Category: Video Games

HTC Vive Announces Pre-order and Release Dates

Hot on the heels of the Oculus Rift ‘s ridiculous $600 price tag, HTC has announced that preorders for its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, will be open February 29th, and that it is expected to become commercially available in April of this year.  The Vive has been developed in collaboration with once-game-studio Valve…

Weekend News Roundup: Sony Trademarks “Let’s Play”, Doom Release Date, and More

After two weeks of absolutely nothing, it seems like we’ve all been slammed with more gaming news than anyone knows what to do with.  While we do our best at GamerSyndrome to give every story its due, sometimes there’s news items that are too small for a full article, or too numerous for our team…

Oculus Rift costs $600, sells out in 14 minutes

Six days in and already people are calling 2016 the “Year of VR”, usually followed by “finally“.  It’s been half a decade since development began on the Oculus Rift, the first and probably most famous virtual reality device coming out this year, and now, at long last, it’s available for pre-order.  You can get it…

(Note: Originally written by Gabriel Brown) Originally due for release this year, the Xbox One exclusive Scalebound has been officially pushed back to 2017. “Development on the game is going well, and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together”, PlatinumGames said in a recent update. “Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has…

Adult Swim, a company who once upon a time helped me to discover the magic of Home Movies and Cowboy Bebop, has had a successful run of making fun games when they aren’t creating a hilarious block of TV programming. One of their soon to be released titles is a game based off of Rick…

Kickstarter, the fan funded platform that’s help to create everything from potato salads to fully realized video games, can be as cool as it is silly at times, and the latest Star Wars RPG definitely belongs in the second camp. Devin Tripp, the guy who started this “new ambitious” project, has stated he wishes to…

(Note: Originally written by Gabriel Brown) An effective assault requires speed and decisiveness. Unfotunately for Rainbow Six: Siege Fans, Ubisoft doesn’t seem capable of such prowess in terms of delivering extra content with the same level of tactical ease. The fan favorite multiplayer shooter’s first post-launch DLC, entitled Black Ice, has been pushed back to…

For years, Assassin’s Creed has been the poster child for series annualization, a term which refers to making basically the same game every year with new graphics and one or two minor gameplay additions (see also: Madden, Call of Duty).  However, that may be changing according to anonymous 4chan posts by someone claiming to be…

2015 has come and gone, and what a whirlwind year for gaming it was. Gamers were treated to a handful of surprises, both good and bad. Everyone finally got their hands on Fallout 4 after an excessive wait, and Metal Gear Solid V delivered a healthy amount of controversy. Loads of people fell in love…

We’re counting down the last 5 days of 2015 with New Year’s Resolutions for 5 major publishers to follow.  The odds of them listening are slim, but at least when they screw up again we can say “told you so.” [DAY 1] [DAY 2] [DAY 3] [DAY 4] [DAY 5] Our final New Year’s Resolution…

We’re counting down the last 5 days of 2015 with New Year’s Resolutions for 5 major publishers to follow.  The odds of them listening are slim, but at least when they screw up again we can say “told you so.” [DAY 1] [DAY 2] [DAY 3] [DAY 4] [DAY 5] We’ve had a lot of…

We’re counting down the last 5 days of 2015 with New Year’s Resolutions for 5 major publishers to follow.  The odds of them listening are slim, but at least when they screw up again we can say “told you so.” [DAY 1] [DAY 2] [DAY 3] [DAY 4] [DAY 5] Look, EA.  There’s nothing I…