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Deus Ex is being turned into a movie, and its director and co-writer have opened up a bit about their sci-fi inspirations. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Feb 21, 2013 5:00PM PST

InXile Entertainment has launched a new website for its spiritual successor to PlaneScape: Torment, and is already getting fan input about items they would like to see when the company eventually launches its Kickstarter campaign. Read more

Blizzard has added a lot of snazzy features to StarCraft 2 in preparation for the expansion Heart of the Swarm, and yesterday dropped a new trailer demonstrating the shiny additions for multiplayer and eSports. Goodbye, epic matches being scrapped after one player crashes, and hello, players being able to step into the child-sized shoes of their heroes by recreating games from replays. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Feb 21, 2013 8:15AM PST

Blizzard's surprise appearance at the Sony press conference last night revealed that Diablo 3 would be showing up on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but no visuals were shown. Now, Blizzard has revealed three new images from the PS3 version. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 20, 2013 9:00AM PST

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is launching for Mac OSX this Friday, February 22. It will be available directly through Beamdog at first, and will come to the Mac App Store sometime later. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 19, 2013 3:30PM PST

Killing people: it's what video games are about. Usually you're just some low-grade, supposedly-admirable sociopath, but Ambient Studios' real-time strategy Death Inc. puts you in the grand robes of a freelance reaper, Grim T. Livingstone, to help spread the plague. To support its crowdfunding campaign, the developer founded by Media Molecule veterans today released a short demo, letting you try spreading your undead horde across merrye olde Englande. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 19, 2013 9:00AM PST

Hotline Miami is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita this spring as a cross-buy game, Devolver Digital has announced. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 18, 2013 6:00AM PST

If you were the type to doodle Doom all over your schoolbooks, rejoice! Thanks to the mod Brutal Doom, id's shooter is now every bit as violent as your younger self's doodles. Every dismemberment; every curbstomping; every immolation; every Hell Knight being kicked square in the soul spheres: they're all here. A new version came out last week, giving me an excuse to post a long-overdue story about this gory marvel. Read more

Well then, an awful lot of people were certainly waiting for more of The Longest Journey. Creator Ragnar Tørnquist's Kickstarter campaign seeking $850,000 to conclude the trilogy with Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey has passed 90% of that goal in only one week, prompting the release of some prototype gameplay footage and the revelation of stretch goals. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 14, 2013 6:00AM PST

While Valve talks freely about some aspects of its work, the Steam and Half-Life creator is always tight-lipped about business. However, the flurry of speculation, rumour and doomsaying which sprung from news of layoffs at Valve has provoked a statement from head honcho Gabe Newell. Nothing's being cancelled, he says, and no priorities or projects shuffled, but he won't discuss the layoffs. Read more