Microsoft Band is a wearable that wants to improve your health and productivity

By Daniel Perez, Oct 30, 2014 8:15am PDT

Microsoft announced its first wearable, the Microsoft Band, overnight that aims to improve the user's health and productivity. For $200, it can do a lot for your every day life, but what about your gaming?

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"I'm a Apple Fan Boy so shoot me.... but that looks like a cool device. I don't need all those ..."

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Crusader: No Remorse available for free on Origin

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

EA's Origin service has discounted Crusader: No Remorse to 100% off. In other words, FREE!

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Shape your Dragon Age: Inquisition world now using Keep

By Daniel Perez, Oct 30, 2014 6:25am PDT

Dragon Age Keep allows those who are planning to play Dragon Age: Inquisition the ability to shape their world prior to its events.

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Shacknews Deals: NYOP Game Design Bundle for charity

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Shacknews Deals is offering a Name Your Own Price online game design bundle, with proceeds going to charity.

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Shack Snack: October 29, 2014

By Daniel Perez, Oct 29, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Another day has come and gone, but the Shack Snack is here to catch you up with all of the gaming news you need to know.

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"I really hope Dying Light is solid too. I've grown very tired of the overused genre (I guess you ..."

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Remedy Entertainment CEO talks mobile gaming, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Remedy Entertainment CEO Matias Myllyrinne recently sat down with Shacknews to talk about several topics, including the future of mobile gaming, the legacy of the Alan Wake franchise, and the upcoming Xbox One-exclusive Quantum Break.

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YouTube rolls out 60fps video support for Chrome

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 2:30pm PDT

A day after deploying direct YouTube uploads for PlayStation 4, YouTube is now supporting 60fps videos on Chrome browsers.

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"Can anyone 60fps? It wasn't working when I did it the other day"

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NBA Live 15 Review: Can't Buy a Bucket

By Robert Workman, Oct 29, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Still aching to even come close to the technical assuredness of NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15 does fare much better than last year's debacle. However, crucially flawed gameplay, lackluster commentary and a shortage of worthwhile modes leave this player coming up weak on the court. O...

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"You've got to be kidding me with this review. This is a HUGE improvement over last year. It ..."

- budkin see all 6 comments

Team Fortress 2 Halloween update opens the Carnival of Carnage

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 1:15pm PDT

Team Fortress 2's annual Scream Fortress update kicks off later today and it'll take the mercs to a playful carnival... OF DOOM!

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"See, I get so excited for this update, I forget to put my name on it."

- OzzieMejia see all 10 comments

Elite: Dangerous 'Beta 3' adds multiple ship ownership and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Those looking to collect a fleet in Elite: Dangerous can now do so with the new Beta 3, which launches today.

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"Apparently you can get close enough for it to kick in and then just stop. It takes longer but ..."

- Wadmaasi see all 5 comments

Chatty Q&A: Don't Starve Together with Klei designer Seth Rosen

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Klei is in the middle of the beta for the multiplayer Don't Starve Together. Klei designer/programmer Seth Rosen discusses the game's jump to multiplayer, while also answering a handful of questions from Chatty.

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PSA: Costume Quest 2 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 today, Wii U tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 12:23pm PDT

After finally making it through the console certification process, Costume Quest 2 will make the remainder of its announced platforms in time for Halloween.

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Nintendo rebounds with 2nd quarter $131 million gain

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 12:05pm PDT

Nintendo looks to be on an upward trend again, with Wii U sales starting to pick up and a strong first-party software lineup carrying the company forward.

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"Street Fighter a Nintendo exclusive? much gnashing of teeth would occur!"

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The Legend of Korra Review: Chi Blocked

By Steve Watts, Oct 29, 2014 11:30am PDT

Between the show's inventive premise and Platinum's development skill, The Legend of Korra could have been something truly special. That potential makes it all the more disappointing that this game is so aggressively mediocre. Our review.

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Company of Heroes 2 adding Observer Mode and mod tools today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2014 11:00am PDT

A free update for the Company of Heroes 2 base package will add a new Observer Mode and an array of mod tools later this afternoon.

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