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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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  • The Witcher 3 will be "All Over" San Diego Comic-Con

    The Witcher 3 will be "All Over" San Diego Comic-Con

    CD Projekt RED will be showing off The Witcher 3 in full force at next week's San Diego Comic-Con . The team actually have a few events planned out for the game that event goers won't want to miss.
    The first ever consumer preview of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at the The Witcher Panel. Featuring Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt of Rivia; Paul Tobin, House of Glass writer, Dark Horse, Nick McWhorter, VP Licensing, Dark Horse, and Rafał Jaki, Witcher Franchise Director, CD PROJEKT RED and special guest--video game journalist Geoff Keighley. Thursday, July 24th, 10-11
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  • Sting Revealed as Pre-Order Bonus for WWE 2K15

    Sting Revealed as Pre-Order Bonus for WWE 2K15

    2K revealed today that Sting will be a special pre-order bonus wrestler for WWE 2K15.

    One of the most popular and revered competitors in WCW history, Sting will be featured in WWE 2K15 through two unique playable characters: the mysterious, ghost-like persona with trademark black and white face paint who was the face of WCW during the "Monday Night War" era, as well as his earlier look, sporting bright colors and a blond, flattop hairstyle.
    That's awesome that they're going to have both the weird, goth-Sting and the older, flashy colo...
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  • EA Ending Support for The Sims 2 and Offering Free Upgrade to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection

    On July 22, EA will end support for The Sims 2. As a result, the teams at EA and Maxis are going to give all Sims 2 owners a free upgrade to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection in order for all users to have the most up to date version of the game.

    A user on NeoGAF posted the body of an email they received from EA on this particular matter.
    Dear Origin gamer, Your current version of The Sims 2 will lose technical support on 22 July 2014. We want you to have the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 in your collection, so you will see a brand
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  • The International Dota 2 Championships - NewBee Wins Big in the Final Round of Playoff Matches

    Earlier tonight, the playoff rounds for The International 4 Dota 2 Championships came to a close. Without a doubt, the big winner was NewBee that fought back from the brink of elimination only to come back to secure a spot on the upper bracket. In grand fashion, they set the stage for a match against ViCi in the first round of the Upper Bracket matches, which kick off on Friday, July 18.
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  • Yogscast and Space Engineers Developer Strike Partnership Deal

    Yogscast and Space Engineers Developer Strike Partnership Deal

    The developer of Space Engineers, Keen Software, and the Yogscast, the center for the most watched UK-based channels on YouTube, have come to a rather interesting (and perhaps disturbing) agreement. The partnership will have the Yogscast producing a series of Space Engineer focused videos across their channels, the largest of which has over 7 million subscribers. In addition, there will also be a number of Yogscast branded items available for players through the Steam Workshop for the game. It doesn't stop there though. As part of this partnership, the Y...
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  • Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth Official Release Trailer

    Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth Official Release Trailer

    With the official release coming July 15 (that's tomorrow) for Premium subscribers, DICE and EA have released a new trailer for Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth.


    If you aren't a Premium member, the expansion will be out on July 29....
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  • Payday 2 Director, David Goldfarb, Leaves to Start Indie Studio

    Payday 2 Director, David Goldfarb, Leaves to Start Indie Studio

    Payday 2 Director, David Goldfarb, revealed that he is leaving Overkill in order to start his own Indie studio in Stockholm. Goldfarb departs the studio on good terms and simply felt as though it was time for him to do his own thing.
    "I have decided to move on. It's all on good terms and I think [Overkill] is well positioned to succeed. They're doing great. They'll continue to succeed as the last Steam sales indicate. Super smart people over there. "I knew that at some point the thing that I always wanted was to make my own thing. It doesn't matter who
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  • New Assassin's Creed Unity Revolution Gameplay Trailer

    New Assassin's Creed Unity Revolution Gameplay Trailer

    Check out this new clip of gameplay footage for Assassin's Creed Unity from Ubisoft.

    Paris, 1793. Paris is plunged into chaos. In this dark era, one man will give commoners the courage to take up arms against the oppressors. Discover Arno as he fights for justice and raises people's hope for freedom and unity.
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  • Arma 3 Bootcamp Update Introduces a Virtual Area to Get Yelled At

    Arma 3 Bootcamp Update Introduces a Virtual Area to Get Yelled At


    The "Bootcamp" update coming for Arma 3 will include some new tutorials, a VR training area, a new equipment viewer, and more. The biggest addition is the inclusion of add-on integration for the Steam Workshop.
    SP Campaign
    The 'Bootcamp' singleplayer campaign is the best place to get started with Arma 3. Introducing the basic principles of infantry combat - actions, navigation, and weapon handling - a short prologue campaign challenges new players to complete real objectives.

    MP Bootcamp Multiplayer Bootcamp is a
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  • Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Expansion Coming to PS4 on July 22

    Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Expansion Coming to PS4 on July 22

    The Klei forums were abuzz with exciting news earlier today as word came that the Don't Starve: Reign of Giants expansion will be released on the PlayStation 4 on July 22.

    Key Features:
    New playable characters: Reign of Giants adds two characters for players to discover and survive with. Play as Wigfrid, a stage actress who went a bit too far with method acting on her latest role, an ancient Valkyrie, or Webber, a young boy who lives inside the spider who tried to eat him long ago.
    Year-round starvation: Struggle through a full
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  • Square's Deadman's Cross Getting Resident Evil Themed Raccoon City Area

    Square's Deadman's Cross Getting Resident Evil Themed Raccoon City Area

    Square Enix and Capcom are doing a bit of a collaborative effort by including Raccoon City from Resident Evil as a limited time hunt area in Deadman's Cross.


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