Magic 2015 introduces 14 specially-designed cards

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 8:42am PDT

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers will introduce fourteen cards designed by gaming luminaries and members of the community, and today we know just who is behind all the special cards.


"Trivia: Justin Gary is listed as a pro Magic player but he's better known these days as the head ..."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming in October

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 7:54am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth, the futurist take on the long-running strategy franchise, has set a landing date. 2K Games announced today that it will come to PC on October 24 for $49.99.


"of all the things to like about AC, unit customization was one aspect i did not care for"

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Hitman GO 'Airport Box' now available

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 6:55am PDT

Hitman GO has received an update, giving access to the "Airport Box." It includes new stages, smarter guards, and new mechanics for Agent 47.


Transformers Universe rolls out open beta

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 6:23am PDT

Transformers Universe is opening its beta period this weekend, and ringing in the event with double XP, prizes, and a live stream.


"Transformers Universe, the free-to-play third-person MOB... {closes tab}"

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Shack Snack: July 2, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 02, 2014 5:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


"Yep, they've hit a good balance. Not too long, doesn't dwell on one topic too much. Most ..."

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DayZ adds new maps and grenades

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 4:15pm PDT

The zombie-filled world of DayZ is expanding even further with the game's latest update. The new patch adds some bug fixes and deals with optimization issues, while also tossing in some new map areas and additional weapons.


"I wish they would create a map like NYC or Chicago and support less GIANT EXPANSE of map and ..."

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Killing Floor reaches the 'End of the Line' with new update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Killing Floor is getting a substantial new update called End of the Line, which will introduce a free map pack and paid cosmetic packs for all players by the end of Wednesday.


DC Universe Online 'Halls of Power' DLC introduces the New Gods this summer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 2:58pm PDT

DC Universe Online has battled across Earth for a couple of years, but the battle is about to spread into the cosmos. Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG will introduce Jack Kirby's Fourth World with a new DLC pack called Halls of Power, with Part I set to release this summer...


Shacknews Staff Top 5 Games of 2014 (so far)

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 1:30pm PDT

We all know the games you loved so far this year, and now it's our turn. The Shacknews crew has put together its own list of our favorites, with a tight one-game-per-person rule. No ties, no second place, just our standout personal favorites of 2014's first half.


Lindsay Lohan suing Rockstar Games over GTA5 likeness

By Robert Workman, Jul 02, 2014 1:20pm PDT

Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar Games over the use of her resemblance in Grand Theft Auto 5.


"Isn't this really old news? Like just a few weeks after GTA 5 came out old?"

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Magic 2015 coming July 16

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 12:29pm PDT

Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 is coming July 16. Pre-purchases are now available on Steam, with extra loot for those who pay more.


"I was talking to some about it the first time I went. I mentioned beer. Or something like beer ..."

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Sunset Overdrive 'Chaos Squad' 8-player co-op explained

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 12:16pm PDT

Insomniac is explaining Sunset Overdrive's 8-player co-op multiplayer mode, known as Chaos Squad.


Super TIME Force Ultra coming to PC this summer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 11:40am PDT

Super TIME Force will not be a console-exclusive much longer, with Capybara announcing that Super TIME Force Ultra will hit PC later this summer with some unannounced new features.


"Great news. I thought it was a serious mistake for them to not have it on PC. I would have ..."

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix trailer shows new HD hotness

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 11:26am PDT

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will offer some shiny new graphics to the original PS2/PSP games and a new trailer shows an active comparison between the newer HD and older SD versions.


"It makes sense if you take the story into account. In this level you are trying to help out the ..."

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Opinion: Hearthstone tournament controversy shows the folly of eSports' ambitions [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 11:00am PDT

A Hearthstone tournament in Finland is actively excluding women in the name of becoming a legitimate sport. If this is the case, why should "eSports" even bother going down this path at all?


"I dunno, women and men do have different brain chemistries, similar to our different body ..."

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