Tetris Effect Coming to PC Next Week as Epic Store Exclusive

No word on if it's a timed exclusive.

The game that many called 2018's game of the year is coming very soon to the PC. That's right, Tetris Effect brings its psychedelic strategy-puzzle gameplay to a PC somewhat near you on July 23. Ah, but there is a catch, because of course there is.

In case you missed it, Tetris Effect is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. There is no saying whether or not this is a timed exclusive release, or if this third-party PC release will remain an exclusive to that launcher. This release will mark the first time that the game was available...

Horror Game Devotion May Not be Re-released

Developer says this may change, but not any time soon.

This past February, Taiwan-based Red Candle Games pulled their then newly released horror title, Devotion, from the Steam store. This came after it was discovered that the game had shipped with an Easter egg that references how China's president, Xi Jinping, looks like Winnie the Pooh. What followed was a wave of review bombing on Steam from upset Chinese citizens that continued to toe the line that the government has repeatedly pushed upon them.

The original plan from Red Candle Games was to remove the game from...

Introducing Steam Labs - A Place to Test New Steam Features

Launching today with three experiments.

Valve has just launched a new area on Steam where users can test out new, experimental features for Steam. They're calling this area the Steam Labs and it is here where users will be able to test out potential new Steam features. These tests may one day become commonplace on Steam, but for now they are mere experiments ripe for testing and potential changes based on user feedback.

If you ever used Gmail, you may already know what to expect from these Labs experiments. That is to say, there is no guarantee that they will be fully...

Nintendo Lite Announced - $200 Handheld Device Coming in September

Cheaper, smaller, colorful.

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite today. Priced at $199 (USD), this new iteration of the Switch hardware will be released on September 20, 2019. It will come in three different colors (Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise) at launch. A carrying case and a screen protector is also going to be available at launch for the Switch Lite.

Compared to its older brother, the Switch Lite will be a portable only device. You will not be able to dock the Switch Lite to a TV as you can with the regular Switch. In addition, the Switch Lite does not have...

Facebook Reportedly Bringing Splinter Cell Back... as a VR Game

Who wished on a monkey's paw?!

There is a story circulating today saying that Facebook may have already signed deals with Ubisoft to bring back Splinter Cell and a new Assassin's Creed title. That's not the weird part. The weird part here is that the deal is to create VR games in these two popular franchises. And since it's Facebook that pushed the deal, that would mean that the games would be Oculus "exclusive" and sold through their Oculus Store.

This is, at least right now, merely a rumor. It came to light today via The Information (full article is locked...
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  • Desert Bus for Hope 8 Underway - Raising Money for Charity One Tedious Mile at a Time

    The eighth annual Desert Bus for Hope charity marathon kicked off earlier today. This annual event finds a group of people playing the infamous Desert Bus game for dozens upon dozens of hours in order to raise money for the Child's Play Charity.

    In addition to donating towards a great cause, the more money that is raised, the more these people have to play the game. Right now, they're going to be playing the game for 113 hours. More donations will add more time to their fun.
    Desert Bus is the world's longest running internet-based fundraiser and has raised more than $1.8 million for Child's Play over its seven-year history. What started as an improptu ev
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  • DirectX 12 Will Not Appear on Windows 7

    DirectX 12 Will Not Appear on Windows 7

    AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, said that DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7 and below. Huddy made this reveal while speaking at a PDXLAN presentation earlier this month.
    "It's a very, very popular operating system.

    "One thing that's not going to happen to it is DX12. Yup, DX12 is not coming to Windows 7."
    This comes following a brief snippet where he notes that Windows 7 is still the most popular operating system at present, occupying 52% of all Microsoft OS users. He even notes that the 52% figure is actually growing despite the availability of Windows 8.1. DirectX 12 will be built into Windows 10 when it...
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  • Sony Reveals Two Official PlayStation 4 Black Friday Bundle Deals

    Sony Reveals Two Official PlayStation 4 Black Friday Bundle Deals

    Sony has revealed two different PlayStation 4 bundles for the big Black Friday sales. One is very obviously geared more towards a mature audience while the other is obviously more family friendly.

    The first bundle includes the PlayStation 4, a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, and a digital download voucher for The Last of Us Remastered. The bundle will go for just $399.99 (USD).

    The second Black Friday bundle includes the PlayStation 4, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and LittleBigPlanet 3. This also goes for $399.99. Supplies will undoubtedly be limited for these bundles, so rise and...
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  • The Iron Banner 2.0 Coming to Destiny Next Week

    The Iron Banner 2.0 Coming to Destiny Next Week

    According to the latest Bungie Weekly Update, Destiny's Iron Banner is getting reworked and will show up as a new and improved 2.0 version.
    Power. Does. Matter! (no, really) - Only players Level 20 and above can lead a Fireteam - Players below Level 20 can accompany more powerful friends - Players within 3 Levels can be competitive with each other - Your DEFENSE rating affects how you take damage - Wear your best (highest rated) armor - Players out of your league will seem like a Boss - Your ATTACK rating affects how you inflict damage - Equip your best (highest rated) weapons - Lower-level players wielding fully-upgraded weapons should still
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  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand - Dated for November 18 and New Information

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand - Dated for November 18 and New Information

    DICE and EA have finally revealed the officially official release date for the last major piece of content to be released for Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 Final Stand will be out for Premium members on November 18. Those who do not have Premium will be able to buy the content on December 2.
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  • Robotoki Ditches Both Publisher Nexon and Free-to-Play Model

    Robotoki Ditches Both Publisher Nexon and Free-to-Play Model

    The Indie studio, Robotoki, has decided to ditch their planned free-to-play model for Human Element. They now plan to release the game as a paid product in November of 2015. As a result of this move, Robotoki had to end its publishing agreement with Nexon. They have also, unfortunately, laid off a portion of its staff as a result of this change.

    The Founder of Robotoki, Robert Bowling, issued a statement on this move.
    "As the game evolved we realized that the elements that make Human Element the most fun would be hindered by keeping it a free-to-play experience. "Therefore, we made the decision to switch to a premium experience for our pla
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  • Intel Resumes Advertising on Gamasutra Much to the Dismay of GamerGate

    Intel Resumes Advertising on Gamasutra Much to the Dismay of GamerGate

    Intel has gone back on its rather rash decision to pull advertising from the game industry site, Gamasutra. They resumed advertising about a day ago and even noted the importance of the site's audience to its own community. Intel had initially pulled advertising from Gamasutra following pressure from one of the many spam mail campaigns by Gamergate supporters. This is where they sent multiple emails (usually more than one from the same person, or many from a number of fake accounts they set up) to Intel to try painting Gamasutra in a bad light. This was all due to Gamasutra publicly posting articles that Gamergate did not agree with. However, after more sensi...
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  • PlayStation 4 Turns 1, Celebrates with Infographic

    PlayStation 4 Turns 1, Celebrates with Infographic

    Another day brings another infographic to view! The PlayStation 4 turns the big 01 tonight at midnight and what better way to celebrate than with a short infographic from Sony.

    If that wasn't that interesting to you, then perhaps you'll be interested in the series of blog posts that Sony has planned that takes a look back at the 20 year history of PlayStation. After all, the original PlayStation was released 20 years ago on December 3 (in Japan). Those will be coming in the days leading up to the anniversary, then on December 6-7 there is the PlayStation Experience. This is following The Game Awards on D...
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  • October 2014 NPD Results: PlayStation 4 Leads Hardware for Tenth Straight Month as Super Smash Bros. Dominates on 3DS

    For the tenth straight month in a row, the PlayStation 4 was the best selling piece of gaming hardware in the United States. This is according to the October 2014 NPD results. In addition, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has now sold over 1.2 million units thanks to around 495,000 copies of the game being sold in October.
    Top 10 Software Sales for October 2014
    1. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
    2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
    3. The Evil Within (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
    4. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360, PS3, PC)
    5. Destiny (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
    6. Skylanders: Trap Team (360, Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, 3DS, mobile)
    7. FIFA
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  • Watch the Great Looking Never Alone Launch Trailer

    Watch the Great Looking Never Alone Launch Trailer

    Never Alone

    Play as both Nuna and Fox - Switch between the two companions at any time with one button press, or play side by side in local co-op mode, as
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  • GTA Online Census Infographic Plus Heists Are Coming Soon

    GTA Online Census Infographic Plus Heists Are Coming Soon

    Rockstar Games released a new infographic today that tells the tale of GTA Online. If you like stats and figures, this is the news post for you.

    Oh, one more thing.
    The rumor going around is that the heists will be add...
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