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Head Games: The Virtual Reality Roundup

By Steven Wong, Jan 26, 2015 1:30pm PST

Head mounted displays promise to either augment reality, or drop you into a completely virtual one. From the HoloLens to a cardboard box, we run down some of the top devices vying to capture your senses.

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The New 3DS Review: Worth the Upgrade?

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2015 12:00pm PST

Nintendo is rolling out yet another hardware revision with the New 3DS. Is this latest version of the handheld worth upgrading from your old one?

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Aspyr Explains How Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Went Mobile

By John Gaudiosi, Jan 26, 2015 10:30am PST

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, one of the most acclaimed role-playing games of all time, is now available for your tablet.  Michael Blair, senior product and sales manager at Aspyr Media, explains how the developers brought the game to mobile systems,...

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Guild Wars 2 director discusses Heart of Thorns, Revenants, Guild Halls, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 26, 2015 10:00am PST

Following the recent PAX South announcement of a new expansion called Heart of Thorns, Shacknews reached out to Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson to get more details on some of the new features that players can expect, while also attempting to nail down a more precis...

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"Yah I considered that too.. but then we don't have a release date yet, so hopes are it's sooner ..."

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt preview - man vs. beast

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 26, 2015 7:00am PST

Shacknews went hands-on with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the first time last week. And so came our chance to explore the story, venture across the world, and fight a massive griffin.

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"Awesome, I'll take your word for it and pick it up on release. if the combat is terrible I'll ..."

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Weekly Game Release Highlights, January 26-February 1

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 25, 2015 8:00am PST

Did you all know that Grim Fandango is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux? Also, other games that aren't Grim Fandango, like Dying Light, Life Is Strange, Destructamundo, and more!

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"Beware. I'm reviewing Grim Fandango. I may shit all over Chatty's hopes and dreams once again!"

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 49: Honk if you love Euro Truck Simulator 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 24, 2015 12:00pm PST

The Chatty convoy continues their drive across Europe with this week's Twitch roundup. And NyRanger66 sure does love his horn.

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Weekend PC download deals: The big Pro Bowl weekend sales

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 23, 2015 4:00pm PST

Shacknews does not consider the Pro Bowl to be a real football game. But somebody does, so for those people, they can check out this weekend's digital PC game sales, which we can only assume are in place to celebrate the Pro Bowl. Somebody has to celebrate it, right?

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"Dungeon of the Endless is showing full price for me @ Amazon."

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Hands-on with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 and Acer XB270HU monitor

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 23, 2015 11:00am PST

Nvidia released its GeForce GTX 960 graphics card yesterday. Shacknews recently went hands-on with the midrange card, as well as the Acer XB270HU monitor, to test it out on a couple of recent PC game releases.

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"I should have written those specs down. All I know was that the demo station was running on the ..."

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Opinion: Resident Evil's Remaster and Winning New Fans

By Steven Wong, Jan 23, 2015 9:00am PST

Without any sense of nostalgia to back me up, I delve into Resident Evil HD Remaster and discover a new brand of horror.

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"I've read both these review pieces carefully -- well, skipping plot points, as I'm 12 hours into ..."

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Impressions: Strike Fast and Become the Best

By Steven Wong, Jan 21, 2015 2:30pm PST

We throw down with Dead or Alive 5: Last Round and see if a new fighter can stand toe-to-toe with the best.

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"DOA3 was one of my favourite games on the OG Xbox, may have to pick this new one up."

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Evo 2015: Breaking down the surprises and snubs

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2015 11:00am PST

Evo organizer Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar and Twitch's Mike Ross unveiled the Evo 2015 lineup during a live stream last night. Today, we look at the list of games, the surprises, and the surprising snubs for this year's tournament.

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"The unknowns are really the only interest I get in watching it anymore. My favorite player ..."

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Citizens of Earth Review: Citizens United

By Steven Wong, Jan 20, 2015 1:30pm PST

In Citizens of Earth, you play as the Vice President of the World, and one of your first acts in office is to save the planet from invasion. To do so, you must gather an army of everyday citizens to battle the menace. Does this retro RPG have the charm to keep citizens of th...

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Shacknews Spotlight: The Rights and Wrongs of Survival Games

By Shack Staff, Jan 20, 2015 12:30pm PST

Shacknews Staffers Ozzie Mejia and Joshua Hawkins take a look at what survival games have done right and what they've done wrong.

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"Besides Don't Starve I haven't invested much time in survival games. I love the difficulty of ..."

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ScreamRide preview: going for a ride

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 20, 2015 7:00am PST

ScreamRide is built on the three tenets of Create, Ride, and Destroy. Shacknews tries out each of these ideas by going hands-on with the game, which is now slated for a March 3 release on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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"Oh ffs. When will they stop making mobile drivel and throwaway junk things like this and just ..."

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