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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 29, 2013 6:00AM PST

If the new SimCity has you all excited about urban planning but it's public transportation that really gets your mojo working, the first trailer for Cities in Motion 2 may be up your street. The sim charges players with planning and running cities' transportation networks, and may introduce American audiences to exotic European concepts like "trains." Read more

Torchlight 2 has gotten an ambitious mod called "Synergies," which adds a new class, more loot, and end-game bosses. It has plans for the future to introduce even more classes and dungeons. Read more

Junction Point, the Texas-based developer of the Epic Mickey franchise, is in trouble. In fact, Warren Spector's studio may be getting shut down entirely. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Jan 25, 2013 12:01PM PST

The Walking Dead for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac, and iOS is Shacknews' 2012 Game of the Year Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 24, 2013 11:10AM PST

League of Legends has produced a Mac beta client, currently in the Public Beta Environment and ready to go into open beta once PBE testing is done. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 24, 2013 6:45AM PST

For times when you simply want to shoot men, the PC edition of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has added a deathmatch mode. Modders hacked such a thing into the game months ago, of course, but now it's all proper and official and shiny. Yesterday's patch also brought a whole heap of balance changes. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 24, 2013 6:00AM PST

Defense Grid: The Awakening developer Hidden Path may have fell short of its Kickstarter dream of funding a sequel to the tower defense, but it did raise enough money to make new DLC. That expansion, Containment, is out now on PC for $4.99, bringing eight new maps with a new story, including voicework from Firefly’s Alan Tudyk. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 12:01PM PST

FTL for PC is #7 in our Best of 2012. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 11:30AM PST

We haven't heard much from Blizzard's own entry into the Dota clone arena, Blizzard All-Stars, since the developer settled/lost its trademark dispute with Valve, but fear not, "it's still actively being worked on." That's the word from StarCraft II production director Chris Sigaty, who says it's held up while Blizzard works on bits for its business model. While Blizzard still won't formally confirm it'll be free-to-play, it's looking awfully likely. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 8:45AM PST

The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups have opened, and the form features a status bar that grants you better odds for selection the more information you fill out. Read more