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Best of 2010 Awards: Retro Redux

By Shack Staff, Dec 27, 2010 12:00pm PST

Retro Redux: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is something akin to pure fun. It follows up on the great rebirth...

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"Pac man was really fantastic. Pure fun is the right description. "

- Monkey0111 see all 5 comments

Shack PSA: GameFly Used Game Sale

By Brian Leahy, Dec 22, 2010 12:10pm PST

Shacknews' parent company GameFly is running its year-end sale on used games, which includes free shipping on all used games through January 3,...

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"Damn it, I thought Crackdown 2 was in the used section. Oh well."

- inkyspot see all 5 comments

Sony Crams PS2 into 720p Bravia TV in UK

By Brian Leahy, Dec 03, 2010 10:30am PST

If your PlayStation 3 doesn't support PS2 backwards compatibility and you live in the UK, you now have the option of purchasing a new Sony Bravia...

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"Yup, the parts they found in that warehouse are the ones that should be in our PS3's."

- Valagas see all 9 comments

Axl Rose Sues Activision Over Slash in Guitar Hero 3

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 24, 2010 6:45am PST

The much-publicised hostilities between Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose and former guitarist Slash have entered the realm of video games, as Rose is...

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"Hmm douchebag primadonna vs conglomerate gaming megacorp? How is this not good news Let's ..."

- indosauros see all 34 comments

The Video Game Release List of 11/20 - 11/26

By Brian Leahy, Nov 20, 2010 12:00pm PST

Gran Turismo 5 is actually going to be released next week... we think! Hopefully, you'll be able to pick up a copy next week. Beyond that, there's...

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"yeah. reviews are insane too. i'm buying this baby tomorrow on the psn."

- Mandoca see all 14 comments

More iOS Games Than Console Games Since NES?

By Brian Leahy, Nov 17, 2010 3:40pm PST

The Unofficial Apple Weblog has mined some data and come up with a staggering comparison between the amount of games available on the iOS platform...

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"I don't see how apple gets any press in the gaming sites. All they have are shitty casual games ..."

- AgentPothead see all 55 comments

Spike Video Game Awards Nominee List Released

By Brian Leahy, Nov 17, 2010 12:40pm PST

The nominees for Spike's 2010 Video Game Awards have been announced and are unsurprisingly a list of the biggest games of the year across all...

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"Awesome seeing Monday Night Combat in that list. That game does not get near enough praise/exposure."

- Haxim see all 43 comments

Valve's Erik Johnson: Every Game Doesn't Need Multiplayer

By Brian Leahy, Nov 08, 2010 4:00pm PST

Valve's project manager Erik Johnson, in an interview with Gamasutra, explained that he thinks "the analysis that every product needs to be a...

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"I completely agree. Especially with point 2. I've didn't buy CoD4 or BC2 for their SP, but ..."

- DeathStrikeVirus see all 45 comments

Take-Two CEO Stepping Down, Strauss Zelnick to Assume Role [Update]

By Brian Leahy, Oct 29, 2010 4:00pm PDT

[Update] A Take-Two representative has clarified to Shacknews that ZelnickMedia does not own Take-Two--as was noted in the original story--but is a...

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"What did you say to him, dahanese? Did you call him a doo doo head?"

- EricZBA see all 3 comments

Sony Sees Overall Growth Versus Last Year's Losses; PSP Sales See Dramatic Decline

By Xav de Matos, Oct 29, 2010 8:30am PDT

Sony Corporation has issued its earnings report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, revealing that the company's "Networked Products and...

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"According to numbers compiled based on figures submitted by Sony for their fiscal year reviews, ..."

- XAVdeMATOS see all 3 comments

FarmVille Creator Zynga Worth More than Electronic Arts According to Valuation

By Brian Leahy, Oct 27, 2010 4:20pm PDT

According to SharesPost Inc., which handles trades for shares of privately held companies, FarmVille creator Zynga has been valued at an estimated...

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"I don't know but I heard of a guy apparently waking up to find that he had purchases $500 worth ..."

- r4ck3r see all 21 comments

Shacknews Reminisces About the PlayStation 2

By Shack Staff, Oct 26, 2010 4:20pm PDT

Ten years ago, on this very day, the PlayStation 2 was released in stores across North America. Over the years, its integrated DVD technology and...

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"I'll be looking forward to it. Great podcast though. Best on the net."

- OrochinagiZER0EX see all 48 comments

ECA Organizing Gamer Rally for Free Speech at US Supreme Court

By Garnett Lee, Oct 20, 2010 9:30am PDT

The ECA has announced plans for a free speech rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington D.C. as part of its continuing campaign to raise...

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"Way to back up your assertion with ZERO data. You are a truly "smoke and mirrors" troll."

- vertdang see all 43 comments

Daily Filter: October 19, 2010

By Brian Leahy, Oct 19, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anti

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EA Sports Boss Peter Moore Discusses FIFA 11's Success in the US, Competition and Going Digital

By Xav de Matos, Oct 18, 2010 3:30pm PDT

Although the industry is quick to usher in the digital era, EA Sports boss Peter Moore still believes the FIFA brand will live on in disc form over...

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"FIFA 11 on the PC is the FIFA 10 engine (from consoles) with updated kits and stats. "

- weapey see all 9 comments