Shack Snack: June 30, 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.


Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit challenging creators this August

Disney Infinity's Toy Box mode has attracted some straight-up geniuses, creating the kind of diabolically cool levels that Disney itself couldn't help but share with the community. The company is hosting an event where these creative types can get together and show what they can do within the virtual world, just in time for the release of Disney Infinity 2.0.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 'Tactical Taco' update coming tomorrow

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is getting another free update, complete with a new map and game mode. The "Tactical Taco Party" update will hit Xbox systems tomorrow, July 1, and a new trailer walks players through the features.

FIFA 15 video cites 'Improved Visuals'

It's difficult to refine a series like FIFA every year, given that it's already considered to be the best soccer game on the market by a wide margin. So it appears that EA Sports is going to focus more on the visual side of the game for FIFA 15, the latest entry in the long-running soccer franchise, by showing off an enhanced visuals system.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War review: trenchant warfare

The first World War might lack the good-versus-evil narrative of its successor, but it was so brutal and complex that it's a wonder more games haven't dealt with it. It only makes sense that a narrative-driven game like Valiant Hearts: The Great War would attempt to plumb the moral grays of the conflict. Though it has suffers tonal inconsistency and dips into video game cliche, I found the story more than enough to pull me through.