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Half-Life Alyx Reveal Trailer, 4K Screens, and Release Date Announced

Valve is back.

It's been over 12 years. 12 years since the last Half-Life game was released. While it may not be Half-Life 3, Valve did today reveal Half-Life Alyx to the world. This is a new VR title for the PC that is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Valve is straight up calling this a "full-length" game that just happens to require a VR device to experience. Pre-orders are available now, months ahead of the game's currently planned release in March 2020. A pre-order discount brings the $59.99 (USD) price down...
 

Google Stadia is Out Today and Reportedly a 'Monumental Flop'

It's time for "good news, bad news."

For Google, today is a bit of a mixed bag. The good news for them is that they just soft launched their first dedicated gaming platform, Stadia. The bad news is that it's reportedly a "monumental flop."

Today, those who purchased the $130 Founder's Edition of Stadia are probably awaiting its delivery. The physical contents largely consisting of a unique Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra. Though you had to plunk down $130 for this, there was actually no guarantee that you would get...
 

Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game

Half-Life: Alyx is a flagship VR game from Valve.

It's taken 12 years, but Valve has finally announced a new Half-Life title. The studio formerly known for developing hats has just announced a "flagship VR" title called Half-Life: Alyx.

The company has billed it as a "flagship VR" game. It's reportedly prequel to at least Half-Life 2 and will be VR exclusive. We will have more information on this when the main reveal comes this Thursday, November 21. ...
 

Review: Journey for Elysium (PC VR)

A short trip to the afterlife.

For the past several months now, we have offered up glimpses of the story-driven VR adventure title Journey for Elysium. We saw a game that had a unique visual style, the promise of a story that would take us all to an afterlife, a world filled with architecture inspired by Greek mythology, and mind-bending puzzles to solve. The unique visual style was certainly eye catching, but I often wondered if the rest of the game would be able to hold up to this aesthetically pleasing presentation.

With the release of Journey...
 

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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  • RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride Out Now on PS4 with VR Support

    RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride Out Now on PS4 with VR Support

    The PlayStation 4 release of Atari's RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride is now available. Not only can you design and build your own virtual roller coasters, but you can also ride them in PlayStation VR.

    Another cool feature is the ability to share and download community made coasters via the PlayStation Network. RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride can be yours on the PS4 for $29.99 (USD).
    RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride features easy-to-use building tools that give players the freedom to create stunning roller coasters in minutes and then experience riding them
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  • Brad Wong and Eliot Announced for Dead or Alive 6

    Brad Wong and Eliot Announced for Dead or Alive 6

    Two additional fighters were just revealed for Dead or Alive 6 today courtesy of Koei Tecmo and Team NINJA. They are none other than Brad "The Drunken Fighter" Wong and Eliot, aka "The Apprentice of the Iron Fist."

    These two are part of the 24 playable characters that will be available for the game's launch. Dead or Alive 6 is currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It's slated to be released on February 15, 2019.
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  • 2018 Gambling News Round-Up

    2018 Gambling News Round-Up

    2018 was rich in events that affected new online casinos in South Africa and all around the world. Read on to find out what events rocked the world of online gambling this year.

    The winners of Global Gambling Awards 2018 were announced with SG Gaming coming out as the winner in the Land-Based Industry Supplier category. Aristocrat received the Slot of the Year. The IGAs named Yggdrasil the Innovator of the Year, marking its wide success.

    Early in June, Rhode Island legalized sports betting, letting a huge stream of money into the budget....
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  • World War Z Class Gameplay Trailer

    World War Z Class Gameplay Trailer

    A new gameplay trailer for World War Z came out today. Saber Interactive provided a look at the upcoming four-player co-op game that was inspired by the film of the same name, which in turn was loosely inspired by the book of the same name.

    World War Z is slated to arrive in 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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  • The Game Awards Doubles Viewership in 2018

    The Game Awards Doubles Viewership in 2018

    The Game Awards for 2018 apparently doubled its viewership to 26.2 million livestreams. This is up from 2017's 11.5 million livestreams. There were 1.13 million concurrent viewers watching The Game Awards on Twitch during its peak.

    Be sure to click the link above for even more news including the world premiere trailers and award winners from this year's show. The above photo are the God of War developers and actors accepting the Game of the Year award at this year's show. The entire show can be viewed via the embed below. I also included another ima...
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  • ZeniMax and Facebook Settle VR Lawsuit

    ZeniMax and Facebook Settle VR Lawsuit

    ZeniMax Media announced today that they have reached an agreement in the recent legal battle between themselves and Facebook over the use of various VR technologies that ZeniMax says they created. To catch you up to speed, this legal began back in 2014 when ZeniMax first sued Oculus VR and Palmer Luckey.

    Then it was said that John Carmack's hard drive had proof Oculus lied in their lawsuit with ZeniMax. Then Mark Zuckerberg got involved. Then in early 2017, a jury gave half a billion dollars to ZeniMax in their lawsuit against Oculus. Then ZeniMax asked...
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  • Steel Shadows Out Now, Brings Space Combat to Steam

    Steel Shadows Out Now, Brings Space Combat to Steam

    The headline reads as if there were no space combat games available on Steam before today. I mean, that's not true. What is true is that the space combat unique to Steel Shadows was never on Steam before today. You play as one Rogan Harker, a recently freed convict that is trying to start a new life. And wouldn't you know it, but there are a bunch of pirates, outlaws, and other baddies that don't want to let that happen.

    Steel Shadows is available through Steam for $14.99 (USD).
    About Steel Shadows Set in the vast, war-ridden universe of Ancie
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  • GRIP: Combat Racing 2019 Update Roadmap Revealed

    GRIP: Combat Racing 2019 Update Roadmap Revealed

    A content and update roadmap for GRIP: Combat Racing was revealed today. The roadmap paves the way to some new content throughout 2019. This new content includes game balancing, new tracks, new modes, and even a new race series.

    GRIP is out now for the Switch, Steam, PS4, and XB1.
    In addition to the extensive roadmap of additional content, 2019 will see GRIP: Combat Racing fully enter the competitive sphere with a new race series. Full details of regional events and partnerships will be laid out in the new year. Prospective racers who want to
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  • HITMAN 2 Content Roadmap and New 'How to Hitman' Video

    HITMAN 2 Content Roadmap and New 'How to Hitman' Video

    A new HITMAN 2 infodump is here complete with a look at the upcoming content roadmap and an all-new "How to Hitman" video. This month, Hitman 2 will get new Contracts, Escalations, and the next Elusive Target.
    New Featured Contracts: Occupational Hazards (Available Now)
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  • Archer Class Now Playable in Black Desert Online

    Archer Class Now Playable in Black Desert Online

    The Archer is now playable in Black Desert Online. This makes for the game's 17th class and one that we talked a little bit about earlier this month.

    To celebrate the arrival of the Archer, Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games is hosting a special in-game event that will net you some nice rewards for participating.
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  • Operation Absolute Zero Live for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4

    Operation Absolute Zero Live for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4

    PlayStation 4 owners with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 can now download and play Operation Absolute Zero. This is, so far, the biggest content drop for Black Ops 4 since the game was released. Xbox One and PC players will have to wait until December 18 to play this new content because timed exclusives are stupid but it is what it is.

    Charlie INTEL has a very nice rundown of the changes included in today's big updates.
    Multiplayer:

    • An all new Specialist, Zero, is now live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 MP. Players can use this new specialist with the disruptor
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