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The Unspoken Preview: Urban Magic Fight Club

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 19, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Insomiac's upcoming VR game The Unspoken pits you against other urban spellcasters in a unique PvP experience. 


Preview: Edge of Nowhere Is a Frozen Lovecraftian Horror Game

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 18, 2016 10:30am PDT

Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere is using many of VR's unique advantages to make a tribute to the work of H.P. Lovecraft. 


"Uh, are you sure you have the right screenshots to go along with this article?"

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Doom Multiplayer Preview: Bloody Freakin' Good (BFG)

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 05, 2016 8:00am PDT

After a weekend spent with the Doom closed multiplayer beta, how does it stack up?


"If there's a variant mutator with Haste 100% of the time, it fixes that."

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Going Hands-On Inside Valve's The Lab

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 3:30pm PDT

Valve goes back to The Lab for some much-needed humor. 


"Yeah, I had never considered that before: Instead of physically walking through a portal, you ..."

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Dead & Buried Impressions: A Lively Demo at GDC 2016

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 8:15am PDT

Ten paces, turn, and fire with the Oculus Touch.


"How did it compare with hover junkers? Besides being able to drive around in HJ"

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Eagle Flight: Taking Flight at GDC 2016

By Asif Khan, Mar 16, 2016 8:00am PDT

Four words: competetive eagle dive-bombing.


"Asif Khan is such a cool fucking name, I'm jealous, everyone is named Dave."

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Offworld Trading Company: Taking Stock in Space

By Steve Watts, Mar 02, 2016 2:00pm PST

Offworld Trading Company defies easy categorization. We take a closer look at this RTS with a stock market twist, and talk to studio head Soren Johnson about the inspiration behind it.


Hypercharge: An Exclusive Look at the Action Figure Shooter

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2016 11:30am PST

Digital Cyber Cherries has just taken the wraps off its first official game release, and shares exclusive details with Shacknews on its co-op mode, environmental hazards, and more.


"Haha, "wearing a bright pink wetsuit while being pelted with dung." Brilliant."

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Unravel Hands-On Impressions: Unwinding on a Wilderness Walk

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 2:10pm PDT

Shacknews plays Unravel and gets all tangled up with Yarny.


Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Hands-On Impressions: High-Powered Herbicide

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 1:15pm PDT

Shacknews joins the ongoing battle between vegetation and the undead horde with an early look at Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. If you thought the first game added a sense of weirdness to team-based battle, just wait until time travel and killer citrus is involved.


Indivisible Hands-On Impressions: An Unstoppable Force

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Indivisible is a new side-scrolling action role-playing game being developed by Lab Zero (of Skullgirls fame) that recently started its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We got to play the early prototype while at the New York Comic Con, and we're already hooked.


Street Fighter 5 Hands-On Impressions: Throwing Down with Laura, Karin, Rashid and More

By Steven Wong, Oct 09, 2015 8:00am PDT

Capcom debuted Laura, a brand new Street Fighter 5 character, at the New York Comic Con yesterday, and we were able to check out her moves, along with other new fighters like Rashid and Karin.


Deus Ex: Humanity Divided Impressions: Augmented to the Teeth

By Steven Wong, Oct 08, 2015 6:00am PDT

Shacknews gets an in-depth look at Deus Ex: Humanity Divided. The world has changed quite a bit from the previous game. However, using a bunch of powerful augmentations and weapons usually solves just about any problem.


"I thought the game was titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? At least it is what the studio and ..."

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Guitar Hero Live: Putting On a Rock Show

By Steve Watts, Sep 29, 2015 8:30am PDT

Between its Guitar Hero mechanics, first-person perspective, and FMV graphical style, Guitar Hero Live is a strange chimera of a video game. During a recent visit to FreeStyle Games, Shacknews got an inside look at how it all came together.


Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Impressions: Making Planetfall

By Steven Wong, Sep 29, 2015 6:50am PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with the Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion and claim the seas in the name of our empire. Here's what we found in the ocean depths.