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Doom Multiplayer Preview: Bloody Freakin' Good (BFG)

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 05, 2016 8:00am PDT

After a weekend spent with the Doom closed multiplayer beta, how does it stack up?


"If there's a variant mutator with Haste 100% of the time, it fixes that."

- TaintedSyringe see all 22 comments

Say Hello to Our Three New Writers

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2016 11:00am PDT

A trio of talented writers join the Shacknews editorial team starting today.


"I don't think she's doing a good job because I have yet to get my paycheck yet asif "

- Jikim see all 155 comments

Breaking Down Hearthstone's Old Gods Cards (Part 4)

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2016 9:00am PDT

We continue our in-depth look at all of the cards coming to Hearthstone's "Whispers of the Old Gods" expansion, with reviews of another week's worth of cards.


The Walking Dead: Michonne review-in-progress: 'Give No Shelter' impressions

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2016 8:00am PDT

The Walking Dead: Michonne got off to something of a slow start, which means Telltale hits the opposite problem in the game's second episode. Shacknews takes a look at Give No Shelter.


Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the all-new Sharknews

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2016 5:30am PDT

You might notice some changes. Let's talk about them.


"I, for one, welcome our new Shark overlords. https://youtu.be/Z4QhmHfErtc"

- Flakmanz see all 30 comments

Quantum Break Review: Show Don't Tell

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2016 12:01am PDT

Quantum Break merges media to tell a twisting story of time travel gone wrong, but does it blend together or are these two realities split? Our review.


"it looks to me like they went WAY OVER BUDGET and never made more than a mediocre game and show"

- antisocialjacobuu see all 20 comments

MLB The Show 16 Review: Five Tool Player

By Bryan Carr, Mar 31, 2016 8:40am PDT

MLB The Show 16 continues to build on what works, with some smart if unambitious improvements to the decorated franchise. Our review-in-progress, pending some testing of online features.


"I know the game's been out for a few days but now that the final score is live if you have any ..."

- DoctorGames see all 17 comments

Thimbleweed Park preview: Welcome Home

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 28, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Thimbleweed Park is representing more than a step into a strange village with oddball characters and a mysterious past. It also feels like the next step in a classic genre. Shacknews takes a peek from this year's Game Developers Conference.


"I'm fairly sure he said he had some articles in the pipeline still to be published, "

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Breaking Down Hearthstone's Old Gods Cards (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2016 9:00am PDT

We continue our in-depth look at all of the cards coming to Hearthstone's "Whispers of the Old Gods" expansion, with reviews of the latest batch of cards released.


LEGO Dimensions producer discusses Midway Arcade pack and returning to gaming's past

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

The Midway Arcade pack is the last of LEGO Dimensions' announced level packs and it looks to be something special, as it opens the door to a number of arcade classics. Shacknews speaks to producer Mark Warburton to learn more.


"The included games do emulate pretty well. Rampage was my favorite to go back and play."

- Dolemite see all 3 comments

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens preview: 'The Garbage Will Do'

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 23, 2016 6:00am PDT

Like the Millennium Falcon itself, the LEGO Star Wars games feel like an old reliable relic and a classic that one can hardly argue with. Shacknews gets the latest details on the next entry in the series from this year's Game Developers Conference.


Blade & Soul continues its story with Silverfrost this week

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 21, 2016 6:00am PDT

The next big piece of story content for Blade & Soul is coming this week with the debut of the Silverfrost expansion, as Shacknews heads to GDC 2016 to learn more about what's coming to NCSoft's martial arts MMORPG.


"I've tried to play this game twice, and both times have been impossible. Not only are the ping ..."

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Breaking Down Hearthstone's 'Whispers of the Old Gods' Cards (Part 2)

By Steve Watts, Mar 18, 2016 12:15pm PDT

We continue our in-depth look at Hearthstone's next expansion with the start of a new weekly review of all the newly-revealed cards.


Mirage: Arcane Warfare preview: Arabian Knights

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 18, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Mirage: Arcane Warfare is more than a set change for Torn Banner Studios. It represents the next stage in the type of combat built in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. Shacknews gets a first look during this year's Game Developers Conference.


"Awesome, nice you got to play it or see a gameplay vid!? Cool, thanks for the write up sounds ..."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

GDC 2016: Experiencing VR Star Wars with 'Trials on Tatooine'

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 17, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Trials on Tatooine may not be the full-blown virtual Star Wars experience that will end up in consumer hands, but it certainly does indicate that virtual lightsaber fights are closer than ever. Shacknews goes hands-on at this year's GDC.