Shack Snack: October 23, 2014

By Steve Watts, Oct 23, 2014 5:30pm PDT

Time for another episode of Shack Snack! All the gaming news you need in a nice digestible chunk of video deliciousness.

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"Wait what? Everyone likes Tom Hanks. He's just so ... likable!"

- boarder2 see all 8 comments

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: The Nintendo Direct recap

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 23, 2014 3:35pm PDT

Did you miss today's Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? Shacknews hits the bulletpoints of what you missed.

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"with a big middle finger to the fans. 50+ awesome things, and one middle finger. wtf nintendo?"

- senor135 see all 12 comments

Wildstar Dev, Carbine Studios, Faces Layoffs

By Steven Wong, Oct 23, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Wildstar developer Carbine Studios is reportedly facign a round of layoffs today, and up to 60 employees may be affected.

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Watch: Super Smash Bros Wii U Nintendo Direct Stream

By Steven Wong, Oct 23, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Check out today's Nintendo Direct, which promises to reveal new details about Super Smash Bros for Wii U.

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"Its also been good value with their DLC so far. $12 for 50% more content in MK8 is nice"

- Serpico74 see all 39 comments

Assassin's Creed Unity PC specs released

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 23, 2014 1:10pm PDT

Ubisoft has released the specs for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity. Does your computer have what it takes to bring the French Revolution to life?

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"Still, it's going back to the days of picking and choosing which games stay installed."

- the archvile see all 15 comments

Team Fortress 2's previous Halloween events released

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 23, 2014 1:00pm PDT

One of the biggest free-to-play games just got bigger for Halloween.

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"Pack it in folks, this guy says its over. Not like its the 3rd most played game on Steam or anything"

- calusari see all 7 comments

Paris is yours in new Assassin's Creed Unity trailer

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 23, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Take a more in depth look at what Assassin's Creed Unity has to offer.

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Final Score: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 23, 2014 12:00pm PDT

It's been over 10 years since Firaxis Games placed turn-based strategy fans inside an unknown science fiction world to battle for victory. Now they've finally made their return to the stars, but has their mission been as successful as they hoped, or are we all left shaking o...

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"I know that feeling, I have quite a few of those to enact my reveng on as well. So many games to ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 25 comments

More Than Survival: The Five Faces of Horror Gaming

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 23, 2014 11:00am PDT

Horror comes in many dark shades. Like chilly fingers creeping up your spine, here is a look at five horror categories that will keep you up at night.

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"Just, uhh.... Pack lots of snacks and drinks. You're going to need them for some of those locker ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 5 comments

Nintendo 3DS StreetPass Weekend coming on Halloween

By Steve Watts, Oct 23, 2014 10:00am PDT

Nintendo has declared the upcoming Halloween weekend another "National StreetPass" occasion. You can head to a Nintendo Zone to gather street passes from across the country.

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round bounces its way to a February 2015 release

By Daniel Perez, Oct 23, 2014 9:30am PDT

Koei Tecmo's updated fighting title will be making its way to current- and last-gen consoles this February.

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3D Realms returns with 3D Realms Anthology

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 23, 2014 9:00am PDT

3D Realms is back from the dead. Their first order of business is to release an anthology of 32 of their best games.

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"As a direct result of reading the news story posting on this I downloaded the gog duke3d I ..."

- metalremains see all 15 comments

Unfinished Swan coming to PS4 and Vita next week

By Steve Watts, Oct 23, 2014 8:35am PDT

The minimalist game The Unfinished Swan is coming to two more PlayStation platforms next week, with cross-buy.

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Xbox Music will no longer offer free ad-supported ride

By Daniel Perez, Oct 23, 2014 8:20am PDT

The days of listening to Xbox Music for free are officially over starting in December. Enjoy it while you can!

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"The Xbox One app is nice but you can't even play music in the background. Xbox Music was already ..."

- Mmmmmoo see all 7 comments

Sunset Overdrive events at Microsoft Stores detailed

By Steve Watts, Oct 23, 2014 7:10am PDT

Sunset Overdrive is Microsoft's first big exclusive of the season, and the company has detailed launch plans and bonuses at company stores.

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