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Bethesda Previews DOOM: The Dark Ages, Indiana Jones, and Starfield: Shattered Space

Punch demons, punch Nazis, punch space, punch ghouls, punch Khajiit.

Bethesda showed off a bunch during the Xbox Game Showcase today, including a reveal for Doom: The Dark Ages. The studio also shared a new look at Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Starfield's Shattered Space expansion, and more for Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online.

DOOM: The Dark Ages
id Software shared the first look at the next entry in the DOOM franchise. DOOM: The Dark Ages is a new...

Review: 5-hour Energy Gamer Shot

You ever write a three-page review for an energy supplement?

In early May 2024, 5-hour ENERGY (hereto after shown as 5-hour Energy) released a new Gamer Shot line of energy drink supplements. We got some news about it because this is a video game website that posts video game related news. That is how these things work. These 5-hour Energy Gamer Shots are available in three flavors: Pineapple Charge, Rocket Raspberry, and Apple Bash. Unless things have suddenly changed in the fe...

Band Together in Terror: The Outlast Trials Review

The Outlast Trials proves that survival horror can be more fun with friends.

The Outlast Trials is a four-player PvE game taking place in the Cold War era. The game's opening moments and lore paint a gruesome and wicked scene that will be familiar to series veterans but disquieting to those new to the Outlast universe. Players work their way through a series of experiments, each of which plays out on various large maps like a police station, a courthouse, a carnival, and more. The g...

Microsoft Shutdown Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Games

The company valued at over $3 trillion just closed several game studios.

Arkane Austin, the studio behind Redfall and 2017's Prey, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within series and the multiple award-winning Hi-Fi Rush, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Alpha Dog Games, the studio behind the mobile game Mighty Doom, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Roundhouse Studios will not be shutdown but will instead be absorbed by The Elder Scrolls Online...

TikTok Ban Signed Into Law by President Biden

Owner ByteDance has 270 days to sell off TikTok.

On April 24, President Joe Biden signed a foreign aid package that also included a bill that could ban TikTok in the United States. This ban can only be averted if the China-based company that owns TikTok, ByteDance, sells off the popular social media app before the 270 day time limit is up.

This gives ByteDance until January 19, 2025 to sell TikTok. An additional 90 day extension could be offered by President Biden if...

Ubisoft Pulls Licenses for The Crew, Makes the Game Completely Inaccessible to Buyers

From the same company trying to sell you a $130 version of Star Wars Outlaws.

From announcing a $130 edition of Star Wars Outlaws to pulling game licenses from those that bought The Crew, Ubisoft sure is on a roll this week.

The Crew was Ubisoft's open-world racing game that was pulled from sale back in December 2023. As of March 31, 2024, Ubisoft shut down the online servers for The Crew. This effectively made the game unplayable across all platforms, including: PC,...
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  • Take-Two Interactive Shutters Studios Behind Rollerdrome and Kerbal Space Program 2 (Updated)

    Take-Two issues a nothingburger of a statement.

    Update: While the initial report (found below) spoke only of the layoffs and shuttering for Kerbal Space Program 2 developer, Intercept Games, it is now known that Take-Two Interactive is shuttering Roll7 as well.

    Roll7 is a development studio based out of London and is the team behind the action game Rollerdrome. The studio also known for developing several titles in the OlliOlli series.

    Citing a note sent...
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  • Earth Defense Force 6 Out July 25 on PC and PlayStation

    Earth Defense Force 6 Out July 25 on PC and PlayStation

    The next installment is finally headed to the west.

    Earth Defense Force 6 is finally getting a release in the west. On July 25, Earth Defense Force 6 will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam starting at $59.99. Pre-orders for the PlayStation version are live now, while pre-orders for the Steam release will open up in June.

    Earth Defense Force 6 was first released in Japan back in August of 2022, so it's taken a little while to come to make...
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  • 65 Million Vault Dwellers Watched the Fallout TV Show

    65 Million Vault Dwellers Watched the Fallout TV Show

    This figure comes from Amazon.

    The Fallout TV show has been quite the success for Amazon Prime. Amazon revealed to Variety that 65 million people have tuned in to watch the show within the first two weeks of availability. This makes Fallout the second most watched Amazon Prime title ever, placing it just behind 2022's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

    Though it's second overall for Amazon, Fallout is the top when it comes to being the most watched with viewers...
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  • Destiny 2 Opens the Doors to the Pantheon

    Destiny 2 Opens the Doors to the Pantheon

    The new boss rush mode begins now.

    As the lead up to Destiny 2: The Final Shape continues, Bungie just launched the new Pantheon event. This PvE mode is a boss rush that will only get harder as the weeks go on.

    For this first week, Bungie pits teams against four familiar raid bosses. Each week, more boss encounters will take place, with week 4 offering eight consecutive boss fights in a row. The Pantheon will let players earn various rewards, including Adept versions...
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  • Microsoft May Reveal Next Call of Duty at Xbox Summer Showcase

    Microsoft May Reveal Next Call of Duty at Xbox Summer Showcase

    No, nothing about Silksong was mentioned.

    We got a hot and tasty rumor for you today. This one is courtesy of Tom Warren from The Verge, whom is known to be a mostly reliable source of insider information.

    Microsoft officially confirmed today that they will host an Xbox summer showcase event on June 9 at 1PM (ET). This event will be followed up by a mystery Direct immediately afterwards. The showcase will feature games from Activision, Blizzard, Bethesda, and Xbox Game...
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  • Mystbloom Skinline Revealed for Valorant

    Mystbloom Skinline Revealed for Valorant

    Inspired by something rarely seen by gamers: Nature.

    A new Valorant skinline was revealed today by Riot Games. It's called Mystbloom and it's inspired by the spring festival in Japan and the blooming of the Sakura (cherry blossoms). This is all a long-winded way of saying that there are new weapon skins for Valorant and they are inspired by the cherry blossom trees.

    The Mystbloom skinline will offer new weapons skins for the Phantom, Sheriff, Judge, Operator,...
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  • Everspace 2 is Now Running on Unreal Engine 5

    Everspace 2 is Now Running on Unreal Engine 5

    This substantial update is free to everyone.

    Rockfish Games just released a massive and free update for Everspace 2 today. This update to the "open world spaceship looter shooter action-RPG" (their exact description) is out right now on PC and PlayStation, with an Xbox release to follow soon. The update includes new gameplay mechanics, new in-game items such as 15 new legendary items, new legendary catalysts, DualSense support, photo mode improvements, and a jump from...
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  • Fallout 4 Next-gen Update Downgraders are the Most Popular Mods on PC

    Fallout 4 Next-gen Update Downgraders are the Most Popular Mods on PC

    Over 37,000 downloads and counting.

    As many players have come to find out already, that Fallout 4 next-gen update seems to be quite busted on all platforms. The issues that have come from last week's update are perhaps most evident with the PC version of the game. While consoles may have some bugs here and there that are common to all platforms, the PC version has the added pitfall of user mods being completely broken.

    At release, the only course of action PC gamers...
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  • New Balance Patch Released for Helldivers 2

    New Balance Patch Released for Helldivers 2

    Over 24 weapons and stratagems have been balanced.

    The 01.000.300 update for Helldivers 2 came out and with it arrived a bunch of balancing adjustments for weapons and stratagems. Naturally, the update also includes some fixes, gameplay adjustments, changes to some enemy behaviors, and more.

    One of the more interesting changes here has nothing to do with weapon balancing, but with the fact that armor rating now has an impact on headshot damage. Arrowhead Game Studios...
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  • The Finals Adding a 5v5 Game Mode

    The Finals Adding a 5v5 Game Mode

    Wait, I've heard this one before...

    The latest update for the competitive shooter, The Finals, is adding in space for another player slot. The game, which is traditionally 3v3v3, will soon have a new 5v5 game mode courtesy of the latest update arriving on May 2.

    The new update will in the Terminal Attack game mode. This 5v5 tactical mode will see a team of attackers trying to deposit cash into a terminal on the map with a decryption key. The other team will try to stop...
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  • That Fallout 4 Next-gen Update is a Mess on All Platforms

    That Fallout 4 Next-gen Update is a Mess on All Platforms

    Fans have waited years only to get a half-baked update.

    A "next-gen" update for Fallout 4 players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S was announced back in December 2022. It was delayed out of a planned 2023 release and finally saw the light of day just this week on April 25th.

    Sadly, the long-awaited patch came out feeling like it still needed some time in the oven. Not only are some long-standing bugs not fixed (crashes related to weapon debris on Nvidia...
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  • Helldivers 2 Players to Democratically Decide the Next Stratagem Unlock

    Helldivers 2 Players to Democratically Decide the Next Stratagem Unlock

    New mines vs new rocket launcher.

    The next major order has come in to Helldivers 2 players. For the first time in the game's short history, players will be faced with a choice: Liberate Choohe or liberate Penta. Depending on which planet is liberated first, players will end up unlocking either the MD-17 Anti-Tank Mines or the RL-77 Airburst Rocket Launcher.

    This new major order is called "Legitimate Undertaking" and is a multi-phase order. Both of the planets...
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  • TopSpin 2K25 Now Available

    TopSpin 2K25 Now Available

    The first proper tennis game in a long time.

    2K and Hangar 13 just released TopSpin 2K25, marking the first new entry in the series since 2011's Top Spin 4. TopSpin 2K25 is available today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    TopSpin 2K25 offers single player and multiplayer modes, all four historic Grand Slam tournaments, 25 playable professionals, and more. If you aren't interested in playing as the professionals, you can always...
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  • Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Finally Released on PC After 10 Years

    Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Finally Released on PC After 10 Years

    And yet, there is a catch.

    The Tomb Raider reboot came out in 2013. In 2014, a remastered version of Tomb Raider was released under the name of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

    Crystal Dynamics developed and released 2013's Tomb Raider. It featured a younger Lara Croft dealing with some unfortunate events on a dangerous island. That game came out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. In 2014, a "remastered" release of the game came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox...
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  • Riven Remake Gameplay from Cyan Worlds

    Riven Remake Gameplay from Cyan Worlds

    A first look at some familiar lands.

    Cyan Worlds shared the first official gameplay footage of the upcoming remake of Riven: The Sequel to Myst. We get a look at the new ways in which you will explore and simply move about the variety of locations not seen since the original 1997 release.

    Riven uses Unreal Engine 5 with environments rebuilt from the ground up. Riven will be playable in both traditional "2D" gameplay on a monitor or TV, or you can play through...
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