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Shadow Complex Remastered Review: Suit Yourself

By Steve Watts, Mar 16, 2016 9:00am PDT

Shadow Complex Remastered shows once again how sturdy the classic Super Metroid formula can be, even if it lacks many new bells and whistles.


Dead & Buried Impressions: A Lively Demo at GDC 2016

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 8:15am PDT

Ten paces, turn, and fire with the Oculus Touch.


"How did it compare with hover junkers? Besides being able to drive around in HJ"

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Eagle Flight: Taking Flight at GDC 2016

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 8:00am PDT

Four words: competetive eagle dive-bombing.


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Pinball FX2 VR: Eyes-on at GDC 2016

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 16, 2016 7:00am PDT

Zen Studios has been taking video game pinball to exciting new places for several years, but its venture into virtual reality may be its series' most exciting endeavor yet. Shacknews straps on an Oculus Rift and tries out Pinball FX2 VR.


Pokken Tournament review: It's Not Very Effective

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2016 6:00am PDT

Pokken Tournament entered the arena with a lot of potential, but it sadly can't live up to its lofty premise. Our review.


Hitman review-in-progress: Episode One impressions

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 14, 2016 11:00am PDT

The Hitman formula is just as engaging and fun as ever in Square Enix and IO Interactive's self-titled game, which is why it's such a shame that the first episode feels so short.


Paragon preview: A new perspective on MOBAs

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 14, 2016 9:00am PDT

Epic Games' approach to MOBAs should look familiar to anyone that's experienced the format, but should also welcome in those that are aiming for a more shooter-like presentation. Shacknews goes hands-on.


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Call of C'Thun: The Best Cards to Play with Hearthstone's newest Legendary

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 11, 2016 11:00am PST

The Old Gods are set to strike and C'Thun will lead the charge. What are some of the best Hearthstone cards to play alongside C'Thun? Shacknews takes a look at a few ideas, while also posing the question of how C'Thun can be stopped.


Whispers of War: Breaking down the first Hearthstone 'Whispers of the Old Gods' cards

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 11, 2016 10:20am PST

There are 134 cards coming in Hearthstone's upcoming Whispers of the Old Gods expansion. A few of them were revealed this morning and Shacknews is breaking each of them down.


Shack Reels: The Division Opening Minutes and Character Customization

By Shack Staff, Mar 09, 2016 9:00am PST

We take a look at the opening minutes of The Division, which includes its opening cinematic, character customization, and more.


Quantum Break narrative designer discusses Junction points, time powers, and episodic gaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 08, 2016 1:00pm PST

Quantum Break is a month away from release and Shacknews recently had an opportunity to sit down with Senior Narrative Designer Greg Louden to discuss the game's years in the developmental oven, the evolution of Jack's time powers, the changes in episodic gaming since Quantu...


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Pit People preview: A Handful of Blueberries

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 07, 2016 12:00pm PST

The Behemoth still has its signature art style and its biting humor, but Pit People will represent its first jump into turn-based strategy. Shacknews goes hands-on.


Weekend console download deals: Star Wars Battlefront, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 04, 2016 4:00pm PST

It's time for a new round of freebies on Xbox and PlayStation, but there are also big deals across every major platforms, including Star Wars Battlefront on Xbox One and your limited-time window to grab Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS for half price.


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Weekend PC download deals: The Square Enix catalog on Steam

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 04, 2016 3:00pm PST

Those looking for Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, or Just Cause will want to check out Steam's big Square Enix publisher sale this weekend.


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Opinion: E3 is Changing, This Time for Good

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2016 1:00pm PST

E3 is going through its second seismic shift in less than a decade, and this time, it's probably going to stick.


"wow, it's like you read the article and repeated it's main thesis."

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