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River City: Tokyo Rumble Review: Brawler Recaller

By Steve Watts, Sep 27, 2016 1:00pm PDT

River City: Tokyo Rumble brings back the RPG-infused beat-em-up action you remember from River City Ransom, almost exactly as you remember it. Our review.


"Important: how do the enemies scale along with the level system? Do you get a level 50 rat ..."

- RikiTiki2 see all 3 comments

All of the Strike-Specific Loot in Destiny: Rise of Iron

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 27, 2016 12:02pm PDT

Here's what you'll get for completing a strike in Destiny: Rise of Iron. 


"Nice write up, but I would've included all the strikes that are included in the RoI playlist. "

- Redwall45 see all 2 comments

Forza Horizon 3: How To Get The Warthog

By Daniel Perez, Sep 26, 2016 8:15am PDT

Forza Horizon 3 marks the first time the Halo series' iconic vehicle, the Warthog, has been available to drive. But how exactly can you add it to your garage? Read on to find out!


Shacknews Classic T-Shirt Now For Sale on the Shack Shop

By Asif Khan, Sep 23, 2016 5:45pm PDT

Do it for Shacknews with a logo that gets you chicks.


"fuck me dead USD $61.00 for 2 shirts to Australia (one of each) thats $81 Dollerydoos damn. ..."

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Virtual Reality and the Future of Filmmaking

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 23, 2016 4:00pm PDT

We recently sat down with visual effects legend Phil Tippett and learned his perspective on how virtual reality could change the way films are made. 


"The Foundry's page has a video of his stop motion project and some more info. ..."

- ibrokn see all 4 comments

Shack Ten: Games That Got a Bad Rap

By Shack Staff, Sep 23, 2016 11:30am PDT

The Shack Ten is back, with a community-inspired list that takes a second look at games that were poorly received and didn't deserve it.


"No Man's Sky is not a bad game its just the developers created the mess they are in. They over ..."

- TheEmissary see all 38 comments

Picross 3D Round 2 Review: Chip Off the Old Block

By Steve Watts, Sep 23, 2016 11:00am PDT

Picross 3D Round 2 finally delivers a sequel to the cult DS puzzle game, but going another round isn't just more of the same. Our review.


"Such a good game. I think I might be nearing the end unfortunately, judging by the stamps on the ..."

- Perturbation see all 4 comments

Watch Dogs 2 Preview: Tech Bros in San Francisco

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 23, 2016 7:00am PDT

Watch Dogs 2 is fixing a lot of the issues you probably had with the original Watch Dogs, for better or for worse. 


AR, Star Wars, and Strange Creatures: Inside the Making of HoloGrid

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 22, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Using unique tools and the original creator of Star Wars' iconic holo chess, the developers at Happy Giant are finally bringing Dejarik to life. 


Forza Horizon 3: Barn Finds Guide

By Daniel Perez, Sep 22, 2016 12:47pm PDT

There are a total of 15 rare vehicles to collect in Forza Horizon 3, and we're here to help you get them all as quickly as possible!


Valley Review: Hand of God

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 21, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Valley is a brief, well-paced story game with some fascinating ideas. Read on to learn more. 


"One thing I would love to see in Shack reviews are some embedded video of gameplay. I always end ..."

- jayacheess see all 4 comments

Making of an Adventure: Hearthstone's 'One Night in Karazhan'

By Steve Watts, Sep 20, 2016 10:00am PDT

With access from Blizzard, we take a special inside look at the making of Hearthstone's latest single-player Adventure, One Night in Karazhan.


"Being a Hearthstone-lite player.... This was a really intriguing read. I'm glad we get to dive ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 4 comments

Forza Horizon 3 Review: The Long and Winding Road

By Daniel Perez, Sep 20, 2016 6:00am PDT

The Forza Horizon festival continues its international journey, this time landing in Australia. With new races, new social modes, and new environments, Forza Horizon 3 is hands down the best Forza game ever. Our review.


"Now I'm playing Horizon (original) again and they definitely changed the way the cars feel in 3."

- boarder2 see all 49 comments

Shack Giveaway: Heroes of the Storm 'Machines of War' Bundles

By Shack Staff, Sep 19, 2016 1:00pm PDT

The new Heroes of the Storm 'Machines of War' adds a new hero, new skins, and new mounts. And we're just giving them away!


"Boo having to have some stupid social network account to register for a SHACKNEWS giveaway ..."

- Nighteyes see all 5 comments

Heroes of the Storm designer discusses Machines of War, Activision, Peons and more

By Daniel Perez, Sep 19, 2016 1:00pm PDT

In our interview with Heroes of the Storm game designer Jade Martin, we learn what makes Machines of War such a special update and what the chances would be for Warcraft's Peon to become a Hero.


"I just wish I had more time to play, but I'm definitely a fan of the game."

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