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Part of the lure of Kickstarter for developers is that they're free from the demands of publishers, able to make whatever they want, however they want, for as long as they want, and own everything they do. Publishers, unsurprisingly, may want in on this crowd-funding lark. Obsidian Entertainment, now riding high on its own smash-hit Kickstarter, has said that several publishers had approached Obsidian to front a campaign then join up with them to publish it. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 19, 2012 8:15AM PDT

A new batch of screenshots for Crysis 3 show off the upcoming Hunter-mode multiplayer. Two hunters against 14 CELL troopers just doesn't seem fair. Read more

The final Assassin's Creed 3 developer video is out, discussing the setting of the game and how the setting of early America affects Connor and gameplay. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 19, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Darkfall Online reminded MMO fans that the genre was once awfully and gleefully cruel, letting players bump each other off whenever they pleased and steal all their shiny stuff, but unfortunately it's always been a bit wonky. So much so that developer Aventurine decided to take its work on a huge 'Darkfall 2010' patch and put it towards a follow-up instead. That's coming to PC on November 20 under the name Darkfall: Unholy Wars, Aventurine announced today. Read more

Borderlands 2 is a game filled with secrets. And we have to admit, this easter egg is a pretty incredible nod to one of the most popular PC indie games around. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 1:00PM PDT

Torchlight II might launch on Thursday, but that's still positively ages to wait for chilling new tunes from Matt Uelmen, the mastermind behind the original's tunes and the Diablo series' most iconic music. Huzzah, then, for developer Runic Games today released the 74-minute soundtrack for free. You now have music for your private launch party. Read more

BioWare is already working on the next "full game" in the Mass Effect franchise. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 11:20AM PDT

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand, which is quite splendid. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 10:15AM PDT

I've learned quite a few things in my time on Pandora in Borderlands 2. As one of my numerous last wills and testaments (and I have died a lot), I offer a few tips for wannabe vault hunters. Read more

Dead Island Riptide is following the footsteps of its predecessor by releasing a sappy pre-rendered trailer that is nothing like the game it is supposedly "inspired" by. Read more