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    GeForce NOW Open for All

    NVIDIA has taken their cloud gaming service out of beta and has opened it to everyone with no waiting lists. GeForce NOW differentiates itself from Stadia by allowing you to stream supported titles you already own on other services like Steam. Unfortunately due to limited resources compared to...
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    E3 2020: A Sneak Peak at the Year Ahead

    The ESA, trying to improve their image, has published a short blog post detailing how they're changing E3 for this year and the years ahead. In doing so, they completely miss the reason why consumers and game companies are bowing out from participating in the annual convention. They apparently...
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    Wasteland Remastered

    InXile revealed that the remaster of the original Wasteland announced last year will be releasing February 25 on Windows Store, Steam, GOG, and Xbox One. It will be available on Xbox Game Pass, but no word on PC Game Pass. TechSpot discusses the remaster in a little more detail, explaining...
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    Project: MARA

    New experimental horror from Ninja Theory based on real life experiences of people suffering from "mental terror."
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    Half-Life Collection free to play until the launch of Half-Life: Alyx

    Valve has made the Half-Life collection free to play to the community until the release of Half-Life: Alyx in March 2020. The games that are free to play during this time include the following: Half-Life (original and Source) Half-Life: Opposing Force Half-Life: Blue Shift Half-Life 2...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September 17, 2020

    CD Projekt RED has announced on Twitter that the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back to September 17 from its initial April 16 release window. More playtesting of the game is needed to ensure the massive game world has as few issues as possible, according to the message.
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    Bethesda returns to Skyrim one more time in forthcoming expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online

    At the end of the trailer for the conclusion to the Season of the Dragon event for The Elder Scrolls Online featured at The Game Awards, Bethesda teased an expansion showing off a character in the iconic iron armor from The Elder Scrolls V overlooking the vast northern continent. The expansion...
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    Sons of the Forest

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    Excel: Using iterative calc to find first occurrence of date >= current date in another table

    Been trying to figure this one out, as either my Google Fu fails me or no one has done this kind of thing before and shared it. For various reasons I can't use a macro at work to make this easy on myself. Neither can I use SQL, so I have to use formulas in Excel. I have two tables of data...
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    The Game Festival: A demo event on Steam featuring games from The Game Awards

    Dorito Pope Geoff Keighley, showrunner of The Game Awards, made a post on Medium revealing that starting on Thursday morning Steam users will be able to download and play time-limited demos of games featured during the award show for a 48-hour period. The event will start 1000 PST on Thursday...
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    Why Dark Souls is the 'Ikea' of Games (GDC 2017 Talk)

    This video came across my recs on Youtube, showing the algorithm actually working in this point. This development session at GDC 2017 was very poignant and I think the big video game publishers should take heed of its points more in today's market. It points out how, in trying to appeal to...
  12. Armenius

    Google Stadia

    All the various discussion around, I'd figure we'd start a dedicated thread since we are nearing release. Of note today, Digital Foundry has released a review of the Founders Edition and put the service through its paces. One very revealing point is that the premium "4K" streaming service may...
  13. Armenius

    Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer #2 shows off character redesign

    After widespread negative reaction to the reveal trailer for the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' live action movie back in May, the movie producers promised to delay the movie and make changes to the character model to more reflect the game's original design. Today Paramount Pictures released a new...
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    Electronic Arts and Valve Announce Partnership to Bring EA Access Subscription and EA Games to Steam

    After leaks earlier last week, EA has officially confirmed via press release that they will be releasing games on Steam once again. Not only that, but EA Access will also be available through Steam starting in Spring next year. The first new EA game to be released on Steam will be Star Wars...
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    New details on PlayStation 5 emerge, will release globally "Holiday 2020"

    WIRED magazine has the exclusive story going into some more details on the console. There a few clarifying tidbits on what has been circulating around the internet, but not much in the way of any specifics. The console is officially called "PlayStation 5." Ray tracing will be hardware...
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    DOOM Eternal Delayed to March 20, 2020

    The official DOOM Twitter account made the announcement that the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2016 reboot of DOOM has been delayed to March of 2020. They explain in few words that the game needs more time for polish, but at the same time reveal that the much anticipated...
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    PlayStation 'State of Play' | 24.09.2019

    Sony has been teasing big releases for this edition of 'State of Play', including a possible release date announcement and new footage for The Last of Us Part II. Sony stated that there is no news about the PlayStation 5. Links to watch are below. The stream is scheduled to start at 20:00 UTC...
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    Guinness Book of World Records creates new record just for EA: "Most-downvoted Comment on Reddit"

    Shortly prior to the release of the much-maligned Star Wars Battlefront II, an EA representative on Reddit tried to address the concerns players had with the time sink required in the game to unlock new characters that included the predatory real money microtransaction system to reduce that...
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    John Carmack sits down with The Joe Rogan Experience

    I just started listening to it. Interview is over 2.5 hours.
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    Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes

    Over the past few days the Federal Trade Commission has been holding panels with industry representatives and consumer advocates to discuss the issues with loot boxes and potential solutions to consumer concerns. During one panel, several game companies represented by the Entertainment Software...
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    Playing through every version of Final Fantasy (US releases)

    A couple weeks ago I decided I was going to play through every US release version of the original Final Fantasy. Don't ask me why. I wanted to share my experience with each here. I did not play the virtual console release since the VC is defunct now on the Wii platform (it's the same version...
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    Intel Plans to Launch Its Discrete GPU Lineup Starting at $200

    TechPowerUp posted up a summary of an interview Raja Koduri did with Russian Youtuber PRO Hi-Tech in which he discusses Intel's market strategy. Seems Raja plans to continue where he left off at AMD, aiming for mainstream gamers. The key quote in the entire thing is the following...
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    The NEW Doom Trilogy Console Ports: There's Good News And Bad News

    The short of it is DOOM & DOOM II are the worst ports of the original games since the GBA versions, but DOOM 3 runs as well as the PC BFG version. DOOM & DOOM II: Ported to C# and uses Unity as a frontend Runs at the original 35 Hz despite the ability to easily get it running at 60 Hz or...
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    DOOM 64 rated by PEGI for PC and PS4 (now confirmed for Windows PC and all consoles)

    Gematsu spotted a listing on European rating board PEGI for DOOM 64 on PC and PS4. DOOM, DOOM II and DOOM 3 were just relaunched on the PS4 and released on the Switch on Friday (with a spurious login requirement), with a relaunch scheduled to happen on Xbox One early next week. PC gamers...
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    Geoff Robinson, AKA iNcontroLTV has passed away at age 33

    It was announced on his official Twitter feed on Sunday, with his passing occurring on Saturday. Geoff was best known in the Warhammer tabletop community and StarCraft professional scene. He hosted a regular stream on Twitch playing both, along with other strategy games and a regular talk show...
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    PC passes PS4 to become Ubisoft's top revenue generator

    "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." PC net bookings led the way among Ubisoft's portfolio, according to their first quarter financial report for fiscal year 2019. Sales on the PC platform between the Uplay and Epic Games Stores accounted for 34% of Ubisoft's total share during...
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    Sound BlasterX G6 HD DAC & Amplifier

    Just bought one of these for use with my mobile devices (phone, Surface Pro 4). First impressions are pretty damn good. Using it to drive a pair of original Astro A40, which have an impedance of 48Ω. Can immediately tell that the Zx I have in my PC wasn't up to the task despite having a...
  28. Armenius

    SEGA removes Alpha Protocol from sale on digital storefronts

    I was going to bump one of the older threads, but they looked all toxic as hell, mostly stemming from one user who had a hate boner for this game. SEGA stated that Alpha Protocol was removed from sale on Steam and other digital storefronts due to an "expiry of publishing rights." No further...
  29. Armenius

    3dRudder | Foot-powered motion controller for PSVR

    Not exactly to the point of walking, yet, but might be more intuitive.
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    Konami announces PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Credit to SOAREVERSOR. Konami today announce the upcoming release of a classic mini console version of the PC-Engine, known as the TurboGrafx-16 in the United States. An official announcement and reveal will be made at E3 later today. The full lineup of games and release date will be revealed...
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch Remake)

    Was revealed in February, but the E3 Nintendo Direct showed more gameplay and revealed the released date to be September 20.
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    Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

    The current generation of consoles is finally getting Final Fantasy VIII after VII through X-2 and XII through XIII were brought to all platforms. It is billed as a "remaster," though it looks like only the models and menus were updated. The prerendered backgrounds and textures still look the...
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    Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

    The new version of the Elite controller was finally revealed. From the outside it looks largely the same with a couple key differences. All the internals have been upgraded, along with some trickle down from SCUF including adjustable stick tension. Other upgrades include shorter hair trigger...
  34. Armenius

    'Gaming Disorder' Survey

    The WHO has put up a survey to gather data for gaming disorder diagnoses and give participants an idea of how they stand in comparison to others. The final evaluation gives a score out of 20, with anything 5 or above meaning "at risk." I believe I answered everything as honestly as I could and...
  35. Armenius

    Death Stranding launches November 8, 2019; confirmed as PS4 exclusive

    Earlier today, Kojima Productions hosted a livestream on Twitch for Death Stranding, where the release date was revealed along with new gameplay footage. The game will launch worldwide on November 8 this year exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Pre-orders will go live on the PlayStation Store...
  36. Armenius

    GRID 2019

    Codemasters revealed today that a new entry in the GRID series will be releasing September 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The game looks to be a return to its roots, featuring multiple disciplines set within the GRID career system established in the first game (seventh game in...
  37. Armenius

    Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership

    Better check if hell is freezing over. In a Memorandum of Understanding released today, Sony and Microsoft announced that they will work together in the future to bring cloud-based solutions for game streaming that benefit both companies, along with developing more advanced AI. TOKYO and...
  38. Armenius

    (DCS World developer) jailed and charged with smuggling fighter jet manuals to Moscow

    Russian DCS World developer Oleg Mikhaylovich Tishchenko was arrested for smuggling fighter jet manuals for the F-16, F-22, and other front-line aircraft in a conspiracy that started back in 2011. The local newspaper where the man was arrested is reporting that he is scheduled to go to trial on...
  39. Armenius

    Blood: Fresh Supply

    Nightdive Studios is back with another classic release on their versatile KEX engine with the original Blood. The game is available on both Steam and GOG with working multiplayer. Unfortunately there is no cross platform play between both versions. On the plus side the developer states that...
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    Verizon is looking to sell Tumblr after squandering its potential

    The Verge is reporting that almost 5 months after banning porn from Tumblr and experiencing a 20 percent drop in traffic, Verizon is now looking at potential buyers for the platform. Verizon finalized its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo in 2017, which led to it taking ownership of Tumblr...