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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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  • Bethesda and The Onion Team Up for The Evil Within Video

    Bethesda and The Onion Team Up for The Evil Within Video

    Serious news organization, The Onion News Network, have teamed up with Bethesda for a new, chilling look at the use and abuse of barbed wire in The Evil Within.


    That is some eye opening stuff there.

    The Evil Within continues to ignore the plight of barbed wire when it releases on August 26....
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  • PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 7 Million Units and Over 20.5 Million in Software Sales

    Sony has just revealed via the PlayStation blog that sales of the PlayStation 4 have surpassed 7 million units around the globe.
    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units globally as of April 6, 2014 (JST), demonstrating the rapid growth of the PS4 platform. "The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," sa
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  • More Than 2 Million Registered for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    More Than 2 Million Registered for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Square Enix sent out a notice earlier today that their latest MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, has over 2 million registered users. This also follows the very recent release of the game on the PlayStation 4.

    The game retails for $39.99 (USD) on the PS4 and $29.99 on the PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. There is a monthly subscription fee after the initial 30 day free trial, which starts at $12.99 per month.
    The title offers this growing community of players multiple gaming platform options from the PC to the PlayStation 3 computer
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  • The Most Popular and Least Popular Steam Games Discovered

    The Most Popular and Least Popular Steam Games Discovered

    Art Technica put together a list of some of the most popular and some of the least popular games on Steam. They go on a bit about how they gathered the data but that's a bit boring. I mean, if you really want to know, you can head over to read their full article or simply look below for the interesting stuff outlined in the headline.

    As you can see, just because a game is registered to a lot of Steam accounts doesn't mean it's popular. Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, for instance, is the third-most popular game on the service by ownership, registered
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  • Bungie Fires Famed Halo Composer Martin O'Donnell

    Bungie Fires Famed Halo Composer Martin O'Donnell

    A couple of short hours ago, famed composer for Bungie, Martin O'Donnell revealed that the Bungie board of directors fired him without reason.

    Specifically, he said that he was "terminated without cause." This happened back on April 11, 2014....
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  • Watch Dogs Developer Blog Details How to Bring Life to a Virtual Chicago

    Watch Dogs Developer Blog Details How to Bring Life to a Virtual Chicago

    The Watch Dogs team at Ubisoft just released a new blog entry that details some of the steps that go into animating and creating a "living" virtual city of Chicago. Animation Director Colin Graham shares his experience with the world.
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  • Free Content Promised for Upcoming Titanfall Updates

    Free Content Promised for Upcoming Titanfall Updates

    A new blog update from the Titanfall team indicates that Respawn is hard at work ironing out remaining issues with the game and have hinted at some future, free content for the game. Essentially, they plan on releasing as much free content (with the exception of map packs) as possible.
    First, we tend the garden and keep the weeds out. The focus here is on the current game, rather than adding new features. One category here would be minor tweaks and fixes, such as our recent adjustments to the Gooser challenge, more generous Hardpoint scoring for attacking players,
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  • Snoop Dogg and R. Lee Ermey Voice Packs Coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Snoop Dogg and R. Lee Ermey Voice Packs Coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts

    On April 22, a handful of new micro-DLC releases will come out for Call of Duty: Ghosts. These include new personalization packs, a Soap Legend Pack, two new voice packs, and more. One of those voices? Snoop Dogg. The other? R. Lee Ermey.


    Sure, why not.
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  • Star Citizen Hits $42 Million in Crowd Funding

    Star Citizen Hits $42 Million in Crowd Funding

    Star Citizen has just hit $42 million in crowd funding. To mark the occasion, Roberts Space Industries has updated their funding goals.
    Updated Observist GuideExplorer-class mobiGlas Rig
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  • Details on the First Feature Pack for Guild Wars 2

    Details on the First Feature Pack for Guild Wars 2

    ArenaNet has revealed the first details on Guild Wars 2's first-ever Feature Pack for the MMO. This update includes the new megaserver system, new traits, new wardrobe options, new PvP rewards, and general updates to the game itself.
    Megaserver System: ArenaNet's megaserver technology is designed to intelligently bring players together to enrich the open world experience of Guild Wars 2. This system dynamically opens and closes maps to accommodate player activity while bringing players from different home worlds together. As part of these exciting changes,
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  • Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is Now Available - Includes Over Six Games

    Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is Now Available - Includes Over Six Games

    The Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is here! As always, you can pay what you want for over six great mobile titles. They also promise that more games will be unlocked down the line.
    Humble Mobile Bundle 5 has six games to keep you and your Android entertained. Pay what you want for retro shooter, R-Type II, the perplexing produce puzzler, Bag It!, and the monumental RPG, Aralon: Sword and Shadow. Beat the average price and get your brain into full gear with adventurous spelunking in The Cave, a digital version of the tile-based board game, Carcassonne, and The
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