2018

  1. Flux

    Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — July 25, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — July 25, 2018 Hero Changes Azmodan Murky Sgt. Hammer Alarak Fenix Genji Kael'thas Hanzo Raynor Tracer Deckard Malfurion Artanis Blaze Cho Diablo Yrel Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — July 25, 2018
  2. Shiny

    Live Patch Notes - July 10, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes – July 10, 2018 - Heroes of the Storm
  3. News Bot

    Kingdom Hearts 3: Four Questions Following the Pre-E3 2018 Demo

    Last week, Shacknews was among the outlets with the first opportunity to go hands-on with Kingdom Hearts 3 for the first time. It was a long time coming. It was a very long time coming. And the demo certainly did not disappoint, showing off many of Sora's classic abilities, as well as some new...
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    Michele Morrow Leads Hosts For ELEAGUE Street Fighter 5 Invitational 2018

    ELEAGUE is set to kick off its Street Fighter V Invitational 2018 event soon, welcoming in some of the best fighting game players in the world, as well as a pair of competitors from the recent The Challenger reality show that aired on TBS over the past month. But there is one question going in...
  5. proteggiore

    Event: May 2018 FSL

    Tournament Bracket for May: Fever Star League - FSL May 2018 - Platinum/Diamond/Masters Division - Challonge Fever Star League - FSL May 2018 - Bronze/Silver/Gold Division - Challonge Hello all. Sorry for the delay. Due to the low participation in the last tournament and...
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    No Borderlands 3 at E3 2018, According to Gearbox

    Shackers have been dying to see or hear anything about Borderlands 3 for years, and sadly they will have to wait longer than E3 2018. A representative from Gearbox Software announced to a room of journalists earlier today that there will be no Borderlands presence at E3 whatsoever. Gearbox...
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    Good Shepherd Entertainment and Friends Announce Dates for Indie Heaven at E3 2018

    If you're going to E3 2018, set aside some time in your schedule to walk rght across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center around the Devolver Lot to take part in IndiE3, or Indie Heaven. It's a three-day celebration of indie gaming where you can take part in meetings with indie game...
  8. News Bot

    Universite Laval Wins 2018 Heroes of the Dorm

    The field of 64 in this year's Heroes of the Dorm came down to four teams on Saturday. At the end of the night, only one team stood above the rest. Université Laval crushed the University of Buffalo 3-0 to become the 2018 Heroes of the Dorm champions, capping off a dominant weekend for...
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    Université Laval Wins 2018 Heroes of the Dorm

    The field of 64 in this year's Heroes of the Dorm came down to four teams on Saturday. At the end of the night, only one team stood above the rest. Université Laval crushed the University of Buffalo 3-0 to become the 2018 Heroes of the Dorm champions, capping off a dominant weekend for...
  10. News Bot

    PSA: BlizzCon 2018 Tickets Go On Sale Tonight

    Looking to attend BlizzCon this year? The annual convention for everything Blizzard Entertainment is set to return to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3. For those who may have forgotten, tickets go on sale tonight! Photo credits: Blizzard Entertainment Tickets are set to go...
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    Dota 2 International 2018 Battle Pass Includes Battle Royale-Like Underhollow

    The International is set to return for 2018. The biggest event of the Dota 2 season and also one of the biggest esports tournaments of the year, thousands of people congregate annually to Seattle to check out which team will reign supreme. On Tuesday afternoon, Valve offered up details on the...
  12. News Bot

    Square Enix Sets E3 2018 Showcase for June 11

    The E3 2018 press conferences are starting to take shape. While the big three publishers have their times seemingly in place, it's not the top developers that are sorting themselves out. The latest is Square Enix, which has cemented its timeslot just before this year's big convention. Save the...
  13. Menicejw86

    Updates: In September 2018, Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem:Beta!

    Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem :: Past content, future content, Beta, and a nice surprise!
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    Overwatch World Cup 2018 Groups Announced

    The Overwatch World Cup is getting ready to make the trip to this year's BlizzCon. Dozens of countries have been competing for the chance to make the Overwatch World Cup field and on Tuesday evening, Blizzard announced the groups that will advance to the next stage of competition. Here are the...
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    Sega Game Gear Sold One Game in Q1 2018, According to the NPD

    The Sega Game Gear was an excellent handheld, and I'm still using mine on a regular basis. I love to play Defenders of Oasis, for one, a childhood favorite of mine. We haven't heard a lot about the Game Gear in some time, unfortunately, but that doesn't make it any less cool or useful. It looks...
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    QuakeCon 2018 Registration Announcement Delayed

    QuakeCon is one of our favorite events of the year at Shacknews and it is coming back to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on August 9-12. The organizers had previously announced that the BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) area wouild be twice the size. Sadly, we haven't head much about...
  17. News Bot

    Nintendo Details E3 2018 Plans and Confirms Time and Date of Video Presentation

    Nintendo just announced their plans for E3 2018. The Big N will host two esports tournaments for Super Smash Bros and Splatoon 2 and plans on breaking the internet on June 12 at 9 AM PT with a new Nintendo Direct. The Nintendo E3 2018 video presentation will focus on new Nintendo Switch titles...
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    Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson Talks Reboot Develop 2018 & Indies

    Shacknews sat down with Mike Wilson of Devolver Digital to chat about all things indie gaming, including the recent Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announcement, which was a pleasant surprise for FPS fans, especially those into the kind of twitch action Serious Sam provides. "It's been interesting...
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    PS Plus Free Games For May 2018 Barely Go Beyond: Two Souls

    Lining right up with Quantic Dreams upcoming release of Detroit: Become Human, PlayStation Plus is welcoming their previous effort Beyond: Two Souls in May's lineup. Other than that, the fare for this month is rather light. PlayStation Plus's lineup for May, as revealed on the PlayStation Blog...
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    State of Decay 2, PES 2018, Highlight Xbox Game Pass Additions For May 2018

    Despite indie retailers dropping Xbox support because of it, Microsoft set some lofty goals for its Game Pass subscription service with a 2018 schedule that features Crackdown 3, a future Halo game, and a promise to include other major Xbox exclusives on launch day. With May nearly upon us...
  21. News Bot

    What Engine Does God of War 2018 Run On?

    Given that Kratos' latest outing in the recently released 2018 series entry God of War is beautiful to behold, many players were hoping to learn more about the game engine and other technologies used by the development team at SIE Santa Monica Studios. Gamers may have noticed that the game's...
  22. News Bot

    Super Metroid Returns at Summer Games Done Quick 2018 (But Not As the Main Event)

    Games Done Quick is returning for its second week of speedrunning for charity at the end of June. And with Summer Games Done Quick two weeks away, the folks at GDQ have released the full schedule. Earlier this year, Awesome Games Done Quick made headlines by being the first GDQ since the...
  23. News Bot

    Best Steam Spring VR Sale 2018 Deals

    Valve has announced a Steam VR Spring Sale on their store and Shacknews has compiled a list of some of the very best deals. The sale ends on Monday at 10 AM PT. Please take a look. Best Steam Spring VR Sale 2018 Deals Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes -50% off - $7.49 Raw Data -30% - $27.99...
  24. proteggiore

    Event: Sign-Up FSL May 2018

    The sign ups for FSL May 2018 are now open! If you'd like to participate, please post your battle tag below. As with the the last couple months' sign ups; please post your league as well (Of the race you intend to play). If there are enough sign ups, I will split the BSG and GPD players into...
  25. News Bot

    IRS Extends 2018 Tax Filing Deadline by 24 Hours Due to eFile Outage

    Taxes - I pay them, you pay them, and Amazon doesn’t pay them (according to the President of the United States). They are an inescapable part of our lives and filing them can be a real headache. The headache can get worse if you are unable to file in time due to computer errors out of your...
  26. News Bot

    Ubisoft's E3 2018 Press Conference Will be Held on June 11

    Ubisoft has announced that their E3 2018 press conference will take place at the Orpheum Theatre on June 11 at 1:00 PM PT. The conference will kick off with a livestream pre-show and a post-show will follow. The post-show will be a celebration of Ubisoft's games and players. Last year we saw the...
  27. News Bot

    Video Game and Tech Companies Q2 2018 Earnings Release Schedule

    Earnings release season is upon us and Shacknews has compiled a list of some of the most important video game and tech companies to watch in the coming weeks. Stocks move with a lot more volatility before and after earnings releases. It is important to know when a stock you own, or potentially...
  28. Stagray

    PTR Patch notes, April 16, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm PTR Patch Notes – April 16, 2018 Stay a while... and listen! Deckard Cain is making his way into the nexus!
  29. News Bot

    Splyce Dominates to Win 2018 Halo World Championships

    The 2018 Halo World Championship Finals in Seattle, WA came down to the two best teams in the competitive Halo world. But the gap between number one and number two proved to be a wide one, as Splyce defeated Tox in the Grand Finals in a 4-0 sweep. Splyce had little trouble dispatching the...
  30. News Bot

    EVE Fanfest 2018 EVE Online Exclusive Interview: Executive Producer Andie Nordgren

    EVE Fanfest 2018 is a yearly celebration of all things EVE Online, and this year's event had plenty of goodies in store for players, including a whole new swath of content. CCP Seagull, or Executive Producer Andie Nordgren, was available at EVE Fanfest 2018 to chat about the game's newest...
  31. News Bot

    EVE Fanfest 2018 EVE Online Exclusive Interview: Game Designer Linzi Campbell

    EVE Fanfest 2018 is a yearly celebration of everything related to the space exploration MMORPG, and this year Shacknews was there covering all the big news. In addition to announcing a new free expansion for the game in the form of Into the Abyss, new spinoffs were confirmed as well. But there's...
  32. News Bot

    EVE Fanfest 2018 EVE Online Exclusive Interview: 3D Artist Willem van Biljon

    EVE Fanfest 2018 is an annual celebration of all things related to EVE Online and the EVE Online universe. Shacknews was on the scene to discuss several new additions to EVE, including the latest expansion, mobile adaptation, and more. It's going to be a great year for EVE fans. Lead 3D Artist...
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    EVE Fanfest 2018 EVE Online Exclusive Interview: CSM Steve Ronuken

    EVE Fanfest 2018 was rife with several important figures in the EVE Online community, and Shacknews was able to sit down with quite a few of them for a rousing chat about the state of the game and other important aspects. Steve Ronuken, also known as Steve Anderson in the real world, was on hand...
  34. News Bot

    Sega Mega Drive Mini Announced For Japan in 2018

    It looks like Sega is looking to replicate the success of Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic Mini releases by entering the hardware game once more. The company just announced its own miniature system at Sega Fes 2018 in the form of the Mega Drive Mini, a diminutive version of the 16-bit console...
  35. News Bot

    Complete List of BAFTA Game Awards 2018 Winners

    Yesterday saw the annual hosting of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Game Awards in London, showcasing some of the most highly praised and technically impressive video game releases over the past year. There was a frankly huge pool of great games for the BAFTA committee to choose...
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    THQ Nordic Will Skip E3 2018 to Focus on the 2018 World Cup

    THQ Nordic announced today that they won't be attending E3 2018. Their reason is that they would rather watch the 2018 World Cup. Seriously. We can't make this stuff up. Check out this baffling press release: THQ Nordic to swap participation at E3 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Vienna, Austria...
  37. Stagray

    Live notes for 11 April 2018

    Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes – April 11, 2018
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    MineCon Earth 2018 Returns This Fall With Cosplay and Community-Themed Events

    Big Minecraft fan? Ready to celebrate your love for one of the most popular games on the market? You'll want to head out to this year's MineCon Earth 2018, which is returning for another year. Specifically, you'll be able to join a throng of other Minecraft fans online to convene about how...
  39. News Bot

    Epic Games' Tim Sweeney Talks AR, VR, UE4, Fortnite, and Switch at GDC 2018

    Shacknews saved one of our best interviews for last from GDC 2018. We caught up with Tim Sweeney at the Epic Games booth to chat about a variety of topics. Check out this exclusive interview where we talk about Unreal Engine 4's role in AR, VR, and movies. We also chat about Fortnite and the...
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    BlizzCon 2018 Dates Announced, Tickets On Sale in May

    BlizzCon is set to return for another year. The annuaul convention for all things Blizzard Entertainment will be back at the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing fans of all stripes together on November 2 and 3. BlizzCon is home to announcements for Blizzard's myriad of games, like Overwatch...
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    Shacklemania!!! 2018 WWE Live Stream

    The official, annual Shackmania!!! wrestling event is going down live on Twitch right now. Tune in as the Shack staff and Shackers all fight for the chance to take on Ozzie Mejia for the Shackmania!!! title! Watch live video from Shacknews on www.twitch.tv More...
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    Get Nostalgic With Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Releasing in 2018

    This September, get ready to unleash the dragon with a new "scaled-up" version of the Spyro the Dragon trilogy, releasing this September as Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Developing... More...
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    PAX East 2018 Schedule Highlights and Panel Overview

    There can be little doubt that video game fans are already familiar with the likes of the PAX. The Penny Arcade Expo has been one of the more popular events in the gaming world for years, oftentimes stealing the thunder from bigger shows like the Electronic Entertainment Expo. This year's PAX...
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    Tropico 6: Expanding El Presidente's Empire at GDC 2018

    El Presidente has kept a tight grip on his empire over the years. It's been enough to help keep the Tropico series running strong for five installments. But the empire is about to expand for Tropico 6, with Kalypso Media and Limbic Entertainment opting to stretch the lovable dictator's rule...
  45. News Bot

    Double Cross: Hands-on at GDC 2018

    For the past couple of years, characters of all colors and stripes (and various other patterns) have been racing to the finish in Runbow, 13AM Games wildly fun foot racer. The game is still set to hit PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this month, but the studio is now looking to move on...
  46. News Bot

    Life is Strange: Before the Storm - The GDC 2018 Postmortem Interview with Zak Garriss

    The following contains spoilers for Life is Strange: Before the Storm's bonus episode: Farewell, as well as portions of the main game. Those who have not played Before the Storm or the Farewell episode are advised to turn back now. Earlier this year, the Life is Strange fanbase got to bid...
  47. proteggiore

    Event: April FSL 2018

    Tournament Bracket for April: Fever Star League - FSL April 2018 - Challonge As there was only 3 sign ups for BSG, this month has NOT been separated into BSG and DPM. However, since only Haory from the BSG actually signed up on time without me hunting him down, he is awarded a bye into the...
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    First Look At Telltale's The Walking Dead's Final Season Happens At PAX East 2018

    Telltale is gassing up the hype train for their final season of the hit Walking Dead series, revealing that first season writer Gary Whitta is returning, and the game is officially slated for release later in 2018. Though we’ll have to wait a few months to get our hands on it, Telltale has...
  49. News Bot

    Travis Strikes Again, Dead Cells Spotted On Nintendo's PAX East 2018 Schedule

    This time of year is always hectic as we get a rapid-fire of events from CES to SXSW to GDC and, now, PAX East. There are always a few surprises found during the event, but developers and publishers start up the hype train with schedules of the games they’ll be bringing along and Nintendo...
  50. News Bot

    Aftercharge: Hands-on from GDC 2018

    The robots are on the prowl. They're looking to rise up against those who created them, but standing in their way are an opposing team of three human enforcers. These robots are wielding intense firepower. But can they attack what they cannot see? This is the premise behind Aftercharge, a new...