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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 11, 2012 9:00AM PDT

As the October 9 release date for Dishonored approached, Bethesda is ramping up the promotion of the game, this time with a new developer diary video discussing how Arkane Studios goes about immersing the player in the rat-infested setting of Dunwall. Read more

Greece has arrested two members of Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive, accusing them of committing espionage as they took photos and videos of military facilities on Lemnos. The Greek island, you see, is one of several in the Aegean Sea which Iran invades in the near-future military simulator. Their highly likely-sounding defence is that they were gathering reference material. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 11, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Long before Unity or the Unreal Development Kit, the Torque engine brought hope to the hearts of indie developers who dreamt of making their own shiny 3D games, charging only $100 to license the tech behind Tribes 2. Now, eleven years later, maker GarageGames is preparing to set Torque 3D free and open-source it. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 11, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Diablo III came out so long ago and Torchlight II is so far away, so how can you possibly survive another whole weekend without new monsters to click on until they explode in showers of swords and coins? Fear not, gentle clickfiend; Grinding Gear Games is hosting an open beta for its multiplayer action-RPG Path of Exile this weekend. Read more

When is a game too successful to be considered indie? Frictional Games' indie horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent has become a million seller. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 10, 2012 2:30PM PDT

ArenaNet has finally reopened online sales for Guild Wars 2 on the official site after a strong influx of players during the first week of the game's release forced the developer to find a way to lower player "concurrency" rates. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 10, 2012 2:00PM PDT

Chris Roberts has been out of the gaming public eye for more than 15 years since his work on the highly acclaimed Wing Commander games. But now, a... Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 10, 2012 1:00PM PDT

PopCap and the American Dental Association announced the "Stop Zombie Mouth" campaign today, which lets interested adults give trick-or-treaters coupons for a free copy of Plants vs Zombies instead of candy this Halloween. Read more

Medal of Honor: Warfighter will release a DLC map pack in conjunction with the release of the film Zero Dark Thirty, with a portion of proceeds going towards its Project Honor charity. Read more

Final Fantasy XIV was so shoddy at launch that Square Enix suspended subscriptions until after it had been patched up a bit. It's still a bit dodgy, but a huge 'Version 2.0' update is coming to reboot it and make everything lemony fresh, as detailed in a new hour-long presentation. Read more