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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 4, 2012 7:30AM PDT

A lengthy new "strategy" trailer walks players through the basics of building a bustling SimCity. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 4, 2012 6:45AM PDT

If you're already sold on the idea of open-world multiplayer zombie survive 'em up The War Z, perhaps nudged along by our preview, you can pre-order it from today to score early access starting later this month. Does the world need another zombie game? As much as it needs any other video game, really. Read more

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's release next week marks the return of a franchise in hiding for over a decade. But, how has it changed since its inception? Developer Firaxis Games has released Enemy Unknown's original pitch video. Read more

When your executive producer is Jay Z, it isn't hard to imagine that a few celebrities made it into NBA 2K13, including the Pauly D and Vinny from Jersey Shore, and Justin Bieber. Read more

EA announced today that FIFA Soccer sold more than 4.5 million units in the first five days on the market, 1.23 million of which took place in the UK during its first two days alone. Read more

The road through Pandaria takes many twists and turns, and today's travelogue finds my hunter running errands for the numerous new factions in the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Read more

A large patch for Mass Effect 3 is set to hit this week, fixing to platform-specific bugs and exploits, and balancing various powers and weapons. Read more

Following a string of successful crowd-funding campaigns, the old-school RPG may well be the new new-school RPG. Wizardry series veteran Brenda Brathwaite, along with Tom Hall, co-founder of both id Software and Ion Storm, and the rest of the gang at Loot Drop are now hoping to make one of their own, seeking $1 million from you and me to fund it. Read more

Ubisoft has finally announced official details for Assassin's Creed 3's DLC Season Pass. Two DLC packs will expand the multiplayer experience with more maps and characters. The other three will make up a brand new single player campaign called "The Tyranny of King Washington." Read more

Rockstar has apologized for the long wait on its "Hostage Negotiation" map pack for Max Payne 3. The company has released some more details, but isn't ready to give a release date. Read more