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Transistor: Our favorite Functions

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 7:00am PDT

Transistor's Function combo system is mind-bogglingly flexible, so we've put together four of our favorite ability combinations to put the hurt on The Process.


"And if you turn on the speed up limiter they die like 3 seconds before the normal ones which is ..."

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Next Hitman concept art shared, but not coming to E3

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 2:30pm PDT

IO Interactive showed off the first concept art for the next Hitman game, as a way to soften the blow that it won't be coming to E3 this year.


"I would so much like IO Interactive to not do Hitman games for awhile. I want them to explore ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 2 comments

Sniper Elite 3 preview: night sniping

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with Sniper Elite 3, taking a trip through the Gaberoun stage and learning that sniping in this series still isn't as easy as it looks.


"One other thing. If... (er, sorry)... When one gets killed this game resets really quickly when ..."

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Opinion: Watch Dogs delay more hindrance than help for Ubisoft

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT

We take a look at the impact that Watch Dogs' much-publicized delay had on its buzz, its reviews, and its sales. Ubisoft traded some unforeseen drawbacks for its opportunities; did the gamble pay off?


"I said it would impress me substantially. Where are you getting the idea that I care that ..."

- Zolneirz see all 5 comments

PlayStation Plus June line-up marks some changes

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 11:00am PDT

Sony announced the June line-up for PlayStation Plus today, along with some changes to how the games will be rolled out.


"Yeah, EU has gotten a few games I'd really like to have on Plus, like that, and MGS: Revengeance."

- Vincent Grayson see all 31 comments

Chatty Q&A: Supergiant Games discusses the making of Transistor

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 10:00am PDT

After playing through Supergiant's latest, Shacknews' enthusiastic community of Chatty posters had some questions for the Transistor creators. Creative director and game writer Greg Kasavin was happy to comply and provide some valuable answers.


"Thank you very much Ozzie. Of course I'm excited to get my question answered, but in general ..."

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Watch Dogs breaks Ubisoft record for first-day sales

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 7:30am PDT

Watch Dogs has broken Ubisoft's internal day-one sales record, the company announced last night.


"I just did the first shootout and thought it handled pretty well."

- Evil Benius see all 8 comments

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare taking root on PlayStation in August

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 6:45am PDT

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on August 19. PopCap announced the date, along with some features (and a higher resolution) making it to the PS4 version.


PlayStation E3 conference to broadcast in movie theaters

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Sony has announced it will stream its E3 2014 press conference into theaters live, along with extra footage and giveaways. The event is free to attend, but you'll need to RSVP to claim a spot.


"that movie theatre is going to smell worse than the back room at Head Rush's local games workshop"

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Shacknews Live: Watch Dogs [Update: It's over. Watch the archive!]

By Shack Staff, May 28, 2014 8:30am PDT

Take a trip with Shacknews to the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago's CToS system is watching closely and has Aiden Pearce square in its crosshairs. So let's watch and see where Shacknews' Sam takes our embittered anti-hero, as she runs through Watch Dogs on the Shacknews Twitc...


"she did tell people to come to the chatty at the end of the broadcast. although i'm not sure ..."

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Battlefield: Hardline leaked trailer reveals story, multiplayer details

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 6:45am PDT

A leaked trailer for Battlefield: Hardline reveals even more details, including the TV-inspired cop drama campaign and the modes in multiplayer.


"Yup this one game ruins the whole franchise too moving forward. BF5? horrible because of this ..."

- SlingBlaze see all 11 comments

The Evil Within pre-order bonuses detailed

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 5:30pm PDT

The Evil Within has a new release date set, and Bethesda has announced a set of pre-order bonuses called the "Fighting Chance" pack.


"This game looks terrible. The trailer I saw behind closed door at Pax was just god awful."

- razlebol see all 5 comments

Battlefield 4 Battlepacks now available as microtransactions

By Ozzie Mejia, May 27, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Players earn Battlepacks in Battlefield 4 often over the course of multiplayer. But if you want another one without having to go through the hassle of actually playing the game, they're now available as microtransactions.


"I'm in it for the paints/camos, honestly. Say whatever you like, but I love gun camos."

- GreggD see all 7 comments

Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed: connected, or just Easter eggs?

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 12:00pm PDT

We take a look at the various Easter egg connections between Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs to examine just how likely it is that Ubisoft intends to tie them together.


"I was wondering about this in Far Cry 3. The bonus content contains a bunch of references to ..."

- Arcanum see all 11 comments

Lego Batman 3 takes Caped Crusader to space

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 7:30am PDT

TT Games announced Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham today, another entry that will take Batman and the rest of the Justice League into space to stop the schemes of Brainiac.