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Kotaku Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:40 PM

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card you've been after to complete your "Extreme Gaming PC" build is still in short supply but finally getting slightly cheaper. That's thanks to a drop in crypto mining participation as the value of Bitcoin and other blockchain currencies plummet ahead of what some analysts are…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:25 PM

Last week, we reported that the Nintendo Switch Online's emulation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time saw a small graphical tweak with the service's latest update. It signaled potential good news for the quality of emulated games on NSO, which players have decried for some time. In another promising sign, fans…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:00 PM

It's one thing to beat Halo Infinite on its highest difficulty, where enemy ammunition packs an extra punch. It's another thing entirely to waltz your way through the shooter's future-Brutalist architecture with such grace that your enemy's firepower makes zero difference whatsoever.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:00 PM

When I woke up this morning, I did not expect to catch an eyeful of Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroth's perky nipples. Yet here we are. Life always finds a way, you know? Here's FantasyToys' life-size Sephiroth bust for your viewing pleasure.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:55 AM

History's face-punchiest man, Adolf Hitler, is the star of a new sex game, fittingly titled Sex with Hitler. (Heads up, that link is very NSFW.) It's currently riding high on Steam's "New Releases" charts, but as Vice reports, some players are upset about a minor feature: The genocidal dictator has two testicles.…


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:55 PM
     Dying Light 2's post-launch roadmap confirms multiple paid story expansions

There's a new roadmap available for Techland's plans for Dying Light 2, and it includes multiple 'story DLCs,' at least one of which is planned for later this year. Additionally, the developer says it plans to add challenges and limited time events "for at least five years" after the Dying Light 2 release date, which is right around the corner.

The rough roadmap published today includes ballpark estimates for when we can expect post-launch Dying Light 2 content to arrive. In February, shortly after the game launches, we'll see "factions-inspired free DLCs," which appear to be new costumes for players who want some extra drip.

In March, an initial set of challenges will arrive, which likely will include creative enemy disposal methods and sick parkour trick chains. In April, something called "a series of events" is slated to begin, and that's going to involve special "mutated infected" - the shambling, formerly human monsters walking the streets are likely to get quite a bit more dangerous when that starts up. A second set of challenges is due in early May.

RELATED LINKS: Dying Light 2 release date, Dying Light 2 factions, Dying Light 2 trailer reveal

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:35 PM
     Crusader Kings 3's next update adds an option for same-sex marriages

One of Crusader Kings III's most-requested features will be arriving with update 1.5, alongside the Royal Court DLC. Same-sex marriages, which up till now have only been possible by using mods, will be added via a new custom rule in the grand strategy game's menu. Due to how Crusader Kings III's game logic works, and all the rules in place about feudal marriage and succession, this wound up being a complicated addition to the game, but it's finally arriving with the next free update.

Currently, you have the option at the outset of a Crusader Kings III campaign to set custom rules for same-sex relations: by default, each culture has a specific view on same-sex relationships - usually, a negative one. However, you can change things so that all faiths in the game accept same-sex relations, which allows you to pursue those throughout the campaign. However, you currently need mods to make these relationships official.

With update 1.5, a new game rule can be adjusted so that same-sex marriages are possible without any mods.

RELATED LINKS: Crusader Kings 3 review, The best Crusader Kings 3 mods, Play Crusader Kings 3

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:32 PM
     Blizzard announces its next game for PC and console, set in an

Blizzard has announced a new survival game in development for PC and console that will be set in an "all-new universe". Aside from those few details and a couple of small bits of concept art, information on the game is light. It looks like it's very early in development, too, as today's announcement comes alongside a hiring push for the project.

"Blizzard is embarking on our next quest," the company says in the announcement. "We are going on a journey to a whole new universe, home to a brand-new survival game for PC and console. A place full of heroes we have yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be lived. A vast realm of possibility, waiting to be explored."

Job listings for level designers of various levels of seniority ask for someone who can create "immersive and explorable environments that you might find in a AAA game", as well as folks who can demonstrate "mastery of level design processes including, but not limited to, level flow, engagement design, pacing, storytelling, PVP, et cetera". Another listing for a server engineer suggests an online component, which should come as little surprise for a Blizzard title.

RELATED LINKS: WoW Shadowlands review, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:23 PM
     70-year-old WoW player banned for six months after being mistaken for a bot

A 70-year-old World of Warcraft fan could not play the MMO for six months after being flagged as a bot and banned. The situation was ultimately resolved, though, after a Reddit post blew up last week, so things have led to a happy ending.

One of the 70-year-old's children took to the World of Warcraft subreddit last week to ask for help as contracting Blizzard support and GMs apparently yielded little result. They explained that their father had been banned for six months "for basically playing the game a way that Blizzard assumes bots do," even though he was playing no differently to how he had been for the past decade.

"He's been playing WoW since the original launch of Burning Crusade," they explain. "He's a 70-year-old guy who loves to quest around and level new characters. He also doesn't talk much in chat at all. To the outside perspective... yeah, he seems like a bot. But, it's an old guy playing who loves the fantasy elements of the game and the world. He's probably made close to ten hunters at this point."

RELATED LINKS: WoW Shadowlands review, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:02 PM
     Steam Lunar New Year Sale start time – GabeN gives for the first time in 2022

Valve still hasn't officially confirmed that we're even getting a Steam Lunar New Year Sale for 2022, but as always, the dates have leaked thanks to developers who've gotten early word on the discount promotion. So if you're eagerly awaiting the Steam Lunar New Year Sale start time, here's when you can expect to commit unspeakable acts of savings.

The Steam Lunar New Year Sale is set to begin on Thursday, January 27 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT and will last until February 3, according to leaked info obtained by SteamDB. The start comes at the usual Steam store reset time, and you can usually expect the store to be broken for a few minutes after the sale begins. The discounts will start showing normally shortly after the start time, don't worry.

This will be the first Steam sale starting in 2022, though the 2021 Steam Winter Sale lasted a few days into January. As such, you can expect pretty similar discounts to those of the recently-ended sale, and if you were holding out on anything, now might be the time to splurge.

RELATED LINKS: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:43 PM
     Twitter bot will take

Those of us who are helplessly addicted to Twitter are familiar with the phrase 'doomscrolling' - it's the act of scrolling through post after post about all the awful things going on in the world at a given moment. You can freshen your routine up a bit with the Doomscroll Doom Bot, a Twitter account dedicated to posting a complete playthrough of legendary FPS game Ultimate Doom, one frame at a time.

The bot is posting images pulled from a Longplay Archive playthrough of Ultimate Doom, which can be found on YouTube if you want to watch it in the boring old-fashioned way. Every hour, the account posts a new frame, starting from the end and working backwards, one second at a time.

Since it's 'running' at a single frame per second, you don't quite get the flipbook effect from scrolling through the posts that are up so far. Right now, it's still working through Ultimate Doom's final level, E4M8, which caps off the 'new' Thy Flesh Consumed episode it adds to the original set of levels.

RELATED LINKS: Doom PC release date, Play Doom

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:01 PM
     Halo Infinite Forge mode release date – what you need to know

When is the Halo Infinite Forge mode release date? Sure, Halo Infinite's multiplayer is pretty great and we've enjoyed climbing up the Halo Infinite ranks, but we all know Forge is where it's really at. Well, maybe campaign co-op as well but you're not here for that, are you?

Forge mode is a staple of modern Halo games and a fan favourite that essentially acts as a content generation engine. With it, players can create their own customised map variants, modes, and more to be shared with the rest of the playerbase and enhance the fun-factor of multiplayer outside of the competitive seen and official playlists.

Alongside campaign co-op, it's one of the two major features that weren't ready for the game's launch in December 2021, but hopefully it will release sometime this year. Forge mode is slated to launch alongside the FPS game's third multiplayer season, although when that will be is proving to be something of a moving target. Read on to find out everything we know about the Halo Infinite Forge release date.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:00 PM
     Oculus Quest 3 – release date, price, and specs of the Meta Quest

The Oculus Quest 2 is a VR headset heavy hitter, and Meta is harnessing its success to fuel its Metaverse plans. Not only has the rumoured Oculus Quest Pro morphed into a different VR venture dubbed Project Cambria, but the company says the Oculus Quest 3 is still on the cards.

Releasing a successor to one of the best VR headsets on the market isn't an unexpected move, but Meta recently rebranded its Quest lineup to better match its Facebook parent company name. Naturally, this means the Oculus Quest 2 could be the last of its kind, as the Oculus Quest 3 could bear a Meta Quest label instead.

Meta's Quest is set to continue, and the gaming PC headset will likely take a different path to that of Project Cambria. Yet, both VR experiences could feature similar tech under the hood, which makes matching up rumours difficult. With that in mind, here's everything we know about the Oculus Quest 3, including its price, release date, and specs.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:18 AM
     Genshin Impact elements guide

Looking for a guide to the Genshin Impact elements? Notoriously addictive gacha game Genshin Impact has taken the gaming world by storm - and whether you're just getting started in the beautiful world of Teyvat, or you're completely smitten with the charming anime game, there are a few crucial combat mechanics that you might need reminding of as you set off on your adventure.

According to the lore, there are seven Genshin Impact gods, and each presides over a different elemental domain. The elements in Genshin Impact are: Pyro (fire), Geo (earth), Dendro (nature), Cryo (ice), Electro (lightning), Anemo (wind), and Hydro (water). Every character makes use of one of these elements - the Traveler, however, is able to use Anemo, Geo, or Electro. In battle, Genshin Impact elements combine to create powerful elemental reactions which you can use to devastate your foes.

When building your Genshin Impact team, it's important to consider how these elements will synergise. The elemental affinities of your team members also passively combine into Elemental Resonance bonuses, giving you various different buffs if you have multiple characters of the same elemental type. Here's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact elements, and the elemental combos you can conjure up.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:08 AM
     How to talk to Haven, Shanta, or Galactico in Fortnite

Want to know where to find Haven, Shanta, and Galactico in Fortnite? One of this week's season challenges for the popular battle royale game asks you to find these Fortnite NPCs and talk with them. It sounds like a simple challenge, but it's far trickier if you don't know where to find them in advance, especially as one of them didn't appear until last week with the return of Tilted Towers.

So who are these NPCs? Haven is a hippy flower girl who lives in her own little oasis deep in the desert. Shanta has come to the island via the ancestral plane to assist the inhabitants, and she wears enchanted armour. Galactico is the newest NPC of the bunch, who you can regularly see honing his soccer skills.

You only need to talk to one of these NPCs to finish the challenge. Doing so rewards you with experience points to complete this season's battle pass. Each level up on the battle pass gives you points you can use to unlock new Fortnite skins or invest in some free Fortnite V-bucks.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:08 AM
     How to glide after launching from Klombo's blowhole in Fortnite

Want to know how to throw a Klomberry while standing within ten metres of a Klombo in Fortnite? The latest Fortnite update introduces us to the gentle giants, stomping around and hovering up all the discarded items that eliminated players leave behind. Their favourite treats are Klomberries, and it's up to you to bring them this delicious treat.

So far, the season challenges have had us complete relatively simple tasks such as knocking down Fortnite timber pines, destroying and collecting Fortnite telescope parts, and destroying Fortnite signal jammers. However, this week's challenges are a little more difficult as you need to interact with a computer terminal at a Mole Time drill site that IO agents guard, harvest stone from Fortnite temples, and of course, feed the elusive Klombo some Klomberries.

This guide will help you find the Klombos, how to get to their blowholes, where you can harvest some Klomberries to feed them, and what happens when you eat the Klomberries yourself. Completing these challenges is worth doing as you will get some experience to put towards unlocking Fortnite skins and Fortnite V-bucks via the battle pass.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:21 AM
     Best wireless gaming mouse in 2022

Thanks to advancements in wireless and battery technology, using a wireless gaming mouse no longer has any disadvantages compared to its wired counterparts. Ultra low latency means you won't notice any lack of responsiveness and battery life can stretch into the hundreds of hours, minimising the amount of time you need to plug it back in.

Wireless mice can even have some advantages over your conventional wired clicker. You don't get any cable drag, which can help with accuracy in FPS games like CS:GO or Valorant. They're more aesthetically-pleasing too, doing away with wires, so you can better manage cables in your gaming setup.

We've rounded up the wireless gaming mice that deserve a spot on the best gaming desk in 2022, ranging from high-end clickers for aspiring pros, to those that won't break the bank while still offering a great gaming experience. Whether you want a wireless gaming mouse designed for a specific genre, such as strategy games or MOBA games, something more ergonomic, or you're looking for a great left handed gaming mouse, there's something here for everyone. No matter which one you choose, all the mice listed here will give a great gaming experience. Oh, and if you're actually not all that bothered about wires, then you can check out our overall picks for the best gaming mouse.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 25, 2022 5:06 PM

Watch Dogs: Legion isn't getting anymore post-launch content. In an update from the development team, they say that the previous update was the last, and that 'seasons' in the online mode will soon begin to repeat.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:34 PM

Cities: Skylines' Airports DLC is out now. It lets you build your own airports within your cities, placing down terminals, taxi lanes, customising the plane liveries and so on. It also comes alongside a free update for the base game which expands some substantial city customisation options.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:54 PM

Blizzard have announced they're making a survival game set in an "all-new universe." There's not much information on it bar two pieces of concept art, but they're looking for artists, designers and engineers to join its development team.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:24 AM

After six long weeks, Final Fantasy XIV is back on sale. That's after Square Enix stopped selling the MMORPG after the critically acclaimed life-hog overwhelmed its servers, causing massive server queues and network errors. Thankfully, those days are behind the game now. So yes, if you've been longing to check out its excellent Endwalker expansion or famous smooth grapes, you can! And from a new Oceania server too, because Squeenix now have room for those down under to sample Eorzea's delicacies.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:22 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on PC Yu-Gu-Oh! Master Duel is another free-to-play entry in the long-running card-battling franchise, and while it may be a bit barebones at the moment, the game still provides just enough engaging core features to keep you building decks and battling friends, the AI, or other players for hours on end. The […]

The post Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Review: Pack Opening Simulator appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:17 PM

The Sims 4 is bringing the influential style of iconic Brazilian superstar entertainer-activist Pabllo Vittar to the game, as a brand new collection of Create-A-Sims outfits and accessories has been revealed. In this upcoming pack, titled Carnaval Streetwear Kit, players can dress their characters in clothes that reflect the energy, self-expression, freedom, and vibrancy of […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:12 PM

Microsoft announced its financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2022, related to the period between October 1 and December 31.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:35 PM

Harley Quinn has really taken the DC world by storm in recent years, as Margo Robbie's live-action performance in Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad, and many more have brought life back to the character. But while her live-action adaptation has been turning heads, the animated version of the show has also been quite the […]

The post Only True Harley Quinn Show Fans Can Name These 10 Side Characters appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:50 PM

We have already covered some of the changes coming in Super Animal Royale version 1.3 such as the BCG weapon and the Hamster Ball nerf, but that's absolutely not all there is to this update. With the Year of the Super Tiger event now started, Super Animal Royale players will be seeing red envelopes during […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:43 PM

NIS America revealed a new trailer of the western release for North America and Europe for FuRyu's school JRPG Monark, on top of releasing a demo.

The post Monark by Shin Megami Tensei Developers Gets Playable Demo & New Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:26 PM

Yesterday night Square Enix released the "final" trailer of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Turns out that it wasn't quite so final.

The post Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Gets New Gameplay Trailer All About Battle appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:05 PM

The Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection is quickly approaching its February release date, and while the Switch port has been pushed back yet again, Square Enix and Dontnod have provided a quick look at some of the improvements we can expect from the release. Aside from the graphics, which obviously make the games look better […]

The post Here's a Look at Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection's Improved Graphics & Facial Animations appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:04 PM

Today Square Enix hosted a new livestream dedicated to PlatinumGames' upcoming online game Babylon's Fall.

The post Babylon's Fall by PlatinumGames Gets New PS5 Gameplay Showing Bosses & More; Seasonal Flow Explained appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:43 AM

Developer Rebellion has today teased its upcoming sequel Sniper Elite 5 with a new cinematic trailer that both highlights its WW2 French setting and the addition of an all-new game mode called Invasion. Here's how Rebellion tees up the mode via its Steam page: Invade another player's Campaign as an Axis sniper and engage in […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:39 AM

Earlier today, Netflix revealed a brand new teaser trailer for its upcoming film Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation. A unique blend of live-action, 3DCG, & 2D, the film follows a young high school student, Aki, and the strange adventure she has with her best friend, Taki You can check out the official synopsis […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:18 AM

Today Square Enix and Nintendo released a new English trailer of the upcoming HD-2D turn-based strategy game Triangle Strategy.

The post Triangle Strategy for Nintendo Switch Gets English Character Trailer Introducing Frederica Aesfrost appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:08 AM

Today Sega and Creative Assembly released another brand new trailer about the upcoming Warhammer strategy game Total War: Warhammer III.

The post New Total War: Warhammer III Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Kislev's Campaign Mechanics appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:00 PM

Twisted Wonderland Characters Often Show Their Good Sides

So, the gimmick with Aniplex, Disney, and f4samurai's Twisted Wonderland is people are in a high school where iconic Disney villains are admired. That means people like the Queen of Hearts, Hades, Jafar, and Scar are heralded as "The Legendary Seven." Each one has a dorm tied to them. Every guy is based on a villain somehow. For example, Floyd and Jade Leech are based on Ursula's eels Flotsam and Jetsam. But while the idea is "guys based on bad guys," the Twisted Wonderland characters often really aren't bad guys. Rather, there are a lot of moments where they're good people and even heroic.

One of the first "good guy" characters people will meet in Twisted Wonderland is Deuce Spade. (He's based on a Alice in Wonderland spade card soldier.) The player runs into him when pursuing the Heartslabyul first year Ace Trappola, who got into trouble with them and Grim and is supposed to take part in a window-cleaning punishment. Deuce helps you stop Ace from evading punishment. His goal is established as trying to be an honor roll student and succeed. He's generally level-headed and amiable. Granted, as a member of the cast in this sort of game, he does have a side. There are times when he'll ask for things like coffee from the player in exchange for doing the right thing. But he's generally a good person.

Twisted Wonderland Characters Often Show Their Good Sides

Savanaclaw's Jack Howl is another good example. He acts like he's as tough as the other people, but he's genuinely honorable and fair. This doesn't mean he won't take part in some malicious acts. But spoilers aside, it does mean that he'll give his all and be fair. Vignettes from his SSR also show the sort of respect he pays to people he finds deserves it. For example, he admires both Leona and Ruggie. However in those side stories especially, he goes out of his way to show tribute to Ruggie. It's notable, given he's usually more aloof to some people in school

With many SSRs not yet in the game, only a few story chapters localized, and no real events yet, other hints at Twisted Wonderland characters' good sides are more anecdotal. Their appearances during chats, story missions, and vignettes have to suffice. But even then, they offer hints at how people really are. When Ruggie uses the items Jade left out, he immediately offers to make good on the "unintended" contract. Jade, despite his nature, easily accepts the opportunity to learn new recipes for those ingredients. It's why he left items out in the first place, after all. While Azul is out for himself, he's affable while he is. He shows courtesy and respect to other students. If you happen to get one of Ortho's cards, his chats are quite pleasant. Is he over-enthusiastic? Yes. But he's also devoted to his brother Idia and generally both positive and refreshing. (One could argue that his more negative tendencies are due to his age and nature.)

Twisted Wonderland Characters Often Show Their Good Sides

There's also the matter of characters' backgrounds and development. As you collect their cards in Twisted Wonderland, you'll get to see more one-on-one scenes with them. Between that and story progress, you'll learn more about who they are and what led them to Night Raven College. You'll learn why Leona might seem so lazy. You'll see why Riddle gets so strict. The game helps you understand their motivations. Then, as you go through the main campaign, you'll see how they develop and grow. As they experience certain trials, we even see them acknowledge their flaws and work past them. Though in some cases, such as with Deuce's SSR card, it is clear that even someone like Riddle who seems intimidating could genuinely want to help teach those in his dorm and see them do well.

Rather than being really "bad," the Twisted Wonderland characters embody bad boy types. This means that while they can be arrogant, cold, greedy, rash, sadistic, or self-centered, these might be passing and only part of who they are. Also, those tendencies might be there for a reason. As folks get to know them, they might see the other facets of their personalities. Interactions with other characters can show how they behave differently with people they care about or trust. We also might see events show them that how they're acting isn't ideal, and they'll grow out of it.

Twisted Wonderland is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. The anime adaptation will appear on Disney+.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:00 PM

Stranger of Paradise Gameplay Showcased in Battle Basics Video

While the final Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin trailer focused on the story, the new Battle Basics one is all about gameplay. Square Enix released a new look at how the game works. This is a more informational one focused on Jack's capabilities. It also helps explains how to deal with enemies and use different jobs.

Things kick off by introducing Jack. He's fighting with Ash, Jed, Neon, and Sophia. It shows off the action-RPG gameplay first. It shows how Jack might be fighting alongside two allies and deal with monsters twice as large as they are. As they attack, an enemy's break gauge will wear down. When it does, they can combine that with a Soul Burst to shatter them. There will also be Command Ability special skills that can deal additional damage or offer various perks. After that, the video shows how Jack can use a Soul Shield to defend. The segment specifically shows how the move lets him steal enemy magic to use against them.

After general gameplay, the video focuses on Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin jobs work. The Swordsman, Lancer, Ronin, Duelist, Mage, Swordfighter, Marauder, and Pugilist all get highlighted here. When you choose a job, you can also set your combo abilities for it to customize your attacks and moveset.

Finally, the end of the video brings up how Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin multiplayer works. Each player gets individual spoils of war. People can go through the main campaign and special or endgame content with others.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Epic Games Store on March 18, 2022. People who pre-order a digital copy will get early access on March 15, 2022. In case you missed it, Siliconera spoke with Director Daisuke Inoue and Producer Jin Fujiwara about it.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh The Grand Creators Cards May Be Delayed in North America

The newest Yu-Gi-Oh booster packs might not be out when people expect, as there could be a The Grand Creators cards delay. The official Twitter account for the game announced people might not find the packs as expected in North America. They are supposed to appear in stores on January 28, 2022. However, winter storms could keep them from arriving on time.

Here's the official announcement. For reference, winter storms hit multiple areas across the country.

As noted by Konami, there are 60 cards in this new Yu-Gi-Oh booster set. There will be 35 rares, 15 collector's rares, 15 super rares, and 10 ultra rares. The 2020 Create-A-Card Project winner Zektrike Kou-ou will also be a part of this set.

In the meantime, a new Yu-Gi-Oh game launched on multiple platforms. The free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is live.

The Yu-Gi-Oh The Grand Creators cards are expected to appear in stores on January 28, 2022.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:00 PM

New KOF XV Commentary Goes Over Elisabeth's Coup De Vent

As usual, SNK Character Designer Tomohiro Nakata offered new KOF XV commentary on Elisabeth Blanctorche, the most recently revealed fighter. Each one of these installments goes over details about the person in the game. This time, it's more of a brief overview. Nakata talked about how her look changed. Her Coup De Vent attack came up too.

Elisabeth first appeared in The King of Fighters with KOF XI. Back then, she wasn't on Ash Crimson's team like she is now. Rather, she appeared on the Rivals team alongside Benimaru Nikaido and Duo Lon. However, her Coup De Vent attack last appeared in KOF XIII.

Here are Nakata's thoughts on Elisabeth.

I'm sure a lot of folks were pining for her return, and not only is she back, but she's also been reunited with Ash Crimson and they're on the same team! Her overall design hasn't been drastically changed, but she's now sporting a leather corset and the length of her sleeves have been altered a bit. So her silhouette may look different.

Elisabeth is known for her excellent specials like Coup De Vent, which can launch enemies up after a combo, as well as her Grele, which has great recovery. She has a ton of other moves, so be sure to pick her up and experiment a bit.

Elisabeth wraps up KOF XV's starting roster of 39 characters. So if you're new to KOF or you've been playing them for years now, KOF XV is going to be packed with a ton of fun content that we know you're gonna love. KOF XV will be releasing soon, so get ready!

Previously, Nakata talked about Kula Diamond and her moveset.

KOF XV will appear on February 17, 2022 on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. Its Omega Edition will be available for the PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X in North America and Europe.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:30 AM

FFXIV Congested Worlds List Updated

There's a new update on which worlds are considered congested in FFXIV. When Square Enix opened up the new Oceanic data center, it also mentioned worlds that are now too full. In total, 24 worlds spread across the European, Japanese, and North American data centers are now congested.

Europe is the region with the fewest FFXIV worlds newly dubbed congested. On Chaos, Cerberus, Moogle, and Ragnarok are full. On Light, Odin, Phoenix, and Shiva are affected. Eight are out in Japan. Asura (Mana), Bahamut (Gaia), Chocobo (Mana), Gungnir (Elemental), Titan (Mana), Tonberry (Elemental), and Typhon (Elemental) are all full. North America's got 11 new congested worlds now. Aether is most affected. Adamantoise, Cactaur, Faerie, Gilgamesh, Jenova, Midgardsormr, Sargatanas, and Siren are all there and congested. Primal's Behemoth and Leviathan and Crystal's Balmung are too.

As a reminder, there are limitations in effect on congested FFXIV worlds. People can't create a new character on one with that designation. They also can't start a Home World Transfer to one. However, if someone has a character on a congested world, they can take advantage of a free transfer to one that isn't. The world status site offers regular updates on which ones are or aren't full.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC.

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