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A sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was in "pre-production" before developer Big Huge Games was effectively shut down late last week. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, May 29, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Larian Studios continues to build out its Divinity franchise, announcing Divinity: Original Sin as a top-down RPG prequel to the series story line. Read more

Curt Schilling has criticized Rhode Island's role in 38 Studios' recent problems, claiming that the state economic board reneged on a deal and Governor Chafee's remarks ruined a potentially lucrative sequel deal for Reckoning. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 29, 2012 9:30AM PDT

While last year's E3 demo focused on the action-oriented gameplay of Metro: Last Light, this year's demo focuses on the survival horror half--with an emphasis on survival. Read more

Batman: Arkham City's "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DLC is out today, giving a new story mission for $9.99 and closing the book on the game. Read more

As if saving the galaxy weren't already tricky enough with the Reapers, Cerberus and Geth in your way,Mass Effect 3 still has a bug or two to drain your game-enthusiasm-blood. Patch 1.03 is rolling out now, warping to PC today then landing on 360 and PS3 on Thursday. Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 head Mark Lamia talks about how the team grounded its future tech in reality, and shares bits on optimizing for the PC version. Read more

Ah, dull quest design! Every MMORPG likes to think they don't suffer from it, yet most do. The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest to talk up its adventures, with Zenimax Online Studios explaining that quests are tied together in little connected TV drama-sized episodes. Read more

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

Having poked idly at Diablo III's balance with a stick in hotfixes, Blizzard has started revealing its plans for future balance updates. In the near future, expect changes to damage spikes in Inferno difficulty, crafting, Legendary items, and more. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 28, 2012 10:45AM PDT

Women are hugely important in any zombie apocalypse scenario, as those baby factories shall be needed rebuild the human race. Accordingly, a new Day Z patch added lady player models. Oh, and bandits now look like everyone else. Good luck with that. Read more