january

  1. News Bot

    Monster Hunter: World Leads January 2018 Games Sales to 59% Growth Year-Over-Year, NPD Says

    NPD Group's January 2018 U.S. Games Industry Sales report is out and there is a lot of good news for video game developers and console makers. Total video game sales topped $1 billion in January, up 59 percent from last year, aided by the successful launches of Monster Hunter: World and Dragon...
  2. News Bot

    BattleEye Banned Over One Million PUBG Cheaters In January

    When it comes to how to stay alive in PUBG, cheaters can make all your planning completely irrelevant. There's nothing more disappointing than getting taken out by someone using a tool to get a major advantage in such a competitive experience and PUBG Corp understands they need to spend...
  3. Shiny

    PTR Patch Notes - January 29, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm PTR Patch Notes - January 29, 2018
  4. News Bot

    Destiny 2 - Where is Xur and What is He Selling - January 20, 2018, Week 19

    Xur is back, but are there any players around to greet him? That is the question. Well, someone must still be playing Destiny 2 right now, so we'll keep on keeping on and tell you everything you need to know about where Xur is, and what's he's selling for January 26, 2018. Where is Xur?Xur is on...
  5. Shiny

    Balance patch notes - January 24, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes - January 24, 2018
  6. Synizta

    Updates: Community Update - January 2018

    So as of the 22nd of January, Blizzard have posted an community update proposing potential new update ideas. Link to this community update is as follows: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/sc2/topic/20760937393 Terran Raven - Interfernece Matrix duration increased from 5.7 to 7.9 - Affected...
  7. News Bot

    Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 23, 2018

    Faction rallies are gone, Guardians. We know you'll miss earning those faction tokens at breakneck speed, but it's time to get busy with another weekly reset. A new Nightfall, and a new order for th Leviathan raid are upon us. Dive in and see what you can expect this week. Nightfall - The...
  8. News Bot

    The Division Global Event 4, Ambush, Starts January 23

    Originally released way back in early 2016, Ubisoft’s loot shooter The Division arrived on the scene with cutting edge graphics, sound, and gameplay, but it left a sour taste in many player’s mouths due to the absence of endgame balance and content. The game saw several major updates...
  9. News Bot

    Destiny 2 - Where is Xur and What is He Selling - January 19, 2018, Week 18

    Xur has returned to Destiny 2 for another week. See where he's hiding, and what he's selling. Browse through our Xur location and wares guide to figure out what you should be spending your Legendary Shards on. Where is Xur? Xur has decided to abandon his meeting places in the wild and return to...
  10. News Bot

    Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 16, 2018

    Another weekly reset is upon us. There isn't a whole lot to talk about in Destiny 2 these days, so Guardians are best to spend their time working on getting each character to 335, completing outstanding activities and stories, and trying to finish up their exotic collections. With the January...
  11. News Bot

    Destiny 2 - Where is Xur and What is He Selling - January 12, 2018, Week 17

    Xur is back for another week of exotic selling. We have all the details on the Agent of the Nine, including his location and stock. Make sure you pay him a visit to complete your exotic collection. Where is Xur? Xur is in the Winding Cove. Head to the European Dead Zone and spawn in at that...
  12. News Bot

    Destiny 2 - January 11, 2018 Update: Bungie Lays Out Roadmap

    Destiny 2 players won't have to worry about a lack of content in 2018. They also won't have to worry about knowing when that content is coming. On Thursday evening, Destiny 2 Game Director Christopher Barrett essentially laid out the full 2018 roadmap for Destint 2's development going forward...
  13. Shiny

    Live Patch Notes - January 9, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes — January 9, 2018
  14. News Bot

    Sea of Thieves Beta Will Close Out January

    Sea of Thieves, the high seas adventure that will playable on potatoes, is going to need some rigorous testing to make sure it runs on the wide collection of PC configurations as the devs intend. The first major wave of that testing, a closed beta, is going down January 24 to January 29 and the...
  15. News Bot

    Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 9, 2018

    With the January 9, 2018 reset in Destiny 2, players will see the end of the Dawning event that aimed to take their money more than it did entertain them. Destiny 2 will be getting back to the same old grind as it normally settles into, with players searching for ways to complete armor sets and...
  16. Synizta

    Event: FSL January

    Tournament Brackets for December: BSG (Bronze/Silver/Gold) - Fever Star League - FSL January 2018 (BSG) - Challonge PDM (Plat/Diamond/Master - No masters this month) - http://challonge.com/FSLJanuary18PDM Start and end date and time of each round is as follows: Round 1: 8th of January, until...
  17. News Bot

    Destiny 2 - Where is Xur and What is He Selling - January 5, 2018, Week 17

    Greetings, Guardians. Xur has returned to Destiny 2, bringing with him his normal collectiong of exotic weapons and armor. He's also packing the lovely Fated Engram, as well as the silly Three of Coins. Where is Xur? Xur is curently in the Giant's Scar region on IO. Io is the Flashpoint this...
  18. Shiny

    PTR Patch Notes - January 2, 2018

    Heroes of the Storm PTR Notes — January 2, 2018
  19. News Bot

    Destiny 2 Weekly Reset - January 2, 2018

    The Destiny 2 weekly reset is here for January 2, 2018. Guardians will see loads of changes when they log in and play Destiny 2 today, including new milestones to complete for powerful gear. You can do each milestone on all three characters, allowing you to level up each class that you've...
  20. News Bot

    Rising Thunder: Community Edition Belongs to the People in January

    The story of Rising Thunder was supposed to be a grand one for PC owners. Back in 2015, Evolution Championship Series founders Tom and Tony Cannon and former Capcom community manager Seth Killian banded together to create Radiant Entertainment. Rising Thunder was going to be the studio's first...
  21. Synizta

    Event: FSL January sign ups!

    The sign ups for December's Fever Star League are now open. If you'd like to participate, please post your battle tag below. Also doing something a little different with the new year; please post your current league too, if unranked, what league you were in last season! The FSL will follow...
  22. News Bot

    Hearthstone Esports Manager on the HCT, Amsterdam in January, Wild, and More

    With the Hearthstone Summer Championship in the books, the Hearthstone Championship Tour only has a few stops left. It all culminates with the Hearthstone World Championship, which wraps up the Year of the Mammoth. But unlike previous years, the event won't be held at BlizzCon. Instead, a...
  23. News Bot

    ELEAGUE Major: Boston Brings Together CS:GO's Best in January

    Turner's venture into Counter-Striker: Global Offensive continues, as ELEAGUE has announced its plans for the next CS:GO Major. ELEAGUE Major: Boston will come to Boston University's Agganis arena, pitting CS:GO's best teams against each other on the weekend of January 26-28. A $1 million prize...
  24. News Bot

    Overwatch League gets Final Three Teams, First Season Starts in January

    The Overwatch League field is officially set. Blizzard confirmed the reports from last week, announcing that Overwatch francises would be joining Houston and Philadelphia. The publisher also announced Dallas as the League's final team, along with an official start date. "Now that we have our...
  25. News Bot

    TGS 2017: Monster Hunter World Stalks its Prey Worldwide in January

    Tuesday morning's PlayStation press conference from Tokyo Game Show continued with a look at some new footage for Capcom's upcoming Monster Hunter World. In addition to some new footage of the game's vast open world, new monster types were seen for the first time. Monster Hunter World has also...
  26. News Bot

    Resident Evil 7 Was the Top Selling Game in January, NPD Says

    Resident Evil 7: biohazard has been a critical and financial success for publisher Capcom. The new NPD group report agrees, saying that the survival horror tale was the top selling game across all platforms in January. The game was only released with five days left in January, but that didn't...
  27. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 31st, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 31st, 2017 Catching up again... Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! Dark Moon: ✧ Added 10 new heroes: Axe, Legion Commander, Bristleback, Venomancer, Shadow Fiend, Juggernaut, Storm Spirit, Nature’s Prophet, Leshrac, and Witch Doctor. ✧ Fixed an exploit...
  28. News Bot

    PlayStation 4 tops Xbox One as Best Selling Console in January

    The console wars continue, with both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One each having something to brag about. But if head-to-head domestic sales numbers mean anything, Sony has the most to crow about. The PS4 took the top spot in the console sales battle for january, according to the NPD Group, which...
  29. News Bot

    POLLS ARE OPEN FOR CHATTY GAME OF THE MONTH (JANUARY) VOTING

    Our traditional Game of the Year rules have been highly criticized by our chatty community as being too limited. This new Monthly Feature at Shacknews.com is mean to address all of the concerns. This poll has no rules except that you must enter a game. It can be a mobile game, an early access...
  30. Requ1em

    Updates: SQUAD: Monthly Recap: January 2017

    Hi Squaddies, Happy 2017! In December we worked hard to release Alpha 8.9 as a special patch on Squads first Steam birthday. We were happy to celebrate the anniversary by streaming CCFN and Squad Ops, and releasing a new patch that included a brand new map for you to play in was our gift to...
  31. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 29th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 29th, 2017 Hope you enjoy these pretty short updates; have fun! ✧ Fixed a matchmaking bug which caused longer than expected ranked matchmaking wait times for extremely high MMR players. ✧ Removed the spectating delay on Dark Moon games.
  32. VileKnight

    Heroes of the Storm: Balance Update — January 27, 2017

    Heroes of the Storm: Balance Update — January 27, 2017 We have some balance changes coming. Highlights include: Rooster Race adjustments. Ragnaros got hit again with the nerf bat. ZulJin adjustments. Zagara buff. Dev notes on Uther indicate they are looking to make him a "tankier...
  33. News Bot

    Blizzard is Performing Maintenance January 31 on Battle.net and All Titles

    Blizzard will be performing maintenance on all its titles tomorrow morning, January 31. Battle.net will be down from 5 AM PT until 6 AM PT, and Battle.net, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo 3, and Overwatch will be undergoing maintenance from 7 AM PT until...
  34. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 27th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 27th, 2017 Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! ✧ Fixed some cooldown based proc abilities malfunctioning ✧ Fixed Helm of the Dominator exploits in Dark Moon ✧ Players who win in the Dark Moon event will have a unique Dark Moon emoticon item attached to...
  35. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 23rd - 24th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 23rd - 24th, 2017 Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! ✧ Fixed portrait spell casting ✧ Fixed being unable to hover over stats while dead ✧ Fixed various UI alignment issues at high resolutions ✧ Fixed visual overlay with Guides on Talent Tree ✧ Edge...
  36. News Bot

    Hitman gets a new level of difficulty as free update on January 31

    Things were already difficulty for Agent 47, but players who want more of a challenge in Hitman will be getting it with a new "Professional" difficulty level as a free update to coincide with the launch of the disc version of the game on January 31. The new difficulty will offer new AI behavior...
  37. VileKnight

    Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — January 24, 2017

    Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — January 24, 2017 We have a major patch getting released today! Highlights include: Valeera released Rexxar has a major rework. Tassadar also getting a massive rework. Lunar Festival starts today. Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — January 24...
  38. VileKnight

    Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — January 17, 2017

    Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — January 17, 2017 The new hero has hit PTR, and the Lunar Festival has started. We also have reworks for Rexxar and Tassadar. Heroes of the Storm: Patch Notes — January 17, 2017
  39. R

    Updates: SMITE: Season Four - 4.1 Patch Notes - January 19th, 2017

    Season Four - 4.1 Patch Notes INDEX (Click on any of the names to be re-directed) Visual Update - Vamana Vamana Skin More new God Skins Updates on Mastery Skins Miscellaneous New Achievements Season 4: Ranked Update Season Ticket 2017 – Spring Split Clash Map Update Season 4...
  40. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 20th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 20th, 2017 Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! ✧ Shop UI has been reworked ✧ Popular Items are now generated automatically per hero based on the top 12 items from players with 5k mmr and above from the most recent two weeks of games ✧ Popular Items are now...
  41. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 12th - 19th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 12th - 19th, 2017 More catching up... Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! ✧ Fixed a bug which prevented illusions from copying a consumed moon shard. ✧ Fixed a bug where denying Arc Warden's Tempest Double was giving bounty gold. ✧ Fixed the HUD cursor...
  42. R

    Dota 2: Update – January 9th - 11th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update – January 9th - 11th, 2017 Catching up with the patchnotes... Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! ✧ Fixed a problem with ranked matchmaking that was causing longer than normal wait times for some very high skill players. ✧ Increased the timeout for players connecting...
  43. KingCatNip

    Game Night January 19th, 2017

    Was late to the party last week, got stuck working late sorry to anyone who was waiting. However will try for another game night this week January 19th at 6:30pm PST.
  44. News Bot

    Indie Puzzler She Remembered Caterpillars Releases January 17

    The sentimental indie puzzle game She Remembered Caterpillars has been announced to release on Steam January 17. Described as a “fungipunk fantasy about love, loss, and holding on,” She Remembered Caterpillars is a relaxed, whimsical color-matching puzzler in which players help a...
  45. News Bot

    How and where to watch the Nintendo Switch January livestream event

    Nintendo's Switch livestream will air tomorrow, Thursday, January 12, at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET. As soon as Nintendo makes a link to its livestream available, a Shacknews editor will embed it in this article. For now, feast your eyes and ears on the reveal trailer from October...
  46. KingCatNip

    Game Night January 12th

    Game Night January 12th 6:00 PST Multiplayer likely team based ladder but nothing is written in stone. Hope to see you all out there.
  47. News Bot

    Try all Heroes of the Storm characters for free this weekend from January 13-16

    In celebration of Heroes of the Storm's "incredible" 2016, Blizzard is opening up the game's Hero roster for free this weekend. "To kick off 2017, celebrate everything that has happened in the past year, as well as everything we have planned for the year to come, we’re inviting everyone to...
  48. R

    Dota 2: Update - January 6th, 2017

    Dota 2: Update - January 6th, 2017 Hope you enjoy these updates; have fun! ✧ Fixed a bug which made it impossible to sell an abandoned teammate's items. ✧ Fixed a bug with broadcaster audio in DotaTV. ✧ Fixed Riki’s Tricks of the Trade missing the last attack. ✧ Fixed Rubick’s talents...
  49. R

    Updates: SMITE: "The Phantom Queen" 3.25 Patch Notes - January 5th, 2017

    The Phantom Queen - 3.25 Patch Notes INDEX (Click on any of the names to be re-directed) A new Pantheon & A new Goddess The Morrigan Skins More new God Skins Updates on Mastery Skins Miscellaneous New Egyptian Clash Map God Changes Event - Path of the Phantom Queen _A...
  50. News Bot

    The Flame in the Flood ignites on PS4 on January 17

    Published on Xbox One and PC in 2016, The Flame in the Flood catches fire on PS4 on January 17. Developer The Molasses announced that the PS4 version will be a "complete edition" packing in director commentary, system themes, avatars, and "a host of gameplay tweaks, designed to offer the most...