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We Happy Few Early Access Spotlight: Joy Ride

By Daniel Perez, Jul 27, 2016 9:00am PDT

Compulsion Games' We Happy Few may look like a BioShock clone on the outside, but there's a much darker and twisted story here as well as some survival gameplay. 


"Picked it up but haven't fired it up yet, not wanting to spoil anything I suppose. Reading your ..."

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Windscape Preview: Fantasy Second Life

By Cassidee Moser, Jul 21, 2016 2:00pm PDT

With style and substance, Windscape is a gorgeous take on the open world sandbox game. 


SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell Preview: Gotta Go Fast

By Cassidee Moser, Jul 21, 2016 1:00pm PDT

SEUM will test your reflexes in the depths of hell. 


Happy Dungeons Preview: Adorable Little Brawlers

By Cassidee Moser, Jul 20, 2016 9:00am PDT

Happy Dungeons is shaping up to be a neat little cooperative hack 'n slash brawler. 


Pokemon Go is Going, Going Good, Not Great

By Brittany Vincent, Jun 30, 2016 6:24am PDT

Hands-on with Pokemon Go was a good time, but it'll definitely need some work. 


"Sounds like how i used ti write in school to meet those word count/# of pages quotas, Just ..."

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Valley Preview: Magical Realism in the Rockies

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 28, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Valley is an intriguing adventure mixing mythology with science fiction. 


"There's a lot of weird sci-fi-ish elements to it, but it is still very much grounded in reality. ..."

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E3 2016 Staff Picks: Shacknews' Top 3 Games of The Show

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 22, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Join us as we reflect on our personal picks for the best games at E3 2016!


"I'm still really happy Forza comes to PC. Also after playing through Edge of Nowhere I look ..."

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E3 2016: Tyranny Preview: Working For Evil

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 22, 2016 10:00am PDT

Obsidian's new isometric RPG is shaping up to be very promising.


"Yup, it plays exactly like Pillars of Eternity. Def one to watch for, easily one of my most ..."

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E3 2016: Overcooked is Cooperative Cooking Bliss

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 21, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Diner Dash meets Cooking Mama in this neat little game to play with friends. 


E3 2016: Yooka-Laylee Ushers In a New Age of 3D Platformers

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 20, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Yooka-Laylee is proof there's still plenty of life left in the 3D platformer. 


E3 2016: Shadow Warrior 2 Delivers Extra Awesome Demon Killing

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 16, 2016 8:58am PDT

Lo Wang is back, along with demons, weapons, and dick jokes. 


"They have been dealt with. Thanks to those who use the great Duke Nuked."

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E3 2016: Days Gone is a Zombie Game Behind the Times

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 16, 2016 8:30am PDT

Days Gone isn't bad, it just seems so very outdated. 


"I mean, why not just make the main protagonist a straight white male while you're at it. "

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E3 2016: Absolver is a True-to-Form Martial Arts Game

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 16, 2016 8:07am PDT

Absolver takes fighting seriously, and that's a good thing. 


E3 2016: Agents of Mayhem and the Hurts of Latter-Day Saints

By Steve Watts, Jun 15, 2016 11:15pm PDT

The Saints Row series painted Volition into a corner. Agents of Mayhem blasts its way back out again.


"This sounds awesome! As much as I loved subsequent Saints Row games, there was something great ..."

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E3 2016 Preview: Strafe is a Classic FPS With New Ideas

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 15, 2016 11:14pm PDT

What's old is new  again in this retro-styled roguelike FPS. 


"This looks right up my alley. I'm a glutton for good single-player FPS's"

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