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Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:20 PM

If you've played a competitive online shooter, it's happened to you. You shoot an enemy a bunch. You swear you saw your shots connect. But the next minute, it's you who's sitting through a respawn timer. To take it from hardcore players, Halo Infinite can seem particularly egregious about such matters of desync, and…


Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:32 PM

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct had a little bit of something for everyone, from Wii Sports jocks to Mario Kart speedsters to Kirby vore fanatics. But that doesn't mean that something incredible wasn't missing. In fact, the Japanese Nintendo Direct included something pretty terrific that the version we got didn't: an…


Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:25 PM

On January 31, publisher Team17 announced a Worms NFTs and was roundly rebuked by fans and studio partners alike. A day later it apologized and canceled the whole thing. According to a new report by Eurogamer, that was only the tip of the iceberg of Team17's bullshit, which also included bad pay, rising workloads, and…


Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:35 PM

We all know Daisy is a little weird, what with her third eye and all. But were you also aware that she's the only prominent woman in the Super Mario series with teeth? Well, now you are. I'm sorry.


Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:50 PM

A 32-year-old man in Lincolnwood, Illinois was arrested by police after breaking into an elderly woman's home and holding her hostage for 17 hours. Police were called by the woman's family to do a wellness check after she failed to send her daughter the usual morning Wordle puzzle.


Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:35 PM

There exists within the indie gaming world a vocabulary that few can capture faithfully. It's that bespoke patois that can be found in A Night In The Woods, in Oxenfree, in A Short Hike. None sounds the same as the other, and yet all have that same cadence, a truthfulness about their dialogue that is missing from the…


Kotaku Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM

The many lives of Mario Kart 8 continue with Nintendo's DLC announcement during its first Direct of 2022, which will see courses from the series' past added through 2023. But it's not all sunny circuits and rainbow roads for longtime fans. Many are currently comparing screenshots between what Nintendo aired during the…


PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:38 PM
     Soulslike metroidvania Salt and Sacrifice launches in May

Salt and Sanctuary was one of the first game to successfully combine some of the odd rules of Soulslike games with the 2D exploration of the metroidvania. Its sequel, Salt and Sacrifice, which was announced last summer, will debut on PC May 10.

"2D Dark Souls" isn't a terrible starting point when describing Salt and Sacrifice, but it's definitely bringing its own ideas to the table as well. You're a marked inquisitor, charged with hunting down powerful elemental mages who are causing death and devastation across the land. You'll pick from one of eight character classes and set out on your journey, finding new weapons and battling huge monsters in demanding, technical combat. Destroying mages' hearts yields materials for creating new, unique weapons to help you on your quest.

You can play alone or in co-op, or engage in a bit of invasion-based PvP if you want to make someone else's journey more challenging. Salt and Sacrifice lets you password protect your game, however, so you can exert some control over who gets to invade your world if you choose.

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:48 PM
     This Crusader Kings 3 mod shifts the action to feudal Japan

While Crusader Kings III's world map doesn't (yet) include East Asia, you can still go visit for a few hundred years. The Shogunate is a total conversion mod for the medieval grand strategy game that focuses on Japan's Sengokou period, the feudal era that lasted from 1467-1615.

Based on the Nova Monumenta Iaponiae Historica mod for Crusader Kings II, Shogunate operates according to many different rules from the feudal period of the base game. It's based on historical records and includes many of the Sengoku-era daimyo, as well as their families, and you can play as any landed character in the game. There are a dizzying number of potential starts, but if none of them appeal to you, you can create your own Sengoku-era daimyo and set out on your own path toward claiming the shogunate.

Once you make the decision to found a new shogunate, all of Japan becomes your de jure territory, giving you a casus belli against anyone. However, other characters are going to be less likely to heed your call to war - they'll need at least 50 positive opinion of you to join in a defensive war, and a +75 opinion of you if you want them to join you in any offensive action.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:24 PM
     Rainbow Six Siege has issued 166k bans in the past 18 months

Ubisoft has issued around more than 166,000 bans for cheating in its competitive multiplayer game Rainbow Six Siege over the past year and a half. The company provided some new data on its efforts to fight cheating in Siege - an ongoing effort, as cheaters seem to be endlessly innovative. The company also pointed to some specific efforts its made to make cheating more difficult and reducing the ways in which cheaters can disrupt the game.

The Siege team shared the new info on Twitter, which includes a graph of Battleye and data-based bans issued over the last 18 months. Totalling up each month's approximate values, and the number you get is somewhere north of 166,000, or nearly 14,000 bans per month, according to our maths.

Those back-of-the-envelope calculations suggest that on average, someone has been getting banned from Siege every three minutes, every hour of every day. The company says it also banned a further 3,114 idle botters between last November and January of this year.

RELATED LINKS: Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 operators, Best Rainbow Six Siege operators, Play Rainbow Six Siege

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:07 PM
     WoW's Eternity's End update gets a release date

Blizzard has revealed that World of Warcraft's 9.2 update - The Eternity's End, if you're fancy - will hit North American servers on February 22 and European servers a day later.

The second season of Shadowlands' PvP and Mythic content will also be drawing to a close in the days running up the release of Eternity's End, so get your seasonal rewards and titles while you still can. Don't worry about finding things to do after season two ends, though, as PvP and Mythic off-season will come into play. You'll still be able to grind for some goodies, but the leader boards will be locked.

Blizzard has also confirmed the raid release schedule for Sepulcher of the First Ones in a separate post. Normal and Heroic difficulties will go live on March 1, though the last three bosses won't be available to lock horns with. Once March 8 comes around, though, you'll be able to tackle all of the bosses on the normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties. The first raid finder wing will go live on March 8, too, though you'll have to wait until March 22, April 5, and April 19 for the next three to unlock.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:09 PM
     In Victoria 3, native peoples inhabit every potential colony

The latest dev diary for colonial era grand strategy game Victoria 3 goes into some additional detail on its new approach to colonisation. This week, the team talks about the concept of 'decentralised nations', an umbrella term for the indigenous populations present all over the world, and who will be meaningfully represented for the first time in Victoria's third instalment.

In the past, Victoria games have treated the world much the same way as the European imperial powers did during the era - essentially, that it's full of unclaimed land ripe for the taking, and anyone you happen to meet while you're there isn't of any real consequence. In both Victoria: Revolutions and Victoria II, most of the African continent is essentially a blank canvas, only taking on place names and borders once it's been colonised.

That's all changing in Victoria 3. As content designer Ofaloaf explains in the new diary, the team have been digging into any available research they can get their hands on to fill in those 'blank' areas on the old Victoria maps, adding territories for African peoples such as the Azande, Tswana, and Masai. North American peoples, including the Pueblo, Ojibwe, and Shshone are represented, along with dozens of others.

RELATED LINKS: Victoria 3 release date, The best grand strategy games on PC, The best strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:36 PM
     FFXIV is getting Steam account linking to

Square Enix is introducing Steam account linking to Final Fantasy XIV to "further enhance account security and bolster fraud prevention measures". The change will come into play early next month, at which point you'll be prompted to link your FFXIV account to your Steam one if that's where you hang your hat.

To link your account, you'll need to possess an FFXIV licence that matches the one found on your Square Enix account. You can verify the licences by clicking on your Steam display name, selecting 'account details', and then clicking on 'view licences and product key activations' under the store and purchase history. If you're looking to find out what type of account you have, you can head over to the Mog Station and select the 'service account status' menu, where you should see a Steam notation if it applies to you.

Currently, you can use your FFXIV log-in to play on anyone's Steam account regardless of whether it's yours or not. However, once the change comes into play, your FFXIV log-in will be tied to one Steam account.

RELATED LINKS: The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Reaper job guide, FFXIV Sage job guide

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:02 PM
     How to change Lost Ark mouse settings

Lost Ark is undeniably a promising MMO, and its concurrent Steam player count is a testament to that fact. The 2.5D RPG romp is also wildly popular on Twitch, reaching 1.2 million viewers at its peak. Yet, unless you managed to dive into Arkesia early using the Founder's Pack, you're probably still battling with the multiplayer's gaming mouse controls, and that could make or break your personal experience with the game.

In a way, Lost Ark's controls are a cross between Diablo and a traditional MMO, which could take some time to get used to. While the game kicks things off by giving you a choice of either left or right-click mouse configurations, it's easy to forget how to switch between settings once you've started your adventure.

To help you get the most out of one of 2022's best MMOs, we've outlined exactly how to change Lost Ark mouse settings, including how to access the game's hotkeys and button mapping options.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMOS and MMORPGs on PC, Upcoming PC games, Best fantasy games on PC

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:03 PM
     Here's how AC Valhalla's new Dawn Of Ragnarok abilities work

Out of everything I've seen from Assassin's Creed Valhalla's upcoming Dawn Of Ragnarok expansion, it's Odin's new abilities and their potential for hijinx that lingers in the memory. I recently caught a hands-off preview of the new slice of content, and the variety of ways you could approach a mission has me mulling over what mischief I might get up to.

Dawn Of Ragnarok puts you in the shoes of the Norse god Odin, who is journeying through the mythical dwarven realm of Svartalfheim in search of his son Baldr. That search involves finding a dwarf called Fritjof, who we are told is likely being held in a nearby prison.

As ever with Assassin's Creed, you can approach the mission how you like, though the devs try to show off each new ability in full. Odin can transform into a raven to swiftly traverse the land and morph back into a human for rapid assassinations, turn the foes of the dead into a personal army, or disguise himself as a regular civilian for social stealth. As always, though, there's a catch. You can only use each move for so long before you run out of time with it, so you have to judge what's right for the moment.

RELATED LINKS: Assassin's Creed Valhalla review, How long is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?, Buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:39 AM
     Warno's latest update adds divisions, subtracts bugs

Cold War RTS game Warno is charging ahead through its ambitious Early Access schedule as promised, with its first big update out now. Update Ney adds two new divisions, new units, a huge new 10v10 map, and makes a slew of balancing changes and bug fixes to boot.

As developer Eugen Systems promised in its roadmap, the first two new battlegroups to join the lineup in Warno are the American 8th Infantry Division (Mechanised) and the USSR's 39th Guards Motorised Rifle Division. These add some new units to the already dizzying roster in Warno, including the American M60A3 Patton tank, which was reaching the end of its combat days by 1989, and the Soviet BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, which by contrast had only entered service in 1987.

The update makes a variety of fixes, such as correcting some tank armour penetration values and fixing a few unit and variant nomenclature. Eugen has also corrected an issue with vehicle-mounted machine guns, which were causing an effect called chassis knockback. They've also fixed a problem with mortars, which hadn't been causing chassis knockback but were supposed to.

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:20 AM
     Sims 4 wedding expansion won't release in Russia due to anti-LGBTQ law

EA and Maxis won't release The Sims 4's upcoming My Wedding Stories expansion in Russia, as an LGBTQ storyline would be "subject to changes because of federal laws" in the country.

This week, The Sims 4 team revealed the new pack to the world with a trailer that puts the story of Dominique and Camille front and centre. One of the women is set to marry a man but becomes unhappy with her partner and ditches him for another woman. In a post on its website, the devs explain that the vision for My Wedding Stories is to explore "the joy of finding love, celebrating that love, and telling stories that have meaning on a personal level". As such, pulling back on Dominique and Camille's story would mean "compromising" the values that the studio lives by.

"The ability to tell stories - any story - is at the core of what we do at The Sims," a statement reads. "Holding back Cam and Dom's story meant compromising the values we live by. We are committed to the freedom to be who you are, to love who you love, and tell the stories you want to tell.

RELATED LINKS: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, Play The Sims 4

PCGamesN Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:07 AM
     Epic's next free game comes from the director of It Takes Two

It's Thursday, and you know what that means – another round of free PC games from the Epic Games Store. This week, you can grab the survival RPG Windbound, and as ever, Epic has revealed next week's freebie, too. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a quaint adventure game from the creator of It Takes Two, Josef Fares.

You'll be able to grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from the usual Epic Games Store promotion page on Thursday, February 17 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT. It'll be there for one full week, at which point it'll be replaced by another freebie. As always, you'll 'purchase' the game at a price of zero dollars, and it'll remain in your library just like any game you might pay money for.

Here's the blurb from the store page: "Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before."

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:40 PM

The Sims 4's My Wedding Stories game pack will launch next week, introducing the "romantic world" of Tartosa and a suite of new wedding-themed items and events to the storytelling toybox. Today, EA Maxis announced that the pack would not be released in Russia, however, where homophobic laws would have required developers to compromise "the values we live by."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:58 PM

I saw an image of Wind Waker earlier today, and that game does not age. Link never sailed onto PC however, so that leaves us with Windbound, a survival adventure about sailing between islands. It's currently free to keep from the Epic Games Store.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:33 PM

Last week, Team17 announced Worms NFTs and then, amid an enormous backlash from their audience and business partners, cancelled them the following day. Now several staff at the publisher have spoken out about low pay, overwork, and management failures in a new report by Eurogamer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:29 PM

One minute I want to finish Eastward and be done with it. The next, I don't want it to end. It's a charming RPG that has me lurch between anger and glee at an alarming rate. Right now, I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think I'm nearing its end, which I'm relieved about! But also quite sad? My weird relationship with this game has taught me the value of an ending, though. It doesn't know how to end things, but it's also remarkably good at it when it does.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is reaching its end-game, by which I mean the upcoming DLC Dawn Of Ragnarök is positioned as an end-game DLC, after last year's Wrath Of The Druids and The Siege Of Paris expansions. As such, this article is going to contain big honking spoilers for some of the more unbelievable bits of the AC: Valhalla story (which is most of it, tbh), because I really won't be able to set up talking about the Dawn Of Ragnarok preview presentation I attended the other week without mentioning those spoilers. All right? All right.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:58 AM

When a new Telltale Games formed in 2019 from the purchased ashes of the fallen studio, one of their first actions was to announce they would make The Wolf Among Us 2. And that was about all they had to say for several years. Now, they've finally opened up, with a new trailer and 20 minutes of devchat. Guess which fictional character the Big Bad Wolf is giving a kicking this time!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:40 AM

Konami have announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel will run its first in-game event, the XYZ Festival, between the 17th and 24th of February. XYZ Festival duels will tweak the rules, limiting the cards in your Extra Deck to XYZ monsters, and offer medals to those who take part. These medals will then grant you some unannounced rewards when the event ends.

This announcement comes alongside a promise to investigate reports of cheating, as Konami say they "strive to create a safe and enjoyable gaming environment for all Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel players".

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Siliconera Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:00 PM

Maglam Lord review featured image MOAV

If your action-RPG library has felt a little lacking as of late,Maglam Lord might be what you're looking for. This story of a long-slumbering Bladelord awakening to a new world order combines dungeon exploration with side-scrolling encounters and a splash of romance. Lord Killizerk's entourage includes vassals waiting for their return, sibling heroes Darius and Charme, and a couple other surprise characters deemed worthy enough to wield Killizerk in their weapon form.

Due to Killizerk's status as the last Bladelord, the local government designated them as an endangered species. Mamie, the Administration's representative, presents Killizerk's team with requests of varying importance that she claims will benefit the city. Mamie's extremely selective wording and sometimes odd directives leave the group wondering what it is she's hiding from them. Pursuing leads from the Administration while doing some super secret sleuthing leads our ragtag team to discover some hard truths.

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Maglam Lord's quests come in two flavors: story progression and side quest. For obvious reasons, I am going to recommend you run all of those slay/collect side quests. They are the best way to level up Killizerk and collect those important crafting materials. Sure, some of them may try your patience. I spent way too much time in search of coffee beans. There is no way I ever want to do that again. However, there's nothing worse than starting a new chapter only to find yourself woefully unprepared.

The size of each area changes depending on the quest. Story progression quests may cover a larger area with increasing subsections, while a side quest only uses a small portion of the map. You can count on there being at least one Safe Zone per quest. There, you can save your game, purchase items, or craft better weaponry.

Combat itself is pretty straightforward. You have your standard attack, an ability to block, and there is a special attack. Items are mapped to one button, with the special skill tagged to another. As you do damage, the Demon Gauge fills up. It's ready to go when the flames begin to flicker. If you unleash the Bladelord's rage, it will do some major damage. Memorize combos if you want, but button-mashing works too. The Demon Gauge resets at the end of every quest, so don't let it go to waste. Just be aware that when your combo numbers climb there is the potential for lag which happened to me with the Switch version.

Maglam Lord review weapon crafting

There are three types of weapon forms Killizerk can merge with: sword, spear, and axe. Using items scavenged via exploration or looted off enemy corpses, you'll craft new maglam to take to the field. Like any other RPG, this means the equipment will have better stats, damage types, resistances, and buffs. One of each weapon type is equipped when you head out into the field. With just a quick button tap the weapon in your hand switches so you can attack enemies with the best weapon for the job. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the spear myself. It seems less responsive compared to the sword or axe. Unless I'm up against a boss weak against polearm attacks, I tended not to use it.

Decorations add a touch of extra flair and more buffs. My favorites so far either change the look of the weapon (plus increase its stats) or alters the wielder's appearance. There's something so satisfying about thwomping knights with an oversized turnip axe or poking pesky bugs out of the air with my dango spear. With so many marks to collect either via quest rewards or special purchase from the Administration, there's a lot you can do to make the weapons in your armory shine.

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The way Killizerk interacts and responds to their companions directly impacts potential relationships. People need to choose carefully to nurture the relationship with the partners they wish to pursue. Another way is to purchase character healing items from the Tax section of the shop. When you're out in the field, feeding these snacks to your partner instead of the generic potions can add more hearts to your meter.

What I really loved and appreciated is that you can date any of the romantic partners you want. I'm sure this is due to the fact that even though you can choose a male or female avatar for Killizerk, they are always referred to with they/them pronouns. You are never forced into going on a date with a partner you don't like; you can simply ignore the option. Love Guru GG handles most of your romantic excursions. He knows all the best places. And honestly, that's a good thing. Otherwise, Killizerk would live at the bowling alley and there goes any chance of preserving the species.

Maglam Lord review dating

Since the quests and combat can start to feel a bit repetitive, it's imperative that the story and romance segments of Maglam Lord are well written to keep players engaged. And I think that the localization does a pretty solid job of it. It's not a groundbreaking tale, but it keeps the player moving forward and never comes across as stagnant. Reforging higher quality maglams does offer another reason to keep playing. (Why settle for good weapons when you could have the most legendary ones?)

Sure, Maglam Lord isn't an epic AAA experience aiming to compete with Tales of or Shin Megami Tensei, but it is a pretty solid adventure all told. The Switch version does suffer from a touch of slowdown from time to time. It mostly happens if you're in the middle of a really awesome combo in battle. But when you just want to sit down and enjoy something a little more lighthearted, it certainly scratches that itch.

Maglam Lord is available now for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:00 PM

FFXIV Steam Account Linking Will Start in March

A change is coming for people who use Steam for Final Fantasy XIV. FFXIV will soon require account linking between the Steam account version and an official Square Enix account. Square Enix announced it will be required starting in March 2022. Once it happens, folks will have to use the New Launcher Layout option too.

Square Enix cited FFXIV Steam account linking as a means to ensure security. A person must have the game's license. Once the change goes through, people need to go through the one-time process. This ties it to a Square Enix account. It also means after that people need to launch the game from Steam to play and can't use Original Launcher Layout.

This process won't be required until after the Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXVIII presentation. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida will go over things to come on February 18, 2022. It is possible there could be a more exact window for FFXIV Steam account linking and other technical updates. Ahead of that presentation, people can also submit questions for Yoshida to possibly answer.

Final Fantasy XIV and its Endwalker expansion are available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. Square Enix will need to link their Square Enix and Steam accounts sometime in March 2022.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:30 PM

Mother Series Creator Shigesato Itoi Discusses Earthbound Switch Debuts

During the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, worldwide Nintendo Switch Online releases of Earthbound Beginnings (Mother) and Earthbound (Mother 2) came up. Prior to the reveal, Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi teased on Twitter that people might expect something. Now as a follow up, Itoi offered additional thoughts on the two JRPGs becoming more widely available on a new platform. [Thanks, Nintendo Enthusiast!]

The video began with Itoi explaining how he anticipated the release. He also recreated his excitement at learning it would appear via the service. After that, he mentioned how he appreciated how these additions mean people who haven't been able to play because they didn't know where they could now have a place they can go to. At the end, he also joked, "And, you know, now I can make friends young enough to be my great-grandchildren."

Itoi also followed things up with another tweet. This time, he shared a photo showing that he's just started replaying Earthbound on the Switch.

People who subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online can now find Earthbound Beginnings in the NES app and Earthbound in the SNES app. Both are playable with the standard, $19.99 per year membership.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM

Splinter is Playable in TMNT Shredder's Revenge

Another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles staple is joining the fight in Tribute Games and Dotemu's next title. In TMNT Shredder's Revenge, Master Splinter will join the turtles in the field. There's a new trailer showing off how he'll look in-game.

Here's the full look at Splinter in TMNT Shredder's Revenge.

He also featured prominently in a new PlayStation Underground installment.

In addition to Splinter showing up, there's another update for TMNT Shredder's Revenge. It won't be a Switch and PC exclusive. People will also be able to fight in the beat'em up on the PS4 and Xbox One too. However, there's still no release date for any platform beyond a general 2022 launch window.

Prior to this reveal, another familiar face was revealed as a TMNT Shredder's Revenge character. April O'Neil will also be playable in the title. This means there are six confirmed cast members so far. The other four are the titular turtles themselves. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael will appear too. In addition to Splinter, all fix of the others all showed up in the latest footage.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam sometime later in 2022.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:30 AM

Mio is one of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 main characters

Nintendo and Monolith Soft have revealed more details about the protagonists and key characters who will appear in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. It will have six main characters coming from the two warring nations of Keves and Agnus. All characters were designed by Masatsugu Saito, who made his return from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Noah and Mio will both be the protagonists of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. When Monolith Soft unveiled the first trailer at the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, it included a notable scene where both characters play flutes. This is because Noah and Mio work as off-seers in their respective nations of Keves and Agnus. They play the flutes to mourn for fellow soldiers who fell on the battlefield.

Two more characters from each nation will accompany Noah and Mio. Noah will be joined by his childhood friends Lanz and Eunie. Lanz will mostly act on the frontlines, as his greatsword can also double as a shield. Meanwhile, Eunie will focus on healing her teammates.

Mio will also bring two allies with different specialties. The warrior Sena will lead the way with her physical strength and blunt weapon. The strategist Taion will support from behind with his intellect and numerous drones.

The Japanese press release for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 also revealed the voice actors for each of the six main characters:

  • Noah - Ryohei Arai
  • Mio - Minami Tsuda
  • Lanz - Kohsuke Tanabe
  • Eunie - Megumi Han
  • Taion - Ryohei Kimura
  • Sena - Miyuki Sato

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be available worldwide for Nintendo Switch in September 2022.

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Siliconera Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:00 AM

Live A Live Collector's Edition Steel Titan Model Kit Will Appear Worldwide

In Japan, Live a Live is getting a limited collector's edition. While there's no worldwide release for it, part of it will be available everywhere. The Square Enix Store is accepting pre-orders for the Live a Live model kit that lets you build a Steel Titan figure. It will cost $45/€46. It is expected to ship in October 2022.

The Live a Live Steel Titan is a part of the Structure Arts line and builds an articulated figure. This is a character you'll encounter during Akira Tadokoro's Near Future storyline. There are 107 pieces total to put together. Once assembled, you get a three and a half inch tall figure. It is articulated, with people able to do things like move its head and arms. You also can display its HP.

Here's a better look at a completed Steel Titan figure. The product page noted that this version of the model kit is painted. So if someone does get the kit, they would might need to do some painting to get it to look like this. One photo shows all of the parts on the 14 sprues. Another stands a completed Steel Titan next to the box to provide a sense of scale.
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Live a Live will come to the Nintendo Switch on July 22, 2022. The Live a Live Steel Titan model kit is expected to ship in October 2022.

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:00 PM

What an amazing critter you are There's pain beneath the gibberish speak of characters in games like Chulip. The story...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:15 PM

Claim Windbound for free by Feb. 17, then circle back for Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons Windbound, a...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:30 PM

A virtual home on the range As a former horse girl, there's nothing I love more than seeing others lean...

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Mario Kart DS had some absolute gems Leading up to yesterday's Nintendo Direct, there were a lot of rumors across...

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Make beautiful memories of hideous atrocities Scarlet Nexus is a great game, and was low-key one of the most entertaining...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:45 PM

It's live now for nearly another week As we've established, Genshin Impact is constantly adding new stuff to do, whether it's...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:30 PM

Also, Putt-Putt This week is dominated by a series that occasionally pops up and takes over headlines: Kingdom Hearts. Specifically,...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:00 PM

It's time for the teacher to step in A new combatant has been revealed for the upcoming turtle beat 'em...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:30 PM

Ascension materials revealed Yae Miko is coming to Genshin Impact in patch 2.5. Well, she's coming as a playable character...

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Destructoid Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM

Over 123 million total scares Capcom has announced that its 2020 release Resident Evil 3 has surpassed the five million...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:30 PM
     Resident Evil 4 remake clawsRumors of a Resident Evil 4 remake have circulated for quite some time now. It would only make sense for Capcom to reinterpret this beloved classic, as it has already done so with the first three Resident Evil games. Many have expressed opposition to this idea, mainly because they see Resident Evil 4 as too good of a game to warrant a remake. Regardless, such a project will likely come to fruition sooner or later. And according to a recent report by Fanbyte, development on this remake may have already started, and it will supposedly contain some significant changes to the original. Apparently, a studio by the name of M-Two initially handled the development of the remake, and this studio consists of former Capcom and PlatinumGames employees. Interestingly, Capcom reportedly reached out to Resident Evil 4's original director Shinji Mikami to see if he wanted to work on the remake. Although Mikami supposedly expressed interest in the idea, he ultimately declined due to his commit...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:00 PM
     Halo Infinite desync hit registration latency issuesDeveloper 343 Industries has been steadily working on Halo Infinite since its launch, addressing many of the concerns levied by players. However, the work is far from over. Fans have decried issues revolving around its multiplayer for some months now. However, the team is implementing more changes. Today, Halo Infinite latency should be better, and fixes for issues surrounding 'desync' and shot/melee registration are next. Richard Watson, the sandbox lead engineer for 343, outlined the aforementioned problems in a Halo Waypoint post today. Watson began by discussing in a not-too-technical manner of why you sometimes die after — on your end — you've rounded a corner. It's a common complaint for many people who play online multiplayer games.   It comes down to "latency compensation," which dictates the experience players have with Halo Infinite via its servers. He explained the servers prioritize the shooter, not the shootee. Based ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:30 PM
     Salt & Sacrifice Release Date May Pc Trailer 2Since June last year, we've been waiting patiently for word on the Salt and Sacrifice release date. Today, we wait no longer. The sequel to the 2D, side-scrolling Souls-like launches for PC on May 10. To celebrate, developer Ska Studios released a new trailer, showing off some features coming to the game. Want to see how PvP or co-op works? The trailer has got what you desire. Gameplay-wise, the new trailer doesn't offer much surprise. Salt and Sacrifice once more takes the Dark Souls formula and flips it on its side. The game will no doubt be tough as nails. Set in a dangerous world, you explore as a customized character, fighting enemies and bosses with an array of weaponry and magic.   Salt and Sanctuary, as Souls-y as it was when it launched in 2016, didn't ape every facet of FromSoft's games. It lacked the multiplayer component, something that its sequel won't sleep on. The release date trailer for Salt and Sacrifice offers a glimpse of how mu...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:00 PM
     SD Gundam Battle Alliance PCAnnounced in this week's Nintendo Direct, SD Gundam Battle Alliance is the newest game to be based on the classic anime series, and it's coming to PC later this year. While the reveal didn't come with a specific release window, we'll likely see some more information regarding the game in the coming months. The game is based on the Mobile Suit Gundam series, a classic anime that's seen loads of spin-offs and games throughout the years. SD Gundam Battle Alliance will feature Suits and characters seen in almost every mainline and spin-off from the series, from the original anime to newer spin-offs such as Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. With bombastic action and an adorable chibi style, it's shaping up to be a fresh experience for Mobile Suit Gundam fans.   Mech-busting action in SD Gundam Battle Alliance SD Gundam Battle Alliance is an action RPG that will have you take control of a Gundam to bring down other mechs. You'll get t...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:30 PM
     Shredder's Revenge Splinter sushi pizzaThe sidescrolling beat 'em up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge attracted a fair bit of hype after its announcement. It has some notable talent behind it, with some of the developers behind Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game and the team who published Streets of Rage 4 contributing to the project. This combined with the TMNT franchise's beat 'em up history meant that players had plenty of reason to look forward to the game's release. In August of last year, developer Tribute Games piqued players' interest further with the addition of April O'Neil as a playable character. Now, it looks like fan interest isn't going to die down anytime soon, as Tribute Games announced that Master Splinter will also become playable in Shredder's Revenge. Tribute Games went into detail regarding the design process behind Splinter in a recent PlayStation Blog post. According to the post, the developers unanimously wanted Splinter in ...

Gamer Empire Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:12 PM

This article was stolen from https://gamerempire.net/ from the Lost Ark Guides category: https://gamerempire.net/category/lost-ark/. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen. The original URL of this post is https://gamerempire.net/lost-ark-best-class-tier-list/. For most players, the hardest decision in Lost Ark is choosing what class to play. With the number of amazing classes in the game, it's understandable why that's the case. There is […]

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:22 PM
     Hidden beneath the ground, there lies an abandoned hold waiting to be discovered. The stronghold holds the final key to unlocking the gateway to the End. This article will show you how to find a stronghold in Minecraft and open the End portal. Strongholds are naturally generated structures that spawn underground in the Overworld. These […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:38 PM
     RLCraft is one of the most popular and expansive modpacks for Minecraft, giving players options not even conceivable in the original game. One of the many introduced mechanics is taming wild creatures and even making some of them into Pets. Tamed creatures, including Pets and Mounts, can level up, increasing their overall power and durability. […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:19 PM
     New Pokemon Snap's central theme isn't the same as the mainline Pokemon games. Instead of catching them all, you're taking pictures of Pokemon while traveling in the Lental Region. Among the many islands of this region is a waterfall, and it's not straightforward to navigate. A Liepard guards this secret path behind a waterfall, and […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:23 PM
     Sensitivity is an in-game multiplier that works in tandem with your mouse DPI settings. Sensitivity values vary from game to game and from person to person. And yet, people still seem to have no idea what sensitivity setting suits their aiming style the most, causing them to constantly switch from one sensitivity to another. Constantly […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:39 PM
     The world quest The Entrance to Tokoyo is part of the From Dusk to Dawn in Byakuyakoku quest series that allows you to get further inside Enkanomiya and explore the area. This is unlocked once to have released the seal over the main entrance to the region and completed The Still Water's Flow world quest. […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:15 AM
     Cruisers play a vital role in World of Warships. This middleweight warship class packs a decent amount of speed and power that neither the Destroyer class nor the Battleship class can possess at the same time. Cruisers are important companion warships to the Battleship class. Due to the overall size and weight of the Battleship […]

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Call of Duty, as far as the eye can see.

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Latest Games on Play iDev Games Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:06 PM
     Black Hole is an addictive solitaire card game with similar rules as Tri Peaks or golf solitaire....

Level Up Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:45 PM
     As you all know, Tom Holland truly manifested his rise to prominence. A decade ago,…

Level Up Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM
     BAFTA Award-winning co-op adventure Never Alone is finally making its way to Switch later this…

Level Up Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:15 AM
     Klonoa is an often-overlooked but beloved platformer from yesteryear, but it's getting another chance in the limelight…