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by Andrew Yoon,, May 29, 2012 9:30AM PDT

While last year's E3 demo focused on the action-oriented gameplay of Metro: Last Light, this year's demo focuses on the survival horror half--with an emphasis on survival. Read more

Batman: Arkham City's "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DLC is out today, giving a new story mission for $9.99 and closing the book on the game. Read more

As if saving the galaxy weren't already tricky enough with the Reapers, Cerberus and Geth in your way,Mass Effect 3 still has a bug or two to drain your game-enthusiasm-blood. Patch 1.03 is rolling out now, warping to PC today then landing on 360 and PS3 on Thursday. Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 head Mark Lamia talks about how the team grounded its future tech in reality, and shares bits on optimizing for the PC version. Read more

Ah, dull quest design! Every MMORPG likes to think they don't suffer from it, yet most do. The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest to talk up its adventures, with Zenimax Online Studios explaining that quests are tied together in little connected TV drama-sized episodes. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, May 29, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Having poked idly at Diablo III's balance with a stick in hotfixes, Blizzard has started revealing its plans for future balance updates. In the near future, expect changes to damage spikes in Inferno difficulty, crafting, Legendary items, and more. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, May 28, 2012 10:45AM PDT

Women are hugely important in any zombie apocalypse scenario, as those baby factories shall be needed rebuild the human race. Accordingly, a new Day Z patch added lady player models. Oh, and bandits now look like everyone else. Good luck with that. Read more

A patch for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning had been in the works at 38 Studios, lead designer Ian Frazier has explained, but sadly due to the developer's collapse you'll never get to apply it. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, May 28, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Ultraviolence fans, rejoice! Stainless Games has passed the $400,000 Kickstarter goal for Carmageddon: Reincarnation on Sunday, so its splatfest of a racer shall indeed be made. Read more

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: 38 Studios lays off all their employees, Harry Potter conjures a spell on Kinect, and Jet Set Radio grinds its way onto Vita. Read more