DICE general manager discusses Star Wars Battlefront and working with the film archives

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 21, 2015 6:00am PDT

Shortly after checking out the Star Wars Battlefront reveal, Shacknews caught up with DICE general manager Patrick Bach to learn more about what folks can expect from the upcoming game and also learn more about the developer's relationship with Lucasfilm.


Gran Turismo 6 'GT Academy' competition begins tonight

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 3:45pm PDT

Sony and Polyphony Digital are looking for the next great professional racer and they will search through the best Gran Turismo 6, starting tonight.


Warhammer 40K: Regicide lands on Steam Early Access in May

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 3:35pm PDT

The next installment of the storied Warhammer 40K franchise will begin on Steam Early Access, with Warhammer 40K: Regicide set to launch on May 5.


"Looked up a video - its an actual chess board? Like 40k skinned Battle Chess - meh"

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Stuff That Sucks: The Amiibo Hunt Hits the Big Apple

By Shack Staff, Apr 20, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Greg's neverending search for Amiibo has taken him to the Nintendo World Store in New York for this week's Stuff That Sucks.


"Don't be like what? We get it, they are hard to find. I'm not saying your video is bad, in fact ..."

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Mario Kart 8 previews six new tracks ahead of April 23 DLC release

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Mario Kart 8's second DLC pack is set to arrive this coming Thursday. Nintendo would like to prepare racers by issuing new videos for six of its new tracks.


"Whoever's playing saxophone is incredible. I love nothing more than hot sax."

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Shacknews Showcase 02: Another Word for Blood

By Shack Staff, Apr 20, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Joe Tirado and Andrew Zucosky bring you the second episode of Shacknews Showcase, in which our hosts discuss Mortal Kombat X, speak to reviewer Steven Wong, get an arcade overview from Greg Burke, and of course, take each other on in the MK arena.


"Agree with you on the worst controller. I just could never use one comfortably. "

- ant_hillbilly see all 18 comments

Chattycast 42: Live from New Jersey

By Steve Watts, Apr 20, 2015 12:00pm PDT

In which the gang is actually all in the same room for once.


"Enjoyed the episode, but had a couple notes: Star Wars Battlefront - I'm a little concerned ..."

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Community Spotlight: Metroidvanias.com

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 11:00am PDT

Chatty's zolointo recently celebrated the second anniversary of his PC Metroidvania chronicle site, Metroidvanias.com. Shacknews spoke to the Shacknews community member about his site and some of the best games in the genre that have hit the PC platform.


Ronin sneaks in a three-level demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 10:05am PDT

Like any good ninja, Ronin stays hidden in the shadows. Players can now learn her dangerous tactics with a free demo that just arrived today.


New third-gen PlayStation Vita may include HDMI port

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 9:50am PDT

According to a recently leaked trademark filing, a new PlayStation Vita is in the works and may include an HDMI port.


"Which is fine, but the thing itself is a controller. That's why I find it odd. It does ..."

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China trailer prepares for launch tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2015 9:45am PDT

Assassin's Creed is going to China tomorrow with Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China and a new trailer will refresh players on its story.


Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox for 'new adventures'

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 9:10am PDT

The man behind Borderlands is no longer with Gearbox.


"I'm curious how Gearbox does as a business. They are quite prolific, but they have a very wide ..."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 4 comments

Valve requires new Steam users to spend $5 to access all features

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 8:12am PDT

Valve is taking measures against spammers and phishers as they now require Steam users to spend at least $5 on the Steam store in order to gain access to all of the platform's features.


"They've already been using a similar system already. It's something that only affects new ..."

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Grand Theft Auto 5 PC gets CPU-reducing patch

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 7:22am PDT

It's almost a week after Grand Theft Auto 5 was released on PC, and Rockstar Games has already released the first patch for the game over the weekend.


Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA launches June 2

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 6:35am PDT

Blizzard has announced its MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, will finally be launching this June.

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