You know what they say about gift horses... Take a look at these new screens for the game, including its casino minigame.

These few new screens aren't many in number, but are impressive in detail – including the cityscape above and a casino minigame 

Fisher Is Back And Crankier Than Ever In Splinter Cell: Conviction
No perfect formula exists for making a great game. Even a game from an established studio with solid concepts can sometimes turn flat during development. Sometimes to do a project right, you need a little extra time. Splinter Cell: Conviction went through such a trial, but it looks like the extra incubation time was well spent, because the game emerged at this year’s E3 looking like one of the most polished titles of the show. 

In 2006’s Double Agent, Sam Fisher’s only daughter was killed by a drunk driver. In Conviction, new evidence surfaces that leads Sam to believe that Sarah was killed as part of a more elaborate government plot. The game starts with Sam looking for clues, hot on the trail of an arms dealer named Andre Kobin.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The soon-to-release Call of Duty sequel has a brand new approach to weapon upgrades, and the development team wants to tell you about it in this new video. 

For many players, the holiday season of gaming is virtually defined by the release of a new Call of Duty game. Whether you count yourself in that crowd or not, there's some new features on the way to multiplayer that might tweak your interest. 

The developers at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer put together this new video that explains the advances. In short, in addition to the existing weapon upgrade system, you'll unlock weapon proficiencies to further customize the way your gun handles.

We already knew that EA was working on the next installment of the Medal of Honor franchise, but with Battlefield 3 out the door, the publisher has started the hype machine for its next major military shooter.

Copies of Battlefield 3 came packaged with an insert pointing people toward the Medal of Honor website, which was updated yesterday with a couple of blog posts dropping some hints at the next Medal of Honor.

While the actual information in these posts is minimal, EA has revealed a new unit patch (pictured above) that will be featured in the game. Though the unit is not named, the post says the patch "should give you a good idea of what type of team you'll be a part of in our upcoming game."

Any guesses as to what top-secret elite military force we'll be stepping into the shoes of this time around?

PC gaming is far more technologically advanced than its fixed hardware console competitors, but the current economic climate is preventing developers from taking advantage of it according to Crytek founder Cevat Yerli.

"PC is easily a generation ahead right now," Yerli told the UK publication Edge. "With 360 and PS3, we believe the quality of the games beyond Crysis 2 and other CryEngine developments will be pretty much limited to what their creative expressions is, what the content is. You won't be able to squeeze more juice from these rocks.

Treyarch wants fans to know they’ve been listening to community feedback, and a such havedetailed a list of WIP fixes they are polishing off for an upcoming PC patch. There’ve already been a few smaller updates since the game’s November launch, but this is the most sizable to date.

Fixes will address issues with the Quickmatch system, spawn locations, and leaderboards, amongst other considerations. Check out the full list of pending updates below.

While The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was a great game, Fallout 3 advanced Bethesda’s technology in some significant ways, and Skyrim reaps all the benefits.

While speaking with PC Gamer, game director Todd Howard said, “[Skyrim]’s a lot more like Fallout 3, where as you level up you are going to see harder things, but the easier things stay around as well.”

EA must be pleased with how Battlefield 3 is doing so far. The company confirmed on its latest earnings call the game shipped 10 million units in its first week.

EA did not provide sell-through numbers for the title, only saying they were "strong." It should be noted that "shipped' means sold to retail, not sold to customers. However, CEO John Riccitiello said retailers are already placing re-orders for Battlefield 3.

This marks the biggest day-one launch in the company's history, nearly doubling last year's Medal of Honor.

Battlefield 3 launches in Europe today.

It’s a good day to be a Metal Gear Solid fan, because Konami confirmed today that the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be out in the United States on November 8th. This is the same release date that retailers had listed for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, so there isn’t much of a change there.

Electronic Arts‘ digital distribution platform, Origin, seems to be growing in popularity, at least with publishers. It announced today that games from Capcom, THQ, and Warner Bros. will soon be added to Origin, marking the first time a non-EA game has appeared on the service.

Of course, with Saints Row: The Third and Batman: Arkham City being the only games named in Electronic Arts’ press release, it’ll be a little while before we start seeing third party games show up on Origin frequently. Once it gets the ball rolling with Saints Row: The Third and Batman: Arkham City, however, Electronic Arts promises that “additional titles,” will be added in the coming months.

If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s clear now that Electronic Arts is definitely trying to compete withSteam. It has secured its first three publishers to put their games up on Origin, but Origin has a long way to go if EA wants it to compete with the offerings on Steam.

Then again, with Electronic Arts pulling its newer releases from Steam pretty much entirely, the absence of games like Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic might convince the Steam-using majority to give Origin another look. Of course, Steam is know for its daily, midweek, and weekend deals, so until Electronic Arts decides to be a little more deal-friendly, I’m not sure it’ll be getting many regular customers with Origin.

What do you think – will Origin catch on with the PC gaming public, or will Electronic Arts find its platform without that many regular customers? Do you think that once we see more publishers embracing Origin, Electronic Arts might decide to put its game back up on Steam?