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Why the NES Classic Edition may be best suited to small spaces

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2016 12:00pm PDT

The NES Classic Edition looks to deliver every promise of 8-bit retro goodness in a small package. But there may be something prospective buyers should know first. Shacknews goes hands-on.


"I'm planning on keeping mine on my desk and hooking it to a second monitor. Having the little ..."

- RevRaven see all 9 comments

9 Burning Questions We Have About the Nintendo Switch

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 21, 2016 9:00am PDT

Now that we know what it is, there's still a lot we have to find out. 


"Don't let Dr. Mario touch your testicles, HE'S NOT A REAL DOCTOR."

- RevRaven see all 11 comments

Nintendo Switch: Everything We Know

By David Craddock, Oct 20, 2016 12:30pm PDT

From third-party publishers to control options, here's all the info Nintendo let out of the bag this morning. 


"This ad from them back in April made me a customer for life: ..."

- MetaSaval see all 41 comments

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel - How to Access The Painted World of Ariandel

By David Craddock, Oct 20, 2016 7:00am PDT

Sharpen your best swords, attune your most damaging spells, and find the path into Dark Souls 3's first DLC zone. 


Mafia 3 Review: Beauty Tied Down To An Anvil

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 19, 2016 4:23pm PDT

Mafia 3 takes players back in time to the turbulent 1960s. But have the developers learned anything from the previous gameplay decisions of the series? Our review.


"Its been out since Oct 9th, so its been out for a while. I really like the game and think its ..."

- valcan_s see all 11 comments

10 Things We Want in Red Dead Redemption 2

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 18, 2016 4:00pm PDT

With the sequel officially confirmed, it's time to sit and talk about the stuff we'd love to see in RDR2.


"As a PC player wouldn't you want a simultaneous release as long as the port is solid? Not seeing ..."

- Redwall45 see all 18 comments

PlayStation VR Review: Comfort and Compromises

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2016 12:00pm PDT

The PlayStation VR shows Sony's strengths in hardware design as a comfortable, easy-to-use headset without as many frills as its more devoted PC competitors.


"My biggest issue with the PSVR so far is that the DualShock 4's controller tracking is abysmal. ..."

- RomSteady see all 2 comments

Review-in-Progress: WWE 2K17: Tactical Sports Entertainment

By David Craddock, Oct 17, 2016 5:03pm PDT

Though many of the changes it introduces are iterative, WWE 2K17 has improved in almost every way that counts.


"Is the pinning mechanic still stupid? I had around 70 hours in 2k16 and if the CPU pins me to ..."

- Crabs Jarrard see all 11 comments

Four Things We Learned About Obsidian's Tyranny

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 17, 2016 6:00am PDT

We played a demo of the grimdark fantasy RPG Tyranny recently and learned some new details about it. 


"Normal is the way to go for the first playthrough. I finished the game at 77 hours, fucking ..."

- Rehevkor see all 17 comments

Our Dream Nintendo NX Launch Game Lineup

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 14, 2016 4:15pm PDT

We consider  some of the games we'd really love to see launch on the NX, including F-Zero, Pokemon, and Metroid. 


"More like a list of things that we won't get. Except the HD Remakes, of course. "

- Mo__ see all 25 comments

Heroes of the Storm lead Hero designer discusses Samuro's entry into the Nexus

By Daniel Perez, Oct 14, 2016 1:00pm PDT

In our interview with Kent-Erik Hagman, we learn how difficult it was to bring Samuro the Blademaster into Heroes of the Storm, the challenges his Heroic Ability 'Illusion Maser' created, and more.


Sorry, Wired. You don't know a thing about QuakeCon

By Asif Khan, Oct 13, 2016 4:20pm PDT

Asif Khan, CEO of Shacknews, will not sit by while QuakeCon and its honorable attendees are defamed.


"You are appropriating quakecon as some kind of shacknews event? This article is even cringier ..."

- twifosp see all 60 comments

Mafia 3: All Hot Rod Magazine Locations

By -Shack Staff, Oct 12, 2016 12:15pm PDT

Let us help you build your Hot Rod magazine collection in Mafia 3. 


Here Are All of Overwatch's 'Halloween Terror' Skins, Costumes, Voice Lines, Emotes, and More

By Daniel Perez, Oct 11, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Blizzard has released a new special event for Overwatch called Halloween Terror, and with it, players can expect a number of new skins, voice lines, emotes, victory poses, and the first PvE Brawl.


Gears of War 4 Review: Bloody Revolution

By Asif Khan, Oct 11, 2016 11:20am PDT

The Gears of War series is in good hands with The Coalition Studio at the helm. Our review.


"Eh. I got Forza Horizon 3. Whatever their new shit is called, it's not perfect, but it's ..."

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