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Rise of the Video Game Apes

By Robert Workman, Jul 10, 2014 9:45am PDT

Video game monkeys are taking over. We name some of the best.

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"If Princess Toadstool is neither a toad nor a stool why is Mario's dick covered in warts and ..."

- Rauol Duke see all 11 comments

The Wolf Among Us review: no mere fairy tale

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 10, 2014 8:49am PDT

A masterful tale that adds to the Telltale formula

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Letter from Shacknews

By Asif Khan, Jul 09, 2014 10:30pm PDT

Welcome to the brand new Shacknews!  Read more about what we have planned in the near future...

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"new layout looks good. For me the video and podcasts etc dont do anything for me, as I tend to ..."

- wiz1974 see all 75 comments

Chatty Q&A: Payday 2 devs discuss DLC, upcoming features, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 09, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Payday 2 has been rolling strong since its release nearly a year ago. We talk to Overkill Software about the new Big Bank Heist DLC, as well as the console versions. Then we get to the main event, as we toss the devs Chatty's best questions about AI/balance issues, upcoming ...

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"Disappointed that my Lean/Cover question was discarded. Especially with the " it turns into a ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 18 comments

Summer Spotlight: Shovel Knight digs up a diamond

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2014 11:00am PDT

We take a closer look at Shovel Knight with an open dialogue.

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"I need to play this game. After reading this and hearing people talk about it on Idle Thumbs it ..."

- aethyr see all 2 comments

Uncovering Hidden Gems: Sine Mora

By Robert Workman, Jul 08, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Sine Mora is definitely a game that deserves another look.

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"not a must, I just like long form video content and don't much care for written or two minute ..."

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 7 comments

Interview: Epic Games Reveals New Fortnite Gameplay

By John Gaudiosi, Jul 08, 2014 7:15am PDT

What began as a Game Jam idea has continued to evolve into a much larger project that has taken different design directions along the way. Darren Sugg, lead designer on Fortnite at Epic Games, discusses what’s new with the strategy/action game in this exclusive interview.

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"Good interview. At first I thought Fortnite was just a little side project of Epic's, but the ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 2 comments

Opinion: EA, Dungeon Keeper, and when free-to-play isn't 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 07, 2014 1:00pm PDT

A UK advertising watchdog has called EA out on one of its "free-to-play" games. But this problem extends far past EA, and this only scratches the surface.

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"Closed shops is a part of Animal Crossings design that makes the game unfortunately. Charging ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 25 comments

Shacknews Staff Top 5 Games of 2014 (so far)

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 1:30pm PDT

We all know the games you loved so far this year, and now it's our turn. The Shacknews crew has put together its own list of our favorites, with a tight one-game-per-person rule. No ties, no second place, just our standout personal favorites of 2014's first half.

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Confessions of a Steam Addict

By Steven Wong, Jun 23, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The 2014 Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, which brings out the deal hunting shopaholic in all of us... but more for some people than others.

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"One thing to keep in mind with that site is the value is what everything costs right now on the ..."

- Proven28 see all 36 comments

A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...

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"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

- MercFox1 see all 7 comments

Pokemon Black 2 review: a slight tint

By Steve Watts, Oct 08, 2012 1:30pm PDT

We take a look at Pokemon's first numbered and story sequel with Pokemon Black Version 2.

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"Just get Black 2. The only reason to get the first instead is the story, which even though it's ..."

- Prinny God see all 3 comments

In Dead State, zombies aren't the real story

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 28, 2012 11:00am PDT

Brian Mitsoda and his wife Annie go into detail about their upcoming RPG Dead State, which recently passed its $150,000 Kickstarter goal.

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Shacker wins $75,000 in Activision Independent Games Competition

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Activision announced the winners of its Independent Games Competition, and the second place winner was Shack Chatty regular Mike Stanton, aka theDrMikey.

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"Ah! I had played Supercobra, Choplifter and Fort Apocalypse, but I missed out on a few mid 80's ..."

- cygnus see all 107 comments

Community Spotlight: Shack Tactical, part 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 21, 2012 9:00am PDT

In part 2 of our Community Spotlight on Shack Tactical, founder Andrew "dslyexci" Gluck talks about how prospective members are screened, the upcoming ArmA III and the group's roots in Shacknews Chatty.

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"I should have tagged this with bright colors to help spotlight how entertaining it is, right? My ..."

- Dslyecxi see all 16 comments