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How I Beat Dark Souls 2 Using a Ladle, Part 1: Leave Luck to Heaven (and RNG)

By David Craddock, Jul 21, 2017 2:30pm PDT

Why would anyone attempt to beat Dark Souls 2 using a spoon? For the same reason people climb Mount Everest: Because it's there.


"Good read. I'm also making my way through DS2 SotFS right now but finding the new soul memory ..."

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Hearthstone designers talk Knights of the Frozen Throne, Hero Cards, Rogue, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 20, 2017 11:00am PDT

Hearthstone Principal Game Designer Mike Donais and Senior Concept Artist Jerry Mascho take some time to talk to Shacknews about the upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion and its new Hero card mechanic. They also discuss the Rogue, anticipating overly powerful...


"I really hope control paladin gets something. The deck just isn’t the same since anyfin left ..."

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How The Wolf Among Us became Telltale's most anticipated sequel

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 19, 2017 11:30am PDT

More than any other announcement Telltale Games had this morning, the gaming world rejoiced over the reveal of a second season of The Wolf Among Us. How did the Fables-based detective story become such a hot commodity? Shacknews takes a look back at the first season to offer...


"I don't get excited anymore, but this has me excited. I loved this game, and cant wait!"

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Reliving and recapping the final day of EVO 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 17, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Sunday was a wild day for fighting games. Relive the final day of competition at Evo 2017.


"Really want to get motivated to go to combo breaker next year"

- eeeealmo see all 4 comments

Modojo Rewind: Special Events And Nintendo's Grand Plans

By Kevin Tucker, Jul 14, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Your weekly roundup of the biggest stories in mobile and portable gaming, courtesy of your friends at Modojo.


Mega Maker's Creator on Building Your Own Mega Man Levels

By David Craddock, Jul 14, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Mega Maker director WreckingPrograms talks how the game got started and whether he's afraid of Capcom dropping a DMCA hammer on his efforts.


"I think so. The announce trailer came out last weekend, and gave a release for this weekend. ..."

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PC Hardware Highlights of the Week: July 14

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 14, 2017 12:15pm PDT

A quick glance at new products and projects for the PC gamer looking forward. 


"I love the idea of a Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock. In theory you could get a slim portable ..."

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EVO 2017 Preview: The 5 Storylines To Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 13, 2017 2:00pm PDT

The fighting game world's best are settling into Las Vegas for the weekend. Here's what to watch for from this year's Evo.


"I liked this. I don't really follow the tourneys during the year and now I have a loose idea of ..."

- Crabs Jarrard see all 10 comments

Game Trader: The Nintendo Switch Launch Stock Trade is Over

By Asif Khan, Jul 12, 2017 8:00pm PDT

Stock traders, check out this video to find out why the fast money trade on the Nintendo Switch launch is over.


"Great stuff. I was out just after E3 (hit my target, $42.xx), but I agree I think it has longer ..."

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Here's When Video Game Companies Will Release Second Quarter Earnings Results

By Asif Khan, Jul 12, 2017 7:00pm PDT

Looking to invest in gaming stocks? We have investors covered from Activision to Zynga! Take a look at this list of earnings release dates for the biggest companies in the gaming industry.


Splatoon 2: Tips, Secrets, Strategies, and Collectibles

By Shack Staff, Jul 12, 2017 6:00pm PDT

Discover winning strategies, secrets, and more for Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 on Switch.


Locked Out: Was SickBrick Stolen From Its Creator?

By David Craddock, Jul 11, 2017 5:05pm PDT

After years of friendship and collaboration, Mladen Bosnjak awoke one morning to find that his partner had locked him out of profits and sales stats for his own game.


"Crazy stuff I feel for the guy :( , cool article David, thanks for the write up."

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Intel's Kaby Lake-X CPUs Are Not What PC Gamers Are Looking For

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 11, 2017 11:30am PDT

The Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X CPUs have released on Intel’s new Basin Falls platform and offer questionable value for PC gamers.


"Maybe wait for coffee lake? I remember reading good things about it. "

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Ethereum Cryptocurrency Mining Continues to Impact NVIDIA and AMD GPU Supply

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 10, 2017 3:15pm PDT

Internet prospectors have decimated mid-range gaming GPU availability in the rush to cash in on the latest cryptocurrency boom.


"GPUs are dedicated parallel processors, so they can show you a billion moving triangles on a ..."

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Best Prime Day 2017 Video Game Deals

By Bill Lavoy, Jul 10, 2017 2:30pm PDT

The best Prime Day 2017 video game deals for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.


"Hmm I'm still hoping for a Horizon Zero Dawn deal. It is $40 now which is pretty good."

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