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PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

$400 for digital-only, $500 for the full system.

The next-gen is now fully in gear. With Microsoft announcing the price and release date of their Xbox Series X, the only piece of the puzzle that remained was what Sony would do with the PlayStation 5. Today, the company announced that the Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 (USD) while the "regular" version with a disc drive will retail for $499.99.

Both consoles are expected to launch in select countries...
 

EA Kills Off Origin

Origin to be replaced by more generic naming convention.

First, EA ditched their EA Access and Origin Access branding in favor of EA Play. This happened almost exactly one month ago in August 2020. Now, EA is ready to ditch their Origin desktop client with something a little more generic.

EA is changing the name of their Origin client to "EA Desktop." EA is calling their new app a "next-generation PC gaming platform."

This renaming will...
 

Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

Next-gen begins on November 10.

Microsoft has kicked down the doors of the next-gen waiting room and come out swinging. Yesterday, they revealed that the Xbox Series S would be released on November 10 for a price of just $299 (USD). Today, Microsoft reveals that the more powerful Xbox Series X will also launch on November 10 for a very affordable $499 (USD).

Pre-orders for both consoles will begin on September 22.

In addition to this, Microsoft announces that...
 

Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Feeling younger in my mind.

When you think of the heyday of Tony Hawk titles, you probably think back to the games prior to weird skateboard controllers and the abysmal Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. You think back to a time in your childhood when you would turn on your old CRT television, power on the PlayStation, and digitally pull off some sick tricks while Goldfinger's Superman blasted in the background. The first couple of Tony Hawk games hold a special place in a lot of our hearts...
 

Tiananmen Square Footage Removed from Call of Duty Trailer

Activision bending the knee? What? No. Never!

The first trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War was blocked in China and then later edited from every other region because it contained roughly one second of footage from the Tiananmen Square protests from 1989. This is when the Chinese government had a big uh "crackdown" on pro-democracy protesters. That is to say, they murdered the fuck out of their citizens, or made them "disappear," and attacked them with...
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  • Pre-Purchase Warlords of Draenor Now and Get a Free Level-90 Character Boost

    Pre-Purchase Warlords of Draenor Now and Get a Free Level-90 Character Boost

    Blizzard has opened up pre-orders for the World of Warcraft expansion, Warlods of Draenor. If you pre-order now, you also get an instant level 90 character boost.
    The Iron Horde must be stopped. Garrosh Hellscream has escaped to the past and united with his father Grommash, fierce leader of Warsong clan. Together they are forging the orc clans of Draenor into a savage war machine. It falls to you to crush the Iron Horde before the Dark Portal is completed and the invasion begins. Tra
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  • Rooster Teeth, Naughty Dog, Wargaming, and ASTRO Gaming Team Up to Help the Troops with Operation Supply Drop

    Rooster Teeth, Naughty Dog, Wargaming, and ASTRO Gaming are teaming up with gamers like you on May 17-May 18 to help raise funds for the military-focused charity, Operation Supply Drop.

    As you can probably tell already, the charity tries to raise funds to send video game items to U.S. troops that are deployed in combat zones or recovery in military hospitals. The upcoming fundraiser for Operation Supply Drop is called "8-bit Salute" and begins May 17.
    Fans will be able to
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  • Join the Closed Beta for Van Helsing II by Pre-Ordering the Game Today

    Join the Closed Beta for Van Helsing II by Pre-Ordering the Game Today

    Neocore Games has announced today that fans can join in on the closed beta for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II by pre-ordering the game today. The game is a sequel to the fan favorite steampunk action-RPG.

    The studio has released a handy comparison image showing the differences between the first game and this sequel.

    The store page on the Neocore site lists six different purchase options. The cheapest, at just $15 (USD), includes a beta key,...
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  • Wargaming Presents Documentary on the T-34 Tank

    Wargaming Presents Documentary on the T-34 Tank

    Wargaming, the studio behind World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, have released a new documentary on the restoration of the T-34 USSR tank. The documentary for the T-34 was made by Wargaming's Director, Slava Makshun, and it "tells the story of three engineers from Belarus who reconstruct the T-34." The film is 34 minutes long, so be sure to get a snack ahead of time. It is presented with Russian voiceover work and English subtitles and should appeal to history buffs and fans of historic...
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  • Driveclub Reportedly Going 'Back to the Drawing Board'

    Driveclub Reportedly Going 'Back to the Drawing Board'

    Sony and the Sony-owned studio, Evolution Studio, have decided to go "back to the drawing board" on Driveclub. The game was originally going to be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 but was then quietly delayed right as the system was launched.

    In a brief interview with IGN, Sony's Scott Rohde gave an update to the status of the game.
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  • Games with Gold is 'Fundamentally Different' Than PlayStation Plus, Says Xbox's Phil Spencer

    During a talk at this weekend's SXSW, Microsoft's Phil Spencer said that the Xbox Games with Gold program is "fundamentally different" when compared to "other programs" since it allows members to keep games regardless of whether or not they pay for a subscription.

    Spencer is obviously referring to Sony's PlayStation Plus program without directly mentioning the competition by name.
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  • Geoff Keighley to Host Hour Long Interview with Hideo Kojima on March 13

    Geoff Keighley to Host Hour Long Interview with Hideo Kojima on March 13

    On March 13, Geoff Keighley will host a live interview with Hideo Kojima. The hour long interview will be live and take place during the week of the BAFTA's in London.

    The interview will be live streamed through Konami's Twitch channel at 4PM (GMT) on March 13. Users can submit their questions through Twitch chat or directly to Geoff Keighley's Twitter account in hopes of having them answered during the show. As a reminder, this interview will take place one week before the ...
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  • Gone Home Heading to Unspecified Consoles

    Gone Home Heading to Unspecified Consoles

    Gone Home is slated to come out on "consoles." The latest blog entry from The Fullbright Company wasn't too specific on which consoles they meant, but I'm going to assume something with "Xbox" and/or "PlayStation" in the name. I know, call me crazy.

    Midnight City is to thank for the console version of this game that seems to have really divided the gamers of the world on whether or not it's good. Both teams plan to release more specific details on this "console" release lat...
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  • Newegg Giving Away the 'Ultimate Titanfall Gaming Experience' Valued at More than $11,000

    Titanfall is slated to be released tomorrow for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC platforms. To mark the occasion, Newegg is holding a special Titanfall Sweepstakes that will see over $11,000 worth of prizes being dished out to the lucky winners.

    They're calling it the "ultimate Titanfall gaming experience" and given what the grand prize includes, that description sounds rather spot on.

    The grand prize winner will receive:
    • Custom-painted Titanfall themed desktop
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  • Most of Titanfall's 50GB Install Size is Taken Up by Localized Language Audio Files

    Allegedly, most of the 50GB install size for Titanfall is due to almost 35GB of audio files. For some unknown reason, Respawn and EA have decided to include every localized language pack into one install. That means that no matter what language you speak, you will have every language included in your download and install of the game.

    This comes from a user on the Escapist forums. I do not have the game myself and cannot verify these claims but he did provide a couple of...
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  • GameStop Raises Price for the PlayStation 4 Camera Due to Lack of Supply

    GameStop Raises Price for the PlayStation 4 Camera Due to Lack of Supply

    GameStop has already raised the price of the PlayStation 4 Camera in response to a lack of supply. Normally priced at $59.99 (USD), GameStop now has the peripheral listed at $69.99. Most retailers constantly have the item listed as being out of stock.

    In a statement issued to Polygon, a Sony rep did not really comment on the shortage but instead said that the camera is in high demand.
    "While we do not comment on the sales figures, shipment or monthly production quantity,
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