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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 2, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Classic Counter-Strike map de_vertigo has arrived in CS: Global Offensive's latest patch alongside a brand new map for Arms Race mode, the snowy ar_monastery. The update also shakes up matchmaking for Classic mode, making would-be terrorists and counter-terrorists queue rather than tossing them into games in progress. Read more

The executive producer, director, and producer of Resident Evil 6 talk about the tricky balancing act between making the series more mainstream and retaining its identity for the fans. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 2, 2012 6:00AM PDT

The rag-tag gang of survivors in Telltale's adventure game The Walking Dead have been through some hairy situations, but with episode four of five just around the corner, surely everything's starting to look up for them? Telltale yesterday dropped Ep4's teaser trailer ahead of its release this month, showing that, well, maybe not quite yet. Read more

Activision has addressed some Black Ops 2 PC questions, including anti-cheat systems, dedicated servers and matchmaking, server rentals, and mods. Read more

4J Studios announced that Minecraft XBLA has crossed the four million sales mark, just as Mojang begins selling download cards for the PC version in retail stores. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 1, 2012 3:00PM PDT

If you hanker to return to the land of Morrowind but insist that it look all sorts of pretty and have no patience to wait for the Skyrim mod hoping to recreate it, why, then you're in luck. The latest and prettiest version of the Morrowind Overhaul compilation mod was released over the weekend, for your playing pleasure. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 1, 2012 2:30PM PDT

Rochard developer Recoil Games has shown off seven minutes of a prototype sequel to its puzzle platformer starring the voice behind Duke Nukem, Jon St. John. Don't get too excited just yet, as the game's actually on hold. Alas, the original game struggled to get attention, so Recoil's having trouble drumming up funding. Read more

While not officially sanctioned by Valve, the company has made no effort blocking the Black Mesa remake, calling it "common sense" to allow fan-created efforts to thrive. Read more

Space-jerkface sandbox simulator EVE Online's eighteenth free expansion is to focus loosely on crime and punishment, developer CCP has announced. 'Retribution' will launch on December 4, with a grab-bag of changes ranging from new ships to a revamped bounty hunting system to help you metaphorically parade around Jita with your enemy's head atop a space-pike. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 1, 2012 10:30AM PDT

The U.S. Attorney's office has confirmed that it is no longer pursuing any federal action against 38 Studios, though Rhode Island state officials are still checking into the matter. Read more