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Team Fortress 2 clock counting down

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 8:53am PDT

Team Fortress 2's official site has kicked off a countdown clock, leading towards tonight at 5 PM.

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"Hopefully it's the fix for MvM to make it faster to get in games. I'd love to play some MvM, ..."

- mrnails see all 25 comments

Tales from the Borderlands: Seen at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 9:00am PDT

Telltale is quickly setting Tales From The Borderlands apart from its previous efforts, thanks to some inherent qualities of the Borderlands universe. Shacknews checks out the game's first half-hour and discovers just what tremendous liars the two main characters are.

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Insurgency adds Steam Workshop support

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 06, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Insurgency now has Steam Workshop support, along with a new map called Sinjar, for old-school Modern Infantry Combat fans.

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Hearthstone: Why I Play Priest

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 06, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. Next up is Anduin Wrynn, the Priest.

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"Yeah, the Pyro combo is really good and you play some shenanigans with it in some cases. I've ..."

- singlespace see all 4 comments

Shacknews Live: League of Legends... Take 2! [Update: It's over!]

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 04, 2014 8:45am PDT

Last week, Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer attempted to play through League of Legends live on the Shacknews Twitch channel. It didn't quite work out so well, because of some technical difficulties. Now Sam returns to try again. And by golly, this time, it's going to happen!

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"see what I mean about checking with the chatty folks for capture gear tips? :)"

- MercFox1 see all 60 comments

Costume Quest 2 coming to new platforms, first screens released

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2014 8:00am PDT

Double Fine revealed the first screenshots of Costume Quest 2, and announced that its platforms will include PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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"Cannot wait. Up there as one of my most anticipated games for (hopefully) 2014."

- Nerdsbeware see all 10 comments

Homefront: The Revolution fighting for freedom in 2015 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 6:00am PDT

In 2011, Crytek announced their intention to developer a sequel to Homefront. Today, they've announced Homefront: The Revolution, which sees North Korea conquer the United States in 2025 and average citizens in Philadelphia fight for their freedom.

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"It didn't have anything to do with China being too friendly. It was THQs fuckup for not letting ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 25 comments

1,001 Spikes to impale players on June 3

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Indie developer Nicalis has announced that the upcoming masochistic platformer 1,001 Spikes will indeed release simultaneously on all of its intended platforms this coming Tuesday. June 3 will see 1,001 Spikes release on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Mac, as well as on Wii U and ...

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"This game seems to remind me a lot about Rick Dangerous, and that's a good thing."

- Kolzig73 see all 7 comments

Hearthstone: Why I Play Druid

By Ozzie Mejia, May 30, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. Next up is Malfurion Stormrage, the Druid.

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"One of the few effective counters to this, appropriately enough, is the Druid's Naturalize spell."

- OzzieMejia see all 5 comments

Marvel Heroes getting '2015' update next month

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Gazillion Entertainment has announced that next month, to ring in the one-year anniversary of Marvel Heroes, it will introduce a "Marvel Heroes 2015" update. It will include a new end-game raid, and that date will also see the launch of the Mac open beta.

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"I should also point out that by "next month", he really means "next week". Raids, trading, ..."

- limpossible see all 6 comments

Mighty No. 9 still looks awfully familiar

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 7:30am PDT

Comcept has released more footage of Mighty No. 9, showing off the stages of Mighty No. 2 and 5 (water and artillery-based, respectively).

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"I'm sure Infaune and his team have the experience and acuity to decide when to incorporate ..."

- David Craddock see all 15 comments

Shacknews Live: League of Legends [Update: Technical difficulties! Enjoy PvZ! Also, stream's over!]

By Shack Staff, May 29, 2014 8:30am PDT

The Shacknews video crew has a strong affinity for League of Legends, especially Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer. Today, Sam demonstrates her League of Legends talents to a captive Shacknews audience, as she's joined by the video team's Joe and Andrew (via robot, of course) on the...

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"I thought Riot didn't publish firm numbers for league. where did you get these?"

- Horn see all 83 comments

How to use League of Legends' least-loved Champion

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 10:15am PDT

A new Shacknews video series looks at League's least popular characters, and attempts to crack the nut of how to actually make good use of them.

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"Use your jungle lanes well. She has practically free reign around the map. You can clear up ..."

- asianwaste see all 7 comments

Hearthstone: Why I Play Paladin

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is out now on both PC and iPad. With new players joining the battle each day, Shacknews is closely examining each of the game's nine classes and learning how to play with all of them from the perspective of Chatty. Next up is Uther Lightbringer, the Paladin.

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"Special thanks to azenmaster, digital_d, skankcore and anyone else than offered their Paladin ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 2 comments

Tropico 5 review: Building a modern island nation

By Steven Wong, May 22, 2014 4:00pm PDT

El Presidente returns to the seat of power with the fifth installment of the island nation building sim, Tropico 5. We break down what El Presidente's fifth term looks like.

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"They also use the entire alphabet when writing their reviews. Ridiculous!"

- Captain Loco see all 22 comments