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Tetris Effect Coming to PC Next Week as Epic Store Exclusive

No word on if it's a timed exclusive.

The game that many called 2018's game of the year is coming very soon to the PC. That's right, Tetris Effect brings its psychedelic strategy-puzzle gameplay to a PC somewhat near you on July 23. Ah, but there is a catch, because of course there is.

In case you missed it, Tetris Effect is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. There is no saying whether or not this is a timed exclusive release, or if this third-party PC release will remain an exclusive to that launcher. This release will mark the first time that the game was available...
 

Horror Game Devotion May Not be Re-released

Developer says this may change, but not any time soon.

This past February, Taiwan-based Red Candle Games pulled their then newly released horror title, Devotion, from the Steam store. This came after it was discovered that the game had shipped with an Easter egg that references how China's president, Xi Jinping, looks like Winnie the Pooh. What followed was a wave of review bombing on Steam from upset Chinese citizens that continued to toe the line that the government has repeatedly pushed upon them.

The original plan from Red Candle Games was to remove the game from...
 

Introducing Steam Labs - A Place to Test New Steam Features

Launching today with three experiments.

Valve has just launched a new area on Steam where users can test out new, experimental features for Steam. They're calling this area the Steam Labs and it is here where users will be able to test out potential new Steam features. These tests may one day become commonplace on Steam, but for now they are mere experiments ripe for testing and potential changes based on user feedback.

If you ever used Gmail, you may already know what to expect from these Labs experiments. That is to say, there is no guarantee that they will be fully...
 

Nintendo Lite Announced - $200 Handheld Device Coming in September

Cheaper, smaller, colorful.

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite today. Priced at $199 (USD), this new iteration of the Switch hardware will be released on September 20, 2019. It will come in three different colors (Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise) at launch. A carrying case and a screen protector is also going to be available at launch for the Switch Lite.

Compared to its older brother, the Switch Lite will be a portable only device. You will not be able to dock the Switch Lite to a TV as you can with the regular Switch. In addition, the Switch Lite does not have...
 

Facebook Reportedly Bringing Splinter Cell Back... as a VR Game

Who wished on a monkey's paw?!

There is a story circulating today saying that Facebook may have already signed deals with Ubisoft to bring back Splinter Cell and a new Assassin's Creed title. That's not the weird part. The weird part here is that the deal is to create VR games in these two popular franchises. And since it's Facebook that pushed the deal, that would mean that the games would be Oculus "exclusive" and sold through their Oculus Store.

This is, at least right now, merely a rumor. It came to light today via The Information (full article is locked...
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  • First Look at Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers in First-Person Mode

    If you ever wanted to play Street Fighter II in first-person, you'll have your chance when Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is released on the Switch. The news is a twofer, with the video coming from Capcom Channel on YouTube and some gameplay snippets coming from GoNintendo.

    The first-person mode is separate from the core game. It's called "Way of the Hado" and includes a number of different gameplay variants.
    Way of the HadoStory Mode (with three stages: Beginner, Standard, and Extra)Endless Mode - Joy-Cons need
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  • Sony Ditching PlayStation Now Service on Everything but PS4 and PC

    Sony Ditching PlayStation Now Service on Everything but PS4 and PC

    For some reason, Sony announced today that they are going to ditch support of PlayStation Now on all of their devices except for PlayStation 4 and the PC. This change is slated for August 15, 2017.

    The following devices will no longer have the PS Now service at that date:
    Well, that's weird. Why are they doing this? Brian Dunn, the Senior Marketing Manager for PlayStation...
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for February 14, 2017

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update for February 14, 2017

    Valve is showing a little love to Counter-Strike fans tonight with this update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

    Changelog for CS:GO for February 14, 2017

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  • Build Your "Ultimate Team" in MLB The Show 17's Diamond Dynasty

    Build Your "Ultimate Team" in MLB The Show 17's Diamond Dynasty

    Details have emerged today about the updated Diamond Dynasty mode coming in MLB The Show 17. The mode is even more "FIFA Ultimate Team" or "Madden Ultimate Team" like than ever before and it's making for the best Diamond Dynasty experience yet.
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  • New Mass Effect: Andromeda Screenshots

    New Mass Effect: Andromeda Screenshots

    A few new screenshots for Mass Effect: Andromeda were released today. Enjoy!

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  • More Trouble for PewDiePie: YouTube Cancels His Show, Removes Him from Premium Advertising

    Yesterday, we passed along word that Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg was dropped by Maker Studio, owned by Disney, for multiple anti-Semitic remarks.

    Today, YouTube dropped their own hammer down on PewDiePie. YouTube has reportedly canceled the second season of Scare PewDiePie, a show that was exclusively part of the paid YouTube Red service. Scare PewDiePie was a show that had people trying to scare Kjellberg in real life in a variety of creative ways. The second season was announced last June. In addition to this, YouTube has removed PewDiePie from their "Google Preferred" advertising service. Google Preferred is a promot...
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  • Nintendo Embraces Modern Gaming by Announcing Expansion Pass for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Nintendo is starting to really embrace the modern era of gaming with their latest move. Earlier today, the company announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have a $20 Expansion Pass. You heard correctly, a Zelda game will have an Expansion Pass. The pass will be available starting March 3 and will grant players access to three new treasure chests, a new Cave of Trials challenge, new hard mode, new original story, a new dungeon, and "additional challenges." This pass will be available for both the Wii U version of the game and the Switch version. Those looking to pick up just one of the packs can do so if they desire. ...
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  • GTA Online Celebrates Valentine's Day with New Maps, Bonuses, and Discounts

    GTA Online Celebrates Valentine's Day with New Maps, Bonuses, and Discounts

    Rockstar kicks off their week of Valentine's festivities with two new maps for the "Till Death Do Us Part" game type, double GTA$ and double RP for the "Couples" 2vs2 adversary modes, discounts on vehicles and weapons, plus much more.
    TWO NEW MAPS FOR TILL DEATH DO US PART MODE

    Players can take advantage of Double GTA$ & RP for all couples in fan-favorite Adversary Modes. Till Death Do Us Part is back with two romantic new locations in Legion Square and La Puerta. Stick by each other for quicker health regen and remember to look out for your partner because if they die, so do you. In addition, other 2v2 modes like Hasta La Vista, Relay and Offense Defense are getting some Double GTA$ & RP
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  • Meet the Lovely Ladies in Injustice 2

    Meet the Lovely Ladies in Injustice 2

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are showing off the women that will beat the crap out of you in Injustice 2. We get a look at Cheetah, Catwoman, and more.
    Injustice 2, currently in development from NetherRealm Studios, is slated for release ...
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  • Rocket League 4K Support Coming February 21

    Rocket League 4K Support Coming February 21

    PlayStation 4 Pro owners will soon get to play the excellent Rocket League in glorious 4K starting February 21. Even better, the game will still run at 60FPS for most arenas at that resolution. The PlayStation Blog has some information about what this Pro patch includes.
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  • Battlefield 1 Winter Update Brings Back Ribbons

    Battlefield 1 Winter Update Brings Back Ribbons

    DICE announced that as part of the upcoming Winter Update for Battlefield 1, the much enjoyed Ribbons will be making a comeback. In addition to this, the update will include increased Class Rank caps, new unlockabales, and the usual tweaks to the visuals and gameplay experiences.

    Ribbons
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