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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 17, 2012 8:15AM PDT

If you fancy playing a pandaman in World of Warcraft but don't much fancy actually buying the Mists of Pandaria expansion, good news! Blizzard will be opening every race up to all players, whether they own the expansion which introduced them or not. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 4:30PM PDT

Axl Rose's case against Activision looks to be moving forward, after a California judge indicated he doesn't accept the fraud allegations but could let the breach-of-contract suit be settled at trial. Read more

HTML5 gaming company Goko has launched today. So why should you care? Because their first two releases are based on some of the most popular board games today. Read more

Hitman: Absolution director Tore Blystad talks about the surprising controversy from its nun trailer, and how the team has responded with some changes to that stage. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Frozenbyte has shown off its upcoming Trine 2 expansion, titled the Goblin Menace, with a new trailer and details. Read more

Borderlands 2 for PC will predictably come with fancy graphics effects not found in the console versions. Among them is support for Nvidia PhysX. Read more

Today, Nvidia launches the GTX 660 Ti, the lowest priced entry in Nvidia's Kepler series. Not only do cards start at $299, it will be bundled with a voucher redeemable for a free copy of Borderlands 2. Read more

by Kat Bailey, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 9:30AM PDT

If not for the French at the Battle of the Chesapeake, the Revolutionary War may have lasted much longer than it ultimately did. It may have even... Read more

For the first time, a Castlevania game is coming to PC. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be the first in the series to make the transition from console. Read more

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