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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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

Mario Kart 8 getting Mercedes Benz DLC in Japan

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Mario and his buddies will be able to race around the Mushroom Kingdom in a Mercedes Benz this summer, thanks to some free promotional DLC releasing in Japan. The ad announcing the partnership is... different.

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GameCube Controller Adapter adds GC controller support to Smash Bros and Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 12:30pm PDT

It appeared that Smash Bros. veterans would have to jump into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U without GameCube controller support. It turns out this will not be the case, as Nintendo has unveiled a GameCube Controller Adapter (along with brand new GameCube controllers) that will...

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"I played a whole lot of SB using a D-pad. For the most part, it works great. Maybe even ..."

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Shacknews Live: Watch Dogs [Update: It's over. Watch the archive!]

By Shack Staff, May 28, 2014 8:30am PDT

Take a trip with Shacknews to the Windy City of Chicago. Chicago's CToS system is watching closely and has Aiden Pearce square in its crosshairs. So let's watch and see where Shacknews' Sam takes our embittered anti-hero, as she runs through Watch Dogs on the Shacknews Twitc...

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"she did tell people to come to the chatty at the end of the broadcast. although i'm not sure ..."

- dantastic see all 93 comments

Pushmo World announced for Wii U, coming in June

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 8:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced Pushmo World for Wii U, a new entry with a load of new puzzles and a puzzle-sharing hub for user-generated content.

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"So awesome, really loved the games on 3DS. In Europe we get a discount for cross platform ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 2 comments

Smash Bros Best Buy locations and times detailed

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 8:30am PDT

Nintendo has detailed exactly where and when you'll be able to play Smash Bros at Best Buy locations during E3.

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"Agreed, people love to shit on best buy but it's really not that bad anymore. For those of us ..."

- peat see all 10 comments

Lego Batman 3 takes Caped Crusader to space

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 7:30am PDT

TT Games announced Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham today, another entry that will take Batman and the rest of the Justice League into space to stop the schemes of Brainiac.

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Shack Reels: How Watch Dogs devs brought Chicago to life

By Ozzie Mejia, May 26, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Memorial Day weekend kicked off with Shacknews taking a look at Watch Dogs' interpretation of Chicago versus the real-life version of the Windy City. So just how did the development team go about re-creating one of the biggest cities in the United States? Shacknews recen...

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