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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2013 7:00AM PDT

Every multiplayer game needs people to play it, but indies especially can have trouble landing a healthy playerbase. Some games have tried kick-starting communities by bunging every player a free copy for a chum, but Gun Monkeys is experimenting with a more-nuanced solution. If someone fires up the deathmatch platformer and finds themself on an empty server, it'll bung them a free copy to get a friend in the game. Read more

If you've been holding off on buying Borderlands 2 until a Game of the Year edition crammed full of DLC came along, circle October 8 on your calendar. Publisher 2K today announced the GotY's on its way, including the base game and most, but not all, of the DLC released so far--but oh, not the new stuff that's in the pipeline. Read more

Guild Wars 2 is bringing back the 8-bit inspired "Super Adventure Box" in an upcoming update. The update will hit on September 3, bringing back the world with some new challenges and loot to collect. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2013 2:00PM PDT

Gearbox has begun teasing a Borderlands 2 short film coming later this week, a separate project from a student short in production at the Academy of Art University. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2013 12:30PM PDT

Indie brawler Samurai Gunn is coming to PC this year, and PlayStation 4 next year. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Remember how excited we all were to see dogfight 'em up Strike Vector in June? And by "we" I mean "me"; I was too distracted by VTOL fighters zipping through industrial skyscapes to care about your emotions. Developer Ragequit Corporation has now revealed that it'll arrive on PC in "early 2014," and put out a new gameplay trailer to remind us/me how splendid it looks. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2013 11:30AM PDT

One of the prettier PC games this year is heading to Mac and Linux. The OS X version of Metro: Last Light will be available on September 10th and it'll be developed in-house by 4A. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2013 11:00AM PDT

A new Assassin's Creed 4 walkthrough shows off Captain Kenway softening up a fort with his ship before proceeding on foot to kill the commander. Read more

Zoo Tycoon on Xbox 360 will lack some of the features of the Xbox One version, like Kinect support and multiplayer. It will also strip down the zoo size to about half of its counterpart. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2013 9:30AM PDT

We really liked Sid Meier's Ace Patrol. But alas, it was exclusive to iOS. That changes today with a brand new PC port. Read more