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Stephane D'Astous, founder and general manager of Eidos Montreal, has resigned from Square Enix. D'Astous blames Square Enix for a "lack of leadership, lack of courage" following the company's "extraordinary loss." Read more

A lengthy new Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag video shows off several of the open world mechanics including land and sea missions. Read more

Ah, nostalgia! I remember that. But how does it fare in the cold light of the present, especially when it's tarted up to look like one of these here 2013 video games? Have a gander at DuckTales: Remastered in a new 29-minute gameplay walkthrough trailer showing off its Himalayas level. Read more

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

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