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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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  • If You Cannot See an FOV Slider in Far Cry 4 You Are a Dirty Pirate

    If You Cannot See an FOV Slider in Far Cry 4 You Are a Dirty Pirate

    That's the general feeling issued by Ubisoft's Alex Hutchinson in a recent Tweet. According to Hutchinson, if you cannot see an FOV slider in your PC version of Far Cry 4, you probably pirated the game!...
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  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PC System requirements Revealed

    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PC System requirements Revealed

    Thanks to a post on the Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Steam Community page, we now know the system requirements for the PC version of the game. Get ready. Are you ready? Good.
    Minimum Specifications:
    OS: Windows Vista 64-Bit or later
    Processor: Core i5 SandyBridge 4Core (4 Thread) 2.7GHz or above
    Memory: 4 GB RAM or above
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 or above
    DirectX: Version 11 or above

    Recommended Specifications: OS: Windows Vista 64-Bit or later Processor: Core i5 SandyBridge 4Core (4 Thread)
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  • New Grand Theft Auto V Easter Egg Collectables Get a Little Hairy

    New Grand Theft Auto V Easter Egg Collectables Get a Little Hairy

    There's a very interesting new addition to Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that you may not yet be aware of. I'll let you know right now that we're entering spoiler territory. If you don't want to know about these Easter Eggs, don't read beyond this point....
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  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand Available Today for Premium Subscribers

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand Available Today for Premium Subscribers

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand was released today for all platforms and only for Battlefield 4 Premium subscribers.

    ALL-NEW MAPS SERVED ICE-COLDFUTURISTIC GADGETS
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  • Battlefield 4 Client Patch for November 18, 2014

    Battlefield 4 Client Patch for November 18, 2014

    In addition to today's release of Final Stand, DICE has also released a general update for Battlefield 4 itself. There are a ton of changes here for the game on every platform.

    Changelog for Battlefield 4 update for November 18, 2014

    GENERAL
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  • Blizzard Offering Free Game Time Following World of Warcraft Expansion Launch Issues

    Following the unquestionably broken launch of World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard is offering up some free game time to subscribers.
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  • What Are You Playing Today? - Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, LittleBigPlanet 3, and More

    Today is an absolutely massive day for new game releases. Today alone we have:
    • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
    • Battlefield 4 Final Stand
    • Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    • Escape Dead Island
    • Far Cry 4
    • Grand Theft Auto V
    • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd
    • LittleBigPlanet 3
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS3, X360)
    • Never Alone
    • Watch Dogs (WiiU)
    • WWE 2K15
    So, which of these games are you getting or planning to get? I am telling you now that I will have a review guaranteed for Grand Theft A...
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  • Goat Simulator MMO Expansion Coming this Week

    Goat Simulator MMO Expansion Coming this Week

    Goat MMO Simulator is an upcoming expansion for Goat Simulator that is slated to arrive later this week on November 20. It's a bit of free DLC for the game for those who own Goat Simulator already.
    Goat MMO Simulator
    Coffee Stain Studios brings next-gen MMO simulation to Goat Simulator as a completely free DLC. You no longer have to fantasize about being a simulated goat in a simulated MMO, your dreams have finally come true!

    Features
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  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand Official Gameplay Trailer

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand Official Gameplay Trailer

    With less than a day remaining until it's out, DICE and EA have released a gameplay trailer for Battlefield 4 Final Stand. Final Stand being the last major piece of DLC coming for Battlefield 4.

    Battlefield 4 Final Stand brings the all-out war to the cold arctic with secret military installations unleashing high-tech prototype weapons and vehicles in four new multiplayer maps. Available on November 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members and December 2 for all.
    I'm going to assume that this piece of DLC will be out in the wee hours of the morn...
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  • Dragon Age Inquisition Gameplay Launch Trailer - A Wonderful World

    Dragon Age Inquisition Gameplay Launch Trailer - A Wonderful World

    Hey guys, Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out in about 3 and a half hours from now! Get ready with a new gameplay launch trailer, A Wonderful World.

    "A Wonderful World" prepares players for their epic journey through the land of Thedas as they become the Inquisitor and shape history through their decisions and actions. Can they lead the Inquisition to glory and restore order in the world?

    The game has received some very positive review scores so far....
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  • Lag Switching Also Returns to Halo 2 Anniversary

    Lag Switching Also Returns to Halo 2 Anniversary

    The old engine and old visuals aren't the only thing back from Halo 2. Lag Switching, or Standbying, makes its return to Halo in Halo 2 Anniversary from the Halo: Master Chief Collection. I suppose this goes hand in hand of this being a completely faithful port of the original game and engine.


    Don't know what Lag Switching is or you haven't run into it yourself yet? First off, consider yourself lucky. Secondly, read this short bit from the Halo Nation wiki.
    Standbying, also known as Lag Switching, was one of the first forms of
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