Shack Snack: July 14, 2014

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know.


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Smash Bros gets even more Fire Emblem characters

Nintendo promised another Smash Bros character reveal this morning, and it overdelivered--all of them from the recent 3DS strategy RPG Fire Emblem Awakening. The character trailer showed off Lucina and "Robin." If that last one doesn't sound familiar, that's because it's the player character from Awakening. Just as in the game, you can pick your gender to play as Robin. 

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes pre-orders include extra hero

This fall, Disney Interactive will relaunch its Disney Infinity franchise with a fresh new angle, one that involves various heroes and villains from the Marvel universe, including the Avengers and the Amazing Spider-Man. For those wishing to pre-order the game, you'll get a nice little bonus on top, in the form of an extra figurine.

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer: you say you want a Revolution?

Bastille Day is upon us, and Ubisoft has decided to mark the occasion by releasing a new trailer for its forthcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release Assassin's Creed Unity. In the game, you portray Arno, a young Master Assassin who's called upon to tip the scales in the favor of the people. Of course, that means overthrowing a corrupt government, and chasing after particular targets who wield too much power for their own good.

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    July 14, 2014 5:30 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Shack Snack: July 14, 2014.

    End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know.

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      July 14, 2014 6:20 PM

      Holy crap guys, come on now

      Grim Fandango is STILL leading the horrible purple bar
      Um, the rest..

      I told myself not to whine about the new design, but just look at this mess.

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        July 14, 2014 7:18 PM

        Yeah, stretching picture from the front page across the top of the story's page doesn't work more than it does.

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        July 14, 2014 7:24 PM

        Lol yeah noticed that. The design really needs some work.

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        July 14, 2014 7:25 PM

        I thought Chrome was bugged where the purple bar content never changed or went away

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        July 14, 2014 7:39 PM

        So are you telling me that you don't like Grim Fandango?

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          July 14, 2014 7:45 PM

          Well it is in their top 3, right after MI and DOTT

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          July 14, 2014 7:51 PM

          Briefcase man! Any word on archived shack messages ever getting restored? They have been I'm the "we are looking into it" queue for two+ years now.

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            July 14, 2014 7:57 PM

            I believe this gentleman was put in charge.

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              July 14, 2014 8:03 PM

              seriously no straight answer?, it really sucked when folks lost hundreds of shack messages (the ones they felt were important enough to make the effort of archiving) with no warning due to , well...basic amateur hour "whoopsie" crap.

              I had hoped that a regime change might change things, I still hope it does.

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                July 14, 2014 8:30 PM

                Alright, before we start getting into "I had high hopes for you guys wtf happened" territory, I can honestly say this is the first time I've heard of the issue. Can you elaborate? Is this something that happened after the relaunch or awhile ago?

                I think having the archive of Chatty indexed and searchable (and showing more than just the last 18 hours of activity) sounds like a grand idea, but would like some more info.

                In the meantime, we're working hard folks. Appreciate the heads up and we'll fix up some stuff (hopefully you've seen that over the last several days) and we will continue to push forward. Appreciate the patience tho.

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                  July 14, 2014 10:07 PM

                  Well, since there hasn't been follow up, at least not here, just to clarify in this context Shack Messages = Private Messages. The ones folks had archived went poof a while back under Gamefly's rule. I would assume they are probably gone, but I guess there was never a definitive answer.

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                July 14, 2014 8:41 PM

                I'm going to assume whatever gamefly fucked up and deleted is long gone.

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        July 14, 2014 9:28 PM

        I like purple though.

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        July 14, 2014 9:57 PM

        it's almost like massive website redesigns are a lot of work and take time

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      July 14, 2014 7:52 PM

      it unfortunately pushes the image from the frontpage to the main article image. Going to put in a fix so we can upload a separate one rather than the same. THX for pointing this out all

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      July 14, 2014 9:30 PM


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        July 14, 2014 9:55 PM

        You can see.......everything.

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