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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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  • Borderlands, Tiny Tina Wonderlands, and Brothers in Arms Sequels Leaked

    Borderlands, Tiny Tina Wonderlands, and Brothers in Arms Sequels Leaked

    Gearbox games referenced in LinkedIn post.

    A developer that worked at Lost Boys Interactive, a support studio owned by Gearbox Software, may have let slip a number of unannounced Gearbox titles. In a now deleted LinkedIn post, the developer made references to Borderlands 4, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 2, and a new Brothers in Arms game. Also mentioned is that each of these titles are using Unreal Engine 4 (UE4).

    This removed LinkedIn post was first reported on by Eurogamer...
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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Family Grows with New Update

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Family Grows with New Update

    Welcome to the family.

    On November 28, new content will be released for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that expands the roster for both killers and survivors. Two new characters are being added along with a new map.


    Nancy is the newest addition to the Slaughter family. She has one of those mysterious pasts full of dead or missing husbands. Nancy is also "a makeshift mother to Johnny Slaughter" through some "incredibly awful circumstances."...
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  • PlayStation Plus Premium Game Trials Available for the GotY and Baldur's Gate 3

    Gollum of the Year.

    A couple of new time-limited trials are now live for those dishing out the cash for PlayStation Plus Premium subscriptions. First up is a one-hour long trial for the GotY, or "Gollum of the Year." That's right, you too can enjoy an hour in Gollum's well-soiled loincloth with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

    The other game available, this one with a two-hour long trial, is some small title called Baldur's Gate 3. I don't know, I hear it's kind...
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  • Telltale's The Expanse Series Out on Steam

    Telltale's The Expanse Series Out on Steam

    Telltale's latest is no longer Epic exclusive.

    The Expanse: A Telltale Series makes its way out of Epic Games Store limbo and on to Steam today. Today's Steam release looks to include all of the episodic game and also includes the bonus episode starring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala.

    The Expanse's first episode hit the Epic Games Store in July with the final episode coming out just this September. So, the wait for today's Steam release was not very long in...
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  • Gas Station Simulator Tidal Wave DLC Teased Again in New Trailer

    Gas Station Simulator Tidal Wave DLC Teased Again in New Trailer

    Enjoy paradise. Appease a volcano god.

    A new trailer for the upcoming Tidal Wave DLC for Gas Station Simulator was released today by Drago entertainment. This DLC is still set to come out on Steam in 2024, but there is a new official teaser out today that you can view right now if you are so inclined.

    As we shared when the Tidal Wave DLC was first announced, this content will send you to a tropical island paradise. Operate a gas station in easy going location, rent out...
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  • The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered Announced, Out in 2024

    The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered Announced, Out in 2024

    A remaster of the 2020 game is coming.

    The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered was leaked via a PlayStation Store listing that was spotted by fans early in the day on November 17. A trailer for this game, which still wasn't even announced yet, also leaked online. The leaked information and trailer say that The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will be released on January 19, 2024.

    Since that initial leak earlier in the day, Sony confirmed all of the information and also made the...
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  • Steam Autumn Sale 2023 Begins November 21

    Steam Autumn Sale 2023 Begins November 21

    Forego the turkey, spend money on games instead.

    The Steam Autumn Sale for 2023 runs from November 21-28. As usual, this sale will include a ton of discounts on all sorts of games. Returning this year the Steam Autumn Sale also includes the nomination period for The Steam Awards.

    On November 21, you will be able to nominate your favorite games from the past year across 11 different categories. If you do that, you earn yourself a shiny new Steam profile badge. The full...
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  • Valve Celebrates Half-Life's 25th Anniversary with Giveaway and a Massive New Update

    Happy birthday, Half-Life!

    On Sunday, November 19, 2023, Half-Life officially turns 25 years old. To commemorate this crazy milestone for this awesome game and franchise, Valve is giving away the original game along with releasing a major update.

    First up, Valve has made the original Half-Life free to keep to anybody that adds it to their Steam library this weekend. If you somehow do not own the original Half-Life, take this opportunity to add it to your account now and...
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  • You Can Dress Up Chocobos in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

    You Can Dress Up Chocobos in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

    Functional and fashionable? KWEH!

    Square Enix has some Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth goodies to share with you today. First up, the studio released the "Story So Far" recap video for Rebirth. Not only is this video available right now on YouTube (and embedded below), but it will also be viewable from the main menu of Rebirth when it releases on February 29, 2024 for PlayStation 5.

    The recap video is narrated by Red XIIII and goes over the events of Final Fantasy...
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  • Baldur's Gate 3 Getting Physical Deluxe Edition Release

    Baldur's Gate 3 Getting Physical Deluxe Edition Release

    The cloth map makes a comeback.
    Larian Studios, the development team behind the super popular Baldur's Gate 3, just announced that a physical Deluxe Edition is coming early next year. Priced at $79.99 (USD), the Baldur's Gate 3: Deluxe Edition will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

    The PlayStation 5 and Xbox versions of the game will be playable from the discs. The PS5 version will ship on two discs while the Xbox version includes three discs. The PC version...
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  • PSA: Deceive Inc. Free Weekend for Console Players

    PSA: Deceive Inc. Free Weekend for Console Players

    Play for free until the 19th.

    A free weekend for Deceive Inc. is now underway for the Sweet Bandits Studios' developed title. This free weekend looks to only be available to those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This free weekend runs from November 16-19. During this time, you will also be able to save up to 50% on the game if you want to buy it and keep playing after the weekend is over.

    This free weekend comes almost exactly a month after the "Of Queens &...
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  • G Fuel Teams with Gunfire Games on Remnant 2 Energy Drink

    G Fuel Teams with Gunfire Games on Remnant 2 Energy Drink

    If you ever wanted to know what Remnant 2 tastes like, this is your chance.

    G Fuel has teamed up with Gearbox Publishing and developer Gunfire Games to create a special Remnant 2 G Fuel flavor. This one is called G Fuel Mudtooth's Tonic and it will be available in a limited-edition Collector's Box with a 40-serving tub and only while supplies last.

    G Fuel Mudtooth's Tonic marks the return of the "fan-favorite" G Fuel flavor, Peach Iced Tea. This box includes...
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  • Epic Games Age Restricts Fortnite Cosmetics in Latest Update

    Epic Games Age Restricts Fortnite Cosmetics in Latest Update

    Fans aren't too thrilled.

    A new update for Fortnite is out and the fan response is an almost total 180 from the Fortnite OG update from a few weeks back. The OG update brought back one of Fortnite's original map designs, along with some of the original gameplay mechanics. Today, a new update was released that has the community literally cursing Epic Games and their attempts at making Fortnite more "PG."

    Epic Games is now applying age ratings to all custom Fortnite...
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  • Steam Deck OLED is Now Available

    Steam Deck OLED is Now Available

    Featuring a new screen, better WiFi, longer battery, and more.

    Last week, Valve announced that a new Steam Deck OLED was coming very soon. Today, the new Steam Deck OLED is here and available for purchase. Those interested in any of the Steam Deck OLED models can make their purchase right now, with immediate shipping.

    The Steam Deck OLED includes an HDR OLED screen as its main new feature. However, there are several improvements made under the hood that may not be as...
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  • Jet Moto Coming Soon to PS5

    Jet Moto Coming Soon to PS5

    Plus some other games that aren't Jet Moto.

    PlayStation just revealed their PlayStation Plus Game Catalog additions for the month of November 2023. All but one of these titles will be available starting on November 21. The one that is out right now from the new entry list is Teardown, which just released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S today.

    The following items are the games that will be out on November 21 for those with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers...
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