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by Steve Watts,, Feb 13, 2013 12:30PM PST

Brutal Legend is launching on PC on February 26, and discounted pre-orders are open. Pre-ordering also gets you access to the multiplayer beta and two Team Fortress 2 items. Read more

Hi-Rez Studios is releasing a Tribes: Ascend "Game of the Year" edition on Friday. It packages all of the classes, weapons, and perks together for a "launch discount" price of $29.99, or $19.99 for current VIPs. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Feb 13, 2013 10:00AM PST

Sniper Elite V2 is getting a "Nazi Zombie Army" mode, and pre-orders open tomorrow on Steam. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Feb 13, 2013 6:45AM PST

TrackMania developer Nadeo's multiplayer FPS ShootMania Storm was supposed to launch in January, but publisher Ubisoft delayed it for a bit of extra polish. To get more feedback, and more publicity, it also announced an open beta test, which is now live. To star fragging, download the 1.24GB client here at Shacknews. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Feb 13, 2013 6:00AM PST

As if the Machine Mother herself heard our prayers, we'll finally be able to buy Looking Glass's phenomenal System Shock 2 again. The cyberpunk survival horror FPS-RPG has been mired in rights issues for yonks, but Night Dive Studios has managed to free it enough to re-release this wonderful, wonderful game on GOG tomorrow at $9.99. It's pretty good. Read more

The dismal reception for Medal of Honor: Warfighter and its predecessor forced publisher Electronic Arts to put the franchise on hold. The company places the blames squarely on its shoulders, saying that leadership was at issue, not a glut of World War II games. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Feb 12, 2013 9:00AM PST

An earlier Crysis 3 trailer wanted to inspire awkward feelings of awe and arousal for one of the FPS's guns, apparently. Now a new commercial wants to spark similar desires for its protagonist, with a little help from ZZ Top. Boys want to be him, I guess, and girls want to be with him, probably. Every girl's crazy about a sharp-dressed man, after all. Read more

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford says the team has big ideas for "more options, more functionality" in utilizing Borderlands 2's "Shift" system in future games. Read more

The "next release in the Batman Arkham franchise" is coming this year, according to a Warner investment call. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Feb 12, 2013 6:00AM PST

Sure, you've saved alien races, conquered medieval Europe, and vanquished the Nazis a dozen times over, but do you have the real-time strategy chops to defend a summer camp from the horrors lurking in the woods? Twofold Secret today launched a demo of Camp Keepalive, an RTS inspired by 1980s horror movies. Read more