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GDC 2020 Officially Postponed Until Summer

The right decision has finally been made.

The organizers of the Game Developers Conference announced on Friday, February 28 that the 2020 show will be rescheduled. This shifts the dates of GDC 2020 from March 16 - March 20, 2020 to an unspecified time in the Summer. This announcement comes after numerous studios withdrew their plans to attend the annual trade show event. These studios all cited a growing fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and a desire to keep their employees, friends,...
 

CD Projekt RED Entices Xbox One Owners with a Free Cyberpunk Upgrade

How does a free upgrade to next-gen sound?

On February 24, 2020, Microsoft outlined some of their features and plans for their next-generation Xbox. That platform, currently online known as the Xbox Series X, will have a very welcome feature that has, so far, not been announced by other platforms yet.

Microsoft is calling it "Smart Delivery." This new initiative by Microsoft will ensure that every single one of their Xbox Game Studios titles will only need to...
 

Metro Exodus is Back on Steam and at 40% Off

525,600 minutes...

Last night, perhaps when you were snuggled up under your blankets, a little miracle happened. It was in the midnight hour (ET) when Metro Exodus returned to being sold on Steam. Normally, this isn't quite the monumental occasion, but it certainly is in the case of Metro Exodus.

It was Metro Exodus that really kicked off the season of the Epic Games Store exclusive. This was a period in which a fair number of games that were slated to be released on Steam,...
 

Geoff Keighley to Skip E3 for First Time as Troubles Mount for Dying Trade Show

This comes the same day the exhibitor list was leaked.

Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, revealed today that he will not be attending E3 2020. His decision to not attend this year's event will mark the first time in 25 years that the industry veteran will not be in attendance. It also means that he will not host the annual E3 Coliseum show. This was a regular event where Keighley would host a series of game developers in a rather informal Q&A, allowing them to talk freely...
 

The Division 2 Warlords of New York Expansion Confirmed

A dangling plot thread from the first game is finally going somewhere.

Ubisoft has officially announced the Warlords of New York expansion today for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (affiliate link btw) after details about it leaked yesterday evening. We now know for certain that this expansion launches on March 3. We also know for certain that players are returning to New York, specifically four new named zones in Lower Manhattan.

In today's announcement, Ubisoft confirmed...
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  • Guild Wars 2 Season 4, Episode 6 'War Eternal' Releases May 14

    Guild Wars 2 Season 4, Episode 6 'War Eternal' Releases May 14

    Take flight on the new Skyscale dragon mount.

    On May 14, Guild Wars 2 will once again get some new content. This marks the release date of the Living World Season 4, Episode 6 entitled "War Eternal." This will be the final episode for the fourth season. When it releases, you will obviously get a continuation of the story, but also the opportunity to get the new flying dragon mount, Skyscale.

    War Eternal will be free to everyone that owns Guild Wars 2 that logs...
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  • Barotrauma Coming to Steam Early Access in June

    Barotrauma Coming to Steam Early Access in June

    16 players. One sub. Unlimited deep sea horrors.

    On June 5, the multiplayer sci-fi submarine "simulator" known as Barotrauma will enter into Steam Early Access for PC, Mac, and Linux. This game will send you and your pals on an undersea adventure beneath the surface of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. You will encounter plenty of alien creatures and, as you may expect, many of them are not friendly.

    Players will have to handle challenges from both inside and outside...
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  • GRIP: Combat Racing Adding Free New AirBlades Game Mode

    GRIP: Combat Racing Adding Free New AirBlades Game Mode

    Get ready to defy gravity again.

    A new game mode and content update was released today for GRIP: Combat Racing. The update introduces new anti-gravity racers called "AirBlades" to the game. AirBlades utilize the "Element 115 anti-grav engine" that allows them to operate more like the ships from Wipeout than the vehicles from Rollcage. Both vehicle types can still flip on any side as they choose their own path around the track.

    AirBlades are available...
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  • U.S. Senator Proposes Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Pay-to-Win Microtransactions

    "Keep ur politics out of muh vidyagams!"

    Representative Josh Hawley announced a new bill that aims to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win (P2W) microtransactions in games that are "played by minors." The senator understands that it's a broad label but clarified that this will include games designed for kids under 18 and games "whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions."

    Sure, that is still a fairly broad umbrella...
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  • Next Ghost Recon Game Name Possibly Leaked

    Next Ghost Recon Game Name Possibly Leaked

    Read this for spoilers, or just wait until the actual reveal tomorrow.

    Ubisoft may have accidentally leaked the name of their next Ghost Recon game ahead of tomorrow's reveal. The name? Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The following image was caught by Reddit user jrmywl30. They say that it appeared first on the Ghost Recon sub-Reddit and was quickly pulled.

    The image shows a "Wolves Collector's Edition" for Ghost Recon Breakpoint. It's suggested that the game will be...
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  • Days Gone Outperforms God of War in Japan

    Days Gone Outperforms God of War in Japan

    Something something "but people are tired of zombie games" something something.

    According to reports passed along to the public by Benji-Sales on Twitter, launch week sales of Days Gone has surpassed both God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn in Japan.

    According to the report, Days Gone sold over 114,000 units in Japan in its first week of availability. In comparison, Horizon Zero Dawn sold about 116,500 units in its first week. God of War came up well short in the...
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  • Strategy Game 'John Wick Hex' Announced for Consoles and Epic Games Store

    Strategy Game 'John Wick Hex' Announced for Consoles and Epic Games Store

    Because when I think of John Wick, I think real-time strategy.

    John Wick is getting a video game called John Wick Hex. It's a real-time strategy game. Yeah, mull that one over in your brain.

    To be fair, it's a "fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game." I think that sounds better, right? It's being made by game director Mike Bithell, who previously brought you games like Volume and Thomas Was Alone, a game about geometric shapes.

    This title will...
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  • Underwater Ruins Expansion Announced for Black Desert Online

    Underwater Ruins Expansion Announced for Black Desert Online

    Darling it's better, down where it's wetter.

    Black Desert Online is going to let players explore what lies below on May 22 with the release of the "Underwater Ruins Expansion." Players of the MMO will tackle new adventures in a variety of new water-themed locations and "face off against some of the fiercest enemies in the game."

    Players will need to travel by boat and take a deep dive into the ocean to begin adventuring in two different locations. These...
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  • Code Vein Closed Network Test Coming Later in May

    Code Vein Closed Network Test Coming Later in May

    Register now for the closed network test.

    Later this month, Bandai Namco will host a closed network test for Code Vein. This test will be conducted on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It seems as though they're not too worried about the PC version because no test has been announced for that particular platform.

    This test will give you the chance to make your own character and play through the opening segment of Code Vein. Players will also get a chance to experience...
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  • EA Access is Coming to PlayStation

    EA Access is Coming to PlayStation

    PlayStation 4 owners will finally get EA Access in July.

    Starting this July, PlayStation 4 owners will get to partake of the EA subscription service that Xbox One and PC owners have had for ages now. EA Access on PlayStation 4 will give subscribers access to a growing number of EA published titles with either a monthly fee or an annual fee.

    This subscription allows players to get 10% off of every game, expansion, or in-game item that they decide to purchase. EA Access...
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  • Breaking Ground Expansion Announced for Kerbal Space Program

    Breaking Ground Expansion Announced for Kerbal Space Program

    Fresh details on Kerbal's second DLC are right here.

    Squad and Private Division announced all new details today for Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground, the second expansion for the very popular space flight sim. This new expansion will add in a bunch of new content, including new gear for scientific experiments, robotic parts, actual surface features, and more.

    The Breaking Ground expansion will be released on May 30 for the PC. It will run you $14.99 (USD), a small...
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