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How and where to watch the Nintendo Switch January livestream event

By David Craddock, Jan 11, 2017 12:36pm PST

Switch over to Shacknews tomorrow evening on January 12 at 11 p.m. ET to watch the broadcast. 


"I wish it wasn't so late, 11pm here. I may just wait til the morning to watch it ;0"

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CES 2017: Snakebyte Talks Nintendo Switch Accessories

By David Craddock, Jan 10, 2017 3:54pm PST

Snakebyte will keep you covered... your Switch, that is, with carrying cases and more.


"I asked these guys if they're making an updated version of their 3DS case for the Switch: ..."

- Serpico74 see all 6 comments

2016 in Review: The Best (and Worst) Gaming Trends of 2016

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 02, 2017 11:00am PST

A lot has happened in 2016. Join us as we look back at some of the good, bad, and downright ugly. 


"Also Event[0] deserves a mention among the command-line games."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 8 comments

(Some of) The Top Gaming Stories of 2016

By David Craddock, Dec 30, 2016 1:00pm PST

From Pokemon Go to Nintendo finally revealing its next console, we look back at some of the biggest stories of the year.


"I've never seen a game penetrate the mainstream market the way Pokemon Go did. Virtually ..."

- The Gorilla Bear see all 4 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #2: Overwatch

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 29, 2016 12:00pm PST

Blizzard's newest team-based shooter is one of the most popular games of the year, and with good reason.


"I totally agree. It's fun enough, but in no way is it game of the year, or close to it. I like ..."

- Brittany Vincent see all 113 comments

Top 10 VR Games of 2016

By Asif Khan, Dec 28, 2016 4:30pm PST

Our CEO and Chief VR Evangelist, Asif Khan, has compiled his list of the 10 Best VR Games that were released in 2016. Please take a look.


"My post on this was eaten by latestchatty, and I was too lazy to re-type it on my mobile. I was ..."

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Game of the Year 2016 #8 (Tie): Dark Souls 3

By David Craddock, Dec 26, 2016 2:00pm PST

Dark Souls 3 crowns one of the most engrossing, innovative, challenging, and memorable franchises in the history of our industry.


"Same rank as Forza Broizon 3 is definitely undeserved. DS3 is so much more special than FH3. FH3 ..."

- code-e255 see all 25 comments

Impressions: Matt Barton's 'Vintage Games 2.0' is a detailed crash course in gaming history

By David Craddock, Dec 23, 2016 12:00pm PST

Barton's latest book does an even better job documenting industry history than its predecessor.


What Is Super Mario Run? Everything You Need to Know

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 15, 2016 12:34pm PST

We run down a list of everything you need to know heading into Nintendo's latest mobile release. 


How Super Mario Run fulfills Satoru Iwata's vision for mobile development

By David Craddock, Dec 14, 2016 6:00pm PST

Nintendo was cautious in making games for smartphones, but that approach has paid dividends in 2016. 


"Yeah! I played the first level or so so far and it's fun! I'm going to play the free stuff for a ..."

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6 Changes We Want For Star Wars Battlefront 2

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 14, 2016 8:00am PST

With a new Battlefront on the way, let's consider some of the changes a sequel could make for the better. 


"What they really need to work on is hero and a proper space combat mode. Things like vehicle ..."

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Ten Awesome Christmas Levels in Video Games

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 11, 2016 2:00pm PST

Celebrate the Holidays with a controller in hand. 


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Steep Review-In-Progress: Downhill Slope

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 09, 2016 3:00pm PST

Steep has some interesting moments, but it's ultimately pretty shallow. Read on for our early impressions. 


"Man, a wingsuit game could be intense in VR... if it controlled like Eagle Flight with steering; ..."

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The Best Video Game Holiday Events of 2016

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 07, 2016 3:29pm PST

Music, maps, costumes, and more...here are some of the many ways video games are celebrating the holidays. 


Breaking Down The Clues in The Last of Us Part 2 Trailer

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 06, 2016 3:30pm PST

Ellie's tattoo, the return of Firefly, and Joel as a possible ghost? Strap in, folks. There's a lot to take in here.