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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

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will feature a day-night cycle with alternating troop movements to increase replayability, according to creator Hideo Kojima. Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 10, 2012. Topics include: Guild Wars 2 is getting a large ammount of hacked accounts; I'm preparing for Mists of Pandaria; and what is it about Assassin's Creed 3 that appears so interesting? Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

In last week's chat with author David Craddock about his upcoming book, Stay Awhile and Listen, about the behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment, we learned that hardcore mode almost made it into the original Dianlo. This week, we turn back the clock a bit further to find out a bit about Condor, the company co-founded by Dave Brevik and Max and Erich Schaefer. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 10, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Love, "the game everybody meant to play but never did" in the words of its creator Eskil Steenberg, has been turned free so all of us who shuffle our feet sheepishly and say "Yeah... I did mean to play it" might actually do so. Steenberg has scrapped the access fee, opening up the fascinating procedurally-generated build-y co-operative-y massively multiplayer-ish... thing to one and all for nowt. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 10, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Borderlands 2 won't arrive on shelves until next week, but you can start planning your character builds right now as Gearbox has released skill calculators for its FPS-RPG for you to pore over. Vault hunters, start your min/maxing engines. Read more