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Walking Dead's 'In Harm's Way' coming next week

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2014 9:30am PDT

The next episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead is coming next week, the studio has announced.


"I'm waiting on it and Wolf Among to complete before I play em. Already own em both."

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Hearthstone: Why I Play Mage

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2014 9:00am 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. First up is Jaina Proudmoore, the Mage.


"Cool write-up, can't wait for the others! I completely forgot about Secrets. Mage secrets are ..."

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Plants vs Zombies free on PC & Mac from Origin's On the House program

By Andrew Yoon, May 09, 2014 6:30am PDT

Last month, EA gave away free copies of Battlefield 1942 on Origin. Today, they've made the original Plants vs Zombies free. Like before, there's...


"I think they might get somewhere with it, but only if they make a good case why people should ..."

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Unreal Tournament returns as ambitious, fan-driven free first-person shooter

By Robert Workman, May 08, 2014 11:35am PDT

Unreal Tournament is coming back in a big way, as a free-to-play shooter with a secondary mod market.


"I hope the base game rocks and the mods are Rocket Arena quality."

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Hearthstone Hunter too 'dominant' for comfort, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Blizzard says it found the Hunter in Hearthstone is becoming too dominant, and has made a slight change to one of its most powerful cards to even the odds.


"The problem with this is that the only health point that matters is the last one. You can nuke ..."

- Nehvrook see all 4 comments

Hack 'N' Slash now available on Steam Early Access

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 9:30am PDT

The puzzle-adventure game Hack 'N' Slash is now available on Steam as an Early Access game for $19.99.


"The Amnesia Fortnight prototype was fun, I'm definitely interested in the full game. It's more ..."

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How Hearthstone benefited from its team being disbanded

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is a bona fide hit, but it may have been a very different game if Blizzard hadn't pulled the team to work on other projects, leaving two employees to iterate by themselves.


Tales from the Borderlands screens show dialogue and cameos

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 7:30am PDT

The first batch of screenshots for Tales from the Borderlands showed up today, giving a better look at the art style, dialogue choices, and some notable series cameos.


"Telltale is what interests me, if anything. I had very little interest in the walking dead ..."

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Indie platformer Monochroma trailer sets the tone

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2014 11:00am PDT

A new trailer for Monochroma sets an eerie, dismal mood for the indie puzzler.


Elder Scrolls Online updates outlined for '2014 and beyond'

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2014 9:30am PDT

ZeniMax Online has given a rough outline of the updates it's working on for Elder Scrolls Online, including Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood quests, spellcrafting, and a justice system.


"Woah! That's quite an endorsement. DAoC was a ton of fun. Sell me more."

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Walking Dead: Season Two screenshots tease episode 3

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2014 1:15pm PDT

Telltale has released a new batch of screenshots for episode 3 of Walking Dead: Season Two, which means a release date is probably coming soon.


Skype group calls now free on Xbox One & PC

By Steve Watts, Apr 29, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Microsoft has lifted the fee to use group calling on its Skype service, allowing you to group chat with up to 10 people across PC, Mac, and Xbox One.


"So if I had a credit card tied to my Skype account, would it attempt auto-renewing after 6 ..."

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Hearthstone avoided paying 'lip service' to F2P, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, Apr 29, 2014 9:00am PDT

Hearthstone production director Jason Chayes says the studio worked hard to make sure Hearthstone was genuinely free-to-play, with voluntary purchases instead of a monetization gate.


"That always seems to be how the best things in life are made. "

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How to transfer FTL: Advaced Edition save files between PC and iPad

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2014 4:30pm PDT

FTL: Advanced Edition is now available on PC and iPad, giving the galactic roguelike new life. Unfortunately, save files can't be accessed both platforms, but according to a bold user, it does appear that there's a way to transfer save files from one platform to the other.


"Oh sweet. Not that I have anything useful on my PC save. Such as, ya know, a win."

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors brings classic 3D platforming to PC on May 12

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 9:00am PDT

Remember when games like Banjo-Kazooie were pretty much all you could find at GameStop? The 3D platformer has waned in popularity since, but that...