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Blizzard announced Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft today at PAX East. The free-to-play online collectible card game is set in the Warcraft universe. Read more

For umpteen years now, the fundamentals of rescuing hostages Counter-Strike have remained the same. From the original mod, through the commercial release, the revamped Counter-Strike: Source, to the new CS: Global Offensive, you'd head to where they spawn, then lead all the idiot AIs home. But that young upstart shook things up in a patch yesterday, switching to randomised hostages you need to carry. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 21, 2013 1:25PM PDT

Hey, aren't Ridiculous Fishing and Super Crate Box great? So you'd be interested in the next game from developer Vlambeer, right? You won't have long to wait, as 2D dogfight 'em up Luftrausers is flying this spring to PC, PlayStation 3, Vita, Mac and Linux, publisher Devolver Digital announced today. Read more

We knew StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm would be a hot commodity when it was released, given its near fanatical multiplayer and eSports following. Blizzard confirmed just how hot the title was today, announcing that the game had sold about 1.1 million copies in the first 48 hour hours. Read more

Today's StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer tips focus on playing the Zerg. Read more

Even though BioShock Infinite has Booker DeWitt as its title character, developer Irrational Games has worked hard on the character of Elizabeth to make her believable and compelling. Case in point: a new video showing off the four women that became Elizabeth for the game. Read more

NimbleBit, the studio behind Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes, has announced its next game: Nimble Quest. It's coming to iOS and the Mac App Store on March 28. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2013 2:30PM PDT

It took more than two years for Mac gamers to get the original BioShock on their OS X machines. However, the wait for BioShock Infinite will be considerably shorter. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2013 1:30PM PDT

Hotline Miami is now available on the Mac. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2013 10:00AM PDT

As it creates a simulation of a mid-nineties home so realistic we may perhaps live inside it with some manner of cybergoggles, Gone Home has added some authentic feminist punk music to the explore 'em up VR. Tracks from riot grrrl pioneers Bratmobile and Heavens to Betsy will feature in the tortured teenage tale, developer The Fullbright Company announced today, demonstrating in a new trailer. Read more