Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 titles The Darkness 2 and Spec Ops: The Line are now backward compatible on Xbox One.
2K Games is offering huge discounts on several of its biggest hits on the Humble Store, with some titles up to 83 per cent off.
The developer of Spec Ops: The Line is using Unreal Engine 4 to make a next-generation game.
Online multiplayer has been the major addition to nearly every console game this generation. But do all games need it - does it actually make them better? Skyrim survived without, as did BioShock.
Hallucinogenic psychological war allegory Spec Ops: The Line now has an additional co-op mode across all platforms, publisher 2K Games has announced.
Lego Batman 2 has held onto the UK all-formats chart top spot despite tough competition from a handful of big new releases.
This week's European PlayStation Store update is jam-packed with classic PlayStation 3 games, alongside a sprinkling of tarted-up HD classics to boot.
BioShock (£11.99), Ridge Racer 7: 3D License Version (£14.99) plus Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Among Thieves (£14.99 each) all arrive to download.
New to PlayStation 3 is the previously Wii-exclusive Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection (£16.99, or £11.99 each for Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles). These co-operative on-rails shooters retell the story of the early Resident Evil games, with slices of new story added in for good measure.
Free Spec Ops: The Line co-op downloadable content launches in August, 2K Games has announced.
It features objective-based cooperative multiplayer scenarios set in the area used for the single-player campaign prior to Captain Walker and his squad's arrival.
Four missions are included, each with unique objectives, environments and playable characters. You have to fight waves of enemies and, of course, blinding sandstorms, to complete objectives. 2K said the DLC emphasises teamwork, and players will have to use a variety of weapons and explosives.
The PC demo of sandy shooter Spec Ops: The Line launches on 12th June, 2K Games has announced.
The company confirmed the PC version uses Steamworks, and released the minimum and recommended specs.
They are as follows:
While Nolan North is arguably most famous for lending his voice to Uncharted hero Nathan Drake, his gaming CV now includes well over a 100 titles.
A Spec Ops: The Line demo launches today, 2K Games has announced.
Dubai third-person shooter Spec Ops: The Line launches in the US on 26th June and everywhere else on 29th June, 2K Games has announced.
Those release dates apply to all three versions of the Yager-developed game: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Pre-order and you get in-game bonuses for use in multiplayer, which 2K senior producer Denby Grace said provide an "immediate advantage".
Forthcoming 2K third person shooter, Spec Ops: The Line allows players to gun down unarmed civilians and open fire on "angry mobs".
The 2K Australia revamp of XCOM will be released sometime between April 2011 and the end of March 2012, Take-Two's money report has spewed.
Does that mean an early 2012 launch?
If XCOM was coming this autumn, why wouldn't 2K have said? The Darkness II has a confirmed autumn 2011 date and that game was only announced yesterday.
2K Games has sent Spec Ops: The Line beta invites to "a small number of applicants" on Xbox 360.
Joystiq confirmed this with the publisher, which added: "We'll be adding more people into the private beta in the coming weeks."
We're trying to find out about a PC and PS3 beta now.
2K has officially unveiled Spec Ops: The Line for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
German developer Yager is at the controls (and not 2K Boston as previously rumoured), and is producing a third-person shooter about a US special forces unit entering a post-disaster Dubai in search of a rogue US officer.
In the launch trailer, the player is needled by this rogue chap's voiceover, which suggests he's gone a bit Apocalypse Now in the process.