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"Now that we're able to have graphics in HD, this is allowing us to express some different ideas that we really haven't done before," Super Mario 3D World's director said. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 23, 2013 7:30AM PDT

So you've watched Monday's 17-minute gameplay Battrailer and signed up for extra Batskins and you still need more Batthings to tide you over until Batman: Arkham Origins arrives on Friday? Look, here, watch the launch trailer, then go settle down with Batcocoa and a Batbook. Read more

Sure, this six minute video of Super Mario 3D World is in Japanese. But Mario games are so instantly enjoyable, you won't have any trouble understanding what's going on. Read more

Nintendo is jazzing up the Wii U Deluxe bundle (that's the 32GB model), replacing the pack-in game Nintendoland with New Super Mario Bros. U plus its New Super Luigi U downloadable content. As that's one of the Wii U's must-buy games, hey, this switch will save you a fair chunk of change even if the price is still $299.99. Read more

People sure do love dressing up the Batman. And while you'll have to dole out money for many of his alternate outfits, you can get something for free. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Oct 22, 2013 3:15PM PDT

Blood of the Werewolf is a brutally difficult platfomer starring a female werewolf out for revenge and it's coming to Steam on October 28. Read more

Ubisoft has released a "101" trailer for Assassin's Creed 4, a nine minute overview of pretty much everything Black Flag has to offer. Read more

Oh, how briefly EA respected the Wii U and Vita as consoles deserving of typical AAA fare. Both received ports of 2012's Need for Speed: Most Wanted but are missing out on this year's entry in the racing series, Rivals. The answer to why was pretty clear, but Rivals developer Ghost Games has stated it plainly: Most Wanted didn't sell enough to be worth the effort again. Read more

Nintendo has confirmed another cross-platform game, Pure Chess, that will work between Nintendo and non-Nintendo systems. It says it is "committed to helping developers realise the full potential of their software." Read more

Here's the gameplay launch trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts. And why yes, there are explosions, thank you for asking. Read more

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