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The Cartridge Family 010: Nintendo Switch Obsessed, Visceral Memorial, Deadspace is 9 Years Old

By Joe Stasio, Oct 20, 2017 4:20pm PDT

There are ups and downs in life and games alike. This week we look back on Visceral Games and their contributions to gaming history.


Mario Odyssey Will Be the Switch's Technical Showcase

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 20, 2017 2:55pm PDT

October 27 cannot come fast enough.


"In my original draft, I wrote a very tasteless unfunny joke around using the time machine for ..."

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This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from 10/20-10/22

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2017 7:30am PDT

The video game landscape is covered in competitive gaming. Shacknews would like to offer an overview of what to watch for this coming weekend. And this weekend... it's Tetris, baby!


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Life is Strange: Before the Storm - 'Brave New World' Impressions

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2017 6:00am PDT

For the second episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Deck Nine puts together one of the best episodes of the entire series to date. Shacknews is here with our full impressions.


Nintendo-ing the Holidays: Hands-on with the Switch and 3DS Holiday Lineup

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 19, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Shacknews recently had a chance to pick up a handful of games set to hit Nintendo platforms over the next couple of months, including Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Rocket League.


"They've got one hell of a holiday lineup, mainly because of Mario"

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign Preview: Inferno Squad Strikes Back

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 19, 2017 9:00am PDT

One of the biggest unknown quantities regarding Star Wars Battlefront II was the game's campaign. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with the opening minutes of the game's story and meets Iden Versio for the first time.


"I'm super interested in everyone's take on the single-player. In my old age I'm terrible at ..."

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Mionix Naos 7000 Review: A Challenger Appears

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 18, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Part 2 of a gaming mouse review roundup


Hearthstone: The Winners & Losers of the HCT Summer Championship

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 18, 2017 12:00pm PDT

With the HCT Summer Championship in the past, Shacknews takes a look at the biggest winners and losers of the weekend.


"Hunter is pretty bad right now. I've been laddering with rogue this month and the random class ..."

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Hearthstone: Analyzing the Biggest Changes from the October 17 Update

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 4:00pm PDT

To go along with Hallow's End activities, Blizzard issued a new patch for Hearthstone with some noteworthy changes. Shacknews is here to break them down.


Hearthstone Esports Manager on the HCT, Amsterdam in January, Wild, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Prior to Sunday's Hearthstone Summer Championship finals, Shacknews sat down with Team 5's Matt Wyble to talk about the future of the Hearthstone Championship Tour, going from BlizzCon to Amsterdam, and the potential future of Wild tournaments.


Life is Strange: Before the Storm - 4 Burning Questions After 'Awake'

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2017 12:00pm PDT

With Life is Strange: Before the Storm set to get its second episode later this week, Shacknews breaks down some questions that popped up after playing through the first episode, 'Awake.'


"Somehow I keep forgetting about the Life Is Strange prequel; too focused on my backlog. I hope ..."

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The Evil Within 2 Review: Barely Lucid

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 16, 2017 9:00am PDT

A cut above its predecessor, but still haunted by its past.


"Not that far in yet but it's interesting so far. The dialogue isn't great but the real star is ..."

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New Releases for 10/16-10/22: South Park, Gran Turismo, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2017 12:00pm PDT

It's a heavy week of new releases, headlined by the kids of South Park.


The Cartridge Family 009--Night Trap 25th Anniversary, Destiny 2 Just Fell Apart, Death Clock Featur

By Joe Stasio, Oct 13, 2017 5:00pm PDT

It’s Friday the 13th and something spooky this way comes, folks. Death looms high above the family as they appreciate Sega CD’s Night Trap, determine how many years Scottie Pippen’s got left in the tank, and of course enjoy Buffa’s story time as he tu...


Weekend Console Download Deals for 10/13: PS Flash Sale, More Free Ghost Recon Wildlands

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 13, 2017 1:30pm PDT

Ghost Recon Wildlands' free weekend is also extending to consoles, while PlayStation throws a massive Flash Sale.