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

For some reason or another, games seem unwilling to announce their release dates in advance, the big sillies. Still, it doesn't matter what else is coming out, as Civilization V's expansion Brave New World arrives on Tuesday, so what could demand your time and attention more? Read more

Warner Bros has confirmed that the Deathstroke DLC, previously only announced for the PC, PS3, and 360 versions of Batman: Arkham Origins, will be coming to the Wii U as well. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Ubisoft explains why it chose Chicago as the setting for its open world action game Watch Dogs. Read more

If the Great Video Game Hacking Spree of Spring 2011 didn't convince you to start using different passwords for every account, oh dear: time to change everything again. Ubisoft has confirmed that its account database was hacked, giving a miscreant access to user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. Thankfully, credit card details are safe. Read more

The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show. Read more

Battlefield 4 is all about "levolution," EA's gimmicky marketing term used to describe the nonetheless impressive amount of destruction you can cause in the environment. And Activision is saying "hey, we can do the same thing" with its newest pre-order incentive. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 30, 2013 12:45PM PDT

For some reason or another, everyone's being very coy about what they're releasing next week. Or perhaps almost nothing is coming out. We're getting the PC edition of gore 'em up Mortal Kombat, drive 'em up Trackmania 2 Valley, vamp 'em up Dark (delayed at short notice from last week), a Wii U re-release of fly 'em up Pilotwings, and potentially some exciting mysteries. Who knows? Read more

In a new video released by Ubisoft, community developer Zack Cooper gives an introduction to what Spies vs Mercs Classic is all about. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jun 27, 2013 11:30AM PDT

Mario games used to be big events. Six years separated Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Four years separated Gamecube's lone Mario game with New Super Mario Bros for Wii. And now, we're on track to have three Mario games in two years. Has Nintendo diluted the brand? Read more

Angry Birds Trilogy will be hitting Wii and Wii U on August 13, Rovio has announced. Read more

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