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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 14, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Black Mesa, a long-in-the-making fan mod that recreates the original Half-Life using the Source Engine, has finally launched today. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 14, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Free-to-play games were once seen as a bit low-budget and janky compared to 'proper' games, but the F2P revolution of recent years has shown they can be just as pleasant and polished as anything wot comes in a box. NCsoft's Blade & Soul certainly has prettiness down pat, and the publisher announced yesterday it's bringing the F2P MMORPG westward following a smash hit launch in South Korea. Read more

Pre-ordering Aliens: Colonial Marines from GameStop will net you multiplayer skins for Hudson, Hicks, Apone, and Drake from the classic movie Aliens. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 2:00PM PDT

Blizzard gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Diablo 3 by chatting with the voice actors who portrayed Tyrael, Azmodan and Covetous Shen. And yes, James Hong played Covetous. Read more

Dust 514 is getting a major update soon that will open up Corporations to cross-platform functionality. Read more

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and Shacknews are teaming up to offer readers 20 chances to get into the Firefall beta, with five lucky winners getting upgraded to Founders packs worth from $20 to $100. All you have to do to be eligible is to be creative as possible in letting us know in the comments below why you should be selected. Here's the kicker: Do it in eight words, no more, no less. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 11:15AM PDT

A new Dishonored developer diary explains how the game's flexibility lets you make personal choices about how you want to approach its missions. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 10:45AM PDT

The new 1.0.5 patch for Diablo 3 is still a few weeks away, but Blizzard is already offering a sneak peek at some of the incoming changes including a few features that will bring back memories of Diablo 2. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 10:00AM PDT

An Assassin's Creed 3 video doc highlights the developers talking about the new protagonist Connor, including his brushes with history and the accuracy of his Native American language. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2012 9:30AM PDT

Though the days of plain old WoW-alike subscription MMORPGs seem numbered, Guild Wars 2 is proving you don't need to go fully free-to-play to find an audience. The subscription-free MMORPG has sold over two million physical and digital copies, publisher NCsoft announced today, and hit over 400,000 concurrent players. Read more