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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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  • 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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  • Crime Boss: Rockay City Updated

    Crime Boss: Rockay City Updated

    The game's third update is out now... for some reason.

    The game that came and went like a fart in the wind just received its third major update today. Crime Boss: Rockay City's latest update is free to everyone playing the game on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC via Epic Games Store.

    This update includes new missions, new environments, persistent character progression, improved stealth gameplay, rebalancing, and more. I mean, more power to you if you're still playing...
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  • Skull Island: Rise of Kong Out October 17

    Skull Island: Rise of Kong Out October 17

    Raise your Kongers.

    Skull Island: Rise of Kong will hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on October 17, 2023. This game is based on a series of novels focusing on Skull Island by Joe DeVito as well as the King Kong film by Merian C. Cooper.

    Rise of Kong is a third-person action-adventure title where you take Kong "on a journey of vengeance" where you will "fight to claim your rightful place as King...
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  • Sea of Stars Released

    Sea of Stars Released

    The highly anticipated RPG is now available.

    Those who are jonesing for a new turn-based RPG are in luck as Sea of Stars just released on PC and consoles for $34.99 (USD). This one comes to you courtesy of Sabotage Studio, the team that made the highly acclaimed 2018 platformer, The Messenger.

    Sea of Stars is said to appeal to those that like the classic style of RPG. Players will experience a story of the Children of the Solstice, Valere and Zale, " as they face...
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  • What Are Skins in CSGO and Why Should You Care About Them

    What Are Skins in CSGO and Why Should You Care About Them

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) stands out as a leading first-person shooter, a fiercely competitive game released in 2012. Within the realm of online gaming, acquiring in-game cosmetic items offers a unique avenue for gamers to showcase their distinctiveness, proudly showcasing them in their online encounters.

    Thankfully, you can find out everything you need to know about skins – where to get them and how they work – and browse a full skins list at CSGO Capta...
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  • Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Coming to Call of Duty

    Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Coming to Call of Duty

    The adventurer will be just one part of the new content coming in Season 05 Reloaded.

    Activision shared the details on what Call of Duty fans can expect when Season 05 Reloaded launches on August 30 ant 9AM (PT). Season 05 Reloaded will be for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone. Just like with previous seasonal updates, this one included plenty of new content to look forward to.

    First off, Season 05 Reloaded will come with the usual new content. We're...
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  • Rockstar Writing Veteran Leaves Company After 16 Years

    Rockstar Writing Veteran Leaves Company After 16 Years

    VP of writing at Rockstar Games says farewell to the studio after 16 years.

    The vice president of writing at Rockstar Games, Michael Unsworth, has left the developer after 16 years. An update to his personal profile on LinkedIn is the source of this departure news. ...
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  • Elden Ring Credited with Boosting Armored Core 6 Sales

    Elden Ring Credited with Boosting Armored Core 6 Sales

    Bandai Namco credits FromSoftware's previous title with helping Armored Core 6.

    Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is off to a really strong start on Steam. Bandai Namco says that at least part of the game's success is thanks in part to none other than Elden Ring.

    Over the weekend, Armored Core 6 topped the list of biggest sellers on Steam. The mech combat title by FromSoftware even briefly dethroned Baldur's Gate 3 as the top seller on Steam. In speaking with, Bandai...
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  • Starfield Global Release Times and PC Specs

    Starfield Global Release Times and PC Specs

    Bethesda dishes the details as release nears ever closer.

    If you were curious about when exactly you will get to start playing Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios has you covered. Bethesda shared details on the global release times for Starfield along with their minimum and recommended PC specifications. This information comes mere days ahead of Starfield's early access release on Friday, September 1 for Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

    Starfield is a new IP from Bethesda that could,...
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  • Steam Strategy Fest Announced

    Steam Strategy Fest Announced

    Gather 'round, gamers, there's a new Steam Fest to feast upon.

    Valve announces that they will kick off a Steam Strategy Fest on August 28th. This new Steam Fest will run from the 28th through to September 4th.

    Once the Steam Strategy Fest begins, you will be able to find all of the new demos, sales, promotions, streams, and previews of upcoming releases from Steam's dedicated strategy page.

    As per usual with these special Fest events, Valve put together a...
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  • Armored Core 6 is Out Alongside a New G Fuel Flavor

    Armored Core 6 is Out Alongside a New G Fuel Flavor

    Beat the Strider while you drink the Strider.

    The latest mech combat title from FromSoftware came out this week. It's none other than Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, and it is the first new mainline Armored Core release since 2012's Armored Core 5.

    This isn't a new Souls-like in disguise. The Armored Core games are very much their own thing, so don't think that just because you enjoy their Souls titles or Elden Ring that you will necessarily like Armored Core 6.
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  • Microsoft Makes Concession to Get Baldur's Gate 3 Out on Xbox in 2023

    Microsoft Makes Concession to Get Baldur's Gate 3 Out on Xbox in 2023

    Phil Spencer pulled some strings to help get the game out this year.

    Baldur's Gate 3 developer Larian Studios announce that they have found a way to bring Baldur's Gate 3 to Xbox Series X|S this year. This news came after Larian founder Swen Vincke had a meeting with Xbox's head honcho Phil Spencer.

    Vincke says that after the meeting with Spencer they have "found a solution that allows us to bring Baldur's Gate 3 to Xbox players this year." Remember that the...
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