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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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  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 Launches on February 4

    The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 Launches on February 4

    Telltale's Twitter account revealed that the Xbox 360 version of the second episode for The Wolf Among Us will be released on February 5. The other versions, excluding iOS, will be released a day earlier on February 4.


    The above trailer does contain some partial nudity. But I'm guessing that since this warning was posted after the video, it's a little too late for this warning. Oh well, it's a digital boob, deal with it....
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  • Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month Has Begun

    Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month Has Begun

    Just a friendly reminder to all Battlefield 4 players out there. The "Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month" has officially kicked off. One of the first things you'll notice is that you get some free Battlepacks every single day you log into Battlelog. Today, you'll probably get a free Bronze Battlepack and a free Silver Battlepack. You get things in them like your 30th 25% XP boost, new camoflauge patterns, dog tab patterns, weapon attachments, and more. What else can you expect for the rest of the month? Well, you can expect some ...
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  • Trove - Hands-on Gameplay Video from the Alpha

    Trove - Hands-on Gameplay Video from the Alpha

    I recently got into the Trove alpha from Trion Worlds. It's got a look similar to Minecraft and Cube World but the gameplay is quite different from both.


    The game is in a very, very early alpha stage of development. It has a long way to go as far as development is concerned, but I'll be sure to keep an eye on it and provide updates if possible of any major changes.

    You can sign up at the Trove website for your chance to get into the alpha or future beta....
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  • Dead Island and Toy Soldiers are February's Games with Gold Titles on Xbox 360

    Major Nelson has detailed the two titles that will become free through the month of February as part of Xbox Live's Games with Gold offering.

    The first game is Dead Island and will be free from February 1 through February 15.

    The second game is Toy Soldiers: Cold War which finishes out the second half of the month.

    Today also marks the last day you can pick up Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for free....
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  • Madden Bowl XX Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend Festivities

    Madden Bowl XX Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend Festivities

    The weekend of fun and thrills surrounding Super Bowl XLVIII began with Madden Bowl XX.

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  • Loadout is Available Now on Steam

    Loadout is Available Now on Steam

    The free-to-play shooter, Loadout, is now available to the public on Steam.

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  • DICE Details How to Enable Mantle Battlefield 4 and What to Expect Once Enabled

    While Mantle support has been added in today's Battlefield 4 update, it still isn't able to be used until AMD rolls out a new video driver. Until then, DICE details all you need to know about how to enable it within the game and what to expect once it's enabled.
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  • Battlefield 4 PC Update Includes Mantle, Balancing, Performance Gains, and Undocumented Improvements - January 30, 2014

    An update was released earlier today for the PC version of Battlefield 4. Most notable in this update, at least for ATI users, is the addition of Mantle support to the game. Also included are various performance gains for all hardware types, weapon balancing, vehicle balancing, and more.

    Changelog for Battlefield 4 (PC) for January 30, 2014
    Mantle Support
    The new Mantle renderer has been added in Battlefield 4. Most players can expect a performance increase by using this new low-level graphics API.

    CPU/GPU performance
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  • Rumor: PlayStation 4 to Receive Native PS1 and PS2 Emulation

    Rumor: PlayStation 4 to Receive Native PS1 and PS2 Emulation

    A "well placed source" close to Eurogamer told them that the PlayStation 4 may receive an update to natively emulate PlayStation and PlayStation 2-era games. This is different to the streaming, cloud-based emulation service, PlayStation Now, which will provide backwards compatibility for PlayStation 3 titles.
    Our information suggests that the same internal emulator strategy is planned for PlayStation 4, and we understand that Sony is actively pursuing the ability for older titles to run without the blurry upscaling seen on PS3, suggesting that native HD resolutions
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  • Rumor: Huge Microsoft Leaks - Halo 2 Anniversary Edition, Halo 5 Delay and Beta, 1TB Xbox One, Crackdown 3, and More

    A thread over at NeoGAF points to some alleged leaks from Microsoft concerning upcoming Xbox One releases. These include, but are not limited to: Halo 2 Anniversary Edition is slated to be released later this year since Halo 5 is allegedly delayed. The HD-ified version of Halo 2 will include access to the future Halo 5 beta, however. The multiplayer for Halo 2 will be included. The Anniversary Edition is from the same team that worked on the Anniversary Edition of the first Halo game. There will be two retail versions of Halo 2 AE. One will just includ...
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  • Exclusive Loadout Gameplay Preview from Total Gaming Network

    Exclusive Loadout Gameplay Preview from Total Gaming Network

    Because the word "exclusive" makes everything more awesome, right? I decided that with the public release of the free-to-play title, Loadout, being just a day away now, it might be interesting for you guys to get a video preview of what to expect.

    Included is a look at the character customization, in-game currencies, optional micro-transactions, weapon crafting, the tech trees, and some gameplay.

    The game will be F2P for everyone on January 31 on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208090/
    Again, the game won't be released...
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