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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Review-in-Progress

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2017 8:59pm PDT

Our review-in-progress of Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series kicks off with impressions of the first episode, Tangled Up in Blue.


Overwatch's Genji Joins Heroes of the Storm

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2017 8:00am PDT

Plus a new map and Payload game mode based on Overwatch's Hanamura environment.


This Week @ Shack: 'Doomy Doomy Doom' Edition

By Steve Watts, Apr 14, 2017 2:00pm PDT

In which our latest feature grows to Mancubus proportions.


Doom: To Hell and Back

By David Craddock, Apr 14, 2017 9:00am PDT

Doom has devoured productivity and personal relationships since id Software opened the floodgates to hell in 1993. Gatekeepers of the franchise's past, present, and future celebrate the weapons and level design that defined the classics, the pitfalls and triumphs involved in...


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A Link to the Past was released 25 years ago today on the SNES

By Raqib Huq, Apr 13, 2017 8:15pm PDT

Today we are revisiting history with a look at The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.


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Making a Hearthstone Card: Exploring Un'Goro with Elise

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2017 9:30am PDT

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and rejected designs for the new Hearthstone Legendary card, Elise the Trailblazer.


Hearthstone Designer Says Rogue Quest Raised Power Concerns

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2017 2:50pm PDT

But, the powerful effect currently dominating the meta isn't insurmountable, says game designer Dean Ayala.


One Year of VR, and it isn't Dead Yet!

By Asif Khan, Apr 05, 2017 7:20pm PDT

Shacknews CEO and Chief VR Evangelist, Asif Khan, takes a look at the virtual reality landscape one year after the Vive and Rift shipped.


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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 4)

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2017 10:00am PDT

We wrap up our reviews of Hearthstone's 'Journey to Un'Goro' expansion cards as we anticipate this week's big event.


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Mass Effect Andromeda Review: Ruff Ryder

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 04, 2017 8:20am PDT

Look what you done started. Ask for it, you got it. Our Mass Effect Andromeda review.


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Review: Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City - Ups and Downs

By David Craddock, Apr 03, 2017 1:50pm PDT

Dark Souls 3's final DLC expansion has dizzying highs and frustrating lows, but does a serviceable job carrying the franchise across the finish line.


"I finished it last night. Overall I was pretty disappointed with it. It felt more tedious than ..."

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MLB: The Show 17 Review: Extra Innings

By Bryan Carr, Apr 03, 2017 12:30pm PDT

MLB: The Show 17 has an infectious love of the classic American past time that shines through. Our review.


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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 9:00am PDT

We start wrapping up our Hearthstone 'Journey to Un'Goro' card reviews in anticipation of this Thursday's release.


All the Reasons Why Bloodborne is Better Than Dark Souls 2

By David Craddock, Apr 01, 2017 10:55am PDT

For years, I believed with all my heart that Dark Souls 2 was superior to Bloodborne. I was wrong. Gathered here is every scrap of scientific, incontrovertible evidence proving Bloodborne's superiority to the black sheep of the franchise.


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This Week @ Shack: 'I Can Be Centerfield' Edition

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2017 2:30pm PDT

In which we welcome the new season of Ameria's pastime with TV analogies.


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