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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

Battlefield 4 is all about "levolution," EA's gimmicky marketing term used to describe the nonetheless impressive amount of destruction you can cause in the environment. And Activision is saying "hey, we can do the same thing" with its newest pre-order incentive. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 30, 2013 12:45PM PDT

For some reason or another, everyone's being very coy about what they're releasing next week. Or perhaps almost nothing is coming out. We're getting the PC edition of gore 'em up Mortal Kombat, drive 'em up Trackmania 2 Valley, vamp 'em up Dark (delayed at short notice from last week), a Wii U re-release of fly 'em up Pilotwings, and potentially some exciting mysteries. Who knows? Read more

In a new video released by Ubisoft, community developer Zack Cooper gives an introduction to what Spies vs Mercs Classic is all about. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jun 27, 2013 11:30AM PDT

Mario games used to be big events. Six years separated Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Four years separated Gamecube's lone Mario game with New Super Mario Bros for Wii. And now, we're on track to have three Mario games in two years. Has Nintendo diluted the brand? Read more

Angry Birds Trilogy will be hitting Wii and Wii U on August 13, Rovio has announced. Read more

New Super Luigi U's Nabbit promised to make Mario platforming a little easier for casual players. Let's put that theory to the test. Read more

"Go third-party." But, so long as Nintendo's making games, they will not back down on making hardware. Read more

FarSight Studios has dropped a hefty progress update for its flip 'em up The Pinball Arcade, with word on the long-delayed Xbox 360 DLC, release windows for the PC and Wii U editions, and a trailer showing off the PlayStation 4 version on its Star Trek: The Next Generation table. Read more

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