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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 1:15PM PDT

Far Cry 3's drug-induced jaunt through a tropical island paradise continues to get more interesting with the introduction of a new bad guy to hate. A new trailer shows off Hoyt, a human trafficker that you will need to eliminate with the help of one of his key lieutenants. Read more

Left 4 Dead 2 is offering a free weekend in celebration of Halloween, complete with a new achievement for current players of the game. Read more

Bigpoint, the developer of Battlestar Galactica Online, has laid off 120 employees and is closing its US offices. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 10:10AM PDT

While Resident Evil 6 has already sold millions of copies, Capcom isn't ignoring criticism. In fact, an upcoming patch promises to fix the game's problematic camera by adding a wider camera option. Read more

Chris Roberts, developer of the Wing Commander series and the upcoming Star Citizen, talks about his hiatus from game making and shares his thoughts about the state of the games industry. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 24, 2012 7:30AM PDT

If you were thrilled by the recent lenghty demonstration of SimCity or the peek at its disasters, head on down to the shops now, buy a 2013 calendar, and draw a big heart around March 5. That's when Maxis's city-building sim will launch, see. It was previously slated to arrive in February. Read more

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