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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 19, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Darkfall Online reminded MMO fans that the genre was once awfully and gleefully cruel, letting players bump each other off whenever they pleased and steal all their shiny stuff, but unfortunately it's always been a bit wonky. So much so that developer Aventurine decided to take its work on a huge 'Darkfall 2010' patch and put it towards a follow-up instead. That's coming to PC on November 20 under the name Darkfall: Unholy Wars, Aventurine announced today. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 19, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Keiji Inafune's zombie-slaying ninja 'em up revealed last week under the codename 'Yaiba' is, in fact, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, starring a fallen ninja resurrected as a cyborg to slay Ryu Hayabusa. A collaboration between series creator Team Ninja, Inafune's Comcept, and Lost Planet 3 developer Spark Unlimited, it's being made for unspecified consoles. Read more

PlayStation Plus is coming to Vita this November at no extra cost to current subscribers. Read more

The long-rumored redesigned PS3 is real. Sony took the stage at Tokyo Game Show to announce what many are calling the PS3 Super Slim. Half the size... Read more

It appears Microsoft is keen on creating original video programming for Xbox Live, and has announced the hire of a former CBS exec. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 3:30PM PDT

Persona 4 was beloved by fans and critics alike when it originally released on PS2 in 2008. The Vita is getting an enhanced port, which will be available on November 20th. Read more

Borderlands 2 is a game filled with secrets. And we have to admit, this easter egg is a pretty incredible nod to one of the most popular PC indie games around. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 1:00PM PDT

Torchlight II might launch on Thursday, but that's still positively ages to wait for chilling new tunes from Matt Uelmen, the mastermind behind the original's tunes and the Diablo series' most iconic music. Huzzah, then, for developer Runic Games today released the 74-minute soundtrack for free. You now have music for your private launch party. Read more

BioWare is already working on the next "full game" in the Mass Effect franchise. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 11:20AM PDT

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand, which is quite splendid. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign. Read more

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