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The dismal reception for Medal of Honor: Warfighter and its predecessor forced publisher Electronic Arts to put the franchise on hold. The company places the blames squarely on its shoulders, saying that leadership was at issue, not a glut of World War II games. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 12, 2013 9:00AM PST

An earlier Crysis 3 trailer wanted to inspire awkward feelings of awe and arousal for one of the FPS's guns, apparently. Now a new commercial wants to spark similar desires for its protagonist, with a little help from ZZ Top. Boys want to be him, I guess, and girls want to be with him, probably. Every girl's crazy about a sharp-dressed man, after all. Read more

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford says the team has big ideas for "more options, more functionality" in utilizing Borderlands 2's "Shift" system in future games. Read more

The "next release in the Batman Arkham franchise" is coming this year, according to a Warner investment call. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 12, 2013 6:00AM PST

Sure, you've saved alien races, conquered medieval Europe, and vanquished the Nazis a dozen times over, but do you have the real-time strategy chops to defend a summer camp from the horrors lurking in the woods? Twofold Secret today launched a demo of Camp Keepalive, an RTS inspired by 1980s horror movies. Read more

Antony Johnston, one of the writers for the first game, recently spoke about how the transition away from "old-school survival horror" was "inevitable" because of the universe Visceral Games had created. Read more

Ghost Recon Online is now offering items themed after Assassin's Creed series, to promote its upcoming "King Washington" DLC. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 11, 2013 9:30AM PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic is preparing to release its 1.7 update, consisting of two major additions: the "Relics of Gree" in-game event running through February 26, and the new "Galactic Reputation" system. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 11, 2013 9:00AM PST

Tomb Raider has gotten a lengthy video demo narrated by creative director Noah Hughes. Read more

StarCraft 2's "Heart of the Swarm" beta test will end on March 1, to pave the way for the game's March 12 launch. Read more