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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,...
 

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...
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  • Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Launch Trailer

    Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Launch Trailer

    Tend to the fields.

    A new launch trailer is out ahead of the October 22 launch of Farming Simulator 19 Platinum. This definitive farm sim experience will be out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac in just a few days. Get a little taste of that intense farming action in today's trailer.

    This is an upgrade to the core Farming Simulator 19 experience and will be available as a Platinum Expansion for existing owners.

    This new content includes the addition of CLAAS-brand vehicles and tools. These include the LEXION 8900, JAGUAR...
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  • Monkey King: Hero is Back is Out Today on Steam

    Monkey King: Hero is Back is Out Today on Steam

    An action-adventure game based on the Chinese animated film.

    Oasis Games has launched Monkey King: Hero is Back today on PC via Steam. This is an action-adventure game based on the Chinese animated film with the same name. The game starts at $34.99 (USD) for the Standard Edition and jumps to $59.99 for the Deluxe Edition that includes some bonuses. ...
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  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition Out Now

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition Out Now

    A lot of Travis for PS4 and PC today.

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is out today for the PlayStation 4 and PC. This is the "definitive release" of the series that also introduces some co-op to the experience. You can pick it up digitally from the PlayStation Store and Steam for $39.99 (USD). ...
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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer Released

    Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer Released

    Here is Red Dead Redemption 2 as it should be played, 4K and 60fps.

    Rockstar Games released a new trailer for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 today. The trailer can be viewed at 4K resolution and at 60fps. Some might say that this is how the game should have been played from the start.

    Rockstar also wanted to remind us all that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be out in November for those picking up the game from the Rockstar Games Launcher. With that Rockstar Games Launcher pre-order you will be able to get some in-game bonuses and even two...
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  • In Updated Statement, Private Division Says The Outer Worlds Will Have PlayStation 4 Pro Enhancements

    The publisher says that the Xbox One X won't be the only console with enhancements.

    Yesterday, a story broke about how The Outer Worlds would not ship with any enhancements for the PlayStation 4 Pro version of the game. This is what was said via a statement issued by Private Division, the publisher on The Outer Worlds. That statement was issued to Windows Central and was, for a time, the truth of the situation.

    Today, Private Division issued a corrective statement, this time via Twitter. Today's statement says that both the Xbox One X and PlayStation...
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  • Halloween Update Out Now for Marvel Strike Force

    Halloween Update Out Now for Marvel Strike Force

    These heroes are also the things that go bump in the night.

    A Halloween themed update is starting to roll out today for MARVEL Strike Force. This update adds in some spooky new characters and some new supernatural abilities.

    Apparently this update will be rolling out in stages. Over the next couple of weeks you will see new characters like Ghost Rider and Elsa Bloodstone added to the game. In addition, some new supernatural abilities will be added to some existing characters.

    Marvel Strike Force is a free-to-play mobile (Android...
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  • Door Kickers Console Release Date Announced

    Door Kickers Console Release Date Announced

    The release is sooner than you think.

    KillHouse Games announced the release dates for their console versions of Door Kickers: Action Squad today. This is a side-scrolling game that pits the side of the Law against the bad guys and "unspoken horrors."

    For those of you on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you'll get the game on October 24. For those of you on the Switch, you need to wait just a little bit longer for October 28.

    Door Kickers: Action Squad is being billed as an "old-school side-scroller with a touch of strategy...
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  • Blizzard Gives Six Month Ban to American University Team that Already Forfeited the Rest of the Season

    No, the casters weren't banned.

    It took Blizzard nearly a week to decide they were going to ban the American University Hearthstone players that held up a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign during a recent tournament event. A week to decide that they were going to ban the team. It took them less than a day for Blizzard to issue a ban against professional Hearthstone competitor Blitzchung after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protests.

    Today, Blizzard issued a ban against the team that already imposed a self-ban on themselves....
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  • The Outer Worlds Reportedly Won't Ship with PlayStation 4 Pro Enhancements

    The Outer Worlds Reportedly Won't Ship with PlayStation 4 Pro Enhancements

    But it will have Xbox One X enhancements.

    The Outer Worlds will reportedly not include any enhancements for the PlayStation 4 Pro version of the game when compared to the base PlayStation 4. It will, however, include some Xbox One X enhancements over the base Xbox One.

    What gives?

    Usually there are some enhancements given to the Pro versions of games when compared to the base PlayStation 4. These can be something significant like 4K resolutions, assets, texture filtering, and even higher framerate. They can even be as little as just...
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  • Ship Focused Update Coming October 23 to Black Desert Online

    Ship Focused Update Coming October 23 to Black Desert Online

    Set sail on the open seas starting next week.

    Kakao Games and Pearl Abyss announced that on October 23 they will release the next major update for Black Desert Online. The update is called The Great Expedition and it includes a bunch of content focusing on ships and the open seas.

    The team is ready to add in a new current and wind system to the game that aims to make sailing "more realistic and skill-based." There will also be some new ship upgrades that will help you to improve the performance and speed of your ships. A new bartering...
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  • Kingdom Under Fire 2 Spellsword Class Reveal

    Kingdom Under Fire 2 Spellsword Class Reveal

    Get ready for a release with a new class reveal.

    A new trailer is out today for Kingdom Under Fire 2. This new footage gives players a look at the Spellsword, a character class that holds a mastery over ice and lightning magic. This new trailer will give players a fresh look at the "fantasy epic" that aims to combine real-time strategy with the MMO genre.

    The Spellsword is set to be the first off five character classes revealed by developer Blueside and Gameforge. The other classes are the Berserker, Elementalist, Gunslinger, and Ranger....
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