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Giving video game characters a gender-switching fem-flip

By Steven Wong, Jul 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The recent announcement that a woman will be taking up Thor’s hammer shook up the comic book community. With the recent female Thor announcement, and the San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, we started wondering which video game characters might ...

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"See I know we all wanted to follow the "lets be nicer to the newer/less frequent posters" rule ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 105 comments

Opinion: What happened to episodic games?

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 12:00pm PDT

It was a promising idea 10 years ago, but publishers haven't really jumped on-board. What happened?

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"It was never a promising idea. Probably valve's biggest misstep. 1) You have to create a ..."

- sammyl see all 33 comments

Opinion: ESPN2's Dota 2 special was far from mainstream

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

ESPN2 aired a Dota 2 special last night, but it did little to attract anyone beyond niche viewers.

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"Dota got 30 minutes on ESPN on a sunday night to make it's pitch, that is it, that's the difference."

- dextius see all 6 comments

New releases for July 21-27

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 20, 2014 8:00am PDT

New releases start to pick up slightly, as we continue through the second-half of July.

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"The Oddworld games have been all over the place since the beginning, first they were on PS1, ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 9 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 26: The Destiny beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 19, 2014 12:00pm PDT

A compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of July 19, 2014.

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"I'm not an MMO player, but I've had an absolute blast playing this. I love that I can roll ..."

- JynnanTonnyx see all 3 comments

Weekend PC download deals: QuakeCon 2014 Edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 18, 2014 4:00pm PDT

The full list of PC digital gaming deals for the weekend of July 18, 2014.

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Community Spotlight: Plague Inc's 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 18, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Chatty's jamiejme discusses the latest update to Plague Inc.

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"congrats mate. I bought Plague Inc on Android and couldnt put it down until I had bought all ..."

- wiz1974 see all 12 comments

Opinion: How far has Assassin's Creed come and how can it improve?

By Nathaniel Hohl, Jul 18, 2014 9:30am PDT

Let's sharpen our blades and cut to the core of the Assassin's Creed series.

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"FEUDAL JAPAN!!!! Yes that is exactly my desire for a future AC setting. There is a lot of ..."

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Grab your friends: the best of the Nintendo 64 multiplayer games

By Robert Workman, Jul 17, 2014 8:00pm PDT

Get your buddies together and have a ball with these classics.

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"Oh my god, my childhood is flashing before me. Especially the wrestling games... soo many good ..."

- cruncht1me see all 36 comments

Early Access Spotlight: Broforce

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 17, 2014 2:00pm PDT

We evalute the current state of Free Lives' Broforce

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"Broforce is a hoot, but I agree with you -- changing bros is painful. Sometimes I'll leave a ..."

- ThomW see all 2 comments

Doing Justice: Superhero games that got it right

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2014 2:45pm PDT

We salute games that understand their heroes

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"I won't deny it's improved, but releasing a new name like they have is only to manipulate review ..."

- Firefly1985 see all 24 comments

Uncovering Hidden Gems: PixelJunk Shooter

By Robert Workman, Jul 16, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Q-Games' quirky twin-stick shooter is worth playing again.

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"This is on Steam as well and PJS2 is supposed to come out sometime later this year, possibly in ..."

- vitek r see all 3 comments

H1Z1 producer discusses rain and snow

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 16, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Rain and snow will be a part of the H1Z1 experience, so we talked about it with H1Z1's producer.

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"I really hope Sony can up the quality of this genre of games as I am a huge zombie fan and ..."

- axiomatic see all 2 comments

Opinion: Is the PC Gaming resurgence here to stay?

By Steven Wong, Jul 16, 2014 12:00pm PDT

PC Gaming is king of the hill again, but can it keep it through the fall?

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"We are Borg, I mean PC users. We add all innovation to our gaming machines as they are created ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 141 comments

Shadowgate preview: your adventure begins again

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 16, 2014 6:50am PDT

Classic 80s adventure returns with a modern coat of paint

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"Hmm... maybe it was a IIGS... the guy I'm thinking off did eventually get one of those."

- Gwyndion see all 11 comments