Yes, I'm still hiding underneath that palm tree in Battlefield 3. No, I'm not moving. Yes, I know it got blown to splinters two rounds ago. 

Video Blips:

• Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand map pack deploys on the PC and Xbox 360. That's right, now the rest of us can join our PlayStation 3 brethren in plinking away at tanks with pistols and deconstructing construction zones — with explosions.

Continue after the break for a skull's midnight rendezvous with a carefully aimed bullet in Sniper Elite V2, more downloadable period garb for your virtual hitman in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and Gravity Rush's combination of wonky physics and half-naked women.


• This shadowy marksman in Sniper Elite V2 has all the angles covered — including the "high-velocity metal through eye socket" angle. Even the Nazis know that the more one forgoes laughingly obvious cover, the more of a man you'll be when your skull pops open from extreme range.

• Slip into the practiced polygons of the Corsair, the Privateer, the Brigand, and the Gladiator in the Ancestors multiplayer character pack for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. First, however, I'll need a spare pair of ears after I wrenched mine off in a fit of dubstep-induced delirium.

• You know the drill by now, folks: An unheathily tanned woman dramatically leaps off a building before some crazy Japanese stuff happens in Gravity Rush. Before now, flinging someone against a wall just by poking them existed only in my dreams.