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Game of Thrones The Sword in the Darkness Impressions: Four Sides to Every Story

By Steven Wong, Mar 24, 2015 9:15am PDT

The Game of Thrones episodic game series releases its third episode, The Sword in the Darkness today. See how our impressions shape the future of House Forrester. 

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Valve's HTC Re Vive is a Formidable Opponent to Oculus Rift

By Asif Khan, Mar 23, 2015 4:00pm PDT

Hands-on time with Valve's entry to the VR marketplace shows that Oculus' early start wasn't enough to fend off competition.

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"Nope, but I am pretty conditioned to VR. There was no judder so that helps."

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Co-Optimized: PayDay 2

By Steven Wong, Mar 18, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Welcome to Co-Optimized, where we highlight some great cooperative games worth rounding up your friends to play. Today, we celebrate the year of heists with Payday 2, the game where you team up with a crew, pull off elaborate jobs, and make off with the cash.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Review: Experiment Gone Wrong

By Steven Wong, Mar 17, 2015 9:30am PDT

The four-part episodic release of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has concluded, but was the time-crossing romp across a monster covered island worth it? Our review tests to see how horrific the game is.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review: Call Again

By Steven Wong, Mar 13, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Gallons of 8-bit blood spill in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, an action game where you play as a psychotic killer that must figure out the most efficient way to wipe out everyone on a level. Is becoming a masked killing machine as much fun as before, or does the sequel fizz...

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Sid Meier's Starships Review: Fire All Guns

By Steven Wong, Mar 11, 2015 9:50am PDT

Sid Meier's Starships lets you manage over a fleet of space ships for intense tactical combat missions. But is a game that's all about ship combat worth checking out? Read the review to find out.

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Opinion: Competing for Virtual Reality Head Space

By Steven Wong, Mar 06, 2015 12:30pm PST

The age of virtual reality will soon be upon us, but how fast will this technology catch on when it does? Here are some the challenges Oculus, Sony, and HTC must overcome.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2: Contemplation Impressions: No Rest for the Weary

By Steven Wong, Mar 03, 2015 10:30am PST

Resident Evil Revelations 2 continues with its second episode, which is called Contemplation. However, being surrounded by monsters doesn't leave you with a lot to contemplate. See how well we survive the second episode, with its invisible creatures and Moira's silly one-lin...

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Homeworld Remastered Collection Impressions: Like Returning Home Again

By Steven Wong, Feb 25, 2015 1:45pm PST

The Homeworld Remastered Collection revives and updates the classic 3D real-time strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 for modern PCs. Does fifteen year old game still hold up? Our impressions.

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Sid Meier's Starships Preview: Journeying to the Stars

By Steven Wong, Feb 24, 2015 5:00am PST

We go hands-on with Sid Meier's Starships to see if we have what it takes to build an unstoppable armada and conquer the galaxy... through reason and diplomacy, of course. Our most powerful battleships are named Reason and Diplomacy.

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Shadow of Mordor's 'The Bright Lord' DLC detailed

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2015 6:00am PST

Monolith explains the combat and balance changes for the upcoming DLC that will let you step into the role of the ring-maker himself.

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Grow Home Review: Don't Look Down

By Steven Wong, Feb 18, 2015 9:30am PST

Grow Home lets you reach great heights and explore an exotic, minimalist, alien world by climbing a giant plant. But how exciting can a climbing game be? Our review.

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Evolve: Origin of a Species

By Steve Watts, Feb 10, 2015 6:30am PST

Evolve has been in development for almost four years at Turtle Rock Studios, but it's been occupying the minds of studio co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb for much longer. In this Shacknews Select, we take an in-depth look at the making of the monster shooter.

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Razer Blade features improved specs starting today

By Daniel Perez, Feb 03, 2015 10:00am PST

Razer has updated is 14-inch gaming laptop to feature a better GPU, CPU, and memory starting as low as $1,999.99.

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Win a beta key for Alone in the Dark: Illumination

By Shack Staff, Jan 29, 2015 2:35pm PST

Alone in the Dark is going co-op this spring, but you can try it out today by entering the Alone in the Dark: Illumination beta key sweepstakes.

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