Gamescom 2015: Watch Microsoft's Xbox press conference here

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2015 6:26am PDT

Microsoft is scheduled to take the stage at Gamescom this year, so be sure to tune in to find out what the company has in store.


Mad Max trailer defends its strongholds

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 04, 2015 12:45am PDT

Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios have released the latest trailer for Mad Max, introducing some of the game's characters and also the concept of the stronghold.


Rising Thunder technical alpha update issues fixes and adds variants

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 7:45pm PDT

Radiant Entertainment did not take long to offer the first update for Rising Thunder's technical alpha, offering a good amount of fixes and some new variant moves to check out.


The Best Wii U Games to Play

By Shack Staff, Aug 03, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Tackle Nintendo's growing list of Wii U games with this handy list of some of the best games the system has to offer.


"My list would look very similar, Nintendo has as usual made some top notch stuff. I'm sure Mario ..."

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NHL 16 Hands-On Impressions: Turning the Ice Into a Level Playing Field

By Steven Wong, Aug 03, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with NHL16 to see if the visual trainer is enough to teach a hockey novice to a halfway decent player.


Shack Reels: NHL 16: EA Sports Hockey League, Precision movement, and more with Dean Richards

By Shack Staff, Aug 03, 2015 12:35pm PDT

Eric catches up with Dean Richards of EA Sports to talk all things NHL 16. From the EA Sports Hockey League, to the new beard mechanics in the game, its all here!


Inspired: Breaking down the Hearthstone 'Grand Tournament' cards (Part 5)

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews continues its look into the new cards that are about to hit Hearthstone's Grand Tournament expansion. Today, it's time to look at a pair of new Legendaries and some good news for Warlock users.


Opinion: Red Ash Shakes Trust in Kickstarter Process

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2015 11:30am PDT

Kickstarter should rightly be the ultimate free market democratization, but the strange story of Red Ash's campaign shows how campaigns have been drifting from that purpose, and now can undermine it entirely.


"This is pretty much exactly how I feel about this whole thing. "

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 'Reckoning' trailer prepares to wrap up 'Exo Zombies'

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 10:55am PDT

There's one more chapter in the Exo Zombies saga, which is set to deploy tomorrow. Activision and Sledgehammer are preparing players for the end with a new trailer.


Guitar Hero Live Trailer Runs Down Features and Introduces Singing

By Steven Wong, Aug 03, 2015 8:30am PDT

Guitar Hero Live is currently touring Gamescom, and FreeStyleGames has released a video detailing the game's many expected features. Best of all, players will be able to sing along with their favorite songs in addition to rocking it out with the guitar. 


Vega claws his way into Street Fighter 5

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 8:24am PDT

It's just not a Street Fighter party unless Bison brings along his Shadaloo cronies and it looks like Vega will be the first of those to make the jump into Street Fighter V.


"This one with Kumail from Silicon Valley is fantastic: ..."

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Rock Band 4 Adds The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, Rush and More to Setlist

By Steven Wong, Aug 03, 2015 7:20am PDT

Rock Band 4 announces a new setlist of 17 songs to round out its eclectic song collection.


Watch the 1st day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event here

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 7:00am PDT

The Main Event for the fifth annual Dota 2 International championships begins today. Check out the full live stream and catch up with what's been happening along with Shacknews.


"He's basically a younger clone of tobi. I don't understand the hate, but think it's hilarious ..."

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition Will Unlock Entire Gears of War Collection for Free

By Steven Wong, Aug 03, 2015 6:55am PDT

Microsoft just announced that fans who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and play it on Xbox Live this year will unlock the entire Gears of War Collection through backward compatibility. 


"Pretty sure it will just be the base games, as they are essentially unlocking the 360 versions ..."

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Twitch details plans to branch out event presence globally

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 6:01am PDT

Twitch is looking to branch out its major event coverage beyond E3 and Gamescom, detailing plans this morning to offer the same level of coverage for Tokyo Game Show, Electronic Game Show, and PAX Australia.

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