Stuff That Sucks: Pre-orders and DLC

By Shack Staff, May 04, 2015 4:00pm PDT

When done right, pre-orders and DLC can help stretch a standalone experience in interesting ways. Unfortunately, it all too often is not done right and that leads into this week's Stuff That Sucks.


"I think "on-disc" DLC can be a whole other Stuff That Sucks Video"

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Shack Reels: Let's Play Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

By Shack Staff, May 04, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! To celebrate today, Andrew and Joe S are playing through the 2003 classic from Raven Software, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.


Twitch updates appeals process for copyright claims

By Ozzie Mejia, May 04, 2015 2:20pm PDT

Twitch has acknowledged that its appeals process for copyright claims isn't entirely perfect, so they've updated their appeals process to be slightly more user-friendly.


Was Force Unleashed Better for Star Wars Lore?

By Steven Wong, May 04, 2015 2:00pm PDT

In celebration of Star Wars Day, we take a look back at The Force Unleashed, which promised to introduce Darth Vader's secret apprentice (Starkiller) to the franchise lore. The game was meant to embrace video games as a storytelling medium for Star Wars before it got pushed ...


"There is nothing saying they cannot work some of the EU stuff back in as part of new material. I ..."

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Madden NFL 16 cover athlete finalists revealed as vote opens to Madden owners

By Ozzie Mejia, May 04, 2015 1:45pm PDT

There are four finalists for the honor of being named the cover athlete to Madden NFL 16. The vote has opened up, with Madden NFL 15 and Madden NFL Mobile users able to vote via their respective games.


"Also, Niners fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The Madden Curse says their team has suffered ..."

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VR Chronicles Ep 06: Project Cars (with bonus 'Let's Play')

By Shack Staff, May 04, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Joe Tirado loves him some cars, so for this week's VR Chronicles, he's going behind the wheel for Project Cars. Check out the latest episode, as well as a bonus non-VR 'Let's Play' video.


"How much of a bump in resolution do you think we need? Recent chatter on the oculus reddit ..."

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5 Games That Expanded the Star Wars Universe

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Though Disney has essentially killed off the Expanded Universe to make room for its new trilogy, video games have played a major role in creating a vast playground of Star Wars fiction. We take a look at five of the most influential ones.


"Didn't some of the force powers that later made their way into the universe come from the Jedi ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates May 4 with 12x Epic Story XP Boost through this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, May 04, 2015 11:15am PDT

Those that have logged out of Star Wars: The Old Republic are being given an enticing reason to return, with all Story XP getting a 12x boost starting today and ending this fall.


"Good job judging something without knowing anything about it."

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire: a Shacknews retrospective

By Ozzie Mejia, May 04, 2015 11:00am PDT

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Today, Shacknews celebrates by looking back at a game that has proven as elusive as its main character, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.


"I remember my local Babbage's charged 99.99 for it during the first N64-holiday season due to ..."

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Rock Band 4 gets updated Vocals and Drums mechanics

By Ozzie Mejia, May 04, 2015 10:20am PDT

While there's still a lot that isn't known about Rock Band 4, Harmonix is shedding a little more light on some of the mechanics set to receive a face lift. Today, they revealed that Vocals and Drums are getting an adjustment.


"Same console family since the license fees are tied to Sony/Microsoft. Transferring from one ..."

- Serpico74 see all 9 comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition gets free multiplayer expansion Dragonslayer tomorrow

By Daniel Perez, May 04, 2015 9:15am PDT

Take down a dragon with friends and frenemies in Inquisition's upcoming multiplayer expansion.


Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass will include Batgirl prequel expansion

By Daniel Perez, May 04, 2015 8:15am PDT

For the first time in the Arkham series, Batgirl will be a playable character with her own story in Batman: Arkham Knight.


"Exactly. Some people argue this is the stuff we used to get for free. No, there were some ..."

- walker270 see all 8 comments

Amazon leaks Far Cry 4 Complete Edition

By Daniel Perez, May 04, 2015 7:25am PDT

Ubisoft is apparently working on a complete edition of Far Cry 4, and Amazon has just leaked its existence.


"As far as PC goes, this doesn't make sense, isn't there a gold edition already?"

- soundcreepy see all 5 comments

Watch Jason Voorhees kill again in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

By Daniel Perez, May 04, 2015 6:47am PDT

Jason Voorhees will soon be available as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X, and today, we catch a glimpse of what he's capable of thanks to a new gameplay trailer.


"Really? I did the game and the season pass, and it was $78 with Gamers Club. How much is it for PC?"

- Head Rush see all 9 comments

I Am Bread celebrates Star Wars Day with Starch Wars update

By Daniel Perez, May 04, 2015 6:20am PDT

It's Star Wars Day and Bossa Studios has released an update for I Am Bread that introduces us to Starch Wars.

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lol I love the burger analogy.

- Freon


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