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Prototype 2 Preview

By Garnett Lee, Aug 26, 2011 4:00pm PDT

For PAX 2011, Activision brought out a "near alpha" version of Prototype 2, showing off the sequel's enhanced graphics and tweaked gameplay.


"I'm iffy about them slowing the game down, since I rather liked the frenetic pace of the ..."

- three-d see all 9 comments

Halo Anniversary goes 3D; Reach weapons and abilities will see tweaks

By Steve Watts and Xav de Matos, Aug 26, 2011 11:30am PDT

Microsoft and 343 Industries announced today that Halo Anniversary and Halo Reach will both be getting the Magnum pistol, and Halo Anniversary will support 3D.


"This post has been updated due to a few errors made based on information from a press release. ..."

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Torchlight 2 priced at $20, final class revealed

By Steve Watts, Aug 26, 2011 10:15am PDT

Runic Games has announced that Torchlight II will launch at $20, and has revealed the final playable class in the game.


"I would have payed more for this game... Thanks for not screwing us Runic"

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Halo Anniversary Terminals change location, offer more info on different difficulties

By Xav de Matos, Aug 26, 2011 9:30am PDT

In an interview with 343's Frank O'Connor, he told Shacknews that Terminals in Anniversary change based on the game's difficulty.


"I think it's because they're saturating their market. With this game they'll have released 5 ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 12 comments

Daily Filter: August 25, 2011

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT

Today's Filter features a new prologue trailer for Dark Souls, a gameplay trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, screenshots for Trine 2, and much more!


"Dognose posted a new article, Daily Filter * The band is currently signed with the label ..."

- Dave-A see all 7 comments

Quantum Conundrum announced, shares Portal DNA

By Steve Watts, Aug 25, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Portal creator Kim Swift has announced her next game, a first-person physics puzzler named Quantum Conundrum. It's due for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 early next year.


Mutant Blobs Attack announced for PS Vita

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 24, 2011 11:45am PDT

DrinkBox Studios announces, Mutant Blobs Attack, its first title planned for the PlayStation Vita.


Go Home Dinosaurs! announced

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 23, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Go Home Dinosaurs! is announced by developer Fire Hose Games (Slam Bolt Scrappers), and will debut at PAX 2011.


Square Enix bringing downloadable game from Portal project lead to PAX

By Xav de Matos, Aug 22, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Square Enix and Airtight Games will reveal its "top-secret" downloadable title during a panel at PAX, featuring members of the development team, including Portal project lead Kim Swift.


"I heard she is, but the DRM specifies that you can only use it once, then you have to get a new ..."

- sogelegos see all 5 comments

Daily Filter: August 19, 2011

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 19, 2011 8:15pm PDT

Today's Filter features four new trailers for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, a cinematic trailer for Might & Magic Heroes VI, a new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and much more!


Shack PSA: PAX Prime 2011 schedule available

By Xav de Matos, Aug 08, 2011 3:45pm PDT

The PAX Prime 2011 schedule is now online, allowing those in attendance to decide which long lines they wish to stand in weeks before the show.


"How many times does it need to be said? You can't judge a person's abilities by their ..."

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Starhawk space combat to debut at PAX, Gamescom

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2011 1:30pm PDT

Starhawk's senior producer talks about plans to show off the space combat at Gamescom and PAX, along with new revelations on the multiplayer options, a planned beta test, and unit balancing.


The PAX 10 for 2011 revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 08, 2011 3:15pm PDT

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a great venue for independent developers to show off their wares to thousands of hardcore gamers. This year, ten games have been selected--out of over 100 submissions--to become "the PAX 10."


"Everyone give love to Atom Zombie Smasher since that's a shacker's game. (Blender)"

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