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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,...
 

Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
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  • New Thief Cinematic Trailer - The Queen of Beggars

    New Thief Cinematic Trailer - The Queen of Beggars

    The second trailer in the "Stories from the City" series for Thief was released today.

    Nobody knows how old the Queen of the Beggars actually is; rumour has it she's as old as The City itself. Some say that although she is blind, she sees through the eyes of rats that riddle the streets. In the second trailer of the Stories from The City series, the wise old crone gives her views on the City as it goes through a time of death and gloom.

    Thief is slated for a February 2014 release on the PC, PS3, PS4, 360, and Xbone....
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  • Mario Kart 8 Has a Trailer

    Mario Kart 8 Has a Trailer

    Look, it's Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U!


    That's pretty much it. It's Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, what more do you really need to know?...
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  • Killing Floor: Calamity is a Top Down Title for the Ouya

    Killing Floor: Calamity is a Top Down Title for the Ouya

    Tripwire Interactive released a spin-off title today that is exclusive for the Ouya. Yeah, weird isn't it? The game is a top down action title called Killing Floor: Calamity.


    Tripwire Interactive's VP, Alan Wilson, may have been busy hitting the rum eggnog early when he said the Ouya is "leading the charge in disrupting the way in which games are both created and consumed." Huh, alright then.
    "We feel Ouya is leading the charge in disrupting the way in which games are both created and consumed today and, as our history suggests
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  • Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition Finally Released

    Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition Finally Released

    It only took a couple of years but PlayStation 3 owners finally have Minecraft to enjoy. For only $19.99 (USD), you can now download the game that PC, Mobile, and Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying for quite some time.
    Don't forget though that the PlayStation 4 version of the game...
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  • Let's Play: The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 1 - Part 1

    Let's Play: The Walking Dead Season 2 - Episode 1 - Part 1

    The second season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead came out on PC yesterday. So, I'm doing a blind play through of it for those who have no intention of playing it for themselves.

    Obviously, if you do intend to play it, go play it first and then come back to watch this to see where our decisions differ! This is part one of a multi-part series for the first episode of the game's second season.

    If you enjoyed this, feel free to share the video, give it a thumbs up, leave a comment, or whatever you prefer. You can pick up ...
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  • DayZ Standalone Nets $5.1 Million in Sales in First 24 Hours

    DayZ Standalone Nets $5.1 Million in Sales in First 24 Hours

    It seems as though fans were more than eager to jump all over the early alpha release of the standalone version of DayZ on Steam. The game already picked up $5.1 million in sales in the first 24 hours with 88,000 players joining up in the first 12 hours.


    Those figures equate to over 172,000 copies of the game sold already. Considering that this game is listed as Early Access on Steam and is also very much in alpha status, that is quite the impressive feat.

    (via CEO Maruk Spanel's blog)...
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  • New Legend of Zelda Game Coming from Tecmo Koei - Hyrule Warriors

    New Legend of Zelda Game Coming from Tecmo Koei - Hyrule Warriors

    The good news is that a new game is coming in The Legend of Zelda franchise for the Wii U! The odd news is that this new game is coming from Tecmo Koei and looks a lot like a Dynasty Warriors game but with Link.

    The tentative name is Hyrule Warriors and it features Link going around fighting a lot of enemies.


    It almost feels as though Nintendo is just throwing ideas at a wall and seeing what sticks to try saving the poor performing Wii U....
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  • A Class Action Lawsuit Against EA Due to Battlefield 4 is Moving Forward

    A Class Action Lawsuit Against EA Due to Battlefield 4 is Moving Forward

    A class action lawsuit brought on by EA shareholders over a "loss in value caused by Battlefield 4 issues" is moving forward. The suit by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP actually references the PlayStation 4 version of the game specifically.
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  • Patch 2.1 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was Released

    Patch 2.1 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was Released

    The 2.1 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released today by Square Enix. The 2.1 patch is being called "A Realm Awoken" and includes a load of new gameplay content for players of the MMORPG.

    Highlights for the 2.1 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for December 17, 2013

    - The Crystal Tower: Reaching to the heavens, this massive monolith, long thought to be a legend from eras past, has been unearthed in the wake of the Calamity. What could be the purpose of this crystalline construct, and what forgotten relics now stir within its walls?
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  • PlanetSide 2 Released Second Major Optimization Patch and Auraximas

    PlanetSide 2 Released Second Major Optimization Patch and Auraximas

    Double dose of great PlanetSide 2 news for you today. First up is word that the second phase of "Operation: Make Faster Game" (OMFG) was rolled out. This optimization patch includes further improvements to the game's physics systems and a revamped Esamir. The full list of those changes are below. In addition to this, the holiday inspired Auraximas is in full swing in the game. This Winter event includes giveaways, holiday inspired items, sales in the game's marketplace, and more. This event runs from now until January 8, 2014. Take out some snowmen for easy XP...
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  • Capture Mode Coming to GTA Online Tomorrow

    Capture Mode Coming to GTA Online Tomorrow

    Rockstar Games revealed today that the Capture team-based game mode is coming to Grand Theft Auto Online tomorrow.
    (It)will go live tomorrow as part of the latest free automatic update on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. With 20 new Jobs across four unique modes, this GTA twist on classic capture the flag style confrontations brings a whole new level of adversarial action to the world of Los Santos and Blaine County. These new Jobs will be accessible in Freemode and are spread across the four different modes described below.

    RAID In Raid, you'l
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