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What The Golf?: Hands-on at GDC 2018

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 20, 2018 10:00am PDT

What happens when a developer trying to put together a golf game gets bored of that idea? Shacknews goes to this year's Game Developers Conference to find out.


"if you have a switch have you played golf story? so goooooood"

- xsoulbrothax see all 8 comments

GDC 2018: Can't Drive This Hands-on Impressions - Fun & Reckless Puzzle Driving

By Asif Khan, Mar 19, 2018 7:30pm PDT

We tried out Can't Drive This by Pixel Maniacs and it is worth a look. Our impressions.


God of War Preview: Old Man Kratos

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 19, 2018 8:00am PDT

It's safe to say that this God of War is unlike any journey Kratos has been on to date. Shacknews goes hands-on with the first few hours of this father/son adventure.


"Does he get to quick-time sex0r Aphrodite too? YIKES. LOL In all seriousness, I played as Ellie ..."

- MatthewPhillips see all 6 comments

Shackcast Episode 24: The Cleveland Browns of Extra Life United

By Asif Khan, Mar 18, 2018 7:30pm PDT

For the kids!


The Cartridge Family 029 - Toys R Closing, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Drake's Fortnite

By Joe Stasio, Mar 18, 2018 3:00am PDT

The one where Joe's doorbell rings.


Shacknews Slow Game Jam 2018 Voting Deadline and Gameplay

By Asif Khan, Mar 17, 2018 10:30am PDT

Shacknews CEO Asif Khan played and rated all the entries in the Shacknews Slow Jam,


"There were several entries that played well and a few that had great takes on the theme."

- Conan see all 9 comments

Top 10 Rare Games

By Greg Burke, Mar 16, 2018 4:35pm PDT

Not games that are hard to find, Rare games!


"You just had to watch out for explosions and smoke. No way I would tolerate those frame rates ..."

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Weekend Console Download Deals for March 16: PlayStation Hits the Great Indoors

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 16, 2018 1:30pm PDT

It's a weekend for exploration, with PlayStation offering up numerous first and third-party games as part of its Great Indoors Sale.


Threading the Needle: The Making of Quake Team Fortress

By David Craddock, Mar 16, 2018 1:15pm PDT

Setting aside pesky concerns such as college attendance, three Australian Quake players create a mod that evolves into a game arguably more popular than Quake itself.


"I had so much fun interviewing him. He has so many great stories. That's why I went with the ..."

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Weekend PC Download Deals for March 16: GOG.com St. Patrick's Day Sale and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 16, 2018 1:00pm PDT

There isn't a lot going down this weekend in terms of PC gaming sales, but if you're in a Star Wars kind of mood, it's a good time to check out GOG.com.


"Vermintide II still on sale withat coupon SPRING10 ..."

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This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from March 16-18

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 16, 2018 7:30am PDT

The video game landscape is covered in competitive gaming. Shacknews would like to offer an overview of what to watch for this coming weekend. This weekend, it's time for the fighting game world to take center stage.


Outer Wilds Preview: Space Camp

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2018 9:00am PDT

Outer Wilds has been in development for several years, but thanks to publisher Annapurna Interactive, it's set to arrive later this year. Shacknews recently had a chance to take a look at this first-person space exploration game.


Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Preview: Unchained Melody

By Brittany Vincent, Mar 15, 2018 12:00am PDT

The Dragon of Dojima's song is ending, but is this a fitting coda to the Kiryu's legacy? Find out in our preview. 


"Glad this got delayed so that I could focus on finishing my current game. Nice to be able to ..."

- roushimsx see all 3 comments

Tomb Raider (2018) is the Rebooted Game Without the Fun

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 14, 2018 1:00pm PDT

The new Tomb Raider movie captures a lot of the essence of the rebooted games, but that's mostly not a good thing.


"Yeah, well, video games gonna video game. "Solve this murder mystery!" Okay, after taking ..."

- RaptorII see all 22 comments

Kirby Star Allies Review: Friendship is Magic

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 14, 2018 7:00am PDT

What happens when the usual Kirby formula gets a few friends sprinkled into the mix? Our review.


"I've heard its hilariously easy. Maybe I'll grab it one day at $25 or so. "

- rtrson see all 10 comments