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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...
 

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,...
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  • The Call of Duty Twitter is Now Impersonating the News and That's Probably a Bad Thing

    The Call of Duty Twitter account decided to become the "Current Events Aggregate" for the time being. Undoubtedly, this is a weird social media promotion for the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and probably a new trailer. You know that and I know that, but does everyone on the Internet know that? Of course not, which is where this could become an issue.


    People tend to believe a lot of what they read on the Internet. You would think that someone at some point said, "hey, maybe this is a bad idea," but apparently not. The Ca...
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  • PlayStation 4 System Update 3.0 Launches September 30

    PlayStation 4 System Update 3.0 Launches September 30

    On September 30 (hey, that's tomorrow!), PlayStation 4 owners will download and install the 3.0 system software update. The update has been in beta testing for a number of weeks now. Some details were revealed a couple of weeks ago but here is a general overview as to what's coming in the 3.0 update.
    Sharing video clips to Twitter:
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  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Allegedly Includes Most of the Actual Game in Day One Patch

    There have been some reports floating around today saying that if you do not download the 7GB day one patch for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 you may find that you only have access to the tutorial and the create a park feature.

    People have suggested that the 7GB patch really isn't so much of a "patch" as it is the rest of the game. If you happen to buy the game retail and aren't connected to the internet, you're probably in for a bad time.

    Then again, you might not be better off even with the day one patch. If true, this is some real horrendous...
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  • WildStar MMO is Officially Free-to-Play

    WildStar MMO is Officially Free-to-Play

    Mere minutes ago, the MMORPG WildStar went the free-to-play route. That means that without paying a penny, you can experience most of the content that Carbine Studios' RPG has to offer.
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  • Xbox One Bundle Includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, and 1TB Console

    Microsoft announced a special Tomb Raider Xbox One bundle for $399 (USD). This bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One, a copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider, and a copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Both games are digital downloads, so don't expect to see this bundle being sold at GameStop.
    The bundle features:
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  • Project Spark Moving to Incubation Engine and Completely Free Model

    Project Spark Moving to Incubation Engine and Completely Free Model

    The current "free-to-play" model for Project Spark will soon shift to a totally free model when the game creating game moves to the free Incubation Engine on October 5. This date will mark the release of the "biggest update and platform change" thus far for Project Spark.
    What does that mean? This will automatically unlock previously paid downloadable content for new and existing Project Spark users. Microsoft will pivot from producing DLC and active feature development to encouraging more user generated content and opening the Project Spark experience.
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  • Rainbow Six Siege Will Not Feature a Single Player Campaign

    Rainbow Six Siege Will Not Feature a Single Player Campaign

    Despite initial reports by Ubisoft saying that there would be a single player campaign for Rainbow Six Siege, the latest official word is that it will not include any such mode.

    Siege's Art Director Scott Mitchell delivered the bad news at this year's EGX.
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  • No Story Mode in Black Ops 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Still Costs $50

    No Story Mode in Black Ops 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Still Costs $50

    There will be no single player story mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. All you will get is the competitive multiplayer and the Zombies mode. That is it.
    As we announced back in June, we know that there are still fans waiting to make the switch to the newest console hardware and developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been working tirelessly to bring as much of the Black Ops 3 gameplay as possible to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will feature Multiplayer and Zombies
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  • Twitch Soon to Offer Video Uploading ala YouTube, Native PlayStation 4 App, Playlists, HTML5, and More

    As YouTube took a page from Twitch with live streaming, so is Twitch taking a page from YouTube by soon offering the ability to upload your own videos to your channel for anybody to view at any time. That's right, you can soon upload locally recorded videos from your computer to your Twitch channel for anybody to view at any time, much like other video hosting options out there. On top of this, Twitch again promises that the HTML5 video player is coming soon. How soon? Early 2016. All of this will be supported by custom thumbnails for your uploads, past broadcasts, ...
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  • Madden NFL Live - New Series by NFL Media and Twitch

    Madden NFL Live - New Series by NFL Media and Twitch

    Today, NFL Media, EA Sports, and Twitch partnered up to bring the world a new weekly digital series for Madden NFL fans. EA Sports Madden NFL Live will air each week at NFL.com and on Twitch every Friday at noon (ET). Today was the first airing that has obviously since passed. However, re-airings of the show is on every Friday at 4PM (ET). Well, I guess that time has also passed. However, you can catch on demand showings at NFL.com, NFL Mobile, and Twitch!
    Produced by NFL Media, EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE will be the premier destination to get the latest
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  • Farming Simulator 16 on PS Vita Dated and New Images

    Farming Simulator 16 on PS Vita Dated and New Images

    New images and a release date have been revealed for the PlayStation Vita version of Farming Simulator 16. That mythical release date is none other than October 6.
    Farming Simulator 16 invites you into the challenging world of a modern day farmer: animal husbandry, planting, harvesting, trading crops... Own and operate your very own farm in a vast, open world. As your career progresses, you will have access to a huge selection of farming vehicles and machines, faithfully recreated from the biggest names in the industry. Farming Simulator 16 brings a host of n
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