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Civilization Revolution Contest Results

By Chris Faylor, Sep 18, 2008 11:04am PDT

Last week, we asked you to create a unit for Firaxis' latest strategy effort, Civilization Revolution (PS3, 360, DS), for the chance to win one of...


"If you click the image, there's a view full image link, with a 2400xsomething res version of the ..."

- geedeck see all 8 comments

Civ Rev Contest: Civilizations Across Gaming

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Sep 10, 2008 3:10pm PDT

So Firaxis' Civilization Revolution does a pretty good job of bringing the series' core gameplay to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. And...


Left 4 Dead Contest: Clothe the Shack Zombie Horde!

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Jul 24, 2008 5:52am PDT

Zombies: Love or hate them, they're an inseparable part of pop culture, and an inevitable part of many apocalii. One way this phenomenon is...


"I won one of the shirts and I still haven't received it. Any news on that?"

- ar5is see all 87 comments

Contest: Win Guitar Hero Aerosmith, Guitars

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Jul 18, 2008 7:38am PDT

If the words "Walk This Way," "Livin' on the Edge" or "Sweet Emotion" mean anything to you, you're probably familiar with veteran rock band...


"You know that's the exact same cage my friends use for their peegs. Must be the style now."

- spazzium see all 42 comments

Contest: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Air Band

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Jun 27, 2008 2:34pm PDT

When asking what band players would like to see in Guitar Hero, Aerosmith was one of choices to top the list. Thanks to Activision, fans will...


"Those slippers are usually just a blur of motion: both Jake & John are energetic lil' peanuts. ..."

- Bold see all 10 comments

Contest Wrapup: Command & Conquer 3 Sweepstakes

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Jun 24, 2008 3:16pm PDT

Being an evil mastermind is a rather demanding job, and one that doesn't really allow the time for proper exploration of career alternatives. Given...


Contest: Command & Conquer 3 Sweepstakes

By Jeff, Jun 20, 2008 2:15pm PDT

With Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath making its way to Xbox 360 next week, we thought it might be nice to give a bit of attention to the man of...


"1. Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2. CABAL 3. GDI Commander Michael "Mack" McNeil 4. Kane is ..."

- likwan see all 28 comments

Contest Wrapup: Gaming Highlights

By Jeff, Jun 01, 2008 3:34pm PDT

Play video games long enough, and you're sure to pick up momentos of your in-game travels as time goes on, often in the form of screenshots. Well,...


"My favorite moment recently was getting over 2000 rating in 3v3 arena in WoW and leaving the ..."

- ease one see all 6 comments

Contest: Write Our R-Type Command Review Wrapup

By Jeff, May 09, 2008 11:16pm PDT

Sure you know that human battle fleets have engaged the deadly Bydo Empire in the latest R-Type Command for PSP, but why take our word for it? So...


"Yay!! I won, I won - No, Ralph, this means you failed English. Me fail English, that's ..."

- wytefang see all 6 comments

Sam & Max Season 2 Jokecrafting Contest Wrap-up

By Jeff, Apr 16, 2008 10:14am PDT

The second season of Telltale's downloadable adventure series Sam & Max recently concluded (There's a demo for Episode 5 up on FileShack), so we...


"I take it you figured out which game that's a walkthrough for, then..."

- RomSteady see all 7 comments

Reminder: Fallen Empire Contest Voting Ends Today

By Chris Faylor, Apr 15, 2008 11:22am PDT

GarageGames has asked us to remind everyone that voting for the second wave of the Shacknews Fallen Empire: Legions Photoshop contest ends today....


Sam & Max Season 2 Jokecrafting Contest

By Jeff, Apr 11, 2008 6:20am PDT

Telltale Games is verging upon the exciting climax of Sam & Max Season 2, the episodic adventure game for PC. Humor is pretty much the hallmark of...


"monkey island refrences, though im not that funny i have to say i think its fantastic anyways ..."

- the_beatles see all 61 comments

Contest: Fallen Empire Photoshop for Beta Wrapup

By Jeff, Apr 03, 2008 8:49pm PDT

When a single game is played compulsively to perhaps unhealthy quantities, your brain can be so monomaniacally focused on that one thing as to...


"lol, i clicked on the bush one and didn't notice the arrows going to the left and didn't see ..."

- buzzbat see all 18 comments

Contest: Fallen Empire Photoshop for Beta Contest (Updated)

By Jeff, Apr 01, 2008 5:57pm PDT

Update: Since the responses to this have been so great, we've decided to extend the contest a day until 11:59PM PST on Wednesday, and add a little...


"Okay, got it. I had the first one from my earlier sweep and added the 2nd"

- geedeck see all 152 comments

Contest: Command & Conquer 3 Villainous Aptitude Wrapup

By Jeff, Mar 27, 2008 8:57am PDT

In the world of Command & Conquer, Kane is a busy man. How does a person like him keep up with all the administrative tasks while trying to take...


"Wow, I actually won! I guess I was just so inspired by Kane. That man just stirs up so many ..."

- fatlazyhomer see all 12 comments