PlayStation 4 2.0 system update highlighted in this video guide

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 8:30am PDT

Sony has published a new video highlighting some of the numerous features they're releasing on the PlayStation 4 starting tomorrow. Hopefully this will whet your appetite until system update 2.0 is finally released.


"What co-op 2 player stuff? You mean how you can hand over control to a friend?"

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Shacknews Extra Life ends at $31K

By Steve Watts, Oct 27, 2014 8:00am PDT

By the end of our Extra Life efforts, we had raised more than $31,000 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Thank you.


"That's awesome, great job everyone. I'm sorry we couldn't be on team Shacknews as well as team ..."

- BlackCat9 see all 17 comments

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 streaming stick set to take on Google's Chromecast

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 7:30am PDT

Amazon is preparing to take on Google's Chromecast with its newly-announced Fire TV Stick, which has better internal specs and a much cheaper price.


"I own the fire TV box, it's pretty nice. That's coming from a prime member with Netflix and ..."

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire bundles coming on Nov. 21

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 7:00am PDT

Those who are torn between buying Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire won't have to make such a tough decision as Nintendo is bundling both games this holiday season.


Xbox One receives $50 price cut for the holidays

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 6:30am PDT

The holidays are coming up, and Microsoft wants you to seriously consider its console as your go-to gaming machine this season with its recently announced price cut.


"I know this is officially the first actual price drop... But dropping the Kinect was a defeat in ..."

- Gwyndion see all 53 comments

Sunset Overdrive Review: Blitzkrieg Romp

By Steve Watts, Oct 27, 2014 12:01am PDT

It's the rebellious teenager of the Insomniac library. It doesn't always work the way you want it to, and sometimes it's trying entirely too hard, but Sunset Overdrive is ultimately a good kid when you meet it on its own terms. Our review.


"Nice, really looking forward to Sunset Overdrive tomorrow and Lords of the fallen. Tuesday ..."

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New releases for October 27-November 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 26, 2014 8:00am PDT

Sunset Overdrive leads the list of Halloween week releases.


Shack Reels: 10 ways to improve Destiny

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 25, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Even though it continues to pull people back in, there's no denying that Destiny can be better. So Greg looks at ten ways the game can improve.


Chatty Twitch Highlights 40: Battlefield 4, Mordor, and Sunset Overdrive multiplayer

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 25, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week's Twitch highlights start with a Shackbattle and ends with multiplayer of a different sort.


Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward adding flying mounts

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 25, 2014 11:45am PDT

Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming Heavensward expansion is slated to receive a slew of new updates, with flying chocobo mounts among them.


"they've pretty much stated they were going to add flying mounts with the xpac forever now. Glad ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: Extra Life edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 24, 2014 5:15pm PDT

We celebrate the big Extra Life weekend by offering you a selection of discounted games to pick up.


"Thanks for the heads up, I was looking for Batman Origins the other day and here it is pretty ..."

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Shacknews Plays: Extra Life 2014

By Joe Tirado, Oct 24, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Starting on 10/25, we'll be playing games for a full 24 hours in order to raise money for Extra Life. Come join us and be sure to donate!


"Armyoftechno: yea, the charity event isn't even in top comments Armyoftechno: thanks, Chatty"

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U preview: elbow room

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 24, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Nintendo has a lot in store for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, so Shacknews got a brief taste of what's to come.


"Also, can I be the one to bring up that not only does this game look gorgeous, but it's running ..."

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Costume Quest 2 hits PlayStation on October 28

By Steven Wong, Oct 24, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Costume Quest 2 releases for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 next week with an exclusive Sackboy costume. So gather up your party and get to trick or treating.


Shacknews Chattycast 17: Space Gandhi

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2014 1:30pm PDT

In which one crew member takes aggressive military action against a notoriously peaceful world icon.

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