Opinion: Reasons to hesitate on the New Nintendo 3DS XL

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2015 11:00am PST

Nintendo generated some excitement with the announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS XL, but here are some things to consider before anyone puts in any pre-orders.


"I'm not sure why we would expect much better performance on this model. They didn't increase ..."

- daggot see all 13 comments

The Humble Store slashes Warhammer 40K, Space Hulk games this weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2015 10:00am PST

Fans of the Games Workshop library can find those games on sale this weekend on the Humble Store, with ten percent of sales going to charity.


"I wish I knew whether Ascension was worth the $20. 33% off seems like a small discount."

- TaintedSyringe see all 6 comments

Shack Deals: The Neo NES Giveaway

By Shacknews Promotions, Jan 16, 2015 9:00am PST

Enter For A Chance To Win This Beautiful and Passionate Redesign of an Iconic Console.


"because this is a shacknews skin over a larger giveaway raffle thingy"

- watcherxp see all 7 comments

Rockstar offers free game and in-game cash for Grand Theft Auto 5 pre-orders

By Daniel Perez, Jan 16, 2015 9:00am PST

Have you yet to pre-order Grand Theft Auto 5 and would like to receive a free game with your order? Well, Rockstar has that very deal available right now.


"Unless you get it from steam, you'll buy a t rckstar social club key"

- shirif see all 16 comments

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons now belongs to 505 Games

By Daniel Perez, Jan 16, 2015 8:30am PST

Starbreeze AB sold the rights to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for a total of $500,000 to 505 Games.


"I would be interested in a conceptual sequel called Sisters. Exploring a feminine take on ..."

- Alastayr see all 6 comments

Civ: Beyond Earth and Saints Row franchise free to play on Steam this weekend

By Daniel Perez, Jan 16, 2015 7:45am PST

Both Civilization: Beyond Earth and the Saints Row franchise are available to play for free this weekend on Steam.


"Ah, good, it's not like I don't have other games to play this weekend"

- mad-d00d see all 7 comments

Minecraft welcomes The Simpsons in late February

By Daniel Perez, Jan 16, 2015 7:00am PST

Theeeeee Siiiiimpsoooooooons!


"Yea, they just don't add any functionality to the game, they are just skins."

- Nerdsbeware see all 8 comments

Double Dragon Trilogy to Support GOG Galaxy

By Steven Wong, Jan 15, 2015 5:00pm PST

The Double Dragon Trilogy releases today, but as an added suprise, it was revealed that its two-player online multiplayer supports GoG Galaxy, enabling cross-play with the Steam version.


"GOG Galaxy is a great idea, I just hope GOG can actually pull it off. Hearing about things like ..."

- yukichigai see all 3 comments

WWE Immortals is a free-to-play mobile fighter from NetherRealm Studios

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 4:00pm PST

WWE Superstars have never quite done (mortal) combat like this, with NetherRealm releasing a free-to-play fighter on iOS and Android today.


December NPD: Xbox One wins the holidays while Call of Duty's rule continues

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 3:37pm PST

The Xbox One has prevailed over the PlayStation 4 for the second month in a row, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won both the month of December and also the entire year of 2014.


"I'd like to see these lists broken down by platform, like in the days of yore."

- capt tripps see all 2 comments

Xbox One price drops to $349 once again starting January 16

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 2:50pm PST

For those holding out for another Xbox One price drop, your time is approaching once more.


"Saw today at Best Buy that the Kinect version is still selling for $499. If that doesn't ..."

- Thresher see all 21 comments

Shack Reels: Top 10 Boss Battles

By Shack Staff, Jan 15, 2015 2:15pm PST

Boss battles are a key component in video games. Today, Greg Burke takes a look back at some of the best.


"Yeah,making a list like this and not including Psycho Mantis is a total fail. That fight is ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 25 comments

Deathtrap springs out of Steam Early Access on February 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 1:30pm PST

The studio behind The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is bringing its tower defense game, Deathtrap, out of Steam Early Access and officially releasing the final version on February 4.


New Pillars of Eternity content is being revealed on Twitch today [Update: stream over]

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 12:55pm PST

Yesterday, Pillars of Eternity got a release date. Today, Obsidian pulls the curtain back on some never-before-seen content.


"nevermind, there's sound. just waaay into the video (when you see josh)"

- mobab see all 4 comments

Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes - Chatty's favorite combinations

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 12:00pm PST

You've seen some of the Shacknews staff's favorite card combinations from Hearthstone's new Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion. That appears to be nothing compared to some of the devious ideas that the Chatty community has come up with.

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