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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 15, 2012 9:00AM PDT

We are getting ever closer to the October 29 release of the full chapter of Stay Awhile and Listen, David Craddock's upcoming book on Blizzard Entertainment. But, as with every Monday, we bring you a few more tidbits and recollections from Craddock about his research. Today's installment deals with why sequels are made and while Diablo was a success, there was an ulterior motive to making Diablo 2. Read more

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager recently raged against being forced to include multiplayer in its single-player-focused game, received with whoops and cheers by the peanut gallery. If only more games could go undiluted! Huzzah, then, that Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games has dropped plans for adding multiplayer to Metro 2033's sequel, choosing instead to focus its resources on the single-player campaign. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 14, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Next week's another busy one for new releases as we barrel through the holiday season, which apparently began in September this year. We'll see 007 Legends, DOOM 3 BFG Edition, Mark of the Ninja's PC version, the long-awaited XBLA edition of Serious Sam 3, Dance Central 3, and heaps more. Read more

A look at the new "Mechromancer" class in Borderlands 2. Read more

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

A web development company is suing Turbine Inc, the studio behind LOTRO and D&D Online, for a patent infringement involving its method of collecting user data. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 12, 2012 12:00PM PDT

NBA 2K13 sold 49% more in its first week than the previous record holder, NBA 2K11, according to 2K Sports. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 12, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Mass Effect 3 is getting a large "Omega" add-on, focusing on taking back the titular station from Cerberus. It will hit on November 27 for $15. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 12, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Street Fighter X Tekken will get a large "v2013" balance update in December. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 12, 2012 7:45AM PDT

Halloween will be a spooky time, between macabre costumes, monster movie marathons, and chilling new releases like Natural Selection 2 and Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, but thankfully there's one ray of light (or two, actually). Charming puzzle-platformer Pid will also launch on that dark night, developer Might & Delight has announced, tossing levitating light beams around to lift you up and out of the mire. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 12, 2012 7:00AM PDT

If you're somehow tired of popping enemies' heads, stinging them to death with bees, mowing them down with an 18-wheeler, or calling in a tyrannosaurs rex to devour them, you may need to freshen up Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit. As luck would have it, two DLC packs are coming later this month for Arkedo's kill-o-platformer, one adding more cosmetic goodies and the other bringing virtual reality missions. Read more