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Shacknews Spotlight: Remasters - Sour or Sweet?

By Shack Staff, Dec 17, 2014 2:00pm PST

Remasters have been around since the early ages of gaming. With new systems come new ideas and notions, and even new possibilites to make the games we love even better, but does this idea of "remastering" help or hurt the gaming industry? Shacknews Staff members Ozzie Mejia,...

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"I think they're pretty great for the most part. The only recent one that seemed unimpressive and ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 16 comments

Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes class combos to look out for (part 1)

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2014 12:00pm PST

With Goblins vs. Gnomes out now, Shacknews begins examining some class-specific combos to look out for.

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Bloodborne Impressions: Dying to Fight Again

By Steven Wong, Dec 17, 2014 11:00am PST

I went into playing Bloodborne at a New York PlayStation Preview event knowing that I would die, and that it would happen often. The game lived up...

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The Borderlands Robo-lution: A Claptrap retrospective

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 16, 2014 12:00pm PST

The Borderlands series recently celebrated its 5th anniversary, so Shacknews is taking some time to look back at the series' most beloved (and also its most annoying) character: Claptrap. Read on as we look back at his contribution to video games, alongside Gearbox lead writ...

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Weekly Game Release Highlights, December 15-21

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 14, 2014 8:00am PST

PC owners can finally take to space with the final version of Elite: Dangerous. Meanwhile, fighting game fans, LET'S ROCK!

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Hearthstone Senior Designers on Randomness, the Android Port, and Additional Deck Slots

By Steve Watts, Dec 14, 2014 6:00am PST

Shacknews talks to Hearthstone senior designers Ben Brode and Mike Donais about the recent Goblins vs Gnomes expansion, along with much-requested features from the community.

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"I was hoping something more on the Android port, we all know it's supposed to come out in December"

- hanged_man see all 27 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 45: Bad Company Shackbattle returns

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 13, 2014 12:00pm PST

After a few Chivalry breaks, it's time go back to Bad Company 2.

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Weekend PC download deals: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Steam and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 12, 2014 4:00pm PST

Christmas is almost here, so prepare for the dawn of the holiday sales.

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Opinion: Broken Games and the Growing Importance of Early Access

By Nathaniel Hohl, Dec 12, 2014 1:45pm PST

This fall has been rough going for many high profile games, including Driveclub, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Assassin's Creed Unity. What's going on with this year's games, and how can developers help ensure next year won't be as bug and glitch-ridden? Nate Hohl l...

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"There are a couple of problems here. 1) gamers see Early Access and they get shivers down their ..."

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Jagex digs in and details Block N Load

By John Gaudiosi, Dec 12, 2014 12:30pm PST

The studio behind RuneScape has created a spiritual successor to Ace of Spades.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy impressions - no objections

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 12, 2014 12:00pm PST

Capcom has collected Phoenix Wright's first three games in one convenient digital package on Nintendo 3DS. How do these classics hold up? Our impressions.

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Point/Counterpoint: What does PlayStation Experience mean for E3?

By Shack Staff, Dec 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

Sony had a huge weekend, holding a massive festival that allowed them to show some new games to their core base. What do events like this mean for press events like E3? Ozzie and Steven have different ideas.

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"The Playstation Experience: Push X to make Drake make some lame quip. The Nintendo ..."

- kenclopz see all 3 comments

Escape Dead Island Review: Sail Past This One

By Steven Wong, Dec 11, 2014 12:00pm PST

Escape Dead Island, a spin-off from the main Dead Island series, bridges the events from the first games with the upcoming Dead Island 2. Using a unique, comic book, art style and third person action gameplay, this is a whole different approach to zombie bashing. How does it...

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Doom turns 21: a celebration of Doom mods

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 11, 2014 11:00am PST

As part of Doom's 21st birthday, Shacknews is taking a look at a handful of must-have mods for id's classic shooter.

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"Agreed! And if you want something a little different in Doom 3, check out Zombie Slayer. It was ..."

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Destiny: The Dark Below 'The Undying Mind' Strike - hands-on at PlayStation Experience

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2014 4:45pm PST

The Undying Mind is one of the major PlayStation-exclusive Strikes included in Destiny's new Dark Below expansion. Shacknews went hands-on at this past weekend's PlayStation Experience and you can watch our full 30-minute playthrough.

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