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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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  • Japanese Hyrule Warriors Website Launches - New Screenshots and Art Revealed

    Japanese Hyrule Warriors Website Launches - New Screenshots and Art Revealed

    The Japanese website for Hyrule Warriors officially launched today. Hyrule Warriors is, in short, a Dynasty Warriors approach to the Legend of Zelda franchise. Included in today's new media release are a number of new screenshots and artwork for the game.


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  • Metro Redux Targets Summer Release - PS4 Runs at 1080p and 60FPS while Xbox One Hits 900p and 60FPS

    Both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light will be bundled together in a "director's cut" called Metro Redux. Redux is currently in development for the PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms and is targeting a Summer 2014 release. Metro 2033 has reportedly been rebuilt using the engine used for Last Light. That means it has all-new lighting and should perform a lot better on lower spec PC hardware. It also includes some gameplay mechanics from Last Light such as wiping clear your vision, stealth takedowns, and weapon customizations. In additio...
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  • Total Chaos is an Open World Survival Horror Doom 2 Mod

    Total Chaos is an Open World Survival Horror Doom 2 Mod

    Read that headline again carefully. Total Chaos is an open world survivor horror Doom 2 mod. Doom 2 came out in 1993. There is a new mod for it coming out in 2014.

    Let's take a look at that trailer.

    The mod is an open world survival horror where players are dropped on an island with a video camera to explore the deadly surroundings. The island was once run by a community of coal miners which one day suddenly disappeared, leaving behind the abandoned concrete jungle to waste away. Total Chaos is a sandbox mod, so the player has freedom
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  • New SingStar Coming to PlayStation 4

    New SingStar Coming to PlayStation 4

    SingStar was announced for the PlayStation 4 earlier today. It is slated to arrive later this year and it will include a free SingStar app that will turn your phone into a microphone. That means you won't have to purchase separate or additional mics in order to play the game.
    The app works with both PS3 and PS4 versions of SingStar and is compatible with most iOS and Android smartphones and devices. The app will also let you create your own personal playlists.

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  • Client and Server Update Released for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (May 21, 2014)

    An update was released tonight for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This update includes some changes for both clients and servers, so make sure you get everything updated.

    Changelog for CS:GO for May 21, 2014

    SERVERS - Added a convar mp_backup_restore_load_autopause to control whether the game remains paused after round backup file is loaded. - Added a dedicated server convar host_rules_show to control whether the server is allowed to reply to connectionless rules requests. - Improved server lobby slot allocation logic to reduce the chance of getting
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight Trailers Attempts to Even the Odds

    Batman: Arkham Knight Trailers Attempts to Even the Odds

    As if you couldn't already tell, there is a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight that you should probably check out.
    Scarecrow returns to Gotham City to unite the Rogues Gallery in a master plan to destroy the Batman once and for all. When the citizens of Gotham are forced to flee, the remaining criminal gangs converge to take control of the city. Undermanned and overpowered, Batman aims to even the odds by bringing his legendary Batmobile to the fight. This showdown between criminal masterminds and the Dark Knight will decide the future of the city that
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  • Pre-Loading Games on PlayStation 4 to Begin with Destiny and Not Watch Dogs

    Pre-Loading Games on PlayStation 4 to Begin with Destiny and Not Watch Dogs

    Despite being a feature added in the latest 1.7 firmware update for the PlayStation 4, the ability to pre-load games won't start until Destiny is released in early September. Yes, that means that pre-loading will not be available for another four months from now.

    This reveal came after Sony updated their Knowledge Center page on pre-ordering.
    Pre-load pre-ordered content Beginning with Destiny, certain pre-ordered titles can be automatically be pre-loaded prior to their release. This lets you rest easy knowing that your game will be ready for p
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  • June Xbox One System Update Adds External Storage, Real Names, and More

    June Xbox One System Update Adds External Storage, Real Names, and More

    In the upcoming June system update for the Xbox One, external storage leads the charge for the biggest additions to come. Xbox Live's Major Nelson provides the full details on what's to come.
    Easily Increase Games Capacity with External Storage Support
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  • Metro: Last Light for PS4 Teased at 60FPS

    Metro: Last Light for PS4 Teased at 60FPS

    The Metro: Last Light Twitter account just teased the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Even more, in addition to the short Vine (as all Vines tend to be), they note that the game is running at 60 frames per second....
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  • ZeniMax Suing Oculus VR and Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey

    ZeniMax Suing Oculus VR and Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey

    Looks like the battle between ZeniMax and Oculus VR is heating up. Oculus VR and its founder, Palmer Luckey, are being sued by ZeniMax Media and id Software.

    ZeniMax claims that Oculus VR illegally misappropriated trade secrets. The lawsuit (PDF), filed today, also says that Luckey and Oculus were in breach of contract and unfair competition.

    ZeniMax issued a statement on the matter.
    "All efforts by Zenimax to resolve this matter amicably have been unsuccessful."
    The lawsuit is also apparently in direct response to the $2 b...
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  • Steam In-Home Streaming Released to the Public

    Steam In-Home Streaming Released to the Public

    Valve has now opened the doors to finally allow every Steam user the ability to stream and play their Steam games across multiple computers on the same network.
    Players who have multiple computers at home can immediately take advantage of the new feature. When you login to Steam on two computers on the same network, they automatically connect, allowing you to remotely install, launch, and play games as though you were sitting at the remote PC. Steam In-Home Streaming allows you to play your PC games on a lower-end computer, such as a laptop or home the
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