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NBA Jam Announcer Tim Kitzrow on Voice Acting, Sports Games, and 25 Years of Boomshakalaka

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2018 8:00am PST

Just before the Los Angeles Clippers celebrate 25 years of NBA Jam with a special NBA Jam Day promotion, Shacknews took some time to talk to the voice behind the game, Tim Kitzrow. He spoke about his lengthy career, the world of voice acting, his work with NBA teams, sports ...


Life is Strange: Before the Storm Co-Director on Chloe's Arc, the Raven, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 13, 2017 6:00am PST

Before next week's finale, Shacknews spoke with Deck Nine Games Co-Game Director Chris Floyd about Chloe's character arc, Rachel Amber's mythology, the meaning of the raven, and reuniting Ashly Burch and Hannah Telle for the game's bonus episode.


"The lady voicing Max looks almost exactly what I picture that character looking like as a grown ..."

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How Stack-Up.org Brings Gaming to Veterans at Home and Soldiers Abroad

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2017 9:00am PST

Gaming is more than just a hobby. To veterans that have fought overseas, they can often provide valuable peace of mind. Shacknews spoke to Stack-Up.org founder and CEO Stephen 'Shanghai Six' Machuga to learn about how this charity helps bring video games to veterans that nee...


"Thats really awesome. I was in Afghanistan in 2013 and we got a huge donation of a 50 inch TV, ..."

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Arms/Smash 4 Pro Pulls Off No-Damage Cuphead Run

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 09, 2017 2:00pm PST

Noble Esports' Jon 'Sol' Lackey put himself in a one-of-a-kind class on Thursday by completing the masochistic Cuphead without taking a single hit. Shacknews took a minute to ask him about this amazing feat.


World of Warcraft Lead Producer on Battle for Azeroth, WoW: Classic, and More from BlizzCon 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 09, 2017 9:45am PST

During this past weekend's BlizzCon, Greg Burke stopped to chat with World of Warcraft Lead Producer Ray Cobo about the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion, as well as inquire about the current developmental progress of WoW: Classic.


Hearthstone Devs on Kobolds & Catacombs, Dungeon Run, and More from BlizzCon 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2017 3:00pm PST

Kobolds & Catacombs is set to hit Hearthstone in about a month, so Shacknews stopped by BlizzCon to ask Principal Game Designer Mike Donais and Senior Concept Artist Jomaro Kindred about what players can expect to see.


Heroes of the Storm Devs on Hanzo, Alexstrasza, Stealth, and more from BlizzCon 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2017 1:00pm PST

There are two new characters coming to Heroes of the Storm, but there are also some key changes coming to the game itself. To learn more, Shacknews spoke to hero designer Jade Martin and animator Lana Bachynski directly from BlizzCon to find out what's coming to th...


"Also, nice interview, Ozzie! Those stealth changes are nice. Stealth in HotS really is an eye ..."

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Windlands 2 OC4 Reveal VR Gameplay Interview

By Asif Khan, Oct 17, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Shacknews caught up with Psytec Games at Oculus Connect 4 to talk about their newly announced VR game for Oculus Rift.


Hearthstone Esports Manager on the HCT, Amsterdam in January, Wild, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Prior to Sunday's Hearthstone Summer Championship finals, Shacknews sat down with Team 5's Matt Wyble to talk about the future of the Hearthstone Championship Tour, going from BlizzCon to Amsterdam, and the potential future of Wild tournaments.


Tipatat Chennavasin Talks VR Fund Investing in AR, VR, and AI at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 28, 2017 9:00am PDT

Shacknews caught up with Tipatat Chennavasin to talk about his work at The VR Fund at TGS 2017.


"Tipatat is a cool dude. Watch this interview if you like Rec Room and the VR game from Owlchemy ..."

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PlayerUnknown Talks PUBG 1.0, Xbox, DJing, and Updates at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Shacknews chatted with PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene, about the future of PUBG and how he is handling the games's massive success at Tokyo Game Show 2017.


"Haha. Dnagenomes fantastic driving skills on display! Good interview. Need Shackers shirts! "

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Hollow Knight Team Cherry Interview at TGS 2017

By Asif Khan, Sep 22, 2017 9:09am PDT

Shacknews caught up with Team Cherry, developer of Hollow Knight, to talk about the game and indie development.


"I'll need to watch this. "Hollow Knight" is the best game I've played so far this year."

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Humble Bundle COO Discusses Reaching $100 Million Raised for Charity

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 15, 2017 9:00am PDT

Humble Bundle announced on Friday morning that it had raised over $100 million for charities worldwide. Prior to the announcement, COO John Graham took some time to speak to Shacknews about this milestone, Humble Bundle's beginnings, and where the company goes next.


"YESSSSSS! Definitely throwing this in the weekly deals post."

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Psyonix 'Definitely Not Making a Rocket League 2'

By Asif Khan, Sep 13, 2017 10:15am PDT

The studio is focused on making Rocket League better and better over time.


Tomb Kings Confirmed in Total War: Warhammer 2

By Greg Burke, Sep 11, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Greg Burke may have gotten a bit of a scoop in this recent Total War: Warhammer 2 interview at PAX West 2017.