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Watch Dogs, The Last of Us, Forza - Shacknews Daily: June 7, 2012

By Garnett Lee, Jun 07, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Garnett takes an inside look at games with choices, games with fast cars, and games which won't be out for a while.

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Angry Birds coming to consoles

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Angry Birds is apparently making the trek to more platforms, as an Activison teaser reel highlighted the game and a spokesperson commented on "HD consoles."

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Need for Speed Most Wanted preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 07, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Becoming notorious is the name of the game in Criterion's latest entry to the Need for Speed series. A new open world gives players a chance to drive around, wreak havoc, and get into bone-crushing car wrecks.

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"If you want to try out this game before buying go to Mygame9.com and get it from there. There ..."

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Crysis 3 preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 07, 2012 11:00am PDT

We get some hands-on time with a PC build of the last planned chapter in the Crysis trilogy, and see if Crysis 3's new bow lives up to the hype.

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"If you want to try this game out , just go to Mygame9.com and download it Download this game ..."

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Portal 2 adding PlayStation Move support, new levels later this year

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 07, 2012 10:00am PDT

The PS3 version of Portal 2 will be getting the MotionPack DLC. Previously exclusive to the Razer Hydra motion controller, this version will use the PlayStation Move controller.

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"I was hoping for move support when Portal 2 was released, but better late than never."

- Proven28 see all 10 comments

Nintendo's Miiverse messages to be moderated

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2012 9:30am PDT

Nintendo will be moderating Miiverse messages before they go up, resulting in a delay to its social networking tool.

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"8======D~~~ skeet skeet skeet all over my Wii U screen please"

- jingletard see all 9 comments

Injustice: Gods Among Us preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 07, 2012 8:45am PDT

Despite coming from the makers of Mortal Kombat, the DC comic book fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us actually plays little like it, Ozzie discovers. But it's still jolly good fun.

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"This sounds awesome. Thanks for the great description Ozzie."

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Peter Molyneux's Curiosity spawns $80,000 DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2012 8:00am PDT

Peter Molyneux unveiled the first of his new company 22Cans' social media experiments at E3, Curiosity, which is about tapping away at a giant block with other players. Oh, and you can pay $78,000 to buy a one-off diamond chisel. It's science, see.

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"You're rich and famous, and so in a better position to pull off a large-scale social experiment ..."

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops could span multiple 'seasons'

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2012 7:15am PDT

Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode could go on to create more "seasons" of episodes if the first one is a hit, according to franchise development director Frank O'Connor.

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"Think of it like a secondary campaign, designed to be played co-op. Every week you will download ..."

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Star Wars 1313 preview

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2012 6:30am PDT

Bounty hunters in the Stars Wars universe are nothing new, but playing one without have to worry about Jedi or the Force? Sacrilege, you say? LucasArts doesn't think so.

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"that's the point, dark forces was a straight up FPS. no jedi/force stuff."

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 has full co-op

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2012 7:00pm PDT

At Nintendo's 3DS showcase, the company announced that New Super Mario Bros 2 will sport local co-op throughout the entire game.

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Nintendo reveals eShop usage stats

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Nintendo's 3DS showcase tonight boasted stats on the eShop storefront, regarding game purchases, its most popular applications, and video views.

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"Dinosaur Office has been consistently hilarious whenever they put out a new video. I'd love to ..."

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Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 4:40pm PDT

A few years back, Tecmo Koei stuffed manga series Fist of the North into its Dynasty Warriors mould and squeezed out Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage. A sequel was confirmed E3 with a trailer, but the publisher has nothing to say about the game beyond that.

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"I really liked the first one. Great for 20-30 min sessions of whooping ass. I dunno about buying ..."

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The Old Republic plans world of new content

By John Keefer, Jun 06, 2012 4:00pm PDT

BioWare's showing of Star Wars: The Old Republic was grand on promises, but offered little in the way of actual new content except an interesting hands-on look Hero mission coming later this year.

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"I tried SWTOR since launch and the first two or three weeks found it great. But again, the big ..."

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Vita PSOne Classics coming in waves

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2012 3:40pm PDT

Sony confirmed today that PSOne Classics will be rolled out gradually onto the Vita, rather than becoming available all at once.

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"Xenogears and FFVII on my Vita would serve as great ways to pass time until P4: The Golden comes ..."

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