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The Best Headphones, DACs, and Amplifiers For The Desktop Music Lover

By Chris Jarrard, May 11, 2018 10:45am PDT

The demands of music reproduction are higher than that of game audio. If listening to music matters to you, a gaming headset might not be able to cut the mustard.


"Different strokes for different folks. I would NEVER spend $100+ on Bose. Their headphones sound ..."

- mugwomp69 see all 18 comments

DOOM Soundtrack to Rip and Tear Eardrums on CD and Vinyl this Summer

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 18, 2018 7:45am PDT

Slayin' to the symphony of destruction.


"If you guys get a chance, watch the sound/music design behind Doom. It's awesome. ..."

- burning eye see all 15 comments

The Best Monitor Speakers to Bring Your PC Audio To Life

By Chris Jarrard, Apr 12, 2018 6:50am PDT

Life is too short to spend it listening to crap speakers on your desktop. Upgrade your gaming experience and give new life to your music without breaking the bank.


"I have always been a fan of my AudioEngine A5's. They have great sound for a 2.0 system.. ..."

- bigend1an see all 39 comments

Shackcast Episode 002: Greg Hates Everything

By Asif Khan, Sep 03, 2017 4:20am PDT

This episode Greg Burke shares his thoughts on games, tacos and things he hates. We are also joined by special guest Blake Morse.


NIN's LESS THAN Video Revives Polybius Urban Legend

By Asif Khan, Jul 13, 2017 6:35pm PDT

Nine Inch Nails' brand new LESS THAN music video is a nod to a video game urban legend from the 1980's.


"Interesting - according to ars, Minter made a custom build of the game for PC (game is PS4 only ..."

- Schnapple see all 12 comments

Ubisoft Introduces New Singing Game Just Sing

By Brittany Vincent, Aug 01, 2016 7:55am PDT

...But is it going to be any good?


"Do you have to climb towers to reveal more lyrics in the song?"

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 3 comments

65Daysofstatic releases No Man's Sky official single, Red Parallax

By Daniel Perez, Jun 27, 2016 7:10am PDT

You can listed to No Man's Sky official single, Red Parallax, here.


David Bowie dead at age 69

By Daniel Perez, Jan 11, 2016 6:22am PST

After 18 months of fighting against cancer, David Bowie has passed.


"Yea that video is bonkers now in hindsight. The last 30 seconds or so... ugh..."

- johnny rotten see all 32 comments

Shack Reels: Top 10 Videogame Soundtracks

By Shack Staff, Mar 20, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Greg takes a look at ten of the top videogame soundtracks to ever hit our speakers.


"I don't want to be that guy, but how has no one said Deus Ex? That game's soundtrack was like ..."

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Steam Music Player now available for all Steam users

By Daniel Perez, Sep 25, 2014 8:20am PDT

Valve released Steam Music Player to all users of its service that allows them to play their tunes directly within Steam.


"Are the free soundtracks automatic, or do I need to "buy" them?"

- amrbean see all 3 comments

Cake delivers a rockin' five-pack to Rocksmith's DLC

By Robert Workman, May 21, 2014 4:45pm PDT

Rocksmith 2014 rocks on this week with a new five-pack of DLC from Cake.


"This DLC is more difficult than I expected on guitar. The bass sounds like a lot of fun too."

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Rumor: Microsoft combining music and cloud services on Xbox One

By Robert Workman, May 13, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Microsoft could be combining two of its most popular services into one entity


"back in the day when this whole "digital distribution/service" thing was virgin, everyone was ..."

- vitek r see all 7 comments

Epic Mickey 2 confirmed for November 18

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 12:18pm PDT

Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Rabbit will join forces on November 18, Disney Interactive announced today at E3, confirming the release date for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. It also blasted out an E3 trailer, with more of their animated animal adventures.


Spector: Epic Mickey 2 more than the music

By John Keefer, Apr 02, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Epic Mickey 2 mastermind Warren Spector acknowledges songs will be a part of the sequel, but he wants everyone to stop focusing so much on that part of the game.


"wait wait wait, a company is finally INCLUDING optional shit and you want them to make it a DLC? ..."

- soundcreepy see all 4 comments

Def Jam Rapstar faces legal wrath of EMI

By John Keefer, Mar 30, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Music giant EMI sues the makers of Def Jam Rapstar over unauthorized use of music it has rights to.


"So what... after the 5th person finally bought a copy EMI cares ?"

- Dark Drakonis see all 2 comments