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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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  • Valve Released Parts of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Free

    Valve Released Parts of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Free

    If you ever wanted to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive but you just didn't have the cash, you may be happy to hear that a feature stripped version of the game was just made available for free tonight.

    Valve released Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Edition for those who don't mind just playing against bots or viewing matches through GOTV. I did hear that LAN play was possible with this release as well, so that's certainly a pretty big plus. However, if you wants things like actual online games, matchmaking, inventories, XP, ranks, and everyth...
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  • Narrative-Driven Game 'The Bradwell Conspiracy' Announced by Bossa Studios

    Narrative-Driven Game 'The Bradwell Conspiracy' Announced by Bossa Studios

    Bossa Studios, the company that brought you such games as Thomas Was Alone, Surgeon Simulator, and I Am Bread just announced that they publishing a new narrative-driven first-person game called The Bradwell Conspiracy. The game is being developed by A Brave Plan, a studio made up of devs that previously worked on Fable, Tomb Raider, and more.
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  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 'Collapse of Balance' DLC Out Today

    Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet 'Collapse of Balance' DLC Out Today

    The new "Collapse of Balance" DLC was released today for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

    This DLC, priced at just $9.99 (USD), adds new characters, new campaign story, and more.
    The new DLC finds players teaming up with two new characters Alice and Eugeo as they try to stop Lievre from destroying the capital city SBC Gloken. In addition to this new campaign, the Collapse of Balance DLC will also add a new Defensive Battle Quest, two new Sword Skills, four new weapons, and a new dungeon to explo
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  • Azure Reflections Takes Switch Owners to Bullet Hell Today

    Azure Reflections Takes Switch Owners to Bullet Hell Today

    Nintendo Switch owners can dip their toes into the bullet hell stylings of Azure Reflections today thanks to Souvenir Circ. and the Sony publishing label UNTIES.

    From what I'm reading here, this game is an "unofficial entry in the Touhou Project" which is a "series recognized by the Guinness World Records as the 'most prolific fan-made shooter series'."
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  • First Episode of Destination Primus Vita is Out Now

    First Episode of Destination Primus Vita is Out Now

    A new episodic adventure game called Destination Primus Vita was recently released on PC and Mac. More specifically, the first episode of this first-person puzzler adventure game was released.
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  • Battlefield V Delayed Until November; Beta Still on Track

    Battlefield V Delayed Until November; Beta Still on Track

    EA and DICE just announced that they have pushed back the release date for Battlefield V until November 20, 2018. This places the release at a period that's about one month after its originally planned October 19 release date.

    General manager of DICE Oskar Gabrielson, made the announcement today with a lengthy explanation as to the reason why.
    We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands. A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through the return of unseen single player War Stories, a deep multiplayer experience,
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  • EA is Giving Over $1 Million to Help Support the Victims of the Recent Tragedy in Jacksonville

    This past weekend, a tragic shooting took place during a sanctioned Madden NFL 19 event in Jacksonville, Florida in which two people lost their lives and many others were injured. Tonight, EA announced that they will be are contributing $1 million to help support the victims. Not only that, but they announced that they are working on setting up a special fund that will allow others to contribute alongside EA's donation. More details on this fund will be revealed soon. EA says that this fund will go to help support the families of Taylor Robertson, Elijah Clayton, an...
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  • Free Games for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the Month of September 2018

    Free Games for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the Month of September 2018

    It's the end of the month again which means it's time for both Microsoft and Sony announced their lineup of free games coming to Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus.

    This month we'll start with what PlayStation owners will get. The games for September 2018 include Destiny 2 and God of War III Remastered.
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  • Spelunky 2 in 2019, First Gameplay Trailer Revealed

    Spelunky 2 in 2019, First Gameplay Trailer Revealed

    People loved the first Spelunky so it just makes sense that Spelunky 2 eventually became a thing. Spelunky 2 was indeed announced today along with a 2019 release window and the first ever gameplay trailer.

    The PlayStation Blog chatted up Spelunky creator Derek Yu to find out a bit more about what's in store for the roguelike adventure title.
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  • Praey for the Gods PAX West Gameplay

    Praey for the Gods PAX West Gameplay

    Some new gameplay for Praey for the Gods is finally starting to come out. This footage is courtesy of PAX West 2018.
    In Praey for the Gods, you play a lone hero sent to the edge of a dying world to discover the mystery behind a never-ending winter. Arriving with only the clothes on your back, you must survive the colossal dangers that you encounter. To restore balance and reclaim the land from the brink, you will be faced with questions that not even a God knows the answer to.
    Praey for the Gods seems to be targeting a release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One...
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  • Psychological Survival Sim Green Hell Out on Steam Early Access Today

    Psychological Survival Sim Green Hell Out on Steam Early Access Today

    For $19.99 (USD) you can pick up the Steam Early Access release of a new first-person psychological survival simulator. It's called Green Hell and it takes you to the "uncharted depths of the sweltering Amazon rainforest."

    This Early Access release allows you to take a look at about half of the planned full map. It will allow you to take on no fewer than five hostile creatures. Players will also learn how to "inspect their bodies for all kinds of wounds, infections, and parasitic nasties." It also features a brief glimpse at the game's planned Story...
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