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by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2013 4:30PM PDT

The open beta for Battlefield 4 will begin on October 1st. It will be available on all current-gen platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Read more

"Criterion is just 17 people these days," Criterion creative director Alex Ward said. Apparently, most of the studio moved to Ghost Games, leaving just a "small team" behind to work at Criterion. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2013 11:30AM PDT

Fable Legends is aiming to last for 5-10 years, according to Lionhead's John Needham. Read more

A new report suggests that the lead PS4 has is still "significant" and "obvious," with PS4 offering up to 50 percent more performance than Xbox One. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2013 8:30AM PDT

Call of Duty: Ghosts senior executive producer Marcus Iremonger explains how the companion app in the works from Beachhead Studio ties into the main game with objective-based XP rewards. Read more

Dragon Age: Inquisition lead designer Mike Laidlaw explains how they're aiming to give a clearer picture of your decisions, without tipping their hand at how it will impact the world. Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin explains how the game originally started as a Modern Warfare 4 concept, but evolved into being an entirely separate (but similar) continuity. Read more

"'Next-gen bush?' I want to see a next-gen bush," I say every morning since hearing about Assassin's Creed IV's shiny next-gen versions. At long last, a new trailer gives a close-up look at all the fancy tech and effects in the open-world murder simulator's posh versions, for people who like gawping at render passes. Read more

You're probably waiting for the next Xbox 180, in which Microsoft offers an Xbox One without a packaged Kinect. You might not want to hold your breath for that one. Read more

Dead Rising 3's world promises to be bigger than the first two games combined. You may need a set of wheels to get around. Read more

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