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Half-Life Alyx Reveal Trailer, 4K Screens, and Release Date Announced

Valve is back.

It's been over 12 years. 12 years since the last Half-Life game was released. While it may not be Half-Life 3, Valve did today reveal Half-Life Alyx to the world. This is a new VR title for the PC that is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Valve is straight up calling this a "full-length" game that just happens to require a VR device to experience. Pre-orders are available now, months ahead of the game's currently planned release in March 2020. A pre-order discount brings the $59.99 (USD) price down...
 

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,...
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  • High Life Update Coming to GTA Online May 13th

    High Life Update Coming to GTA Online May 13th

    Next Tuesday, May 13th, Rockstar Games will release The High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto Online. This new content will add new high-end apartments, the ability to own more than one property, four new vehicles, a new Bullpup Rifle, and more.
    This automatic update to GTA Online adds five new options to the Los Santos real estate market at prime locations like Eclipse Towers, Richards Majestic and others, all featuring the latest new interior design. With multi-property ownership, you'll also now be able to own two distinct properties simultaneously.
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  • New RollerCoaster Tycoon Game Coming to PC This Year

    New RollerCoaster Tycoon Game Coming to PC This Year

    A short announcement should give hope to fans as a new PC iteration of RollerCoaster Tycoon is in development and is slated to be released later this year.
    RollerCoaster Tycoon PC Game is Coming this Year: We have a new premium PC game in production, for release in Winter 2014. A website and forums will launch soon, where you will be able to directly engage with the RCT Team for this game. Stay tuned for more details.
    There you go, a Winter 2014 release and not much else provided in the announcement. I guess we'll just have to "stay tuned for more de...
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  • This is Weird and Worth Checking Out

    This is Weird and Worth Checking Out

    I'm not sure why but something in the back of my mind thinks that you should check out this video and perhaps keep an eye on the person uploading it....
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  • Rumor: Sony's E3 2014 Conference Details Leaked - Uncharted, Syphon Filter, The Last Guardian, Project Beast, and More

    Today, Dualshockers received reports from two separate sources on what Sony may be showing off this year at E3 2014. As with all things related to unconfirmed reports from anonymous sources, be sure to take the following list with a huge grain of salt.

    Dualshockers notes that the items listed below in bold were mentioned by both sources and may be more valid than those items not given the bold treatment.

    The article continues on to mention that their source isn't 100% sure if Rockstar will actually be on stage or if Sony is simply goin...
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  • Activision Spending $500 Million on Developing and Promoting Bungie's Destiny

    According to a report from Reuters, Activision plans on spending a mere $500 million on developing and promoting Bungie's Destiny. That figure alone has the potential to break some industry records if everything pans out and goes anywhere near the $500 million figure that's being tossed around.

    Naturally, this figure was revealed by everybody's favorite CEO, Bobby Kotick, during the Milken conference in Los Angeles this past week.
    Investors hope that "Destiny," scheduled for release on September 9 from Bungie, the same studio that created
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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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