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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

Following a string of successful crowd-funding campaigns, the old-school RPG may well be the new new-school RPG. Wizardry series veteran Brenda Brathwaite, along with Tom Hall, co-founder of both id Software and Ion Storm, and the rest of the gang at Loot Drop are now hoping to make one of their own, seeking $1 million from you and me to fund it. Read more

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