Google Stadia has added another 10 games to its lineup just moments prior to the cloud gaming service’s launch on November 19, 2019. Those users that manage to slide their pre-orders in early will be able to purchase titles such as Metro Exodus, Rage 2, Football Manager 2020, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood come launch day – and play Samurai Shodown for free.
Over two decades after Half-Life introduced us to the adventures of alien-battling physicist Gordon Freeman, it looks like there’s potentially another game in the Half-Life universe on the way. According to a rumour, Valve has a virtual reality game called Half-Life: Alyx in the works, to be unveiled at the Game Awards, December 12.
Intel has announced its first data centre Intel Xe GPU: Ponte Vecchio. Announced at the Supercompute ‘19 conference, the 7nm GPU is the first officially named Xe graphics part from the company and will be launching in 2021 as a part of the Aurora Supercomputer for the US Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory.
If you’re following along with Rich’s review-in-progress for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you’ll know that the newest Star Wars game on the block leans heavily into its lightsaber combat – reminiscent, Rich says, of the furious swordplay in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Exciting as that is, at the end of the day you’re still pushing buttons. What if you got to swing Cal’s saber yourself?
Minecraft Dungeons is going to keep changing post launch, with a steady stream of free updates, the possibility of new narrative in the form of paid DLC, and other new content meant to keep players interested and having fun.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 4, Season 4 debut is coming soon. “Shifting Tides” as it is called, is already on public test servers for PC (having been in place since Monday) which portends a launch across all platforms. And it brings out a big-ass gun, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Danny Vermin’s .88 magnum.
Streaming can be a tricky thing to get into – there’s a lot to learn when you’re first getting started, from how to get your stream settings right to building scenes that work with the games you want to play. Twitch is trying to make the whole process easier: the platform has launched a beta for Twitch Studio, an app that handles a lot of this fiddly stuff for beginners.
Shrine combines two great tastes that taste great together: Doom 2 and eldritch abominations. It wraps these in a foggy atmosphere whose pastel palette manages to evoke a good amount of creep factor thanks to a unique artistic style and gross monster designs.
Youtuber Skvala Gaming put together a montage of overlooked details from 2002’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and while some are, to be honest, really commonly known, there are others in here that I didn’t pick up, even as I played the hell out of it 15 years ago on my Xbox.
Age of Empires 4 will be arriving with a new business model, giving players the option to either outright purchase the game or play it as part of Microsoft’s subscription-based Game Pass service. But one thing it won’t have is microtransactions or in-app purchases.