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by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 10:30AM PDT

When I first encountered Guild Wars, it was creating a reputation for itself as one of the main alternatives to World of Warcraft, offering a similar experience without the crippling monthly fee. Guild Wars 2 represents a major step forward for NCsoft and ArenaNet, completely stepping out of WoW's shadow and firmly planting itself as the new standard for MMORPG's. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 10:00AM PDT

As part of its ever-ongoing process to mine out its back catalogue and bask in the fading glow of former glories, Sega today announced that the HD-ified ports of Sonic Adventure 2 and Nights Into Dreams will launch in the first week of October. Sega also confirmed that Nights will include the promo game Christmas Nights. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 9:00AM PDT

In our last two chats with David Craddock about his upcoming Blizzard book Stay Awhile and Listen, the author has given us stories about Diablo 2 hardcore mode and details on Blizzard North's early desire to create a sports division. Today, we get a bit more meat on the Warcraft series. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 8:27AM PDT

After months of hinting and teasing about a new Dragon Age game, BioWare has finally announced the next installment in fantasy RPG series, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition Read more

Obsidian Entertainment's recently announced Project Eternity has gotten RPG fans buzzing about the new game, so much so that the company blew through the $1.1 million barrier it was seeking a mere 30 hours after its Kickstarter campaign launched. We talk briefly with Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart about the game. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Dmitry Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic novel Metro 2033, which was introduced to most of us by 4A Games' pleasing video game adaptation, is headed to the silver screen. MGM has picked up the movie rights, and it's a fair bet that it'll follow the game's lead and be light on philosophy and politics but heavy on action, given Hollywood's penchant for the bombastic. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 16, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Next week is an absolute stonker for new releases, bringing Borderlands 2, Torchlight II, Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, F1 2012, Jet Set Radio, and loads more. Read more

The Guild Wars 2 team shares its thoughts on making the entire game feel like end-game content. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 14, 2012 4:00PM PDT

The end of another week, the start of another load of lovely sales. Bargains at digital distributors this weekend include everything Deus Ex for $15, Guild Wars 2 for $42, LA Noire for $5, Borderlands 2 pre-orders for $36, Max Payne 1 & 2 for $4, and all Telltale's Sam & Max games for $15. There's loads more, so tuck in. Read more

BioWare has started testing higher-capacity servers, as a first step toward closing some of the origin servers and moving players to ones with higher loads. Read more