Meet XCOM 2's New Enemies, the Archon and Shieldbearer

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2015 8:45pm PDT

Today at Firaxicon, the developer unveiled two new enemy units for XCOM 2. Shacknews talked to creative director Jake Solomon and art director Greg Foertsch about these latest additions.


Weekend console download deals: WB Games on Xbox and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 4:00pm PDT

There isn't much in the way of deals this weekend, but those looking to catch up on games like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor may want to bring out their Xbox Live Gold memberships for these deals.


Shack Reels: Top 10 Indie Games You Need to Play

By Shack Staff, Oct 02, 2015 3:30pm PDT

This was one of the most difficult lists to put together yet, but Greg Burke is here to break down the Top 10 Indie Games that you need to be playing right now.


"All these games are great, and continually hear more great things about the ones I haven't ..."

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Destiny: The Taken King - How to get the Chaperone Exotic Shotgun

By Joe Tirado, Oct 02, 2015 3:10pm PDT

Trying to get or get through the Jolly Holiday Exotic quest? Here's how to do it along with some tips if you are stuck.


Weekend PC download deals: Steam offers Paradox catalog and free Speedrunners weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Steam is having itself a good weekend with the full Paradox Interactive catalog on sale, as well as a free weekend or the Early Access racer, Speedrunners. All that, plus Blizzard games are now available digitally on Amazon and are on sale.


"Yup, 14.99 is an incredible deal for such a great game. The mod community is huge as well."

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Opinion: How Soma is System Shock's True Spiritual Successor

By Steven Wong, Oct 02, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Although BioShock is officially considered to be the spiritual successor to the System Shock series, the two games couldn't be more different. In fact, the recently released Soma might do a better job of bringing sci-fi horror from deep space to the deep sea, and here's why.


"It does have its "oh shit" moments for sure, but its more of a story driven sci-fi experience. ..."

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: Hands-on with the Super Mario Maker stage

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 1:45pm PDT

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS got a notable piece of DLC earlier this week with the arrival of a Super Mario Maker stage. Given how much Super Mario Maker has consumed lives over the past month, this seemed like something worth trying out. So watch as eight Amiibos go ...


Chattycast 64: Holding Out for a Hero

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2015 1:00pm PDT

The Chattycast crew turns its Big Topic question to one of the broadest ones of all: what makes a good hero? 


"I was hoping it said IGNOSTIC and you didn't believe in video games but I was clearly mistaken"

- Hemtroll see all 12 comments

Mario is Missing Enemies: Which of Mario's Foes Deserve to be in Super Mario Maker

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 11:30am PDT

Super Mario Maker offers a staggering amount of tools and options for any player's custom level needs. But even with a multitude of toys to play with, some of Mario's foes haven't made it to the party. Which of Mario's bad guys deserve to join in on the fun?


"While Mario Maker is fantastic, there really is a lot they could add. There is a whole Reddit ..."

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review: Inferior Decoration

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2015 10:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer takes just one mini-game from the series, strips out some of the complexity, and makes you do it over and over again. Our review.


"Yeah looks like a stand alone game of my least favorite part of the game. "

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Rock Band 4 legacy DLC now available for download -- one track at a time

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 10:20am PDT

Those waiting for their chance to bring their old Rock Band tracks to next week's Rock Band 4 now have their chance. But take a seat, folks, because this is going to take a while.


"Yup. This is taking a looooooooong while and there's no way to know which songs you've already ..."

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Marvel Heroes 2015 phases in Kitty Pryde today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 10:01am PDT

Marvel Heroes 2015's latest update welcomes in one of the hearts of the X-Men team and Star-Lord's current fiancee, Kitty Pryde. And yes, her dragon is also included.


"Not enough to get me to jump back in. Maybe if they release some new areas I'll consider it. ..."

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Microsoft acquires physics studio Havok from Intel

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2015 9:38am PDT

Havok is one of the biggest names behind gaming physics and it has now fallen under the Microsoft umbrella, as the company has announced that it has picked up the company from former owners Intel.


"Trespasser now on HoloLens! This time it's your real arm, your real cleavage, and your real fear."

- DinK see all 9 comments

The Beginner's Guide Review: Wreden, Begin Again

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 02, 2015 8:30am PDT

Davey Wreden's follow-up to The Stanley Parable attempts to loosely tie together disparate game sketches, but fails to live up to its predecessor. Our review.


"Not sure how anything with valid criticisms is worthless, but hey, to each his own. "

- Brittany Vincent see all 25 comments

Far Cry Sigma spotted on Steam Database; Could be Far Cry Remastered

By Daniel Perez, Oct 02, 2015 7:32am PDT

A listing for Far Cry Sigma has been spotted on Steam Database, and even though we don't know what the game could be, we have a feeling it could be Far Cry Remastered.

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