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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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  • EA Faces Off Against Time Warner Cable for Worst Company in America - Round 1

    The first round of elimination match-ups is now underway for the Consumerist's Worst Company in America for 2014. As was expected, EA is once again in the running, looking to make it a three year streak of "winning" this contest.

    In the first round, EA is squaring off against Time Warner Cable. Microsoft is also in the running this year, going against AT&T in the first round. But hey, why vote for companies that are actually bad when you can be a disgruntled gamer and vote for EA as the worst company for a third time! Voting will begin on March 19 (tomorrow). Each match will only be open for votes for a...
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  • EA Sports UFC Wants You to Feel the Fight

    EA Sports UFC Wants You to Feel the Fight

    This is the second go for EA Sports and the UFC series. This gameplay video shows off some very impressive visuals, character modelling, and physics work that you will eventually find when EA Sports UFC comes out this Spring on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4....
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  • Xbox One Coming to 26 Additional Markets in September Including Japan

    Xbox One Coming to 26 Additional Markets in September Including Japan

    Japan, along with 25 other markets will finally get their chance to purchase an Xbox One. Microsoft revealed today that a number of countries will have the Xbox One release come September.

    Microsoft says to expect more news on this come April.
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  • Xbox One April Update Preview is Now Live

    Xbox One April Update Preview is Now Live

    Microsoft has already started to roll out the preview of the April update coming for the Xbox One. This preview is expected to run a bit longer than the previous update for the March update.

    As such, Microsoft says that the following changes will not all be available in the first update preview and will be added over time prior to the update leaving the testing phase.
    • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated
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  • This is the Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Teaser Trailer

    This is the Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Teaser Trailer


    Battlefield 4 Naval Strike is slated for release later this month for Premium members. It includes four new maps set in the South China Sea, new amphibious vehicle, and new weapons and unlocks.

    You can get a jump start on unlocking the new weapons and gadgets by checking out this easy to follow unlocking guide....
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  • Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth Expansion Adding Two-Handed Ballistic Shield

    Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth Expansion Adding Two-Handed Ballistic Shield

    A DICE animator, Ryan Duffin, said (via Polygon) that the Dragon's Teeth expansion coming to Battlefield 4 will add a two-handed ballistic shield to player's loadouts.
    Initially, the team were hoping to include the ability to equip a ballistic shield in the game and shoot from behind it with a selection of handguns, according to senior animator Ryan Duffin. But after trying a number of approaches, the team realized that the best way to deliver the bullet-stopping piece of equipment to the game was to make it a two-handed, movable piece of cover.
    The expansion is said to focus on urban warfare, though not much else is known about the expansion pack. But ...
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  • Marc Whitten Departs Xbox

    Marc Whitten Departs Xbox

    Marc Whitten was the Chief Product Officer of Xbox but is leaving that life behind to become the Chief Product Officer of Sonos. Whitten was on board at Microsoft and the Xbox division for the release of the Xbox, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One.
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  • New Teaser and Image for Among the Sleep

    New Teaser and Image for Among the Sleep

    Above you'll find a new image for Among the Sleep. Below, you'll find a new teaser trailer.


    Among the Sleep is a first-person horror title in which you play as a two year old child. It's tentatively slated for release this Spring....
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  • Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Has Left Konami

    Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Has Left Konami

    The Producer on the Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi, has left Konami. Igarashi, perhaps best known for his work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, had his last day on March 15.

    He already has plans on opening a new development studio.
    "I've decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make -- the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well," Igarashi told IGN
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  • Free DLC Arrives Tomorrow for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

    Free DLC Arrives Tomorrow for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

    Tomorrow, March 18, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare owners on the Xbox One will get their hands on some free downloadable content. It's called the Garden Variety Pack, the Chomp Town map, and it will include 24 new ability upgrades and an 8 vs 8 "Gnome Bomb" gameplay mode.
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  • Watch Dogs Story to Take About 40 Hours to Complete - Upwards of 100 Hours for Full Completion

    A recent Tweet by Jonathan Morin, the Creative Director on Watch Dogs, claims that the main story should take the average player between 35-40 hours to complete.

    He goes on to say that for 100% game completion, that time is closer to 100 hours of playing....
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