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What Do Twitch's New Community Guidelines Mean?

By Blake Morse , Feb 12, 2018 1:07pm PST

There's a lot to process in the anti-harassment and conduct policy changes for Twitch. Here's an easy to understand overview of what's new and what it means for broadcasters and fans alike.


"It's all on a case by case basis at this point, but I know they've been cracking down on more ..."

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What Blizzard Can Learn From the Overwatch League Stage 1 Finale

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 12, 2018 12:00pm PST

The first leg of the Overwatch League regular season is over and it has a chance to be a learning experience for Blizzard.


The Cartridge Family 025 - Monster Hunter VS Destiny, Dead or Alive Extreme Gross Volleyball

By Joe Stasio, Feb 11, 2018 3:00am PST

John recorded precisely 20 minutes of this show from the lobby of a hotel in Austin, TX before his connection failed. We kindly ask that you please enjoy this very bizarre episode.


"Dead or Alive Volleyball was amazing, one of the best volleyball games i've ever played."

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Kingdom Hearts 3: The 5 Key Takeaways From the D23 Expo Japan Trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 10, 2018 7:00am PST

While most of America slept, a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer debuted during the D23 Expo in Japan. Shacknews stayed up after hours to do some analysis.


"Get 1.5 + 2.5 Remix. That has Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. In a perfect world, that would be all you ..."

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Plex Media Server Review: Yes Have Some

By Greg Burke, Feb 09, 2018 7:00pm PST

Greg Burke has finally discovered the glory of Plex Media Server. Our review.


"I've been using PS3 Media Server for a few years now,and it works fine.I don't need to see ..."

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Weekend Console Download Deals for 2/9: Ubisoft's Best on PS4 and Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 09, 2018 1:30pm PST

For this weekend's console download deals, it's a good time to catch up on Ubisoft's best games.


Weekend PC Download Deals for 2/9: Humble Store VR Deals and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 09, 2018 1:00pm PST

This is a good weekend for anyone who owns a VR headset, with the Humble Store offering discounts on some of its best VR games.


This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from 2/9-2/11

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 09, 2018 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, the Overwatch League wraps up Stage 1 and CS:GO throws a house party.


Shack's Arcade Corner: Shock Troopers

By Greg Burke, Feb 07, 2018 4:30pm PST

Greg is back to take a look back at the classic run and gun arcade game from Neo Geo.


"First time playing Shock Troopers, and I love it! Easy enough to be enjoyable, and make you want ..."

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Opinion: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's Evo Snub Is Not a Death Sentence (But It's Close)

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 07, 2018 1:00pm PST

This certainly isn't the first time the dedicated Marvel community has faced adversity, but more than ever, they face an uphill battle for relevance.


"Capcom didn't buy enough McRibs :(. The game is also quite lackluster after Marvel 3. "

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What the New Mario Movie Can Learn From Mario RPGs

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 06, 2018 2:00pm PST

A lot has changed since Super Mario Bros. hit theaters in 1993. One of the biggest changes is that Mario has starred in a handful of RPGs. And there are some key elements from those RPGs that makers of the upcoming Illumination Mario movie may want to borrow.


"It worked for most of Wall-E. And Fantasia barely had any and it's one of the best animated ..."

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Hands-On: Establishing A Series

By Charles Singletary, Feb 06, 2018 6:25am PST

Obsidian's first sequel to one of their own IPs makes some small and massive changes to the cRPG series and we spent some time playing a chunk of the game.


"It warms my heart to see this. If you want to give one of them a go, Tyranny is the shortest of ..."

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Hearthstone: Predicting the 2018 Hall of Fame Class

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2018 1:30pm PST

With a new Hearthstone set rotation incoming, it's expected that another handful of cards from the Classic set are about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and leave the Standard meta forever. Shacknews offers up some educated guesses as to which cards may potentially head...


"As much as I would love to see things like Goblin Shredder and Reno being put in classic I don't ..."

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Shackcast Episode 019: Celeste, Sea of Thieves, Ads, Fudgepanel, and More

By Asif Khan, Feb 05, 2018 7:00am PST

The Shackcast is back, and we have a lot to talk about.


"Meant to complain a little bit about e18 (at least, I think it was 18... I'm so far behind). A ..."

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The Cartridge Family 024 - Red Dead 2 This Holiday, Shadow of the Colossus, More Remakes Welcome

By Joe Stasio, Feb 05, 2018 3:00am PST

Um, so we dont' mention it in the title or blurb, but we definitely talk a lot about Celeste, again, on this show.