablo 3's senior technical game designer explains the focus of the upcoming 1.0.8 update, and how it aims to make co-op a more efficient way to play without going too far and making it feel required. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 8, 2013 10:00AM PST

Richard Garriott's "Ultimate RPG" has been revealed, a spiritual successor to the Ultima series titled Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. It's currently seeking crowd-funding via Kickstarter. Read more

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

Ten months after receiving a whopping $1.9 million from fans to make Shadowrun Returns, Jordan Weisman's HareBrained Schemes has revealed the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG in a twenty-minute alpha gameplay walkthrough. Weisman and co-founder Mitch Gitelman show off a squad of shadowrunners talking, shooting and summoning their way through one mission and gosh, it's good to see. Read more

Double Fine announced its next title today, a joint effort with the Leap Motion controller to produce a rhythm score-challenge game called Dropchord. Read more

With StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm scheduled to rollout March 12, Blizzard is already developing the scripting, story and missions for the Protoss-focused expansion Legacy of the Void, according to Game Director Dustin Browder. Read more