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Opinion: Why Disney's Fantasia is a turning point for Harmonix

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2014 11:00am PDT

This was supposed to be a banner year for Harmonix, with Dance Central Spotlight and Disney's Fantasia leading the way, before Microsoft pulled the rug out from under them. In spite of that, the Boston-based studio is poised to bounce back.

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Hands-On: Guns, Gods, and Puzzle Solving

By Steven Wong, Oct 20, 2014 12:30pm PDT

We go hands-on with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and get a first look at the game's overworld and four-player cooperative gameplay. 

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Opinion: Support for PushaTee shows all that is right in gaming culture

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

There's no denying that the gaming climate has been a hostile one, as of late. But the tragic story of PushaTee and the outpouring of support from friends, competitors, and fans show that gaming culture can still be a tremendous force for good.

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New releases for October 20-26

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 19, 2014 8:00am PDT

This is the week to venture into the future with Civilization: Beyond Earth, while the musical set can feel the rhythm with Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved and Just Dance 2015 and Platinum raises hell with Bayonetta 2.

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"Although the video has some of these, the text has a number of inaccuracies. The Xbox One is ..."

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 39: Sunset Overdrive, Battlefield 4, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 18, 2014 12:00pm PDT

It's a special edition of the Twitch roundup, where we take a look at next week's Sunset Overdrive and help determine whether this Xbox One exclusive is worth the hype. Also,

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"It wouldn't surprise me if it said Battlefield 4, every time I go to Twitch I seem to be logged ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: 10 games free this weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Put down your new fall release, because there are many games to jump into this weekend from Steam and 10 of those are free!

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IndieCade 2014: The Sony booth

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Sony brought along many of their most anticipated indie games to IndieCade over the weekend. Here are a handful of the games Shacknews got to try out.

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Galactic Civilization 3 Early Access Spotlight: The Art of Negotiation

By Steven Wong, Oct 16, 2014 10:00am PDT

The interstallar 4X strategy game Galactic Civilizations 3 enters a new Early Access phase with the patch that introduces diplomacy. Additionally, a new race enters the competition to become the biggest empire in the galaxy. We speak to lead game designer Paul Boyer to get a...

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The Evil Within: Enemy spotlight and concept art

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2014 8:00am PDT

There are some big-time dangers to look out for in The Evil Within. Shacknews takes a quick look at them, while also checking out some early concept art.

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Final Score: The Evil Within Reviews

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 15, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Does The Evil Within have what it takes to activate the nostalgia of the games it tries so hard to imitate?

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"I loved Last of Us, but I still am cautious of this game. Usually it's a tough time when a ..."

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IndieCade 2014: The Nintendo booth

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2014 1:30pm PDT

There were several great indie games to be found inside Nintendo's booth at IndieCade. Here are some of the standouts.

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Opinion: 'GamerGate' Legitimacy is an Illusion

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2014 12:45pm PDT

GamerGate supporters may believe that by sheer numbers, or volume, they can take this toxic foundation and turn it into a legitimate movement. They can't. 

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Killing Floor 2 impressions: Painting Paris Blood Red

By Steven Wong, Oct 15, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Tripwire Interactive gave a first look at Killing Floor 2 at this year's New York Comic Con. With all the new graphics, features and perks, flying body parts have never looked so good.

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"Great writeup, makes me want to play it even more. Just FYI, there are some great new videos ..."

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Exploring Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell's seven deadly weapons

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 15, 2014 8:30am PDT

Saints Row has a history of whacked-out weaponry and Volition is bringing out seven more crazy kililng devices to grace Gat ouf of Hell with. Shacknews takes a closer look at Johnny Gat's tools of the trade.

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Life is Strange impressions: Stranger by the minute

By Steven Wong, Oct 14, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Dontnod Entertainment (makers of Remember Me) provoded a first look at its upcoming adventure game, Life is Strange, at this year's New York Comic Con. In this coming of age story, a young girl named Max Caulfield reconnects with old friends while trying to uncover a mystery...

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