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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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  • Valve Launches 'Recently Updated' Section on Steam

    Valve Launches 'Recently Updated' Section on Steam

    Today, Valve launched the "Recently Updated" section on Steam that will highlight "titles offering new and interesting updates, features, and/or content additions."
    Designed to give developers more ways to communicate with gamers about their products on Steam, this public release was matched with a tools release that lets developers elect when to add their update to this product area and what to say about the contents of their latest update. "The more options developers have for communicating about their products the better it is for everyone," says Tom Bui of
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  • Team Fortress 2 Update Includes Weapon Changes, Quickplay Improvements, and More - February 7, 2014

    Another update for Team Fortress 2 started to roll out today. It's got weapon changes, balancing, fixes to the Quickplay feature, and more.

    Changelog for Team Fortress 2 for February 7, 2014

    Weapon Updates - The Shortstop -- Reduced extra knockback penalty from 80% to 40% - The Short Circuit -- Added Penalty - No longer gain metal from dispensers when active - The Cleaner's Carbine -- Changed OnKill effect from gain crits for 3 seconds to gain mini-crits for 8 seconds - Natascha -- Added Positive Attribute +50% extra ammo -
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  • The Last of Us Wins 10 DICE Awards Including Game of the Year

    The Last of Us Wins 10 DICE Awards Including Game of the Year

    The 17th annual DICE Awards were held earlier tonight and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us nearly swept the show. They won a total of 10 awards, including the coveted Game of the Year award.

    There were a few other winners as well, including World of Tanks, Grand Theft Auto V, and more. Let's check out the full list of winners!
    Game of the Year
    The Last of Us

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
    The Last of Us

    Outstanding Achievement in Story
    The Last of Us

    Outstanding Character
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  • Sledgehammer Games to Develop 2014 Call of Duty Release as Development Cycle Switches to Three Years

    Previously, the development roles on the Call of Duty franchise alternated between Infinity Ward and Treyarch. Now, Activision has announced that Sledgehammer Games is coming in as a third developer for the series.

    This will move the two year development cycle to a three year development cycle for each studio. Sledgehammer is already to finish up development on the 2014 installment of the series. So yes, while the development cycle per studio is at three years, there will still be annual releases of everyone's favorite FPS.
    "For the first
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  • EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Announced

    EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Announced

    EA and EA Sports have announced EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil to celebrate the upcoming soccer World Cup.

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  • Sega Finally Calling a Game 'Sonic Boom'

    Sega Finally Calling a Game 'Sonic Boom'

    This trailer for Sonic Boom has it all. Sonic. Knuckles. Tails. That pink haired friend of theirs. Rose? Is it Rose? I'm pretty sure it's Rose. It has voice acting. It's got a scene from Dune. It's also got dubstep.

    Alright, let's watch it!


    Whoa, Knuckles, what did they do to you?! At least the graphical design on some of the environments looks like a step in the right direction. Hey, this has to be better than Sonic '06, right? There's no way this can be worse than that. This game will be exclusive to the Nint...
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  • Amazon Acquires Double Helix Games

    Amazon Acquires Double Helix Games

    Let that sink in for a moment. The online retail giant, Amazon, has just purchased Double Helix Games, a game development studio. Double Helix is perhaps best known currently for their work on Killer Instinct for the Xbox One.

    Double Helix previously worked on Silent Hill Homecoming, Battleship, and a few other titles. TechCrunch managed to get confirmation from Amazon about the acquisition.

    That was very much to...
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Stickers, Underhand Grenade Throws, Map Fixes, and More - February 5, 2014

    An update was released tonight for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that includes a wide variety of changes to the game. These include the addition of hats stickers to the game. They show up as "Sticker Capsules" that can be unlocked with a Sticker Capsule Key. You can apply these stickers to guns.

    Changelog for CS:GO for February 5, 2014

    STICKERS - Added Sticker Capsules. Each capsule contains one sticker out of a series of sticker designs. - Sticker Capsules can be received as drops at the end of matches, and are opened using a Sticker Capsule Key
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  • Tonight's Dota 2 Update Includes a few Fixes - February 5, 2014

    Tonight's Dota 2 Update Includes a few Fixes - February 5, 2014

    The update for Dota 2 that's rolling out right now includes a few fixes, an additions, and a double drop rate on Ingots.

    Changelog for Dota 2 for February 5, 2014

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  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Trailer Introduces the Toy Maker

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Trailer Introduces the Toy Maker

    The enigmatic Toy Maker makes his triumphant return from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate! And it looks like he's just as wily as he's ever been in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2!

    The game will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 25. You can pre-order now from the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 website....
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  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Coming to PlayStation Vita

    Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Coming to PlayStation Vita

    Next month, the PS Vita will be able to get their hands on Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F.

    It's amazing to look back and see how far we've come over the last year. For that, we have nothing but thanks for each and every one of you who picked up the game (or plans to) and is part of that story. From a Facebook post asking for your likes and shares, to a PS3 version announcement and successful launch, and now, for all the PS Vita owners, a portable version of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f in just a month. A lot can happen in a year!
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