E3 2014 News


Oculus Rift reactions from the E3 show floor

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 1:41pm PDT

We talked to some people on the E3 show floor about Oculus Rift, and here's what they had to say.


The Alienware Alpha: Don't call it a Steam Machine

By Steven Wong, Jun 17, 2014 11:00am PDT

The Alienware Alpha was recently announced, and it's a genuine Windows PC designed to work as though it were a console gaming system.


E3 2014: The biggest no-shows

By Robert Workman, Jun 17, 2014 10:00am PDT

There were some great games at E3... but some conspicuously were missing...


"Doom's being revealed at Quakecon in a few weeks. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a teaser for ..."

- Dr Proton see all 36 comments

E3 2014: Our favorite games

By Shack Staff, Jun 16, 2014 2:15pm PDT

E3 has come and gone, and with it came some fantastic showpieces for the coming year and beyond. Like everyone who attends the annual spectacle, the Shack staff had its own standouts and favorites. Each of us picked a handful of games that knocked our socks off, and you can ...


"For me - Destiny, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4 and Witcher 3 for games ..."

- clash76 see all 9 comments

Adventure Time, Falling Skies, and the blurry line of homage

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 1:15pm PDT

Little Orbit showed off two games at E3 that borrow mechanics very directly from existing games, but in wildly different ways. We take a look at Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom and Falling Skies.


"A game like this would get alot of eshop downloads, Nintendo releases are widely spaced."

- Kobbit78 see all 4 comments

Opinion: Five reasons why people hate E3 (and why they should shut up)

By Robert Workman, Jun 16, 2014 8:45am PDT

E3 has a lot of haters out there...


"Wow...slow news week, apparently. Is Shacknews devolving into list articles now?"

- RowjinZee see all 53 comments

Shack Reels: Photo and Food Shenanigans

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 11:00am PDT

In a double-dose of quick Shack Reels, Joe and Andrew prepare for a Madden grudge match, and enjoy the sights and smells of a food truck.


Miyamoto's new games: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 10:30am PDT

Nintendo quietly debuted two new games from famed creator Shigeru Miyamoto at E3 this week, both intended to showcase the GamePad's unique strengths. The results were unfortunately mixed.


"I played both Project Guard and Project Giant Robot at E3. I thought Project Guard was a better ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 3 comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 9:30am PDT

BioWare has devoted a lot of time explaining what Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't (namely: Dragon Age 2). At E3, it focused much more on showing off what it is.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 8:30am PDT

I'm afraid the explosion-to-plot ratio in Call of Duty may be veering wildly out of control. In a demo at E3, Activision showed off a few of the...


Dying Light: played at E3 2014

By Robert Workman, Jun 12, 2014 6:30pm PDT

Dying Light has come a long way from its debut last year.


"I'm not usually interested in zombie games, but this one looks like a lot of fun!"

- bobthemagichobo see all 2 comments

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Seen at E3 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 12, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Soon after Geralt successfully slew a griffon at Microsoft's Xbox pre-E3 presentation video, he takes its head to Novigrad, the biggest city in the land. There, he trades the trophy to a mobster spy for information leading to an ashen haired girl. This kicks off the gameplay...


"too optimistic. witcher 2 sold slowly but steadily around 6 million copies by the end of last ..."

- Hoax see all 7 comments

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 3:00pm PDT

A hands-off demonstration of Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain didn't entirely resolve concerns about the series' transition to an open world setting, but it was an impressive show nonetheless.


Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number: the level editor in action at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Earlier this week, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number received a level editor. Shacknews had a chance to check it out during E3 2014.


"It's REALLY goddamn good - and the music is utterly fantastic."

- abrasion see all 16 comments

H1Z1: seen at E3

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Sony's open-world zombie MMO, H1Z1, is coming along, but is not close to ready for public consumption, given SOE's decision to push back the anticipated Early Access build. In the meantime, Shacknews got to check out some of what's been added since our last preview.


"yet another douchebag simulator.... BUT I gotta hand it to them, they got stuff done way ..."

- Vogerl see all 5 comments