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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 7:15AM PDT

You really have to hand it to Blizzard. They sure have a way of making something appealing through their cinematics. Whether you like the idea of Kung Fu pandas in World of Warcraft or not, this new opening cinematic for Mists of Pandaria is pretty compelling. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 6:45AM PDT

It's no surprise to learn that Neverwinter has been delayed again, considering we've heard little from it since it was last delayed. City of Heroes developer Cryptic's free-to-play Forgotten Realms MMORPG is now slated to launch in "early 2013," publisher Perfect World announced at Gamescom. Read more

Team Fortress 2's new PvE co-op mode Mann vs. Machine is free to play, but if you fancy extra special loot, you can pay 99¢ for a ticket which offers the chance to earn unique robot-loot. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 4:00PM PDT

Super Crate Box developer Rami Ismail says that Sony is planning to add Trophy and leaderboard support to PlayStation Mobile. Read more

Resident Evil 6 will introduce a new online service for Capcom called "Resident Evil.net." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 12:30PM PDT

As Blizzard prepares to deliver hearty Diablo III updates in patch 1.0.4, the developer's sharing more on exactly what it's planning. This week it's issued dev blog-a-blogs detailing the overhaul of Legendary items, making them far cooler and more useful, and its revamp of Barbarian skills, so more of them are useful. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 11:30AM PDT

If you've been waiting to learn more about how the Reapers fit into the Mass Effect universe, you only need to wait a couple more weeks. The Leviathan DLC for Mass Effect 3 is coming out on August 28. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 10:30AM PDT

Day Z developer Dean Hall says he plans to lead on PC, but wants to take the game to Mac and consoles as well -- and is even meeting with console developers at Gamescom. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 10:00AM PDT

How would you like to play Ghost Recon for free? Well, that depends on how it's monetised, doesn't it? Ubisoft launched the Ghost Recon Online open beta today at Gamescom, letting all and sundry try the free-to-play multiplayer FPS and judge whether the fun of shooting men outweighs the annoyance of microtransactions. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 15, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance has a new trailer from Gamescom, announcing a February release date for the game. Read more