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Minecraft Goes Under the Sea with 'The Update Aquatic'

The annual MINECON kicked off on Saturday morning, celebrating all things Minecraft. As one would expect, viewers of the MINECON Earth livestream were treated to details about the world-builder's next update. And for that update, everyone's...Show More Summary

Weekend PC Download Deals for 11/17: Free Rainbow Six Siege & Endless Space 2 Weekends

Earlier on Friday, Shacknews spotlighted this weekend's Rainbow Six Siege: Pro League Season 3 Finals. With this being such a big weekend for Ubisoft's tactical shooter, of course there's going to be a free weekend. On top of that, the...Show More Summary

Best Black Friday 2017 Gaming Laptop Deals

PC gaming is bigger than ever and the tech that powers it continues to get smaller and more efficient. While the premium PC gaming experience used to be confined to the desktop, advances in CPU and GPU technology allow you to get the same performance from a gaming laptop. Show More Summary

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Alters the Deal and Removes Microtransactions (For Now)

The road to Star Wars Battlefront II's launch hasn't been a pleasant one, to say the least. Perhaps some people reading this article might have noticed Wednesday's circus Reddit AMA that turned into a volcanic fury not seen since the...Show More Summary

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Review: Sun-Drenched Shores and Moonlit Paths

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have descended upon players, providing a fresh take on all of the Alola region action that 3DS owners first sampled when the original Sun and Moon titles released in November of last year. And thoughShow More Summary

October NPD: Nintendo Switch & Super Mario Odyssey Shine, Wolfenstein Falters

The October NPD report has brought some early holiday joy to console hardware manufacturers and most game developers. Nintendo has come out of the month as the big winners. The Nintendo Switch has come out of the month as the best-selling console, ahead of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Show More Summary

Modojo Rewind: Compelled To Acquire Them All

This past week has been eventful for players fond of role-playing games: not only has Skyrim finally landed on the Switch as well as PlayStation VR, portable-oriented players have also just today been treated to the likes of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Show More Summary

Weekend Console Download Deals for 11/17: Pre-Black Friday Sales

It's not quite Black Friday yet, but that's not stopping the console shops from offering up some of the best deals of the year. Both PlayStation and Xbox are putting forth some outstanding pre-Black Friday deals. The catch is that they're...Show More Summary

PlanetSide 2 Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Double XP Week

It's a special week for the folks at Daybreak Games. The battle for the continent of Auraxis has officially raged on for five years, with control going back and forth across its three most powerful factions. Whlie the armed conflictShow More Summary

Apple HomePod Delayed To 2018

Alongside the growing popularity of the smart home movement is an increased interest in smart speakers: not only are they a great way to fill the house with music, they also serve as gateways to voice-activated information as well as smart home functionality. Show More Summary

Stardew Valley Could Be First Third-Party Switch Game With Video Capture Support

Stardew Valley is a game that's easy to love, and it's particularly well-suited to the Nintendo Switch hardware, being colorful, easy to learn, and easy to run on less-powerful hardware. And now the game has even more charm going for...Show More Summary

Is Star Wars Battlefront 2 Pay to Win?

If you’re at all interested in the release of Star Wars Battlefront 2, you’ve almost certainly heard about the fuss over progression and microtransactions in the game. Players felt that Electronic Arts went with a progression system that encouraged players to spend real money to unlock popular in-game items. Show More Summary

Shackcast Episode 012: What A Time To Be Alive

Welcome to the new Shackcast, the official Shacknews podcast of Shacknews. O n the twelfth episode of the Shackcast, the gang talks about Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions problem, Rocket League on Switch, GameStop's stock, The Game Awards nominations, and more with your host Asif Khan, co-host David Craddock and special guest Lola the Pom. Show More Summary

'Justice League' Gear Comes to Injustice 2 Today

Some might have heard that there's a superhero team-up movie hitting theaters nationwide this weekend. But this isn't about Denzel Washington teaming up with Colin Farrell. This is about "Justice League." Warner Bros. and NetherRealm...Show More Summary

This Weekend in Esports: What to Watch from 11/17-11/19

Welcome to This Weekend in Esports, a brief overview of what to watch in the world of competitive gaming for the coming weekend. It's a week before Thanksgiving here in the United States, so with most of the esports world set to take that weekend off, this weekend is looking pretty stacked. Show More Summary

Destiny 2 - All Lost Sectors

Destiny 2 introduces a few new activities for players to enjoy, one of which is Lost Sectors. These dungeon-like areas offer a mass of enemies, a small boss fight, and a loot chest at the very end. Lost Sectors are also often featured...Show More Summary

Soma Finds 'Safe' Zone on Xbox One in December

Soma proved to be one of Frictional Games' more terrifying efforts, setting up a foreboding atmosphere and telling a well thought-out story. We thought it was perfectly fine here at Shacknews, so it's nice to hear that Frictional isShow More Summary

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Time

Star Wars Battlefront 2 has had a rocky past week or so, and the game isn’t even out yet. Fans who were able to get early access through various means did not like what they saw with the game’s progression and microtransactions, which resulted in the most downvoted comment in Reddit history. Show More Summary

Destiny 2 - What is Xur Selling - November 17, 2017 - Week 11

It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for Xur to fly down to a planet in Destiny 2 and sell his wares until the next weekly reset. There’s a good chance you’re still missing some of the items Xur has for sale, so it’s the perfect opportunity to fill out that Exotic weapon and armor collection. Show More Summary

Sky For Apple TV Unfolds Its Wings In New 6-Minute Gameplay Video

While they might not exactly fit in with the AAA blockbuster games crowd, the multitude of releases from thatgamecompany have all been fairly well-received thanks to their charm and their willingness to think outside of the box. This...Show More Summary

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