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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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  • Cloud Gaming Launches for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Cloud Gaming Launches for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Includes support for over 150 titles.

    On September 15, those within 22 supported countries that subscribe to Game Pass Ultimate will soon have access to over 150 games within the cloud. Microsoft says that you will be able to play titles such as Grounded, Forza Horizon 4, Battletoads, Untitled Goose Game, and Destiny 2 through the cloud to your preferred mobile device. That is assuming your preferred mobile device is Android based.

    Just as the case is with Game Pass for...
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  • Fall Guys Dev Implemented a Secret 'Cheater Island'

    Fall Guys Dev Implemented a Secret 'Cheater Island'

    A unique form of anti-cheat.

    The developers behind Fall Guys just revealed that they implemented a form of anti-cheat into the game unlike most other games. They called it "Cheater Island" and it was a magical place where a bunch of cheaters could all play together in beautiful cheating harmony.

    The story was detailed in a series of Twitter posts from the official Fall Guys account. You can read it in its entirety over at Twitter.

    In short, Fall...
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  • Sony is Hosting a Special PlayStation 5 Showcase on September 16

    Sony is Hosting a Special PlayStation 5 Showcase on September 16

    It's about time.

    Now that Microsoft revealed their prices and availability dates for their Xbox Series X|S, it makes sense that Sony would quickly need to play catch up. Sure, Microsoft's hand was probably forced by those Xbox Series S rumors, but that's neither here nor there at this point.

    We expect that Sony will need to make an announcement about the prices and availability for their PlayStation 5 lineup. Without those things, Microsoft is busy eating Sony's lunch...
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  • Immortals Fenyx Rising Trailer and Gameplay Showcase

    Immortals Fenyx Rising Trailer and Gameplay Showcase

    Breath of the Greek mythology.

    Ubisoft showed off a bunch of new footage yesterday during their Ubisoft Forward event for Immortals Fenyx Rising. Yes, it looks a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's not Breath of the Wild. Got it? It's not, no matter how much it looks like it is in both appearance, visuals, and the variety of gameplay elements and puzzle solving techniques. It's totally its own thing.

    You play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod that is...
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  • Rainbow Six Siege Gets Next-gen Upgrades

    Rainbow Six Siege Gets Next-gen Upgrades

    Straight from Ubisoft's mouth to your eyes.

    A short, but succinct tweet from Ubisoft says that Rainbow Six Siege will get a next-gen upgrade for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This will be a free upgrade to everyone that owns the game.

    Specifically, they say that the game will get a bump in resolution to 4K and a bump in framerate to 120FPS. That is quite the substantial bump on both of those fronts. ...
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  • Riders Republic is a New Massively Multiplayer Extreme Sports Playground

    Riders Republic is a New Massively Multiplayer Extreme Sports Playground

    From the makers of Steep.

    The minds behind the game Steep have been busy cooking up another giant playground for fans of extreme sports. Their latest is called Riders Republic and it's being billed as a "massive multiplayer playground." Some of the sports included go well beyond mere snowboarding. In fact, we're looking at sports like various forms of biking, skiing, snowboarding, wingsuits, and rocket wingsuits.

    You will be competing against over 50 other players...
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  • Vaas Returns in Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity

    Vaas Returns in Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity

    Did I ever tell you...

    "The definition of insanity." That line is something that most everyone who has played through Far Cry 3 should know by heart now. Hell, you probably don't even need to have played the game to have seen or heard that "definition of insanity" line at this point. Regardless, Vaas and his own brand of insanity are back!... as a VR experience!

    That's right, Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity is a new virtual reality title from Ubisoft...
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  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is Getting a Full Remake

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is Getting a Full Remake

    Ubisoft confirmed the long-running rumor.

    Prince of Persia is back! Only it's not a sequel we're talking about here but rather a remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. This full remake brings back the action-adventure that you knew before but gives it a fresh look and modern enhancements as remakes tend to do. This marks Ubisoft's first venture into the realm of remakes.

    You play as the Prince as he sets out to prevent the powerful Sands of Time from falling into...
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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Trailer

    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Trailer

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary.

    Scott Pilgrim is making a comeback in honor of its 10th anniversary. Ubisoft revealed a new trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition earlier today during their latest Ubisoft Forward stream.

    You will once again be able to battle your way through waves of tough enemies on your journey towards love. You will be able to team up with a group of friends on this action-adventure. You can even compete against one another...
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  • Scavengers Now Coming to Xbox and PlayStation; PC Technical Playtest Coming in September

    Featuring a new look at Scavengers gameplay in a new trailer.

    There is a new gameplay trailer out today for the free-to-play strategy-shooter, Scavengers. This new gameplay trailer is out courtesy of Midwinter Entertainment. Not only is there a new trailer, but we have information for you about an upcoming Technical Playtest weekend and how you can join. There is also word about the game coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    For the technical test, you can sign up...
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  • Conan exiles Gets First Major Expansion Next Week

    Conan exiles Gets First Major Expansion Next Week

    Isle of Siptah is the first major expansion.

    Next week on September 15, Conan Exiles will get its first major expansion, Isle of Siptah. It will bring with its release a new map, new dungeons, new monsters, and a fresh start for players. The catch here is that this expansion is releasing into Early Access upon its "release" next week.

    Conan Exiles; Isle of Siptah is said to offer "an even playing field for new and old players alike." What does this...
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  • AMD Announces Zen 3 and RDNA 2 Reveal Dates

    AMD Announces Zen 3 and RDNA 2 Reveal Dates

    AMD is cooking up new technologies.

    Those of us who have been thinking about upgrading their gaming rigs have probably been waiting for this. AMD is finally about to reveal their next batch of CPUs and GPUs to the world. The first reveal is coming on October 8, 2020 when AMD will unveil their Zen 3 CPUs. These are otherwise known as the Ryzen 4xxx series.

    Next up on October 28, 2020 will be the reveal of RDNA 2, which is their next evolution of their video card lineup....
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  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Moved to November 10

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Moved to November 10

    Date moved to coincide with launch of next-gen Xbox.

    It looks as though the first game to adjust their release to coincide with the launch of the Xbox Series X/S has been revealed. Ubisoft announced a short time ago today that they are moving up the release of Assassin's Creed Valhalla to November 10.

    That date just happens to be the same date that Microsoft revealed to be the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S. Imagine that.

    Now, they say that it will...
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  • Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

    Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

    Next-gen begins on November 10.

    Microsoft has kicked down the doors of the next-gen waiting room and come out swinging. Yesterday, they revealed that the Xbox Series S would be released on November 10 for a price of just $299 (USD). Today, Microsoft reveals that the more powerful Xbox Series X will also launch on November 10 for a very affordable $499 (USD).

    Pre-orders for both consoles will begin on September 22.

    In addition to this, Microsoft announces that...
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  • Apple is Counter-Suing Epic Games

    Apple is Counter-Suing Epic Games

    Get your popcorn ready.

    On Tuesday, Apple filed a countersuit against Epic Games, accusing them of financial damages due to the bypassing of the 30% commissions that Apple takes from app developers. According to the court filing (PDF) Apple is accusing Epic of engaging in "self-help and subterfuge." They go on to say that "Epic sent a Trojan horse to the App Store," that being an update to Fortnite that allowed Epic "to bypass Apple's app review process and...
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