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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 10:30AM PDT

The Walking Dead's third episode rolls out to PlayStation 3 customers today, and PC and Xbox 360 marketplaces tomorrow. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 28, 2012 6:45AM PDT

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself yesterday, though you'll have missed it if you don't follow social Twitfacestreams. So come, enjoy over an hour of tactical delights. Read more

In the run-up to the launch of any new MMORPG, scheming hardcore players plot the fastest possible route to the level cap, hoping to hit it first and briefly become an Internet celebrity. This was accomplished in Guild Wars 2 before the game even officially launched, and with a crucial amount of XP coming from an unconventional source--crafting. Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 28, 2012. Topics include: the tale of two interviews, a Wii U oopsy, and tidbits that might make you spew you coffee across the screen. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2012 4:45PM PDT

Adhesive Games has announced Hawken will be playable using the Oculus Rift device when dev kits go out in December, and for wider consumer audiences once it hits retail next year. Read more

Peter Molyneux has shared some details on his next 22Cans experiment, named Cooperation. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2012 2:30PM PDT

Klei Entertainment is offering a sale on the open beta of its next game. The browser-based game stars Wilson, a scientist trapped in the wilderness by a demon. Read more

Gaslamp Games has announced Clockwork Empires, a steampunk city-building game. Read more

We get the inside story of Planetary Annihilation from Uber Entertainment's Jon Mavor about what is happening with the game and how he envisions the game to go beyond what Cavedog did almost 15 years ago. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 27, 2012 10:30AM PDT

Blizzard has given a detailed outline of the World of Warcraft 5.0.4 patch to accompany Mists of Pandaria. Read more