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Firefall adds pets, ability to 'despawn' enemy companions

By Xav de Matos, Sep 19, 2011 11:45am PDT

Red 5 founder and CEO Mark Kern reveals to Shacknews that Firefall will feature pets, but the feature comes with a special twist.


"OMG what if there were a Shacknews Firefall beta invite? What a novel idea. All those ..."

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Gears of War 3 interview with Cliff Bleszinski

By Xav de Matos, Sep 15, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski talks about the end of the current Gears of War trilogy. Jump in to watch a video interview as well as read a few extra bits of info he gave us during our discussion.


"I like Gears and Gears 3 is the best of the trio. Also, Bulletstorm was fun and Epic didn't make ..."

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Modern Warfare 3 interview with Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling

By Xav de Matos, Sep 06, 2011 2:00pm PDT

At Call of Duty XP this past weekend, Shacknews discussed some of the changes and reaction to the latest entry in the best-selling Call of Duty series with Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling.


"I'm not a COD hater but honestly this game looks EXACTLY like the previous two MWs, seriously ..."

- ShXIII see all 38 comments

Indie 'To the Moon' explores memory and regret

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 08, 2011 4:30pm PDT

The debut trailer for 'To the Moon' by indie developer Freebird Games arrives, along with an interview with studio founder Kan Gao.


"A Chrono Trigger that will make you want to kill yourself :P"

- Zero Hoki see all 6 comments

Interview: Diablo 3 designer Leonard Boyarsky

By Xav de Matos, Aug 02, 2011 10:00am PDT

Shacknews presents a video interview with Diablo 3 senior world designer Leonard Boyarsky, edited over nearly ten minutes of in-game footage.


"10 minutes of gameplay video in a video that is 7:27 long? GO COMPRESSION!"

- DrZettl see all 20 comments

Interview: Assassin's Creed Revelations presentation director Brent Ashe

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 17, 2011 6:45am PDT

We grab a few minutes with Assassin's Creed Revelations' presentation director, Brent Ashe, to find out a bit more about what to expect from Ezio's next adventure.


"Wow. That looks awesome. The smooth transitions between non-gameplay and gameplay remind ..."

- shurcool see all 2 comments

Interview: Space Pirates and Zombies developer MinMax Games

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 01, 2011 4:45pm PDT

We interview MinMax Games, the indie developer responsible for Space Pirates and Zombies.


"Can't say I like this format (and the one used for the StarCraft interview), and sending people ..."

- Ceeva see all 4 comments

Interview: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm director Dustin Browder

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 01, 2011 1:15pm PDT

We chat with StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm's game director, Dustin Browder, and ask him what new things the next chapter in the beloved RTS series has in store.


"I always took it that we'd have to ... to some extent ... re-zergify her in HotS. I was ..."

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Interview: Space Marine director Raphael Van Lierop

By Jeff Mattas, May 07, 2011 2:00pm PDT

We talk with Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's director Raphael Van Lierop about giving the 40K IP the 3rd-person action treatment, the game's action-brawler hybrid design, and more.


"awesome, even though not biggest fan of space marines, would rather wanna play as orks tbh :P ..."

- ClawHammR see all 22 comments

Space Marine director talks combat without cover

By Jeff Mattas, May 05, 2011 3:30pm PDT

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine director Raphael Van Lierop explains the design decisions behind the game's hybrid melee-shooter combat.


"+1 Vegas 2 is king of kings and lord of hosts in tactical shooters."

- badcaps see all 50 comments

Interview: Deus Ex Human Revolution game director Jean-François Dugas

By Xav de Matos, Mar 23, 2011 3:00pm PDT

Shacknews discusses the upcoming revival of the Deus Ex franchise with Eidos Montreal game director Jean-François Dugas...


"Guys guys, I think he's trying to make a joke about in-house... just a long shot here"

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Interview: Portal 2 project lead Joshua Weier and writer Erik Wolpaw

By Xav de Matos, Mar 21, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews talks corporate culture, the process of effective storytelling, and making changes to a a fan favorite with Portal 2 project lead Joshua Weier and writer Erik Wolpaw from Valve Software...


"If someone had told me 11 years ago that the guys who wrote Old Man Murray would be working at ..."

- azshack see all 23 comments

Interview: Mary DeMarle, Lead Writer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT

We talk with Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Lead Writer and Narrative Designer, Mary DeMarle, about themes of class warfare and technological Renaissance, the challenges of constructing a multi-layered conspiracy-fuelled narrative in a game driven by player


"Wooo that's hot.. I feel like everyone will have a connection with this character by the end of ..."

- Batmanshack see all 29 comments Preview and Interview with developer Supercell

By Xav de Matos, Mar 11, 2011 11:15am PST

We take a look at, a browser-based MMO with Syndicate among its inspirations, and chat with developer Supercell.


"Yeah, that might take some getting used to... but this is a different thing. The gameplay is ..."

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Interview: Dax Ginn from Rocksteady on the psychology of Batman: Arkham City

By Xav de Matos, Mar 10, 2011 4:00pm PST

Shacknews speaks with marketing game manager Dax Ginn at Rocksteady Studios about continuing the adventure of the caped crusader in Batman: Arkham City...


"Summary: Shacknews speaks with marketing game manager Dax Ginn at Rocksteady Studios about ..."

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