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Kotaku Sunday, January 30, 2022 6:15 PM

Zombies! Love or hate 'em, they are still a big part of pop culture. And later this week the next big zombie game, Dying Light 2, releases for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.


Kotaku Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:15 PM

If I dumped 25,000 Lego bricks and pieces in front of you and gave you a few months to build something with them, what would you make? You'd probably be more concerned that I dumped all that plastic on you. But one Zelda fan and Lego builder took all those blocks and created a marvelous looking recreation of the…


Kotaku Sunday, January 30, 2022 4:23 PM

While it was teased in December, the first full trailer for the upcoming Halo TV series was just released and it looks, if nothing else, very expensive.


Kotaku Sunday, January 30, 2022 2:11 PM

A YouTube channel that uploads video game soundtracks has reportedly been sent over 1300 copyright blocks in one day. This news isn't shocking if you know Nintendo's track record when it comes to fan creations and communities, but it's still a frustrating situation as much of the music that is removed from YouTube is…


PCGamesN Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:40 PM
     One of the best Star Wars games is free on Steam, but only for 48 hours

There are plenty of fantastic Star Wars games on PC, and now one of the best in recent years is free on Steam. Space sim Star Wars: Squadrons is indeed free-to-play as of now - but you better be quick, because it's only for the next 48 hours.

Star Wars: Squadrons released in 2020 and was immediately lauded for being a fresh and enjoyable update of classic Star Wars sims like X-Wing, TIE Fighter, and - erm - X-Wing vs TIE Fighter. Given that it's also one of the only triple-A Star Wars games to be released by EA - and that a sequel probably isn't coming anytime soon - it's good that Squadrons exists.

Now anyone who doesn't own Star Wars: Squadrons - and didn't pick it up as part of an Amazon Prime Gaming deal in October - can now try the latest Star Wars space sim entirely for free on Steam (thanks VG247), although only for the next two days.

RELATED LINKS: Star Wars: Squadrons review, The bst space games on PC, The best airplane and flying games on PC

PCGamesN Sunday, January 30, 2022 12:38 PM
     Halo Infinite's store is

By all measures, the recent release of Halo Infinite last year has been enormously popular, but there have also been a fair few complaints from players about the multiplayer - including about the prices of items in the in-game store. Developer 343 Industries seems to agree, saying that the store is "not delivering on value, quality, or price".

Since the multiplayer launched in November, Halo Infinite's multiplayer has been popular but has had a lot of problems. The Halo team at 343 has promised that a proper fix for the Big Team Battle mode's various issues is coming this week, but Infinite's cosmetics store will also be seeing some improvements.

The team has already begun rolling out changes to the store's prices, but now, in a new blogpost, senior community manager John Junyszek acknowledges that the team was "in recognition that we were not delivering on value, quality, or price" with the store. Changes are coming, and if they don't hit during Season 1 then they should "positively impact Season 2 right off the bat".

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

Twinfinite Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:08 PM

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 Trailer Is All About the Soul Grinders appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Sunday, January 30, 2022 4:44 PM

Nexon and Arc System Works released a video focusing on one of the music tracks included in their upcoming fighting game DNF Duel.

The post DNF Duel's Music Track "TroubleMaker" Will Rock Your Weekend appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Sunday, January 30, 2022 4:30 PM

Square Enix is releasing a new album dedicated to the beautiful music of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, and it sounds wonderful.

The post NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Choir Arrangement Album Sounds Wonderful in New Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Sunday, January 30, 2022 4:00 PM

The air date of the upcoming Halo TV series has been announced today on Twitter. It's coming in March on Paramount+.

The post Halo TV Series Debut Date Announced; New Trailer Released [UPDATED] appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:04 PM

If you're into the military flight simulator DCS World, you've likely heard of developer Heatblur. Recently, they announced the F-4E Phantom II.

The post DCS World F-4E Phantom II Announced by F-14 Tomcat Developers appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Sunday, January 30, 2022 12:52 PM

Today Paradox Interactive released a new video about the upcoming major expansion to Crusader Kings 3, Royal Court, which was announced back in May.

The post Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court Expansion Gets New Video All About Artifacts & Events appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:00 PM

Demon Slayer Airplane

All Nippon Airways is now flying an airplane featuring characters from Demon Slayer. Starting January 30, 2022, the airplanes began flying from Haneda Airport in Japan. Videos of the jet plane are available to watch on ANA's official Tiktok account.

Each side of the airplane has different designs. One side features Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke in the midst of battle. The other side features Tanjro in a black and white, calligraphy-style design. ANA originally announced the collaboration in late 2021 and has been teasing the airplane's full design via social media. In addition to the new hull designs, the planes also sport various Demon Slayer-themed travel goods and assortments during the flight.

If you'd like to see more, the #鬼滅の刃じぇっと Twitter hashtag comes up with posts showing off the airplane's exterior, interior, and promotional goods.


ANA has collaborated with other anime and video game companies in the past. A frequent collaborator is The Pokemon Company, the most popular example being the Pokemon Jet promotional airplanes. The Pokemon airplanes have since been transferred to Japanese regional airlines like Air Do, which continue to operate airplanes featuring designs of Kantonian and Alolan Vulpix.

The Demon Slayer ANA airplane began flights on January 30, 2022. There is no confirmed end date or flight route for the collaboration airplanes.

The post ANA Demon Slayer Airplane Begins Flights appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:00 PM

Strange Horticulture game

Most shopkeeping games in my Steam library revolve around earning money to pay off debts. There's nothing wrong with those; they've provided me with several hours of enjoyable gaming. But sometimes you want something a little different. In walks Strange Horticulture with its intriguing take on the genre, weaving mystery and adventure into the mix.

Strange Horticulture sells plants, fungi, and herbs to aid (and abet?) customers who darken your door. Some have serious ailments, such as insomnia or memory loss. Others have more nefarious reasons for coming to you. Things start out small. You have a limited supply of plants and your botany guide only contains information on about a dozen varieties. Correctly identifying plants rewards you with new pages for your guide. Need a quick break from the stream of visitors? Your cat Hellebore is always around for pets (oh that purring!) whenever you'd like.

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There are ways to grow your available stock. Sometimes it's as simple as heading to a location mentioned in a friendly letter. Customers may provide clues or directions to new discoveries in exchange for services rendered. The dawn of each day also comes with hints as to where new plants can be found. As someone drawn to puzzle-solving games, this might be the highlight of Strange Horticulture. I love figuring out which plants my customers want, but decoding cryptic riddles gets both sides of my brain working double time.

I absolutely love determining what sort of riddle is in front of me. Some messages are coded (like the image below), pointing to locations on the map as starting points or hidden to the naked eye. When I can't immediately figure out the pattern I like to serve a customer or two and let my thoughts stew in the back of my brain. I keep a tiny notebook next to me when I'm working through games like these. There are notes scrawled and scratched out, underlined and circled. Handy tools open up along the way. Experimenting with them can lead to new breakthroughs. I may have exclaimed "Got it!" a few times to no one in particular, and I hope to do it a few times more.

Strange Horticulture clues

Strange Horticulture might just be my favorite shopkeeping game to date. The gameplay is perfectly balanced. I can serve customers as I wish and search for exotic flora for my greenhouse at my leisure. Everything is scored to the patter of varying types of rain. And if I am ever so stumped that I don't know where to go next, that handy hint button is just a click away. Plus, there's a murderer running around, a coven in danger, and some weird group threatening me if I don't join them. It's a lot more interesting than rustling up enough cash to pay the rent before the loan shark comes to crowbar my knees.

Strange Horticulture is available for PCs via Steam. A demo covering the first two days is available.

The post Strange Horticulture Tests Your Deductive Skills appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:30 PM

nijisanji lazulight goods

For a limited time, Nijisanji will have goods of Lazulight in their new outfits. As a reminder, Lazulight consists of Pomu Rainpuff, Finana Ryugu, and Elira Pendragon. Orders are open from the Nijisanji website from January 29 to February 18, 2022.

There are two kinds of Lazulight merchandise that you can buy from the Nijisanji website. There are acrylic stands that cost $19.35 each, and badges that cost $8.80 each. The scheduled release window is around late March. Additionally, the website lists the shipping as 2200 JPY ($19.10), though the pricing may change depending on country.

Lazulight debuted their new models on January 29, 2022. All three of them have a mix of Asian and lolita aesthetics in their outfits, with the cross fronts, big sleeves, and frills. Pomu looks like a wa-loli maid, with her hair in twin braids. Meanwhile, Elira has short hair and Finana has her long hair in twin buns.

Nijisanji EN launched Lazulight in May 2021 as the English branch's first unit. All three girls follow a fantasy theme, with Pomu a fairy, Elira a dragon, and Finana a mermaid. The nature theme carries over to the next unit, Obsydia. It is currently unknown when and if Obsydia or other Nijisanji EN units will receive new 3D models and outfits. The newest unit, and the only one with male VTubers, from Nijisanji EN is Luxiem, who debuted in December 2021.

The Nijisanji Lazulight goods are available until February 18, 2022 via the company's official website.

The post Nijisanji Will Release Goods of New Lazulight Outfits appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 12:00 PM

Street Fighter AEW

All Elite Wrestling is releasing three new Street Fighter collaboration t-shirts. Each t-shirt features one AEW pro wrestler duking it out with a popular Street Fighter character. The standard t-shirt is available for $37.99 until February 9, 2022, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

There are a total of three t-shirts featuring pro wrestlers Britt Baker, Bryan Danielson, and Darby Allin. Baker faces off against Chun-Li, Danielson against Sagat, and Allin against Dhalsim. Each t-shirt only comes in one color, with Danielson's t-shirt in red and the rest in all black. Designing the shirts is Nerds Clothing, a company that Capcom has collaborated with in the past to release Mega Man and Street Fighter merchandise.


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All Elite Wrestling is a relatively new pro wrestling organization founded in 2019. AEW has previously signed popular wrestlers such as Kenny Omega.

Street Fighter has collaborated with various other brands in the past. Many of these include other video games such as Mega Man X DiVEMonster Hunter Rise, and even Fortnite. While a pro wrestling collaboration may seem the odd one out of the bunch, don't forget that there's also an official Street Fighter cookbook.

The AEW Street Fighter collaboration t-shirts will be available via the official AEW website until February 9, 2022. Each t-shirt will cost a standard price of $37.99.

The post Street Fighter AEW Collaboration T-Shirts Pit Pro Wrestlers Against Characters appeared first on Siliconera.

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:21 PM
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Jan 30, 12:00

Kotaku Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:45 AM

Hello! It's time for Kotaku's Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.


PCGamesN Sunday, January 30, 2022 11:32 AM
     Doom meets F.E.A.R. FPS Selaco is getting weaponized pet Roombas

There are many fantastic FPSs in the works but one of the most promising is indie shooter Selaco, which blends together elements of Doom and F.E.A.R. - and if that's not enough, the team has just revealed Selaco's latest innovation: a weaponized Roomba vacuum cleaner. Yes, you can pet it too.

Selaco is an indie FPS that's been in the works for a while now and it's looking enormously promising, with gameplay inspired by Monolith's 2005 classic F.E.A.R. It's also already one of those titles where you can't believe that it's based on the original Doom engine, despite the retro shooter vibe.

The weapons of Selaco have caught attention previously, especially when developer Altered Bit Studios added the iconic Penetrator Nailgun from F.E.A.R. and a deadly banana - but the game's latest addition is both useful and cute. It's a weaponizable pet Roomba, which could give Portal's companion cube a run for its personification money. Simply add a friendly turret to the mobile VAC-BOT and it'll kill anything it encounters while cleaning up the place.

PCGamesN Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:26 AM
     Scarlet Nexus 2 could be made for a

It's been over half a year since the release of Scarlet Nexus - the action RPG from the creators of the Tales Of series about a group of superpowered agents - and the director has opened up about a possible sequel to the anime game, suggesting that Scarlet Nexus 2 would be made with a "more mature audience" in mind.

Scarlet Nexus launched in June 2021 and, while the action and the superpower use against bizarre enemies was all fun, it was a deeply flawed game. One of the biggest problems was the story and characters and how it was difficult to engage with that side of the game, with a real disconnect between the combat and the non-combat areas.

In a new interview with Inverse, game director Kenji Anabuki opened up about "the future for the Scarlet Nexus IP" and a possible sequel - and one thing they want to sort out is that disconnect between the various superpowered adventures and the more mundane story side.

RELATED LINKS: Scarlet Nexus review, The best RPGS games on PC, The best anime games on PC

PCGamesN Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:10 AM
     Steam Deck verified playable list passes 100 games, including Nier Replicant

The Steam Deck verified list now includes over a hundred games fully playable, including the popular likes of Nier Replicant, Life is Strange 2, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. With just a month to go before the Steam Deck's release date, the list is really expanding - although there are still a few major games that don't work, including Persona 4 Golden.

Earlier this month, Valve started putting compatibility categories for games on Steam to say whether or not they worked with Steam Deck. While Valve is confident that the major of PC games will work with Steam Deck out of the box, it still has a team furiously playing through games to verify them officially.

While the list isn't available officially yet, Reddit user ayyvery42 or Boiling Steam have their own lists that show that Steam Deck now has over a hundred games fully verified or playable - meaning, runs totally fine but may not have touchscreen support in some places - and only a handful unsupported.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, January 30, 2022 6:45 AM
     Halo TV series trailer release time: Paramount show official reveal drops today

The first full official Halo Paramount series trailer is dropping today, just a month after the release of Halo Infinite, and it's set to debut around the halftime of the AFC Championship game - but when exactly is that? Here's the full Halo TV series trailer release time for the Paramount show's big new reveal.

The AFC Championship game that the trailer will launch with begins at 12:05 PST / 3:05 PM EST / 8:05 PM GMT and the big series reveal is set to drop during the halftime point - therefore, the Halo TV show trailer should have a release time of around 1:15 PM PST / 4:15 PM EST / 9:15 GMT. Halftime is a little difficult to pin down exactly but it will be around this time, give or take a few minutes.

Regardless, for anyone outside the US or who doesn't want to watch the game, the trailer should be available online fairly immediately on either the Paramount Plus YouTube channel or the official Halo TV series Twitter feed.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 30, 2022 11:28 AM

Me, in 2000: ah, so shaders can make textures in Quake 3 look glowy or wibbly. Me, in 2016: oh, okay, so shaders can also be used to create shoals of fish in Abzu. Me, right now: wait, so shaders can also be used to tell the story of a planet over four and a half billions years, from a lump of molten rock to the formation of mountains, rivers, and human cities.

Humanity, an in-browser shader created by David A. Roberts, is worth the four minutes it takes to watch.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:47 AM

Halo Infinite has been having trouble with its Big Team Battle mode since launch. Attempts to fix it before Christmas and earlier in January largely failed, with the mode available but matchmaking issues making it near-impossible to play for some.

Now 343 Industries think they've fixed the issue, with a patch due to be deployed sometime after February 3rd.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:32 AM

Microsoft are making their auto-renewing subscriptions more flexible under pressure from the CMA, the UK's Competition And Markets Authority. The regulator's investigation began in 2019 and ended this past week, with the CMA saying they had "secured undertakings" that impact Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass. The changes include Microsoft refunding and even cancelling subscriptions in cases where customers "haven't used their memberships for a long time."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:49 AM

This past week Blizzard announced a survival game set in an all-new universe. There were almost no other details about it and it was described as being at an "early stage", but it seems the studio have been working on it for close to five years already.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:43 AM

On February 4th, Path Of Exile's next expansion will launch. Siege Of The Atlas will revamp the action-RPGs endgame, letting you customise it by pick-and-mixing content from previous challenge leagues. There's a dramatic new trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, January 30, 2022 6:00 AM

Sundays are for snapping your glasses case shut with a very loud bang. Before you deafen yourself, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:30 AM

gundam n-extreme

Gundam Ace magazine will start a new manga series, Mobile Suit Gundam: N-Extreme, beginning with the February 2022 issue. This manga is based on the Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. 2 XBoost arcade game and is part of Project N-Extreme. Takashi Minakuchi will work on the manga. [Thanks, ANN!]

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News is scarce on what Mobile Suit Gundam: N-Extreme is about or who the main characters will be. Takashi Minakuchi usually collaborates with an author for manga, providing the illustrations while the author pens the story. He drew for Mamare Touno's Houkago no Trattoria and Shin Araki's Hero Classroom.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. 2 XBoost launched in Japan in March 2021 and is part of the 10th anniversary of the Extreme vs. series. The game features units from Mobile Suit Gundam to Gundam Build Divers, with over 200 units available. You can play the game in arcade centers in Japan, and there is no official English version in the works.

Aside from a new manga series, Sunrise will have a new Mobile Suit Gundam anime as well. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury will start airing in October 2022 in Japan. There is no news as to whether any English streaming services will simulcast, or if the show will have a localization.

Mobile Suit Gundam: N-Extreme will start serialization in the February 2022 issue of Gundam Ace magazine.

The post Gundam N-Extreme Manga Will Start in February 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:00 AM

genshin impact hu tao desktop

miHoYo's N0va Desktop has yet another Genshin Impact live wallpaper, with Hu Tao as the focus character this time. To use it, you will need to first download the N0va application. The wallpaper is available on both Windows PC and Android tablet devices.

In this wallpaper, which has the title "Lingering Aroma of the Solitary Butterfly," Hu Tao stands at the edge of a pool with a fishing rod in her hand. Like other N0va Desktop wallpapers, everything moves, with lots of different angles and shots of the surrounding Liyue background. There is a brief Qiqi cameo as the two run across the bridge, as well as a scene of Hu Tao and Qiqi peacefully sitting next to each other.

For those who prefer not to have music playing in the background, you can adjust the volume in the UI. Other Genshin Impact live wallpapers from N0va Desktop include characters like Keqing, Tartaglia, and Diluc. There are also live and static wallpapers for other miHoYo games such as Honkai Impact 3rd and Tears of Themis.

Hu Tao debuted as a 5-star Pyro polearm user in early 2021, and she came back in Version 2.2 on a re-run banner. While she is not available to pull for in Genshin Impact at the time of writing, she does make an appearance in the Lantern Rite 2022 event story.

Genshin Impact is readily available on Windows PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. The Lantern Rite 2022 festival, which has the Ganyu and Zhongli re-run banners, will run until February 12, 2022.

The post Hu Tao Appears in New Genshin Impact Live Wallpaper appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:00 AM

Hisuian Voltorb Pokemon GO

The Hisuian Voltorb will appear in Pokemon GO starting January 30, 2022. This is the first time the Hisuian form of a Pokemon has appeared in the game, following the launch of Pokemon Legends: Arceus. The Hisuian Voltorb will begin spawning after the end of the Team GO Rocket Power Plant event. There is no confirmed end date. [Thanks, Serebii!]

The Hisuian form will spawn alongside the normal version of Voltorb. As in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the Hisuian form will be both an Electric and Grass type. However, players will not be able to evolve it into an Electrode. There is no indication of whether or not it will be able to evolve at a later date. Its appearance comes alongside a new Special Research task that lets players encounter the Hisuian Voltorb and catch it.

Earlier this week, Niantic added costumes for player avatars based on the protagonist's clothing in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, available to all players. Though the Hisuian Voltorb is currently the only Pokemon from Arceus to appear in Pokemon GO, Niantic has also added dozens of Pokemon from other recent titles such as Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon GO is immediately available on iOS and Android devices. The Hisuian Voltorb will start spawning in the game on January 30, 2022, at 10 a.m. local time.

The post Hisuian Voltorb to Appear in Pokemon GO appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:30 AM

Looks great, plays great Where are my Gunvolt fans at? It's crazy to think that this series has been in...

The post Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:00 AM

Bring Home the Baiken Good morning, friends, and welcome to Whatcha Been Playing. We're already at the end of January,...

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Jan 30, 06:00

Destructoid Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:30 AM

Looks great, plays great Where are my Gunvolt fans at? It's crazy to think that this series has been in...

The post Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Sunday, January 30, 2022 5:00 AM

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Twinfinite Saturday, January 29, 2022 9:28 PM

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released update alpha 3.16.1 to backers of the growing space simulator and a couple of interesting videos.

The post Star Citizen Gets New Videos Showing Derelicts & Upcoming Content as Crowdfunding Passes $432 Million appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:30 PM

Pokemon A Ripple in Time

The Pokemon Company is collaborating with artist Daniel Arsham to host a series of exhibitions in Tokyo this year. The exhibition also comes with the new "A Ripple in Time" animated short, which shows Celebi transporting Ash and Pikachu into the far future. The full version of the animated short will appear at one of the exhibition locations in Tokyo starting February 12, 2022. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The exhibition's core concept revolves around the fictional archaeology of Pokemon using materials like quartz crystal and bronze. Some locations will also feature bronze castings of Pokemon trading cards like Charizard and Blastoise, among others. Other locations will showcase sketches and "field research" of these crystallized Pokemon. Furthermore, the Nanzuka Underground exhibition will also sell merchandise such as crystal figures and plush.

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The main attraction is the animated short, which Daniel Arsham produced in collaboration with 1997 Pokemon anime series director Kunihiko Yuyama. The animated short begins with Ash and Pikachu engaged in a battle with another trainer. When Pikachu's thunderbolt almost strikes Celebi, the mythical Pokemon uses its time-traveling ability to transport Ash and Pikachu into the future.

You can check out the Pokemon A Ripple in Time animated short teaser below.


Below is a list of all exhibition locations and dates:

  • "A Ripple in Time" - Nanzuka Underground
    • February 12, 2022, to March 27, 2022
  • "Ancient Power: Hidden in the Ruins" - Nanzuka 2G
    • February 11, 2022, to March 6, 2022
  • "Field Research" - 3110NZ by LDH kitchen
    • February 8, 2022, to March 6, 2022
  • "Hidden within the Tall Grass" - Sogetsu Plaza
    • February 11, 2022, to February 20, 2022
  • "Pokemon of Future Past" - Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza
    • February 5, 2022, to February 26, 2022

The Pokemon A Ripple in Time exhibitions will start in February 2022, at a total of five locations in Tokyo, Japan. The animated short will appear at the Nanzuka Underground location starting February 12, 2022.

The post A Ripple in Time Pokemon Animated Short Features Time-Traveling Celebi appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:00 PM

Genshin Impact Bug Affects Ningguang Skin's Back

A bug in Genshin Impact is keeping the back of the new Ningguang skin from looking the way it should. MiHoYo announced in-game that an issue keeps "Orchid's Evening Gown" shading from appearing properly. It also noted that the problem will be fixed when the 2.5 update arrives. That is expected to appear in mid-February 2022.

In order to see the notice, people will head into the game. They can head to Notices from the in-game menu. The update about the new Genshin Impact Ningguang skin appears under "Update Summary." The following report appeared there.

There is an issue whereby the shadowing on Ningguang's back is displayed abnormally after changing into her outfit "Orchid's Evening Gown." This issue will be fixed in Version 2.5.

Other issues that will be fixed in 2.5 include an issue in "Where the Heart Finds Rest where Lumine will incorrectly appear to be Aether during a cutscene.

To compare, here is how the two Ningguang skins available look from the back. Part of her shoulder blades can be seen under the straps of her Gold Leaf and Pearly Jade dress. The Genshin Impact bug with Orchid's Evening Gown can be seen with the blue dress.
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As a reminder, the Orchid's Evening Gown is a free skin. People can earn it by participating in the 2022 Lantern Rite. You get the outfit if you get 1,800 Conquest Talismans, 2,200 Immaculate Talismans, and 2,400 Affluence Talismans. You could also get a free four-star character from Liyue, of which Ningguang is one, by getting 1,000 Affluence Talismans and 1,000 Conquest Talismans. You can only get Conquest Talismans from the Oceanic Defender activity, which will be available starting January 31, 2022.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also appear on the Nintendo Switch. The Lantern Rite activities will run in-game until February 12, 2022.

The post Genshin Impact Bug Affects Ningguang Skin's Back appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, January 29, 2022 7:00 PM

And I couldn't be more excited After a brief delay, we are now just a week away from the next...

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Destructoid Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:00 PM

Cblogs of 1/22 to 1/28/2022 –Taterchimp thinks it's time to talk about Cyberpunk 2077 again. –Flegma may start a series...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:17 PM
     Overwatch's 28th Hero, the Wrecking Ball, is often referred to as Hammond. He's a sentient oversized hamster that pilots a ball with four feet armed with cannons. As a mobile tank, he's not as easy to pick up as other characters in his class. Nevertheless, with some practice, anyone can understand his kit and use […]