It's a new month and that means it's time to rotate in a fresh round of freebies for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus. But there are also some other notable deals to check out, including a discount on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One.
Time to catch up on some of those games you might have missed this holiday weekend. Steam is doing its part with free weekends for Evolve and Killing Floow 2. Meanwhile, UPlay is offering a massive Back to School sale that throws in free beta access for The Division and Rainbow Six Siege and the Humble Store continues its End of Summer sale by celebrating Double Fine.
Killing Floor 2's Firebug perk can be a tricky one to play, but here are a few tips to maximize your survival potential. Time to roast some Zeds!
It's been a while since Shacknews has had a chance to go hands-on with Overwatch. Blizzard's shooter has since added some new characters, so GameStop Expo seemed as good as a place as any to try them out for the first time.
Electronic Arts and DICE's trailers for Star Wars Battlefront indicate that they're shooting for big screen-level magic. But does the Walker Assault multiplayer mode offer any of that kind of magic? To prepare for this Force Friday, Shacknews tried it out at GameStop Expo to find out.
Shacknews travels the world with Renowned Explorers: International Society, the adventure strategy game that requires intelligence along with might in order to succeed. See what it takes to become the best explorer in the world in our review.
Fallout 4 is already shaping up to be a very good looking game, but there's always room from improvement. Looking back at the gameplay from Fallout 3 and New Vegas, here are some features that would make Fallout 4 even more impressive.
This week's Arcade Corner has us going back to the 80s when the arcade was king. And the king of the arcade at the time was a small, yellow circle that would eat pellets and ghosts. Yes - we're talking about Pac-Man.
Armello is a virtual board game that combines card strategy and role-playing elements. It takes a strong will, patience, and cunning to get ahead. See how well well our bunny clan fares in our review.
Shacknews recently had a chance to speak with Turn 10 Studios content director Bill Wendl about Forza Motorsport 6. The topics included the lessons learned from Forza 5's microstransaction controversy, the new mod system, and the continuing challenges of keeping up with new automotive technology.
Super Mario Maker is a developer toolset, a crowd-sourced game jam, and classic homage all rolled into one--all while retaining Nintendo's innate sense of artful craftsmanship. Our review.
Satellite Reign puts you in control of a team of agents set to destroy corporate rule in a dystopain cyberpunk future. It ends up being proof of why maybe the corporations should stay in charge.
It's hard to imagine what Microsoft and Turn 10 can possibly add to the Forza Motorsport series, but Shacknews went hands-on with Forza Motorsport 6's Career mode, nonetheless. And it was our first chance to check out night and wet weather racing, along with some new additions to the game's Career. Our hands-on preview.
As a flood of games release this fall, here are the top action games to keep a close eye on.
A generation grew up on Hideo Kojima and the Metal Gear Solid series, but with the arrival of The Phantom Pain this week, it's time for Kojima and Snake to officially go their separate ways.
Marvel Heroes 2016 PAX Prime panel recap - Secret Invasion, Kitty Pryde, controller support and more
As Marvel Heroes 2015 prepares to transition to Marvel Heroes 2016, the folks at Gazillion held a PAX Prime panel, where they revealed new story instances, new characters, Team-Ups, costumes, visual updates, and controller support.
Members of Battleborn's development team stopped by Shacknews on Saturday morning to talk about their upcoming FPS/MOBA hybrid. For those that missed the Q&A with the Chatty community yesterday, here's a recap.
Gearbox Software is presenting its upcoming multiplayer shooter Battleborn at PAX Prime, but they're taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to the Shacknews Chatty directly. Come join the conversation!
This is the last weekend to take advantage of the monthly freebies from Xbox and PlayStation, but there are a handful of sales to go along with those games, too. Xbox is celebrating the best of the indies, PlayStation is offering a retro gaming sale, and Nintendo is offering up some of the best of their available Capcom catalog.
As PAX Prime goes down this weekend, digital retailers are looking to say goodbye to summer in a big way with Green Man Gaming offering a Mad Max pre-order discount, Steam offering a Company of Heroes 2 free weekend, and the Humble Store kicking off its End of Summer sale.