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Game of the Year 2016 #5: Pokemon Sun and Moon

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2016 10:00am PST

Pokemon Sun and Moon brought new life to the franchise's main titles with a plethora of small, yet important changes.

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Best Mods of 2016

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 27, 2016 3:00pm PST

Check out our picks for some of the best mods of 2016. 

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"I'll have to check this out. I followed and tinkered with the peoples soup mods for a long, long ..."

- jasoncrowley see all 10 comments

Josh's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By Josh Hawkins, Dec 27, 2016 1:00pm PST

Shacknews might not have voted these games as Games of the Year, but that hasn’t stopped Josh from loving them.

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"Oh yeah. It is amazing without VR. I just think the game is immensely more enjoyable in VR. ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 5 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #6: Battlefield 1

By Daniel Perez, Dec 27, 2016 12:00pm PST

It turns out going back to the Great War was just the jolt of inspiration needed to make a great Battlefield campaign.

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"Titanfall and Overwatch diluted the hype. Bunch of good shooters this year."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 9 comments

Keef's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By John Keefer, Dec 27, 2016 11:00am PST

Don't be expecting anything besides PC games of the strategy or role-playing variety from Keefer's personal favorites.

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"I really should pick up MOO, I loved MOO 2 as a kid and I'd be fine with a reskinned version of ..."

- hatchet165 see all 2 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #7: The Last Guardian

By Josh Hawkins, Dec 27, 2016 10:00am PST

The Last Guardian isn't a perfect game, but the story, the bond made between the main characters, and the age-old adage of a boy and his dog help the game shine through, making it to the number 7 spot on our Game of the Year list.

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The Best Downloadable Content of 2016

By Brittany Vincent, Dec 26, 2016 3:00pm PST

From costumes to full-fledged add-on scenarios, these were the best pieces of DLC all year. 

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Game of the Year 2016 #8 (Tie): Dark Souls 3

By David Craddock, Dec 26, 2016 2:00pm PST

Dark Souls 3 crowns one of the most engrossing, innovative, challenging, and memorable franchises in the history of our industry.

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"Same rank as Forza Broizon 3 is definitely undeserved. DS3 is so much more special than FH3. FH3 ..."

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David's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By David Craddock, Dec 26, 2016 1:00pm PST

Doom and Dark Souls 3? Of course! But I played a few other games this year, and none disappointed.

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"Salt and Sanctuary is very cool, I need to get back to that. I got up to that boss that was a ..."

- snot3353 see all 2 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #8 (Tie): Forza Horizon 3

By Steve Watts, Dec 26, 2016 12:00pm PST

Forza Horizon 3 is easy enough for anyone to pick up and enjoy, but with enough attention to fine detail to provide plenty of depth as well.

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"Just a quick note that I dropped elsewhere too. Our #8 this year is an unprecedented three-way ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 6 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #8 (Tie): Titanfall 2

By Steve Watts, Dec 26, 2016 10:00am PST

Titanfall suggested that these game mechanics in a campaign would be great. Titanfall 2 proved it.

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"It *was* on my list. Don't blame me, blame the rest of the staff."

- SporkyReeve see all 11 comments

Cassidee's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 26, 2016 8:00am PST

Cooperative cooking games, Tindr for kingdoms, and cyberpunk bars. 2016 had a lot of great video games, but these are ones you're likely to have missed. 

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"I was JUST talking about being totally burned out on retro 8-bit graphics (Double Dragon 4 ..."

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Interview: Aragami designer talks light/shadow game systems and pure stealth gameplay

By David Craddock, Dec 23, 2016 3:00pm PST

Lince Works co-founder David León expounds on the interplay between light and shadow, how the game's protagonist embodies that dynamic, and more.

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"Yeah, the visuals caught my eye right away, and the game systems lived up to them."

- David Craddock see all 3 comments

Impressions: Matt Barton's 'Vintage Games 2.0' is a detailed crash course in gaming history

By David Craddock, Dec 23, 2016 12:00pm PST

Barton's latest book does an even better job documenting industry history than its predecessor.

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Shacknews wishes you very happy holidays

By Steve Watts, Dec 23, 2016 6:00am PST

Shacknews is taking a holiday break, but we have plenty of year-end revelry in store.

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"Merry Christmas Shack staff, thanks for all your hard work during 2016. Have an awesome ..."

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