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In spite of its heavy emphasis on hacking, Watch Dogs can sometimes feel a bit too much like Grand Theft Auto. "Just like a Rockstar thug, Aiden... Read more

League of Legends is getting a new champion, which Riot says is the first "true tank support" character. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 23, 2014 7:30AM PDT

Valve's resident psychologist Dr. Mike Ambinder explains how post-match questions subtly influence player behavior. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 23, 2014 6:30AM PDT

Minecraft is getting a new 1.8 update that gives you a robust set of tools to determine very precise aspects of the world generation. Mojang has released a video preview showing this in action. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Apr 22, 2014 6:30PM PDT

Age of Wonders 3 lead designer Lennert Sas says that after seeing a splash message in Minecraft, the studio contacted Markus "Notch" Persson for financial and consulting support. Read more

Star Wars Pinball is ready to unleash more of the Force on April 29 with its 'Heroes Within' tables. Zen Studios has already shown off three of the four tables and has arguably saved the best for last, revealing a showcase of the film's greatest Jedi and Sith with a trailer for the 'Masters of the Force' table. Read more

To help boost excitement for its MMORPG further, Carbine is offering a bonus beta weekend for WildStar starting this Friday and upping the level cap to 25. Read more

2K Games has stated which of its games will survive the impending GameSpy shutdown. Read more

If you're looking for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, which was supposed to release today, you won't find it. The game has been issued a last-second delay and has been pushed back until May 7. Read more

This year's Call of Duty game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, and here's a first look at their next-gen engine. Read more