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by Alice O'Connor,, 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

The 7th Guest is getting a sequel, titled The 7th Guest: 3. Developer Trilobyte is aiming to launch in 12-18 months, and plans to use a Kickstarter campaign if it doesn't find other funding. Read more

We don't often report on Kickstarter projects before they are fully funded, but the just-launched crowdfunding for Torment: Tides of Numenera is an exception. When a game blasts through its $900,000 goal, tops $1 million in record time, and blows through two stretch goals in the first 24 hours, that's worth noting. Read more

Few games receive mod tools nowadays, partly because they take time and money to make and support but also because mods often offer for free the sorts of things publishers try to sell as paid DLC. While Painkiller: Hell & Damnation offers a few pieces of DLC, it's also letting players make their own stuff for the FPS remake. Publisher Nordic Games today announced that the mod kit will launch in April. Mac and Linux editions will follow, too. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Mar 6, 2013 1:45PM PST

Square Enix has registered domain names for "Deus Ex: The Fall." Read more

by Steve Watts,, Mar 6, 2013 9:45AM PST

Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors says the second season of The Walking Dead isn't coming until "fall of next year," but hints that we'll hear about something related to the series "fairly soon." Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Mar 6, 2013 6:45AM PST

Hey, you! Do you want a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment? I am, of course, only asking for rhetorical effect: you do. You'll need to pay for it, though. inXile Entertainment today launched its crowdfunding campaign to make Torment: Tides of Numenera, a thematic and tonal follow-up set in the Numenera universe--itself a Kickstarter success. inXile needs $900,000 to make the RPG for PC, Mac and Linux, so get pledging. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Mar 6, 2013 6:00AM PST

The Humble stork has delivered another big bouncing bundle of games in the Humble Bundle with Android 5. The latest pay-what-you-want package offers musical shoot 'em up Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, NightSky HD, and, if you beat the average price, tower defense action-RPG Dungeon Defenders plus superb spin 'em up Super Hexagon too. All games come in PC, Mac, Linux and Android flavours. Read more