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OnLive's collapse means that many talented people are currently without a job. However, many of them may find a new home: Microsoft. Read more

A Minecraft snapshot hints at some incoming ideas, like a Withered Boss monster, dyed armor, a potion of invisibility, and more. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Aug 24, 2012 11:30AM PDT

A cinematic trailer for the Mass Effect 3 "Leviathan" DLC has hit, showing off the stakes and characters involved in this new single-player content. Read more

Guild Wars 2 is launching next Tuesday, but pre-orders can get early access to the game tomorrow. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Aug 24, 2012 8:30AM PDT

Dota 2 may still be in semi-closed beta, but it's already one of the most 'eSports'-friendly games going--in terms of the client, at least, as Dota is still terrifyingly opaque to casual observers. Valve yesterday launched a new update adding in-game pennants for fans to show their support for their favourite professional teams, and maybe scoop some unique items too. Read more

The scene on the ground is pandemonium. People are dying out there, and the enemy is still unknown. The new trailer for XCOM from Firaxis shows off the need to train good soldiers to keep your team's casualties to a minimum. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Aug 24, 2012 6:15AM PDT

A Dark Souls PC hack enabling higher resolutions was released within hours of launch, and while there are a few bugs it does mostly seem to work. Read more

by John Keefer,, Aug 23, 2012 8:00PM PDT

Rambling and musing of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the evening edition for August 24, 2012. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Aug 23, 2012 1:30PM PDT

I Am Alive is coming to PC on September 13, Ubisoft has announced. It will feature higher-resolution output, an Easy mode, and a Replay mode. Read more

Ubisoft has kicked off a new "Inside Assassin's Creed 3" mini-series, detailing the setting, protagonist, and technology in the new game. Read more