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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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  • Octopath Traveler Games Now Available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Game Pass

    Octopath Traveler Games Now Available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Game Pass

    Square Enix continues to make more games multi-platform.

    Last night, Square Enix quietly released Octopath Traveler on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. They also released Octopath Traveler 2 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. On top of those individual releases, both games are also now available to play through Game Pass on both PC and Xbox.

    Today's release is accompanied by a free update for Octopath Traveler 2 on all platforms where the game is and was already available....
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  • Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is Now Dragon Age: The Veilguard

    Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is Now Dragon Age: The Veilguard

    A big reveal is coming next week.

    Just yesterday, a couple of insiders said that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf had a new name and that new name would presumably be revealed during the Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday.

    Today, BioWare just up and told the world the new name for Dreadwolf. That new name for Dragon Age 4 is Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

    The new name announcement comes with word that BioWare will treat everyone to the first official gameplay reveal on Tuesday,...
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  • Next Dragon Age Game is Reportedly No Longer Called Dreadwolf

    Next Dragon Age Game is Reportedly No Longer Called Dreadwolf

    The new name for Dragon Age 4 could be revealed during the Xbox Showcase.

    Industry insider and Giant Bomb member Jeff Grubb, made a somewhat cryptic statement earlier today during the Kinda Funny Gamescast. At one point during the show, Grubb says that Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will not be at the Xbox Games Showcase but that Dragon Age will be.

    Specifically, Grubb said that "Dragon Age: Dreadwolf won't be at the Microsoft show. Dragon Age, though, will be." Fans...
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  • Bungie Apologizes for Destiny 2: The Final Shape Launch Server Issues

    Bungie Apologizes for Destiny 2: The Final Shape Launch Server Issues

    Server issues hindered players for nearly the entire launch day.

    Bungie was rather busy yesterday trying to get their servers under control for the launch of Destiny 2: The Final Shape expansion. What should have been a highlight for players that have been with the franchise for a decade, instead ended up being a frustrating experience full of technical woes.

    Bungie rolled out various server-side fixes throughout the day, though very little seemed to actually work until...
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  • Rumor: The Last of Us Part 2 for PC is Complete but Unreleased

    Rumor: The Last of Us Part 2 for PC is Complete but Unreleased

    May have been held back to release alongside Season 2 of the TV show.

    A new report from reliable leaker billbil-kun says that the PC version of The Last of Us Part 2 is coming. Not only will the sequel be released on PC but development on this port was apparently completely since "at least November 2023."

    Their report says that The Last of Us Part 2 was in development for PC since at least 2021. Development on the game allegedly wrapped up in November 2023...
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  • IKEA Offering Over $16 per Hour to Serve Virtual Customers in Roblox

    IKEA Offering Over $16 per Hour to Serve Virtual Customers in Roblox

    There will be 10 paid positions offered to applicants.

    The store chain known for their furniture with funny names and their meatballs, IKEA, will soon put real people to work for real money inside of a virtual world. IKEA plans to hire about 10 people to work in "IKEA's virtual universe" inside of Roblox.

    The Co-Worker Game, as IKEA calls it, will let you experience what it's like to work at IKEA, just virtually. There will be only a limited number of paid...
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  • Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds Expansion to Offer Personal Homes

    Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds Expansion to Offer Personal Homes

    Spears, player homes, and more coming this August.

    NCSoft and ArenaNet just announced a new expansion for Guild Wars 2. Due to arrive on August 20th, Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds will bring with it a fresh year of new story content and additional content updates.

    Players of the MMO will travel to the Isles of Janthir, a location "carefully guarded by the wizards of the Astral Ward." Players will "explore, fight, and learn more about the mysteries of Tyria's...
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  • Destiny 2: The Final Shape is Now Available

    Destiny 2: The Final Shape is Now Available

    The final chapter that started with Destiny 1 begins today.

    Technically Destiny 2: The Final Shape is now available. As for whether or not you can actually log in and play at this specific moment in time is a bit more iffy.

    Bungie just released the beginning of the end. With today's release of The Final Shape expansion, the final chapter of Destiny 2's "Light & Darkness Saga" is here. This is the overarching story of Destiny that began back in the first...
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  • Like a Dragon: Yakuza Live-Action Adaptation Coming to Amazon Prime Video in September

    The six-episode series comes to Prime Video starting October 25.

    I am trying my best to maintain my composure while writing this but DAMN if I'm not extremely excited at the news that Amazon's Prime Video will release Like a Dragon: Yakuza starting this October. This is a live-action adaptation of Sega's Like a Dragon/Yakuza franchise.

    This "crime-suspense-action series" is directed by Masaharu Take and Kengo Takimoto. It will star Ryoma Takeuchi as Kazuma...
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  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road Now Available

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road Now Available

    Another 30 hours of main quest content await you.

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Road is now available on PC and Mac. This new chapter offers "30 hours of main quest content" all set in the new area of West Weald. There is a new Scribing system to learn, new stories outside of the main quest, and a new Daedric Prince.

    The new Scribing system will let players craft and customize their abilities to better fit their playstyles. The new area, West Weald, borders...
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  • Riven Comes to PC and Quest on June 25

    Riven Comes to PC and Quest on June 25

    Flat screen or VR, the choice is yours.

    Cyan Worlds announced that their Riven remake will be released on Windows, Macs, and virtual reality devices on June 25. The release will be through Steam, GOG, Mac App Store, and the Meta Quest storefront for a price of $34.99 (not including special launch discounts).

    Riven is a "from-the-ground-up and expanded remake of the 1997" title, Riven: The Sequel to Myst. This release includes updated visuals, enhanced gameplay...
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  • PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter Costs $60 and Comes with Major Drawbacks

    PlayStation VR2 PC Adapter Costs $60 and Comes with Major Drawbacks

    Most of the headset's enhanced features won't work on PC.

    Sony revealed just how PlayStation VR2 owners will get to use their fancy hardware on PC today. The company's official method for using a PS VR2 headset on PC will require a $59.99 PlayStation VR2 PC adapter. This adapter will be sold at select retailers and directly from PlayStation.

    The PlayStation VR2 PC adapter is expected to start rolling out on August 7th. In addition to this $60 adapter, you will also need...
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  • Baldur's Gate 3 Official Mod Support Arrives in September, Alpha Begins Today

    It's time to see if the community can cook up stuff even more wild than Larian.

    Official modding support for Baldur's Gate 3 will arrive this September. That month is when the next major update for Baldur's Gate 3 will be released and with it will come the "officially sanctioned toolkit for giving Lae'zel a mullet."

    The Baldur's Gate 3 Toolkit is available for testing right now. Assuming all goes well, it will be officially released as part of Patch 7 in September....
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  • Cheat Maker Vows to Keep Making Call of Duty Cheats After Losing Court Battle to Activision

    The cheat maker was ordered to pay millions in damages, but DGAF.

    This past week, the United States District Court of the Central District of California granted Activision a legal victory over EngineOwning. EngineOwning is a group that sells cheats for a myriad of video games including Counter-Strike, Battlefield, Titanfall, and Call of Duty.

    The District Court granted Activision's motion for default judgement in their civil case against EngineOwning. This judgement...
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  • Valve Files Trademark for 'Deadlock'

    Valve Files Trademark for 'Deadlock'

    Valve's worst kept secret.

    Deadlock is an upcoming hero-shooter from Valve. It is a 6v6 third-person title that currently has 19 different heroes ranging from humans to creatures to robot and more. Each of these heroes have their own unique abilities. Deadlock features gameplay elements similar to MOBAs like Valve's own Dota 2. Players can enhance their hero by amassing a currency earned from getting kills against AI creeps and human players. There are lanes, various traversal options,...
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