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by Alice O'Connor,, May 9, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Rockstar today opened up 'crew' registrations for its "rebooted" Social Club service, so you can form a Max Payne 3 posse in advance and have plenty of time to harrass slackers into getting onboard. There are such prizes on offer! Read more

by Steve Watts,, May 9, 2012 9:30AM PDT

Insomniac has announced its first social game, an adventure-RPG called "Outernauts." It will open to a public beta soon before releasing officially this summer. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, May 9, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Indie X-COM 'em up Xenonauts is turning to Kickstarter for $50,000 to make it a little better. Unlike many Kickstarters, this one's offering a demo so you can play the game before judging deciding whether to chip in. Read more

A legal memorandum that is part of Infinity Ward's suit against Activision may end up having legal implications on the recently announced Black Ops 2. Read more

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D's launch this month, id Software and Bethesda have released a free HTML 5 version of the seminal FPS. John Carmack's also made a little director's commentary, filled with classic Carmackchat. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, May 9, 2012 6:15AM PDT

With Diablo III actually, genuinely, seriously launching next week, Blizzard has released a six-minute animated trailer showing the angels of the High Heavens throwing down against the demons of the Burning Hells. Read more

by John Keefer,, May 9, 2012 5:40AM PDT

BioShock Infinite won't be shown at E3 this year, and has been delayed until 2013, according to Irrational's Ken Levine. Read more

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers drop, PixelJunk gets a dollar sale, and a demo for Spec Ops: The Line. Read more

Tribes: Ascend is getting a free update with two new maps, saved loadouts, and various gameplay adjustments. Read more

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the fourth DLC pack for DC Universe Online, titled "The Last Laugh." It focuses almost exclusively on PvP combat, and is coming in June. Read more