Opinion: Twitter reaction to 'Heroes of the Dorm' shows wide eSports acceptance is still far off

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 10:00pm PDT

A rabid crowd and an excited fanbase were ecstatic to find Heroes of the Storm fill the ESPN2 airwaves last night. Unfortunately, some of the reaction from the other side shows that eSports are still a long way from being accepted as the norm.


"It's just funny that some of these people were actually willing to bite the hand that feeds them ..."

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Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown Review in Progress: There Be Dragons Here

By Steven Wong, Apr 27, 2015 9:30pm PDT

We make our way through corporate controlled Beantown in Shadowrun: Boston Lockdown. It turns out, being in a world where magic and high technology coexist takes a lot of brains, guts, and bullets. See how well we survive this highly tactical role-playing game.


Opinion: Konami Undervalues Personality-Driven Game Direction

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2015 2:00pm PDT

With the cancellation of Silent Hills, Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami is all but confirmed. The publisher's willingness to let go of its most creative figures shows an old-fashioned view of game development, which could hurt the company.


"Somebody should make a movie about these departed game designer celebrities. They should call ..."

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Heroes of the Storm designer discusses eSports, balance, Battleground design, and the June 2 launch

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Yesterday was a big day for Heroes of the Storm, as the Grand Finals of the college Heroes of the Dorm tournament aired in front of a nationwide ESPN2 audience. Prior to the event, Shacknews had an opportunity to speak to one of the game's designers about how the game has gr...


Stuff That Sucks: Pre-rendered CGI game trailers

By Shack Staff, Apr 27, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Reveal trailers nowadays offer a lot of cool CGI, intense battle scenes, and visual eye candy. What they all-too-often don't offer is actual gameplay and that's the subject of this week's Stuff That Sucks.


"Nothing wrong with a cinematic or live action to set the tone"

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10 Games That Satisfy Without Taking Up All Your Time

By Steven Wong, Apr 27, 2015 6:00pm PDT

You can have a deep and satisfying gaming experience without having to spend 40 hours or more playing it. Here are ten games that will satisfy without eating up all your spare time.


"The "Status Update: Single" ending for Shadow Complex should absolutely be on this list ..."

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Kerbal Space Program 1.0 lifts off today

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 10:47am PDT

It's been a long journey filled with exploration, preparation, and the occasionally Kerbal casualty. But the final version of Kerbal Space Program is lifting off today.


Microsoft working on Halo 5: Guardians limited edition Xbox One console

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2015 10:30am PDT

According to 343 Studios head, we'll be seeing a limited edition Xbox One console for Halo 5: Guardians.


"I'm a HUGE Halo fan, but after the MCC release...no way i'd pre-order this. Even though the Beta ..."

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ZenBook Pro sets its sights on Apple MacBook Pro

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2015 9:05am PDT

The ZenBook Pro UX501 has been announced by Asus, and with its reveal, it sets its sights squarely on Apple's MacBook Pro.


"Truth told, I've been eyeing the slim & light (ish) gaming notebooks for a while. I like the ..."

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DiRT Rally tears up the Steam Early Access streets today

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2015 8:20am PDT

A new DiRT has been announced by Codemasters and is now available to play on Steam Early Access.


Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus confirm Silent Hills is no more [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2015 7:45am PDT

Both Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus have confirmed not only are they no long a part of Silent Hills, but the project is no longer happening.


"I think a better reason is they are just getting out of games which is the only reason the West ..."

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Batman cooperates with allies in new Arkham Knight trailer

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2015 6:45am PDT

Batman: Arkham Knight's Dual Play will allow players to jump between Batman and his allies to perform some impressive co-op movies.


"I donno. This is the fourth Batman Arkham game. We know how 90% of the game will be played."

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Broken Age review: Double Vision

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 12:00am PDT

Double Fine has wrapped up its two-part tale of two very different heroes. How do Act 2 and Act 1 function as a whole? Our review.


"I forgot this was coming out today. I'll probably wait until the weekend to play through both ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer preview - call in the Specialists

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 26, 2015 10:00am PDT

Treyarch is not planning to rest on their laurels for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's multiplayer. They're adding new movement ideas, improving weapon control across all phases of movement, and adding Specialist classes that bring in their own unique firepower to the battlefield...


"Sounds really good could be really good the last was the best in my opinion of the new ones I am ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 minimum PC specs revealed

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 26, 2015 10:00am PDT

Treyarch is expressing their seriousness for Call of Duty: Black Ops III's PC version, noting that they'll be building from the ground-up and working with hardware manufacturers. They're also releasing PC minimum specs today, over six months before the game's release.


"I've been kinda missing AW the past couple weeks, for some reason."

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