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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 5, 2012 6:45AM PDT

As the nights draw in, you may be searching for something meaty to subsist on as you hibernate in a nest of blankets for the winter. Arriving on November 13, hoping to be your delicious meal, is Rift's hefty expansion Storm Legion, which triples the MMORPG's world size. Read more

Project Ogre is not Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, according to series creator Hideo Kojima. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Sep 4, 2012 2:15PM PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets involved in crafting in Guild Wars 2. Read on for part 3. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 4, 2012 1:45PM PDT

As is the case with many subscription-based MMOs nowadays, Tera seems to be in a spot of trouble. Only a few weeks after layoffs at developer Bluehole's publishing subsidiary En Masse Entertainment comes word that it's merging the fantasy MMORPG's 11 servers into a mere 3 only four months after launch, to get rid of that unpleasant empty feeling. Read more

"We're not about to change," The Secret World creative director Ragnar Tørnquist has said as developer Funcom dusts itself off and gets back to work following layoffs and a launch less successful than it'd hoped for. Funcom's plan is to make no drastic changes but simply keep releasing content updates while making the real-world-ish supernatural RPG friendlier to new players. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 4, 2012 12:15PM PDT

Battlefield 3's "Armored Kill" DLC is only available on PS3 for Premium users so far, but the accompanying patch is now available for every platform. Read more

Gearbox has announced that the Mechromancer character is tentatively scheduled to hit Borderlands 2 on October 16. Read more

Skyrim's "Hearthfire" DLC is now available on Xbox 360, but no PC or PS3 plans have been detailed. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 4, 2012 8:00AM PDT

Nintendo's downloadable offerings have been a bit lacklustre on the Wii, DSi, and 3DS, but at least one corker's in the bag for the Wii U. Ron Gilbert and Double Fine's platforming adventure game The Cave is coming to Nintendo's new console via the eShop, DF confirmed over the weekend at PAX Prime. Which is about all we know, really. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 4, 2012 7:15AM PDT

Citing frustration with the market, Valve has opened a job listing for an industrial designer, hinting that the company may bring out its own hardware box eventually. Read more