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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,...
 

Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

The franchise returns to its dark roots.

Another unsurprising reveal at this year's BlizzCon was the announcement of Diablo IV. The sequel to the colorful action-RPG that is Diablo III promises to tone back the color gamut a wee bit, with hopes of appeasing fans of Diablo II.

As with the other reveals made today, Diablo IV does not yet have a release date. However, we do know that it's in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. So far we know of three classes: Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We also know that you will be traveling...
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  • EA Shuts Down Maxis

    EA Shuts Down Maxis

    EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, which is the main Maxis studio and the same studio that created the SimCity and Sims franchises. A representative from EA gave an explanation of what is going on.
    Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne locations as we close our Emeryville location. Maxis continues to support and develop new experiences for current Sims and SimCity players, while expanding our franchises to new platforms and developing new cross-platform IP. These chan
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  • Microsoft HoloLens Designer Mike Ey Killed in Hit and Run Accident

    Microsoft HoloLens Designer Mike Ey Killed in Hit and Run Accident

    Mike Ey, the 30 year old project designer behind Microsoft HoloLens was tragically killed this weekend in a hit and run accident.
    Friends say Ey's professional passion was perfecting "HoloLens," Microsoft's new "augmented reality" tool in development that blends the digital world with the real world. The technology will eventually enable anyone to create and interact with three-dimensional holographic images in real space. "He said it was the coolest thing ever," Piering said. "It's looking at the future while holding the present. Mike said it wasn't p
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  • Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid V PlayStation 4 Announced for Asia

    Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid V PlayStation 4 Announced for Asia

    Asia seems to get all of the cool exclusives. The latest is the special, limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 that is exclusive to the Asian region.


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  • A Look at Raid Mode from Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    A Look at Raid Mode from Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    After wrapping up the first episode, I decided to take a look at the Raid Mode and some of the unlockables in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. This is what happened.


    This mode is included with all copies of Revelations 2 and features both new maps and old favorites. It's honestly quite a bit of fun. I played it a couple of times more after recording this as well....
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  • Let's Play Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Part 4 (End of Episode One)

    Let's Play Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Part 4 (End of Episode One)

    I wrap up the first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in this episode. Don't worry though, because the second episode came out today and that should begin on Friday....
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  • New Observer Mode Coming to Evolve

    New Observer Mode Coming to Evolve

    A new "Observer Mode" is coming soon to Evolve. As you may already be able to guess, it's simply another name for spectator mode. One of the first things mentioned on the Observer Mode information page is how this can be used for shoutcasting. They really want this to be the hot, new esport.
    BE A SHOUTCASTER! You can now have Custom matches with 1 to 5 players, then add an Observer to your game, using the Hunter/Monster selection screen. Not only can you watch the game as the sixth player, but you can also use Observer mode to livestream these match
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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is New Standalone Prequel to The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is New Standalone Prequel to The New Order

    Bethesda announced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood today as a standalone prequel to Wolfeinstein: The New Order. Priced at just $19.99 (USD), the game will be released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 5.

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  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Has a $100 Collector's Edition

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Has a $100 Collector's Edition

    Konami revealed a special $99.99 (USD) Collector's Edition for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain today. This CE includes a number of bonus items both in-game and out. Pre-orders for CE are not yet up in North America yet but seem to be up at GAME retailers in Europe. Also, it's important to note that if you live in Japan, or fancy importing, you can get a bundle that includes a 1:1 replica of Snake's arm. It will only run you about $250 (USD).



    PlayStation 4 GAME SOFT - METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (Blu-ray Disc x 1)
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  • RISE is a Technically Impressive Oculus Rift Demo Built on Unreal Engine 4

    RISE is a Technically Impressive Oculus Rift Demo Built on Unreal Engine 4

    Continuing with the recent trend on all news being about virtual reality, comes this small bit of amazingness from a small group. RISE


    The demo will be made available soon for Oculus Rift...
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  • Nvidia Announces SHIELD - An Android TV Console Capable of 4K Video Powered by Tegra X1

    As part of tonight's hilarious GDC 2015 conference, Nvidia announced a new Nvidia SHIELD. No, it's not a new tablet of the same exact name, but it is a 4K capable Android TV console. Well, it's 4K capable if you're just watching videos, but we'll get back to that in a moment.

    The SHIELD also makes use of Nvidia GRID, their game streaming service. Nvidia says that without their years of hard work and research, streaming of games just wouldn't exist, having conveniently forgotten about services like Onlive or PlayStation Now. I digress.
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  • Project Morpheus VR Device Targets Early 2016 Release - Details and Specs Revealed

    Sony spilled the beans on the specifics and details for their Project Morpheus virtual reality headset that they've been developing for quite some time now. First up, Sony announced that they are trying to get the device to consumers in the first half of 2016. They will have more details on this at E3 later this year.



    Now, let's dive into the technical specifics.
    • 120Hz OLED display running at 1920x1080
    • Sub-18ms latency
    • PS4 was designed to have 120fps output
    • Developers are encouraged to reach for 120fps in their
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