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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  • Hitman Release Schedule

    Hitman Release Schedule

    The Hitman website has a handy release schedule for when the first bit of content will be out tomorrow for the latest in the franchise. Their schedule includes all platforms and various timezones so you can prepare yourself for some marathon gaming sessions.
    If you're in SCEE regions (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania), the game will have a rolling midnight launch, meaning that when it's 00:01 on March 11th in your country, the game will be available.

    For SCEA regions, (United States, Canada and Latin America), the game will unlock for everybody at one time: March 11, 00:01 PST

    Xbox One HITMAN will have a rolling midnight launch, so when the clock hits 00:01 on March 11 in your country, the game will be available - with one exception. In the US, all players will get access at the same time: March 11, 00:01 EST
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  • Valve to Hand GDC Booth Over to 30 Different Third-Party VR Developers

    Valve to Hand GDC Booth Over to 30 Different Third-Party VR Developers

    Valve announced earlier that they will hand over their GDC booth to over 30 third-party virtual reality developers from Wednesday afternoon through to the end of the day on Friday. During this time, visitors will be able to check out some new and previously announced VR games and VR experiences, some of which have never before been seen.

    If you're going to be at GDC, you should stop by Valve's booth at the Gateway Ballroom, room 104 to schedule an appointment. They say that it's first come, first served for appointments, so you shouldn't waste any time. Below are the developers and games that Valve will play host to at GDC.

    Company Content
    Owlchemy Labs Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives
    Northway Games & Radial Games Fantastic Contraption
    Google Tilt Brush
    Epic Unreal Editor
    Lionsgate & Starbreeze John Wick: The Impossible Task
    Stress Level Zero Hover Junkers
    Cloudhead Games The Gallery
    Neat Corporation Budget Cuts
    Indimo Labs Vanishing Realms
    VRUnicorns #SelfieTennis
    VIRZOOM Virzoom Cloudlands Minigolf
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  • Mirage: Arcane Warfare Announced as New Fantasy-Action Game

    Mirage: Arcane Warfare Announced as New Fantasy-Action Game

    Torn Banner Studios, the team that brought you Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, just announced their new game. Mirage: Arcade Warfare is a new action game that takes place in a "world of fantasy and magic."
    In Mirage: Arcane Warfare, the calm of a strange fantasy world is shattered by ruthless civil war. Warriors armed with steel and magic bring violence and death as they do battle across a fantastical Arabian and Persian-inspired setting of desert sands, market bazaars and grand palaces. Built using the powerful new capabilities of Unreal Engine 4, Mirage: Arcane Warfare presents visually stunning backdrops to some viscerally brutal multiplayer
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  • Doom Has a New Multiplayer Trailer

    Doom Has a New Multiplayer Trailer

    A new multiplayer focused trailer for Doom came out today by Bethesda and id Software.

    It should also be noted that the Doom closed beta will run from March 31 to April 3 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. This closed beta will be made available to everyone that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order like 50 years ago.

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  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst Introduces the Mag Rope

    Mirror's Edge Catalyst Introduces the Mag Rope

    You kind of already saw the Mag Rope device in the last trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst, but now it's time for a proper introduction.
    What is the MAG Rope?
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  • PSA: Amazon Japan Now Ships Internationally

    PSA: Amazon Japan Now Ships Internationally

    Just a little heads up for you importers of the world, it seems as though will now ship games and consoles internationally! That means that you can pick up those Japanese exclusive games that you've had your eye on for some time without having to jump through too many hoops. The prices seem to be pretty reasonable as well, even with shipping and handling fees. Of course, there is one catch to all of this. You cannot get items shipped to you if they are sold by third parties through the Amazon storefront. Only items sold by Amazon directly are eligible for this new feature. Below are some images posted by denize...
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  • Gears of War 4 Details Emerge from Game Informer

    Gears of War 4 Details Emerge from Game Informer

    The April 2016 cover story for Game Informer is for none other than Gears of War 4. Of course, it wouldn't be a huge game announcement and reveal if there weren't a bevy of fresh details to go along with it, right?

    Thankfully, neoGAF user shinobi602 compiled a list of details from the Game Informer cover story. The following obviously contains some spoilers both for Gears of War 4 and for the earlier entries in the series. Consider yourselves warned.
    -2 player couch co-op (Online TBA) -Set on Sera 25 years after Gears of War 3 -Imulsion weapon set off at the end of GOW3 killed off all fossil fuels -Humanity has become an endangered species huddled in walled cities seeking shelter from devastating wind storms (as a result of the bomb & intense war aftermath) -Called "windflares", sort of a
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  • Assault Android Cactus Released on PlayStation 4

    Assault Android Cactus Released on PlayStation 4

    Assault Android Cactus is now available for the PlayStation 4.
    BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - March 8, 2016 - Assault Android Cactus, the action-packed arcade-style twin stick shooter by Witch Beam is now available for PlayStation 4. Assault Android Cactus replaces the traditional life counter with a battery system, which rewards an aggressive style of play. The characters' batteries constantly drain throughout a level, and if a battery is fully drained, the player's android will shut down completely. The only way to stay charged is by destroying the malfunctioning robots and collecting their battery packs. The story follows Junior Constable Cactus: an intergalactic police android on a mission to reclaim the Genki Star, a stranded space freighter u
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  • Latest Guild Wars 2 Raid Wing Lets You Fight a Giant Sloth

    Latest Guild Wars 2 Raid Wing Lets You Fight a Giant Sloth

    Want to fight a giant sloth? Great! Because you can fight "Slothasor" in the latest raid wing that just came out today for Guild Wars 2.
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  • Minecon 2016 Announced for September 24 in Anaheim

    Minecon 2016 Announced for September 24 in Anaheim

    Mojang just announced that Minecon 2016 will take place in Anaheim, CA from September 24-25. That's pretty much the gist of what the following announcement trailer has to say....
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  • Valve Announces 'The Lab' for VR Experiments at GDC

    Valve Announces 'The Lab' for VR Experiments at GDC

    If you will be attending GDC next week in San Francisco, you may want to set aside some time to check out what Valve will be doing. The studio announced that they will debut something called "The Lab," which is a compilation of a number of VR experiments that visitors can try out.

    The Lab is "set in a pocket universe of Aperture Science" and "offers multiple ways to enjoy room-scale VR." It's probably almost a 100% guarantee that the VR hardware on display for these demos will be the HTC Vive.

    Valve promises that there will be more information made available next week during GDC....
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