EverQuest Next no longer working with AI company Storybricks

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 23, 2015 6:00am PST

EverQuest Next had ambitious plans for its AI system. But any work the development team does from this point forward will be without AI team Storybricks.


"It wasn't really a buyout and not related to losing revenue. It was a power struggle between the ..."

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Weekly Game Release Highlights, February 23-March 1

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 22, 2015 8:00am PST

The month of February is ending in a big way with Resident Evil Revelations 2 kicking off its first episode, Homeworld getting the remaster treatment, and more dramatic shouting in DragonBall Xenoverse!


"I have two questions. is Then came an Echo coming for consoles? and Resident Evil Revelations 2 ..."

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Chattycast 034: Pre-Baby Edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2015 1:50pm PST

On Friday morning, we recorded the Shacknews Chattycast as usual. Moments after it ended, Steve Watts rushed to the hospital to welcome his first child. Meanwhile, Ozzie Mejia glued together this week's show out of nuts, bolts, some paperclips, and a stick of gum. Pardon our...


"They don't want me on Chatty cast. I'm not cool enough. ;~;"

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Final Score: The Order: 1886

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 20, 2015 6:00pm PST

The Order: 1886 looked to be a hit, but does it stand up to the hype? Things aren't looking good as we put it to the test in today's Final Score.


"First original console game. And choice.. More choice. I was so ready for that ending to let ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare free weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 3:00pm PST

This weekend is filled with big PC gaming deals, as Steam leads the way with a weekend of free Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer.


"One of these deals is Battlefield 4 ($10) and the Premium Edition ($25) on Gamers Gate. That ..."

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Shacknews Spotlight: The Grind

By Shack Staff, Feb 20, 2015 2:00pm PST

The gang sits down and discusses when "the grind" becomes too much.


Killer Instinct's Aganos continues his hunt on February 27

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 1:40pm PST

A release date has been issued for Killer Instinct's massive war golem, along with a new trailer. And of course, with that trailer comes to tease for KI's next fighter.


"Awesome! Holy shit did you see the new char at the end -> Ghost Girl that looks freaking ..."

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Twitch launching its first convention, TwitchCon

By Daniel Perez, Feb 20, 2015 1:20pm PST

Twitch is now getting into the convention scene later this year.


"azshack beat you to it. https://twitter.com/frailgesture/status/568882688582483969?s=09"

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VR Chronicles Ep 02: Affected Pt. 2

By Shack Staff, Feb 20, 2015 1:00pm PST

The second episode of VR Chronicles is here, and Andrew is behind the wheel as he takes us through the Hospital level of Affected.


"Great videos, can feel the terror of someone that clearly doesn't enjoy these types of games."

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Civilization: Beyond Earth update prepares for Starships' arrival

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 11:45am PST

The latest update for Civilization: Beyond Earth is addressing several aspects of the Firaxis strategy game, including trading routes and Wonder effects. However, it will also prepare for the incoming arrival of Sid Meier's Starships by adding in a connectivity feature.


"Some nice changes. It sounds like they made a bunch of the Wonders more worthwhile."

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Bossa Studios talks about going bigger with Worlds Adrift

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 11:00am PST

In the second part of our sitdown interview with Bossa Studios, co-founder Henrique Olifiers and game designer Luke Williams talk about their upcoming procedurally-generated adventure Worlds Adrift, the studio's change in their development approach, and their partnership wit...


The Order: 1886 - Complete Walkthrough Guide

By Shack Staff, Feb 20, 2015 10:00am PST

Stay ahead of the game with this complete walkthrough to The Order: 1886.


"1. Press X to continue. 2. Repeat Step 1. for approximately 5-8 hours."

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Dungeons 2 gathers minions for April release on PC, Mac, and SteamOS

By Daniel Perez, Feb 20, 2015 9:00am PST

The Dungeon Keeper remake you've been waiting for is almost here, so look lively or fear the wrath of the Dungeon Lord!


"Well it certainly has the look down. But, I didn't realize they tried this before (Dungeons 1). ..."

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Report: Rock Band for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in development

By Daniel Perez, Feb 20, 2015 7:42am PST

A new Rock Band for a new generation of game consoles is reportedly in development.


"The last few parties I have been to, people have begged me to bring Rock Band."

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Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls announced for Vita

By Daniel Perez, Feb 20, 2015 7:00am PST

A new Danganronpa game is headed to the US this fall, and Monokuma has never looked so evil.


"Dude, the games are amazing. The first two were my games of the year last year. There's a lot of ..."

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