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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 14, 2013 7:30AM PDT

Cinematic trailers rarely have much to do with the game they advertise because, well, story rarely has much to do with games. A new cinematic trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, however, seems a fair representation of the moral dilemmas and mass murders we expect from CD Projekt RED's RPG, just prettier and slicker than the game will be. Read more

The Wolfenstein franchise has always been a fast-paced shooter with little thought to anything more than killing Nazis. But developer MachineGames is attempting a different style with Wolfenstein: The New Order one that offers a lot more depth and character development. Creative director Jens Matthies said the change in formula plays to the developer's strengths. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 13, 2013 8:00AM PDT

The Xbox 360 controller is pretty much the unofficial PC controller too, but we won't be able to jump to the Xbox One's revamped buttonbox so easily. Official PC support isn't expected until some time in 2014, as Microsoft is making sure its basic functions are backwards-compatible and its shiny new features are supported. Read more

Xbox One will not require Kinect to function, according to a Q&A session conducted earlier today with Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten. Read more

Microsoft accessories manager Zulfi Alam says the team prototyped Xbox One controller features like a second screen, but found that it was 'detrimental to core gameplay.' Read more

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 12, 2013 10:30AM PDT

Xbox One owners are going to spend an awful lot of time holding a controller--even if mandatory Kinect means You Are Always The Controller, Pal--so it's a pretty important hunk of plastic. Microsoft has a good hard look at the One's revamped controller in a new video, looking at what's new since the Xbox 360. Read more

The primary goal right now for The Elder Scrolls Online ready for release early in 2014, but developer Zenimax Online has been keeping an eye on other MMOs and watching what they have been doing--and experiencing--in the crowded massively multiplayer market. Read more

Not everyone that played Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode bothered to be a cooperative type. Many players opted to go Lone Wolf, sticking to the default Assault class, and playing DICE's game like Any Ol' Shooter. To encourage a bit more variety, DICE is attempting to communicate the game's various features more clearly to players in Battlefield 4. Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division is aiming to ensure that death hurts in multiplayer, helping tie it in with the game's single-player campaign, in the process. Read more

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