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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 17, 2013 7:50AM PST

Dying Light may be yet another open-world zombie game from Techland, but the Dead Island creator seems to be trying something a little different this time. Rather than simply mowing down hordes of zombies, players will be more inclined to run away and dodge the corpses, using fancy parkour skills, as a new 10-minute gameplay trailer demonstrates. Read more

Comparing a Plants vs. Zombies game to Battlefield is pretty darn weird and unexpected and confusing but hey, that's PvZ: Garden Warfare in a nutshell. PopCap today revealed the class-based multiplayer shooter's 'Gardens & Graveyards' mode, describing it as "a bit of a mix between of Battlefield's Rush and Conquest modes, intertwined with some tower defense elements similar to the original PvZ." Read more

EA Sports UFC has revealed the second athlete to don its cover. Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson will join Jon 'Bones' Jones on the game's cover, just ahead of their anticipated rematch. Read more

Although Sony has taken the lead in courting smaller developers this generation, Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has been winning back indies. The fruits of their labors will be seen starting March. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Dec 16, 2013 2:00PM PST

Bungie is providing a look into the various factions of Destiny. The Fallen, Cabal, Vex, and Hive are all at war and they're all looking to kill you. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 16, 2013 7:00AM PST

Microsoft entertainment president Nancy Tellem says they hope to kick off their first original series on Xbox Live either in the second quarter of 2014 at the latest. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 16, 2013 6:30AM PST

With hobbits and dwarves now frolicking around the screen of a cinema near you, Warner Bros. today released the first trailer for its latest plastic adaptation, LEGO The Hobbit. As with TT Games' LEGO The Lord of the Rings, this is lifting dialogue and plot from the movies, then slapping in a hearty dose of LEGO silliness. Read more

Adding night racing and weather effects to Forza Motorsport 5 would require at least nine months of additional work to account for new physics and lighting effects, meaning these features may never come to Turn 10's Xbox One racer. Read more

Rainbow 6 Patriots has had a tumultuous development cycle and it's reached the point where Ubisoft acknowledges that development had to begin again from scratch. Read more

The November NPDs mark the first head-to-head between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and which sold more depends on how you look at the numbers. Read more

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