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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 2)

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Another full week of card reveals including a subtle new mechanic with the Elemental tribe.


This Week @ Shack: The Banal Frontier Edition

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2017 2:00pm PDT

In which the intersection of Star Wars and Mass Effect fandom becomes alarmingly clear.


Watch the Extra Life Gaming Tournament and Pitch In for the Kids

By Shack Staff, Mar 24, 2017 9:30am PDT

Watch some tournament gaming action and make a difference all from the comfort of your couch.


"You are not losing. You are helping to raise money and awareness and that Sir is a win"

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Sacrifice: Doom's Marty Stratton on Long Hours and Sending His Son's Friends to Hell

By David Craddock, Mar 24, 2017 6:00am PDT

The game's director and executive producer reflects on the final sprint before release.


"Great article. It's the behind the scenes stuff I love to read. "

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Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild's 2D Prototype Holds Historical Significance for Nintendo

By David Craddock, Mar 23, 2017 2:20pm PDT

From its value as the proving ground that begat one of the best games ever made, to its function as a lens into the company, Zelda's prototype deserves to be released.


"Right there with you. I love audiobooks. I'll let you know when knew ones are published. :)"

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Disney Afternoon Collection Producer Talks Challenges and Nostalgia

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2017 7:45am PDT

We spoke with John Faciane, associate producer for Capcom's Disney Afternoon Collection, about the challenges and inspiration behind this nostalgic treat.


"Wonder if this will come to the Switch. Would be a great fit there since all of those games were ..."

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Change and Customize Armor

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 5:15pm PDT

Whether you want to equip better gear or your Ryder smells a tad ripe, our guide will help you acquire and change into armor in Mass Effect Andromeda.


Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Scan Planets and Perform Personal Scans

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 4:45pm PDT

Scan through our guide to learn how to find riches and secrets by scanning planets in Mass Effect: Andromeda.


Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Keri T'Vessa

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 2:45pm PDT

Courting Keri requires no loyalty—of the mission or monogamous variety.


Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Suvi

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:45pm PDT

Suvi has degrees in molecular biology and astrophysics, but our guide will help you turn her on to human anatomy.


Nintendo Acknowledges 'Manufacturing Variation' With Left Joy-Cons

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2017 1:45pm PDT

The official statement, however, minimizes the issue with a 'nothing to see here' tone rather than a mea culpa. 


Smoke and Silhouettes: Doom's Hugo Martin on Storytelling in Visual Mediums

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Martin's background in film and games gives him a unique perspective on the myriad ways of constructing 'cinematic experiences.'


"Seems like one of those folks with a nearly infectious enthusiasm for their work. Always a ..."

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Respec Your Character

By David Craddock, Mar 21, 2017 2:10pm PDT

Did you zig on your skill tree when you meant to zag? Our guide will help you respec your character in Mass Effect Andromeda.


Why Mass Effect Andromeda Being Bad Is Not So Bad

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 21, 2017 8:30am PDT

Overall, Mass Effect Andromeda is a rough game. But, is there something salvageable underneath all the mess?


"I have a switch and playing Zelda and hardly noticed anything yet. Will see how it progresses."

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How Puzzles in Zelda: Breath of the Wild Reward Breaking the System

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 20, 2017 4:10pm PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doesn't care if you play by the rules.


"I had figured out a while ago that you could have one of each bomb out. So yeah, the name of ..."

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