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Electronic Arts has announced that it has removed former Patriots tight end (and accused murderer) Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25, and will be doing the same for his appearance in NCAA 14 via a title update. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 8, 2013 12:30PM PDT

"A thirty-second trailer?" I asked, trying to raise one eyebrow and look witheringly cool. "There's no way I'll post that." Thirty seconds later, here, look: a new trailer for Pikmin 3. It is delightful. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 8, 2013 12:00PM PDT

While no decent person is ever pleased to see layoffs in the video games industry, they're generally accepted as part of the way it currently runs. Not so at Nintendo, company president Satoru Iwata has said. Pleasantly, Nintendo's belief is that while layoffs will help finances in the short term, people who justifiably fear losing their jobs will make worse games. Read more

What happens when a new generation of consoles rolls around and suddenly you have a whole load more power people expect you to play with? Why, it's no trouble at all for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as Ubisoft has been using PC releases to play with shiny tech on fast hardware for years. But what sort of shinies can we expect? Three words: "next gen bush." Read more

DLC can be a welcome extension to a game, but every now and then the odd pack frustratingly feels like content which would or should have been in the main game. How lovely, then, that it seems The Wonderful 101 won't be getting DLC as developer Platinum feels it's already crammed every idea it had into the game. Read more

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

For some reason or another, games seem unwilling to announce their release dates in advance, the big sillies. Still, it doesn't matter what else is coming out, as Civilization V's expansion Brave New World arrives on Tuesday, so what could demand your time and attention more? Read more

Warner Bros has confirmed that the Deathstroke DLC, previously only announced for the PC, PS3, and 360 versions of Batman: Arkham Origins, will be coming to the Wii U as well. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Ubisoft explains why it chose Chicago as the setting for its open world action game Watch Dogs. Read more

If the Great Video Game Hacking Spree of Spring 2011 didn't convince you to start using different passwords for every account, oh dear: time to change everything again. Ubisoft has confirmed that its account database was hacked, giving a miscreant access to user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. Thankfully, credit card details are safe. Read more

The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show. Read more

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