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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

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 8:15AM PST

SimCity lead designer Stone Librande explains why you can be down in SimCity, but never truly out. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 13, 2012 7:30AM PST

BioShock Infinite will feature a reversible cover for those who don't want to look at the one designed for "frathouses," and Irrational is holding a poll on which one to include. Read more

Artermis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a delightful idea, a co-op starship sim where each player mans a different station on the bridge using their own PC, but getting everyone together in one room for the full experience would never be too easy. Delightfully, you can now easily pull a motley crew together almost anywhere, as creator Thom Robertson today released an iOS edition with cross-platform play. Read more

Tripwire Interactive's support of Killing Floor has been jolly admirable, with regular free content updates and paid DLC releases which don't feel exploitative. After taking us to a frightful fairground for its summer event and a mutant hillbilly hideout at Halloween, the co-op survival shooter is blasting players to the Moon, of all places, in its latest 'Twisted Christmas' celebration. Read more

Assassin's Creed 3 has sold 7 million copies in its first month, according to Ubisoft estimates, which makes it the fastest-selling game in the company's history. Read more

Here in modern times, we have realised that the best way to release DLC is to stagger it in multiple tiers according to platform, premium membership, eye colour, and name. So, Xbox 360 owners of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 with a DLC season pass, you may now download the Nuketown Zombies map, provided you also have hazel eyes and are named June. Read more