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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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  • 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 m...
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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 revenue...
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  • World of Warcraft Subscriptions Down to Just 6.8 Million People

    World of Warcraft Subscriptions Down to Just 6.8 Million People

    It's the end of the World... of Warcraft! Well, maybe not, but the long standing MMO staple is now down to just 6.8 million subscribers.
    "As of June 30, 2014, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft remains the #1 Subscription based MMORPG, With approximately 6.8 Million subscribers. There was a decline in subscribers quarter over quarter, which was disproportionately concentrated in the East and was similar to the seasonal decline experienced during the second quarter of 2012, prior to the launch of the most recent expansion later that year."
    So...
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  • PlanetSide 2 Update Consolidates Resources on Vehicles and More

    PlanetSide 2 Update Consolidates Resources on Vehicles and More

    Today's massive update to PlanetSide 2 enacts a ton of changes to the game, mainly for the better. The biggest change is the consolidation of resources for spawning and acquiring vehicles. Yes, the redundant resources are now gone thanks to today's update!

    In addition, the update also adds in a new prestige/achievement system to the game called Directives.
    The PlanetSide 2 Directives system includes: - Showcase Your Honors - Build up your Directive Score and show off your prowess with others! - Ramp Up Stats - Earn points with each Directive T
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  • Evolve Delayed Until 2015

    Evolve Delayed Until 2015

    According to Take-Two Interactive and their first-quarter financial results, Evolve has now been pushed into 2015. The game was originally slated to be released on October 21 of this year but the Turtle Rock developed 4vs1 title won't be out now until February 10, 2015.

    According to statements made to MCV, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that the delay is for polish.
    "It was the primary belief that polish pays off," Zelnick says. "When we give a title that is looking so promising, having won best of show at E3, a bit more time to mak
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  • Humble Mobile Bundle 6 Includes Eliss Infinity, Duet Premium, Combo Crew, and More

    The Humble Mobile Bundle 6 is now up for purchase at the Humble site. As usual, you can pay what you want for up to six games (with more being added soon) all while putting your money towards charity, the developers, to the Humble team, or split however you want between the three.

    Slide on over for more Android games. This bundle's packed with six great games and enough extras to fill an SD card to overflowing. Pay what you want for Eliss Infinity, the Android debut of Duet Premium, and Combo Crew Special Edition featuring unlocked content
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  • Toren Announced for PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4

    Toren Announced for PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4

    A new "dark fantasy" adventure game called Toren is coming from publisher Versus Evil and developer Swordtales. It's slated to arrive in early 2015 for the PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4.

    Toren is an adventure game with beautiful graphics, innovative puzzles and immersive gameplay, which leads the player through an introspective and captivating journey to explore deep concepts and existential questions. In the game, players will witness the birth and the growth of a lonely girl named Moonchild, guiding her on a dangerous journey of discovery
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  • Velocity 2X Coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita on September 2

    Velocity 2X Coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita on September 2

    The PlayStation blog reveals that Velocity 2X is slated to be released on September 2 in North America for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
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  • See the Many Faces of Raiden in Mortal Kombat X

    See the Many Faces of Raiden in Mortal Kombat X

    Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios narrates this new gameplay video for Mortal Kombat X. This new video shows off the different variations of Raiden that players can use in a match. There is the Thunder God style, Displayer, and Storm Lord.



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  • Justin.tv Shuts Down

    Justin.tv Shuts Down

    Justin.tv has shut its doors for good today. The once popular streaming site says goodbye for the last time while offering up a handy FAQ on migrating to Twitch.tv or other streaming services.
    Why is Justin.tv being shutdown? Justin.tv pioneered live video on the Internet and spawned one of the largest video platforms ever: Twitch. Justin.tv was officially renamed Twitch Interactive Inc. in February of 2014 and Twitch is now the focus of the company's resources. Unfortunately that means we need to shut down Justin.tv. We thank all of our broadcasters and viewers
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  • Here is PlayStation's gamescom 2014 Teaser Trailer

    Here is PlayStation's gamescom 2014 Teaser Trailer

    You saw Microsoft's teaser for gamescom 2014, now it's time for Sony to show off their own teaser for the upcoming trade show.


    Both Microsoft and Sony will hold their media briefing events on August 12 at gamescom 2014....
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