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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...
 

EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

Seems EA is serious about this return to Steam.

With the recent announcement that EA was making a return to Steam, a number of questions remained unanswered. A couple of those questions focused on whether or not there would be support for things like cross-save or even cross-progression between EA's own Origin platform and Steam.

Fortunately, we have a few promising answers today. Most developers don't like to split their communities and EA is no exception. It seems they are working to get Origin to work similar to how Ubisoft's Uplay works with...
 

Diablo 4 is Always Online and Includes Microtransactions

This is the Diablo you pictured, right?

Yesterday, Blizzard took time away from appeasing China to kick off their two day BlizzCon event for 2019. One of yesterday's big reveals was the announcement that Diablo 4 is coming. What they didn't share in their reveal announcement to the public is the fact that Diablo 4 will require an online connection.

Not only that, but Diablo 4 will include microtransactions. Of course, all of this has a chance to change over the course of development, but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. Speaking of development,...
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  • Destiny Beta Slated to Begin in July

    Destiny Beta Slated to Begin in July

    According to a slide from a recent shareholder meeting, Activision revealed that the beta for Destiny will kick off at some point in July. This will give Bungie and Activision less than two months to make any last minute adjustments to the game prior to its launch on September 9.


    You can check out the full presentation for yourself right here. Most of it focuses on financials and probably won't be of much interest to you anyway....
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  • Report: Deep Silver to Announce Two AAA Games at E3 2014

    Report: Deep Silver to Announce Two AAA Games at E3 2014

    According to Jason Evangelho of Forbes, Deep Silver is primed to reveal two new, unannounced AAA titles at E3 2014.

    There is absolutely no other information provided that could even hint at what these titles may be. Some speculate that at least one of them is a new Saints Row title. Others are keeping their fingers crossed for a new entry in the Red Faction franchise.
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  • EA Details E3 2014 Broadcast Plans - Kicks Off June 9 at Noon

    EA Details E3 2014 Broadcast Plans - Kicks Off June 9 at Noon

    On June 9, EA will kick off their E3 2014 festivities with their annual E3 briefing, "EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview." This begins at 12PM (PT; 3PM ET) and will run for about an hour.

    Not able to attend E3? Don't worry because you can watch a live stream of it from EA.com, Spik...
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  • IDC Projects PlayStation 4 to Lead Current Generation with 51 Million Sold by 2016

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) is ready to release its latest console forecast for the coming years. A preview granted to GI.biz predicts that the PlayStation 4 will lead all current-gen console sales through 2016. They feel that the system will lead with a total of about 51 million units sold. How's about the Xbox One from Microsoft? The IDC feels that although it won't be near the 51 million units sold of the PS4, the Xbox One will make a strong comeback from its relatively weak opening months. In fact, the IDC predicts that the Xbox One will ou...
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  • Valve Offering Refunds on Earth: Year 2066

    Valve Offering Refunds on Earth: Year 2066

    Earth: Year 2066 was not a good game. Sure, it was still an Early Access release but it was disturbingly bad even for that stage of release. It didn't help that the developer constantly deleted threads and posts from the Steam Community section for the game.

    Chris, an employee at Valve, stepped in today to announce that they are issuing refunds to those who purchased the game and have pulled the game from Early Access.
    On Steam, developers make their own decisions about promotion, features, pricing and publication. However, Steam does require honesty
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  • Microsoft's E3 2014 Media Briefing Dated for June 9 at 9:30AM

    Microsoft's E3 2014 Media Briefing Dated for June 9 at 9:30AM

    E3 is just a few short weeks away and you know what that means? Yes! Lots of news from yours truly on the first few days of press conferences. The first major live conference has been given a date and time and that is from none other than Microsoft.

    They will hold their "Game On, the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing" on June 9 at 9:30AM (PT).
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  • Harmonix Launches Kickstarter for PlayStation Exclusive Amplitude

    Harmonix Launches Kickstarter for PlayStation Exclusive Amplitude

    Clocking in at a mere 18 days and a goal of $775,000, Harmonix has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Amplitude. Unlike most other successful Kickstarter campaigns, this is a Kickstarter only for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. The original was published by Sony, so it probably stands to reason that they own the IP, hence why it's limited to just those two platforms. In the first few hours, the Kickstarter has already raised more than $107,000 towards their goal. It is a bit odd that Harmonix went to Kickstarter for this, especially after a num...
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  • Oculus VR Responds to Claims Saying They Stole Technologies from ZeniMax

    Oculus VR Responds to Claims Saying They Stole Technologies from ZeniMax

    After ZeniMax accused Oculus VR of stealing technologies that supposedly belonged to ZeniMax last week, the virtual reality company fired back today against those claims from ZeniMax.

    Oculus VR released a statement saying that they "are disappointed but not surprised by ZeniMax's actions and we will prove that all its claims are false." They also listed many of the key points that they say are relevant to the battle.
    • There is not a line of Zenimax code or any of its technology in any Oculus products.
    • John Carmack did not take
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  • First Teaser Trailer and Details for NHL 15 from EA Sports

    First Teaser Trailer and Details for NHL 15 from EA Sports

    The above teaser trailer is for none other than EA Sports' NHL 15, the first current-gen offering in the franchise coming for the first time to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

    Before we get to the list of new features and additions coming to the game, it should be noted that the cover vote for NHL 15 is now up and running. Not only can you vote on the site, but you can also Tweet out your vote choice using appropriate player hashtags to offer up a second vote for your favorite athlete.

    So, what's new in NHL 15?
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  • Launch Trailer for Bound by Flame

    Launch Trailer for Bound by Flame

    Bound By Flame arrives this Friday from Spiders Games and Focus Home Interactive. It is an RPG with a lot of action. The launch trailer for the game features music from Olivier Deriviere, whom also did the music for Remember Me and Assassin's Creed.

    This latest Bound by Flame video highlights one of the important elements in the game, the background story and the gameplay: the relationship between the hero and the flame demon that possesses him. The choices and decisions you make in the game will determine if you allow your demonic side
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  • Let's Play Dark Souls 2 - Finale

    Let's Play Dark Souls 2 - Finale

    All bad things must come to an end. An unwatched blind let's play of Dark Souls 2 is one such thing.

    You can pick up Dark Souls 2 for the PC through Steam....
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