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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 17, 2012 9:00AM PST

A naughty hacker has busted into the database of S2's Heroes of Newerth, gaining access to account login information. If you've played the DotA 'em up and use a password shared with any other online account, you'll want to get changing those passwords and, honestly, start using individual passwords for each account. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 17, 2012 6:00AM PST

Fallout creator Black Isle Studios was supposed to continue BioWare's RPG series Baldur's Gate a decade ago with a third core game, but that vanished soon after being announced. Years after the developer shut down, though, Baldur's Gate 3 almost happened again, at the studio founded by several Black Isle veterans, Obsidian Entertainment. Feargus Urquhart has revealed that it almost signed with Baldur's Gate owner Atari around 2007 to make BG3, but the deal fell apart. Read more

Tripwire Interactive's support of Killing Floor has been jolly admirable, with regular free content updates and paid DLC releases which don't feel exploitative. After taking us to a frightful fairground for its summer event and a mutant hillbilly hideout at Halloween, the co-op survival shooter is blasting players to the Moon, of all places, in its latest 'Twisted Christmas' celebration. Read more

Blizzard has spoken many times over the years about a console edition of Diablo 3 and publicly hired for such a project, but never confirmed it as an actual game we'll get to play one day. It does indeed have the action-RPG running on console now, it's confirmed, but even now Blizzard can't say whether or not it'll see the light of day. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 6:00AM PST

Propose something nostalgic and people will whip their wallets out, but ask for help with something new and you may lose all hope in this so-called culture. Fortunately, the phenomenal Sportsfriends managed to narrowly hit its Kickstarter funding goal in the final day, after an awful struggle. Rejoice! J.S. Joust and several other wonderful, wonderful local multiplayer games will receive a proper release. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 2:10PM PST

If you missed Games Workshop's recent reissue of Space Hulk, or simply enjoy purging impure aliens from derelict space ships, good news! A new video game adaptation is in the works for PC, Mac and iOS, staying true to the classic turn-based Warhammer 40,000 board game but packing lovelies like a co-op mode and cross-platform play. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 9:35AM PST

Valve boss Gabe Newell says the company is experimenting with Dota 2 on tablets, but has to wait for the devices to get a bit faster so they can run the game smoothly. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 7, 2012 4:30PM PST

Tale of Tales has proved curiously controversial for a two-person team, attracting a remarkable amount of fury from dolts because of games like The Path and The Graveyard. Are games art? Are art games pretentious? Are Tale of Tales games games? Will you shut up with these inane questions? We've all grown up a little since, haven't we, so let's keenly await the launch of Bientôt l'été next week. Read more

After a delay of more than a week, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has finally been released for the iPad. The PC version came out on November 28, but the iPad version had been delayed because of a crash bug found by Apple. Read more

EVE Online has released its latest expansion, titled "Retribution," with an emphasis on the new bounty hunting system. Read more