New releases for September 22-28

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 21, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's a wild week for new releases across all platforms! PC is getting Gauntlet, Defense Grid 2, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and more! Wii U gets Hyrule Warriors! Xbox One gets its retail Killer Instinct collection to usher in the Season 2 changes. And just about every pla...

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"Watch_Dogs: _Bad Blood DLC also comes out on the 23rd. Looking forward to more Watch_Dogs with ..."

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 35: Quake Live and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week's Twitch roundup captures the weekly Battlefield Bad Company 2 Shackbattle, orangepylon's descent into madness with Left 4 Dead 2, and dael trying out Quake Live!

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"Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! That campaign is 90% cutscenes with amateur voice acting, and 10% ..."

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Weekend PC download deals: Talk Like A Pirate Day Edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 4:00pm PDT

YAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

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"I have not played much, but people seem to like it. I'd download it and try it out. "

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Five things Silent Hills needs to do right

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 19, 2014 3:00pm PDT

After the summer's P.T. demo and the recent Tokyo Game Show teaser, we're ready to step foot into Silent Hills. But there are a few things the game needs to get right to bring the series back as a top survival horror game.

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"I would agree but stress that decent movement controls and mechanics are required. The movement ..."

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Ryse: Son of Rome PC impressions: Face meets sword

By Steven Wong, Sep 19, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Ryse: Son of Rome will soon be marching its way onto the PC. I go hands-on with an early demo to see if the see if the game has the will and strength to conquer this territory. 

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Opinion: Final Fantasy 15 TGS trailer hints at history

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy 15 at the Tokyo Game Show, and it rightly created buzz around the long-delayed game by referencing the best parts of the modern Final Fantasy era.

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What Destiny could learn from Borderlands

By Daniel Perez, Sep 19, 2014 10:45am PDT

Destiny released last week, although it left much to be desired by many of its players. I take a look at how Bungie could have made it better by taking a page or two from the Borderlands series.

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"One extra thing: DLC. You say it might make the game better, but if it's not free then it ..."

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The original Bungie Trilogy: A Marathon retrospective

By Brittany Vincent, Sep 19, 2014 9:30am PDT

Go back to the past with one of Bungie’s first and most recognizable trilogies.  

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"Amazing. Marathon was pretty goddamn fantastic and still is. I should play them again."

- Dschinghis Khan see all 8 comments

Nvidia senior product director talks GTX 970/980, Maxwell, VR support and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 12:20am PDT

During Nvidia's GAME24 event, Shacknews caught up with senior product director Justin Walker to discuss the new line of GeForce GTX cards and the new Maxwell GPU, while also asking whether the new cards are worth the upgrade for anyone that recently invested in a Titan.

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"There was a great article on how they used their tech to disprove the lighting theory Moon ..."

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Hearthstone Leeroy Jenkins/Starving Buzzard changes - the Chatty reaction

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 18, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is set to bring down a big pair of nerfs to Leeroy and Starving Buzzard next week. We ask Chatty how this will affect their game.

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"I agree that buzzard needed a nerf, but almost seems a shame that cult master might be better ..."

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The Legend of Zelda's strangest spin-offs

By Steve Watts, Sep 18, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Hyrule Warriors is a successful Zelda spin-off, but not all of the series' outside ventures have been so lucky. We look at some of the strangest games connected to the franchise.

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"It was kind of cool at least back when it came out. I got my time of enjoyment out of it. A ..."

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions preview: Retro still evolving

By Bryan Dawson, Sep 17, 2014 10:00am PDT

This isn't your old man's Geometry Wars. Dimensions offers a whole new take on a beloved shooter.

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"Still fucks me off that Geometry Wars 2 never came to PC. I had a fucking blast playing that on ..."

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Hyrule Warriors review: The legend of dynasty

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 7:00am PDT

Hyrule Warriors takes Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors mechanics and mixes it with The Legend of Zelda. But is this fusion yet another Zelda spin off time will forget? Check out our review.

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"I would hope so, although I think most Wii U kiosks should have Hyrule Warriors to play. Just ..."

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection preview - anniversary plans

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 6:01am PDT

343 Industries shows off more of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with Shacknews able to go hands-on with the upcoming compilation. We also learn more about the steps 343 is taking to update Halo 3 and 4, as well as some new details about the Halo Channel.

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"Last of Us on the PS4 was pretty great. Halo at 60fps will be awesome."

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Assassin's Creed Unity Co-Op hands-on: this ain't Ocean's Eleven

By Robert Workman, Sep 16, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Bring friends and get some heisting done in Unity's new co-op missions.

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"This is the issue I have with 99% of "preview" articles. All of these outlets get/see the same ..."

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