Pro Strats: X-COM (1994) strategy guide author David Ellis on QA and writing guides
Former MicroProse scribe David Ellis spoke with me about writing the guide for the original X-COM, taking charge of Civilization II's in-game encyclopedia, and more.
Shacknews Best Multiplayer Game of 2020 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In a year of isolation, meeting up with friends and family in Animal Crossing gave us the connections we needed to make it through 2020.
Shacknews Esports Hero of 2020 - Shane 'Rapha' Hendrixson (Team Liquid)
Shane 'Rapha' Hendrixson's heart and determination drove him to one of esports's most meaningful victories of the year.
Shacknews Best Mod of 2020 - Black Mesa
After years of development, Black Mesa's 1.0 version made Half-Life, one of the best games ever, even better.
Shacknews Best Remake of 2020 - Final Fantasy VII
With richer characters and stories, more quests to undertake, and more to see, Square Enix's reimagining of Final Fantasy VII stands out in a crowded year of excellent remakes.
Bet on Black: How Microsoft and Xbox Changed Pop Culture, Part 1
From Adventure and Minesweeper to Age of Empires, Halo, Xbox, and beyond, explore Microsoft's history in the PC and video game industries. Based on over 100 hours of interviews.
A Bit of Foolishness: An Oral History of Age of Empires
As WarCraft II, Command & Conquer, and Civilization II continued to sell, a small group of business programmers toiled away on Age of Empires, a strategy game that combined all three.
Last One at the Table: Phil Spencer on Inheriting Xbox One and Launching Xbox Series X
The 'Xboss' of Xbox reflects on his early years at Microsoft, the circumstances that led to him volunteering to lead Microsoft's Xbox division, launching a console during a pandemic, and more.
Shack Chat: Did Apple sell you on the iPhone 12?
Was Apple's event for the iPhone 12 any good? The staff comes together to discuss their thoughts and whether or not they've been sold on the new iPhone.