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Summer Games Done Quick 2015: Day 5 Highlights and Day 6 Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2015 6:00am PDT

It's Friday and Summer Games Done Quick is sending gaming fans into the weekend right. Shacknews takes a look at some of Thursday's best runs, as well as some eye-opening speed runs that are set to take place later today.

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns will kick off first beta for Gamescom weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2015 12:30am PDT

If you've pre-ordered Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, your first opportunity to jump into the expansion's beta will come next weekend during Gamescom.

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Super Smash Bros. 1.1.0 update goes live with Tournament mode and YouTube uploads

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 8:40pm PDT

Both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS have been updated, with both games getting some long-awaited features, as well as some new DLC.

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Alienware Alpha: How To Upgrade Its CPU, RAM, and Hard Drive

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 3:00pm PDT

We open up our Alienware Alpha to upgrade its CPU, RAM, and hard drive.

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"Ok, especially for OEM. I'm seriously thinking about getting a small PC like the Alpha at some ..."

- baron calamity see all 8 comments

Grand Ages: Medieval Impressions: Making Money and History

By Steven Wong, Jul 30, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Grand Ages: Medieval, a historically real-time strategy game with heavy emphasis on economics set at the dawn of the Medieval era. We see if we have what it takes to start an empire that can stand the test of time.

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"Can you explain what elements add depth? How does this compare to SM's Starships? Or the ..."

- Dessicator82 see all 2 comments

Flywrench is the next puzzle game from Nidhogg creator

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 1:12pm PDT

Now that Nidhogg is sheathing its sword, Messhof is moving on to a new puzzle game called Flywrench.

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Endless Space 2 announced and setting course for Gamescom 2015

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Amplitude Studios is ready to follow up on 2012's Endless Space by introducing Endless Space 2 to a captive Gamescom audience next week.

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"Same. Space 1 was shallow and samey, I thought, especially compared to their newer games. Not ..."

- tw3kr see all 7 comments

Chattycast 55: Breaking the Game

By Steve Watts, Jul 30, 2015 12:00pm PDT

This week, inspired by Games Done Quick, the Chattycast is tackling emergent gameplay in its many forms: speed runs, sequence breaking, and more. Plus we have Newsybits, another round of Beat the Doc, and more!

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"He seems alright and Tyrael is one of my favorite Blizzard characters but I'd definitely have to ..."

- DoctorGames see all 17 comments

Life is Strange - four burning questions after 'Dark Room'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 11:00am PDT

Life is Strange has saved its biggest twist for its cliffhanger that leads into the game's finale. You'd better believe there are some questions that need to be asked!

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Yooka-Laylee developers join with The Escapists/Worms publisher

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 10:46am PDT

Yooka-Laylee should ideally have no trouble sticking to its late 2016 release window, especially since Team17 has just jumped on board as the game's publisher.

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"I'm sure Team 17 workers are happy to work on anything that isn't Worms."

- baron calamity see all 5 comments

Destiny: The Taken King PlayStation 4 Bundle now available for pre-order

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 10:30am PDT

Guardians who are in the market for a second PlayStation 4, or those who finally want to jump into Destiny, can proceed to pre-order this special bundle.

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Red Ash finds publisher; Kickstarter money going towards 'stretch goals'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 10:20am PDT

Just days before Red Ash is set to fall well short of its Kickstarter goal, a publisher has apparently stepped in to ensure its development. So what does that mean for Kickstarter backers that have already donated?

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"Speaking of which, read the cyberpunk novel Noir by K.W. Jeter."

- AxeMan808 see all 15 comments

Demons Age cRPG coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in Q1 2016

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 9:23am PDT

A new classic RPG is being developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in Q1 2016.

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Here's our first glimpse at Total War: Warhammer in action

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 8:16am PDT

The first gameplay demo of Total War: Warhammer has been released. If you're a fan of both the Total War series and Warhammer, be sure to be sitting down while watching this video.

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"Unless they have a new engine this is going to be an unplayable, single-threaded mess for months ..."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 2 comments

Rocket League gets new cars, maps, and Spectator Mode in August

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 7:45am PDT

Psyonix has revealed when we can expect new content to come to Rocket League.

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"I don't know if I've ever spent a dime on cosmetics. Maybe that's why my apartment looks so boring."

- sergeon see all 5 comments
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