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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 9, 2013 6:00AM PST

A newer, fancier generation of consoles means a new generation of newer, fancier game engines, and Ubisoft Massive's pretty pleased with its engine, Snowdrop. A new trailer shows off the tech powering Tom Clancy's The Division, and the developer has dished a few details on how it's "designed specifically for next-gen." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 8, 2013 10:00AM PST

Oh friends, not these sounds! Let us instead strike up more pleasing and more joyful ones! Joy! Peggle 2 arrives next week, see. Also on deck are The Novelist, Doki-Doki Universe, Tiny Brains for PC, and more. Read more

Tonight has been a big night for Square Enix's Thief. A new story-based trailer debuted at tonight's VGX, shortly after new details of an accompanying companion app were revealed. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Dec 6, 2013 5:00PM PST

Bungie has announced a release date for Destiny and will bring it to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 9, with the beta set to launch in the summer. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 6, 2013 10:15AM PST

Eidos Montreal may have ruffled a few feathers by disinterring the hallowed corpse of the Thief series, but it's certainly listening to fans' concerns about how video games nowadays are all for babies or something. The developer has now detailed the ways players can customise and strip down the UI, as well as fiddle with the difficulty. No-UI, no-knockout, no-alert, no-damage Iron Man runs, here we come! Read more

A survey from Ubisoft gauges interest in a pirate game similar to the elements in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, but removed from the AC series. Read more

Free-to-play dogfighter War Thunder may have plenty of admirers, but someone has to pay the bills. Developer Gaijin Entertainment is chasing big spenders to prop up freeloaders by selling closed beta access to its 'Ground Control' expansion, which adds tank battles to the mix. While it is bunging in some exclusive in-game goodies and virtual cash, packages start at $49.99 and run up to $99.99. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Dec 4, 2013 1:00PM PST

Many players are angry at EA and DICE for shipping the China Rising expansion for Battlefield 4--especially as ongoing issues plague all versions... Read more

Doki-Doki Universe is launching on December 10 for $14.99, HumaNature Studios announced today. Read more

Assassin's Creed 4's "Freedom Cry" DLC will launch on December 17, according to a new advertisement. Read more

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