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Costume Quest 2 coming to new platforms, first screens released

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2014 8:00am PDT

Double Fine revealed the first screenshots of Costume Quest 2, and announced that its platforms will include PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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"Cannot wait. Up there as one of my most anticipated games for (hopefully) 2014."

- Nerdsbeware see all 10 comments

Shacknews Live: Mario Kart 8 [Update: It's over]

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:45am PDT

Shacknews' video crew has a craving for some high-speed hijinks today, so they'll be throwing down the Blue Shells in Mario Kart 8. Join Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer as she power slides her way to victory and fends off the Boomerangs and Bob-ombs of less fortunate competitors.

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"Even I broke down and got a Wii U and then broke it and sent it off for repairs and am ..."

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Wii U Quick Start update is speedier, if you use it right

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:15am PDT

Nintendo's Wii U update makes the console speedier, but it's important to understand its limitations.

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"40 seconds is actually pretty long. It far exceeds the awkward silence mark."

- Steven Wong see all 8 comments

PSA: Wii U v.5.0.0 update now available

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 10:00pm PDT

Nintendo has released the new v.5.0.0 update for Wii U, which should make booting games a much less cumbersome process. The major addition to this update is a new Quick Start Menu that can be accessed through the GamePad's Power or Home button.

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"Sounds good. Thanks for the numbers. Looking forward to checking it out."

- Enric_of_Neriak see all 6 comments

Falling Skies show adapts into strategy game

By Steve Watts, Jun 02, 2014 4:30pm PDT

The TNT show Falling Skies is being adapted into a strategy game from Little Orbit. It's coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U this fall.

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New villain slithers into newly-titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Dr. Eggman will take a backseat in Sonic's newest game, as a new villain arises in the newly-titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

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"It is looking very much Sonic Boom will join Sonic Lost World in the pile of games that I will ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 11 comments

Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million worldwide in opening weekend

By Robert Workman, Jun 02, 2014 11:15am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten off to a good start when it comes to sales.

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"Every MK8 thread reminds me of this... ..."

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New releases for June 2-8

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 01, 2014 8:00am PDT

The theme is "comradery" in this week's upcoming new releases, led by WildStar's arrival on PC.

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"My arcade sticks and consoles are in storage until July. This is terrible :("

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1,001 Spikes to impale players on June 3

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Indie developer Nicalis has announced that the upcoming masochistic platformer 1,001 Spikes will indeed release simultaneously on all of its intended platforms this coming Tuesday. June 3 will see 1,001 Spikes release on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Mac, as well as on Wii U and ...

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"This game seems to remind me a lot about Rick Dangerous, and that's a good thing."

- Kolzig73 see all 7 comments

Pikmin 3 2.0.0 update adds GamePad and stylus control option

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 2:00pm PDT

It's always been somewhat baffling that Pikmin 3 couldn't use their stylus and the GamePad touch screen to control their little helpers. That appears to have changed, thanks to a new 2.0.0 update that is now live, giving players the option to control their Pikmin with the Wi...

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"You must have incredible vision, no one that I know that has played it has ever mentioned ..."

- Derringer see all 17 comments

Shack Reels: Watch Dogs' tour guide to Chicago

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 11:00am PDT

This week, Shack Reels offers a tourist's guide to Chicago, as imagined by Watch Dogs.

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"Being a person that's lived in and around the city of Chicago most of my entire life,I can say ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 2 comments

Shack Interview: Talking Mario Kart 8 with GoNintendo's Kevin Cassidy

By Ozzie Mejia, May 30, 2014 6:30pm PDT

The highly-anticipated Mario Kart 8 is out today. But before you select your character or upload your clips to Mario Kart TV, Shacknews' Sam and Andrew want to talk some Mario Kart with GoNintendo's Kevin "rawmeat cowboy" Cassidy and weigh in on some of the game's features a...

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"It seems like they're starting to relax a bit more. But yeah I think keeping it relaxed and ..."

- OutlawSundown see all 14 comments

PSA: Mario Kart TV site up and running

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 9:00am PDT

Mario Kart TV, the video sharing feature in Mario Kart 8, is now up on the web.

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Shack Snack: May 29, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 29, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"the part where you say to check out the supergiant games interview should have a link in the ..."

- harold.johnson see all 3 comments

Sonic Boom introduces Sticks to the cast

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Sonic Boom is aiming to give Sonic the Hedgehog more of an Adventure Time-style aesthetic and that becomes more evident with the reveal of the newest cast member: Sticks, the jungle badger.

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"Also, I really hate the voices they make in this Sonic games, always sound really horrible and ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 10 comments