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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 1:00PM PDT

Torchlight II might launch on Thursday, but that's still positively ages to wait for chilling new tunes from Matt Uelmen, the mastermind behind the original's tunes and the Diablo series' most iconic music. Huzzah, then, for developer Runic Games today released the 74-minute soundtrack for free. You now have music for your private launch party. Read more

BioWare is already working on the next "full game" in the Mass Effect franchise. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 11:20AM PDT

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand, which is quite splendid. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 10:15AM PDT

I've learned quite a few things in my time on Pandora in Borderlands 2. As one of my numerous last wills and testaments (and I have died a lot), I offer a few tips for wannabe vault hunters. Read more

Dead Island Riptide is following the footsteps of its predecessor by releasing a sappy pre-rendered trailer that is nothing like the game it is supposedly "inspired" by. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 9:05AM PDT

With Dishonored launching on October 9, developer Arkane should be in the relatively comfortable certification phase, sitting back and hoping that all goes well, while perhaps buffing up the PC edition or thinking about DLC. So here, enjoy a new video developer diary where the gang reflect on getting to see the game in its finished state. It's quite good, they think. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 7:35AM PDT

Surprise! A beta version of Guild Wars 2 for Mac OS X entered public beta today, for anyone who already owns the game to try out on their shiny white box. Delightfully, the beta version runs on the live servers, you Macateers can jump right into playing with their chums on William Gates' Windows. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 6:50AM PDT

For those who'd like to know more about Obsidian's old-school RPG, codenamed 'Project Eternity,' before Kickstarting it, the Fallout: New Vegas developer has shared new details on making your own character, forming a party, and more. It's also for, you know, those who already helped the game blast past its funding goal, and who are now hoovering up all information to sustain them for the long, long wait before it's released. Read more

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has again assured that, like its predecessor, the subscription-free MMORPG will receive "consistent free content updates" as well as more microtransaction doodads and, eventually, "large-scale" expansions. After players ummed and erred about running out of things to do, game director Colin Johanson stepped in to say all was peachy keen and new content was coming. Read more

You didn't think Activision would be silly enough to forget a Sean Connery-era movie in its Bond mashup game, 007 Legends? Read more