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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.


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. 


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


"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.


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. 


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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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. 


"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.


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

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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.


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.


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

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