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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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  • Microsoft to Shut Down Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Microsoft to Shut Down Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Despite the word that the Xbox divisions would be safe from the massive 18,000 person layoffs that were hitting Microsoft, it seems that the reality of the situation is quite the opposite. Microsoft is going to shut down the Xbox Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica. That particular branch employees roughly 200 employees w ho will soon be looking for new jobs in the coming months. This particular studio has been a key component of Microsoft's ongoing vision for the Xbox by attempting to pull in entertainment options that could only be watched through the Xbox ...
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  • Team Fortress 2 Update Released Tonight -July 17, 2014

    Team Fortress 2 Update Released Tonight -July 17, 2014

    An update for Team Fortress 2 was rolled out tonight. It's got some new additions and fixes, including some important changes to the beta map of rd_asteroid and that new game mode.

    Changelog for TF2 for July 17, 2014

    - Fixed a client crash related to particle effects - Fixed the quickplay menu not remembering the Advanced Options settings after using the Play Beta Maps option - Fixed the Festive Sapper not having a skin for the Blu team - Added a new startup music track from Expiration Date - Added a Headset style for the Greased Lightning - Updated th
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  • Details from the QuakeCon 2014 Doom Reveal Trailer

    Details from the QuakeCon 2014 Doom Reveal Trailer

    Doom was shown off to those in attendance at QuakeCon 2014 earlier this evening. Unfortunately, Bethesda will not release this footage to the public but we do have some details on what was shown off thanks to the multitude of live-Tweets about it from around the web.

    Here are some fresh details presented in no particular order from what was gathered tonight.
    • The game will be called simply Doom, not Doom 4.
    • It's built off of id Tech 6.
    • It will support 1080p at 60fps, presumably for consoles.
    • The double barreled shotgun was shown off.
    • First
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  • The Evil Within Release Date Pushed Up by a Week

    The Evil Within Release Date Pushed Up by a Week

    It's always nice when we hear news of games that are coming out earlier than expected. Such is the case today with word that The Evil Within will be out on October 14 instead of on October 21 as it was originally planned.

    Though, if you may recall, the game was originally supposed to be out on August 26 but was then pushed to the October 21 release date. But hey, it's something!...
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  • Quake Live is Coming to Steam

    Quake Live is Coming to Steam

    Bethesda revealed that Quake Live will soon be available on Steam.

    That's the word out of QuakeCon 2014 this evening as the first bits of news start to pour in from the event. At present, there is no release date schedule for the game's release on Steam....
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  • PlayStation 4 Outsells Xbox One for June Despite $100 Price Cut on Xbox

    PlayStation 4 Outsells Xbox One for June Despite $100 Price Cut on Xbox

    The NPD figures for June are in and it looks like the PlayStation 4 is once again the best selling console. The PS4 held off the Xbox One for the sixth month in a row, despite the Xbox One being offered without a Kinect for $100 less than it originally released at.

    Compared to last year at the same time, retail sales are up 24%, hardware sales are up 106%, but software sales are down 3%. Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 had strong showings for June.
    1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC) 2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) 3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
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  • Ex-Dictator Manuel Noriega is Suing Activision Over Call of Duty

    Ex-Dictator Manuel Noriega is Suing Activision Over Call of Duty

    Manuel Noriega is a former Panamanian dictator and he seems to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder when it comes to the Call of Duty franchise. Namely, he's rather upset over Call of Duty: Black Ops II due to that particular game featuring a mission where the players have to capture him.

    Noriega has filed the lawsuit this Tuesday with the Los Angeles County Superior Court against Activision Blizzard.
    Noriega -- convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering and killing political opponents -- is serving out a prison sentence in Panama, where
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  • Save Winston Churchill in Latest DLC for Sniper Elite 3 - Plus Free Airfield Multiplayer Map

    Today marks the release of the first part of a three part single player campaign to save Winston Churchill in Sniper Elite 3. The first part is entitled simply Save Churchill: Part 1 - In Shadows. With that brief bit out of the way, let's take a look at some screenshots, a trailer, and see what this DLC has to offer fans.
    Set after the events of Sniper Elite 3, Save Churchill follows OSS sniper Karl Fairburne in his attempts to uncover and prevent a Nazi assassination attempt on the British Prime Minister in the run up to the famous Casablanca Conference
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  • Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs - Includes Limited Impact on Xbox

    Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs - Includes Limited Impact on Xbox

    Earlier, Microsoft announced their plans to cut roughly 18,000 jobs. This reduction in the work force will take place over the course of the next year.

    The bulk of the layoffs, roughly 12,500 jobs, will impact the Nokia Devices and Services side of things. While the full round of layoffs will take a year, a bulk of them will happen within the next six months. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains the plan.
    "It's important to note that while we are eliminating roles in some areas, we are adding roles in certain other strategic areas," Nadella
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  • The Crew Closed Beta Begins Monday

    The Crew Closed Beta Begins Monday

    Over at The Crew website you will find an announcement that a closed beta for the game will begin on Monday and run through Friday, July 25 for the PC version of the game.
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  • Destiny Beta Code Giveaway from Total Gaming Network - Contest Has Ended

    Destiny Beta Code Giveaway from Total Gaming Network - Contest Has Ended

    Apparently, when you get into the Destiny beta, Bungie gives you two spare codes to redeem. Problem is, everyone else I know either already has a code or doesn't have a PS4, so I'm left with these two spare codes just going to waste.

    If you would like one of these two codes, simply leave a reply below as to why you want it. If you do not see your post showing up, don't worry about it as I have to verify before it shows up publicly. Do not double post and do not post more than once in this thread!

    This is going to be a quick giveaway...
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