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Hearthstone's Ben Brode on New Heroes, Druid Nerfs, and Why Standard is Solution 'For Now'

By Steve Watts and Ozzie Mejia, Feb 08, 2016 11:00am PST

We talk with Hearthstone lead designer Ben Brode about the new Standard and Wild formats, the changes they'll need to make to existing classes, and why their approach to the basic sets may change sometime in the future. 

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Weekend console download deals: Super Bowl 50 Edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 4:00pm PST

EA is celebrating this weekend's Big Game by offering up not just Madden, but a vast majority of its catalog across Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

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Weekend PC download deals: Steam celebrates the Lunar New Year

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 3:00pm PST

It's been almost two whole months since we've had a massive Steam sale and that's just too long.

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ShackCOM Mission Log: Operation Wolf Hawk

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 05, 2016 1:00pm PST

One of our hidden Data Tap locations has been identified and is currently under attack by the enemy. Squad X is deployed to secure the package, and remove all enemy forces from the surrounding area.

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"This is good stuff. Would be kind of cool to have some coordinating screenshots interspersed ..."

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Rocketbirds 2: Evolution preview: Eggs Over Easy

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2016 12:00pm PST

The Rocketbirds team is back for another round of militarized aviary warfare, as Shacknews takes a look at Rocketbirds 2: Evolution.

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Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner: Battletoads

By Shack Staff, Feb 04, 2016 2:00pm PST

God, I love being a toad!

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"The next one is a great one. Definitely one of my favorite older arcades. It would get pretty ..."

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Hearthstone's Year of the Kraken: The Big Winners

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2016 12:00pm PST

With Hearthstone set to introduce Standard mode, the meta is about to undergo a seismic shift. Today, Shacknews takes a look at the cards that are left standing and looks at which of those cards are poised to gain the most from this change.

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Hearthstone's Year of the Kraken: The Big Losers

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 03, 2016 12:00pm PST

With Hearthstone set to introduce Standard mode, the meta is about to undergo a seismic shift. Today, Shacknews takes a look at the cards that are left standing and looks at which of those cards took the biggest hit with this change.

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Guitar Hero Live GHTV Shred-a-Thon welcomes Dragonforce's 'Through the Fire and Flames'

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 03, 2016 4:00am PST

It's baaaack! 'Through the Fire and Flames' has returned to Guitar Hero, as part of Guitar Hero Live's Shred-a-Thon on GHTV. To learn more, Shacknews spoke to Senior Game Designer Nathan Coppard.

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Wondershot preview: One Shot, One Kill

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 02, 2016 1:00pm PST

A year after releasing its debut bullet hell platformer, Leikir Studios is looking to get a little friendlier with its sophomore effort, which is a couch multiplayer game called Wondershot. Shacknews goes hands-on.

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10 Hearthstone Staples About to Go Missing from Standard

By Steve Watts and Ozzie Mejia, Feb 02, 2016 12:00pm PST

Hearthstone's upcoming format change means all the cards from Naxxramas and Goblins vs Gnomes will be eliminated from tournament play. We take a look at the ten expiring cards that will hurt the most.

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"I agree, the adventures were/are a lot of fun. I feel bad for anyone who put all the effort ..."

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Shacknews Close-Up: Scott Manley, the Astronogamer

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 12:00pm PST

For this week's Shacknews Close-Up, we profile Scott Manley (a.k.a. The Astronogamer) and take a look at his YouTube channel, which blends together the gaming and real-world science of games like Kerbal Space Program, Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, and more.

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"His KSP videos are like getting a lesson in orbital mechanics from Scotty. They're awesome."

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XCOM 2 Review: Mass Extinction Event

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 01, 2016 5:00am PST

Humanity turns revolutionary in Firaxis' follow-up to the celebrated action-strategy game, but do the new additions make it better or just bigger? Our review.

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"Very cool Josh, sounds awesome, nice write up. Damn 80 hours and you did not do all the side ..."

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Weekend console download deals: Far Cry, Square Enix, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 29, 2016 4:00pm PST

Before Far Cry Primal takes the series into the Stone Age, Xbox and PlayStation are offering the rest of the series at a discount. All that plus Square Enix games, Grand Theft Auto, the Nintendo Winter Warm-Up sale, and more.

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Weekend PC download deals: The Humble Store's Winter Sale Encore and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 29, 2016 3:00pm PST

Digital retailers look to be taking it easy this weekend for PAX South, but the Humble Store is among a couple of shops that are still offering big-time deals.

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