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Shovel Knight unearths one final trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 23, 2014 4:15pm PDT

Shovel Knight has one final trailer to unleash before it arrives this Thursday.

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Next Zelda could include multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Jun 23, 2014 10:28am PDT

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has implied that the next Legend of Zelda game could include multiplayer.

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"No map toggle. I don't play battle does anyone? I've heard its especially bad in this game. I ..."

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New releases for June 23-29

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 22, 2014 8:00am PDT

The Steam Summer Sale may be rolling through, but that doesn't mean there aren't new releases coming this week. And they're some pretty notable titles, too!

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"WE HAVE TO COMMUNICATE THROUGH HERE NOW AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

- R@zzle see all 18 comments

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes DLC coming the US

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 9:09am PDT

The Mercedes Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8, previously only announced for Japan, is coming to the US this summer.

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"Here's hoping this comes to Europe as well. Should not leave a region out of the fun that the ..."

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Wii U at a 'tipping point' for turning sales around, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 7:04am PDT

Wii U has been a sales disappointment for Nintendo. According to marketing VP Scott Moffitt, however, the system is just about to turn the corner.

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"This is the shack, people here probably think Diablo 3 made more money than Candy Crush."

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Guacamelee! STCE enters the ring in July

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 6:53am PDT

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition has set dates in early July.

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Another World coming to PS4 next week

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Another World is coming to PlayStation 4 next week. It has cross-buy and cross-save, so the PS3 and Vita versions shouldn't be far behind.

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"Excellent, one of the best games ever made coming to even more platforms. Eric Chahi ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 3 comments

Mario Kart 8 quadrupled Wii U sales in opening week

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 7:36am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten good buzz, but it has been difficult to tell if it was the elusive system seller the Wii U really needs. The answer,...

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"The netcode is really good. I've never experience and lag while playing worldwide. The highest ..."

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Miyamoto's new games: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 10:30am PDT

Nintendo quietly debuted two new games from famed creator Shigeru Miyamoto at E3 this week, both intended to showcase the GamePad's unique strengths. The results were unfortunately mixed.

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"I played both Project Guard and Project Giant Robot at E3. I thought Project Guard was a better ..."

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Super Smash Bros. on Wii U: The Shacknews staff battles at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 11:00am PDT

Plenty has been said about Super Smash Bros. during this year's E3, but the time for talk is over for the Shacknews staff. Now it's time for action! Three members of the Shacknews crew took their grievances to the nearest Super Smash Bros. on Wii U station to determine, once...

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"I actually really liked playing her a lot. Both Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer are great at ..."

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Hyrule Warriors: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 10:00am PDT

A hands-on look at the Zelda game that isn't.

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"So 3 out of 4 playable characters are female. Why aren't all the people hating on AC's gender ..."

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Mario Maker: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 8:00am PDT

Mario Maker is an interesting concept and the tools work intuitively, but a lot of its success will rely on sharing features that haven't been detailed yet.

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"10 years? Romhackers were making levels back before 2000. This needs to be way better. Was not ..."

- kenclopz see all 8 comments

Shack Reels at E3 2014: Fans react to Super Smash Bros.

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

This year's E3 marked one of the first opportunities for fans to go hands-on with Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS. Has the wait been worth it so far? Shacknews' own Sam Leichtmer heads to the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to get reaction from players...

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"I'm not sure being like CNN is a thing which companies should aspire to."

- Gwyndion see all 13 comments

Breaking down the Super Smash Bros. E3 2014 developer roundtable

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 7:00am PDT

Masahiro Sakurai headed up a developer roundtable for Super Smash Bros. late Tuesday night. After breaking down a 2+ hour discussion, I came out with these five main takeaways from the informative session.

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"Canceling was never intended. And old consoles games, especially Nintendo don't get patched. ..."

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Smash Bros adds Pac-Man to roster [Update: Trailer added]

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 7:24pm PDT

The perpetually hungry Pac-Man has a new hunger: your tears. Nintendo announced at a special Smash Bros event tonight that Pac-Man will be part of the roster in the upcoming Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.

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"oh yeah for sure. however i'd bet most people prefer his more abstract incarnations."

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