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A new Batman Arkham game has been rumored for awhile, but it appears it is indeed real. Batman: Arkham Origins has been revealed and is being developed by Warner Bros Games Montreal for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It is scheduled to be released on October 25. Read more

Castle of Illusion is the next Disney platformer to get a current-gen revival. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 7, 2013 5:00PM PDT

Next week is light on new releases, but we'll still see the launches of Guacamelee for PS3 and Vita, Microsoft's new Motocross Madness on XBLA, ShootMania Storm, the revamped Age of Empires II HD on PC, and a PS2 Classics re-release of survival horror Fatal Frame. Read more

Before Dark Souls became a massive success, From Software released Demon's Souls--its bone-crushingly difficult predecessor. PlayStation Plus members will be able to grab it later today as part of this month's update to the Instant Game Collection. Read more

While PlayStation Plus subscribers have regularly enjoyed free games through Sony's Instant Game Collection, they'll soon be able to get free movies as well. Read more

Oh, look. Another indie game coming to PS Vita and PS3. But, while PlayStation Network may have open arms for indie games, apparently it won't allow cuss words in the title. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 29, 2013 4:45PM PDT

Delightful murder simulator Hotline Miami was never supposed to receive a sequel, so we should be jolly grateful that its planned DLC ended up morphing into one. But after that, developer Dennaton Games says, that's it. No more. It'll bow out murdering men in the early nineties then after that, you'll need to satisfy any head-stomping urges yourself. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 28, 2013 9:30AM PDT

Hot on the heels of Terraria's Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 launch this week, publisher 505 Games today announced the delightful 2D dig 'em up is also coming to Vita. Unlike many excavation games, Terraria is also heavy on evisceration, with heaps of craftable weapons--including a machinegun made from sharks--to unleash on some honking great monsters. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Mar 27, 2013 4:40PM PDT

Sony has announced an updated version of PhyreEngine, a multi-platform game engine, at GDC 2013. Available today, version 3.5 expands support for... Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 27, 2013 3:40PM PDT

They're everywhere nowadays, infographics. Initially intended to make complex information easy to comprehend, they increasingly seem an excuse to surround numbers with pretty colours and pictures. But! Lovely idea. And it's quite a lovely idea that three-person studio Digital Dreams is inspired by infographics in its "puzzle action game" Metrico, announced earlier this week for Vita. Read more

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