Laser League Beta Key Giveaway Extravaganza

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Laser League Beta Key Giveaway Extravaganza

Laser League is a futuristic multiplayer sports game developed by Roll7 and published by 505 Games. Shacknews has teamed up with the folks at 505 Games to give away a massive amount of beta keys for the game. Reply to this article's chatty thread, Facebook post, or Tweet for a chance to win a Laser League beta key. We have a lot to give away, but act now while supplies last. 

The Laser League closed beta will last from December 15 until December 17.

Twitch Broadcasts First NFL Game Tonight

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Twitch Broadcasts First NFL Game Tonight

Twitch has been known for esports, but the company also recognizes that one can't spell "esports" without "sports." Yes, that's right.

That's why Twitch is debuting NFL football on its platform, starting with tonight's Thursday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. The full stream can be viewed on the Amazon Prime Twitch channel.

This has been the first NFL season in which Twitch parent company Amazon acquired streaming rights to its Thursday night games. This marks the first time that Twitch has gotten in on the streaming action and one of the first instances in which one of America's four major sports has been broadcast via the platform. Amazon is also taking advantage of this crossover potential to offer a sneak peek of Amazon Prime Original series "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" after the game.

Twitch Broadcasts Second NFL Game Tonight

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Twitch Broadcasts Second NFL Game Tonight

Update: Twitch debuted its first NFL broadcast last week. We've gone ahead and corrected our headline.

Original story: Twitch has been known for esports, but the company also recognizes that one can't spell "esports" without "sports." Yes, that's right.

That's why Twitch is continuing to broadcast NFL football on its platform, starting with tonight's Thursday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. The full stream can be viewed on the Amazon Prime Twitch channel.

Destiny 2 - Iron Banner Season 2 Weapons

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Destiny 2 - Iron Banner Season 2 Weapons

Few things get me excited to play PvP in Destiny 2 like Iron Banner Season 2. The first season, although it was good to me in terms of armor drops, was a bit underwhelming. Season 2 looks to be better with the addition of Masterwork weapons and the ability to purchase Iron Banner faction armor directly from Lord Saladin for Legendary Shards and tokens. Full details on Iron Banner Season 2 are still coming in, but we do have some information on the weapons that you can earn.

Thanks to YouTube personality, Mesa Sean, we have a complete list of Iron Banner Season 2 weapons that we can list off. If the drop rates for Iron Banner weapons are anything like they were in Season 1, players should have no trouble collecting them all. Unfortunately, collecting them might be all they’re good for.

It’s too early to tell if there’s a clear winner here, or if there is anything that stands out at all. The problem with weapons in Destiny 2 not having unique perk rolls is that it’s hard for Bungie to create anything that stands out. Mesa Sean was able to compare every weapon in the video to something that already exists. And none of the traits stood out as me as something that I must have. I just don’t see anything here that will replace what’s already in my arsenal of weapons, but I’ll withhold my final judgement for after I get to take them for a spin.

The Gardens Between PSX 2017 Preview: A Stroll Through Childhood

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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 stopped by this year's PlayStation Experience to try out this latest effort from the Voxel Agents. What we found was an enjoyable effort that's looking to be a solid (if brief) adventure.

The Gardens Between's objective in each level is for the two friends to reach their destination at the top of each stage, where one of them sets down a lit lantern. But the hook of the game is that players are controlling the flow of time.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Daruk's Song Walkthrough

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Daruk's Song Walkthrough

After completing the initial four shrines of the Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad DLC 2, the EX The Champions' Ballad quest will be updated. Afterward, the disembodied voice of Maz Koshia will speak to Link, revealing details about the path ahead. The one-hit Obliterator weapon will self-destruct, sending four colored orbs into the sky, with each landing at a different location across Hyrule. Maz Koshia compels the Hero of Time to seek out four different areas across the map:

Since the Obliterator is no more, Link's health will refill to its previous level. Check out the map, then head to the monument that has arisen just west of the Goron City.

Walk toward the monument to have it activate, then hear the familiar disembodied voice call out to Link. Listen to Kass' song to reveal the clues needed to track down each of the EX Champion Daruk's Song quest objectives:

Hitman Holiday Pack Offers Paris Mission for Free

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Hitman Holiday Pack Offers Paris Mission for Free

Even bald-headed assassins celebrate the season. So for those who haven't had the opportunity to check out IO Interactive's Hitman, another piece of the game is going free for the holidays.

Starting on Friday, December 15, all PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One owners can boot up Hitman and get access to the Paris mission, in addition to the free Prologue mission. The Hitman Holiday Pack will include the story mission, as well as any Escalation Contracts released since the game first went live back in early 2016.

Players will also get the Holiday Hoarders mission that first debuted in 2016. This mission sees Agent 47 attempting to track down Santa Claus, as well as the Wet Bandits from the "Home Alone" movies. (If they can't handle a ten-year-old kid, I can only wonder how they'll fare against a seasoned contract killer.)

The Dawning Brings Mayhem And Winter-Themed Fun To Destiny 2

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The Dawning Brings Mayhem And Winter-Themed Fun To Destiny 2

The latest update to Destiny 2 is just around the corner, with developer Bungie's The Dawning introducing winter-themed activities like snowball fights and the revival of the Mayhem gameplay mode in the all-new Mayhem in the Cold Crucible event.

Chief among several new additions to the game are Snowball Fights, which give players the chance to inflict hilariously-massive damage through otherwise innocuous snowballs that can be gathered at various snowball piles across the in-game world. Mayhem, the popular gameplay mode that reduces the cooldown time on abilities, is also returning, and players will be able to complete various milestones toward the new Dawning engrams.

Players will also be able to use their reserves of Bright Dust in order to track down special Dawning-themed exotics, including the ship, sparrow, ghost, various piece of armor, and the Dawning emote. Be sure to keep in contact with Tess, as she'll be refreshing her inventory every week to give Guardians the best chance of stacking up their holiday reserves.

Show Important: Elsword Live Stream, Tune In At 3 PM ET

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Show Important: Elsword Live Stream, Tune In At 3 PM ET

Today on a very special episode of Show Important, we return to take another look at the latest from Elsworld. Tune into our Shacknews Twitch channel at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT to watch our host @tehMorag as he checks out the free-to-play, 2.5D action MMORPG developed by KOG Studios.

Watch it all go down via the stream below or head on over to the Shacknews Twitch Channel to hang out with all the other viewers in chat. Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more awesome streams and content as well!

Thanks to KOG Studios for the promotional consideration to bring our viewers today's episode of Show Important!

Out-drink Satan In Afterparty, The New Adventure From Oxenfree Devs

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Out-drink Satan In Afterparty, The New Adventure From Oxenfree Devs

The hauntingly brilliant indie adventure Oxenfree from Night School Studios hit the scene in early 2016, hypnotizing players with a dark coming-of-age-tale that made its way onto many Game of the Year lists. The supernatural mystery is coming to Nintendo Switch in the near future, but Night School Studio has revealed another original adventure that has a hook just as cool as Oxenfree. Afterparty is the name of this new adventure where your goal is to outdrink Satan.

This description of Afterparty taken from Night School Studio's official website describes an experience where you control Milo and Lola, recently deceased best friends that have an opportunity to outdrink Satan to gain re-entry to Earth. You'll explore the underworld to discover why you've been damned to this predicament and stumble into other adventures along the way.

Oxenfree reeled players in with its incredible dialogue and terrifying ambiance. Afterparty's setting in the underworld offers up another opportunity for a setting that is just as impactful as its characters and we can't wait to see what they put together.