2017

  1. Gizmo256

    Top Ships of 2017

    See what the captains were playing last year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_kAX0IB3-8&t=0s
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    Candy Crush Helps Activision Blizzard Microtransactions Sales Top $4 Billion in 2017

    Activision Blizzard is rated a "Hold" in our Game Trader: Video Game and Tech Stock Ratings and is undoubtedly a gaming juggernaut with major gaming pillars in PC, console, and mobile gaming across genres. Thus, when a company as massive as it releases it's financial results for a year, the...
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    Twitch 2017 Year-End Retrospective Features Interactive Digital Comic and Stats

    Twitch has seen some insane growth in the last few years. 2017 was a banner year for the live streaming platform seeing the rise of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and the continued explosion of countless awesome streamers. Official Twitch PR: "When we set out to design our 2017 Retrospective in...
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    Capcom Cup 2017 Recap Video Chronicles the Rise of MenaRD

    The 2017 Capcom Cup was indeed an incredible tournament for a variety of reasons. And outside of the fighting game world coming together for Evo during the summer, there was no other atmosphere quite like it. On Monday, Capcom put together a video recapping the final weekend of the competitive...
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    Hearthstone: The Winners & Losers of the 2017 HCT World Championship

    The Hearthstone World Championship is in the books and a new champion has been crowned. It's Chen "tom60229" Wei Lin, who survived a brutal five-game series with Frank "Fr0zen" Zhang and came back from 0-2 down to win the championship. After watching four days of Hearthstone at its absolute top...
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    tom60229 Wins 2017 Hearthstone World Championship

    A new Hearthstone World Champion has been crowned in Amsterdam. He is Chen "tom60229" Wei Lin from Taiwan, coming back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat Michigan native Frank "Fr0zen" Zhang to win the Hearthstone World Championship in a thrilling five-game series. He becomes the first champion to...
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    PS4 Console Sales Down In 2017, Software Sales Skyrocket

    It would appear that 2017 was a pretty great one financially at Sony. Not only did their PSVR unit break the 2 million sold benchmark, but they saw an explosive increase in software sales. However, hardware sales were slightly down over the year, but it didn't seem to discourage the company...
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    Steam Releases Best of 2017 Sales Charts

    2017 was a great year for video games in general, but success is not always measured in the same metrics. Some games sold more, while others were played more, and some had a great release month. While they haven't released any solid numbers, for the second year in a row Steam has compiled a list...
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    Shacknews Top 10 Games of the Year 2017

    2017 was an amazing year for video games. So much so that Shacknews has been celebrating the Year of the Games: 2017 for the past week. Well, it is time for the main event. Here are Shacknews Top 10 Games of 2017. For more videos, including gameplay and interviews, visit the Shacknews and...
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    Weekend PC Download Deals for 12/29: Goodbye 2017

    Many of the sales from last week are still active, with a few minor changes. Notably, the Steam Winter Sale continues to add to its pile, as does Amazon, GamersGate, and Green Man Gaming. Not much else to say, except goodbye 2017, you will not be missed. Here's our selection of this weekend's...
  11. cbizzle

    eSports: ROLLING BACK THE MONTHS - A FINAL 2017 ROUND-UP

    As 2017 is coming to a close, we take a look back at what happened in the second part of the year, recapping the most important events since the player break. The first part of 2017 was long and busy, with regular seasons of ESL Pro League and ECS, as well as many other big tournaments, fit in...
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    Year of the Games: 2017

    2017 was an amazing year for video games. Gamers were treated to the launch of an amazing brand new Nintendo console and PUBG became a Battle Royale juggernaut before our very eyes. We also saw the rise of some great indie games like Hollow Knight and Hellblade. There were simply too many great...
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    The Cartridge Family 019 - Our Individual GOTY 2017 Picks

    Thus marks the end of an eventful trip around the sun. This year provided us with a variety of events on which to reflect (almost none of which have anything to do with video games) - nevertheless, the family thought it wise to focus their attention on games, ignoring the politics and scandals...
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    Steam Holiday Sale 2017 - Best Deals

    It's the most wonderful time of the year for PC gamers. The yearly Steam holiday sale is here and will be offering up a number of great deals each day on PC games and software. Every day during the sale, Steam will also allow fans to vote in a different award category. Voting will let them get...
  15. Shiny

    Balance patch notes - December 20, 2017

    Heroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes – December 20, 2017 Clip of what Garrosh's change looks like: https://gfycat.com/RegalTenseBluebottlejellyfish (the slow is bigger but Brightwing had her E on so she was slowed by only 5%)
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    Shack Staff Game of the Year 2017 Battle Royale

    Join the Shacknews staff as we debate our game of the year choices.Will it be Zelda, or some much worse game? Tune in to find out! The survivor will be posting the VOD when we complete this bloodbath. More...
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    The Best Nintendo 3DS Cases 2017

    While there may be a sort of dangerous allure to carrying around a naked piece of technology, there's little doubt most people prefer to protect their devices from bumps and scratches by placing them into cases. This is true for things like cell phones and tablets, but also for game consoles...
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    Destiny 2 Weekly Reset - December 19, 2017

    The Destiny 2 weekly reset is here for December 19, 2017. Guardians will see loads of changes when they log in and play Destiny 2 today, including The Dawning. That’s not our focus now, though, since the reset is all about the activities that you can complete and the items that you can buy...
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    The Best Nintendo Switch Cases 2017

    The Nintendo Switch has had a big year. Not only has Nintendo's hybrid console already garnered a substantial userbase, it's also playing host to some of this year's biggest games, including the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Rocket League, and...
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    Arms Teases One Last Update for 2017

    Nintendo has been maintaining a steady pace of updates for its pugilistic fighter Arms. And while it'd be perfectly understandable for the publisher to simply pack it in for the rest of 2017, that doesn't appear to be the plan. There is currently one last update in the works for this year. Did...
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    Microsoft Offers PUBG Free with Xbox One X Purchase to End 2017

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting ready to launch its full 1.0 release next week on PC. However, the Xbox One version recently arrived through the Xbox Game Preview program. And while that version is set to be in an early access period for a little while longer, that didn't stop one...
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    Destiny 2 - What is Xur Selling - December 15, 2017 - Week 15

    Xur is back for another week of selling Guardians his goodies. Unlike previous weeks, Xur is bringing with him the Three of Coins and the Fated Engram, both of which look to help fill out your exotic collections in the coming weeks and months. Let’s look at where Xur is located and what...
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    The Gardens Between PSX 2017 Preview: A Stroll Through Childhood

    There's something relaxing about two best friends wandering a desert island. That atmosphere comes through in The Gardens Between, but there's something else that sets it apart from other indie game offerings. That's that players aren't controlling either friend at all. Shacknews recently...
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    Donut County PSX 2017 Preview: Ducky Go Down the Hole

    Prior to E3 2015, I had a chance to check out a full lineup of indie games that were set to be on display at the show's IndieCade booth. One of the games that left a lasting impression was an iOS game about taking a small hole in the ground and making it bigger and bigger by dragging it...
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    Monster Hunter: World PSX 2017 Preview: Musical Mayhem

    For the PlayStation 4 users that weren't able to attend this year's PlayStation Experience, the weekend wasn't a total loss. Over the weekend, PlayStation Plus users got to take part in a special Monster Hunter: World online beta and hunt for a Great Jagras, Anjanath, and Barroth. Over the...