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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 12:30PM PDT

Sure, we've got free-to-play fantasy MMORPGs coming out of our ears today, but how many of them let you fly dragons? Well, some. But how many let you capture, train, and then fly dragons? Dragon's Prophet will certainly let you become a dragonlord, and Sony Online Entertainment today announced it's bringing the MMO from Runes of Magic developer Runewaker to North America. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 12:00PM PDT

The mysterious next Mass Effect game, whatever it may be, won't be a character who's essentially a "Shepard 2," BioWare has said. No, whoever takes those next steps in the franchise will be a different type of character in a different context, not another mere space-soldier. Beyond that small nugget of information, though, there's still everything to speculate and pontificate upon. Read more

Like Red Dead Redemption, Sleeping Dogs is turning its open world action game into a zombie kill fest. The upcoming "Nightmare at North Point" DLC will be available on Halloween, and yes, you will have to fight the undead. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 10:00AM PDT

The Assassin's Creed series has focused on Ezio, Altair, Connor and Aveline, but the real hero has always been Desmond, reliving their memories through the animus. Ubisoft has promised that Assassin's Creed 3 will make Desmond a key component in the trilogy's finale, and a new trailer hints at how it all ties together. Read more

After a faulty launch of its own crowdfunding campaign for Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium Games and developer Chris Roberts have added Kickstarter as an option for donations to relieve its beleaguered Roberts Space Industries web site. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Agent 47 has always been a budding fashionista, with his classic sharp suits and an impressive array of costumes covering every fancy dress party conceivable. His wardrobe will explain again in Hitman: Absolution, a new trailer shows, with disguises from judge and cop to luchador and, yes, chicken once again. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 6:45AM PDT

All the giddy fun of jetpacking, stomping around in mechs, roaming around in tanks, zooming about in VTOLs, and generally shooting faces will be opened up to everyone on November 20, when Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 will officially launch. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 18, 2012 5:00PM PDT

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front is letting fans decide which DLC pack it will develop next: one based on fire fighters, or a supernatural Chinese epic novel. Read more

Max Payne 3's "Hostage Negotiation" DLC is coming on October 30, Rockstar has announced. Read more

Medal of Honor Warfighter launches in a mere five days, and as with any upcoming game launch, the Electronic Arts marketing team has cranked out a new trailer, this one focusing on multiplayer. Read more