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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,...
 

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...
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  • Barry Burton Returns in Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Barry Burton Returns in Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Capcom has formally announced today something that most fans already knew. Barry Burton is back in Resident Evil Revelations 2.

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  • Next Assassin's Creed Info Leaks - Say Hello to Victorian London

    Next Assassin's Creed Info Leaks - Say Hello to Victorian London

    Sure, the current "current-gen" title is still broken to hell and back but have some news on the next title in the series! Yes, information has already leaked on the next Assassin's Creed title. From the leak, it will take place in 19th century London. The game is currently codenamed "Victory" which is perhaps a play on the "Victorian" era that the game takes place in. The game is slated to be out next year (2015) f or the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will also apparently be the first game made by Ubisoft Quebec. The other titles have largely bee...
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  • Killing Floor's Twisted Christmas Thrill Chill 2014 Update is Now Available

    Killing Floor's Twisted Christmas Thrill Chill 2014 Update is Now Available

    We're still 23 days away from Christmas but Killing Floor's Twisted Christmas event is already underway on Steam. Thrill Chill 2014 adds a new map and the ability for server owners to turn on the special holiday themed zombies on whenever they feel like it.
    New Christmas Map - The Thrills and Chills Amusement Park
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  • 25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male Presented by Feminist Frequency and Game Industry Males

    The latest video from the Feminist Frequency channel takes a slightly different approach to the usual video format. This video, 25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male, chooses not to feature Anita Sarkeesian but rather a number of notable industry males. This includes, but is not limited to, Tim Schafer, Arthur Gies, Kevin VanOrd, Adam Sessler, Chris Remo, Greg Miller, and many others.

    Many women have courageously spoken out about how they experience alienation and harassment in gaming. Despite this fact, too many male gamers still dismiss
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  • Latest Guild Wars 2 Living World Update Continues Today with "Seeds of Truth"

    The latest update for the second season of Guild Wars 2's Living World kicks off today with "Seeds of Truth."


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  • Steam Broadcasting Announced - Stream your Steam Games to Your Steam Friends

    Steam Broadcasting Announced - Stream your Steam Games to Your Steam Friends

    Valve has announced a new beta today, this time for Steam Broadcasting.
    Starting today Steam gamers may watch their friends' games through the click of a button via Steam Broadcasting, now available in beta. Steam Broadcast is designed for ease of use, allowing anyone to view a friend's game by simply clicking on "Watch Game" on their Friend's profile or Friend's List to open a window into their gameplay - no game ownership, special fees, or additional apps required. The beta is open to everyone who opts in to the Steam Client Beta (via the Steam Setti
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  • Gameplay Trailer for I Am Bread Arrives Prior to Steam Early Access Release

    On December 3, I Am Bread will be released through Steam Early Access. The game, developed by the Surgeon Simulator people at Bossa Studios, will be available for $9.99 (USD). To mark the occasion, a new gameplay trailer was released today.


    I've never wanted to be a piece of bread more in my life than right now....
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  • Fortnite Alpha Runs from December 2 to December 19

    Fortnite Alpha Runs from December 2 to December 19

    Alpha invites are starting to roll out to fans that signed up to play Epic Games' Fortnite.


    Invites will be rolling out over the course of this week. If you don't get an invite from Epic directly, all hope is not lost.
    Each initial invite allows players to invite two friends, so even if some folks haven't signed up by now they still have the chance to get in this week. During this phase of the Alpha, Epic is testing to verify at a larger scale that the basic systems in the game function properly, from sign-ups and patching, t
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  • Batman Arkham Knight 'Ace Chemicals Infiltration' Gameplay - Part 2

    Batman Arkham Knight 'Ace Chemicals Infiltration' Gameplay - Part 2

    Last week, WBIE and DC Entertainment released the first gameplay video for Batman: Arkham Knight. This week, the second part of that gameplay was released.

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  • Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 1 - "Iron From Ice" Launch Trailer

    Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 1 - "Iron From Ice" Launch Trailer

    Telltale Games has released a launch trailer for the first episode of their Game of Thrones game. Above is the "Iron From Ice" trailer and below are some of the characters that you'll meet that will probably end up dead at one point or another in the series. The first episode will be released tomorrow, December 2, on PC and Mac through Steam and on the Xbox systems and PlayStation 4. iOS will get it on Thursday and Android will get it later this month. PlayStation 3 users will get it on December 9.
    This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family
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  • Sony Teases Emagon Reveal for December 5

    Sony Teases Emagon Reveal for December 5

    As you probably know by now, Sony is holding their PlayStation Experience event from December 6-7 this week. Interestingly enough, Sony Spain put up a teaser trailer for something called Emagon that will be revealed on December 5.

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