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System Shock and Skatebird Among Over a Dozen Games with New Limited Time Demos

In honor of The Game Awards, about a dozen games released limited time demos on Steam.

Later tonight, The Game Awards will be streamed live. That all kicks off at 8:30PM (ET) and can be watched online at places like Twitch, Steam, Mixer, Twitter, YouTube, consoles, other websites, and even at select movie theaters.

We already knew that.

What we didn't know until just a short time ago is that Geoff Keighley has also organized a special bonus treat for everyone. Today, he announced The Game Festival. The Game Festival, going live right...
 

MLB The Show is No Longer a PlayStation Exclusive

Soon, MLB The Show will be available on more than just Sony's platforms.

It has just been announced that starting as soon as 2021's release, MLB The Show will no longer be a PlayStation platform exclusive. Though other platforms have not yet been specified, both the official Nintendo and Xbox Twitter accounts were quick to comment on this new development.

For the past dozen or so years, MLB The Show has been developed by San Diego Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony has also had the exclusive rights to develop and publish...
 

New 2K Studio Confirmed to be Working on Next BioShock Game

The first project for the new Cloud Chamber is the next entry in the BioShock series.

2K just announced today that they have opened up a new game development studio under their publishing umbrella. The new studio is called Cloud Chamber and will have not one but two different locations for their operations. The team will operate both out of 2K's San Francisco Bay Area HQ in Novato, CA in addition to a new location in Montreal, Quebec. This marks the first Canadian office for 2K.

The other big surprise today is the fact that Cloud Chamber has...
 

DICE Nerfed the TTK Yet Again in Battlefield V

Almost one year later and DICE is repeating the same exact mistakes.

Back on December 12, 2018, DICE decided to adjust the TTK (Time To Kill) for weapons in Battlefield V. A lot of the changes made weapons a fair bit less effective at actually taking out enemies. DICE said that they found that their "wider player base was dying too fast." That is to say, the shorter TTK wasn't too friendly for new players. To say that the core Battlefield community hated the changes is probably a massive understatement.

So, DICE tried to find a compromise...
 

Resident Evil 3 Remake Cover Art Leaked

Features a look at Jill, Carlos, and Nemesis.

We seem to have yet another leak on our hands today. This time it's for the still not officially announced remake of Resident Evil 3. It seems as though the cover art for this totally not real game was found on the servers for the PlayStation Store.

A games tracker feature on Gamstat quickly embeded the images from the PlayStation Store and thus made them visible publicly. Since then the images were pulled from being publicly accessible on the PlayStation Store. It's a good thing Gematsu saved the...
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  • Minecraft Movie Dated for May 24, 2019

    Minecraft Movie Dated for May 24, 2019

    Mojang announced that the Minecraft movie has been given a release date. That date is May 24, 2019.
    The Minecraft movie will be released on May 24, 2019! The film will also be released in 3D & IMAX.

    Yes, that might seem like a long time away, but it just so happens to be the right amount of time to make it completely awesome. And we all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right?

    There you go. That's all the news on the movie for now....
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  • Rich Get Richer - Twitch Adds Microtransactions to Partner Chat

    Rich Get Richer - Twitch Adds Microtransactions to Partner Chat

    Starting today, Twitch is rolling out a test of its new microtransaction system that they call Cheering. Cheering allows the chat in partnered streams to "cheer" for a favorite moment during a stream. Cheering allows the chat to donate any number of Cheer Bits to the streamer.

    These bits equate to a monetary donation made for the streamer in lieu (or in addition to) the usual support of subscribing or donating directly.

    What are some of the benefits of Cheering?

    A:
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  • You Get a Suplex and You Get a Suplex, Everyone Gets a Suplex in WWE 2K17

    You Get a Suplex and You Get a Suplex, Everyone Gets a Suplex in WWE 2K17

    Welcome to Suplex City, which also happens to go hand in hand with this Brock Lesnar announcement for WWE 2K17. He's the guy that's going to be on the cover of the game, looking all tough and stuff.
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  • DICE Announces New Battlefield UI - Ditching Battlelog Starting with Battlefield 4

    DICE announced that they will effectively scrap Battlelog for joining and browsing servers. In its place will be an in-game UI where players can join servers, much like it was for all previous Battlefield games up through Battlefield 3. This change will begin with Battlefield 4 and will make its way to Battlefield Hardline, and also be included in Battlefield 1.

    The new UI in Battlefield 4 will reportedly include the following features.
    A "recommendation engine to suggest maps, modes, and more. "The new Battlefield user interface is designed
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  • American Truck Simulator Scale Changes Incoming

    American Truck Simulator Scale Changes Incoming

    Currently, the map scale in American Truck Simulator is 1:35. Under a new announcement by SCS Software, the new scale will move to 1:20, which equates to a 75% increase in road length outside of cities.
    Having said all that, perhaps the greatest number of complaints from the players of American Truck Simulator have been related to the scale of the map. Your comments are incredibly important to us, and we listen to as many as we can.As such, we had been pondering internally how to meet your feedback for several months while we finished work on the Arizona
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  • Oculus Removes Hardware Check DRM

    Oculus Removes Hardware Check DRM

    Oculus has removed the hardware check for Oculus "exclusive" games. This annoying bit of DRM, introduced back in May, prevented non-Oculus users from playing games on other VR hardware (such as the Vive) and only allowed Oculus VR headsets to play purchased titles. People, namely those working on Revive, found ways around this that opened the door to easily accessible piracy. One of the more popular methods modified the software to allow sideloading of games. Revive's developer said that he didn't want to go that route but he said he had no choice. Fortunately, O...
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  • New Professor Layton Won't Focus on Professor Layton

    New Professor Layton Won't Focus on Professor Layton

    We have a bit of an odd one here for you today. Level-5 confirmed that there is a new Professor Layton game coming. However, it will be a Professor Layton game that doesn't feature the title character as the main protagonist. In fact, it won't even feature Layton's son, Alfendi Layton.

    The full reveal for the game won't come until July 27 during Level-5 Vision 2016. However, Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino, did show off some new artwork for the game for this pre-announcement announcement.


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  • MachineGames Celebrates 20 Years of Quake by Releasing a New Episode

    MachineGames Celebrates 20 Years of Quake by Releasing a New Episode

    20 years ago, Quake started to rock a lot of faces with a legacy that has stood the test of time. Here in 2016, MachineGames, the studio behind the excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order, have released an all new episode for Quake fans to enjoy.

    Yes, a new episode of Quake has been released after 20 years.

    You can download it directly from Bethesda's servers.
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  • Star Sky 2 Out Now on Wii U

    Star Sky 2 Out Now on Wii U

    Just a quick note to say that Star Sky 2 is out now for the Wii U.
    Star Sky 2 is a sequel to the atmospheric, meditative experience of Star Sky. Walk through the landscapes, interact with the environment and learn based of the choices you make. Explore the different roads presented and enjoy the sound and sights of the world. You explore the world around you, the magic that surrounds it. Learn the ways of the nature around you, and uncover the different courses life can take. Star Sky 2 continues the story set by the previous one, with a similar sty
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  • Battleborn Double Credit Weekend and Play with Gearbox Devs

    Battleborn Double Credit Weekend and Play with Gearbox Devs

    This weekend, you Battleborn fans will get a chance to earn double credits for playing. In addition, Gearbox developers will be around starting at 2PM (CT) on Saturday, June 25 to play and battle against the community.

    Here are the details, including some livestreams that you can check out.
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  • New Monster Hunter Generations 'Strider' Trailer

    New Monster Hunter Generations 'Strider' Trailer

    A new Monster Hunter Generations trailer was released tonight. The upcoming game will be out on the Nintendo 3DS on July 15. There will also be a free demo with both local and online co-op coming on June 30 to the Nintendo eShop.
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