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This Week @ Shack: 'Switches Get Riches' Edition

By Steve Watts, Mar 17, 2017 2:00pm PDT

Switch appears to be a hit, speedrunners zip their way through Zelda, we have a long chat with Jason Rubin, and more.


One Speedrunner's Journey Through Zelda: Breath of the Wild

By David Craddock, Mar 16, 2017 12:20pm PDT

Whistle sprinting and castle raiding helped, but the best tool in 'Gymnast86's' arsenal was the participation of Zelda's speedrunning community. 


"Ha, thanks! Fortunately this article isn't too spoilery, but do come back to it after you finish ..."

- David Craddock see all 8 comments

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Review: Poor Bolivian, Begin Again

By Steve Watts, Mar 16, 2017 11:00am PDT

Ghost Recon Wildlands adds a healthy dose of open world in an effort to revitalize the classic series. Our review.


Interview with Oculus' Jason Rubin - Part 3: Augmented Reality

By Asif Khan, Mar 15, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has expressed an intense interest in augmented reality, but Jason Rubin and Oculus remain focused on bringing VR to the masses. Find out why in part 3 of our interview.


Interview with Oculus' Jason Rubin - Part 2: Challenges of Untethered VR

By Asif Khan, Mar 14, 2017 3:00pm PDT

The Santa Cruz HMD prototype may just be a proof of concept for now as Oculus remains focused on improving the quality of tethered virtual reality.


How One Zelda Fan and His Mom Bonded in Hyrule

By David Craddock, Mar 14, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Tato and his mom waited years for Breath of the Wild. Now he'll play it in memory of their time together.


"It's a good piece, but my Shackmind immediately went the wrong way with that one."

- one random winner see all 14 comments

Breath of the Wild's Making-Of is Full of Surprising Facts

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 14, 2017 12:10pm PDT

Nintendo has released a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild making-of video series that is full of interesting facts about the creation of the game.


"I'd like to know as well. I'm still very early in the game. "

- ariakaz see all 23 comments

Shack Ten: The 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Treatment

By Shack Staff, Mar 14, 2017 10:00am PDT

What other Nintendo franchises could benefit from a fresh approach? We take a deeper look at ten possibilities.


"Of all its many IPs, Metroid deserves a return. At the very least Nintendo could hand it off to ..."

- David Craddock see all 5 comments

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

By Asif Khan, Mar 13, 2017 8:00pm PDT

Do it for Shacknews in a less flashy manner. Briefcase tested, Dognose approved!


"Ordered. Hopefully this arrives sooner than my 20th anniversary shirt that I'm still waiting for :P"

- LilCrypto see all 64 comments

Interview with Oculus' Jason Rubin - Part 1: The Unpublisher

By Asif Khan, Mar 13, 2017 3:20pm PDT

We sat down with Jason Rubin, VP of Content at Oculus, to talk about the company's relationship with third party developers and how he sees the VR software market going forward. 


"Thanks. Yeah, it is interesting how he barely mentioned Valve or Steam during the interview."

- the man with the briefcase see all 8 comments

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Roundup

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 10, 2017 1:05pm PST

NVIDIA Still Sits On The Silicon Throne


"Still a hair away from across the board 60fps performance at 4K. Really impressive though. "

- digweed014 see all 4 comments

Brut@l Postmortem: When Polygons and ASCII Collide

By David Craddock, Mar 10, 2017 1:00pm PST

Developers at Stormcloud Games talk the process of recreating classic roguelike adventures in a contemporary game engine.


"Wow that looks great. Like an unseen area of the Tron world that has the roguelikes..."

- gaplant see all 4 comments

Nier: Automata Review: For The Glory Of Mankind

By Josh Barnes , Mar 09, 2017 3:30pm PST

Platinum Games brings Yoko Taro's madness to life as stylishly as possible, but can it live up to the original? Our review.


"This game sounds really great. it's next in line after I finish Zelda and then the second half ..."

- Boxelder see all 14 comments

Chattycast 127: Switch Taste Test

By Steve Watts, Mar 09, 2017 12:00pm PST

We all have Switches, and we want to talk about it please.


Darknet PSVR Impressions and Gameplay Video, with Giveaway

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 09, 2017 9:00am PST

Here's what we thought of this PlayStation VR puzzler from E McNeill.