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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 9:15AM PDT

A new Hitman: Absolution trailer touches (briefly) on the question of justified murder, interspersed with lots and lots of it. Read more

The anime movie Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is coming November 13, and a new nine-minute sneak peek gives us a longer look at it than ever before. Read more

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is getting a major beta patch soon, which will allow testers to try out the new XP and leveling systems. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 6:00AM PDT

You probably could've guessed that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to iOS and Android doohickeys, after Grand Theft Auto III was ported last year, but you didn't know, man. Now you do. Rockstar today announced that the top-notch open-world murder simulator will come to your pocket "later this fall," so soon-ish. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 4:30PM PDT

If you haven't opened that special Borderlands 2 chest--you know, the one in Sanctuary that gives you free epic gear based on your level--because you have been lacking that magical Golden Key, Gearbox is giving you a heads up that it will be giving away free keys this weekend. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 3:30PM PDT

What's that lurking on your computer as Halloween approaches, ready to jump out and gnaw on your nose? Could it be a frankenstein, a dracula, or even a freddy? No, you silly goose, it's a whole load of dinosaurs. Man vs. dino multiplayer shooter Primal Carnage is stampeding onto PC just ahead of that spooky night, publisher Reverb today announced, on October 29. Read more

Alongside today's release of the Arctic Strike DLC on the PC version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Ubisoft pushed out a PC-only Season Pass to get all three upcoming packs for $10 off. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 1:30PM PDT

Warner Bros Interactive has confirmed layoffs to MMO studio Turbine Inc. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Oct 25, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Though it's a long way from completion, there has been recent buzz surrounding Marvel Heroes, the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG based on the Marvel Universe. Beta invites have started rolling out and developer Gazillion Entertainment recently made an appearance at New York Comic Con to reveal more details about the game. I recently got in touch with Jeff Lind, Gazillion Entertainment studio director, to learn more about their massive interpretation of the Marvel Universe. Read more

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed 3 is the most pre-ordered game in the company's history--unsurprising given the extraordinary marketing efforts behind the game. Read more