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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 13, 2012 6:40AM PST

The Zerg will rush onto PC and Mac in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm on March 13, 2013, publisher Activision announced this morning. The expansion will come in three editions, ranging from $40 to $80 depending on how much extra gubbins you want with your sci-fi RTS. Read more

One of the world's finest downloadable content releases is The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles, The Gunstringer's gleefully silly Mad Dog McCree-style interactive gunslinger movie starring Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman. The Wavy Tube Man cannot be constrained by mere platforms and DLC shackles, though, and is breaking out onto Windows 8 in a standalone release. Read more

A great story, cool set pieces and interesting gear make Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 a fun and engaging game, but aging technology behind it keeps it from being great. Read more

Activision and Treyarch announced today that Nuketown Zombies will be available on as part of the DLC Season Pass in Black Ops 2. It is scheduled for release on Xbox Live in December, with other platforms to follow after. Read more

Our talk with Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia turns to the decisions behind the new Score Streaks system, and why that may influence future games in the series. Read more

Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia talks about the future setting and carefully balancing the plausibility with the future-tech nature of Black Ops 2. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 12, 2012 11:45AM PST

Side-on survival horror Lone Survivor is creeping onto PlayStation 3 and Vita, creator Jaser Byrne has announced. Soon consoleers will get to see what pleased our Ozzie so in his review when it debuted on PC earlier this year. Hint: that it's jolly nice. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 12, 2012 11:15AM PST

When StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty launched over two years ago, Blizzard saw fit to lock players up in regional servers, unable to play with all their chums from the four corners of this flat Earth. After years of grumbling from players, Blizzard is finally preparing to change this and open up all servers to everyone. Read more

Final Fantasy XIV had its world-ending events to prepare for "A Realm Reborn" over the weekend, but some users had trouble logging on to see the spectacle. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Nov 12, 2012 10:15AM PST

If you are a loyal Lara Croft fan then the traditional disc-only copy of the upcoming Tomb Raider may not be enough for you. Fear not, fellow spelunkers, as Square Enix has revealed a Collector's Edition that will get you plenty of extra goodies for you to fawn over. Read more