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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 6:50AM PST

EA's banged on about how urban planners will be able to connect cities in SimCity, and now demonstrates that nicely in a new six-minute video. Each city can hook up with neighbouring cities, run by you or your chums, to import and export resources like electricity and policing, or just to be friends I guess. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 6:00AM PST

Propose something nostalgic and people will whip their wallets out, but ask for help with something new and you may lose all hope in this so-called culture. Fortunately, the phenomenal Sportsfriends managed to narrowly hit its Kickstarter funding goal in the final day, after an awful struggle. Rejoice! J.S. Joust and several other wonderful, wonderful local multiplayer games will receive a proper release. Read more

The decision to use such boring art for BioShock Infinite was quite intentional. Creative director Ken Levine admitted that the cover is meant to appeal to "frathouses and places like that." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 2:10PM PST

If you missed Games Workshop's recent reissue of Space Hulk, or simply enjoy purging impure aliens from derelict space ships, good news! A new video game adaptation is in the works for PC, Mac and iOS, staying true to the classic turn-based Warhammer 40,000 board game but packing lovelies like a co-op mode and cross-platform play. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 10:00AM PST

With Street Fighter's 25th year on this small blue marble wrapping up and Mega Man's about to begin, Capcom is celebrating the two with Street Fighter X Mega Man, a fan-made free cross-over game. Or, more accurately, it's wisely choosing not to shut down a fan project as so many publishers would, and supporting the platformatron as a free official release. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 9:35AM PST

Valve boss Gabe Newell says the company is experimenting with Dota 2 on tablets, but has to wait for the devices to get a bit faster so they can run the game smoothly. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 8:30AM PST

Dark Souls 2 will be "more straightforward and more understandable," according to one of the game's new directors, Tomohiro Shibuya. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Dec 10, 2012 8:00AM PST

The VGAs unveiled some interesting tidbits on Friday, from a release date for The Last of Us to the debut of a new title called The Phantom Pain (Metal Gear Solid 5?). There were also plenty of new trailers and here's they are in case you missed them. Read more

A lot of news happened last week for BioShock Infinite, from the delay of the game to March 26 to Andrew's preview on how impressed he was with the game. If you missed the VGA's on Friday night, then you also missed a new trailer for the game. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 9, 2012 6:00AM PST

Next week's another quiet one for new releases as we head into the holidays, but a few items of interest are coming out. We'll see sandbox build-o-FPS Ace of Spades, Darkfall: Unholy Wars, Grasshopper's Black Knight Sword, Big Sky Infinity, Tale of Tales' latest, and a few more. Read more