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Weekend PC download deals: Steam offers the Paradox catalog and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Steam leads this weekend's PC deals with Paradox Interactive's catalog, along with Child of Light, Trials Fusion, Rise of the Triad, and more!


Prince of Persia (2008): A Shacknews retrospective

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2014 11:00am PDT

It's a big day for the Prince of Persia series, as the original PoP debuted 25 years ago today. Shacknews celebrates by remembering the 2008 Prince of Persia and examining how it has hit cult classic status.


"SoT was terrific. I still have the original Xbox disc and need to replay it some day. "

- ThomW see all 35 comments

Look behind you: A history of Silent Hill [Part 2]

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 03, 2014 10:00am PDT

Last time, we got acquainted with the beginnings of the Silent Hill series. Let’s soldier on through the subsequent releases and what could be a much brighter future for the franchise. 


"Bravo! Really hoping Silent Hills delivers, and judging by PT, its going to be terrifying."

- technotica see all 4 comments

Community Spotlight: Card Dungeon is now on iOS

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2014 11:00am PDT

Fredrik Skarstedt, better known as Fredrik S in Chatty, is the artist/designer on Card Dungeon for iOS. He spoke to Shacknews about this new game, which just hit iOS late last night.


"Technically I was asking a question in order to get my facts straight. Screenshots/logo is still ..."

- sambront see all 10 comments

Sorcerer King is a 4X game set in an already-conquered world

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2014 9:00am PDT

Stardock is venturing into the 4X genre with the upcoming Sorcerer King, in which you've already lost and the world has already been conquered by an all-powerful AI.


"Lighthearted? Yeah.. no thanks. The vast majority of indie games I've been playing lately are a ..."

- deadbeatsaint see all 35 comments

Opinion: How Destiny can fix its end-game

By Steve Watts, Oct 01, 2014 11:25am PDT

Bungie has started to take steps in the right direction by listening to fan feedback on Destiny, but the core gameplay loop at the endgame is still fundamentally broken. Here's how they can fix it.


"So what is the incentive to play it now? It seems like I should just put Destiny of the shelf ..."

- ChowYunMatt see all 12 comments

Opinion: Windows 10: Ready or not, here it comes

By Steven Wong, Sep 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Windows 10 was announced today, and it's supposed to be "the best one yet." We'll have to see. But then again, Microsoft needs it to be an operating system good enough for PC gamers. Here's why.


"(By the way, I saw someone theorizing that the reason Microsoft decided to go with "10" instead ..."

- Amillennialist see all 45 comments

Shadow of Mordor primer: stepping into the ring

By Steve Watts, Sep 30, 2014 6:00am PDT

Are you ready to take on the toughest Middle-earth has to offer? We give a few tips on how to get started in your quest for vengeance.


"Oh awesome, video and/or text content! Perfect, I wasn't able to read the article this morning ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 4 comments

Destiny: What to do when you're at max level

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 29, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Like any good MMO, Destiny's appeal doesn't run out once a player reaches the maximum character level of 20. Here are five different activities Destiny players can participate in after hitting the level cap.


"Again - your opinion, just because you think it's a half broken game doesn't mean everyone else ..."

- Borrowed Ladder see all 22 comments

Shacknews Spotlight: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

By Shack Staff, Sep 29, 2014 1:15pm PDT

In today's Shacknews Spotlight, Steve Watts and Steven Wong walk in the Shadow of Mordor. We discuss the art of hunting Uruk captains, the Nemesis system, and becoming lunch meat for a wandering caragor.


"I agree with the others here - I prefer the text format. It would be cool if their future video ..."

- thetangent see all 16 comments

Look behind you: A history of Silent Hill [Part 1]

By Brittany Vincent, Sep 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Silent Hill has consistently been a source of pure terror for a vast number of gamers, but the series has stagnated over the past few years. Let’s go back to the beginning to decipher its future.


"remember that part in the first game where harry mason out of nowhere just yells "MY NAME IS ..."

- DeBurgo see all 3 comments

New releases for September 29-October 5

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 28, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's a busy week of new releases from start to finish. Shadow of Mordor, Forza Horizon 2, Super Smash Bros for 3DS, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Skylanders Trap Team are among the many games set to arrive in the next seven days.


"Middle-earth for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 do not release at the same time as the others. It ..."

- Psydswipe see all 8 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 36: Gauntlet and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2014 12:00pm PDT

In addition to the weekly Shackbattle, we take a look at some footage from the new Gauntlet, thanks to pixelat3d.


"I like these posts, keep them coming. I don't have time to watch entire Twitch streams, so it's ..."

- freakynipples69 see all 4 comments

Shacknews Chatty Community's Top 100 PC Games of All-Time: #10-1

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2014 9:05am PDT

This is it! What was named best PC game of all-time?


"Definitely don't think Skyrim should be in the top 10. MAYBE top 25, but not top 10. It's not ..."

- adamp117 see all 71 comments

Shacknews Chatty Community's Top 100 PC Games of All-Time: #20-11

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2014 9:00am PDT

We're almost at the end! Here's #20-11!