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Opinion: The Biggest Change Coming to Hearthstone (Isn't the One You Think)

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2016 6:30am PDT

Blizzard announced several nerfs to its core Hearthstone set in preparation for Whispers of the Old Gods, but the biggest changes can come in the most unexpected places.


"Which one do you guys think it is? I thought it was probably the change to all vintage nudie cards."

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Opinion: How Facepunch failed to communicate gender assignment in Rust

By David Craddock, Apr 18, 2016 5:00pm PDT

By adopting an (unintentionally) dismissive tone and hand-waving away gender as a nonissue in Rust, the Rust developer revealed a fundamental lack of understanding toward its community.


"To their defense, they're probably not PR-trained. They'll trip on the easily offended's toes, ..."

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Rust assigns gender based on player's SteamID

By David Craddock, Apr 11, 2016 2:05pm PDT

I foresee everyone, everywhere being absolutely fine with this.


"Calling his line dumb isn't very nice. You sound like you have personal issues with David? And ..."

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Miitomo: Nintendo's Awkward Mobile Debut

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 07, 2016 11:30am PDT

Nintendo's mobile debut is a quirky social experiment, but probably not the best initial step into the mobile platform.


"Sorry to go all editor on you, but you have a typo in this. It's spelled "Mister." Oh. Oh ..."

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Opinion: Star Wars, Avengers, and the Sad State of Disney Licensed Games

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 06, 2016 1:00pm PDT

For franchises with such strong attachments and money-generating capabilities, it's odd that both Marvel and Star Wars are so poorly represented in the gaming space. 


"Not talking about the crappy listicles, I'm talking about the crappy press releases framed as news. "

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Opinion: E3 is Changing, This Time for Good

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2016 1:00pm PST

E3 is going through its second seismic shift in less than a decade, and this time, it's probably going to stick.


"wow, it's like you read the article and repeated it's main thesis."

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Opinion: The Price of the Oculus Rift is Too Low (HTC Vive Might Be Just Right)

By Asif Khan, Feb 26, 2016 1:00pm PST

There's been a lot of debate over whether the first round of virtual reality headsets is priced too high for consumers, but Shacknews CEO Asif Khan is taking today to make the case for why the HTC Vive might be in just the right place, while Oculus Rift is slightly off.


"I'm not even concerned about exclusives; early versions of the rift have been out so long, that ..."

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Guest Opinion: VR Shouldn't Leave Disabled Gamers Behind

By Morgan Rehnberg, Jan 26, 2016 11:00am PST

Guest writer Morgan Rehnberg explains why virtual reality may be out of reach for millions of people, and what the industry can do about it.


"I have another problem with all the new VR hardware - the strap around your head. I have a ..."

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Opinion: After a decade, The Game Awards is an award show to be proud of

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 04, 2015 2:00pm PST

For the past decade or so, anyone that has watched one of Geoff Keighley's award shows has had to sit through network-mandated nonsense, forced comedy, and celebrities that would rather be anywhere else. Last night, The Game Awards left all that behind and finally became an ...


"This was great too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME1AxWaz6n0 Thank you, Westwood."

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Opinion: Konami Squanders Remaining Goodwill Over Kojima Feud

By Steve Watts, Dec 04, 2015 12:10pm PST

The decision to contractually bar Hideo Kojima from accepting an award that is rightfully his has elminated gamer goodwill, but why should Konami care when it's barely a video game company anymore?


Opinion: Why THQ's canceled Avengers game could still work today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 30, 2015 12:00pm PST

DidYouKnowGaming? released a video over the weekend detailing a canceled Avengers from defunct publisher THQ. Upon watching the video, it's worth wondering whether such an endeavor could still work today.


"I would have liked to see a world where this game came to see the light of day. Very interesting ..."

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Opinion: Why Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare put newfound pressure on Infinity Ward

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 17, 2015 12:00pm PST

Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch have made a pair of distinctly different Call of Duty games, but they have one thing in common. They've both helped push the Call of Duty formula forward in some substantial ways. And given how Call of Duty: Ghosts was received in 2013, that m...


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Opinion: The Highs and Lows of Batman: Arkham Knight's Full Season Pass

By Nathaniel Hohl, Nov 02, 2015 1:30pm PST

Now that Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have outlined its remaining DLC releases, we can take a fresh look at whether its $40 Season Pass was all worthwhile.


"I got many hours of enjoyment out of the Bug Hunt dlc. This game keeps getting shit on, and ..."

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Opinion: Assassin's Creed Needs Multiplayer Return

By Nathaniel Hohl, Oct 19, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will mark the first game in the series to lack a multiplayer component since it started in AC2, but is it a change for the better?


"Please, never mention Assassins Creed and Multiplayer in the same sentence ever again."

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Opinion: Why Hearthstone's Patron Warrior Nerf Goes Too Far

By Steve Watts, Oct 13, 2015 1:45pm PDT

A fix for the dreaded Patron Warrior combo is coming to Hearthstone next week, but Blizzard may have gone too far by killing the deck entirely.


"As a Warrior, your Hero Power gains you two life and occasionally enables one of your removal ..."

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