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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 7, 2013 1:15PM PST

PopCap has teamed up with Hasbro to make board and card games based on its popular franchises. The first will be two Bejeweled games, coming this spring. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 7, 2013 11:45AM PST

Dead Rising 3 is in development, according to the resume of an animation rigger who worked on cinematics for the game. Read more

A beta roadmap for Final Fantasy XIV shows the game's earliest betas beginning in February, and the beta coming to the US in late March at the earliest. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 7, 2013 9:15AM PST

The Walking Dead has sold 8.5 million episodes, according to Telltale, and 25% of those sales were on iOS devices. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 7, 2013 7:30AM PST

The closure of Project Gotham Racing and Blur developer Bizarre Creations was a cruel blow for fans of things what drive fast. If that wound has healed now, here, jab at the scar by watching prototype footage of a new engine and new racer Bizarre was working on when Activision shut the studio down, shared by former art director Chris Davie. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 7, 2013 6:00AM PST

Everyone's getting into the Linux game, it seems, and now Nvidia has tossed its hat into the ring. The graphics card manufacturer yesterday announced its Project Shield, an Android-powered handheld which resembles an Xbox 360 controller with a flip-up touchscreen. Curiously, as well as playing Android games, it can play PC games streamed over WiFi from your gaming rig. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 4, 2013 12:15PM PST

Trion Worlds' MMO shooter Defiance will kick off its first beta test January 18-20, featuring a tutorial and a handful of maps and modes. Read more

A new story trailer for DmC: Devil May Cry hints at some socially-conscious hooks for the game. Read more

We may never get a third Dungeon Keeper game, but something awfully similar is coming following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Let's generously say inspired by the Bullfrog classic, War for the Overworld is due to bring the giddying thrill of being an evil dungeon overlord to PC in August. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 4, 2013 9:30AM PST

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters developer Spicy Horse says the game needs more funding to reach its full potential, and has turned to Kickstarter to finish the project. Read more