Shack Snack: June 19, 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.


Steam Summer sale kicks off today

It's that time of year again. Valve kicked off the Steam Summer Sale today, offering its usual spate of deep discounts on semi-recent PC games and indies. It will run through June 30, with daily sales, flash sales community choice votes.


Steam Summer Sale: A brief survival guide

The Steam Summer Sale is officially underway. And like any other sale, the temptation is almost always to grab anything and everything off the shelf without thinking twice. Of course, this is often the road to video game ruin. Steam sale veterans should know how the whole routine works by now, which is why Shacknews can offer this brief overview on how to get the most out of your Steam Summer Sale experience.

EA CEO explains 'fundamental' changes to dev process

Electronic Arts has gotten a black eye or two recently. Fortunately CEO Andrew Wilson seems to recognize the problem, and has started making a point of talking about the company's plans to fix the complaints.

Watch the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 demo

We were fairly impressed with the extended look at Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain at E3 last week. Konami has now released a version of that demonstration in video form, so you can see more than a half-hour of gameplay for yourself.