Community Spotlight: Metroidvanias.com

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 11:00am PDT

Chatty's zolointo recently celebrated the second anniversary of his PC Metroidvania chronicle site, Metroidvanias.com. Shacknews spoke to the Shacknews community member about his site and some of the best games in the genre that have hit the PC platform.


Ronin sneaks in a three-level demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 10:05am PDT

Like any good ninja, Ronin stays hidden in the shadows. Players can now learn her dangerous tactics with a free demo that just arrived today.


New third-gen PlayStation Vita may include HDMI port

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 9:50am PDT

According to a recently leaked trademark filing, a new PlayStation Vita is in the works and may include an HDMI port.


"I need a lot more than just an HDMI port if Sony is going to dupe me into buying a Vita again. ..."

- RowjinZee see all 31 comments

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China trailer prepares for launch tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 9:45am PDT

Assassin's Creed is going to China tomorrow with Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China and a new trailer will refresh players on its story.


Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox for 'new adventures'

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 9:10am PDT

The man behind Borderlands is no longer with Gearbox.


"I'm curious how Gearbox does as a business. They are quite prolific, but they have a very wide ..."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 4 comments

Valve requires new Steam users to spend $5 to access all features

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 8:12am PDT

Valve is taking measures against spammers and phishers as they now require Steam users to spend at least $5 on the Steam store in order to gain access to all of the platform's features.


"They've already been using a similar system already. It's something that only affects new ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 49 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC gets CPU-reducing patch

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 7:22am PDT

It's almost a week after Grand Theft Auto 5 was released on PC, and Rockstar Games has already released the first patch for the game over the weekend.


Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA launches June 2

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 6:35am PDT

Blizzard has announced its MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, will finally be launching this June.


Weekly Game Release Highlights, April 20-26

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 19, 2015 8:00am PDT

Game releases are taking something of a breather this week to recover from last week's big releases, but there's still shovelry to be dispensed and Templars to be assassinated!


"Who's not going to buy it? This the PC killer app for 2015. I already pre-ordered my copy. Its ..."

- Old School Jimmy see all 5 comments

Guitar Hero Live - Andrew and Joe's Excellent Adventure

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 18, 2015 8:00am PDT

Guitar Hero is back! So who better to get a first look at Guitar Hero Live than Shacknews' resident rockers, Andrew and Joe? Join the Shacknews video crew, as they speak to director Jonathan Napier and rock out on stage.


Ultra Street Fighter 4 battles onto PlayStation 4 in May

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 17, 2015 11:00pm PDT

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will soon arrive on PlayStation 4, with Capcom offering up a May 26 date for the complete package to date.


"Yeah not sure their plan to loan ps4 sticks is going to pan out so smoothly, but hope I'm wrong!"

- Tawler see all 7 comments

Weekend PC download deals: Spring sales are blooming

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 17, 2015 10:30pm PDT

Spring sales are starting to spring up at a number of online retailers. Meanwhile, Steam rolls through this weekend with the full Far Cry franchise and Amplitude libraries on sale.


"The Arkham Knight preorder price seems to be incorrect. Its not on sale at all as far as i can tell"

- calebkey see all 2 comments

Weekend console download deals: Grand Theft Auto on PlayStation and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 17, 2015 4:00pm PDT

Grand Theft Auto V is out now on PC, but PlayStation owners have had it for a while and now Sony's offering a full-blown Grand Theft Auto sale this weekend on the PlayStation Store.


"PC deals will be up later, whenever I get home. Sorry for the inconvenience."

- OzzieMejia see all 2 comments

Shack Reels: Top 10 OMG/WTF Moments In Gaming

By Daniel Perez, Apr 17, 2015 3:30pm PDT

In our latest top 10 video, we highlight the most shocking moments in video games.


"You could at least put the titles of the games you were spoiling below the video. Seriously, ..."

- Rieveir see all 18 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC Impressions: Homecoming King

By Daniel Perez, Apr 17, 2015 12:05pm PDT

After several long months of delays, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 5 is now available on PC. How does it fare compared to its console counterparts? Check out our impressions.


"So glad I went with a 4GB card. Looks gorgeous and runs really well on my system on the swift. ..."

- Beady see all 10 comments
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