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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 17, 2014 8:30AM PST

Ryse: Son of Rome may have been one of the big shiny exclusives at the heart of the Xbox One launch lineup but, well, it wasn't all that great. To stir up a little interest as it continues its DLC plans, Microsoft is running a week-long download sale bringing Ryse down to $39.99. It's also unveiled the second DLC pack, Mars' Chosen, which adds a new co-op Survival Mode. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 16, 2014 9:00AM PST

Next week brings oodles of new games, including bug-squisher Earth Defense Force 2025, town-builder Banished, the next-gen versions of jumper Rayman, murder-y jumper Strider, ape simulator Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and an Early Access release for mankind-destroyer Plauge Inc: Evolved on PC. Oh, and a new Dreamcast game. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Feb 16, 2014 12:01AM PST

Are you still waiting on a Titanfall beta code? If you're an Xbox One owner, that won't be a concern to you anymore, because the Titanfall beta has been made available to the public. Read more

A new Sniper Elite 3 developer diary explains how the X-ray kill-cam has evolved to include muscle tissue and the human circulatory system, while also discussing the series' new vehicle kill-cam. Read more

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a reality and it will come later in 2014 to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Feb 14, 2014 2:00PM PST

Watch an "unedited, uncommented" playthrough of the first level of Thief. Read more

Think guns are getting boring in third-person shooters? Hardly. In the latest trailer for PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, players will shoot dolphins. Read more

A retailer listing has seemingly outed a new Transformers game, titled "Rise of the Dark Spark," for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 14, 2014 6:30AM PST

You've got time, so form a plan. Book time off work. Start keeping an eye out for scrap metal by the roadside, to swipe and redecorate your home. Google "How to hang giant rusty chains from lounge ceiling." Fill a chest freezer with meat, then turn it off several months in advance to attract swarms of flies. Then you're ready. Publisher Bethesda today announced The Evil Within will come to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 26. Read more

Battlefield 4's most egregious problems appear to be in the past, because DICE is focusing on expansions again. Second Assault will hit non-Xbox One platforms on February 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members (March 4 for everyone else), while Naval Strike is set for a late March deployment. Read more

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