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Google Stadia is Out Today and Reportedly a 'Monumental Flop'

It's time for "good news, bad news."

For Google, today is a bit of a mixed bag. The good news for them is that they just soft launched their first dedicated gaming platform, Stadia. The bad news is that it's reportedly a "monumental flop."

Today, those who purchased the $130 Founder's Edition of Stadia are probably awaiting its delivery. The physical contents largely consisting of a unique Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra. Though you had to plunk down $130 for this, there was actually no guarantee that you would get...
 

Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game

Half-Life: Alyx is a flagship VR game from Valve.

It's taken 12 years, but Valve has finally announced a new Half-Life title. The studio formerly known for developing hats has just announced a "flagship VR" title called Half-Life: Alyx.

The company has billed it as a "flagship VR" game. It's reportedly prequel to at least Half-Life 2 and will be VR exclusive. We will have more information on this when the main reveal comes this Thursday, November 21. ...
 

Review: Journey for Elysium (PC VR)

A short trip to the afterlife.

For the past several months now, we have offered up glimpses of the story-driven VR adventure title Journey for Elysium. We saw a game that had a unique visual style, the promise of a story that would take us all to an afterlife, a world filled with architecture inspired by Greek mythology, and mind-bending puzzles to solve. The unique visual style was certainly eye catching, but I often wondered if the rest of the game would be able to hold up to this aesthetically pleasing presentation.

With the release of Journey...
 

Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Charity Event Underway

Better late than never.

We're just a few days late in sharing this news with you, but when it comes to charity: Better late than never, right?

The latest annual charity drive (get it?) that is Desert Bus for Hope is well underway. A group of people have already spent three days driving across the desert, in real time, in an effort to raise money for charity. In three days and 6 hours, the crew has already raised over $388,400 for the Child's Play charity. The team is still going strong after all this time.

For those that don't know,...
 

Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
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  • Samurai Showdown Collab with Puzzle & Dragons

    Samurai Showdown Collab with Puzzle & Dragons

    Another month means another collab.

    It feels like just a couple of weeks ago that we were bringing you news about the previous collaboration event with Puzzle & Dragons. Yet here we are with a new collaboration event. This time the collab is between Samurai Showdown and Puzzle & Dragons.

    This new collab runs from today (November 11) through November 24. This event will bring 13 new Egg Machine Characters. Some favorites from the classic fighting game include Haohmaru, Hanzo Hattori, Genjuro Kibagami, and more.

    There are three...
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  • New Super Lucky's Tale Out Today for Switch

    New Super Lucky's Tale Out Today for Switch

    Mario better watch out.

    A new 3D action adventure game is out today for the Nintendo Switch. For $39.99 (USD) you can now pick up New Super Lucky's Tale through the Nintendo eShop or through various retailers.

    This new game is actually not the same as the previous Lucky's Tale games that have been released for platforms like the Oculus Rift and Xbox One. It has been developed by Playful Studios. ...
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  • Need for Speed Heat is Out Now

    Need for Speed Heat is Out Now

    Take to the streets in not-Miami.

    Ghost Games, an EA studio, just released the latest Need for Speed game. Need for Speed Heat is out today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. If you were a subscriber to EA Access or Origin Access, you were already able to access the game for a few days now.

    If you weren't aware that a new Need for Speed game was coming out, you might be in good company. EA announced the game back in August of this year and really haven't said anything about it again until this week when it was released....
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  • EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

    EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

    Seems EA is serious about this return to Steam.

    With the recent announcement that EA was making a return to Steam, a number of questions remained unanswered. A couple of those questions focused on whether or not there would be support for things like cross-save or even cross-progression between EA's own Origin platform and Steam.

    Fortunately, we have a few promising answers today. Most developers don't like to split their communities and EA is no exception. It seems they are working to get Origin to work similar to how Ubisoft's Uplay works with...
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  • Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst is New Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

    Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst is New Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

    Shuhei Yoshida moves to a new position.

    Sony is making even more changes in their managerial roles. The latest was announced early this morning with Hermen Hulst taking over as the new Head of Worldwide Studios (WWS). Hermen Hulst is the co-founder of Guerrilla Games and most recently served as the development studio's Managing Director.

    Hulst's promotion also means that Shuhei Yoshida is getting shifted around a bit within PlayStation. Thankfully, Yoshida isn't leaving the company. He will insteads move from being the President of Worldwide...
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  • The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Launch Trailer

    The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Launch Trailer

    A sequel to a popular Korean survival horror game.

    Starting at $11.99 (USD), you will be able to pick up The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters as part of a Steam Early Access release. This release is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is a survival horror adventure that makes use of a visual-novel art style and "manhwa aesthetics."

    Those that buy in during the Early Access phase will also get a free Survival Guide and Artbook in addition to the Original Soundtrack. This pack of contents is valued at $7.99 if purchased separately, but will...
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  • WWE 2K20: A Game So Bad It Made The News

    WWE 2K20: A Game So Bad It Made The News


    If you’re a dedicated WWE2K gamer, this day has been coming for a while. With each new release in the franchise, complaints from players have been getting louder about the lack of innovations and new features. Universe mode has been broken for years. Story modes are short and unfulfilling. Making progress through career mode is impossible without microtransactions or loot boxes, and graphics have barely progressed since WWE2K15. When news of WWE2K20’s launch arrived later in the year than everyone expected it to, it was hoped that 2K had taken the time to correct...
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  • Tycoon Simulator Transport Fever 2 Out on December 11

    Tycoon Simulator Transport Fever 2 Out on December 11

    I got a fever and the only prescription is more transportation systems.

    A new tycoon simulation game from Good Shepherd Entertainment and Urban Games is on the way. On December 11, Windows and Linux users will get to play Transport Fever 2 if they pick it up via Steam.

    To get you into the tycoon spirit, the first Transport Fever is available for 80% off on Steam from now until Friday, November 8. This brings the price down to a mere $7 (USD).

    The sequel, Transport Fever 2, includes over 170 years worth of real-world tech and history...
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  • Razer Announces Some New Wireless Basilisk Mice

    Razer Announces Some New Wireless Basilisk Mice

    I've got no wires to hold me down.

    Razer just announced some new wireless mice today in their Basilisk lineup. These mice include the Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed. These mice have the Razer "HyperSpeed Wireless Technology" that allow them to "deliver superior speed, precision, and performance."

    This HyperSpeed thing sounds like marketing, but let's see what they say about its performance.



    Without any actual test figures, that's up to you as to whether or not you believe...
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  • Stealth Action Series I.G.I. Set to Return in 2021

    Stealth Action Series I.G.I. Set to Return in 2021

    An old franchise is about to get a new game from a new developer.

    Toadman Interactive is getting ready to publish a new entry in the I.G.I. franchise. These games have been around for a long while now and they prominently featured gameplay of the first-person stealth variety. The latest entry in the game is I.G.I. Origins and it is currently in development from Antimatter Games. This is the same studio that was the lead on Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.

    I.G.I. Origins is currently in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PC and is slated to have a...
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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is Out Now on PC

    Red Dead Redemption 2 is Out Now on PC

    Though the game has had a rough launch.

    The PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 is out today on the Rockstar Games Launcher and Epic Games Store (affiliate link). Today's release offers up the core Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay experience, for better or worse, but with the added benefit of higher resolutions and framerates compared to the console releases.

    This also marks the first time that a "Red Dead Redemption" game has appeared on the platform. The first Red Dead Redemption was sadly never brought over to the PC after it was released...
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