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How to Unlock Classes in Skyforge

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 20, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Learn how to unlock all the classes in Skyforge, a new MMORPG which has just entered open beta.


TotalBiscuit invades GOG.com with massive 30+ game sale

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 17, 2015 12:05pm PDT

This weekend GOG is running a massive 30+ game sale featuring some of the top games recommended by YouTube personality TotalBiscuit.


"Luftrausers is in that curated list. The Longest Journey probably clocks in at 30fps, though ..."

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The Best PC Games to Play Right Now

By Shack Staff, Jul 16, 2015 2:30pm PDT

The PC side of the gaming industry offers up one of the largest libraries available to gamers. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite games that we feel every PC gamer should play right now.


"I've been thoroughly corrected. Last time I tried installing SS2 it was from CD. It didn't go ..."

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Opinion: E3 2015 Shows Off the Year of the PC

By Steven Wong, Jun 18, 2015 7:00am PDT

Between big announcements from Sony, Microsoft and other developers at this year's E3, it's easy to overlook how the PC has grown its own significant presence. That's ok, because as console makers vie for the top prize, the PC is walking away with the most toys.


Opinion: The Unified Microsoft Theory

By Steven Wong, Jun 11, 2015 11:35am PDT

Although Microsoft has promised renewed support for PC gaming in the past, it has never followed through with it. That might change with next week's PC gaming presentation at E3 leading up to the launch of Windows 10, but are we just going to see history repeat itself?


"My biggest question is that while streaming games from the xbox, are we going to get a full ..."

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E3 2015: The Most Anticipated Games for PC

By Steven Wong, Jun 08, 2015 11:00am PDT

This week, Shacknews is looking at the most anticipated games from this year's E3 across each of the major platforms. Today, we look at PC.


"Star Citizen is indeed ambitious, and I've been following the development relentlessly. The ..."

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Opinion: Will HoloLens End the Console Era?

By Steven Wong, Apr 30, 2015 11:30am PDT

We got a fresh look at what the HoloLens is capable of during yesterday's Build conference keynote, and the device has huge potential. However, rising technologies could mean the end of old ones. Could HoloLens mark the beginning of the end for the video game console era?


"I can see it being useful with both Real time and turn based strategy games. Imagine playing ..."

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Opinion: Powerful Tablets Can Mean an End for Gaming PCs

By Steven Wong, Jan 09, 2015 9:00am PST

With tablets and other mobile devices becoming ever more powerful, is the age of PC gaming desktops and notebooks coming to an end?


"HIGHLY doubtful. If anything, there will just be space for all. Perhaps it will be a ..."

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I am Bread gets buttery Early Access release on December 3

By Daniel Perez, Dec 01, 2014 12:15pm PST

Those looking to live the life of a slice of bread won't have to wait long to do just that. I am Bread will be hitting Steam's Early Access this Wednesday.


"Looks like a way more fun version of Mount Your Friends. And that game is fun as hell."

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Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier Hands-On: Big Things in Small Packages

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Alienware announced its latest gaming notebook and something completely new that may single-handedly revolutionize the portable gaming world.


Civilization: Beyond Earth 'Discovery' trailer gives colonization how-to

By Daniel Perez, Oct 01, 2014 8:50am PDT

A new 9-minute video for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth has been released highlighting what exactly players can expect when they attempt to colonize alien worlds.


"Civ V DLC expansion. Sorry but there have been a plethora of games that have come out since Civ ..."

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G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse Review

By Daniel Perez, Sep 26, 2014 3:00pm PDT

We review one of Logitech's gaming mice, the G402 Hyperion Fury.


"I'm sporting a G500 (not G500s), and love this feature. The G502 will be for my next computer ..."

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QuakeCon 2015 taking place on July 23 to July 26 in Dallas

By Daniel Perez, Sep 25, 2014 9:00am PDT

This year's QuakeCon dates have been officially announced. Mark your calendars down for July 23 to July 26.


What Destiny could learn from Borderlands

By Daniel Perez, Sep 19, 2014 10:45am PDT

Destiny released last week, although it left much to be desired by many of its players. I take a look at how Bungie could have made it better by taking a page or two from the Borderlands series.


"One extra thing: DLC. You say it might make the game better, but if it's not free then it ..."

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Battleborn gameplay footage shows cooperative campaign in action

By Daniel Perez, Sep 19, 2014 7:35am PDT

The first gameplay video of Battleborn was released showing off a 5-player cooperative campaign mission in action.