10 premium mobile games worth the money (and three that aren't)

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Free-to-play is definitely en vogue on the iOS and Android app stores. Though games had a race to the bottom with a $0 price point, some developers are still holding out with games that cost $3, $5, $10, or even higher. If you can swallow the price tag, some of these paid ga...

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"Lol. It's a pay game and it still has a timer? That is utter bullshit. "

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Uncovering Hidden Gems: Sine Mora

By Robert Workman, Jul 08, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Sine Mora is definitely a game that deserves another look.

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"not a must, I just like long form video content and don't much care for written or two minute ..."

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 7 comments

Divekick producer talks Addition Edition, Johnny Gat, and more new characters

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The countdown to Evo continues, as Shacknews re-visits the folks at Iron Galaxy to discuss Divekick: Addition Edition, Johnny Gat, and where the game is going next.

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"A friend gifted it to me last August.We both played and I logged in 74 minutes according to ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 4 comments

Humble Bundle returns to Rapture with 2K Bundle

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2014 11:09am PDT

Returning to Rapture is now a lot less expensive, thanks to the folks at Humble Bundle. The latest bundle offers a slate of 2K Games, headlined by the BioShock series. Players will have the option to allocate their funds among 2K Games, Humble Bundle, and the Action Against ...

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"The two games I don't own in this bundle are X-COM Declassified and The Darkness 2 and I can get ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 6 comments

Hearthstone 'Curse of Naxxramas' prices detailed

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 10:47am PDT

Blizzard has finally detailed the prices for Hearthstone's upcoming Curse of Naxxramas expansion. Though it certainly isn't cheap, a few options help mitigate the blow to your wallet (or gold).

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"Competition is good! Maybe you'll see the Magic game you want because of Hearthstone."

- Moonbase Commander see all 24 comments

Project Spark exits beta on October 7 on Xbox One and PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2014 10:17am PDT

Project Spark is ready to wrap up its beta. The free-to-play creation tool will release its final version on Xbox One and PC on October 7.

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Cliff Bleszinski's next game is BlueStreak

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 10:02am PDT

Cliff Bleszinski announced his next game today, a sci-fi arena shooter for PC called BlueStreak. His startup Boss Key will be working with the South Korean publisher Nexon to publish.

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"Arena shooter? And here I thought he was going to be stepping out of his comfort zone a bit. ..."

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Titanfall: Frontier's Edge DLC announced

By Robert Workman, Jul 08, 2014 9:24am PDT

The new Frontier's Edge DLC pack throws three new Titanfall maps into the fray.

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"I remember playing the beta and really liking it...for about 10 minutes. Not trying to shit ..."

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Gearbox Software returns with Battleborn

By Robert Workman, Jul 08, 2014 9:17am PDT

The developer of Borderlands returns with a new, yet familiar, project.

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"I laughed when I saw that fugly logo. What a terrible first impression this slapdash trailer makes."

- Grape Flavor see all 19 comments

Firefall launch set for late July

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 8:50am PDT

After a lengthy beta period, Red 5 has finally set a date for Firefall: July 29.

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"That looks like a turd that came out of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's ass."

- Godhatesfatpeople see all 30 comments

Chariot: 101 uses for a rolling casket

By Steven Wong, Jul 08, 2014 8:30am PDT

Chariot is a quirky co-op physics based puzzle game with a strange twist. In it, a princess promises her recently deceased father that she'll take his remains to a special burial site surrounded by riches.

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"Puzzle platformers are a dime a dozen but this still manages to look pretty cool."

- Grape Flavor see all 2 comments

Shacknews Chattycast Episode 02: Steven Wong Skins

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 8:00am PDT

The Shacknews Chattycast returns, now with the most-requested feature: subscriptions.

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"This didn't work for me when I searched from the Search tab on the bottom right that searches ..."

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Interview: Epic Games Reveals New Fortnite Gameplay

By John Gaudiosi, Jul 08, 2014 7:15am PDT

What began as a Game Jam idea has continued to evolve into a much larger project that has taken different design directions along the way. Darren Sugg, lead designer on Fortnite at Epic Games, discusses what’s new with the strategy/action game in this exclusive interview.

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"Good interview. At first I thought Fortnite was just a little side project of Epic's, but the ..."

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Bethesda and Red Cross holding Good Within Blood Drive for QuakeCon

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2014 7:00am PDT

Bethesda would like to open the door for QuakeCon attendees to do a good deed and participate in a special blood drive. Organized in conjunction with the American Red Cross, the publisher is hosting "The Good Within Blood Drive" at the convention site of the Hilton Anatole H...

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"No. The baby had its own blood or the entire planet would have the same blood type. The placenta ..."

- daggot see all 16 comments

More Zen Pinball 2 tables coming to PS4 with cross-buy

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2014 6:48am PDT

More Zen Pinball 2 tables are coming to PlayStation 4, and if you've already purchased them on PS3 or Vita you get the PS4 versions for free.

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"Great news! I have a bunch of tables on my 360 so hopefully this happens for the Xbone as well. ..."

- icecreambus see all 2 comments
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