Indie Shout-out: Eldritch

By Steven Wong, Jan 30, 2015 2:00pm PST

In our premiere episode of The Indie Shoutout, we shine a light on Eldritch, a action adventure game based on Lovecraftian lore. 


"I just wanted to chime in on this game. I haven't played it for a while but I got really into ..."

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Opinion: How Heroes of the Storm and Infinite Crisis Shakes Up the MOBA World

By Nathaniel Hohl, Jan 30, 2015 1:00pm PST

Despite (or perhaps because of) their popularity, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 have gained a reputation for being difficult to learn, which is exacerbated by an often toxic player community. However, Heroes of the S...


"Yeah, it did. Went from 1 out of every ~10 games to a full third or half. And it's always ..."

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AOL to shut down gaming blog Joystiq

By Daniel Perez, Jan 30, 2015 12:50pm PST

After several years of publishing gaming-related content, AOL is in the process of shutting down Joystiq.


"Not a good day to be Xav de Matos. He lost a friend (Andrew) and he lost his job."

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Chattycast 31: Go West, Young Man (And Hide)

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2015 12:30pm PST

In which the crew formulates its escape plan for once they betray humanity to the alien overlords.


Square Enix Action and Stealth Triple Packs heading to NA in March

By Daniel Perez, Jan 30, 2015 11:20am PST

Square Enix's Triple Packs will be coming to the US starting in late March.


Watch Swoozie and Sam battle It Out With Dead of Alive Trivia

By Steven Wong, Jan 30, 2015 10:00am PST

Swoozie is a professed Dead or Alive fanatic, who has logged countless hours playing the fighting game series. We push the true limits of his DOA knowledge with a trivia test. 


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Get the Axe Throwing Details in Our Exclusive Total War: Attila Interview

By Steven Wong, Jan 30, 2015 9:00am PST

We get a early look at Total War: Attila in our exclusive interview with Creative Assembly Battle Designer Simon Mann. He even provides some tips on how to get by during the violent dawn of the medieval age. 


#IDARB scores an early release on Xbox One

By Daniel Perez, Jan 30, 2015 8:50am PST

Xbox One owners won't have to wait much longer to get in on #IDARB as the game has just been made available prior to its official release.


Destiny's heavy ammo bug fix coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Jan 30, 2015 8:30am PST

Guardians who have been suffering from their Heavy Ammo magically disappearing will be getting a fix sooner rather than later.


Sega lays off 300 employees as part of restructuring effort

By Daniel Perez, Jan 30, 2015 8:00am PST

Sega has announced it will be laying off 300 employees as the company goes through a restructure.


"It did. This layoff is mostly Sega of America. The rest of Sega, such as Japan, Europe, Creative ..."

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Watch the Shacknews Madden NFL 15 Simulator Make Its Super Bowl XLIX Predictions

By Steven Wong, Jan 30, 2015 7:40am PST

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are set to battle it out this Sunday at Super Bowl XLIX, but thanks the power of the Shacknews Simulator (Madden NFL 15), we get a look at what may happen and who will win. Ours is is the only simulation model featuring Andr...


"With giveaways after every interception? Those interceptions have made me a very happy Shacker. ..."

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Life is Strange: Episode 1 impressions - take a picture

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 29, 2015 4:00pm PST

Dontnod Entertainment is shifting away from action to a story-based episodic teen drama... where the teen just happens to have powers. Check out our impressions of Life is Strange's first episode: Chrysalis.


Dying Light: Locate all Battle Journals in the Slums

By Shack Staff, Jan 29, 2015 3:00pm PST

A complete guide to find all 13 Battle Journals located in the Slums.


Win a beta key for Alone in the Dark: Illumination

By Shack Staff, Jan 29, 2015 2:35pm PST

Alone in the Dark is going co-op this spring, but you can try it out today by entering the Alone in the Dark: Illumination beta key sweepstakes.


"Alone in the Dark: Illumination taking the survivor horror franchise into the realm of co-op... "

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Shack Reels: 5 games to play during a blizzard

By Shack Staff, Jan 29, 2015 2:00pm PST

Thankfully, our east coast readers have weathered the storm of Winter Storm Juno. In case anything like this happens again, our staff would like to make sure everyone is prepared with these five games.

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