Madden NFL 15 commercial throws down the gauntlet

By Steve Watts, Aug 15, 2014 8:55am PDT

This year, EA Sports decided to go a slightly different route with its Madden marketing. Check out the lengthy commercial below, featuring comedian Kevin Hart and Dave Franco.


"Kind of agree, but I think I'd have to smoke more...something."

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to have loot

By Steve Watts, Aug 15, 2014 8:30am PDT

The four-player co-op Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is getting a little more injection of RPG influence, with equippable loot collected at the end of each stage.


Assassin's Creed: Unity will include microtransactions

By Robert Workman, Aug 15, 2014 8:00am PDT

Senior producer promises business model won't make compromises to the core design.


"What part of AC IV forced you to have microtransactions? I'm not sure I ever saw ANY prompts for ..."

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EverQuest 2 celebrating 10th anniversary with Altar of Malice expansion

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 15, 2014 7:00am PDT

EverQuest II is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary with one of its biggest expansions to date.


"I loved the game play but the art, models, etc were incredible inconsistent. Also on a side ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 12 comments

EverQuest's 21st expansion 'The Darkened Sea' announced for October

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 15, 2014 6:30am PDT

The Year of EverQuest is rolling on and that includes the original MMORPG that started it all. Sony Online Entertainment outlined what's coming up...


PlanetSide 2 devs discuss future updates, PS4 beta still aiming for 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 15, 2014 6:00am PDT

PlanetSide 2's developers have outlined what's coming to the MMOFPS in the coming months, while making sure to note that they're still hopeful to have the PS4 beta ready before the end of the year.


July NPD: PS4 and The Last of Us lead a slow month of sales

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2014 4:15pm PDT

New releases were very few in July and software sales showed, with The Last of Us leading July. Meanwhile, the PS4 reigned supreme once again in the console wars.


"Dunno. But I will be buying it for the fourth time when it releases on PS4. I'm sorry I'm not sorry!"

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire chooses Mega Audino

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2014 3:00pm PDT

The latest Mega Evolution was revealed at Gamescom, with Audino becoming the Normal/Fairy-type Mega Audino.


Shacknews Live: Soul Calibur on Dreamcast

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2014 2:25pm PDT

We're going back in time with today's live stream.


"Classic game. Soul Calibur on Dreamcast is where the magic is at."

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The Walking Dead: Season Two season finale sneak peek

By Robert Workman, Aug 14, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Plus, the fourth episode can now be downloaded on Android, for those who haven't seen Clementine's latest actions.


"The music from that game can induce depression and sad thoughts instantly."

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Gabriel Knight: 20th Anniversary gets Gamescom trailer

By Robert Workman, Aug 14, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Jane Jensen and Phoenix Online Studios provide a sneak peek into the remake of Sins of the Fathers. And it's a doozy.


"While the new animations look great here, the voice acting quality of the original set so high a ..."

- rms see all 9 comments

Disney Infinity 2.0 trailer shows refined Toy Box

By Robert Workman, Aug 14, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Video walkthrough shows how to use the various tools in the Toy Box world. And it's a lot simpler to create a world than you might think.


"really wish they'd take the "available for PC" tag off these trailers. it's not coming out for ..."

- waxthirteen see all 2 comments

Defense Grid 2 release date announced

By Robert Workman, Aug 14, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Hidden Path Entertainment will bring the highly anticipated sequel to PC and consoles this September.


"Aw, yeah. I loved DG1 and I Kickstarted DG2. This is gonna own!!!"

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 2 comments

Homebrew Smackdown: Episode 1 the Pilot

By Shack Staff, Aug 14, 2014 12:00pm PDT

In the pilot episode of Homebrew Smackdown we will see (hear) Nintendo's Wii Fit Trainer go up against Nightmare from the Soul Calibur series in a 1v1 match of the century.


"I listened to it yesterday and it it was pretty fun. I like when you can take something like D&D ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 4 comments

Novel Approach: Video games based on books

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2014 11:30am PDT

As the film adaptation of The Giver approaches, we remember some games that have looked to novels for their own source material.


"True, but even though Bioshock is inspired heavily by Rand's works, it's not based on her books. ..."

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