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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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  • PSA: Save 50% Off of Next Origin Purchase

    PSA: Save 50% Off of Next Origin Purchase

    The Valentine's Day sales just keep on coming. This time Origin is offering 50% off of your next Origin Store purchase until February 17 at 10AM (PST).

    All you have to do is use the promo code "LOVE" (without the quotations) when checking out.

    Unfortunately, there are a few exceptions to this. The code will not work on pre-orders, games that came out in the past 30 days, select partner titles, virtual currency purchases, game time codes, Battlefield 4 Premium, Star Wars: The Old Republic, or Xbox One and PS4 titles. That still leaves a lo...
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  • PSA: Big Sale on "Steamy Valentines" Games Over at Steam

    PSA: Big Sale on "Steamy Valentines" Games Over at Steam

    Amazon isn't the only one with a big sale today. It turns out that Valve also has a sale going on. The sale urges you to get some special games "for that special someone" during their one day only Steamy Valentines sale. Yeah, they made that pun.

    You can save on games such as:
    • Gone Home
    • Alan Wake
    • Girls Like Robots
    • Thirty Flights of Loving
    • and more...

    Though, there aren't too many more games than what was listed. But hey, be happy there's a sale at all for today. Enjoy the games!
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  • PSA: Big Digital Games Sale at Amazon

    PSA: Big Digital Games Sale at Amazon

    Right now, Amazon.com is offering up some fairly substantial savings on a large number of games. Many of these games (not all) can be activated through either Steam or Origin.

    There are games like Batman: Arkham Origins for $17 (USD). Maybe Scribblenauts Unmased for just $10 is more your style. Perhaps a two pack of both XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within for just $15?

    There are plenty of additional titles there including Battlefield 4, Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Planet Ho...
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  • More Titanfall Beta Hands-on Gameplay Footage - A Round of Attrition on Fracture

    This is the Attrition (team deathmatch style) game type on the "Fracture" map in the Titanfall beta.

    To have a chance to play the Titanfall beta for yourself, be sure to sign up here as the beta begins today, February 14. The beta will run until February 18 at 6PM (PT).

    There was also a fairly long tutorial video showing you what every player in the beta will go through upon first firing up the game. There was also another Attrition round on Angel City that you should check out!...
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  • Titanfall Beta Found to Run at 792p Resolution and 60fps on Xbox One

    Titanfall Beta Found to Run at 792p Resolution and 60fps on Xbox One

    After it surfaced on Digital Foundry that the Titanfall beta ran at 792p, Respawn Entertainment confirmed the news but vowed that they are aiming for 900p for the final release of the game.
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  • Master Chief 'Confirms' Halo 2 Anniversary for 2014 but Not Halo 5

    Master Chief 'Confirms' Halo 2 Anniversary for 2014 but Not Halo 5

    In an interview with GameZone that will be going up in the near future, the voice actor for Master Chief, Steve Downes, provided both some good news and bad news for Halo fans.

    Yes, that indeed says that Halo 5 will not make a 2014 release as many had hoped. However, this is now the second source to reveal that Halo 2 Anniversary is a thing and is probably coming...
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  • Titanfall Beta Hands-On - A Round of Attrition on Angel City

    Titanfall Beta Hands-On - A Round of Attrition on Angel City

    You've seen the lengthy Titanfall tutorial footage, now it's time to finally see some gameplay! This is the Attrition (team deathmatch style) game type on the Angel City map in the Titanfall beta.

    To have a chance to play the Titanfall beta for yourself, be sure to sign up here. The beta will run until February 18 at 6PM (PT)....
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  • Mario Kart 8 Arrives May 30 Plus a New Trailer

    Mario Kart 8 Arrives May 30 Plus a New Trailer

    Mark those calendars for May 30 because that is when Mario Kart 8 comes to the Wii U! Nintendo showed off a new trailer tonight that shines a light on a few new characters. Yes, Bowser's kids finally get in on the action.

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  • Little Mac Joining Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

    Little Mac Joining Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

    Nintendo revealed today that Little Mac from the Punch-Out series will be added to the roster for the upcoming Smash Bros. games on the Wii U and 3DS.


    Little Mac will have a unique power meter that builds up with successfully landed hits on his enemies, which turn into huge hits once filled....
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  • Hitman GO is a Mobile Turn-Based Strategy Game

    Hitman GO is a Mobile Turn-Based Strategy Game

    Hitman GO probably isn't what fans expected (or wanted) from a new Hitman title, but it's what they're getting. Developed with a small team, Square Enix Montreal explains some of the details for this upcoming mobile turn-based strategy title.
    Hitman GO is a turn-based strategy game with beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies and take out your target or infiltrate well-guarded locations. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would
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  • Pokemon Battle Trozei Coming March 20 on 3DS

    Pokemon Battle Trozei Coming March 20 on 3DS

    Pokemon Battle Trozei was announced this evening during Nintendo Direct. It is the sequel to Pokemon Trozei and it features over 700 Pokemon to use in this puzzle oriented game.


    This game will be out on March 20 for the Nintendo 3DS....
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