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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

Bigpoint, the developer of Battlestar Galactica Online, has laid off 120 employees and is closing its US offices. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 10:10AM PDT

While Resident Evil 6 has already sold millions of copies, Capcom isn't ignoring criticism. In fact, an upcoming patch promises to fix the game's problematic camera by adding a wider camera option. Read more

Chris Roberts, developer of the Wing Commander series and the upcoming Star Citizen, talks about his hiatus from game making and shares his thoughts about the state of the games industry. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 7:30AM PDT

If you were thrilled by the recent lenghty demonstration of SimCity or the peek at its disasters, head on down to the shops now, buy a 2013 calendar, and draw a big heart around March 5. That's when Maxis's city-building sim will launch, see. It was previously slated to arrive in February. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 6:45AM PDT

When your game is already about killing mutated monstrosities, you really need to push the boat out for Halloween. Killing Floor has always handled events with gusto and this year is no different, with zombie hillbillies after your blood and delicious brains in a new map. The Hillbilly Horror update also adds four new weapons, and the game and its DLC are on sale t'boot. Read more

Microsoft has detailed the games and apps that will utilize SmartGlass support within a few months of its impending launch. Read more