Shack Snack: July 21, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 21, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Shacknews presents the Shack Snack, a short recap of the day's big stories.

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Destiny pre-orders offer early Vanguard Armory access

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 2:45pm PDT

Destiny players that need some heavier weaponry may be able to get assistance from the Vanguard armory, should they decide to pre-order the game prior to its September 9 release.

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Giving video game characters a gender-switching fem-flip

By Steven Wong, Jul 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The recent announcement that a woman will be taking up Thor’s hammer shook up the comic book community. With the recent female Thor announcement, and the San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, we started wondering which video game characters might ...

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"LOL, wtf are you talking about? What "knotholes" (?) are our society being pulled through? What ..."

- thetangent see all 82 comments

PSA: All Hearthstone Naxx cards revealed

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 12:10pm PDT

Blizzard has posted all of the upcoming cards, so check out the full line-up and start planning your strategies.

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Opinion: What happened to episodic games?

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 12:00pm PDT

It was a promising idea 10 years ago, but publishers haven't really jumped on-board. What happened?

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"I disagree about The Ballad of Gay Tony being more of the same. It was better than the main ..."

- P90 see all 32 comments

Watch 15 minutes of gameplay from The Sims 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 11:30am PDT

EA and Maxis are releasing the demo that was used at this year's E3 to offer up a new 15-minute look at The Sims 4.

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Tetris Ultimate announced for 3DS

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 10:45am PDT

Classic puzzle game coming to a Nintendo platform after all

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"I realized last night that I really want a Tetris game on the Wii U. "

- rosewood see all 2 comments

The Last of Us live reading and music event next week

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 10:30am PDT

Ties in with the forthcoming PS4 release

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"That sounds neat. Tickets were free too, though it seems that they disappeared pretty quickly. ..."

- Senate5000 see all 3 comments

PSA: Destiny beta down until July 23 for maintenance

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 9:50am PDT

Make way for the Xbox users!

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"There is all so the stupid need for a PS+ to play some of the game on the PS4 but you do not ..."

- Twin--Sword see all 16 comments

PSA: Best Buy hosting BOGO sale on 3DS games

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 9:30am PDT

Mario Golf, Zelda, and more on sale

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"It is a pretty cool game, in fact. Could use more courses, but the items are fun and the ..."

- tostador see all 8 comments

Ratchet & Clank Collection explodes onto Vita tomorrow

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 9:15am PDT

Play the classic trilogy on-the-go with this digital release

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Opinion: ESPN2's Dota 2 special was far from mainstream

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

ESPN2 aired a Dota 2 special last night, but it did little to attract anyone beyond niche viewers.

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"Dota got 30 minutes on ESPN on a sunday night to make it's pitch, that is it, that's the difference."

- dextius see all 6 comments

The Evil Within's release date bumped up a week

By Robert Workman, Jul 21, 2014 8:55am PDT

Horror-fest will arrive a little earlier in October

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Dance Central Spotlight coming September 2

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 8:00am PDT

Base cost is cheap, with lots of day-one DLC

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"My wife is so pissed at this announcement.. she wants the full game like DC 1-3.. not this DLC ..."

- celery4183 see all 3 comments

Doom not ready for formal announcement until next year

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 7:30am PDT

Bethesda wanted to dispel id trouble rumors

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"Well then I guess you have it all figured out then dont ya :) Have a good evening. Oh, also ..."

- sticktastic see all 81 comments
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