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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 27, 2012 9:00AM PST

As it does so very kindly like to do, id Software has released another dollop of engine source code. This latest is somewhat less exciting than many, simply offering the updated Doom 3 source from the BFG Edition but hey, now the folks at home can make the best and shiniest D3 games yet. Read more

If you missed a competitive aspect to Dishonored when you played through it, then mark December 11 on your calendar. That's when Bethesda's first DLC pack for the game, Dunwall City Trials arrives, giving you leaderboard recognition for your prowess in killing waves of AI enemies. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 27, 2012 6:45AM PST

Source Engine sandbox Garry's Mod has an adorably wonkiness to it, with every toy and machinima made in it coming out looking, well, quite a bit creepy and wrong. This dis-ease will soon grow even greater, as a coming patch will introduce Kinect support to let players control characters' movements with their own bodies. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 4:30PM PST

Making your own Far Cry 3 maps will be as simple as slopping down some terrain, painting on foliage, then plopping in plops. Ubisoft today released a new trailer for the open-world FPS's in-game map editor, which will let players make levels for multiplayer and single-player. Read more

Metro: Last Light has released a live-action trailer, cautioning you not to dismiss the crazy street preachers who warn of the end times. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 2:45PM PST

Hotline Miami's ambitious DLC has been turned into a full-sized sequel, according to the game's creators. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 1:30PM PST

The pre-holidays rush of new releases is slowing to a trickle, but it's still pretty juicy. This week will bring Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, the PC edition of Super Hexagon, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, some classic Sega fighting games, and a few more. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 12:30PM PST

A shocking rash of industry veterans hopping on the crowd-funding gravy train lately have banked on selling the idea by reputation alone, with very little to say about the actual game they're planning to make. David Braben's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous was one of these sorry pitches, but after a fortnight it's finally shown off some gameplay footage. Read more

Final Fantasy XIV's new game director, Naoki Yoshida, has made some frank comments about the direction of the game's first launch, calling it a "big mistake" and claiming they should have researched more about the current MMO market. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Nov 26, 2012 11:00AM PST

BioShock Infinite will have no multiplayer, according to Irrational head and series creator Ken Levine. Read more