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Metro: Last Light's hardcore 'Ranger Mode' difficulty setting "provides the definitive Metro experience," according to publisher THQ's creative strategist Huw Beynon. Yet it won't be included in the base game, oh no, rather you'll need to pre-order or buy it early to ensure you get a 'Limited Edition' copy. How awfully creative. Presumably it'll be sold separately as DLC too. Read more

Splash Damage today released the first gameplay trailer for its new FPS Dirty Bomb and, as you might expect, it does look an awful lot like the class-based, objective-driven antics of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Brink. While Dirty Bomg will be free-to-play at launch, you can slap down some cash now to guarantee you'll get to play it during closed testing. Read more

BitComposer's claim that it has acquired the rights to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise has come under fire from developer GSC Game World, which cites legal documents showing its CEO as the license holder. Read more

Yet again, an updated list of PS3 trophies has unearthed the next DLC add-on for Borderlands 2. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 2:00PM PST

As the end of what Bohemia Interactive describes as "what might be described as an eventful year" draws near, the Arma 3 developer has confirmed that its battlefield sim will miss the planned 2012 launch window. With two members of the team arrested on espionage charges and the lead developer replaced, Bohemia has pushed Arma 3 into 2013 to finish it up properly. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 1:20PM PST

Snail Games is taking a look into its country's history with the free-to-play MMO Age of Wushu, a reinterpretation of Chinese Wuxia culture that brings players to the age of the Ming Dynasty. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 12:10PM PST

The world of Tyria has undergone cataclysmic changes over the past 250 years, but its traditions live on. With the Mad King's Halloween rampage subsided, it's time to celebrate Wintersday. This year, Tyrians can embrace the holiday season when Tixx the Toymaker goes on a world tour before settling in Lion's Arch until January 3. Read more

by Kat Bailey, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 11:35AM PST

Visceral Games knows what it is doing with Dead Space 3. It understands what makes this series tick. And as it turns out, moving down to an ice planet may be just what Dead Space needs. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 10:35AM PST

You Don't Know Jack has launched on iOS devices as a free download with microtransactions to purchase more rounds of the game. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 10:00AM PST

Capcom announced today that the PC version of DmC: Devil May Cry will release January 25, just a week and a half after the console versions. It also detailed PC features and system specs. Read more