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Kotaku Saturday, February 5, 2022 4:30 PM

Yesterday, the world got a new Jackass film. After two years of covid-19, I'll admit I'm happy to see the old gang back, wild and dumb as ever. It feels like a small piece of normality, one which I'm happy to have in 2022. But back in 2007, following the release of the second film and five years after the show ended,…


Kotaku Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:25 PM

Bad news for all the Stadians out there: A new report claims that Google is trying to salvage its Stadia streaming service by not focusing on video games but instead looking to make deals with companies like Peleton to create playable experiences and online demos.


PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:15 PM
     Factorio expansion will be as big

It's been over a year since the reveal of a new Factorio expansion, which developer Wube Software opted to do instead of smaller DLC packs, and fans haven't heard anything since. Now, the team has finally provided an update, confirming that it will be a full-priced release as big as the original game - although it might still be a ways off a release.

The Factorio expansion was announced in February 2021, along with the news that the Steam release would mark the end of updates for the game - so the expansion would be Wube Software's focus from that point on. It also said that the expansion wouldn't "take less than a year to develop".

That statement was correct, as a year later the Factorio DLC still isn't out - but Wube has released a blog post to update fans on its status. The developer plans to make the expansion $30, the same as the main game, and "put in enough content to make it well worth the price". "The general goal," the blog post states, "is to make the expansion feel like as big an addition as the whole vanilla game".

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:44 PM

Path Of Exile's latest expansion Siege Of The Atlas is out - and smoothly, it seems. It simplifies the Atlas endgame while making it more customisable, while also adding new eldritch bosses to smash through.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:56 PM

Meta is adding a new system called "Personal Boundary" to Horizon Worlds and Horizon Venues, two of their virtual reality apps. It's designed to curb creepy behaviour within the company's much-hyped metaverse by preventing other player's from invading your personal space.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:22 PM

Wordle is a genre now. Its rapid success has caused a proliferation of browser games in which all players are presented with the same puzzle each day, limited guesses, and easy options to share their results.

My new favourite is Worldle. It meets all the criteria, including being free and playable in your browser, but instead of guessing a word you're attempt to identify a country by its silhouette.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 5, 2022 4:39 PM

My eyes unfocused partway through the trailer for Genshin Impact's 2.5 update. There was some sort of mystical calamity and it was all very dramatic. Then, almost after the real trailer was finished, there was a minute or more of the actual game, as a character gathered herbs in a pretty field at night, mixed a drink, and unlocked some items.

I was immediately focused back in. Update 2.5, "When the Sakura Bloom", will launch on February 16th with three new characters.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:55 PM

Developers offer free weekends with their games all the time, but it feels more like a trap when the game is The Sims 4. Become immersed in EA's dollhouse creation kit and what awaits you is a world of costly DLC.

But then heck, I like the game and I've only bought a handful of content packs because I liked the look of the kitchen cupboards. So play The Sims 4 for free on Steam this weekend, and buy it at 88% off if you like it.

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Twinfinite Saturday, February 5, 2022 2:16 PM

Today third-party developers have showcased new assets of their upcoming aircraft add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The post Microsoft Flight Simulator A-1H Skyraider, RV-14, & Boeing 247 Get New Screenshots & Details appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:00 PM

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released two new videos about the growing space simulator focusing on upcoming content and more.

The post Star Citizen Gets New Videos on Refueling, New Hoverbike, & Graphics; Crowdfunding Passes $434 Million appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:00 PM

Fate Grand Order iOS

Older iPhone Masters take heed: Fate/Grand Order may no longer support the version of iOS on your device. As of February 4, 2022, the game has officially ended support for devices still running iOS version 10.2 and below. If you're playing FGO on an iOS device, you'll need to upgrade iOS to 10.3 or better to continue playing. Further details can be found at this page on the official site.

The announcement of the change to Fate/Grand Order iOS support was first made on January 13, 2022. Prior to the change, FGO required iOS version 10.0 or higher. Given that iOS 10.0 released back in 2016, long prior to the global release of Fate/Grand Order, it's unlikely that even fairly old devices will be completely unable to play FGOFate/Grand Order's oldest supported iPhone model, the iPhone 6S, can still upgrade as far as iOS 15, the latest version of the operating system. Meanwhile, Fate/Grand Order supports Android devices running version 4.1 and above. The game works with any version of the OS, including the latest Android 12.

Fate/Grand Order is immediately available on devices running iOS 10.3 or Android 4.1 and above. The game is currently running its Valentine's Day 2022 limited-time event. Aniplex is acquiring the game's development team from DelightWorks, with the purchase wrapping in Spring 2022.

The post Fate/Grand Order Ends Support for iOS Version 10.2 and Below appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:00 PM

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Shows Life Doesn't Go as You Plan

It's 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic is still a problem. Nobody's life is what they expected it to be. Which is why now is the perfect time for Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan. The show follows an approaching middle-aged man in his not-ideal job with often idiotic coworkers. He can put on a happy face, but sometimes he's just barely getting by. Just like us! Except with the juxtaposition of a children's show star making do, it becomes a bit easier to laugh at the situation. (Even if sometimes it does get a little too real.)

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is a slice-of-life show. But it isn't necessarily one filled with heartfelt, sweet moments. Rather, it's more about what life might actually be like for people in their 30s. Things aren't as they expected. Uramichi Omota is a talented gymnast. But instead of doing something in sports… he's one of the cast members on Together with Maman and tends to handle the exercise segments. Both Iketeru Daga and Utano Tadano hoped to find major roles as singers. But the former failed as a musical actor and the latter couldn't make it in a variety of other genres like idol or enka. Tobikichi Usahara and Mitsuo Kumatani went to college with Uramichi and also went into athletics. Now? They wear animal costumes and play Usao-kun and Kumao-kun on the show. They're also all dealing with other issues, like being unmarried, buried in debt, depressed, or immature. They have to be "cheerful," because it is a kid's show! But stuff bleeds through! (And is often ironic, given that the failed singers are played by Nana Mizuki and Mamoru Miyano in Japanese!)

It's how Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan handles things that makes its dark humor really come through. There are some serious issues there. Uramichi is genuinely depressed. His work situation also isn't great, as an original character he created and used in a skit is then turned into merchandise his employers can profit off of, due to his contract. This isn't exclusive to him, as both Uramichi and Iketeru end up with bad costumes too. The Bacterian and Germinator outfits are a good example. But the tone and way it is handled somehow makes it more palatable. While he might get real with the kids about his loneliness, job, and life, he's never cruel or mean. He's more genuinely letting them know what's going on. But it's handled in a way where the kids wouldn't necessarily catch on, but an older viewer absolutely would and probably find it hilarious. Which means that we, the viewers, are "in" on the joke. We get that their lives aren't genuinely terrible. They're just not what they expected. And that makes it all, well, really funny sometimes!

See, even though things aren't ideal, there's hope in Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan. For example, there are the children themselves. All of the cast members are working with kids on Together with Maman. They're genuinely sweet! While they do sometimes really land some great and pointed digs (unintentionally), they really do mean well. And even though Uramichi's lessons and Utano and Iketeru's songs might not always be "appropriate," they do genuinely care about the kids too. Using the Germinator and Bacterian skit as an example again, Uramichi goes out of his way to ensure the kids can hit him.

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Shows Life Doesn't Go as You Plan

There are also the relationships between the Together with Maman cast. Even if people seem to be annoying or angering each other, they do care about each other and get along. Usahara might be absolutely terrified of Uramichi, but they do hang out together. Kumatani looks after both Iketeru and animals. Everyone also works well together. Sure, sometimes this involves Uramichi threatening Usahara or Kumatani, but there's a chemistry and rapport that works. Once again, going with Bacterian and Germinator—since it keeps there from being too many spoilers—Iketeru comes to Uramichi with a genuine apology for getting too into pelting him with toy balls during the segment.

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan nails its landings. Former gymnast Uramichi is doing his best. So his mask slips sometimes. Given what he's dealing with, it's understandable! Also, it's often pretty darn funny. We know him. We could be him. And if we aren't, then maybe we're in the same situation as one of his coworkers. While everyone's arguably doing "well," none of them are doing what they always wanted. But there's still some happiness and hope there. Which highlights that even if things aren't the way the viewer wanted them, especially in times like these, they might appreciate the good in their own lives.

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is streaming on Funimation. Kodansha is handling the English localization of the manga.

The post Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Shows Life Doesn't Go as You Plan appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:30 PM

Honkai Impact 3rd Palatinus Equinox Durandal

Developer miHoYo released a trailer for the new Honkai Impact 3rd Palatinus Equinox battlesuit for Durandal. The battlesuit is set to release alongside the upcoming Honkai Impact 3rd 5.5 update scheduled to launch February 24, 2022. The S-rank battlesuit will have a Guardian and Knight form, which allows Durandal to ride on a mechanical horse named Krishna. Furthermore, the trailer gives fans a brief glimpse into Durandal's life before the events of the game.

Note: The trailer contains major spoilers for Chapter 28 of Honkai Impact 3rd.

The trailer shows Durandal aka Bianka Ataegina watching a vision of her childhood. Titled "Forever True to Yourself", the trailer shows the Kaslana family enjoying a normal day at home. Kiana Kaslana appears as a child with her father Seigfried Kaslana and mother Cecilia Schariac. Towards the end, Kiana uses an umbrella as though it's the Abyss Flower and prompts Durandal to hold it. The Palatinus Equinox battlesuit then appears and Durandal heads into battle.

The battlesuit itself also appeared in a making-of video released earlier this week. In the video, developers at miHoYo went over the Guardian and Knight versions as well as each form's abilities. Similarly, the video also gives some exposition about Durandal's mysterious background.

You can check out the Honkai Impact 3rd Palatinus Equinox Durandal battlesuit trailer below.


Honkai Impact 3rd is immediately available for PC and mobile devices. The Palatinus Equinox Durandal battlesuit will release with the 5.5 update on February 24, 2022.

The post Watch the Honkai Impact 3rd Palatinus Equinox Durandal Battlesuit Trailer appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:00 PM

Cblogs of 1/29 to 2/4/2022 –Fuddymus Prime played Final Fantasy VII for the first time and wasn't overly impressed. –Seymour...

The post What iconic game leaves you wondering what all the fuss is about? appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:00 PM

The red car and the blue car had a race… It's back to the earliest days of developer Namco for...

The post Get your motor runnin' for Arcade Archives' New Rally-X appeared first on Destructoid.

Latest Games on Play iDev Games Saturday, February 5, 2022 2:44 PM
     Dr. Driving is a single player game. In this game, player needs to save the car and prevent it from other cars which are coming from the opposite direction. The...

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Kotaku Saturday, February 5, 2022 11:50 AM

The magic behind Wordle is, of course, that there's only one puzzle a day. Combined with the ease with which players can paste their spoiler-free results to social media and group chats, it's that the whole world is all playing the same puzzle, the same day, that makes it so alluring. But screw that! You can now play…


Kotaku Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:30 AM

Dying Light 2, Techland's latest open-world zombie RPG, has officially launched on most major platforms. You're probably playing it right now. But maybe you're getting your ass handed to you in the early levels, like I was when I started the game on normal instead of easy. That's OK. There are multiple ways to gain…


PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 12:17 PM
     Hogwarts Legacy may be aiming for a September release

It's been a long time since there's been any news on Hogwarts Legacy, the RPG prequel to the whole Harry Potter franchise, and fans are undoubtedly wondering where the highly-anticipated game has got to. Now a new leak and the reveal of a "making of" tie-in book both suggest that the Hogwarts Legacy release date may be down for September time.

If you need a history lesson, Hogwarts Legacy was announced back in 2020 as an 1800s-set prequel to the Harry Potter/Wizarding World series and - like pretty much every Warner Bros game announced back then - suffered multiple delays, although it's currently still down for this year. As for when in 2022, that's anyone's guess.

There's now been a surprising hint as to when the game might hit, as a tie-in book called The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy has been revealed - and it's due for release on September 6, 2022. It's written by Jody Revenson, who has done several Wizarding World companion books - but most importantly, if that's down for early September, then Warner Bros presumably intends to release it around the same time as the game.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games, Best PC RPGs

PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:14 AM
     This Dark Souls mod overhauls the Remastered experience

Even though From Software's latest epic action-RPG Elden Ring is about to launch, we shouldn't forget that the studio's classic Dark Souls Remastered continues to receive regular fan content - and now the fan-created Old Lords 2.0 mod promises to overhaul the game and create a "fresh and unique experience".

In the absence of a Dark Souls 4, fans have been busy creating all sorts of excellent mods for the various Dark Souls games - including an entire player-created sequel, Nightfall, that finally came out last month, and a Soulslike version of Among Us.

The Old Lords mod (thanks, DSO Gaming), on the other hand, takes the existing Dark Souls Remastered content and overhauls it to create a very different campaign. According to creator LordOrange16, in terms of inventory items the mod adds "plenty of new rings, consumables, armour, weapons" and more to the game, but it also "overhauls and remixes" enemy and boss placement, sometimes "drastically" to create a new and interesting experience.

PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 8:29 AM
     What if: Hexen got a Doom style remake?

Come in, weary gamers. Huddle around my candlelit face as I regale you with a story of three forgotten heroes. You may not have heard of them, not least because they may not have had names. But those of us who knew FPS games when they were dank, murky, and existed in two-and-a-half dimensions, know of the fighter, the cleric, and the mage who used to rip and shred their way through the filthy labyrinths and dungeons of Hexen.

It was a simpler time, before shooters concerned themselves with meaningful stories and choices. But though we may not remember why our three heroes embarked on their rampageous quest back in the dark times of 1995, we do remember breaking the skulls of many-headed beasts with our spiked gauntlets, the lightning-imbued hands of the Mage, and Wraithverge - the staff that sent forth furious spirits to tear apart our foes like an unholy BFG.

In agreeing to purchase Activision-Blizzard for $68.7 billion last month, Microsoft acquired the Hexen IP as well as Raven Software, the creators and developers of Hexen (and its predecessor Heretic). That's not all. Raven Software is now under the same publishing roof as id Software - which was snapped up as part of Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition last September - the original publisher of Hexen as well as the creators of the id Tech engine on which it was made.

RELATED LINKS: Doom Eternal review, Doom Eternal system requirements, Play Doom Eternal

PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 7:50 AM
     Skate 4 will be

It's been a couple of years since the announcement of Skate 4 - or whatever the latest game in EA's skateboarding franchise will be called - and now the publisher has stated that user-made content will be "at the very centre" of the new Skate's design, along with confirmation that it will be "launching soon".

Other than confirmation that Skate 2022 - which is just currently called "Skate" - is in development, the last news about the reboot came in August 2021. The game was confirmed for a PC release, which was good, but was still apparently "in the early stages of development" - suggesting it was a long way off.

Well, it may not be as long a ways off as we expected, as in EA's recent earnings call (thanks, TweakTown) CEO Andrew Wilson suggested that Skate 4 would be out "soon" - so it should release sometime this year. Wilson also states that user-made content will be the "centre" of the Skate reboot's design.

PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:34 AM
     Path of Exile has hit its highest player count in nearly 10 years

Popular action-RPG Path of Exile is one of the best free-to-play games on PC and yesterday it just beat its concurrent player count record - giving the RPG its highest player count since its release back in 2013, which seems to be primarily thanks to the launch of new expansion Siege of the Atlas.

Path of Exile released around nine years ago in 2013 - although it had betas before that - where it hit a concurrent player count of around 32,000 players and stuck around that as its record for several years. Around 2017 came the huge Fall of Oriath expansion alongside new Leagues, and Path of Exile has regularly been pushing its player count up ever since.

Yesterday, February 4, brought the release of the latest expansion Siege of the Atlas, and with it came a fresh surge in players - so many, in fact, that it broke Path of Exile's all-time concurrent player count on Steam after nearly ten years going.

RELATED LINKS: PoE 3.9 release date, Best free PC games, Free MMO list

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 12:00 PM

Heaven Burns Red

Heaven Burns Red, a new RPG from Clannad and Angel Beats! developer Key, will launch on February 10, 2022. The information comes courtesy of the game's final pre-release trailer, which Key uploaded to its official YouTube channel.

The trailer sets up the premise of Heaven Burns Red. A mysterious alien life form called "Cancer" is attacking humanity, and conquered most of the Earth's surface. With mankind on the brink of calamity, it develops a new weapon called Seraph. Only young women with certain talents are able to wield Seraphs, and those capable are assembled into Seraph Units to go to war against the Cancers.

One such Seraph-wielder is Ruka Kayamori. She's the captain of Seraph Squad 31A, and former guitarist/vocalist for the famous rock band She Is Legend. She needs to balance her duties as a Seraph-wielder with her desire to return to her band alongside her squaddies. The game itself will feature visual novel-style storytelling segments. These will include character dialogue, bespoke event art, and choices. Field exploration segments will allow characters to explore the areas of humanity's last refuge, and 3D battles will show off the characters' abilities against the Cancers.

Check out another trailer from November 2021 showing off character abilities and art from Seraph Squad 31X.

Heaven Burns Red was first announced in 2019 as Key celebrated its 21st anniversary. As the game is a mobile RPG, development was a collaboration between Key itself and Wright Flyer Studios, which developed Afterlost - Shoumetsu Toshi. The announcement also touted the return of Jun Maeda as creative head for the first time in 13 years. Maeda's previous work was Little Busters! Maeda wrote the main scenario and produced music for the game. After several delays out of its initial 2020 launch window, Key confirmed a final February 2022 window, then narrowed to next week as of this trailer.

Heaven Burns Red launches in Japan for iOS and Android on February 10, 2022. Localization plans have not yet been detailed.

The post Heaven Burns Red Final Trailer Reveals February Release appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 11:00 AM

Attack on Titan Final Season English Simuldub

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 will release with English, Spanish, and Portuguese audio starting February 13, 2022. The dub will be available on both Funimation and Crunchyroll streaming platforms. Additionally, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 is set to appear on Cartoon Network's Toonami block.

The final season began airing on January 9, 2022. Some episodes are already available with English subtitles on Funimation and Crunchyroll, as well as the European streaming service Wakanim. In addition to the two streaming services, the English dub will also begin airing on Toonami starting February 12, 2022, at 12:30 a.m. alongside Shenmue: The Animation.

The English dub will feature various prominent voice actors returning to their roles. Bryce Papenbrook will continue to voice Eren Jaeger opposite Jason Liebrecht as Zeke Jaeger, Trina Nishimura as Mikasa Ackerman, and Matthew Mercer as Levi Ackerman. Mike McFarland will also return as ADR director for the final season.

Funimation plans to release a Blu-Ray collection of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 1 starting February 22, 2022. The collection will include bonus content, such as an artbook, outer box, and illustrated postcards. Additionally, Pony Canyon has uploaded the non-credited opening and ending themes for the latest season.

The Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 English dub release will start on February 13, 2022, on Funimation and Crunchyroll. The English subtitled version of the anime is also immediately available on the same streaming platforms.

The post Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 English Dub Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM

FFXI Mog Wardrobe Master Level Update

Square Enix released details on the next February update for FFXI, and it includes an expansion to the Mog Wardrobe as well as an increase on the Master Level cap. Additionally, The Voracious Resurgence quests and other content such as the Abuscade are getting new rewards and battles. The new update will release after server maintenance on February 11, 2022.

Owners of the Mog Wardrobe premium service will get additional wardrobe slots once the update releases. All players will receive more space to register macros in their macro books, as well as an increase in registerable equipment sets. These expansions will also come alongside a new, improved Mog House menu UI.

Furthermore, the Master Level cap will increase from 20 to 30. Square Enix notes that these new 10 levels will require more exemplar points than previous levels. To this, FFXI producer Akihiko Matsui reveals that the dev team is looking into ways to adjust the EXP grind. Specifically, Matsui mentions that the team may add new places to grind rather than adjust existing ones.

Finally, the Ambuscade is getting new battles in the Normal and Intense difficulties, as well as new rewards for each. The Normal battle features a Corse, and the Intense battle features a Taurus. Completing the Ambuscade will reward players with Corse-themed gear.

Until the new update drops, players can continue participating in the Alter Ego Extravaganza event. The Escha Silt compensation period will also last until the February update server maintenance.

FFXI is immediately available on PCs. The February FFXI Master Level update will go live on February 11, 2022.

The post FFXI February 2022 Mog Wardrobe and Master Level Update appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:00 AM

quintessential quintuplets game

Mages will release a second The Quintessential Quintuplets game on June 2, 2022. The full title of the game can be translated to The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Five Memories Spent With You. There will be two versions of the game. The normal version will cost ¥8,580 ($74.50), while the premium version will cost ¥11,800 ($102.40). [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

It is still unclear just what the difference will be between the normal version and the premium version of the The Quintessential Quintuplets game. According to the leak, it will be an adventure game focusing on the characters' graduation trip.

Mages also developed and released the first game, The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five. The setting for that one was a deserted island, and it followed an original story. Additionally, the premium edition of that game came with a five-disc drama CD.

The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Five Memories Spent With You appears to focus on the movie versions of the characters. In late 2021, TBS Animation announced that the movie's official debut date will be May 20, 2022. This date is for the release in Japan, and there is no news as to whether or not the movie will have a worldwide debut.

The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Five Memories Spent With You will launch on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on June 2, 2022. More information will appear in the near future.

The post Second Quintessential Quintuplets Game Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, February 5, 2022 8:00 AM

Dragon Poker SMTV

The Nahobino and their demons are ready to explore the world of Poker. Mobile RPG Dragon Poker will hold a Shin Megami Tensei V crossover event. The event itself will kick off on February 7, 2022 and continue through February 21, 2022.

A teaser trailer was on hand to show off the new cards and creatures available during the event.

Dragon Poker is a collectible card mobile RPG with elements based on the real-life card game of Poker. Developed by Asobism and first released in 2013, the game has players group up and cooperate in teams of five (or solo with AI companions). They'll work together to try to build the perfect hand and conquer monsters, quests and dungeons. Since Poker is a betting game, players and also bet in-game cash to increase their rewards. Player-versus-player modes also exist and pit decks against each other. New cards can be earned via a gacha-style draw system.

The SMTV Dragon Poker event follows a similar structure to other Dragon Poker collaborations, like 2019's hookup with Mega Man X. Shin Megami Tensei V-themed cards and characters will be available from a special gacha banner. The added units include Nahobino, Amanozako, Jack Frost, Alice, Cú Chulainn, Loki , Cerberos, and Hua Po. Lahmu and Nuwa (aka Joka) appear as bosses of the Special and Challenge Dungeon playable stages.

Check out some gameplay footage of the Nuwa Challenge Dungeon in action.


The Shin Megami Tensei V Dragon Poker collaboration begins on February 7, 2022. Dragon Poker is available on iOS and Android in Japan. Shin Megami Tensei V is available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch, and netted Siliconera's overall Game of the Year 2021 award.

The post Shin Megami Tensei V Dragon Poker Crossover Teased appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:00 AM

Remembering 15 years of Hotel Dusk If there is one thing about High Fidelity that rings consistently true, it's that...

The post Hotel Dusk: Room 215 made me an international fan of mysteries appeared first on Destructoid.

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PCGamesN Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:34 AM
     Path of Exile has hit its highest player count in nearly 10 years

Popular action-RPG Path of Exile is one of the best free-to-play games on PC and yesterday it just beat its concurrent player count record - giving the RPG its highest player count since its release back in 2013, which seems to be primarily thanks to the launch of new expansion Siege of the Atlas.

Path of Exile released around nine years ago in 2013 - although it had betas before that - where it hit a concurrent player count of around 32,000 players and stuck around that as its record for several years. Around 2017 came the huge Fall of Oriath expansion alongside new Leagues, and Path of Exile has regularly been pushing its player count up ever since.

Yesterday, February 4, brought the release of the latest expansion Siege of the Atlas, and with it came a fresh surge in players - so many, in fact, that it broke Path of Exile's all-time concurrent player count on Steam after nearly ten years going.

RELATED LINKS: PoE 3.9 release date, Best free PC games, Free MMO list

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 5, 2022 4:00 AM

Spring is coming, gang. From Tuesday, for me at least, sunset will no longer occur during working hours. What a joy! To once more see daylight on my personal time! It'll be ages before I have time for long bike rides and swims after work again, but it will come. It all comes back around. Until then, what are you playing this weekend?

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Twinfinite Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:26 AM

Today, during a livestream from Japan, Hideki Kamiya himself presented more information and footage of PlatinumGames' shoot 'em up Sol Cresta.

The post Sol Cresta by PlatinumGames Reveals Characters, Editions, DLC, & New Gameplay appeared first on Twinfinite.

Destructoid Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:00 AM

But I got up yesterday… Good morning, good day, good weekend, and welcome to Whatcha Been Playing? It's wonderful to...

The post Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? appeared first on Destructoid.

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Kotaku Friday, February 4, 2022 6:02 PM

If you've grown green with envy seeing everyone's green emoji squares on Twitter celebrating their Wordle success, these tips will help you up your game. People go back and forth about whether it takes skill or luck to be good at Wordle, but the truth is it's both. Every once in a while, you'll likely slip up no…


Kotaku Friday, February 4, 2022 5:50 PM

An unrewarding battle pass. Big Team Battle. The freakin' mangler. Halo Infinite's most hardcore fans have long had minor gripes with the shooter, but here's a new one: Cross-promotional tie-ins. Some players say they recently bought beauty products solely for the purpose of scoring cosmetics for use in Halo Infinite.…


Kotaku Friday, February 4, 2022 5:05 PM

The U.S. government suggested to a federal judge on Thursday that Nintendo hacker and modder Gary Bowser receive five years in prison after he pled guilty to two charges involving the selling and creation of mod chips that could allow people to play pirated games on their Nintendo Switch.


PCGamesN Friday, February 4, 2022 6:45 PM
     Lost Ark early access release time confirmed

MMORPG-meets-ARPG Lost Ark has been generating plenty of hype leading up to its worldwide release, and while it's not officially out until February 11, it's a modern game - of course you can pay for a few days of early access. Founders pack owners will be able to get in three days ahead of everyone else, so here's what you need to know for the Lost Ark early access release time.

Early access - or head start, as the developers call it - begins on Tuesday, February 8 at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT. To get in at that time, you'll need to pick up a Founder's Pack, starting at $14.99 / £13.20 / €14.99. If you pick up your Founder's Pack after early access begins, you'll still be able to play ahead of the wide release.

Pre-loads will be available starting on Monday, February 7 at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, whether you're paying to get in for the head start period or waiting for the wider free-to-play release later in the week.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 4, 2022 6:13 PM
     Shovel Knight roguelike gets four major updates

Shovel Knight's post-launch support is the stuff of gaming legend, and even as developer Yacht Club Games has announced its next project, that doesn't mean the old dirt-minded hero is getting tossed to the side. The roguelike puzzle spinoff Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon launched late last year, and it's got at least four major updates coming soon.

First up is a free update with a range of "accessibility options, bug fixes, and quality of life improvements", as the devs explain in the announcement. This one will let you control how fast the board fills when you fall in battle, and will offer new stuff like additional portraits, tips after the match ends, and a CPU level display on the tally screen.

After that, there are three DLC packs on the way. An online versus mode will let you battle both friends and randos, a selection of new playable characters, enemies, and items will be coming, and mod support will hit the PC version.

PCGamesN Friday, February 4, 2022 5:00 PM
     The new GTA will be

Rockstar officially announced the next Grand Theft Auto today, though the studio stopped short of even officially naming it Grand Theft Auto 6. We know nothing concrete about it. You know who does know something about it? Jim Jagger, vice president of animation at Rockstar. He says it's going to be "special". And he'd know, right?

"This is going to be special," Jagger says in a retweet of the announcement of the new GTA. I'm sure you're all making shocked Pikachu faces at the prospect of a developer being excited about their own game, but look. You've all been Googling and reading news about fake GTA leaks for nearly a decade now. This one sentence might not be much, but it's real.

If you missed today's Grand Theft Auto news, Rockstar confirmed development on the next GTA game in the most unceremonious way possible. "With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered," the studio says, "and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway."

Destructoid Friday, February 4, 2022 8:55 PM

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Game developers share their favorite Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro bosses Not every boss out of From Software is a winner,...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, February 4, 2022 6:03 PM
     Genshin Impact Version 2.5 LivestreamMore Genshin Impact is coming on February 16, with the reveal of version 2.5 through miHoYo's official live stream. Version 2.5 looks to be more of a smaller update for Genshin Impact. Most of the new versions during the Inazuma-era of the game have included a new area or expansion, yet version 2.5 seems to mostly revolve around events and a new character. Still, this should be a great version for fans of Yae Miko to dig into, as she'll finally be playable for those who are lucky enough to obtain her in Genshin Impact. Indeed, Yae Miko will be playable, available to summon on the update's first limited banner. Raiden Shogun and Kokomi are also getting re-runs, so if you haven't gotten the chance to get those two characters yet, now is your chance. The latter two characters will be available to summon on the second half of the update, so if you aren't interested in Yae Miko, now's the time to save your precious Primogems.   A brand new update ...

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