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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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  • Cities: Skylines 1.1.0 Update Adds Tunnels, European Style Buildings, New Maps, and More

    Today's Cities: Skylines 1.1.0 update adds in some often requested features to the game. Some of these new features include over 50 new European style buildings, "wall-to-wall" buildings, three new starter maps, tunnels, new additions to the asset editor, and other fixes and additions.

    The team warns that due to the extensive nature of the changes in this update, most mods will not work until the mod maker updates their mod.

    Changelog for Cities: Skylines 1.1.0

    Features & New
    • New: European theme added
    • New: 72 European buildings in the
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  • This Used to be Doom 4

    This Used to be Doom 4

    Mark Bristol shared his highlight reel from his time spent working at Blur Studio as a cinematics director. As part of his footage, there was a brief segment that showed off what Doom 4 used to look like.

    I hope you like your Doom games looking like some weird Terminator meets Fallout meets RAGE mashup.

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  • Sales Figures: Grand Theft Auto V at 52 Million, Evolve at 2.5 Million, and More from Take-Two

    Take-Two released their financial reports for FY 2015 today. According to their reports, it seems as though Rockstar Games struck gold and oil at the same time with Grand Theft Auto V.

    According to Take-Two, GTA V has sold nearly 52 million units across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Evolve seems to have had a decent release as well, having sold 2.5 million units so far. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection sales exceeded expectations. The franchise has hit 25 million units sold in total, with 8 million sales coming in...
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  • New Screenshots for Game of Thrones - Episode 4 'Sons of Winter'

    New Screenshots for Game of Thrones - Episode 4 'Sons of Winter'

    Not much to say for this one. All we have here are a good number of new screenshots from the fourth episode ("Sons of Winter") coming to the Telltale Game of Thrones game.


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  • Life is Strange Episode 3 'Chaos Theory' Launch Trailer

    Life is Strange Episode 3 'Chaos Theory' Launch Trailer

    Tomorrow (May 19), the third episode for Life is Strange will be released. The episode, entitled Chaos Theory, has a nice new launch trailer for you to enjoy while you await the episode's release tomorrow.

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  • Mass Effect Lead Casey Hudson Joins Microsoft as New Creative Director for Xbox and HoloLens

    The former lead at BioWare (Mass Effect), Casey Hudson, has joined up with Microsoft as the new Creative Director at Microsoft Studios. He will be working with HoloLens, Xbox, and "other projects."
    What can you share about your new role?

    Casey Hudson:
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  • Rising Tide Expansion Pack Announced for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

    2K and Firaxis announced the Rising Tide expansion pack today for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. The expansion is expected to be released for Windows this Fall, with Mac and Linux ports (by Aspyr) also coming later in the Fall.
    Key features of Rising Tide include:
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  • You Can Go Your Own Way in this Witcher 3 Launch Trailer

    You Can Go Your Own Way in this Witcher 3 Launch Trailer

    CD Projekt RED wants to remind you that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is about ready to be released. Like, it's super close, to being released. So why not watch the launch trailer while you count down the hours until said release?

    This is the "Go Your Way" trailer for The Witcher 3.

    In Wild Hunt, you as Geralt embark on your most epic and dangerous journey yet. Your mission -- to find the child of prophecy, an ashen-haired girl, a living and highly volatile weapon everyone wants to control. The stakes have never been higher:
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  • Doom E3 2015 Teaser Trailer

    Doom E3 2015 Teaser Trailer

    It's Doom. There's a double-barreled shotgun. There is also a Revenant. I'm going to also assume that hell is involved somehow alongside Imps, Barons, Hellknights, and maybe a Cyberdemon or two.

    The full reveal will come as part of Bethesda's E3 Showcase which takes place on June 14 at 10PM (ET).

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  • The First Three Hours of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The First Three Hours of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    I finally had a chance to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt today. The first time I played, I decided to stream it from my PS4 for three hours. I will say that there are a mix of story missions, side quests, exploration, played a round of cards, death, and a butt or two. If you don't want to have any spoilers ruined for you, don't watch. If you want to see the early bits of a game that will probably take most everyone 100 or so hours in a "typical" playthrough. Also, for those that hate my voice, rejoice! I didn't connect my mic to my PS4 for this stream, so all you'...
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  • New Weapons, Weapon Balance, Gun Master, and More Coming in Spring Patch for Battlefield 4

    DICE laid out some of the essentials on what you need to know for the upcoming Spring 2015 update for Battlefield 4. This includes brief mentions of the five new weapons coming to the game, details on how they completely revamped all of the weapons in the game, the return of the Gun Master mode, and more. Let's dive right in!
    FIVE NEW WEAPONS
    Some of the weapons are old fan favorites, others are picked based on their unique gameplay aspects. These are the five new weapons:

    New fan favorite Assault Rifle Picked based on its unique burst gamep
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