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Final Fantasy XIV was so shoddy at launch that Square Enix suspended subscriptions until after it had been patched up a bit. It's still a bit dodgy, but a huge 'Version 2.0' update is coming to reboot it and make everything lemony fresh, as detailed in a new hour-long presentation. Read more

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will feature a day-night cycle with alternating troop movements to increase replayability, according to creator Hideo Kojima. Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 10, 2012. Topics include: Guild Wars 2 is getting a large ammount of hacked accounts; I'm preparing for Mists of Pandaria; and what is it about Assassin's Creed 3 that appears so interesting? Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

In last week's chat with author David Craddock about his upcoming book, Stay Awhile and Listen, about the behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment, we learned that hardcore mode almost made it into the original Dianlo. This week, we turn back the clock a bit further to find out a bit about Condor, the company co-founded by Dave Brevik and Max and Erich Schaefer. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Sep 10, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Love, "the game everybody meant to play but never did" in the words of its creator Eskil Steenberg, has been turned free so all of us who shuffle our feet sheepishly and say "Yeah... I did mean to play it" might actually do so. Steenberg has scrapped the access fee, opening up the fascinating procedurally-generated build-y co-operative-y massively multiplayer-ish... thing to one and all for nowt. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Sep 10, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Borderlands 2 won't arrive on shelves until next week, but you can start planning your character builds right now as Gearbox has released skill calculators for its FPS-RPG for you to pore over. Vault hunters, start your min/maxing engines. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Sep 9, 2012 10:00AM PDT

NexNext week's a fairly busy one, bringing Joe Danger 2, FTL, Double Dragon: Neon, NHL 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, and heaps more. There's little to put on your shelf in a box, but plenty to download. Read more

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell has always been outspoken. But, was he out of line with his treatment of one former employee? That's what the courts are... Read more

by Steve Watts,, Sep 7, 2012 12:30PM PDT

The Sony exclusivity deal is up, and now the Black Ops Zombies game for Android is available across all devices. Read more

You really want to get into the PlanetSide 2 beta--but somehow, access hasn't managed to land in your lap. What's a gamer to do? Shell out money, of course. Read more