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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 1, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Minecraft has updated to version 1.3 today, offering a host of new features like Adventure Mode and item trading, while fundamentally changing the underpinnings. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 1, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Aspiring murderers-for-hire who pre-ordered Hitman: Absolution have been able to play the exclusive standalone sniping minigame Hitman: Sniper Challenge since May 15, but PC killers have been left sullently polishing their gun. No longer! It's finally launching on PC today. Read more

The 12-fighter roster update for Street Fighter X Tekken is available today for $19.99. It also includes balance adjustments. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 4:30PM PDT

We already knew that Shackers were interested in the upcoming free to play MMO End of Nations, but would a spiffy new digital collector's edition entice you any more? Read more

Subscription numbers for Star Wars the Old Republic have slipped below 1 million for the first time, and Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello called the game's performance "disappointing." Read more

Max Payne 3's multiplayer DLC schedule has been completely revamped, including a free DLC pack in August. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 2:00PM PDT

Electronic Arts' late-arriving attempt to compete with Call of Duty Elite is paying off. Less than two months since release, more than a million players have purchased Battlefield 3 Premium. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 1:00PM PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's F2P shooter Bullet Run is available now. Read more

As expected, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play later this year... And as expected, there are tons of caveats. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Minecraft's success was a 'one in a million fluke' according to creator Marcus "Notch" Persson. Read more