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Opinion: Nintendo Has Been Awful at Explaining Switch's Features

By John Keefer, Mar 20, 2017 9:00am PDT

You'd think it would want to tout such things as cloud saves and using the Joy-Con as a pointer.


"Hasn't the save thing been pretty much debunked? People looked at his video and spotted a lot ..."

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Sorry, Wired. You don't know a thing about QuakeCon

By Asif Khan, Oct 13, 2016 4:20pm PDT

Asif Khan, CEO of Shacknews, will not sit by while QuakeCon and its honorable attendees are defamed.


"You are appropriating quakecon as some kind of shacknews event? This article is even cringier ..."

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Making A Believable Apocalypse in Video Games: From Life is Strange to Death Stranding

By Brittany Vincent, Jun 20, 2016 8:30am PDT

How does one effectively communicate the finality of the apocalypse when it comes to gaming?


Cat-and-mouse: Arguing the case for Vita homebrew

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 11, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Coders are looking for exploits that will enable homebrew on the Vita. But is it worth it? We look at the latest attempt to bring homebrew on Sony's successor to the piracy-laden PSP.


"You mean the one literally no one used unless they were building a supercomputer cluster on ..."

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Editorial: Assassin's Creed needs more than Fassbender

By Steve Watts, Jul 13, 2012 9:00am PDT

Michael Fassbender seems like a great choice for an Assassin's Creed movie, but video game adaptations live and (more often) die on their scripts.


"But... but Ben Kingsley was all it took to make Bloodrayne a good film! I couldn't even type ..."

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Editorial: Diablo 3's poorly planned end-game plays to addiction, not fun

By John Keefer, Jul 05, 2012 9:00am PDT

Blizzard is finally coming out and admitting something that Diablo III players realized some time ago: The end-game is "not long-term sustainable." It didn't have to be that way.


"I agree there. Problem is all these wow annual pass freebie peeps think its supposed to be an ..."

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Counter-Point: Vita should be the greatest PS3 accessory ever

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2012 2:00pm PDT

In his editorial, Steve argued that he didn't really want "a portable PS3," and urged Sony to create more unique experiences for the platform. I disagree. If anything, Sony should focus entirely on making Vita the best PS3 peripheral ever.


"I'm worried about Vita. I can't see developers wanting to expend the same about of resources it ..."

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Editorial: Vita needs less imitation, more augmentation

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT

This year was Vita's coming out party. The only problem? I don't really want a portable PS3. And looking at the stumbles of the PlayStation Portable, I'm not sure the market does either.


"I think it's perfectly fine if the content is actually new. We're getting a lot of old ports, ..."

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Editorial: EA's response to FIFA 12 'money laundering' on Xbox Live, part two

By Xav de Matos, Dec 29, 2011 10:00am PST

Part two of our investigation on Xbox Live's FIFA 12 'money laundering' scam problems, with response from EA regarding its franchise being used as a profit tool for attackers.


"Ironically, my xbox live account was hacked from December 29th through January 1st, while I was ..."

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Editorial: How FIFA 12 is at the heart of an Xbox Live money laundering scam, part one

By Xav de Matos, Dec 28, 2011 8:00pm PST

On December 20, my Xbox Live account was hacked. The breach was sophisticated, more so than Microsoft wants to acknowledge, but at the heart of it is EA's popular sports franchise FIFA.


"Sorry, "StepTo" is full of shit. My account never left my control, and it took 30 days to get ..."

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Game Installations and the NXE: The 120GB Question

By Nick Breckon, Nov 19, 2008 3:01pm PST

Now that the New Xbox Experience is here, and has blown our minds with its transplendent introduction film (I hear there are also some new...


"$100 for 120gb lol what? You can get a 160gb 7200rpm drive on Newegg for under $70 and free ..."

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Losing Faith: Nintendo's Ignorance of the Hardcore

By Aaron Linde, Jul 29, 2008 1:21pm PDT

Like many, I was utterly bewildered by Nintendo's E3 2008 press conference. The missing "core" game announcement was disappointing, but not quite...


"The sad thing is I see the video game industry looking like what the current film industry has ..."

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Our Favorite Vacation Games: Shack on Holiday

By Shack Staff, Jul 03, 2008 6:30pm PDT

With summer in full swing and the 4th of July holiday rapidly approaching, it's likely that many Shackers are gearing up for getaways to the...


"i've played all of the advance wars, this latest game is really quite incredible. i really ..."

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Take Cover: How a Cover System Spoiled Uncharted

By Aaron Linde, Mar 17, 2008 2:17pm PDT

Having finally invested in a PS3 a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity last weekend to play and complete Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, touted as one of the highlight's of the system's software library.


"I agree. I think cover systems are great and should be implemented more. However, designers ..."

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The Unraveling of GameSpot's Ironclad System of Editorial Integrity

By Chris Remo, Jan 22, 2008 5:04am PST

The firing of Jeff Gerstmann from GameSpot, allegedly due to his Kane & Lynch, has been so widely reported at this point as to have gone past the...


"On the contrary. I would say that if reviews are being targeted for people to encourage good ..."

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