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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

The big new feature of PS Vita 2.60 is for PlayStation Plus users. You'll be able to quickly and easily download and upload cloud data directly from a game's LiveArea card. That's pretty rad. Read more

A new month means new additions to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Coming to PS3 in August are Hitman Absolution, Zen Pinball 2: Star... Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 5, 2013 6:30AM PDT

When SideQuest Studios revealed a sequel to its 2012 tactical RPG Rainbow Moon, it was a little hazy on exactly which platforms it'd be released for. The decision's now in, with publisher eastasiasoft confirming that Rainbow Skies will land on the same platforms as Moon--PlayStation 3 and Vita--in 2014. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 4, 2013 12:00PM PDT

A new week means a new round of new releases. Next weeks' lineup of new games includes Dragon's Crown, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Tales of Xillia, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for XBLA, and PC editions of Guacamelee and the revamped Spelunky. All shiny and new. Read more

Just in case you forgot, the Ultimate HD version of popular PlayStation Network tower defense game PixelJunk Monsters is coming to PC. In fact, it will be available on August 26th, with some new features added specifically to the Steam release. Read more

Linux and Mac ports of Fez are in the works, and "there's other stuff on the way, too." Polytron is currently "working with Sony." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2013 12:10PM PDT

The bar for multiplayer FPSs on handhelds must be pretty low, but bless 'em, developers will keep on trying. The next big handheld FPS on the horizon is Killzone: Mercenary for Vita, and come "late August" all and sundry will be able to give the multiplayer a go when it enters open beta. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 31, 2013 8:00AM PDT

Guacamelee is coming to PC, a game we called "one of the best action-platformers in recent memory" and "a can't miss." Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 30, 2013 7:15AM PDT

Biffity-bopper Real Boxing will hit Vita on August 27, developer Vivid Games has announced. It'll cost $9.99, which is reasonable enough for a downloadable dress-up game with a bit of man-punching on the side. Read more