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  • Harpy Champion Teaser – League of Legends
    She fights for the cause,. He fights for her. The first new champion release of 2017 in league of legends is looking to be a big one. Being teased initially not long after April Fools Events such as Advanced Bots and Graves Cigar, it was a bit unclea…
    - 3 Apr 17, 9:06pm -
  • Season 10 Begins – Diablo III
    A new start in the conquest of the Forces of Hell As we previously covered the nearing end of Diablo’s 9th season, the end has official come and the beginning of Season 10 has replaced it. Available on both  PC and Consoles the Diablo III season o…
    - 1 Apr 17, 6:45pm -
  • Double Everything Weekend – Smite
    Earn all you can Take, and take all you can Earn This weekend until Sunday you can play smite for double rewards for everything you do. Still not hit the Level cap? You can get experience. Almost done with your mastery? Worshipers are included as wel…
    - 31 Mar 17, 4:20pm -
  • The Tomb of Sargeras – Wow Patch 7.2
    One step closer to the Legions fall A new release and more adventures in World of Warcraft Legion to be had. Bringing plenty to do this Update will include new Class quests, World Quests, Scenarios, Cross Faction Events and More for you to conquer as…
    - 29 Mar 17, 3:27pm -
  • A Mammoth Celebration!
    Free stuff just for Dropping by! Celebrating their Year of the Mammoth Event and Leading up to the Official release of Journey to Un’Goro in Hearthstone. This is the second of them, the first being a Brawl where winning a Match in Hearthstone score…
    - 27 Mar 17, 9:04pm -


Game Informer

  • newAnimator Reimagines The Avengers' Climactic Battle Against Thanos With 16-Bit Graphics
    Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of a decade of superhero films starring the biggest stars in Marvel's stable. It's one of the highest-grossing films of all time and is considered by many to be one of the best comic-book films to date. The M…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:11pm -
  • newTreyarch Details Lessons Learned From Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta
    Following a couple weekends of multiplayer beta tests, those anticipating the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now have a couple months to wait before release. While Black Ops 4 players still have the Blackout beta to look forward to starting Sep…
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 7:56pm -
  • newDisney Gives First Look At Upcoming Star Wars Resistance Animated Series
    Between a new film nearly every year, multiple animated televisions series, and several video games coming down the pipe, Star Wars fans have plenty of ways to further explore their favorite galaxy far, far away. The latest addition to the Star Wars…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:19pm -
  • newListen To Fury's Theme From Darksiders III By Composer Cris Velasco
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    - 7 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • newFox21 Obtains Rights To Vampyr For Television Series
    When it released in June, Vampyr was a game that was more intriguing in theory than in execution thanks to frustrating mechanics and technical issues. Telling the story of a recent vampire convert struggling to balance his lingering human desires wit…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 5:41pm -


  • newMIT can secure cloud-based AI without slowing it down
    It's rather important to secure cloud-based AI systems, especially when they they use sensitive data like photos or medical records. To date, though, that hasn't been very practical -- encrypting the data can render machine learning systems so slow.…
    - 2 mins ago, 18 Aug 18, 12:44am -
  • new'Star Wars Resistance' trailer shows off its anime style
    Star Wars' latest animated series, Rebels, ended its four-season run this spring -- but fans didn't have to wait long to get a tease of details for the next show. While the last was set between the prequels and original trilogy, Star Wars Resistance.…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:36pm -
  • newEcho Show can now display recorded security camera footage
    With Alexa's latest skill, users can now ask the digital assistant to show them recorded security camera footage on their Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV or Fire tablet. Currently, the skill is supported by Alexa-enabled cameras from Ring, Arlo, Cloud.…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:35pm -
  • newGoogle's next Chromecast may offer improved connectivity
    Google may soon release a Chromecast with full Bluetooth support and sturdier WiFi connectivity, an FCC filing indicates. It seems likely the dongle will have the same design as the current version, with Google only making internal changes.
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:03pm -
  • newDOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats
    The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told Reuters. The case, an investigation of the MS-13 gang, is under seal so filings aren't publicly av…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:36pm -


The Verge Gaming

  • newValve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV
    Valve has created its own Twitch competitor, and it’s launching it today just in time for The International tournament. is Valve’s new streaming site, and it’s currently dedicated to the company’s Dota 2 game. Valve’s launch of Ste…
    - 41 mins ago, 18 Aug 18, 12:05am -
  • newLexar’s making a glorious return to the world of flash storage
    It looks like Lexar is back on its feet. Back in 2017, the staple company in the world of digital storage threw in the towel and announced that it’d be ceasing retail operations that year. But according to an announcement spotted by CameraJabber e…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:49pm -
  • newUS reportedly pressuring Facebook to break Messenger’s encryption over MS-13 investigation
    The US Department of Justice is reportedly trying to have Facebook break the end-to-end encryption of its popular Messenger chat app so that the government can spy on a suspect’s “ongoing voice conversations” in a criminal investigation related…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:43pm -
  • newBe careful what you believe about screen time making you blind
    If you believe the headlines that have been circulating over the past few weeks, staring at screens is ruining our eyes. “Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds,” USA Today declared. Only, that par…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:27pm -
  • newAmazon is reportedly working on a Tivo competitor
    Bloomberg reports today that Amazon is reportedly working on a new device that’ll record live TV with the goal of letting users play content back on their phones later. The device, which is internally called “Frank,” would have physical storage…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 8:20pm -


  • newFight the robot apocalypse in Sweden with your pals in Generation Zero
    That's one of those headlines where it feels criminal to hone on just one thing. Generation Zero has a lot going for it. It's an '80s-themed cooperative survival shooter where you and your friends trek around the deserted Swedish countryside fighti…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:30pm -
  • newYou can now turn Warframe into a fighting game
    It's always a treat when games aren't afraid to get a little silly and experiment with side content. In the latest Warframe update, Digital Extremes has added Frame Fighter, an arcade fighting mini-game.There are blocks, grabs, light/medium/heavy at…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • newRocket League players found a new mechanic three years after launch
    Rocket League has existed in its current state for more than three years now, and developer Psyonix has stayed mostly hands-off with the minutiae of how everything works. It's nearly the exact same game that launched in July 2015. That's why it's so…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 5:30pm -
  • newDoom Eternal's QuakeCon footage is now easily viewable on YouTube
    In case you missed it, Bethesda and id Software showed off the debut footage of Doom Eternal on stage during QuakeCon 2018's keynote. It was a massive presentation that lasted nearly half an hour -- and given that it was in the middle of the work day…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • newThis Monster Hunter: World mod removes Scoutflies
    The monster-tracking Scoutflies in Monster Hunter: World can be too straightforward for their own good, but they serve a purpose, and as long as they aren't yanking my camera around, I think they're fine. If you're a returning player who doesn't need…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 4:30pm -

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Euro Gamer

  • newH1Z1 PS4 producer on spectacular launch, balancing and what comes next
    It's no secret H1Z1 hasn't had the easiest of rides. Despite being one of the first games to develop a battle royale mode, H1Z1's PC version suffered a huge dip in player numbers when competitors such as PUBG and Fortnite emerged. Meanwhile, the H1Z1…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 3:12pm -
  • newEurogamer Q&A: NPC abuse
    Wow. If there's one thing which finally reveals that Eurogamer staff are actually Very Bad People, it might be this week's EG Q&A topic. I sat down with my colleagues to discuss the eternally enjoyable gaming pastime that is bothering NPCs (Non-playa…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 2:26pm -
  • new25 years later, DICE's long-lost Mega Drive game will finally see release
    In the dying days of the Sega Mega Drive, future Battlefield and Mirror's Edge studio DICE made Hardcore, a 2D Metroidvania game.But Hardcore was never released - its fate sealed in an afternoon meeting at publisher Psygnosis where all Mega Drive pr…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • newBuy Super Mario Party from the Nintendo Store, get a free lamp
    Buy a copy of Super Mario Party from Nintendo's UK store and you'll get a Question Block lamp as well. Why, I hear you ask? Well, why not? This £49.99 bundle is the only way to buy a physical copy of Super Mario Party directly from Nintendo UK. Want…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:57am -
  • newTake 15% off any purchase over £20 on eBay today
    eBay is doing the voucher thing again! As has happened numerous times before, you can take 15 per cent off any purchase over £20 when you enter the code PIGGYBANK during checkout. That means everything from consoles to TVs to home appliances.The off…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:10am -

Shack News

  • Marvel's Spider-Man Hands-On Preview: With Great Power
    It's been many years since a Spider-Man game has truly given me the sense of being the friendly neighborhood webhead. I wasn't sure what to expect when I tried out Marvel's Spider-Man for the first time, but as I swung across New York for the first t…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Team-Based Fantasy Survival Game Rend Enters Early Access
    Rend is an ambitious project that blends a few genres to make a potentially legendary competitive fantasy adventure experience that hasn't been replicated in many other experiences. With some top tier talent on staff, Frostkeep Studios is charging…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 12:45am -
  • Shacknews Staff Select: News Editor Charles Singletary Jr
    Greetings,I'm Charles Singletary Jr aka the News Editor for I've been with the team for almost one year at the time this was published and it has truly been an incredible ride thus far. I'm pretty terrible at writing about myself so,…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 11:55pm -
  • How to Play Total War: ARENA with Friends
    So, you’ve decided to jump into Total War: ARENA and wage war on your enemies. Maybe you want to combine the Defensive Infantry skills of Leonidas to hold down the enemy while your friend quickly flanks with Hannibal, or maybe you want to rain dea…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 11:30pm -
  • Talking World of Tanks Console Development With Mercenaries Narrative Designer Darold Higa
    Wargaming's free-to-play game World of Tanks has thrived in a huge way on PC and has a strong presence on consoles, but the studio recognized a major opportunity for growth there. The PS4 and Xbox One communities have different expectations and des…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 9:50pm -


  • newValve Launches Twitch Competitor Called
    Valve, which runs digital game distribution platform Steam, has launched, a video streaming portal that could be direct competition to Twitch and YouTube. is currently showing Dota 2's The International, with no option to watch any…
    - 25 mins ago, 18 Aug 18, 12:21am -
  • newEvery WWE Summerslam Main Event, Ranked From Worst To Best
    Triple H and former WWE Superstar CM Punk don't like each other. Both men have been equally candid about this; they've given out-of character interviews about their relationship. And one of the funnier anecdotes (and the one that relates to this gall…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:23pm -
  • newStar Wars Spin-Off Movie About Tatooine Was In Pre-Production
    While no Star Wars movie has been officially announced beyond next year's Episode IX, there have been plenty of rumors of potential spin-offs, including movies focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. However, following the commercial disappointment…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:39pm -
  • newNew Star Wars Animated TV Show Resistance Gets First Trailer
    Star Wars Rebels finished its four season run back in March, but fans of animated adventures within the Star Wars universe don't have to wait for the next series. Star Wars: Resistance premieres on the Disney Channel in October and the first trailer…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:39pm -
  • newWWE Summerslam 2018: Is Raw Or Smackdown's Match Card Better?
    Since WWE made every PPV a dual-branded event this past year--including superstars from both Raw and Smackdown--it's hard not to look at the match cards and compare which show was booked better. Every wrestling fan is doing it, so why not talk about…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 9:28pm -

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