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World of Final Fantasy Review: Nostalgia Made New

By Brittany Vincent, Oct 25, 2016 12:00am PDT

This Grymoire is like opening a grimoire.


"It's just meant to be an incentive to buy the game new, and close to launch. But these editions ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 12 comments

Titanfall 2 Review: The Iron Giant

By Cassidee Moser, Oct 24, 2016 1:15pm PDT

Titanfall 2 adds in a single-player campaign, but does it do enough to set itself apart?


"Hey! I just launched my new blog - www.top10tech.com - with a bunch of news and reviews for ..."

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Review: Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel - A Whole New (Painted) World

By David Craddock, Oct 24, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Ashes of Ariandel offers a satisfying blend of lore, boss fights, and exploration that Souls fans love, but fails to shake some of Dark Souls 3's problems.


"Yeah, knowing you were getting a trilogy of DLCs from DS2 was a better value. You also had the ..."

- David Craddock see all 4 comments

Skylanders Imaginators Review: Figments of Imagination

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2016 9:30am PDT

Skylanders Imaginators is the sixth entry in the long-running series that, despite its addictive gimmick, is showing its age. Our review.


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."

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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