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HexGaming Phantom PlayStation 5 Controller Review

In a market full of premium controllers, the Phantom manages to come out on top.

The PlayStation 5 DualSense is arguably one of the best first-party controllers to ever exist. This base PS5 controller already features amazing haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion controls, a touch pad, and a tried-and-true design that fits comfortably in most everyone's hands. Sony essentially combined some of the best features of the previous-generation PlayStation controllers and then added...

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...
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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed... Yet Again...

    Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed... Yet Again...

    Three weeks this time.

    Despite the crunch and despite going gold weeks ago, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed once again. The official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account delivered word today that the game has been pushed back until December 10. That is a delay of about three weeks from its formerly planned November 19 release date.

    Let's just get on with this, yeah? ...
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  • Phil Spencer Again Confirms Microsoft's Commitment to Steam Releases

    Phil Spencer Again Confirms Microsoft's Commitment to Steam Releases

    If it's coming to PC, it's coming to Steam.

    Gamereactor recently had a chat with Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. During their lengthy interview, which I suggest you check out for yourself, the two talked about Microsoft's first-party offerings coming to non-Xbox console platforms. As you may expect, this includes the PC platform, where Microsoft has been doing really well these past couple of years with a renewed effort to embrace PC gaming.

    Recently, Microsoft decided that...
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  • PUBG to Run at 'Up to' 60FPS on Next-gen Consoles

    PUBG to Run at 'Up to' 60FPS on Next-gen Consoles

    Finally, systems are powerful enough for 60fps.

    The PUBG Console Team just revealed some of their next-gen upgrade plans for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (or PUBG for short). Thanks to the increased power of the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, PUBG will now run "up to" a lovely 60fps, which has been a long time coming for home consoles.

    This also means that PUBG will be playable on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 from day one of each console's release....
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  • Destruction AllStars Pushed to February 2021

    Destruction AllStars Pushed to February 2021

    Now included with PlayStation Plus.

    Sony has delayed the release of Destruction AllStars from being a November 2020 release to being a February 2021 release. The new plan is to include it as a "free" offering with PlayStation Plus subscriptions for those on the PlayStation 5. This big reveal comes courtesy of a new PlayStation Blog posting.

    Given the rather tepid reception for the game since its initial reveal, this move to make it available on PlayStation Plus...
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Launch Trailer

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Launch Trailer

    Bundle up, this War is Cold.

    Activision and Treyarch released the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game takes us all back to 1981 at the height of the Cold War. The game will feature a single-player campaign with Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson teaming up to track down a new, mysterious group known as Perseus.

    The multiplayer for Black Ops Cold War features tons of global locations for you to fight in. This mode includes 6v6 battles, 12v12,...
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  • Strife: Veteran Edition Launches on Nintendo Switch

    Strife: Veteran Edition Launches on Nintendo Switch

    More 90s action from Nightdive Studios.

    The shooter genre mixes with the RPG genre today on the Nintendo Switch as Nightdive Studios releases Strife: Veteran Edition. This release is available today for a launch price of just $7.50 (USD), a savings of 25% off of its regular price of $10.

    In Strife, a comet has impacted the Earth and caused a whole big mess of destruction and chaos. Part of this chaos includes the release and spread of a "horrific mutagenic virus."...
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  • September 2020's Top Steam Releases

    September 2020's Top Steam Releases

    Featuring a little something for everyone.

    Valve just put out their list of "Top Steam Releases" for September 2020 and boy is it ever a hot list of games. Whether or not you enjoy one genre or a ton of genres, there is something here for everyone. That's especially true if you like your Greek mythology to be super sexy or your scares to be up close and personal.

    Valve notes that of all the big releases in September, 13 of them include co-op specific modes. That...
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  • Little Nightmares 2 Special Halloween Trailer

    Little Nightmares 2 Special Halloween Trailer

    Mannequins. Why'd it have to be mannequins?

    Bandai Namco released a new Little Nightmares 2 trailer today just in time for Halloween. This trailer offers up a look at some of the creepy monsters, spooky environments, and some of the puzzles you will have to conquer when the game launches on the spookiest of dates... February 11, 2021. It is on this date that it will be out for current-gen consoles and PC. A release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S will happen later in 2021 and...
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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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