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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 6, 2012 6:45AM PST

Fans of classic sandbox space sim series Elite have clamored for a sequel for yonks, but creator David Brabern's studio Frontier Developments has been occupied putting out games like Kinectimals and Kinect Disneyland Adventures. Now it's finally ready to give a new Elite a proper go and has turned to Kickstarter (where else?) for $2 million, but the pitch is astonishingly barebones, hoping that tugging at your nostalgia gland will be sufficient. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 6, 2012 6:00AM PST

Curiouser and curiouser, Peter Molyneux and 22Can's experimental cube-clicker Curiosity was released ahead of schedule this morning. It was due to arrive tomorrow morning at 22 minutes past midnight, in reference to the studio's name, but a slip means we can all get on with the undoubtedly underwhelming experience of clicking on a cube to see what's inside sooner. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 5, 2012 4:30PM PST

Fans of classic Steven Seagal movie Under Siege, your prayers have been answered. Dead Island Riptide publisher Deep Silver today unveiled the zombie FPS-RPG's new fifth playable character, and he's the closest we may ever get to seeing old Steve's star character in a video game--a Navy cook with furious fists of martial arts fury. Read more

DmC: Devil May Cry will run at 30 FPS instead of 60, but Capcom says it's employed some visual trickery to imitate the smoother frame rate. Read more

A new Angry Birds Star Wars trailer gives a much longer look at gameplay, including new characters and powers, and the Angry Birds Space-styled stages. Read more

Obsidian's South Park RPG has been delayed again. The Stick of Truth, planned for a March release, has now been postponed to "early fiscal 2014." Read more

Two of THQ's most anticipated games are now expected to ship in March, "later than initially planned." Read more

We get a first look at Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, an upcoming downloadable fairy tale gaming experience from award-winning Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares being developed at Starbreeze Studios. Read more

The free-to-play Command & Conquer title will get an extended beta test in 2013, Victory has announced. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Nov 5, 2012 7:40AM PST

A naughty Dragonborn is on the loose in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, slaying dragons and sucking up their souls to amass power, and it's not you. Bethesda today released the first trailer for open-world RPG's 'Dragonborn' DLC, teasing new areas, enemies, and, yes, riding dragons. Read more