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By Nathaniel Hohl   //   January 30, 2015 1:00 PM

Opinion: How Heroes of the Storm and Infinite Crisis Shakes Up the MOBA World

Despite (or perhaps because of) their popularity, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 have gained a reputation for being difficult to learn, which is exacerbated by an often toxic player community. However, Heroes of the Storm and Infinite Crisis could be the games that can change things for the better.

By Steven Wong   //   January 28, 2015 9:00 AM

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition Impressions: A Hero's Return

Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition brings the 1999 strategy role-playing classic to modern system, complete with updated graphics and online multiplayer. Does the gameplay still stand up after fifteen years? Our impressions.

By Brittany Vincent   //   January 27, 2015 11:00 AM

5 LucasArts Classics Ripe for Remakes

With the launch of Grim Fandango Remastered and the upcoming release of Day of the Tentacle Special Edition, the time has come for classic LucasArts games to make a big comeback. Here are five games that should be updated for a new generation of gamers to enjoy.

By Steven Wong   //   January 26, 2015 1:30 PM

Head Games: The Virtual Reality Roundup

Head mounted displays promise to either augment reality, or drop you into a completely virtual one. From the HoloLens to a cardboard box, we run down some of the top devices vying to capture your senses.

By Steve Watts   //   January 26, 2015 12:00 PM

The New 3DS Review: Worth the Upgrade?

Nintendo is rolling out yet another hardware revision with the New 3DS. Is this latest version of the handheld worth upgrading from your old one?

By John Gaudiosi   //   January 26, 2015 10:30 AM

Aspyr Explains How Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Went Mobile

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, one of the most acclaimed role-playing games of all time, is now available for your tablet.  Michael Blair, senior product and sales manager at Aspyr Media, explains how the developers brought the game to mobile systems, enhanced using Nvidia K1 technology.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 26, 2015 10:00 AM

Guild Wars 2 director discusses Heart of Thorns, Revenants, Guild Halls, and more

Following the recent PAX South announcement of a new expansion called Heart of Thorns, Shacknews reached out to Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson to get more details on some of the new features that players can expect, while also attempting to nail down a more precise release window.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 26, 2015 7:00 AM

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt preview - man vs. beast

Shacknews went hands-on with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the first time last week. And so came our chance to explore the story, venture across the world, and fight a massive griffin.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 25, 2015 8:00 AM

Weekly Game Release Highlights, January 26-February 1

Did you all know that Grim Fandango is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux? Also, other games that aren't Grim Fandango, like Dying Light, Life Is Strange, Destructamundo, and more!

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 23, 2015 4:00 PM

Weekend PC download deals: The big Pro Bowl weekend sales

Shacknews does not consider the Pro Bowl to be a real football game. But somebody does, so for those people, they can check out this weekend's digital PC game sales, which we can only assume are in place to celebrate the Pro Bowl. Somebody has to celebrate it, right?

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 23, 2015 11:00 AM

Hands-on with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 and Acer XB270HU monitor

Nvidia released its GeForce GTX 960 graphics card yesterday. Shacknews recently went hands-on with the midrange card, as well as the Acer XB270HU monitor, to test it out on a couple of recent PC game releases.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   January 21, 2015 11:00 AM

Evo 2015: Breaking down the surprises and snubs

Evo organizer Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar and Twitch's Mike Ross unveiled the Evo 2015 lineup during a live stream last night. Today, we look at the list of games, the surprises, and the surprising snubs for this year's tournament.

By Steven Wong   //   January 20, 2015 1:30 PM

Citizens of Earth Review: Citizens United

In Citizens of Earth, you play as the Vice President of the World, and one of your first acts in office is to save the planet from invasion. To do so, you must gather an army of everyday citizens to battle the menace. Does this retro RPG have the charm to keep citizens of the world interested? Our review.