Today's serving of collection of news croutons is best paired with a baby spinach, bullets, and blasters. On the menu: Far Cry 3 system specs and a trailer, a Guild Wars 2 patch, dead people lusting for your flesh in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Rift's nose-tweak to Pandaria, and more.
- Far Cry 3's system requirements (opens in new tab) includes one-time online activation instead of a persistent connection. Neat. Even better: Islands drive people insane (opens in new tab) . Wait, that might actually not be better on second thought.
- Let's hope your windmills keep up with the shred-tastic music in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's zombie mode reveal trailer (opens in new tab) .
- The Secret World Issue #3--" The Cat God (opens in new tab) "--resumes Funcom's fast-paced update schedule with two new missions and a new load of Lairs.
- Every pre-order for Rift: Storm Legion (opens in new tab) until October 3 donates $1 to the Pandas International charity. Cheeky, Trion--but clever.
- Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour's release trailer (opens in new tab) still doesn't explain how a heart entirely made of iron would work.
- The latest Guild Wars 2 patch (opens in new tab) fixed up dungeon loot vendors and adjusted the difficulty of some story fixes, among numerous squashed bugs.
- Patch 1.4 (opens in new tab) for Star Wars: The Old Republic zapped in from hyperspace this morning with a brand new Operation, planet, and obligatory loot.
- The $60 Mass Effect Trilogy (opens in new tab) releases November 6 and packages the entirety of Shepard's saga in an appropriately sleek box.
- "The poultry has been planted."