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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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  • Ubisoft Creates a Live Blog to Keep Community Up to Date on Assassin's Creed Unity Issues

    Ubisoft has created an Assassin's Creed Unity live blog section that aims to inform fans of patch plans and provide a list of the most pressing issues that they are looking into for future patches.
    We are currently working on our next update that will help address some of the specific issues some players are having, including:
    • Arno falling through the ground.
    • Game crashing when joining a co-op session.
    • Arno getting caught inside of hay carts.
    • Delay in reaching the main menu screen at game start.
    In addition, we are already looking into
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  • Xbox One Sales Triple Following $349 Price Reduction

    Xbox One Sales Triple Following $349 Price Reduction

    According to Yusuf Mehdi, sales of the Xbox One have "skyrocketed" following the availability of the $349 (USD) Xbox One without a Kinect. This includes the sale of bundle deals such as the one with Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Assassin's Creed Unity.
    "The response to this wave of blockbuster game releases and new bundles has been amazing, and sales have skyrocketed since the new price took effect on Nov. 2. Compared to the previous week, Xbox One sales in the US have more than tripled, which is exciting as more and more friends will be
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  • PSA: GOG Kicks Off Big Fall Sale with a Free Copy of Mount & Blade

    PSA: GOG Kicks Off Big Fall Sale with a Free Copy of Mount & Blade

    GOG.com has kicked off their 2014 DRM-free "Big Fall Sale." It features over 700 games at savings up to 90% off of their regular price. To jumpstart the sale, GOG is offering up Mount & Blade for $0 (USD). Yes, you can get a free game right now from GOG.
    The long evenings of fall are perfect for gaming, and the DRM-free Digital Distributor, GOG.com, is helping you stock up with awesome freebies and its biggest sale since summer. The 2014 DRM-free Big Fall Sale kicks off November 12 (3pm GMT / 7am PST) with the exceptional sandbox ARPG, Mount & Blade, FREE
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  • New Controls Shown in New WWE 2K15 Trailer

    New Controls Shown in New WWE 2K15 Trailer

    Visual Concepts and Yuke's show off some of the new control mechanics present in WWE 2K15 with an all-new trailer.

    WWE 2K15 Executive Producer Mark Little highlights the newest controls and in-game features exclusive to next-gen consoles. Little begins by highlighting the Health, Stamina and Momentum meters, which as a system, create the most realistic depiction of a WWE match, complete with an authentic build of momentum to signature and finishing moves. He also discusses the new Chain Wrestling System, which is designed to bring increased realism,
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  • Grand Theft Auto V: Getting Ready for the Next Generation in Los Santos

    Grand Theft Auto V: Getting Ready for the Next Generation in Los Santos

    Rockstar released some new information and screenshots today with the aim of giving a brief primer on what fans can expect from the updated version of Grand Theft Auto V. This of course makes mention of the new first person mode, but also mentions improvements to the GTA Online character creator, a day one patch, and more.
    Up to 30 Player Mayhem
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  • Operation Vanguard Brings Six New Community Maps to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Valve has kicked off a really late update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tonight. With tonight's update, Operation Vanguard has officially kicked off. This latest operation brings six new maps for free to all CS:GO players. There is an optional Operation Vanguard Pass that you can buy that provides to you a journal, new weapon case, a total of four additional campaigns, a Challenge Coin, and more.

    Changelog for CS:GO (Operation Vanguard) update for November 11, 2014

    OPERATION VANGUARD - Six community maps added to the Operation Vanguard map group
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Patch Attempts to Fix Network Issues - November 11, 2014

    A patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has started to roll out today for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox platforms. The patch fixes a good number of issues present with the game. Most notably for some players, it attempts to resolve some networking issues that people have run into.

    Changelog for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (all platforms) for November 11, 2014

    • Adjustment to the in-game chat names notifications placement.
    • Fixed Prestige reset issues, including emblems and challenges.
    • Fixed marksman and camo challenges to not
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  • Just Cause 3 Announced - Won't Have Microtransactions

    Just Cause 3 Announced - Won't Have Microtransactions

    Recently, some leaked images surfaced for a very early build of Just Cause 3. The images showed off some very early gameplay but also something else very important to fans: Microtransactions. Naturally, the Internet freaked out. Avalanche went on record to say that there's nothing to worry about and that there would be more revealed soon.

    That "soon" is now as Just Cause 3 has been officially announced. Avalanche Studios' Co-founder and CCO, Christofer Sundberg took to the company's site to put some minds at ease. There will not be microtransactions...
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  • Media Outlets Angry Over Post-Release Embargo for Assassin's Creed Unity

    Media Outlets Angry Over Post-Release Embargo for Assassin's Creed Unity

    A few different website have voiced their concern over a growing trend in publishers issuing embargo dates and times that are after the game being reviewed is already released. The latest offender is Assassin's Creed Unity which had an embargo time of noon (EST), a solid 12 hours after the game was released in North America.

    Some of the sites bringing attention to this issue are Polygon, Giant Bomb, and Kotaku to name a few. Kotaku is going the extra mile with their disapproval of this practice and have revealed that they will no longer acce...
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  • Nvidia Apollo Demo Released for Maxwell GPUs

    Nvidia Apollo Demo Released for Maxwell GPUs

    Nvidia has released an Apollo 11 tech demo exclusively for those who own Maxwell based GPUs. That means that only those who own the GTX 970 or the GTX 980 will be able to check out this demo.

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  • Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack Out Now for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack Out Now for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    2K and Gearbox have released the Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack today for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It's $9.99 (USD) if purchased on its own or "free" if you already own the $29.99 Season Pass for the game.

    The Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack features a fifth playable character for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, adding hours of shoot 'n' loot action to Pandora's moon. Fans will become the maniacal tyrant from Borderlands 2, or at least his trusted body double, also known as Jack the Doppelganger. For the first time, players will take advantage
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