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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 22, 2013 10:30AM PDT

Assassin's Creed 4 writer Darby McDevitt explains how he subtly addressed the subject of slavery in the game, by making it a "fact of life" in the background. Read more

The Last of Us leads a crowded June 2013 NPD field, edging out Animal Crossing: New Leaf and a surprise challenger in the retail edition of Minecraft. Read more

Ubisoft's Julian Gerighty says the company's focus on open-world games is part of a general direction towards games that are designed to take advantage of a constant online connection. Read more

Copperhead is joining the Arkham Origins roster. See HER go against Batman in this new trailer. Read more

The Watch Dogs Limited Edition will include a collectible SteelBook Case, the official soundtrack, an 80-page hardcover art book, a 9" Aiden statue, and Aiden Pearce's mask. The last bit will be helpful when you go cosplaying... in a bank, perhaps. Read more

Angry Birds Star Wars is coming to consoles and handhelds on October 29. It will add 20 new stages, console-specific features, and multiplayer modes. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 18, 2013 8:30AM PDT

Classic Super Nintendo RPG Earthbound is available on the Wii U eShop today, for $9.99. Read more

Disney Interactive has released a new trailer for Disney Infinty's Incredibles play set, which shows the family of Supers defending Metroville against Syndrome. Read more

The infinite(ly masochistic) Cloudberry Kingdom now has an official release date, coming July 30 to PSN before hitting XBLA, Steam, and Wii U in the forthcoming days. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 17, 2013 12:10PM PDT

Pokemon Rumble U, which uses NFC toys similar to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, will launch on the Nintendo Wii U eShop on August 29. The game will cost $17.99, and assorted figurines will be $3.99 each. Read more

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