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Activision has another money-maker, just in case that "Call of Duty" thing stops working for them. Skylanders has surpassed half a billion dollars of sales. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 11, 2013 7:00AM PST

"If you're interested in innovation and believe that games could be more than shooters, then you realise that sequels kill creativity and innovation," Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls creator David Cage has said, exuding as much passion and slightly wonky logic as ever. The problem, see, is that all too often we're simply given what we want. Read more

This month's software sales didn't change much from last month, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 holding the top spot for the second straight month. The game was also the year's best seller, marking the fourth straight year a Call of Duty game has held the number one position. Read more

CD Projekt Red already had us intrigued with the thought of a Cyberpunk 2020-style game teleported some 57 years into the future. But its first for Cyberpunk 2077 showing a bloodied blonde with alien-like augments kneeling in the middle of a mass of bodies just raised this game quite high on my want-to-play list. Oh, and bullets shatter on her face. Read more

The tension is getting thicker, as is the marketing hype, surrounding the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines. In the latest installment of its short "From Concept to Game" trailers, developer Gearbox takes us inside an Alien Hive. Read more

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is coming on March 26, and Activision has confirmed that a Wii U version is on the way too. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 10, 2013 12:15PM PST

Skulls of the Shogun is finally coming on January 30. It will be on PC and Xbox 360 for $15, or Windows Phone for $7. Read more

If you've finished Hitman: Absolution and have that itch to go back and play the games leading up to the latest assassination vehicle for the arcoded bald 47, then Square Enix has upped the ante on the already announced Hitman HD: Trilogy. The Collector's Edition will be the same price as the standard edition. Read more

Dead Island Riptide is getting an $80 "Rigor Mortis" limited edition, which includes some physical items along with the special edition digital extras. Read more

The spiritual successor to PlaneScape: Torment being developed by inXile Entertainment is going to rely on many of the themes and exotic settings hat made the original so popular, according to inXile chief Brian Fargo. Since the PlaneScape world is unavailable, the recently Kickstarted RPG world of Numenera will be used. Read more