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Detroit: Become Human Writer David Cage on the Power of Narrative, Agency, and Gaming

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2018 12:00pm PDT

Quantic Dream founder David Cage sees a unique opportunity in Detroit: Become Human to make players ponder deep, thought-provoking issues regarding life and society. To get a better idea of Cage's goals, Shacknews sat down to chat with the Detroit writer.


"Having played every David Cage game, I think we all know what to expect from Detroit. I enjoy ..."

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Happy Hour: SCRUBG Squad, Reassemble!

By Asif Khan, Apr 23, 2018 3:55pm PDT

The gang is getting back together for another shot at a delicious chicken dinner.


"Yeah it was a pretty uneventful game until the very end there and we got lucky with the circle. ..."

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Detroit: Become Human Preview: They, Robot

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 23, 2018 7:00am PDT

After trying out Detroit: Become Human at PlayStation Experience, we wanted to see just how much deeper the possibilities become. So this time, we go a little deeper into Quantic Dream's latest.


"I've been avoiding media for Detroit: Become Human but one thing I am curious about are the ..."

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Weekend Console Download Deals for April 20: PlayStation Double Discount Sale

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2018 1:30pm PDT

Sure, PlayStation owners will find sales, but PlayStation Plus members will be seeing double this weekend.


Weekend PC Download Deals for April 20: Steam VR Sale

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2018 1:00pm PDT

Got a VR headset lying around? This is a good weekend to pick up some great VR games from Steam.


This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from April 20-22

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 20, 2018 7:30am PDT

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, CS:GO heads to Marseille.


Reality Bytes: In Death VR

By Charles Singletary, Apr 19, 2018 2:55pm PDT

Shack is back with a brand new Twitch show dedicated to virtual reality.


"Its making me think of the publisher Reality Bytes, from like late 1990s"

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Final Score: God of War

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 19, 2018 1:00pm PDT

With Kratos coming out retirement for the masses this Friday, Shacknews takes a look back at our review and puts it side-by-side with reviews from some of our colleagues in the gaming world.


Nintendo Labo: Genius or Insanity?

By James Brightman, Apr 18, 2018 3:00pm PDT

James Brightman stops by Shacknews with an article that's a preview of Greenlit Content's upcoming industry site, launching soon.


"I bet it has more dev costs than you'd think, just not in the same ways as most traditional games."

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Video Game and Tech Companies Q2 2018 Earnings Release Schedule

By Asif Khan, Apr 17, 2018 10:30am PDT

Here's when video game and tech companies will release their Q2 2018 earnings reports.


"This is not a ratings article, but I link my most recent ratings at the bottom. My fundamental ..."

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review: Unchained Melody

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 17, 2018 8:00am PDT

The Dragon of Dojima's song is ending, but is this a fitting coda to the Kiryu's legacy? Find out in our review. 


"Glad this got delayed so that I could focus on finishing my current game. Nice to be able to ..."

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Do We Need 4K Nipples?

By Chris Jarrard, Apr 16, 2018 2:45pm PDT

As the release of SIE Santa Monica’s God of War approaches, we can’t help but notice the astounding level of detail in Kratos’ nips.


"https://i.redditmedia.com/An0nMMVsBd2RlOBMZ2RdtxU7pSaZtlEERjklAukMgOc.jpg?w=695&s=92597aabc291df ..."

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Shackcast Episode 028: Senator, We Run Ads

By Asif Khan, Apr 16, 2018 8:50am PDT

The Shackcast is back, Senator.


Apple Should Have Released a New Beats Pill Smart Speaker Instead of HomePod

By Asif Khan, Apr 16, 2018 8:30am PDT

HomePod's failure to sell goes beyond its high price and Siri.


"If Siri was better, it would be in consideration for me. The sound quality is decent for the ..."

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The Cartridge Family 032 - My Nordic Daddy, Billy Mitchell's Fall From Grace, Xbox Back-Compat

By Joe Stasio, Apr 15, 2018 3:00am PDT

I wish my dad was big and strong like Mr. War.