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by John Keefer,, Jan 10, 2013 3:15PM PST

Those disappointed that the Wii U did not launch with a virtual console the way the Wii did in 2006, take heart. Nintendo apparently is working a Wii U version, but won't go into details other than to say that the gamepad will be all that's needed. Read more

The tension is getting thicker, as is the marketing hype, surrounding the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines. In the latest installment of its short "From Concept to Game" trailers, developer Gearbox takes us inside an Alien Hive. Read more

Activision has officially announced the "Revolution" add-on for Black Ops 2, which adds four new multiplayer maps, one new zombie map, a new zombie game mode, and a new weapon. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 8, 2013 9:00AM PST

TT Games and Warner Bros Interactive announced Lego Marvel Super Heroes today, a mash-up that features 100-plus Marvel characters dispatching villains like Loki and Galactus. It's due this fall. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 8, 2013 8:15AM PST

Lex Luthor and Bane have been added to the Injustice: Gods Among Us character roster, bringing two of the most iconic nemeses that Superman and Batman have to offer. Read more

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said in an interview that the company is open to free-to-play games if it fits comfortably into the development, but doesn't intend to use the model for established franchises. Read more

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gave more moderated comments on Wii U sales than the ones from NoA head Reggie Fils-Aime, calling sales "not bad" and saying he feels it's selling "steadily." Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 2, 2013 2:45PM PST

Zen Pinball 2 missed its 2012 launch and has been delayed into sometime this month, according to Zen Studios. Read more

In Spoiler-Talk, we take a no-holds-barred look at some of the biggest games and discuss what the future holds for these franchises. Expect many, many spoilers. Today: Mass Effect 3. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Dec 27, 2012 9:00AM PST

The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2013 individually. Next up, we've got staff writer Steve Watts with his list of 2013 titles. Read more

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