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PlayStation VR Review: Comfort and Compromises

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2016 12:00pm PDT

The PlayStation VR shows Sony's strengths in hardware design as a comfortable, easy-to-use headset without as many frills as its more devoted PC competitors.


"I think the PS VR is pretty amazing. Its an absolute blast and when I played London Heist and ..."

- GodFather see all 3 comments

Review-in-Progress: WWE 2K17: Tactical Sports Entertainment

By David Craddock, Oct 17, 2016 5:03pm PDT

Though many of the changes it introduces are iterative, WWE 2K17 has improved in almost every way that counts.


"Is the pinning mechanic still stupid? I had around 70 hours in 2k16 and if the CPU pins me to ..."

- Crabs Jarrard see all 11 comments

Aragami Review: Into the Shadows

By David Craddock, Oct 08, 2016 8:00am PDT

Lince Works' ninja epic will scratch any stealth purist's itch, but that formula comes with its fair share of frustrations.


"Correct. You're still able to run away and hide if you get caught, but it only takes one hit to ..."

- David Craddock see all 7 comments

Toy Odyssey Review: Like Toy Soldiers

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 07, 2016 4:35pm PDT

Brand is on a mission to keep all the toys and their owners safe. How does he fare? Our review. 


Paper Mario: Color Splash Review: Card Bored

By Steve Watts, Oct 07, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Paper Mario: Color Splash ruins a gorgeous art style and clever writing with an incredibly tedious combat system. Our review.


"This is what I feared when I saw how similar it was to the awful Sticker Star."

- mopic42 see all 4 comments

Unboxing & Review: Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam

By Greg Burke, Oct 07, 2016 9:00am PDT

Shacknews takes a look at the newest webcam from Logitech.


Virginia Review: Silence is Golden

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 03, 2016 6:00pm PDT

Virginia is a bizarre, neat little story-driven game. Read on for our full review. 


"How interesting. Hadn't really heard of this. Might have to look into this."

- ejectorpod see all 6 comments

Destiny: Rise of Iron Review - Becoming Legend, Well Sort of

By Josh Hawkins, Sep 30, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, has finally hit the presses. But is the newest addition to the game worth revisiting Bungie’s sci-fi world for? Our review.


"I stopped playing after hitting level 20. Are there still people playing? Are the servers full?"

- Thresher see all 2 comments

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 ..."

- RikiTiki2 see all 3 comments

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."

- boarder2 see all 49 comments

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