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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. 

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

- cruncht1me see all 33 comments

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.

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"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. 

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- spazzium see all 56 comments

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.

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"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.

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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. 

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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. 

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

- Galadriel07 see all 18 comments

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. 

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

- TheEmissary see all 3 comments

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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"I assumed it was part of the list in accordance with the Shacknews mandate of, "Whenever ..."

- RaptorII see all 23 comments

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. 

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

- lonza see all 4 comments

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. 

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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. 

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