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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 6:45AM PDT

When your game is already about killing mutated monstrosities, you really need to push the boat out for Halloween. Killing Floor has always handled events with gusto and this year is no different, with zombie hillbillies after your blood and delicious brains in a new map. The Hillbilly Horror update also adds four new weapons, and the game and its DLC are on sale t'boot. Read more

Microsoft has detailed the games and apps that will utilize SmartGlass support within a few months of its impending launch. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 23, 2012 2:00PM PDT

Hands up, who wants more XCOM? You do. It's you. All of you. Delightfully, more is coming "soon" in the 'Slingshot' DLC, announced today by publisher 2K. The trio of Council missions will see your squad "meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship's course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China." Ooh, exciting! Read more

Earlier today, we got a video look at Benedict Arnold's treachery in Assassin;s Creed 3 for PlayStation 3, but another just-released trailer lets viewers choose Connor's path to assassinate a British officer at Bunker Hill. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 23, 2012 10:30AM PDT

There are plenty of games that get patched on release day, but most involve minor fixes and tweaks. Not so with Medal of Honor Warfighter, which hit shelves today. Electronic Arts released a must-install-immediately patch for the game that rivals the fixes in some major content updates. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 23, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Modern Warfare 2 has reissued its "Favela" map on PlayStation 3, with the offending portions removed. Read more

Thursday's a big day Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3. As well as launching Mac, Android and iOS editions of its retro webcomic RPG, developer Zeboyd Games is belatedly releasing the second free DLC pack on PC and Xbox 360, Lair of the Seamstress. Read more

After completing the remarkable accomplishment of its King's Quest fan-sequel The Silver Lining, Phoenix Online Studios set out to make a new adventure game of its own, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. The supernatural click 'em up's first episode will fittingly arrive just before Halloween, publisher Reverb announced yesterday, on October 30 for PC and Mac. Read more

So long as you pick up an AMD HD 7770 GHz Edition card or better, you'll get a free copy of Far Cry 3, along with a 20% discount coupon for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Shelling out more dough will unlock more games. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 22, 2012 3:30PM PDT

When Blizzard introduced the Monster Power setting to Diablo III last week in patch 1.0.5, it was hoping to make things a little more difficult for flashy heroes decked out in the finest gear seeking a challenge. Thanks to a bug, that went a little too far, and now Blizzard's dialing the damage down in Inferno difficulty to fit its original goal. Read more