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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...
 

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...
 

Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

This is the Diablo you pictured, right?

Yesterday, Blizzard took time away from appeasing China to kick off their two day BlizzCon event for 2019. One of yesterday's big reveals was the announcement that Diablo 4 is coming. What they didn't share in their reveal announcement to the public is the fact that Diablo 4 will require an online connection.

Not only that, but Diablo 4 will include microtransactions. Of course, all of this has a chance to change over the course of development, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Speaking of development,...
 

Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

The franchise returns to its dark roots.

Another unsurprising reveal at this year's BlizzCon was the announcement of Diablo IV. The sequel to the colorful action-RPG that is Diablo III promises to tone back the color gamut a wee bit, with hopes of appeasing fans of Diablo II.

As with the other reveals made today, Diablo IV does not yet have a release date. However, we do know that it's in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. So far we know of three classes: Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We also know that you will be traveling...
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  • The Witcher 3 on Switch Runs at 540p in Handheld Mode

    The Witcher 3 on Switch Runs at 540p in Handheld Mode

    Docked mode is a bit better at 720p.

    When The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition was announced for the Nintendo Switch this week, it was met with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Fans were a bit worried about what sacrifices had to be made to the game's visuals to get a game as resource hungry as The Witcher 3. Even consoles like the PlayStation 4 struggled to maintain an acceptable framerate in the game at its launch.

    Admittedly, CD Projekt RED made some significant improvements to get nearly every platform running The Witcher 3...
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  • New Super Lucky's Tale Announced for Nintendo Switch

    New Super Lucky's Tale Announced for Nintendo Switch

    The third game in the Lucky saga.

    First, we were given Lucky's Tale VR for the Oculus Rift. It was a typical platformer that you played using your Oculus headset, giving you a very unique view of the game and environment. Then, we had Super Lucky's Tale, a non-VR sequel to the original VR title that came out for the Xbox One and Windows 10. Now, Nintendo Switch owners are about to get New Super Lucky's Tale.

    New Super Lucky's Tale is a Nintendo Switch release that is a re-imagining of the original Super Lucky's Tale. It's being worked on by Playful...
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  • Wasteland 3 Announced for 2020

    Wasteland 3 Announced for 2020

    The apocalypse continues on consoles and PC in 2020.

    Wasteland 3 has been announced and confirmed for a Spring 2020 release on the Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, and Linux. This was confirmed via inXile Entertainment and Deep Silver this week at E3.

    The series continues the turn-based combat and adventures in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (ha) and returns players to a role of Desert Ranger. These rangers are "lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes." This time players will...
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  • Six Additional Months of Free Content Announced for Insurgency: Sandstorm

    Six Additional Months of Free Content Announced for Insurgency: Sandstorm

    A new roadmap reveals 6 more months of free content.

    New World Interactive, the studio that worked on Insurgency: Sandstorm, just revealed that another six months of free content are planned for the game. This probably means more maps, map variants, new gear, new weapons, and even a level editor and tools for content creators!

    New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive made this reveal today by showing off a new six month roadmap for the tactical multiplayer FPS. All of what you will see below will begin to be released in July....
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  • Code Vein Release Date Set for September, New Screenshots and Trailer

    Code Vein Release Date Set for September, New Screenshots and Trailer

    To be more exact: It is out on September 27, 2019.

    Bandai Namco announced that their anime looking Dark Souls-like game, Code Vein, will be released on September 27, 2019. This release date came alongside a new trailer for the action packed title that debuted at E3 2019.

    As it stands, Code Vein is in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Though it doesn't yet have a Steam page, it sounds as though Code Vein will be released on Steam. These reassuring words came from Rashed Nambro, a community manager at Bandai Namco. Keep in mind,...
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  • E3 Offers a New Look at The Surge 2

    E3 Offers a New Look at The Surge 2

    Get a look at new features, stories, and enemies.

    Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive brought E3 visitors a special treat this week. That treat is an all-new trailer for The Surge 2, the upcoming action-RPG follow-up that expands upon the original.

    The new trailer features "The Day is My Enemy" as performed by a little known band called The Prodigy. You may know them for their easy listening hit, "Smack My Bitch Up" and their wildfire awareness hit, "Firestarter."

    This new trailer for The Surge 2 shows...
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  • PSA: Hunt: Showdown Free Weekend is Live

    PSA: Hunt: Showdown Free Weekend is Live

    Play for free from now until Monday.

    Crytek announced that you can give their online multiplayer bounty hunting game, Hunt: Showdown, a free go this weekend on Steam. The event started earlier today at 1PM (ET) and will run through until Monday, June 17 at 1PM (ET).

    During this time, the game will be sold for 20% off if you would like to purchase it to keep playing after the free weekend concludes. You can download the game right now through Steam and begin playing immediately. ...
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  • Outpost Mode Now Live as Latest Weekly Battlefield V Mode

    Outpost Mode Now Live as Latest Weekly Battlefield V Mode

    This mode places a larger emphasis on teamwork and building, not murder.

    DICE released the latest weekly game mode for Battlefield V earlier today. It's called Outpost and it will be live from today through to next week. It is a 64-player game type playable on Arras and Mercury. The basic idea behind this mode isn't necessarily about killing, but rather on building up, upgrading, destroying, and controlling radio towers.

    Teams will win when they beat the enemy to reaching a set number of points. Points in Outpost are called "recruits."...
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  • Genesis Noir Explores the Big Bang and a Love Triangle Gone Wrong

    Genesis Noir Explores the Big Bang and a Love Triangle Gone Wrong

    A story of romance, black holes, and jazz music.

    Genesis Noir was revealed this past weekend during the PC Gaming Show at E3. It is a unique looking game that will have players exploring themes of romance and science. It explores the idea of black holes and love. It takes place before, during, and after the Big Bang. No, it doesn't have anything to do with the terrible TV show, nor does it have a laugh track, but it does have psychedelic jazz music.

    Genesis Noir is hard to explain for those of us who haven't played it. It's better to take a look...
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  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination Announced for Steam

    Evil Genius 2: World Domination Announced for Steam

    Take over the world all over again.

    Evil Genius 2: World Domination will be released on Steam in 2020. Rebellion released not one, but two new videos this week to go along with this announcement. The first is a teaser for the game while the second is a new developer commentary trailer from Rebellion themselves.

    This developer diary is about 13 minutes long and includes insight from Ash Tregay (Producer), Richard Edwards (Lead Designer), and Ian Pestridge (Art Lead). You will learn a little bit about what the sequel will offer when it releases...
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  • Espire 1: VR Operative Announced for PC VR Headsets and PlayStation VR

    Espire 1: VR Operative Announced for PC VR Headsets and PlayStation VR

    It's virtually Metal Gear Solid.

    Digital Lode and publisher Tripwire Interactive announced Espire 1: VR Operative this past week at E3 2019. The VR title utilizes new methods of moving in VR to nearly eliminate the feeling of motion sickness. Espire 1: VR Operative is a game that, at least on its surface, looks like a VR take on a certain tactical espionage action game. That is to say, it's a stealth action title.

    The game is currently in development for VR devices on the PC in addition to the PlayStation VR. The game is looking to be released...
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