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by Thierry Nguyen, shacknews.com, Aug 2, 2012 11:30AM PDT

MechWarrior Tactics will be free to play, but it offers a bit of a change from traditional turn-based strategy games. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 2, 2012 9:45AM PDT

All the hepcats are out in Dallas today to celebrate fragging at QuakeCon 2012, but we squares can still get in on the fun. The larks and merriment are being streamed online, with some sort of newfangled technology, so we can all press our faces to our screens and pretend we're really there. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 2, 2012 9:30AM PDT

The stompy robot world of Heavy Gear is returning to PC, consoles and mobile doodads, as the appropriately-named Stompy Bot Productions has licensed the rights to the franchise. Read more

by Thierry Nguyen, shacknews.com, Aug 2, 2012 8:30AM PDT

Year and years ago, MW2 didn't automatically translate into "Modern Warfare 2"; PC gamers were using that shorthand to refer to the fine giant... Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 2, 2012 7:45AM PDT

Minecraft developer Mojang had said that its second dig 'em up shindig would be held in Europe, following its debut in Las Vegas last year. Today it announced the location, which turns out to be just about the most American place in Europe imaginable--Disneyland Paris. Read more

Fresh off revealing that the third round of DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will introduce a proper pilotable helicopter, Activision has dropped more info on the rest of that DLC and the fourth and final pack. Read more