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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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  • Dungeon Defenders II Shifts Focus Off MOBA and Back to Tower Defense

    Dungeon Defenders II Shifts Focus Off MOBA and Back to Tower Defense

    Originally, Dungeon Defenders II was going to be another MOBA-style game despite the original being almost purely tower defense. It seems as though developer, Trendy Entertainment, has changed their mind and is again shifting focus off of the MOBA gameplay elements and back to tower defense for the sequel.

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  • Gone Home and Kentucky Route Zero Among 2013 IndieCade Award Winners

    Gone Home and Kentucky Route Zero Among 2013 IndieCade Award Winners

    The 2013 IndieCade award winners have been selected. IndieCade selects the best Indie developed titles from the past year and gives out awards based on various categories such as visuals, audio, impact, and much more.

    The Grand Jury Award went to Quadrilateral Cowboy, developed by Blendo Games. This is a game that may not fit into other categories but is still recognized for its "overall excellence." A couple of other games awarded this in the past have been Fez (2011) and Unm...
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  • Galactic Starfighter Adding PvP Space Battles to Star Wars: The Old Republic

    Galactic Starfighter Adding PvP Space Battles to Star Wars: The Old Republic

    If you're still involved with Star Wars: The Old Republic, you may be happy to hear about the Galactic Starfighter expansion coming to the MMORPG. This expansion finally adds 12 vs. 12 player space battles to the game.
    With a variety of unique starships, a wide set of customization and upgrade options, multiple battle zones and gameplay modes, Galactic Starfighter brings the thrill of epic 12v12 space battles to Star Wars: The Old Republic for the first time. Active Star Wars:
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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Recommends a GTX 780 and 50GB Free Hard Drive Space

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Recommends a GTX 780 and 50GB Free Hard Drive Space

    In a bit of a "haha, what the hell" story comes the system requirements for Call of Duty: Ghosts. According to the Geforce website, the game will not only require 50GB of HDD space but they are recommending a GeForce GTX 780 video card.
    Minimum System Requirements - OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit - CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better - RAM: 6 GB RAM - HDD: 50 GB HD space - Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 58
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  • Watch_Dogs May Have Some Very Steep System Requirements

    Watch_Dogs May Have Some Very Steep System Requirements

    Earlier today the PC system requirements for Watch_Dogs were briefly up on the Ubisoft store website. The requirements were since removed, possibly due to being incorrect or not yet finalized, but many people copied them down anyway.
    MINIMUM - Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64bit, Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8 64bit - Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz - RAM: 6 GB - Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 (see s
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  • Triad Wars - Sleeping Dogs Sequel Announced

    Triad Wars - Sleeping Dogs Sequel Announced

    United Front Games has announced that they are hard at work on a sequel to Sleeping Dogs. Details are scarce at present, but it seems as though the new title will be entitled Triad Wars or perhaps Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars.

    UFG will again be working with Square Enix on the project. They hope to provide more details in 2014.

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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts to Include Dedicated Server Support on All Platforms

    Call of Duty: Ghosts to Include Dedicated Server Support on All Platforms

    While both the Xbox One and PC versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts were already slated to include some dedicated server functionality, news broke today that all current and next-gen consoles will include the same dedicated server .

    Mark Rubin from Infinity Ward dishes the goods on how the game will use a combination of dedicated servers and listen servers.
    "Dedicated servers will be used on current gen, next gen and PC with Ghosts," confirmed Rubin. "And, in order to make sur
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  • Steam Client Update Released (October 7, 2013)

    Steam Client Update Released (October 7, 2013)

    An update has come out today for the Steam client. It includes some performance improvements and more.

    Changelog for Steam client for October 7, 2013

    Steam
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  • USA vs Europe in Battlefield 4: Showdown Live Xbox One Event Slated for November 1

    I'm so confused by this thing it's not even funny. EA has announced the Battlefield 4: Showdown Live Europe vs. USA event that will pit two teams of 32 against each other.

    The Showdown will be live streamed through Xbox Live and will "mark the debut of Battlefield 4 Second Assault," which is an expansion for the game that includes four "fan-favorite" maps from Battlefield 3.

    Yes, the Xbox One will get this expansion first.
    The event will be live streamed on
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  • Frictional Games Reveals Soma Mockingbird Video

    Frictional Games Reveals Soma Mockingbird Video

    This may be one of the most mysterious and intriguing game reveals I've seen in a while. Frictional Games has revealed Soma. Soma is defined as "the body of an individual as contrasted with the mind or psyche." That definition may help you to better understand the game's title and the "Mockingbird" video seen below.

    Attention

    Quarantine Discontinued #4017 - Back to work

    Video log secured -
    http://SomaSystems.org/#4017 [begin text
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  • Creation Suite Revealed for WWE 2K14

    Creation Suite Revealed for WWE 2K14

    More good news today for wrestling fans and those looking forward to WWE 2K14. 2K has revealed the game's Creation Suite that "brings in-game customization to a new level, enabling players to develop their own custom Superstars and championships, and even tailor arenas and entrances to their liking."

    Custom Superstar
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