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Destiny's PlayStation-Exclusive Content Will Hit Xbox One This Fall, After Destiny 2

In a blog that details changes coming to Destiny and looks ahead to Destiny 2, Bungie revealed that certain content that has remained exclusive to PlayStation 3 and 4 will arrive on Xbox 360 and Xbox One this October. Sundry activities and in-game items were part of a timed exclusivity agreement between Destiny publisher Activision and Sony. Show More Summary

Ubisoft Rakes In 14 Nominations for E3 2017 Game Critics' Awards

The E3 Game Critics have released their nominations for the best of the show from E3 2017, with Mario + Rabbit Battle Kingdom, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus leading the way with four nominations each. On...Show More Summary

Star Trek Bridge Crew Made It So, Adding Voice Commands

Developer Red Storm had promised to bring voice commands to its new Star Trek Bridge Crew VR experience, using IBM Watson as a foundation for the tech. Now, players can do their best Jean-Luc Picard impersonation and "make it so" from...Show More Summary

Star Citizen Developer Addresses Rumors of Financial Struggles

Cloud Imperium Games co-founder Ortwin Freyermuth assuaged concerns from the Star Citizen community when fans noticed that the studio had taken out a sizable loan from UK banking institution Coutts. The studio’s principals offered Cloud Imperium as collateral on the loan, leading many to believe that coffers had run dry developing Star Citizen. Show More Summary

We Are Hiring

Shacknews has been around for 21 years. We began as a website dedicated to Quake, and then pivoted to cover broader gaming news. It is time for the Shack to make another move into a new coverage space. We are assembling a team to help bring our readers the very best gaming and technology content possible. Show More Summary

11 Games Missing from Nintendo's SNES Classic

I’m sitting at my computer today, writing about video games for a living, because of the NES. The formative experience of walking into a friend’s basement and hearing the peppy notes of Super Mario Bros.’ World 1-1 theme is forever burned into my brain. Show More Summary

SNES Classic Supply to be 'Significantly' Higher Than NES Classic

Nintendo promises that it will have more Super NES Classic units on store shelves, but its production is still only planned for a limited run so far. In a statement to Polygon, Nintendo said, “We aren’t providing specific numbers, but...Show More Summary

Arms 1.1.0 Update Adds Spectator Mode, LAN Support

Arms for Nintendo Switch has been a rather nice surprise for the console, and the development team had previously laid out a roadmap for what was in the works, including a Spectator Mode. True to its word, a new patch update adds the...Show More Summary

Xbox One X Will Download 4K Assets Automatically, Even if You Don't Need Them

The Xbox One X will give you wonderful 4K resolution for your games when it comes out November 7, providing you have the TV to support it. But, even if you don't, be prepared to use up a bit more of that 1TB hard drive, as the Xbox One...Show More Summary

Nintendo's 'SNES Classic' Announced, Includes Star Fox 2 and 20 More Games

Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic Edition, another miniaturized plug-and-play console pre-loaded with a host of games from its 16-bit era. To sweeten the pot this time, the line-up includes some rare and never-released games. It...Show More Summary

Sega Forever Emulation Is Pretty Bad, and Sega Knows It

Sega Forever was revealed with much fanfare, with the idea of bringing more of Sega's classic library to the masses either in remastered or different forms. In this case, that form was mobile, but the execution of the emulation has left...Show More Summary

Dragon Ball Fighter Z Roster Adds Future Trunks

We've gotten a look at many of the characters that will be coming to Dragon Ball Fighter Z, but it looks like fan-favorite Future Trunks will be making an appearance as well, according to Japanese magazine Jump. A new spread revealsShow More Summary

Final Fantasy 15 Update Adds Off-Roading, Prepares for Prompto

The Final Fantasy 15 1.12 update is now live, and if you felt that off-roading was sorely missing from the game, you will be happy to know it is now a feature. And there are all new ways to deck out the Regalia to give you the best experience...Show More Summary

Less Than One Percent of Players Have Beaten Tumbleseed

Tumbleseed was released earlier this year across multiple platforms, and if you picked it up it is very likely that you have not beaten the game. In a recent Tumbleseed Postmortem blog post, developer Greg Wohlwend announced the 4 Peaks...Show More Summary

Weekly Game Release Highlights, June 25-July 1 2017

This week's video game releases are highlighted by the launch of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PS4. The Elder Scrolls Legends: Heroes of Skyrim also launches on PC this week. Micro Machines World Series sees a release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this week. Show More Summary

Modojo Rewind: Sega Forever And Guides Galore

Frigg's day has made its return, meaning the Modojo crew is once again able to provide a medieval-laced recap of this week's foray into the mobile gaming arena. This week saw our release of a number of new guides covering everythingShow More Summary

Top 10 E3 Takeaways

E3 2017 has come and gone and the Shacknews E3 booth has been dismantled. Besides our booth being extraordinarily awesome, I did have some other takeaways from E3. Check out this video to find out which booth I thought was the best, which games look great and not-so-great, and some titles that went under the radar. Show More Summary

Sega Celebrates Sonic's Birthday with Vinyl Album

Sonic the Hedgehog is celebrating his 26th birthday today, and Sega has announced a nice and slightly anachronistic keepsake: a vinyl album. The album isn't a collection of retro tracks, though. Rather, it pays tribute to Sonic Mania,...Show More Summary

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Hits $100 Million of Revenue on 4 Million Units Sold in Just 13 Weeks

Bluehole, Inc. announced today that PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has generated $100 million in revenue and sold more than four million copies since its Early Access launch on March 23, 2017. Even more interesting information was made available regarding where PUBG players are located. Show More Summary

Conan O'Brien and Will Arnett Duke it Out in Nintendo Switch ARMS on Clueless Gamer

Nintendo Switch's new fighting game Arms made its way to Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer segment, and actor Will Arnett joined the show to take on Conan in the head-to-head (and fist-to-fist) combat. While we did get to see some of the...Show More Summary

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