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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Live-action trailers are, of course, silly pieces of marketing intended even more than regular trailers to sell a perception and brand rather than an actual game. With that in mind, look, let's watch the new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, because it is just so weird and awkward and kind of unpleasant. But, on the bright side, you may recognise people in it from movies or YouTube. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 6:00AM PDT

This week's groaning with new releases, including Assassin's Creed III, the side-game AC3: Liberation, Natural Selection 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, portable versions of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, and so many more. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 4:00PM PDT

The on then off open beta for MechWarrior Online is finally on again, this time slated for Monday. Hopefully, developer Piranha Games has fixed the stability issues that will have delayed it for almost two weeks. Read more

The fourth annual "Scream Fortress" update adds a magician who haunts King of the Hill maps, brings various spells to alter your equipment or imbue it with special abilities, and replaces the co-op machines with zombies. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 12:30PM PDT

After a few days of fun brutally murdering people in Hotline Miami, you may have been wishing it had fewer bugs. Your wish be granted! A patch hit last night to fix some, but not all, of people's complaints. If you just want more, more, more! murder then you're also in luck, as a little DLC has been teased. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 10:15AM PDT

The Indie Royale Halloween bundle has launched, packaging Sam & Max Season 3, Home, Pathologic, MacGuffin's Curse, and EvilQuest. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 9:15AM PDT

A new Hitman: Absolution trailer touches (briefly) on the question of justified murder, interspersed with lots and lots of it. Read more

The anime movie Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is coming November 13, and a new nine-minute sneak peek gives us a longer look at it than ever before. Read more

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is getting a major beta patch soon, which will allow testers to try out the new XP and leveling systems. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 6:00AM PDT

You probably could've guessed that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to iOS and Android doohickeys, after Grand Theft Auto III was ported last year, but you didn't know, man. Now you do. Rockstar today announced that the top-notch open-world murder simulator will come to your pocket "later this fall," so soon-ish. Read more