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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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  • Baldur's Gate 3 is Out Now on PlayStation

    Baldur's Gate 3 is Out Now on PlayStation

    The GOTY contender is out now on PlayStation.

    Larian Studios released Baldur's Gate 3 on PlayStation 5 today. This release beings a next-gen Dungeons & Dragons RPG experience to console players. An Xbox release is coming and should be out before the end of the year. A Mac release is planned for late September.

    Baldur's Gate 3 has been out on PC for about a month now. That release has already pulled in a 96% average score on OpenCritic and has easily earned a spot amongst...
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  • Starfield Came Out Today

    Starfield Came Out Today

    This time, it's available to everyone.

    Starfield, the first new IP from Bethesda Game Studios in 25 years, is finally available to everyone on the Xbox Series X|S and PC. Players will take to the far reaches of the galaxy as they explore, fight, converse, sneak, hack, and do most everything else you have probably come to know and expect from an open Bethesda RPG at this point.

    You will go on an adventure with your own custom character to explore however you want and tackle...
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  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Update Brings 'Solid 60FPS' to Consoles

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Update Brings 'Solid 60FPS' to Consoles

    A major update is now available for consoles and PC that boosts performance.

    Patch 7 for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released today. This update is a big one for those playing the game on consoles because Respawn says that the Performance mode for the game now offers a "solid 60 FPS," though it does come with a couple of caveats. Quality mode was also given some optimizations to boost and smooth over performance.

    One of the catches with hitting that 60FPS mark...
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  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Officially Announced... Again

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Officially Announced... Again

    Development has shifted to The Chinese Room.

    It lives once again. Paradox Interactive just released a new announcement trailer to re-announce Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. The game and its development is alive and well here in September 2023. What's more is that there is a new trailer out for this fresh announcement and we're told that Bloodlines 2 will be coming in fall 2024.

    To catch you up real quick on the saga of Bloodlines 2, we need to go all the way back...
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  • Another 17 Minutes of Lords of the Fallen Gameplay

    Another 17 Minutes of Lords of the Fallen Gameplay

    Still warm from that Gamescom oven.

    CI Games passed along a link to the new gameplay footage for Lords of the Fallen that they showed off at the recent Gamescom. There is "seventeen minutes of uninterrupted gameplay" for Lords of the Fallen here.

    We get ourselves a look at a new area that has yet to be publicly revealed before now. It's called Fitzroy Gorge and it is where a fight against "the Lightreaper and his three-headed, winged monstrosity."...
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  • Layoffs Hit Embracer Owned Gearbox Publishing

    Layoffs Hit Embracer Owned Gearbox Publishing

    Another Embracer owned studio impacted with layoffs.

    More unfortunate news from the gaming industry today as a new report from says that layoffs have hit Gearbox Publishing. The report notes that layoffs have been happening at Gearbox Publishing "throughout the summer and as recently as this week."

    This marks the second Embracer Group owned studio to make headlines today. The first was Volition and the unfortunate news of that entire studio...
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  • Starfield Review Averages Sit at Upper 80s

    Starfield Review Averages Sit at Upper 80s

    See what critics are saying about the most anticipated game of 2023.

    The first major wave of reviews are in for Starfield and, well, they aren't bad. They're not super great either but they certainly aren't bad.

    According to OpenCritic, Starfield currently sits at an average review score of 87% with 93% of all reviewers recommending the game. The scores for this one seem to range from as low as 50% to as high as 100% (or 10 out of 10 to be more specific).

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  • Volition is Shutting Down Effective Immediately

    Volition is Shutting Down Effective Immediately

    After 30 years, the studio is being shut down.

    Volition formed in 1993, with their first game coming in 1995. That game was none other than the widely acclaimed Descent, a first-person spaceship shooter. Volition went on to make several more games in the Descent franchise. Volition also created the PlayStation 2 RPG Summoner. They created Red Faction and several sequels. They also created the Saints Row franchise, up to and including the latest franchise reboot title, aptly named Saints...
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  • A.K.I. Joins Street Fighter 6 Roster in Late September

    A.K.I. Joins Street Fighter 6 Roster in Late September

    There will also be a new Fighting Pass available for a limited time.

    The new character named A.K.I. (whom I will now simply call Aki for the rest of this news) will be added to the Street Fighter 6 roster soon. How soon? Very. Aki will be added on September 27 to all versions of the game and will become the 20th playable character. You will get to play as Aki, or encounter her, across World Tour, Fighting Ground, and Battle Hub.

    There will also be an "A.K.I. Arrives!"...
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  • PlayStation Plus Games for September 2023

    PlayStation Plus Games for September 2023

    Are these worth upwards of an extra $40 per year?

    In the same breath that Sony announced a price increase for PlayStation Plus, they also announced the "free" PlayStation Plus titles dropping for September 2023. The three titles offered in September are Saints Row, Black Desert, and Generation Zero. All three will be available to add to your account from September 5 - October 2.

    Before we get into the details about September's titles, this is your final reminder...
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  • Sony Raising Cost of PlayStation Plus Subscriptions

    Sony Raising Cost of PlayStation Plus Subscriptions

    This is a global price increase for all 12-month options.

    Sony is set to increase the price of all PlayStation Plus 12-month subscriptions. This price increase will be a global bump and not just limited to specific regions.

    Starting from September 6, Sony will increase the price of all tiers of PlayStation Plus. This includes the very basic Essential tier, the Extra tier, and the top Premium tier. A breakdown of the current prices and the new prices that will go into effect...
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  • Pittsburgh to Host AGDQ 2024

    Pittsburgh to Host AGDQ 2024

    Since Florida continues to be synonymous with hell.

    Games Done Quick announces that they are moving their annual speedrunning charity event, Awesome Games Done Quick to Pittsburgh, PA. The first AGDQ event to be held in Pittsburgh will be AGDQ 2024, which runs from January 14 through January 21, 2024.

    In years past, AGDQ was typically held in venues located in Florida. Once COVID-19 hit (remember that?!), AGDQ turned to being an online-only event for a few years. AGDQ...
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  • The Walking Dead: Betrayal Early Access in September

    The Walking Dead: Betrayal Early Access in September

    Looking a little SUS there, Rick.

    A game about social deception in The Walking Dead universe is about to enter into Early Access. On September 14th, The Walking Dead: Betrayal will begin its Early Access phase complete with a free weekend from September 14-18. To continue playing after the free weekend, you will have to purchase the game to enter into the continued Early Access for just $19.99 (USD) through Steam.

    If you do pre-order the game or buy during Early Access...
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  • Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle Released

    Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle Released

    The survival-horror prequel you didn't know you wanted.

    A new survival-horror title is here today by way of Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle. This game serves as a prequel to Daymare: 1998 and is out now on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. This latest is from Invader Studios and Leonardo Interactive.

    As the name (and previous paragraph) implies, Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle takes place four years prior to the events of Daymare: 1998. Like the first game, this one again kind of harkens back...
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  • Next Baldur's Gate 3 Update to Include 'Major Performance Improvements'

    Next Baldur's Gate 3 Update to Include 'Major Performance Improvements'

    Will also include player feedback on Origin Character epilogues.

    Even though the first major update for Baldur's Gate 3 was just rolled out a few days ago, developer Larian Studios is already hyping up the next major update. This second update is supposedly right "around the corner" and will include "major performance improvements" along with the start of incorporating some fan feedback on Origin Character epilogues.

    Those are just a couple of the major...
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