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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 6:45AM PDT

A curious bloody blast from The Creative Assembly's past is coming to PC next week. The Total War series creator's second console game, the hack-and-slash Viking: Battle for Asgard from back in 2008, is unexpectedly getting a very late downloadable release, seemingly jazzed up a bit. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 6:00AM PDT

As Square Enix whips Final Fantasy XIV into shape for a PC relaunch and PlayStation 3 debut, it's shared the first screenshots of its console edition. How well does a complex MMO interface work on a joypad, and how do the graphics size up? Use your eyes to look and you may just find out. Read more

by Kat Bailey, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 9:00PM PDT

Everything you need to know about Far Cry 3 is bound up in a quote from Alice in Wonderland that appears near the beginning of the adventure: "For some minutes Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country -- and a most curious country it was." Check out the preview. Read more

But for some, Crysis 2 is still not as blisteringly beautiful as it should be. That's where the MaLDoHD mod comes in. Read more

Yes, Resident Evil 6 has some DLC tucked away on-disc. But, Capcom is making that content available for free next week. Read more

Splinter Cell: Echoes is an upcoming graphic novel written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Marc Laming that promises to bridge the gap between Splinter Cell: Conviction and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 3:00PM PDT

A series of job listings seems to indicate that Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, is setting its sights on the MOBA genre. Read more

Toejam & Earl and ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron are coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early November, Sega has confirmed. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 11:00AM PDT

If you haven't been one of the lucky ones to be honing their mech skills in preparation for the launch of MechWarrior Online later this year, then you'll want to jump into the open beta when it kicks off October 16. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 10:30AM PDT

Like previous entries, the upcoming SimCity will feature disasters to unleash upon your virtual town. Meteor strikes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and UFOs have all been confirmed. Read more