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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.

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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 ..."

- valcan_s see all 13 comments

Hearthstone: Making the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

By Steve Watts, Dec 21, 2016 9:00am PST

We take an inside look at the creation of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, with Blizzard designer Matt Place and art director Ben Thompson.

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Modojo Rewind: Super Mario Run Reviewed; Pokemon Go Additions; AirPods!

By Brittany Vincent, Dec 16, 2016 3:45pm PST

Your weekly dose of everything in the mobile space, curated for your convenience!

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What Is Super Mario Run? Everything You Need to Know

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 15, 2016 12:34pm PST

We run down a list of everything you need to know heading into Nintendo's latest mobile release. 

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Super Mario Run highlights absurdity of mobile price deflation (Opinion)

By Steve Watts, Dec 15, 2016 6:30am PST

Apparently $10 is considered a lot of money for a brand new Mario game now.

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"This. I read the article. I get what they are getting at. But at it's core, it's a ..."

- darthfusion see all 21 comments

How Super Mario Run fulfills Satoru Iwata's vision for mobile development

By David Craddock, Dec 14, 2016 6:00pm PST

Nintendo was cautious in making games for smartphones, but that approach has paid dividends in 2016. 

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"Yeah! I played the first level or so so far and it's fun! I'm going to play the free stuff for a ..."

- Galadriel07 see all 18 comments

6 Changes We Want For Star Wars Battlefront 2

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 14, 2016 8:00am PST

With a new Battlefront on the way, let's consider some of the changes a sequel could make for the better. 

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"What they really need to work on is hero and a proper space combat mode. Things like vehicle ..."

- TheEmissary see all 3 comments

Game Trader: Should You Buy Nintendo's Stock?

By Asif Khan, Dec 12, 2016 3:15pm PST

Today we debut Game Trader, a new show designed to educate viewers about investing in the games industry.

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"I repeatedly say to not put all of your money into any one stock during the video... :("

- edgewise see all 77 comments

Ten Awesome Christmas Levels in Video Games

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 11, 2016 2:00pm PST

Celebrate the Holidays with a controller in hand. 

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"I assumed it was part of the list in accordance with the Shacknews mandate of, "Whenever ..."

- RaptorII see all 23 comments

Modojo Rewind: Pokemon Giveaways; Scandals; and Mario, Mario, Super Mario Run

By Shack Staff, Dec 09, 2016 3:30pm PST

This Modojo Rewind we bring you tons of Mario, Pokémon giveaways, and scandal in the world of mobile gaming!

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"I like these, although I wish we saw more 3ds content here. Which site is Switch content going ..."

- one random winner see all 7 comments

Steep Review-In-Progress: Downhill Slope

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 09, 2016 3:00pm PST

Steep has some interesting moments, but it's ultimately pretty shallow. Read on for our early impressions. 

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"Man, a wingsuit game could be intense in VR... if it controlled like Eagle Flight with steering; ..."

- lonza see all 4 comments

Divide: Exploring a strange new reality at PlayStation Experience

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 09, 2016 2:00pm PST

Isometric sci-fi adventure Divide is set to hit PlayStation 4 in the new year. Shacknews decided to visit its strange new reality while at PlayStation Experience.

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"So does the demo level take place in the Augmented Reality World, or the Real World? Or a mix of ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 3 comments

Watch Us Perform Surgery in Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality

By Brittany Vincent, Dec 09, 2016 9:10am PST

Have you ever torn the organs from someone's chest before? We did. 

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The Last Guardian Review: Tri-camaraderie

By Brittany Vincent, Dec 08, 2016 5:59am PST

Is Fumito Ueda's latest worth jumping into after all these years? Our review. 

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"Solid review, thanks! What do you think was your biggest surprise game this year?"

- VictoriouSecret see all 2 comments