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System Shock and Skatebird Among Over a Dozen Games with New Limited Time Demos

In honor of The Game Awards, about a dozen games released limited time demos on Steam.

Later tonight, The Game Awards will be streamed live. That all kicks off at 8:30PM (ET) and can be watched online at places like Twitch, Steam, Mixer, Twitter, YouTube, consoles, other websites, and even at select movie theaters.

We already knew that.

What we didn't know until just a short time ago is that Geoff Keighley has also organized a special bonus treat for everyone. Today, he announced The Game Festival. The Game Festival, going live right...
 

MLB The Show is No Longer a PlayStation Exclusive

Soon, MLB The Show will be available on more than just Sony's platforms.

It has just been announced that starting as soon as 2021's release, MLB The Show will no longer be a PlayStation platform exclusive. Though other platforms have not yet been specified, both the official Nintendo and Xbox Twitter accounts were quick to comment on this new development.

For the past dozen or so years, MLB The Show has been developed by San Diego Studio, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony has also had the exclusive rights to develop and publish...
 

New 2K Studio Confirmed to be Working on Next BioShock Game

The first project for the new Cloud Chamber is the next entry in the BioShock series.

2K just announced today that they have opened up a new game development studio under their publishing umbrella. The new studio is called Cloud Chamber and will have not one but two different locations for their operations. The team will operate both out of 2K's San Francisco Bay Area HQ in Novato, CA in addition to a new location in Montreal, Quebec. This marks the first Canadian office for 2K.

The other big surprise today is the fact that Cloud Chamber has...
 

DICE Nerfed the TTK Yet Again in Battlefield V

Almost one year later and DICE is repeating the same exact mistakes.

Back on December 12, 2018, DICE decided to adjust the TTK (Time To Kill) for weapons in Battlefield V. A lot of the changes made weapons a fair bit less effective at actually taking out enemies. DICE said that they found that their "wider player base was dying too fast." That is to say, the shorter TTK wasn't too friendly for new players. To say that the core Battlefield community hated the changes is probably a massive understatement.

So, DICE tried to find a compromise...
 

Resident Evil 3 Remake Cover Art Leaked

Features a look at Jill, Carlos, and Nemesis.

We seem to have yet another leak on our hands today. This time it's for the still not officially announced remake of Resident Evil 3. It seems as though the cover art for this totally not real game was found on the servers for the PlayStation Store.

A games tracker feature on Gamstat quickly embeded the images from the PlayStation Store and thus made them visible publicly. Since then the images were pulled from being publicly accessible on the PlayStation Store. It's a good thing Gematsu saved the...
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  • 25 ID@Xbox Games Confirmed at GDC

    25 ID@Xbox Games Confirmed at GDC

    Microsoft revealed this week that 25 new ID@Xbox games are in the works for the Xbox One. The program, designed to allow independent developers to publish their titles on the Xbox platform, saw its first major news update at GDC 2014 this week.
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  • Next Major PlayStation 4 Update to Disable HDCP, Add Video Editing, Save Pictures to USB, and 720p Twitch

    Sony has revealed that the next major patch coming to the PlayStation 4 will bring some much requested functionality to the system. This includes turning HDCP off, broadcasting at 720p on Twitch, saving images to a USB device, and more.
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  • Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Announced - $350, 1080p OLED, and Based Off of Crystal Cove

    Oculus has just announced the release of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. This updated model is based off of the "Crystal Cove" internal design they've been working on for months.

    While this isn't yet the consumer version, it is a lot closer to what the consumer version will be.

    The updated model reportedly features a 1080p OLED screen and an external camera that works in conjunction with tracking LEDs to note head position. It will feature refresh rates of 75Hz, 72Hz, and 60Hz. It will weigh just 440 grams without the cable a...
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  • Free to Play - A Professional Gaming Documentary from Valve is Now Available

    Free to Play - A Professional Gaming Documentary from Valve is Now Available

    Pre-loaded by over 600,000 people, Valve's documentary on the life of three professional Dota players is now available. It's called Free to Play and true to its name, it is available for free to anybody interested in watching.
    Public viewing parties are also happening to celebrate the launch, including at the Crest Theater tonight in Los Angeles, CA, in association with Twitch. And, later today, Twitch will debut the online playback of the Q&A session about the film featuring Dendi, Fear, and representatives from Valve's documentary team, recorded in
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  • Sony Reveals Project Morpheus - Virtual Reality for the PlayStation 4

    Sony Reveals Project Morpheus - Virtual Reality for the PlayStation 4

    Earlier today at GDC 2014, Sony took the lid off of Project Morpheus, their virtual reality system that works with the PlayStation 4.
    Our current prototype for Project Morpheus features a head mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view. Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors built into the head mounted unit as well as PlayStation Camera accurately tracks head orientation and movement, so as your head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates intuitively in real-time. Project Morpheus also features our new 3D audio technology that
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  • Wal-Mart Entering Into Used Game Market

    Wal-Mart Entering Into Used Game Market

    Wal-Mart is making the move to the used game market starting on March 26. Once that date rolls around, gamers will be able to trade in their old games to their local store, assuming their local store is one of the 3,100 locations participating in the initial roll out.

    Trading in games will then let gamers immediately apply that amount towards anything sold at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, both in store and online. The company says that the games that are traded in will "then be sent to be refurbished and made available for purchase in like-new condition...
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  • Offline Mode Finally Available for SimCity

    Offline Mode Finally Available for SimCity

    One year and 13 days after the release of SimCity comes the oft rumored "offline patch" for the game. Yes, you can now play SimCity offline.


    Naturally, in order to play offline, you will first have to be online to download the last patch that enables offline.
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  • Mobile Racing Title Riptide GP2 Coming to Xbox One with Six Player Local Multiplayer

    Dan Hsu snapped a picture of Riptide GP2 coming to the Xbox One. According to his Tweeted photo, the development team behind the game is looking to incorporate six person local multiplayer and have it run at 60 frames per second.

    A six-player split screen racing game for Xbox One! Ran smoothly. Devs shooting for 60 frames per second for each.
    The game began its life on mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, so it should be no surprise that this game is capable of running at that framerate with that many players on a non-mobile platform. ...
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  • Unity 5 Announced - 64-bit, New Real-Time Lighting, and More

    Unity 5 Announced - 64-bit, New Real-Time Lighting, and More

    Unity 5 was announced earlier today at GDC 2014. The new engine from Unity Technologies is said to include some of the best lighting systems out there, comparable to CryENGINE, Unreal, and other top-tier game engines.
    Unity 5 is a massive update to the Unity Engine, including features such as the Enlighten real-time lighting system and physically-based shaders that provide the power to render stunning high-quality characters, environments, lighting, and effects. Workflow efficiency increased dramatically due to the new unified shader architecture, in-editor real-time
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  • EA Faces Off Against Time Warner Cable for Worst Company in America - Round 1

    The first round of elimination match-ups is now underway for the Consumerist's Worst Company in America for 2014. As was expected, EA is once again in the running, looking to make it a three year streak of "winning" this contest.

    In the first round, EA is squaring off against Time Warner Cable. Microsoft is also in the running this year, going against AT&T in the first round. But hey, why vote for companies that are actually bad when you can be a disgruntled gamer and vote for EA as the worst company for a third time! Voting will begin on March 19 ...
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  • EA Sports UFC Wants You to Feel the Fight

    EA Sports UFC Wants You to Feel the Fight

    This is the second go for EA Sports and the UFC series. This gameplay video shows off some very impressive visuals, character modelling, and physics work that you will eventually find when EA Sports UFC comes out this Spring on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4....
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