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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...
 

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...
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  • Journey to Summerset Isle in New Edler Scrolls Online: Summerset Trailer

    Journey to Summerset Isle in New Edler Scrolls Online: Summerset Trailer

    A new trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset came out today that takes you all on a journey to Summerset. As you should recall, Summerset is the next planned expansion for ESO that will take you to Summerset Isle. Obviously.

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is slated to be released on PC and OS X on May 21. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases are slsated to arrive on June 5. You can pre-purchase the expansion now in order to get early access to various in-game rewards.
    In ESO: Summerset, players will explore the home of the
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  • Dark Souls: Remastered for Switch Delayed Until Summer

    Dark Souls: Remastered for Switch Delayed Until Summer

    Dark Souls: Remastered for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will still be released on May 25. The Nintendo Switch version was supposed to be out on that date as well but it looks like that date has been pushed back to "later this Summer."
    The new release timing gives the development team the time needed to make sure Nintendo Switch players can fully appreciate the true DARK SOULS experience anytime and anywhere, thanks to the unique portable nature of the Nintendo Switch console.
    Just chalk it up to the game needing more time for some polish befo...
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  • Sources Say Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to Ditch Traditional Single-Player Campaign

    According to a report that went up today from Polygon, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will not feature a "traditional" single-player campaign. It will instead focus more on the multiplayer and Zombie modes.

    Sources close to Polygon said that development by Treyarch on Black Ops IIII has been going rather poorly. As a result, it seems as though the single-player campaign wasn't going to be completed in time for the game's release date, which is still set for October 12, 2018. At some point, development then switched away from creating the single player...
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  • Falke Coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on April 24

    Falke Coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on April 24

    Come April 24, Falke will join the fight as a new combatant in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. The character was created as an alternate clone for M. Bison. Falke was then "heavily experimented on by Shadaloo and was forced to train day in, day out to achieve perfection." She can "infuse Psycho Power into objects and release it through them." This is seen primarily by how she uses her staff, which she has named Harmony. All that training caught up with Falke, throwing her into a deep depression where she just wished to end it all. Thankfully, Ed came along ...
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  • The Thin Silence to Donate 10 Cents for Every Copy Sold to Mental Health Awareness

    PM Studios and Nkiduo Games Inc. have partnered with the non-profit organization, CheckPoint, to help raise awareness for mental health. The partnership will find 10 cents of every copy purchased of The Thin Silence being donated to the charity.
    CheckPoint Organisation Ltd is a not-for-profit organization which connects mental health resources with video games and technology. More information about CheckPoint can be found on their website at https://checkpoint.org.au/
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  • Explore Ivalice's Ridorana Lighthouse in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.3

    Explore Ivalice's Ridorana Lighthouse in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.3

    The 4.3 update for Final Fantasy XIV introduces players to the next piece of content for the Ivalice 24-man raid. The new content is entitled Under the Moonlight and it adds the Ridorana Lighthouse.

    Patch 4.3 includes new content such as a new dungeon, new trials, new Namazu beast tribe quests, new sidequests, and more.
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  • Myths Surrounding Online Gaming

    Myths Surrounding Online Gaming

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  • Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4)

    Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4)

    How far would you go for family?
    For the past year now, the Yakuza series has been burning brightly on the PlayStation 4. We had the fantastic Yakuza 0 make its way to Western audiences early in 2017, followed up by the ever so slightly inferior but still amazing Yakuza Kiwami a few months later. Despite these games existing for more than a decade across three different console generations, these PS4 releases are the first time many of us have ever gotten to experience the amazing character of Kazuma Kiryu and his world. And now in early 2018 we have the...
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  • Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Getting Re-Releases on PS4, XB1, and PC in 2018

    Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Getting Re-Releases on PS4, XB1, and PC in 2018

    Sega apparently announced tonight that they are re-releasing both Shenmue and Shenmue II for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC some time in 2018. People seem to be rather excited about this announcement. Also, the Steam Store listing for Shenmue I&II is already up.

    Sega says that the Shenmue I&II re-release is the "definitive versions" of both games. They will include such modern features like scalable screen resolutions, choice of modern or classic control schemes, various graphical options on the PC version, updated user interface, and the option...
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  • Rumor: New BioShock in Development from 2K

    Rumor: New BioShock in Development from 2K

    According to some quick investigative work by Kotaku's Jason Schreier, a "top-secret" 2K studio is working on a "top-secret" new BioShock game. Schreier found this out while reporting on a story about Hangar 13 and how that studio lost its way with Mafia III.

    This should probably not come as too big of a surprise to anybody. It will be interesting to see how this new BioShock game fares without Ken Levine and Irrational Games.
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  • Virtual Espionage Action: Oculus and Twisted Pixel Announce Defector

    Virtual Espionage Action: Oculus and Twisted Pixel Announce Defector

    Twisted Pixel, the development studio behind such games as 'Splosion Man, The Gunstringer, and The Maw have just announced their next title: Defector.

    Defector is a first-person virtual reality title coming out exclusively for the Oculus Rift. You play as an undercover spy caught in the middle of some potentially over-the-top scenarios. Go loud or use your wits to accomplish your goals. It's entirely up to you and you alone.
    Inspired by the impossible missions of our favorite secret agents, this larger-than-life spy action-adventure lets you
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