New releases for September 22-28

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 21, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's a wild week for new releases across all platforms! PC is getting Gauntlet, Defense Grid 2, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and more! Wii U gets Hyrule Warriors! Xbox One gets its retail Killer Instinct collection to usher in the Season 2 changes. And just about every pla...


"Watch_Dogs: _Bad Blood DLC also comes out on the 23rd. Looking forward to more Watch_Dogs with ..."

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 35: Quake Live and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week's Twitch roundup captures the weekly Battlefield Bad Company 2 Shackbattle, orangepylon's descent into madness with Left 4 Dead 2, and dael trying out Quake Live!


"Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! That campaign is 90% cutscenes with amateur voice acting, and 10% ..."

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Oculus VR debuts new Crescent Bay prototype

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

Oculus VR pulled the curtain on a whole new prototype at this year's Oculus Connect conference, revealing Crescent Bay.


"Lie Crystal cove, this one won't be released. The next kit will be consumer version (though ..."

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets Omega Mode in October patch

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2014 1:40am PDT

Ultra Street Fighter 4 is getting a new patch in October that will address balance issues, improve online performance on PC, and add in a whole new game mode called Omega Mode that adds new moves to all of the game's characters.


"I assumed all Ultra support was done. I wish they'd port to PS4 though"

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Weekend PC download deals: Talk Like A Pirate Day Edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 4:00pm PDT



"I have not played much, but people seem to like it. I'd download it and try it out. "

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Five things Silent Hills needs to do right

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 19, 2014 3:00pm PDT

After the summer's P.T. demo and the recent Tokyo Game Show teaser, we're ready to step foot into Silent Hills. But there are a few things the game needs to get right to bring the series back as a top survival horror game.


"I would agree but stress that decent movement controls and mechanics are required. The movement ..."

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Kerbal Space Program introducing Administration Building to Career Mode

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 2:35pm PDT

Kerbal Space Program's Career Mode is about to get a boost in the upcoming 0.25 update, with Squad adding a new Admin Building and three new Kerbals.


Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth gets new story trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 2:15pm PDT

The bells toll for thee in the new story trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.


Ryse: Son of Rome PC impressions: Face meets sword

By Steven Wong, Sep 19, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Ryse: Son of Rome will soon be marching its way onto the PC. I go hands-on with an early demo to see if the see if the game has the will and strength to conquer this territory. 


Why Halo: The Master Chief Collection won't make the jump to PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 1:40pm PDT

343 Industries' Dan Ayoub examines the massive scale of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and notes that the priority is getting it right on Xbox One.


"Halo's PC port history is shaky. Halo CE which was done by Gearbox initially launched with ..."

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Opinion: Final Fantasy 15 TGS trailer hints at history

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy 15 at the Tokyo Game Show, and it rightly created buzz around the long-delayed game by referencing the best parts of the modern Final Fantasy era.


Shacknews Chattycast 12: Talk Like a Saloon Full of Pirates Day

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2014 12:00pm PDT

In which the gang speculates about Minecraft's future, passes judgment on recently released games, and rambles about comic books and Fifty Shades of Grey.


"Also, half of ye seemed distracted; lots of quick, dead moments and background conversations. ..."

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Nvidia Maxwell tech re-creates moon landing video

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 11:35am PDT

A new behind-the-scenes video issued by Nvidia shows how the company's new Maxwell GPU and VXGI tech was able to re-create the 1969 lunar landing.


"Um, they had that one young dude put together a scene in unreal 4 as a demo and came up with a ..."

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World of Warcraft video tells Kilrogg's tale of sacrifice

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 11:25am PDT

Kilrogg Deadeye is ready to help lead the Iron Horde in World of Warcraft's upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. But first, Blizzard would like to tell the tale of how he came to be.


"Everyone should look at these. Even if you have no interest in WoW. These are some slick ..."

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Killer Instinct: Season 2's Maya hunts for prey in new trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 11:10am PDT

Maya hunts down some new prey in the latest Killer Instinct: Season 2 trailer and Iron Galaxy teases an all-new original addition to the roster.

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