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Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:30 PM

When I first started writing about Arknights last year, I had completed three-fourths of its main storyline. For all intents and purposes, I considered myself a bit of an expert of this gacha tower defense game, thinking of it as basically real-time chess with anime catgirls. Many months later, I realize that I was…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:00 PM

Valve just released a new feature that lets you sign into Steam and check to see how many of the games in your library will run on the new Steam Deck handheld. I've ended up with a lot of games over my time in this job, from all kinds of genres and eras, so figured running the test on them might be a useful real-world…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:45 PM

In the future, if some of the most popular science-fiction games are to be believed, we'll all be drinking in a bar called Afterlife.


Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:30 PM

A rickety, wooden bridge in many games is just that: a way to get across a gap to the next objective. But in Souls games, FromSoftware often utilizes these atmospheric flourishes for more devious ends. That's why, when Elden Ring presented me with such an obstacle a few short moments into my new adventure, I couldn't…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:05 PM

Last week, I said FromSoftware was "back on its bullshit" in response to the moody Elden Ring cinematic that introduces the game's world and major characters. I wish I'd saved that particularly evocative phrase for today's story instead because, if finding a way to poison the player in less than 90 seconds isn't the…


Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:28 PM

Bungie's massive Witch Queen expansion launched surprisingly smoothly and is extremely good so far. While everyone else has been celebrating, however, Destiny 2 Hunters have been going through an existential crisis of sorts as they grapple with some of the update's low points. These include an extremely niche Exotic…


PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:50 PM
     Dwarf Fortress could hit Steam in autumn, if you want it to

Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam - just as it has been for the past several years. The venerable, intricate fantasy survival simulation game is getting a major graphical overhaul for that Steam release, with no clear indication of how long the wait for launch might take. The end, however, is now in sight. Sort of. Depending on how badly you want to play the revamped Dwarf Fortress this year.

Basically, the devs are debating whether to simply launch the standard Fortress mode as soon as it's ready, or wait until the visual and other upgrades for Adventure, Legends, and Arena modes are complete before launching the full package all at once. Simply finishing off the final Fortress mode upgrades, "our earliest possible launch date would be in the fall", the devs say in a new Steam blog.

If the game launched early with just Fortress mode, those other modes would come in later via free updates. It's likely that additional Steam features, like achievements or Workshop support, could be delayed to a further update in this scenario, too.

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:07 PM
     Primal Beast is the new Dota 2 hero – here are his abilities

After much anticipation, Dota 2's 7.31 patch has gone live, with a new hero called Primal Beast. In addition to the previously-announced Techies Demolitions rework, the patch notes include a host of more general balance changes, including a big update to the jungle introducing several new creeps to battle.

Primal Beast is a strength hero rated for disabler, durable, and initiator roles. His first ability is Onslaught, a charge which knocks back anyone - enemy or ally - in range, and will damage and stun enemies caught in the effect. Charging the charge will let Primal Beast charge further. Trample creates an AoE damage effect around Primal Beast, which will damage all enemies for 140 units traveled.

Uproar is a passive buff to base bonus damage, and Primal Beast gains additional stacks of the ability each time an enemy hero deals 35 damage or more. You can activate those stacks for a roar that'll slow nearby enemies and grant bonus attack damage and armour. Pulverize will grab an enemy target, slamming them back to the ground for AoE damage.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:16 PM
     Steam Next Fest demo: This city-builder sits on a monster's back

The Wandering Village is a city-builder where you construct a town on the back of a giant monster. It's a simple concept that immediately captures the imagination, and it's one of the most intriguing city-building games we've seen in a while. If it's caught your eye, you don't have to wait - it's playable right now as part of Steam Next Fest.

The demo lets you start a new village right from the beginning, and there's a handy tutorial that'll walk you through the most important bits of keeping your villagers - and their monster-sized pal, Onbu - alive. There's a strong survival element here, as you'll have to keep growing crops and collecting water to survive.

The Onbu wanders along set paths, and you can construct buildings that let you influence which way it goes at certain crossroads. If it starts moving through a desert, you're going to have a much harder time collecting enough water to keep your villagers (and their crops) hydrated.

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:21 PM
     Dragon Age producer leaves, but the

Dragon Age 4, or whatever it ends up being called, was first officially unveiled way back in 2018, though according to insider reports, development has more recently been rebooted to build a fully single-player game. Either way, bits of new information have been few and far between, and today BioWare has provided an update - alongside news of a senior departure from the team.

Executive producer Christian Dailey is leaving BioWare. "The next Dragon Age is in great hands," Dailey says in a tweet. "Looking forward to cheering on the team and playing as a fan. Please follow my friends on the latest and greatest moving forward." In a follow-up, Dailey adds that "the Dragon Age team is killing it and the game is in amazing hands. Don't fall for the hate. Lots of positivity, can't wait for when they can share more."

The new Dragon Age has completed the concept and pre-production phases of development, and is now "right in the middle of production", as the devs explain in a blog post. "Our blueprint was completed last year, so we're now focused on building out our vision: creating amazing environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impactful writing, emotional cinematics - and much more. The blueprint for the game is well understood and the team is focused."

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:13 PM
     Lost Ark is crowding with gold spam and bots

Lost Ark is proving to be a huge success for Amazon, but with swelling player counts often come bots. The MMORPG is still hitting the heights of one million concurrent players on Steam two weeks after release (as per SteamDB), though the reports of gold spamming and resource hogging are only increasing in frequency.

More recently, players have been reporting that bots are grinding starter zones for completion%, hogging big enemy spawns, and chain questing. Some of the posts are more text or picture based, though there are some videos in there. It's mildly amusing watching a gang of Berserkers vaporise a big baddie in seconds while in perfect unison.

One bugbear of the community that's been around since launch is gold seller spam in public chats. Several players have taken to the forums and subreddit to report that the problem is still worsening. I've also been playing Lost Ark and it's undoubtedly frequent. As the name implies, players can rig bots to spam gold-selling posts in a public chat, which gets in the way of people organising activities like dungeons.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:06 PM
     The best Samurai games on PC in 2022

Looking for a good samurai game on PC? Samurai are the subject of ceaseless fascination for many gamers thanks to their ornate armour, razor-sharp weaponry, and the stories that have been told about them in other media thanks to directors like Akira Kurosawa and Yôji Yamada. Unfortunately, there are surprisingly few dedicated samurai games, especially here on the best platform of all: PC.

To right that wrong, we've dug through every digital store and upcoming release in search of the very best samurai games around. With few options to choose from, we've had to get a bit creative with our choices, so expect some games that only feature samurai in limited roles, games with characters like samurai, ronin games, and heaps of different genres. Everything from hack-and-slash games and strategy behemoths to action-adventure games and multiplayer brawlers is on the cards for this samurai games list.

Join us as we break down eight of the top samurai games on PC, from old games classics to new samurai games.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:51 PM

Creating content straight from the dashboard.

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A 2022 launch is still on the cards.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:58 PM

Rocket Panda released a new trailer of the upcoming 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker: Omnia introducing another of the playable characters.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:22 PM

Third-party developers had three scenery add-on releases to share today for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of a new screenshot.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:36 PM

Apex Legends Mobile has had a few closed beta periods in the past, and now it's finally time for a limited release. The mobile version of Respawn's FPS battle royale will be coming to 10 countries on iOS and Android devices next week. No specific date was given, but the mobile version will launch in […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:32 PM

Today BioWare provided an update about the state of development of the next Dragon Age game, which is in the middle of production.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:00 PM

Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child Double Pack English Release Teased

We could see the Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child Double Pack in English. The collection, which showed up on the Nintendo Switch in Japan in February, might appear in other regions. Mages took to the official Japanese Twitter account for the series to tease it. However, all it did was ask people to "wait for further information."

Here's the tweet hinting that the Switch versions of the games could appear in other languages.

This would mark the first time Chaos;Head would officially be available in English. Mages kicked off its Science Adventure series with it back in 2008. Like other installments, it is a visual novel. Also like its follow-up Chaos;Child, it makes use of a delusions system that determines the course of the story. The Chaos;Head Noah version is a remake that appeared on the Xbox 360 in Japan in 2009. It eventually showed up on other platforms.

Chaos;Child is already available in English. It first showed up on the PS4 and Vita outside Japan in 2017. The PC version appeared two years later in 2019.

Here's the Japanese trailer for the double pack.

Spike Chunsoft has been handling Science Adventure games outside of Japan for some time now. For example, in 2020 it released the Robotics;Notes Elite and Robotics;Notes Dash Double Pack outside Japan.

The Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child Double Pack is available on the Nintendo Switch in Japan.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:00 PM

PS5 Screenshot and Video Captures Coming to the App in the Americas

More people will be able to see screenshots and videos captures from their PS5 on their mobile devices. Sony announced that the Americas will soon get a PlayStation App update that makes these items accessible. They'll show up in a gallery in-app, provided certain conditions are met.

There are two types of media from a PS5 that will show up in the PlayStation App. If someone linked their console and application and have the system in rest mode while connected to the internet, items will automatically upload. They will then be able to enable captures in the app under Library and Captures and on the system under the Captures and Broadcasts section in Settings. PS5 screenshots and videos that are not in 4K or over three minutes will show up in the app. They will be available to view there for 14 days. After that point, they will be removed from the app's gallery.

Here's a video showing off the process.

This marks more major regions for the PlayStation App PS5 screenshot and video capture feature. Originally, only people in Canada and Japan could use it.

The PlayStation App is available on Android and Apple iOS devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:00 PM

Soul Hackers 2 Aiho-kun - new demon with design combined from Jack Frost and Ringo

The limited edition of Soul Hackers 2 will feature a new original demon as DLC. Atlus named it Aiho-kun in the Japanese version. The company made the demon by combining the designs of Jack Frost and the new protagonist Ringo.

Atlus provided more details about Aiho-kun via a new tweet on the Japanese official account for Soul Hackers 2. The DLC code included inside the 25th Anniversary Edition will let players unlock Fusions that result in Aiho-kun. The company also teased that this particular demon will have an exclusive skill.

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Those who purchase the 25th Anniversary Edition will be able to own Aiho-kun both in the game and in real life. The package will include a figure of the special demon. It will also come with a 100-page book and an album containing arranged music from the Soul Hackers series. A DLC costume for Ringo modeled after Mary, the maid who appeared in the first Soul Hackers, will complete the set.

Atlus also revealed a Persona 5 DLC set for Soul Hackers 2. While Aiho-kun will only appear in the 25th Anniversary Edition, anyone will be able to get Persona 5-inspired costumes, accessories, and the "Keeper of Lust" BGM by simply pre-ordering the game.

Soul Hackers 2 will release worldwide for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on August 26, 2022. The limited 25th Anniversary Edition will be available exclusively for the PS4 and PS5 in Japan.

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:00 PM

Step into Leon's shoes. And pants. And undies? Once upon a time there was a contest guy named Wes. Wes...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:30 PM

[This week Destructoid is brought to you by Onmyoji. Here's a quick note from our sponsor.] It's been four years...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:00 PM

All good things must come to an end For years now, sports games have dominated the gaming industry. Titles like...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:00 PM

The power of robot gods and anime It looks like Nier: Automata is next in line for an animated adaptation. Square Enix...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:30 PM

There is another top-level departure at the developer, though BioWare has another update on the current status of both Dragon Age and Mass...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:00 PM

Nightingale developer joins huge holding portfolio Tencent Holdings Ltd has added another fledgling studio to its huge portfolio of game...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:30 PM

Boom Shake the Room Oooooh, I'm looking forward to Shadow Warrior 3. Definitely up for the cathartic chaos of the...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:00 PM

My mind is too fast for eyes… While each and every title of the Persona franchise is typified by its...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:30 PM

The Apex Games will hit phones in a limited release Apex Legends is headed to mobile soon, but only for a...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:00 PM

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is considered a bonus PlayStation Plus is giving out four free-with-your-sub games in March, and this...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:30 PM

Yoshida wants core FF fans to play Final Fantasy XIV solo Coming from someone who played through the majority of...

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Destructoid Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:00 PM

And maybe also some coffee The demo for Cafe Owner Simulator just kept getting more confusing for me. For starters,...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:30 PM
     Baldurs Gate II PC Dark AllianceInitially released back in the early 2000s on consoles, the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance duology of action RPGs attracted quite the following. Unfortunately, many PC players did not have the opportunity to join said following for the longest time, as both games remained exclusively on consoles for around two decades. That thankfully changed late last year when the original installment saw a rerelease on PC for the very first time. And now, developer Black Isle Studios has revealed on its Twitter page that Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will follow suit and come to PC sometime this year. Black Isle Studios posted a brief teaser trailer within its announcement tweet. It does not feature much other than the massive numbers "II" and "2022" emblazed against a fiery background in all their glory. Additionally, Black Isle Studios teased that the PC port will come "sooner than you think" and that the dates it will announce "will hopeful...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:00 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 performance patch 123Did you ever want to play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR? Well, you'll likely be able to next week, as a mod is coming that'll bring Night City to your headset. Luke Ross, a modder who also created a VR mod for Red Dead Redemption 2, recently posted an update on his Patreon with a tech demo video showing off the game running in VR. In addition to this, Ross has stated that the mod will be released "by the end of next week," even if he isn't satisfied with the current level of polish. Someone likes to live dangerously. The five-minute video included below shows what's basically a tech demo for Cyberpunk 2077's VR mod. Ross breaks down some points of interest on his Patreon alongside the video. He mentions how solid the performance is despite the jump to VR, as well as how truly immersive walking around the city is due to the game's design. The video does an admirable job of giving you a good idea of how the game's elements work with VR, and...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:30 PM
     Bioware Dragon Age 4 update productionDragon Age 4 development is chugging along, and is "in the middle" of production according to an update by BioWare's general manager, Gary McKay. There are of course ups and downs in game development. McKay writes that the studio is pleased to reach this latest milestone. However, in more ambiguous news, it also marks a point when BioWare says goodbye to another key member. Christian Dailey, who was the executive producer for Dragon Age, has departed. "As we continue our journey, we wanted to wish Christian Dailey a heartfelt farewell from BioWare," McKay writes in the Dragon Age update post. "Christian started with us back in 2018 and has been a big influence on our games and leadership team, most recently as Executive Producer over Dragon Age's development. The games industry is ever-changing though and sometimes folks want to go and try new things – we understand, but we will miss him as a friend and as a colleague. "   For the most ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:00 PM
     Nier Automata AnimeOf all the games that came out in 2017, Yoko Taro's NieR: Automata stood tall as one of the most impactful. Its predecessor NieR already had a significant cult following, but the sequel's more polished gameplay mechanics and presentation, as well as its compelling narrative elements, helped make it a surprise hit. The game's success also resulted in a few crossovers with noteworthy games, like Soulcalibur VI and Fall Guys. As of right now, it appears that the hype surrounding NieR: Automata has not subsided one bit, as Square Enix just revealed that the game will receive an anime adaptation. This announcement came alongside a brief teaser for the show. Aside from a piece of concept art depicting protagonist 2B and her robot companion Pod 042, the trailer did not show any substantial information. Even so, fans of the game will likely appreciate the lines of text that read "All beings were designed to perish" and "We're still trapped… in...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:45 PM
     Call Of Duty 2023 delayed[Update – February 23 @ 3:45 PM ET]: An Activision spokesperson has provided us a statement on the following story: "We have an exciting slate of premium and free-to-play Call of Duty experiences for this year, next year and beyond. Reports of anything otherwise are incorrect. We look forward to sharing more details when the time is right." The original story, published on February 22, is as follows. For the first time in nearly two decades, a Call of Duty game may skip a year. The annual tradition of shoehorning Captain Price in a game is set to end, according to a report by Bloomberg. Activision Blizzard will supposedly delay the Call of Duty game scheduled for 2023, as candid concerns regarding quality and oversaturation may have entered talking points. The news comes shortly after the publisher officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Earlier this month, Activision confirmed the rumors in a community update. Modern Warfare 2, led by series veterans Infinity War...

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:41 PM

Game is in development according to blog post.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:12 PM

Activision delays their blockbuster franchise for the first time in almost 20 years.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 23, 2022 3:38 PM

This rumor may actually have some weight to it.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:42 PM

You don't want to miss this one.

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Pivotal Gamers Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:20 PM
     What's up folks? itch.io holds a new giveaway for Disco Noire. Let's hear them out. Get Disco Noire for FREE! A few words about Disco Noire Disco Noire is a point-and-click detective noire game. Made for Moonjam 2022 by Andrew Beriault & Aren Blondal. Last minute notes Login with your itch.io account, follow the on-screen instructions to add it to your library. So what are you wait...

Pivotal Gamers Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:17 PM
     What's up all? itch.io holds a new giveaway for Silent IO – MoonJam 2020. Their message follows. Get Silent IO – MoonJam 2020 for FREE! A few words about Silent IO – MoonJam 2020 A Game made for The 2020 MoonMoon Game Jam. A space horror extravaganza! make your way through Ichabod station, uncovering the events that unfolded there. Last minute notes Login with your itch.io ...

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Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:30 AM

Not only does Street Fighter 6's logo look like $80 clip art, but it also looks like the old logo of a Taiwanese company.


Kotaku Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:00 AM

If you've been to Kyoto, you might have made the journey out to Nintendo's headquarters—at least to stand outside the gates.


PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:24 AM
     Best games like Monster Hunter: World you can play on PC

What are the best PC games like Monster Hunter: World? We had to make our own fun for a while as Monster Hunter: World came to consoles first. Now that it is on PC, though, we can join in on the fun and indulge a power fantasy that includes launching an overgrown lizard into the air by swinging a hammer the size of an elephant's hindquarters into its scaly gut.

The benefit of waiting, however, is that we've been able to clue ourselves up on some of the best PC games like Monster Hunter: World, too. Now if we want to play something a little bit different, the option is there.

Plenty follow the same beats that Capcom's series lays out, such as a Jurassic theme and hunting monsters for amour. If that's your scene, check out Dauntless. Some share the same incentive for loot, but change other elements. For example, Destiny 2 is very much about the grind for better gear but is based in space. Anyway, enough of the chitter chatter, here are some of the best PC games like Monster Hunter: World.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:33 AM
     Valve's Steam Deck dock could pop up this Spring

The Steam Deck may be a hulking, handheld gaming PC, but it could also make for a great 1080p desktop alternative. Valve's official docking station won't arrive alongside the portable powerhouse on February 25, but a now-deleted update on the device's website suggests its release won't be too far behind.

Spotted by Reddit user SheepherderOdd2190, the Steam Deck website's hardware section (prior to its reversal) says that Valve's USB-C docking station will arrive "Spring 2022", while also including a wishlist button. While the handheld should be compatible with a variety of third-party solutions, the official dock comes armed with Displayport 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and two USB connections, which all connect to the Deck via a single USB-C cable.

Just like the Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck dock functions as a stand, and its USB-C connector contours up the back of the device. Sure, Valve's solution doesn't involve simply dropping it into a convenient slot, but the setup should make quickly switching from handheld to desktop gameplay snappy.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:54 AM
     Elden Ring reviews – our roundup of the critics' scores

While Elden Ring's release date is drawing closer, we still have a few days to wait until we can jump into Hidetaka Miyazaki's next game. Luckily for us, though, Elden Ring reviews are pouring in, so we now have a good idea of what we're in for.

Safe to say, things are looking quite good! Deputy editor Jordan gave it a ten-out-of-ten score in our Elden Ring PC review. "A supercut of FromSoft's very best work, transported to a totally new space," he says. "Elden Ring is not only a masterpiece by its developer's lofty standards, but in packing so much density into the Lands Between, it lights the path ahead for open-world games in general."

It looks like we're not alone in our praise of Elden Ring, either. Polygon has called it "FromSoftware's most accessible, and difficult, game yet", and plenty of other critics have given the game a perfect score, too. At the time of writing, The new PC game is currently sat at 96 and 98 on review aggregate sites Opencritic and Metacritic, respectively.

RELATED LINKS: Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:28 AM
     How to visit Adrift or Pawntoon in a motorboat in Fortnite

Want to know how to visit Adrift or Pawntoon in a Fortnite motorboat? Finding one of these motorised naval vessels in the popular battle royale game is relatively easy, especially if you head to any docks on the coast. However, locating Adrift and Pawntoon is a little trickier as these landmarks are both in the middle of the ocean.

Speaking of loot, this week's other season challenges are mostly quite simple to finish. The trickiest challenge has players collect treasure using Drake's map in Fortnite, similar to how players used treasure maps in previous seasons. As we come to the end of Chapter 3 Season 1, there may be some challenges you've not finished yet, such as duelling Fortnite NPCs or how to drive a Quadcrasher to Pinnacle Peak.

For this ocean-going challenge, your best bet is to find a boat close to Greasy Grove and head for Adrift, since this landmark is in a fixed place. Pawntoon is harder to find as this ship sails around the island with its location changing every game. In case you are having trouble finding either one of these two locations, you can check out the visual aid and description below.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:28 AM
     How to collect treasure using Drake's map in Fortnite

Want to know how to collect treasure using Drake's map in Fortnite? As part of a recent update to the popular battle royale game to celebrate the release of the Uncharted film, you can now find maps in chests that lead to valuable booty. This isn't a new mechanic, but the last time we saw the treasure map was at the beginning of Chapter 2 in 2019.

In addition to visiting Adrift or Pawntoon in a motorboat, there are plenty of other season challenges you should finish sooner rather than later as Chapter 3 Season 2 is just around the corner. For example, you can duel specific Fortnite NPCs or drive a Quadcrasher to Pinnacle Peak and here's where to find Spider-Man's bouncers in Fortnite.

For this pirate-themed challenge, if you need a reminder on using the treasure map, you can find the steps to find the buried chest below. Even after completing this challenge, it's worth taking a map when you find one if you have a slot spare. Opening the bonanza of goodies the map leads to will give you at least two legendary tier weapons and some recovery items to complete your loadout.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:26 AM
     Elden Ring weapon arts guide: all weapon skills

Trying to find out what weapons arts do in Elden Ring? Most of the armaments in Elden Ring feature a unique weapon art - these function the same as skills in Dark Souls III. Weapon arts give players an additional action on their armament, which can range from performing a lunge attack, to summoning lightning from the sky to attack nearby enemies. The only armaments which don't typically have dedicated weapon arts are sacred seals, staves, and shields, though there are exceptions.

Though Dark Souls III players often pick weapons based on their weapon arts, even if that particular weapon doesn't suit their build. Elden Ring is much more flexible by comparison, giving players the option to customise their armament skill using Ashes of War. It's important to note that certain Ashes of War can only be used on specific types of equipment.

Picking the correct weapon art is vital to perfecting your build, giving you the upper hand against Elden Ring bosses. These skills can drastically affect how you approach enemies, and the weapon scaling can be altered to match your most used stat points. Here's everything you need to know about Elden Ring weapon arts, including how many there are, what they do, and more.

RELATED LINKS: Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:00 AM
     Elden Ring review – truly epic

Elden Ring makes a mockery of words like 'epic' and 'awesome'. Throughout its 'Soulsborne' games FromSoftware has revelled in scale: a marble city made for giants, a mountaintop colony of nesting dragons, vast valleys of poison, plague, and defilement, and castles that are almost parodically gothic. In going open world with Elden Ring (which you can buy here, coincidentally), FromSoftware has unlocked its final form, and the result - just like its bosses - will floor you time and time again.

Every new horizon is like a high fantasy painting. You'll find yourself staring out over a mist-shrouded lake that stretches as far as the eye can see. There's a glowing erdtree on the horizon, which you can ride to on your spectral steed, Torrent. Flanking the vista are two cliff faces, jutting up from the lake like supersized versions of the Giant's Causeway - on the right there's the Academy of Raya Lucaria, a scholarly ivory tower of sorcerers, and on the left there's a demolished medieval church. You can ride to those places, too.

Dozens of silhouettes break up the view, representing sunken villages, towns, and churches. Pan the camera a little and you'll spot ruins, sprawling forests, sky-scraping highways, and military encampments. The very best paintings make you wish you could step into them and burrow into each little pocket of detail, and Elden Ring sows that intrigue in every overlook, parapet, and rot-ridden plateau that composes the Lands Between.

RELATED LINKS: Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:09 AM
     Apex Legends patches fix Bloodhound challenges, tweak Arenas

With Apex Legends Season 12 now in full swing, Respawn Entertainment has pushed out a couple of new patches that look to fix some hiccups that have popped up since Defiance's arrival. Among a handful of bug fixes and other tweaks, the new updates make some changes to the battle royale game's pricing in Arenas and fix some Bloodhound skin challenge bugs.

Last week, Respawn posted a tweet acknowledging a bug with the Bloodhound prestige skin which meant the "damage counter resets in some cases". The devs said a fix was coming early this week, and noted that - in the meantime - they were "working on a make-good for lost progress". Now, the bugfix has come, with Respawn's patch addressing "Bloodhound's Prestige Skin challenges resetting". This should be a relief to those who have been trying to work their way through the higher tier challenges for the skin and then found their progress reset, making it a bit of an uphill battle.

Elsewhere, Respawn has fixed "certain Bloodhound stat trackers not working", as well as "enabling the leaver penalty for Control".

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:47 AM
     DnD RPG Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 hits PC for the first time this year

It's been a wild year for fans of the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance series, which are still some of the best co-op games around. Now it's been revealed that a Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 remaster is in the works for a release this year, bringing the final game from the studio behind Fallout and Planescape: Torment to PC at last.

In June last year, fans of DnD games on PC were treated to the revival of the Dark Alliance series of fantasy co-op games, albeit without the Baldur's Gate name. Sadly, the new Dark Alliance wasn't well-received, so it was a welcome surprise when a remaster of the original Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance from 2001 arrived on PC in December.

Now, just two months later, a remaster of the 2004 sequel Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 has been confirmed for a release this year. Like its predecessor, Dark Alliance 2 was a console-only game for PS2 and the original Xbox, so this is the first time it's available on PC.

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:45 AM
     Get seven Oculus Quest games for under $13 in this VR bundle

If you're looking for a bunch of new VR games for your Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive, or other VR headset, but don't want to spend a fortune, then here's some good news for you. Humble's VR Discovery bundle is now offering players seven amazing VR games for just $12.55.

For what works out at $1.79 per game, you get $144 worth of VR goodness - and there's a great variety here. The bundle includes Synth Drivers, a fast-paced rhythm game based around dancing to your favourite songs; Red Matter, a bleak sci-fi puzzle adventure that has you exploring an abandoned base during a future cold war; Tower Tag, which provides a unique spin on the FPS formula; and several other fantastic games too.

No matter what type of game you usually play, you're likely to find something in this bundle that appeals to your sensibilities. On top of that, it presents an affordable opportunity for you to spread your wings and fly into exciting new territories. There's a certain thrill in finding yourself with a game you'd normally never buy, and then completely falling in love with it.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:50 AM
     This curved Samsung gaming monitor is $400 cheaper

A curved gaming monitor can do so much to enhance your favourite games, and give you a greater view of all the in-game action. Although such high performance usually comes at a price, GameStop is now offering a hefty $400 USD off the top-of-the-range Samsung Odyssey G9 curved gaming monitor.

The Samsung Odyssey G9 boasts a 49-inch, super ultra-wide 1000R curved screen. To put that into perspective, that's like putting two 16:9 QHD monitors side by side with no gap. Not only is it massive, but it also uses quantum dot technology and HDR 1000 support to provide realistic colour and contrast, helping you to more deeply appreciate the work of the game's visual artists.

Whether you're a fan of FPS games or RTS games, a curved gaming monitor can improve the experience for every type of gamer by providing a broader view of the action. With a 240Hz refresh rate, you can enjoy a smooth experience, not hindered by the lag or slow down you might experience with a less sophisticated model.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:30 AM
     Nier: Automata is getting an anime

Square Enix has revealed that Nier: Automata is the next game to jump to television. Japanese anime and music production company Aniplex premiered the news on its YouTube channel before word reached official social media channels.

Aniplex revealed the new show in a short 30-second teaser that features a familiar track from the RPG's soundtrack, glitching text, and a sketch of 2B. Aside from confirming that the project is an anime that focuses on Nier: Automata specifically, details are thin on the ground. A website and Twitter account have been set up, though further details aren't currently available at the time of writing. Rumours of a Nier: Automata anime did began to swirl earlier this month when a Twitter user with a solid track record of revealing anime projects tweeted about it. Even then, the account did not provide more details past the project's existence.

Nier: Automata's release in 2017 has sparked a rejuvenation for the series. As of June 2021, the sombre RPG had sold six million copies. We've also seen the original Nier remastered, and a mobile spin-off game launch.

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:39 AM
     Elon Musk wants Tesla cars to be Steam-powered

Tesla's Model S already boasts a dashboard gaming PC experience, but the company is now trying to bring Valve's Steam storefront to its electric supercars. That's according to the company's CEO, Elon Musk, who disclosed the plans while being quizzed about a next-gen Tesla version of Cyberpunk 2077.

In his response to the simple question of "New Model S/X version of Cyberpunk when?" Musk states that the company is "building a case" for Steam compatibility versus specific game integration. The Tesla boss also highlights that he thinks adopting Valve's platform is a better long-term option.

It's worth noting that Tesla's infotainment system uses Linux, meaning if it does end up using SteamOS, it could benefit from Steam Deck compatibility efforts. Both the Model S and Valve's portable powerhouse also use an AMD RDNA2 chip under the hood, which could help speed up the process of getting graphics drivers to work with the supercar's innards.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:06 AM
     It looks like a Dead By Daylight dating sim is in the works

It's already one of the best horror games on PC, but now it looks like Dead By Daylight could be getting its hooks into another genre too: the dating sim. According to a new trademark, developer Behaviour Interactive is working on a love sim spin-off called Hooked On You. Yes, really.

Apart from being one of the best multiplayer games around, Dead By Daylight is almost as well known as Fortnite for its great crossovers - such as Resident Evil or, more recently, Sadako from The Ring. However, we're not sure anyone expected Dead By Daylight to crossover into another genre entirely. Certainly not a dating sim, anyway, and not after Valentine's Day.

As spotted by TechRaptor, Behaviour has recently filed a trademark for a game with the non-ambiguous title of Hooked On You: A Dead By Daylight Dating Sim. To see for yourself, head here and search for the title under "Basic Word Mark Search (New User)". It was filed on February 16, 2022, and seems to be for an actual game.

RELATED LINKS: Dead by Daylight Killers, Best horror games, Play Dead by Daylight

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:15 AM
     Grid Legends system requirements

The Grid Legends system requirements may surprise you with how forgiving they are, as now decade old Intel and AMD CPUs are more than enough to get you on to the starting grid. That said, the game will undoubtedly still tap into the greater available horsepower found in gaming PC hardware, like the best graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia.

Codemasters has revealed that Grid Legends uses the EGO Engine 4.0, the same engine it uses to power its annual F1 videogames. This means it's possible we could see an implementation of ray traced reflections and shadows, as previously seen in F1 2021. Of course, you'll need a compatible GeForce RTX or Radeon RX GPU to enjoy these major graphical improvements.

Ray tracing tends to have a dramatic impact on performance, so we hope that Codemasters will also carry across support for Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR. These upscaling technologies are an easy way to boost fps, but your mileage may vary in pushing frame rates as high as your speedometer.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:07 AM
     Total Warhammer 3's first performance fix should drop this week

While Total War: Warhammer 3 has enjoyed a successful launch, it has not been without its hiccups. The strategy game saw oodles of negative PC player reviews on release citing stability and performance issues on specific bits of hardware. Now, though, Creative Assembly has outlined what it's doing about that.

The developer shares on Steam's forums that it's working on the first of several hotfixes to address the "critical issues" raised by the community. The plan is to release these as "rapidly" as possible without compromising the current stability or performance of the game. The first hotfix is planned for this week, though the timing could change due to several factors out of Creative Assembly's control. The hotfix's focus is addressing several multiplayer lobby issues, DirectX problems that stem from players running DX12, and framerate improvements for players using modern Intel CPUs. The developer will reveal the entire patch contents closer to the time.

More broadly, Creative Assembly explains that the challenge with fixing Total War: Warhammer 3 is that "there is no single culprit for the variety of issues being reported".

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:58 AM
     How to check the Steam Deck compatibility of your Steam games

We're just two days away from the Steam Deck's release date, and excitement surrounding Valve's portable gaming PC has never been higher. However, many users remain uncertain as to how their Steam games will run on the Deck, if at all. Thankfully, Valve has finally deployed a means of checking the compatibility of your games ahead of launch.

You can visit the tool's website here, but you'll need your Steam login to hand in order to use it. It's worth noting that while Valve is making steady progress in checking every Steam game, it still has a long way to go, so it's worth looping back around to the site as new games get verified. Following the release of Proton 7, popular games like Monster Hunter Rise and Persona Golden 4 are finally playable on Deck.

You need to have a few details to hand in order to use the site, but we've put together a guide down below that you can follow.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:16 AM
     The best fighting games on PC in 2022

What are the best fighting games on PC? When the fighting game boom first took hold in the 90s, the genre was largely the domain of arcades. Since then, fighting games have mostly been on console, but now - finally - we're able to play most of the best fighting games on the planet on our home computers.

Fighting games have a reputation for being tough to learn, but with the rise of video tutorials and guides on all the basics, there's never been a better time to get into this highly competitive genre. Even if you're a long way from competing at Evo, there are plenty of ways to enjoy these titles - from online Street Fighter matches to the robust single-player content of games like Injustice and Soulcalibur.

We've focused on many of the most competitive games with the most active communities here, but you'll also find a few classics and curveballs in the mix. Get your fight stick, practice those fireballs, and get ready for the very best PC fighting games.

RELATED LINKS: Dragon Ball FighterZ characters, DBFZ system requirements, Best fighting games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:32 AM

Lots of games purport to feel like playable cartoons, but I really do mean it when I say that Happy Juice Games' delightful point and click adventure Lost In Play feels like a playable cartoon. While the full game isn't due out until the summer, I can confirm that its 30-minute Steam Next Fest demo is an absolute joy from start to finish. If you're after a kid-friendly adventure in the vein of Röki but with an extra smidge of Professor Layton-style logic puzzles thrown in, this is the Next Fest demo for you.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:03 AM

When the Elden Ring system requirements landed on Steam with a dull, disappointing thud, I'd admit to some worry about FromSoftware's latest would perform on PC. If the minimum recommended graphics card is a GTX 1060, how hard will it be to travel the Lands Between on the highest quality settings? Or at 4K? Would this game kill PCs like it kills player characters?

Nope. As it turns out, Elden Ring will perfectly manageable on a range of hardware, and even if you do want to up the frame rate, there are over a dozen custom graphics options to help you get there. Below, you'll find guide to Elden Ring's best settings, based on my performance testing so far. But be warned: Just because it can run decently on PC, doesn't mean that this is a particularly good PC port.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:00 AM

For a moment, pretend you're an examiner marking FromSoftware games. Get that red biro ready. "Tried jumping, didn't work", you might pop by Dark Souls. "Nothing but grief here", you mark by Bloodborne. "Time for crab", you scribble across each one in a mad frenzy. You are so tired of the crabs. They aren't the most encouraging games, to say the least.

But Elden Ring is different. Yes, it's an action-RPG that retains Souls' difficulty, but it's one that expands their labyrinthine worlds with a single offering that's dizzying in its scope. Perhaps most importantly, it's a world that encourages you to explore and wants you to win, even if its way of showing it is with a massive rock troll that wants to cave your face in. What Elden Ring provides is an adventure unlike anything else or anyone else's. An unmissable jaunt through one of, if not the most impressive open world to date. "Visions of joy" sums it up nicely.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:28 AM

Performance problems marred the launch of Total War: Warhammer 3 last week, which is a shame because the fantasy strategy game is otherwise pretty great. The developers, Creative Assembly say they're working on fixing it. Yesterday they laid out their plans for improving performance, stability, and a few other issues, expecting to launch the first 'hotfix' patch this week. But some issues have many causes, so they warn it'll take time and multiple patches to really fix the game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:30 AM

The RPS team is growing once again. This time, we're on the look out for a new Section Editor: someone who can come in and take the reins of our growing reviews section and use their expert editing skills to make sure all of our posts, whether that's news, reviews, features or previews, are all in tip-top condition before publication. It's a pretty experienced role, but if you're a staff writer looking to take the next step in your career, or an existing section editor looking to shift into the wonderful world of PC gaming, we want to hear from you - and you can apply right here.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:02 AM

What truths await us all inside the enigma that is Elden Ring's Pot Boy? Fermented veg, most likely. Not my hypothesis, but that of Adam Sutton, Iron Age and Roman Pottery Specialist at the Museum of London Archaeology. Do you hear me, Miyazaki? I simply will not stand for any more of your delightfully obtuse world-building, and so I've enlisted expert help to illuminate the shrouded past of the internet's favourite boy whomst is also a pot (pictured above attending The Game Awards live and in person). Together, we will excavate his very soul. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:35 AM

Cyberpunk 2077 was an infuriating mess in so many ways when I reviewed it at the end of 2020, but a funny thing would happen every time I'd stop playing it. All the T-posed NPCs, floataway physics bugs and crashes-to-desktop would be lost in time, like tears in rain. What remained was the deep appreciation I had for its story and characters, and a longing to revisit Night City.

So I have. After last week's patch 1.5 promised more fixes, a refreshed perk tree and improved AI, I wondered if I might finally be able to champion the first-person RPG without caveats. The answer is not a simple yes or no - but the list of caveats is definitely a lot shorter.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:00 AM

Call Of Duty launching a new sequel every year is a tradition older than the CoD players who tell me they've had sex with my mother. But this tradition may break next year, according to an unconfirmed report. Supposedly Activision have delayed next year's game, leaving 2023 without a shiny new main series game. That doesn't mean 2023 won't have any new CoD, mind.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:30 AM

Back in 2012, the late great Antony Bourdain tweeted an impassioned defence of a fellow food writer, then 85 year old Marilyn Hagerty, whose recent positive review of her local Olive Garden had become the subject of widespread memery. I've never eaten at an Olive Garden because a.) we don't have them in the UK, and b.) unlimited pasta sounds like a death sentence. But I understand it's viewed as a faux-fancy chain for people who think Al Dente was the name of the man who invented spaghetti, and not somewhere you'd want to earnestly praise as a quote unquote 'serious critic'.

Big Tones was having none of it. He applauded Hagerty's celebration of Olive Garden as a genuine expression of widespread American food culture, calling her detractors 'snarkologists', and then published a book of her reviews. A class act, no doubt. And it's this championing of the everyman gourmand, this deep passion for non-exclusionary, unpretentious foodie culture, that powers Total War: Warhammer 3's most joyfully silly campaign experience.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:52 AM

Today, Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hogs released what looks to be the third and final gameplay trailer for their upcoming first-person shooter, Shadow Warrior 3. The trailer once again features all of the colorful, gory, and chaotic combat we've come to expect from the series, as dual-wielding firefights with giant enemies take center stage. […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:48 AM

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the games that will be granted to PlayStation Plus subscribers in March 2022 at no additional cost.

The post PlayStation Plus Games for March 2022 Announced: Ghostrunner, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, & More appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:48 AM

Mages released the Chaos;Head Noah/Chaos Child Double Pack for Nintendo Switch in Japan, but there may be good news for western fans as well.

The post Chaos;Head Noah/Chaos;Child Double Pack Dev Encourages Fans to Wait for Information About English Version appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:00 AM

Elden Ring on PC The best part of Dark Souls –or any of the Soulsborne games, for that matter– isn't the bosses. It's the sense of dread and trepidation you get when you're exploring the unknown. That fear follows the player each time they round a corner because you just don't know if there's an […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:39 AM

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of NieR: Automata, Square Enix had a couple more announcements to make on top of the brand new anime.

The post NieR: Automata Has Shipped 6 Million Units; Will Appear in Babylon's Fall Crossover Event appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:17 AM

Developer Asobo Studio has today revealed the contents of its collector's edition version of A Plague Tale: Requeim, the anticipated upcoming sequel to one of 2019's standout indies. As you can see above, the highlight of the Collector's Edition is a gorgeous statue of Amicia and Hugo. Imagined and designed by the artistic team at […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:00 AM

Pokemon Legends: Arceus on Switch For 25 years, the main series Pokemon franchise has felt like it suffered from "if you've played one game, you've played them all." Yet somehow, it has had such a tight grip on people like me who have been there since the very beginning with Pokemon Red and Blue. While […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:50 AM

Horizon Forbidden West has only been out for a couple of days, but developer Guerrilla Games is already following up the game's day one patch with a second update that fixes a host of issues. Below you can find the full list of patch notes (via Reddit), as well as three 'known issues' that the […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:46 AM

The rumors had been floating about for a few days now, and Square Enix has finally confirmed it on their livestream celebrating the 5th year anniversary for NieR: Automata, which released back in 2017. The critically acclaimed game, directed by Yoko Taro and featuring a soundtrack composed by Keiichi Okabe, will be getting an anime […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:42 AM

During the recent Steam Next Festival, developer Goldknights and publisher Prime Matter dropped a ton of new information regarding their upcoming fantasy action-RPG, The Last Oricru, which is set to come to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S later this year. Not only were we treated to a new gameplay trailer, but we were also […]

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:35 AM

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Game

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These is getting its own game adaptation. Its official title is Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue Saga [Thanks, Dengeki.]

The Legend of Galactic Heroes setting itself is considered a Japanese sci-fi classic. First released in 1982 as a series of novels by Yoshiki Tanaka, LOGH is set in the far future. Humanity has spread throughout the galaxy. Two factions, the Galactic Empire and Free Planets Alliance, have been at war for the past 150 years, and millions have died in the struggle to rule over an interstellar human civilization. In the midst of the conflict, two pivotal figures emerge - the Imperial commander Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the Alliance officer Yang Wen-li. Their clashes and battles would change the history of the universe. The story was adapted into several animated works, including the titular 110-episode OVA series running from 1988 to 1997.

There's little to the newly opened official website, but the press release announcing the development has a bit more information about what potential players can expect. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue Saga will be a strategy game for iOS and Android. It'll be free-to-play, and supported by in-app purchases, and features characters, locations, and warships from the LOGH fiction. They'll appear as they do in the 2018 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These anime. The latest adaptation of the original story, Die Neue These carries a German subtitle that means "A New Thesis", referring to its status as a "reboot" with a different approach than the OVA series.

Players will take on the role of a space naval commander and take part in the galactic war that defines the LOGH setting. Their goal will be to unite the galaxy through conquest. The game is in development at Aiming, Inc. Aiming developed games like Caravan StoriesDragon Quest Tactand co-developed World of Demons alongside PlatinumGames.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue Saga is in development. The first two seasons of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These can be viewed on Crunchyroll. A third season is in production and will air in 2022 in Japan. The original OVA series can be streamed on HIDIVE.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:00 AM

The Hololive En Council group has been around for six months, and cover is celebrating with new merchandise of the Vtubers.

There's new Hololive Vtuber merchandise on the way, and this time the stars are the Council members. Cover announced its Hololive Council Half-Year Celebration line. Pre-orders are open now, ahead of their late-July to late-August 2022 debut. The items will consist of acrylic stands of each Vtuber, a set of five pins with their mascots, and a towel with the mascot art. In the case of the mascots, Speaker of Space Sana Tsukomo drew the art.

Each of the acrylic stands features a Hololive Council member in her normal outfit. The base also has a design inspired by the character. These are ¥2,000/$17 each. As for the pin set and towel, those will cost ¥5,000/$41 each. They feature Boros, Friend, Mr. Squeaks, Nemu, and Yatagarasu.

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The Hololive Council first appeared back in August 2021. The group consists of Baelz Hakos, Fauna Ceres, Kronii Ouro, Mumei Nanashi, and Sana Tsukomo. Each one is based on a certain concept. So, for example, Fauna is the Keeper of Nature and Kronii is the Warden of Time.

This is also the second recent major announcement for the group. Back in January 2022, the characters got their kimonos. However, no Hololive Council merchandise of the Vtubers in those outfits was released.

The Hololive En Council Half-Year Celebration merchandise can be pre-ordered until March 28, 2022. It is expected to ship between the end of July and end of August 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:10 AM

Final Fantasy Locations Confirmed as Tracks for Chocobo GP

Some familiar Final Fantasy locations from FFV, FFVI, FFVII, and FFIX will be in Chocobo GP. A new trailer confirms major cities and places from those games will appear as courses in the game. Each one features certain hallmarks from the spaces recreated on the smaller scale.

Here's the full trailer looking at Final Fantasy locations in Chocobo GP. It kicks off with the FFVI town of Zozo, which is a very story-critical location in that game. After that it shows off the royal city of Alexandria from FFIX, which is Garnet's home. Big Bridge is the only place that isn't a "town" turned into a track. It is also where people would meet Gilgamesh. Finally, the video closes with a look at FFVII's Gold Saucer. That's essentially a huge amusement park and arcade in that game.

This comes after some of the initial Chocobo GP FFVII and FFVIII characters were confirmed. Both Cloud and Squall will appear alongside the first season pass. Cloud will need to be earned in Season Pass 1. Squall be sold in the in-game shop during that period.

Chocobo GP will appear on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 10, 2022. The Lite version of the game will appear that same day. There is also a free Chocobo GP' game for Android and Apple iOS devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:45 AM

Monster Hunter Rise DLC Characters Paz and Selva Will Be in Sunbreak

The latest Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak tease revealed that DLC characters Paz and Selva will appear in the expansion. Director Yoshitake Suzuki took to Twitter to reveal the add-on hunters will appear as part of the story. There is also new concept art of the two with the woman who appear in the TGA 2021 trailer.

Here's Suzuki's announcement. As a reminder, both Deputy Paz and Commander Selva are members of the Chevaliers. This is a group that will presumably play a large part in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

This marks four Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak new characters we know about. We already saw the regal woman in the TGA 2021 trailer. Paz and Selva DLC is out now for the main game. There will also be a new receptionist.

Monster Hunter Rise is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC, and the Paz and Selva characters' DLC is out now. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak will release on both platforms in Summer 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:00 AM

NieR Automata Anime

NieR: Automata has had a great many crossovers with other games since its release in 2017, but the latest boundary it's breaking is into another medium: Animation. Square Enix announced a NieR: Automata anime adaptation during the game's 5th Anniversary commemorative livestream event. Aniplex of America also shared the reveal, suggesting it will appear worldwide.

The event also revealed a brief teaser for the production.


The NieR: Automata anime teaser shows off little more than concept art of protagonist 2B and her Pod companion. Text flashes onscreen with lines like: "All beings were designed to perish," and "We're still trapped...in a repeating spiral of life and death."

The official site shows little more than the NieR: Automata anime teaser trailer, but promises more info soon. Information such as a broadcast window, the production staff roll or studio, and broadcast channels, is unavailable at this time.

Based on the description available on the site, the basic plot setup is identical to the game's. Like the game, the NieR: Automata anime is set in the distant future, where humanity has been driven from the Earth by the Machine Life Forms unleashed by an invading alien race. After taking refuge on the moon, Mankind sends its own armies of Androids forth in a war to reclaim the planet. YorHa No. 2 Type B, 2B, is a combat android in the YorHa forces that enters battle to recapture Earth.

The NieR: Automata anime is in production. The game it's based on is immediately available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, as is NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., a 2021 remaster of the original game in the NieR series. A mobile spinoff, NieR: Reincarnation, is available on Android and iOS.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:30 AM

Resident Evil HD Renders

The Resident Evil Portal has updated to include HD renders from classic Resident Evil games, like Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil 0, and the Resident Evil Outbreak series. Additionally, the website states there will be another update on March 1, 2022. This will more than likely include more new renders and concept art from previously released Resident Evil titles. In order to access this content users will need to have a Capcom ID.

On February 14, 2022 the Resident Evil Portal Twitter account teased that the website would be updating. Shortly after, the website updated to include HD renders from Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. Through subsequent updates, more renders and pieces of concept art have been shared through the website. The images are available to view through the Japanese and English versions of the Resident Evil Portal.

However, on Twitter, some users have noticed that certain textures for Resident Evil Outbreak have been updated. That said, Capcom has not mentioned an official HD remaster of the Resident Evil Outbreak series.

In January 2022, Capcom revealed that Resident Evil Village would receive DLC. The DLC was originally announced in June 2021 and is planned for a 2022 release. However, while the DLC content was announced, further information regarding it has yet to be disclosed.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:00 AM

NieR Automata Babylon's Fall

During the NieR: Automata 5th anniversary broadcast, Square Enix announced a NieR: Automata collaboration event will appear in Babylon's Fall. Players will explore the Machine Village and the Amusement Park from NieR: Automata through the event. The trailer for the collaboration event also revealed what appears to be 2B, 9S, and A2 inspired cosmetic items. Additionally, several unique enemy variants that inspiration from NieR: Automata were shown.

However, while the event has been announced, Square Enix has not shared a timeframe as to when it will possibly appear. That said, it does appear within the Babylon's Fall Season 1 trailer. So, players can potentially expect to see it appear within Season 1.

You can watch the NieR: Automata and Babylon's Fall collaboration event trailer below.


On February 25, 2022, a Babylon's Fall demo will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Additionally, data from the demo will carry over into the full release of the game. The demo will include the introduction level of the game. Previously, Square Enix held multiple closed beta tests for the game.

Babylon's Fall will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on March 3, 2022. Those who pre-order the Digital Deluxe edition will receive early access to the game on February 28, 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:30 AM

NieR Reincarnation Automata

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of NieR: Automata, which released in February 2017, the NieR: Automata collaboration event has returned to NieR Reincarnation. Players can obtain unique versions of 2B, 9S, and A2 through the event. Additionally, 2P will be available to obtain as well. These versions are the very same ones that arrived through the global release of the mobile game. The NieR: Automata and NieR Reincarnation collaboration event will be available until March 14, 2022.

Outside of featuring costumes unique to NieR Reincarnation for 2B, 9S, and A2, the event also has an individual storyline that players can experience once again thanks to this return collaboration. NieR Reincarnation has seen the inclusion of several NieR related collaboration events, such as a NieR Replicant event in September 2021. Players could obtain Kaine, Emil, and brother Nier through the event. A Drakengard 3 event also appeared, which gave players the chance to obtain Zero.

NieR Reincarnation is a mobile game set within the NieR universe. It features an all new cast of characters, with players experiencing their narrative through the creation of weapon stories. In September 2021, Square Enix announced the title had reached 15 million downloads worldwide.

NieR Reincarnation is immediately available for Android and iOS devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:00 AM

Genshin Impact Wallpaper Shenhe Itto Albedo

miHoYo released several Genshin Impact wallpapers, which feature key artwork of Shenhe, Itto, Albedo, and Yun Jin. Each wallpaper is of an image used to promote Genshin Impact versions 2.4 and 2.3. Users can download the wallpapers through the official website. A total of four desktop wallpapers and two mobile wallpapers are available. The two Genshin Impact desktop wallpapers feature Arataki Itto, Gorou, Ganyu, Shenhe, and Xiao. The wallpapers intended for use on mobile devices feature Shenhe, Yun Jin, Keqing, Ningguang, Paimon, Albedo, and the Traveler.

Here are the desktop wallpapers.

And these are the two mobile wallpapers.
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Unlike wallpapers released through the N0va Desktop application, these are not interactive in any way. Instead, they are simply promotional stills. However, characters like Albedo have received Genshin Impact live wallpapers. Other wallpapers feature Ganyu, Hu Tao, Zhongli, Diluc, Ganyu, Xiao, and Klee. Additionally, the N0va Desktop application is available to download on PC through Steam. Several of the live wallpapers are available to use for PC and mobile devices. Like the key artwork wallpapers, the live wallpapers are based on previously released Genshin Impact content. They are often based on the EPs that focus on individual characters.

Genshin Impact is available for PS4, PS5, PC, and Android and iOS devices. It is in development for Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:30 AM

Megaton Musashi

Level-5's super robot action RPG Megaton Musashi will receive a crossover with a couple of mecha classics: Mazinger Z and Getter Robo. A tweet on the official account promised more details on the Megaton Musashi crossover event in the future. However, a brief teaser for the collaboration was shown during Level-5's Megaton Lab livestream event.


The clip shows off Musashi, one of the main Megaton Musashi Rogues (playable mecha). Musashi steps forward, but as lightning flashes, it's replaced by the silhouette of the Getter-1 Robo, then by Mazinger Z. Mazinger Z and Getter Robo come from manga artist Go Nagai (creator of Devilman and Cutie Honey). Both series were considered groundbreaking for the mecha genre. Getter Robo featured one of the first super robot designs to be assembled from multiple other machines, while Mazinger Z's titular robot was one of the first to be piloted from the inside.

Megaton Musashi released in November 2021 in Japan, alongside an anime series. It takes place in a future where an alien invasion has wiped out 90% of the human population. The survivors were herded into a shelter, and their memories of the catastrophe were erased. A trio of young people are later chosen to pilot the "Megaton-class" Rogues, a group of super robots that stand about 200 feet tall. Constructed of Megatronium Alloy, the Rogues are mankind's last-ditch resistance against its oppressors. Players control and customize Rogues to defeat their enemies. The game balances 3D combat with Rogue customization and story-driven exploration. Players can use parts won in combat to upgrade and create new components for the Rogues, which are reflected in their appearances. Players can also cooperate in Megaton Musashi multiplayer to defeat large enemies.

Megaton Musashi is available on the Switch and PS4 in Japan. The first season of the anime series is viewable in Japanese on YouTube. Localization plans for the franchise have not yet been announced.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:00 AM

Atelier Sophie 2 Tales of Arise Collaboration

Both Atelier Sophie 2 and Tales of Arise will be getting new collaboration items, such as weapon skins and accessories. Tales of Arise will receive three items from Atelier Sophie 2, and vice versa. The collaboration items will appear sometime before the end of April 2022 as part of a free update. Additionally, Koei Tecmo uploaded the opening theme song trailer for Atelier Sophie 2.

The free collaboration DLC for Tales of Arise will include two weapon skins and one accessory item. Once downloaded, players can equip a Hunting Rifle skin for Shionne and Sophie's magic staff for Dohalim. Sophie's flower hairpin will be available as an accessory item, but it's unconfirmed if all characters can equip it. Atelier Sophie 2 will then get three accessories referencing various characters from Tales of Arise. These include Alphen's mask, Shionne's tiara, and a large Owl King doll.

You can get a better look at how each item will look in-game in the screenshots below:

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Notably, Shionne's tiara and Sophie's hairpin were shown in an earlier collaboration illustration that featured characters from both titles. Koei Tecmo revealed the accessories during an Atelier Sophie 2 pre-launch live stream on February 22, 2022. The company also showed off the official theme song trailer for the game as well as other planned DLC, including swimsuit costumes, additional scenarios, and more.

Here is the official Atelier Sophie 2 theme song trailer:


The Atelier Sophie 2 Tales of Arise collaboration items will appear as free DLC sometime before the end of April 2022. Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will release on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, and PS4 on February 25, 2022. Tales of Arise is immediately available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:30 AM

nijisanjij noctyx

Nijisanji EN will debut Noctyx, its fifth wave of VTubers, on February 26, 2022. Noctyx's first stream, as well as its first single "Stuck In The Abyss," will premiere at 6PM PST/9PM EST. For those in Japan, that's February 27, 2022 at 11AM. Like Nijisanji EN's previous unit Luxiem, Noctyx consists of five male VTubers.

According to the Nijisanji EN YouTube channel, Noctyx's lore will focus on time travel. The five members of this unit are:


The members have already started posting on Twitter, allowing fans to get a look at their personalities prior to their debut. In the teaser, Sonny's title is "Officer" and his bio on Twitter says that he is "the law." The Japanese text makes it clearer that he is the captain of a special unit. Yugo is a DJ, while Alban is a phantom thief. Lastly, Uki is a psychic, and Fulgur is a cyborg.

Earlier Nijisanji EN units comprise of Lazulight, Obsydia, Ethyria, and Luxiem. Prior to Luxiem, all of the Nijisanji EN VTuber groups consisted of girl members. In January 2022, the Lazulight girls got new models and outfits and released goods of said new looks.

Noctyx will have its debut stream on February 26, 2022 at 6PM PST/9PM EST. It will also unveil its first single "Stuck In The Abyss" on that date.

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