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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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  • Google Reveals Pricing on First Stadia Titles

    Google Reveals Pricing on First Stadia Titles

    You might want to sit down for this one.

    Google has revealed the official pricing for the first batch of games that they are making available for the console's November 19th launch. What's interesting about this reveal is that it doesn't actually include prices for every launch game. Keep in mind that Google just recently added 10 additional titles, bringing their total to 22. The prices revealed in the list below seem to be only for those 12 initial games.

    From the looks of things, the Stadia launch prices are about as much as you would find...
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  • Operation Shattered Web Now Available for CS:GO

    Operation Shattered Web Now Available for CS:GO

    A new Operation delivers new skins, stickers, missions, maps, a battle pass system, and more.

    Valve just released a brand new operation for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tonight. This new operation is called Operation Shattered Web and with it comes all of the goodies CS:GO fans have come to expect from Valve.

    This means there are new skins to find, new stickers, new missions to complete, and some new maps. Also, the first ever female character model in the history of the main Counter-Strike series was just added to the game tonight. Well,...
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  • Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game

    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. ...
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  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

    Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

    More characters, stages, and costumes than you can possibly imagine.

    Capcom announced that they are getting ready to release the ultimate version of Street Fighter V. On February 14, 2020, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will get a standalone release on the PlayStation 4 and PC. Included with the Champion Edition is the return of Gill to the roster.

    Those of you who already own Street Fighter V in some capacity won't have to wait until February 2020 to get your hands on him. Starting in December 2019, Gill will be made available to players....
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  • Google Adds Ten More Titles to Stadia Launch Lineup

    Google Adds Ten More Titles to Stadia Launch Lineup

    Panic? Who's panicking? Not Google, that's for sure!

    Google initially announced a lineup of just 12 titles for their upcoming soft launch of Stadia. At least four of those titles were Tomb Raider and most of them were games already released on other platforms.

    This list of games for a new console launch was anemic, at best. This is even more true when you realize that the only people that are getting a shot at Stadia right now are those that forked over $130 for the honor of maybe getting the Founder's Edition on the day of its release on November...
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  • Anthem is Reportedly Getting a Complete Overhaul

    Anthem is Reportedly Getting a Complete Overhaul

    Well, it worked for Final Fantasy 14 and No Man's Sky.

    According to a new report from Kotaku, BioWare may be working hard on a complete overhaul for Anthem. According to their sources, this overhaul of the game has been coined "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next."

    As of right now, the team doesn't even know yet how this overhaul should be distributed. It seems as though BioWare is still trying to figure out if the updates should be released all at once or over a period of time. They are also apparently considering going the No Man's...
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  • Microsoft's xCloud Streaming Service Surpasses 50 Games

    Microsoft's xCloud Streaming Service Surpasses 50 Games

    Meanwhile, at Google...

    Microsoft announced a big expansion to its Project xCloud streaming service today. At X019, the company revealed over 50 additional games for xCloud. This is a big jump from the initial five titles that were available at the initial launch just one month prior.

    Microsoft is now working with over 25 partners to bring these 50 games to you. Some of these titles include Tekken 7, Madden NFL 20, World War Z, and Just Cause 4 to name a few. This should give current testers a large pool of very different games to select from...
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  • The Witcher 3 Headed to Xbox Game Pass in December

    The Witcher 3 Headed to Xbox Game Pass in December

    Game Pass just keeps getting better and better.

    CD Projekt RED and Microsoft announced today at X019 that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will soon be available through the Xbox Game Pass program. This means that Xbox Game Pass for Console and Ultimate will be able to download and play one of the best RPGs ever made at no additional cost.

    This release includes the content found in the base game, Wild Hunt, plus 16 free pieces of DLC. It wasn't specified anywhere that this release also includes the game's two expansions of Blood and Wine and Hearts of...
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  • Classic Kingdom Hearts Games Finally Coming to Xbox

    Classic Kingdom Hearts Games Finally Coming to Xbox

    It's finally happened.

    Today during the X019 event, Microsoft, Disney, and Square Enix announced that the older titles in the Kingdom Hearts franchise will be coming to the Xbox One in 2020. This news comes some months after Kingdom Hearts 3 was released on the Xbox One family, despite the first titles never appearing on the Xbox platform in the past.

    This all changes in 2020 when Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue get released. These compilations will give Xbox players a chance to play the games...
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  • Almost Every Final Fantasy from the Past 20 Years is Coming to Xbox Game Pass

    It all starts with Final Fantasy VII.

    In 2020, Square Enix will bring pretty much every Final Fantasy game, from Final Fantasy VII onward, to the Xbox Game Pass. This means that those with active Game Pass subscriptions on Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10 will get access to these games starting in 2020.

    These will be rolled out at a fairly steady rate throughout the year.
    • FINAL FANTASY VII
    • FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered
    • FINAL FANTASY IX
    • FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster
    • FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGEā„¢
    • FINAL FANTASY XIII
    • FINAL
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  • Halo: Reach Releases December 3 on PC and Xbox

    Halo: Reach Releases December 3 on PC and Xbox

    The release date was confirmed during X019.

    Microsoft announced today that Halo: Reach will be released on PC come December 3. Also on this date, the game will of course also be added to the Xbox One release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. While this may be one of the final pieces of content for the Xbox version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox, it will be the first piece of content out for the PC version.

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection was announced earlier this year for the PC. Unlike the initial release on the Xbox...
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