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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

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 10:30AM PDT

Square Enix has outlined its roll-out plans for Final Fantasy XIV's "A Realm Reborn." Character data will be saved October 31, and then transfer to the new realm November 11. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 7:30AM PDT

Live-action trailers are, of course, silly pieces of marketing intended even more than regular trailers to sell a perception and brand rather than an actual game. With that in mind, look, let's watch the new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, because it is just so weird and awkward and kind of unpleasant. But, on the bright side, you may recognise people in it from movies or YouTube. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 29, 2012 6:00AM PDT

This week's groaning with new releases, including Assassin's Creed III, the side-game AC3: Liberation, Natural Selection 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, portable versions of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, and so many more. Read more