PlanetSide 2 designers discuss Hossin, July updates, and weather

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 3:00pm PDT

PlanetSide 2's Hossin update was recently deployed for all PC players. As all of the game's factions go on this 'Early Expedition' of the new continent, studio director Matt Higby and lead designer Luke Sigmund took Shacknews on a brief tour of the new area, while also offer...

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Grey Goo preview: A classic game in the making

By Steven Wong, Jul 01, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Grey Goo takes players back to the classic era of real-time strategy games, featuring diverse factions and thoughtful gameplay. We test our skills to see if we can win control of the galaxy.

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"Looking forward to this! About time we got an old school base building RTS."

- thetangent see all 2 comments

Opinion: PlayStation Now prices placate publishers

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 1:30pm PDT

PlayStation Now rental prices debuted at absurdly high points, but why?

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"As far as I know, you'll be able to buy any available games to use with PSNow on either PS3 or ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 6 comments

Chatty Q&A: Carbine Studios executive producer discusses WildStar

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 12:00pm PDT

WildStar has propelled itself among the Shacknews Community's favorite MMORPGs of the year so far and executive producer Jeremy Gaffney has come forward with some answers to some of Chatty's most burning questions.

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"Yeah, ask him how many players like myself have quit their Wildstar subscription after losing a ..."

- Red Barchetta see all 3 comments

Evolve wins top honors in E3 Game Critics award

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 11:15am PDT

E3 has come and gone, and all that's left is to formally recognize the games that wowed convention-goers the most. The E3 Game Critics Awards have been announced, and Evolve came out on top.

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Forza Motorsport 5 invokes nostalgia with Hot Wheels Car Pack

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 10:53am PDT

Forza Motorsport 5 is celebrating the nostalgic appeal of Hot Wheels with the new Hot Wheels Car Pack for $9.99 or free to Car Pass owners.

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"aka the Grand Prix Legends pack! That Lotus... also the insanely pretty AUDI, the Ferrari. Also ..."

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Can id build a better Doom?

By Robert Workman, Jul 01, 2014 10:30am PDT

Can the new Doom go back to its roots while growing out on new hardware?

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"I also loved it and even today get surprised with the design and immersion. I don't know why ..."

- cicienini see all 74 comments

Watch Dogs DLC adds three more missions

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 9:47am PDT

Watch Dogs has received a new chunk of single-player downloadable content today. It includes three missions, new weapons and perks, and a new outfit.

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"It came out, it just didn't work. It might have fixed the save issues, but performance was the ..."

- ForcedEvolutionaryVirus see all 6 comments

The Witcher Battle Arena takes MOBA skirmishes mobile

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 9:40am PDT

The MOBA genre continues to be the new hotness in video games and an unlikely entrant has ventured into the battle arena. CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games have brought The Witcher into the MOBA space with a new free-to-play entry called The Witcher Battle Arena.

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Shacknews Community Top 5 Games of 2014 (so far)

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 9:00am PDT

Hard to believe, but 2014 is already halfway over. With the summer months starting to roll in, Shacknews feels it's a good time to take a look at some of the best games of the year, so far. But before looking at the staff's picks, we'd like to give the spotlight to our loyal...

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"is Diablo 3 Expansion not eligable ? Shack has been eating that up, and I'm sure will be again ..."

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John Cena revealed as WWE 2K15 cover star

By Robert Workman, Jul 01, 2014 8:46am PDT

John Cena has been given cover boy duties for this year's WWE wrestling game.

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Escape Dead Island takes a new survival horror approach

By Robert Workman, Jul 01, 2014 8:24am PDT

Escape Dead Island will introduce a new style of play to the series.

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"so we're getting Dead Island 2, the Dead Island DotA clone and now Escape Dead Island ..."

- Stimpak Chopra see all 5 comments

QuakeCon tournaments up for $40,000 pool

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 7:34am PDT

Bethesda has detailed this year's QuakeCon tournaments, including one pro tourney and two open championships. The prize pool for all three events totals more than $40,000.

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GTA Online adds July 4 celebrations

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2014 7:00am PDT

Grand Theft Auto Online has updated with a July 4 themed update that brings new vehicles, guns, properties, and fashions.

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Shack Snack: June 30, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 30, 2014 6:45pm PDT

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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"Also, is Sam taking speech classes or something? Her enunciation is much better in this video ..."

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