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Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

This is the Diablo you pictured, right?

Yesterday, Blizzard took time away from appeasing China to kick off their two day BlizzCon event for 2019. One of yesterday's big reveals was the announcement that Diablo 4 is coming. What they didn't share in their reveal announcement to the public is the fact that Diablo 4 will require an online connection.

Not only that, but Diablo 4 will include microtransactions. Of course, all of this has a chance to change over the course of development, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Speaking of development,...
 

Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

The franchise returns to its dark roots.

Another unsurprising reveal at this year's BlizzCon was the announcement of Diablo IV. The sequel to the colorful action-RPG that is Diablo III promises to tone back the color gamut a wee bit, with hopes of appeasing fans of Diablo II.

As with the other reveals made today, Diablo IV does not yet have a release date. However, we do know that it's in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. So far we know of three classes: Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We also know that you will be traveling...
 

Blizzard Loses Major Sponsor After Ban on 'Free Hong Kong' Hearthstone Pro

Blizzard continues to feel the impact of their ban of Hearthstone player Blitzchung.

It has been noticed by a number of Hearthstone fans that Mitsubishi's logo was no longer showing up during a recent Asia Pacific tournament for the game. Those on Reddit first noticed the missing logo. From there, it was confirmed by Mitsubishi that they have pulled their sponsorship from Blizzard.

This confirmation was made to The Daily Beast. Specifically, the branch that pulled its sponsorship from Blizzard was Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan, the Taiwanese branch...
 

EA to Bring EA Access and Games to Steam

Don't call it a comeback.

Today, an announcement from both EA and Valve seem to confirm some rumors that started to kick up over the past couple of weeks. That is correct, EA games are making a return to Steam. The plan is to bring over features like EA Access in addition to bringing over individual games like Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Electronic Arts made the full announcement just a short time ago. They say that starting in Spring, EA Access will be made available through Steam. EA Access is their subscription service that allows you to...
 

Death Stranding Confirmed for PC

It's confirmed for Summer 2020.

Death Stranding is confirmed to hit PC in early Summer 2020. This was announced earlier today by Kojima Productions on Twitter. If you don't feel like waiting, there is still the PlayStation 4 release of the game coming up on November 8, 2019.

On the PS4 side, Sony is acting as the game's publisher. For the PC release, 505 Games will serve as the publisher. As it's 505 Games, it's a bit of a toss up right now on which PC storefronts Death Stranding will appear on initially. 505 Games published Control, which is...
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  • Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Charity Event Underway

    Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Charity Event Underway

    Better late than never.

    We're just a few days late in sharing this news with you, but when it comes to charity: Better late than never, right?

    The latest annual charity drive (get it?) that is Desert Bus for Hope is well underway. A group of people have already spent three days driving across the desert, in real time, in an effort to raise money for charity. In three days and 6 hours, the crew has already raised over $388,400 for the Child's Play charity. The team is still going strong after all this time.

    For those that don't know,...
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  • Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

    Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

    Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

    With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

    Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
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  • Samurai Showdown Collab with Puzzle & Dragons

    Samurai Showdown Collab with Puzzle & Dragons

    Another month means another collab.

    It feels like just a couple of weeks ago that we were bringing you news about the previous collaboration event with Puzzle & Dragons. Yet here we are with a new collaboration event. This time the collab is between Samurai Showdown and Puzzle & Dragons.

    This new collab runs from today (November 11) through November 24. This event will bring 13 new Egg Machine Characters. Some favorites from the classic fighting game include Haohmaru, Hanzo Hattori, Genjuro Kibagami, and more.

    There are three...
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  • New Super Lucky's Tale Out Today for Switch

    New Super Lucky's Tale Out Today for Switch

    Mario better watch out.

    A new 3D action adventure game is out today for the Nintendo Switch. For $39.99 (USD) you can now pick up New Super Lucky's Tale through the Nintendo eShop or through various retailers.

    This new game is actually not the same as the previous Lucky's Tale games that have been released for platforms like the Oculus Rift and Xbox One. It has been developed by Playful Studios. ...
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  • Need for Speed Heat is Out Now

    Need for Speed Heat is Out Now

    Take to the streets in not-Miami.

    Ghost Games, an EA studio, just released the latest Need for Speed game. Need for Speed Heat is out today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. If you were a subscriber to EA Access or Origin Access, you were already able to access the game for a few days now.

    If you weren't aware that a new Need for Speed game was coming out, you might be in good company. EA announced the game back in August of this year and really haven't said anything about it again until this week when it was released....
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  • EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

    EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

    Seems EA is serious about this return to Steam.

    With the recent announcement that EA was making a return to Steam, a number of questions remained unanswered. A couple of those questions focused on whether or not there would be support for things like cross-save or even cross-progression between EA's own Origin platform and Steam.

    Fortunately, we have a few promising answers today. Most developers don't like to split their communities and EA is no exception. It seems they are working to get Origin to work similar to how Ubisoft's Uplay works with...
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  • Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst is New Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

    Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst is New Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

    Shuhei Yoshida moves to a new position.

    Sony is making even more changes in their managerial roles. The latest was announced early this morning with Hermen Hulst taking over as the new Head of Worldwide Studios (WWS). Hermen Hulst is the co-founder of Guerrilla Games and most recently served as the development studio's Managing Director.

    Hulst's promotion also means that Shuhei Yoshida is getting shifted around a bit within PlayStation. Thankfully, Yoshida isn't leaving the company. He will insteads move from being the President of Worldwide...
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  • The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Launch Trailer

    The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Launch Trailer

    A sequel to a popular Korean survival horror game.

    Starting at $11.99 (USD), you will be able to pick up The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters as part of a Steam Early Access release. This release is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is a survival horror adventure that makes use of a visual-novel art style and "manhwa aesthetics."

    Those that buy in during the Early Access phase will also get a free Survival Guide and Artbook in addition to the Original Soundtrack. This pack of contents is valued at $7.99 if purchased separately, but will...
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  • WWE 2K20: A Game So Bad It Made The News

    WWE 2K20: A Game So Bad It Made The News


    If you’re a dedicated WWE2K gamer, this day has been coming for a while. With each new release in the franchise, complaints from players have been getting louder about the lack of innovations and new features. Universe mode has been broken for years. Story modes are short and unfulfilling. Making progress through career mode is impossible without microtransactions or loot boxes, and graphics have barely progressed since WWE2K15. When news of WWE2K20’s launch arrived later in the year than everyone expected it to, it was hoped that 2K had taken the time to correct...
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  • Tycoon Simulator Transport Fever 2 Out on December 11

    Tycoon Simulator Transport Fever 2 Out on December 11

    I got a fever and the only prescription is more transportation systems.

    A new tycoon simulation game from Good Shepherd Entertainment and Urban Games is on the way. On December 11, Windows and Linux users will get to play Transport Fever 2 if they pick it up via Steam.

    To get you into the tycoon spirit, the first Transport Fever is available for 80% off on Steam from now until Friday, November 8. This brings the price down to a mere $7 (USD).

    The sequel, Transport Fever 2, includes over 170 years worth of real-world tech and history...
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  • Razer Announces Some New Wireless Basilisk Mice

    Razer Announces Some New Wireless Basilisk Mice

    I've got no wires to hold me down.

    Razer just announced some new wireless mice today in their Basilisk lineup. These mice include the Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. These mice have the Razer "HyperSpeed Wireless Technology" that allow them to "deliver superior speed, precision, and performance."

    This HyperSpeed thing sounds like marketing, but let's see what they say about its performance.



    Without any actual test figures, that's up to you as to whether or not you believe...
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