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Final Score: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

By Josh Hawkins, Dec 02, 2014 1:00pm PST

Does Captain Toad have what it takes to stand up to the gaming world on his own?


"The video I saw said it had over 70 levels. I thought I heard it was going to be priced less ..."

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SW:TOR senior producer discusses Shadow of Revan and Revan's final chapter

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 02, 2014 12:00pm PST

Shacknews spoke to Star Wars: The Old Republic senior producer Bruce MacLean about the new Shadow of Revan expansion, which is being billed as the end of Revan's story. We also ask about the game's Discipline system, past missteps with server merges, the game's future, and m...


"I've actually been playing ToR a lot the past weekend, It's not that bad! Maybe my long time ..."

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Beach Buggy Racing Drives For Deeper Gameplay

By John Gaudiosi, Dec 02, 2014 10:30am PST

Beach Buggy Racing takes multiplayer kart-style racing across land and sea. Matt Small, creative director at Vector Unit, explains how the newest racing title delivers an experience closer to the company’s console roots in this exclusive interview.


Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice Impressions: You Win or You Die

By Steven Wong, Dec 02, 2014 9:00am PST

Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice, the first episode in the new Telltale Games series based on the hit HBO show, premieres today. We tried our hand at trying to survive life in Westeros. Check out our impressions.


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review: Gold Star

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2014 7:00am PST

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker puts the adventuring fun-guy to work in his own game. Can Nintendo pull off a platformer with a hero who can't even jump? Our review.


"Yeah it's been out in japan for like a month. Just give me my games"

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix impressions: from the vault

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 01, 2014 6:00am PST

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is out tomorrow. Are these games just as we remember them?


"I'm having the 2.5 HD remix delivered to me tomorrow. In review of the 1.5 HD remix, KH1 was ..."

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Weekly Game Release Highlights, December 1-7

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 30, 2014 8:00am PST

We head into the final month of 2014 with quite a handful of notable new releases.


Weekend PC download deals: Black Friday 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 28, 2014 3:00pm PST

It's Black Friday and some of the biggest online retailers are going all-out with some great deals.


"My son contacted customer service. They refunded his $20 and told him to keep the Xbox version. "

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Killer Instinct lead combat designer discusses Kan-Ra

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 28, 2014 2:00pm PST

Killer Instinct received its next Season 2 character earlier this week. To learn more about first-time combatant Kan-Ra, Shacknews reached out to Iron Galaxy to ask about his origins, his combos, and his play style.


Skylanders, Disney Infinity, or Amiibo: Which Should You Get This Holiday Season?

By Brittany Vincent, Nov 28, 2014 1:00pm PST

Between Skylanders: Trap Team, Disney infinity, and the Nintendo Amiibos, it's the season of NFC figures. But which ones give the best bang for the buck? Brittany Vincent breaks it all down for you.


""The game itself is a simple affair, marketed for children, but adults won’t find to much here ..."

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What Shacknews is Playing this Thanksgiving Holiday

By Shack Staff, Nov 28, 2014 12:00pm PST

Thanksgiving is a time for gathering, eating and gaming. See what the Shacknews staff is up to this season!


Celebrate the Holidays with Co-op

By Nathaniel Hohl, Nov 28, 2014 11:00am PST

The holiday season is upon us, and it's time to celebrate the cheer with some co-op action. Nate Hohle runs down this year's games that gets you in the mood for cooperation.


"Noteworthy mentions for nice coop campaigns: Portal 2, Borderlands & Divinity: Original Sin"

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Kingdom Rush Origins Blends Tower Defense With Role-Playing

By John Gaudiosi, Nov 26, 2014 1:00pm PST

Kingdom Rush Origins, is a prequel to Kingdom Rush, and blends tower defense and role-playing gameplay. Ironhide Game Studio designer and co-founder of Ironhide Alvaro Azofra talks about the new game in this exclusive interview.


"Don't know but I hope they stopped blocking music from other programs. I played the heck out of ..."

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Tales From the Borderlands: Meet the cast

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 26, 2014 12:00pm PST

Now that Tales From the Borderlands has officially begun, take a moment to get to know the cast, who they are, and where their individual stories might be going. (Warning: Contains some spoilers for the first episode.)


Opinion: Does Advanced Warfare Answer the Call of Duty?

By Steven Wong, Nov 25, 2014 11:00am PST

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a big hit, but does it deserve to have the Call of Duty name? We break the game down to see if it has enough heroism and valor to earn itself a medal of honor. 


"Yeah good call. Definitely a fun thing to discuss, and yeah especially when bringing up when it ..."

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