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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 30, 2012 3:30PM PDT

You've pumped all of this money into Kickstarter projects, and what do you have to show for it? Some "exclusive" desktop wallpapers, a t-shirt, perhaps even a playable alpha build, but mostly wishes and dreams. Proving these can turn into actual games, developer Subset Games today announced that its roguelike-like spaceship sim FTL, one of the first big successes of the recent Kickstarter boom, will blast off on September 14 for backers and mere consumers alike. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 30, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Killing people is pretty important in Assassin's Creed III, it turns out, so Ubisoft has put a lot of work into the open-world murder simulator's killification. A new video developer diary features chaps from the fields of game design, animator, fight choreography, history, and, ah, military re-enactment all talking about killing those blasted lobsterbacks in the American Revolution. Read more

Whore of the Orient, the next title from the director behind L.A. Noire, will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. A first image from the game was also revealed. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 30, 2012 9:30AM PDT

Deathmatch is about the least interesting of all competitive multiplayer modes Aliens: Colonial Marines could offer, yet the first revealed. It's nice, then, that Gearbox and Sega today announced the objective-driven 'Escape.' The 4v4 mode sees marines fleeing various bad places, while the aliens try to scupper their plans. Yes, like Left 4 Dead's Versus mode. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Aug 30, 2012 9:00AM PDT

The ArenaNet dev team has been spending a lot of time on Reddit recently discussing Guild Wars 2. Now, a list of issues with the game and the status of fixing said issues has appeared on the site. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 30, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Knowing what you do about Gearbox and the DLC it released for the original Borderlands, would you be happy paying $30 in advance for $40's worth of Borderlands 2 DLC? Publisher 2K Games certainly you won't feel a need for reviews, as it's launching an oh-so-trendy DLC season pass for the FPS-RPG. Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 30, 2012. Topics include: Spec Ops has inoperable 'cancer'; PS3 users are mad about Hearthfire; more desertions hit Zynga. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 29, 2012 1:00PM PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets comfortable in his new surrounding of Guild Wars 2. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 29, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Supergiant's gorgeous Bastion is making its way to iPad in just a few hours. It will be available for $4.99 on the App Store. Read more

Edmund McMillen's cult hit The Binding of Isaac is being remade by a new team courtesy of a to-be-revealed publisher. The goal is to bring the remake to consoles and PC some time next year. Read more