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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

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 29, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Unreal Engine 3 continues to expand its reach to new devices. Epic Games has announced that the ubiquitous multiplatform engine will be available on Windows RT when it launches later this year. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 29, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Two-person studio Vlambeer has made a name for itself with tight arcade-y games like Super Crate Box, Radical Fishing and Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, and it seems set to continue that streak across PC and consoles with Luftrausers. The sequel to free 2D dogfight 'em up Luftrauser sends you into the skies in a plane of your own design to destroy oodles of enemy planes and ships, because something something they're naughty. Read more

Bethesda's Pete Hines has assured fans that Hearthfire didn't take the place of Dawnguard for PS3 development, saying the team works on multiple projects at a time. Read more

It's no secret that publishers often foist multiplayer modes upon single-player-focused games to make them more attractive to would-be customers, but it's rare to hear a developer speak so openly and contemptuously of this practice as Spec Ops: The Line lead designer Cory Davis does about its bolted-on multiplayer. The box-ticking addition 2K Games wanted turned out to be a "low-quality Call of Duty clone in third-person," hes said, which "tossed out the creative pillars of the product." Read more

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 29, 2012. Topics include: Foolish gamers in Guild Wars 2; dropping some cash on Black Ops 2, a nice Hearthfire in Skyrim. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated! Read more