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by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 8, 2012 6:00AM PDT

World of Warcraft cities across several servers were turned into tombs over the weekend as naughty hackers with insta-kill powers ran amok, slaying players and NPCs alike. One claims the hack has been used for almost a month against monsters, but Blizzard recently detected it so they decided to go out with a bang. The hole has been hastily fixed. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 7, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Oh, what a treat next week will be! Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally arrive, delivering a delightful taste of classic genres in shiny modern clothes. They look pretty flipping good, all right. We'll also receive Retro City Rampage, the PS3 editions of Machinarium and Joe Danger 2, Fable: The Journey, Just Dance 4, Code of Princess, Of Orcs and Men, and loads more. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 5, 2012 2:15PM PDT

Wadjet Eye Games is making quite a name for itself as an indie adventure game publisher with the likes of Gemini Rue and Resonance. It's worth, then, keeping an eye on its next release, Wormwood Studios' post-apocalyptic Primordia, which is now due in December. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Oct 5, 2012 11:30AM PDT

The weekend brings some wonderful, wonderful PC download sales, which you would do well to avail yourself of. Bargains include Battlefield 3 for $10.00, Spec Ops: The Line for $7.49, Skyrim for $27.00, Dawnguard for $13.97, Defcon for 37¢, Legend of Grimrock for $7.49, both Alan Wake games for $19.99, and Saints Row: The Third for $9.99. A number of fine bundles are on offer too. Read more

by Andrew Yoon,, Oct 5, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Amanita Design's award-winning adventure game is finally making its way to PS3. Read more

Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's 8-bit take on open-world crime games, will be available on October 9. Hey, that's next week! It will be available for $14.99 on PS3, Vita, and PC. Read more

Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer told Shacker Mark "warcrow" DeSanto that the company will make Torchlight 3, but with a "twist." Read more

by Steve Watts,, Oct 4, 2012 3:00PM PDT

Human Head Studios has lost a large amount of its senior staff over the past year, as the fate of its projects like Prey 2 and Rune seem uncertain. Read more

Ubisoft continues to keep its marketing and video teams busy with yet another trailer for Assassin's Creed 3, this one entitled an Assassin's Journey and taking a bit more of an in-depth look at Connor's Native American background. Read more

Blizzard has released the latest sales figures for the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, and while they are solid numbers for most games, the debut of the Pandarens was not a huge success by company standards. Sales were 2.7 million for the first week, down from 3.3 million on the first day of Cataclysm in 2010, and 2.8 million in the first 24 hours of Wrath of the Lich King in 2008. Read more