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System Shock and Skatebird Among Over a Dozen Games with New Limited Time Demos

In honor of The Game Awards, about a dozen games released limited time demos on Steam.

Later tonight, The Game Awards will be streamed live. That all kicks off at 8:30PM (ET) and can be watched online at places like Twitch, Steam, Mixer, Twitter, YouTube, consoles, other websites, and even at select movie theaters.

We already knew that.

What we didn't know until just a short time ago is that Geoff Keighley has also organized a special bonus treat for everyone. Today, he announced The Game Festival. The Game Festival, going live right...
 

MLB The Show is No Longer a PlayStation Exclusive

Soon, MLB The Show will be available on more than just Sony's platforms.

It has just been announced that starting as soon as 2021's release, MLB The Show will no longer be a PlayStation platform exclusive. Though other platforms have not yet been specified, both the official Nintendo and Xbox Twitter accounts were quick to comment on this new development.

For the past dozen or so years, MLB The Show has been developed by San Diego Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony has also had the exclusive rights to develop and publish...
 

New 2K Studio Confirmed to be Working on Next BioShock Game

The first project for the new Cloud Chamber is the next entry in the BioShock series.

2K just announced today that they have opened up a new game development studio under their publishing umbrella. The new studio is called Cloud Chamber and will have not one but two different locations for their operations. The team will operate both out of 2K's San Francisco Bay Area HQ in Novato, CA in addition to a new location in Montreal, Quebec. This marks the first Canadian office for 2K.

The other big surprise today is the fact that Cloud Chamber has...
 

DICE Nerfed the TTK Yet Again in Battlefield V

Almost one year later and DICE is repeating the same exact mistakes.

Back on December 12, 2018, DICE decided to adjust the TTK (Time To Kill) for weapons in Battlefield V. A lot of the changes made weapons a fair bit less effective at actually taking out enemies. DICE said that they found that their "wider player base was dying too fast." That is to say, the shorter TTK wasn't too friendly for new players. To say that the core Battlefield community hated the changes is probably a massive understatement.

So, DICE tried to find a compromise...
 

Resident Evil 3 Remake Cover Art Leaked

Features a look at Jill, Carlos, and Nemesis.

We seem to have yet another leak on our hands today. This time it's for the still not officially announced remake of Resident Evil 3. It seems as though the cover art for this totally not real game was found on the servers for the PlayStation Store.

A games tracker feature on Gamstat quickly embeded the images from the PlayStation Store and thus made them visible publicly. Since then the images were pulled from being publicly accessible on the PlayStation Store. It's a good thing Gematsu saved the...
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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.

    Also, that announcer? ...
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  • A New Teaser Trailer and Steam Greenlight for Five Nights at Freddy's 2

    A New Teaser Trailer and Steam Greenlight for Five Nights at Freddy's 2

    Five Nights at Freddy's 2 has made its way onto Steam Greenlight. The sequel to the popular first game will take place once again at a children's theme restaurant.

    But you don't care about that, you want the new trailer and the new details, right?
    Welcome back to the new and improved Freddy Fazbear's Pizza! In Five Nights at Freddy's 2, the old and aging animatronics are joined by a new cast of characters. They are kid-friendly, updated with the latest in facial recognition technology, tied into local criminal databases, and promise to put on a
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  • Microsoft Releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and PC Adapter Kit

    Microsoft Releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and PC Adapter Kit

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced that they have not only released the 2.0 SDK for the Kinect, but they have also released a new adapter kit for PC users.
    The Kinect SDK 2.0 is available today for you to download for free here. There are no fees for runtime licenses of commercial applications developed with the SDK. With over 200 improvements and updates to the SDK since we released the public preview in June, including enhancements to Visual Gesture Builder, Kinect Studio, and Kinect Fusion, we get you coding faster with a substantially more stable and
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  • Nearly 60% of Carbine Studios Has Been Laid Off

    Nearly 60% of Carbine Studios Has Been Laid Off

    Carbine Studios, the development studio owned by NCsoft and developer of the recently released MMO WildStar has reportedly laid off about 60% of its entire studio. This comes from part of a larger "restructuring" by NCsoft West.

    The layoffs affected all levels of employees at Carbine. The only ones not impacted by the layoffs were ArenaNet.
    "Today we announced a restructuring of key operations within NC West. As a result of this restructuring, we are implementing staff reductions across our Western operations with the exclusion of ArenaNet. While
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  • 3D Realms Returns with a 32 Game Package

    3D Realms Returns with a 32 Game Package

    First off, 3D Realms is back from the dead! ... Sort of!
    Five years after shutting its doors, game-industry pioneer 3D Realms is back, including original team members like Scott Miller and Bryan Turner, as well as new additions like CEO Mike Nielsen, with 11 years of experience as CEO and founder of Coolshop.com, the biggest game distributor in Scandinavia, and vice president Frederik Schreiber, CEO of Interceptor Entertainment.
    Secondly, they are celebrating their return with a 48-hour sale on a 32-game package. For just $19.99 (USD) you can pick up...
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  • Updated Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Confirmed for Xbox 360

    Updated Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Confirmed for Xbox 360

    As a brief update to yesterday's news on the achievement list for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it was confirmed today that the game will be coming to the Xbox 360.

    With it will come those previously mentioned achievements, a bump up to 720p resolution, better draw distances, and "improved graphics." What that means exactly isn't quite clear just yet.

    The game is slated to be released on October 26 through Xbox Live Games on Demand. There is no word on any updated version of the game for either the PlayStation platform or PC....
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity PC Requirements Are Again on the Steep Side

    Assassin's Creed Unity PC Requirements Are Again on the Steep Side

    Hold onto your butts, PC game players, the system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity are here and they are steep.
    64-bit operating system
    Required

    Supported OS
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)

    Processor
    Minimum
    Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz

    Recommended
    Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better

    RAM
    Minimum
    6 GB

    Recommended 8GB
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  • Legal Concerns Shuts Down Metal Gear Fan Film Series - Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy

    Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy was an hour long Metal Gear fan film. It featured some great looking production values and an original story set in the Metal Gear universe. After its first film, Hideo Kojima publicly expressed an interest in seeing the second part.

    The team, Hive Division, got to work immediately on Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy - Part 2. Unfortunately, legal concerns and perhaps a bit of pressure from Konami resulted in production having to come to an end on Part 2. The team still released an 11 minute long teaser of what the second part...
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  • Sony Announces That the Next PlayStation 4 Software Update is Coming October 28

    The next big update for the PlayStation 4 system software will arrive on October 28. This is according to a Tweet made by the official PlayStation Twitter just a few minutes ago.

    Some of the highlights of the 2.0 update include:
    • Being able to play music from a USB drive
    • Different background/theme colors
    • Custom themes
    • Enhancements to live broadcasting
    • Uploading to YouTube
    • Better library support
    Those are just some of the new features coming. Sony has not yet revealed the full list of changes. Game Sharing may also show up in this ...
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Gets Spooky with Halloween Masks, Ghosts, and Chicken Hell

    Tonight's update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes a bit more than the usual tweaks and fixes. Tonight's update introduces some Halloween treats for those that don't take the game too seriously!

    Changelog for CS:GO update version 1.34.5.3 for October 22, 2014

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN
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  • Felicia Day Reveals How She Lived in Fear Due to GamerGate, Immediately Gets Doxxed in Comments

    Felicia Day is an actress and writer and is perhaps best known for her work on the web series The Guild, and TV shows like Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Eureka. She has been a recurring guest on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop series. Earlier today, she put up a new blog in which she not only speaks out against GamerGate but also how the actions of the group have made it so that she has lived in fear of the very people she used to embrace.
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