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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 7:35AM PDT

Surprise! A beta version of Guild Wars 2 for Mac OS X entered public beta today, for anyone who already owns the game to try out on their shiny white box. Delightfully, the beta version runs on the live servers, you Macateers can jump right into playing with their chums on William Gates' Windows. Read more

While there have been countless iterations of the Angry Birds series, don't expect Rovio's next spinoff to look anything like the avian moneymaker. Bad Piggies may have its roots in the Angry Birds franchise, but it looks more like Amazing Alex. Read more

There was never any doubt that Planetary Annihilation would hit its funding goal. The only question was how far over the initial $900,000 it would go. The Kickstarter is complete now, with Uber securing more than $2.23 million in pledges and reaching all of its stretch goals. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 2:00PM PDT

Blizzard gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Diablo 3 by chatting with the voice actors who portrayed Tyrael, Azmodan and Covetous Shen. And yes, James Hong played Covetous. Read more

Dust 514 is getting a major update soon that will open up Corporations to cross-platform functionality. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 10:45AM PDT

The new 1.0.5 patch for Diablo 3 is still a few weeks away, but Blizzard is already offering a sneak peek at some of the incoming changes including a few features that will bring back memories of Diablo 2. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 11, 2012 9:30AM PDT

A hands-on look at Torchlight 2 as it prepares for its fast-approaching launch. Read more

When is a game too successful to be considered indie? Frictional Games' indie horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent has become a million seller. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 10, 2012 1:00PM PDT

PopCap and the American Dental Association announced the "Stop Zombie Mouth" campaign today, which lets interested adults give trick-or-treaters coupons for a free copy of Plants vs Zombies instead of candy this Halloween. Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 10, 2012. Topics include: Guild Wars 2 is getting a large ammount of hacked accounts; I'm preparing for Mists of Pandaria; and what is it about Assassin's Creed 3 that appears so interesting? Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more