• What makes a good souls-like?

    By now, I’m guessing about three-quarters of our audience will have had a run-in with the term souls-like. In fact, it has become so infamous through its overuse that some YouTubers have made a career off souls-like bashing. However, instead of running away from the classification, we’re going to...
  • PlayerUnknown’s Esport ambitions

    PUBG’s king Brendan Greene recently appeared in an interview with Eurogamer to answer some questions. It turns out these were pretty tough, largely being targeted at the future of his game, and where he’d like to see it go in the future. Greene has been pretty vocal about the popularity and...
  • Cities: Skylines – New Expansion Announced!

    It’s official, Cities: Skylines is getting a fifth official expansion on May 24th. The content titled ‘Parklife’ will add park simulation to Paradox’s city manager. Is it worth getting excited about? Let’s find out!...
  • Dark Souls Remastered Delayed on Switch

    Praise the sun? It depends on how well you take development delays....
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Voice Over Announcement by Obsidian

    Obsidian entertainment had some pretty exciting news to share today. By now, the studio behind the upcoming Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has acquired a certain reputation when it comes to community involvement. The studio regularly rolls out videos for fans and backers of the games. But this update?...
  • What’s in a remaster?

    The last few years have seen their fair share of remastered games. Why exactly these remasters came out has varied. It has ranged from a need for a port ( The last of us on PS4) to making past classics available on modern consoles. It’s difficult to debate that...
  • Banner Saga 3 Announced

    Versus Evil has just announced a release date for the upcoming publishing of Stoic’s Banner Saga 3. The date in question: July 24th 2018. The game will serve as a conclusion to an emotional, and thought-provoking series of RPG games set in the Viking age. What’s more, the studio has...
  • Injustice 2 – 2018 Pro Series Announced

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the second season of their global esports program. The 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series, which will be presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile hope to bring together the best of the best. Although Injustice 2’s competitive community is only a couple years in...
  • Team Liquid and SAP SE Want Machine Learning to Influence Esports

    SAP or “Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing” is a German-based European software corporation with a history of innovative data processing technology. As of today, they’ve announced an exciting three-year sponsorship for one of the older esport organizations, Team Liquid. What exactly this means for the e-sports scene...
  • Ashen, More Details Emerge from PAX East 2018

    An open-world, non-linear progression and high-risk combat. These are three elements which promise a rewarding game, particularly when matched with multiplayer capability. Ashen, an upcoming game developed by AURORA44 was recently showcased at PAX East.  The creative director even agreed to answer some of Shacknews’ questions on the matter. The...