Shack Snack: June 4, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 04, 2014 7:30pm 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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Dark Souls 2 DLC announced, first chapter coming in July

Ready for more death? Sure you are. Bandai Namco has announced that three new chapters of downloadable content will be coming to Dark Souls 2, and the first of the three releases, Crown of the Sunken King, will be making its way to release on July 22nd. Light those campfires now…

Twitter, HBO and other apps coming to Xbox One

While Microsoft is set to announce a bunch of new game projects for the Xbox One next week, it appears it'll get its fair share of applications later this year. The company confirmed that Twitter, HBO GO and over 40 additional apps will make their way to the console by the end of the holiday season.

On E3 rumors and Internet gullibility

Internet, we need to talk, heart to heart. There’s no easy way to say this: your BS-o-meter is broken. Every year some random guy with Photoshop whips up some “leaked” documents pulled straight off a fan-site wish list, and it circulates like wildfire. You get yourself worked up, and then it turns out to be fake, because of course it was.

Sometimes you even get mad at companies for failing to announce the thing they never planned in the first place! But in the fervor over E3, you don’t really hold yourself accountable for the rumor-mongering, because the dispelling of all the rumors is drowned out by excitement and arguments over the actual announcements. Don’t remember what I’m talking about? Fine. This is your intervention.

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Ultra Street Fighter 4: Chatty weighs in on character balances

For Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition owners on PS3 or Xbox 360, this is the week that they've been waiting for since last year's Evo weekend. Ultra Street Fighter 4 has arrived, bringing with it an array of balance changes for each and every one of the game's playable fighters. The game is about to change and that's going to make a lot of existing players either happy with their current choices or make them consider making some new selections.

ShackFighter is a Chatty group of some of the biggest fighting game fans across all of Shacknews. These folks frequently take to the Steam group's chat room for a number of fighting game tournaments, like Evo, So Cal Regionals, and East Coast Throwdown. They're also some avid fighting game players, who have anxiously awaited Ultra Street Fighter 4's arrival. Today, they weigh in on what the game's balance changes mean for their favorite characters.

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