GLAAD Introduces Outstanding Video Game Award

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GLAAD Introduces Outstanding Video Game Award

The GLAAD Media Awards are awards designed to shine the spotlight on media for "their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, and the issues that affect their lives." The awards have been running for 29 years and, for their upcoming 30th year, will be recognizing video games for the first time ever.

The Outstanding Video Game Award is introduced this year for video games with outstanding LGBTQ-inclusive content. While the category has just been introduced and nomination suggestions are still being solicited, GLAAD already has an idea of what they're looking for: "[Outstanding Video Game] Award is given for an interactive experience that includes authentic and impactful LGBTQ characters or storylines. Judging will take into consideration the degree to which the LGBTQ-inclusive content is effectively woven into gameplay, including player agency and the world itself."

GLAAD Introduces Outstanding Video Game Award

about X hours ago from
GLAAD Introduces Outstanding Video Game Award

The GLAAD Media Awards are awards designed to shine the spotlight on media for "their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, and the issues that affect their lives." The awards have been running for 29 years and, for their upcoming 30th year, will be recognizing video games for the first time ever.

The Outstanding Video Game Award is introduced this year for video games with outstanding LGBTQ-inclusive content. While the category has just been introduced and nomination suggestions are still being solicited, GLAAD already has an idea of what they're looking for: "[Outstanding Video Game] Award is given for an interactive experience that includes authentic and impactful LGBTQ characters or storylines. Judging will take into consideration the degree to which the LGBTQ-inclusive content is effectively woven into gameplay, including player agency and the world itself."

Oculus Announces All-In-One VR Gaming Headset Called Oculus Quest

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Oculus Announces All-In-One VR Gaming Headset Called Oculus Quest

Facebook and Oculus have announced that a new VR headset called Oculus Quest, making a gaming-focused standalone headset. This means that there's no computer or wires involved, everything you need is in the headset, except for the controllers you use to interact with it.

You can check out two videos below explaining it a bit better. The first, a dramatized introduction to the concept, is funny in just how hard Facebook goes to avoid referring to any other copyrighted properties like Mario or Pac-Man but wants to invoke them.

The second video goes into a bit more detail about the headset itself, but can basically be summarized as the same features as the Oculus Rift but without wires. It is more of a basic primer for VR than a deep dive into the Quest itself.

Oculus Announces All-In-One VR Gaming Headset Called Oculus Quest

about X hours ago from
Oculus Announces All-In-One VR Gaming Headset Called Oculus Quest

Facebook and Oculus have announced that a new VR headset called Oculus Quest, making a gaming-focused standalone headset. This means that there's no computer or wires involved, everything you need is in the headset, except for the controllers you use to interact with it.

You can check out two videos below explaining it a bit better. The first, a dramatized introduction to the concept, is funny in just how hard Facebook goes to avoid referring to any other copyrighted properties like Mario or Pac-Man but wants to invoke them.

The second video goes into a bit more detail about the headset itself, but can basically be summarized as the same features as the Oculus Rift but without wires. It is more of a basic primer for VR than a deep dive into the Quest itself.

Forza's First Four Weeks Of Content Revealed

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Forza's First Four Weeks Of Content Revealed

In a tweet today, Xbox UK revealed the content coming to Forza Horizon 4 in the first four weeks. The first game in the series to have dynamic seasons, each week will be accompanied by a new season, from summer to spring. Along with the seasonal cycles, exclusive cars and new content will accompany the changes in the weather.

Forza Horizon 4 is coming out October 2 and will be exclusive to Xbox One and PC. The game will be available through the Xbox Game Pass or can be purchased for $59.99. For more info on the game be sure to race over to our Forza Horizon 4 hub for news and exclusive content. 

Forza's First Four Weeks Of Content Revealed

about X hours ago from
Forza's First Four Weeks Of Content Revealed

In a tweet today, Xbox UK revealed the content coming to Forza Horizon 4 in the first four weeks. The first game in the series to have dynamic seasons, each week will be accompanied by a new season, from summer to spring. Along with the seasonal cycles, exclusive cars and new content will accompany the changes in the weather.

Forza Horizon 4 is coming out October 2 and will be exclusive to Xbox One and PC. The game will be available through the Xbox Game Pass or can be purchased for $59.99. For more info on the game be sure to race over to our Forza Horizon 4 hub for news and exclusive content. 

Dirt Rally 2.0 Coming From Codemasters In February

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Dirt Rally 2.0 Coming From Codemasters In February

Rally racing fans can relish their next seemingly insurmountable challenging as Codemasters has announced Dirt Rally 2.0 for a February 26 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

So far not a lot is known about the game other than it takes in six rally locations around the world (U.S., Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Spain), it has custom stages, and Dirt Rally 2.0 is the official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This means it has the eight official WorldRX circuits as well as licensed Supercars and support series.

Codemasters is teasing that players will have to think about various race strategies that can affect development of the team and the car.

Dirt Rally 2.0 Coming From Codemasters In February

about X hours ago from
Dirt Rally 2.0 Coming From Codemasters In February

Rally racing fans can relish their next seemingly insurmountable challenging as Codemasters has announced Dirt Rally 2.0 for a February 26 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

So far not a lot is known about the game other than it takes in six rally locations around the world (U.S., Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Spain), it has custom stages, and Dirt Rally 2.0 is the official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This means it has the eight official WorldRX circuits as well as licensed Supercars and support series.

Codemasters is teasing that players will have to think about various race strategies that can affect development of the team and the car.

Generation Zero's Closed Beta Coming In October

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Generation Zero's Closed Beta Coming In October

Avalanche has revealed the dates for Generation Zero's upcoming closed beta. What are you doing this October?

Generation Zero is set in an alternate version of Sweden in 1989, where legions of mysterious robots have taken over and humanity is curiously absent. The beta will be running from October 17-21 on Xbox One and PC, and it will give 100,000 players a chance to check out a section of the game's open world. 

If you're interested, you have until midnight PST on September 30 to sign up for the beta

Walking Dead's Final Season Pulled From Sale By Telltale

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Walking Dead's Final Season Pulled From Sale By Telltale

Telltale has pulled the final season of The Walking Dead from sale after the release of its second episode. There were two more episodes planned for the rest of the season. According to the store page on GOG.com, Telltale has requested a "temporary" pause:

Telltale has requested a temporary pause of sales of The Walking Dead - Final Season. For all up to date Telltale news, please refer to their official Twitter page.

If you look for the game on PlayStation Store, you'll find an unavailable page as well. Steam also doesn't have a purchase option for the title.