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PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

$400 for digital-only, $500 for the full system.

The next-gen is now fully in gear. With Microsoft announcing the price and release date of their Xbox Series X, the only piece of the puzzle that remained was what Sony would do with the PlayStation 5. Today, the company announced that the Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 (USD) while the "regular" version with a disc drive will retail for $499.99.

Both consoles are expected to launch in select countries...
 

EA Kills Off Origin

Origin to be replaced by more generic naming convention.

First, EA ditched their EA Access and Origin Access branding in favor of EA Play. This happened almost exactly one month ago in August 2020. Now, EA is ready to ditch their Origin desktop client with something a little more generic.

EA is changing the name of their Origin client to "EA Desktop." EA is calling their new app a "next-generation PC gaming platform."

This renaming will...
 

Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

Next-gen begins on November 10.

Microsoft has kicked down the doors of the next-gen waiting room and come out swinging. Yesterday, they revealed that the Xbox Series S would be released on November 10 for a price of just $299 (USD). Today, Microsoft reveals that the more powerful Xbox Series X will also launch on November 10 for a very affordable $499 (USD).

Pre-orders for both consoles will begin on September 22.

In addition to this, Microsoft announces that...
 

Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Feeling younger in my mind.

When you think of the heyday of Tony Hawk titles, you probably think back to the games prior to weird skateboard controllers and the abysmal Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. You think back to a time in your childhood when you would turn on your old CRT television, power on the PlayStation, and digitally pull off some sick tricks while Goldfinger's Superman blasted in the background. The first couple of Tony Hawk games hold a special place in a lot of our hearts...
 

Tiananmen Square Footage Removed from Call of Duty Trailer

Activision bending the knee? What? No. Never!

The first trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War was blocked in China and then later edited from every other region because it contained roughly one second of footage from the Tiananmen Square protests from 1989. This is when the Chinese government had a big uh "crackdown" on pro-democracy protesters. That is to say, they murdered the fuck out of their citizens, or made them "disappear," and attacked them with...
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  • PowerA Announces New Pro and FightPad Fusion Controllers

    PowerA Announces New Pro and FightPad Fusion Controllers

    PowerA announces new entries to their FUSION controller series.

    PowerA is a company that specializes in creating gaming accessories and peripherals. To that end, they informed me today about some new entries coming soon to their FUSION lineup of controllers. First up is a FUSION Pro Wired Controller for Xbox One.

    The controller, though not yet out, will retail for $79.99 (USD) at release. It looks like it's a happy medium between the full customization of the official Xbox...
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  • Rockstar Now Has Their Own PC Games Launcher

    Rockstar Now Has Their Own PC Games Launcher

    Get GTA: San Andreas for free if you use it.

    Rockstar now has their own game launcher on the PC. The development studio quietly released this new launcher a short time ago today. They are attempting to entice users to download and use the installer by giving away a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a limited time.

    Interesting enough, the Rockstar Games Launcher includes some features that took other launchers a little bit of time to add after release. This...
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  • Prologue Chapter for Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Released Today

    Prologue Chapter for Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Released Today


    Get your first taste of the upcoming Living World content coming to Guild Wars 2.

    The Icebrood Saga is the newest announced Living World content for Guild Wars 2. Today, the prologue for this new episodic content was released for free to everyone that owns Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. The Icebrood Saga picks up after the end of Living World Season 4.

    So, you finally defeated Kralkatorrik and you're busy celebrating, right? Not so fast, because apparently Jormag,...
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  • New Steam Library Beta is now Live

    New Steam Library Beta is now Live

    A new beta brings a new look to your Steam library.

    Earlier this month, Valve announced that they were going to launch a complete overhaul to the Steam Library. Today, the first beta release of that drastic redesign has been released to the public mere moments ago. Those of you who are already in the beta release channel for the Steam client may have already gotten the update today. For everyone else, here is what you need to know.

    Valve has kindly set up a new page specifically...
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  • More Details Revealed for Nier Collaboration in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

    We have some additional details on what Patch 5.1 includes for Final Fantasy XIV.

    Square Enix provided the first details on what is coming with Patch 5.1 for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. This patch, entitled Vows of Virtue, Deeds of Cruelty will be the first major update for Final Fantasy XIV's third major expansion. This update will include the YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid and is part of the announced collaboration with the NieR franchise that first surfaced in February...
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  • Gears 5 Surpasses 3 Million Players in First Week

    Gears 5 Surpasses 3 Million Players in First Week

    Big numbers bolstered by cheap Game Pass subscriptions.

    The Coalition's Gears 5 has seen a moderate amount of success. Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Game Studios published title has surpassed 3 million players across all platforms in its first week. This impressive number is undoubtedly bolstered by a huge number of users taking up Microsoft on their very generous Game Pass offers.

    Like other first-party titles, Gears 5 was another Xbox One game that was available on...
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  • CD Projekt RED Reveals Third New Expansion for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

    CD Projekt RED Reveals Third New Expansion for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

    More GWENT is coming for fans of the collectible card game.

    CD Projekt RED just announced that a third expansion is coming soon for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. The new expansion is called GWENT: Iron Judgment and it will once again bring new cards to the game. To be more precise, it will introduce over 80 new cards to the game, offering a little something new for all of the game's factions.

    In addition, this expansion will also give players some new mechanics to toy...
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  • New Trailer for The Surge 2 Offers a Look at Its 'Symphony of Violence'

    New Trailer for The Surge 2 Offers a Look at Its 'Symphony of Violence'

    Every beat is a violent noise.

    A new trailer is out today for Deck13's action-RPG, The Surge 2. This latest look at the hardcore and violent game puts a lot of the action to Sharon Van Etten's cover of "The End of the World."

    The Surge 2 is slated to be released on September 24 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game should make fans of the original game excited. In addition to retaining a lot of what players liked about the first game, including the...
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  • Fantasy Games Announced for Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Fantasy Games Announced for Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    A trio of fantasy inspired sporting events to be included alongside real-world sports.

    Sega announced today that in addition to the real-world sporting events included with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, there will be three fantasy events included as a bonus. These are also in addition to the 10 "2D" stylized events that are also included with the traditional events.

    These new events are being called Dream Events. They include things like...
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  • Dragon Quest Games Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

    Dragon Quest Games Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

    Three classic JRPGs are coming to the Nintendo Switch very soon.

    Square Enix announced today that the first three Dragon Quest games will be released on the Nintendo Switch on September 27. These classic JRPGs include Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. All of these are going to be available via the Nintendo eShop.

    Square Enix isn't shying away from pushing the impact Dragon Quest had on the gaming...
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  • Star Wars Pinball is Out Right Now on the Switch

    Star Wars Pinball is Out Right Now on the Switch

    Play 19 different digital Star Wars pinball tables on the Nintendo Switch.

    If you like Star Wars and also just happen to like playing pinball, be it digital tables or the real deal, you may want to check out Star Wars Pinball. This new game is priced at $29.99 (USD) and is out now for the Nintendo Switch. It's available through both the eShop and various physical retailers like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and even GameStop if any still exist near you.

    Star Wars...
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