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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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  • Own the Underworld in New Triad Wars Trailer

    Own the Underworld in New Triad Wars Trailer

    A new trailer for Triad Wars came out today entitled "Own the Underworld."

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  • Original Chip's Challenge Games Coming to Steam in May

    Original Chip's Challenge Games Coming to Steam in May

    It's been about 25 years since the original Chip's Challenge came out on Windows 3.1, so it's probably due for a bit of a revival. In May, both Chip's Challenge and the never before released Chip's Challenge 2 will be released on Steam.
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  • Mass Effect 4 Details Potentially Leaked via Survey

    Mass Effect 4 Details Potentially Leaked via Survey

    It seems as though some people out there were sent a survey pertaining to the Mass Effect franchise. Included in the survey were a number of juicy tidbits that may paint a picture on what fans can possibly see in Mass Effect 4.

    The following list was compiled by "EatChildren" on the NeoGAF forums.

    NARRATIVE
    • Premise: Set in the Helius Cluster of the Andromeda Galaxy, removed by time and space from the Mass Effect "Commander Shepard" trilogy and its ending. Play as a "Pathfinder" explorer leading expedition with the aim of establishing
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  • Halo 5 Pre-Orders at GameStop Feature Exclusive Spartan Locke Armor Set

    Halo 5 Pre-Orders at GameStop Feature Exclusive Spartan Locke Armor Set

    One of the perks to pre-ordering Halo 5: Guardians from GameStop now includes the ability to use the Spartan Locke armor set for multiplayer.


    The pre-order bonus includes the following two items:
    On one hand, the armor looks pretty cool. On the othe...
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  • Mortal Kombat X - 15 GB Patch Released on PC

    Mortal Kombat X - 15 GB Patch Released on PC

    A 15GB update was released this evening for Mortal Kombat X on the PC. The number of changes in the update? Two.
    • Optimized shaders to improve graphics performance
    • Fixed an issue to prevent replays from using up too much hard drive storage space

    As a bit of compensation for this somewhat broken PC release, they are including 10,000 Krypt Koins as a bonus the next time you start the game. This may give you like one unlock, maybe two if they're small.
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  • Grand Theft Auto V PC Receives Its First Patch (1.01) Addresses Windows Username Issues and More

    The first post-release patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has come out. Patch 1.01 includes a fix for those Windows users that had non-alphanumeric characters in their usernames among other early fixes.

    Changelog for Grand Theft Auto V PC version 1.01

    • Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
    • Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
    • Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
    • Fixed an issue
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  • Anita Sarkeesian Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People

    Anita Sarkeesian Makes Time's 100 Most Influential People

    This week, Time revealed their list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Anita Sarkeesian, the founder of Feminist Frequency and the creator of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games web series, made the list this year. Actor Wil Wheaton provided the writeup for her inclusion on the list.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront Reveal Trailer - Watch Now

    Star Wars Battlefront Reveal Trailer - Watch Now


    That's right, it's the first ever trailer for Star Wars Battlefront from EA and DICE! It uh, well it's a trailer that uses the game engine at least.
    Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own - firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored
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  • Battlefield Hardline, Bloodborne, and the PS4 Top the NPD Figures for March 2015

    The March 2015 NPD sales figures are in and, as noted in the title, Battlefield Hardline and Bloodborne top the software sales for the month.
    1.) Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC) 2.) Bloodborne (PS4) 3.) Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3) 4.) Mario Party 10 (Wii U) 5.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC) 6.) MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3) 7.) Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4) 8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC) 9.) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One) 10.) Final
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  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - New Trailer, Screens, and Song

    Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - New Trailer, Screens, and Song

    The Chinese Room has released a trifecta of fresh media today for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. This includes a bunch of new screenshots, a new trailer, and even a new song. Let's start with the new trailer, move onto the screens and wrap things up with some new information and the song by Jessica Curry. Sound good? Great!


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  • Hylek Tribes Coming to Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

    Hylek Tribes Coming to Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet released some new details on the new tribes and their role in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. Here is the first look at the frog-like creatures that make up the Hylek tribes.



    The latest developer blog post by Narrative Designer, Scott McGough, details the three new tribes of Itzel, Nuhoch, and Zintl. Tomorrow (April 17) at 12PM (PT) you can tune into the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel to see more of these tribes and some additional details from the Heart of Thorns expansion....
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