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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...
 

Blizzard Loses Major Sponsor After Ban on 'Free Hong Kong' Hearthstone Pro

Blizzard continues to feel the impact of their ban of Hearthstone player Blitzchung.

It has been noticed by a number of Hearthstone fans that Mitsubishi's logo was no longer showing up during a recent Asia Pacific tournament for the game. Those on Reddit first noticed the missing logo. From there, it was confirmed by Mitsubishi that they have pulled their sponsorship from Blizzard.

This confirmation was made to The Daily Beast. Specifically, the branch that pulled its sponsorship from Blizzard was Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan, the Taiwanese branch...
 

EA to Bring EA Access and Games to Steam

Don't call it a comeback.

Today, an announcement from both EA and Valve seem to confirm some rumors that started to kick up over the past couple of weeks. That is correct, EA games are making a return to Steam. The plan is to bring over features like EA Access in addition to bringing over individual games like Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Electronic Arts made the full announcement just a short time ago. They say that starting in Spring, EA Access will be made available through Steam. EA Access is their subscription service that allows you to...
 

Death Stranding Confirmed for PC

It's confirmed for Summer 2020.

Death Stranding is confirmed to hit PC in early Summer 2020. This was announced earlier today by Kojima Productions on Twitter. If you don't feel like waiting, there is still the PlayStation 4 release of the game coming up on November 8, 2019.

On the PS4 side, Sony is acting as the game's publisher. For the PC release, 505 Games will serve as the publisher. As it's 505 Games, it's a bit of a toss up right now on which PC storefronts Death Stranding will appear on initially. 505 Games published Control, which is...
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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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  • Conan Chop Chop Goes from April Fools' Joke to Real Game

    Conan Chop Chop Goes from April Fools' Joke to Real Game

    Funcom takes the violent world of Conan and makes it cute?

    Funcom announced that Conan Chop Chop is actually a real game. It first appeared as something everyone thought was an April Fools' Day joke, but no, it's quite real. Conan Chop Chop is a cute looking new entry in the brutal and violent Conan the Barbarian game franchise. It's currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. It will be released on September 3, 2019.

    The game's developer, Mighty Kingdom, are billing Conan Chop Chop as "the...
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  • Chivalry 2 Announced as Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

    Chivalry 2 Announced as Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

    Another Tripwire published title revealed as an EGS timed-exclusive.

    The Chivalry series is making a comeback at what could be a very interesting time. Despite fierce competition from Mordhau, Torn Banner Studios announced that they are working on Chivalry 2. It will once again be a multiplayer first-person "slasher" set in medieval battlefields. The game, published by Tripwire Interactive, is targeting a 2020 release on the Epic Games Store.

    The publisher confirms that, just like their previously announced title Maneater, Chivalry...
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  • After the Fall VR 'Shared-World' Action FPS Announced from Arizona Sunshine Devs

    Shared-world VR action FPS has a nice ring to it.

    Vertigo Games, the studio that brought us the quite enjoyable VR shooter, Arizona Sunshine, just revealed their latest game. It's called After the Fall and it's being billed as an "epic multiplayer VR action FPS" that includes "seamless co-op gameplay at its core."

    After the Fall is looking to be released in 2020. When it does, its shared-world experience will allow players to jump in and jump out of the action with seamless cooperative multiplayer. The game will feature a...
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  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War Announced

    Zombie Army 4: Dead War Announced

    What is dead may never die...

    Rebellion wasn't content with only showing off Sniper Elite VR at this year's E3 event. No sir. In addition to that game, they also announced Zombie Army 4: Dead War this weekend. In development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store on PC, Zombie Army 4 seems to fully ditch the "Sniper Elite" and "Nazi" moniker and seems to put less of a focus on long-range engagements.

    Zombie Army 4 is targeting a release in 2020.

    If you don't know about this series yet, the short...
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  • Sniper Elite VR Announced for PC and PlayStation VR

    Sniper Elite VR Announced for PC and PlayStation VR

    It's an all-new story.

    Rebellion and Just Add Water have partnered to create a new Sniper Elite title unlike anything you've seen before. The latest reveal here is for Sniper Elite VR, an upcoming all-new game coming for VR devices on the PC and PlayStation VR at a date to be announced. Specifically, it's being developed for Oculus Rift, Viveport, SteamVR, and PlayStation VR.

    Sniper Elite VR is a new and standalone FPS that is set prior to the events of Sniper Elite 4. This story takes place in Italy during World War II. Since this is a VR title,...
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