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By Alice O'Connor   //   August 28, 2012 6:45 AM

Watch an hour of XCOM: Enemy Unknown

You wouldn't know it from watching the bang-pow-quote-cinematic-die-die trailers, but XCOM: Enemy Unknown is actually a turn-based tactical affair in the same vein as the widely-celebrated original X-COM games. Fortunately, publisher 2K decided to show off the game itself yesterday, though you'll have missed it if you don't follow social Twitfacestreams. So come, enjoy over an hour of tactical delights.
By Andrew Yoon   //   June 26, 2012 2:00 PM

PlanetSide 2 E3 presentation covers all the bases

Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming MMOFPS is quite an ambitious undertaking. If you haven't been following the free-to-play shooter very closely, this seven minute video from E3 should cover the bases.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 22, 2012 2:30 PM

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission preview

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission can be played as either as a full-on RTS or players can jump into the cockpit of their own units for a more direct approach. Both ways prove to be fun and intuitive.
By Shack Staff   //   June 22, 2012 11:45 AM

Shack Staff's E3 2012 disappointments

Earlier this week, we took a look at our favorite moments of E3. Now, we reminisce about what disappointed us at this year's show.
By Andrew Yoon   //   June 20, 2012 8:30 AM

Game Critics Awards reveals E3 2012 nominees

Every year, dozens of video game outlets--Shacknews included--vote on their favorite games from E3. Before the judges decide the ultimate winner, the organization has released this year's "Best of" nominees.
By Shack Staff   //   June 18, 2012 9:30 AM

Shack Staff's E3 2012 favorites

It's been a week since E3 2012 closed its doors. The Shacknews team looks back, and reflects on some of their highlights.
By Jeff Mattas   //   June 13, 2012 5:15 PM

Star Trek preview

We step behind closed doors at E3 2012 to get a fresh look at the upcoming Star Trek co-op shooter being developed by Digital Extremes.
By Jeff Mattas   //   June 13, 2012 9:00 AM

The Cave preview

We sit down for a behind-closed-doors E3 demo of The Cave, an upcoming Metroidvania-style adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine.
By Jeff Mattas   //   June 12, 2012 2:00 PM

Rayman Legends: the best Wii U platformer at E3

We get some hands-on time with the Wii U version of Rayman Legends at E3 2012, and come away surprised and impressed by the its innovative use of the tablet controller.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 11, 2012 5:15 PM

Arma 3 adds underwater combat

Arma III features fluid animation, lighting and shadow effects, and a day/night cycle. In addition to fighting by land and air, players can now battle by sea.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 11, 2012 2:30 PM

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 preview

The Walking Dead's second episode, titled "Starved for Help," is set to arrive later this month. We go hands-on with the first twenty minutes.
By Jeff Mattas   //   June 11, 2012 12:30 PM

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive preview

We grab some hands-on impressions of an Xbox 360 build of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at E3 2012, and get some more details about a couple of additional game modes.
By John Keefer   //   June 11, 2012 12:00 PM

A disappointing first look at The Elder Scrolls Online

Zenimax Online has a lot riding on the The Elder Scrolls Online, a game that has been in development for five years so far. I would have thought they would have wanted to make a bigger splash with their E3 presentation.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 11, 2012 9:45 AM

Face-on with SOEmote, a real-time facial animation system for EverQuest

MMO's are fun and all, but imagine if there was technology to bring your face into the game. Sony Online Entertainment has taken a big step towards perfecting that technology with its new SOEmote software, which they showed off at this year's E3.
By Tyler J. Smith   //   June 9, 2012 12:00 PM

E3 2012 Filter: The Elder Scrolls Online, Far Cry 3

Our E3 2012 Filter features a teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, a cinematic trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, an Empire's at War trailer for Planetside 2, a gameplay trailer for Trine 2: Director's Cut, and a cooperative gameplay trailer for Far Cry 3.