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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 3, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Now that you've had a few weeks to prance gaily around the definitely-not-Asian land of Pandaria, it's time to put on your raiding trousers and get down to serious business. Blizzard yesterday opened up the Mogu'shan Vaults, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria's first raid for you to throw your corpses at in the hope of striking shiny loot. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 2, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Life after the apocalypse can be difficult and lonely, so wouldn't it be nice to bring a friend? That'll soon be possible in post-apocalyptic Sweden, as Krater developer Fatshark today announced that it's adding co-op to its squad-based action-RPG on October 23. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 2, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Classic Counter-Strike map de_vertigo has arrived in CS: Global Offensive's latest patch alongside a brand new map for Arms Race mode, the snowy ar_monastery. The update also shakes up matchmaking for Classic mode, making would-be terrorists and counter-terrorists queue rather than tossing them into games in progress. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 2, 2012 6:00AM PDT

The rag-tag gang of survivors in Telltale's adventure game The Walking Dead have been through some hairy situations, but with episode four of five just around the corner, surely everything's starting to look up for them? Telltale yesterday dropped Ep4's teaser trailer ahead of its release this month, showing that, well, maybe not quite yet. Read more

Space-jerkface sandbox simulator EVE Online's eighteenth free expansion is to focus loosely on crime and punishment, developer CCP has announced. 'Retribution' will launch on December 4, with a grab-bag of changes ranging from new ships to a revamped bounty hunting system to help you metaphorically parade around Jita with your enemy's head atop a space-pike. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 28, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Blizzard recently revamped Legendary items in Diablo 3, but that doesn't do too much good if they're still super-hard to find. So, as part of the ongoing public beta testing of patch 1.0.5, Blizzard is now experimenting with doubling the drop rates of Legendary and Set items, Read more

MY hunter takes on the Mists of Pandaria in a new travelogue for the recently released World of Warcraft expansion. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 27, 2012 12:30PM PDT

Darwinia maker Introversion's Prison Architect is a fascinating one, a prison management simulator described by the developer as "inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital, and Dwarf Fortress." If you too are intrigued, you can start playing it this very day, as Introversion has opened pre-orders and offers a playable alpha as a perk. Read more

Revolution Software's Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse was a huge success, doubling its initial goal of $400,000. While it smashed through several goals, it fell short of the big, exciting target for $1,000,000--a sequel to dystopian adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky. Happily, Revolution now says that it'll go ahead and make that anyway. Read more

Players have been storming the shores of the panda lands since midnight PT with the launch of Mists of Pandaria, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft. Read more