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The Thunder King has been unleashed in Pandaria with the newest content update for Blizzard's World of Warcraft. The 5.2 patch was released today and includes a new raid, new world bosses, and a new hub for daily quests that players usually loathe for building rep with a new faction. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 4, 2013 6:45AM PST

Have you pledged money to the Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey crowdfunding campaign yet? Yes? Then you'll be thrilled by this new trailer for Ragnar Tørnquist's conclusion to the adventure game trilogy. No? Then perhaps this'll win you over. Or not. Whatever. Watch it, if you want. The game's smashing through stretch goals like nobody's business so it doesn't particularly need your help, but it'd still like it. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 1, 2013 2:00PM PST

League of Legends is hardly short on players, boasting 32 million active monthly and 12 million daily, but it's set to expand even more. After a spot of testing, Riot has properly released an open beta Mac client for its Dote 'em up, for the enjoyment of everyone gaming on a shiny white box. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 1, 2013 6:45AM PST

Defending towers is so passé; let them burn! Heck, raze them yourself! No, tower offense is where 'it' 'is at', and Anomaly: Warzone Earth developer 11 Bit Studios is delivering another dose of path-pushing action with Anomaly 2. Announced yesterday, the sequel's coming to PC, Mac and Linux some time from April to June. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 28, 2013 12:15PM PST

Fantasy MMORPGs may come and go, but dear old EVE Online stands firm, offering something unique and (mostly) not throwing money away lusting after World of Warcraft's crown. Developer CCP today announced that its Internet spaceships MMO has passed 500,000 subscribers for the first time in its almost-ten-year history, making it pretty pleased as it heads into the second decade. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 28, 2013 6:45AM PST

A hefty update for Natural Selection 2 hatches today, bringing everything from bug fixes and a new map to exosuit railguns and hordes of screeching deathbugs. Developer Unknown Worlds describes the free 'Gorgeous' update as "much bigger" than any since its October launch. To top it all off, the FPS-RTS will be half-price this weekend. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 27, 2013 11:00AM PST

Square Enix has filed a trademark for Deus Ex: Human Defiance, potentially a sequel to 2011's Human Revolution. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 27, 2013 6:45AM PST

You may have thoughts about the new SimCity--the city size; a lack of terraforming; its always-online DRM requirement--but your opinions don't matter. No, Will Wright, that's who we want to hear from. Metaphorically sitting in a big red leather armchair to tell a story like a beloved uncle, the SimCity creator talks about the first game in the series he hasn't worked on, his first impressions, and how he builds his cities. Read more

Sarah Kerrigan may no longer be the Queen of Blades and leader of the Zerg in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, but the former Ghost sure has a lot of pent up anger she needs to vent in the newest trailer from Blizzard for the game, entitled Vengeance. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Feb 26, 2013 12:45PM PST

Angry Birds Toons is a new weekly animated series starring Rovio's money-making critters. Read more