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Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch

Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch

Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team deathmatch.

Read more: Pilot leveling adjusted »

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Botanicula crawling onto iPad on May 1

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Botanicula crawling onto iPad on May 1

Machinarium creators Amanita Design are bringing their point-and-click adventure Botanicula to iPad, nearly two years after it first debuted on PC. The game and its colorful cast of oddball creatures are set to arrive on May 1.

Watch: The iPad trailer »

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Child of Light 'Making of' video discusses Aurora's journey

Child of Light 'Making of' video discusses Aurora's journey

Ubisoft released the final 'Making of' video for their upcomiong RPG, Child of Light. With previous videos discussing the game's gorgeous art style and stage direction, the developer is using this final video to discuss the game's main heroine, Aurora.

Watch: Aurora's coming-of-age tale »

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PSA: Dark Souls II out now on PC

PSA: Dark Souls II out now on PC

The wait is over for PC players, especially for the numerous fans that populate the Shacknews community. Dark Souls II is out now on Steam, hours before its announced April 25 release date.

Watch: The final trailer »

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Shack Tactical leader explains how to use Arma 3's Zeus DLC

Shack Tactical leader explains how to use Arma 3's Zeus DLC

Arma 3 players have spent the past few weeks settling into their new role of Game Master with the game's new Zeus DLC. Those encountering the new content for the first time may feel slightly overwhelmed by all that the add-on has to offer. Fortunately, Shack Tactical leader Dslyecxi is around to offer an overview on all things Zeus with a new community video.

Watch: Dslyecxi's instructional video »

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The Migrant Trail: crossing the US-Mexico border in a game inspired by The Oregon Trail

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The Migrant Trail: crossing the US-Mexico border in a game inspired by The Oregon Trail

While it may not have won the top prize at Games for Change, one of my favorite games from this year's showcase is The Migrant Trail. Inspired by The Oregon Trail, players choose to play as either migrants or the Border Patrol agents patrolling the desert. Migrants must stock up on gear and try to survive the harrowing journey, while managing their hunger, thirst, and health.

Read more: Play as the Border Patrol as well »

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Virtuix Omni VR treadmill raises $3 million investment

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Virtuix Omni VR treadmill raises $3 million investment

VR is attracting a lot of attention--and money. While Virtuix, developer of the upcoming Omni VR treadmill, may not have been acquired by Facebook like Oculus, it's raised quite a bit of money from investors. The company announced $3 million of seed investment--far more than the $1.1 million they raised on Kickstarter.

Read more: Over thousands already pre-ordered »

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GameStop offering Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tickets with game purchase

GameStop offering Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tickets with game purchase

The Venn diagram for people interested in playing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is basically just one circle. It's hard to imagine anyone playing the game without also checking out the movie, and GameStop is capitalizing on that notion with a special day to give away movie tickets with purchase of the game tie-in.

Read more: Bonus costume pack and tickets for early-comers »

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Minecraft content to transfer from PS3 to PS4

Minecraft content to transfer from PS3 to PS4

Minecraft is already on PlayStation 3, and coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita. If you're already dreading rebuilding your palatial estate and complex machinery brick by solitary brick, though, take heart. Mojang says it's planning to let you transfer content from PS3 to PS4, and possibly even to Vita.

Read more: "The plan is to enable users to transfer from PS3 to PS4" »

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is unplayable at launch

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is unplayable at launch

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords launched yesterday, but apparently is so broken that many are finding it unplayable. Bandai Namco is working on a solution, and says the technical issue has "delayed the launch" even as the game remains available in the PlayStation Store.

Read more: Connection required, but game refuses to connect »

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Titanfall: Expedition's War Games map will teach players how to wallrun

Titanfall: Expedition's War Games map will teach players how to wallrun

Expedition is the first map pack for Titanfall, due next month. One of the levels included in the upcoming premium DLC is War Games, based in a virtual world where Pilots compete in simulated environments of Angel City.

A big focus for the new map is to encourage wall-running. Colored force fields are placed throughout the level and even feature arrows "to help guide players where we wanted them to run," Respawn Entertainment explained. Ultimately, they want to "help encourage players that haven't embraced this new way of traversing maps."

See: lots of screenshots »

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Skullgirls & Limbo join PlayStation Plus in May

Skullgirls & Limbo join PlayStation Plus in May

The May line-up for PlayStation Plus has been detailed, and it includes (as usual) one new PS4 game, and a variety of awesome PS3 & Vita games. Noteworthy additions include Skullgirls Encore and Limbo.

Read more: The list of games »

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Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards

Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards

The 2014 Games for Change ceremony took place last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The two big winners were The Fullbright Company's Gone Home and Lucas Pope's Papers, Please. Gone Home took the "Game of the Year" award while Papers, Please earned both "Most Innovative" and "Best Gameplay."

Read more: "Most Significant Impact" and "Game Changer" awards »

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Wolfenstein: The New Order live gameplay stream begins at 11AM PT/2PM ET

Wolfenstein: The New Order live gameplay stream begins at 11AM PT/2PM ET

Just in case watching 30 minutes of gameplay footage from the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order wasn't enough, Bethesda plans on doing a livestream of the game in just one hour's time: 2PM ET/11AM PT. Here, you'll be able to get an "extended look" at the shooter.

Watch: The livestream »

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Chatty Q&A: Blizzard talks Reaper of Souls and the future of Diablo 3

Chatty Q&A: Blizzard talks Reaper of Souls and the future of Diablo 3

It's been roughly a month since Blizzard released the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo 3. PC players have not only had the opportunity to check out the game's continuing story, but have also been able to check out some of the PC version's major improvements that were implemented with the recent 2.0 patch.

However, Blizzard is far from done with Diablo 3. The development team is hard at work on some new content, for both the rejuvenated PC version and for Diablo 3's console version. Production Director John Hight, Game Director Joshua Mosqueira, Lead Designer Kevin Martens, Senior Game Producer Julia Humphreys, and Project Music Director Derek Duke all took time out of their busy schedules to speak to Shacknews and answer some email questions about Reaper of Souls' next big patch, Diablo 3's console versions, and the game's long-awaited PvP mode.

Read more: Diablo 3's dev team answers questions »

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