Metal Gear Solid fans creating first-person, VR spiritual successor — starring David Hayter

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Metal Gear Solid fans creating first-person, VR spiritual successor — starring David Hayter

Up from the ashes of the Shadow Moses project

The developers of a canceled fan-made game inspired by the original Metal Gear Solid announced their next project: a first-person, virtual reality-compatible Windows PC release. In the announcement trailer above, the developer says The Fan Legacy: Metal Gear Solid will launch this May and feature former Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.

The free download, which developers Airam Hernandez and Dan Meadowcroft call an "unofficial, non-profit production," will feature levels from Metal Gear Solid. That's similar to Shadow Moses, their Unreal Engine remake of the PlayStation game which series fans first caught wind of earlier this year.

BlizzCon 2016 kicks off Nov. 4, tickets go on sale April 20 and 23

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BlizzCon 2016 kicks off Nov. 4, tickets go on sale April 20 and 23

Blizzard's annual convention returns to Anaheim

This year's BlizzCon will take place Nov. 4-5 in Anaheim, California, Blizzard confirmed today in a release. BlizzCon 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment's founding and the 10th time the game company has held the fan-focused gathering.

Tickets for this year's convention will cost $199 and will go on sale in two batches on April 20 and April 23. Blizzard will open sales for the first batch on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. PT. Sales of the second batch will go live Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PT.

Halo 5's Warzone Firefight enters beta next week

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Halo 5's Warzone Firefight enters beta next week

Ahead of its summer release

Warzone Firefight, a new multiplayer mode for Halo 5: Guardians, will enter beta on April 14. From 10 a.m. PT next Thursday until 10 a.m. PT Monday, April 18, Halo fans can check out a single map from the upcoming cooperative campaign.

Alongside the beta campaign, developer 343 Industries will offer a new REQ pack. The promotional Mythic Warzone pack will be available for one week starting April 14, offering 10 single-use power weapon REQs. Players can use the gear across any of the Warzone modes, including Warzone Firefight.

Rocket League collector's set hits retail in July

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Rocket League collector's set hits retail in July

Get addicted to the soc-car game all over again

A physical release for Rocket League is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 5, Psyonix and 505 Games announced. The retail version of the popular downloadable title, which is currently available on both consoles and Windows PC, will come with added content, according to a press release.

The collector's edition set includes the original Rocket League game as well as items and cars included in its expansion packs. These include Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars and Chaos Run, the most recent DLC release.

Doom open beta begins April 11, $39.99 multiplayer DLC season pass announced

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Doom open beta begins April 11, $39.99 multiplayer DLC season pass announced

Three add-ons with maps and more

If you weren't able to try Doom's multiplayer component during its closed beta last week, publisher Bethesda Softworks is allowing everyone in next weekend with an open beta on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, the company announced today.

The open beta will run from April 11-13, and will offer the same content as the closed beta: two modes (team deathmatch and Warpath) on two maps (Heatwave and Infernal).

Gears of War 4 launches Oct. 11

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Gears of War 4 launches Oct. 11

The Fenix rises this fall

Gears of War 4 is coming to Xbox One Oct. 11, Microsoft and developer The Coalition announced today. Previously, the game had an estimated "fall 2016" release date.

The new Gears will be the first original title in the franchise since the property moved from Epic Games to Microsoft Studios, and the first for developer The Coalition (formerly known as Black Tusk Studios). Gears of War 4 kicks off a new storyline with a fresh set of heroes, including JD Fenix, son of Gears of War's Marcus Fenix.

Congressman questioned over campaign funds spent on Steam sale

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Congressman questioned over campaign funds spent on Steam sale

Spokesman says his son made the purchases; refund sought

Federal election regulators are questioning a U.S. congressman over campaign funds spent on a Steam sale. Yes, you have read that correctly.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported yesterday that Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) listed $1,302 worth of Steam games on a campaign finance disclosure form as a "personal expense — to be paid back," but hasn't yet done so.

Crowdfunding campaign for Rock Band 4 PC version fails, only reaching half the goal

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Crowdfunding campaign for Rock Band 4 PC version fails, only reaching half the goal

Rock Band is staying on consoles for now

Rock Band 4 won't be coming to Windows PC, at least at this point, as Harmonix's crowdfunding campaign on Fig failed to meet its goal tonight.

The funding drive fell far short of its $1.5 million ask, pulling in $792,817— only 52 percent of the goal — from 1,674 backers in 35 days. Because the campaign failed, no money will be collected.