Minecraft: Story Mode review-in-progress: 'Order of the Stone' impressions

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 13, 2015 12:01am PDT

Telltale is going back to some more family-friendly fare by taking a stab at Minecraft. The result thus far is a story that fits perfectly within the world of Minecraft, while also providing some great amusement for Minecraft amateurs.


Star Wars Battlefront details Season Pass and three new game modes

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 5:45pm PDT

Given how the beta has gone, the idea of an expensive Season Pass may be hard to swallow, but nevertheless, Star Wars Battlefront is getting one. It's also getting three new game modes, including one that puts a Star Wars legend on a team of six.


"Played beta.. was not entertained. Seems more like full on fan service vs a decent game. ..."

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Overwatch Beta Preview Debuts on Twitch on Thursday

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 2:35pm PDT

Blizzard has announced an 90 minute Overwatch beta livestream happening this Thursday on Twitch.


"They didn't do codes for HotS. They attach it to your account on their end, then send you an ..."

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Unravel Hands-On Impressions: Unwinding on a Wilderness Walk

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 2:10pm PDT

Shacknews plays Unravel and gets all tangled up with Yarny.


Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Hands-On Impressions: High-Powered Herbicide

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 1:15pm PDT

Shacknews joins the ongoing battle between vegetation and the undead horde with an early look at Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. If you thought the first game added a sense of weirdness to team-based battle, just wait until time travel and killer citrus is involved.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch with all missions unlocked; Firebreak specialist revealed

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 1:02pm PDT

Treyatch has revealed players will be able to access any mission in Black Ops 3 as soon as they pop fire the game up.


How Payday 2 is preparing for this week's Crimefest

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Payday 2 kicks off its Crimefest event this week. To help prepare for it, Shacknews spoke to Starbreeze Global Brand Director, Almir Listo, about what players can expect, as well as the recent collaboration with the devs behind Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and a future collabo...


Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Review: Monster Mash

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 11:00am PDT

Dragon Quest Heroes brings together iconic heroes from the Dragon Quest series to battle countless waves of monsters. But does the action-RPG aspect of the game make or break the traditional Dragon Quest formula? Our review.


"Yeah, it immediately grabbed me in a way Hyrule Warriors didn't, mostly because DQ has a place ..."

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Firewatch explores the mysteries of the wilderness in February

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 10:23am PDT

The debut game from the developers at Campo Santo have announced a release date for their story-based exploration game, Firewatch, announcing that it'll touch down in February on both PC and PS4.


Rocket League doesn't need roads for Back to the Future Car Pack

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 10:03am PDT

The Back to the Future Car Pack is scheduled to be released next week and will feature the DeLorean Time Machine and a special signature Rocket Trail.


Yoshi's Wooly World review: One Size Fits All

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 10:00am PDT

Yoshi has a whole new look in Yoshi's Wooly World, but is this new visual style as comfortable as a winter coat? Or is it as ugly and itchy as an old Christmas sweater? Our review.


"Maybe insignificant but since it is part of the game's title I'll be the jerk who points out ..."

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Rock Band 4 adds Alabama Shakes, Breaking Benjamin, and more tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 9:51am PDT

Feels like old times, because Rock Band DLC is starting to release on a regular basis again, starting with four individual tracks coming tomorrow.


Marvel Heroes 2016 rolls out in December with Secret Invasion story

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 9:45am PDT

Gazillion announced to a closed-door panel at New York Comic-Con over the weekend that Marvel Heroes 2015 is ready to make the switch to Marvel Heroes 2016 in December, adding a new Secret Invasion story and a number of quality-of-life improvements.


Dragon Quest Builders shows off slight differences to Minecraft in new video

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 7:32am PDT

We're learning some more information behind Dragon Quest Builders thanks to a newly-released 30-minute video, and even though the game oozes Minecraft, there are some differences.


Disney Infinity Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set and figures revealed

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 6:53am PDT

Disney Infinity 3.0 will be getting a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set later this year, and today, we're learning more about what will be available when it releases in December.

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