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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...
 

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,...
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  • Bungie Begins Damage Control Measures as Fans Become More Upset at the State of Destiny 2

    Bungie has cancelled tomorrow's scheduled stream for the upcoming Curse of Osiris Destiny 2 expansion in favor of having the heads of the studio talk about the state of the game. For weeks now, fans have started to become more and more irate at Bungie's silence and inaction when it comes to issues with the game.

    These complaints range from a severe lack of end game content, to PvP in Destiny 2 being a shell of its former self, to rewards not being, well, rewarding. The latest complaints are about the game's broken scaling experience system. See,...
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  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Coming February 8, 2018

    Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Coming February 8, 2018

    February 8, 2018 is the date where you again say "just one more turn." On that date Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion will be released adding new leaders, new civilizations, new units, new wonders, and new systems to the game.
    Civilization VI: Rise and Fall brings new choices, strategies, and challenges for players as they guide a civilization through the ages. The expansion introduces new Great Ages, a new city loyalty system, and Governors while expanding existing Diplomacy and Government systems; and adds nine new leaders and eight new civilizations,
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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
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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.
    After the Brandstorm engulfs the free city of Amnoon, the Commander receives a mysterious vision, revealing that an encounter in ancient Elonian ruins might determine the fate of Tyria. The Commander embarks on a search for a secretive order of warriors who guard the way into that ancient
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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 Desert Bus is back and better than ever! The 1
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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 id...
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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
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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 r
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