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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 11:45AM PDT

A new Metal Gear Online is in development alongside the Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima has revealed. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 14, 2013 11:15AM PDT

DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson has confirmed that Battlefield 4 won't include mod support, though he noted that it's a subject DICE is actively considering for future games. Read more

Nomura warns Kingdom Hearts fans that "looking at the current development status, I think we may have announced it a little too early." Time to wait for PlayStation 5, perhaps? Read more

EA is finally ditching Online Passes so the three-year experiment clearly didn't work out quite as it had hoped, but how bad was it? "The amount of money that we made, it didn't replace the amount of frustration we put on our customers and it didn't offset the reputation damage it caused the company," EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has said at E3. Ah. So quite bad. Read more

EA's announcement of a new Star Wars: Battlefront at E3 was, well, it was nothing. EA has since dribbled out a few more details, saying "DICE wants to put its own flavour" on the classic Battlefront formula. As Battlefront was essentially Battlefield with Star Wars, well, you probably know what to expect. Read more

EA is assuring fans that the reboot of Mirror's Edge will not be turned into a shooter, but will be more action-adventure. Read more

Series creator Hideo Kojima apparently has some ulterior motives for bringing Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain into an open-world environment. He wants to incorporate mobile devices into the MGS5 experience, along with user-created content. Read more

The announcement of Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade this week was quite confusing, both because it was light on details and because, well, it's made by the folks behind Wet and Naughty Bear. But, new details: it'll be a free-to-play PlanetSide-y PvP fight for control of planets, with a splash of AI Tyranids on the side to add extra trouble. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 13, 2013 2:45PM PDT

The Xbox One introduces a new kind of No-Prize to lust after and work towards in the form of challenges, which will co-exist alongside plain old regular achievements. Challenges are only available for a while and can be more varied--perhaps spanning games or challenging a whole community--Microsoft has explained in the sort of excessive detail one would expect from a newly-revealed console. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jun 13, 2013 2:15PM PDT

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is meant to finish off the story of Geralt of Riva, and developer CD Projekt Red is hoping to end the series in a big way.... Read more

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