Shack Snack Evening Edition: May 15, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 15, 2014 7:20pm PDT

Kick back and treat yourself to 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.

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Far Cry 4 announced, coming this November

Far Cry 4 welcomes you

The pre-E3 promotion continues to build, as Ubisoft has unveiled a sequel in the Far Cry franchise. Far Cry 4 is coming for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 18th. It will get a full unveiling next month at Ubisoft's E3 press conference.

Transistor studio details new game plus 'Recursion Mode'

Transistor, Supergiant's follow-up to Bastion, is due out next week. And like Bastion, Supergiant Games has made sure there's something to entice you back after you finish for the first time, in the form of a new game plus feature they're calling "Recursion Mode."

The Stanley Parable Announcer Pack adds dry British humour to Dota 2

"This is the story of a man named Stanley. Stanley worked for a company in a big building where he was Employee #427. Employee #427's job was simple: he sat at his desk in Room 427 and he played Dota 2 every day of every month of every year."

Wait, that's not how that story goes. There's certainly no "Dota 2" in The Stanley Parable. But Dota 2 is getting a dose of The Stanley Parable now that the latter game's popular British-accented Narrator has been included in the latest Dota 2 Announcer Pack.

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Mario Kart 8 review: up to speed

Putting a number on the Mario Kart series may have been a mistake. Nothing makes a game franchise feel long in the tooth as a high number at the end. Mario Kart 8 naturally raises the issue of its age, and with it come questions of whether the series is just driving in circles. But while this entry doesn't reinvent the wheel, it shows a playful spirit, refinement, and attention to detail that has been missing in the last few entries.

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