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Battlefield 4's Winter Patch released, adds new Squad Obliteration game mode

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DICE has released Battlefield 4's Winter Patch, which adds a brand new game mode called Squad Obliteration alongside the usual laundry list of fixes, balance tweaks and alterations.

Squad Obliteration is slightly altered version of Obliteration, which had you trying to blow up the opposing team's base with a bomb. It's intended for competitive squad versus squad play, and removes parachute spawns, extends the bomb timer, and forces you to destroy the mode's three targets in order.

TSI announces RPG character transfer system 'Gateway'

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Tactical Simulations Interactive (TSI for short) has revealed its new technology 'Gateway', which will let players transfer their favorite characters across supported RPGs.

Unsurprisingly Gateway will be introduced alongside TSI's upcoming RPG Seven Dragon Saga, but fellow developers InXile and Harebrained Schemes have also announced support for the system.

Boardgame adaptation Legions of Steel on the way this April

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Indie developer Studio Nix has announced that Legions of Steel, its adaptation of the classic robot-smashing board game, is set for release this May 2015 on PC and iPad.

If you're unfamiliar with the board game, players take the role of an elite group of Commandos sent to raid a production facility of the evil Empire of the Machines. You're a bunch of future John Connors, essentially.

Shadowrun Online changes name to Shadowrun Chronicles, releases this April

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Nordic Games and Cliffhanger Productions, who recently announced they were partnering up to release the final version of early access title Shadowrun Online, have revealed a name change for the cyberpunk fantasy MMO.

It's now going to be known as Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown, a title chosen by the game's community and Kickstarter backers.

Ubisoft kicks off first competitive tournament for Might and Magic: Heroes Online

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Ubisoft is kicking off the first official competitive tournament for its free-to-play browser RPG Might and Magic: Heroes Online, titled Champions of Ashan. It starts today, and will continue throughout the month.

The tournament sets players against each other in PVP battles, offering special rewards "such as gift-cards and exclusive medals."

World of Warcraft will allow players to swap in-game gold for play time

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Blizzard is adding a new option to World of Warcraft that will allow players to exchange their hard-earned in-game gold for extra game time.

You'll be able to buy 'WoW Tokens' through the World of Warcraft in-game shop for cash, then sell it in the auction house for gold at a non-negotiable price. When a player buys your Token, it becomes Soulbound and they can redeem it for 30 days game time.

Kojima Productions teases major Metal Gear Solid 5 announcement this Wednesday

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Hideo Kojima is up to his old tricks again, the tease – apparently Kojima Productions will unveil something important regarding Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday.

Every single Metal Gear fan will be crossing all their appendages in the hope we'll get an official release date for the stealth action thriller, but there's every chance it could be something about amusing animal hats.

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