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Half-Life: Alyx trailer drops with April 2020 release

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Half-Life: Alyx trailer drops with April 2020 release

After teasing its announcement earlier this week, Valve has officially revealed Half-Life: Alyx – complete with a gameplay trailer and release month.

Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, players will control Alyx Vance as she and her father, Eli, assemble a resistance to take down The Combine.

Touted by Valve as "designed from the ground up for Virtual Reality," it's being described as a "full-length" title that will release for all PC-based VR headsets via Steam.

"We’ve invested a lot of ourselves in the technology," said Valve founder Gabe Newell. "But we're also game developers at heart, and to be devoting ourselves to a VR game this ambitious is just as exciting. For that to come in the form of Half-Life feels like the culmination of a lot things we care a lot about : truly great games, cutting edge technology, and open platforms."

Half-Life: Alyx is available for pre-order now with a release window of April 2020.

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First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month

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First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month

Gearbox has revealed the first significant campaign DLC for Borderlands 3, set to arrive on December 19.

Titled Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, the upcoming DLC will see players travelling to Handsome Jack's casino to pull off "the ultimate heist", while going toe-to-toe with the deadly Hyperion security forces and "crazed casino-goers".

On top of the new story content, the upcoming DLC will include new cosmetics and a bunch of new Legendary weapons and gear for your looting pleasure.

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Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios

Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios

Arkane Studios veterans Raphael Colantonio and Julien Roby have formed a new indie studio, WolfEye.

The two detailed their vision for the new studio in an interview with GamesIndustry.

Colantonio, who founded Arkane Studios, served as co-creative director on Dishonoured and creative director of Prey before leaving in 2017 to spend more time with family.

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Game Awards 2019 nominees announced

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Game Awards 2019 nominees announced

With the 2019 Game Awards set to commence on December 12, host Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for this year's show.

Kojima Production's Death Stranding and Remedy's Control received the most nominations, including the covetted Game of the Year, Best Game Direction and Best Narrative.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees below:

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PlayStation 5's controller designs look very familiar

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PlayStation 5's controller designs look very familiar

A new patent filed by Sony has given us the first glimpses at what could be the DualShock 5 controller for the upcoming PlayStation.

First spotted by VGC, the patent filing includes designs that paint the picture of a controller very similar in shape and layout to the current DualShock 4.

The touchpad which was introduced with the DualShock 4 is still present, as are the Options and Share buttons – although whether that will be their designation remains to be seen.

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Valve announce new Half-Life game for Steam VR

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Valve announce new Half-Life game for Steam VR

In an announcement some thought would never come, Valve has confirmed a new Half-Life title is in the works.

Half-Life: Alyx will serve as a "flaghip VR game" for the company, which dropped a teaser today and promised further details this coming Friday (NZT)

While this isn't the full sequel fans have been clamoring for for over a decade, sometimes you've just got to take what you can get.

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Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance

Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance

Veteran Uncharted writer and director, Amy Hennig has announced that she is establishing a brand new interactive division at Skydance Media.

Hennig, who has experienced more than her fair share of company exits in recent years, will spear-head this new division with executive producer Julian Beak, stating that the pair are "thrilled to be part of the Skydance creative team and excited to partner with Skydance to explore this new frontier in entertainment while pioneering new ways to tell immersive stories through technology,”

“The interactive media landscape is continually changing and Amy and Julian are creative and visionary leaders of this evolution,” said Skydance Media CEO David Ellison in a statement. “Together, we will create within this new sphere the same type of event-level entertainment experiences that Skydance is known for in features and television.”

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Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem

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Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem

Despite the departure of lead producer and other key personnel, BioWare is standing by its statement that it remains committed to Anthem.

Those words may have seemed like empty PR speak before, but a new report from Kotaku indicates the developer is in the process of overhauling the game.

Going by the moniker "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next," there's still a lot of unknowns, with internal discussions still deciding upon a development timeline and how the overhauled content should be released.

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Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2

Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2

Grinding Gear Games made a slew of announcements over the weekend at the developer's first ExileCon, including the reveal of Path of Exile 2.

The sequel will feature a seven-act campaign, new skill gem system, ascendancy classes, and shapeshifting.

PoE2 will allow the studio to implement changes to both gameplay and systems, including a physics based lighting system.

Friday 22 November

Thursday 21 November

First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month
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First Borderlands 3 campaign DLC releases next month
It's time to rob Handsome Jack, because we haven't done enough to him yet....
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Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios
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Arkane veterans announce WolfEye Studios
Railing against a "risk-averse" AAA market

Wednesday 20 November

Win 1 of 6 Double Movie Passes to Ready or Not
Competition
Win 1 of 6 Double Movie Passes to Ready or Not
In Cinemas November 21
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Game Awards 2019 nominees announced
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Game Awards 2019 nominees announced
Control & Death Stranding lead the pack.
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Tuesday 19 November

Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance
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Amy Hennig establishes new interactive media division at Skydance
If anyone can break the curse of games based on movies...
Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem
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Report: BioWare to overhaul Anthem
Time to pop the hood.
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Monday 18 November

Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
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Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
And takes a shot at mobile gaming

Friday 15 November

Thursday 14 November

Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
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Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
Cut off one head...
Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
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Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
A show of good faith
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Wednesday 13 November

Tuesday 12 November

Where is our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review?
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Where is our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review?
We're experiencing major technical difficulties.
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Need for Speed: Heat Review
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Need for Speed: Heat Review
Can Ghost Games steer the series back on track, or is it time for it to be written-off?
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Monday 11 November

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review
A Hedgehog and a Plumber walk into a bar...
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Friday 8 November

Hermen Hulst is the new head of Worldwide Studios
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Hermen Hulst is the new head of Worldwide Studios
Infiltration of Helghast in full effect.
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Thursday 7 November

IO Interactive confirm more of the team move on to next Hitman game
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IO Interactive confirm more of the team move on to next Hitman game
November marks the "final major patch" for Hitman 2.
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Wednesday 6 November

Tuesday 5 November

Disco Elysium Review
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Disco Elysium Review
Boogie on down for a weird and wonderful adventure!
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Kojima Productions to make films in the future
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Kojima Productions to make films in the future
As if they don't already...
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Monday 4 November

Overwatch 2 officially announced at BlizzCon
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Overwatch 2 officially announced at BlizzCon
Sleight of hand at its best...
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review
Enlist today, meet interesting people all over the world, and then kill them...
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Blizzard confirms Diablo IV for PC and consoles
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Blizzard confirms Diablo IV for PC and consoles
Inspires new line of blood-infused capes.