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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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  • Little Nightmares 2 to Scare Up Consoles and PC in 2020

    Little Nightmares 2 to Scare Up Consoles and PC in 2020

    Things that go bump in the night.

    In 2020, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC will see the launch of Little Nightmares II. This sequel promises to offer more suspense and tense situations when compared to its well-received predecessor. Bandai Namco partnered with developer Tarsier Studios to bring us the story of Mono, a young boy trapped in a world "distorted by the humming transmission of a distant Signal Tower." He and Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat,...
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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Announced for Google Stadia

    Cyberpunk 2077 Announced for Google Stadia

    A game about an obsession with power is coming to Google Stadia.

    CD Projekt RED announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Stadia, the cloud-based gaming platform from Google. Stadia owners will get to experience a story set in the open-world location of Night City. This megalopolis is filled with those obsessed with power, glamor, and the never ending pursuit of body modification.

    Players will assume the role of V, a mercenary outlaw in search of an implant...
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  • Sci-fi Shooter Disintegration Coming in 2020 for Consoles and PC

    Sci-fi Shooter Disintegration Coming in 2020 for Consoles and PC

    Humanity once again needs your help.

    Disintegration is an upcoming sci-fi shooter from V1 Interactive and Private Division. The game includes a "riveting" single-player campaign along with three distinct multiplayer modes. The game will be priced at $49.99 for the PC via Steam(!), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The team at V1 Interactive is made up of some industry veterans that worked on games like Halo, Destiny, and SOCOM. They are led by Marcus Lehto, co-creator on Halo...
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  • The Witcher 3 on Switch Arrives October 15

    The Witcher 3 on Switch Arrives October 15

    Launch includes a digital and physical release.

    On October 15, 2019 the Nintendo Switch will get to see the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. This release will include the base game and all of the major content releases that the game has seen on other platforms.

    The visuals may have taken a pretty big hit, but the fact that you get to play The Witcher 3 on the go on a screen that fits in your hand is pretty cool. The Switch release of The Witcher 3...
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  • Everspace 2 Premiere Trailer and 20 Minute Gameplay Video

    Everspace 2 Premiere Trailer and 20 Minute Gameplay Video

    More open-world space shooting coming in 2021.

    Rockfish Games debuted a world premiere trailer for Everspace 2 this evening at Gamescom: Opening Night Live. This sequel will once again deliver open-world space shooting and classic RPG elements in the sequel. There is also persistent player progression, a larger number of player ships, and "significantly enhanced storytelling."

    Everspace 2 is coming to Steam Early Access in the second half of 2020. The full version...
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  • Apex Legends Devs Call Some Toxic Players 'Ass-hats' and 'Freeloaders'

    Apex Legends Devs Call Some Toxic Players 'Ass-hats' and 'Freeloaders'

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    The Apex Legends subreddit has seen better days. Recently, developers Respawn Entertainment had to make some changes to how their Iron Crown Event cosmetic skins were sold after fans complained that it was absurd they were tied to RNG loot boxes. The team at Respawn announced some upcoming changes that will allow those that wanted the skins to buy them directly for $18 (USD).

    The Reddit thread announcing the changes also included an attempt at apologizing to...
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  • Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

    Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

    Rust became a "cheater's sanctuary" on Linux.

    On August 9, Rust developer Garry Newman wrote a blog talking about potential plans for the long neglected Linux client for their open-world survival game. In the blog, Newman talks about how he and the team could have done more to support the client, even if he says their support "might have been above average."

    He goes on to say that the Linux version had "become more popular with the cheating community."...
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  • Respawn Updates Iron Crown Event Cosmetic Prices after Criticism

    Respawn Updates Iron Crown Event Cosmetic Prices after Criticism

    Changes coming soon to event skins and pricing.

    Respawn Entertainment have announced plans to change how they are offering skins and other content for their currently ongoing Iron Crown Collection Event. Players weren't too thrilled about the price that Respawn was asking for the event specific RNG based loot boxes surprise mechanic boxes. The boxes, called Iron Crown Collection Packs, gave you a chance to get one of 24 different themed items.

    The boxes cost a fair bit...
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  • Desperados III Character Reveal Trailer for Isabelle Moreau

    Desperados III Character Reveal Trailer for Isabelle Moreau

    The power of Voodoo.

    A new character trailer is out today for Desperados III. This newest trailer introduces us to Isabelle Moreau and a little of that Voodoo magic of hers.

    Desperados III is a prequel to Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. You will get to experience the origin story of John Cooper and his gang. For those unaware, the franchise has a focus on driving the story forward through a series of missions that focus on the use of tactics and stealth. And as you may...
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  • Grandia HD Collection Out Now on Switch

    Grandia HD Collection Out Now on Switch

    Two classic RPGs, one price.

    The Grandia HD Collection is out today for the Nintendo Switch. This bundle includes two games, Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster, for just $39.99 (USD). PC releases for these games will happen this September.

    You can purchase the Grandia HD Collection right now from the Nintendo Digital Store. ...
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  • Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    Tim Longo says farewell to 343.

    The creative director for Halo Infinite, Tim Longo, is no longer employed at 343 Industries. His departure comes just a few weeks after he had moved to a different role within the company a few weeks back. The details surrounding his move to that "new role" are quite scarce.

    His departure from 343 also comes at a time where Halo Infinite is very deep in development. The game isn't slated to be released until late 2020, but it has...
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