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Weekend Confirmed Episode 41: New Year's Eve Special

By Garnett Lee, Dec 31, 2010 9:00am PST

For this New Year's Eve 2010 show--the second of our two holiday specials--Shane Bettenhausen joins Garnett, Brian, and Jeff for one final 2010...

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"I almost agree. That boss fight left such a bad taste in my mouth, though, that even those last ..."

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Best of 2010 Awards: Game of the Year

By Shack Staff, Dec 31, 2010 7:00am PST

Game of the Year: Red Dead Redemption Red Dead Redemption distinguished itself in a num

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"Thats what I'm hoping for. If it ever does come out for PC I sure as hell hope Rockstar puts at ..."

- ShXIII see all 91 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Recap

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2010 2:00pm PST

Our Best of 2010 Awards are set to end tomorrow with the reveal of the Shacknews pick for Game of the Year. We've compiled the entire list of...

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"On a side, last time I saw the hip was with the stones, and at that time....... new orleans WAS ..."

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Best of 2010 Awards: Game of the Year Runner-up

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2010 9:00am PST

Game of the Year Runner-up: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty The wait was definitely worth it with Blizzard's first non-World of Warcraft release...

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"I smell a bitter relic fanboy. *whaaa-whaaa-whaaa* "it is so innovative but nobody is playing it ..."

- nOpe1984 see all 63 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Handheld

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 4:00pm PST

Handheld: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Though it lacks the Roman numeral designation, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker fulfills creator Hideo...

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"My personal pick would be DQIX, but Angry Birds most definitely deserves it's props. As does ..."

- CampKusoge see all 16 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Xbox 360 Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 3:00pm PST

Xbox 360 Exclusive: Mass Effect 2 Though it is also available on the PC (and soon to be released on the PS3), for the purposes of this category,...

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"Man there must have not been any good Xbox games this year if the #1 isn't even an exclusive, ..."

- phinn see all 67 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: PS3 Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 2:00pm PST

PS3 Exclusive: God of War 3 We've followed Kratos from lowly soldier to the god of war. F

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"Yea after 2008 and 2009 it was definitely a weaker year for PS3 exclusives. God of War 3 was all ..."

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Best of 2010 Awards: PC Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 1:00pm PST

PC Exclusive: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty It was definitely a close race between the two top games here, but in the end StarCraft II: Wings...

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"So, first place to a crippled 2000 game (gameplay wise) with 2007 graphics, and second place to ..."

- paketep see all 29 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Wii Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 11:00am PST

Wii Exclusive: Kirby's Epic Yarn Kirby's Epic Yarn wove itself into gamers' hearts this year with its syrupy-sweet fabric-based visuals and...

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"I already have a 360 S + Kinect, and use it for console-centric games (ala RDR, Forza3, Castle ..."

- wfalcon see all 17 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Multiplatform Game

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 10:00am PST

Multiplatform Game: Red Dead Redemption Shacknews loves it some cowboy-gaming and Red Dead Redemption was our definite pick for best...

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"I guess by "multiplatform", what they really mean is "more than one console"."

- Prospero424 see all 51 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Indie

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 9:00am PST

Indie: LIMBO 2010 was a fantastic year for independently developed games, with many of the category's front-runners providing some of year's...

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"Where the fuck is Minecraft in this list?! Every other publication had Minecraft as their ..."

- SgtV3n0m see all 24 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Downloadable Games

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 8:00am PST

Downloadable: Monday Night Combat It didn't arrive with quite the fanfare of som

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"i've mentioned MNC being an indie game on the shack before and was told an Unreal engine based ..."

- dantastic see all 14 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: DLC Add-on

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 7:00am PST

DLC Add-on: Red Dead Redemption's "Undead Nightmare" After shooting our way across the southwest, through Mexico, and back again in the...

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"for some reason a lot of these commenters here think you have to go one way or another and not ..."

- dantastic see all 21 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Action-Platformer

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2010 2:00pm PST

Action: God of War III Over the past several years, Kratos has cemented himself as one of videogaming's most disgruntled badasses. We all...

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"The plain old "Action" genre is what I would put GoW/Bayonetta/DMC and the like in."

- one random winner see all 32 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Strategy

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2010 1:00pm PST

Strategy: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Strategically, it doesn't get more intense than Blizzard's StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, especially...

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"Did none of you guys play R.U.S.E.? Easily my favourite strategy game this year after SC 2, the ..."

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