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When the world as we know it ends on December 21, the survivors will need to find a way to live with their new cruel, hard, miserable existence. Fortunately, we already have a fine cruelty simulator in Trials Evolution, and RedLynx is releasing new DLC later this month to add a post-apocalyptic spin, named Riders of Doom. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 6, 2012 6:00AM PST

Multiple Warhammer fantasy games are in the pipeline at Total War developer The Creative Assembly, Sega announced today. The publisher has scooped the rights to Games Workshop's classic magical elves-and-ratmen tabletop wargame and set up a new team at TCA to bring them to our computers, planning for the first game to hit after 2013. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 2:00PM PST

The Great Giana Sisters got their start in video games in a cheeky Super Mario Bros. clone which was pulled from shelves after threats by Nintendo, but are starting to make it big in their own right. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams recently launched with a crowd-funded helping hand from Kickstarter, and now it's leaping towards Xbox Live Arcade. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 1:35PM PST

Grinding Gear Games has announced that the Path of Exile open beta will be delayed to January 23, 2013, due to concerns of launching over the holidays when the studio will be out for vacation. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 1:00PM PST

Petroglyph, the developer behind End of Nations, has reportedly laid off approximately 30 employees, just a week after the company announced the game's open beta was delayed indefinitely. Read more

by Timothy J. Seppala, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 12:00PM PST

Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC feels like and add-on, and an poorly implemented one at that. High points were fleeting, giving the bulk of the content a superfluous feel. Not the best of BioWare's attempts to expand the ME3 universe. Read more

EVE Online has released its latest expansion, titled "Retribution," with an emphasis on the new bounty hunting system. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 7:30AM PST

BioWare is producing at least one more Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, featuring a much larger writing staff and more returning cast members than previous expansions. Read more

When a subscription-based MMORPG turns free-to-play, as they almost inevitably do, it's very important to strike a balance between what's free and what players must pay for. Star Wars: The Old Republic kind of cocked that up. Responding to complaints, BioWare is still trying to find that balance, and yesterday rolled out a few more changes kind to players. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 6:00AM PST

Now, really, the correct way to look at the latest annual Call of Duty setting record sales every year is that video games are becoming a greater part of mainstream culture, making them more acceptable. So, really, you should be glad that Activision today announced that, on top of setting new day-one sales records, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has beaten last year's installment to the $1 billion mark. You are, aren't you? Read more