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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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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.


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!


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. 


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.


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

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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. 


"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. 


"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.


"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. 


"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!


"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. 


"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.


"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. 


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. 


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

- VictoriouSecret see all 2 comments