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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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  • New Farming Simulator 20 Trailer for the Switch

    New Farming Simulator 20 Trailer for the Switch

    This is the "Gotta Farm 'em All" trailer. Get it?

    A new trailer is out today for the upcoming Nintendo Switch release of Farming Simulator 20. Today's trailer is entitled close to a phrase that is probably already near and dear to the hearts and minds of Nintendo fans.

    This is the "Gotta Farm 'Em All" trailer. In this case you aren't catching Pokemans but are instead farming up a huge variety of farmable stuff. This trailer "showcases just some of the huge variety of farming activities you'll be able to take on to become...
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  • Hilde Returns to Soulcalibur 6

    Hilde Returns to Soulcalibur 6

    The classic character arrives as DLC.

    A franchise favorite fighter is about to return as a DLC release for Soulcalibur 6. The returning character is none other than Hildegard von Krone, or Hilden as she's more commonly known. Hilden sees her return as the eight piece of DLC content released for Season Pass 2.

    We have a little video to share of Hilde in action. You can find that below. This email literally doesn't have any date attached to it, so I'm assuming Hilde isn't out yet. The trailer says that Season 2 is coming soon, so maybe none of...
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  • Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

    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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  • Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

    Diablo 4 Officially Announced - First Details, Screens, and More

    The franchise returns to its dark roots.

    Another unsurprising reveal at this year's BlizzCon was the announcement of Diablo IV. The sequel to the colorful action-RPG that is Diablo III promises to tone back the color gamut a wee bit, with hopes of appeasing fans of Diablo II.

    As with the other reveals made today, Diablo IV does not yet have a release date. However, we do know that it's in development for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. So far we know of three classes: Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We also know that you will be traveling...
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  • Overwatch 2 Announced - First Details and Screenshots

    Overwatch 2 Announced - First Details and Screenshots

    It's a sequel but you still play multiplayer with the first game.

    Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 today at BlizzCon. This sequel adds in a few PvE focused modes as well as the same multiplayer you are probably already well aware of.

    Up to four players can join forces to do battle against the computer in a series of Story Missions. There are also Hero Missions where players will have to defend cities against robot invasions. Both of these modes sound a lot like the limited time seasonal events that they already had in the first Overwatch. Only...
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  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands First Details

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands First Details

    The first cinematic trailer, 4K screenshots, and gameplay changes detailed.

    As part of their BlizzCon 2019 announcements, Blizzard officially announced the next expansion for World of Warcraft. True to the rumors and leaks, it is indeed called World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

    While the expansion is indeed available for pre-order (starting at $39.99 USD), it won't be released until some time in 2020. We have some 4K screenshots, the first cinematic trailer, and the first details revealed yet for the eighth expansion for World of Warcraft.
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  • Diablo Immortal BlizzCon 2019 Screenshots and Gameplay Details

    Diablo Immortal BlizzCon 2019 Screenshots and Gameplay Details

    You still have phones, right?

    New details surfaced today out of BlizzCon 2019 for the upcoming mobile only Diablo game. First revealed at BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard has been quite quiet on all things related to Diablo Immortal. Today, they broke that silence to finally provide actual details about this game that made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons.

    Blizzard is calling Diablo Immortal a "full-fledged Blizzard quality mobile MMO ARPG Diablo experience." At present, Diablo Immortal is still in development for Android and iOS...
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  • Diablo 4 Information Leaks Begin

    Diablo 4 Information Leaks Begin

    Assuming you trust a random Redditor, of course.

    A Redditor with a history of leaking some very accurate information on a number of titles, is at it again. Reddit user PracticalBrush12 just posted some of the first details on Diablo 4 just a day ahead of the start of BlizzCon 2019.

    To put some things into perspective here, PracticalBrush12 provided very accurate details for Persona 5S, provided the name of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint before it was announced, and even provided info about Pokemon Sword and Shield ahead of its announcement. It is because...
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  • Nioh 2 Dated for March 13, 2020

    Nioh 2 Dated for March 13, 2020

    An open beta begins in November.

    Nioh 2 is confirmed to launch on the PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020. In addition, an open beta for the game will take place on the PS4 from November 1 through November 10. Looking at ye olde calendar, that means the beta is just under a day away from when this goes up.

    This news comes courtesy of Nioh 2's producer Fumihiko Yasuda of Team Ninja. Yasuda put up a nice blog entry that details what awaits fans in both the beta and the upcoming full release.

    This announcement seems well timed with another...
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  • Free PlayStation Plus Games for November 2019 Announced

    Free PlayStation Plus Games for November 2019 Announced

    Something for fans of action and horror.

    Sony announced their November 2019 free games for those subscribed to PlayStation Plus. Those games are none other than Nioh and Outlast 2. These games will be available to download for those with active PlayStation Plus subscriptions starting on November 5.

    Nioh is an action-RPG that is a bit like Dark Souls but if Dark Souls was a bit faster paced, set in ancient Japan, and had cute little green characters called Kodama.

    Outlast 2 is a first-person horror game from Red Barrels. In my opinion,...
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  • Outlast Devs Tease Outlast 3

    Outlast Devs Tease Outlast 3

    Get ready for more scares, I guess?

    Red Barrels, the development studio behind the underwhelming horror games of Outlast and Outlast 2 are teasing what is probably going to end up being Outlast 3. ...
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