Tetris Effect Coming to PC Next Week as Epic Store Exclusive

No word on if it's a timed exclusive.

The game that many called 2018's game of the year is coming very soon to the PC. That's right, Tetris Effect brings its psychedelic strategy-puzzle gameplay to a PC somewhat near you on July 23. Ah, but there is a catch, because of course there is.

In case you missed it, Tetris Effect is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. There is no saying whether or not this is a timed exclusive release, or if this third-party PC release will remain an exclusive to that launcher. This release will mark the first time that the game was available...

Horror Game Devotion May Not be Re-released

Developer says this may change, but not any time soon.

This past February, Taiwan-based Red Candle Games pulled their then newly released horror title, Devotion, from the Steam store. This came after it was discovered that the game had shipped with an Easter egg that references how China's president, Xi Jinping, looks like Winnie the Pooh. What followed was a wave of review bombing on Steam from upset Chinese citizens that continued to toe the line that the government has repeatedly pushed upon them.

The original plan from Red Candle Games was to remove the game from...

Introducing Steam Labs - A Place to Test New Steam Features

Launching today with three experiments.

Valve has just launched a new area on Steam where users can test out new, experimental features for Steam. They're calling this area the Steam Labs and it is here where users will be able to test out potential new Steam features. These tests may one day become commonplace on Steam, but for now they are mere experiments ripe for testing and potential changes based on user feedback.

If you ever used Gmail, you may already know what to expect from these Labs experiments. That is to say, there is no guarantee that they will be fully...

Nintendo Lite Announced - $200 Handheld Device Coming in September

Cheaper, smaller, colorful.

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite today. Priced at $199 (USD), this new iteration of the Switch hardware will be released on September 20, 2019. It will come in three different colors (Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise) at launch. A carrying case and a screen protector is also going to be available at launch for the Switch Lite.

Compared to its older brother, the Switch Lite will be a portable only device. You will not be able to dock the Switch Lite to a TV as you can with the regular Switch. In addition, the Switch Lite does not have...

Facebook Reportedly Bringing Splinter Cell Back... as a VR Game

Who wished on a monkey's paw?!

There is a story circulating today saying that Facebook may have already signed deals with Ubisoft to bring back Splinter Cell and a new Assassin's Creed title. That's not the weird part. The weird part here is that the deal is to create VR games in these two popular franchises. And since it's Facebook that pushed the deal, that would mean that the games would be Oculus "exclusive" and sold through their Oculus Store.

This is, at least right now, merely a rumor. It came to light today via The Information (full article is locked...
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  • The Uncut Uncharted 4 E3 2015 Demo is Much Better Than What was Originally Shown

    The Uncharted 4 demo that was shown off during Sony's E3 2015 conference was pretty good, but they didn't show off the whole thing. Finally today, Sony and Naughty Dog showed off the full 15 minute demo for the game from E3. The opening is still the same footage that was shown live, but the second half is all new to most of us. It is, arguably, a lot better than the snippet we were originally shown.

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  • Rumor: Warner Bros. Knew that Batman: Arkham Knight was a Mess on PC for Months Ahead of Release

    We'll file this one under "rumor" even though it makes a whole hell of a lot of sense. Some sources near to Kotaku said that Warner Bros. knew how bad the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight was for months but still decided to release it when they did.
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  • GTA Online: Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part Two Detailed

    GTA Online: Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part Two Detailed

    Rockstar detailed some of their plans for what is coming in the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two when it releases next week on July 8.
    Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework
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  • Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition Comparison Screenshots

    Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition Comparison Screenshots

    Nordic Games passed along some comparison screenshots between the original release of Darksiders 2 and the upcoming release of Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition. The "before" shots are first in each case, followed obviously by the "after" shots.

    Here is some quick info on what fans can expect from the Deathinitive Edition for Darksiders 2.
    Deathinitive Edition Features:
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  • Terraria 1.3 Update is Huge and Coming Tomorrow

    Terraria 1.3 Update is Huge and Coming Tomorrow

    The 1.3 update for Terraria is near, very near. This is the first major update for the game in roughly a year's time. As you might expect, there is a ton of new features and changes that will hit when 1.3 drops tomorrow, June 30. Buckle up, it's going to be a long ride through the changes.

    Changelog for Terraria 1.3 for June 30, 2015

    Features and Mechanics:
    • Revamped Town NPCs. They now sit, avoid monsters, socialize, avoid sitting near chests, and fight back against threats!
    • Chest open/close is now animated.
    • You can now join multiplayer games through Steam.
    • Steam Cloud saving is now available.
    • Achievements are now available through Steam and in game.
    • Character Select Menu has been revamped to show
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  • Surgeon Sim Devs Showcase Their Visually Distinct 'Worlds Adrift' in These New Screens

    Bossa Studios, the team that made Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread released a handful of new screenshots today for Worlds Adrift. Prepare yourself because these screens are unlike anything else we've seen from the studio.

    A thousand years ago, a great calamity shattered the world into floating islands scattered across an endless skyline. Ragtag bands wander from island to island on cobbled together airships, discovering lost technology and scavenging for resources to keep flying. You are one of these nomads. You will build your own fully customisable ship, keep it fueled and repaired, and constantly look to improve it
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  • Take-Two Registers Four Domains Related to Mafia 3

    Take-Two Registers Four Domains Related to Mafia 3

    According to a site that tracks changes in domain names, it looks as though Take-Two has registered four separate domains that seem to indicate a Mafia 3 announcement is coming soon.

    The domains registered include:
    With any luck, we'll start to see some more Mafia 3 goodness start to be revealed in the coming months....
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  • Mojang Halting Development of Scrolls

    Mojang Halting Development of Scrolls

    Mojang announced today that they will cease development of Scrolls. They revealed that Echoes will be the last major content update for the game but they will "keep a close eye on game balance." They also vow to keep the servers up and running until July 1, 2016.
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  • Early Pre-Orders for Steam Hardware Sold Out

    Early Pre-Orders for Steam Hardware Sold Out

    Valve passed along word that the "Get It Early" pre-orders for their Steam Hardware have already sold out. This simply means that instead of pre-ordering and getting the hardware prior to November 10, you simply pre-order now to get it on November 10. November 10 was its "actual" release date anyway.

    This includes pre-orders for both the Steam Controller and Steam Link....
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  • Details on New Content Coming Soon to Killing Floor 2 - New Perks, New Maps, Nvidia Flex, and More

    Tripwire Interactive released some of the first details on what fans of Killing Floor 2 can expect in an upcoming wave of new content for the Early Access title. This includes everything from some deep PhysX stuff involving Nvidia Flex, two new maps, the Firebug and Demolitions perks, and more. As you may expect, the content will be free and will be called the "Incinerate 'N Detonate" pack.

    First up, let's take a look at what Firebugs and Demolitions can look forward to.
    BBQer extraordinaire, lover of everything that burns. Known tools of the trade:

    Tier 1Tier 2 - Trench Gun: Incendiary rounds make for a fiery start (and end) to most zeds
    Tier 3 - Flamethrower: The classic burn baby burn
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  • Valve Will No Longer Refund Items Lost Due to Scamming

    Valve Will No Longer Refund Items Lost Due to Scamming

    If you fall victim to a scam on Steam and find your inventory suddenly wiped clean, you will no longer get your items back. This is according to the most recent update Valve made to their Scam FAQ support page.
    Why will Steam not return items that were scammed? Our community assigns an item a value that is at least partially determined by that item's scarcity. If more copies of the item are added to the economy through inventory rollbacks, the value of every other instance of that item would be reduced. We sympathize with people who fall victim to scams, but we provide enough information on our website and within our tr
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