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River City: Tokyo Rumble Review: Brawler Recaller

By Steve Watts, Sep 27, 2016 1:00pm PDT

River City: Tokyo Rumble brings back the RPG-infused beat-em-up action you remember from River City Ransom, almost exactly as you remember it. Our review.


"Important: how do the enemies scale along with the level system? Do you get a level 50 rat ..."

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Picross 3D Round 2 Review: Chip Off the Old Block

By Steve Watts, Sep 23, 2016 11:00am PDT

Picross 3D Round 2 finally delivers a sequel to the cult DS puzzle game, but going another round isn't just more of the same. Our review.


"Such a good game. I think I might be nearing the end unfortunately, judging by the stamps on the ..."

- Perturbation see all 4 comments

Valley Review: Hand of God

By Cassidee Moser, Sep 21, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Valley is a brief, well-paced story game with some fascinating ideas. Read on to learn more. 


"One thing I would love to see in Shack reviews are some embedded video of gameplay. I always end ..."

- jayacheess see all 4 comments

Forza Horizon 3 Review: The Long and Winding Road

By Daniel Perez, Sep 20, 2016 6:00am PDT

The Forza Horizon festival continues its international journey, this time landing in Australia. With new races, new social modes, and new environments, Forza Horizon 3 is hands down the best Forza game ever. Our review.


"Now I'm playing Horizon (original) again and they definitely changed the way the cars feel in 3."

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ReCore Review: Auto Pilot

By Steve Watts, Sep 16, 2016 1:15pm PDT

ReCore builds a lot of goodwill by summoning the spirit of PS2 character action games, and then squanders almost all of it.


"I was very close to purchasing this. It looks so much fun, but ill wait till the price comes down."

- technotica see all 10 comments

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review: Powering Up

By Brittany Vincent, Sep 13, 2016 10:32am PDT

Looks like the original Pac-Man Championship Edition ate a power pill! Our review.


"I loved the first Championship Edition. DX was okay but I preferred the twists on the original ..."

- pyide see all 2 comments

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Review: If The Spirit Moves You

By Brittany Vincent, Sep 10, 2016 7:40am PDT

A new landscape, new character, and new mechanics keep the latest Phoenix Wright entry fresh. Our review. 


"While I can admit the series is finding it harder and harder to change up the formula after the ..."

- MetaSaval see all 3 comments

Unboxing & Review: PDP Amiibo Products

By Shack Staff, Sep 08, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Greg is back with another Amiibo video! We know you missed him!


Logitech G403 Prodigy Review: Powerhouse Mouse

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 7:00pm PDT

With entry-level aesthetics and professional grade specs, the Logitech G403 Prodigy is one mouse that we easily recommend for those dipping their toe into the gaming peripheral world.


"Both that keyboard and the mouse will be mine when I move back in to my house in a few months,"

- fadetofunk see all 4 comments

Logitech G213 Prodigy Review: Beginner's Class

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 7:00pm PDT

The Logitech G213 may not have all of the fancy bells and whistles of a high-priced gaming keyboard, but it's easily one of the best entry-level gaming keyboards we've put our hands on.


Grow Up Review: Grow Big

By Cassidee Moser, Aug 25, 2016 11:00am PDT

The follow-up to Grow Home, Grow Up has a lot of the same charm and style as its predecessor. But it still has a couple of key issues. 


Madden NFL 17 Review: Many Given Sundays

By Bryan Carr, Aug 22, 2016 9:00am PDT

Madden NFL 17 is still the gridiron you remember, but with some smart improvements that capture the drama of the real thing. Our review.


"There's a hilarious story I read years ago about the reaction of the NCAA's lawyers when they - ..."

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Metroid Prime: Federation Force Review: Big Bots

By Brittany Vincent, Aug 19, 2016 11:28am PDT

Oh no! The latest Metroid title is a spinoff! Woe is me! How does it stack up? Our review. 


"This is pretty much what I was hoping for. What I saw of the game looked solid mechanically and ..."

- RaptorII see all 5 comments

No Man's Sky Review: Have Ship, Will Travel

By Josh Hawkins, Aug 19, 2016 10:00am PDT

No Man's Sky has been one of the most anticipated games since its reveal three years ago. But, does Hello Games' space explorer stand up to the hype? Our review.


"Sorry to say, but he's a habitual liar. It's single player instanced, no multiplayer. 2 people ..."

- Epsilon Sector see all 3 comments

Deus Ex Go Review: A Layer Deeper

By Steve Watts, Aug 18, 2016 6:00am PDT

Deus Ex Go once again translates a major franchise into a unique and clever puzzle game. Our review.