Kotaku Monday, February 28, 2022 6:30 AM
For the first time in three years, the Tokyo Game Show will open its doors to the public as an in-person event at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Kotaku Monday, February 28, 2022 5:30 AM
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 7:27 AM
The Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin system requirements are finally here, and it looks like you won't need a particularly powerful gaming PC to run it. Developed by Koei Tecmo rather than Square Enix, this modern retelling of the first Final Fantasy could become one of the best JRPGs on PC. So, mark your calendars for the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's release date of March 18.
You'll need the most popular graphics card on Steam to get Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin up and running, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. However, it's important to note that you'll need the 6GB version of the card, as the 3GB model won't cut it. Looking to team red, an AMD Radeon RX 470 will do just fine. Partied up with the rest of the game's minimum specs, you can expect performance in the ballpark of 30fps at 720p.
The jump to the recommended specs isn't massive, and will net you a much sharper and smoother experience with 60fps at 1080p. We hope that the game will support AMD FSR or Nvidia DLSS, so users can easily boost fps. However, both of these technologies are unfortunately absent from the recent Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade PC port, so this may be wishful thinking.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 7:26 AM
With Total War: Warhammer 3 now out, all eyes are on what's next for one of the best RTS games on PC - and a new datamine of the game's files strongly suggests that the much-anticipated Chaos Dwarfs faction will be arriving as DLC sooner rather than later.
As developer Creative Assembly only released the latest Total War strategy game last month, little about the Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC packs are known. Top of the list in terms of faction DLC predictions for players, however, is the Chaos Dwarfs, or Dawi Zharr - who are supposed to inhabit the game's volcanic Dark Lands.
It now looks like the Chaos Dwarfs are all but confirmed as coming to Total War: Warhammer 3, thanks to a datamine of several files in the game's code. YouTube user Mamba King posted what seems to be starting dialogue for the Chaos Dwarfs, and the advisor directly mentions their real name of Dawi Zharr. Another advisor specifically warns that "Chaos Dwarfs are nearby", rather unambiguously.Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 7:16 AM
Want to know how to beat the Elden Ring bosses? The most defining moments in any of the best Soulslike games are the tough boss fights. They can be tricky for several reasons: some are hard to hit consistently, others can squash you with just one attack. Elden Ring is also an open-world game, so as you'd expect, there are plenty of formidable foes with big health bars waiting to be discovered.
So far, all of the information we have on Elden Ring bosses comes from the network test last year. Therefore, their locations and item drops are subject to change in the final release. Since any region can have at least 13 bosses, keeping track of which ones you've beaten can be tough.
In this guide, you'll find a list of all of the Elden Ring bosses, where you can find them, which ones are mandatory, and what items they drop when you beat them. It's worth noting that, generally speaking, as you hunt them down, dungeon bosses are not as hard to kill as the major bosses. However, there are exceptions, so upgrading the Elden Ring Flash of Wondrous Physick can make all the difference.Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 7:45 AM
Want to know where to find the crystal tears in Elden Ring? Just like the Estus flasks in Dark Souls, you start the game with healing flasks that you can refill at Sites of Grace. However, this isn't the only type of healing item available - the Flask of Wondrous Physick is a customisable alternative.
To get the Flask of Wondrous Physick, you need to reach the Third Church of Marika in Limgrave East. You will find it in front of a statue, along with a crystal tear that you mix to customise the flask's effects. These tears are not to be confused with the Elden Ring golden seeds that upgrade the number of charges you have for your Crimson Flask and Cerulean Flask.
There are plenty of other crystal tears you can find in The Lands Between, and their effects trigger simultaneously every time you take a sip, and you can swap them at any Site of Grace. We'll go over all of the crystal tears' effects and where you can find them to use with your Flask of Wondrous Physick.Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 6:13 AM
It's been over five years since the release of Civilization VI, and over 30 years since the first entry in the great 4X game series came out. In a new interview, Civilization's legendary creator Sid Meier warns the game industry to be more focused on gameplay as opposed to monetisation.
Civilization is one of the greatest turn-based strategy games on PC and it hit its 30th anniversary in September last year. To celebrate, the BBC spoke with creator Sid Meier - who's been making games for far longer than that - about how the games industry has changed and what publishers and developers need to be focusing on.
"The real challenge and the real opportunity is keeping our focus on gameplay," Sid Meier says. "When we forget that, and decide it's monetisation or other things that are not gameplay-focused... when we start to forget about making great games and start thinking about games as a vehicle or an opportunity for something else, that's when we stray a little bit further from the path."The best Civ 6 mods, The best Civ 6 civs, Play Civilization VI
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 5:48 AM
Want to know where you can find Elden Ring map fragments? As you explore the vast regions of The Lands Between in this open-world game, the places you've visited are gradually revealed on your in-game map. This allows you to easily navigate back to a safe location or return to a dungeon to slay monsters that you weren't quite up to fighting when you first found them. There is, however, a faster way to open up an entire area.
In specific locations in every region, you can find map fragments that fill in the blanks, showing you all of the named locations and Elden Ring dungeons in the local area. Knowing where everything is in the region is particularly handy in your search for valuable items such as Elden Ring Ashes of War or Elden Ring cookbooks. You can also use your newfound knowledge to hunt down all of the optional Elden Ring bosses.
Since these key items are so valuable for exploring each area in The Lands Between, we have a list of all of the known Elden Ring map fragment locations so that you can scoop them up as soon as possible.Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 5:58 AM
So, you want to know about Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC? The new strategy game from Creative Assembly caps off an exciting chapter in Total War history, where players are transported to the iconic Warhammer Fantasy tabletop setting. Total War: Warhammer I and II both had their fair share of post-release expansions, and Creative Assembly has left plenty of hints that there will be more Warhammer III to come as well.
While it's early days, we've put together a guide collecting everything we know so far about Warhammer 3 DLC, as well as engaging in some speculation in terms of what we think could be coming down the line. There are still new races that could be introduced, as well as existing factions that could be easily fleshed out for the main campaign.
There are also a few bits that, while not announced in the formal sense, have been confirmed as being on the way at some point after launch, so we've included all the details we know so far about those too. Without further ado, here's everything we - and now, you - know about Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC.Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 4:58 AM
The updates keep on coming, LoL fans. League of Legends patch 12.4 has made its way to the live Rift, bringing a raft of new skins, champion balance changes, and - of course - steely new Champon Renata Glasc. That means it's now time to see what's headed our way with its follow-up update. While the latest round of skins gave Kassadin, Shen, and Qiyana some dazzling new Shockblade styles, this fortnight's offerings are fare more whimsical. Let's take a look.
The new skins coming with League of Legends patch 12.5 add more champions to the game's Bees! alternate universe, with four new looks on the way. As you'd expect, the names are pun-tastic, with Heimerstinger, Nunu and Beelump, Orbeeanna, and BZZZiggs joining the skin line. You can check out the in-game clips of these in action and their splash art in the skins section below.
As for balance changes, this cycle we're not seeing too many champions getting a round of buffs or nerfs, though if you're a Seraphine or Master Yi main, you'll want to check out the updates below as they're both receiving a few key tweaks each.Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 12.4 notes, LoL tier list
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 5:14 AM
Wondering about the Lost Ark reset times? Resets - whether daily or weekly - are a staple of MMO life. Some games reset their whole servers every day, although you'll find the most common occurrence are things like quests or instances resetting instead. Lost Ark is a hit new MMO game with western players and knowing details such as when game content resets is important.
That's where we come in. There's plenty of information now about when things go through a reset cycle, but different content resets at different times, and the time will differ depending on your local region's timezone relative to UTC - the official Lost Ark timezone. We've gathered everything into one handy guide so you don't have to search too hard for the timings in your local region.
This information is especially important once you hit level 50 and are having to grind through the endgame content to get those valuable materials to improve your gear score and Lost Ark engravings. Here's everything we know about Lost Ark daily and weekly server reset times.Best MMOS and MMORPGs on PC, Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 4:35 AM
So you want to know about Lost Ark servers? They say the most stressful decision in any MMO game is deciding which character class to pick first, but really it's choosing which server to jump into. This is especially important when you're planning to play a game with friends - you'll want to make sure you're all playing on the same server.
So while you may already know which Lost Ark class you want to try out first, you'll need to nail your server choice. If you are playing with friends, it might be worth sharing the server list with them so you can have a conversation about it. Note that North America is split into two region groupings, and the east coast possesses more server options than the west coast. Europe has the largest selection of servers, and there are a couple of South American server options as well.
We've put together this guide so you can see what the current server list is, how to check your server's status, as well as other commonly asked questions such as whether you can change a character's server and which content can be played across servers. Enjoy!Best MMOS and MMORPGs on PC, Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Monday, February 28, 2022 7:10 AM
Everybody loves getting things for free, and we at PCGamesN are the last people to fly in the face of that tradition. Which is why we regularly give away free Steam keys, Epic Games Store keys, codes for all manner of other storefronts and launchers, and in-game goodies, as well as gadgets, hardware, swag, and a whole host of assorted stuff.
Check back here regularly to find our latest giveaways - including full games, exclusive preview access, physical special editions, and even event tickets. You can enter once, or multiple times using the various options in each competition. If you happen to be the forgetful type, why not sign up to the PCGamesN newsletter? We'll email you once a week with our latest offerings, plus all the biggest news and deals across PC games and hardware.
If you're gaming on a budget then you might also want to have a look at our list of the best free PC games, and possibly the best free Steam games, too, if you just can't tear yourself away from Valve's fair platform.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 28, 2022 7:28 AM
Platinum Games' online action-RPG Babylon's Fall is almost here, which may come as a bit of surprise to those of us living and breathing Elden Ring at the moment. But one thing that may draw your attention away from spectral steeds are spectral weapons, something called gut strings, and an upcoming collaboration with NieR Automata. Yeah, take that Elden Ring. Babylon's Fall will let me carve up sad androids with the aid of my innards, and it looks fun.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 28, 2022 7:21 AM
The Steam Deck is out! Technically! Or at least it's finally begun shipping to those who got their preorders in the earliest. In any case, PC gamesdom at large is getting its hands on the handheld PC – and while it can comfortably run a good chunk of the Steam library, creators Valve aren't anticipating future games to get Deck-specific features, control setups or performance optimisations.
Twinfinite Monday, February 28, 2022 2:31 AM
FlyTampa announced that its own rendition of Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) will be released soon for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The post Microsoft Flight Simulator Toronto Pearson by FlyTampa Coming Soon; New Screenshots Released appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Monday, February 28, 2022 1:51 AM
Today Atlus announced that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will take advantage of rollback netcode, with a couple of caveats.
The post Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Will Gets Rollback Netcode on PS4 & PC With an Update This Summer appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Monday, February 28, 2022 1:40 AM
For the past two years, Tokyo Game Show has been hosted mostly online, but the 2022 edition will be different, according to a press release.
The post Tokyo Game Show 2022 Will Return in Presence With the Theme "Nothing Stops Gaming" appeared first on Twinfinite.
Siliconera Monday, February 28, 2022 7:30 AM
A Persona 25th anniversary festival will be held from May 28 to June 10, 2022. The event will take place at Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama, Japan. Tickets are immediately available to purchase. The event will include exhibitions, with exclusive merchandise available to purchase at the venue. Additionally, those looking to extend their stay at the event will be able to rent Persona-themed hotel rooms. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Tickets to the event will cost 2,000 yen ($17) if purchased on the day of attendance. Tickets including special festival goods will cost 4,500 yen ($38). However, those who pre-purchase tickets will be able to obtain tickets for 1,800 yen ($15). And pre-purchased tickets with the 25th anniversary festival goods will cost 4,300 yen ($37). Goods that come with special ticket purchases include a special "graffiti" towel.
Alongside a 1:1 scale statue of Arsene from Persona 5, Atlus will reveal a Thanatos and Izanagi statue at the event. Consumers will be able to purchase exclusive Persona 25th anniversary festival goods at the Da Vinci Store in Tokoroazawa Sakura Town. Exclusive items include illustrations of main characters of the Persona series dressed as Da Vinci Store employees. Details regarding the event can be found through the official website.
In July 2021, Atlus revealed it would be announcing several Persona related events throughout 2021 and 2022. Since that announcement, it has revealed numerous collaborations. One Sega Cafe collaboration lets consumers eat Persona-inspired menu items and purchase exclusive merchandise.
The post Persona 25th Anniversary Festival Set for May 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, February 28, 2022 6:45 AM
The official website of Tokyo Game Show 2022 shared new information about this year's show. The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. While the event will have a physical location, information will still be distributed online. The first two days of the event will be business days. This means that game developers and other individuals within the industry will be able to enter the physical event at Makuhari Messe. The general public can attend the final two days. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The official website reveals that it will be a "hybrid event." This means that consumers will still have the opportunity to view major announcements online. As part of the announcement of the event, Tokyo Game Show will still continue to host presentations from its official YouTube channel. However, this will include booths as well as general presentations. TGS said that this will create a more immersive experience for the online viewer.
Additionally, Steam will host a special page for TGS 2022. Consumers will be able to download demos from TGS 2022 through the dedicated Steam page. TGS will also host a VR event. The show will announce more information regarding the specifics of the event in the future.
Tokyo Game Show 2022 will take place from September 15 to September 18, 2022.
The post Tokyo Game Show 2022 Will Be a Hybrid Online Event appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, February 28, 2022 6:00 AM
Aniplex opened up pre-orders for a Fate/Grand Order watch that draws inspiration from Jeanne d'Arc Alter. Pre-orders are open from February 27, 2022 to May 1, 2022, and it will ship out in mid-August 2022. The watch will cost 45,000 JPY ($388.35) for the watch alone, while the set with the watch stand will cost 48,000 JPY ($414.25).
The Jeanne d'Arc Alter Fate/Grand Order watch features motifs from the character and her design. Its color scheme matches her armor, with lots of black, red, and dark indigo. The red on the bottom of the watch face looks like fire. According to the website, this is supposed to bring to mind her flames of revenge, as well as her Noble Phantasm. The watch face also has the dragon from her flag. As for the hands, they look like her swords.
[gallery columns="4" ids="918213,918212,918211,918210" link="file"]
Previous Fate/Grand Order watches from Seiko and Aniplex included ones that draw inspiration from Artoria Caster and Sengo Muramasa. The site also teased that the next watch will be one that looks like Katsushika Hokusai. These past watches are no longer available via the Aniplex website.
Fate/Grand Order is readily available worldwide on mobile devices. The Jeanne d'Arc Alter watch is open for pre-order until May 1, 2022, and it has a release window of mid-August 2022.
The post Fate/Grand Order Jeanne d'Arc Alter Watch is Fiery appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, February 28, 2022 5:30 AM
As part of the White Day Spectacle, the Japanese version of Fate/Grand Order will run a new limited-time event starring Arjuna Alter. "The Fifteen Bespectacled Intellectuals" will start on March 2, 2022, and completing it will allow you to obtain up to thirteen new Spiritron Dresses for your Servant.
The Servants who will be eligible for a new Spiritron Dress are:
In the case of Arjuna Alter and Mordred, their voice lines will change along with their appearances. As for the others, only their combat sprites change. Arjuna Alter is the only one with a whole brand-new outfit, as he is the poster boy for the event. According to the story description, the reason why the Servants are wearing glasses is because they are fighting enemies that are invisible to the naked eye.
During every White Day event, there are limited time Craft Essences that you can obtain through an event ticket or naturally through the gacha or battles. This year will be no exception. So far, Lasengle teased a Craft Essence starring Merlin and Oberon, as well as one of Mandricardo, Caenis, and Mori Nagayoshi.
[gallery columns="1" ids="918206" link="file"]
The White Day Spectacle, as well as the "The Fifteen Bespectacled Intellectuals" event, will run from March 2, 2022 in the Japanese server of Fate/Grand Order. Fate/Grand Order is readily available on mobile devices worldwide.
The post Fate/Grand Order White Day 2022 Will Feature Glasses Boys appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Monday, February 28, 2022 5:00 AM
Though many Fate/Grand Order players are awaiting the next phase of their main story adventure in Olympus, there's plenty of Greek action to go around in the meantime. The game's latest limited-time event is Fate/Grand Order's The Aeaean Spring Breeze: The Witch, Delightful Companions, and a New Adventure and adds Odysseus.
The Fate/Grand Order Aeaean Spring Breeze event takes place on the titular Greek island. It's a mythical place said to be where the hero Odysseus spent time on his journey home. It's also the home of Circe, a powerful witch who can turn men into animals. With both Circe and Odysseus present in Fate/Grand Order proper as Servants, the event promises a new take on a key segment of the Odyssey.
Aeaean Spring Breeze is also the Fate/Grand Order White Day event. In Japan, Valentine's Day is typically seen as a day for women to give gifts to men, and White Day was invented to give men a chance to reciprocate. To that end, playable male Servants (and a number of non-binary ones, besides) will gain an attack bonus during the event. Special commemorative "Chaldea Boys Collection" craft essence items are also available via the premium summoning banner.
As mentioned earlier, the special Chaldea Boys Collection summoning banner will add a new male Servant to the playable roster. Odysseus played a major role in the Atlantis main story chapter and joins the lineup as a 5-Star Rider-class Servant. Odysseus has an Arts-element Noble Phantasm and a skill-kit that carries a lot of utility. He can fill his own Noble Phantasm gauge, improve the whole party's Quick and Arts-element damage output. Odysseus can even protect a selected ally from damage by causing enemies to attack everyone *except* the target of his skill.
Check out Fate/Grand Order's Odysseus' Noble Phantasm animation.
Fate/Grand Order is immediately available on mobile devices, and the Aeaean Spring Breeze event begins on February 28, 2022 and ends on March 9, 2022.
The post Fate/Grand Order Aeaean Spring Event Adds Odysseus appeared first on Siliconera.
Destructoid Monday, February 28, 2022 4:00 AM
Update lagging a few frames, and months Good news for those eagerly anticipating Atlus' re-release of intense anime fighter Persona...
The post Persona 4 Arena Ultimax re-release will receive rollback netcode post-launch appeared first on Destructoid.
Gamer Empire Monday, February 28, 2022 5:21 AM
This post was stolen from https://gamerempire.net/ from the Lost Ark Guides category: https://gamerempire.net/category/lost-ark/. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen. The original URL of this post is https://gamerempire.net/lost-ark-how-to-get-timber/. You need Timber in Lost Ark for various purposes, including researching and crafting in your Stronghold. Timber isn't a material that's dropped by enemies, so chances are that you won't have much […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, February 28, 2022 4:44 AM
Though The Last of Us may be applauded for its single player campaign, it did have a fun multiplayer mode with The Last of Us: Factions. We haven't had any official announcements for a Factions update for TLOU2, but some dataminers have found some elements that could be for that mode. Dataminer @Speclizer_ has shared […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, February 28, 2022 4:27 AM
Robert Pattinson may be hyping up the release of The Batman this week, but a new clip of him isgoing around online talking about the main waifus of Final Fantasy VII, Aerith and Tifa. In an interview with Clique (via IGN), Pattinson reveals: "I was in love with Aeris & Tifa… It's the two options […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, February 28, 2022 4:03 AM
We thought Valve was done with the world of Portal after the release of the second game, but it looks like the studio is ready to bring players back to Aperture—for free. Take a first look at Aperture Desk Job: While Portal may have had players going around and trying to solve puzzles, ADJ will […]