Shack Snack: May 28, 2014

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.


The Sims 4 gets creative with a new Build Mode

With EA's The Sims 4 confirmed for release, simulation fans are sure to get their latest fix from this series, especially when it comes to using the new Create-a-Sim mode. However, that's not all, as EA has just released a trailer that shows another creative tool that's coming to the PC release.

Valve delays Steam Controller to 2015

Valve recently made some major updates to its Steam Controller, and now it appears the device will likely be delayed into 2015. Valve's Eric Hope said that the feedback from playtests is providing a flurry of useful feedback, but taking all that into account and making the necessary improvements will take longer than anticipated.

Battlecry is a team-based multiplayer game without gunpowder

In 2012, Bethesda opened a second gaming studio in Austin, TX, the same neighborhood as Dishonored developer Arkane Studios. The studio would be dubbed Battlecry Studios, headed by former Star Wars: The Old Republic executive producer Rich Vogel. While the studio had begun soliciting jobs, there was next to zero information given on the studio's first project, nor would anything be revealed through the entirety of 2013. Today, Battlecry Studios has officially unveiled its first project: an animation-driven third-person class-based multiplayer action combat game, appropriately (if unremarkably) titled Battlecry. This free-to-play game is set to come exclusively to PC and Shacknews recently had the opportunity to try it out.

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How to use League of Legends' least-loved Champion

League of Legends boasts a whopping 119 champions, and that number is growing all the time. A few sad champs are bound to be left in the dust, and a new Shacknews video series highlights some of the most unloved characters in League.