Shack Snack: June 17, 2014

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Kick back and treat yourself to a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Capcom shareholders open possibility of takeover

Capcom has announced that at a recent investor meeting, shareholders voted to end its takeover defense. That leaves the publisher open to an acquisition, assuming another company buys enough stock to take it.

Fez creator helping other indies with 'Polytron Partners'

Polytron, the company behind Phil Fish's game Fez, is moving into a new partnership initiative. Fish announced "Polytron Partners," an arm of the company that will help promising indie games with details like promotion and production.

GTA Online adds Hipster update, you've probably never heard of it

Riding the razor's edge of sharp social humor, Grand Theft Auto Online has decided it's high-time to mock the hipster set. The "I'm Not a Hipster" update includes retro print t-shirts, skinny jeans, tattoos, and hairstyles based on everyone's favorite pretentious social group.

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The Alienware Alpha: Don't call it a Steam Machine

A great deal of effort has gone into bringing the PC gaming experience to the living room lately, most notably by Valve with the development of the SteamOS, Steam Controller, and related Steam Machines along with features like Big Picture Mode and In-Home Streaming. Little by little, the PC Gaming experience is becoming more living-room friendly, where the large TV and entertainment centers reside. However, the announcement that official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015 meant that many would have to wait before they saw a genuine PC console hit retail. Except that Alienware decided not to wait and announced the Alienware Alpha, a genuine Windows PC designed to work as though it were a console gaming system.
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    June 17, 2014 5:35 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Shack Snack: June 17, 2014.

    CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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      June 17, 2014 5:55 PM

      Hurray for much improved lighting!

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      June 17, 2014 7:13 PM

      Yeah that lighting is better but the green screen is leaking through in Sam's hair. Getting some green tint kicking.