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Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs Card Analyses (Part 1)

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2017 1:30pm PST

With card reveals for Hearthstone's Kobolds & Catacombs expansion set to begin this week, Shacknews is getting the ball rolling with our card analyses by revisiting BlizzCon.


Shackcast Episode 012: What A Time To Be Alive

By Asif Khan, Nov 17, 2017 4:55pm PST

We chat about Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions problem, Rocket League on Switch, GameStop's stock, The Game Awards nominations, and more


"Nintendo is hitting it out of the park repeatedly. Good time for gaming and I'm glad they ..."

- iamgoat see all 7 comments

Weekend Console Download Deals for 11/17: Pre-Black Friday Sales

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 17, 2017 2:30pm PST

Xbox LIVE Gold and PlayStation Plus members get their chance at some wild Black Friday deals a week early.


Weekend PC Download Deals for 11/17: Free Rainbow Six Siege & Endless Space 2 Weekends

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 17, 2017 2:00pm PST

Gather your best team of tactical experts, because it's time to go hunting some terrorists. Rainbow Six Siege's free weekend leads our batch of PC gaming deals for the weekend.


"Overwatch free weekend and 50% off sale missing on the list, omg Ozzy!!!1"

- Izakhar see all 3 comments

This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from 11/17-11/19

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 17, 2017 7:30am PST

The video game landscape is covered in competitive gaming. Shacknews would like to offer an overview of what to watch for this coming weekend. This weekend, something for CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, and Street Fighter V fans and even something for PUBG fans!


"I should watch so I can figure out the status of the game before Capcom Cup. I assume we aren't ..."

- TraptNSuit see all 4 comments

Path of Exile Gets Corrupted in 'War for the Atlas'

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 16, 2017 12:00pm PST

Path of Exile's next expansion has been announced. Shacknews got a chance to take a first look at War for the Atlas and witness the coming war between The Shaper and another all-powerful entity called The Elder.


"always love the new leagues in PoE I get a good 2 months of really good game play out of them"

- okellyc see all 6 comments

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Preview: Infinite Blade Works

By Charles Singletary, Nov 15, 2017 5:01am PST

A true, hardcore JRPG for the Nintendo Switch is something many have craved. We got our hands on the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and it looks like Nintendo is going to deliver in a big way this December.


"It was great. One site even went back and changed one of their "of the year" awards to it after ..."

- capt tripps see all 6 comments

The Dark Horse: Analyzing Injustice 2's Hellboy From the Casual and Pro Player Perspectives

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 14, 2017 3:00pm PST

He's crossed an entire universe to hunt for demons. Shacknews takes a look at new Injustice 2 DLC character Hellboy from our own casual perspective before checking in on the pro scene.


Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Impressions: Alola Oe

By Brittany Vincent, Nov 14, 2017 6:00am PST

How does the return to Alola fare? Our impressions of the final Pokemon adventure for the Nintendo 3DS.


Happy Hour: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Hot Takes

By Asif Khan, Nov 13, 2017 3:45pm PST

Join the gang on our brand new weekly gaming talk show on Twitch!


"There was some Lucasarts politics going on which led to the cancellation of an almost finished ..."

- Borrowed Ladder see all 12 comments

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Review: The Dark Side Clouds Everything

By Greg Burke, Nov 13, 2017 3:01pm PST

Star Wars: Battlefront II offers a bigger package than its predecessor, but is the Force strong with its single-player campaign and multiplayer offerings? Our review.


"the rationale I use to avoid being seduced by it is the fact that future games will only look as ..."

- Amusatron see all 11 comments

New Releases for 11/13-11/19: We Are One with the Force

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2017 1:30pm PST

We are one with the Force and the Force is with us... inside a loot box.


Shackcast Episode 011: Charity Shaming Millionaires & Xbox One X Hot Takes

By Asif Khan, Nov 11, 2017 10:30am PST

The Shackcast is back with a look back at the greatest Extra Life performance in Shacknews history and some hot takes on Xbox One X.


"Another game with bots on consoles that I enjoyed? Red Faction 2. Me and a friend created bots, ..."

- The_CSJR see all 4 comments

The Cartridge Family 013: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Best Game of October, Super Mario Galaxy, Greendog

By Joe Stasio, Nov 11, 2017 10:15am PST

The fam is visited by the spirit of Andrew Zucosky, the most charismatic ghoul of all.


"Cool to hear the famous and charismatic Andrew Zucosky again! "

- rms see all 3 comments

The Cartridge Family 012: Super Mario Odyssey, Paris Games Week, Loot Boxes, Violent Game Trailers

By Joe Stasio, Nov 11, 2017 10:00am PST

When Buffa’s away, the children play. When the children are away, Buffa and Joe do the show themselves and also resent the children.


"Is Shacknews hosting two podcasts now? I guess I've got another one to subscribe to."

- one random winner see all 4 comments