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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 7, 2014 7:30AM PST

Destiny's beta will begin this summer, Activision said at a recent earnings call. That narrows the window from its previous "early 2014" target. Read more

The DICE Awards were held last night, and The Last of Us won 10 of the 13 awards it had been nominated for. BioShock Infinite and Plants vs Zombies 2 each won two. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 7, 2014 6:00AM PST

Dead Man's Draw may have been Stardock's first mobile game, but gosh, the developer could hardly withhold its love from PC after all these nows. It's now launched the piratical card game for PC boxes, with all the freemium appendages rounded up and stitched on as standard, of course. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 6, 2014 6:00PM PST

Space Pirates and Zombies was far more interesting than one would expect with a name like that, a jolly top-down space shooter where you build your own ship. Now developer MinMax Games has revealed Space Pirates and Zombies 2 with a first trailer, looking fancier than ever as hundreds of independent AI ships get back to grinding out life in an unforgiving galaxy. Read more

Ever since his inception back in 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog has been speeding along for Sega. From his early days on the Sega Genesis to his most... Read more

Activision has announced that future games in the COD series will move to a three-year development cycle. The series has traditionally maintained a two-year cycle until now, with developers Infinity Ward and Treyarch alternating annual releases. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Feb 6, 2014 2:25PM PST

While Titanfall will arrive for PC and Xbox on schedule, Bluepoint Games will need a few more weeks for the Xbox 360 version. The current-gen Titanfall is now set to arrive on March 25. Read more

Double Fine has kicked off this year's Amnesia Fortnight, letting you buy the ability to vote on their prototypes and receive them in turn. Paying more than the average lets you vote on pitches from Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward. Read more

Sega has revealed an all-new Sonic game called Sonic Boom for Wii U and 3DS, which will feature a whole new look for the blue hedgehog and precede an all-new CG animated series. Read more

by Nathaniel Hohl, shacknews.com, Feb 6, 2014 11:45AM PST

A new Dragon Age: Inquisition survey from BioWare offers Vancouver residents a chance to play the game. Read more

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