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Shack Reels: Skylanders Superchargers David Nathanielsz Interview

By Shack Staff, Jul 08, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Shacknews sits down with David Nathanielsz from Activision to talk about Skylanders Superchargers.


Shinra Technologies Envisions Bolder Uses for Cloud Gaming

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2015 1:15pm PDT

When Square Enix subsidiary Shinra Technologies announced it was working on a cloud-based streaming platform, it seemed Square wanted its own version of OnLive or PlayStation Now. But its ambitions are much bigger than that.


"You just know some one will try to hack it and claim to be from AVALANCHE."

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E3 2015: Playing the Mega Man Legacy Collection with producer Rey Jimenez

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 07, 2015 3:30pm PDT

There's skepticism behind the latest Mega Man 8-bit compilation, but producer Rey Jimenez makes a solid case for the upcoming Mega Man Legacy Collection to both myself and Shacknews Showcase's Andrew Zucosky during a hands-on demo at E3 2015.


"I'm torn. $15 is almost the perfect asking price for these 6 games ($10 seems more reasonable, ..."

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Talking the New Ark: Survival Evolved Mod Kit with Jesse Rapczak

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 07, 2015 8:25am PDT

Following over 1 Million sales within its first 30 days, Ark: Survival Evolved is set to release a special Dev Kit to fans, today. In conjunction with this special event we managed to catch up with Jesse Rapczak, co-founder of Studio Wildcard, to talk about the upcoming mod ...


"FPS goes way up once you go into the caves. If you're on a pvp server, just build your base in ..."

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PlayStation Magic Labs director discusses the growth of Morpheus

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 06, 2015 12:30pm PDT

PlayStation is preparing its salvo into the virtual reality battleground with Morpheus. Shacknews recently had a chance to ask about the Sony VR peripheral and its progress.


Insomniac founder discusses Edge of Nowhere and the move to virtual reality

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2015 2:00pm PDT

There weren't a lot of details released about Edge of Nowhere when it was first announced, so Shacknews spoke to Insomniac founder and CEO Ted Price to learn more about the studio's first virtual reality game.


E3 2015: Going hands-on with the Alienware Steam Machine

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2015 4:00pm PDT

Shacknews Showcase's Andrew Zucosky visited with Alienware at E3 2015 to discuss their upcoming Alienware Steam Machine, discussing its specs and how it improves upon last year's Alienware Alpha.


"There is a learning curve with using the Steam controller, like a huge one. You have to think of ..."

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E3 2015: Cuphead creators discuss blending 1930s animation with 1980s run-and-gun shooting

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2015 3:15pm PDT

Cuphead was one of the most interesting games on the E3 2015 show floor. To learn more about this unique blend of 1930s cartoon shorts and old-school run-and-gun shooting, Andrew caught up with the game's creators.


"Yes. The level starts off with a giant Queen Bee showing up, but she flies all the way to the ..."

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Shack Reels: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 David Vonderhaar Interview

By Shack Staff, Jun 24, 2015 3:15pm PDT

David Vonderhaar talks with Shacknews about the multiplayer in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.


"After many, many hours of playing on PS4, I can't recall any time where it had to find a new ..."

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E3 2015: Talking Mirror's Edge Catalyst with Senior Producer, Sara Jansson

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 18, 2015 10:35am PDT

With Mirror's Edge Catalyst set to release on February 23, 2016, Shacknews caught up to Senior Producer Sara Jansson to see what we could learn about Faith Connors' upcoming adventure.


"No worries. It's still too early to really say for sure, and I wasn't able to get any ..."

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Studio Gobo's Tom Williams talks Disney Infinity 'Rise Against the Empire' Play Set

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Disney Infinity is hoping to re-create the atmosphere of the original Star Wars trilogy with the upcoming Rise Against the Empire Play Set. To learn more about it, Shacknews spoke to Studio Gobo studio director Tom Williams.


Exploring the Videogames World Map with Scribblenauts' art director

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2015 1:00pm PDT

For this year's DICE Awards, Scribblenauts art director Edison Yan created a full map of the world with over 100 video game landmarks marked and illustrated. Shacknews took some time to speak to Yan about his creation.


Heroes of the Storm technical director discusses the Eternal Conflict update and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 07, 2015 5:00am PDT

This has been a big week for Heroes of the Storm, featuring the game's official launch, the arrival of Johanna, and the announcement of the Eternal Conflict update. Prior to all of this, Shacknews stopped with technical director Alan Dabiri to discuss these items and mo...


How a Disney Infinity figure is made

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2015 8:00am PDT

Disney Infinity has become more than a family-friendly experience for all ages. It's also become a collector's dream, with figures spanning nearly all of Disney's properties, homegrown and beyond. Shacknews recently spoke to Avalanche Software Studio Art Director and key arc...


"Naw hoarders collect everything. We only collect certain things!"

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Life is Strange's co-director discusses the episode 2 ending fallout, Max's powers, and friendship

By Ozzie Mejia, May 19, 2015 7:00am PDT

With Life is Strange's third episode releasing this week, Shacknews took the opportunity to speak with co-director Michel Koch from Dontnod Entertainment about how the ending from episode two will affect the story going forward. He also talks about Max's powers, her friendsh...