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Bethesda Previews DOOM: The Dark Ages, Indiana Jones, and Starfield: Shattered Space

Punch demons, punch Nazis, punch space, punch ghouls, punch Khajiit.

Bethesda showed off a bunch during the Xbox Game Showcase today, including a reveal for Doom: The Dark Ages. The studio also shared a new look at Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Starfield's Shattered Space expansion, and more for Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online.

DOOM: The Dark Ages
id Software shared the first look at the next entry in the DOOM franchise. DOOM: The Dark Ages is a new...

Review: 5-hour Energy Gamer Shot

You ever write a three-page review for an energy supplement?

In early May 2024, 5-hour ENERGY (hereto after shown as 5-hour Energy) released a new Gamer Shot line of energy drink supplements. We got some news about it because this is a video game website that posts video game related news. That is how these things work. These 5-hour Energy Gamer Shots are available in three flavors: Pineapple Charge, Rocket Raspberry, and Apple Bash. Unless things have suddenly changed in the fe...

Band Together in Terror: The Outlast Trials Review

The Outlast Trials proves that survival horror can be more fun with friends.

The Outlast Trials is a four-player PvE game taking place in the Cold War era. The game's opening moments and lore paint a gruesome and wicked scene that will be familiar to series veterans but disquieting to those new to the Outlast universe. Players work their way through a series of experiments, each of which plays out on various large maps like a police station, a courthouse, a carnival, and more. The g...

Microsoft Shutdown Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Games

The company valued at over $3 trillion just closed several game studios.

Arkane Austin, the studio behind Redfall and 2017's Prey, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within series and the multiple award-winning Hi-Fi Rush, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Alpha Dog Games, the studio behind the mobile game Mighty Doom, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Roundhouse Studios will not be shutdown but will instead be absorbed by The Elder Scrolls Online...

TikTok Ban Signed Into Law by President Biden

Owner ByteDance has 270 days to sell off TikTok.

On April 24, President Joe Biden signed a foreign aid package that also included a bill that could ban TikTok in the United States. This ban can only be averted if the China-based company that owns TikTok, ByteDance, sells off the popular social media app before the 270 day time limit is up.

This gives ByteDance until January 19, 2025 to sell TikTok. An additional 90 day extension could be offered by President Biden if...

Ubisoft Pulls Licenses for The Crew, Makes the Game Completely Inaccessible to Buyers

From the same company trying to sell you a $130 version of Star Wars Outlaws.

From announcing a $130 edition of Star Wars Outlaws to pulling game licenses from those that bought The Crew, Ubisoft sure is on a roll this week.

The Crew was Ubisoft's open-world racing game that was pulled from sale back in December 2023. As of March 31, 2024, Ubisoft shut down the online servers for The Crew. This effectively made the game unplayable across all platforms, including: PC,...
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  • Apex Legends Hits Steam on November 4

    Apex Legends Hits Steam on November 4

    Just in time for the start of Season 7.

    EA announced today that Apex Legends will be released on Steam on November 4. This is the same date in which Season 7 for the game will kick off. Yes, the game will remain a free-to-play experience for everyone regardless of the platform you play it on. ...
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  • Monstrum Physical Release is Out Now on Consoles

    Monstrum Physical Release is Out Now on Consoles

    Run. Hide. Escape?

    The physical release of the survival horror game Monstrum is out today on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A digital release of the game came out waaaaay back in the month of May of t his year. However, due to a the dreaded COVID pandemic, the physical release had to be postponed until now.

    The game, created by Junkfish, has been met with generally middling reviews according to OpenCritic. Players will try to find a way off of a derelict...
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  • The Outer Worlds is Now Available Outside of Epic Games Store

    The Outer Worlds is Now Available Outside of Epic Games Store

    Out now on Steam for a special price.

    Today marks the date in which The Outer Worlds (affiliate link) busts free of its Epic Games Store exclusivity and ventures out on to other platforms. Yes, of course it was also available through Xbox Game Pass for PC, which is probably where a ton of people played the game initially.

    Now, you have the option to buy The Outer Worlds on other platforms such as Steam and GOG. Not only are they available now on these platforms, but they're...
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  • Kojima Productions is Hiring for New Project

    Kojima Productions is Hiring for New Project

    Don't get too excited just yet.

    Kojima Productions officially announced that they are indeed working on a new project. That is about all we know. The call went out today, via Twitter, from Kojima Productions for any talented developers that want to join their team in Tokyo.

    From a quick glance of their career's page, there are a lot of positions that Kojima Productions is hiring for. They're looking for programmers, artists, game designers, sound designers, writers, project...
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  • Watch 14 Minutes of Scorn Running on Xbox Series X

    Watch 14 Minutes of Scorn Running on Xbox Series X

    Ebb Software shows off new gameplay for their horror title.

    Though it isn't slated to be released until some point in 2021 on the PC and Xbox Series X, that isn't stopping Ebb Software from showing off about 14 minutes of gameplay for their upcoming first-person horror title, Scorn. The video shows off an updated version of the first level of the game, which was first shown off back in 2017. This time, the footage is from the Xbox Series X version.

    It's not quite a 1:1...
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  • Surgeon Simulator 2 Gets Team-Based Competitive Update

    Surgeon Simulator 2 Gets Team-Based Competitive Update

    Go head-to-head against your friends.

    A new update for Surgeon Simulator 2 (affiliate link) was just released that pits friend against friend in a new competitive mode. The new Surgical Showdowns release includes the addition of six, team-based competition levels to Surgeon Simulator 2.

    The update will have surgeon going up against surgeon across a variety of environments, some of which aren't even based on hospitals at all. These levels include the Arms Race game type...
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  • Watch Rambo in Action in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

    Watch Rambo in Action in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

    They drew first blood!

    Get ready for a look at John Rambo, one of the upcoming fighters included in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. We have talked extensively about this upcoming "everything-in-one" release of Mortal Kombat 11, so let's just get right into the new trailer on this fine Thursday afternoon. ...
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  • New Fortnite Patch Reduces Install Size by 60GB

    New Fortnite Patch Reduces Install Size by 60GB

    Shrunk to about a third of its current install size.

    According to the Fortnite Status Twitter account, the patch that was released today for Fortnite will have a significant impact on the game's install size. Patch v14.40 will be a larger than normal update (27GB), but the team says that this is a necessary evil in order to shrink the overall game size down by 60GB!

    Prior to this patch, the game was sitting at a chonky 90GB on PC. This patch will shrink the install size...
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  • Croteam Acquired by Devolver Digital

    Croteam Acquired by Devolver Digital

    Devolver Digital now owns the Serious Sam team.

    Devolver Digital announced today that they have acquired Croteam, the studio behind the Serious Sam franchise. The acquisition seems to make a ton of sense given that the two companies have already been working closely together for over a decade as is.

    This announcement comes courtesy of a new blog post from Devolver Digital.

    The two have partnered on a number of titles over the years. Of course there are the...
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  • Hiei and Meruem in New Jump Force Trailer

    Hiei and Meruem in New Jump Force Trailer

    Coming soon to a Jump Force roster near you.

    Bandai Namco just revealed a new launch trailer for Hiei and Meruem ahead of their addition into the Jump Force roster. The two are available in early access as part of the Character Pass 2 starting on October 23. They will be officially available for individual purchase to everyone starting on October 27.

    Please note that these dates are for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC editions of the game. The Nintendo Switch will...
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  • EA Facing Lawsuit in Canada Over Loot Boxes

    EA Facing Lawsuit in Canada Over Loot Boxes

    Two plaintiffs are seeking damages over "unlicensed, illegal gaming system."

    Electronic Arts is facing a class action lawsuit in Canada that concerns the implementation and use of loot boxes in over 60 titles. The lawsuit was filed in Canada on September 30 by two plaintiffs, Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore.

    The lawsuit was first discovered by The Patch Notes, an esports law blog. They break down the lawsuit in fairly simple terms for us. In short, the lawsuit...
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  • Steam Digital Tabletop Fest is Now Live

    Steam Digital Tabletop Fest is Now Live

    Features over 40 hours of streaming and events.

    We have been talking up the Steam Digital Tabletop Fest for a little while now. Today is the day in which it all kicks off. There are over 40 hours of streaming and events planned for the entirety of this Fest. They will run from now through to Friday. This includes virtual let's plays, panels and talks.

    There is also a Digital Tabletop Sale that will run from now through the entire weekend, which will offer up savings on...
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  • A Celebration of the Jak and Daxter Series

    A Celebration of the Jak and Daxter Series

    Long before Californian developers Naughty Dog broke new ground with modern classics The Last of Us and The Last of Us 2, they brought gamers a distinctly unique series that has gone on to become a cult classic and a fond memory for a certain generation of PlayStation fans. Unlike The Last of Us’ grittily realistic post-apocalyptic world and cinematic storyline that rivals the best movies, movies like Wolf of Wall Street, in the 2000s Naughty Dog were bringing us a colorful fantasy...
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  • Half-Life: Alyx Mod Takes Us to BioShock's Rapture

    Half-Life: Alyx Mod Takes Us to BioShock's Rapture

    There's always a lighthouse.

    A new mod for Half-Life: Alyx was brought to light today courtesy of UploadVR. This mod, from developer wim.buytaert.1988, combines together Half-Life: Alyx with BioShock. The core idea here is that Alyx "crash-lands" in the underwater world of Rapture.

    This is accomplished by using repurposed assets from Half-Life: Alyx in combination with new assets based on locations within BioShock itself. It's not a 1 to 1 recreation of BioShock,...
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  • Amnesia: Rebirth is Out Now

    Amnesia: Rebirth is Out Now

    Available now on PS4 and PC.

    Frictional Games released Amnesia: Rebirth today on the PC and PlayStation 4. This is a game that we have already covered extensively in the previous weeks and months, so I'll spare you those details and get right into the press release portion.

    I will make a note here to say that this game is NOT a remake or a remaster of the first Amnesia game. People seem to believe that it is just because the title has "Re-" in it somewhere. This is an entirely new Amnesia title from the studio that made Amnesia: The Dark Descent. ...
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