By Joe Tirado   //   October 24, 2014 3:30 PM

Shacknews Plays: Extra Life 2014

Starting on 10/25, we'll be playing games for a full 24 hours in order to raise money for Extra Life. Come join us and be sure to donate!

By Nathaniel Hohl   //   October 24, 2014 10:05 AM

Opinion: Underused Superheroes and Going Beyond Batman

A new slate of superhero movies, starring characters like Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and Shazam, are on the horizon. The DC Comics universe has a rich collection of heroes and villains, but why aren't they featured in games more often? Perhaps these upcoming films will help bring these underused characters into the spotlight.

By Steve Watts   //   October 23, 2014 5:30 PM

Shack Snack: October 23, 2014

Time for another episode of Shack Snack! All the gaming news you need in a nice digestible chunk of video deliciousness.

By Josh Hawkins   //   October 23, 2014 12:00 PM

Final Score: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

It's been over 10 years since Firaxis Games placed turn-based strategy fans inside an unknown science fiction world to battle for victory. Now they've finally made their return to the stars, but has their mission been as successful as they hoped, or are we all left shaking our heads thinking "Houston... we have a problem."?

By Brittany Vincent   //   October 23, 2014 11:00 AM

More Than Survival: The Five Faces of Horror Gaming

Horror comes in many dark shades. Like chilly fingers creeping up your spine, here is a look at five horror categories that will keep you up at night.

By Steven Wong   //   October 23, 2014 5:00 AM

Civilization: Beyond Earth review: Humanity's End

Civilization: Beyond Earth leaves behind humanity's homeworld with the hope of creating a better future. How does this epic sci-fi Civilization game stack up against its earthbound historic predecessors? Our review.

By Steve Watts   //   October 22, 2014 12:00 PM

Hearthstone Has a Bot Problem, Here's What You Can Do

Bots have infiltrated Hearthstone, frustrating players and compromising the game's integrity. Here's how you can tell if your opponent is less-than-human, and how to beat their cold, calculating strategies.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 21, 2014 11:00 AM

Opinion: Why Disney's Fantasia is a turning point for Harmonix

This was supposed to be a banner year for Harmonix, with Dance Central Spotlight and Disney's Fantasia leading the way, before Microsoft pulled the rug out from under them. In spite of that, the Boston-based studio is poised to bounce back.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 20, 2014 11:00 AM

Opinion: Support for PushaTee shows all that is right in gaming culture

There's no denying that the gaming climate has been a hostile one, as of late. But the tragic story of PushaTee and the outpouring of support from friends, competitors, and fans show that gaming culture can still be a tremendous force for good.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 19, 2014 8:00 AM

New releases for October 20-26

This is the week to venture into the future with Civilization: Beyond Earth, while the musical set can feel the rhythm with Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved and Just Dance 2015 and Platinum raises hell with Bayonetta 2.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 16, 2014 12:00 PM

IndieCade 2014: The Sony booth

Sony brought along many of their most anticipated indie games to IndieCade over the weekend. Here are a handful of the games Shacknews got to try out.

By Steven Wong   //   October 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Galactic Civilization 3 Early Access Spotlight: The Art of Negotiation

The interstallar 4X strategy game Galactic Civilizations 3 enters a new Early Access phase with the patch that introduces diplomacy. Additionally, a new race enters the competition to become the biggest empire in the galaxy. We speak to lead game designer Paul Boyer to get all the details.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 16, 2014 8:00 AM

The Evil Within: Enemy spotlight and concept art

There are some big-time dangers to look out for in The Evil Within. Shacknews takes a quick look at them, while also checking out some early concept art.

By Josh Hawkins   //   October 15, 2014 2:00 PM

Final Score: The Evil Within Reviews

Does The Evil Within have what it takes to activate the nostalgia of the games it tries so hard to imitate?