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Half-Life Alyx Reveal Trailer, 4K Screens, and Release Date Announced

Valve is back.

It's been over 12 years. 12 years since the last Half-Life game was released. While it may not be Half-Life 3, Valve did today reveal Half-Life Alyx to the world. This is a new VR title for the PC that is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Valve is straight up calling this a "full-length" game that just happens to require a VR device to experience. Pre-orders are available now, months ahead of the game's currently planned release in March 2020. A pre-order discount brings the $59.99 (USD) price down...
 

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,...
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  • Fortnite Battle Royale Mobile Gameplay Trailer and iOS Signups

    Fortnite Battle Royale Mobile Gameplay Trailer and iOS Signups

    In addition to signups opening today for the iOS version of Fortnite Battle Royale Mobile, a reveal trailer also came out today. What is Fortnite Battle Royale for mobile? It's Fortnite Battle Royale... for mobile devices. I mean, it's kind of self-explanatory at this point. Those playing on mobile will be allowed to play with those on PC and PlayStation 4 if they so desire.

    You can always find out a bit more about Fortnite Battle Royale for Mobile from last week's announcement.

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  • Valve Announces Subscription Service Dota Plus "An Evolution of the Majors Battle Pass"

    Earlier today, Valve announced Dota Plus, a new monthly subscription service for Dota 2 that is "designed to help you get the most out of every match you play." They're also calling it an "evolution of the Battle Pass" that Valve tends to put out for events like The International or the Majors. The difference now is that the Pro Circuit meant that the Majors Battle Passes are being replaced with this Dota Plus service. It won't rely on a specific start and end date and it's something that Valve promises they will add features and content to over time. ...
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  • PUBG Anti-Cheat Update Rolled Back Due to Compatibility Issues

    PUBG Anti-Cheat Update Rolled Back Due to Compatibility Issues

    A recent update for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was rolled back this morning at 3AM due to a few unforeseen issues. Specifically, the update was rolled back due to "some compatibility issues" that came up.

    According to the tweet, the team said that the update was for the game's anti-cheat. They note that "despite its effectiveness in blocking cheats," they made the decision to roll back the update on the live servers....
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  • FBI Alerted to EVO 2018 Mass Shooting Threat

    FBI Alerted to EVO 2018 Mass Shooting Threat

    A Twitch viewer caused a fair bit of panic today after they threatened a mass shooting at this year's Evolution Championship Series (EVO). The Twitch user called "quackquackhonks" apparently made the threat earlier today in another user's stream chat.


    Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar was quick to issue a statement about the threat. The head of EVO stated that he has already informed the FBI via their tips website. He says he has also notified Twitch.

    According to Unikrn, this threat has reportedly...
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  • Roadmap for Next Two Months of Warhammer: Vermintide 2

    Roadmap for Next Two Months of Warhammer: Vermintide 2

    PUBG isn't the only game to release a roadmap this week. Today, the first roadmap for the next couple of months of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was revealed. Given that the game was just released, it's nice to see that new content and additional support is already planned.

    Obviously, all of this is in addition to whatever patches and fixes that may be released. Right now the first DLC, which includes two new maps, will be out in April. Mod support and dedicated servers are planned for between April and May.
    While our primary focus for the months
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  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance Patch 1.3 Released, Promises Over 300 Quest Fixes

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance Patch 1.3 Released, Promises Over 300 Quest Fixes

    The 1.3 patch for Kingdom Come: Deliverance has finally arrived and should, at least according to the patch notes, provide over 300 quest fixes. These fixes are in addition to some much needed quality of life improvements to the game.

    Perhaps the most important update today is a new save and exit option. Those who are unwilling or unable to use the unlimited save mod can now save and quit the game without having to find a bed or drink an alcoholic beverage. Picking locks has also been improved in this patch along with pickpocketing. A look at ...
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  • This is the Violent Video Game Reel Trump was Shown at White House

    This is the Violent Video Game Reel Trump was Shown at White House

    Last week it was revealed that Donald Trump and select members of the game industry would meet to talk about how violent video games are corrupting the nation's youth. Today, that meeting took place. In addition to Trump, others in attendance included Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Representative Vicky Hartzier (R-Missouri), and Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama). Those from the gaming industry in attendance were Strauss Zelnick (Take-Two), Brent Bozell (Rockstar Games), Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Media Research Center), Patricia Vance (author of ...
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  • H1Z1 Goes Free to Play on Steam

    H1Z1 Goes Free to Play on Steam

    H1Z1 is now available as a free-to-play title on Steam. This comes about a week after the game was released out of Steam Early Access.

    Those who paid money for the game will be given a free "Appreciation Pack."

    There will also be various bundles for the free-to-play crowd. You know, in case you want to spend money. Just keep in mind that this game started out with the promise of being F2P. It was...
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  • The Division 2 Announced Today

    The Division 2 Announced Today

    Ubisoft and Massive announced Tom Clancy's The Division 2 today. The game will be mainly worked on by Massive Entertainment with help from Ubisoft Annecy, Restorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, and Ubisoft Shanghai.

    It will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine. The first solid look at it will take place at E3 2018 this June. Creative director Julian Gerighty shared this announcement with the world today.
    Since the launch of The Division two years ago, we've remained focused on this philosophy. We continue to create more
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  • Newsbits for March 8, 2018 - Nintendo Direct Edition

    Newsbits for March 8, 2018 - Nintendo Direct Edition

    A Nintendo Direct just happened todayOkami HDDark Souls: Remastered...
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  • Batman Games Added to Origin Access

    Batman Games Added to Origin Access

    You can play a couple different Batman franchises right now if you subscribe to Origin Access. Earlier today, WBIE and EA partnered up to bring these titles and more to the service.
    Available now: Coming soon:
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