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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 28, 2013 12:15PM PST

Fantasy MMORPGs may come and go, but dear old EVE Online stands firm, offering something unique and (mostly) not throwing money away lusting after World of Warcraft's crown. Developer CCP today announced that its Internet spaceships MMO has passed 500,000 subscribers for the first time in its almost-ten-year history, making it pretty pleased as it heads into the second decade. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 28, 2013 6:45AM PST

A hefty update for Natural Selection 2 hatches today, bringing everything from bug fixes and a new map to exosuit railguns and hordes of screeching deathbugs. Developer Unknown Worlds describes the free 'Gorgeous' update as "much bigger" than any since its October launch. To top it all off, the FPS-RTS will be half-price this weekend. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 27, 2013 11:00AM PST

Square Enix has filed a trademark for Deus Ex: Human Defiance, potentially a sequel to 2011's Human Revolution. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 27, 2013 6:45AM PST

You may have thoughts about the new SimCity--the city size; a lack of terraforming; its always-online DRM requirement--but your opinions don't matter. No, Will Wright, that's who we want to hear from. Metaphorically sitting in a big red leather armchair to tell a story like a beloved uncle, the SimCity creator talks about the first game in the series he hasn't worked on, his first impressions, and how he builds his cities. Read more

Sarah Kerrigan may no longer be the Queen of Blades and leader of the Zerg in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, but the former Ghost sure has a lot of pent up anger she needs to vent in the newest trailer from Blizzard for the game, entitled Vengeance. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Feb 26, 2013 12:45PM PST

Angry Birds Toons is a new weekly animated series starring Rovio's money-making critters. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 26, 2013 11:15AM PST

If you're a Mac owner whose stubborn refusal to dual-boot Windows has kept you from playing one of 2012's best games good news: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to you. Port publisher Feral Interactive today announced it's bringing Firaxis's turn-based tactics 'em up to Mac this spring with all DLC included. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 26, 2013 6:00AM PST

You had surely already guessed this, being a sensible person with even a smidgen of awareness of how the video games industry works, but now it's confirmed: the PS3 and PS4 editions of Diablo III will not have cross-platform play with the PC original. It won't support a keyboard and mouse either, Blizzard says. Gosh, it's like it's a different game made specifically for consoles. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Feb 25, 2013 2:05PM PST

The Walking Dead was a well-deserved runaway winner for our top game of 2012, and for that reason, we can't wait to get our hands on what Telltale Games has planned for season two. But there's a chance that something could be coming even before that. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 25, 2013 7:30AM PST

When Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac co-creator Edmund McMillen describes a game as "by far the strangest project I've ever worked on," it's going to be unusual. After long weeks of teasing, Team Meat has revealed a little of what exactly mysterious cat 'em up Mew-Genics is, with McMillen describing it as "The Sims and Pokemon with a sprinkling of Animal Crossing and a dash of Tamagotchi." Read more