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Passage: A Game That is Beyond Widescreen

By Chris Remo, Jan 28, 2008 3:15pm PST

Jason Rohrer's free, enigmatic PC game Passage is rendered at a resolution of 600x96--that's an aspect ratio of 25:4, or three and a half times...

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"I was confused at first, but then it made sense. The future is hazy, and as you go the past ..."

- David Craddock see all 20 comments

Shacker Creates Insanely Impressive Tactical Gaming Guide, Available Online or in Print

By Chris Remo, Jan 23, 2008 3:27pm PST

Shacker dslyecxi is well known among the Shack community for heading up the Shack Tactical online gaming group, better known as ShackTac, which...

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"I remember hearing about this when you first mentioned it on here, dslyecxi. Never actually got ..."

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IGF Audience Award Finalists: Synaesthete

By Chris Remo, Jan 23, 2008 1:18pm PST

"The fire-breathing voxel king rules over a machine world made of funk and rhythm. The darkness in his heart has plunged his realm into an eternal...

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"my god.. on a whim, I used those 360 controller drivers to get the Rock Band drums working on ..."

- xsoulbrothax see all 5 comments

Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden Finally Released

By Chris Remo, Jan 22, 2008 4:19pm PST

Nearly one year ago, I made mention in Late Night Consoling (RIP) of an indie RPG enticingly entitled Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, then...

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"This is pretty ubar. Reminds me of the Columbine game in it's cheese."

- PizaZ see all 14 comments

The Video Game 65 Days in the Making

By Nick Breckon, Jan 21, 2008 1:58pm PST

God creates Dinosaurs. God creates Man. Man destroys God. Man creates Off-Road Velociraptor Safari. Get the Flash Player to see this...

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"Feathered dinosaurs? The creators will surely burn for their heathen ways and support for ..."

- valael see all 16 comments

Stranger Invades North America March 3

By Nick Breckon, Jan 21, 2008 11:09am PST

Sudden Strike developer Fireglow Games' PC fantasy RTS/RPG is heading to the New World. Already released in Europe, Stranger will hit the...

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"Remember kids, no matter what it says, this game does NOT have candy in the back of it's van!"

- jad3d see all 3 comments

Conflict: Denied Ops Preview

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 20, 2008 10:55am PST

bit-tech.net has posted a Conflict: Denied Ops preview, offering hands-on impressions of the first person shooter sequel.

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Stargate Worlds Interview

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 19, 2008 5:28am PST

Stargate Worlds Explored is an IGN interview with the people at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, asking them about their plans for the MMORPG based...

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Independent Game Festival Audience Award Voting Opens in Partnership with FileShack

By Chris Remo, Jan 17, 2008 11:48am PST

Game Developers Conference organizer CMP Media has opened up voting for the Audience Award component of its annual Independent Game Festival....

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"Oh snap! The Shack's moving up in the world! Congrats! Now I've gotta check out some of these ..."

- Arcanum see all 5 comments

StarCraft Patch 1.15.2 Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 17, 2008 10:29am PST

New patches for StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now available updating both to v1.15.2. Neither games require the CD to play anymore now.

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First Official Screens From GarageGames' Web-based Fallen Empires: Legions Released

By Chris Remo, Jan 16, 2008 11:13pm PST

Developer GarageGames has sent over the first official screenshots from its upcoming browser-based action game Fallen Empires: Legions. Alpha...

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"I dont know it sounds like it will play in a browser window. I hope not. Why? Well even if ..."

- poopster17 see all 65 comments

Stargate Worlds Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 15, 2008 8:31am PST

TenTonHammer has a new Stargate Worlds Q&A, asking the Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment folks about the game after seeing the first trailer.

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Battleships Forever, Space Combat for Free

By Chris Remo, Jan 14, 2008 4:14pm PST

The Game Developers Conference is coming up, and along with it the Independent Games Festival. The other day I checked out one of the IGF...

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"This is pretty cool. I like the Warning Forever-like art though I would have preferred more ..."

- crummynz see all 2 comments

You Wanna Be the Guy? This Game Will Kick Your Ass

By Chris Remo, Jan 10, 2008 2:18pm PST

Back when my buddies and I played Neversoft's classic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on Dreamcast all day, we had the Start-scroll-A button motion down...

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"That cute little guy jumping around reminds me of that game Bangaio for the DC and N64 (which I ..."

- packav see all 11 comments

Valve Brings Extended Portal Demo to NVIDIA Gamers

By Aaron Linde, Jan 09, 2008 12:02pm PST

An extended PC demo of Valve Software's 2007 hit (and Shacknews Game of the Year by both readers and editors) Portal (PC, PS3, X360) will be made...

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"I responded to this message when I got it. This is the response from customer support: I ..."

- rrmills see all 71 comments