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Opinion: Why Hearthstone's Patron Warrior Nerf Goes Too Far

By Steve Watts, Oct 13, 2015 1:45pm PDT

A fix for the dreaded Patron Warrior combo is coming to Hearthstone next week, but Blizzard may have gone too far by killing the deck entirely.


"err obviously not high attack.. but more powerful low attack cards"

- wtf242 see all 3 comments

Disney Infinity 3.0 'Toy Box Speedway' Review: Jack of all Tracks

By Steve Watts, Oct 13, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Disney Infinity can do just about anything reasonably well, but almost never feels as solid as a dedicated game. The Toy Box Speedway applies that to a kart racer, which works well as a cute diversion as long as you're not expecting too much from it. 


Interview: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Actress Rachel Kimsey on Playing Rachel Kane

By Steven Wong, Oct 13, 2015 9:00am PDT

Rachel Kimsey plays Rachel Kane in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and she'll be at your side an in your ear as you play. We sit down with the actress to find out what it takes to become a badass cyborg commando from the future.


Minecraft: Story Mode review-in-progress: 'Order of the Stone' impressions

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 13, 2015 12:01am PDT

Telltale is going back to some more family-friendly fare by taking a stab at Minecraft. The result thus far is a story that fits perfectly within the world of Minecraft, while also providing some great amusement for Minecraft amateurs.


"It would be cool if it played like Minecraft, but I'm guessing it plays like every other ..."

- aethyr see all 3 comments

Unravel Hands-On Impressions: Unwinding on a Wilderness Walk

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 2:10pm PDT

Shacknews plays Unravel and gets all tangled up with Yarny.


Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Hands-On Impressions: High-Powered Herbicide

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 1:15pm PDT

Shacknews joins the ongoing battle between vegetation and the undead horde with an early look at Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. If you thought the first game added a sense of weirdness to team-based battle, just wait until time travel and killer citrus is involved.


How Payday 2 is preparing for this week's Crimefest

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Payday 2 kicks off its Crimefest event this week. To help prepare for it, Shacknews spoke to Starbreeze Global Brand Director, Almir Listo, about what players can expect, as well as the recent collaboration with the devs behind Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and a future collabo...


Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Review: Monster Mash

By Daniel Perez, Oct 12, 2015 11:00am PDT

Dragon Quest Heroes brings together iconic heroes from the Dragon Quest series to battle countless waves of monsters. But does the action-RPG aspect of the game make or break the traditional Dragon Quest formula? Our review.


"Yeah, it immediately grabbed me in a way Hyrule Warriors didn't, mostly because DQ has a place ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 12 comments

Yoshi's Wooly World review: One Size Fits All

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 10:00am PDT

Yoshi has a whole new look in Yoshi's Wooly World, but is this new visual style as comfortable as a winter coat? Or is it as ugly and itchy as an old Christmas sweater? Our review.


"Maybe insignificant but since it is part of the game's title I'll be the jerk who points out ..."

- Psydswipe see all 4 comments

Weekly Game Release Highlights, October 11-17

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2015 5:00am PDT

The younger generation of gamer takes center stage this week, with Yoshi's Wooly World and Minecraft: Story Mode headlining the week's new releases.


"I'm guessing that Goosebumps game will go unnoticed. I'm only interested because it's from the ..."

- Yo5hiki see all 8 comments

Weekend console download deals: October PlayStation Plus freebies now available

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 09, 2015 4:00pm PDT

The October PlayStation Plus free games are now up for download, but there isn't a whole lot else going on this week with digital downloads on consoles.


"I guess this is where I play through super meat boy for the third time in my life... The new ..."

- snot3353 see all 2 comments

Weekend PC download deals: The Telltale catalog gets a weekend Steam sale

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 09, 2015 3:00pm PDT

With a handful of Telltale series either still going or about to start, it's a good time to look through the studio's catalog and all of it is on sale this weekend on Steam.


Indivisible Hands-On Impressions: An Unstoppable Force

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Indivisible is a new side-scrolling action role-playing game being developed by Lab Zero (of Skullgirls fame) that recently started its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We got to play the early prototype while at the New York Comic Con, and we're already hooked.


Marvel Heroes 2015: Who Should Debut Next from the 'All-New, All-Different' Marvel Universe?

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 09, 2015 11:00am PDT

Marvel Heroes 2015 is rolling out new content today based on the 'All-New, All-Different Marvel' line of comics. But there are many more changes coming to the books, so today, Shacknews is asking what else from the ever-changing Marvel comic book universe should make it into...


"With them finally renaming Capt Marvel... She will be added sometime soonish I imagine. "

- Arcath see all 4 comments

Umbrella Corps Hands-On Impressions: Don't Fear the Dead

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 10:00am PDT

Shacknews goes head-to-head in Umbrella Corps, a competitive team based multiplayer shooter based in the Resident Evil universe. As expected, things can quickly get out of hand when zombies are wandering around nearby.