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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 14, 2013 6:00AM PST

Now that Dust 514 is all snuggled up alongside EVE Online on one single server, the PlayStation 3-exclusive MMOFPS is almost ready to let everyone in. After six months of a closed beta which players could pay their way into, it'll enter open beta on January 22, so all and sundry can became pawns in someone else's cross-game scheming. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 13, 2013 8:00AM PST

Next week's another quiet one for new releases, headlined by the rebooted DmC: Devil May Cry. Microsoft and Nintendo are keeping their downloadable releases under wraps, for reasons unknown, so we may have a pleasant surprise or two coming but for now, the highlights are DmC, scare 'em up Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, competitive Vita alarm clock Wake Up Club, and the BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition. Read more

Street Fighter X Tekken's "version 2013 update" is coming January 29, and Capcom has detailed the changes. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 11, 2013 12:30PM PST

Alien Breed is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Vita in early February, according to Team 17. Read more

Capcom Vancouver is starting work on a new game, and it seems keen on distancing itself from zombies. Read more

Activision has another money-maker, just in case that "Call of Duty" thing stops working for them. Skylanders has surpassed half a billion dollars of sales. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 11, 2013 7:00AM PST

"If you're interested in innovation and believe that games could be more than shooters, then you realise that sequels kill creativity and innovation," Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls creator David Cage has said, exuding as much passion and slightly wonky logic as ever. The problem, see, is that all too often we're simply given what we want. Read more

This month's software sales didn't change much from last month, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 holding the top spot for the second straight month. The game was also the year's best seller, marking the fourth straight year a Call of Duty game has held the number one position. Read more

CD Projekt Red already had us intrigued with the thought of a Cyberpunk 2020-style game teleported some 57 years into the future. But its first for Cyberpunk 2077 showing a bloodied blonde with alien-like augments kneeling in the middle of a mass of bodies just raised this game quite high on my want-to-play list. Oh, and bullets shatter on her face. Read more

The tension is getting thicker, as is the marketing hype, surrounding the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines. In the latest installment of its short "From Concept to Game" trailers, developer Gearbox takes us inside an Alien Hive. Read more