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    Detroit: Become Human Review - More Human Than Human

    Elon Musk has been telling us for quite some time that we need to be more worried about AI. I’ve always agreed with him, but never took the idea seriously. I know technology will advance, and the world will continue to change, but I’ve never had a clear mental image of what that...
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    Polish Studio Acram Digital Booted from Steam for Review Tampering

    What does it take to get kicked off of Steam? Tampering with reviews will get you there, that's for sure. That's what the Polish game studio Acram Digital found out after one of its developers was caught doing that very thing. As a result, they were booted from the platform entirely. According...
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    Cory Barlog's Emotional God of War Review Reaction Video Highlights Five Years of Hard Work

    God of War reviews may have gone live last week, but it appears the game's director was only just able to summon the strength to take a look at how the press treated his latest creation. Today, in a 5-minute video blog posted to YouTube, Barlog shared the emotionally charged moment he discovered...
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    Cory Balrog's Emotional God of War Review Reaction Video Highlights Five Years of Hard Work

    God of War reviews may have gone live last week, but it appears the game's director was only just able to summon the strength to take a look at how the press treated his latest creation. Today, in a 5-minute video blog posted to YouTube, Barlog shared the emotionally charged moment he discovered...
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    Far Cry 5 PC Review - Fear and Lore in Hope County

    By the time my law enforcement colleagues and I arrived to take The Father, Joseph Seed, into custody, Hope County, Montana, had been consumed by his Eden’s Gate followers, known to the locals as Peggies. The situation was dire, and I felt a chill the first time I saw his compound. The...
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    Nintendo Removes User Review System Days After Going Live, Please Understand

    Just two days ago we reported on an interesting new development over on the Nintendo website. Without making any sort of formal announcement, Big N updated its web portal with a new system that allowed users to leave their own reviews for specific Nintendo Switch games. The news first hit Reddit...
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    Players Can Now Review Switch Games On The Nintendo Website

    Gamers are an opinionated bunch, and rightfully so — the experience of playing a certain video game will be different for every player, and based on what can be seen around the web, every player wants his or her voice to be heard. Fortunately for them, Nintendo has implemented a new system...
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    Monster Hunter: World PS4 Review - Taming the Beast

    Several hours into Monster Hunter: World, a buddy and I took on an Anjanath, one of the tougher monsters in the first region you can explore. We paid no attention to its structural and elemental weak points, nor its potential ailments. We didn’t really plan our powders and potions. We...
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    Dragon Ball FighterZ Collector's Edition Unboxing and Review

    Fighting game followers and Dragon Ball fans alike just can't seem to get enough of Dragon Ball FighterZ, the latest title in Arc System Works' longrunning series of fighting games based on the hit manga and anime franchise. FighterZ has the works, including nuanced team-based fighting...
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    Strikers Edge Review - Throwing Blades At Strangers

    While many gamers enjoy big-name AAA video game titles packed to the brim with cutting-edge features, there's still something to be said for smaller games that aim to do one thing and do it well. It's one of the core principles behind most hit mobile and handheld games, but that doesn't mean...
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    Need For Speed: Payback Review - Wrong Way

    Racing simulators are thriving within the genre these days, but arcade racers offer a brief respite from the tighter sim experiences and will always have a home with casual gamers. Need For Speed is a long-running series that has taken on many forms throughout its history, with its latest entry...
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    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Review - The Vulnerable Terror Billy

    I went into Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus high on the idea of Nazi-killing. From a combat and stealth perspective, I had a good idea of what to expect, and I looked forward to dismembering Nazis, using the game as an outlet for all the rage I avoid sharing about this topic over social media...
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    Call of Duty: WW2 Review in Progress

    I really enjoyed the original Call of Duty when it arrived during the first major wave of World War 2 shooters in the early 2000s. The campaigns for the base game and it’s United Offensive expansion pack were standout gaming experiences in their time, when many of its competitors lacked...
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    Nintendo's New Game Review Policy Fails to Prevent Mario Odyssey Leaks

    Nintendo has implemented very strict rules for the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey. So strict that Shacknews has yet to receive a review copy of the game. If you are a gamer that likes to avoid spoilers, let this article serve as a PSA. Super Mario Odyssey has leaked. It would be best to...
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    Chinese Phrase Results in Review Bombing of Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program is one the most positively reviewed indie games on Steam, holding at "Overwhelmingly Positive" currently, and has maintained such for a couple years since releasing in April 2015. Review bombing, a practice used to protest a game or company for whatever reason, is when a...
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    Intel's Coffee Lake Arrives: Review Roundup

    The rumors and speculation now mean nothing. Intel’s newest platform, Coffee Lake, has arrived. For PC gamers and system builders, it offers top of the line performance for a competitive price at every level. Featuring the first appearance of 6-core parts in its mainstream product lines...
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    Phanteks Evolv ITX Tempered Glass Review

    Small form factor PC cases began gaining popularity a few years ago. Some users covet them for the smaller footprint and others enjoy the challenge of completing a specialized build in the cramped spaces provided. While the common ATX standard remains the most popular choice for gamers and...
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    Pokken Tournament DX Review

    It’s been over a year and a half since Pokken Tournament initially launched on the Wii U, and it was definitely one of the more decent games coming late in the consoles lifespan. Here at Shacknews we scored it a 6 and stated that it failed to live up to its potential as an arcade Pokemon...
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    Total War: Warhammer 2 Review - Total Package

    What’s New?With the massive success of Total War: Warhammer it's no secret that when the second was announced a lot of PC enthusiast were upset. Asking 59.99 for a few new factions seems like a less than stellar idea. However, I’m here to tell you that it’s not the case. Great...
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    The Cartridge Family 006 - SNES Classic Edition Review Roundup

    When Buffa’s away, the children play. Unfortunately Papa Buff had to take care of his other children during today’s recording, so we definitely missed out on his SNES expertise which likely would’ve made for a more enriching show. However, what we have for you is a silly and...
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    Destiny 2 - Sunbracers Exotic Warlock Gauntlets Review

    As casual players begin returning to their normal routines, dedicated Guardians are starting to get a sense for what gear works and what gear doesn’t in Destiny 2. We’re beginning to arrive at objective conclusions for whether something should be locked away in our vault until...
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    Valve Combats Review Bombing by Adding Charts to Steam Reviews

    Steam Reviews have been a problematic cesspool for years and one of its recurring issues has popped up again in recent weeks: review bombing. Review bombing is where a group of disgruntled users will air out frustration against a developer or a company by brigading the Steam user reviews of...
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    NHL 18 Review - Building a Playoff Contender

    My time with the EA Sports NHL franchise dates to NHL ’93, where I scored my first goal on a point shot from Jamie Macoun. That was back when the graphics were so basic that a white dot in the middle of the puck was necessary to see it on your television. The NHL series has come a long way...
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    GG, Greg! The Elder Scrolls: Legends: Review

    On this week's episode, I take a look at The Elder Scrolls: Legends. This is a free-to-play collectible card game based in the Elder Scrolls universe. In the world of CCGs, it is impossible to not talk about Hearthstone. I will focus on the key differences are between The Elder Scrolls: Legends...