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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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  • Big Changes Hit Cobblestone in Latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update (February 4, 2015)

    Tonight's update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes a few very noteworthy changes to Cobblestone.

    Changelog for CS:GO for February 4, 2015

    MISC - Reduced latency of voice audio. - Community servers now can show viewer counts when players are streaming their match. - Fixed regression in Deathmatch Bonus mission evaluation. - Fixed a Deathmatch exploit where players could maliciously cause the server to run out of entities. - Fixed buymenu's Accurate Range weapon stats being computed incorrectly. - Fixed AWP viewmodel rendering when zoomed
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  • Play Custom Maps in Co-op with Latest Far Cry 4 Patch

    Play Custom Maps in Co-op with Latest Far Cry 4 Patch

    The latest patch for Far Cry 4 rolled out a short time ago today. It's a hefty one, coming it at around 1.1GB (at least on the PC), but it adds some neat functionality to the game. Namely, it adds the ability to play custom maps with a co-op partner.

    Changelog for Far Cry 4 for February 4, 2015

    All Platforms [PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3]
    In-Game Editor [IGE] - IGE Co-Op is now live! - Fixed various Gameplay functionality issues with asset placements - Fixed various Gameplay functionality issues with the Map Browser
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  • Havoc DLC Coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for PC, PS4, and PS3 on February 26

    Look at that, about a month after it was released on the Xbox platform, the Havoc DLC pack will come to other platforms. Never saw that coming. Yes, on February 26, the Havoc DLC will add four new maps and the Exo Zombies game mode to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. As a refresher, the maps are Core (desert map in broken down power plant), Urban (small, urban map), Sideshow (creepy clowns), and Drift (Christmas decorations and snow). This also includes the new Exo Zombies campaign where you and three friends can fight y...
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  • Mortal Kombat X PC System Requirements

    Mortal Kombat X PC System Requirements

    If you're looking forward to Mortal Kombat X on the PC, you may be relieved to see that the system requirements aren't all that excessive.
    Minimum system requirements:
    OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    Memory: 3 GB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
    DirectX: Version 11
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

    Recommended system requirements:
    OS: 64-bit: Win 7, Win
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  • Garena Reverses Initial Decision to Restrict LGBT Players from League of Legends Events

    Yesterday, word broke that Garena had instituted a hard and fast rule that each League of Legends team in Southeast Asia and surrounding areas could only have one LGBT member. Today, Garena realized their mistake and have reversed their initial decision.
    Our initial ruling on LGBT player restrictions within the Iron Solari League has created a lot of good discussion and debate over the past 24 hours. After discussing the ruling with our partners and re-examining our approach, we have decided to remove these restrictions completely. This means that any player
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  • Play as the Dinosaurs in LEGO Jurassic World

    Play as the Dinosaurs in LEGO Jurassic World

    WBIE and TT Games just released the teaser for LEGO Jurassic World. Now, hold onto your butts (I'm sure I'm the only one that will make this joke today) because the second most awesome news here is that you'll be able to play as the dinosaurs in this game.

    The all-new game will feature in LEGO form the first three blockbuster Jurassic Park films as well as Jurassic World, the long-awaited next instalment in the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series.

    I think we can all agree that the most awesome news we can take away from all...
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  • Life is Strange - Episode 1 Part 2

    Life is Strange - Episode 1 Part 2

    Welcome back to the second of three parts for Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis. We continue our adventure today much in the same way as the first part, with me reading some on screen text and keeping quiet during the cutscenes. Enjoy!

    Part 3 will most certainly be up on Thursday. That will mark the finale for the first episode of the game. The next episode won't be out until March.

    Welcome to Life is Strange. This is the continuation of Episode 1: Chrysalis. As with most adventure games, I will read the on screen text and
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  • Garena Limiting Number of LGBT League of Legends Players to One Per Team Due to 'Unfair Advantages'

    Garena, the group that runs and operates League of Legends in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and the Philippines is hosting an all-women eSports tournament! That's the good news. The bad news is that they are putting a limit on the number of LGBT people allowed per team. That number? One. One person, and one person only per team is allowed to be a lesbian or a trans woman. Why? Apparently any more than one per team would result in that team having an "unfair advantage." Not only that, but any team found to have more than one LGBT member will receive a ...
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  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Delayed on Steam, New Launch Trailer

    Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Delayed on Steam, New Launch Trailer

    Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has a new launch trailer today and some bad news for those looking forward to the release of the game on PC. Yes, the PC version of the game has been delayed. The PC version, by way of Steam, was slated to release alongside its console counterparts on February 20. It has now been pushed back over a month to March 30.

    Bummer. There is some good news though. A new launch trailer came out today for the game and the game is still on track for its February release on the PS4, XB1, PS3, and 360.

    Dead or Alive
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  • Mortal Kombat X Special Editions Announced

    Mortal Kombat X Special Editions Announced

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed a couple of special editions for the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat X. Slated for release on April 14, consumers will have the option to buy either the base game, or one of four special editions.


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  • New Trailer for NightCry, A Clock Tower Spiritual Successor

    New Trailer for NightCry, A Clock Tower Spiritual Successor

    Hifumi Kono, the creator of the Clock Tower horror games and Takashi Shimizu, the director on The Grudge, want to scare you all over again. The duo have a new Kickstarter underway for Project Scissors: NightCry. They just released their first gameplay trailer today for the game.

    We need your financial support to make this a reality, though. Kono-san and his team at Nude Maker are working from a humble office, trying to make it all come together. The creators involved, including Shimizu-san, are coming together for little to no money to make this
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