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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 16, 2013 8:15AM PST

You're stomping around merrily in MechWarrior Online's new Spider mech, jumpjetting away and running circles around slower mechs, what could be better? Well, double XP wouldn't be bad. As luck would have it, the free-to-play mech 'em up is doubling all XP earned this weekend, jolting players further along their tech trees. Read more

"Gotta win 'em all, poker man!" That's how I'd market a poker game, anyway. But Microsoft, for whatever reason, has instead chosen to buddy up with the World Series of Poker to slap its name on an official poke 'em up for Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8. Coming this Spring, World Series of Poker: Full House Pro will be free-to-play. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 12:15PM PST

The "Free Bundle" has launched, highlighting unknown indie games and offering them (obviously) for free. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 11:45AM PST

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has outlined its plans for the upcoming year. Read more

The two Bohemia Interactive developers arrested in Greece have been let out on bail, according to Czech news sources. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 9:15AM PST

Double Fine's "The Cave" is coming January 22 for PlayStation 3 and Wii U, and January 23 on Xbox 360 and Steam. It will cost $14.99. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 8:40AM PST

With BioShock Infinite's February 26 launch drawing near, developer Irrational Games has detailed the PC edition's wide range of graphics and control options, along with its system requirements. The BioShock series has suffered from issues like wonky widescreen and missing controller support on PC before, but on paper it sounds like things are shaping up nicely for Infinite. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 7:30AM PST

As someone who largely skipped consoles growing up, the countless modern indie platformers inspired by the likes of Super Mario Bros. and Metroid hold no nostalgic draw for me. But hearing Dustforce developer Team Hitbox cite Quake 3's dizzying potential for "majestic moves" as an influence upon its new platformer Spire, now that makes my nostalgia gland fizz all right. Read more

Hands-on impressions of Borderlands 2's "Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt" downloadable content. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jan 14, 2013 11:00AM PST

What do you get when you cross the action RPG elements of Dungeon Siege, the RTS mechanics of Supreme Commander, and the MOBA feel of Demigod? You get Wildman, a new Kickstarter project from Taylor's team at Gas Powered Games. Read more