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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 28, 2012 8:15AM PDT

DayZ creator Dean Hall has said that the stand-alone alpha will hit this year, likely in December, and that it will be inexpensive. He also made some comments about the competition with fellow zombie-survival title The War Z. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 28, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Blizzard recently revamped Legendary items in Diablo 3, but that doesn't do too much good if they're still super-hard to find. So, as part of the ongoing public beta testing of patch 1.0.5, Blizzard is now experimenting with doubling the drop rates of Legendary and Set items, Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 27, 2012 4:00PM PDT

EA has bought up ESN, the developer behind the Battlelog web and mobile app. Read more

MY hunter takes on the Mists of Pandaria in a new travelogue for the recently released World of Warcraft expansion. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 27, 2012 12:30PM PDT

Darwinia maker Introversion's Prison Architect is a fascinating one, a prison management simulator described by the developer as "inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital, and Dwarf Fortress." If you too are intrigued, you can start playing it this very day, as Introversion has opened pre-orders and offers a playable alpha as a perk. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 27, 2012 12:00PM PDT

The final animated Tales from Dunwall webisode for Dishonored in out, with this one focusing on Piero, the man who created the mask for future assassin Corvo. Read more

Ubisoft is trying to stay true to the American history aspect of Assassin's Creed 3, at least as faithful as you can be with templars and assassin's melded into the storyline. But the latest trailer for the game is pretty much a lesson on the Boston Tea Party than anything having to do with Connor's exploits. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Sep 27, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Treyarch has finally unveiled everything Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer has to offer. Read more

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson says he refused to help Microsoft certify Minecraft for Windows 8, saying he'd rather not have it run on the new OS at all. Read more

One of the reasons why Call of Duty has been so wildly addictive for its fans is the constant lure of new loot. And there's no shortage in Black Ops 2. Read more