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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 29, 2013 6:45AM PDT

The arms race for cruder, more violent, and more 'extreme' characters in the '90s may be long over, but the weapons from these old wars have stuck around. Every now and then they'll pop in to be rad and remind us that we live in less gnarly times. That's what Lobo will be up to on May 7, stopping by Injustice: Gods Among Us to swing chains, ride a space-motorbike, and gesticulate impolitely with his middle finger. Read more

A new teaser video released by Ubisoft not only confirms the inclusion of the classic "spies vs. mercs" multiplayer mode for Blacklist, but promises additional details on May 2nd. Hey, that's only a week from now! Read more

DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns talks about the focus of Batman: Arkham Origins on the insanity of Batman's villains, and how that factor sets it apart from his own prequel "Earth One" book. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 26, 2013 12:30PM PDT

By "imminent," Nintendo of America really meant it. Virtual Console is now available on Wii U. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 26, 2013 10:25AM PDT

Former members of the Amalur team are now working on the next Mass Effect game. Read more

5th Cell is reportedly working on a new Scribblenauts game that will feature DC superheroes. It's said to be debuting at this year's E3, and coming for PC, Wii U, and 3DS. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 26, 2013 6:45AM PDT

Nintendo has launched the Wii U's spring update, bringing the firmware up to version 3.0.0 U with shiny features including faster menu loading and background downloading. It also has loads of little tweaks which, while not hugely exciting, will make using your Wii U generally more pleasant. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Apr 25, 2013 11:00AM PDT

Old school beat out new school in the vote for cover athlete of Madden NFL 25. Retired Detroit Lions star Barry Sanders survived six rounds of voting to beat out current Minnesota Vikings phenom Adrian Peterson, it was revealed on ESPN 2 last night. Read more

In an investor briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explains why the Wii U lost momentum in the marketplace, and how the company has struggled to explain it to consumers. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 25, 2013 6:45AM PDT

Oh, how you tutted and sighed when Ubisoft delayed the Wii U edition of Rayman Legends into September just so it could launch alongside its newly-announced Xbox 360 and PS3 siblings. The monsters! But hey, good news. Your wait is now slightly shorter, as Ubi has now said the delightful jump 'em up sequel will launch on August 27. Read more

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