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  • Shawn Zipay
    BioWare Branding Gets a Fresh Look
    by Shawn Zipay
    Does it look Beautiful?

    Developer BioWare is looking to get a new lease on life. We already learned that the studio might be giving a drastic overhaul to Anthem and has started to work on the next Mass Effect. We also know that they're working hard on the next Dragon Age. But what about BioWare as a company? That too seems to have gotten some work put into it.

    Earlier today a new visual identity was revealed for BioWare. This includes an updated branding and logo. This information comes courtesy of Brand New (the website, not the band). It also...
    11-19-2019, 07:14 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Blair Witch Hits PS4 on December 3
    by Shawn Zipay
    Giving a new meaning to the term "holiday spirit."

    Though the Blair Witch game was already released on the PC and Xbox One, PlayStation 4 owners were left out in the cold. Today, the wait was made a bit more bearable for eager fans as developer Bloober Team announced that their horror filled adventure is hitting the PlayStation 4 on December 3, 2019.

    The release will be priced at $29.90 (USD) and will be made available through the PlayStation Store. Blair Witch is a game based off of the Blair Witch films and other media. It's not a...
    11-19-2019, 06:52 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Death Stranding and Control Lead Nominations for The Game Awards 2019
    by Shawn Zipay
    The list of games nominated for each category were revealed today.

    It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing color. Thoughts of delicious turkey start to fill the minds of Americans. And the nominations for the upcoming Game Awards are revealed. Though the winners won't be revealed until the show itself takes place on December 12 across all sorts of streaming services.

    At least you can get a few weeks of complaining in before the show airs and the winners are announced. "What?! How could Death Stranding be nominated for nine...
    11-19-2019, 05:27 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Google Stadia is Out Today and Reportedly a 'Monumental Flop'
    by Shawn Zipay
    It's time for "good news, bad news."

    For Google, today is a bit of a mixed bag. The good news for them is that they just soft launched their first dedicated gaming platform, Stadia. The bad news is that it's reportedly a "monumental flop."

    Today, those who purchased the $130 Founder's Edition of Stadia are probably awaiting its delivery. The physical contents largely consisting of a unique Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra. Though you had to plunk down $130 for this, there was actually no guarantee that you would get...
    11-19-2019, 03:27 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Google Reveals Pricing on First Stadia Titles
    by Shawn Zipay
    You might want to sit down for this one.

    Google has revealed the official pricing for the first batch of games that they are making available for the console's November 19th launch. What's interesting about this reveal is that it doesn't actually include prices for every launch game. Keep in mind that Google just recently added 10 additional titles, bringing their total to 22. The prices revealed in the list below seem to be only for those 12 initial games.

    From the looks of things, the Stadia launch prices are about as much as you would find...
    11-19-2019, 12:47 AM
  • Lil'Ruff
    Reply to Halo: Reach Releases December 3 on PC and Xbox
    by Lil'Ruff
    Boy am I excited for this!!
    11-18-2019, 09:15 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Operation Shattered Web Now Available for CS:GO
    by Shawn Zipay
    A new Operation delivers new skins, stickers, missions, maps, a battle pass system, and more.

    Valve just released a brand new operation for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tonight. This new operation is called Operation Shattered Web and with it comes all of the goodies CS:GO fans have come to expect from Valve.

    This means there are new skins to find, new stickers, new missions to complete, and some new maps. Also, the first ever female character model in the history of the main Counter-Strike series was just added to the game tonight. Well,...
    11-18-2019, 09:06 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game
    by Shawn Zipay
    Half-Life: Alyx is a flagship VR game from Valve.

    It's taken 12 years, but Valve has finally announced a new Half-Life title. The studio formerly known for developing hats has just announced a "flagship VR" title called Half-Life: Alyx.

    The company has billed it as a "flagship VR" game. It's reportedly prequel to at least Half-Life 2 and will be VR exclusive. We will have more information on this when the main reveal comes this Thursday, November 21. ...
    11-18-2019, 06:48 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced
    by Shawn Zipay
    More characters, stages, and costumes than you can possibly imagine.

    Capcom announced that they are getting ready to release the ultimate version of Street Fighter V. On February 14, 2020, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will get a standalone release on the PlayStation 4 and PC. Included with the Champion Edition is the return of Gill to the roster.

    Those of you who already own Street Fighter V in some capacity won't have to wait until February 2020 to get your hands on him. Starting in December 2019, Gill will be made available to players....
    11-18-2019, 06:23 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Google Adds Ten More Titles to Stadia Launch Lineup
    by Shawn Zipay
    Panic? Who's panicking? Not Google, that's for sure!

    Google initially announced a lineup of just 12 titles for their upcoming soft launch of Stadia. At least four of those titles were Tomb Raider and most of them were games already released on other platforms.

    This list of games for a new console launch was anemic, at best. This is even more true when you realize that the only people that are getting a shot at Stadia right now are those that forked over $130 for the honor of maybe getting the Founder's Edition on the day of its release on November...
    11-17-2019, 10:35 PM
  • cikame
    Reply to Anthem is Reportedly Getting a Complete Overhaul
    by cikame
    All they need to do is add worthwhile "side" content, by all accounts the combat is good and the main story content is good enough, there just needs to be a satisfying and rewarding path through the game, and i don't mean rewarding as in loot i couldn't give a s*** about loot, that's why i hate Destiny because its objectives are dead boring and only there to serve up the loot grind, get players to use the polished mechanics to do worthwhile things.
    11-15-2019, 04:38 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Anthem is Reportedly Getting a Complete Overhaul
    by Shawn Zipay
    Well, it worked for Final Fantasy 14 and No Man's Sky.

    According to a new report from Kotaku, BioWare may be working hard on a complete overhaul for Anthem. According to their sources, this overhaul of the game has been coined "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next."

    As of right now, the team doesn't even know yet how this overhaul should be distributed. It seems as though BioWare is still trying to figure out if the updates should be released all at once or over a period of time. They are also apparently considering going the No Man's...
    11-15-2019, 04:10 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Microsoft's xCloud Streaming Service Surpasses 50 Games
    by Shawn Zipay
    Meanwhile, at Google...

    Microsoft announced a big expansion to its Project xCloud streaming service today. At X019, the company revealed over 50 additional games for xCloud. This is a big jump from the initial five titles that were available at the initial launch just one month prior.

    Microsoft is now working with over 25 partners to bring these 50 games to you. Some of these titles include Tekken 7, Madden NFL 20, World War Z, and Just Cause 4 to name a few. This should give current testers a large pool of very different games to select from...
    11-14-2019, 07:49 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    The Witcher 3 Headed to Xbox Game Pass in December
    by Shawn Zipay
    Game Pass just keeps getting better and better.

    CD Projekt RED and Microsoft announced today at X019 that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will soon be available through the Xbox Game Pass program. This means that Xbox Game Pass for Console and Ultimate will be able to download and play one of the best RPGs ever made at no additional cost.

    This release includes the content found in the base game, Wild Hunt, plus 16 free pieces of DLC. It wasn't specified anywhere that this release also includes the game's two expansions of Blood and Wine and Hearts of...
    11-14-2019, 06:50 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Classic Kingdom Hearts Games Finally Coming to Xbox
    by Shawn Zipay
    It's finally happened.

    Today during the X019 event, Microsoft, Disney, and Square Enix announced that the older titles in the Kingdom Hearts franchise will be coming to the Xbox One in 2020. This news comes some months after Kingdom Hearts 3 was released on the Xbox One family, despite the first titles never appearing on the Xbox platform in the past.

    This all changes in 2020 when Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue get released. These compilations will give Xbox players a chance to play the games...
    11-14-2019, 06:34 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Almost Every Final Fantasy from the Past 20 Years is Coming to Xbox Game Pass
    by Shawn Zipay
    It all starts with Final Fantasy VII.

    In 2020, Square Enix will bring pretty much every Final Fantasy game, from Final Fantasy VII onward, to the Xbox Game Pass. This means that those with active Game Pass subscriptions on Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10 will get access to these games starting in 2020.

    These will be rolled out at a fairly steady rate throughout the year.
    • FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered
    • FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster
    • FINAL
    11-14-2019, 06:12 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Halo: Reach Releases December 3 on PC and Xbox
    by Shawn Zipay
    The release date was confirmed during X019.

    Microsoft announced today that Halo: Reach will be released on PC come December 3. Also on this date, the game will of course also be added to the Xbox One release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. While this may be one of the final pieces of content for the Xbox version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox, it will be the first piece of content out for the PC version.

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection was announced earlier this year for the PC. Unlike the initial release on the Xbox...
    11-14-2019, 05:22 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    The Yakuza Games are Coming to Xbox in 2020
    by Shawn Zipay
    Also announced for Windows 10 and Game Pass.

    For the first time ever, Xbox players will get to pick up and play the Yakuza games. In early 2020, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be released on the Xbox One, Windows 10, and made available through Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC.

    This literally marks the first appearance of the fantastic Yakuza franchise on the Xbox platform. They will get to experience all of the action, dramatic stories, minigames, sub-stories, and Tiger Drops that PlayStation owners have gotten to experience...
    11-14-2019, 04:22 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Obsidian Announces New Co-op Survival Game at X019
    by Shawn Zipay
    The first game from Obsidian under Microsoft is a co-op survival game.

    At X019, Obsidian and Xbox Game Studios announced a new co-op survival game. Grounded is a first-person game that tasks you and a friend with surviving the dangers of a suburban backyard. That's right, you are the size of an ant. You're still a human but you're teeny and some might say tiny.

    A little film by the name of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids has been preparing me for this game since the early 90s.

    Grounded is looking to be released Spring 2020 for the Xbox...
    11-14-2019, 04:13 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    The Game Awards Partners with the New Jumanji Film
    by Shawn Zipay
    When I think "video games" I also think of Hollywood film sequels that are remakes of an old film based on a board game.

    On December 12, you will be able to watch the The Game Awards for 2019. If you happen to be in or near a town with a Cinemark theater, you may also get to watch the new Jumanji movie right after The Game Awards are over.

    It's one hell of an odd pairing but it is a pairing that has been made nonetheless. This is thanks to a partnership between Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards, Cinemark Theaters, and Sony Pictures....
    11-14-2019, 03:48 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Bee Simulator is Out Now on Consoles and PC
    by Shawn Zipay
    Beecome the bee you were always meant to bee.

    Bee Simulator is out today on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. You can now pollinate until you cannot possibly pollinate any more in an "urban park inspired by (the) famous Central Park."

    As a bee, you will collect pollen, fight off wasps, interact with other bees, and take on a bunch of different threats. One of those threats is man. You see, humans are looking to chop down the tree where you make your home. That's bad. Humans are bad. It's up to you, as a bee, to save...
    11-14-2019, 03:27 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    New Jump Force Trailer Shows Off Some DLC Cake
    by Shawn Zipay
    You like cake, right?

    A new trailer for Jump Force features a look at Madara Uchiha and Toshiro Hitsugaya. It also features a look at an all-new stage. This new stage is Whole Cake Island from One Piece. All of this new DLC content will be coming soon to the fighting game. ...
    11-14-2019, 02:26 PM
  • K-16
    Reply to Yakuza: Like a Dragon Trailer Teases a Fight Against a Familiar Face
    by K-16
    Hey Ichiban, if Kiryu lets you win, and let me emphasize that there's no way you can beat him with your skills and strength, IF Kiryu lets you win, you ****ing owe him. Fly back to the orphanage and find a damn way to sneak in Haruka for a secret visit to Kiryu. I don't care if Kiryu objects. YOU GET HARUKA TO KIRYU FOR A DAMN VISIT! I don't care if it's a half hour visit that Haruka can not tell anyone about. YOU GET THEM THAT ****ING REUNION YOU ****ING HEAR ME?! You get the treasure and Kiryu gets his!
    11-13-2019, 11:36 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Yakuza: Like a Dragon Trailer Teases a Fight Against a Familiar Face
    by Shawn Zipay
    Series staple Kazuma Kiryu returns to teach the new guy some old tricks.

    A new trailer came out today for Yakuza 7, or as it's actually called in Western markets, Yakuza: Like a Dragon. This new trailer is over ten minutes long and is presented entirely in Japanese with no dubs or subtitles.

    However, I can say that the trailer focuses on Masato Arakawa, a character presumed to be the main antagonist in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. According to some translations done by DualShockers, Masato is the son of Masumi Arakawa, a father-figure to the game's...
    11-13-2019, 07:28 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Shenmue 3 Launch Trailer
    by Shawn Zipay
    A headline very few thought they'd read.

    A launch trailer for Shenmue 3 was released today ahead of its November 19 release date. I'm sure this is a trailer few thought you would actually see, especially with the questionable crowdfunding campaign and Epic exclusive shenanigans that have gone on.

    But if you stuck with the game through all of that and are still somehow looking forward to Shenmue 3, next week is your week. Let's see what PlayStation 4 and Epic Games Store users have to look forward to. Maybe after all is said and done you can begin...
    11-13-2019, 06:21 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Human Head Studios Closes, Returns Immediately as Roundhouse Studios
    by Shawn Zipay
    Human Head has a new name and new ownership.

    Human Head Studios, the development studio that brought is a real mix of games over the past 20+ years is no more. They are instead going to be called Roundhouse Studios, a new development studio that Bethesda Softworks just opened up in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Roundhouse Studios is being staffed by the same team from the dearly departed Human Head Studios. They will begin work "immediately" on an unannounced project for Bethesda. ...
    11-13-2019, 04:05 PM
  • cikame
    Reply to Sonic Looks Fantastic in New Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
    by cikame
    I'm so happy for the artists, who i imagine are exhausted at this point.
    11-13-2019, 10:30 AM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Sonic Looks Fantastic in New Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
    by Shawn Zipay
    Now this is a good looking hedgehog!

    Back in April of this year, the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was unleashed upon the world. I say "unleashed" not because of the terrible Sonic Unleashed game, but because of the unspeakable horrors Sonic's movie design thrust upon an unsuspecting world.

    A few days later, the movie's director, Jeff Fowler, said that they were going to make Sonic look less weird. In late May, the movie was officially delayed until Valentine's Day 2020. Nobody really knew what to expect from the redesign...
    11-12-2019, 07:36 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Valve Pushes for Increased Transparency for 2020 Counter-Strike Leagues
    by Shawn Zipay
    The future is crystal clear.

    A new blog entry by the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team at Valve, suggests that the developer is looking for more transparency in 2020. Not only are they being transparent with the community about these new initiatives, but they are pushing professional teams and tournaments to be more transparent with you.

    Valve took community feedback to a blog posted back in August. The blog entry, entitled "Keeping Things Competitive," focused on eliminating conflicts of interest for professional Counter-Strike...
    11-12-2019, 06:32 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Superliminal Brings Its Perception Bending Gameplay to Life Today
    by Shawn Zipay
    Things are not always as they seem.

    The perception bending puzzle game, Superliminal, is out today courtesy of Pillow Castle Games. This is the product of about six years of work from the team. Superliminal can be yours for $19.99 (USD) through the Epic Games Store on PC. If you purchase it before November 18 you will get an additional 15% discount.

    Superliminal is a single-player first-person puzzle game. The big hook with the game is using perception, or something close to it, to solve a variety of puzzles. You will be able to alter reality...
    11-12-2019, 06:06 PM