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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, shacknews.com, Mar 6, 2013 1:45PM PST

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

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, 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, shacknews.com, 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, shacknews.com, 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

The Thunder King has been unleashed in Pandaria with the newest content update for Blizzard's World of Warcraft. The 5.2 patch was released today and includes a new raid, new world bosses, and a new hub for daily quests that players usually loathe for building rep with a new faction. Read more

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

Have you pledged money to the Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey crowdfunding campaign yet? Yes? Then you'll be thrilled by this new trailer for Ragnar Tørnquist's conclusion to the adventure game trilogy. No? Then perhaps this'll win you over. Or not. Whatever. Watch it, if you want. The game's smashing through stretch goals like nobody's business so it doesn't particularly need your help, but it'd still like it. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 1, 2013 2:00PM PST

League of Legends is hardly short on players, boasting 32 million active monthly and 12 million daily, but it's set to expand even more. After a spot of testing, Riot has properly released an open beta Mac client for its Dote 'em up, for the enjoyment of everyone gaming on a shiny white box. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 1, 2013 6:45AM PST

Defending towers is so passé; let them burn! Heck, raze them yourself! No, tower offense is where 'it' 'is at', and Anomaly: Warzone Earth developer 11 Bit Studios is delivering another dose of path-pushing action with Anomaly 2. Announced yesterday, the sequel's coming to PC, Mac and Linux some time from April to June. Read more