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Review: GreedFall (PC)

A long and thrilling journey.

GreedFall is a game that filled a gaping void I did not know I had for a new action-RPG experience. Though it lacks some of the polish you would expect from a major game release these days, the game still rewards the player with fun and varied combat, complex story beats, and an overall experience that should make even the veterans at BioWare sit up and take notice. For those of you that have been on the fence about picking up GreedFall, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not go pick it up right now.
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Blizzard Issues Insultingly Pathetic Statement About Blitzchung Suspension and Reasoning

The cowards just doubled down.

Taking a page from politicians and businesses that know late on Friday is the best time to release news that you are positively ashamed to share, Blizzard has finally issued a statement about the recent ban on Blitzchung and two Hearthstone casters.

Before we get into it all, let's just read what they have to say. Here is Blizzard's full statement as it currently appears on their website.



Despite a reduction of six months for the suspension, Blizzard is still punishing Blitzchung. The...
 

Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE in their London location. Those employees who were impacted by these layoffs...
 

Blizzard Employees Walkout in Protest of Unjust Ban on Pro-Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

A small group of Blizzard employees are protesting against the actions of their employer.

A small group of Activision-Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Tuesday afternoon of this week to protest against their employer. Earlier this week, Blizzard had banned a professional Hearthstone player, Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, after he voiced his support for the pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters. Blitzchung voiced his support during a post-game interview during an official livestream.

Not only did Blizzard quickly cut away from the interview...
 

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for Holiday 2020 Release

Sony dishes more details about their next-gen console and controller.

The announcement of the next-gen consoles has been really, really weird. Sony first announced the PlayStation 5 via a Wired interview with Mark Cerny. Since then, there really hasn't been much revealed about the new console. In fact, it wasn't even known until today that the next console was actually going to be called the "PlayStation 5."

Today, a new PlayStation Blog entry was released alongside yet another exclusive Wired article that provides some additional details...
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  • Laugh and Grow Fat with a Taco Bell Promotion to Win a Destiny PS4 Bundle

    Laugh and Grow Fat with a Taco Bell Promotion to Win a Destiny PS4 Bundle

    If you don't yet have a PlayStation 4 or just really like Taco Bell and contests, you are in luck. Taco Bell and Sony are teaming up to give some lucky winners a chance to win a PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle. The catch is that you have to eat Taco Bell, probably a lot of it.
    Stop by your local Taco Bell location and pick up the Big Box, which includes a beef Quesarito, a Doritos Locos Taco, a classic crunchy taco, and a medium fountain drink, to receive a unique code for your chance to text in and win. PS4 branded Big Boxes will be available during the
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  • It's Time for a Season Pass Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    It's Time for a Season Pass Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    WBIE and Monolith have released a new trailer today for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Specifically, they have released a trailer showing off some of the content coming with the Shadow of Mordor Season Pass.


    The Season Pass for Shadow of Mordor will run you $24.99 (USD). It will add new story missions, new challenge modes, new runes, and more....
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  • New Gameplay Video Released for The Evil Within

    New Gameplay Video Released for The Evil Within

    As the October 14 release for The Evil Within nears, Bethesda and Tango Gameworks released a new trailer for the game. More than that, it's a new gameplay trailer.

    While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for
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  • F.E.A.R. Online Launching October 17 on Steam

    F.E.A.R. Online Launching October 17 on Steam

    Aeria Games announced today that F.E.A.R. Online will be released on Steam on October 17. The game will be free to everyone and will introduce players to "new, terrifying experiences within the F.E.A.R. universe."
    With the addition of new maps, a new scenario, and a redesigned crafting system which allows for making one-of-a-kind weapons, F.E.A.R. Online will deliver what fans have been asking for. In F.E.A.R. Online, tensions reach a boiling point as the F.E.A.R. task force investigates Armacham Technology Corporation's unsettling experiments.With several tea
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  • There's a Great Star Fox Easter Egg in Bayonetta 2

    There's a Great Star Fox Easter Egg in Bayonetta 2

    Fair warning, this entire news post is one big spoiler.

    It seems that tucked away in Bayonetta 2 is one of the best Easter Eggs for any game. At the very least, it's great if you're a fan of the Star Fox series. Why? Well, take a look for yourself.


    That's awesome!...
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  • Analyst Predicts Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to Ship 3 Million Fewer Copies Compared to Ghosts

    Arvind Bhatia, from the research firm Sterne Agee, predicts that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may ship upwards of 3 million fewer units when compared to Call of Duty: Ghosts. Specifically, they suggest that the game will ship 15% fewer copies than Ghosts, which shipped 20 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013.
    Bhatia cites a few reasons for this pessimism: - Gamers might be skeptical of Advanced Warfare because they were disappointed by Ghosts. This may lead them not to purchase Advanced Warfare unless word-of-mouth or reviews are strong.
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  • Destiny - The Story that Could Have Been and Some Interesting Marketing Materials

    First thing is first, Activision and Bungie have put together an "accolades" commercial for Destiny. What do you do though when the game doesn't review as well as you had hoped? Well, you start to look for sites that aren't the usual "go to" sites for scores to use.

    That's certainly one way to put a bit of a spin on the accolades trailer. Unfortunately, it's not all lighthearted laughs today in the world of Bungie and Destiny. It seems as though, from at least one unconfirmed report, that the story back 2013 was much, much different than what t...
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  • Pagan Min: King of Kyrat - New Far Cry 4 Trailer

    Pagan Min: King of Kyrat - New Far Cry 4 Trailer

    Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Far Cry 4 today. It introduces you to the King of Kyrat, Pagan Min.

    Ubisoft released today a new trailer featuring Pagan Min, Far Cry 4's chilling yet charming antagonist. Sadistic dictator. Psychopath. Best dressed man in Kyrat. These are just a few traits on Pagan Min's lengthy resume as the self-appointed King of Kyrat. Take a look into one of the most complex personalities gamers will encounter worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system,
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  • PlayStation Home Closing Down on March 31 in North America and Europe

    PlayStation Home Closing Down on March 31 in North America and Europe

    Another sad day of news for PlayStation Home fans as Sony announced that Home will shut down in North America and Europe on March 31, 2015.

    Please everyone, a moment of silence for this news. Alright, that's enough.
    PlayStation Home has been serving the PS3 community since December 2008. During that time, tens of millions of users around the world have grown the social gaming platform into a thriving community of creative and enthusiastic gamers. Due to a shifting landscape, PlayStation Home will cease publishing new content on November
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  • Drone: Shadow Strike is a Topical Game About Piloting a Drone

    Drone: Shadow Strike is a Topical Game About Piloting a Drone

    Drone: Shadow Strike was announced today by Reliance Games. It's being called a "aerial action combat simulator" that lets you "take out enemy ground forces with today's most advanced unmanned aerial vehicles to turn the tide of war."

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  • Four New "Making of" Videos for Styx: Master of Shadows

    Four New "Making of" Videos for Styx: Master of Shadows

    If you are aching for some new stealth action, Styx: Master of Shadows may be perfect for you. The developer, Cyanide, released four new "Making of" videos for the game and they can all be found below.
    Commented by Julien Desourteaux (Game Director & Level Designer), Guillaume Blanchard (Project Manager) et Mathias Chataignier (Game Designer) from Cyanide Studio, this 5 minutes video lets us learn more about the game, its mechanics, its level design, as well as the intentions of the developers when they designed its infiltration gameplay. We learn h
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