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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...
 

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,...
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  • The 'How to Hitman' Video Series Continues with 'Assassin's Mindset'

    The 'How to Hitman' Video Series Continues with 'Assassin's Mindset'

    IO Interactive and WBIE continued their "How to Hitman" video series today with the latest HITMAN 2 related entry, "Assassin's Mindset." This latest video shows you, the player, how to best utilize stealth and detection avoidance to complete their objective. The video also shows off how to best utilize the game's mini-map and the Picture-in-Picture feature to track their target in real time or gain critical information. And now some quick words about the game and the HITMAN: Sniper Assassin Competition that you can participate in. ...
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode Starts at 80 Players and Includes Zombies

    Some details about Blackout, the battle royale mode coming with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are starting to come out this week courtesy of the October issue of Game Informer. So far some of the highlights include word that the beta will support 80 players though the final version is looking to target 100 players. They have already done internal tests with 100 players. Well, color me surprised. If they can pull it off, I will be genuinely impressed since the Call of Duty multiplayer games aren't exactly known for their huge player counts. The Blackout mode will ...
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  • Superman Henry Cavill is Geralt in The Witcher Netflix Series

    Superman Henry Cavill is Geralt in The Witcher Netflix Series

    Henry Cavill, the actor best known for playing roles such as Superman in Man of Steel and Justice League will soon take on the role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Witcher series for Netflix.
    Henry Cavill to lead the cast of Netflix's THE WITCHER saga
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  • theHunter: Call of the Wild 2019 Edition Announced

    theHunter: Call of the Wild 2019 Edition Announced

    THQ Nordic and Avalanche Studios announced theHunter: Call of the Wild 2019 Edition today. No, I did not type that incorrectly, that's actually the name of the game as it is presented.

    theHunter: Call of the Wild 2019 Edition will be priced at $39.99 on PC or $44.99 on consoles and is looking to be released on October 16 for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
    Through the idyllic german farmlands of Hirschfelden, the Layton Lake District in North America or the icy Medved-Taiga National Park in Siberia hunters have proven their skills. But soon
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  • Dragon Quest XI Now Available on PS4 and PC Today

    Dragon Quest XI Now Available on PS4 and PC Today

    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is now available on the PC and PlayStation 4. You RPG fans can all thank Square Enix for this release because, you know, they're the developers of the game and all.
    Longtime fans and new players alike will experience the captivating tale of a hunted hero as he travels on a journey with an endearing cast of loyal companions to unravel the mystery of his fate. DRAGON QUEST XI brings together the finest features of the DRAGON QUEST series in the best way possible, with a finely tuned and accessible strategic combat system,
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  • Tripwire Reveals Upcoming Plans for Killing Floor 2, Road Redemption, and More

    At PAX West this past weekend, Tripwire Interactive revealed some of their upcoming plans for the games they both develop and publish. These games include the shark-focused Maneater, the not Road Rash game Road Redemption, the war-filled hell that is Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, and the zed filled Killing Floor 2.
    Rising Storm 2: Vietnam MP Campaign content slated for the end of September this year will introduce a new timeline driven Multiplayer Campaign mode spanning the years from 1965-1975. Developer Antimatter Games and Publisher Tripwire Interactive shared a fi
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  • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Demo Out Now

    Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Demo Out Now

    The same team that brought you the Yakuza games is still working on the upcoming Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise for the PlayStation 4. Though the release date for that is still a month away on October 2, you can get a taste of what the game has to offer right now thanks to a new demo being released!
    Battle Mode: Relive the Fist of the North Star manga and experience the first major boss battle in the game against Kenshiro's nemesis,
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  • First Valkyria Chronicles is Headed to the Nintendo Switch

    First Valkyria Chronicles is Headed to the Nintendo Switch

    On October 16, 2018 the Nintendo Switch will be graced with the release of the first Valkyria Chronicles game. It will retail for just $19.99 (USD). However, players are able to pick up the game for less if they purchase Valkyria Chronicles 4 through the Nintendo eShop. Those who do will get a $5.00 discount promotion for Valkyria Chronicles. This promotion runs from October 16 through December 17.
    Valkyria Chronicles Features: Valkyria Chronicles on the Go - Command your troops wherever you go with the versatility and portability of the Nintendo
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  • Battlefield 1 Premium Pass Will Be Free for One Week Following Battlefield V Open Beta

    We already know that Battlefield V will not have any Premium Pass to bump up the cost of the game. All future content for the game, save for probably cosmetics, will be free so long as you at least own the base game. That's pretty neat.

    However, a game that still does have a Premium Pass is Battlefield 1. If you own the game, then you may want to stay tuned for next week when DICE and EA will make the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass available for free to everyone for a limited time. It works like this: After the open beta for Battlefield V ends on Septembe...
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  • Anthem Demo Arrives February 2019; 'Our World, My Story' PAX Trailer Reveal

    Anthem Demo Arrives February 2019; 'Our World, My Story' PAX Trailer Reveal

    Details about the demo for Anthem have finally started to surface. The first official date we've heard comes courtesy of PAX West 2018, where it was finally revealed that the demo will begin on February 1, 2019.

    Keep in mind that this is a demo and not a beta before you freak out about it being too close to the game's February 22 release date. With that in mind, let's find out how you can actually get in to play this demo, yeah?

    All you need to do is either pre-order Anthem, or have an active subscription to EA Access on the Xbox One, or...
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  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is Out Now

    Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is Out Now

    Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It's a big ol' 4 vs 4 online fighting bonanza.
    Developed by Soleil Ltd. and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER lets players team up with their friends and go head-to-head in high-octane, 4-versus-4 online battles, with two squads fighting simultaneously for shinobi supremacy in a variety of game modes, including Flag Battles, Barrier Battles, and Base Battles. Featuring a dynamic third-person gameplay style that
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