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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 19, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Darkfall Online reminded MMO fans that the genre was once awfully and gleefully cruel, letting players bump each other off whenever they pleased and steal all their shiny stuff, but unfortunately it's always been a bit wonky. So much so that developer Aventurine decided to take its work on a huge 'Darkfall 2010' patch and put it towards a follow-up instead. That's coming to PC on November 20 under the name Darkfall: Unholy Wars, Aventurine announced today. Read more

Borderlands 2 is a game filled with secrets. And we have to admit, this easter egg is a pretty incredible nod to one of the most popular PC indie games around. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 1:00PM PDT

Torchlight II might launch on Thursday, but that's still positively ages to wait for chilling new tunes from Matt Uelmen, the mastermind behind the original's tunes and the Diablo series' most iconic music. Huzzah, then, for developer Runic Games today released the 74-minute soundtrack for free. You now have music for your private launch party. Read more

BioWare is already working on the next "full game" in the Mass Effect franchise. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 11:20AM PDT

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand, which is quite splendid. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 10:15AM PDT

I've learned quite a few things in my time on Pandora in Borderlands 2. As one of my numerous last wills and testaments (and I have died a lot), I offer a few tips for wannabe vault hunters. Read more

Dead Island Riptide is following the footsteps of its predecessor by releasing a sappy pre-rendered trailer that is nothing like the game it is supposedly "inspired" by. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 9:05AM PDT

With Dishonored launching on October 9, developer Arkane should be in the relatively comfortable certification phase, sitting back and hoping that all goes well, while perhaps buffing up the PC edition or thinking about DLC. So here, enjoy a new video developer diary where the gang reflect on getting to see the game in its finished state. It's quite good, they think. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 7:35AM PDT

Surprise! A beta version of Guild Wars 2 for Mac OS X entered public beta today, for anyone who already owns the game to try out on their shiny white box. Delightfully, the beta version runs on the live servers, you Macateers can jump right into playing with their chums on William Gates' Windows. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 6:50AM PDT

For those who'd like to know more about Obsidian's old-school RPG, codenamed 'Project Eternity,' before Kickstarting it, the Fallout: New Vegas developer has shared new details on making your own character, forming a party, and more. It's also for, you know, those who already helped the game blast past its funding goal, and who are now hoovering up all information to sustain them for the long, long wait before it's released. Read more