How Halo: Nightfall grew from Forward Unto Dawn

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 4:00pm PDT

343 Industries recently talked to Shacknews about the upcoming Halo: Nightfall and how the studio is looking to make this a grander effort than 2012's Forward Unto Dawn.

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NBA 2K15 on PS4 and Xbox One gets face-scanning tech

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 3:00pm PDT

The next-gen console versions of 2K's basketball game will get the ability to fully map out your face, using each system's respective camera.

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Epic Zen Garden brings peace and tranquility to iOS 8 devices

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 2:20pm PDT

Epic Games' Epic Zen Garden shows off just what iOS 8 and mobile devices can do with the power of Unreal Engine 4.

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Ice Climbers excluded from Super Smash Bros. due to 3DS hardware

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Series director Masahiro Sakurai explains why the Ice Climbers won't be in the new Smash Bros. The reason, as one might imagine, has nothing to do with the Wii U.

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"I'm not an Ice Climbers guy, but I can see why people would be miffed. I also imagine that ..."

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WWE SuperCard 1.1 update adds two new game modes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 1:30pm PDT

After surpassing 3 million downloads, 2K is issuing a free update to WWE SuperCard, adding in two new game modes and premium Ultra Rare Card Packs.

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"I do the same. Knock a few cards off to see what I get then look at it the next day.. Good time ..."

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Xbox One wired controller headed to PC this fall

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Microsoft announced a new wired Xbox One controller will be released later this fall for PC gamers.

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"The sticks are looser and feel much better IMO. I was playing on 360 last night and I was ..."

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The Crew gets social with PvP video

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Crew is banking on its social features helping it stand out, with a new video showing off some of the game's PvP modes.

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Sniper Elite 3 gets new multiplayer maps on console

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 11:25am PDT

As part of the deployment of the 'Save Churchill: Part 2' DLC, owners of Sniper Elite 3 on consoles will get free multiplayer maps.

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Bejeweled 3 free today on Origin

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 10:50am PDT

Origin's On the House program has marked down Bejeweled 3 by 100%--otherwise known as "free."

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions preview: Retro still evolving

By Bryan Dawson, Sep 17, 2014 10:00am PDT

This isn't your old man's Geometry Wars. Dimensions offers a whole new take on a beloved shooter.

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"Still fucks me off that Geometry Wars 2 never came to PC. I had a fucking blast playing that on ..."

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Shacknews Live: DrunkQuest

By Shack Staff, Sep 17, 2014 9:35am PDT

Today's live stream is made possible by the generous donation from Degenerate, who kindly gifted us with DrunkQuest. Will anyone make it out of today's board game sober?

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"But yes absolutely. We have been playing proper board games the past few weeks so we wanted ..."

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Destiny sells over $325M in just five days

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 8:50am PDT

Activision announced Destiny has sold over $325 million in its first five days of release.

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"They plan to spend $500 m over the 10 year development cycle for Destiny. They didn't spent it ..."

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World of Warcraft to recycle idled character names

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 8:30am PDT

Blizzard expects to set the gates open for other players to snag up character names from players who have idled characters.

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"I wish more services would fucking do this, like XBL, Tumblr, PSN, etc"

- abrasion see all 3 comments

Alien Isolation Survivor Mode will keep players terrified until March 2015

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 8:15am PDT

Sega announced a new Survivor Mode for Alien Isolation that will offer new maps, characters and challenges to complete.

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"In this day and age of weekly releases I'd be surprised if there is still an active online ..."

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The Evil Within shows its dark side in TGS 2014 trailer

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 7:30am PDT

A new trailer was released for Bethesda's The Evil Within that shows just what kind of horrors you should expect in the game.

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