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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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  • Substantial Content Coming to Grand Theft Auto V - Single Player DLC and Multiplayer Creators Beta

    Rockstar updated their blog earlier today with word about additional content coming for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. First up is some of the content you can expect in 2014 for both the online and single-player components to the game.
    GTA Online Heists. We know many of you in the GTA Online community are super excited for the debut of co-operative Heists. Heists are currently in development and we are working very hard to get them as polished and as fun as they can be. Stay tuned for much more detail in the New Year.

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer from VGX Plus New Soundtrack Details

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer from VGX Plus New Soundtrack Details

    In case you missed the new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that was shown off during VGX 2013, we have you covered below. Stay tuned afterwards for fresh details on the game's soundtrack!

    CDP RED studio is also excited to provide a glimpse into some of the new music direction for this 3rd and final installment in the Witcher series with the VGX Gameplay Trailer. Portions of the music in the game will focus on the raw emotion of traditional slavic instruments and songs to convey the brutality and violence of the world. To achieve this goal the
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  • Candy Crush Saga, Criminal Case, and FarmVille 2 Highlight Facebook's Best Games of 2013

    The list you've all been waiting for has finally been revealed! Yes, Facebook has offered up their short list of 2013 Games of the Year.

    So what game took the top spot? It's none other than Criminal Case! You guys know about Criminal Case, right? Sure you do!
    This hidden object game from a French indie studio combines crime scene investigation with engaging sharing mechanics to create the most successful Facebook game of the year. As detailed in our case study of the game, Open Graph stories featuring visceral artwork drove organic growth for
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  • Spies from the US and UK Infiltrate the World of Warcraft and Other Online Titles

    According to the New York Times, ProPublica, and The Guardian, spies from the United States and the United Kingdom have taken to data collection from a number of online titles. This was revealed recently through more leaked documents from NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

    Some of these titles include World of Warcraft and Second Life. They did this by, you guessed it, making characters in these games, recruiting virtual informants, and eavesdropping on typed conversations. Yeah...
    Fearing that terrorist or criminal networks could use the games
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  • Latest Battlefield 4 PC Update Includes Even More Client Crash Fixes - December 9, 2013

    May as well start your day off right with a new Battlefield 4 patch for the PC version of the game. There is both a client patch and a small R15 server update, all of which is detailed below.

    Changelog for Battlefield 4 (PC) for December 9, 2013

    R15 Server Update Notes -Various server side crash fixes, including the top seen crashes on R14 -Activated the reservedSlotsList.aggressiveJoin command that enables VIP players and server administrators directly joining full servers -Client patch compatibility to make servers compatible with the Dec 09 client
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  • The Complete List of VGX 2013 Winners

    The Complete List of VGX 2013 Winners

    No fluff, just the VGX 2013 winners from earlier tonight.
    • Game of the Year - Grand Theft Auto V
    • Studio of the Year - Naughty Dog
    • Most Anticipated Game - Titanfall
    • Character of the Year - The Lutece Twins
    • Best Mobile Game - Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
    • Best Shooter - BioShock Infinite
    • Best Action Adventure Game - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
    • Best Sports Game - NBA 2K14
    • Best Independent Game - Gone Home
    • Best RPG - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    • Best Fighting Game - Injustice: Gods Among Us
    • Best Driving Game - Forza
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  • No Man's Sky from Hello Games is Huge, Ambitious, and Procedurally Generated

    No Man's Sky from Hello Games is Huge, Ambitious, and Procedurally Generated

    Without a doubt, the game that stole the show tonight at VGX 2013 was No Man's Sky from Hello Games. Everything is procedurally generated and will take you from the depths of the ocean to the stars in the sky.

    This game promises to allow players to visit any star they see, land on any planet circling those stars, and go anywhere your heart desires.

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  • Titanfall's Ogre and Strider Mech Reveal Trailers

    Titanfall's Ogre and Strider Mech Reveal Trailers

    A double dose of Titanfall reveal trailers tonight. Two new mech designs were shown off during VGX 2013. Those two mechs are the Stryder and Ogre designs....
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  • Live Gameplay Demo for Dying Light

    Live Gameplay Demo for Dying Light

    Check out this live gameplay showcase for Dying Light as shown off during VGX 2013 tonight....
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  • New Story Trailer Reveal for Thief

    New Story Trailer Reveal for Thief

    A new story trailer for Thief was shown off tonight during VGX 2013....
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  • Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale's Take on the Borderlands' Universe

    Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale's Take on the Borderlands' Universe

    Telltale revealed tonight that they are working on their own Borderlands title. Seriously! The game is called Tales from the Borderlands and was debuted tonight at VGX 2013....
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