Ronin Impressions: Strike Decisively

By Steven Wong, Apr 01, 2015 1:30pm PDT

We go hands-on with an early demo of Ronin, a turn-based action platformer where you play as a ninja assassin sent to kill five heads of an evil corporation. You have to use the shadows to your advantage, and make every move count, because it only takes one bullet to kill yo...


"Looks pretty cool! Reminds me a lot of Gunpoint but obviously some different mechanics."

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April Fools: Humble Indie Ballyhoo

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Humble Bundie is going retro today. Way retro!


Indie Shoutout: Axiom Verge

By Shack Staff, Apr 01, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Thomas Happ doesn't just deliver an homage to games of the past. He creates a smorgasbord of the best ideas of the past and offers his own ingredients to create a Metroidvania that stands on its own. Andrew is here to offer a video overview.


"Played a bit at SXSW. Can't wait for the PC release next month!"

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AIAS President discusses Into the Pixel and the progression of video game art

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Into the Pixel is a video game art exhibit that debuts a new batch of game-related art at E3 every year. Prior to this year's exhibit, Shacknews reached out to Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president Martin Rae to learn more about how Into the Pixel got started.


"$100 to submit 3 pieces of art work at that site. Is that a normal thing?"

- jane911 see all 2 comments

DiRT 3 leaves Games for Windows Live in the dust for Steamworks

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 11:30am PDT

Those who own the Games for Windows Live version of DiRT 3 will now be able to access the game from their Steam library.


April Fools: World of Warcraft matches up with new T.I.N.D.R. Box

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2015 11:00am PDT

Love isn't for everyone, unless World of Warcraft has anything to say about it. In the wake of the recent S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, Blizzard's MMORPG is now going into dating with the new T.I.N.D.R. Box.


April Fools: Blizzard's library adds B'Motes

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2015 9:45am PDT

Maybe you're not adept at communicating in your favorite Blizzard game. Boy, do they have a solution for you!


Sunset Overdrive gets a price cut in time for final DLC

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 9:35am PDT

The final piece of downloadable content is now available for Sunset Overdrive, and lucky for you, the game just became much cheaper to pick up.


The Talos Principle visits the past with Serious Sam voice pack

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2015 9:30am PDT

Croteam is digging into its heritage for The Talos Principle's latest DLC by inserting a very familiar character.


Co-Optimized: Bloodborne

By Steven Wong, Apr 01, 2015 9:00am PDT

In today's Co-Optimized, we take a look at Bloodborne. Got a boss creature that is repeatedly stomping your face into the ground? Ring the beckon some allies to help you take it down. However, in the ruthless world of Bloodborne, even cooperative play has a catch. Here's the...


Bloodborne patch fixes game-breaking bug and item dupe exploit

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 8:40am PDT

Bloodborne's latest patch fixes a game-breaking bug as well as an item dupe exploit, among other things.


BoxBoy! Review: Game Cubed

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2015 8:00am PDT

The indie spirit is well and alive in Nintendo, because so much of the indie community imitates Nintendo's impeccable design philosophy. Our review of BoxBoy!


April Fools: PlayStation Flow combines immersion with submersion

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 7:45am PDT

Want to get completely submerged into your games? Then the PlayStation Flow is for you.


The Witcher 3 will take over 200 hours to complete

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 7:10am PDT

For those looking to get the most out of their games, you'll need to dedicate over 200 hours to experience everything The Witcher 3 will have to offer.


"Wow, these guys are fossils of something. Don't they know that games now are supposed to be like ..."

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April Fools: Capcom's Dog Ace Attorney features crime-fighting pooches

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 6:35am PDT

Who wouldn't want to play an Ace Attorney game starring dogs?!

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