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Rock Band 4 review: For Those About to Rock, We Salute You!

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 05, 2015 7:00am PDT

Rock Band 4 is ready to bring back the plastic instrument era, but has the magic already passed? Or is it time to grab a plastic guitar and rock out one more time? Our review.


"A-J have a RB4 status column (xb1). Going to bed, will do more tomorrow night."

- BioSector see all 70 comments

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review: Inferior Decoration

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2015 10:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer takes just one mini-game from the series, strips out some of the complexity, and makes you do it over and over again. Our review.


"Yeah looks like a stand alone game of my least favorite part of the game. "

- Turd Ferguson see all 4 comments

The Beginner's Guide Review: Wreden, Begin Again

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 02, 2015 8:30am PDT

Davey Wreden's follow-up to The Stanley Parable attempts to loosely tie together disparate game sketches, but fails to live up to its predecessor. Our review.


"I'm firmly in Camp Austin on this one. As a creative-type person who tends to not release my ..."

- NickDelios see all 26 comments

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Review: Faceplant

By Daniel Perez, Oct 01, 2015 1:50pm PDT

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is not only the worst game in the franchise's history, but it may very well be the worst game to be released this year. Yes, worse than Hatred. Our review.


"Damn. As others have said I was really this would be good. I have so many happy memories of ..."

- AMikaboshi see all 17 comments

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Review: Back on the Map

By Josh Hawkins, Oct 01, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Naughty Dog’s highly popular PlayStation 3 series, Uncharted, has been remastered and re-released for the PlayStation 4. But does it hold up to the pedestal of quality and epic-adventure that fans place it on? Or is it lost in time like the crumbling temples that Natha...


"If there's a Black Friday deal, I'll definitely get it and play through it once the fall ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 4 comments

Might & Magic Heroes 7 Review: Telling Tall Tales

By Steven Wong, Sep 30, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Might & Magic Heroes 7 combines role-playing with tactical strategy so that players may experience fantastic tales that shape the world of Ashen. But perhaps these tales are better told around a campfire than a war table. Our review.


Skylanders: Superchargers Review: Stretch of Road

By Steve Watts, Sep 29, 2015 2:30pm PDT

The addition of vehicles in Skylanders: Superchargers isn't the most creative new gimmick in the franchise's history, but it's well-implemented enough to make this a solid series entry. Our review.


Persona 4: Dancing All Night review: Shut Up and Dance

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 29, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Persona has strayed from tis RPG roots before, but Persona 4: Dancing All Night may just be one of the strangest turns the series has taken yet. Does it shine on stage or does it trip over its own feet? Our review.


Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Review: Fully Operational

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2015 6:00am PDT

The Rise Against the Empire set for Disney Infinity is much more appealing to the original trilogy nostalgia, and fortunately it happens to be the better of the two Star Wars play sets to boot.


"I've watched my boys play HOURS of Disney Infinity 1 and 2, and most of the playsets are pretty ..."

- Gwyndion see all 9 comments

Shack Reels: Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel Review

By Shack Staff, Sep 21, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Shacknews gets its hands on a Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel. See how well it improves our driving performance.


"Great review. One thing I would have liked to hear about is if it's comfortable to have in your ..."

- deesoh see all 14 comments

Soma Review: The Darkened Depths

By Steven Wong, Sep 21, 2015 7:30am PDT

Shacknews plumbs the depths of existence with Soma. Can we survive this underwater sci-fi thriller, or are we destined to a watery grave? Our review.


"Hmmm I was really looking forward to it, guess I will wait :( Man I totally forgot this was ..."

- valcan_s see all 5 comments

Madden NFL 16 Review: Roughing the Passer

By Asif Khan, Sep 10, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Despite a wealth of new ideas, some of which really push the franchise forward, a series of bugs make Madden NFL 16 a disappointment. Our review.


"I don't have 16, but I'll do a game of 15 after work tomorrow (midnight PST)"

- Juno see all 13 comments

Destiny 2.0 Review: I'm Hooked All Over Again

By Daniel Perez, Sep 10, 2015 8:00am PDT

Bungie released Destiny 2.0 this week, and the anticipated update makes it the experience Destiny fans have been waiting for. Our review.


"The way their community manager carried on about us throwing money at the screen, that can go ..."

- TastyWheat see all 9 comments

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Review: Honor, Blood and Brains

By Steven Wong, Sep 08, 2015 2:45pm PDT

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide combines the cerebral strategy of Chess with the brutal tactical gameplay the Warhammer 40k series is famous for. But does this game rely more on brawn or brains? Our review.


Forza Motorsport 6 Review: The King Has Returned

By Daniel Perez, Sep 08, 2015 12:01am PDT

Forza Motorsport 6 has beautiful visuals, a lot of gameplay options, and real-world weather and night effects. Could this be the ultimate driving experience? Our review.


"I just played the demo and the Drivatar system hasn't changed. So I'll sit this one out. Maybe ..."

- MayaNormusbutt see all 20 comments