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HexGaming Phantom PlayStation 5 Controller Review

In a market full of premium controllers, the Phantom manages to come out on top.

The PlayStation 5 DualSense is arguably one of the best first-party controllers to ever exist. This base PS5 controller already features amazing haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion controls, a touch pad, and a tried-and-true design that fits comfortably in most everyone's hands. Sony essentially combined some of the best features of the previous-generation PlayStation controllers and then added...

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...
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  • Group Responsible for 2020 Capcom Hack were Arrested

    Group Responsible for 2020 Capcom Hack were Arrested

    Law enforcement across 11 different countries worked together on this.

    This week, arrests were made in connection with the 2020 hack of Capcom. In 2020, a ransomware group gained access to internal Capcom data. This led to early leaks of unannounced titles such as Street Fighter 6 and the Resident Evil 4 remake. It also saw the personal data of thousands of Capcom employees compromised.

    As spotted first by VGC, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation...
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  • Sony Owned Studio Media Molecule Hit with Layoffs

    Sony Owned Studio Media Molecule Hit with Layoffs

    An official statement confirms these layoffs.

    Another round of layoffs have hit the gaming industry with word that Media Molecule just laid off several employees. The Sony owned studio known for games like Dreams and LittleBigPlanet, made 20 employees redundant to reduce their employee total from 135 to 115.

    Media Molecule is a Guildford-based studio that was co-founded by Mark Healey, Alex Evans, David Smith, and Kareem Ettouney. All four of these co-founders were former...
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  • Star Citizen's Squadron 42 is Actually Looking Kind of Good

    Star Citizen's Squadron 42 is Actually Looking Kind of Good

    The single player campaign is now "feature complete."

    CitizenCon 2023 has come and gone and with it comes word that Cloud Imperium Games is now in the home stretch on Squadron 42 development. Besides showing off new game engine demos and new Star Citizen ships you can throw money at, the studio showed off the first look at their single player campaign for the first time in eight years.

    Cloud Imperium Games says that "Squadron 42 is now feature-complete!"...
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  • Xbox Hosting Third-Party Game Showcase on October 25

    Xbox Hosting Third-Party Game Showcase on October 25

    With all of those first-party studios, it's nice to see Microsoft extend a hand to their third-party partners.

    Microsoft, by way of their Xbox division, says that they will host a special broadcast this week. On Wednesday, October 25 at 10AM (PT), the Xbox Partner Preview broadcast will show off new and upcoming third-party games from Xbox partners.

    The show will run for a bit over 20 minutes and include trailers and gameplay footage for new and upcoming game releases....
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  • Fallout TV Series Release Date Revealed

    Fallout TV Series Release Date Revealed

    The release date was announced on the 26th anniversary of "Fallout Day."

    It won't be long now before Fallout fans will get to watch the Amazon Prime Video series. On April 12, 2024 Prime Video will debut the live-action TV series for the Fallout franchise.

    This Prime series is an original story set in the Fallout universe. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, California. Beyond that little bit of information and a couple of teaser images, we really...
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  • Final Fantasy 14 Getting 'Viper' Job in Dawntrail Expansion

    Final Fantasy 14 Getting 'Viper' Job in Dawntrail Expansion

    The Viper is a new class capable of dual-wielding weapons.

    Over the weekend, Square Enix revealed some new information for Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail, the MMO's upcoming fifth expansion. Coming in Dawntrail will be a new job for people to try: The dual-wielding Viper job.

    The Viper job was showed off as part of two new teaser trailers for the Dawntrail expansion. In addition to this close-combat fighter, Square Enix also briefly showed off the new city of Tuliyollal,...
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  • Alan Wake 2 PC Requirements Include DLSS and FSR

    Alan Wake 2 PC Requirements Include DLSS and FSR

    The need for upscaling is becoming the norm for PC releases.

    Remedy Entertainment released the PC system requirements for Alan Wake 2 via Twitter. Like several games released this year, Alan Wake 2 will also need some beefy hardware to even run the game on Low settings, 1080p resolution, and a whopping 30FPS. Hold onto your butts, because we're again looking at a game that is sure to receive several complaints about not being optimized.

    At a bare minimum, you will need...
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  • Patch 2.02 for Cyberpunk to Fix Some Annoying Issues

    Patch 2.02 for Cyberpunk to Fix Some Annoying Issues

    This patch will be going out shortly.

    Those who have started to play Cyberpunk 2077 again due to the literal game changing Patch 2.0 or the release of Phantom Liberty, have probably run into a few new issues here or there. A few of those issues were introduced in recent updates, including within the Phantom Liberty expansion itself.

    Thankfully, CD Projekt Red is still fixing some of the more severe bugs in the game. To that end, Patch 2.02 is almost ready for release....
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  • RoboCop Switch Release Canceled

    RoboCop Switch Release Canceled

    Looks like criminal scum on Switch are safe for now.

    The Nintendo Switch version of RoboCop: Rogue City has been canceled. A release on the Nintendo Switch was announced back when the game was revealed in July 2022. At that time, RoboCop: Rogue City was said to be coming to the Switch along with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    Now, a little notice on the RoboCop: Rogue City Facebook page says that a Nintendo Switch release is no longer in the works. This quiet...
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  • Salt and Sacrifice Out November 7 for Steam and Switch

    Salt and Sacrifice Out November 7 for Steam and Switch

    The release will include some additional bonus content.

    The follow-up to the Souls-like platformer Salt and Sanctuary, aptly titled Salt and Sacrifice, will be released on Steam and Switch on November 7, 2023. When the game releases, a free update called The Traitor's Tomb will be out at the same time. That update is free to everyone that owns Salt and Sacrifice on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam or the Epic Games Store.

    Both the Steam...
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  • New System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition Gameplay Footage

    New System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition Gameplay Footage

    Fresh from The Indie Horror Showcase.

    Nightdive Studios released a new gameplay video for System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition. This comes to you shortly after the footage made its debut at The Indie Horror Showcase earlier today.

    System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is a remaster of the 1999 classic sci-fi action-RPG horror game. Like most of Nightdive's other works, System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is being rebuilt for modern platforms using their KEX Engine. This means you...
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  • World of Horror is Out Now on PC

    World of Horror is Out Now on PC

    The 1.0 release is finally here.

    The cosmic horror "retro RPG" called World of Horror is now available just in time for Halloween. The 1.0 release is out now for PC via Steam, GOG,, and the Microsoft Store. Those living in Japan also get a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Switch release today. Those same platforms will get a North American and European release on Thursday, October 26.

    If the game sounds familiar to you, it may be because World of Horror...
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  • Steam Halloween Sale Begins October 26

    Steam Halloween Sale Begins October 26

    Steam Scream is back and it's out for blood.

    Valve just announced that their spooky-game focused Steam event is returning for 2023. Steam Scream: The Revenge will begin on October 26, and when it does you will get to experience discounts and demos on all things horror-related. This scare-tacular event runs from the 26th of October through to November 2nd.

    There are also already some special Points Shop items available to expand your ever growing profile customization...
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  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is Out Now

    Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is Out Now

    The tracks: Still wild. The cars: Still tiny.

    Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is out now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

    This sequel still features a bunch of wild tracks, plenty of small cars, and some new gameplay additions compared to its predecessor. There are over 130 vehicles to choose from, with this sequel now offering ATVs, motorcycles, and new vehicle classes. There...
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  • The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Delayed for PlayStation

    The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Delayed for PlayStation

    Still on track for PC.

    Good news, bad news time once again. The good news is that The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is on track to be released for PC on October 24. This release is an Epic Games Store exclusive from developer Free Range Games and North Beach Games.

    The bad news today is that the digital PlayStation 5 version of the game has been delayed until December 5, 2023. This now means that the digital and physical release of The Lord of the Rings: Return...
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