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With so many cross-generation games launching this year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced plans to let gamers "upgrade" from one gen to the next--usually at a cost of about $10. However, there isn't just one way to take advantage of this deal. Read more

Obsidian's Chris Avellone details the now defunct pre-production plans for Knights of the Old Republic 3, and how it was dropping foreshadowing hints in KOTOR 2. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 19, 2013 3:15PM PDT

Namco Bandai has announced Soulcalibur 2 HD Online, an HD remake of the classic fighter. Read more

Lionhead is holding a contest to let fans create an achievement for Fable Anniversary. Entries are due this Sunday, July 14. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 4, 2013 6:54AM PDT

Following an awfully obvious teaser trailer, Lionhead has announced that yes, it's jazzing up the original Fable for re-release on Xbox 360 this holiday season. Fable Anniversary, as it's called, boasts updated models and textures and lighting and 1080p support, along with more of the usual "remaster" sorts of things. Read more

In one of the stealthiest launches in some time, Aspyr Media has released a port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic today for iPad. Read more

Watch the unveiling of the next Xbox right here on Shacknews. Read more

In part 1 of Grand Theft Auto DNA, we explored how vehicles and driving physics evolved over the GTA series. Today, we discuss the role of sandbox environments like Liberty City and San Andreas. Read more

by David Craddock, shacknews.com, May 1, 2013 9:00AM PDT

In part 1 of our Grand Theft Auto DNA, we dissect the driving system in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA 4 to understand how driving evolved over the course of those series, and how it should work in the upcoming GTA 5. Read more

A former Microsoft employee claims that the company considered buying Sega to crack into the game console industry, but Bill Gates felt that it lacked "enough muscle" to compete with Sony. Read more