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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 2, 2013 8:15AM PST

ACE Team's Zeno Clash had two main strengths: a delightfully weird world and a giddying simulation of beating the merry heck out of man and beast alike with your meaty fists. The announcement of Zeno Clash II focused mostly on the former quality, but some new screenshots give us a pleasing look at the latter. It's our first day properly back at work so we're easily excited by things like pretty pictures, see. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 2, 2013 6:45AM PST

The joys of adventuring in a 3D world as a 2D chap, not to mention scrawling pages of notes in an attempt to decipher cryptic symbols, are coming to new audiences this year. Much-beloved spin-o-jump 'em up Fez is shedding its Xbox Live Arcade exclusivity and coming to unspecified "other platforms" in 2013, creator Phil Fish has announced. Read more

"Oh," you gulp, reaching out to accept the present and trying not to notice it's wrapped in stained newspaper. Activision eagerly handed over the first gameplay trailer for The Other Walking Dead Game, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, on Christmas Day, smiling and staring in anticipation of your reaction. "You shouldn't have. Thank you. But you really shouldn't have." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 31, 2012 12:00PM PST

The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2013 individually. Next up, we've got cuss word expert Alice O'Connor with her list of 2013 titles. Read more

Relic Entertainment has added the dead of winter to its already formidable recreation of World War 2 in Company of Heroes 2. But Relic's Global... Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Dec 31, 2012 9:00AM PST

The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2013 individually. Next up, we've got managing editor John Keefer with his list of 2013 titles. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 28, 2012 4:15PM PST

Vostok Games is going back to school in a new Survarium video dev diary to teach the history of the MMOFPS's Black Market faction. And to show off a school environment you'll get to scavenge. Oh! Dual meaning! That's right. Versatile things, words. The video also has a little to say about gun types and upgrades, and locational damage too. Read more

World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria is preparing for a major patch in early 2013, which will add a new quest hub, raid dungeon, world bosses, pets, and balance changes. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 28, 2012 6:00AM PST

Boo! Oh goodness, whatever could that frightful creature be? It's pale and dressed in black like a dracula or a robert smith but tall like a frankenstein! Why, it must be a Slender Man, them fellas off the Internet with the supernatural power to make teenage boys squeal into their webcams. Whilst we were all rolling around drunk on brandy, a trailer for Slender: The Arrival surfaced, teasing the horrors you'll flee from. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 27, 2012 8:00PM PST

The Humble Indie Bundle 7 added three more games today: Cave Story +, Offspring Fling, and The Basement Collection. Read more