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,...

Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

The franchise returns to its dark roots.

Another unsurprising reveal at this year's BlizzCon was the announcement of Diablo IV. The sequel to the colorful action-RPG that is Diablo III promises to tone back the color gamut a wee bit, with hopes of appeasing fans of Diablo II.

As with the other reveals made today, Diablo IV does not yet have a release date. However, we do know that it's in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. So far we know of three classes: Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We also know that you will be traveling...
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  • Gambling in Video Games

    Gambling in Video Games

    When we talk about the idea of gambling in video games, the first thing that may spring to mind are the onslaught of "loot boxes" that have become prevalent over the past half of a decade. While those are always a hot topic of conversation amongst gamers, critics, publishers, and even law makers, those aren't what we're here to bring attention to today. No, instead we're going to take a look at things like actual casinos within a variety of your favorite games. From slot machines to blackjack, games of skill and a bit of luck have been featured throughout gaming's long ...
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  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer and Screenshot Reveals; Nvidia and Nixxes Collaborating on PC Version

    Yes, this should have gone up yesterday. It didn't because I wasn't feeling all that well so I hope you'll excuse me for this. However, yesterday Shadow of the Tomb Raider had a brand spanking new reveal trailer. It featured no actual in-game footage. It was in-engine, but not in-game. Bummer. We have that for you today along with word about how the PC version is being developed.

    First though, let's take a look at the various ways you will be able to purchase Shadow of the Tomb Raider across the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
    In Shadow of
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  • Eastward Announced by Chucklefish and Pixpil

    Eastward Announced by Chucklefish and Pixpil

    Pixpil is the developer and Chucklefish is the publisher on the just announced game, Eastward. If Chucklefish sounds familiar, it's probably because they're the studio that developed games like Starbound and published games like Risk of Rain and Stardew Valley, to name a few. If Pixpil doesn't sound familiar, it's probably because they are a small studio based out of Shanghai and Eastward is their first game.

    Chucklefish provided a good bit of information today on Eastbound that includes a blog entry detailing some of the game's story and gameplay...
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  • Shoppe Keep 2 Delayed Until May 3

    Shoppe Keep 2 Delayed Until May 3

    Some sad news today, Shoppe Keep 2's Early Access release has been pushed until May 3. The game was supposed to enter into Early Access today but dev team at Excalibur Games found a critical issue that needs to be fixed for the multiplayer before they feel comfortable getting it into the hands of players.
    We are very sorry that this has happened. As a developer, you get one shot to launch your game. There is an unprecedented amount of games being released every day on Steam and we want to launch with the best version possible of Shoppe Keep 2. There a
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  • 2D Platformer Light Fall Released Today on PC, Mac, and the Nintendo Switch

    2D Platformer Light Fall Released Today on PC, Mac, and the Nintendo Switch

    You're a young boy questing through the mysterious universe called Numbra. In Numbra, darkness is king. You're here because you're looking for your bestest friend in the whole universe that mysteriously vanished in the night. You are aided by a powerful Shadow Core and a grumpy owl companion, Stryx. Are you a bad enough dude to travel these mysterious lands and save your friend?

    Find out in Light Fall, a new release from Bishop Games that is available right now for $14.99 (USD) via either Steam or the Nintendo Switch eShop.
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  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Now Available on the Switch

    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy Now Available on the Switch

    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy is now available for the Nintendo Switch through the eShop in the Americas. Play through the Fourth Great Ninja War story and engage in local or online multiplayer 3D arena battles with a bunch of your favorite characters.
    Developed by Japanese development studio, CyberConnect2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy drops players into the Ninja World and gives them the chance to actively experience major battles and fan-favorite scenes with larger than life bosses, adrenaline-pumping quick time event
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  • Dreadnought on PC Has New Conquest Mode Today

    Dreadnought on PC Has New Conquest Mode Today

    Do you like big ships? Do you like space? Do you like blowing up big spaceships while piloting your own big spaceship while in space? Nice, then keep reading because Dreadnought added in a new Conquest mode today and if it's anything like the rest of the game, there will be plenty of big ships to blow up in this new mode. I should say that it's a new free mode in this free game that you can play right now on either the PC or PlayStation 4.

    Conquest mode was included in today's 1.12 patch for the game alongside some other changes to the balance, minimap,...
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  • Bullet Witch Remaster Released on PC Today

    Bullet Witch Remaster Released on PC Today

    A remaster of Bullet Witch was released today on PC via Steam and the Humble Store. There is a 10% launch week discount off of its normal price of $14.99 (USD).

    The remaster includes updated visuals and some graphical options like an upcapped framerate, DLC costumes, and bonus missions. The original game came out in 2006 for the Xbox 360 and PC.
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  • PS Plus and Xbox Live Free Games for May 2018 - Beyond: Two Souls, Metal Gear Solid V, and More

    The free games for May 2018 for both PlayStation Plus and Xbox's Games with Gold subscribers were revealed this week by Sony and Microsoft. You're looking at a pretty good lineup no matter which platform you prefer.

    Let's start things off with the PlayStation Plus games. May 2018 includes games like Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends, both for the PlayStation 4.
    First up, we have Beyond: Two Souls. Dive into the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers. This singularly unique psychological
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  • Iron Spider Suit Revealed for Spider-Man PS4

    Iron Spider Suit Revealed for Spider-Man PS4

    The Iron Spider Suit that was inspired by Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will be included with the PlayStation 4 version of Spider-Man on September 7. Insomniac Games shared this reveal via the PlayStation Blog earlier today.
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  • Phil Spencer Hopeful for "Classic Halo Experience" on PC

    Phil Spencer Hopeful for "Classic Halo Experience" on PC

    As part of a statement from 343 Industries via Halo Waypoint, it was stated by Spencer that they are "excited about the prospects of an official classic Halo experience making its way to PC."

    This all came about because 343 Industries and Microsoft had to take action against a recent "ElDewrito" PC release. This was a community created project that tried to revive the long dead Halo Online that was exclusively released for the Russian market back in 2014. ElDewrito took all of those assets and released what was essentially a hacked together Halo...
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