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Lawbreakers: Cliff Bleszinski on free-to-play, diversity, and eSports

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2016 12:30pm PDT

In a wide-ranging interview, Cliff Bleszinski talks about what drew him back to game development, where he'd like the industry to go, and the pet peeves he wants to avoid in Lawbreakers.


"Awesome article! Really interesting interview, and well written. I had totally forgotten about ..."

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5 Games With Surprisingly Awesome Multiplayer

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 25, 2016 11:00am PDT

Multiplayer in predominantly single-player games can be a risky gamble, but there are occasional times when it turns out to be a brillant addition. Here are some of the best from recent memory. 


"You haven't lived until you try to play a console shooter with a single stick. When I was ..."

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Breaking Down Hearthstone's Old Gods Cards (Part 8)

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2016 9:00am PDT

As Hearthstone's next big expansion inches ominously close, we take a look at the last of the class cards coming next week.


Romero on BLACKROOM: It's time for the old-school FPS to emerge again

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

John Romero opens up on his new project with Adrian Carmack, one that will be a "labor of love" for them


"I think Toxikk is a bit more Unreal Tournament than it is Quake or Tribes...so if someone didn't ..."

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Welkin Road Early Access Impressions: An Interesting, but Overall Bland Experience

By Josh Hawkins, Apr 23, 2016 5:45pm PDT

Welkin Road is a new parkour-based platformer released into Early access by developer Gregor Panic but amidst the plethora of titles in Steam’s Early Access, is this one worth trying out? Our impressions.


"Yup. It's a pretty good looking game, there's just no pizazz to keep me coming back for me. "

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Spotlight: Can Mirror's Edge: Catalyst Restore the Faith?

By Shack Staff, Apr 22, 2016 11:30am PDT

In the inaugural edition of our new and improved Shacknews Spotlight, we let you in on our private chats about this weekend's Mirror's Edge: Catalyst beta.


Final Score: Star Fox Zero

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 22, 2016 11:00am PDT

Going into Fox McCloud's latest adventure, gaming critics expressed severe reservations about his new game's unique control scheme. Were those fears warranted? As Star Fox Zero hits shelves today, Shacknews takes a look at some of the most notable reviews across the internet...


"Yeah. The shooting isn't the problem, I'm used to that from Splatoon. Its the fact that its a ..."

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Breaking Down Hearthstone's Old Gods Cards (Part 7)

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2016 9:00am PDT

As Hearthstone's next big expansion creeps just around the corner, we continue our weekly breakdown of all the new card reveals.


Lawbreakers: Boss Key Co-Founder Arjan Brussee on Making the Old New Again

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2016 7:00am PDT

Boss Key co-founder Arjan Brussee explains how Lawbreakers attempts to revive the 90s arena shooter, and why it's no longer free-to-play.


"Lot of weird statements in this story. To us, it felt like some of the original creativity ..."

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Lawbreakers Hands-On Preview: Return of the Arena Shooter

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2016 6:00am PDT

Lawbreakers is a fast, frenetic throwback to old-school arena shooters, and we've tried it out for ourselves.


"I don't. Arena shooters are great fun. I don't have the time or desire to play anything more ..."

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Watch 50 Minutes of Mirror's Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Gameplay

By Daniel Perez, Apr 21, 2016 1:05pm PDT

The Closed Beta for Mirror's Edge Catalyst kicks off tomorrow, but we were able to access it prior to its official release. Check out everything you have to look forward to in our gameplay videos!


"I have about an hour of additional footage going up today. PLUS - a special hands-on article. ..."

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Opinion: The Biggest Change Coming to Hearthstone (Isn't the One You Think)

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2016 6:30am PDT

Blizzard announced several nerfs to its core Hearthstone set in preparation for Whispers of the Old Gods, but the biggest changes can come in the most unexpected places.


"Which one do you guys think it is? I thought it was probably the change to all vintage nudie cards."

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Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire Review: Zero to One Hundred Real Quick

By Daniel Perez, Apr 21, 2016 6:00am PDT

Corsair has revealed its latest mechnical keyboard, which is the first to feature the Cherry MX Speed RGB mechnical switches. Is this keyboard able to keep up with our franctic pace? Our review.


Bravely Second: End Layer Review: Back for Seconds

By Steve Watts, Apr 20, 2016 1:30pm PDT

Bravely Default modernized the classic Final Fantasy formula, but Bravely Second improves on it in almost every way. Our review.


Star Fox Zero Review: Crash Course

By Steve Watts, Apr 20, 2016 8:00am PDT

Star Fox Zero is nearly a remake of the series' most popular installment, but is this series still clever as a fox? Our review.


"Maybe so, but the technology innovations did made those versions a big deal at the time. Without ..."

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