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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 6, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Final Fantasy VII briefly appeared on the Square Enix store this weekend, but activation codes failed to work for users who jumped at the chance. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Aug 6, 2012 7:30AM PDT

John Carmack has been talking about virtual reality a lot lately. He demoed a VR prototype at E3, and showed it again at QuakeCon after such a positive response. I got to strap on the goggles and talk to Carmack about the future of VR in games. Read more

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

Diablo III's first hotfix of the month popped out on Friday, aiming at patching up 'rubberbanding' so you shouldn't see your Killy Man jerking back and forth in the throes of lag as much anymore. Read more

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

Pop quiz, hotshot. You've just come out of the pits at Spa Francorchamps on fresh tires, while everyone else is on old rubber, but you're at the back of the pack with three laps to go. What do you do? What do you do? Test yourself in F1 2012's newly-revealed, scenario-based Champions Mode. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 5, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Next week's a good 'un for new releases, with lovelies including curious spin-off Persona 4 Arena, music 'em up Sound Shapes, the PC editions of The Amazing Spider-Man and Hero Academy, jetpacking shooter Hybrid, space 4X game Legends of Pegasus, and other doodads. Read more

You read our tidbits from John Carmack's keynote, but there was so much more that id's front man had to say in 3.5 hours that we just couldn't get it all down. So now you can watch the full video. Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies has come to the Android marketplace, but Sony's Xperia S and Xperia Ion have a 30-day exclusivity period for the game. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 3, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Anno 2070's expansion pack Deep Ocean will launch on October 4 at $29.99, Ubisoft has announced. Read more

Electronic Arts has filed a lawsuit against Zynga "on behalf of Maxis." EA claims that Zynga's newly released social game, The Ville, copies "original and distinctive expressive elements of The Sims Social in a clear violation of the US copyright laws." Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 3, 2012 9:30AM PDT

Bethesda has announced the voice cast for Dishonored, which includes Susan Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Carrie Fisher, John Slattery, Michael Madsen, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Lena Headey. Read more