Shack Snack: July 9, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 09, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Kick back and treat yourself to a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Alien: Isolation pre-orders grant Ripley missions

Alien: Isolation pits you against a perfectly evolved murder machine, so naturally you could use a little help from the only person to have survived it. The Creative Assembly announced that pre-orders will be given the "Nostromo Edition," which includes Ellen Ripley and the rest of the crew of the USS Nostromo.

Grim Fandango coming to PC, Mac, and Linux too

Sony made a point of touting Grim Fandango coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita at its E3 press conference. The inventive view of the underworld can't be contained there, as Double Fine has announced it will hit PC, Mac, and Linux as well.

Watch 16 minutes of Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay from E3 2014

Shacknews had a chance to check out Dragon Age: Inquisition at this year's E3. Now the public will get a chance to take a look at the 16-minute gameplay clip from this year's expo, which was released by BioWare this morning.

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Chatty Q&A: Payday 2 devs discuss DLC, upcoming features, and more

Heists have become serious business in multiplayer games, as of late. But before the idea was a blip on Rockstar's radar and before EA thought about stepping into the wonderful world of larceny, Overkill Software was taking a walk on the wild side with Payday 2. The multiplayer heist gambit paid off in dividends, quickly becoming one of the developer's most successful games.

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