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South Park: The Fractured But Whole preview - Duty Calls

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 07, 2017 9:00am PDT

After several delays, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is just around the corner. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with this follow-up to The Stick of Truth that looks bigger in every way.


"I still need to finish the first one, but at this point I should just start over. "

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Hearthstone - Analyzing the Update 9.1 nerfs and changes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 06, 2017 11:00am PDT

Blizzard teased some changes for Druid players, but wound up taking a whack at several Hearthstone staples. Shacknews offers up some analysis on what's set to change.


20 Games You Would Want on a Sega Dreamcast Mini

By Chris Jarrard, Sep 01, 2017 1:40pm PDT

If I rubbed a lamp containing a genie, one of my three wishes would be for a Dreamcast Mini. The other two wishes would be for Thin Lizzy to un-die and reform and for Kellogg's to bring back Frosted Double Dip Crunch.


"Man I would buy any kind dreamcast re-release in a heartbeat. I seriously have a Dreamcast ..."

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm - 'Awake' impressions

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 01, 2017 1:30pm PDT

Step into the shoes of mercurial teenager Chloe Price in this first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Shacknews is here with our full impressions.


DropMix review: Don't Stop the Beat

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 01, 2017 9:00am PDT

Harmonix and Hasbro get into the amateur DJ business with DropMix, but do smartphones, plastic peripherals, and cards mix well together? Our review.


Apple Has One Chance to Make a First Impression at Steve Jobs Theater on September 12

By Asif Khan, Aug 31, 2017 11:00am PDT

Apple Inc. sent out invitations to the September 12 special event this morning and Shacknews CEO, Asif Khan, takes a look at this crucial moment in Apple's history. This will be the first event to ever be held at Apple Park.


"I still get very excited by these announcements. The iOS 11 stuff looks great. I can't wait for ..."

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Guide: Tips, Walkthroughs, and Collectibles

By David Craddock, Aug 30, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Don't wait your turn to consult our guide and unlock characters and more in Mario + Rabbids.


Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Hands-on with Starfighter Assault at GameStop Expo 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2017 1:00pm PDT

It was time to take to the skies at GameStop Expo, as teams of 12 Rebels and Imperials duked it out over Fondor. Shacknews recently went hands-on.


Metroid: Samus Returns - Hands-on at GameStop Expo 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2017 11:00am PDT

Samus Aran is preparing for a return to SR388, in a 3DS reimagining of a 2D Metroid classic. Shacknews gets an idea of what's coming by going hands-on at this year's GameStop Expo.


Shackcast Episode 001: Quakeholio

By Asif Khan, Aug 26, 2017 10:20am PDT

Welcome to the brand new Shackcast, the official podcast of Shacknews!


"I was former GameFly. I busted my ass for chatty and the site. But knowing David as I do, I'm ..."

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The Cartridge Family: Episode 002 - How Come No One Talks About League?

By Joe Stasio, Aug 25, 2017 2:00pm PDT

This week the gang is a bit short-handed with John in Germany for Gamescom and Buffa out on paternity leave, but they did it for Shacknews like the legends they are.


Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne - How to beat the Lich King

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 25, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Blizzard saved its biggest single-player Hearthstone battle for Knights of the Frozen Throne for last. The Lich King won't go down easy (mostly because he cheats), so Shacknews is here to help.


QuakeCon 2017: The Evil Within 2 Hands-On Impressions: Open-Ended Horror

By David Craddock, Aug 24, 2017 5:00pm PDT

Evil Within 2 gives more agency to players, which should appeal to fans who found the first game too linear.


"I am interested. I played through 60% of Evil Within and although it wasn't really a great ..."

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>OBSERVER_ Review: Long Live The New Flesh

By Chris Jarrard, Aug 22, 2017 10:52am PDT

A house of horrors hiding in a cyberpunk dream


"The sound is insane. If you've got them, use them. I'm playing via 5.1 and have it cranked up ..."

- Borzoi see all 14 comments

The Cartridge Family: Episode 001 - Nintendo Switch at the Gynecologist

By Joe Stasio, Aug 18, 2017 4:30pm PDT

Check out the debut episode from our friends at The Cartridge Family podcast. Finally, a new podcast to sink your ears into.


"This is a perfectly reasonable take--we'll do some proper introductions this coming week. ..."

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