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HTML5 gaming company Goko has launched today. So why should you care? Because their first two releases are based on some of the most popular board games today. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 7:15AM PDT

You really have to hand it to Blizzard. They sure have a way of making something appealing through their cinematics. Whether you like the idea of Kung Fu pandas in World of Warcraft or not, this new opening cinematic for Mists of Pandaria is pretty compelling. Read more

Team Fortress 2's new PvE co-op mode Mann vs. Machine is free to play, but if you fancy extra special loot, you can pay 99¢ for a ticket which offers the chance to earn unique robot-loot. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 12:30PM PDT

As Blizzard prepares to deliver hearty Diablo III updates in patch 1.0.4, the developer's sharing more on exactly what it's planning. This week it's issued dev blog-a-blogs detailing the overhaul of Legendary items, making them far cooler and more useful, and its revamp of Barbarian skills, so more of them are useful. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 6:30AM PDT

As 1980 sci-fi's vision of space is awesome, so permadeath is terrifying. Combine the two and you have Routine, a first-person exploration game set aboard a lunar base where something has gone terribly, terribly wrong. Read more

If you've wanted to try Diablo 3's Starter Edition, but never had a friend who could send you a guest pass code, you can finally give the game a try. Blizzard announced today that anyone with a Battle.net account can now try the game. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 14, 2012 2:00PM PDT

SimCity will be hitting the Mac next February, and allow cross-platform play with PC owners. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 13, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Valve's up to something again. Team Fortress 2 is, as we all know, an epic tale about the rivalry between two siblings, but now a third brother has appeared on the scene to shake things up. A new TF2 comic and several sneaky in-game secrets hint that something big, shiny and metallic is coming, possibly the long-speculated PvE mode nicknamed 'Mann vs. Machine' by fans. Read more

Perhaps it's been too long since you've reset your password in a mad attempt to secure your privacy? Blizzard has announced that they have discovered "unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network." Read more

While Kickstarter has seen successful campaigns to revive out-of-favor genres like adventure games and classic turn-based RPGs, the tactical FPS hasn't fared so well. Undeterred, the team behind Half-Life 2 mod Insurgency have turned to KickStarter to fund a commercial sequel. Read more