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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.

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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Indivisible Hands-On Impressions: An Unstoppable Force

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Indivisible is a new side-scrolling action role-playing game being developed by Lab Zero (of Skullgirls fame) that recently started its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We got to play the early prototype while at the New York Comic Con, and we're already hooked.

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Umbrella Corps Hands-On Impressions: Don't Fear the Dead

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 10:00am PDT

Shacknews goes head-to-head in Umbrella Corps, a competitive team based multiplayer shooter based in the Resident Evil universe. As expected, things can quickly get out of hand when zombies are wandering around nearby.

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Street Fighter 5 Hands-On Impressions: Throwing Down with Laura, Karin, Rashid and More

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 8:00am PDT

Capcom debuted Laura, a brand new Street Fighter 5 character, at the New York Comic Con yesterday, and we were able to check out her moves, along with other new fighters like Rashid and Karin.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Hands-On Impressions: The Shinobi Way

By Steven Wong, Aug 21, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a fighting game based on the wildly popular anime/manga series. Do we have what it takes to become the ultimate ninja warrior? Believe it!

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Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo Hands-On Impressions: An Uphill Climb

By Steven Wong, Aug 18, 2015 2:15pm PDT

Shacknews gets behind the wheel of Sebastien Loeb's rally car in Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo. With a little skill and a lot of luck, we manage to avoid driving it off a cliff.

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"I really wish Codemasters had managed to snag the WRC license. Milestone didn't exactly do an ..."

- guyver-za see all 4 comments

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Hands-On Impressions: A Real Stretch

By Steven Wong, Aug 17, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews dives into One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 with its fists waving to see how many enemies it can take out at once. 

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"Start it up dude its fucking great and easily the best of the big 3 and the longest lasting. ..."

- DandySlayer see all 7 comments

Attractio Hands-On Impressions: Thinking With Puzzle Boxes

By Steven Wong, Aug 14, 2015 1:45pm PDT

Shacknews defies gravity with Attractio, an upcoming first-person puzzle game by independent developer, GameCoder Studios. We got a first-hand look at the power of boxes.

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Dark Souls 3 Hands-On Impressions: One More Die

By Steven Wong, Aug 13, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Shacknews plays Dark Souls 3 at the Bandai Namco 2015 Summer Showcase and tries not to die. We didn't get very far, but at least there are helpless worshipers to take our frustrations out on. 

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"2 questions: can you dash a la bloodborne can you charge your weapon a la bloodborne (no ..."

- frush see all 3 comments

FIFA 16 Impressions: Reworking The Beautiful Game

By Steven Wong, Aug 06, 2015 3:15pm PDT

FIFA 16 is looking to be a more balanced game than ever before, with practically every system reworked for better realism. Even novices like us can jump and quickly learn to play, but how well are these lessons? Our impressions.

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"y do the player models still look stiff as shit? it's so weird. the animation's pretty fluid ..."

- vassili_zaitsev see all 9 comments

StarCraft 2 Prologue: Whispers of Oblivion Impressions: The End Begins

By Steven Wong, Aug 05, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Shacknews plays through StarCraft 2: Whispers of Oblivion and joins Zeratul in his quest to defeat the powerful Amon before he can bring about the destruction of all life in the galaxy. Saving the galaxy might be a tall order, but with a small army of Protoss behin...

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Madden NFL 16 Impressions: When Fantasy Football and Card Strategy Collide

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Madden NFL 16 introduces Draft Champions mode, a mix of fantasy football and card strategy. We go hands-on with the game to find out if middling Hearthstone skills can help us become better Madden players.

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