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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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  • Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider, and Bioshock Infinite Highlight March 2015 Games with Gold Free Offerings

    Don't forget that if you have Xbox Live Gold, that you can now pick up your free Games with Gold offerings for March 2015.

    On the Xbox One, you can pick up Rayman Legends for the entire month. On the Xbox 360, you can pick up Tomb Raider from now until March 15. On March 16, the Xbox 360 game will be Bioshock Infinite.

    It seems as though next month, there will be a nice surplus of free games offered on Games with Gold. You won't want to miss that....
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  • Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free for Everyone

    Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free for Everyone

    You get an engine, and you get an engine, and you get an engine! Everyone is getting a game engine! Specifically, Unreal Engine 4 is now free. There is no longer a subscription fee associated with using the engine. However, Epic still stipulates that they are given a 5% royalty on any game shipped that uses UE4 after the first $3,000 of gross revenues. This means that the source code is free, the multi-platform tools are free, and every future upgrade to the engine is free. Last year alone saw at least 7 major updates and 12 minor updates made to the engine. ...
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  • Let's Play Resident Evil HD Remaster - Part FINAL

    Let's Play Resident Evil HD Remaster - Part FINAL

    This is it. This is where I beat the first Resident Evil in any form for the first time ever. Feels good, man.


    Thanks to anybody who watched even a little bit. Thanks to everyone that stuck it out through every episode, even when I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

    Don't forget that I'm also in the middle of doing a let's play for Resident Evil: Revelations 2....
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  • Battlefield Hardline Premium Announced

    Battlefield Hardline Premium Announced

    EA and Visceral Games have announced Battlefield Hardline Premium. Look at how shocked we all are.

    Battlefield Hardline Premium will include much the same as the other Premium services for Battlefield. It will give members exclusive content, early access to content, and four new "super features" that include masks, gun bench, competitive play, and legendary status.

    Let's take a look at what exactly the benefits are to going Premium.
    o Masks - New player masks with unique gameplay benefits tied to the theme of
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  • World of Warcraft Soon to Allow Players to Buy Game Time with In-Game Gold

    World of Warcraft Soon to Allow Players to Buy Game Time with In-Game Gold

    Taking a page from Eve Online and WildStar, Blizzard will soon allow players to buy more game time by spending in-game gold. Players will be able to purchase a "WoW Token" through the in-game shop using real world money. They can either use it to add 30 days of game time to their account or sell it on the game's Auction House at the "current market price."

    That quoted price is guaranteed no matter how volatile the market is. Also, once purchased from the Auction House, that Token is then soulbound to your character and cannot be re-traded to game the...
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  • Let's Play Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Part 2

    Let's Play Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Part 2

    Let's continue on with the let's play for Resident Evil: Revelations 2! We're still playing as Claire and we're still in the first episode: Penal Colony.


    Look for more to come in the weeks ahead. This is an episodic game and a new episode is released every week up through the end of March. I'm going to try really hard to stay on top of the new episodes as they are released....
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  • HTC Announces Vive Virtual Reality Headset and Partnership with Valve - Consumer Product Expected in 2015

    During today's special HTC event at the Mobile World Congress, HTC revealed the HTC Vive, a new virtual reality headset they are working on in a special partnership with Valve.


    So far, we know the following things about the Vive:
    • 90Hz display
    • 1200x1080 resolution per eye
    • 360 degree tracking
    • It will ship with controllers
    • These controllers are "custom" dual-wield controllers that include position tracking and are made by HTC specifically for VR
    • Includes an audio jack to connect your headphones into for audio
    • A pair of (potentially
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  • Wasteland 2 Update to Use Updated Unity Engine

    Wasteland 2 Update to Use Updated Unity Engine

    In the latest blog update for Wasteland 2, it was revealed that there are plans to move the game from Unity 4.5 up to the Unity 5 engine. This will not only include visual upgrades for the game but it will also allow the team to offer improved mod tools for the fans.
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  • 6.1 Hotfix Patches Rolled out for World of Warcraft

    6.1 Hotfix Patches Rolled out for World of Warcraft

    A number of hotfixes came today and in the previous days for the 6.1 patch for World of Warcraft. As these are hotfixes, they do not require players to download a new update for their game and are all done serverside. Let's take a look at what those changes are...
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  • In the World of Gaming, Leonard Nimoy was More than Just the Civilization IV Narrator

    By now, most of you have probably already saw that actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. We all knew him as Spock from Star Trek or from his dozens of other roles he has assumed for the past roughly seven decades. However, many of us probably also knew him as the narrator for Civilization IV.

    His familiar voice would read a line or two any time a new technology was discovered. Even after countless hours with the game, hearing those words of wisdom read was always comforting and always signified progress was being made. What you m...
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  • Supernova is a New MOBA and RTS Hybrid Game from Bandai Namco

    Supernova is a New MOBA and RTS Hybrid Game from Bandai Namco

    Bandai Namco and Primal Game Studio announced Supernova today, a new game that combines the genres of MOBAs and RTS into one package.
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