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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 5, 2013 10:00AM PST

I hate to tell you this, but your forum signature is outdated. Yes, lurking beneath your PC specs, Carl Sagan quote and 'Kirby dance' ASCII art, that 3DMark score is now old, worthless, useless, irritating information. Futuremark yesterday launched the new version of its graphics benchmark, see, and everyone previously enthralled by your 3DMark 11 score no longer cares. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 5, 2013 8:15AM PST

The first Dead Space 3 expansion is coming in March for $9.99. It will be called "Awakened." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 5, 2013 7:30AM PST

A nice slice of DayZ is on display in the mod-gone-standalone's first video developer diary. The 15-minute entry introduces its new menu system, how to put together a fetching outfit, item spawns which require actual searching to find, new swampland, the recovered island of Utes, and more. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 5, 2013 6:45AM PST

It's a new year so you know what we need: a new game in each major franchise! Actually, Skylanders Swap Force does sound like an interesting upgrade to Activision's $500 million-grossing collectible toy-video game-thing, introducing characters whose parts can be switched and swapped to customise their powers. Read more

The newly-released digital issue of Game Informer has revealed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As expected, it represents the series' move into the next generation. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 4, 2013 4:15PM PST

Arma 3 was chiefly set on the real-world Greek Island of Lemnos, but developer Bohemia Interactive was somewhat soured on the place after two members were jailed on espionage charges whilst holidaying there. Bohemia has now renamed the island Altis in-game, partially to reflect that they have fiddled with the location a bit but also because, well, you wouldn't want to revisit it after that unpleasantness, would you? Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 4, 2013 2:45PM PST

Activision has registered domains for several new Skylanders-related names: Kaos Alliance, Nano Force, Super Force, and Swap Force. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 4, 2013 1:15PM PST

Worms has officially launched on Facebook, offering the classic PC game with some modernized social and F2P hooks. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 4, 2013 12:45PM PST

With the Oculus Rift getting people all hot and bothered about virtual reality once again, one canny modder has prepared for its launch by whipping up a Half-Life 2 VR mod. Able to track the player's head and any plastic weaponry they may be holding, the mod looks jolly impressive in a new video. Read more

The long-awaited top-down cooperative heist game Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is finally set to release in April, and Pocketwatch Games founder Andy Schatz tells us the thrill is in the heist. Read more