Hands-On News


Creed: Rise to Glory PSVR Hands-on Preview: Cut Me, Mick

By Asif Khan, May 23, 2018 6:00am PDT

Shacknews took a look at the latest from VR developer Survios. Does the boxing game punch above its weight? Our preview.


Bomb Chicken Hands-on Impressions and Interview at GDC 2018: Exploding with Flavor

By Asif Khan, Mar 22, 2018 12:33pm PDT

This chicken isn't clucking around. 


"This looks both cute and clever! I really liked the trailer featured in the recent Direct, so ..."

- Dr Proton see all 4 comments

GDC 2018: Can't Drive This Hands-on Impressions - Fun & Reckless Puzzle Driving

By Asif Khan, Mar 19, 2018 7:30pm PDT

We tried out Can't Drive This by Pixel Maniacs and it is worth a look. Our impressions.


Far Cry 5 Hands-On Preview: Papa Don't Preach

By Blake Morse , Mar 02, 2018 7:00am PST

Praise the lord and pass the ammo! The beginning of the end is nigh and only The Father can save our mortal souls! 


"I wish that were true. Per the club, "Get 20% off the Uplay Shop. Exclude pre-purchase and new ..."

- jwnin see all 25 comments

CES 2018: HTC Vive Pro Hands-on Impressions: Noticeable Improvement

By Asif Khan, Jan 12, 2018 10:30am PST

Shacknews took a look at the latest high-end virtual reality experience at CES 2018.


"Not sure, but yes I assume the controller and lighthouse revision just weren't ready yet and ..."

- atom519 see all 22 comments

Oculus Project Santa Cruz VR Prototype Hands-on Impressions: A Technological Marvel

By Asif Khan, Oct 12, 2017 2:07pm PDT

The team at Oculus has something special on their hands with the latest VR HMD prototype, Project Santa Cruz.


"Oculus is researching display improvements but I imagine you'll see the big leap there when they ..."

- Conan see all 15 comments

TGS 2017: Earth Defense Force 5 Hands-on Impressions

By Asif Khan, Sep 21, 2017 5:00pm PDT

These alien bastards are gonna pay for making a mediocre game!


"I haven't played the series in quite some time. I was simply commenting on how low quality the ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 10 comments

SDCC 2017: Hands-on with Chloe's changing world in Life is Strange: Before the Storm

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2017 6:00am PDT

How much has Chloe Price's life changed since her father died? The full answer will come when Life is Strange: Before the Storm releases at the end of August, but Shacknews recently ventured to San Diego Comic-Con to go hands-on with the first part of the premiere episode, a...


E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Hands-on Impressions: What if This is Simulation?

By Asif Khan, Jun 14, 2017 9:00am PDT

Shacknews has hands-on impressions of Super Mario Odyssey from the show floor at E3 2017.


"No way, they wouldn't gimp the handheld mode without very good reason."

- Zek see all 24 comments

Ghost Recon Wildlands Closed Beta Gameplay Impressions

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 06, 2017 7:00am PST

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a franchise revival that might just have what it takes to make the dormant series relevant again.


"The two "bosses" of the area included in the beta both go down with a head shot from the AR or a ..."

- Degenerate see all 37 comments

Nintendo Switch Could Become Nintendo's Best Portable System (Hands-On)

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2017 10:30am PST

To properly understand the strategy of Nintendo Switch, think of it more as a successor to the 3DS than the Wii U.


Raw Data Hands On - Frantic, Beautiful, and Overwhelming

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 21, 2016 1:30pm PDT

Raw Data is a new cooperative wave survival game for the HTC Vive. It’s currently in Early Access, but this hasn’t stopped it from being one of the most polished VR titles available right now.


Going Hands-On Inside Valve's The Lab

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 3:30pm PDT

Valve goes back to The Lab for some much-needed humor. 


"Yeah, I had never considered that before: Instead of physically walking through a portal, you ..."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 17 comments

Unravel Hands-On Impressions: Unwinding on a Wilderness Walk

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 2:10pm PDT

Shacknews plays Unravel and gets all tangled up with Yarny.


Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Hands-On Impressions: High-Powered Herbicide

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 1:15pm PDT

Shacknews joins the ongoing battle between vegetation and the undead horde with an early look at Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. If you thought the first game added a sense of weirdness to team-based battle, just wait until time travel and killer citrus is involved.