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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Minecraft's success was a 'one in a million fluke' according to creator Marcus "Notch" Persson. Read more

The poor quality of the last Medal of Honor game is fueling apathy in the upcoming Medal of Honor Warfighter game, an analyst said in a report released in anticipation of a Q1 earning update from publisher Electronic Arts later today. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 10:30AM PDT

The US Army is laying the groundwork for a new video game simulation to serve as the backbone of its Games for Training program, and has outlined a few goals to reflect realistic battlefield conditions. Read more

In preparation for Activision Blizzard's Q1 earnings report on Thursday, Cowan & Company analyst Doug Creutz expects Blizzard may delay StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to 2013. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Paradox Interactive has announced Impire, a dungeon management strategy game from Cyanide Studio which sounds like it's taking more than a few cues from Dungeon Keeper. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 8:15AM PDT

After the cancellation of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, members of the dev team at GSC Game World went on to found a new studio and start their own irradiated shooter-RPG, Survarium. Yet, according to a fresh rumour, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series may live on at Bethesda. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2012 6:45AM PDT

The PlanetSide 2 beta was supposed to kick off today, "barring any unforeseen circumstances." Oh no! Unforeseen circumstances have arisen, and it'll now be a few days late, to ensure it's all polished and shiny. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 30, 2012 3:45PM PDT

Free-to-play mech game Hawken is getting a live action adaptation. The series is in development by Warner Premiere and is set to premiere in 2013. Read more

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a "spiritual successor" to Dear Esther, and it takes place one hour before the world ends. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 30, 2012 1:00PM PDT

The HD release of Tony Hawk may have opened up the doors to making new Tony Hawk games in the future. Read more