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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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  • Some New Screenshots from the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Expansion

    Some New Screenshots from the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Expansion

    If you want a few new screenshots for the the Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Heavensward, you've come to the right place.


    Flying mounts enable players to take their adventure to new heights. Two types of flying mounts were revealed at the Fan Festival, a flying black chocobo and single-rider airships, both making it easier to explore the floating lands that will be featured prominently in the expansion. Heavensward also introduces two new beast tribes, the Vanu Vanu and the Gnath, as well as their primals, Bismarck, and Ravana, res
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  • Halo 2: Anniversary Documentary is Coming this Friday

    Halo 2: Anniversary Documentary is Coming this Friday

    This Friday, Halo fans should look forward to a new documentary for Halo 2: Anniversary. The documentary will be made available for free on Xbox Video, on the Halo Channel on November 11, or through various live Twitch streams, all of which are detailed below.
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  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Out Now on the Xbox 360

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Out Now on the Xbox 360

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available on the Xbox 360 for just $3.74 (USD).



    The updated version of the game features a higher resolution, improved draw distance, and achievements. There is also some gameplay footage courtesy of All Games Beta, which you can view below.

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  • A Quick Overview of the New Features Coming in the 2.0 PlayStation 4 System Update Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, yes tomorrow, the 2.0 system/firmware update for the PlayStation 4 will be released. Sony has nicknamed it the Masamune update for some reason but that's besides the point. What is the point? The point is that the 2.0 update will include a number of key feature additions for the PlayStation 4.

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  • New Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer Gameplay Footage on Coagulation

    New Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer Gameplay Footage on Coagulation

    From Blood Gulch to Coagulation, the differences between this map just between the first two games were already rather substantial. Now, with Halo 2 Anniversary from Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the map is again getting a huge facelift.


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  • Xbox One to Retail for $349 for a Limited Time Starting in November

    Xbox One to Retail for $349 for a Limited Time Starting in November

    Microsoft will drop the price of the Xbox One and select Xbox One bundles by $50 starting on November 2. This will put the starting price of the console at $349 (USD) from November 2 through to January 3, 2015 at many retailers.

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  • Extra Life 2014 - Over 24 Hours of Streaming for a Good Cause

    Extra Life 2014 - Over 24 Hours of Streaming for a Good Cause

    Extra Life 2014 is well underway for many people out there. Thousands of groups, individuals, and companies are coming together to do 24 hour long streams (or longer) all to raise money for a Children's Miracle Network Hospital of their choosing. That's right, every single penny raised goes towards a hospital that specializes in the care of children.

    So, what streams are going on?

    Well, GameSpot is now at hour 69 of their planned 100 hour marathon. Giant Bomb is about to to tick over to hour 49 of their planned 96 hour long marathon....
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  • How to Share Your PlayStation 4 Games with Your Friends Using Share Play

    How to Share Your PlayStation 4 Games with Your Friends Using Share Play

    Sony released a new trailer today that shows off the upcoming Share Play functionality coming to the PlayStation 4. This will effectively let you hand over a virtual controller to your friends to let them play your games, or join you in a "local" multiplayer games, for up to an hour at a time.


    Share Play will be included as part of the big PS4 system update slated for October 28....
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  • New Project Cars Trailer Gets Spooky with Some Night Racing

    New Project Cars Trailer Gets Spooky with Some Night Racing

    Check out some new gameplay footage for Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco. The latest footage shows off the challenge that comes from racing not only at night but also with some nasty weather.

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  • The Opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3 Revealed Today, Watch "The Trail"

    The Opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3 Revealed Today, Watch "The Trail"

    CD Projekt RED released the opening cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt today. Enjoy your first glimpse at the opening of the game with "The Trail."

    The Witcher 3 is slated to arrive on February 24, 2015 for the PC, PS4, an...
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  • Catch Up on Over 50 New Facts for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U

    Catch Up on Over 50 New Facts for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U

    If you missed tonight's Nintendo Direct livestream for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, fret not. Nintendo has already uploaded the video that contains over 50 fresh facts for you to enjoy.

    Some of those facts include the reveal of MewTwo if you own both the 3DS and Wii U version of Smash, online tournaments included within the game itself, Amiibo stuff, a metric ton of mini-games and side games and games within games. There's a lot of stuff here, so kick back and relax Smash fans, you're in for a treat.

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