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Activision released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's "Revolution" downloadable content, in which it promises to take care of all the things you'll abandon while you play the new maps. Read more

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the most-played Live game, while, you've guessed it, Minecraft topped XBLA. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 4:00PM PST

If you're looking for a new way to shoot faces this weekend, consider giving free-to-play shooter MMO Firefall a bash in its first proper public beta weekend. It's been running in a closed beta for a while, selling access and 'Founder' membership in tiers starting at $20, but all and sundry are allowed in over the weekend. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 12:01PM PST

FTL for PC is #7 in our Best of 2012. Read more

by Garnett Lee, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 12:00PM PST

Borderlands 2 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 is #8 in our Best of 2012. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 11:30AM PST

We haven't heard much from Blizzard's own entry into the Dota clone arena, Blizzard All-Stars, since the developer settled/lost its trademark dispute with Valve, but fear not, "it's still actively being worked on." That's the word from StarCraft II production director Chris Sigaty, who says it's held up while Blizzard works on bits for its business model. While Blizzard still won't formally confirm it'll be free-to-play, it's looking awfully likely. Read more

BioShock Infinite is getting a prequel e-book, titled "Mind in Revolt," on February 12. It will cost $2.99 for Kindle, or be included free for Amazon pre-orders. Read more

Resident Evil: Revelations is getting ported to the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on May 21. It will sport HD visuals, a harder difficulty level, and Hunk as a playable character. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 8:45AM PST

The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups have opened, and the form features a status bar that grants you better odds for selection the more information you fill out. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 7:30AM PST

Defiance has detailed its special editions and pre-order bonuses, ranging from standard $59.99 editions to a $149.99 "Ultimate" edition. Read more