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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 20, 2012 6:45AM PDT

Daft and unlikely rumours about PopCap making a multiplayer shooter spin-off of Plants vs. Zombies were circulating earlier this month, causing the sensible to groan sceptically. Well, a sequel is officially coming, PopCap announced today, though there was no mention of shooty-shoots--or much else for that matter. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 20, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Valve is pushing the pro-gaming side of Dota 2 pretty hard but isn't quite ready to open the beta up to everyone, so it's released a special spectator client all and sundry can download to watch games. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 19, 2012 10:00AM PDT

Next week's video game tree is groaning, its laden branches groaning down to the ground. The delicious fruit includes the PC edition of Dark Souls, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Thirty Flights of Loving, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Jagged Alliance: Crossfire, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD. Read more

Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida talks about the shortcomings of the game and how the company is looking at its prospects of gaining back fan trust, both short- and long-term. Read more

Could the next Call of Duty be gracing Nintendo's next generation console? Signs point to "yes." Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 17, 2012 2:00PM PDT

We jump into a Team Fortress 2 Shacknews server to get a report on the recently released Mann vs. Machine. Read more

Sniper Elite V2 and Alien versus Predator maker Rebellion Developments is engaged in a little legal scrap with Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion developer IronClad Games and its publisher Stardock over the space 'em up's name. The problem, Rebellion says, is that people might mistakenly think it's behind the game. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 17, 2012 9:30AM PDT

Valve has released a teaser-trailer of its upcoming Dota 2 eSports documentary. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 17, 2012 8:15AM PDT

If you fancy playing a pandaman in World of Warcraft but don't much fancy actually buying the Mists of Pandaria expansion, good news! Blizzard will be opening every race up to all players, whether they own the expansion which introduced them or not. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 16, 2012 4:30PM PDT

Axl Rose's case against Activision looks to be moving forward, after a California judge indicated he doesn't accept the fraud allegations but could let the breach-of-contract suit be settled at trial. Read more