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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 19, 2012 2:45PM PDT

Popular engine and toolset Unity has unveiled its next big revision, Unity 4. New features include DirectX 11 support, the ability to create games for Linux, and a new animation system named 'Mecanim.' Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 19, 2012 1:00PM PDT

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3 has launched, packing a slew of class balance changes, monster damage adjustments, and a large crafting cost reduction. Read more

Battlefield 3's "Close Quarters" DLC will be available for non-Premium members on PS3 today once the PlayStation Store update goes live, and next week on PC and Xbox 360. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jun 19, 2012 12:00PM PDT

A bidding feature in the Diablo III auction house allows players to place bids and walk away. And while I understand it, it's frustrating as hell. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 19, 2012 10:30AM PDT

As The Secret World prepares to creep in under your door on July 3, developer Funcom has announced that its final beta weekend will be open to everyone who fancies it. All you need to do is sign up by June 22, then you can play the beta all this weekend. Read more

StarCraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder talks about the company's experiments with console ports, as it relates to its philosophy of ease and simplicity. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 19, 2012 8:00AM PDT

Colossal Chinese Internet company Tencent is picking up a minority stake in Epic Games, giving the Gears of War developer and Unreal Engine maker a cash injection. They're quiet on how big the investment was and how big a stake Epic gave away. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jun 19, 2012 7:30AM PDT

The enhanced re-release of Doom 3 is coming just in time for Halloween, publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 18, 2012 12:30PM PDT

Both PopCap/EA and Wooga have either pulled games from Google+ or announced plans to soon, citing low response and redirected resources. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 18, 2012 11:00AM PDT

EVE developer CCP is cautiously adding new avatar clothing to the spaceships MMO in tomorrow's Inferno 1.1 update, but clearly hoping to avoid another right royal stink over virtual item sales like we saw last year. Read more