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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...
 

Ubisoft Pulls Licenses for The Crew, Makes the Game Completely Inaccessible to Buyers

From the same company trying to sell you a $130 version of Star Wars Outlaws.

From announcing a $130 edition of Star Wars Outlaws to pulling game licenses from those that bought The Crew, Ubisoft sure is on a roll this week.

The Crew was Ubisoft's open-world racing game that was pulled from sale back in December 2023. As of March 31, 2024, Ubisoft shut down the online servers for The Crew. This effectively made the game unplayable across all platforms, including: PC,...
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  • Dragon Age: The Veilguard Trailer Introduces Your New Companions

    Dragon Age: The Veilguard Trailer Introduces Your New Companions

    Meet your new travelling companions.

    BioWare and Electronic Arts premiered a new cinematic trailer for Dragon Age: The Veilguard during today's Xbox Game Showcase. The new trailer offers fans a look at the new cast of companions that will join players through their adventure, a look at the game's decidedly different art style compared to the previous titles, and a look at the slight change of tone compared to previous games.

    Dragon Age: The Veilguard is a new single-player...
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  • 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...
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  • Life is Strange: Double Exposure Releases October 29

    Life is Strange: Double Exposure Releases October 29

    A direct sequel to the first Life is Strange arrives later this year.
    Deck Nine Games and publisher Square Enix announced that Life is Strange: Double Exposure will be released on October 29, 2024. The game will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on this date. This is a new supernatural murder mystery that seems to be a direct sequel to the first Life is Strange.

    Players will once again play as Max Caulfield, now working as a "photographer-in-residence"...
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  • First Gameplay Trailer for Slitterhead

    First Gameplay Trailer for Slitterhead

    A fresh look at the new game from the creator of Silent Hill.

    Keiichiro Toyama's Bokeh Game Studio showed off a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming horror title, Slitterhead. In addition to getting a look at the character jumping horror action, the studio also revealed a November 8, 20224 release date for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    The basic digital edition will cost $49.99 with a physical Day 1 Edition also being available for PlayStation...
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  • Alan Wake 2 Getting Special Physical Release

    Alan Wake 2 Getting Special Physical Release

    A limited run from Limited Run Games.
    At Summer Game Fest, Remedy Entertainment announced they are partnering with Epic Games and Limited Run Games to release a physical edition of Alan Wake 2. Pre-orders are open for this on June 8 and through through to July 21 exclusively through Limited Run Games' website. The Alan Wake 2 Collector's Editions will begin shipping out to buyers this December and are only available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

    The Collector's Editions...
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  • Valorant Coming to Consoles Starting with a Limited Beta

    Valorant Coming to Consoles Starting with a Limited Beta

    The 5v5 tactical shooter is coming to consoles very soon.

    A limited console beta for Valorant will kick off on June 14, 2024 for those in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan. More regions may open shortly after but nothing has been promised completely on that front. It isn't clear when this beta will end and the full release will begin either.

    Riot Games say that the Xbox and PlayStation 5 releases of Valorant feature "custom-built gameplay."...
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  • Co-op Looter Shooter The First Descendant Dated for July 2

    Co-op Looter Shooter The First Descendant Dated for July 2

    The release date was revealed during a new cinematic trailer.

    A new look and a release date for co-op looter shooter, The First Descendant, was shared during Summer Game Fest. The new trailer was built with Unreal Engine 5 and is said to contain a blend of cinematics and gameplay.

    The new cinematic trailer shows off Descendants dropping in to fight various foes as well as meeting new allies. It shows off some of the game's co-op experiences, characters you will encounter,...
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  • No More Room in Hell 2 Announced

    No More Room in Hell 2 Announced

    Yes, this is a sequel to the Half-Life 2 mod.

    The Chivalry 2 developers, Torn Banner Studios, announced No More Room in Hell 2 today. This is an upcoming eight-player co-op horror shooter that will be a full commercial release. It is a sequel to the popular 2011 Source mod, No More Room in Hell.

    Like the mod that came before it, No More Room in Hell 2 will have players coming together in an effort to survive "in a dynamic, endlessly replayable zombie apocalypse."...
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  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 Summer Game Fest Trailer

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 Summer Game Fest Trailer

    Introducing Father Godwin.

    A new trailer for Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 was shared during Summer Game Fest. This new trailer features Father Godwin, "a debauched village priest. Godwin is the black sheep of a noble family - concealing a scarred warrior's soul beneath his cassock, he returns home to face his past while undergoing tests of his faith in the fires of war."

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 is an upcoming open-world RPG from Warhorse Studio. The sequel...
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  • Sid Meier's Civilization 7 Announced, Coming in 2025

    Sid Meier's Civilization 7 Announced, Coming in 2025

    Billed as a "revolution new chapter" for the strategy series.

    Sid Meier's Civilization 7 was announced at Summer Game Fest tonight. The new entry in the very long-running strategy series will be released in 2025 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam. Civilization 7 is currently available to wishlist right now on some of these platforms.

    Today's reveal came via a new cinematic trailer...
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  • The Thing: Remastered Announced by Nightdive

    The Thing: Remastered Announced by Nightdive

    Who can you trust?

    Nightdive Studios just announced The Thing: Remastered. This is an upcoming updated release of the 2002 third-person survival horror game that is set after the events of John Carpenter's 1982 film, The Thing.

    As it's from Nightdive, you can expect the usual improvements to bring the game up to modern standards. These added features include antialiasing, per pixel lighting, 4K resolution, and support for up to 144 FPS.



    A specific...
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  • Crime Boss: Rockay City Steam Playtest is Live

    Crime Boss: Rockay City Steam Playtest is Live

    You can try before you buy.

    The dynamic duo of 505 Games and developer Ingame Studios just launched a playtest of Crime Boss: Rockay City on Steam. This playtest allows you to try out the game ahead of the full Steam release on June 18th. It also presumably gives the developers a chance to make sure all of their systems are working properly.

    If you recall, and even if you don't, Crime Boss: Rockay City is a 90s-era heist game that debuted on PC via the Epic Games Store...
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  • Studios Reportedly Pay Up to $550,000 per Trailer During Summer Game Fest

    Studios Reportedly Pay Up to $550,000 per Trailer During Summer Game Fest

    That price nets you just two and a half minutes of airtime.

    Airing a new game trailer during the Summer Game Fest seems to be a very lucrative business deal for showrunner Geoff Keighley. According to interviews conducted with public relations companies and anonymous insiders, a single two and a half minute slot will cost a studio $550,000. ...
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  • Steam's Summer Showcase of Summer Showcases is Live

    Steam's Summer Showcase of Summer Showcases is Live

    Plus it's almost time for a new Steam Next Fest.

    Valve kicked off Steam's Summer Showcase of Summer Showcases today. As you can tell by the descriptive title, this will be a page where you can see information on all of the event coming up in the next week.

    The landing page includes details on things like the Summer Game Fest, PC Gaming Show, Latin American Games Showcase, Women-Led Games, Wholesome Direct, Xbox Games Showcase, and even a new Steam Next Fest (which begins...
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  • Atlas Fallen: Reign of Sand Announced

    Atlas Fallen: Reign of Sand Announced

    This update is being billed as a "major content overhaul."

    Focus Entertainment and Deck13 Interactive just announced the Reign of Sand content update for Atlas Fallen. On August 6, this free update for the action-RPG will offer new content for both solo and co-op play.

    The free Reign of Sand update also "overhauls a number of gameplay mechanics and core game features." These changes are in addition to the added content, improvements to pacing, and...
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