Here’s a second batch of shorts for your hump day.
- The open beta for Family Guy is coming this year. It’s a free-to-play game with microtransactions and RPG bits. The character builder is now live as well.
- Mad Catz announced licensed Gears of War 3 audio gear at Comic-Con today.
- Speaking of Gears, check out Tomb Raider community manager Meagan Marie as Anya. She rocks it hard.
- The Settlers Online is releasing in North America as Castle Empire.
- Kids drive the electronics and game purchases in the household. Obviously, obvious.
- Spong has a really nice Darksiders II interview up.
- On the RIFT PTR, players came across Ember Island and a ship parked at the end of a dock. What does it all mean?
- LostWinds is coming to iOS and Android.
- The final episode of Back to the Future: The Game hits iPad and PSN.
- GameFront has gotten hands-on time with Project Blackout’s Dino Mode.
- Ultima Online is still around. Publish 71.0 proves it.
- The PS Home update is live.
- The latest Final Fantasy XIV producer’s letter chats about design philosophy and summer events.
- The teaser website for Forsaken World: Chains of Kluer has launched.
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