By Ozzie Mejia   //   February 1, 2015 8:00 AM

Weekly Game Release Highlights, February 2-8

It's a bit of a slow week for new releases, but there are a couple of notable games on this one: #IDARB, which will comes as a free Games with Gold offering, and Apotheon, which will come to PlayStation Plus members for free.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 31, 2015 12:00 PM

Chatty Twitch Highlights 50: Heroes of the Shack

For the 50th edition of the Chatty Twitch Highlights, our Shacknews Chatty community takes their recently-distributed Heroes of the Storm beta keys and jump into some 5v5 battles for glory!

Lets talk about Lightzout and his ex-girlfriends dog. - DozIR_
By Steven Wong   //   January 30, 2015 2:00 PM

Indie Shout-out: Eldritch

In our premiere episode of The Indie Shoutout, we shine a light on Eldritch, a action adventure game based on Lovecraftian lore. 

I just wanted to chime in on this game. I haven't played it for a while but I got really into it last year. Don't be f... - Gwyndion
By Nathaniel Hohl   //   January 30, 2015 1:00 PM

Opinion: How Heroes of the Storm and Infinite Crisis Shakes Up the MOBA World

Despite (or perhaps because of) their popularity, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 have gained a reputation for being difficult to learn, which is exacerbated by an often toxic player community. However, Heroes of the Storm and Infinite Crisis could be the games that can change things for the better.

If HoTS is less toxic than other MOBAs, it's because there's no voice chat and matches are shorter, meaning you are team... - briktal
By Daniel Perez   //   January 30, 2015 12:50 PM

AOL to shut down gaming blog Joystiq

After several years of publishing gaming-related content, AOL is in the process of shutting down Joystiq.

I specifically noticed gaming content showing up on Engadget lately. I guess this is why. :-/ - zolointo
By Steve Watts   //   January 30, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 31: Go West, Young Man (And Hide)

In which the crew formulates its escape plan for once they betray humanity to the alien overlords.

Thanks for tackling my off-topic hypothetical. You all had some very creative ideas! I especially enjoyed the rocket shi - Amusatron