Feature News


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Preview: Infinite Blade Works

By Charles Singletary, Nov 15, 2017 5:01am PST

A true, hardcore JRPG for the Nintendo Switch is something many have craved. We got our hands on the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and it looks like Nintendo is going to deliver in a big way this December.


"It was great. One site even went back and changed one of their "of the year" awards to it after ..."

- capt tripps see all 6 comments

The Dark Horse: Analyzing Injustice 2's Hellboy From the Casual and Pro Player Perspectives

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 14, 2017 3:00pm PST

He's crossed an entire universe to hunt for demons. Shacknews takes a look at new Injustice 2 DLC character Hellboy from our own casual perspective before checking in on the pro scene.


Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Impressions: Alola Oe

By Brittany Vincent, Nov 14, 2017 6:00am PST

How does the return to Alola fare? Our impressions of the final Pokemon adventure for the Nintendo 3DS.


Happy Hour: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Hot Takes

By Asif Khan, Nov 13, 2017 3:45pm PST

Join the gang on our brand new weekly gaming talk show on Twitch!


"There was some Lucasarts politics going on which led to the cancellation of an almost finished ..."

- Borrowed Ladder see all 12 comments

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Review: The Dark Side Clouds Everything

By Greg Burke, Nov 13, 2017 3:01pm PST

Star Wars: Battlefront II offers a bigger package than its predecessor, but is the Force strong with its single-player campaign and multiplayer offerings? Our review.


"the rationale I use to avoid being seduced by it is the fact that future games will only look as ..."

- Amusatron see all 11 comments

New Releases for 11/13-11/19: We Are One with the Force

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2017 1:30pm PST

We are one with the Force and the Force is with us... inside a loot box.


Shackcast Episode 011: Charity Shaming Millionaires & Xbox One X Hot Takes

By Asif Khan, Nov 11, 2017 10:30am PST

The Shackcast is back with a look back at the greatest Extra Life performance in Shacknews history and some hot takes on Xbox One X.


"Another game with bots on consoles that I enjoyed? Red Faction 2. Me and a friend created bots, ..."

- The_CSJR see all 4 comments

The Cartridge Family 013: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Best Game of October, Super Mario Galaxy, Greendog

By Joe Stasio, Nov 11, 2017 10:15am PST

The fam is visited by the spirit of Andrew Zucosky, the most charismatic ghoul of all.


"Cool to hear the famous and charismatic Andrew Zucosky again! "

- rms see all 3 comments

The Cartridge Family 012: Super Mario Odyssey, Paris Games Week, Loot Boxes, Violent Game Trailers

By Joe Stasio, Nov 11, 2017 10:00am PST

When Buffa’s away, the children play. When the children are away, Buffa and Joe do the show themselves and also resent the children.


"Is Shacknews hosting two podcasts now? I guess I've got another one to subscribe to."

- one random winner see all 4 comments

How Stack-Up.org Brings Gaming to Veterans at Home and Soldiers Abroad

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2017 9:00am PST

Gaming is more than just a hobby. To veterans that have fought overseas, they can often provide valuable peace of mind. Shacknews spoke to Stack-Up.org founder and CEO Stephen 'Shanghai Six' Machuga to learn about how this charity helps bring video games to veterans that nee...


"Thats really awesome. I was in Afghanistan in 2013 and we got a huge donation of a 50 inch TV, ..."

- mrazzino see all 5 comments

Please Take A Look: Need For Speed: Payback

By Charles Singletary, Nov 10, 2017 3:30pm PST

Charles takes the wheel on Shacknews new Twitch show, Please Take A Look.


"Embedded a YouTube video replay of the Twitch stream in the article."

- the man with the briefcase see all 14 comments

Weekend Console Download Deals for 11/10: For Honor Free Weekend and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 10, 2017 1:30pm PST

Console owners are going to get their chance to try out For Honor this weekend, but they'll also find some good pre-Black Friday deals for both Xbox and PlayStation games.


"PSVR menz, Gamestop has the digital version of The Invisible Hours on sale for $15 (50% off): ..."

- Frank_Mackey see all 5 comments

Weekend PC Download Deals for 11/10: Free Steam Weekends for LawBreakers & For Honor

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 10, 2017 1:00pm PST

Need something to play this weekend? Steam has not one, but two free trials rolling this weekend. Plus, strong sales from the new Fanatical and GOG.com, as well.


This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from 11/10-11/12

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 10, 2017 7:30am PST

The video game landscape is covered in competitive gaming. Shacknews would like to offer an overview of what to watch for this coming weekend. This weekend, three major tournaments come to an end, with Rocket League, Injustice 2, and Tekken 7 all crowning champions!


"Not new. Ozzie has been doing this for awhile. I agree that it is useful for people who casually ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 4 comments

Please Take A Look: Doom on Nintendo Switch

By Asif Khan, Nov 09, 2017 3:33pm PST

On our new Twitch show, we take a look at the Shacknews GOTY 2016 on Nintendo's hybrid console.


"Updated the article with a YouTube embed of the stream for the folks that may have missed the ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 15 comments