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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 4, 2012 3:00PM PDT

Human Head Studios has lost a large amount of its senior staff over the past year, as the fate of its projects like Prey 2 and Rune seem uncertain. Read more

Ubisoft continues to keep its marketing and video teams busy with yet another trailer for Assassin's Creed 3, this one entitled an Assassin's Journey and taking a bit more of an in-depth look at Connor's Native American background. Read more

Blizzard has released the latest sales figures for the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, and while they are solid numbers for most games, the debut of the Pandarens was not a huge success by company standards. Sales were 2.7 million for the first week, down from 3.3 million on the first day of Cataclysm in 2010, and 2.8 million in the first 24 hours of Wrath of the Lich King in 2008. Read more

The next multiplayer DLC pack for Mass Effect 3 is the largest one yet. And surprisingly, it's still free. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 4, 2012 9:00AM PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out next week, and 2K has released a new launch trailer to mark the event. Read more

The highly anticipated Dishonored has been touted by Bethesda as a "play it your way" RPG with plenty of options to accomplish the numerous objectives the developer Arkane Studios throws at you during the game. And to illustrate that point, the publisher has released a new interactive "Path to Revenge" video letting you choose your path through a good chunk of one of the game's early missions. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 4, 2012 7:30AM PDT

A lengthy new "strategy" trailer walks players through the basics of building a bustling SimCity. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 4, 2012 6:45AM PDT

If you're already sold on the idea of open-world multiplayer zombie survive 'em up The War Z, perhaps nudged along by our preview, you can pre-order it from today to score early access starting later this month. Does the world need another zombie game? As much as it needs any other video game, really. Read more

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video. Read more

When your executive producer is Jay Z, it isn't hard to imagine that a few celebrities made it into NBA 2K13, including the Pauly D and Vinny from Jersey Shore, and Justin Bieber. Read more