Kotaku Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:03 PM
Three men in Russia were reportedly arrested after stealing 20 Nvidia RTX 3070 TIs from a suburban warehouse. While they successfully made off with the video cards, a haul worth nearly $38,000 USD, they were arrested after trying to sell them to local pawn shops.
PCGamesN Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:32 PM
There's a scary new Elden Ring exploit going around that allows an invading opponent to crash your game and mess up your save file - so you become stuck in an infinite falling death loop and are unable to continue the open-world game. Scary stuff, for sure.
Elden Ring is one of the best RPGs on PC and certainly an early contender for game of the year, but it's by no means perfect - or unassailable. While there are some fun tricks and traps you can play on unsuspecting opponents in the game's multiplayer modes, it turns out that there are terrifying hacks doing the rounds too.
This particular hack is less of a security exploit than the trouble in Dark Souls earlier this year, but it's no less aggravating. Basically, what happens is the hacker joins your game as a seemingly regular invader and hacks your game so it crashes. When you load back up your save, you'll find your character stuck in an infinite falling death loop and unable to continue.Best Elden Ring settings, Elden Ring bosses guide, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:21 PM
There's nothing better than a city-builder game unless it's about building cities on Mars - and you can now do it in co-op, thanks to the newly-added Per Aspera multiplayer modes. As of now, up to four players can work together to colonise Mars, as Per Aspera is now a co-op game.
For the last few months, developer Tlön Industries has held various online betas for players to test out. Now, around 15 months after Per Aspera launched on Steam, the full multiplayer co-op experience is finally available for the sci-fi management game. It works like the Sandbox mode, and there won't be any PvP or military buildings - not yet, anyway.
Basically, how multiplayer in Per Aspera works is that up to four players can land separately on Mars and create their own little districts and colonies. However, research is shared and resources will have to be, too. You can save and return to the session at any point, so you don't have to play a round of this gigantic city builder all at once.Per Aspera review, The best city-builder games on PC, The best space games on PC
PCGamesN Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:21 PM
It's now possible to play Steam Deck Xbox games, thanks to Microsoft. For anyone with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription - which includes the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta - the publisher now provides instructions on how to get it running on Steam Deck, so both Halo Infinite and Halo 5 now run on Valve's console.
Despite a massive amount of games being playable on the Steam Deck, there are a few major games that just won't. While there are around 26 Xbox games verified for Steam, Halo Infinite and Gears 5 are not among them. While the Steam versions of these games still don't work on Valve's console, there is a workaround for anyone with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Furthermore, one of the biggest benefits for PC owners with the Ultimate version of Game Pass is the ability to stream Xbox games on the cloud - even games that still aren't available on PC, such as Halo 5, Fable 2, or Perfect Dark Zero. Thanks to the work of the Xbox Cloud Gaming team, all of these games are now playable on Steam Deck.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Saturday, March 19, 2022 8:16 AM
March 19, 2022: The Itch.io Ukraine bundle has now concluded, raising over $6 million.
The Itch.io Ukraine games bundle was a stellar deal, as for the cost of just $10 people could get their hands on nearly a thousand indie games - including names such as Superhot, Celeste, Wandersong, and Skatebird - with the money entirely going to support charities working in Ukraine.
As companies such as EA and Microsoft pull sales in Russia, many are pushing for charitable donations to relief organisations in Ukraine. Aside from suspending sales, Activision Blizzard has promised to match "employee donations 2:1" to support Ukraine. Cold War city builder Workers and Resources: Soviet Republic will get a new DLC pack with all its funds donated to charities, and John Romero's new Doom 2 level has raised over €25K in relief funds.
Earlier this month, Itch.io began its Bundle for Ukraine, containing around 889 games and 102 digital game-related items. They could all be unlocked for a minimum $10 contribution, all of which is split between two charities working in Ukraine - the International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.Celeste: a platformer about anxiety, The best PC games of 2018: Celeste, PCGN Awards 2018
PCGamesN Saturday, March 19, 2022 7:58 AM
Content warning: this article contains references to medical emergencies, cardiac arrests, and near-death experiences.
As a big Dark Souls fan, I expect to die again and again while playing FromSoft games, but I never thought it would happen to me in real life. In early September of 2021, it did. Twice.
I didn't know it at the time, but I had walking pneumonia. At three in the morning on September 3, 2021, I was having difficulty breathing. I managed to call 911 before collapsing in my front hallway. The cops had to bag me with oxygen until EMTs arrived on the scene. I had a cardiac arrest and the EMTs performed CPR on me. They got me into an ambulance, where I had another cardiac arrest. They shocked my heart again and for one of the cardiac arrests, they jabbed me with an epinephrine injection as well. Oh, and I had a stroke at some point, too. That's always an afterthought: the stroke, overshadowed by the two cardiac arrests.Best Elden Ring settings, Elden Ring bosses guide, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Saturday, March 19, 2022 7:37 AM
Humble has launched a massive new bundle with around a hundred games, with all proceeds going to charities providing humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. The Humble Ukraine Bundle includes 123 games, books, and comics, and it's already raised over $4 million USD - with six days still to go.
The "Stand With Ukraine" bundle from Humble is the latest effort by the games industry to raise money for relief efforts in the region. Indie storefront Itch.io recently held a similar bundle of nearly a thousand indie games, which ended up raising over $6 million. Workers and Resources: Soviet Republic will get a new DLC pack with all its funds donated to charities, and John Romero's new Doom 2 level has raised over €25K in relief funds.
Head here to check out Humble's bundle, which features some truly major games from a wide range of publishers - all for around $40/£30. The most notable game on the list has to be Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition, from the Ukraine-based 4A Games.Metro Exodus PC review, Metro Exodus endings, Metro Exodus 60 fps settings
Twinfinite Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:50 PM
Humble Bundle asked gamers to rally to support the people of Ukraine with its Stand With Ukraine bundle, and gamers did indeed rally.
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Twinfinite Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:28 PM
Twinfinite Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:54 PM
The Pokemon Company had a treat for Pokemon fans in the form of a new music video full of dancing pikachus, performed by Okinawan band HY.
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Twinfinite Saturday, March 19, 2022 7:00 AM
Great Scott! It would seem that everybody's favorite Delorean-driving scientist is set to join the cast of The Mandalorian's upcoming third season. That's right, Christopher Lloyd – the award-winning actor behind the Back to the Future series, The Addams Family franchise, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest […]
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Siliconera Saturday, March 19, 2022 2:00 PM
Medicos Entertainment revealed new images of the upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Jotaro Nendoroid ahead of the figure's release. The Nendoroid features bonus parts, including references to the events of the latest season of the anime. Pre-orders for the figure will open on March 24, 2022, at 12 p.m. Japan Time. There is no confirmed price or release date as of yet.
As with most Nendoroids, the Jotaro Kujo Nendoroid will come with several different interchangeable face plates. This includes a standard facial expression, a battle expression, and a version in which Jotaro is under the effects of Enrico Pucci's Stand ability. Similar to previous Jotaro Nendoroids, the figure will also include parts that allow you to put his hands in his pockets.
Additionally, the Nendoroid will come with a separate "Ora Ora" Star Platinum fist that has its own display stand. Pre-orders from the Medicos Online shop and Good Smile Company website will also come with a special arrow pendant item. Combined with the previously released Jolyne Nendoroid, owners can reenact the scene in which Jotaro gives Jolyne the pendant.
You can get a better look at the Jotaro Nendoroid below.
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The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Jotaro Nendoroid pre-orders will open on March 24, 2022. Pre-orders will be available on the Medicos Entertainment website, as well as the Good Smile Company website. There is no confirmed price or release date.
The post JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Jotaro Nendoroid Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:00 PM
Holostars revealed the visuals and backstories of "Uproar!!," its new unit. None of them have debut dates yet, but more information will appear on the official Holostars Twitter account. Uproar!! will be the fourth generation of Holostars, following MaFia.
There will be four members in Uproar!!:
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The trailer and visuals for Uproar!! appeared at Hololive Super Expo 2022. Holostars is the Japanese division of male idols affiliated with Cover, and so far, there are nine active VTubers in Holostars. As for Hololive EN, Cover opened up auditions in early March 2022 for male applicants who would want to join the company as a male VTuber.
Cover will announce the debut stream dates for Holostars Uproar!! soon.
Siliconera Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:00 PM
Even more Good Smile Company figures of Hololive Vtubers are on the way, and this time they will be part of the Nendoroid line. As part of the Hololive Super Expo 2022 announcements, a few announcements came up. Namely, Nakiri Ayame, Hoshimachi Suisei, Shiranui Flare, and Shirogane Noel Nendoroids are on the way.
There are no unpainted prototypes for these new figures yet, as the Hololive Nendoroid announcements are too. Instead, there's normal art of Ayame, Suisei, Flare, and Noel in the images. This does suggest that the figures will feature the characters in those outfits.
Here's the full gallery showing the Hololive Nendoroid announcement art.
Good Smile Company is working on a large number of Hololive Vtuber figures. Some of the ones getting Nendoroids already have other merchandise in the works. For example, a Flare figma will appear later in 2022. Quite a few Noel items will be made too. At WonHobby 33, Good Smile Company announced a scale figure of her is in development. An unpainted prototype of her figma showed up at WonHobby 35.
The Nakiri Ayame, Hoshimachi Suisei, Shiranui Flare, and Shirogane Noel Nendoroids are in development. There's no release date for any of them yet.
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Siliconera Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:30 AM
Mages uploaded the opening movie for the upcoming The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Five Memories Spent With You video game. The video features all five Nakano sisters singing the game's theme song, "I Want to See Your Smile." The opening theme also includes scenes of the sisters' graduation trip to Okinawa. [Thanks, Gamer!]
The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Five Memories Spent With You will center around protagonist Futaro Uesugi. Uesugi works as a student tutor for the five identical Nakano sisters. At the start of the series, it's revealed that he will eventually marry one of the five sisters. The game will follow the characters as they go on a graduation trip to Okinawa and visit various real-life locations.
As such, most of the opening movie revolves around each sister spending time with Uesugi. Specifically, we can see them visit popular tourist locations such as the Shurijo Castle, as well as participate in snorkeling, paragliding, and going to the beach. These events will likely play a key part in the game's 15 different endings. Backing the video is the game's official opening theme, featuring all five of the voice actors that play each of the Nakano sisters.
You can check out the Quintessential Quintuplets game opening movie below.
This is the second Quintessential Quintuplets game from Mages. The previous game was The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Come in Fives! which released in March 2021. Both games feature special limited-edition versions that include a five-disc drama CD set, with a scenario dedicated to each sister.
The Quintessential Quintuplets: The Five Memories Spent With You will launch for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on June 2, 2022, in Japan. The normal version will cost ¥8,580 (about $74), while the premium version will cost ¥11,800 (about $102).
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Siliconera Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will temporarily lose its free-to-play edition on PS4. According to an announcement on Bandai Namco Entertainment's page, it will "terminate" Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite on the PS4 on March 23, 2022. Then, around the beginning of April 2022, a new version of the title will reappear, allowing players to download and play as normal. Players can migrate save data from the previous version of the game to the new one. Content in the two versions is identical.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 originally launched in 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Bandai Namco ported the game to Nintendo Switch in 2017 and Google Stadia in 2019. Xenoverse 2 Lite is a free-to-play version of the game available on PS4 and Xbox One that came out in 2019. Bandai Namco released a Switch version of Lite, but later removed it.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite functions as a trial or demo mode of sorts, as it carries significant limitations on content and progression. Players who start in the Lite version can retain their progression and characters if they choose to upgrade to the full version of the game.
The Lite edition includes the following content:
The Lite edition also comes with restrictions on available skills, equipment and characters. For example, Lite players cannot create Saiyan or Frieza Race custom characters. They also can't use race-specific transformations other than Kaioken and Potential Unleashed. Player levels are also capped at 50 (compared to 99 for paid players). Lite players cannot access the Guru House, and as such cannot increase their stats past the cap of 100. Lite players also cannot fly in the lobby area, making it difficult to reach certain NPCs.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite on the PS4 will go offline on March 23, 2022. It will return in early April 2022. The Xbox One edition of Lite is unaffected. The full version of the game on all platforms will function as normal.
The post Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite to Close, Relaunch in April appeared first on Siliconera.
Destructoid Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:00 PM
No sign of William Devane This week's Arcade Archives addition from Hamster is not only an iconic action classic, but...
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Destructoid Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM
That's Pablo Schreiber and Jen Taylor respectively The Halo TV show is set to debut on March 24, and having...
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Destructoid Saturday, March 19, 2022 7:00 AM