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Chris Roberts, developer of Wing Commander and the upcoming Star Citizen, shares his views on the fickle nature of the gaming industry, and further justifies his decision to focus on PC. Read more

Take-Two has announced a massively multiplayer online Civilization being developed for Asian territories, dubbed "Civilization Online." Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Legendary Entertainment has found a new writer for its Mass Effect movie adaptation, a relatively unknown who has experience with action-espionage films and is a fan of the series. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 7:30AM PDT

If you've been clamouring for more Dishonored, you're in luck, but you'll need to hold on a while longer. Publisher Bethesda today announced three DLC packs for Arkane's sneak 'em up, two "story-driven campaigns" and one challenge mode with online leaderboards. The latter, Dunwall City Trials, will be up first, arriving in December at a reasonable $5. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Rage has been a frustrating topic for id's John Carmack. The game released on PC in late 2011 with plenty of problems, then he apologized to QuakeCon attendees this year for how the game performed. Now, with a heavy sigh, he has said the long-awaited Rage tools should be released "real soon now." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 6:00AM PDT

The Trains vs. Zombies DLC for Train Simulator 2012 was perhaps last Halloween's most surprising spook-a-rama, and if a joke's worth telling once, it's worth a second go. This year, however, Trains vs. Zombies 2 is a standalone game, arriving today for $9. Read more

Chris Roberts' ambitious return to the space sim genre continues to gather momentum. The Kickstarter for Star Citizen has reached it's modest $500,000 goal with 26 days remaining, but the project still remains slightly behind the necessary $2 million needed to trigger the additional funding required to create the game. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 1:45PM PDT

It's a hard job, being Death, as there are always more people dying to deal with, especially if you go around whacking them with your scythe. Death's troubles in Darksiders II aren't over yet, as THQ today announced it'll release a second sizeable helping of downloadable content next week. 'Abyssal Forge' will see the horseman looking into the eponymous forge, which has been used to construct an army that "threatens all creation." That's probably bad. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 1:15PM PDT

Far Cry 3's drug-induced jaunt through a tropical island paradise continues to get more interesting with the introduction of a new bad guy to hate. A new trailer shows off Hoyt, a human trafficker that you will need to eliminate with the help of one of his key lieutenants. Read more

Left 4 Dead 2 is offering a free weekend in celebration of Halloween, complete with a new achievement for current players of the game. Read more