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System Shock and Skatebird Among Over a Dozen Games with New Limited Time Demos

In honor of The Game Awards, about a dozen games released limited time demos on Steam.

Later tonight, The Game Awards will be streamed live. That all kicks off at 8:30PM (ET) and can be watched online at places like Twitch, Steam, Mixer, Twitter, YouTube, consoles, other websites, and even at select movie theaters.

We already knew that.

What we didn't know until just a short time ago is that Geoff Keighley has also organized a special bonus treat for everyone. Today, he announced The Game Festival. The Game Festival, going live right...
 

MLB The Show is No Longer a PlayStation Exclusive

Soon, MLB The Show will be available on more than just Sony's platforms.

It has just been announced that starting as soon as 2021's release, MLB The Show will no longer be a PlayStation platform exclusive. Though other platforms have not yet been specified, both the official Nintendo and Xbox Twitter accounts were quick to comment on this new development.

For the past dozen or so years, MLB The Show has been developed by San Diego Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony has also had the exclusive rights to develop and publish...
 

New 2K Studio Confirmed to be Working on Next BioShock Game

The first project for the new Cloud Chamber is the next entry in the BioShock series.

2K just announced today that they have opened up a new game development studio under their publishing umbrella. The new studio is called Cloud Chamber and will have not one but two different locations for their operations. The team will operate both out of 2K's San Francisco Bay Area HQ in Novato, CA in addition to a new location in Montreal, Quebec. This marks the first Canadian office for 2K.

The other big surprise today is the fact that Cloud Chamber has...
 

DICE Nerfed the TTK Yet Again in Battlefield V

Almost one year later and DICE is repeating the same exact mistakes.

Back on December 12, 2018, DICE decided to adjust the TTK (Time To Kill) for weapons in Battlefield V. A lot of the changes made weapons a fair bit less effective at actually taking out enemies. DICE said that they found that their "wider player base was dying too fast." That is to say, the shorter TTK wasn't too friendly for new players. To say that the core Battlefield community hated the changes is probably a massive understatement.

So, DICE tried to find a compromise...
 

Resident Evil 3 Remake Cover Art Leaked

Features a look at Jill, Carlos, and Nemesis.

We seem to have yet another leak on our hands today. This time it's for the still not officially announced remake of Resident Evil 3. It seems as though the cover art for this totally not real game was found on the servers for the PlayStation Store.

A games tracker feature on Gamstat quickly embeded the images from the PlayStation Store and thus made them visible publicly. Since then the images were pulled from being publicly accessible on the PlayStation Store. It's a good thing Gematsu saved the...
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  • DONTNOD's Twin Mirror Delayed Until 2020, Now Also an Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

    Timed exclusives on PC continue to be a fat load of BS.

    Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind games like Vampyr and Life is Strange, announced today that they have signed a partnership with Epic Games for Twin Mirror. You already know what that means. Yes, Twin Mirror is now going to be a one-year exclusive on the Epic Games Store.

    The game was announced back at E3 2018. All that we've really seen about the game came during that show by way of a short teaser trailer and word that it was a new "story-driven adventure" title. We also...
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  • Twitch is Suing Users that Posted Porn, Violence, Racism, and More to Artifact Section

    The company says these users harmed their business.

    In March 2019, a bunch of idiots got together and flooded the Artifact section on Twitch with all sorts of random content. This seemed to include everything from multiple hour loops of "Ayaya" to things like showing full copyrighted Hollywood films like Avengers: Endgame, full episodes of various copyrighted television shows like Malcolm in the Middle, a whole lot of uncensored hardcore porn like raw gachi (NSFW if you decide to search for it), to uncensored footage of the Christchurch mosque terror attack, and an assortment of videos full of extreme racism and misogyny.

    In other words, it was a real shitshow. ...
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  • EA Attempts to Distance Themselves from 'Loot Boxes' by Calling them 'Surprise Mechanics'

    If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it must be a surprise mechanic.

    EA and loot boxes, loot boxes and EA. In some people's minds, there is no better pairing save for "gamers" and "rising up." For the past several years now, the studio has been repeatedly under fire for how they included loot boxes in many of their titles. They have included loot box mechanics in games like Madden with their Madden Ultimate Team card packs, FIFA with the similar Ultimate Team mode, Battlefield 1, and perhaps most notably, Star Wars Battlefront...
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  • 2064: Read Only Memories Sequel Announced

    2064: Read Only Memories Sequel Announced

    A new, mysterious case needs to be cracked.

    MidBoss is the studio responsible for bringing the world a little mystery adventure title called 2064: Read Only Memories. This original title came out back in 2017 and has earned some overall "Strong" review scores from a number of outlets, even sitting at a "very positive" user score after hundreds of Steam reviews.

    The game blended together elements of mystery, crime solving, adventure, and a hefty splash of cyberpunk. This past week, a sequel was announced for 2064. It's called...
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  • Two King of Fighters Characters Join Dead or Alive 6 Roster

    Two King of Fighters Characters Join Dead or Alive 6 Roster

    Who might it be?

    The Dead or Alive 6 roster continues to grow months after the game's release. Today, Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja revealed that there are at least two additional DLC characters coming very soon to the existing roster. "Very soon" means right now in most cases.

    Some of you out there may already be familiar with them. They are Mai Shiranui and Kula Diamond from The King of Fighters. Two characters from a different fighting game? Yup! These two are included as part of the Season Pass 1 for Dead or Alive 6.

    However,...
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  • Killing Floor 2 Steampunk Themed Summer Event is Live

    Killing Floor 2 Steampunk Themed Summer Event is Live

    Kickin' Brass and taking names.

    Tripwire Interactive just released their latest free content update for Killing Floor 2 today. They're calling it Killing Floor 2: Back & Kickin' Brass and if you were in the room with me, you would have been able to hear my eyes rolling when I first read the name of this update.

    As already mentioned, this free content update has a bit of a steampunk vibe going for it. There are some new things and some old things. There is a free weekend and a sale, at least for the Steam version. It's a little of this and...
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  • A New ZUSI is Available for Train Sim Enthusiasts

    A New ZUSI is Available for Train Sim Enthusiasts

    All aboard for simulated fun.

    Another train simulator has found its way through the world of game development and is now ready to be released to the world. The latest is from Aerosoft and Excalibur Games and it's called ZUSI 3 - Aerosoft Edition. It's said to be "highly realistic" in its simulation of trains. This includes its "accurate simulation of signalling and protection systems."

    Apparently, the ZUSI series is used by railway companies for training new drivers. I don't know much about trains or train companies, but I'm...
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  • Free Weekend Coming for Insurgency: Sandstorm

    Free Weekend Coming for Insurgency: Sandstorm

    Runs at the same time as the World War 3 free weekend.

    It's going to be a big battle of the combat games this weekend. Both World War 3 and Insurgency: Sandstorm have a free weekend that runs from June 20 to June 24. We already told you about the World War 3 free weekend, so now it's Insurgency's turn.

    This free weekend for Insurgency: Sandstorm is being held just days after new content drops for the game. This new content is actually out today and includes new weapons, a remake of a classic Insurgency map, and a new arcade mode called "Frenzy."...
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  • New Video and Post-Launch Plans for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

    New Video and Post-Launch Plans for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

    As release draws near, the information ramps up.

    Square Enix once again decided to share a bunch of fresh information about their upcoming Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Shadowbringers. This fresh batch of information includes a new gameplay video along with a little look at some of the post-launch plans that are in the works for the expansion.

    The new gameplay video can be seen below. This video features clips from a recent dungeon walkthrough video from the latest "Letter from the Producer LIVE #52" that happened recently. This video...
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  • Free Weekend Coming for World War 3

    Free Weekend Coming for World War 3

    What if we had a war and invited everyone?

    This weekend, you will be able to play World War 3 for free through Steam. What is World War 3? Well, it's a war in which everyone is invited! There's something for mom, dad, even the kids, and grandma! The free weekend for World War 3 runs from June 20 until June 23.

    This free weekend follows the recent release of the "Warzone Giga-Patch." This free weekend includes all of the game's current content, as you would expect from a free weekend for a game.

    And, as you would also expect...
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  • Ranked Competitive Seasons Come to Mortal Kombat 11

    Ranked Competitive Seasons Come to Mortal Kombat 11

    The competition is fierce.

    WBIE and NetherRealm Studios are about to deliver a new "Kombat League" to fans of Mortal Kombat 11. A new gameplay trailer came out today for this brand spanking new seasonal ranked mode. Those who prove they can prove that they're a cut above the rest have a chance to earn exclusive in-game rewards.

    Kombat League is set to kick off on June 18 and will be released as a free content update for all Mortal Kombat 11 owners.

    Each season will be four-weeks long. There will be nine different tiers...
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