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by Alice O'Connor,, Jul 30, 2013 11:30AM PDT

Funny thing, simulators. They've been popular as gag gifts, bought cheap in download sales, but the giftee often ends up finding there's something satisfying about driving trains or sewing seeds. So you may be secretly pleased that Train Simulator 2014 has been announced for a September 26 launch, and will be a free upgrade to current TS owners. Read more

"Oh yeah, just flying a plane is hard." Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jul 30, 2013 9:00AM PDT

After over 3.2 million matches across 1.2 million hours, according to Relic, Company of Heroes map Langres has made the jump to CoH 2. It's reborn all Eastern Front-y as Langreskaya, in both summer and winter variants. Read more

We can get so attached to the characters and worlds we create in video games, missing them even when we're done with the game itself. How thoroughly splendid, then, that Paradox has created a tool to convert Crusader Kings II saves into worlds playable in the upcoming Europa Universalis IV. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jul 30, 2013 5:55AM PDT

2K Games has sold a DLC Season Pass for BioShock Infinite since the FPS launched in March, but long months went buy with nary a word on what the three add-ons it covered actually were, until now. The 'Clash in the Clouds' DLC is out today, adding a challenge mode, while the two-part 'Burial at Sea' campaign will see Elizabeth and Booker in BioShock's underwater city of Rapture before its fall. Read more

Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to current-gen consoles and PC, but why not next-gen? Yoshihiro Ono explains why the series isn't ready to jump in just yet. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia,, Jul 29, 2013 2:30PM PDT

This year's PAX 10, spotlight ten exception indie games, have been selected and include such Shacknews favorites as Gunpoint, TowerFall, and Ridiculous Fishing. Read more

In GTA 5, you'll be able to switch between any of the three main characters at any time, no matter where they are in the city. GTA X Scripting is attempting to introduce that feature into GTA 4. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jul 29, 2013 1:30PM PDT

Somewhere between Quarantine, Crazy Taxi, and the movie The Fifth Element lies Collateral, plonking you behind the wheel of a heavily-armed hovercab in an an open-world cyberpunk city. Developer Dancing Dinosaur Games is in the middle of crowdfunding this jolly exciting idea, so come give it some money. Read more

Splinter Cell Blacklist includes two flavors of fan-favorite multiplayer mode Spies vs Mercs. In a new video, Ubisoft shows off what it's like to play as a Spy in Blacklist mode. Read more