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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,...
 

Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
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  • Dragon Ball FighterZ Announced for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC

    Dragon Ball FighterZ Announced for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC

    Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball FighterZ today for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (via Steam). You're looking at 2D fighting gameplay set in the Dragon Ball universe. It will be released in "early 2018."
    DRAGON BALL FighterZ, developed by Arc System Works, one of the most celebrated developers of classic 2D fighting titles, delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting visuals with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are ripped straight out of the DRAGON BALL anime series. DRAGON BALL Fighte
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  • The Darwin Project Announced for Xbox One and PC

    The Darwin Project Announced for Xbox One and PC

    The Darwin Project really tried to push itself as a new and upcoming esports title for the Xbox One. I mean, they had a guy yelling out play-by-play on the stage today during Microsoft's E3 conference, so you know they mean it. Developer Scavengers Studio revealed this new battle royale game today and here's what they passed along to us.
    The team also shared new information about the Show Director mode, which allows a player to oversee the match and use special commands to create thrilling moment-to-moment action through uniquely asymmetrical gameplay.
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  • Deep Rock Galactic Announced for Xbox (and PC)

    Deep Rock Galactic Announced for Xbox (and PC)

    Deep Rock Galactic combines that age old, tried and true combination of dwarves and mining. There's also some combat. Announced today as an Xbox One "console launch exclusive" (meaning it's also coming to other platforms), Deep Rock Galactic tasks players with cooperating in order to shoot and dig their way to victory.

    Also, it has an amazing soundtrack.
    In "Deep Rock Galactic," join a team of badass space dwarves in this stylish co-op first-person shooter for one to four players. Fight, dig and explore your way through enormous procedurally
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  • It's Chicken Dinner Time: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Coming to Xbox One (and PS4)

    Probably the best "battle royale" style game I've ever played (which is maybe saying a lot since I absolutely hated that genre until PUBG) is coming to the Xbox One. That's right PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be hitting the Xbox One. It's also coming to other consoles *cough*PS4*cough* but it's a "console launch exclusive" first on the Xbox.
    "PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS" is a tactical, last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback where players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone
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  • Forza Motorsport 7 Announced for Xbox One X and Windows 10

    Forza Motorsport 7 Announced for Xbox One X and Windows 10

    We were totally blindsided today by news that Forza Motorsport 7 was not only coming but coming out for the Xbox One X. Alright, that's a lie. We all knew it was coming. It's been rumored and teased for ages now, plus Microsoft absolutely loves to show off the Forza games on their new tech all the time.

    Forza Motorsport 7 is coming out for the Xbox One and Windows 10 this October.
    The best-selling racing franchise of this console generation returns with "Forza Motorsport 7." Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limits
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  • Project Scorpio Officially Called Xbox One X; Releasing November 7 at $500

    Project Scorpio Officially Called Xbox One X; Releasing November 7 at $500

    Microsoft finally gave an official name for Project Scorpio today. They're calling the next Xbox revision the Xbox One X. It will retail for $499 (USD) and is coming out on November 7.

    Microsoft really, and I mean really, hammered home the whole "4K" power of this system. I was trying to do a counter for how many times "4K" was said during the conference and I lost track mere minutes into it. Xbox One X has "6 teraflops of processing power" and "12GB GDDR5 graphic memory." Make of those technical numbers what you will. Anyway, here's the press r...
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  • (Updated with Correction) Xbox One S Getting $50 Price Drop Tomorrow

    (Updated with Correction) Xbox One S Getting $50 Price Drop Tomorrow

    On the eve of their big E3 2017 conference, Microsoft had a nice early announcement for fans. If you wanted to pick up a new Xbox One S, they will be $50 cheaper starting tomorrow, June 11, 2017.

    This should place most basic bundles at around $200 (USD) for the 500GB model. Some bundles that include Battlefield 1 or Gears of War 4 will now be around $250.

    For comparison, the Nintendo Switch is going for $300 without any bundled game. The PlayStation 4 (non-Pro) is $300 with a game. The limited edition gold PlayStation 4 is going for...
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  • Hercules Returns in New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

    Hercules Returns in New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

    Square Enix has brought back Hercules for Kingdom Hearts III as this new trailer shows.
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  • BioWare Reveals New IP: Anthem

    BioWare Reveals New IP: Anthem

    BioWare revealed their new IP that they have been working on for quite some time. It's called Anthem and it features plenty of science fiction, a big wall, some extreme weather, jetpacks, some big beastly creatures, and who knows what else.

    The tease is very, very short but they promised that we will see more at the Xbox E3 event, which is scheduled to begin Sunday at 5PM (ET).

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  • PSA: Play EA Vault Games for Free Through June 18

    PSA: Play EA Vault Games for Free Through June 18

    As a special thank you to the fans that helped raise over $1 million for Play to Give, EA is opening up their Origin Access and EA Access vaults to everybody for free. This limited time offer concludes on June 18, so be sure to get a bunch of gaming in while you can.

    Play to Give gave that $1 million to charities such as United Nations HeForShe, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, and Ditch the Label. You can click on each charity's name to learn more about them.
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  • EA Announces Switch Specific Features for FIFA 18

    EA Announces Switch Specific Features for FIFA 18

    We all knew already that the Switch version of FIFA 18 was going to be different. We finally learn today just how different the Switch version of the game will be in comparison to the XB1 and PS4 versions.
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