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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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  • Blizzard Loses Major Sponsor After Ban on 'Free Hong Kong' Hearthstone Pro

    Blizzard Loses Major Sponsor After Ban on 'Free Hong Kong' Hearthstone Pro

    Blizzard continues to feel the impact of their ban of Hearthstone player Blitzchung.

    It has been noticed by a number of Hearthstone fans that Mitsubishi's logo was no longer showing up during a recent Asia Pacific tournament for the game. Those on Reddit first noticed the missing logo. From there, it was confirmed by Mitsubishi that they have pulled their sponsorship from Blizzard.

    This confirmation was made to The Daily Beast. Specifically, the branch that pulled its sponsorship from Blizzard was Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan, the Taiwanese branch...
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  • EA Plans to Release 'Remasters of Fan Favorites' in Coming Years

    EA Plans to Release 'Remasters of Fan Favorites' in Coming Years

    Mass Effect? Dead Space? The possibilities are limitless.

    As part of their latest earnings call, EA states that it is already planning to release some "exciting remasters of fan favorites" in the coming year or two. Though the company did not specify what these "fan favorites" might be, it's already gotten the rumor mills working in full force.

    The obvious choices that fans seem to be clamoring for include a remaster of the Mass Effect Trilogy. Others are keeping their fingers crossed for remasters of the Dead Space games....
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  • Journey for Elysium Launch Trailer

    Journey for Elysium Launch Trailer

    It's almost time to enter the virtual underworld.

    On October 31, the VR adventure game Journey for Elysium will be released on Steam. This VR title is inspired by Greek Mythology and will take you through the underworld on a path towards redemption.

    Players will need to use their high IQs and wits to solve a series of challenges. The game is very much a story-driven type of game. You will find yourself in an immersive virtual world full of ancient myths and ancient Greek styled architecture.

    Journey for Elysium will be out for $19.99...
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  • New Steam Library Released to Everyone Today

    New Steam Library Released to Everyone Today

    A new Steam Library awaits you.

    If you aren't a participant in the Steam client beta, you may not have gotten a first-hand look at the new Steam Library. That doesn't much matter now because the new look for the Steam Library is out of beta and it's releasing on time available for everyone right now.

    As with all major changes, there are going to be a bunch of you that probably hate it. I can almost guarantee that you will be the loudest of the bunch on social media and forums. When you're done yelling at the clouds, be sure to hit up Valve's...
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  • New Trailer Upcoming MMORTS Kingdom Under Fire 2

    New Trailer Upcoming MMORTS Kingdom Under Fire 2

    Even more visual eye candy for the upcoming MMORTS.

    We have even more media to share with you today for the upcoming MMORTS hybrid, Kingdom Under Fire 2. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for numerous bits of information plus new class reveals that you may not have seen in our previous coverage.

    In Kingdom Under Fire 2, you will have to strategize the heck out of your game in order to win. Recruit units from 12 different factions, level them up, improve their gear, and teach them new abilities in an effort to best your foes. You can...
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  • RuneScape Mobile Hits Early Access Today

    RuneScape Mobile Hits Early Access Today

    MMO on the go.

    An Early Access release of RuneScape Mobile was released today. This is a smartphone and tablet version of the "iconic" PC MMORPG. If you are a RuneScape subscriber, you can now play the same game on the road with the mobile version on Android. Just pick it up from the Google Play Store. ...
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  • Mod Tools Released for Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Mod Tools Released for Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    You can now mod the game to be historically inaccurate.

    Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver have officially released the mod tools for Kingdom Come: Deliverance today. The "Modding Tools" are for the PC version of the game and come alongside the 1.9.3 patch that was released for all platforms. Unfortunately, I am unable to find what the changelog is for that 1.9.3 update.

    The Modding Tools have been released in cooperation with Nexus Mods, meaning that access to them should be pretty open to everyone. Of course, these modding tools are...
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  • The Surge 2 Season Pass Content Revealed

    The Surge 2 Season Pass Content Revealed

    Get ready for new weapons, gear, and story content.

    The Season Pass for The Surge 2 was detailed today. It was also made available everywhere for purchase today. Those that purchase this content today will get immediately access to the BORAX-I Quantum weapon.

    The Season Pass is being sold for $19.99 (USD) on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

    Coming in November for Season Pass owners will be 13 new weapons. This is followed by three full sets of gear in December. Then in January, you will get to play through a new location. This...
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  • Season 2 of Free Content Out Today for World War Z

    Season 2 of Free Content Out Today for World War Z

    Begins today with the "Kill it with Fire" update.

    Today marks the start of the second season of free content for World War Z players across all platforms. This season begins with today's free "Kill it with Fire" update that includes two new PvE missions, a new weapon, a Halloween trinket, and prestige ranks.

    Today also marks the release of the paid World War Z Season Pass. The Season Pass is apparently out now for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in America. This is a bundle that includes all of Season 1 and Season 2's current...
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  • EA to Bring EA Access and Games to Steam

    EA to Bring EA Access and Games to Steam

    Don't call it a comeback.

    Today, an announcement from both EA and Valve seem to confirm some rumors that started to kick up over the past couple of weeks. That is correct, EA games are making a return to Steam. The plan is to bring over features like EA Access in addition to bringing over individual games like Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

    Electronic Arts made the full announcement just a short time ago. They say that starting in Spring, EA Access will be made available through Steam. EA Access is their subscription service that allows you to...
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  • PSA: The Steam Halloween Sale Started Yesterday

    PSA: The Steam Halloween Sale Started Yesterday

    Scare up some deals.

    In case you were unaware, the Steam Halloween Sale is now live through, well, Steam. This sale runs from now through to November 1 at 10AM (PT). During this sale over 13,000 games will be on sale. These include some "top horror games" as well as other best selling titles, VR games, and more.

    There's also a bunch of creepy, spooky content added to a bunch of these games because it's Halloween. You can check out the entire Steam Halloween Sale by clicking on the words Steam Halloween Sale at any point in this article....
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