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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 6:00AM PDT

The spookiest treat of Halloween 2002 was the very first release of Natural Selection for Half-Life, a throughly splendid asymmetrical FPS-RTS. Now, developer Unknown Worlds has announced that it'll release the commercial sequel Natural Selection 2 on that very naughty night this year, exactly a decade later. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 4:00PM PDT

Puzzling stealthy hack 'em up Gunpoint will have a level editor, creator Tom Francis has confirmed. It looks like a pleasingly simple click-and-drag affair with pre-built pieces, so you should be making your own facilities for your hacker to infiltrate in no time at all. Once it's released, whenever that happens. Read more

Pocket Planes is getting a Mac version. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 8:45AM PDT

A neon haze of ultraviolence is descending upon PC later this month, as publisher Devolver Digital has announced top-down murderfest Hotline Miami will launch on October 23, priced at $9.99. That's two weeks to dig out your finest pig mask and sharpen your reflexes for a gaudy world of messy one-hit kills and leaderboard rivalries. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 9:45AM PDT

The Walking Dead episode 4 Read more

Angry Birds Star Wars has been revealed, set for a release date of November 8. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 6:00AM PDT

World of Warcraft cities across several servers were turned into tombs over the weekend as naughty hackers with insta-kill powers ran amok, slaying players and NPCs alike. One claims the hack has been used for almost a month against monsters, but Blizzard recently detected it so they decided to go out with a bang. The hole has been hastily fixed. Read more

Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer told Shacker Mark "warcrow" DeSanto that the company will make Torchlight 3, but with a "twist." Read more

Blizzard has released the latest sales figures for the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, and while they are solid numbers for most games, the debut of the Pandarens was not a huge success by company standards. Sales were 2.7 million for the first week, down from 3.3 million on the first day of Cataclysm in 2010, and 2.8 million in the first 24 hours of Wrath of the Lich King in 2008. Read more

The road through Pandaria takes many twists and turns, and today's travelogue finds my hunter running errands for the numerous new factions in the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Read more