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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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  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 is Now Free

    Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 is Now Free

    Free across consoles and PC.

    If you have not yet picked up Life is Strange 2, you have an opportunity to get a taste of the game right now for free. Square Enix just announced today that they are making the first episode available for free on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.

    This free episode is said to offer up about three hours of gameplay. ...
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  • Demon's Souls Announced for PC and 'Other Consoles' in Latest Gameplay Trailer (Updated)

    Sony quietly announces this as a multi-platform title.

    During today's PlayStation 5 Showcase, Sony showed off a number of launch titles for the PlayStation 5. One of those titles is none other than Demon's Souls, a remake of the original PlayStation 3 title. We already knew this game was coming. This isn't the news here.

    The new news is that a new gameplay trailer for the game showed off today revealed that Demon's Souls is exclusive to the PlayStation 5 on consoles, but...
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    Last edited by Shawn Zipay; 09-17-2020, 03:14 PM. Reason: Updated with new information about the "PC" release and "other console" release error.

  • Two Monster Hunter Games Announced for Nintendo Switch

    Two Monster Hunter Games Announced for Nintendo Switch

    The series returns to Nintendo with two new experiences.

    Capcom announced that there will be two new Monster Hunter games coming to the Switch in 2021. These games are called Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Rise is slated to be released on March 21, 2021 while Wings of Ruin is looking at a Summer 2021 release.

    Monster Hunter Rise is more akin to the action-RPG you are used to for a Monster Hunter title. You will hunt some mons near Kamura...
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  • New Deathloop Trailer from the PS5 Showcase

    New Deathloop Trailer from the PS5 Showcase

    Featuring Arkane's signature gameplay design.

    Check out this new trailer for Deathloop as shown during today's PlayStation 5 Showcase event.

    Deathloop will be released on the PlayStation 5 and PC in Q2 of 2021. Sorry, there is no Xbox One version that we know of for this. ...
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 'Nowhere Left to Run' Trailer

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 'Nowhere Left to Run' Trailer

    A new trailer from the PlayStation 5 Showcase.

    Get a fresh look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in this new trailer that made its debut during the PlayStation 5 Showcase. The trailer is entitled "Nowhere Left to Run" and includes a crapload of action. A "crapload" being an official unit of measurement when it comes to the amount of over the top action there is in a Call of Duty trailer.

    I hope you like a lot of kill close quarters kill animations...
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  • Final Fantasy XVI Announced

    Final Fantasy XVI Announced

    Coming to PlayStation 5 and maybe PC? Who knows anymore.

    Today at the PlayStation 5 Showcase, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XVI for the PlayStation 5. During the event, the trailer was shown off on a PC emulating PS5 hardware. At the end of the Showcase trailer, it said Final Fantasy XVI was also coming to PC.

    The standalone trailer, embedded below, mentions nothing about the PC.

    So this PC release is stuck in limbo somewhere and neither Square Enix...
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  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Announced for Next-gen

    Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Announced for Next-gen

    New features and new game modes for a next-gen audience.

    Capcom announced Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition today for the next-generation of consoles. Not only does it include new game modes and new features, it also includes Vergil as a playable character. This next-gen release includes features like real-time ray tracing, enhanced 3D audio, Turbo Mode, and Legendary Dark Knight Mode. This release will also include the Deluxe Edition and EX Color Pack content from the original release...
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  • PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

    PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

    $400 for digital-only, $500 for the full system.

    The next-gen is now fully in gear. With Microsoft announcing the price and release date of their Xbox Series X, the only piece of the puzzle that remained was what Sony would do with the PlayStation 5. Today, the company announced that the Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 (USD) while the "regular" version with a disc drive will retail for $499.99.

    Both consoles are expected to launch in select countries...
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  • Second Resident Evil 8 Village Trailer

    Second Resident Evil 8 Village Trailer

    The second trailer ever revealed for Village.

    Capcom showed off their second ever trailer for Resident Evil 8 aka Resident Evil Village today during the PlayStation 5 event. Some highlights include the confirmation of some rumors that we will be dealing with werewolf like creatures, a release window of "2021," and the fact that Resident Evil 8 will feature a merchant much akin to our favorite merchant from Resident Evil 4.

    Resident Evil 8 will obviously be a...
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  • Left 4 Dead 2 'The Last Stand' Major Update Coming September 24

    Left 4 Dead 2 'The Last Stand' Major Update Coming September 24

    Features a full new campaign, new animations, weapons, and more.

    Left 4 Dead 2 is about to make its own return to the land of the living with one more massive update. Members of the Left 4 Dead 2 community have been working with Valve to bring the world the upcoming update, The Last Stand.

    The Last Stand promises to bring a ton of new content to a game that hasn't had a proper content update in years. On September 24, you can expect a full new campaign, 30 new achievements,...
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  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Sets Sights on December 11 Release Date

    Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Sets Sights on December 11 Release Date

    Get ready to enter into the virtual battlefield of WWII.

    During today's Facebook Connect, Respawn Entertainment and EA announced that their VR focused AAA-experience, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be released on December 11, 2020. The companies say that this title "blends films and games into one."

    It will be available through the Oculus Store for Rift owners and through Steam with OpenVR support and features cross-platform play.

    Medal of...
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  • Oculus Quest 2 Announced - 90Hz Display, New Controllers, Starting at $300

    Oculus Quest 2 Announced - 90Hz Display, New Controllers, Starting at $300

    Pre-orders open today.

    The biggest announcement out of today's Facebook Connect event was the official reveal of the Oculus Quest 2. It is the latest standalone headset from Oculus/Facebook that offers 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) without the need to be tethered to a PC.

    Pre-orders begin today for a launch that won't take place until October 13th. Pre-orders begin at about the $300 (USD) mark for a 64GB model and $400 for a 256GB model.

    This was the only...
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  • Facebook is Discontinuing the Rift Product Line in 2021

    Facebook is Discontinuing the Rift Product Line in 2021

    Company will no longer build PC-only VR headsets.

    Facebook announced today that they will discontinue the manufacture and sale of the Rift product line in early 2021. Once this happens, the company will no longer have any PC-only VR headsets available for sale.

    This reveal comes shortly after the company announced the Quest 2, a device that will still make use of the Oculus Link in order to connect to a PC if so desired.



    Sadly, it seems as though...
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  • Call of Duty League 2021 Coming to PC but There's a Catch

    Call of Duty League 2021 Coming to PC but There's a Catch

    Controllers only.

    The 2021 season for the Call of Duty League is making the move to the personal computer, or PC for short. The league, which was typically played on the PlayStation 4, will make its PC debut for this upcoming 2021 season.

    There's just one small catch.

    Even though the league will be playing on PCs in 2021, players will not be allowed to use a mouse and keyboard.



    That sure is a weird thing to mandate. Why move to PC...
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  • System Requirements Revealed for Watch Dogs Legion

    System Requirements Revealed for Watch Dogs Legion

    A little something for everyone.

    Ubisoft just revealed the minimum requirements for a variety of setting thresholds for Watch Dogs Legion. If you cannot read the infographic above, and I don't blame you if you can't since it's a little tiny, I have provided the full specs below for each resolution and setting.

    We are looking at requirements for 1080p and Low all the way up to 4K with Ultra settings and ray tracing enabled.

    Watch Dogs Legion will be released...
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