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Tetris Effect Coming to PC Next Week as Epic Store Exclusive

No word on if it's a timed exclusive.

The game that many called 2018's game of the year is coming very soon to the PC. That's right, Tetris Effect brings its psychedelic strategy-puzzle gameplay to a PC somewhat near you on July 23. Ah, but there is a catch, because of course there is.

In case you missed it, Tetris Effect is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. There is no saying whether or not this is a timed exclusive release, or if this third-party PC release will remain an exclusive to that launcher. This release will mark the first time that the game was available...
 

Horror Game Devotion May Not be Re-released

Developer says this may change, but not any time soon.

This past February, Taiwan-based Red Candle Games pulled their then newly released horror title, Devotion, from the Steam store. This came after it was discovered that the game had shipped with an Easter egg that references how China's president, Xi Jinping, looks like Winnie the Pooh. What followed was a wave of review bombing on Steam from upset Chinese citizens that continued to toe the line that the government has repeatedly pushed upon them.

The original plan from Red Candle Games was to remove the game from...
 

Introducing Steam Labs - A Place to Test New Steam Features

Launching today with three experiments.

Valve has just launched a new area on Steam where users can test out new, experimental features for Steam. They're calling this area the Steam Labs and it is here where users will be able to test out potential new Steam features. These tests may one day become commonplace on Steam, but for now they are mere experiments ripe for testing and potential changes based on user feedback.

If you ever used Gmail, you may already know what to expect from these Labs experiments. That is to say, there is no guarantee that they will be fully...
 

Nintendo Lite Announced - $200 Handheld Device Coming in September

Cheaper, smaller, colorful.

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite today. Priced at $199 (USD), this new iteration of the Switch hardware will be released on September 20, 2019. It will come in three different colors (Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise) at launch. A carrying case and a screen protector is also going to be available at launch for the Switch Lite.

Compared to its older brother, the Switch Lite will be a portable only device. You will not be able to dock the Switch Lite to a TV as you can with the regular Switch. In addition, the Switch Lite does not have...
 

Facebook Reportedly Bringing Splinter Cell Back... as a VR Game

Who wished on a monkey's paw?!

There is a story circulating today saying that Facebook may have already signed deals with Ubisoft to bring back Splinter Cell and a new Assassin's Creed title. That's not the weird part. The weird part here is that the deal is to create VR games in these two popular franchises. And since it's Facebook that pushed the deal, that would mean that the games would be Oculus "exclusive" and sold through their Oculus Store.

This is, at least right now, merely a rumor. It came to light today via The Information (full article is locked...
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  • Game Dev Tycoon Out on iOS

    Game Dev Tycoon Out on iOS

    Game Dev Tycoon is out now for iOS devices for just $4.99 (USD). Today's release on iOS is coupled with a content update for all platforms. The new content includes a new timeline and a new, more challenging game mode.
    This port stays true to the original and is a full premium title, with "no in-app purchases, no ads, no wait mechanics, no virtual coins and definitely no loot boxes", as Patrick Klug (Greenheart Games co-founder) specified. "It's great that we can bring a new gameplay-focused premium simulation game to the mobile market. I hope players will enjoy it." Game Dev Tycoon lets you build your game studio from a one-person team in the 80s to
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  • Australia Joins the Fight in Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Today

    Australia Joins the Fight in Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Today

    Today saw the release of the big, and free, Bushranger Content Update for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. This update includes new weapons, new maps, a new ability for commanders, a new vehicle, and the Australians.
    The Bushranger Content Update for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam includes:

    New Weapons
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  • Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 4 Begins Today with Episode 1 "Daybreak"

    Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 4 Begins Today with Episode 1 "Daybreak"

    The first episode of the fourth Living World season for Guild Wars 2 came out just a short time ago today from ArenaNet. This new content is free to everyone that owns Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. You're looking at new story content, a new Fractal, a new Raid, and more.
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  • Demon's Souls Servers Shutting Down on February 28, 2018

    Demon's Souls Servers Shutting Down on February 28, 2018

    It's been over eight years, but all good things must come to an end. Publishers Atlus and Bandai Namco UK both confirmed that the servers for Demon's Souls will be shut down on February 28, 2018. This is a global shutdown of the services.

    This does mean that all online functionality will stop working for the game on that date. You can still obviously play the game solo but you won't get to see player messages, player deaths, and World Tendency features will be gone. Here are some of Atlus' words on the news.
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  • Desert Bus VR Out Now on Steam for Free

    Desert Bus VR Out Now on Steam for Free

    You like free stuff? You have a VR set for your personal home computer? You like driving? Sweet. Go download Desert Bus VR through Steam for the low price of $0 and spend actual hours driving through a desert.

    Before we get into the details about the game, which is essentially Desert Bus but in VR, it should be noted that the annual Desert Bus for Hope charity marathon raised $650,250 over 158 hours of bus driving last week. The money will be going to the Child's Play charity.
    ABOUT THIS GAME
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  • PlayStation Has Best Black Friday Ever

    PlayStation Has Best Black Friday Ever

    Eric Lempel, the senior VP and head of PlayStation Network, announced today that PlayStation had the best Black Friday ever. He said that the PlayStation 4, including the PlayStation 4 Pro, sold more this Black Friday than PlayStation has sold in any previous Black Friday.

    Lempel shared this news via CNBC, which you can see via Yahoo! Finance. Lempel also talks up PlayStation Plus and PlayStation VR in the video....
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  • Devil May Cry 5 Rumors Surface

    Devil May Cry 5 Rumors Surface

    Please note that as with all rumors, there is nothing official here until Capcom announces something. Take whatever you see here as "leaked" with a big grain of salt. With that said, new rumors surfaced this week on ResetERA concerning the still unannounced Devil May Cry 5.

    According to the rumors, the game has already been in development for roughly two years and is looking to be released some time in the fiscal year 2019 (between April 2018 and March 2019). Continuing, the plan was to announce Devil May Cry 5 at this year's PSX (December 9-10), but this idea was pushed to E3 2018 in order to bolster Sony's press conference. Yes, this also seems to indicate that there is some degree of Sony exclusivity tied to the game.

    The full list of rumored details can be seen below.
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  • Gothic Horror Arrives with Today's Release of Black Mirror

    Gothic Horror Arrives with Today's Release of Black Mirror

    Get ready for some Gothic-horror adventure when you jump into the world of Black Mirror. King Art Games and THQ Nordic released this modern re-imagining of an old series for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
    About Black Mirror
    Like in the original graphic adventure trilogy, the Gothic Horror genre and its unique atmosphere of madness and psychological distress remains at the heart of Black Mirror.
    The point-and-click style of the original trilogy served as the basis for the re-imagined gameplay, which focuses on close-up investigation and interaction with nightmarish visions that plague the protagonist of the game David Gordon.

    Key
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  • Let It Die Celebrates First Year Anniversary with World of Tanks Collaboration

    On Thursday, November 30 and running through January 11, 2018, a big ol collaboration between Let It Die and World of Tanks is taking place. This is a part of the first year celebration of the release of Let It Die.
    The World of Tanks collab includes ten premium Skill Decals that may drastically affect various skills and items, which will be a treat to veterans and new players alike. The decals include: ● World of Tanks - Max HP increased by 45% ● Tiger II - Fire a WAR ENSEMBLE weapon for five seconds, which reloads with explosive rounds that deal 20% more damage ● STEEL WALL - 20% chance of not taking any damage when hit ● Chi-Ha
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  • Project Cars 2 Demo Out Now on PlayStation and Xbox

    Project Cars 2 Demo Out Now on PlayStation and Xbox

    Bandai Namco released the Project Cars 2 demo on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today. We also have word about the "Fun Pack" expansion for Project Cars 2. This expansion is slated for a Winter 2017 release. First up, the free demo allows you to try out the Ferrari 488 GT3, Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, and Formula Renault 3.5 at the Red Bull Ring. The demo features a variety of "escalating challenges in varying conditions." The press release says that there are two tracks in the demo but doesn't seem to mention what the other track is outside of the Red Bull Ring. The demo features enhanced visuals for those with the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox On...
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  • Black Mesa Devs Delay Xen Again But at Least They Added God Rays

    Black Mesa Devs Delay Xen Again But at Least They Added God Rays

    Oh look, Black Mesa announced another delay. This is totally shocking and unexpected. Xen is delayed (again). Oh no. Surprising. Etc.
    Straight to the bad news: we are pushing back the release of Xen. We are truly sorry for getting everyone's hopes up and then delaying... again. We worked very hard to make December, but we are not yet ready. As a team, we take FULL responsibility for that. We have an internal deadline we are confident in, and we will be getting everyone more details as we get closer to that date.
    The Black Mesa team at least released some screenshots and gifs to show you that they're actually getting ...
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