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Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series Privateer, and Freelancer, stopped by the Shacknews offices to demo his upcoming epic space-combat sim, Star Citizen. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 6:30AM PDT

Elemental: War of Magic was disastrous for Stardock. At launch in August 2010 it was buggy, unbalance, and just, well, a bit bad. Poor sales led to layoffs and the whole affair severely harmed Stardock's hard-earned reputation. A lot clearly hangs upon expansion-turned-standalone Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, then, which Stardock has announced will launch on October 23. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 10, 2012 6:00AM PDT

The spookiest treat of Halloween 2002 was the very first release of Natural Selection for Half-Life, a throughly splendid asymmetrical FPS-RTS. Now, developer Unknown Worlds has announced that it'll release the commercial sequel Natural Selection 2 on that very naughty night this year, exactly a decade later. Read more

The first DLC for Borderlands 2 has been outed by PS3 trophies and PC source files. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 4:00PM PDT

Puzzling stealthy hack 'em up Gunpoint will have a level editor, creator Tom Francis has confirmed. It looks like a pleasingly simple click-and-drag affair with pre-built pieces, so you should be making your own facilities for your hacker to infiltrate in no time at all. Once it's released, whenever that happens. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 12:00PM PDT

Pre-ordering Tomb Raider from Best Buy, GameStop or Amazon will get you a variety of bonuses when the game hits shelves. It's up to you which perks you want. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 11:30AM PDT

A fake Bad Piggies application for Google Chrome promises to let users play the game for free, but instead installs adware and potentially compromises security. Read more

Painkiller Hell & Damnation is coming to PC on Halloween, along a spiffy Collector's Edition. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions--and a scaled back PC version for the squeamish--will be available on January 22. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 9:30AM PDT

The Mass Effect fan film "Red Sand" has been released, starring male Shepard voice actor Mark Meer. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 8:45AM PDT

A neon haze of ultraviolence is descending upon PC later this month, as publisher Devolver Digital has announced top-down murderfest Hotline Miami will launch on October 23, priced at $9.99. That's two weeks to dig out your finest pig mask and sharpen your reflexes for a gaudy world of messy one-hit kills and leaderboard rivalries. Read more