Shack Snack: May 5, 2014

By Andrew Yoon, May 05, 2014 6:00am PDT

Start your mornings right with a Shack Snack, a two minute 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.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare coming November 4, stars Kevin Spacey

According to Activision, "battlegrounds of the future" will change the series, as "technology and [tactics] have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise." But don't worry, the more things change, the more they stay the same--look at all those explosions!

EVE: Valkyrie's latest gameplay video introduces Katee Sackoff

"The first time I played EVE: Valkyrie I immediately knew I had to be a part of it," Sackhoff said in the announcement. "Even with the roles I have played, it is the closest I have ever felt to being a real spaceship pilot. It is a truly transformative video game experience."

ZeniMax claims Oculus stole VR tech with Carmack's help

John Carmack's departure from id Software to Oculus seemed civil enough, but parent company ZeniMax Media has raised a legal claim that could spell trouble for the VR company. Lawyers for the company claim that Carmack took ZeniMax's intellectual property to Oculus VR, and further, that this tech helped get Oculus off the ground.

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Defiance MMO goes free-to-play in time for season two

Trion World's Defiance MMO is going free-to-play. Running concurrently with the Syfy show of the same name, the change will go into effect in time for season two of the show, which begins June 19th. "As we head toward Season 2 of the Defiance television show, we expect that many new fans will want to join the world of Defiance, and having a system that allows them to experience the Defiance universe for free is good for everyone," Trion explained.

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    Start your mornings right with a Shack Snack, a two minute 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.