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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,...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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...
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  • Blizzard Chooses Not to Ban American University Hearthstone Players Who Showed Support for Hong Kong

    The team decided to forfeit the season anyway over Blizzard's double standards.

    Blizzard continues to dig themselves into an ever deepening hole this week. It all began when Blizzard banned a professional Hearthstone player and took away his earnings after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests during a live-stream interview. The troubles continued when lawmakers and plenty of others loudly voiced their disgust over what they did. Some Blizzard employees even staged a walkout the other day to show their support for the banned player and broadcasters....
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  • Fallback Launches Tomorrow from Former Division Devs

    Fallback Launches Tomorrow from Former Division Devs

    Developer Endroad is made up of former Ubisoft and Amplitude devs.

    Tomorrow, October 11, a game called Fallback will be released on PC via Steam from a development studio called ENDROAD. ENDROAD is an independent studio made up of veteran developers that worked on games like The Division, Endless Space, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

    Put on your boots, a gas mask, and your jet pack and fight to save humanity. You play as one of the brave volunteers trying to bring humanity back to power after surviving for hundreds of years underground. A horrible...
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  • Isometric Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced

    Isometric Stealth Game Winter Ember Announced

    Get a look at the game ahead of its reveal at the L.A. Comic Con.

    Those who are going to the L.A. Comic Con this weekend will get to check out a new isometric stealth game called Winter Ember.

    Winter Ember is an upcoming isometric steal game from Sky Machine Studios. It's a game set in a Victorian looking world and it follows Arthur Artorias, a "faceless man set in pursuit of answers and revenge." The game picks up after Arthur spent almost a decade in exile. He was stripped of his family, his fortune, and even his past. Arthur returns...
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  • Moons of Madness Releases in Time for Halloween

    Moons of Madness Releases in Time for Halloween

    In space, only Cthulhu can hear you scream.

    Moons of Madness from Funcom and Rock Pocket Games is slated to be released on PC starting on October 22, 2019. A PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release is also coming, but you'll have to wait until January 21, 2020 for that.

    Moons of Madness is the result of combining elements of Lovecraftian horror with the vast, oppressive mysteries of space. You play as Shane Newehart, the chief engineer on a research facility on Mars. When things start to go wrong, and go wrong they will, you can't really rely on help...
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  • Mistover Delivers a Fresh Roguelike RPG Experience to PC and Consoles Today

    Mistover Delivers a Fresh Roguelike RPG Experience to PC and Consoles Today

    Conquer the Mist and dive into deadly dungeons.

    KRAFTON Game Union, the company that owns Bluehole and the PUBG team, just released one of their own games today. Their latest is called Mistover, a game that blends together turn-based RPG mechanics with a roguelike experience.

    As you may expect, this game includes plenty of strategic gameplay elements, plenty of action, and plenty of dangerous dungeons. It's out now for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in North America. The suggested price looks to be $29.99 (USD) across all...
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  • Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

    Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

    SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

    A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

    As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
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  • Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

    A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

    A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

    Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
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  • VR Adventure Title Journey for Elysium Releases October 31

    VR Adventure Title Journey for Elysium Releases October 31

    Immerse yourself in a unique take on Greek mythology come October 31.

    Cronos Interactive and developer Mantis Games announced that Journey for Elysium will be released on October 31, 2019. This is a VR title and will be available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for $19.99 (USD) at release. You will be able to purchase the game through Steam, the Oculus Store, and HTC Viveport. The Steam release will see a 15% discount for a week after the official launch.

    You are dead. Well, more specifically the character you play as is dead. Perished quite...
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  • Deliver Us the Moon Arrives October 10

    Deliver Us the Moon Arrives October 10

    Save humanity or die trying.

    Deliver Us the Moon will be released tomorrow, October 10 through Steam and GOG for $24.99 (USD). This sci-fi adventure title places you in the well insulated boots of humanity's last astronaut. Your mission is to investigate what happened to a Moon colony that suddenly went silent and with it went the last remaining source of energy for an energy depleted Earth.

    Deliver Us the Moon is set in an apocalyptic near-future where Earth's resources have been sucked dry. Their only chance for survival is to find new resources...
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  • Get Ready for a Mortal Kombat 11 Free Weekend

    Get Ready for a Mortal Kombat 11 Free Weekend

    Play 'most' of the game for free this weekend only.

    WBIE and NetherRealm Studios are offering a free trial weekend for Mortal Kombat 11. That weekend runs from October 11-14 and it's only for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. My condolences to the PC crowd out there.

    This free weekend includes all the base fighters, some DLC fighters, plus all of the other quality of life updates that have been made since the game's release.

    Specifically, this free weekend will grant everyone access to the following:
    • All multiplayer game modes
    • First
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  • Releasing Today: John Wick Hex, Call of Cthulhu, BurgerTime Party, and More

    Releasing Today: John Wick Hex, Call of Cthulhu, BurgerTime Party, and More

    Here are the game releases for October 8, 2019.

    What's this? Is this a quickhits? Is this a newsbites? Sure, whatever you want to call it, this is it. Let's take a quick look at the games that were released today that I was made aware of due to a press release hitting my Inbox.


    John Wick Hex is out today on PC and Mac exclusively through the Epic Games Store. The game is $19.99 (USD) when you use affiliate code "zips" at checkout. It's $19.99 even without that code.




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