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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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  • Teardown Console Release Date and New DLC Reveal

    Teardown Console Release Date and New DLC Reveal

    Four new DLC packs announced.

    November 15, 2023 is when PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players will get to destroy, steal, and heist their way through the fully destructible environments of Teardown. The console release includes a complete 40-mission heist-focused campaign, Sandbox Mode, the new Creative Mode, the "Art Vandals" campaign expansion, special challenges, and more.

    Pre-orders are available now on Xbox, complete with some bonuses (listed below)....
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  • Company that Spends Millions on Timed Exclusives Lays Off 16% of Employees

    Company that Spends Millions on Timed Exclusives Lays Off 16% of Employees

    Around 16% of all Epic employees laid off.

    Epic Games is laying off around 16% of all employees, as confirmed today by Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. This 16% comes out to roughly 900 employees that have been laid off from the company that is responsible for Unreal Engine, Fortnite, and the Epic Games Store.

    In Sweeney's letter to Epic employees, he says, "For a while now, we've been spending way more money than we earn." He blames Fortnite's push towards...
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  • FTC Plans to Renew Case Against Microsoft in Activision Blizzard Buyout

    FTC Plans to Renew Case Against Microsoft in Activision Blizzard Buyout

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that they will more forward with an administrative case against Microsoft's $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. This plan was announced by the FTC (PDF) themselves on September 26, 2023. The good news here is that the FTC's tomfoolery cannot prevent Microsoft from closing the deal before the deadline of October 18, 2023.

    The FTC's decision to continue wasting taxpayer money on a battle they've already lost, comes after FTC was...
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  • Meta Quest 3 Starts at $500 and Out October 10

    Meta Quest 3 Starts at $500 and Out October 10

    More powerful, better resolution, and more.

    Meta revealed details on the upcoming Meta Quest 3 VR headset today. This new virtual reality set is out on October 10 at prices starting at $499.99 (USD) for a 128GB model. There is also a 512GB model for $649.99.

    The Meta Quest 3 comes in at 515 grams, or 12 grams more than the Quest 2. It features six camera sensors that provide full color mixed reality features (10x the resolution of Quest 2, 2x the resolution of Quest Pro...
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  • PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan to Retire in March 2024

    PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan to Retire in March 2024

    Hiroki Totoki to take over as interim CEO.

    Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), will step down from his position in March 2024. Ryan has been president and CEO at SIE since 2019.

    Prior to leading SIE, Ryan began at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) in 1994. He then worked his way up through the ranks and held a number of senior positions such as president of SIEE, head of global sales and marketing at SIE, and deputy president...
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  • Counter-Strike 2 is Out Now

    Counter-Strike 2 is Out Now

    Counter-Strike is dead, long live Counter-Strike!

    Without a press release in sight, Valve has launched Counter-Strike 2 to the world. This free-to-play release is available right now and will replace your current installs of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. True to Valve tradition, today's release is actually a little bit later than initially expected. During its initial announcement in March, Valve said Counter-Strike 2 would be out in summer. It is now fall, but they only missed...
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  • NACON Announces Hall Effect Equipped 'Revolution 5 Pro' PlayStation Controller

    This officially licensed controller works with PS5, PS4, and PC.

    NACON just announced their new Revolution 5 Pro controller, an officially licensed PlayStation controller that is compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

    The Revolution 5 Pro includes a number of added features not found on first-party DualSense controllers. First and foremost is the inclusion of Hall Effect technology in both the analog sticks and the triggers. The trigger accuation point can...
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  • High on Life's High on Knife DLC Out October 3

    High on Life's High on Knife DLC Out October 3

    This horror-themed DLC is just around the corner.

    Squanch Games, now with 100% less Justin Roiland, just announced an October 3 release date for High on Knife, the first major piece of DLC for High on Life. This DLC leans a bit into some horror aspects while also thrusting Knifey into the spotlight.

    This DLC includes a new area to explore hunted by Mux, a new boss voiced by Gabourey Sidibe, plus two new talking gun characters to acquire. There is Harper (voiced by Sarah...
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  • Resident Evil 4 Remake iPhone Release to Cost $60

    Resident Evil 4 Remake iPhone Release to Cost $60

    That amount doesn't include additional DLC and microtransactions.

    The App Store page for the iPhone 15 Pro release of Resident Evil 4 Remake was quietly updated with pricing information. The pricing details were neatly tucked away under an "In-App Purchases" section on the App Store page and includes the price of the full game unlock since there will be a small portion of the game available "for free" to entice players.

    Those In-App Purchases list the...
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  • Maker of Paid DLSS Mod for Starfield Considers Adding 'Hidden Mines' in Future Releases

    Hidden mines that could cause future mods to behave erratically if cracked.

    Starfield shipped on PC with only support for AMD's FSR and CAS for upscaling options. This left a lot of fans of DLSS out in the cold. While Bethesda has recently stated they will officially add DLSS to Starfield in the future, it has been up to the community to implement this highly sought after feature.

    One of those community members goes by the name of PureDark and it is PureDark that put out...
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  • EA Sports FC Mobile Launched

    EA Sports FC Mobile Launched

    Also available as a free update to existing players.

    Electronic Arts launched EA Sports FC Mobile today. Today's release is the first entry in EA Sports' new "FC" branding and is available now on both the Apple App Store and Android Play Store. Those of you who still have the previous mobile soccer title from EA installed on your phone will get this new release as a free update to your existing app.

    EA says that EA Sports FC Mobile will include over 15,000 fully...
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  • SAG-AFTRA Approve Strike Authorization for Game Performers

    SAG-AFTRA Approve Strike Authorization for Game Performers

    SAG-AFTRA members voted almost unanimously in favor of strike authorization.

    On September 25, members of SAG-AFTRA voted to approve strike authorization for video game performers. The authorization was approved with 98.32% voting in favor of strike approval. In total, 34,687 members cast ballots, though this represents just 27.47% of all eligible voters.

    Voting to approve a strike does not necessarily mean there is a strike. It simply opens the door wide open for video...
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  • Valve Launches SteamVR 2.0 Beta

    Valve Launches SteamVR 2.0 Beta

    The goal is to bring recent Steam client features into SteamVR.

    Valve just launched SteamVR 2.0 as an opt-in beta. Valve says that this is the "first major step toward (their) goal of bringing all of what's new on the Steam platform into VR." This is the first we've heard of SteamVR 2.0 since it was first teased back in 2020.

    This means that those who opt into the beta will notice a new user interface that includes many new features. Features such as an updated...
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  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is Now Available

    Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is Now Available

    Take a trip to Dogtown.

    CD Projekt Red has launched Phantom Liberty, the first and only expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. This big ol' expansion is out now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, GeForce Now, and on PC via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store.

    Phantom Liberty includes some of the usual additions that come with game expansions. There is a new storyline to work your way through, a new district called Dogtown to explore, a new skill tree, new side content, new weapons,...
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  • Another Small Starfield Patch Released

    Another Small Starfield Patch Released

    Good news for AMD GPU users.

    A new, albeit small, update for Starfield was released earlier today by Bethesda Game Studios. The update only contains a few lines of fixes, improvements, and changes but is actually quite impactful for those with AMD GPUs.

    This update, named Patch 1.7.33, tackles some performance and stability issues that users have experienced while playing. I've lost track of how many times my game has randomly decided to freeze and crash, so any improvements...
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