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Space-jerkface sandbox simulator EVE Online's eighteenth free expansion is to focus loosely on crime and punishment, developer CCP has announced. 'Retribution' will launch on December 4, with a grab-bag of changes ranging from new ships to a revamped bounty hunting system to help you metaphorically parade around Jita with your enemy's head atop a space-pike. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 1, 2012 10:30AM PDT

The U.S. Attorney's office has confirmed that it is no longer pursuing any federal action against 38 Studios, though Rhode Island state officials are still checking into the matter. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 1, 2012 10:00AM PDT

When BioWare announced the Mass Effect Trilogy, one key detail was missing: would any DLC be included? There will be some, depending on which platform you're playing on. Read more

It's Monday, and that means more stories from David Craddock's upcoming book, Stay Awhile and Listen, a behind the scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment. Today's revelations deal with the creation of the Blizzard cinematics group and the autonomy that group enjoys from the rest of the company, as well as a look at a Heroes of Warcraft model that never quite made it off the drawing board. Read more

Could the other XCOM game be turning into a third-person shooter? A newly released survey seems to suggest so. Read more

Just Add Water has confirmed its HD reboot of the classic charming puzzle-platformer Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee will get a downloadable release on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Vita. Now named Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty, it's coming in the fourth quarter of 2013. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 1, 2012 6:00AM PDT

This week brings a big bag of new releases, including the console editions of Resident Evil 6, multiplayer medieval murderfest War of the Roses, NBA 2K13, and Pokemon Black & White Version 2. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 29, 2012 8:00AM PDT

Better late than never, it's old slowpoke Alice with a big bag of cheap digital PC games. You can grumble about my tardiness but then you'll never get to look into my magical sack, oh no. This weekend's bargains include the Thief games for $4 apiece, Guild Wars 2 for $47, both Dead Space games for $10, both Dragon Ages for $10, Modern Warfare 3 for $30, a big Total War series sale, and bundles aplenty. Read more

Little Inferno is aiming to release day one on the Wii U (November 18), but Tomorrow Corporation also says it will hit on PC the same day. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 28, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Blizzard's Rob Pardo has commented that Project Titan is moving along steadily, with more than 100 team members dedicated to the game now. Read more