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The "Sharpshooter" multiplayer character is available in Assassin's Creed 3 early, if you grab a can of NOS and enter it for rewards points. Read more

Activision has announced that online play for select Call of Duty and Guitar Hero titles will be problematic while data centers attempt to restore power post-Hurricane. Read more

Look, there's going to be another Call of Duty game next year. But what will it be? Given the trend, smart money would be on an Infinity Ward-developed Modern Warfare 4--and that's supposedly what we'll be getting. Read more

Dead Island Riptide will release in North America on April 23. Read more

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

Ghost Recon: Commander has been cancelled, and developer Loot Drop laid off its staff. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 30, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Spare a thought for the poor video game store employee who'll be receiving a stern talking-to after sharing a photo of Grand Theft Auto V promo materials stating it'll launch in spring 2013, ahead of any official announcement. Consider this launch window unofficial, but a pretty safe bet. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 30, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Halloween is a time for surprises so, with that in mind, boo! Sci-fi FPS-RPG Natural Selection 2 was due to emerge from its leathery egg on that fateful day but, developer Unknown Worlds has announced, is coming early. Only a little, given that Halloween is tomorrow, but it's quite welcome. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 4:15PM PDT

Amazon Germany has listed a "Premium Edition" of Skyrim for release later this year, which includes a t-shirt, map, novel, and more. Bethesda says this edition of the game is only for certain European territories. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 2:15PM PDT

Free-to-play FPS Hawken is about big stompy robots and looks pretty, you may already know. You may be content with that knowledge but for those who wish to have more, developer Adhesive Games has put together a series of videos explaining buying customising mechs, how combat works, and several of its modes. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 12:45PM PDT

We got our first brief glimpse of Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay today in a new trailer. Read more