The trend of the gaming industry is headed toward a future where gaming is influenced by virtual reality. Companies such as Valve, Oculus, and Sony are all taking a swing at their own VR devices, all set to release within the next year.

However, there is some skepticism about the angle of virtual reality. Among those who aren't convinced is Mike Capps, the former president of Epic Games, known for the popular Gears of War series. More after the jump!

LEGO The Hobbit released last year and followed the story from the first two Hobbit films. Warner Bros. originally planned on releasing downloadable content to cover the final film, but it has since cancelled those plans. "There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy," the publisher confirmed in a statement to GameSpot. The game's story will now remain unfinished as it ends on a cliffhanger, but Warner Bros. believes that "The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film."

Modders aren't quite done with Half-Life yet. The recently released "Brutal Half-Life" mod allows for pure carnage and outrageous amounts of violence within the Black Mesa Research Facility and its surrounding areas. The mod includes mutilation of corpses, Michael Bay inspired explosions, new weapons, new death animations, and a updated, even more gruesome blood animation. Brutal Half-Life also features nods to Doom, and hopefully it can satisfy fans of both the original Half-Life and Doom.

Click the jump to see Brutal Half-Life in action!

Even more characters are coming to the Mortal Kombat X roster, as revealed in the announcement of the Kombat DLC Pack for the upcoming fighter. Jason Vorhees was previously announced as a new fighter for the game, and he will be available in The Ultimate Horror Pack. This pack will also include Horror skins for three characters: Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile, and Pharaoh Ermac. Classic Kombatants Tremor and Tanya will also be playable once again, with Tanya being available in Klassic Pack #1 and Tremor in Klassic Pack #2. Predator from the movie Predator will also be appearing as a playable fighter, and will be in the Predator/Prey Pack. Some Predator-themed skins will also be included with Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion, and a Carl Weathers costume for Jax all being included.

Click the jump to see everything included in the Kombat DLC Pack!

The long wait for Arkham Knight just got a little longer. The fourth and final (or so the plan goes) entry in the popular Batman series was originally slated to launch in 2014, but it was delayed until this year and later penned in for a June 2 release. That date has been pushed back again, and we can now expect the Dark Knight to return on June 23. The game was delayed because Rocksteady is "a developer that hates to make any compromises" and needed more time to avoid that. While you wait, you can check out a new trailer by clicking below!

Most will recognize Riot Games as the developers behind the massively popular online game League of Legends. Between working on new patches, skins, and characters for League, the developers at Riot have been having some fun with mods in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Mainly these developers have been working on putting characters from League of Legends into the game, even giving some of the characters their own unique move sets. More after the jump!

Telltale Games is known for creating games that mainly focus on storytelling with a "choose your own story" kind of approach. Last year, the studio concluded The Walking Dead: Season Two, and many people are hungry for more. At last week's SXSW Festival, Telltale's director of PR, Job J. Stauffer, spoke at a panel and gave The Walking Dead fans a vague, but promising, bit of information.

Head inside to see what he had to say!

It's been a long time since we've seen Conker the squirrel in action, but Project Spark players will get to experience a sort of pseudo-sequel soon. As DLC, Project Spark is getting a Conker Builder Pack containing "200 - 300 assets" that will allow them to make their own Conker-inspired game worlds. Additionally, there will be a playable story called Conker's Big Reunion set ten years after Conker's Bad Fur Day. Big Reunion will release episodically, and you can score the first chapter on April 23. Click below to catch the trailer!

Earlier this month, Atari showed off a new trailer for their upcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon World. Many fans like myself were excited to once again experience the thrill of building your own theme park, with the weirdly satisfying happiness of managing finances, only to be crushed by how absolutely atrocious it looked. With gameplay reminiscent of the early 2000's, the trailer caused a lot of disappointment in the community.

Luckily, Atari noticed the outrage from their fans and put together an explanation of what they showed us, with some handy information, including the fact that the game hadn't even hit its alpha stage yet. Head inside to see what they said!

With a large power struggle between Kojima Productions and Konami, resulting in Hideo Kojima's departure from the company, fans of the renowned game director became concerned about the future of his famed Metal Gear franchise.

We learned yesterday that Kojima is going to be completely involved with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and that he'll be involved in the series in the future. Due to this, Konami is already planning their next steps into the Metal Gear franchise, and they're already hiring new key staff members to do it. Head inside to see what they had to say.

Techland's zombie-fueled survival-horror game Dying Light got off to a hot start, topping the US charts in January and breaking the record for best first month for a new survival-horror IP. Since then it has continued to impress, and Techland now reports that it has sold over 3.2 million copies. This makes it the company's most successful game ever, beating out the original Dead Island. To celebrate these milestones, Techland has released an infographic showing off some of the impressive cumulative player statistics. Hit the jump to check it out!

Earlier today we learned that Metal Gear creator and director Hideo Kojima will be leaving publisher Konami after nearly 30 years with the company. Although he will no longer be working directly for Konami, their official statement says he will still be involved with the series in the future.

We're not sure how large of a role he'll play in these future Metal Gear titles, but we do know that he intends to continue calling the shots when it comes to the still in development Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima has released a statement through Konami to reassure fans of his continued leading role on the game as well as to express some big ambitions for Big Boss's newest adventure. Click below to check it out!

Adventure game Gardenarium recently received a new trailer that shows off the game's vibrant color scheme and trippy visuals. Make the jump to view the trailer.

Many people recognize Scott Cawthon as the creator behind the popular Five Nights at Freddy’s games. The three games have each been very successful for Cawthon, and some people may be wondering what he has planned to do with the money he’s made from them.

Last Saturday, a live stream focusing on Five Nights at Freddy’s held by Twitch streamer Dawko to raise money through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital's partnership with Twitch. Cawthon visited the stream and donated a total of $249,999 towards the cause. More after the jump!

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been a hot topic in the gaming community with its recent release on March 10th. The 2D, top-down action game sequel was developed by Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital. Dennaton Games has previously stated that it has no desire to make Hotline Miami 3, but a new discovery in Wrong Number has people questioning whether that is actually the case.

Head inside for more info!