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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

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 8:00AM PDT

Are you buying Crysis 3 for its multiplayer? No, of course you're not: you're interested in the single-player campaign. However, as you'll be paying for multiplayer anyway, you may as well give it a go before you return to your online vice of choice. A new trailer out today details two of the FPS's eight modes, so go on, give it a look. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 9, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Borderlands 2's fifth class, Gaige the Mechromancer, was slated to arrive next Tuesday as paid DLC but oh! She'll be available today. If you pre-ordered the FPS-RPG, or plan to cough up $10, you should be playing as her by the end of the day, but you can get a head start by planning your build on her newly-released skill tree. Read more

It's clear that Resident Evil 6's shortcomings come from misguided direction. Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi admitted that the game wasn't necessarily to create a horror game. Read more

DmC: Devil May Cry being a "AAA" title, of course it was going to have pre-order bonuses. Depending on which retailer you purchase the game from, you'll get some "souped-up" bonus weapons and "helpful items." Read more

DICE's Battlefield: Bad Company series will be turned into an "hour-long action comedy" executive produced by John Eisendrath Read more