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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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  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Released for iOS

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Released for iOS

    As promised, Rockstar Games has released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iOS devices (iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad 2/3/4th gen/Air/Mini/Mini with Retina Display). It's being offered for $6.99 (USD).


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  • New Humble Weekly Bundle Includes Games from ACE Team, Atlus, and Tripwire

    New Humble Weekly Bundle Includes Games from ACE Team, Atlus, and Tripwire

    The latest Humble Weekly Sale just went live and includes games from ACE Team, ATLUS Games, and Tripwire Interactive. Again, simply pay what you want for up to six games (at present) while benefiting either charity, the developers, or as a tip for the Humble crew.
    The Humble Weekly Sale features a new deal every Thursday. Be sure to jump on this amazing offer before it's gone! This week, pay what you want for Zeno Clash, Zeno Clash 2, Killing Floor and Dwarfs!?! If you pay $6 or more, you'll also receive Rock of Ages and Rising Storm!
    All games will ...
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  • Wraith-Night Holiday Event Coming to Dota 2 on December 12

    Wraith-Night Holiday Event Coming to Dota 2 on December 12

    Tomorrow, December 12, Valve will kick off the Wraith-Night holiday event for Dota 2!
    THE LONGEST NIGHT Skeleton King is crumbling to dust after too many resurrections. He has staked his hopes on a ritual that can be performed but once in a millennium. On the solstice known as Wraith-Night, auroral powers charge the earth with an eerie glow. Imbued with Wraith Essence, monsters grow in power but heroes gain new strength. You alone can harvest the energy needed to prepare the King for his next coronation. Who knows how he might show his appreciation?
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  • SteamOS and Prototype Steam Machines Coming December 13

    SteamOS and Prototype Steam Machines Coming December 13

    This Friday, December 13, Valve will begin shipping prototype units of the Steam Machine to 300 lucky people. Those selected will be notified around 5PM (EST) today that they will soon receive a prototype machine for testing purposes. They will also be awarded a special badge on their Steam Community profile. In addition to this shipment of the prototype machines, Valve will release SteamOS to the world on Friday. It can be downloaded by anybody but only those well versed in Linux may want to give it a go until later in 2014. Valve promises to release additional ...
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  • The Elder Scrolls Online Release Date Announced for April 4, 2014

    The Elder Scrolls Online Release Date Announced for April 4, 2014

    On April 4, 2014 (4/4/14, see what they did there?) The Elder Scrolls Online is slated to be released. The game will only be out on PC and Mac on this date with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions following later in 2014.

    To coincide with this announcement, Betehsda released a new gameplay trailer called "War on Cyrodiil."

    In our latest trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, witness the Alliance War in action as Tamriel's three alliances rally their forces in the heart of Cyrodiil. Are you prepared to face your enemies, conquer
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  • Xbox One Sells 2 Million Units Sold in 18 Days

    Xbox One Sells 2 Million Units Sold in 18 Days

    Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One has sold over 2 million units in its first 18 days of being on sale. Microsoft's Corporate VP of Strategy and Marketing for Xbox, Yusef Mehdi, said that the system is sold out at most retailers in its 13 launch markets.
    "We're also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date."
    To compare, the PlayStation 4 sold 2.1 million units within 18 days of its initial release in ...
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  • How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day Coming to Borderlands 2

    How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day Coming to Borderlands 2

    The third Headhunter pack from Gearbox is on its way for Borderlands 2. This one is all about how Marcus Saved Mercenary Day and as you might expect, it's got plenty of Christmas themed goodness to warm even the Grinch's heart.
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  • How to Unlock the Hidden Phantom Prospect Assignment in Battlefield 4

    How to Unlock the Hidden Phantom Prospect Assignment in Battlefield 4

    There is a hidden gold assignment tucked away in Battlefield 4. It's called "Phantom Prospect" and it involves quite a bit of work to actually earn once you've unlocked it.

    First thing's first, however, let's find out how to unlock it in the first place!
    Prerequisites:
    • This cannot be done in Firefox for some reason. Any other browser seems to work fine.
    • You must have Battlefield 4 Premium.

    Steps to unlock:
    1. Go to Battlelog
    2. Click on Leaderboards
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the Leaderboards page
    4. At the bottom left of the page is a small,
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  • Visit Snowy North Yankton in this Grand Theft Auto Online Glitch

    Visit Snowy North Yankton in this Grand Theft Auto Online Glitch

    Ever wanted to return back to the snow covered North Yankton from the single player in Grand Theft Auto V? Well, now you can thanks to this new glitch that some users found for Grand Theft Auto Online. In fact, it looks like it's super simple to pull off!

    You must re-play the first prologue mission. when you get outside the building, have a friend invite you to a online session, then just fly to the area i show in the video! its very simple, but make sure anyone who wants to see north yankton joins the game from the prolouge mission!
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  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Arrives March 18, Includes Xbox Exclusive Raiden Mission with Snatchers

    That headline started out real strong and quickly took a left turn into WTF-Ville without warning. Konami and Hideo Kojima revealed today that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released on March 18, 2014!

    They also revealed that while the PlayStation will get the exclusive "Deja Vu" mission, Xbox owners will get the "Jamais Vu" mission featuring Raiden and "bioroid 'Snatchers'".


    If that premise sounds familiar, it's for good reason. Konami and Kojima released a game in 1988 called Snatcher. It involves, you guessed...
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  • GOG Offering 30-Day Refund Policy

    GOG Offering 30-Day Refund Policy

    Digital distribution has been less than ideal when it comes to getting a refund on games that either don't work well or don't deliver on promised features. GOG.com is looking to change things, at least for their own services, by introducing a 30-day refund policy.


    An FAQ explains the finer points of this new guarantee.
    How does it work? If, within 30 days after the purchase of your game, you experience technical problems or game-breaking bugs that prevent you from finishing your game, contact our customer support. They will do th
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