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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 19, 2012 6:00AM PDT

Keiji Inafune's zombie-slaying ninja 'em up revealed last week under the codename 'Yaiba' is, in fact, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, starring a fallen ninja resurrected as a cyborg to slay Ryu Hayabusa. A collaboration between series creator Team Ninja, Inafune's Comcept, and Lost Planet 3 developer Spark Unlimited, it's being made for unspecified consoles. Read more

It appears Microsoft is keen on creating original video programming for Xbox Live, and has announced the hire of a former CBS exec. Read more

Borderlands 2 is a game filled with secrets. And we have to admit, this easter egg is a pretty incredible nod to one of the most popular PC indie games around. Read more

BioWare is already working on the next "full game" in the Mass Effect franchise. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 11:20AM PDT

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand, which is quite splendid. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 10:15AM PDT

I've learned quite a few things in my time on Pandora in Borderlands 2. As one of my numerous last wills and testaments (and I have died a lot), I offer a few tips for wannabe vault hunters. Read more

Dead Island Riptide is following the footsteps of its predecessor by releasing a sappy pre-rendered trailer that is nothing like the game it is supposedly "inspired" by. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 18, 2012 9:05AM PDT

With Dishonored launching on October 9, developer Arkane should be in the relatively comfortable certification phase, sitting back and hoping that all goes well, while perhaps buffing up the PC edition or thinking about DLC. So here, enjoy a new video developer diary where the gang reflect on getting to see the game in its finished state. It's quite good, they think. Read more

You didn't think Activision would be silly enough to forget a Sean Connery-era movie in its Bond mashup game, 007 Legends? Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2012 2:30PM PDT

Microsoft did some housekeeping recently, cleaning up some Halo domains it had missed earlier this year, picking up the .net and .org versions of Halo 7, Halo 8 and Halo 9. Read more

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