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  1. Rocket League devs talk Competitive Season 4 and rewards for Competitive Season 3

    01.20 / 00:18 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Rocket League developer Psyonix has posted a lengthy update on the game's forthcoming Competitive Season 4 and rewards to be doled out for Competitive Season 3. Players noted that Season 3 went on for a quite a while, and Psyonix explained why. "We’re making a number of changes in Competitive Season 4—all of which will be revealed in more detail closer to the start of the season—and these changes required us to lengthen Season 3," the developer said. As Season 3 draws to a close, all pla…
  2. Halo Wars 2 Preview: Where Console and PC Collide

    01.19 / 22:28 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Halo is a franchise uniquely suited for an RTS, with its diverse character units, lore, and history lending ample content for the different aspects of a strategy game. When paired with smart console controls, it makes a compelling case for the potential this genre has on platforms outside of PC; especially those with a built-in fan base as solid as Halo’s. 2009’s Halo Wars in particular was taken up by the Halo community with a degree of reverence. It was more Halo, but served up in a who…
  3. XCOM 2 total conversion mod Long War 2 out now with 2K's blessing

    01.19 / 20:00 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    The popular Long War mod fro XCOM: Enemy Unknown has now made its way to XCOM 2 as promised earlier this month. The Long War 2 is a total conversion mod for XCOM 2 and revamps some game mechanics, while expanding on other, such as classes and number of missions. Here is a synopsis of the contents: A much longer campaign, running for 100 to 120 missions on average Infiltration mechanics that require you to send out multiple squads at once Manage resistance Havens and have resistance …
  4. Battleborn Winter Update hits today with early access to new hero Beatrix

    01.19 / 18:10 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    After much teasing and anticipation, Gearbox is set to release its Winter Update for Battleborn, complete with early access to its newest hero, the hypo-wielding Beatrix. Beatrix is a ruthless Jennerit with medical knowledge to go along with a massive hypodermic needle that has replaced her right arm. See uses it to dispense debuffs and disease on opponents. She will be available later today for season pass holders, and then on January 26 for everyone else for 47,500 in-game…
  5. Total War: Warhammer adds the legendary White Dwarf as free DLC

    01.19 / 17:33 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Total War: Warhammer has released another piece of Free-LC, this time the Legendary Dwarfen warrior Grombrindal, aka the White Dwarf. Recognized by his flowing white locks and beard, Grombrindal is a Legendary Lord and joins Thorgrim and Ungrim in leading the Dwarf faction. He comes with four new quest chains that will reward him with various pieces of Legendary gear. If you want the real nitty gritty, here are his abilities: Grombrindal can assume the aspect and attendant benefits of o…
  6. Luckey, Iribe take the stand in Oculus-Zenimax case

    01.19 / 16:20 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    The Oculus-Zenimax case has moved on to another day, this time with the VR company co-founder Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe taking the stand. Zenimax lawyers spent much of the day going after Luckey (via Polygon), trying to establish that the young entrepreneur could not have developed the Oculus without help from then-Zenimax employee and current Oculus CTO John Carmack. Part of the dispute revolves around an NDA Luckey signed in June 2012 with Zenimax on its proprietary…
  7. Super Mario Run leaps and bounds onto Android devices this March

    01.18 / 23:47 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Super Mario Run will make its way onto Android devices in March, according to a tweet from Nintendo's Japanese account (via NeoGAF). Super Mario Run is an endless runner featuring Shigeru Miyamoto's golden touch. It's free to start, with an optional, one-time fee of $9.99 to unlock all worlds and modes. The object is to run through six worlds to rescue Peach from Bowser and collect colored coins on your way. Replay value was a big focus for Nintendo. Once you nab all coins in one color…
  8. Stuff That Sucks: Nintendo Switch

    01.18 / 21:20 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    In what was clearly an effort to get fired, I pitched my boss on the idea of debating Nintendo Switch on an episode of our Stuff That Sucks show. Asif replied, "but Switch doesn't suck, Greg." This is a break from the traditional format of the show. We each were given time to make 3 points about Nintendo Switch. I took the easier route of pointing out the negatives surrounding Switch while Asif tried to climb the mountain of fear to come up with three positive things to say about…
  9. For Honor releases trailers starring three new faction heroes

    01.18 / 20:44 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    For Honor is kicking off a closed beta next week pitting the game's thre factions against each other for bragging rights and some in-game perks. Ubisoft has released three new videos showing off the heroes fo each faction. The Knights get the Lawbringer, while the Samurai get the Nobushi. The Vikings claim the Valkyrie. The game will have various hero types, but these the are hybrids, combining abilities from other hero types. Here are the videos, and accompanying story …
  10. Rumor: Fire Emblem Fates is Coming to Nintendo Switch

    01.18 / 20:08 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    A recent discovery suggests there’s a very good possibility we might see Fire Emblem Fates ported to the Nintendo Switch. As discovered by a NeoGAF user, the source code on Nintendo’s official page for Fire Emblem Warriors on Nintendo Switch directly mentions “Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation for Nintendo Switch” in the alt text. Revelations was the third campaign released as DLC for the dual-released Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Speculation suggests all t…
  11. The Division teases Last Stand DLC expansion livestream reveal

    01.18 / 20:07 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    After a really rocky start, The Division has stabilized quite a bit, giving developer Massive a chance to finish the Survival DLC lat last year, and work on the Last Chance DLC scheduled for release in the next few weeks. To hype it up a bit, a livestream is planned for tomorrow hat is expected to give some new details. The official Twitch channel for the game will have a livestream starting at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT that should give some insights on what is coming, although all that we kn…
  12. What Resident Evil Could Have Been

    01.18 / 20:07 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    With the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard only a little over a week away, I've been reflecting on the series' past. Resident Evil 7 takes the series back to its roots in survival horror, channeling the stark loneliness and terror of the first game. The original Resident Evil title has been immortalized in the annals of video game history, and it spawned a franchise that has grown to include 13 main series titles and a host of spin-offs. However, Resident Evil might have been a very d…
  13. Watch the Chattycast debrief the Nintendo Switch LIVE at 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT

    01.18 / 18:53 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Nintendo's Switch had its big announcement bonanza last week, and there was much rejoicing. But there was also much naysaying and grousing, regarding factors such as price, launch line-up, cost of extra doodads, and a Japanese press conference filled to bursting with dad jokes. Or really, one dad joke repeated several times. This week on the Chattycast, the crew talks about the Switch announcement, and the less-than-stellar reactions. We'll try to puzzle out what's most responsible for…
  14. Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan to give D.I.C.E. 2017 Keynote

    01.18 / 15:49 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan will keynote the 2017 D.I.C.E. summit, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciencies (AIAS) announced today. The event is scheduled to take place February 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Kaplan's presentation, titled "Overwatch: How Blizzard Created a Hopeful Vision of the Future," will detail how the studio chose to explore a game set on planet Earth.  Other panels include a mixed reality presentation from Magic Leap's Graeme Devine, a f…
  15. Injustice 2 will add extra characters as alternate skins

    01.18 / 15:12 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    NetherRealm's Injustice 2 has a deep bench of DC comic characters to choose from, and will be expanding its roster, in a sense, with alternate skins. The Injustice 2 pre-order site (via IGN) reveals three alternate characters. Power Girl will substitute for Supergirl, while Reverse-Flash and John Stewart's Green Lantern will swap out for Flash and Hal Jordan's Green Lantern, respectively. Power Girl comes in the Digital Deluxe edition for $79.99, while all three come in the Ultimate E…
  16. Gabe Newell says Valve is 'designing our own VR games' internally

    01.18 / 01:08 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Valve developers are working on VR games internally, per a question asked by a fan during founder Gabe Newell's Reddit AMA (via UploadVR). "The big thing right now is broadening the range of options we have in creating experiences," Newell replied to Reddit user Air_chandler, who asked for Newell's thoughts on Valve's present and future direction. "We think investing in hardware will give us those options," he continued. "The knuckles controller is being designed at the same time as…
  17. New Hitman: The Complete First Season Trailer Shows Off Many Different Assassinations

    01.17 / 23:18 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Square Enix has released a trailer for the complete first season of Hitman, showing off multiple ways to assassinate targets as Agent 47. Called 101 Gameplay, this trailer shows off some of the many options available to players while stalking marks in the different in-game missions. These include stealing clothes, destroying key parts of the environment, strangling people, kicking people off of cliffs, and even putting bodies into a wood chipper. Check it out in the trailer below. The…
  18. Physical copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U require a 3 GB install

    01.17 / 20:50 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    Consumers eyeing the physical edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U will need to set aside 3GB of space for select data during installation. The news comes from a listing for the game on Nintendo of Japan's website (via Nintendo Everything), which mentions that some data from the disc will take up permanent residence following installation. USB sticks can't be used, according to Nintendo Everything. You'll need to use an external hard drive or free up space on the…
  19. Watch Dogs 2 gets a PS4 demo; Xbox One version coming next week

    01.17 / 19:37 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    If you haven't wanted to drop money on Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft is giving you a chance to play a bite-size version of the game for free, starting with the PS4 version.  The demo, which is out today on the PlayStation Store, offers a three-hour chunk of the full game, with access to co-op and multiplayer modes. You can basically play any part of the game you choose, with all of your progress saved if you later choose to buy the full game. You must be a PlayStation Plus member to try it. For …
  20. Arms is Wii Sports Boxing by Way of Splatoon (Hands-On)

    01.17 / 15:56 shacknews.com Shacknews.com - Games
    In many ways, the Nintendo Switch feels like an evolution of several disparate concepts it has toyed with over the years, from the Super Gameboy to the Wii. In no piece of software is this kind of iterative evolution more apparent than Arms, which looks and plays like a Wii Sports Boxing sequel that was shelved for years and then fell into the lap of the Splatoon team. The Wii Sports Boxing DNA is clearly evident right from the start. Holding a Joy-Con in both hands, the player …