Halo homage spotted in Destiny

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 8:48am PDT

An homage to Halo protagonist Master Chief was spotted in Bungie's latest title, Destiny.


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Skylanders Trap Team adds 'Kaos Doom Challenge' tower defense mode

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 8:25am PDT

Skylanders Trap Team will feature an all-new tower defense mode that will challenge Portal Masters to increasingly difficult waves of minions to fight against.


Report: Super Smash Bros. Wii U release date leaked

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 7:45am PDT

Nintendo has yet to confirm when Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be releasing, but a US retailer may have just let the cat out of the bag.


"Well I never learned to wavedash anyway, but I could definitely tell Brawl was more sluggish"

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Minecraft developer founders will not be joining Microsoft aquisition

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 6:55am PDT

As rumored, Mojang's founders including Markus 'Notch' Persson will not be joining Microsoft once the company is acquired. 


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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio for $2.5 billion

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 6:27am PDT

Microsoft has made its Minecraft marriage official today by announcing it has acquired Mojang for $2.5 billion. Surprisingly, the company promises to continue supporting the game across all platforms it's already available on.


"I do like the idea of the iOS version of Minecraft selling bucket-loads and Microsoft making ..."

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New releases for September 15-21

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 14, 2014 8:00am PDT

We take our first post-Destiny break with Theathrhythm: Final Fantasy and Wasteland 2.


"Whoa - is Wasteland 2 out *this week*? Dammit - inExile still hasn't sorted out their 'if you ..."

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 34: The Destiny edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week, we celebrate with three Destiny streams and a couple of streams that are NOT Destiny, namely dael's XCOM Enemy Within playthrough and this week's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Shackbattle.


Weekend PC download deals: Steam celebrates Capcom

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2014 3:00pm PDT

There are some great PC gaming deals to be found this weekend, including Steam celebrating Capcom by offering discounts on the publisher's library. And that includes games that are brand new to Steam, like Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising 2.


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Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire trailer gets Primal

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2014 2:20pm PDT

The Pokemon Company has offered up new details on Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre in a new trailer, while also showing off three new Mega Evolutions.


"Why does everybody say Omega Ruby first and Alpha Sapphire second? Am I the only one who views ..."

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Shacknews Chattycast 11: You Gonna Die

By Steve Watts, Sep 12, 2014 1:15pm PDT

In which the gang throws down in Destiny, contemplates the smartness of watches, and welcomes you to the jungle.


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Shacknews Live: DayZ

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2014 12:35pm PDT

Rumpo attempts to survive the harrowing world of DayZ.


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Elite: Dangerous pre-order details revealed

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Pricing information and pre-order contents have been revealed for the Kickstarter success known as Elite: Dangerous.


IndieCade 2014 finalists named

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2014 11:40am PDT

Hack 'n' Slash, Close Castles, and Metrico are among the many finalist selections for IndieCade 2014, celebrating the best in indie gaming across a variety of platforms.


"Lol, all of them. And the winner will be whatever entry least resembles a game, just like ..."

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo next week, select early access today

By Daniel Perez, Sep 12, 2014 10:20am PDT

A Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo will be available to select Club Nintendo members starting today and everyone else on September 19.


"Yup. I was dubious about a 3ds version, and this demo was enough to persuade me that it's going ..."

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Watch today's full Nintendo Treehouse stream here

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2014 9:45am PDT

Nintendo will begin broadcasting footage of the finalized version of Super Smash Bros. on 3DS at 1PM PDT today, but before that, they'll be revealing more about Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, and others, starting at 10AM PDT!

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