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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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  • CD Projekt RED Unveils a New Look for Their Logo and The Witcher 3

    CD Projekt RED Unveils a New Look for Their Logo and The Witcher 3

    Nothing too exciting here if you were expecting a graphical change for The Witcher 3. Instead, CD Projekt RED merely revealed that they have new looks for the design and logos for both their company and The Witcher 3 itself. However, that does not mean that CD Projekt RED didn't toss in a few additional details about the game with this new logo!

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  • Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth - First Screenshot Reveal

    Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth - First Screenshot Reveal

    The first screenshot for Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth was released by DICE and EA a short time ago. It features a look at the riot shield, some soldiers, a gun, and what appears to be some grass.


    Even more, the official Battlefield Twitter account said that we should expect a gameplay trailer for the Dragon's Teeth expansion "later this week."...
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  • Microsoft to Offer Refunds on Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions

    Microsoft to Offer Refunds on Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions

    A new FAQ added to the Xbox support page details how Microsoft will offer refunds to Xbox Live Gold subscribers that purchased the premium service only for those apps that were locked away behind the Gold paywall.
    Will I be able to cancel my Gold membership? Yes. Once the Xbox One and Xbox 360 system updates become available in June, Xbox Live Gold members who purchased a paid membership before that day can cancel and receive a pro-rata refund of any unused remaining days between the date of cancellation and the date their paid Gold membership ends. Cance
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  • Expedition DLC Coming Tomorrow for Titanfall

    Expedition DLC Coming Tomorrow for Titanfall

    Tomorrow, May 15, EA and Respawn will release the Expedition DLC for Titanfall for the PC and Xbox One. The Xbox 360 DLC release will take place next month. This is the first of three planned DLC releases for the game.
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  • The Sims 4 - Create a Sim Trailer

    The Sims 4 - Create a Sim Trailer

    A new trailer for The Sims 4 was released that shows off the degree to which you can customize your Sim. The trailer shows how you can create the "most relatable Sims ever." You will be able to "tell stories that are richer, deeper, and more personal than ever before."

    n The Sims 4, you'll be able to create more unique and personal Sims faster than ever before with our most powerful Create A Sim yet. Create A Sim has been completely revolutionized to allow you to sculpt smarter, more relatable Sims with precision and ease. Bring your Sims to life
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  • Microsoft in Talks with Publishers to Fragment Kinect-less Xbox One Systems with Performance Boost

    Microsoft is allegedly in talks with various publishers about increasing the performance of Xbox One consoles that will not come bundled with a Kinect. Microsoft executive, Yusuf Mehdi, said that the topic was being discussed.
    "We are in discussions with our game publishers about what we might do in this space and we will have more to talk about soon," he said.
    If true, that would give an extra 10% of power to the Xbox One that is typically reserved for the Kinect and various Kinect features. However, in doing this, Microsoft may very well drive a div...
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  • GRID Autosport Touring Car Game Mode Revealed

    GRID Autosport Touring Car Game Mode Revealed

    Check out this hot trailer showing off the Touring Car game mode for GRID Autosport.

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  • Details on Removal of Xbox Live Paywall for Accessing Streaming and Entertainment Apps on Xbox

    As part of today's big Xbox news, Microsoft also detailed how they will remove a number of entertainment apps from behind the Xbox Live paywall. This June, both Xbox 360 and Xbox One users will benefit from a number of apps no longer requiring Xbox Live Gold in order to run, including Twitch, Machinima, Netflix, and more.


    Obviously you will still need to pay your separate subscription fee for some of these services if required by the service....
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  • Watch Dogs to Run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on XB1 Both at 30fps

    Watch Dogs to Run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on XB1 Both at 30fps

    Ouch. Ubisoft has officially stated that the console versions of Watch Dogs will not be the graphical powerhouses most fans were wanting. It turns out that the PlayStation 4 version will run at 900p and at 30fps. The Xbox One version will run at 792p, also at 30fps.

    Oddly enough, the Ubisoft blog entry that contains this disappointing news is entitled "What Makes Watch Dogs a True Next-Gen Game".
    The game also looks great on both generations of consoles. On new-gen systems the game will run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on Xbox One, at 30 frames-per-second
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  • High Life Update Released Today for GTA Online

    High Life Update Released Today for GTA Online

    Rockstar Games released the High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto Online today. The update includes the ability to own two properties at once, new apartments, new cars, the Bullpup Rifle, and more.
    High Life also introduces many new game features and enhancements including some updates directly based on feedback from the GTA Online community (players can continue sending feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com).

    With the new Mental State stat, we are keeping track of player behavior. If you seem to enjoy attacking pedestrians and terrorizing
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  • 4A Games Working on New Metro Title

    4A Games Working on New Metro Title

    4A Games is moving from the Ukraine to Malta and will be working on developing a new and so far unannounced entry in the Metro series. Despite this move to their new, main headquarters in Malta, the studio will keep their Ukraine offices around.
    "Malta offers fantastic incentives for game development, and we are confident 4A Games will be able to attract the very best talent from Ukraine, Malta and beyond," head of business development Dean Sharpe said. Co-founder Andrew Prokhorov added: "This marks the start of a new chapter for 4A Games. We are prou
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