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Review: Half-Life Alyx is VR at Its Finest

A watershed moment for VR gaming.

In the past several days, I have gone back and forth on what I wanted to write for the Half-Life: Alyx review. I have gone through several revisions and at least two full rewrites now. It's not that I am at a loss for words. It's more that I just have too much that I want to say. I want to go on and on about how neat this sequence was or how refined this aspect was. The result of that review was just some rambling word salad that made for a poor reading...
 

The Last of Us Part II Delayed Indefinitely

This decision comes direct from Sony.

In the early afternoon on April 2, word came direct from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), that both The Last of Us Part II and Marvel's Iron Man VR are delayed "until further notice." The reason behind these delays is, you guessed it, due to the ongoing global crisis.

Word first came from the official PlayStation Twitter account. ...
 

Valve Offers Suggestions on Reducing Steam Bandwidth

Budget that bandwidth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone is at home. If not, they probably should be. 2020 has been crazy wild and it's still only March. One of the things people have been doing more of, is playing games. What else is there to do when you're under quarantine? Work? HA! Screw that!

The problem with being at home all the time like this, is that the network in your home, country, or even globally can be impacted significantly. People have more time now...
 

Review: Persona 5 Royal

A master class in improving upon what is already great.

In September 2016, the original release of Persona 5 made its debut in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It eventually had its Western market debut in April 2017. The game was developed by P-Studio and published in North America by Atlus. Despite a few minor issues, it was largely regarded as a fantastic JRPG with excellent art, an intriguing cast of characters, enjoyable gameplay, and even a rad soundtrack. Persona...
 

PlayStation 5 System Specs Revealed

We finally have the full next-gen picture.

As Sony's Mark Cerny wraps up his promised PlayStation 5 deep dive, the specs and other details for the PlayStation 5 have been released. So far, we know that the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with most PlayStation 4 titles. Cerny seems to have stopped short of saying it will be backwards compatible with other generations, which is unfortunate.

We also learned today that Sony is putting a lot of effort into their...
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  • Sea of Thieves is Getting Cats in April Update

    Sea of Thieves is Getting Cats in April Update

    Set sail for meow.

    The April update for Sea of Thieves was just detailed. The update, entitled "Ships of Fortune" will arrive on April 22 for all players on the Xbox One, Windows 10, and the Xbox Game Pass. As with other updates, this update is free to everyone.

    Of the notable additions in this update, Ships of Fortune will add an all-new element to trading companies. Pirates will get to serve as emissaries and collect bonus loot in addition to exclusive rewards....
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  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered Announced, Exclusive to Epic Games Store on PC

    Coming May 22 for consoles and PC.

    Deep Silver just announced that Sperasoft have been working on remastering Saints Row: The Third for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This "complete remaster" will be released on May 22, 2020.

    Just how complete is this remaster? According to the announcement, the team has remodelled every weapon, every car has been redesigned, and a "vast proportion of the city" has been retextured. In total, around 4,000 different...
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  • Sony Reveals the Look of the PlayStation 5 'DualSense' Controller

    Sony Reveals the Look of the PlayStation 5 'DualSense' Controller

    Meet the DualSense.

    Sony has just shared the first ever public showing of the DualSense, the controller that is shipping with the PlayStation 5. In a new blog post, Sony's senior VP of platform planning and management Hideaki Nishino shared a few images of the hardware along with some fresh details.

    Nishino says that this is the final design that is starting to be shipped out to developers. As a result, the developers that receive these controllers will soon be able to...
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  • Psychological Thriller 'The Shattering' Hits PC on April 21

    Psychological Thriller 'The Shattering' Hits PC on April 21

    A small team is about ready to deliver you a few thrills and chills.

    The small development team of Super Sexy Software has teamed up with publisher Deck13 Spotlight to announce a release date for their upcoming "psychological thriller." Their game is called The Shattering and it now has a firm release date set for April 21. It will be released on the PC through Steam, where you can presently add it to your wishlist.

    The Shattering is a passion project born from...
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  • Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.25 Released

    Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.25 Released

    Features a new story by Final Fantasy Tactics writer.

    The 5.25 patch for Final Fantasy XIV was released early in the day on April 7. Patch 5.25 includes the "Save the Queen" questline, which is a new series of adventures written by Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII). Matsuno is also responsible for writing the Return to Ivalice raid series.

    Square Enix says that this update also includes some new content for those who like to hunt and...
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  • Review: Half-Life Alyx is VR at Its Finest

    Review: Half-Life Alyx is VR at Its Finest

    A watershed moment for VR gaming.

    In the past several days, I have gone back and forth on what I wanted to write for the Half-Life: Alyx review. I have gone through several revisions and at least two full rewrites now. It's not that I am at a loss for words. It's more that I just have too much that I want to say. I want to go on and on about how neat this sequence was or how refined this aspect was. The result of that review was just some rambling word salad that made for a poor reading...
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  • Resident Evil 3 is Now Available

    Resident Evil 3 is Now Available

    Scream like it's 1999.

    The Resident Evil 3 remake is now available from Capcom. The game, which is more of a re-imagining than a remake, is currently available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Today's release of the single-player focused Resident Evil 3 is joined with the asymmetrical multiplayer game, Resident Evil Resistance.

    It's a game with zombies, a master of unlocking, a big guy with a BDSM fetish (his safeword is "STARS"), another guy...
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  • Soulcalibur and Tekken World Tours Cancelled Through June

    Soulcalibur and Tekken World Tours Cancelled Through June

    Tournament events all over the world are cancelled.

    Bandai Namco announced today that they are removing a number of World Tour events "until further notice." These include two Soulcalibur World Tour 2020 events and nine different Tekken World Tour 2020 that were scheduled through June.

    These changes have been made in response to the "highly dynamic nature surrounding (the) coronavirus (Covid-19)." Bandai Namco says that they will make future announcements...
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  • Twitch Surpasses 3 Billion Total Hours Watched in a Quarter for First Time

    Twitch Surpasses 3 Billion Total Hours Watched in a Quarter for First Time

    It's almost like people have more free time.

    For the first time ever, Twitch has surpassed 3 billion total hours watched in a single quarter. This information comes direct from StreamLabs and Stream Hatchet. They also show that in addition to Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming also saw an increase in viewer numbers for the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2020.

    According to the public facing report, Twitch had hit 3.1 billion hours watched. This is an increase of 17% from...
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  • Rogue Legacy 2 Announced

    Rogue Legacy 2 Announced

    We know nothing.

    After a little teaser yesterday, Rogue Legacy 2 was given an official announcement today. The reveal came via the developer's Twitter account @CellarDoorGames. Through the social media site, the team released a 3 second teaser, a sample of the music, and a few work-in-progress screenshots.

    You can find all of that below. In addition, the studio says that they will be releasing more information in the days ahead. This is literally all we know about Rogue...
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  • John Wick Hex Releasing this May on PlayStation 4

    John Wick Hex Releasing this May on PlayStation 4

    The once PC exclusive is getting a console port.

    Bithell Games, Lionsgate, and publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment announced today that John Wick Hex is finally coming to the console world on May 5. Specifically, the game that is still currently an Epic Games Store exclusive (affiliate link) on PC will hit the PlayStation 4 in May. There is no word on a release on any other platforms such as Xbox, Switch, or even a broader PC release.

    Developer Bithell Games teamed up...
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