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This Week @ Shack: The Banal Frontier Edition

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2017 2:00pm PDT

In which the intersection of Star Wars and Mass Effect fandom becomes alarmingly clear.

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Watch the Extra Life Gaming Tournament and Pitch In for the Kids

By Shack Staff, Mar 24, 2017 9:30am PDT

Watch some tournament gaming action and make a difference all from the comfort of your couch.

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"You are not losing. You are helping to raise money and awareness and that Sir is a win"

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Sacrifice: Doom's Marty Stratton on Long Hours and Sending His Son's Friends to Hell

By David Craddock, Mar 24, 2017 6:00am PDT

The game's director and executive producer reflects on the final sprint before release.

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"Great article. It's the behind the scenes stuff I love to read. "

- EnderWigginDA see all 6 comments

Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild's 2D Prototype Holds Historical Significance for Nintendo

By David Craddock, Mar 23, 2017 2:20pm PDT

From its value as the proving ground that begat one of the best games ever made, to its function as a lens into the company, Zelda's prototype deserves to be released.

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"Right there with you. I love audiobooks. I'll let you know when knew ones are published. :)"

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Disney Afternoon Collection Producer Talks Challenges and Nostalgia

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2017 7:45am PDT

We spoke with John Faciane, associate producer for Capcom's Disney Afternoon Collection, about the challenges and inspiration behind this nostalgic treat.

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"Wonder if this will come to the Switch. Would be a great fit there since all of those games were ..."

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Change and Customize Armor

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 5:15pm PDT

Whether you want to equip better gear or your Ryder smells a tad ripe, our guide will help you acquire and change into armor in Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Scan Planets and Perform Personal Scans

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 4:45pm PDT

Scan through our guide to learn how to find riches and secrets by scanning planets in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Keri T'Vessa

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 2:45pm PDT

Courting Keri requires no loyalty—of the mission or monogamous variety.

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Nintendo Acknowledges 'Manufacturing Variation' With Left Joy-Cons

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2017 1:45pm PDT

The official statement, however, minimizes the issue with a 'nothing to see here' tone rather than a mea culpa. 

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Romance Suvi

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:45pm PDT

Suvi has degrees in molecular biology and astrophysics, but our guide will help you turn her on to human anatomy.

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Smoke and Silhouettes: Doom's Hugo Martin on Storytelling in Visual Mediums

By David Craddock, Mar 22, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Martin's background in film and games gives him a unique perspective on the myriad ways of constructing 'cinematic experiences.'

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"Seems like one of those folks with a nearly infectious enthusiasm for their work. Always a ..."

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Mass Effect Andromeda: How to Respec Your Character

By David Craddock, Mar 21, 2017 2:10pm PDT

Did you zig on your skill tree when you meant to zag? Our guide will help you respec your character in Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Why Mass Effect Andromeda Being Bad Is Not So Bad

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 21, 2017 8:30am PDT

Overall, Mass Effect Andromeda is a rough game. But, is there something salvageable underneath all the mess?

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"I have a switch and playing Zelda and hardly noticed anything yet. Will see how it progresses."

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How Puzzles in Zelda: Breath of the Wild Reward Breaking the System

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 20, 2017 4:10pm PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doesn't care if you play by the rules.

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"I had figured out a while ago that you could have one of each bomb out. So yeah, the name of ..."

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Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 1)

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2017 11:20am PDT

We start our journey into Journey to Un'Goro with the first round of card reveals leading up to its release in early April.

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