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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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  • Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows Shipping Now

    Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows Shipping Now

    If you wanted to use your wireless Xbox One controller on your computer, you should note that the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows began shipping today.
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  • Leia, Han Solo, and Palpatine Join Star Wars Battlefront

    Leia, Han Solo, and Palpatine Join Star Wars Battlefront

    Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Emperor Palpatine are confirmed to join Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader as the iconic figures you can assume control over in Star Wars Battlefront.

    Leia Organa Leia is a character that succeeds through her fearless, strategic mind. We can all remember moments when her quick-thinking blaster fire helped the Rebels out of trouble. Our goal for all the Hero characters has been to capture their essence and spirit from the original Star Wars film trilogy, and then convey that through gameplay. Doing that is more straightforward with
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  • Dell's Black Friday Deal Includes $300 Xbox One Bundle with Fallout 4, Gears of War, and More

    Well ahead of the usual Black Friday (typically the day after Thanksgiving in the United States) sales, comes a look at what Dell is going to offer. Included is a really great deal on an Xbox One bundle that includes a 500GB Xbox One console, a copy of Fallout 4, an extra controller, a download voucher for Gears of War, a 3.5mm headset, "and more." All of this is yours for just $300 (USD) if you can manage to snag a bundle. That's a savings of $170 if you should buy each of those items separately. Chances are that the bundle is going to sell out within seconds of ...
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  • How to Obtain the No Time to Explain Exotic in Destiny: The Taken King

    How to Obtain the No Time to Explain Exotic in Destiny: The Taken King

    Today, if you were one of the many that found all of the hidden Ghosts in the daily "Paradox" mission, you may have found a new quest waiting for you with Lakshmi-2 in the Tower. Completion of her quest line will result in you earning the No Time to Explain pulse rifle.

    Kdintranet on Reddit provides a step by step on how to earn this weapon.
    The Quest The quest is called "Not Forged in Light" and you receive it from Lakshmi-2. AFAIK you get this after completing todays Daily "Paradox" and collecting all 3 ghosts and Praedyth's ghost and p
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  • Twitch App Now Available on PlayStation 4

    Twitch App Now Available on PlayStation 4

    No longer will PlayStation 4 owners be forced to watch Twitch through the system's web browser. Today, the official Twitch app was released and hey, it's pretty good.
    Here are a few highlights:
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  • Red Orchestra 2: Reinforcement Update Pack Released

    Red Orchestra 2: Reinforcement Update Pack Released

    Earlier today, Tripwire Interactive released the Reinforcement Update Pack for all owns of Red Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm. This content is free to everybody that owns those games. To mark the occasion, Red Orchestra 2 is free to play via Steam from now until Monday, October 26 at 1PM (ET) along with being on sale for 75% off.
    The Reinforcement Update Pack consists of:
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  • Konami Denies Kojima Left, Says He's 'on Vacation' and Claims No Knowledge of Farewell Party

    Konami has said that Hideo Kojima hasn't left the company. They say that Kojima is instead "on vacation."

    A representative from Konami's Tokyo HQ issued this statement earlier this morning.
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  • GTA Online Secret Halloween Update Leaked

    GTA Online Secret Halloween Update Leaked

    Through some sneaky means that probably involves a bit of data mining, it was discovered this evening that a "secret" Halloween update for GTA Online is coming soon. How soon? We're not really sure on that one. it could drop tomorrow alongside the Lowrider update or it could drop closer to Halloween. Whichever the case, here is what was discovered about this super secret update. Here is what is currently known about "The Halloween Surprise" update. The update will include two new cars, a lot of new masks, new audio files, new weapons, and more. Here is the compile...
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  • Life is Strange Final Episode Launch Trailer

    Life is Strange Final Episode Launch Trailer

    The final episode for Life is Strange is here. Check out the launch trailer below, but be warned that there are spoilers if you have not yet completed the other episodes.
    Max learns that time is impossible to control as she moves inexorably towards the most agonizing decision of her life. Arcadia Bay, meanwhile, is preparing to weather a huge storm as Life is Strange comes to a gripping and gut wrenching conclusion.

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  • Ubisoft Opens a Not-so-Exclusive Rewards Club

    Ubisoft Opens a Not-so-Exclusive Rewards Club

    Ubisoft unveiled their Ubisoft Club idea today. It's essentially a rewards program that will grant players access to "extra in-game content" and beta access for a variety of Ubisoft titles. I could sit here and tell you about what all is included, but I'll let the little stick figures that are doing questionable things around the world tell you exactly what Ubisoft Club is all about.


    Seriously, I'm a little creeped out by what went on from 0:18-0:21 in that above video....
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  • NPD for September 2015: PlayStation 4 and NBA 2K16 Are the Champs

    NPD for September 2015: PlayStation 4 and NBA 2K16 Are the Champs

    The September 2015 NPD figures are in. On the hardware side, PlayStation 4 once again beat out the Xbox One and Wii U. On the software side, NBA 2K16 was the top seller.
    Software
    1. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
    2. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3) [Note: This is Madden's second month.]
    3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
    4. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
    5. Destiny: The Taken King (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
    6. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
    7. Disney Infinity 3.0 (360, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
    8. Mad Max (PS4, Xbox
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