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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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  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is Coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in June

    This June, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will get to rob banks with the best of them when Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is released. The Crimewave Edition will include essentially every piece of DLC released for the PC version of the game. According to Steam, that's over $110 (USD) worth of DLC so far.

    Beyond that, those who pre-order the game will get a 25% discount and will get bonus DLC in the form of the Hard Time Loot Bag.
    Hard Time Loot Bag pre-order bonus includes:
    • Red dot weapon sight modification available for use on all rifle
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  • Fable Legends will be Free to Play on Xbox One and Windows

    Fable Legends will be Free to Play on Xbox One and Windows

    You read that title correctly, Fable Legends was announced to be a free to play game today from Lionhead Studios and Microsoft. It will be free to play on both the Xbox One and on Windows 10.

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  • Guild Wars 2 is Getting a First-Person View and Other Camera Improvements

    Guild Wars 2 is Getting a First-Person View and Other Camera Improvements

    ArenaNet just announced that as part of their upcoming camera changes planned for Guild Wars 2, a first-person point of view will be included. The update is planned for release on March 10.

    The first look at the new view will be shown on the "Ready Up" livestream this Friday at noon (PT). A few of the early details on the new camera system were revealed.
    Changes and new features coming to the camera system include:

    First-person Camera Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode
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  • The Many Variations of Kitana in Mortal Kombat X

    The Many Variations of Kitana in Mortal Kombat X

    Another new trailer for Mortal Kombat X came out today. This one shows off the three different fighting styles players will be able to make use of for Kitana.



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  • Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth DLC Coming Next Week

    Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth DLC Coming Next Week

    Some new DLC for Lords of the Fallen is due to be released on March 3 in Europe and March 4 in the US. The Ancient Labyrinth is a new campaign for the game.



    Enter the Ancient Labyrinth and discover a new campaign in the long-forgotten library, locked away between the human and demonic realms millennia ago. Ancient Labyrinth will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 3rd 2015 in Europe and March 4th in the US.
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  • New Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer - Gotham is Mine

    New Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer - Gotham is Mine

    A new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight was released today. Here is the "Gotham is Mine" trailer.

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  • Official Gameplay Trailer for The Evil Within: The Assignment Expansion

    Official Gameplay Trailer for The Evil Within: The Assignment Expansion

    Bethesda released a new gameplay trailer today for the upcoming DLC for The Evil Within. It's called The Assignment and will try to answer some of the questions as to what happened with Juli Kidman while Sebastian was busy doing his thing.

    Taking the role of Kidman, The Assignment features an increased focus on stealth gameplay mechanics as you untangle the secrets of what happened to her and untangle the truth behind her connection with Mobius. Introducing new enemies and gameplay tactics, The Assignment sets the stage for the concluding chapter
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  • Hunger is a New Adventure Game from Tarsier

    Hunger is a New Adventure Game from Tarsier

    Tarsier, the studio behind Tearaway Unfolded, is busy working on their next title already. It's called Hunger and they're billing it as a "suspense-adventure" game.
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  • Forza Horizon 2 Getting Fast & Furious Standalone Expansion

    Forza Horizon 2 Getting Fast & Furious Standalone Expansion

    Well this is a bit of an odd one for you today. It seems as though Forza Horizon 2 will soon get a standalone Fast & Furious themed expansion. This is no joke.

    The hugely successful movie franchise is teaming up with the critically acclaimed "Forza" racing series for a video game featuring cars and missions inspired by Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" film series. The downloadable title will serve as an expansion to "Forza Horizon 2," the latest open-world edition of Turn 10 Studios' "Forza Motorsport" game franchise. Set before
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  • Rumor: Valve's VR Headset is Superior to Crescent Bay Oculus Rift

    Rumor: Valve's VR Headset is Superior to Crescent Bay Oculus Rift

    In a teaser by TechRadar about Valve's upcoming virtual reality headset reveal at GDC, they cite a very interesting rumor from one of their own sources.
    Furthermore, our own sources have told us that the headset is out in the wild and being tested by developers. One person familiar with Valve's plans told us that the headset in its current state is technologically "superior" to the latest iteration of Oculus Rift, Crescent Bay.
    They don't really expand on what it means by "superior" however. All that's known right now is that Valve will be showing off...
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  • There is a Kickstarter for a New Toejam & Earl Game

    There is a Kickstarter for a New Toejam & Earl Game

    I tend not to put up news on new Kickstarter campaigns since all too often people get burned by broken promises. However, I feel as though people would like to hear about the possibility of a new Toejam & Earl game. Yes, Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove has a Kickstarter campaign underway.


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