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Last Guardian director says to 'keep an eye out' for release details

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2013 9:00am PST

The Last Guardian creative director Fumito Ueda wrote a note on his personal website stressing that the game is still in active development, and urging fans to "keep an eye out" for an official announcement from Sony.

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"F them in the A, seriously. TLG is one of the main reason I bought a PS3. :( (that and BluRay)"

- pillzer see all 48 comments

Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself ye...

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"That's what the rabid X-Com fans want to hear, though. And it wasn't every time something ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 26 comments

PlanetSide 2 E3 presentation covers all the bases

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming MMOFPS is quite an ambitious undertaking. If you haven't been following the free-to-play shooter very closely, this seven minute video from E3 should cover the bases.

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"id imagine they use the word ambitious cause they are claiming 2k people per continent ( 2000 ..."

- animuslogic see all 14 comments

The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us.

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"I think South Park winning best RPG is quite indicative of the lack of RPGs at E3 this year. Not ..."

- bobiroka see all 24 comments

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 22, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission can be played as either as a full-on RTS or players can jump into the cockpit of their own units for a more direct approach. Both ways prove to be fun and intuitive.

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"Almost missed this preview. Bohemia is trying to do something a bit different, it's cool. I ..."

- guigr see all 2 comments

Shack Staff's E3 2012 disappointments

By Shack Staff, Jun 22, 2012 11:45am PDT

Earlier this week, we took a look at our favorite moments of E3. Now, we reminisce about what disappointed us at this year's show.

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"Watchdogs, Splinter Cell, Zombiu, and Last of us were looking awesome! "

- alllivestaken see all 14 comments

Game Critics Awards reveals E3 2012 nominees

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 20, 2012 8:30am PDT

Every year, dozens of video game outlets--Shacknews included--vote on their favorite games from E3. Before the judges decide the ultimate winner, the organization has released this year's "Best of" nominees.

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"It's possible. The definition of "playable" is somewhat nebulous I think."

- Haxim see all 13 comments

Shack Staff's E3 2012 favorites

By Shack Staff, Jun 18, 2012 9:30am PDT

It's been a week since E3 2012 closed its doors. The Shacknews team looks back, and reflects on some of their highlights.

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Star Trek preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 13, 2012 5:15pm PDT

We step behind closed doors at E3 2012 to get a fresh look at the upcoming Star Trek co-op shooter being developed by Digital Extremes.

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"I feel ya on that man, I had my mother sell mine on ebay years and years ago for some extra cash ..."

- KAF Elite see all 7 comments

The Cave preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 13, 2012 9:00am PDT

We sit down for a behind-closed-doors E3 demo of The Cave, an upcoming Metroidvania-style adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine.

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"this does actually look pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing more as the release date approaches"

- Wiz74 see all 8 comments

Rayman Legends: the best Wii U platformer at E3

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT

We get some hands-on time with the Wii U version of Rayman Legends at E3 2012, and come away surprised and impressed by the its innovative use of the tablet controller.

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"love the music at the end level that matchs in with the game play"

- okellyc see all 4 comments

Nyko PlayPad controller for Android impresses with backwards compatibility app

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT

Nyko is the latest peripheral manufacturer to attempt creating a game pad for mobile devices. However, what makes their controller so unique is not the hardware itself--but software that can ensure backwards compatibility with all mobile games.

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"I wouldn't carry this thing around, but I'm considering getting something like this because I ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

Multi-touch Wii U GamePad would be too 'unwieldy' according to Nintendo president

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 3:45pm PDT

While Wii U's single touch screen may seem like a step backwards for gamers used to multi-touch offered by their smartphone screens, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime disagrees.

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"It's stupid not to include it since they have the option now. Even if it's something that most ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 15 comments

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT

The Walking Dead's second episode, titled "Starved for Help," is set to arrive later this month. We go hands-on with the first twenty minutes.

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"yeah why can't they just pump these suckers out on a weekly basis. What a bunch of slackers, ..."

- deathofrats see all 9 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 11, 2012 12:30pm PDT

We grab some hands-on impressions of an Xbox 360 build of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at E3 2012, and get some more details about a couple of additional game modes.

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"yeah but some people have to prove that can't be hoodwinked. They going to take a copy of CS:GO ..."

- dookiebot see all 10 comments