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Edmund McMillen's cult hit The Binding of Isaac is being remade by a new team courtesy of a to-be-revealed publisher. The goal is to bring the remake to consoles and PC some time next year. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 29, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Unreal Engine 3 continues to expand its reach to new devices. Epic Games has announced that the ubiquitous multiplatform engine will be available on Windows RT when it launches later this year. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 29, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Two-person studio Vlambeer has made a name for itself with tight arcade-y games like Super Crate Box, Radical Fishing and Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, and it seems set to continue that streak across PC and consoles with Luftrausers. The sequel to free 2D dogfight 'em up Luftrauser sends you into the skies in a plane of your own design to destroy oodles of enemy planes and ships, because something something they're naughty. Read more

Bethesda's Pete Hines has assured fans that Hearthfire didn't take the place of Dawnguard for PS3 development, saying the team works on multiple projects at a time. Read more

It's no secret that publishers often foist multiplayer modes upon single-player-focused games to make them more attractive to would-be customers, but it's rare to hear a developer speak so openly and contemptuously of this practice as Spec Ops: The Line lead designer Cory Davis does about its bolted-on multiplayer. The box-ticking addition 2K Games wanted turned out to be a "low-quality Call of Duty clone in third-person," hes said, which "tossed out the creative pillars of the product." Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 29, 2012. Topics include: Foolish gamers in Guild Wars 2; dropping some cash on Black Ops 2, a nice Hearthfire in Skyrim. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

Former OnLive employees describe former CEO Steve Perlman as hostile, refusing to work with publishers that could have greatly expanded the service's game offerings. Read more

by Jeff Mattas, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 2:00PM PDT

I chat with indie developer Aaron Foster about crafting Routine, Lunar Software's upcoming survival-horror, first-person roguelike set on a desolate Moon base. Read more

Capcom has partnered with Six Flags to cross-promote Resident Evil 6 and the parks' annual Fright Nights. The game will include discounted park tickets, and the park will host a special night with RE6 game demos and prizes. Read more

Ubisoft has released a commentary for its naval battle trailer, explaining some of the gameplay systems at work in the new battle type. Read more