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A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...


"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

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Shack Snack: May 22, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 22, 2014 7:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


Minecraft creator Notch working on sequel to Zelda-like Minicraft

By Garnett Lee, Dec 26, 2011 11:10am PST

Minecraft creator Notch says he's working on a sequel to Minicraft, the zelda-like game he created for the Ludum Dare 22 competition.


"This sounds infinitely better than that card game he talked about. "

- The Grolar Bear see all 4 comments

LulzSec targets EVE Online, Minecraft, Escapist, League of Legends [Update]

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2011 1:00pm PDT

LulzSec, the hacker group behind a string of recent attacks on game companies, has now targeted EVE Online, Minecraft, and the gaming Web site The Escapist. Minecraft is back online, but the other two remain down.


"What's that? You managed to take down LoL?! That definitely isn't something that happens every ..."

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Minecraft 1.7 'adventure update' incoming

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 13, 2011 6:00am PDT

The indie sandbox dig 'em up is to get some actual goals with update 1.7, which developer Mojang is calling the "adventure update."


"I see it more as an offering to the community. You want more/different things? Here, build it ..."

- booyaka see all 68 comments

Minecraft coming to Xbox 360 with Kinect support

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2011 10:33am PDT

Indie mega-hit Minecraft is coming to Xbox 360 this winter, complete with Kinect support.


"I hope the collector's edition comes with a coal stained wife beater I can wear while playing."

- Dolemite see all 53 comments

Minecraft dev hoping to publish indies

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2011 7:00am PDT

The indie dig 'em up's developer Mojang Specifications is considering co-publishing other indie games, hoping to get one out this fall.


"Minecraft wasn't exactly an ambitious title, though. If he had more money behind it in the ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 16 comments

Minecraft might celebrate launch with MinecraftCon 2011

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2011 9:30am PDT

Minecraft's makers are considering holding a fan convention in Las Vegas to celebrate the dig 'em up's official launch on 11/11/11.


"I doubt he could accommodate even 10,000 people. He'll sell out the tickets easily."

- Zek see all 15 comments

Minecraft shares Skyrim's release date

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 08, 2011 6:00am PDT

Though you've doubtless been playing Minecraft for yonks now, the indie dig 'em up finally has a release date--the same day as Skyrim.


"You need to sit down, pull up the recipe web page for making stuff out of raw materials, and ..."

- Miller_TYM see all 101 comments

Minecraft made $33 million in revenue so far

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Minecraft creator Markus Persson has revealed that about 1.8 million people have bought Minecraft, leading to roughly $33 million in revenue.


"Who says he wants to build an empire, though? Hell, I don't know why he even started a ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 43 comments

Minecraft Headed to iOS Devices This Year

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 21, 2011 9:00am PST

Indie megastar Minecraft will be released for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad later this year, Gamasutra reports. Rip-offs and clones of Mojang's dig...


"I'm just curious, what GPU do you have? I'm thinking about upgrading mine...."

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Daily Filter: January 31, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jan 31, 2011 6:15pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


"Same here, I don't know about pre-ordering, but I'm probably going to try the "Running Man" ..."

- Cateroth see all 2 comments

Minecraft: Over One Million Sold

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2011 8:00am PST

We can all appreciate the soft, voluptuous and Rubenesque form of a number with many zeroes so here's another for you--Minecraft yesterday passed...


"I think you'll find your Tricorder first needs removal from your anus if you sit on it, Mr. Spock."

- ornee see all 32 comments

LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 10:00am PST

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international...


"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."

- zardoz555 see all 16 comments

Minecraft Gift Codes Available Now; Get Them Pre-Beta!

By Brian Leahy, Dec 16, 2010 4:00pm PST

If you would like to give the gift of addiction this holiday season, Mojang and the Minecraft gang are now selling gift codes that can be given to...


"Why does it have to be somebody you love? Good way to get rid of somebody you don't like for a ..."

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