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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?

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 15, 2014 1:30 PM

IndieCade 2014: The Nintendo booth

There were several great indie games to be found inside Nintendo's booth at IndieCade. Here are some of the standouts.

By Steve Watts   //   October 15, 2014 12:45 PM

Opinion: 'GamerGate' Legitimacy is an Illusion

GamerGate supporters may believe that by sheer numbers, or volume, they can take this toxic foundation and turn it into a legitimate movement. They can't. 

By Steven Wong   //   October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Killing Floor 2 impressions: Painting Paris Blood Red

Tripwire Interactive gave a first look at Killing Floor 2 at this year's New York Comic Con. With all the new graphics, features and perks, flying body parts have never looked so good.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 15, 2014 8:30 AM

Exploring Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell's seven deadly weapons

Saints Row has a history of whacked-out weaponry and Volition is bringing out seven more crazy kililng devices to grace Gat ouf of Hell with. Shacknews takes a closer look at Johnny Gat's tools of the trade.

By Steven Wong   //   October 14, 2014 3:00 PM

Life is Strange impressions: Stranger by the minute

Dontnod Entertainment (makers of Remember Me) provoded a first look at its upcoming adventure game, Life is Strange, at this year's New York Comic Con. In this coming of age story, a young girl named Max Caulfield reconnects with old friends while trying to uncover a mystery using time bending powers.

By Brittany Vincent   //   October 14, 2014 12:30 PM

Rhythm Game Iniquities: Bring These Games Over!

Vib-Ribbon, a seminal rhythm game classic for the original PlayStation, has made its way to North America, finding a home on the PlayStation Network as a PSone Classic. But what should come next, after we're done grooving to those beats? We dust off our music catalogue to see which rhythm craze should be ported next out of Japan and onto Western consoles.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 14, 2014 11:00 AM

IndieCade 2014: The Oculus Rift games

There was a lot to check out at IndieCade this year and that includes a handful of offerings for Oculus Rift.

By Daniel Perez   //   October 13, 2014 9:01 PM

The Evil Within Review: Taking Residence

The Evil Within borrows much of its inspiration from the Resident Evil series, but does the game stack up to such a notable piece of gaming history or is it a cheap imitation? Our review.