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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 ..."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 10 comments

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."

- node see all 13 comments

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...


Dota 2 getting Spring Cleaning update next week

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 26, 2014 10:00am PDT

Dota 2 is getting into the spring cleaning season with a new Spring Cleaning update, expected to drop alongside Gameplay Update 6.81 next week.


Divinity: Original Sin arrives on June 20

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 25, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Divinity: Original Sin is now scheduled to exit Steam Early Access on June 20 and Larian Studios has issued a bulky beta update to celebrate.


"Do not want! Hurry up and release Divinity 3 already ;o I need to kick Damian's ass!"

- StriderNL see all 3 comments

Chatty Q&A: Blizzard talks Reaper of Souls and the future of Diablo 3

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2014 9:15am PDT

Diablo III's dev team, led by Production Director John Hight, took time out of their busy schedules to speak to Shacknews about Reaper of Souls, Diablo III's revival on PC, the next big PC patch, the upcoming console versions of Reaper of Souls, the long-awaited PvP mode, an...


"what Dale responded I didnt even know that a student can get paid $7197 in four weeks on the ..."

- michellejfisher see all 70 comments

League of Legends introduces Braum, the first tank support

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 8:30am PDT

League of Legends is getting a new champion, which Riot says is the first "true tank support" character.


"Honestly, newbie I-don't-know-what-the-fuck-is-happening LoL/DotA is so much goddamn fun. ..."

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How Dota 2 manipulates your behavior

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 7:30am PDT

Valve's resident psychologist Dr. Mike Ambinder explains how post-match questions subtly influence player behavior.


"Are you usually a dick though? Because if you're normally a good team-mate anyway then this kind ..."

- Nehvrook see all 3 comments

Concursion demo lets you try out the genre-mashing game

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 18, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Earlier this year, we showed you Concursion, a game that attempts to blend five genres together in one. Players will have to switch between...


Tropico 5 pre-order bonuses include costumes and maps

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Tropico 5 is getting costumes and maps as pre-order bonuses for both retail and digital copies, while the digital ones also include a discount and the possibility for more tiered rewards.


"The email I got implies that you have to pre-order at in order to get the limited ..."

- Psydswipe see all 2 comments

League of Legends gets more human-like bots

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 16, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Pratice makes perfect in League of Legends, especially if it's against AI bots. That's why Riot has adjusted bot behaviors to act more human.


"Don't be fooled... Those aren't "more human like bots" those are mouthy preteens being paid in ..."

- tobalaz see all 4 comments

Why money matters in Tales from the Borderlands

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 15, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Tales from the Borderlands seeks to separate itself from other Telltale games, partly by putting a real value on currency.


Nuclear Throne adds co-op multiplayer

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 15, 2014 11:15am PDT

Vlambeer's roguelike, Nuclear Throne, is getting two-player co-op, because the apocalypse is better with friends.


"Got a free key for Nuclear Throne at PAX East. It's a lot of fun. So far I've gotten to 4-1."

- Goncyn see all 5 comments