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Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Preview: The Mask

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 07, 2016 9:00am PDT

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a neat top-down RPG with a twist. 


We Are Chicago Preview: A Visit to the South Side

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 07, 2016 6:00am PDT

We Are Chicago has some flaws, but is tackling a very sensitive and nuanced subject with a surprising amount of grace. 


The Fall: Unbound Preview: Get Out of My Head

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 06, 2016 3:38pm PDT

The Fall: Unbound is more of The Fall: Part One, and that's a good thing. 


"Neat - I hadn't heard of this game but it sounds pretty interesting. I don't know what it ..."

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Call of Duty XP Wrap-Up: eSports, Laser Tag, and Zombies

By Billy Rehbock, Sep 06, 2016 12:20pm PDT

An inside look at this year's fan-oriented Call of Duty event.


PAX 2016 Klang Preview: Drop the Bass

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 06, 2016 6:00am PDT

Klang puts you in control of a musical brawler, and the results are very promising. 


Machinima Magic: The Death and Rebirth of Ranger Gone Bad

By David Craddock, Sep 05, 2016 10:00am PDT

A group of avid Quake players forego attending class in favor of creating a new breed of film.


"I'm surprised that the Diary of a Camper and RGB 1 videos that are embedded are both the ones ..."

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PAX West 2016 Unavowed Preview: The Demon Within

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 05, 2016 9:00am PDT

Mixing grim atmosphere with urban fantasy, Unavowed is an all-new adventure game with a lot of promise. 


PAX West 2016 Hob Preview: Rebuild the World

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 04, 2016 3:30pm PDT

The latest from the developers of Torchlight and Torchlight 2, Hob is a neat, exploration-focused game set within a beautiful fantasy world. Read on to learn more. 


Podcast Special: PAX West Day 1

By Shack Staff, Sep 03, 2016 11:00am PDT

In the first of a set of special PAX West podcasts, Cassidee Moser conducts a round of interviews and then picks the brains of fellow journos about what they saw.


Hands-on: Alienware announces its first VR-ready notebooks at PAX West

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 9:01pm PDT

The new Alienware 13, 15, and 17 will allow customers to jump into the world of VR right out of the box.


"Er, what? Actually it's about geography. (Though seriously, it's pax prime right?)"

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Logitech G213 Prodigy Review: Beginner's Class

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 7:00pm PDT

The Logitech G213 may not have all of the fancy bells and whistles of a high-priced gaming keyboard, but it's easily one of the best entry-level gaming keyboards we've put our hands on.


Logitech G403 Prodigy Review: Powerhouse Mouse

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 7:00pm PDT

With entry-level aesthetics and professional grade specs, the Logitech G403 Prodigy is one mouse that we easily recommend for those dipping their toe into the gaming peripheral world.


"Both that keyboard and the mouse will be mine when I move back in to my house in a few months,"

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Logitech introduces its Prodigy line of PC gear aimed 'exclusively for everyone'

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 7:00pm PDT

Logitech's new Prodigy line includes a keyboard, headset, and two mice that it hopes everyone will want to pick up.


Hearthstone 'One Night in Karazhan' Heroic Guide: The Spire

By Steve Watts, Sep 01, 2016 12:45pm PDT

Learn how to defeat Shade of Aran, Netherspite, Nazra Wildaxe and Prince Malchezaar and earn your rightful cardback.


"Just finished up Shade of Aran and there's one other note I'd like to add. This guy is a jerk ..."

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Sometimes Always Monsters Preview: Falling Down

By Cassidee Moser, Aug 31, 2016 3:00pm PDT

The sequel to Always Sometimes Monsters is tackling themes and issues from the top down. 


"That title was incredibly confusing to me at first. I thought this was a remake or a rerelease ..."

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