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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...
 

EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

Seems EA is serious about this return to Steam.

With the recent announcement that EA was making a return to Steam, a number of questions remained unanswered. A couple of those questions focused on whether or not there would be support for things like cross-save or even cross-progression between EA's own Origin platform and Steam.

Fortunately, we have a few promising answers today. Most developers don't like to split their communities and EA is no exception. It seems they are working to get Origin to work similar to how Ubisoft's Uplay works with...
 

Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

This is the Diablo you pictured, right?

Yesterday, Blizzard took time away from appeasing China to kick off their two day BlizzCon event for 2019. One of yesterday's big reveals was the announcement that Diablo 4 is coming. What they didn't share in their reveal announcement to the public is the fact that Diablo 4 will require an online connection.

Not only that, but Diablo 4 will include microtransactions. Of course, all of this has a chance to change over the course of development, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Speaking of development,...
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  • New Story Trailer for Control

    New Story Trailer for Control

    This is self-explanatory.

    A new story trailer has come out for Control, the soon to be released title from Remedy Entertainment. Control promises to once again deliver the story-driven action that Remedy is known for. The studio previously brought us the first two Max Payne titles, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break.

    If you thought Max Payne and Alan Wake offered up some otherworldly thrills, you haven't seen anything yet. The new story trailer gives you just a small glimpse at the nightmare born creatures, places, and even abilities that you will...
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  • The Good Life is Delayed Until Spring 2020

    The Good Life is Delayed Until Spring 2020

    SWERY delivers the unfortunate news.

    SWERY, the creator and director for The Good Life delivered word today that the game has been pushed back until Spring 2020. This information came via the latest update on the game's Kickstarter page.

    The game has been in active development for over a year at this point. It was originally intended to be released in late 2019, Q4 2019 to be more precise. Development on The Good Life began after it met and then surpassed its Kickstarter goal of ¥68,000,000, or about $625,000. It ended up raising nearly $745,000...
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  • Agent 47 Goes to Prison Tomorrow in New Hitman 2 Update

    Agent 47 Goes to Prison Tomorrow in New Hitman 2 Update

    Not just any prison, it's a Siberian Prison.

    Agent 47 is heading to prison tomorrow, July 30, in a new content update for Hitman 2. This is, of course, no ordinary prison facility. It's a Siberian prison facility, Perm-14, set in... Siberia. This new DLC will be made available to all Expansion Pass owners. And before you get super excited for this one, it needs to be clarified that this is a new map for the Sniper Assassin mode.

    Just like the other Sniper Assassin maps, this one will allow you to team up with a friend. You can play the new Siberia...
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  • New Blair Witch Gameplay Trailer

    New Blair Witch Gameplay Trailer

    More importantly, we get to meet Bullet the dog.

    Bloober Team and Lionsgate Games are showing off a bit more of Blair Witch today. This upcoming psychological horror game gets its first ever official gameplay trailer, plus two additional screenshots.

    This gameplay trailer shows off two things in particular. First, we meet Bullet, your faithful canine companion that will be with you from start to finish. Well, we hope he'll be with you through to the end. That dog better not be injured or killed in the game. That would not be cool and, if we're...
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  • Bethesda Dropping Account Login Requirement for Original Doom Titles

    Bethesda Dropping Account Login Requirement for Original Doom Titles

    It was, allegedly, never meant to be a requirement.

    This past week, Bethesda pushed out the first three Doom titles for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Almost immediately it was discovered that players needed to login to a Bethesda.net account in order to play these games. It was made all the more curious when you realize that the first two Doom titles came out starting in 1993 and have no online multiplayer component.

    Bethesda took note of the massive amount of disdain that came about from this very bizarre and wholly unnecessary...
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  • Doom, the one from 1993, Requires a Bethesda Account to Play on Switch

    Doom, the one from 1993, Requires a Bethesda Account to Play on Switch

    The outrage is flowing like a river during a downpour.

    Earlier today, the first three Doom titles were revealed to be coming to all current consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. They are available right now for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. A mobile release is also coming soon for the first two titles.

    Hey, that's great news! Those are some spectacular games that everyone should play at some point. Ah, but there's a catch and it's a weird one at that.

    You need to log in at least once with a Bethesda.net...
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  • Next Chapter of Guild Wars 2 to be Revealed on August 30

    Next Chapter of Guild Wars 2 to be Revealed on August 30

    Watch a special live presentation to find out what is in store.

    On August 30, ArenaNet will reveal the next chapter in the ongoing and ever evolving story that is Guild Wars 2's Living Story. They will host a special presentation at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington on Friday, August 30 at 9AM (PT).

    If you cannot be there in person, the event will also be streamed through Twitch, YouTube, and even Facebook.

    The event is expected to be about 45 minutes long and will give you plenty of time to enjoy PAX West which is taking...
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  • Madden NFL 20 Championship Series Announced

    Madden NFL 20 Championship Series Announced

    John Madden.

    EA and the NFL announced the start of the EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Championship Series (MCS). All four Madden NFL Major tournaments will be held during key NFL moments during the season.

    These key moments include the NFL Kickoff, the NFL playoffs push, the Super Bowl, and the NFL Draft. And for those that like sponsors, you may be thrilled(?) to learn that the NFL partners of Pizza Hut and Snickers will also serve as sponsors for the MCS. Apparently these will "heighten the connection to the League."

    The official...
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  • Overwatch Design Team Claims Sigma's Bare Feet Are Meant to Sell the 'Mad Scientist' Look


    The design of heroes, both visually and gameplay-wise, always sparked heated debates in the Overwatch community. In fact, dozens of YouTubers “rose to fame” recording videos where they shared their thoughts and opinions regarding in-game skins. Some of these videos are so in-depth that they analyze everything from how the particular skin fits the hero’s backstory to the color palette.

    Naturally, when the latest hero, Sigma, entered the Overwatch scene, people immediately started talking. That isn’t a new phenomenon in the gaming world, and...
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  • Resort Boss: Golf Out Today on PC

    Resort Boss: Golf Out Today on PC

    Build and run your own golf resort.

    It may not be SimGolf but it's perhaps the closest thing to it. Resort Boss: Golf is out of Early Access today thanks to the efforts by Excalibur Games and Gus Martin. It's a tycoon management title that allows players to create and operate their own golf resorts.

    There is even a scenario editor added that now allows players to create their own challenges. In addition, players can now add in things like a driving range or putting green if building a full course isn't something they feel like doing some days....
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  • New DLC for This War of Mine 'Fading Embers' Arrives August 6

    New DLC for This War of Mine 'Fading Embers' Arrives August 6

    Survival at any cost.

    On August 6, 11 bit studios will release the Fading Embers DLC as part of their This War of Mine: Stories series. Players will again dive into a new narrative-driven scenario where they will play as Anja. She, like many others, lives in a warzone and carries a heavy burden. And just like many others, she battles with herself on what is more important: The survival of human legacy or the survival of man.

    Fading Embers will be released on Steam, GOG, Humble, and Mac Appstore on August 6, 2019 for just $3.99 (USD). Fading Embers...
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