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Irrational head Ken Levine elaborates on why the studio nixed the multiplayer modes in BioShock Infinite. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 12, 2012 7:00AM PST

As does tend to happen with MMOs that are neither World of Warcraft nor EVE Online, The Secret World is shaking up its business model and dropping subscriptions. The $15 monthly fee is optional from today, barely five months after launch, but you do still need to buy Funcom's real-world-ish supernatural MMORPG to play. You know, like how Guild Wars 2 works. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 12, 2012 5:45AM PST

After S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was cancelled, former members of developer GSC Game World founded Vostok Games to continue the ideals of the open-world survival shooter series with Survarium. As for the actual S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand, though, it wasn't quite clear what was happening. Rumours said Skyrimdeveloper Bethesda was sniffing around, but publisher bitComposer today announced that it has grabbed the license and plans to make more S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Read more

Finally, after so many live action trailers, THQ has finally cut a gameplay trailer for Metro: Last Light. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 10:30AM PST

We talk to Shacker johnlocks about his work as lead programmer on the RTS Dawn of Fantasy from Reverie World Studios. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 10:00AM PST

Hawken is finally entering open beta tomorrow, and Adhesive Games has released a new launch trailer to celebrate the impending event. Read more

Blizzard has spoken many times over the years about a console edition of Diablo 3 and publicly hired for such a project, but never confirmed it as an actual game we'll get to play one day. It does indeed have the action-RPG running on console now, it's confirmed, but even now Blizzard can't say whether or not it'll see the light of day. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 7:30AM PST

Ooh, aren't holidays with the family trying? Skip all that fuss by logging onto Guild Wars 2 to celebrate this secular period of colder weather in the Northern hemisphere. With its Wintersday festivities kicking off on Friday, ArenaNet has shared the event timetable and a new trailer teasing the treats to come. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 6:50AM PST

EA's banged on about how urban planners will be able to connect cities in SimCity, and now demonstrates that nicely in a new six-minute video. Each city can hook up with neighbouring cities, run by you or your chums, to import and export resources like electricity and policing, or just to be friends I guess. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2012 6:00AM PST

Propose something nostalgic and people will whip their wallets out, but ask for help with something new and you may lose all hope in this so-called culture. Fortunately, the phenomenal Sportsfriends managed to narrowly hit its Kickstarter funding goal in the final day, after an awful struggle. Rejoice! J.S. Joust and several other wonderful, wonderful local multiplayer games will receive a proper release. Read more