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Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 5:45 PM

After months of rumors, speculation, leaks, and teasers, Rockstar finally released the remastered Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition collection yesterday. It landed with a thud as players encountered and documented countless visual bugs, gameplay glitches, and odd changes to models and textures. Even…


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 3:30 PM

Early this morning, From Software held its first closed network test session for the upcoming Elden Ring. The long-awaited Dark Souls successor transplants that franchise's fantastic action RPG gameplay into a Breath of the Wild-like setting. Players now have the opportunity to both explore a beautifully crafted…


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 2:40 PM

This morning, the developers of Genshin Impact shared details about the forthcoming 2.3 update via livestream, including significant seasonal and permanent additions to the game, as well as wintry minigames. The limited characters Albedo and Eula will be available simultaneously, followed by Itto and Gorou's…


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 2:00 PM

A recent graphics comparison showing the work developer Grove Street Games put into remastering the first three 3D Grand Theft Auto titles did look solid at first glance, and our impressions noted the noticeable graphical upgrades as well. It turns out, though, that while the recent Rockstar re-releases do look great…


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 1:30 PM

Forza Horizon 5 is a lot like your local used car dealership in that both dominate your TV screen for hours at night with the siren song of "500 cars!!!" So the question isn't if you're going to buy a new car. Rather, it's what you're going to buy.


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 12:15 PM

When I was younger, I remember thinking the map in Rockstar's classic GTA San Andreas was massive. It sure felt that way, thanks in large part to the view-obscuring fog. Well, all that fog is gone in the newly released remastered trilogy collection, and it makes the whole world feel tiny and sad.


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 11:55 AM

Since dropping the first official trailer in late September, Netflix has tweeted a few side-by-side comparisons of Cowboy Bebop, showing how the upcoming live-action adaptation compares to the original anime series. One takeaway of mine? It looks promising. The other takeaway? It really needs some color.


PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 4:55 PM
     Battlefield 2042 servers mostly work, despite

Day one of a new Battlefield launch is usually a mess of server errors, but with the Battlefield 2042 release time upon us - at least if you've got early access - the game's actually working. Well, mostly. You'll likely encounter a few 'persistence data' errors as you attempt to login to Battlefield 2042, but keep retrying and you will be able to play.

"Unable to Load Persistence Data is a connection issue on our side", as the devs explain in a tweet. That error tends to appear as you login for the first time, or attempt to matchmake into a game. Either way, it'll dump you straight back to the main menu. The devs say they're "seeing healthy recovery" on the issue, so if you had trouble logging in earlier today, you might have better luck now.

The fix for the 'persistence data' error is to just keep retrying, in other words. Some players have reported that disabling cross-play has improved their success rate, but for what it's worth, I was able to get into a match just fine with cross-play enabled after retrying my way through a single error message.

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PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 1:54 PM
     Assassin's Creed's lead writer returns to Assassin's Creed

Just over seven months after leaving Ubisoft, the lead writer of Assassin's Creed has returned. Darby McDevitt, a key storytelling voice in many of the series' modern iterations, has announced his return to Ubisoft and the Assassin's Creed series. McDevitt says he's "never been more excited" to be building stories for the series.

"As I pondered my career over the past year, I focused on my desire to explore new ideas and unknown frontiers," McDevitt says in a tweet. "Much to my delight, this is reflected in my return to Ubisoft to work on AC. I'm excited to continue my journey. Stay tuned! On a personal note, I have never been more excited about the places we're going and the stories I get to tell with this crew."

McDevitt entered the Assassin's Creed lore back in 2009, working at Foundation 9 Entertainment on the Bloodlines and Discover spin-offs. He jumped to Ubisoft proper in 2011, working as lead scriptwriter on Revelations and Black Flag, a key writer on Origins, and narrative director on Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 12:53 PM
     Apex Legends' new Storm Point map is already getting some slight reworks

Apex Legends: Escape launched earlier this month with a brand new map called Storm Point, which has gotten somewhat mixed feedback. While it's not getting smaller any time soon, some gentle Storm Point reworks are on the way, as the developers at Respawn take in community feedback, squash bugs, and rework the final circle locations.

A Storm Point update will land soon - "long before the season is over'', according to principal level designer Rodney Reece (via Dexerto). Early this week, Reece requested videos and screenshots of "bad circle-ending locations" to help inform the updates, though he notes that the "end circle doesn't end on wildlife locations or buildings. But it does sometimes get close."

As a result of that feedback, a Storm Point map update will rework those ending circle locations and fix a load of early bugs. "There are also cover adjustments throughout the map," Reece adds. "Things like rocks that are now larger to provide more cover, some areas (particularly around the edges of Barometer) have new cover, and more in general around chokes."

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 12:20 PM
     Total Warhammer 3's Ogre Legendary Lords show what peak Ogre performance looks like

We've gotten sidelong looks at Total War: Warhammer III's Ogre Kingdoms legendary lords to date, but now we've gotten proper introductions. Greasus Goldtooth and Skrag the Slaughterer will be leading the hungry lads into battle when the upcoming strategy game launches next year, and some new Total War blogs have the delicious details on the fearsome pair.

First up is Greasus Goldtooth, an ogre who revels in superlatives. According to the lore, Greasus assumed the title of overtyrant after making a stew out of his own father, an act he followed up by striking a plumb deal with Zhao Ming of Grand Cathay. The terms of the agreement gave Greasus control over the crucial Ivory Road trading route that passes through Ogre territory on its way between Cathay and the rest of the Old World.

Greasus became quite rich off this arrangement, but it wasn't until he defeated the Black Orc Warlord Urk at the Fire Mouth that he was able to assert dominance over the rest of the Ogre tribes and become overtyrant - and he's assumed several more big names over the course of his career.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 release date, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, The best strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 12:14 PM
     Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today – Beyond Light, but not beyond Xur

Xûr is Destiny 2's Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game's most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you're a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That's where we come in.

As of June 12, 2020, it appears that Xûr is back to providing random rolls - so the Exotic merchant is providing more excitement than he has in a long time. Xûr appears every Friday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We'll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you're reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he's selling this week.

Now we're in Beyond Light territory, but Xûr's first appearances have been at the usual spots - so maybe don't expect too many surprises from the merchant in the new year of Destiny content.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 12:10 PM
     Here are the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week

Bungie's pinnacle PvP activity is back in rotation with a major revamp, and if you're looking for details on the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week, you've come to the right place. Before you start working your way up through the ladder, you'll want to know what you're actually working for - so here's a breakdown of what's available each week, and what map you'll be playing on.

If you're not familiar with Trials of Osiris, it's a weekly PvP challenge where you enter a competitive gauntlet of 3v3 elimination matches. Your rewards are now doled out with a reputation system, so it's not about pure wins anymore, but you will still get special rewards if you can manage to go flawless.

Trials lands with the reset every Friday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, and lasts until the Tuesday reset at those same times. Each week provides a new set of rewards and a new map to play on, so here's what you can expect for the latest rotation.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 11:51 AM
     The best open-world games on PC

From the early days of gaming, with Ultima and Lords of Midnight, open-world games have always been right at home on PC - indeed, those pesky consoles often couldn't handle it. Compare the ambitious early version of Halo to the final, more confined result, for example - and only the PC could hold sprawling regions in the very first Elder Scrolls games. Nevertheless, the leap into full 3D with Grand Theft Auto 3 and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind really brought the idea of open-world gaming to the masses.

These days, open world can be considered its own genre. You can find accurate depictions of real-life cities or countries, huge fictional expanses with their own landmarks, complete worlds to check out - or even entire galaxies, depending on where you want to go on your next open-world gaming adventure.

The cool thing about the best open-world games is that they can come in various forms: the important feature is that they allow you to explore freely. As such, our list of top open-world games features everything from the best FPS games to car games.


PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 11:45 AM
     XCOM-inspired grand strategy game Terra Invicta has been delayed

We've been looking forward to sci-fi grand strategy game Terra Invicta ever since it was first announced, although things really came to a head earlier this year when we got to see it up close for the first time. It seems like we may have to wait a bit longer to actually get our hands on it, however, as publisher Hooded Horse has today announced that developer Pavonis Interactive's XCOM-inspired strategy game is being delayed into next year.

A statement from the company claims Terra Invicta is feature complete, but everyone wants to give it a couple more months to be polished and balanced. Recent updates to the game include a new set of 12 spaceship designs for the human factions, as well as alien megafaunas that can attack cities.

Pavonis Interactive was founded by the creator's of XCOM's infamous 'Long War' mods, the second iteration of which was developed in close collaboration with 2K and Firaxis ahead of XCOM 2's launch. Terra Invicta is the group's debut title, and has been in the works for four years. It had a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2020, before getting signed by Hooded Horse earlier this year.

RELATED LINKS: The best space games on PC, The best 4X games, The best strategy games

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 11:35 AM
     How Hitman's Agent 47 became an iconic anti-hero

When we think of a stereotypical 'hitman', we imagine a taciturn thug with a cold heart. And indeed, this is how Hitman's Agent 47 was initially depicted: a clinical killer so precise in approach that he can't even afford to have a hair on his head. Yet, by the end of the rebooted trilogy, Agent 47 has become far more sympathetic. He exudes charm and coolness, and his targets are uncaring billionaires and diabolical scientists; he kills to bring down a nefarious shadow government. How did 47 become an iconic anti-hero?

Since its release in 2000 with Hitman: Codename 47, the series established and strengthened a reputation for pioneering level design and increasingly convoluted assassinations for players to carry out. Likewise, 47 and the plots in which he is embroiled have matured, revealing a little more about his personality with each new entry and driving away from the unfeeling killer we meet in the first game. From the start, 47's targets have tended to be bad people - his debut sees him dispatching mobsters, drug traffickers, and gun runners - but he doesn't express any moral opinions one way or the other about their removal from the world. The presence of 47's creator, or 'father', Ort-Meyer is also much more keenly felt here than later in the series.

Spoiler warning: this piece contains plot spoilers for pretty much every game in the series.

RELATED LINKS: Hitman PC review, Hitman 2 release date

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 11:33 AM
     GTA Vice City cheats and codes

Looking for the best GTA Vice City cheat codes? First released in 2002, this open-world game brings the series' special brand of mayhem to the 80s inspired Vice City. Of course, the streets are already fairly chaotic, but you can always enter some cheat codes if you want to add even more destruction.

These GTA trilogy cheat codes are unchanged from the game's original release 20 years ago. So far, we haven't yet been able to confirm they all still work, as in an interview with USA Today, producer Rich Rosado disclosed that a few cheat codes haven't made it in due to technical limitations. A lot has changed in the world since GTA Vice City was released. Some of the cheat codes are a bit distasteful, more so with Vice City than any of the other games in the collection.

With that in mind, here are the best GTA Vice City cheats - including codes that give you new weapon sets, spawn vehicles from nowhere, change your character's skin, and much more. There are plenty of cheats available in every GTA game - here are the best GTA 3 cheat codes and GTA San Andreas cheat codes.

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 11:23 AM
     Genshin Impact 2.3 release date and everything we know

Looking for the Genshin Impact 2.3 release date? The 2.2 update added the final piece of the Inazuma puzzle, Tsurumi Island, alongside two new hangout events and one new character - Thoma, a Pyro polearm user.

As the Inazuma storyline comes to a close, fans have their eye on the horizon and are already sifting through all the available information about the next update. There are still several new Genshin Impact characters who we've met as NPCs, but have yet to appear on a banner, and there are even rumours of a new area coming in the 2.4 update.

Dataminers and beta testers have shared plenty of information on the 2.3 update, and after the 2.3 livestream and trailer, we have a good idea of everything we can expect from the next update. Players will see the continuation of quests in the Dragonspine region, two new characters, and an adorable dog for the Serenitea Pot. However, as none of this content has been officially released yet, it's all still subject to change.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Elden Ring is on my mind. When I go to bed and I close my eyes, I see giant crabs clack about. When I see a horse in a field, I think of Torrent the spectral steed. I consider laughing at the end of all my sentences. So yeah, to say my time with the closed network test was infectious is an understatement. But there's just one detail rattling around my brain I simply can't shake.

And it's to do with where I stood in the game's world. How strong was I? At what point do I take on the big dragon? Should I be here, or over there now? Souls games haven't traditionally been good at letting you know these things, but Elden Ring felt more confusing. Time to investigate.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 11:30 AM

Listen, folks, I'm going to hold up my hands and tell you something shocking. I don't get Dark Souls. I've tried to play FromSoftware's much lauded masterpieces several times over the years, but I'm simply not good enough at them to find them enjoyable. No matter how much you try and tell me about the sweet satisfaction you feel after finally beating a boss on the 57th attempt, I've come to realise I simply don't have the time or the patience to see it through. I'm not sure I ever will, either.

It's the same reason I tend to veer away from a lot of other Soulslike games as well. I never really got on with Dead Cells, for instance, and don't even get me started on Sekiro. But cor, I do also love it when a game proves me wrong. Hollow Knight was the first Soulslike to rekindle my rather begrudging relationship with these games, and now I've fallen hook, line and sinker for Death's Door, the crow reaper sword 'em up from Titan Souls creators Acid Nerve.

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Twinfinite Friday, November 12, 2021 1:34 PM

Today producer Sho Hamanaga talked about the plans for the new Muv-Luv action game currently in early access, Project Mikhail.

The post New Muv-Luv Game Project Mikhail Getting Radical Changes in Controls, Movement, and More appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, November 12, 2021 12:13 PM

The Genshin Impact 2.3 Special Program stream ended not too long ago, and, as usual, it provided plenty of details on what's to come in this new update on Nov. 24. With the Inazuma storyline completed, 2.3 is set to bring us back to Dragonspine for another questline focused on Albedo. Here's a rundown of […]

The post What's New in Genshin Impact 2.3 Update? Everything We Know So Far appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, November 12, 2021 11:42 AM

Disney+ has just revealed a brand new trailer for their upcoming original series The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder, which shows the beloved early 2000s family return with some 2022 flavor. In the video below, you can see that the show looks a lot more modern while also still adhering to the look, feel, and […]

The post The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder Streams on Disney+ February 2022 appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, November 12, 2021 11:06 AM

Earlier today, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan posted on the official PlayStation blog celebrating the anniversary of the PS5 release date. In the post, he goes over all of the great things that the console has accomplished over its first year, while also detailing what fans can expect from the future. Included […]

The post Jim Ryan Reveals PlayStation Studios Has Over 25 PS5 Games in Development appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 4:00 PM

A FGO Foreigner Yang Guifei Nendoroid is on the way, and she will come with replicas of her flute and biwa lute for posing possibilities.

The post Fate/Grand Order Yang Guifei Nendoroid Comes With Her Flute and Biwa Lute appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 3:00 PM

Shin Megami Tensei V is out now, bringing with it the franchise's large cast of demons to fight and fuse. But which SMT demon is the best?

The post What's Your Favorite Shin Megami Tensei Demon? appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 2:00 PM

To the realm beyond [SPEED].

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Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 1:00 PM

If you want to be stronger in SMT V, you need to learn Miracles. Here are the most useful ones to learn in your first 10-20 hours.

The post The Most Useful SMT V Miracles to Learn ASAP appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 12:30 PM

In addition to the animated cartoon shorts on the official YouTube channel, a Ninjala anime series will appear in January 2022.

The post Ninjala Anime Coming in 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 PM

The Meijer Black Friday 2021 ad is out, and it shows a PlayStation Plus deal and discounts on Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox games.

The post Meijer Black Friday 2021 Deals Include Games, PlayStation Plus appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 11:30 AM

People will soon see Rowlets in Pokemon Unite, as Decidueye will be the next playable Pokemon in the game. Its license will appear next week.

The post Decidueye Joins Pokemon Unite Next Week appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 11:00 AM

During the Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE LXVII, a level reset came up. Now, Square Enix offered additional details to potentially alleviate concerns and prepare people for the change. It explains why there will be a mid-level EXP reset in FFXIV to start. It also explained that working to hit the next level would help with that. It also addressed what values FFXIV downscaling will hit. First, the FFXIV mid-level EXP reset is due to the new value scale. Due to how many people play and how many data sets there are, there has to be an […]

The post FFXIV Downscaling and EXP Reset Explained appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 5:30 PM

The Control developer continues to grow Remedy has several projects in the works, and it's also continuing to expand. Today, Remedy announced...

The post Remedy is opening a new studio in Sweden appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 5:00 PM

Sony shared the top 10 PS5 games based on gameplay hours during the console's first year A year after the...

The post Sony's most-played PS5 games list shows what you are (and aren't) missing appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 4:30 PM

You can keep those airports open again Animal Crossing players have been at it, designing homes, farming, and opening coffee shops....

The post Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been patched to fix an odd remodeling bug appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 4:00 PM

A perfect Friday watch To say that "Mario Level 1-1" is iconic is an understatement. I think I've seen more...

The post This live Mario violin cover (with sound effects!) is lovely appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 3:30 PM

The archer flies into battle The next Pokemon arriving in the Unite arena is set to land next week. Decidueye joins the...

The post Decidueye flies into Pokemon Unite on November 19 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 3:00 PM

Ok, Computer? The KID A MNESIA Exhibition, an experimental celebration of the work of legendary British rock band Radiohead, will...

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Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 2:30 PM

It's time to move on, sorry Angel Building up your Shin Megami Tensei V party can be hard at first,...

The post In Shin Megami Tensei V, never be afraid to churn your party appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 2:00 PM

Physical release coming from Limited Run Games Edia has confirmed a western localization for its upcoming retro compendium Valis: The...

The post Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection will be getting a western release appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 1:30 PM

Just in time for the leaked movie? It all started with a door. Eight months ago, a mysterious door appeared...

The post Nintendo reaffirms 2024 for Super Nintendo World Donkey Kong expansion appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 1:00 PM

Not the Mortal Kombat guy Developer Moss has announced that dazzling shmup Raiden IV x MIKADO is headed to PlayStation...

The post Raiden IV x MIKADO is hitting PlayStation platforms in February appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 12:30 PM

Ah, the memories of the dunes Final Fantasy XI is an institution. It launched in 2002, a whole two years...

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Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 PM

That doesn't look like Mariah… This week sees the bell ring on the annual fighting game tournament, Red Bull Kumite,...

The post Guilty Gear Strive teases DLC character ahead of Red Bull Kumite appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 11:30 AM

"PLAYVOW" Want another Magic: Arena free pack? Well, the new set is here! And like clockwork, another "play" code is...

The post Magic: Arena just launched the Crimson Vow set, here's a new free pack code appeared first on Destructoid.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 12, 2021 5:50 PM
     genshin impact version 2.3With a new Genshin Impact livestream comes an announcement for a new patch, and that's just what Genshin fans received today. A huge patch is incoming, with tons of new events, characters, and ways to lose all your hard-earned Primogems. For the first time ever, Genshin Impact is receiving a double-character banner in Version 2.3, which will release on November 24. It will include former featured characters Albedo and Eula, who you are available to summon at the same time. Sweet dreams, my leather wallet. For the first three weeks of Version 2.3, a special rerun banner will feature both Albedo and Eula for summoning. You can choose to pull for either character, and banner pity will share between the two characters. The arrival of this banner aligns with a new event that features the two characters prominently. The trailer shows Albedo taking a turn for the dark, and Eula standing by your side as you deal with Albedo's mini rampage. Fancy!   A new version is coming W...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 12, 2021 3:45 PM
     Among Us League of Legends ArcaneAt this point, both Among Us and League of Legends remain some of the most popular games on the market. With this in mind, it makes sense that that the two brands would eventually cross over. Although the recently announced League of Legends content in Among Us doesn't entail a new map or anything major like that, it does come in the form of some fun cosmetics based on some of the characters from the Arcane TV series. These cosmetics will only remain available for a limited time, specifically from today until December 31. According to a press release, the crossover event between Among Us and Arcane offers cosmetic items based on recognizable faces like Heimerdinger, Caitlyn, Jayce, Vi, and Jinx. These items will come in what Among Us calls "the first ever Cosmicube," dubbed the Arcane Cosmicube. To clarify, Cosmicubes represent Among Us's brand new unlockable cosmetics system. Essentially, players can buy collections of cosmetics that all center around a spec...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 12, 2021 1:00 PM
     Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition Remaster rockstar games launcher down gta pulled from saleYesterday, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition launched. And for console players, things seemed to go rather well (discounting the weird-looking characters). On PC, however, the situation has been far more dour. Last night, the Rockstar Games Launcher went down, and it's been that way for nearly an entire day. Following its collapse, the GTA Trilogy was pulled from sale on Rockstar's store. Things have certainly been better for GTA, so grab a hot coffee and let's dive in. We felt something was amiss yesterday as we tried to get the game running. The plan was to play the game for some impressions, which will be published at this very site. But things were not meant to be. Announced on Twitter, Rockstar Support said that services for the Rockstar Games Launcher were down, and it "will return as soon as maintenance is completed." At the time of writing, that was more than 21 hours ago. It later followed up about seven hours ago, thanki...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 4:45 PM
     VALORANT players who main any Agent requiring some type of lineup will know that Split is one map where these lineups are near impossible to do. Agents such as Sova, Viper, and KAY/O will have a more challenging time with their lineup abilities because of Split's layout. It's not the Agent's fault, though. Split is […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 3:57 PM
     Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is a turn-based RPG that is designed to mimic the gameplay of Valkyrie Profile while adapting the elements of the classic FF games. It hits most 90's gamers with a nostalgia bomb, that's for sure. What sets it apart from all the other retro-style RPGs is its immersive mechanic that allows […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 3:05 PM
     Contrary to the game's title, you play as Zagreus, son of Hades. As he tries to escape the Underworld, domain of Hades, he acquires several weapons to battle monsters and bosses. He can upgrade them to increase their effectiveness, but doing so requires Titan Blood. There are several ways to obtain Titan Blood in Hades, […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 1:56 PM
     Cards are how players in Clash Royale attack opponents, build structures and cast spells. They come in four rarities, and the best ones are often Legendary cards. As the name suggests, it's not easy getting your hands on some without effort. There are still ways to get Legendaries without spending money, though you generally have […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 12:55 PM
     Getting some wood tiles and planks in the base Minecraft game is easy. All you have to do is just hit wood until it drops. However, the RLCraft overhaul mod makes this early-game strategy convoluted, and it can catch some newer players off guard. Luckily, we're here to help. Here's what you need to know […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 PM
     If you've ever wondered how the pesky aliens in Fortnite got onto your head, and you don't want them there, you're in luck. The Alien Parasites indeed give you a few advantages, but there are also cons to letting them stay on you. Thankfully, there are a few ways to address the situation. There are […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, November 12, 2021 4:10 PM

Party chat and Discord will still work to chat with friends.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, November 12, 2021 2:10 PM

Good news for Assassin's Creed fans.

The post Assassin's Creed Writer Returns To Ubisoft appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, November 12, 2021 11:09 AM

Pivotal Gamers Friday, November 12, 2021 12:51 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. holds a new giveaway for ????. Let's hear them out. A new giveaway of a new game! Today we are giving away 5000 Steam keys for "Wonder Blade" game – the game looks great, give it a try! Steam account with level 5, YouTube account, Twitter account and Discord account are required to get the key from this giveaway. A few words about ???? What ...

Level Up Friday, November 12, 2021 12:15 PM
     Developer People Can Fly will air its first Outriders Broadcast since the game launched on…

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     If you've ever lost in a round of Fortnite right at the end and feel…

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Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 10:30 AM

It's hard to believe, but a year ago to the date, Sony officially released the PlayStation 5 (well, in the States; globally it came out on November 19). Despite serious supply issues, an estimated 13 million players have been able to get their hands on one. And they've used these coveted next-gen consoles to play—cue…


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 9:40 AM

The Tales series returned in flashy fashion this September with Tales of Arise, the 17th mainline title and one that breathed some life into the long-running action-RPG franchise. That's a proper Tales game, replete with an anime opening and fast gameplay and all the good stuff series fans love. The new mobile release


Kotaku Friday, November 12, 2021 8:40 AM

Something has gone very, very wrong since yesterday's launch of GTA Trilogy on PC. As of last night, all mention of a PC version has been removed from Rockstar's own site, and the Rockstar Games Launcher app has gone completely offline. Anyone who bought the remastered collection before it vanished is currently unable…


PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 10:36 AM
     Everything we know about Gorou in Genshin impact

Want to know more about the Genshin Impact Gorou banner? The Genshin Impact 2.0 update introduced us to a wealth of new Genshin Impact characters hailing from Inazuma. Alongside Ayaka, Sayu, and Yoimiya, who were available on banners in 2.0, there are several other NPCs in Inazuma who we expect to become playable characters in the future.

Gorou is a member of the resistance movement that opposes the vision hunt, and has an easy going personality. In-game voice lines expand on Gorou's character further, with Kazuha, who was liberated by Gorou, saying that "he's the type of person who says whatever is on his mind. He shares the highs and lows of his subordinate and is never afraid to draw his sword for the sake of a friend".

He's also an anthropomorphic chap with fox ears and a tail, similar to Diona, but you may be wondering when Gorou's banner release date is and what star ranking he'll be. Read on to learn more about this Geo character coming to the game in Genshin Impact 2.3.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 10:16 AM
     Genshin Impact new characters in the 2.3 update and beyond

Looking for more information about the new characters coming to Genshin Impact? Since its release in 2020, the addictive anime game has seen plenty of regular updates expanding on the game's content - and adding several new characters by way of limited time banners.

According to Mihoyo's Genshin Impact roadmap, they aim to release new updates every six weeks - and if past experience is anything to go by, during each new patch, there will be at least one new banner with a new Genshin Impact five-star character, and possible new four-star characters included as well. That said, several new Genshin Impact characters have been added outside of this schedule, like Genshin Impact Klee - so we could see new characters arrive unexpectedly, too.

Arataki Itto and Gorou are the next new characters to arrive in the Genshin Impact 2.3 update, but there are also a few leaks and some datamined information concerning new characters that may appear in future Genshin Impact updates and beyond. However, until they're officially announced, these characters are not final and may be subject to changes.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 9:32 AM
     Genshin Impact is getting Albedo and Eula banner reruns in update 2.3

You're getting another chance to add Albedo and Eula to your Genshin Impact team when update 2.3 rolls around. Mihoyo has revealed during a livestream that the pair are getting a banner rerun at the same time, which is a first for the game.

Typically, the anime game gets two banners in one update that are separated by a few weeks. You usually get a five-star character and a few four-star characters to round off the offering. In update 2.3, though, you're getting an Albedo and Eula rerun in unison when the update goes live on November 24.

Mihoyo further explains in a blog post that the wish guarantee count for a standard banner and this new dual banner type is shared and accumulated between both types. Good news for those of you who are down on your luck when wishing for a character. "This wish guarantee count is independent of the guarantee counts of other types of wishes (such as standard wish or weapon event wish)," the developer explains. "The base probability and rules for items of various star ratings for 'Character Event Wish-2' is the same as those for 'Character Event Wish'."

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 8:10 AM
     Genshin Impact Itto banner and abilities

The Genshin Impact 2.3 livestream has officially revealed two new Genshin Impact characters coming to the game later this month: Arataki Itto and Gorou. Arataki Itto is the boss of the Arataki Gang, if the name wasn't a wee bit of a tease - he's "an intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins" who is "fast as the wind and mighty as thunder".

We already know a fair bit about Gorou thanks to the devs sharing information about the four star Canine warrior on Twitter. Gorou's playstyle matches a support character, whereas Itto's abilities force him into the DPS category. Though Itto likes to think of himself as a bigshot gang leader, the Tenryou Commissions officials consider him to be currently unemployed. Itto isn't a gang leader in the traditional sense, as people around Inazuma have heard rumours about him playing cards against school kids to win their snacks as prizes.

As a claymore and Geo element user, Itto has the potential to steal a spot in many parties if his abilities turn out to be powerful. Here's everything we know about his release date and abilities.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 8:12 AM
     Starfield gets a big concept art reveal, with ships, cities, and strange worlds

If you're as bonkers about RPGs as we are at this orange site right here, you'll know that yesterday was the tenth anniversary of Skyrim's debut. To mark the occasion, Bethesda launched a new Anniversary Edition of the iconic fantasy game, fans celebrated in all kinds of ways, and the studio put on a concert of Skyrim music - but it wasn't all about the birthday Dragonborn. We also got a good new idea of what Bethesda's upcoming space game Starfield will bring.

From about the 51:12 mark onwards in Bethesda's Skyrim tenth anniversary fan celebration and concert video (below), the studio makes the leap from the Dovahkiin's adventures to Starfield. Composer Inon Zur introduces us to the London Symphony Orchestra playing the 'Starfield Suite', which is accompanied by a pretty generous batch of new concept art to ogle.

As you can see in the gallery below, the studio's given us a really good sense of Starfield's worlds and feel. While it's concept art, so won't necessarily reflect the exact places we'll get to head to in-game, it gives us an idea of the game's tone and style. There are scenes that seem more familiar and inspired by the sci-fi and cyberpunk genres - the piled-high cities full of neon above and vendors bustling down below, and the retro-futurist spaceships, for example.

RELATED LINKS: Starfield release date, Best space games, Elder Scrolls 6 release date

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 8:41 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU could feature over 40% more CUDA cores than RTX 3090

Nvidia's RTX 3090 is an undeniably monstrous gaming PC component, and an RTX 3090 Ti refresh could push the Ampere architecture even further. However, it looks like team green is already preparing to take things up a notch, as recent rumours suggest the unannounced RTX 4090 will feature 43% more CUDA cores.

According to reliable leaker Greymon55, Nvidia's enthusiast-grade RTX 4090 GPU will come equipped with 18,432 CUDA cores, which is 7,936 more than the current generation RTX 3090. While previous rumours suggest that the card will double the performance levels of its predecessor, the 43% increase could still come with power consumption caveats and the need for a PSU replacement.

Nvidia's RTX 4090 could reach new heights within the graphics card scene, but the flagship's increased CUDA count is paired with the same 24GB VRAM as its predecessor. Naturally, this could become an issue, especially if the RTX 4070 and RTX 4080 comes with a similar GDDR6 package to that of the RTX 3000 series.

RELATED LINKS: RTX 2070 Super review, RTX 2060 Super review, Best graphics card

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 7:42 AM
     Civilization-style Warhammer 40K game Gladius will unleash the Adeptus Mechanicus

If you somehow haven't encountered it yet, Gladius: Relics of War is a 4X game set in Games Workshop's iconic Warhammer 40K setting. It's basically the warp-spawn child of Civilization and Warhammer games, and it's about to get a new DLC pack in a couple of weeks.

Gladius: Relics of War has been trucking along nicely since it was released back in 2018, with expansions introducing new races to the thunderdome of Gladius Prime. Now, it's the Adeptus Mechanicus's turn. This is a sub-faction of the wider Imperium of Man, tasked with maintaing the war machines of the Space Marines and Astra Militarum. They are also a law unto themseves, worshipping their own private deity who is supposed to be the Emperor, but is probably a C'Tan, or something.

The Adeptus Mechanicus will bring an army focused on augmented soldiers and giant war machines, including everyone's favourite Titan-class units. They also come with bonuses to production, and can temporarily enhance their units and buildings, but they're also kind of bonkers and slaves to the past, so research costs are increased.

RELATED LINKS: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius Overview, The best 4x games on PC, The best turn-based strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 7:41 AM
     Genshin Impact codes November 2021 – how to redeem free primogems

Looking for Genshin Impact codes? MiHoYo's charming open-world game is notoriously addictive, and if you're anything like us, you're constantly on the lookout for more Genshin Impact primogems and other goodies.

Gathering currency in Genshin Impact can be quite the grind - while you can earn mora and primogems by completing quests such as daily commissions, an injection of extra funds will always be gratefully received. Fortunately, the developers occasionally send out free gifts in the form of codes that can be redeemed online.

These Genshin Impact codes are released periodically. They frequently appear in MiHoYo's special programs that reveal information about future updates coming to the game soon, but are also released to celebrate milestones or to coincide with Genshin Impact events. Most codes also only work for a limited time - so it's a good idea to redeem them as soon as possible in case you miss out. Codes can only be redeemed once per account. Here are all the current Genshin Impact codes for November 2021, and how to redeem them.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 7:23 AM
     Intel Alder Lake gaming CPUs LGA 1700 socket creates cooling issues

Intel's 12th gen Core processors have received much fanfare and praise for their performance levels, particularly in comparison to previous generations. However, earlier reports of Alder Lake's larger LGA 1700 socket creating some concerning compatibility issues have seemingly been confirmed.

An investigation conducted by WCCF Tech sources found that several AIO water coolers are unable to make even contact across the CPU, despite using socket-specific brackets provided by manufacturers in upgrade kits. This is concerning as uneven contact can negatively impact cooling performance, which in turn affects the chips' ability to maintain higher clock speeds.

This issue appears to affect some cooler designs more than others, with AIOs like the MSI 360R V2 and MSI P360/C360 making perfect contact with the chip while the Aorus Waterforce X360 and ROG Ryugin 360 are troubling imperfect. No prolonged clock speed measurements or thermal metrics were recorded but it's safe to assume that this would impact a processor's performance to some degree, especially given Alder Lake's tendency to run rather hot regardless.

RELATED LINKS: Intel Core i9 9900K review, Intel Core i7 9700K review, Best CPU for gaming

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 9:38 AM
     What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

Wondering what the next Genshin Impact banner is? Genshin Impact banners adhere to a pretty regular schedule. Each update arrives with a new banner that lasts around three weeks, and after it expires, it's followed by a second banner which also lasts roughly three weeks, at which point it's update time once again.

This means even though we hear rumours of new Genshin Impact characters arriving in forthcoming updates, we won't know their exact release date until we know which banner they will be a part of, and whether it'll be the first or second banner in the update. Occasionally, banners don't stick to this schedule - most notably, update 1.3 had three two-week banners, so that Hu Tao's banner didn't cross over with the Chinese New Year.

Typically, each limited character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters. There's also a Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner, and features different weapons each time. Here's everything you need to know about the current and upcoming Genshin Impact banners.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 7:06 AM
     WD SN750 2TB SSD reduced by $280 in early Black Friday deals

'Tis officially the season for ridiculously large discounts, as many stores have already started running their Black Friday deals online, two weeks ahead of the main event. If you've been holding off on upgrading your NVMe SSD in anticipation of a seasonal bargain, then we've got great news: Best Buy has chopped the price of the Western Digital SN750 2TB SSD by almost $300.

A high-performance SSD like this can offer faster loading times and an all-round streamlined gaming experience, as well as a bunch of other benefits for your gaming PC's overall performance. At its original price of $509.99, the WD SN750 is pretty cost-prohibitive for most, but with 54% off, today you'd only pay $229.99.

The SN750 NVMe SSDs from Western Digital are four times faster than their SATA counterparts and boast read times of 3000MB/s, with an impressive endurance of 1200TBW. Plus, when used with the Western Digital SSD dashboard, it constantly monitors the health of your computer setup, making sure that everything is continuing to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

RELATED LINKS: WD Black SN750 NVMe review, Best SSD for gaming, WD Blue SN500 NVMe review

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 6:30 AM
     Genshin Impact events – all current and upcoming events

Want to know more about the upcoming Genshin Impact events? A new version of Genshin Impact arrives every six weeks, complete with new characters, quests, and events. It's difficult to keep track of which events are currently running and if there are any new ones coming soon, so here's a schedule for all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events.

Genshin Impact has a number of events running simultaneously, and they aren't just in-game events. When a new Genshin Impact character joins the game, the devs launch a web event at the same time - players learn about the latest characters through an interactive story told through a web browser. The rewards for completing different events range from in-game items like primogems and mora, to real life prizes like mouse mats and plushies.

Just like the Genshin Impact banners, most events are only available for a limited time, so it's worth participating as soon as you can. New events are usually added to Genshin Impact after an update, but it's worth keeping an eye out on this page as the devs do like to surprise the community.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 6:21 AM
     The best war games on PC

Which war games are worth your time? It's a tricky question to answer since war is sort of the default here in the world of PC gaming. It never changes, whether you're re-fighting WW2 or blowing planes out of the sky with bazookas in Battlefield. PC games are, as DC Comics eloquently once put, in a state of Infinite Crisis and it's not like we're spoiled for choice, even if you want to focus on just the 'best'.

Nevertheless, we've chosen some highlights from quality war games on PC for your persual, from calmer free-to-play options, to serious strategy games that cover some of history's most serious conflicts. This means a range of genres and game types, so hopefully they'll be something here for everyone below.

This is a living list where we try to keep things fresh by rotating games in and out, so make sure you check back reguarly. We also stick the free-to-play options up top by default, so if you're looking for something else you'll need to scroll down a bit. Check out our sister website Wargamer for plenty more dedicated coverage from the world of war games.

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 6:18 AM
     GTA Trilogy seemingly pulled on PC as Rockstar launcher goes down

It seems Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is having a bit of a troubled arrival on our home platform so far. Not long after the game launched on November 11, Rockstar Games tweeted that services for the studio's launcher and supported games were "temporarily offline for maintenance". Now, more than 12 hours later the studio has indicated that the launcher is still offline - and it seems Rockstar's removed the PC version from sale on its site for now.

"We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work on restoring services for the Rockstar Games Launcher and supported titles," the studio's November 12 tweet reads. This follows reports from multiple players that the launcher was down - meaning the new Trilogy is currently unplayable through it on PC - over the past 12 hours or so. As of this story, the Rockstar Support service status page does indeed show that the launcher is down, as well as Red Dead Online and Grand Theft Auto Online on PC (below).

We also tried to launch both Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA V on PC here at PCGamesN and weren't able to hop in, with an 'activation required' error screen popping up on trying to boot them up.


PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 5:27 AM
     Best Black Friday gaming mouse deals

We're at that time of year again, where the prices of gaming gear are laid on the chopping block, the axe is lowered, and we're left with discounts spilling out into a basket below. The crowd cheers. Gruesome imagery aside, Black Friday might just be the perfect time of year to upgrade, but there are quite a few tempting gaming mouse deals primed and ready to go.

So, what separates a gaming mouse from your everyday office clicker? After all, you've already broken free from the confines of a trackpad, what more could you possibly need? For a start, they can give you the edge in FPS games with better sensors and adjustable DPI, extra buttons when playing the best MMOs, or cut the cord so you don't get your wires crossed without wireless input lag.

Most other times of year, these features come at a premium price, but Razer and Logitech aren't waiting for the day to roll around. We suspect we'll see Corsair, SteelSeries, Roccat, and HyperX join in on the fun by the time Black Friday lands on our doorstep, too, if you have your eye on a particular model.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 5:05 AM
     Genshin Impact 2.3 livestream time confirmed – here's when it starts

Genshin Impact is coming to the end of its current update cycle, so it's time to look towards the future for the popular anime game. Mihoyo has revealed on Twitter (below) that it's hosting a stream to show off Genshin Impact's 2.3 update today.

While we don't know what's coming officially, Mihoyo has offered some strong teases. The developer shared details of two characters called Itto and Gorou last month on Twitter before sharing a Japanese graphic to reveal the livestream news that has Itto and Gorou front and centre alongside Albedo. All this typically points to the characters coming to the game soon, and it looks like it's the same here.

Plenty of Genshin Impact leakers have also claimed that Itto and Gorou are on the way, too, so it looks like a relatively safe bet at this point. Twitter account Lumie claims that the pair will be a part of the same banner and that it'll be the second one of update 2.3, which should arrive on December 14. Keep in mind, though, that this hasn't been confirmed.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, November 12, 2021 8:13 AM
     Roblox promo codes list November 2021 – how to redeem

Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.

Codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Redeeming them is simple - log in to the Roblox website and navigate to their promo codes page, where you can enter your code, and the item will automatically be added to your account straight away.

Promo codes aren't the only source of free items, though; you can also find free Roblox stuff in the avatar shop. There are far too many to list, but there are hundreds of items available for nothing: simply click the 'get' button next to their catalog listing to add them to your account. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes are released.

RELATED LINKS: Best Roblox games, Is Roblox shutting down?, Best Minecraft seeds

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 10:39 AM

Rockstar yesterday launched the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, a collection of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas rebuilt and remastered. Today, you cannot buy it at all on PC. Given that the Internet has been abuzz with screenshots of by how bad parts of the new versions look, it might be tempting to assume Rockstar pulled it from sale for being rubbo. However, they do seem to be having trouble with the launcher software which the game requires. Hmm! Either way, the game is a mess.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 9:07 AM

Though Battlefield 2042 doesn't officially launch until next Friday, it has launched today for people who pay extra. Folks who buy the Gold or Ultimate editions, or subscribe to EA Play Pro, can now hop on and start popping faces in Dice's new FPS. Everyone else, hey, be glad that other people are paying to test the game for you so it's in better shape later. Though reportedly voice chat won't even be in by the time it properly launch so sheesh.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 7:38 AM

Valve are holding a Steamworks Virtual Conference later today, where Steam Deck developers will talk about hardware, development and all sorts of techy details. It's a developer-focused event, but it's free for everyone to watch, so if you're interested in hearing some behind-the-scenes details about Valve's handheld PC, it might be worth tuning in.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 7:00 AM

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is, just like its predecessor, a very capable adaptation of cinema's most beloved dinosaur franchise. From its music, to the quotations scattered on its loading screens, to the great steaming swamp of Jeff Goldblum voice acting, it's a solid case study in how a studio can get its money's worth from an expensive license. And at its heart, of course, is a stable of spectacular dinosaurs.

Using lessons learned from Planet Zoo's development, which has more or less filled the time since 2016's Jurassic World Evolution, Frontier have come back with the most beautiful, the most real dinosaurs ever to trudge and honk their way across a monitor. It's proper John Hammond, spared-no-expense, sunglasses-off-and-gawp stuff. Which makes it all the more painfully frustrating to realise that they're trapped, once again, in a seriously wonky management game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 12, 2021 6:20 AM

Ubisoft have announced that Rainbow Six Extraction will come out on January 22nd, and will launch with a Buddy Pass system that lets your pals briefly play for free. The PvE spin-off from tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege will have players diving into missions in teams of three to fight aliens. If just one of you owns the game, you can invite two squaddies to play with you without having to buy it for two weeks.

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Twinfinite Friday, November 12, 2021 10:02 AM

Today Atlus and Sega released Shin Megami Tensei V in the west, and they're celebrating with a launch trailer.

The post Shin Megami Tensei V Gets Launch Trailer to Celebrate Release appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Friday, November 12, 2021 5:30 AM

Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest entry in Atlus's popular turn-based JRPG series, and it's also a pretty good entry point for newcomers. It's definitely the best-looking game in the series, it runs great on the Switch, and the story is pretty easy to follow. Here are a few things you should know before […]

The post 4 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Shin Megami Tensei V appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 10:30 AM

Bandai Namco announced the same milestone for both games simultaneously.

The post Dragon Ball FighterZ and Xenoverse 2 Sales Reach 8 Million appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 10:00 AM

When the Genshin Impact 2.3 update appears, it will kick things off with Albedo and Eula rerun banners.

The post Genshin Impact Albedo and Eula Rerun Banners Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 9:40 AM

MiHoYo officially announced Itto and Gorou will share a Genshin Impact banner, and the developer revealed their voice actors too.

The post Genshin Impact Itto and Gorou Banner, Voice Actors Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 9:20 AM

MiHoYo revealed the Genshin Impact 2.3 release date, and it will show up just ahead of Thanksgiving. There's also a new trailer for it.

The post Genshin Impact 2.3 Release Date and Trailer Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Lead Story Designer Natsuko Ishikawa has shared some insight regarding the lyrics of "Endwalker - Footfalls."

The post Final Fantasy XIV 'Endwalker – Footfalls' Official Lyrics Released appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 8:30 AM

A total of five Pokeball replicas will be available to purchase.

The post Official Pokeball Replicas to Release in December appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 8:00 AM

Players will be able to customize various aspects of their individual Soldier.

The post FFVII The First Soldier Character Creator Detailed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 7:30 AM

Rikka Takarada and Yume Minami's voice actresses will attend the stream.

The post New Azur Lane Stream Will Detail SSSS.Gridman and Dynazenon Tieup Crossover appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 7:00 AM

The OST is currently available to download digitally, with a physical release planned for the future.

The post Voice of Cards Digital OST Now Available to Purchase appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 6:30 AM

The series, penned by the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, will be published in Monthly Shonen Gangan.

The post Fullmetal Alchemist Creator's New Manga Series Yomi No Tsugai Begins Publication in December appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 6:00 AM

The figma even comes with its own Piyoko and Fandead.

The post Hololive Rushia Figma Pre-Orders Open appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, November 12, 2021 5:30 AM

The collaboration will also include new menus, limited edition paper cups, and more.

The post Demon Slayer Designs Will Appear on ANA Airplanes appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 10:30 AM

Busted Yesterday's launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition certainly raised many an eyebrow for a...

The post Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition currently down on Rockstar Launcher appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 10:00 AM

It's now being held in late January 2022 So we recently got word of the FFXIV Endwalker delay that would push...

The post The FFXIV Endwalker delay pushed back the All Saints' Wake event too appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00 AM

For 300 Platinum Points With the excitement of Shin Megami Tensei V launching on Switch this week, it's easy to forget...

The post PSA: The Zelda Game & Watch has a My Nintendo code slip appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00 AM

It has three full Zelda games, a clock, and a minigame In case you forgot, the Zelda Game & Watch device...

The post Here's a closer look at the Zelda Game & Watch appeared first on Destructoid.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 12, 2021 6:23 AM
     Vanguard Sten ClassDespite the array of new Call of Duty: Vanguard content, the majority of players will be familiar with the gunsmith. Although it has made a return, you can now use up to ten attachments on your weapons for the first time. Therefore, it can be difficult to find the best combination to take to the battlefield. Making a solid Sten class will give you a submachine gun that you can rely on in Call of Duty: Vanguard, even more so with the best attachments. The Sten is best suited to close range battles. With the different combat pacing in Vanguard, you can definitely find yourself in a lot of these fights. To create the best class, there will be a focus on speed and accuracy, particularly hip fire accuracy. Call of Duty: Vanguard Sten class Muzzle: M1929 Silencer Barrel: Hockenson 174mm B11S Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip Stock: Gawain Para Rear Grip: Polymer Grip Ammo Type: Lengthened Proficiency: Frenzy Kit: On-Hand Optic: Slate Reflector To begin, the M1929 Silencer Muzzle provides you...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 12, 2021 6:01 AM
     Against Early Access titleEarlier this year, developer Joy Way released a free demo of its "combat rhythm VR game" Against, on Steam. The concept of having players time knife swings, gunshots, and dodges to the beat of the music had plenty of appeal in the demo, even though the game remained unfinished. Since then though, the developer implemented "significant improvements" to the gameplay and visuals, to the point where they ended up taking down the demo since "it no longer represents the final product." Thankfully, players will be able to dive deeper into Against soon, as the game will come to Steam Early Access this winter. According to a press release, this revised version of Against will boast "new mechanics," "completely new graphics," and even a comic book-inspired story once it launches. Players can expect "a fully-fledged experience" complete with "7 levels, all available in 3 difficulties, from Easy to Hard." As pla...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 12, 2021 5:30 AM
     Call of Duty Vanguard Captain AmericaIn recent memory, you could be forgiven for mixing up Call of Duty with something like Dead by Daylight, or even Mortal Kombat 11. That's because the first person shooter juggernaut has been seeing a lot of guest characters lately. Now, the latest datamines and leaks seem to indicate that Captain America and Indiana Jones might be coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard. Of course, like with all unconfirmed rumors and leaks, take everything here with a grain (or two) of salt. Dataminers have found Call of Duty: Vanguard's files reference both Captain America and Indiana Jones. Both characters make perfect sense to be included since Vanguard's story takes place during World War II. On top of this, Warzone is set to merge with Vanguard next month, meaning you could play as both characters in Warzone as well.   Guest characters are something associated more with fighting games, but they have fit surprisingly well within Call of Duty. Call of Duty Warzone's Verdans...

Tabletop Gaming News Friday, November 12, 2021 10:00 AM

Tabletop Gaming News Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 11:00 AM
     In Genshin Impact, there are special structures called Shrines of Depths that adventurers need to find and unlock as part of the game's world exploration progress. These shrines are ancient pavilions that were sealed when the first civilization was lost. Aside from exploration progress and achievements, unlocking a Shrine of Depth will also give adventurers […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 10:15 AM
     One of the differences of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee from other Pokémon games is the switch from Hidden Machines to Secret Techniques. These Secret Techniques can be learned by your Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which version of the game you own, to use outside of battle to help you clear obstacles and travel all […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 9:03 AM
     The main goal of DayZ is to survive for as long as you can. Early on in the game, exploring the game's vast and expansive world is very important as you want to begin scouring for loot and gear. However, once you've made your character stronger, your next best course of action is to start […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 12, 2021 7:58 AM
     Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game where you can create your own little town or even world by designing an island of your choice. For the island to be alive, of course, you can invite up to 10 villagers to live with you and complete your dream town. At the beginning of your journey, […]

Pivotal Gamers Friday, November 12, 2021 10:15 AM
     Hello fellow gamers. gamehag holds a new giveaway for multiple titles. Let's hear them out. Get the reward FAMAS | Colony (Field-Tested) Giveaway. To get this key your Steam level must be at least 5. Last minute notes Login with your gamehag account, complete all steps to get your key. Isn't that great news or what? Click on the button below to claim your prize. It couldn't be an...

Pivotal Gamers Friday, November 12, 2021 5:30 AM
     What's up folks? is giving all the chance to win on Zombusters. Their message follows. Get Zombusters for FREE! A few words about Zombusters A classic twin-stick shooter with a twist, you will have to face lots of Zombies and other creatures with everything you got. Beware! For more information about the game, y...

MonsterVine Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00 AM

I'm a simple man who seeks simple ways to play games from his childhood. The GB Operator by Epilogue hits that mark ever so sweetly. The small device sits neatly, confidently showcasing its innards thanks to the clear case protecting the guts within. What exactly is the GB Operator?  While it's small in size, it's […]

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