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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 12, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Obsidian Entertainment has shared the gorgeous first environment screenshot of its crowd-funded retro RPG Project Eternity, showing a WIP version of the old-school art style it is aiming for. If you dug the look of vintage RPGs like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, you'll be thrilled. Go on, have a closer look. Read more

City Interactive's CryEngine-powered World War II shooter has lost its designer, Stuart Black. Read more

Linden Labs has detailed four new games it will be launching within a month of each other, as part of an effort to become known for more than just Second Life. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 11:45AM PDT

Dust 514 may outlive the PlayStation 3, as CCP executive producer Jonathan Lander says the team has a 5-year plan for the game, and other ideas that could make it last much longer. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 11:15AM PDT

If you have been getting lost in Dishonored, or are just a completionist and want to grab everything you can, then the new official map app from Brady Games should help you out. Read more

Gearbox announced today that the "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC will hit on October 16 for $9.99. Read more

Games for Windows Live seems, thankfully, to be on its last legs. Most games with Microsoft's system nowadays are straightforward ports from Xbox 360, using GFWL to directly replace identical Xbox Live functionality. One such port, Signal Studios' tower defense Toy Soldiers, now delightfully gives you the option to play a new version using Valve's superior Steamworks, or to stick with the old GFWL one. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 7:30AM PDT

A "Rockstar Games Collection" has been spotted at retail, packing together Red Dead Redemption, Midnight Club: LA, L.A. Noire, and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 6:45AM PDT

A curious bloody blast from The Creative Assembly's past is coming to PC next week. The Total War series creator's second console game, the hack-and-slash Viking: Battle for Asgard from back in 2008, is unexpectedly getting a very late downloadable release, seemingly jazzed up a bit. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 11, 2012 6:00AM PDT

As Square Enix whips Final Fantasy XIV into shape for a PC relaunch and PlayStation 3 debut, it's shared the first screenshots of its console edition. How well does a complex MMO interface work on a joypad, and how do the graphics size up? Use your eyes to look and you may just find out. Read more