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by Steve Watts,, Jan 4, 2013 9:30AM PST

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters developer Spicy Horse says the game needs more funding to reach its full potential, and has turned to Kickstarter to finish the project. Read more

Age of Empires Online has stopped active development, and will not be issuing any new content or features other than some minor updates rolling out over the next few weeks. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jan 4, 2013 6:45AM PST

If you fancy sending a squad of monsters back in time to murder the doomed passengers aboard the Titanic before its crash, you may need to open up your wallet now. Eerie Canal, a small team founded by veterans of Irrational and Harmonix, is looking to crowd-fund Dreadline, the monstrous action-RPG/RTS thingy it announced last year. Read more

If you have skipped the BioShock series for some reason, perhaps due to a lengthy coma or immense silliness, you'll soon be able to make amends with one handy bundle. Publisher 2K today announced the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition collection, which bundles the first two games together with all their DLC. Super keen BioShock fans may be interested too, as it introduces a new virtual museum level filled with BioShock history. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 3, 2013 10:15AM PST

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has (yet another) new release date: March 12, pushed back from January 15. Read more

Minecraft for Xbox 360 continues to rack up the sales numbers since its release in May, surpassing the 5 million mark on the last day of 2012. Those numbers were fueled by a 453,000-sales bump on Christmas Day alone. Read more

BioWare's latest State of the Game blog for Star Wars: The Old Republic has revealed plans for more end-game content for level 50 players, as well as an ongoing effort by the developer to add same gender romance between players and NPCs. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jan 2, 2013 1:30PM PST

Why do single-player games need a multiplayer side bolted on? Because you, buying public, are reluctant to buy and keep them if they don't. This can interfere awfully with development, but thankfully many games hand this off to another studio so the main game doesn't suffer. Square Enix has confirmed that's what's going on with the shiny new Tomb Raider's recently-confirmed multiplayer side, which is good news. Read more

In Spoiler-Talk, we take a no-holds-barred look at some of the biggest games and discuss what the future holds for these franchises. Expect many, many spoilers. Today: Mass Effect 3. Read more

An in-depth (and spoiler-filled) chat with Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Birch. Read more