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Tetris Effect Coming to PC Next Week as Epic Store Exclusive

No word on if it's a timed exclusive.

The game that many called 2018's game of the year is coming very soon to the PC. That's right, Tetris Effect brings its psychedelic strategy-puzzle gameplay to a PC somewhat near you on July 23. Ah, but there is a catch, because of course there is.

In case you missed it, Tetris Effect is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. There is no saying whether or not this is a timed exclusive release, or if this third-party PC release will remain an exclusive to that launcher. This release will mark the first time that the game was available...
 

Horror Game Devotion May Not be Re-released

Developer says this may change, but not any time soon.

This past February, Taiwan-based Red Candle Games pulled their then newly released horror title, Devotion, from the Steam store. This came after it was discovered that the game had shipped with an Easter egg that references how China's president, Xi Jinping, looks like Winnie the Pooh. What followed was a wave of review bombing on Steam from upset Chinese citizens that continued to toe the line that the government has repeatedly pushed upon them.

The original plan from Red Candle Games was to remove the game from...
 

Introducing Steam Labs - A Place to Test New Steam Features

Launching today with three experiments.

Valve has just launched a new area on Steam where users can test out new, experimental features for Steam. They're calling this area the Steam Labs and it is here where users will be able to test out potential new Steam features. These tests may one day become commonplace on Steam, but for now they are mere experiments ripe for testing and potential changes based on user feedback.

If you ever used Gmail, you may already know what to expect from these Labs experiments. That is to say, there is no guarantee that they will be fully...
 

Nintendo Lite Announced - $200 Handheld Device Coming in September

Cheaper, smaller, colorful.

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite today. Priced at $199 (USD), this new iteration of the Switch hardware will be released on September 20, 2019. It will come in three different colors (Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise) at launch. A carrying case and a screen protector is also going to be available at launch for the Switch Lite.

Compared to its older brother, the Switch Lite will be a portable only device. You will not be able to dock the Switch Lite to a TV as you can with the regular Switch. In addition, the Switch Lite does not have...
 

Facebook Reportedly Bringing Splinter Cell Back... as a VR Game

Who wished on a monkey's paw?!

There is a story circulating today saying that Facebook may have already signed deals with Ubisoft to bring back Splinter Cell and a new Assassin's Creed title. That's not the weird part. The weird part here is that the deal is to create VR games in these two popular franchises. And since it's Facebook that pushed the deal, that would mean that the games would be Oculus "exclusive" and sold through their Oculus Store.

This is, at least right now, merely a rumor. It came to light today via The Information (full article is locked...
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  • Valve May Have Quietly Soft Launched Source 2 Last Night

    Valve May Have Quietly Soft Launched Source 2 Last Night

    Last night, Valve released the Dota 2 Workshop Tools alpha. Included was a new version of the Hammer editor, something modders haven't seen in ages.

    That's all well and good, but what wasn't apparent is that included in the tools are numerous references to Source Engine 2, or Source 2 for short. In addition to this, the additional ~5.5GB of Dota 2 that you need to download in addition to the new tools? It's running on Source 2.

    Reddit user RoyAwesome, gives a breakdown of some of the discoveries found in these new tools and Source 2.
    Everything that would share a name with Source is named '...2'. That's 'engine2.dll', 'vconsole2.exe', 'vphysics2.dll'. When you go to open a map in Hammer, it asks for .vmap files
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  • Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha Release Includes Updated Hammer Editor

    Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha Release Includes Updated Hammer Editor

    Modders, prepare yourselves for this: Hammer is back! Yes, included in the Dota 2 Workshop Tools alpha release, Valve has also included and updated version of Hammer. It's Hammer 2014, if you will.

    This alpha is the first release of a new ste of tools that will allow users to create, play, and share custom maps and game modes for Dota 2. This release is "developer focused" and has some lofty system requirements. As it's an alpha, you should expect to see some instability and bugs associated with the release. However, they are looking for feedback from the community in order to improve the tools for a wider release.
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  • Sony is Being Sued Over Killzone: Shadow Fall's Graphics

    Sony is Being Sued Over Killzone: Shadow Fall's Graphics

    Sony is being hit with a lawsuit for "deceptive marketing" of Killzone: Shadow Fall because the game's multiplayer mode isn't a "true" 1080p resolution. Douglas Ladore from California, filed the suit in the Northern District California court. He says that Sony advertised that the game runs at a native 1080p resolution but it "used a technological shortcut that was supposed to provide 'subjectively similar' results." See, what Killzone does for the multiplayer component is render each frame at 960 by 1080 resolution with a "temporal upscale." On the next frame, the lines that were "blank" in the previous frame are rendered, also at 960 by 1080. So it's still technically rendering at 1920x1080, just not all in the same frame. The lawsuit says that Sony falsely advertised...
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  • Twitch Implements Content ID Detection and Controls for Audio

    Twitch Implements Content ID Detection and Controls for Audio

    We knew it was bound to happen, especially with the rumors going around about Google buying them out, but Twitch has now implemented a content ID match system to detected unauthorized use of third-party audio.

    Oh boy.
    What Is Audio Recognition?
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  • Nordic Games' gamescom 2014 Lineup Revealed

    Nordic Games' gamescom 2014 Lineup Revealed

    Nordic Games revealed their list of games that they will be showing off at gamescom 2014. You've seen a trailer for The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 above, now check out the list of games below followed by two more trailers for MX vs ATV Supercross and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
    The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC)
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  • New DLC Released for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

    New DLC Released for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

    New DLC is on its way for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for every available platform. The DLC is apparently out now, so you can probably pick it up on your platform of choice if you want.
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  • Mercedes-Benz DLC Revealed for Mario Kart 8 Coming August 27

    Mercedes-Benz DLC Revealed for Mario Kart 8 Coming August 27

    On August 27, Nintendo will add in some Mercedes-Benz DLC to Mario Kart 8. The free DLC will add in three new Mercedes-Benz cars to the game for all characters to use.

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  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition is Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 14

    On October 14, Square Enix is readying a release of Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


    The promo image claims that the game has been "rebuilt for 'next-gen' consoles." It includes $85 worth of DLC for the game and those who pre-order get a limited edition artbook and special packaging....
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  • BioWare Releases Third Teaser for Mystery Project

    BioWare Releases Third Teaser for Mystery Project

    The third video in the "You've Been Chosen" series of videos from BioWare was released today.


    The big reveal is still slated for gamescom 2014, which is rapidly approaching. The common belief is that this is a teaser for Shadow Realms....
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  • Authorities Raid Square Enix's Tokyo Office Today as SNK Playmore Accuses Company of IP Infringement

    According to reports from Sankei Web the Osaka police force raided Square Enix's main office in Tokyo due to copyright infringement accusations from SNK Playmore.

    SNK Playmore claims that Square Enix is infringing on their intellectual properties. SNK Playmore says that Square's "popular arcade manga, 'High Score Girl'" uses assets from SNK Playmore.
    At the end of the book, the name of SNK's games marked with several companies as well as other copyright marks (that are) often used in copyright notice.
    SNK Playmore says that they were made aware of the infringement in the Summer of 2013 when its production ...
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  • PS4 Sales of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes are Triple That of Xbox One Sales

    According to the latest Konami financials, it seems as though the PS4 version of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has outsold the Xbox One version by a factor of 3 to 1. According to Konami's last quarterly results, ending June 30, the PS4 version accounted for 12% of Konami's total number of PC and console games sold. The Xbox One accounted for just 4%. The quarter previous to this latest one saw the PS4 version of the game with an 8% share of the total games sold for Konami, with the Xbox One version sitting at 3%. The sales of the game pushed revenues for Konami up 6.6% and net income up 45.6%. Konami's pachinko busi...
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