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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 8:45AM PDT

A neon haze of ultraviolence is descending upon PC later this month, as publisher Devolver Digital has announced top-down murderfest Hotline Miami will launch on October 23, priced at $9.99. That's two weeks to dig out your finest pig mask and sharpen your reflexes for a gaudy world of messy one-hit kills and leaderboard rivalries. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 8:00AM PDT

Are you buying Crysis 3 for its multiplayer? No, of course you're not: you're interested in the single-player campaign. However, as you'll be paying for multiplayer anyway, you may as well give it a go before you return to your online vice of choice. A new trailer out today details two of the FPS's eight modes, so go on, give it a look. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Borderlands 2's fifth class, Gaige the Mechromancer, was slated to arrive next Tuesday as paid DLC but oh! She'll be available today. If you pre-ordered the FPS-RPG, or plan to cough up $10, you should be playing as her by the end of the day, but you can get a head start by planning your build on her newly-released skill tree. Read more

It's clear that Resident Evil 6's shortcomings come from misguided direction. Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi admitted that the game wasn't necessarily to create a horror game. Read more

DmC: Devil May Cry being a "AAA" title, of course it was going to have pre-order bonuses. Depending on which retailer you purchase the game from, you'll get some "souped-up" bonus weapons and "helpful items." Read more

DICE's Battlefield: Bad Company series will be turned into an "hour-long action comedy" executive produced by John Eisendrath Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 9:45AM PDT

The Walking Dead episode 4 Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 9:00AM PDT

The Stay Awhile and Listen series continues with author David Craddock as we lead up to the October 29 reveal of a chapter from his upcoming book. Today's stories revolve around a possible second expansion for Diablo 2 and a Diablo game for handhelds. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 8, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Hitman: Absolution introduces a new 'Instinct' ability to the assassinate 'em up series, which can highlight enemies, predict their movements, give hints, and even directly drop suspicion. Fear not, gentle people who grumble and gripe about the babyfication of video games, with five difficulty levels you can tone Instinct down or do away with it entirely, to show the world how hardcore you are. Read more

Angry Birds Star Wars has been revealed, set for a release date of November 8. Read more