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In preparation for the weekend, Garnett talks about the gamer Nielsens and the most anticipated console games, whether Final Fantasy Versus XIII may be cancelled and the new trailer showing on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Watch and learn ... Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 3:30PM PDT

Torchlight 2 has been running in stealth mode lately until a recent update from developer Runic Games told fans that the game was in polish mode. A new post offers a comparison on just how much more involved the game will be than the original. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 2:00PM PDT

PC games going cheap at digital distributors this weekend include Sniper Elite V2, Take On Helicopters, Mass Effect 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the Crysis series, and simulators for everything from woodcutting to bungee jumping. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 1:30PM PDT

Firefall is getting a large summer update with adjustments to its classes, and today it showed off two of those: the Engineer, and newly dubbed Biotech (formerly Medic) Read more

Torchlight clone Armed Heroes has been pulled from the App Store, after Runic Games complained to Apple. EGLS, the developer of the game, claims it is making some changes, but maintains its innocence. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 10:30AM PDT

We knew Minecraft was popular when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in May, but the popularity apparently is still growing as Marcus "Notch" Persson has tweeted sales have hit 3 million units. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 9:00AM PDT

Borderlands 2 is complete and headed to certification, according to developer Gearbox Software, and work is now beginning on the DLC. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 8:15AM PDT

Heroes of Newerth is today making every one of its characters free for everyone to play with, having previously offered a limited rotating selection and charging for extras. It's surely a step to make the game more competitive with Dota 2. Read more

The big gimmick of awkwardly-named, action-packed off-shoot Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is Raiden's ability to carefully prune enemies of undesirable body parts with precision strokes of his sword. Have a gander at how it works in a new snippet from the game's tutorial. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 20, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Say, you like scavenging for supplies in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the walking dead, don't you? If Day Z is too intimidating, you may fancy the newly-announced MMORPG The War Z, which seems to offer a slightly less hardcore "survival horror" experience but still has permadeath. Read more