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Half-Life Alyx Reveal Trailer, 4K Screens, and Release Date Announced

Valve is back.

It's been over 12 years. 12 years since the last Half-Life game was released. While it may not be Half-Life 3, Valve did today reveal Half-Life Alyx to the world. This is a new VR title for the PC that is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Valve is straight up calling this a "full-length" game that just happens to require a VR device to experience. Pre-orders are available now, months ahead of the game's currently planned release in March 2020. A pre-order discount brings the $59.99 (USD) price down...
 

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,...
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  • Almost 14 Minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay

    Almost 14 Minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay

    It looks like a video game.

    As part of their EA Play event, Respawn Entertainment and EA showed off about 15 minutes of actual gameplay for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. We won't get into specifics about the game here. For that, you can check out our previous coverage.

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is slated for release on November 15, 2019. ...
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  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus Coming to North America

    Granblue Fantasy: Versus Coming to North America

    XSEED Games is to thank for this.

    XSEED Games announced that they are publishing Granblue Fantasy: Versus in North America for the PlayStation 4. This is a new fighting game from the developers of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, Arc System Works. This game is set in the world of Granblue Fantasy, a mobile RPG that has somewhere over 20 million players. ...
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  • Destroy All Humans Remake Announced

    Destroy All Humans Remake Announced

    Crypto is back.

    A remake of the classic 2005 title, Destroy All Humans!, was announced today. It's a complete remake built on Unreal Engine 4 and coming to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from Black Forest Games and THQ Nordic. The release is scheduled for 2020. ...
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  • Octopath Traveler Out Now on PC

    Octopath Traveler Out Now on PC

    It's an RPG from Square Enix.

    Square Enix has brought over its popular Nintendo Switch RPG, Octopath Traveler, to the PC today. You can pick it up via Steam if you're so inclined. ...
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  • Darksiders Genesis Announced

    Darksiders Genesis Announced

    This probably isn't the Darksiders game you were expecting.

    Developer Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic announced yesterday that a new Darksiders game is in the works. However, this probably isn't the action-adventure romp that you are hoping it is. Darksiders Genesis is a new game in the works for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.

    Darksiders Genesis "kicks off a completely fresh direction for the Darksiders franchise." In Genesis, you become the fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife. The big change...
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  • GTA Online is Finally Getting a Casino Update

    GTA Online is Finally Getting a Casino Update

    It's taken almost six years.

    Finally. Finally, the casino is coming to GTA Online. That big ol' building has been sitting north of Los Santos doing absolutely nothing for almost six years now. Its front was adorned with a "Opening Soon!" sign for literally years. Now, it looks like some big changes are finally coming. If you go to the area now, you may see some little odds and ends out front of the Casino's main entrance.

    I'm talking about a dumpster, some building materials, even a few work signs. Data miners dug a bit deeper and saw...
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  • Baldur's Gate 3 Announced for Stadia and PC

    Baldur's Gate 3 Announced for Stadia and PC

    From the makers of Divinity: Original Sin 2.

    Baldur's Gate 3 was officially announced today. The announcement came first from the recent Stadia Connect stream from Google. The game is being worked on by Larian Studios, the studio that brought us Divinity: Original Sin 2.

    Obviously, the Stadia release is confirmed but what about other platforms? Right now, the studio said that they are also bringing the game to PC. They did not say anything about what PC storefront they will release Baldur's Gate 3 on. ...
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  • More Details About Google Stadia Revealed

    More Details About Google Stadia Revealed

    The rumors were true.

    Google held their first ever Stadia Connect today in which they revealed some of the first concrete details about their new game streaming service. Stadia is set to let you stream games to any devices that can connect to a Chrome browser or through any device that supports a Chromecast. All of the heavy lifting is done at Google, meaning you do not need a high-end rig to play the latest and greatest. As it turns out, everything mentioned in the pre-Connect leak were true. The only minor differences concern small adjustments to the prices...
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  • Bungie Finally Embraces MMO Genre for Destiny 2 - Free to Play Confirmed, Coming to Steam, Cross-Saves and More

    Bungie finally called Destiny the "M" word for the first time ever.

    Bungie said that they were going to talk about the "next chapter of Destiny 2" today and talk they did. They even said that they are going to push Destiny 2 into becoming more of an MMO. Yes, they actually said the big "M" word publicly when talking about Destiny 2! That's a huge deal! Today's livestream not only confirmed today's earlier leaks, but announced so much more. Let's just dig right into it all.

    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the next expansion...
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  • Google Stadia Pricing Leaks - Offering Subscription and Individual Purchase Options

    I need an umbrella for all these leaks!

    The Google Stadia Connect that is set to begin roughly right as this post goes live, will share the first details about the pricing structure for the upcoming streaming platform. As it turns out, that information was leaked earlier this morning. The information was reported on by Kotaku but originally shared by Canadian news outlet, La Presse.

    Stadia will include both a subscription model and offer up games for sale individually. The Stadia launches this November and includes a base subscription starting...
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  • Report: Destiny 2 Going Free-to-play and Coming to Steam

    Report: Destiny 2 Going Free-to-play and Coming to Steam

    This is assuming the rumors are true...

    It looks like Destiny 2 will be making some significant changes in the months ahead. According to an early leak, or a rumor, or whatever you want to call it, Destiny 2 is making the move to free-to-play. Engadget apparently put their article up well ahead of schedule this morning that details the coming changes.

    The article, since pulled from public sight, was read and given a nice "CliffsNotes version" over on the Destiny subreddit.

    In short, Destiny 2 will be going F2P on all platforms....
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