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Monday Night Combat Patch and DLC On the Way

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 30, 2010 2:00pm PDT

The folks over at Uber Entertainment have announced that a title update for Monday Night Combat is currently undergoing testing in preparation for...

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""The biggest change is the Assassin not having as big of a penalty for a missed grapple." ..."

- SkipperMcG see all 18 comments

Penny Arcade Trio Net GDC Ambassador Award

By Chris Faylor, Jan 28, 2010 2:20pm PST

Following word that Valve's Gabe Newell will receive this year's Game Developers Choice Pioneer Award, the main trio behind gaming webcomic...

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"Are you claiming valve screwed over the PC community? Thats about as blatantly retarded as it ..."

- haysoos see all 6 comments

PAX East Tickets Now On Sale

By Nick Breckon, Oct 20, 2009 1:10pm PDT

Tickets to the first east-coast Penny Arcade Expo are now on sale at the official website. PAX East is being held in Boston, Massachusetts from...

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"I'm a little confused as to why this was published now. I purchased my tickets to PAX East 2010 ..."

- michiganbob see all 20 comments

Penny Arcade Expo Not Scared of Renewed Big E3, Has 'Plenty More Thunder'

By Blake Ellison, Oct 23, 2008 4:30pm PDT

After scathing industry criticism forced the E3 Expo to return to its over-the-top roots, the popular Penny Arcade Expo could face some competition...

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"You really should hit it up some year. I think you would be impressed."

- tepid see all 14 comments

Rumor: New Halo 3 'Mythic' Campaign Incoming in September

By Blake Ellison, Sep 03, 2008 2:10pm PDT

A new campaign for Bungie's Xbox 360 shooter Halo 3 may be on the way this month, according to various pictures taken at PAX last weekend. A...

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"I like BFBC Multi over COD4. The latter is too much like CS and everyone moves too fast. BFBC ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 10 comments

Demigod Hands-on Preview and Fresh Screenshots

By Nick Breckon, Sep 03, 2008 9:26am PDT

To describe Gas Powered Games' Demigod as a DotA clone is doing a disservice to its target audience. Demigod is DotA for people who think DotA sounds like a division of Homeland Security. So what is Demigod? Picture a PC RTS where the player co

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"Nothing gray about your world, is there? I guess you were born with an innate ability to play ..."

- Horn see all 60 comments

Left 4 Dead Preview and New Video: Calling It

By Nick Breckon, Sep 02, 2008 12:12pm PDT

You play a game long enough, especially one as focused and polished as Left 4 Dead, and you naturally start to form an opinion. digg_url = 'http://www.shacknews.com/onearti

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"Agreed. The gfx are just not what they should be. I know Valve is big on immersion, but looking ..."

- boulder94 see all 105 comments

StarCraft 2 Impressions: My Life for Ire

By Nick Breckon, Sep 02, 2008 9:57am PDT

Observing a Blizzard fan is a painful experience these days. It's like watching a dog being tortured with a bone that's held just out of reach--for...

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"I'm sure the vespene issue will be ironed out in testing. They implemented it supposedly to try ..."

- Scoots06 see all 61 comments

Spore Updated Impressions: An Evolving Interest

By Nick Breckon, Sep 02, 2008 9:56am PDT

Maybe it's because I preferred astronomy class over biology. Maybe it's because the creature creator has been done to death already. Maybe it's...

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"If you don't develop your creature properly you end up with a UFO that can only shoot Britney ..."

- Tauru see all 37 comments

Ex-Nintendo VP: 'Parents Who Use Video Games as a Babysitter Shouldn't Have Sex'

By Chris Faylor, Sep 02, 2008 9:14am PDT

Former Nintendo marketing vice president Perrin Kaplan isn't staying out of the gaming industry, and she's not keeping her mouth shut about lazy...

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"I agree. When I started playing video games back when Sega was getting it's Master System out ..."

- monchipeters see all 81 comments

Dragon Age Toolset Pictured

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 01, 2008 5:26am PDT

BioWare showed off the Dragon Age: Origins toolset at the Penny Arcade Expo yesterday, and for those of us not at the show, the Canadian developer...

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"Just one question, does this toolkit support native 3ds Max model imports / exports?"

- valcan_s see all 11 comments

PAX 08: An Exciting Omegathon Reveal

By Nick Breckon, Aug 31, 2008 6:02pm PDT

With last year's PAX Omegathon tournament ending in the first reveal of Halo 3's multiplayer, this year's final round was highly anticipated....

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"Haha, this is awesome. These guys aren't afraid to mix things up a little."

- xsoulbrothax see all 3 comments

Left 4 Dead Interview: Valve's Chet Faliszek on the Xbox 360 Version and the Evil Allure of All-talk

By Nick Breckon, Aug 31, 2008 9:21am PDT

After greedily hogging a Left 4 Dead (PC, 360) demo station for what seemed like hours today at PAX, I had the chance to pull Valve's Chet Faliszek...

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"that's cool. i'm not a competitive serious business mp gamer or anything, it just seems that if ..."

- dantastic see all 48 comments

Fallout 3 Interview: Bethesda Addresses DLC, World Design, and 'Oblivion with Guns' Comments

By Nick Breckon, Aug 31, 2008 9:20am PDT

Fallout 3 is making a big showing here at PAX. Vault Dweller Survival guides, a giant nuclear test site display with a fully-functional aluminum...

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"I don't really know if they level with you, but if its anything like Oblivion, then its gonna ..."

- Sliptonu see all 96 comments

StarCraft 2 Update: Balancing Concerns, and the Future of Multiple Building Selection

By Nick Breckon, Aug 31, 2008 9:19am PDT

To the uninitiated, MBS might sound more like a degenerative syndrome than a gameplay mechanic. To StarCraft diehards, however, it's almost as...

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"That *IS* strategy. How are some of you guys missing the picture so horribly? You have to ..."

- the city see all 189 comments