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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 9:00AM PDT

The Stay Awhile and Listen series continues with author David Craddock as we lead up to the October 29 reveal of a chapter from his upcoming book. Today's stories revolve around a possible second expansion for Diablo 2 and a Diablo game for handhelds. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Hitman: Absolution introduces a new 'Instinct' ability to the assassinate 'em up series, which can highlight enemies, predict their movements, give hints, and even directly drop suspicion. Fear not, gentle people who grumble and gripe about the babyfication of video games, with five difficulty levels you can tone Instinct down or do away with it entirely, to show the world how hardcore you are. Read more

Angry Birds Star Wars has been revealed, set for a release date of November 8. Read more

Activision has temporarily pulled the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer level 'Favela' from the map rotation following complaints that a quote attributed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad was written on a texture used in a bathroom. As you may imagine, some took issue with hanging holy words above a toilet. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 6:00AM PDT

World of Warcraft cities across several servers were turned into tombs over the weekend as naughty hackers with insta-kill powers ran amok, slaying players and NPCs alike. One claims the hack has been used for almost a month against monsters, but Blizzard recently detected it so they decided to go out with a bang. The hole has been hastily fixed. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 7, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Oh, what a treat next week will be! Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally arrive, delivering a delightful taste of classic genres in shiny modern clothes. They look pretty flipping good, all right. We'll also receive Retro City Rampage, the PS3 editions of Machinarium and Joe Danger 2, Fable: The Journey, Just Dance 4, Code of Princess, Of Orcs and Men, and loads more. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 5, 2012 2:15PM PDT

Wadjet Eye Games is making quite a name for itself as an indie adventure game publisher with the likes of Gemini Rue and Resonance. It's worth, then, keeping an eye on its next release, Wormwood Studios' post-apocalyptic Primordia, which is now due in December. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 5, 2012 11:30AM PDT

The weekend brings some wonderful, wonderful PC download sales, which you would do well to avail yourself of. Bargains include Battlefield 3 for $10.00, Spec Ops: The Line for $7.49, Skyrim for $27.00, Dawnguard for $13.97, Defcon for 37¢, Legend of Grimrock for $7.49, both Alan Wake games for $19.99, and Saints Row: The Third for $9.99. A number of fine bundles are on offer too. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 5, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Amanita Design's award-winning adventure game is finally making its way to PS3. Read more

Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's 8-bit take on open-world crime games, will be available on October 9. Hey, that's next week! It will be available for $14.99 on PS3, Vita, and PC. Read more