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Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:05 PM

The retro PC game collecting scene was rocked by an unexpected scandal last week when a prominent member of the community, who was also a moderator of a major Facebook group, was accused of selling people fake copies of classic games.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:10 PM

Vince Zampella, Respawn Entertainment general manager and head of some of Electronic Arts's biggest franchises, spoke out on Twitter in defense of transgender rights ahead of the start of Pride Month on June 1. Kotaku has learned that this rare display comes after an internal roundtable discussion earlier today, in…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:55 PM

I have complicated feelings about the modern vampire story. Violence is cheap. Tasty humans are plentiful. And skyscrapers provide ample shelter from the sun. The sanctity of human life doesn't mean much to creatures that will kill people over a simple meal. It can feel powerful to be so far removed from the…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:10 PM

Hey! Remember Blitzball? It was that weird-looking, but also kind of cool underwater sport from Final Fantasy X? Well, now Blitzball is (sort of) a part of the Star Wars universe thanks to a person who used to write about the NHL and his new book starring Anakin and Obi-Wan.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:55 PM

Earlier today, Sega shared a brief look at Sonic Frontiers, the next installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise launching on every major gaming platform later this year. It's open-world and very green, so you know what that means: Folks couldn't help but make comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:05 PM

Last week, workers at Seven Seas Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based publishing company that sells licensed manga, webcomics, and light novels from Japan, formed the United Workers of Seven Seas union. The union claims Seven Seas employees and freelancers are being "overworked" and "underpaid." But the company is…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:10 PM

Well, here's some bad news for people who live in Belgium or the Netherlands and are excited to play Diablo Immortal, Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play dungeon crawler out June 2 on PC and mobile devices. It turns out, due to local loot box laws, that Blizzard's next action RPG won't be released in either country.


PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:44 PM
     What is the Destiny 2 Timelost weapon this week?

Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Timelost weapon is? Much like the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapons, every week a new Timelost weapon becomes available. They're essentially better versions of the basic Vault of Glass weapons, with an extra third and fourth perk slot and a slot for Adept weapon mods.

To get this week's Destiny 2 Timelost weapon, you will need to complete its particular challenge in the Vault of Glass on Master difficulty. You can check out our Destiny 2 Vault of Glass walkthrough for tips on how to beat it. Five encounters in the raid have a challenge associated with them, which is basically an extra condition to meet when completing the fight (for example, the 'Wait For It' challenge on Confluxes requires you to wait until the Wyverns have started sacrificing themselves before you kill them).

On normal difficulty, completing a challenge grants bonus loot, but on Master, this is how you get your Timelost weapon. Only one challenge is 'active' per week, and they rotate with the weekly update every Tuesday at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 6pm BST.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:14 PM
     What is the Destiny 2 Legendary Lost Sector today?

Are you looking for the Legend or Master Lost Sector locations in Destiny 2? While many Destiny 2 Exotics can be bought from Xûr or even in the world loot pool, the Exotics in these special Lost Sector instances cannot, forcing players to explore these dangerous areas if they want the best equipment available. To make matters worse, you have to complete them on your own to get a chance at the best rewards.

The Destiny 2 Legendary Lost Sector location changes with the daily reset at 5pm UTC. Before you can take on Legend Lost Sectors, you need to complete all the normal Lost Sectors first. If you don't, the new Legend Lost Sectors will not appear on the map. Each day, the location, modifiers, and rewards rotate out for something new. As of Season of the Risen, the Legend and Master Lost Sector quests both take place in the same location.

It's important to remember that Exotic drops are not guaranteed after completing these quests, so you may have to run through the same Lost Sector multiple times. You can go through them quests with a fireteam, but your rewards will be reduced to Enhancement Cores only.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:00 PM
     Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny have been added to the rotation. Two new weapons were introduced into the pool in Season of the Risen, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

In case you don't know what the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon means, Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up.

The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, according to YouTuber Aztecross. You should also note that there's no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you'll need to get a squad together.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:47 PM
     SnowRunner Season 7 adds rally racing and a dirt circuit

The trucks in SnowRunner work hard, which of course means they like to play hard, too. SnowRunner Season 7 heads to Tennessee, dropping the truck game's usual task-based hauling jobs and trading them in for some good old-fashioned dirt racing.

SnowRunner Season 7, Compete and Conquer, is available to everyone who owns the SnowRunner Year 2 pass, and it adds a new four square kilometre map set in the woodsy region of Burning Mill, Tennessee. It's set up for the backwoods equivalent of the Forza Horizon festival, with tracks laid out through the forest and hot air balloons lazily hanging in the air.

Season 7 also adds two new vehicles to the SnowRunner fleet. There's the Spinter 43-19, which is a Dakar-style truck designed to be able to speed along even under punishing weather and road conditions. The second new vehicle is the swift Gor BY-4, a lightweight scout car that should prove up to the task of mapping out the Burning Mill wilderness. All SnowRunner owners, whether they own the Year 2 pass or not, also get 10 new exterior stickers for their existing truck fleets.

RELATED LINKS: SnowRunner review, Best PC simulation games, Best racing games

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:52 PM
     God of War PC update adds AMD FSR 2.0 support

AMD rolled out the latest version of its Nvidia DLSS competitor technology, FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0, earlier this month, and now, the latest God of War PC update - patch 1.0.12 - adds support for that tech into the stunning action-adventure game. AMD says this version of its image upscaling tech can produce "image quality that's practically indistinguishable or perhaps even better than native."

For God of War on PC, that means another option for running the game on a lower base resolution, freeing up system resources for higher framerates or additional visual effects, while maintaining the image quality of a high resolution display. While FSR 2.0 doesn't use the machine learning techniques employed by Nvidia's DLSS processes, AMD does use temporal data in its upscaling algorithm.

When FSR 2.0 first arrived on PC, it was only available for use in Deathloop. Now you can use it in God of War, and AMD says it'll be coming to at least a dozen more in the near future. Games like Anno 1800, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Baldur's Gate III, Farming Simulator 22, Far Cry 6, and more already support the first version of the technology.

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:08 PM
     WoW Shadowlands next update adds cross-faction parties

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands update 9.2.5, which is out now as of May 31, grants the ability for members of the Alliance and Horde to join parties together for certain kinds of party activities. That means you'll be able to join cross-faction groups and parties and play alongside your friends in the MMORPG, even if they've sworn allegiance to your mortal enemies.

Shadowlands Update 9.2.5 is a significant patch, adding new questlines for Blood Elves and Dark Iron Dwarves, as well as the new Enigma Crucible PvP arena. All wings of Torghast, Tower of the Damned will be opened (instead of having only two wings open per week), and there's a redesign for the report player menu pane.

But perhaps the most significant change with this patch is the addition of cross-faction instances. It's not a free-for-all, mind, because the Alliance and Horde remain generally hostile to each other. However, if you have a friendship via BattleTag or Real ID with a player who is a member of the opposing faction, you will be able to invite them to a party once the patch arrives.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:31 PM

eFootball 2022's Master League will launch as paid DLC in 2023, Konami say. In a Twitter thread, Konami clarified their future update plans, including the free content to come this summer and new teams to be added as paid DLC before the end of the year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:37 PM

Sonic Frontiers is the next attempt to make Sonic work in a 3D world, with Sega referring to it as the blue hedgehog's "first ever open zone" game. Now there's a first teaser trailer of it in action, showing Sonic zipping around a seemingly vast world and bashing giant robots to bits.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:18 PM

Our Iron Harvest review referred to the real-time strategy game as "Company Of Heroes with mechs", which is a strong pitch. A future update is planning on borrowing yet more ideas from mid-00s strategy games, with the addition of a campaign world map.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:56 PM

Euro Truck Simulator 2's next DLC was going to be headed to Russia, with signifcant work on creating the vast country already finished. Now developers SCS Software say that they've decided not to release the expansion, "so that it is not perceived in any way as being in support of or tolerance of the aggression."

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Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:26 PM
     There have been many Assassin's Creed games to come out in recent years, and while some may enjoy the Viking adventures found in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, many fans are also smitten with the Egypt-focused Assassin's Creed Origins as well. If you have not tried it before, it will be coming to Xbox Game Pass in […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:24 PM
     For a game like Wordle, once you are able to determine the letters that make up the word of the day, that's already half the battle won. The other half is figuring out the actual word in as few attempts as possible. In this guide, we go through all of the 5-letter words with EA […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:23 PM
     If you are looking to attempt the Wordle puzzle of the day, get yourself ready before using any of your five guesses. Once you have an idea of what letters make up the word of the day, it is time to figure out the actual order. In this helpful guide, we will go through all […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:22 PM
     For a puzzle game like Wordle, the more clues you obtain at the beginning, the easier time you will have in discerning the right answer in fewer guesses. So to prevent you from wasting your guesses, in this guide, we'll go through all of the 5-letter words ending with AK to give you a good […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:22 PM
     Spice is a prominent item throughout the Star Wars franchise, but they aren't the typical ingredient used in a kitchen. Instead, this additive is smuggled or sought after by criminals around the galaxy. So, what is spice in Star Wars? To answer this question, we'll need to look at the history of this mysterious element. […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:15 PM
     After a long hiatus due to bankruptcy, Destroy All Humans! found its way back into the gaming market with a full remake of the original title back in 2020. Developer Black Forest Games is back again this time remaking Cryptosporidium's second outing, Destroy All Humans! 2, and slapping a new label on it: Destroy All […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:13 PM
     If you've watched Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+, you're probably wondering: why does Boba Fett sleep in a bacta tank? Well, don't question it anymore, as we've got everything you need to know about why this bounty hunter is taking a deep soak and more right here. What Are Bacta Tanks […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:11 PM
     Whether you are an anime watcher only or like to dabble in the source material, one question is rather common amongst fans who pick up and fall in love with Kimetsu no Yaiba, and that is: Is the Demon Slayer Manga finished? It's a valid question, and one we've got the answer for right here. […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:10 PM
     If you're someone who wants to invest time into a deep, engrossing MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV is likely already on your radar. The title has received a glowing response due to the recent launch of the Endwalker expansion and continues to be a welcoming game for newcomers, thanks to its generous free trial and community. […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:03 PM
     It's a new day and that means there's a fresh Wordle answer to be resolved. With it being a Wednesday, chances are you're trying to solve the brainteaser while having a little coffee break during your work day. In this guide, we'll be giving you today's Wordle answer for June 1, 2022, so you can […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:48 PM
     Tomorrow, the Pokemon Company will be broadcasting a new trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Since we don't know a lot about these games at the moment, we're looking forward to finding out as much information as possible. Here are five things to expect from the trailer that will air at 6:00 a.m. […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:28 PM
     Today Atlus released another daily trailer of its upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on one of the demons that will appear in the game.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:05 PM
     Third-party developers released quite a few relevant add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator today and announced a few more.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:06 PM
     It's been a while since Riot Games has issued a new game mode for its popular FPS Valorant, but a new leak suggests one could be on the way sooner rather than later. The big surprise is that instead of the typical team-based gameplay it's a 1v1 mode that pits two players against each other. […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:59 PM
     Monument Valley studio Ustwo Games announced today that the mobile series is finally coming to PC this July with the games and their features rebuilt for the platform. Both Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 will be released for Steam on July 12, both subtitled as the Panoramic Editions. Both games can be purchased separately […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:34 PM
     Sony's upcoming PlayStation State of Play was recently announced to showcase new reveals and sneak peeks. Since past events have revealed some pretty major titles before, fans are starting to come up with their own predictions for what we could see this time around. While we await the start of the event, here are five […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:07 PM
     Earlier today, it was revealed that Assassin's Creed Origins would be one of the four games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass for the month of June. Now, just a few hours after this announcement, Ubisoft also revealed some exciting news for next-gen fans of the series as well. As of June 2, 2022, […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:40 PM
     Iron Banner is a rotating PvP mode in Destiny 2 where players can earn new loot in the form of weapons and armor. For Season of the Haunted, the mode has introduced a new format, a new game mode, and some confusing terminology for players. One of the challenges this season is to finish a […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:25 PM
     Each season in Destiny 2, Lord Saladin arrives to test Guardian's might in the Iron Banner. In the Season of the Haunted, he has a new quest to complete called Forging Iron. How To Complete the Forging Iron Quest in Destiny 2 To begin the Forging Iron quest, players will need to visit Lord Saladin. […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:07 PM
     Earlier this year, indie developer Blaze Games released their second horror game title, Rabbit Hole, to Steam early access. This Silent Hill-like game follows Shaun Turner, a man trying to untangle a twisted web of supernatural events and mysteries to save his family but also escape from the hellish remains of his hometown. Earlier this […]

Siliconera Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:00 PM

Preview: Honkai: Star Rail Relies on Characters to Build Connections

The Honkai: Star Rail second closed beta is on, and people once again get a chance to be the Trailblazer and ride the Astral Express to different places. I had a chance to go through a bit of the game. While I wasn't fortunate enough to get any five-star units, I did notice something it has in common with HoYoVerse's other titles. Even in its early phases, Honkai: Star Rail feels like it relies very heavily on its characters to interest players and move the story along.

Honkai: Star Rail starts with players following a mysterious woman named Kafka through the Herta Space Station. She and Silver Wolf are looking for an item Kafka calls the Cancer of All Worlds, a Stellaron. When they find it, Kafka proceeds to shove it into the the Trailblazer. Like Genshin Impact's Traveler, this is the player avatar. After some ominous words and suggesting the player will need to make a "choice," the two disappear. That's when Dan Heng and March 7th, Astral Express members, appear to save the day. The Trailblazer is an insomniac now on a space station besieged by the Antimatter Legion.

Preview: Honkai: Star Rail Relies on Characters to Build Connections Kafka

Of course, once you fall in with them, you don't just end up evacuating the station. Instead, when escaping with the two and fellow Astral Express member Himiko, the Doomsday Beast attacks. After the fight, the Trailblazer steps in front of March 7th to protect her, using the Stellaron to attack it. Welt Yang manages to stop the attack. And so, the player joins Dan Heng, March 7th, Welt, and Himiko on their journey across the stars to deal with Stellarons and the Antimatter Legion.

As someone goes through Honkai: Star Rail's initial introduction and the Trailblazer's first "mission" dealing with a Stellaron on Jarilo-VI, they're constantly meeting potentially playable characters. As with HoYoVerse's other games, it feels like there is an attempt to make them as interesting as possible in as little amount of time. (Perhaps because someone would need to head to the gacha for some or get others via various currencies in the shop?) For example, after meeting Asta, we see her willing to sacrifice herself for the sake of others against the Antimatter Legion's forces. She immediately cements herself as interesting, due to the heroic gesture. Herta and Welt have an element of mystery on their side. The former, because we're always only seeing her "puppets" on the station and she's revered as a genius. The latter, because HoYoVerse established going in that he's the same person as the Honkai Impact 3rd character. Sampo Koski is fascinating, as it's uncertain whose side he's really on due to his actions. Likewise, it is interesting to see people like Bronya and Himeko because are alternate reality versions of the Murata Himeko and Bronya Zaychik we know.

Preview: Honkai: Star Rail Relies on Characters to Build Connections Bronya

All these characters also make Honkai: Star Rail's turn-based combat seem promising. It calls to mind both Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact. It features a system that involves normal attacks, a special skill, an Ultimate, and passives. Each character also has an element associated with them in Honkai: Star Rail, which can be used to break an enemy's shields if they are weak to it and allow more damage to be dealt. You can have a character use a special skill, which can do something like defend, deal more damage, or hit a group. Passive abilities also are present in the form of a talent and technique. The former could be like March 7th's Girl Power, which will have her attack any enemy that hits an ally she's defending with her The Power of Cuteness skill. Her Technique, on the other hand, triggers if you have her as the active character on the field and attack it to gain the advantage in the fight. When the battle begins, one will be frozen.

So the key in each fight is to use characters to break opponents' shields. When you do, you can then deal more damage to them. So the Trailblazer's basic and skill attacks both deal Physical damage. Say you get to the fight against Bronya. When she has members of the Silvermane Guards around, you can't exploit her weaknesses. When they are dispatched, the Trailblazer could use any of their attacks to break down Bronya's armor. Though once armor is broken, it is only removed briefly. Players then need to launch a full assault to take advantage of the opportunity before it is restored. Which means like in other games, having a character from each element feels necessary. (You do get free ones to help with that, like March 7th, Dan Heng, Herta, Natasha, and the Trailblazer.) It also means that pulling for people you like due to their movesets or personality will absolutely be a thing. Which is expected from a gacha game.

March 7th

From what I've seen, it feels like Honkai: Star Rail relies on the same concepts that drive other HoYoVerse games. There's a story with an "important" player character. This avatar will be a driving force and central figure. Other characters are designed to be attractive and compelling for various reasons. Some of which are tied to their usefulness in combat, determined by their element and moveset. We'll have to wait and see what happens with the final build. But for now, it seems like will rely on a familiar formula.

Honkai: Star Rail is in development for PCs and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:30 PM

Summertime Rendering Ushio Nendoroid Will Appear Next Year

The elder Kofune sister is getting a figure next year. Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for the Summertime Rendering Ushio Kofune Nendoroid. She'll show up in January 2023 in Japan. After that, people should be able to find her in North America in March 2023. She'll cost ¥6,200/$56.99.

Ushio is wearing the swimsuit she appears in both in flashbacks and during the story in Summertime Rendering. You can display her both with and without the necklace Shinpei Ajiro gave her. She also comes with it as an accessory she can hold. She can be posed holding a plate of curry with rice and a fork too. As for her faceplates, she'll come with three. One features a gentle smile. The other offers an enthusiastic, wide smile. The final one makes it look as though she's angry.

Here's a full gallery showing off accessories and potential poses for this Ushio figure.
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She was one of multiple anime figures to show up at WonHobby G Spring 2022.

The Summertime Rendering Ushio Kofune Nendoroid will appear in Japan in January 2023 and in North America in March 2023. Pre-orders are open until July 20, 2022. Udon is releasing the manga outside Japan. The anime adaptation is streaming via Disney+.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:00 PM

NieR Automata Short Hair A2 Nendoroid Pre-orders Open

During WonHobby G Spring 2022, Good Smile Company showed off a NieR: Automata short hair A2 Nendoroid. Now, people can already place a pre-order for it. This latest A2 figure will show up in November 2022 in Japan. After that, it will appear in January 2023 in North America. She'll cost ¥6,600/$59.99. Also, as people might expect, she'll be compatible with the A2 Nendoroid that is already available.

As is typical for Nendoroids, the short hair A2 one will come with three face plates. One offers a neutral expression. Another features something of a melancholy smile. The third is a shouting one that could be used for combat poses. She'll also come with two weapons. One is the Beastlord large sword. The other is a pair of Type-3 Fists Combat Bracers.

Here's a closer look at this version of the A2 figure and her parts.
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As a reminder, this is the second A2 Nendoroid. The first one is a long-haired variant of the character. It is already available.

The NieR: Automata short hair A2 Nendoroid will appear in Japan in November 2022 and in North America in January 2023. Pre-orders will be open until July 13, 2022. NieR: Automata is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:45 PM
     teamfight tactics guild trait BardTeamfight Tactics is Riot Games' auto chess game, bringing in units from the League of Legends universe. An important mechanic in this game is traits, which grant your team unique effects based on how many units of a certain trait are played on your board. Traits are one of the most important aspects of Teamfight Tactics and will dictate how you build your comp and what units you decide to play. New traits are introduced in each Teamfight Tactics set, and some introduce new mechanics while others remix old ones. One of the traits in Teamfight Tactics is the Guild trait. Traits force players to adhere to certain comps, as each trait adds a special ability to your units when you have multiple of the same trait on your board. Balancing traits is an important part of the game when building your team comp. It's important to know the traits, their effects, and the champions that belong to each one.   How the Guild trait works The Guild trait in Teamfight Tactics grants uniqu...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:30 PM
     Moo Lander today hand-drawn visuals cowsLast Thursday, a quirky new Metroidvania titled Moo Lander dropped on PC. Developed by The Sixth Hammer, Moo Lander sees players fighting against dangerous cows in a mysterious alien world. Despite the game's goofy premise, the developers put a lot of effort and care into the visuals, as the hand-drawn look appears not too dissimilar to Ori and the Blind Forest or a Vanillaware title. Because of this, Moo Lander looks like much more than a simple gag game. If you want to see what kinds of interesting ideas Moo Lander offers, feel free to pick it up today. According to a press release, Moo Lander stars a nameless explorer who has to save their home planet by finding milk, the galaxy's strongest energy source. Of course, the Mighty Cows that guard this milk will not make this task easy, so the explorer will need to figure out how to tame them using their trusty flying saucer.   Don't underestimate this herd of foes The Mighty Cows await at the end of the...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:15 PM
     teamfight tactics astral traitTeamfight Tactics is Riot Games' premier auto chess battler, pulling from famous champions featured in League of Legends. Each champion in Teamfight Tactics has a number of unique traits that give your champions in play a unique effect. Traits make up one of the core foundations of Teamfight Tactics, and they dictate how you build your comp and what units you play on your board.  Riot Games like to mix things up and introduce new traits in every update, with some traits introducing new mechanics or remixing old ones. One of these new traits in Teamfight Tactics is the Astral trait. Traits are a complicated mechanic that force players to adhere to certain comps. Each unit belongs to two or three different traits, separated into at least one "Origin" and at least one "Class." Each trait has a special ability that is added to your units when you have multiple of the same trait on your board. For example, the "Astral" effect gives your team extra ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:00 PM
     Microsoft Flight Simulator Pc Pmdg 737 Sky Hero (copy)For $62.30 USD, $69.99 USD, or $78.94 USD, you can buy the Fenix Airbus 320, PMDG 737, and Leonardo MD-80, respectively. These three payware jetliners released within weeks of each other for Microsoft Flight Simulator. That is the very same simulator some can initially play for just a dollar due to it being a part of the Xbox Game Pass service. Microsoft seems like it has no problem continuing to offer that promotion to newcomers. Even in the case of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, that's only $14.99 USD spent per month to play Microsoft Flight Simulator, among other games. Those who do choose to buy the sim outright need only spend $59.99 USD. No matter how one accesses Microsoft Flight Simulator, the core sim itself is still notably cheaper than some of these new add-ons. Unlike full games, these add-ons only tend to go down in price after quite some time. In other words, within the next three or five years, if not more, those prices may not change much. And yet, simmers everywhere ha...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:30 PM
     Monument Valley: Panoramic EditionMonument Valley was originally a mobile game on iOS and Android from 2014 developed by Ustwo Games. It was followed up with Monument Valley 2 in 2017, and since then, we haven't seen much else from the series. But, as reported back in March, fans of these titles will be able to check them out on Steam soon. Monument Valley: Panoramic Edition brings both games to PC with all-new features on July 12. At its core, the Monument Valley games are relaxing puzzlers where players morph landscapes to create new paths. Each of their levels present the player with an interesting challenge. However, it wasn't just the puzzles themselves that scored the games praise. They also have a captivating art style that combines vibrant color schemes and minimalist 3D design. Monument Valley and its sequel both bring a unique approach to this sort of genre.   Two of the best mobile titles come to PC Oftentimes, when a mobile game comes to PC, it can feel a bit awkward. I still have nightmare...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:06 PM
     Exterminate those pesky bugs. VALORANT is barely two years old as of today, making it a pretty new game when you consider that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a decade old by now. Games like CSGO already had a ton of time to fix bugs and errors that appear in-game. Nevertheless, some bugs still surface now […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:00 PM
     No two Elden Ring boss fights are the same. They might strike a few similarities but never identical, emphasizing the uniqueness of each boss. It's a truly incredible feat for a game with 120 boss fights. Of the said unique bosses is Elemer of the Briar, an incredibly deadly and daunting boss, thanks to his […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:00 PM
     Now Franklin has to eat a small snack or take a quick nap before running around Los Santos. Realism mods are pretty popular for GTA 5, which isn't all too surprising – games from the recent decade have all tried to depict some sense of realism in one way or another. It makes sense for […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:00 PM
     If you have played Elden Ring for longer than an hour, you will notice the overwhelming amount of dragon enemies on the map. From young dragons withering away with the Scarlet Rot, to the iconic colossal-sized white dragon snoozing in Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, there are a handful of these mythical beasts around The Land's Between.  Nevertheless, […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, May 31, 2022 2:57 PM

All Game Pass subscribers will be able to play the standard edition of the game for free

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MonsterVine Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:00 PM
     When you look at MultiVersus, you probably immediately notice its insane roster and Smash Bros.-like concept. I wouldn't fault you for thinking such a weird mash-up is little more than a cash-in based on nostalgia and memes. And in a way, it kind of is, but the core of MultiVersus is surprisingly strong given the […]

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Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:25 PM

This year's not-E3-but-basically-E3 kicks off on Thursday with Sony's big summer State of Play showcase. PlayStation has already had a pretty banner year, thanks to a number of exclusives (Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Ghostwire: Tokyo) and a forthcoming revamp of its subscription services. But there's a lot…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:15 PM

A popular Sims 4 NPC family is at the center of a minor fan debate after getting an unexpected makeover, raising questions about The Sims' complicated history of Eurocentric character design.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:55 PM

In April, Microsoft announced that Assassin's Creed Origins would come to the Xbox Game Pass library, but didn't say when. Today, in a blog post, Microsoft said that Ubisoft's open-world action RPG will officially be available early next month, alongside a number of other games. Here's everything coming to Xbox Game…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:35 PM

When I was six, I peed my pants in class because I was too proud to use my public school bathroom. Similarly, suave billionaire and alleged sexual harasser Elon Musk peed his proverbial pants after a Twitter scuffle with the satirical video game site Hard Drive. Neither Musk nor Hard Drive returned a request for…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:35 AM

If you spent any time on the internet this weekend, you might've seen some news about Bloodborne Remastered coming to PC and PS5 this August. The announcement came from what appeared to be a widely known entertainment and gaming news account by someone named Nibellion, who has been on Twitter since at least May 2012.…


PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:47 PM
     F1 22 PC version will include VR mode and better AI

Summer is almost here, which means a new edition of the F1 racing game series is lining up on the grid. The F1 22 PC version arrives July 1, and this year's edition will include some spiffy new features, including a built-in VR mode on PC.

A new trailer for F1 22 showcases the additions coming with this year's edition of the official Formula 1 racing game. F1 22 supports the Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift headsets, but you can also play in two-player split-screen multiplayer mode if you prefer a more shared racing experience.

Codemasters and EA Sports have added some helpful new features that will benefit both new and veteran players, too. There's a new adaptive AI that's better able to tailor the challenge to an individual player's skill level, as well as a new accessible handling system that allows players to dial back on the complexity of F1 driving to find a point where they're comfortable. Of course, experienced F1 drivers will find plenty to dig into, too.

RELATED LINKS: Best racing games, Best truck games, Simulation games

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:30 PM
     New FIFA 22 loot boxes consumer report cites

A report backed by consumer groups in 18 European countries labels loot boxes as "exploitative" and "predatory," citing Raid: Shadow Legends and FIFA 22 loot boxes as prominent examples of manipulative design aimed at convincing users to spend money. The report, authored by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), concludes that the game industry has "largely evaded regulatory scrutiny" and proposes regulation to enforce better practices.

The loot box report is certainly not the first of its kind, with a University study calling loot boxes "akin to gambling" in 2021. This latest document, supported by consumer groups including the European Consumer Organisation, breaks down elements of loot box design and marketing, speaking to the "almost non-existent" friction of making a digital in-game loot box purchase.

It combines this with discussion of commonly employed psychological techniques such as FOMO (fear of missing out), the sunk cost fallacy (believing you should keep investing so as not to 'waste' past investment), and survivorship bias (when focus is placed on the few members of a group who have success from loot box gambling instead of considering the bigger picture).

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:00 PM
     This Lego Minecraft stop motion short is adorable

Lego Minecraft combines two things that go together so very well. You don't have to believe us; we can show you. Someone already put an ungodly number of hours and bricks into making this Minecraft piston out of Lego. Plus, you can have all of your digital Lego dreams come true by using this Minecraft mod that turns mobs into Lego figures. See, told you, the two just work.

Today we're bringing you another real-life bit of art, with some animation. GoodSirCompany on Reddit uploaded a cute clip of their first-ever Lego Minecraft stop motion animation. It has a player character clad in black armour running up to an unaware skeleton and smiting them. It's a nice little bit of work and, while it has a few rough edges, it's got a nice smoothness to the combat.

It's also full of wonderful little details. One of the most impressive is the fire, which constantly flickers to really help cement the feeling of movement throughout the mini diorama. For the eagle-eyed, you'll also notice a cameo from something suspicious in the background too. Who doesn't love a good cameo?

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:48 PM
     Oculus Quest 2 may be challenged by a VR headset from Apple

The Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) is undoubtedly one of the best VR headsets that you can buy today, despite facing fierce competition from the likes of the Valve Index. However, Apple may be looking to take a bite out of Meta's market share in the VR space with its own virtual reality device and operating system.

Parker Ortolani took to Twitter to share some trademark filings for 'realityOS' which possibly indicate that Apple plans to reveal its Oculus Quest 2 competitor at its WWDC conference on June 6 (via UploadVR). Ortolani points out that the company "typically files trademarks for products announced at WWDC a day or two after the keynote", and we're inclined to agree with their assessment that "this would be one helluva coincidence."

The term 'realityOS' has been appearing in Apple source code since the beginning of this year, but these filings further indicate that we'll see it used in a VR system as the trademark pertains to "wearable computer hardware."

RELATED LINKS: Best VR games, Build yourself a VR-ready PC for $793, How to set up your Oculus Rift

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:58 AM
     Xbox Game Pass June games include Assassin's Creed Origins

The first batch of Xbox Game Pass June games for PC are now confirmed for the first two weeks of next month, including one of the best Assassin's Creed games and a collection of some of the best ninja games ever made.

The next two weeks kick off a Ubisoft-heavy start for PC Game Pass in June, with two major games from the publisher. The previously announced Assassin's Creed Origins is the obvious headliner, which Ubisoft teased earlier this week. For Honor: Marching Fire Edition also hits later this week, giving subscribers a taste of Ubisoft's other Viking game.

Microsoft also says that it has made "improvements" to the Xbox app on PC to allow users to find and install Ubisoft Connect games more easily. The non-Ubisoft games are not to be sniffed at, either, as the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection arrives on June 2 - which includes the entire trilogy. However, as usual, all this goodness comes at a cost – Greedfall, Limbo, and more will leave Game Pass on June 15.

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:46 AM
     The Division 2 update

The latest Division 2 update, TU 15.1, makes an important correction to the new expertise system that arrived with Season 9. The expertise system, which involves gaining proficiency ranks in pieces of gear players have equipped, was awarding too many points based on kill XP, Ubisoft has said. Now that XP award has been recalculated, and players who have been active during this season will likely see their expertise levels drop in the MMORPG.

The Division 2's new expertise system works like this: you earn proficiency ranks in all the gear, weapons, and skills your character uses in combat, or by donating multiple copies of an item, until you reach rank 10, at which point an item can be upgraded. An agent's expertise level is determined by how many items they're proficient in, and that level in turn determines how many times they can upgrade a piece of gear.

The problem was that expertise is meant to cap out at level 20, but players had found that they could increase their expertise beyond that. Ubisoft says this would cause significant long-term balancing issues for The Division 2, and has thus recalculated the 'value' of kill XP in proficiency rank progression.

RELATED LINKS: The Division 2 PC review, The Division 2 build guide, The Division 2 brand sets

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:22 PM
     Rumoured Starfield like space game from Crysis 4 dev is fake

May 31, 2022: Crytek tells PCGamesN that it has "never worked" with this artist and the pictures are not from them.

Concept art for a supposed "unannounced Crytek triple-A project" appeared online, supposedly showing the next game from the studio behind Crysis 4 and Hunt: Showdown - which looks a lot like a space game, and more than that, a mix of Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077.

Other than the still-popular Hunt: Showdown, the only upcoming game announced by Crytek is Crysis 4, which was revealed earlier this year and was recently confirmed as being led by an ex-Hitman and Far Cry 3 developer. Unless the team is going in a far more sci-fi direction, some purported leaked artwork may be the first at another new Crytek game.

As posted on Behance by environmental concept artist Anıl Gündüz (via Reddit), four pieces of their futuristic artwork are stated to be part of the "project vision" for an "unannounced Crytek triple-A project". The first shows a man in a spacesuit looking at a giant in a tube, the second a Cyberpunk 2077-style city, and the last two show very Starfield-like colonies in outer space.

RELATED LINKS: Crysis System Requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:06 AM
     Starfield compendium is a vault of information and theories

One particularly industrious Starfield fan has put together a Starfield compendium featuring everything they could get their hands on relating to the space game. Bethesda's next game, which legally becomes 'Starfield' in June, is under constant scrutiny by fans looking for new information - to the point they've been staring at doors in search of clues.

The massive 120 page compilation on the space RPG game put together by Gokamo features trailers, screenshots, concept art, interviews, Reddit Q&As, leaks, and more. The document is reasonably conservative in approach, making it clear what information has been garnered from where, and when they are merely speculating versus providing confirmed details.

Individual graphics are broken down in great detail and compared with details from interviews and aspects of Bethesda Games' previous work in series such as The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. In particular, Gokamo analyses interviews from Todd Howard and other Bethesda staff to pick out particular chunks that sound important. One such quote given at Develop Brighton 2020, for example, talks about the team "pushing procedural generation further than we have in a very long time."

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:47 AM
     Elden Ring enemy randomizer mod is out and may work in co-op

Out of all the great Elden Ring mods coming to FromSoftware's RPG game, the Elden Ring enemy randomizer mod is probably the most terrifying. Back in April it was confirmed to be in the works, and now it's finally here - and it's reported to work in co-op, too.

There are many fantastic game randomizer mods on PC but the ones for Dark Souls-like games are the most intense. Modder Matt 'thefifthmatt' Gruen previously released an Elden Ring item randomiser mod but promised that a combined mod that randomised both items and enemies was in the works.

Well, it's out now and can be downloaded at Nexus Mods. If you downloaded the item randomiser, this is an update for that same mod. The mod randomises "items found in the world, shop items, enemy and boss drops, and character starting loadouts," although all of it can be customised via a simple options box - so if you want the mod to replace every single enemy in the game with the toughest Elden Ring boss, you can do so (see below).

RELATED LINKS: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:44 AM
     The best building games on PC in 2022

What are the best building games on PC? Building games are a great way to indulge some architectural creativity, but there are so many great building games on PC to choose from. Thankfully, we have the brick and mortar necessary to put together a list of the best building games on PC with the strongest of foundations.

From compulsive free-to-plays to fully-fledged triple-A titles, building games allow us to stake our claim on another world and bend it to our will. Whether you need a base to defend against oncoming dinosaurs in Ark: Survival Evolved or are scrabbling together rusted scrap in the post-apocalypse of Fallout 4, there are nearly as many reasons to build as there are building games.

Building games on PC come in all shapes and sizes. Construction in Fortnite Battle Royale is essential for victory, if you know how best to do it. On the other hand, building and Minecraft are inseparable, whether you're scrabbling together a base to defend, or crafting a creative structure. Whatever kind of building game you're after, we've got the right set of blueprints for you here.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:05 AM
     Genshin Impact Heizou banner release date rumours and abilities

Want to know more about the Heizou banner release date in Genshin Impact? Shikanoin Heizou is one of the new Genshin Impact characters coming in a future update. It could possibly be the next 2.8 update as the Inazuman detective has now been officially announced via the Genshin Impact Twitter account.

Other than that he's going to be a new Anemo character, we don't know much else about him in terms of official information, and definitely nothing about when the Genshin Impact Heizou banner release date will be. However, there are several in-game references to Heizou that can tell us more about his character - a few others have something to say about Heizou, and it's not all positive.

According to Genshin leaker Lumie, Heizou may become the RPG game's first male Catalyst user, but that's about it. Dataminer Dimbreath has previously reported finding some in-game avatar data for him, too. Read up on everything else we know about Genshin Impact's Shikanoin Heizou.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:17 AM
     PUBG 18.1 ranked season release date, Paramo map is back

PUBG Battlegrounds players can try out the latest update for the battle royale game today by jumping into the PC test server, ahead of the arrival of the PUBG 18.1 ranked season release date. The new patch, which is due to release on June 8, also changes up the map rotation slightly and increases item spawn rates to increase healing potential in the multiplayer game.

The patch brings the start of PUBG Battlegrounds ranked season 18 when it launches on live servers next week, and also switches up the map rotation and frequency. Those playing normal matches will notice that Vikendi is gone again, with the snowy map leaving to make way for the return of Paramo's active volcano environment alongside regulars Erangel, Miramar, Taego, and Sanhok. Paramo has seen some slight tweaks to add additional rocks and cover, along with a unique-looking spiral well.

The ranked map rotation has been tweaked slightly to increase the odds of players parachuting onto Taego, with a split of 40% of games on Erangel, 30% on Miramar, and 30% on Taego. Rewards from ranked season 17 will also be available to claim once ranked season 18 is underway and must be claimed by the end of the season.

RELATED LINKS: PUBG new map, PUBG weapons, Play PUBG

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:48 AM
     Genshin Impact tier list May 2022: the best characters in 2.7

Looking for a Genshin Impact tier list? There are currently 49 Genshin Impact characters available, so there's no shortage of candidates for your dream team. But with so many different weapon, elementals, talents, ascension bonuses, and constellations upgrades, finding your favourites can be challenging.

Don't let the placement of the characters on our Genshin Impact tier list deter you from pulling on the next character banner. While base stats and elemental abilities are important, the value of a character also depends on personal playstyle, available weapons and artifacts, and team composition. That being said, if your favourite character is in C tier or below, you may struggle to get past some of the more challenging Spiral Abyss floors. Don't worry too much if your favourite character is on one of the lower tiers; you can still make it work with our recommended Genshin Impact builds.

In general, being on a high tier means that the character is the best Genshin Impact character in their role, is not too difficult to build, and performs well regardless of teammates. Being on a lower tier means that there are better alternatives, or the character needs a very specific build or team to shine. Just to note, the characters are not ranked within their own tier, and with that out of the way, let's take a look at our ranking of characters in our Genshin Impact tier list!

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:30 AM
     The best Destiny 2 Solar build after the 3.0 subclass rework

Looking for the best Destiny 2 Solar 3.0 build for your subclass? The space game's new Solar rework introduces a number of new ways to customise your character if you're using the Dawnblade, Sunbreaker, or Gunslinger subclass. However, with so many possible grenade, melee, super, and special ability combos, which you can further enhance with fragments, it can be tough to figure out what the best build for your Guardian is. In addition, Destiny 2 Exotics and other perks can enhance the build, so there are heaps of possibilities.

The Solar 3.0 rework uses the same system of Aspects and Fragments as the Void 3.0 rework that launched with The Witch Queen. In case you're returning from a very long Destiny hiatus, Aspects affect a class-specific ability and also come with a number of slots that can hold Fragments. The effects from Fragments aren't quite as strong, but they're universal across their subclass. The best build boasts Aspects and Fragments that synchronise for massive buffs.

Join us as we list our picks for the best Destiny 2 Solar build following the arrival of Season of the Haunted.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:46 AM
     The best anime games on PC 2022

The best anime games for PC are as wildly varied as the Japanese film, television, and manga from which they are inspired. Whether you fancy being trapped in a school with a sadistic remote-controlled bear, defending yourself from gargantuan humanoid monsters, or joining a book club with a dark side, there are plenty of anime games for PC to choose from in 2022.  

We've got everything from the biggest games based on Japan's hottest export shows, through the finest JRPGs, to anime MMOs influenced by the signature anime style. Dragon Ball, Attack on Titan, and Naruto are all present and correct, plus a few other gems you may not have heard of before.

This list is especially good if you're looking for your fix of this distinctive form of Japanese animation, but find your wallet can't stretch to full price triple-A releases. If you're after free anime games, look no further than the charming, vibrant open-world of Genshin Impact or beloved and increasingly popular anime MMO FFXIV, which just received a new expansion called Endwalker.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:30 AM
     This MMO survival game is Ark but you play as a dinosaur

There's a new survival game coming that's basically Ark: Survival Evolved except you play as the dinosaurs. Path of Titans is a fun-looking indie game where you take on the role of one of several dinosaurs and try to survive in a pre-human world - and there's a beta coming this summer.

There are a lot of great dinosaur games on PC, from Ark to Jurassic World Evolution 2, but very few where you actually get to play as a dinosaur. Path of Titans, from Australian indie developer Alderon Games, is a cross-platform survival MMO game where players roleplay as one of over 30 potential dinosaurs in a big sandbox game environment.

A very early access version of Path of Titans has been available on the developer's website for a little while, and the team is now planning a beta for launch this summer across "PC, mobile, consoles, Mac and Linux", with the "first of several" 8 x 8 km maps available and more to come later.

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:25 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.

There are usually a number of Genshin Impact 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 Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:42 AM
     What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

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.

Wondering what the next Genshin Impact banner is? 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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:58 AM

Here we have another AOC gaming monitor, except it's not just by AOC, but by posh car makers Porsche? It's the Porsche Design AOC Agon Pro PD32M, a premium 4K / 144Hz beast of a display, and is in fact the second hardware collaboration between these unlikely bedfellows.

It's also far more ambitious (and expensive) than 2020's AOC Agon PD27. It's flat rather than curved, but goes for both a higher resolution and a larger 31.5in IPS panel. Its DisplayHDR certification also rises from 400 to 1400, fuelled largely by a switch to more advanced Mini LED backlighting: the same sort as the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX, one of the best 4K gaming monitors. As a gaming screen, then, it's got all the right tools, but what exactly about it is Porsche-like?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:48 AM

Perspective puzzlers Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 are heading to PC this summer. They'll be expanded - not just for bigger screens, but also "with more intriguing impossibilities than ever before."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:30 AM

It's a bold play, releasing a Soulslike in the year of Elden Ring. Let me rephrase that, actually. It's a bold play releasing a Soulslike in any year, let alone the year of Elden Ring. You could snap open any twelve month span like a bulrush and watch many thousands of little Soulslikes disperse into the atmosphere, with only a select few really making an impact.

Steelrising is one of these Soulslike seeds hoping to sink into our screens, sprout, and take root not only in the innards of our Panasonics, but our minds too. From what I've seen, it stands a chance of survival in a saturated land.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:48 PM
     Microsoft revealed the games that will be granted in June to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers at no additional cost.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:44 PM
     Welcome fellow Fortnite players, we've finally arrived at the last week of the Resistance questline. Week 11 is shaping up to be full of interesting quests so let's get down to it. Here's where to activate an emergency beacon at Tilted Towers or Coney Crossroads in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. How to Establish Device […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:35 PM
     Today, a brief teaser for SEGA's new upcoming open-world 3D adventure, Sonic Frontiers, which was originally unveiled at The Game Awards 2021, was revealed. The trailer came by way of IGN First, which showed off a world-exclusive gameplay teaser for the game, featuring some of the fast-paced action fans can expect from he next game […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:33 PM
     A new trailer for upcoming racing game F1 22 brings plenty of looks at new gameplay features that players can expect from the title. Perhaps the biggest headliner is the promise of "new handling," so players who have played previous F1 iterations might have to relearn the vehicles. You can see the video here and […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:30 PM
     Today Sega revealed content and events coming to Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis over the month of June.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:13 PM
     Yelan was introduced to Genshin Impact in update 2.7 and is effectively a 5-Star version of a long-established, fan-favorite character. Any Xingqiu fans out there who have grown tired of his silly shorts but love what he can bring to their party synergy is in luck, as Yelan can act as an amazing replacement for […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:40 AM
     Epic Games has June's Fortnite Crew pack contents, with the Mecha Strike Commander skin headlining the cosmetics offering for the month. The news comes via the official Fortnite blog which revealed that the Mecha Strike Commander skin — looking rather similar to the mech expected to feature in the end-of-season event this weekend, we might […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:34 AM
     Microsoft announced the lineup of new games coming to the Xbox Game Pass catalog for PC, consoles, and cloud all scheduled for the first week of June. The list kicks off with For Honor: Marching Fire Edition on June 1 for all three platforms. Ubisoft's honorable brawler had been previously available on the service, but […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:24 AM
     Today Bandai Namco released a new character trailer of the upcoming fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:09 AM
     With Yelan having finally arrived in Genshin Impact, chances are you're wondering what Ascension Materials you're going to need in order to push them past their current maximum level. In most cases, these materials are grouped by their element, namely, the element associated with that character, and in the case of Yelan, it's the same […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:05 AM
     Though it's hard to believe, it's been almost three whole years since The Duffer Brothers' popular '80s-inspired sci-fi series launched its third season, so as expected, fans have been chomping at the bit to return to the spooky streets of Hawkins, Indiana. With the much-anticipated Part 1 of Season 4 debuting this week, which is […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:05 AM
     Want to know how to get recurve bow in Genshin Impact? Like a lot of weapons in the game, this 3-star weapon isn't just something that'll just drop right into your lap. Instead, you've got to put plenty of time into earning this cool ranged weapon. Here is everything you need to know about how […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:30 AM
     Honkai: Star Rail is a really exciting release for a few reasons. It's the first major game release from miHoYo since the company enjoyed the massive success of 2020's Genshin Impact. Secondly, it's the latest installment in the studio's Honkai series which, while pretty popular in the mobile gacha community, never quite achieved the same […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:00 AM
     The Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition is a great option for those who want to enjoy advanced airliners in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:51 AM
     Today Square Enix announced that it will release Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered for PS5, PS4, Switch, PC, iOS, and Android.

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:44 AM
     Yelan was introduced to Genshin Impact in the 2.7 update, bringing even more variety to the potential parties that players can run in the game. A 5-Star Hydro character, Yelan uses a bow and is a fantastic option for a sub DPS for any party that needs it. Her Elemental Skill, Lingering Lifeline, allows her […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:30 AM
     Diablo Immortal is the latest entry in Activision Blizzard's popular looter-based ARPG series. Releasing on PC, iOS and Android devices as a free-to-play game, it'll fill the gaps in the story between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III where Archangel Tyrael is presumed dead, the fragments of the shattered Worldstone are tainting the […]

Twinfinite Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:23 AM
     Earlier this year, The Pokemon Company surprised its fans with a brand new generation of the series that was revealed to be coming later on in the year, titled Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Unfortunately, we still don't know all too much about the game, aside from its starters. According to a tweet from the […]

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:30 PM

Pui Pui Molcar Season 2 More Episodes Coming in Fall 2022

For those waiting for a Pui Pui Molcar season 2 confirmation or announcement of more episodes, there's news about additional adventures. The official Japanese Twitter account confirmed more of the show is in the works. There's a video clip announcing it, as well as an image teasing a new character. It will show up in Japan in Fall 2022.

Rather than a Pui Pui Molcar season 2 proper being announced, the new episodes are being billed as a "new series." The teaser begins with clips from the first run of episodes. Then, it shows a picture with five returning main characters Shiromo, Choco, Potato, Teddy, and Abbey. At the top of it is a silhouette of an unknown Molcar.
More Pui Pui Molcar Coming in Fall 2022

After the 30 second mark, some behind-the-scenes footage appears. It shows the needle-felted Molcars being made. There are also photos showing the stop-motion show being filled.

Currently, people can catch the show on Netflix. All episodes of it are streaming. In Japan, those short segments appeared as part of a Tobidase! Narase! Pui Pui Molcar movie as well. There are also games, with one being Pui Pui Molcar Let's Molcar Party for the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:00 PM

The Evercade 2nd Anniversary Show appeared on May 31, 2022, and it featured the reveal of an Evercade EXP handheld and new Irem Arcade 1 and Toaplan Arcade 1 cartridges. The new game compilations will appear in November 2022. Pre-orders for the standard version of the system and both collections will open in September 2022. A limited edition version of the system that includes both cartridges will be able to pre-order from Funstock starting on June 1, 2022.

The Evercade EXP will feature a number of updates. For example, it will have built-in WiFi. There are L2 and R2 triggers. You get 4GB of memory built into it. A 1.5Ghz processor is also there. It can output 720p via mini-HDMI. It has a 4.3" 800x480 IPS screen. You can also play it vertically for TATE mode games. The standard model is white, comes with Irem Arcade 1, and will cost  £129.99/$149.99/€149.99.

The Funstock version is limited to 5,000 units and is black. It will cost  £179.99 when its pre-orders open at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CET on June 1, 2022. That extra money gets people the Toaplan Arcade 1 cart as well as the first Irem collection. People will also get a matching carrying case, a certificate of authenticity, a poster, and an Evercade cartridge keychain.
Evercade EXP Handheld and Irem and Toaplan Carts Announced limited edition

Here's the full Evercade 2nd Anniversary Show.

Here's an Evercade trailer for Toaplan Arcade 1, which will include Guardian, Snow Bros, Teki Paki, Tiger-Heli, Alcon, Flying Shark, Truxton, and Zero Wing.

And this is the Irem Arcade 1 Evercade trailer. This cartridge features 1—Yard Fight, Moon Patrol, R-Type, Battle Chopper, In the Hunt, and Lightning Swords.

Finally, here's the trailer for the new Evercade handheld.

The Evercade EXP will be out in Winter 2022.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:30 PM

Legendary Myrrh Appears in Fire Emblem Heroes

The latest Fire Emblem Heroes Legendary unit is Myrrh: Guardian Dragon. She is available via a new Legendary banner that is available today. This marks the fourth version of the Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones character to appear in the game.

Myrrh: Guardian Dragon is a flying, blue dragon unit. She has the unique Godly Breath weapon that can accelerate her Special trigger, inflict -5 Atk/Def/Res/Spd on an enemy if she's near an ally, ensures she makes a follow up attack, reduces her damage from attacks and area of effect specials, and reduces damage she takes from ranged units. She also has the new Def/Res Unity and Darkling Guardian Passive skills.

As usual, Legendary Myrrh isn't the only focus unit on this Fire Emblem Heroes banner. Here are the other characters appearing at a higher rate on it.

  • Bramimond: The Enigma
  • Byleth: The Fodlan Light
  • Byleth: The Fodlan Star
  • Caeda: Beloved Queen
  • Claude: King of Unification
  • Dagr: Sun's Radiance
  • Edelgard: Flame Emperor
  • Eliwood: Blazing Knight
  • Joshua: Resolute Tempest
  • Neimi: Tearful Archer
  • Priam: Radiant Hero

And here is the trailer introducing Fire Emblem Heroes' Legendary Myrrh.

As usual, Feh Pass subscribers can pick a focus unit after pulling 40 times on this banner. They'll also get a Celestial Stone after hitting that milestone.

Fire Emblem Heroes is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. The Myrrh: Guardian Dragon and her banner will be available until June 13, 2022. One of the other May 2022 banners involved fallen versions of characters like Ninian.

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