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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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  • 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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  • BioShock Pulled from App Store Including From Those Who Purchased It Already (Updated)

    UPDATE: 2K says that they will restore BioShock to the App Store as soon as they fix the firmware compatibility issues. The studio issued a statement to Game Informer.
    "2K recently provided inaccurate information to customers surrounding removal of BioShock for iOS from the App Store," the representative told us. "BioShock is currently incompatible with iOS versions 8.4 and higher, and as such, is temporarily removed for purchase from the App Store. 2K is fixing the compatibility issue, and when resolved, will place BioShock back on the App Store for purchase.
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  • Valve Doesn't Deny the Existence of Half-Life 3; Says HL3 Won't be a VR Game

    Valve Doesn't Deny the Existence of Half-Life 3; Says HL3 Won't be a VR Game

    That title is a crime against nature but stick with me here. Valve's Chet Faliszek gave a talk about virtual reality at EGX, after which came a Q&A session. Someone asked him simply if Half-Life 3 would be a VR game.

    Faliszek responded simply with, "no."

    Faliszek then went on to talk about how VR headsets wouldn't be wireless any time soon. Afterwards, the same person asked him once again if Half-Life 3 would be a VR game.

    The response was, "I said 'no'." This response was apparently said jokingly, according to VG247. A joking...
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  • Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian Among the Many that Spoke to the U.N. about Online Harassment Against Women

    Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Randi Harper were among a number of individuals that were brought in to speak to the United Nations this past week about online abuse and the harassment of women.

    A few Tweets sent out by Google Ideas and Sarkeesian broke the news that this was happening (see bottom of this post).

    The talk yesterday by the group of women begins around the 1:20:10 mark in the Launch of the Broadband Working Group on Gender Report by the UN. Part of the presentation included a report (see ), with the following highlights. ...
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  • You Can Soon Watch Competitive Gaming Matches via TBS, Starting with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Turning Broadcasting System (TBS) and WME | IMG have teamed up to create a new Esports competitive gaming league. This new partnership will allow TBS to show various competitive gaming events for all platforms live to viewers watching at home. Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be the first featured game during the league's first ever season.
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  • Bullet Train Virtual Reality Experience Revealed by Epic Games

    Bullet Train Virtual Reality Experience Revealed by Epic Games

    During Oculus Connect, Epic Games revealed a new virtual reality tech demo experience they're calling Bullet Train. Epic's Tim Sweeney gives us the lowdown on what Bullet Train offers.
    "Epic puts enormous effort into building great technology and content for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. We believe that the VR revolution currently underway will open up unprecedented opportunities for game developers, filmmakers, and other creative folks." Sweeney also confirmed that since Epic made Unreal Engine 4 available for free earlier this year at GDC, a million n
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  • Surgeon Simulator Gets the Virtual Reality Treatment

    Surgeon Simulator Gets the Virtual Reality Treatment

    Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality is Surgeon Simulator game you know and love but cranked up to 11 and in virtual reality.

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  • CS:GO Update Includes New Music Kits From Artists Like Darude - Update for September 24, 2015

    Tonight's update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes new music packs from a variety of artists including Darude (Sandstorm anyone?), Awolnation, Kelly Bailey, and more. Let's take a look at the changelog and a new look at the musical offerings.

    CS:GO changelog for September 24, 2015...
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  • Lothar Rendain is a Bad Guy in Battleborn

    Lothar Rendain is a Bad Guy in Battleborn

    Who is Lothar Rendain? He's the bad guy in Battleborn and both Gearbox and 2K want you to know this ahead of the game's release.
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  • Some New Hot Shots Golf Screenshots

    Some New Hot Shots Golf Screenshots

    Enjoy these new screenshots for the upcoming PlayStation 4 release of Hot Shots Golf.


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