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Tripwire Interactive's support of Killing Floor has been jolly admirable, with regular free content updates and paid DLC releases which don't feel exploitative. After taking us to a frightful fairground for its summer event and a mutant hillbilly hideout at Halloween, the co-op survival shooter is blasting players to the Moon, of all places, in its latest 'Twisted Christmas' celebration. Read more

Assassin's Creed 3 has sold 7 million copies in its first month, according to Ubisoft estimates, which makes it the fastest-selling game in the company's history. Read more

Here in modern times, we have realised that the best way to release DLC is to stagger it in multiple tiers according to platform, premium membership, eye colour, and name. So, Xbox 360 owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with a DLC season pass, you may now download the Nuketown Zombies map, provided you also have hazel eyes and are named June. Read more

Irrational head Ken Levine elaborates on why the studio nixed the multiplayer modes in BioShock Infinite. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 12, 2012 7:00AM PST

As does tend to happen with MMOs that are neither World of Warcraft nor EVE Online, The Secret World is shaking up its business model and dropping subscriptions. The $15 monthly fee is optional from today, barely five months after launch, but you do still need to buy Funcom's real-world-ish supernatural MMORPG to play. You know, like how Guild Wars 2 works. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 12, 2012 5:45AM PST

After S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was cancelled, former members of developer GSC Game World founded Vostok Games to continue the ideals of the open-world survival shooter series with Survarium. As for the actual S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand, though, it wasn't quite clear what was happening. Rumours said Skyrimdeveloper Bethesda was sniffing around, but publisher bitComposer today announced that it has grabbed the license and plans to make more S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Read more

Finally, after so many live action trailers, THQ has finally cut a gameplay trailer for Metro: Last Light. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 10:30AM PST

We talk to Shacker johnlocks about his work as lead programmer on the RTS Dawn of Fantasy from Reverie World Studios. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 10:00AM PST

Hawken is finally entering open beta tomorrow, and Adhesive Games has released a new launch trailer to celebrate the impending event. Read more

Blizzard has spoken many times over the years about a console edition of Diablo 3 and publicly hired for such a project, but never confirmed it as an actual game we'll get to play one day. It does indeed have the action-RPG running on console now, it's confirmed, but even now Blizzard can't say whether or not it'll see the light of day. Read more