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Review: GreedFall (PC)

A long and thrilling journey.

GreedFall is a game that filled a gaping void I did not know I had for a new action-RPG experience. Though it lacks some of the polish you would expect from a major game release these days, the game still rewards the player with fun and varied combat, complex story beats, and an overall experience that should make even the veterans at BioWare sit up and take notice. For those of you that have been on the fence about picking up GreedFall, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not go pick it up right now.
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Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

The cowards just doubled down.

Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
 

Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
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  • HTC Vive Priced at $800, Still a Better Value than Oculus Rift

    HTC Vive Priced at $800, Still a Better Value than Oculus Rift

    Ahead of the official price announcement comes the leak that the virtual reality device, the HTC Vive, will run you $799 (USD) when it's released in early April (2016). That puts the price of the device at a cool $200 more than its nearest competition, the Oculus Rift. And cue the outrage! The difference here is that the SteamVR powered HTC Vive comes with two "Lighthouse" base stations that use lasers to more accurately track movement throughout a room. The bundle also includes two actual motion tracking controllers and two games, ...
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  • PSA: Source Engine Security Warning, Loophole Spoofs SteamIDs Grants File Write Permissions on Client Machines

    There is a post on the Steam section of Reddit by a user that claims he discovered a severe security loophole with Source Engine games. Specifically, it's a problem with multiplayer games running on Source, including games like Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Garry's Mod, Dota 2, and more. The user claims that he found a way to not only spoof Steam IDs, but he also found a way that would allow malicious server admins to "(write) files on every client." To put it bluntly if this is true, it could be quite harmful if used by the wrong types...
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  • Smite Finally Coming to PlayStation 4 Starting with a Closed Alpha

    Smite Finally Coming to PlayStation 4 Starting with a Closed Alpha

    After an outing on the Xbox One and PC, Smite is now headed to the PlayStation 4. It's starting off as a closed alpha today and will enter into a closed beta in early March. You can actually opt-in right now for a chance to receive an invite to the closed beta.
    Billed as the Battleground of the Gods, Smite features more than 70 playable gods and mythological creatures from eight different pantheons around the world, all battling for domination across six intense game modes. Created by Hi-Rez Studios in 2013, Smite currently supports a global player comm
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  • ADR1FT "Clair de Lune" Trailer

    ADR1FT "Clair de Lune" Trailer

    Enjoy this new trailer for ADR1FT, coming March 28 on PC and Oculus.
    ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril. Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board. The player fights to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources, and overcomes the challenges of an unforgiving environment to repair the
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  • Educational Game - Beta Blasters is Out Now

    Educational Game - Beta Blasters is Out Now

    Lycored developed Beta Blasters!, a new educational game that helps to teach kids the "importance of Carotenoids, specifically Beta Carotene."
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  • GTA Online "Friends in High Places" Double RP Event Week

    GTA Online "Friends in High Places" Double RP Event Week

    Rockstar Games announced a special week of double GTA$ and double RP starting today and running through February 25. Each day will have a unique set of contact missions that you can partake of for double everything. Each day will also include various discounts on in-game items. Every day will include a special discount on some armor and ammo types.
    DOUBLE GTA$ CONTACT MISSIONS: DAILY SCHEDULE With Contact Missions offering some of the most lucrative deals in GTA Online take note of a little extra bonus or discount every day, each one specific to the Contact offer
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  • The Flame in the Flood Wildnerness Tips 3

    The Flame in the Flood Wildnerness Tips 3

    The third in the series of Wilderness Tips for The Flame in the Flood was released today.
    The river is both your greatest ally and your worst enemy. It will get you to your next destination, to food and shelter and safety, but it will just as likely rip your raft to shreds.

    To shreds, you say? The Flame in the Flood is out February 24 on the PC and Xbox One.

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  • Bus Simulator 16 Release Trailer

    Bus Simulator 16 Release Trailer

    You've conquered the roads in the finest big rigs America and Europe have to offer, so what's next? Why not a bus? That's right, Bus Simulator 16 is coming out March 2 for the PC and OS X for $24.99 (USD). Today, stillalive studios and astragon Entertainment released the launch trailer for the game.

    It will be available through Steam closer to release.

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  • The Winners of the 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Are...

    The Winners of the 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Are...

    The 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards just wrapped up as another D.I.C.E. Summit comes to a close. Who won tonight? Probably not who you wanted to win (or who should have won in some cases), but that's besides the point. All of the winners in each category are listed below. The nominees can be found at the D.I.C.E. website.

    • Action Game of the Year: Star Wars Battlefront
    • Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat X
    • Family Game of the Year: Super Mario Maker
    • Mobile Game of the Year: Fallout Shelter
    • Achievement in Character: Rise of the Tomb Rai
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  • Just Cause 3 Air, Land, and Sea Expansion Pass Details Announced

    Just Cause 3 Air, Land, and Sea Expansion Pass Details Announced

    The first details on the Just Cause 3 "Air, Land, and Sea" expansion pass have been revealed today. The first content will be the Sky Fortress, which arrives March 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners of the expansion pass. Those that do not own the pass will have to wait a week to purchase the content separately if they so desire.
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  • New Paragon Gameplay Trailer and Impressions

    New Paragon Gameplay Trailer and Impressions

    Epic Games released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming MOBA, Paragon. In addition to the official video (first video seen below), a number of YouTube "personalities" offered up their own video impressions of the game....
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