advertisement

Latest Videos

Recent Games

Got news? Submit a Tip!

The Migrant Trail: crossing the US-Mexico border in a game inspired by The Oregon Trail

Related Topics – PC, PBS
The Migrant Trail: crossing the US-Mexico border in a game inspired by The Oregon Trail

While it may not have won the top prize at Games for Change, one of my favorite games from this year's showcase is The Migrant Trail. Inspired by The Oregon Trail, players choose to play as either migrants or the Border Patrol agents patrolling the desert. Migrants must stock up on gear and try to survive the harrowing journey, while managing their hunger, thirst, and health.

Read more: Play as the Border Patrol as well »

"Poorly named. "Migrants" and immigrants cross legal borders all the time. This is "The illegal ..."
- emarkp    See all 2 comments


Virtuix Omni VR treadmill raises $3 million investment

Related Topics – PC, Virtuix Omni
Virtuix Omni VR treadmill raises $3 million investment

VR is attracting a lot of attention--and money. While Virtuix, developer of the upcoming Omni VR treadmill, may not have been acquired by Facebook like Oculus, it's raised quite a bit of money from investors. The company announced $3 million of seed investment--far more than the $1.1 million they raised on Kickstarter.

Read more: Over thousands already pre-ordered »

"This device can't be fully used without a way to get rid of the mouse and keyboard, right?"
- repeat2k    See all 4 comments


GameStop offering Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tickets with game purchase

GameStop offering Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tickets with game purchase

The Venn diagram for people interested in playing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is basically just one circle. It's hard to imagine anyone playing the game without also checking out the movie, and GameStop is capitalizing on that notion with a special day to give away movie tickets with purchase of the game tie-in.

Read more: Bonus costume pack and tickets for early-comers »

Comment on this story


Minecraft content to transfer from PS3 to PS4

Minecraft content to transfer from PS3 to PS4

Minecraft is already on PlayStation 3, and coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita. If you're already dreading rebuilding your palatial estate and complex machinery brick by solitary brick, though, take heart. Mojang says it's planning to let you transfer content from PS3 to PS4, and possibly even to Vita.

Read more: "The plan is to enable users to transfer from PS3 to PS4" »

Comment on this story


Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is unplayable at launch

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is unplayable at launch

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords launched yesterday, but apparently is so broken that many are finding it unplayable. Bandai Namco is working on a solution, and says the technical issue has "delayed the launch" even as the game remains available in the PlayStation Store.

Read more: Connection required, but game refuses to connect »

"Is that the one we all watched the awesome trailer for yesterday??"
- godm0de    See all 4 comments


Titanfall: Expedition's War Games map will teach players how to wallrun

Titanfall: Expedition's War Games map will teach players how to wallrun

Expedition is the first map pack for Titanfall, due next month. One of the levels included in the upcoming premium DLC is War Games, based in a virtual world where Pilots compete in simulated environments of Angel City.

A big focus for the new map is to encourage wall-running. Colored force fields are placed throughout the level and even feature arrows "to help guide players where we wanted them to run," Respawn Entertainment explained. Ultimately, they want to "help encourage players that haven't embraced this new way of traversing maps."

See: lots of screenshots »

"In before someone goes on a rant about Respawn and Activision milking us for money and murdering ..."
- snot3353    See all 2 comments


Skullgirls & Limbo join PlayStation Plus in May

Skullgirls & Limbo join PlayStation Plus in May

The May line-up for PlayStation Plus has been detailed, and it includes (as usual) one new PS4 game, and a variety of awesome PS3 & Vita games. Noteworthy additions include Skullgirls Encore and Limbo.

Read more: The list of games »

Comment on this story


Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards

Gone Home and Papers, Please honored at Games for Change Awards

The 2014 Games for Change ceremony took place last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The two big winners were The Fullbright Company's Gone Home and Lucas Pope's Papers, Please. Gone Home took the "Game of the Year" award while Papers, Please earned both "Most Innovative" and "Best Gameplay."

Read more: "Most Significant Impact" and "Game Changer" awards »

"No, I mean the conspiracy theory stuff and the Satanic connection."
- Fred Garvin    See all 5 comments


Wolfenstein: The New Order live gameplay stream begins at 11AM PT/2PM ET

Wolfenstein: The New Order live gameplay stream begins at 11AM PT/2PM ET

Just in case watching 30 minutes of gameplay footage from the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order wasn't enough, Bethesda plans on doing a livestream of the game in just one hour's time: 2PM ET/11AM PT. Here, you'll be able to get an "extended look" at the shooter.

Watch: The livestream »

"The more they show of this game the less I want it... I get it, it's wolfenstein and they are ..."
- MercuryAdded    See all 2 comments


Chatty Q&A: Blizzard talks Reaper of Souls and the future of Diablo 3

Chatty Q&A: Blizzard talks Reaper of Souls and the future of Diablo 3

It's been roughly a month since Blizzard released the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo 3. PC players have not only had the opportunity to check out the game's continuing story, but have also been able to check out some of the PC version's major improvements that were implemented with the recent 2.0 patch.

However, Blizzard is far from done with Diablo 3. The development team is hard at work on some new content, for both the rejuvenated PC version and for Diablo 3's console version. Production Director John Hight, Game Director Joshua Mosqueira, Lead Designer Kevin Martens, Senior Game Producer Julia Humphreys, and Project Music Director Derek Duke all took time out of their busy schedules to speak to Shacknews and answer some email questions about Reaper of Souls' next big patch, Diablo 3's console versions, and the game's long-awaited PvP mode.

Read more: Diablo 3's dev team answers questions »

"They didn't ask my question: "Whose dick does Jingletard have to suck to get the recent latency ..."
- Simulacrum    See all 48 comments


Minecraft Realms now live, offers servers for $13/month

Related Topics – Minecraft, Mojang Specifications, PC
Minecraft Realms now live, offers servers for $13/month

Minecraft Realms, Mojang's server subscription service for Minecraft, is now live in North America. The service was conceptualized as a way to assure parents that their kids would play on safe servers. It costs $13 per month for a subscription to your own self-contained world.

Read more: PC only for now, "other formats" coming »

Comment on this story


How Fortnite's pieces fit together

Related Topics – Fortnite, Epic Games, PC
How Fortnite's pieces fit together

Epic's Fortnite finally got unveiled earlier this month, but exactly how all of its disparate parts connect still wasn't quite clear. Between the home base, combat areas, and your own personal palace, how does it all fit together?

Read more: Mission hubs and themed game spaces »

Comment on this story


PS4's 'Perfect Day' commercial wins 2014 Game Marketing Award

PS4's 'Perfect Day' commercial wins 2014 Game Marketing Award

The annual Game Marketing Awards took place last night, awarding the best in video games marketing. Midnight Oil won best agency of the year, while Ubisoft took home the award for "Best Marketing Team."

Watch: the winners »

"It was an okay commercial. Honestly, I think the XB1 did a better job selling the features of ..."
- Firefly1985    See all 26 comments


Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes' Xbox & PlayStation-exclusive levels are not exclusive

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes' Xbox & PlayStation-exclusive levels are not exclusive

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes aimed to displease fanboys of both platforms by giving PlayStation owners the exclusive Deja Vu mission and Xbox owners the exclusive Jamais Vu mission. However, in an attempt to further anger fanboys, Kojima Productions has announced that those two platform-exclusive missions aren't exclusive at all anymore. Whoops.

Read more: Free update for all »

"Exclusivity deals should DIAF. They are terrible for customers."
- Nehvrook    See all 2 comments


Evolve 4v1 gameplay video lets you pick your perspective

Evolve 4v1 gameplay video lets you pick your perspective

The asymmetric gameplay of Turtle Rock's upcoming Evolve can be a bit daunting at first. A squad of four human players must team up to take down a giant monster--also played by a human. With so many roles to choose from, what will you do?

Our preview only scratched the surface of the forthcoming next-gen shooter. If you didn't have a chance to play the game at PAX East, here's the next best thing: a video that lets you see a complete match--from any of the five possible perspectives.

Watch: The trailer »

"Yeah, that statue was huge and pretty cool. A buddy of mine did the lighting for that booth."
- Gwyndion    See all 6 comments




Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. DayZ
  4. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
  5. Frozen Synapse
  6. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  7. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  8. Hearts of Iron IV
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. MX vs. ATV Supercross

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. DayZ
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  6. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  7. Frozen Endzone
  8. Batman: Arkham Knight
  9. Survarium
  10. Kerbal Space Program

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us