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Our 2014 Favorites: Ozzie Mejia

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 24, 2014 12:00pm PST

Leading up to our collective Top 10 Games of the Year, Senior Editor Ozzie Mejia is here to tell you about some games he felt should get your attention this year.


"Threes is available on Android (heck, it's been out long enough that it's in the Amazon App ..."

- gonnabechef see all 4 comments

Shacknews Wishes You Happy Holidays

By Steve Watts, Dec 24, 2014 9:00am PST

The Shack staff is preparing for a well-deserved break, but not before we made some special goodies for you to look forward to as we head into the new year.


"The offices are closed until after New Years. Christmas and New Years Day are both holidays, so ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 25 comments

What Shacknews is Playing this Winter Holiday

By Shack Staff, Dec 23, 2014 1:15pm PST

A long holiday means plenty of gaming opportunities. See what the Shacknews staff is up to!


"It's acceptable though because of the show choice. We forgive you."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 11 comments

Our 2014 Favorites: Daniel Perez

By Daniel Perez, Dec 23, 2014 12:00pm PST

Leading up to our collective Top 10 Games of the Year, News Editor Daniel Perez is here to tell you about some games he felt should get your attention this year.


"Broforce and Transistor... Those both owned! I can't get enough Broforce, so much 80s and 90s ..."

- Psigun see all 8 comments

2014 in review: PT and Silent Hills

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 23, 2014 11:00am PST

One of the biggest stories of the year came from a franchise many had left for dead. Silent Hill came back in a big way and in a manner that nobody expected.


"I missed out on this Shack review also. I'm a junkie when it comes to horror. PT was one of the ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 3 comments

Our 2014 Favorites: Josh Hawkins

By Josh Hawkins, Dec 22, 2014 12:00pm PST

Our collective top 10 Games of the Year are coming next week, but first, we each chime in with some personal favorites. First up: freelance contributor Josh Hawkins.


"Oh, this is tempting. Still getting my sea legs under me, and I'm only a bit into my first game. :c "

- Joshua Hawkins see all 25 comments

2014 in review: Twitch

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 22, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews is looking back at some of the most notable news stories of the past year. Among the companies that made the most headlines is Twitch. Take a look back at some of their biggest headlines.


"What to look forward from twitch... Maybe less buffering. Right now, if it is not a huge ..."

- mordaken see all 5 comments

Our 2014 Favorites: Friends of Shack

By Shack Staff, Dec 22, 2014 10:00am PST

Our official GOTY is on the way, but first, we asked Shacknews contributors to let us know some of their personal favorites of the last year.


"You're more of a frenemy. We act all nice face-to-face but then we get catty behind your back. "

- SporkyReeve see all 6 comments

Weekly Game Release Highlights, December 22-28

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 21, 2014 8:00am PST

A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a few new releases!


"Does anyone know exactly when Resogun vita comes out? I read Dec 23rd on ign, but I can't find ..."

- Ghostman2k78 see all 8 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 46: Chivalry for Christmas

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 20, 2014 12:00pm PST

For the Christmas holiday, the Twitch roundup offers more Medieval Warfare, Euro Truck Simulator 2, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.


Nvidia Shield Game Spotlight: Half-Life 2: Episode One

By Shacknews Promotions, Dec 19, 2014 5:00pm PST

Half-Life 2: Episode One is now available exclusively for the Nvidia Shield Tablet. It's one of the best games in PC gaming history, and now fans can play it from almost anywhere.


"big f***ing deal. HL Episode 1 is , what, 15 years old? How about something new. FFS? The ..."

- MartyHowe see all 2 comments

Weekend PC download deals: Winter savings bonanza

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 19, 2014 4:00pm PST

Steam isn't the only retailer with a giant holiday sale. Deals are also available on Amazon, Humble, Green Man Gaming, and many other online retailers throughout the holiday.


"Man I really wanted to get Batman 3 on the PS4 but that thing has never budged from $60 :|"

- ghost in my shell see all 4 comments

Tropico 5 Waterborne Impressions: Tropico Expands Beyond Its Shores, But Not Too Far

By Steven Wong, Dec 19, 2014 3:00pm PST

Tropico 5 Waterborne expands El Presidente's reach past the shores of his island nation, and out onto the water. Are the floating additions worth the national investment? Our impressions.


Until Dawn Impressions: Horror Movie Survival Challenge

By Steven Wong, Dec 19, 2014 1:00pm PST

Wearing nothing but a towel, our character tries to survive Until Dawn. Do we have what it takes to outsmart a horror movie? Our impressions. 


"Man, that looks pretty cool. Back when Heavy Rain came out, I really hoped others would follow ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 4 comments

The Order: 1886 Impressions: Don't Get Caught

By Steven Wong, Dec 18, 2014 11:30am PST

We get hands-on with The Order: 1886, and make our way across a giant airship. Check out how well we do as Victorian-Era Aurthurian knights in our impressions.


"I was quite interested in this game until they started with the "We aim for 30fps because it's ..."

- Nehvrook see all 4 comments