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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 23, 2012 1:30PM PDT

An updated policy document from EA confirms that you will need an Origin account to play EA games online on the Wii U. Read more

Earlier today, we got a video look at Benedict Arnold's treachery in Assassin;s Creed 3 for PlayStation 3, but another just-released trailer lets viewers choose Connor's path to assassinate a British officer at Bunker Hill. Read more

From what I saw of the single player campaign, Aliens: Colonial Marines is shaping up to be a worthy extension of the franchise. Read more

by Alan Tsang, shacknews.com, Oct 22, 2012 10:30AM PDT

Before you jump into the online world of Aliens: Colonial Marines, you'll want to play through the single player campaign. Marines can earn experience in both single and multiplayer, meaning you'll be able to have a consistent loadout whether you play online or off. Read more

One of the greatest lures of an Aliens multiplayer experience is the chance to play as the franchise's iconic Xenomorphs. At a recent event for Aliens: Colonial Marines, I was able to do just that. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 12:00PM PDT

The mysterious next Mass Effect game, whatever it may be, won't be a character who's essentially a "Shepard 2," BioWare has said. No, whoever takes those next steps in the franchise will be a different type of character in a different context, not another mere space-soldier. Beyond that small nugget of information, though, there's still everything to speculate and pontificate upon. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 10:30AM PDT

Like on PSN and Live, online games on Wii U will support voice chat... with a few caveats. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 10:00AM PDT

The Assassin's Creed series has focused on Ezio, Altair, Connor and Aveline, but the real hero has always been Desmond, reliving their memories through the animus. Ubisoft has promised that Assassin's Creed 3 will make Desmond a key component in the trilogy's finale, and a new trailer hints at how it all ties together. Read more

Wii U manufacturer Foxconn has admitted it used underage workers in its plants, prompting Nintendo to investigate if the company broke its internal guidelines. Read more

Scribblenauts Unlimited will feature characters and items from the Mario and Zelda series in the Wii U version. Read more

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