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The Wolfenstein franchise has always been a fast-paced shooter with little thought to anything more than killing Nazis. But developer MachineGames is attempting a different style with Wolfenstein: The New Order one that offers a lot more depth and character development. Creative director Jens Matthies said the change in formula plays to the developer's strengths. Read more

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs. Read more

The primary goal right now for The Elder Scrolls Online ready for release early in 2014, but developer Zenimax Online has been keeping an eye on other MMOs and watching what they have been doing--and experiencing--in the crowded massively multiplayer market. Read more

Not everyone that played Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode bothered to be a cooperative type. Many players opted to go Lone Wolf, sticking to the default Assault class, and playing DICE's game like Any Ol' Shooter. To encourage a bit more variety, DICE is attempting to communicate the game's various features more clearly to players in Battlefield 4. Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division is aiming to ensure that death hurts in multiplayer, helping tie it in with the game's single-player campaign, in the process. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 9, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Capybara debuting Below at Microsoft's E3 presentation may have led to the idea that it would be an Xbox One-exclusive. This is not the case, according to the developer. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Aug 8, 2013 9:30AM PDT

PlayStation 4 won't require a Plus subscription to record and stream video, Sony has confirmed, after reports circulated that the Xbox One game DVR functionality will require Gold. Read more

Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin says that the dramatic shift actually benefited the company and the brand by better preparing the studio for the rigors of next-gen development. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 6, 2013 5:30PM PDT

We may not have much of an idea of what Capcom's Deep Down is, but the new Panta Rhei engine that powers it looks pretty hot, if the tech demo is any indication. Read more

Why is there no new Assassin's Creed game for Vita this year? It's all Assassin's Creed 4's fault, apparently. Ubisoft Sofia, the team that made Liberation, was tasked to help with AC4 instead of making a brand new game for the handheld. Read more

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