Shack Snack: November 20, 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 4:00pm PST

Happy Thursday, all! It's time for your Shack Snack of the evening!


Chatty Video Q&A: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 3:10pm PST

While Shacknews was at Blizzcon, we made sure to shoot over some of Chatty's best questions to Hearthstone software engineer Rachelle Davis, regarding the upcoming Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion.


Total War: Rome 2 DLC welcome the Black Sea Colonies

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 2:15pm PST

The latest DLC for Total War: Rome II is out now, adding three new playable factions. There's also a separate faction coming in by way of a free patch.


Activision details Geometry Wars 3 pre-order exclusives

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 1:30pm PST

A number of exclusives will be made available across each platform Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is available on, so let's take a look at what we're all in store for.


Call of Duty: Heroes builds its bases on iOS and Windows 8 tablets today, Android soon

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 12:45pm PST

Call of Duty: Heroes will hopefully scratch your free-to-play base-building itch, although it has a number of features Call of Duty fans may actually enjoy.


Telltale's Game of Thrones teaser begins the story of the House Forrester

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 12:13pm PST

Telltale has released the first teaser for their upcoming Game of Thrones title, offering a glimpse at the plot that it will follow.


"This and Tales of the Borderlands?????? Damn to much good stuff! Now they need to make a new Sam ..."

- DandySlayer see all 4 comments

Challenger Approaching: A Super Smash Bros. timeline

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 12:00pm PST

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrives at midnight, so Shacknews is taking a look back at the past 15 years of smash-tastic action.


Trials Fusion gets online multiplayer in 2015, beta available now on PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 11:15am PST

Trials Fusion will allow friends to crash together next year with a free update that adds online multiplayer. PC players can get a glimpse of what to expect with a free beta out now.


The Crew revs up open beta on November 25

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2014 10:30am PST

The Crew has an open beta period lined up just before the holiday weekend on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


"firmly on the fence for this one, I'm glad there's going to be a beta. I wish more games had ..."

- Dravenport see all 2 comments

Need for Speed No Limits in development by Real Racing 3 developers

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 10:00am PST

A new Need for Speed game has been announced for mobile devices, but before you roll your eyes, it's being developed by the studio behind Real Racing 3.


"They did this before with Slightly Mad Studios (the splinter of SimBin games when they made the ..."

- Landrosradick see all 2 comments

Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo will also be available as paid DLC

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 9:30am PST

Mewtwo fans will be happy to hear they don't need to own Super Smash Bros. on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U now that Nintendo has announced the character will be made available as paid downloadable content.


Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Review: Living with Determination

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 9:00am PST

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth brings characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4 together to unravel a mystery surrounding Yasogami High School. Is this a Persona title fans of the series should consider picking up? Our review.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking patch releasing today

By Daniel Perez, Nov 20, 2014 8:15am PST

The long-awaited matchmaking patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will finally be releasing later today, and boy, is the list of fixes long.


HBO Go now available on Xbox One

By Steve Watts, Nov 20, 2014 7:00am PST

The HBO Go app has landed on Xbox One, complete with voice and gesture commands through the Kinect.


"I can order Domino's and watch Game of Thrones from my Xbone next year. Microsoft is winning ..."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 7 comments

Shadow of Mordor free DLC lets you play as Lithariel

By Steve Watts, Nov 20, 2014 6:35am PST

You can now play as the warrior princess from the main campaign; plus, a new super-tough Challenge Mode.


"I'd already forgotten about this. Hopefully this one be the only thing that comes with the ..."

- daggot see all 7 comments
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