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Hearthstone Designer Says Rogue Quest Raised Power Concerns

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2017 2:50pm PDT

But, the powerful effect currently dominating the meta isn't insurmountable, says game designer Dean Ayala.


One Year of VR, and it isn't Dead Yet!

By Asif Khan, Apr 05, 2017 7:20pm PDT

Shacknews CEO and Chief VR Evangelist, Asif Khan, takes a look at the virtual reality landscape one year after the Vive and Rift shipped.


"I thought about moving my VR space to my den which would be a very similar effective completely ..."

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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 4)

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2017 10:00am PDT

We wrap up our reviews of Hearthstone's 'Journey to Un'Goro' expansion cards as we anticipate this week's big event.


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Mass Effect Andromeda Review: Ruff Ryder

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 04, 2017 8:20am PDT

Look what you done started. Ask for it, you got it. Our Mass Effect Andromeda review.


"Just interjecting a little positivity from having played several hours so far. Unfortunately the ..."

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Review: Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - Ups and Downs

By David Craddock, Apr 03, 2017 1:50pm PDT

Dark Souls 3's final DLC expansion has dizzying highs and frustrating lows, but does a serviceable job carrying the franchise across the finish line.


"I finished it last night. Overall I was pretty disappointed with it. It felt more tedious than ..."

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MLB: The Show 17 Review: Extra Innings

By Bryan Carr, Apr 03, 2017 12:30pm PDT

MLB: The Show 17 has an infectious love of the classic American past time that shines through. Our review.


"Just got my copy in and played first game. Plays great so far, and in 4k mode looks amazing but ..."

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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 9:00am PDT

We start wrapping up our Hearthstone 'Journey to Un'Goro' card reviews in anticipation of this Thursday's release.


All the Reasons Why Bloodborne is Better Than Dark Souls 2

By David Craddock, Apr 01, 2017 10:55am PDT

For years, I believed with all my heart that Dark Souls 2 was superior to Bloodborne. I was wrong. Gathered here is every scrap of scientific, incontrovertible evidence proving Bloodborne's superiority to the black sheep of the franchise.


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This Week @ Shack: 'I Can Be Centerfield' Edition

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2017 2:30pm PDT

In which we welcome the new season of Ameria's pastime with TV analogies.


"I remember Sports Night! I watched a few episodes and was sad that it was cancelled. "

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Mass Effect Andromeda: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Survival

By David Craddock, Mar 31, 2017 2:30pm PDT

Whether your friends call you Ryder or you're a newcomer to the Andromeda Galaxy, our tips will start you on the right foot.


Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Earn and Use AVP

By David Craddock, Mar 30, 2017 1:20pm PDT

Learn how to make Ryder more viable with Mass Effect Andromeda's Andromeda Viability Points.


Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - How to Find the Ring of Steel Protection +3

By David Craddock, Mar 29, 2017 1:45pm PDT

Bolster your constitution with our guide to finding the Ring of Steel Protection +3.


Mass Effect Andromeda: Mining Minerals and Upgrading Your Nomad

By David Craddock, Mar 29, 2017 1:15pm PDT

Hit pay dirt with our guide to digging up goods in Mass Effect Andromeda.


Heroes of the Storm's Kaeo Milker on Going From 'Great Game' to 'Great Free-to-Play Game'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Heroes of the Storm is kicking off its '2.0 Update' with a huge overhaul to how players earn items and level up their characters. I talked with producer Kaeo Milker about the transition, esports, free-to-play, and more.


Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - How to Get Lapp's Armor

By David Craddock, Mar 28, 2017 3:00pm PDT

Help Lapp recover his memory and earn his armor in the Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC expansion.