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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 5, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Minecraft version 1.3 is due August 1, adding a host of new features and a fundamental change to the single-player structure. Read more

Blizzard is finally coming out and admitting something that Diablo III players realized some time ago: The end-game is "not long-term sustainable." It didn't have to be that way. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 5, 2012 8:15AM PDT

SimCity Social has officially gone out of its beta period and launched in full on Facebook. Read more

Star Wars: Battlefront III was "pretty much done" when LucasArts cancelled the multiplayer Star War 'em up, developer Free Radical has said. A new hour of snazzy footage from a leaked build shows just how far along it was. Read more

Given how successful many developers have been crowd-funding their games on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, it was inevitable that someone would set up a site dedicated to games. Enter Gamesplanet Lab. Read more

The Autobots are being unleashed a week sooner to try to save their home world. Activision has moved the release date of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron up a week to August 21. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 4, 2012 8:30AM PDT

Seeing as this is American Independence Day, some of you might want to celebrate no longer living under the protection of a divine monarch, perhaps by playing the PC demo for Quantum Conundrum. Read more

Who wants a weird cartoony 10" statue of Hitman: Absolution star Agent 47? Anyone? Well, if you think of someone who might, let them know that they can get one buy buying the 'Deluxe Professional Edition' of IO Interactive's murder simulator, unveiled today. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 4, 2012 7:00AM PDT

Thanks toGrand Theft Auto: Vice City and the movie Drive, I dream of committing gross acts of ultraviolence in a neon haze while smooth synths zwang out. So Hotline Miami is just the sort of thing I'm looking for, announced yesterday by publisher Devolver Digital. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 4, 2012 6:15AM PDT

Final Fantasy VII was released for PC back in 1998, but is a bit tricky to get ahold nowadays and disagrees somewhat with modern hardware and operating systems. So huzzah, then, that it was announced today the RPG will be re-worked and re-released for PC. Read more