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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 19, 2012 10:00AM PDT

The Assassin's Creed series has focused on Ezio, Altair, Connor and Aveline, but the real hero has always been Desmond, reliving their memories through the animus. Ubisoft has promised that Assassin's Creed 3 will make Desmond a key component in the trilogy's finale, and a new trailer hints at how it all ties together. Read more

Wii U manufacturer Foxconn has admitted it used underage workers in its plants, prompting Nintendo to investigate if the company broke its internal guidelines. Read more

Scribblenauts Unlimited will feature characters and items from the Mario and Zelda series in the Wii U version. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 17, 2012 10:45AM PDT

Nintendo has confirmed Pikmin 3 for a spring 2013 release, which paired with previous comments about the "launch window" would mean the game will hit in March. Read more

If you're interested in picking up 007 Legends, you may want the PS3 version for its exclusive features. Read more

Although the game isn't set to come out until next month, Activision has released the "launch trailer" for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. It's undoubtedly the most revealing trailer yet. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 16, 2012 11:35AM PDT

Ubisoft has been putting out plenty of single-player and story trailers for Assassin's Creed 3 in anticipation of the game's release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the end of the month. But today, we get a new trailer focused entirely on the multiplayer facets of being an assassin. Read more

The Wii U Pro controller is said to have 80 hours of battery life, but on the down side it's not backward compatible with Wii games. Read more

Call of Duty Elite will be a free service upon the launch of Black Ops 2, as DLC is being separated from the plan and sold a la carte or via Season Pass. Read more

Many of the improvements made to the Wii U hardware over the original Wii are quite obvious. But ignoring the system's new HD graphics and snazzy GamePad tablet controller, what else has Nintendo done to enhance the user experience? Read more

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