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by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 15, 2013 11:40AM PDT

Watch Dogs has not even been released yet and already publisher Ubisoft is thinking about the future of the game without seeing how successful it is financially. Apparently, the company won't condier developing a game unless it has franchise possibilities. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 15, 2013 7:30AM PDT

The "gameplay reveal trailer" for Avalanche Studios' Mad Max game and, well, it's a gameplay trailer very much in the modern sense--mostly clips from cinematics, with teensy snippets of actual man-killing. But hey, it's our best look so far at the latest from the folks behind Just Cause 2, so it's still jolly exciting. Read more

Microsoft: "I think we've learned a lot of lessons. And I think it's something that you're going to see a lot more from us, frankly, is engaging more with the community. I think it's the number one thing I'd want to do if I went back, was have the conversation more open and more complete." Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 12, 2013 3:30PM PDT

Battlefield 4 developer DICE has confirmed that it is building Kinect functionality into the Xbox One version of the game, but the studio is making sure that whatever features are built in add "value" for the player. Read more

In an attempt to make Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag more accessible, the modern-day story has been rendered "optional." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 10, 2013 10:15AM PDT

A pirate without a ship is like a, well, a Dracula without a coffin, or something. A new seven-minute gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag focuses on how much 'hero' Edward loves his ship, The Jackdaw. He'll be exploring in it, upgrading it, fighting other ships with it, and assaulting naval forts. Read more

Game director Tetsuya Nomura says it would be "great" to add Star Wars into Kingdom Hearts 3, but notes that he's not sure what will happen due to Disney's restrictions on the property. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 9, 2013 9:30AM PDT

Bungie released the E3 gameplay demo for it's upcoming RPG Destiny last week, but if you want a bit more insight into exactly what is going on, the developer has gathered three members of the team to talk you through some of the more interesting parts. Read more

Electronic Arts has announced that it has removed former Patriots tight end (and accused murderer) Aaron Hernandez from Madden NFL 25, and will be doing the same for his appearance in NCAA 14 via a title update. Read more

What happens when a new generation of consoles rolls around and suddenly you have a whole load more power people expect you to play with? Why, it's no trouble at all for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as Ubisoft has been using PC releases to play with shiny tech on fast hardware for years. But what sort of shinies can we expect? Three words: "next gen bush." Read more