Mar 26, 22:00

Kotaku Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:45 PM

A large, privately-owned, and operated museum dedicated to retro computers and video games was destroyed earlier this week in Ukraine as a result of the ongoing and horrific invasion of the country by Russia. While a museum being destroyed doesn't compare at all to the thousands dead and injured, it's still a sad loss…


Kotaku Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:25 PM

Storybook Brawl is a popular free-to-play card game on Steam. It has a fairly large and active playerbase who enjoy the game a lot. And now almost all of them seem angry and are review bombing the game's Steam page after the devs behind Storybook Brawl announced plans to integrate NFTs and blockchain technology into…


PCGamesN Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:35 PM
     WoW Classic dev gauging interest in Wrath of the Lich King

It looks like WoW Classic could be getting Wrath of the Lich King servers. There have been a few indications it could happen over the past few months, though we've just got our biggest one yet.

One player reports on Reddit that their guildmate has received a survey from Blizzard asking how likely they are to play a Classic version of Wrath of the Lich King. A few other players have shared that they, too, got a similar email, though one reveals more of what Blizzard is asking. Apparently, the developer is keen to know how interested people are in the new servers and if they played the original expansion when it was released back in 2008.

It wouldn't be the first time that Blizzard has gauged interest in a new WoW Classic server through an email. In 2020, some players got a survey asking their preference on starting a character in a potential WoW Classic: Burning Crusade server. One year later, of course, the expansion was re-released for the MMORPG.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:00 PM

Honestly, given Rocket League's prodigious success, it's a surprise more games haven't attempted to follow in its car tracks. Announced this week, Turbo Golf Racing looks to change that. It's a multiplayer game about driving a car into a ball, but as the name suggests it's drawing inspiration from those ruined good walks rather than from football.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:33 PM

Skyblivion has been in development for ten years and still isn't done, but work continues on the mod project remaking Oblivion inside Skyrim. The latest video is impressive, too, taking a 15 minute tour of areas, enemies, weapons and more that have been rebuilt, while outlining the work still to be done. Watch it below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:54 PM

To my mind the original PlayStation never had a good kart racer, but that might change sometime in the future - sort of. The developer of the recent Bloodborne PSX demake has announced their next project and yep, it's Bloodborne Kart. There's a teaser trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:31 PM

Activision Blizzard are facing a new lawsuit this week from an employee who alleges that the company has a "frat boy" culture, including excessive drinking and sexual advances made by supervisors. The employee, named as "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit, also alleges that she had to accept a lower paid job within the company to escape the sexism, and that she was passed over for better roles after she complained.

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Twinfinite Saturday, March 26, 2022 8:15 PM
     Today third-party developers had plenty of news and releases to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.

Twinfinite Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:36 PM
     Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released two new videos about the growing space sim, focusing on upcoming content.

Twinfinite Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:05 PM
     Today Teamkill Media released a new trailer of its "cosmic horror" game Quantum Error, showing footage running on PS5.

Twinfinite Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:54 PM
     Today we learn that the RWBY anime RWBY: Ice Queendom will air in 2022 on Crunchyroll & Rooster Teeth, alongside a trailer and details.

Twinfinite Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:11 PM
     Sonic Powered is about to launch a new game for Nintendo Switch, Landing Hero Haneda x 787 in Japan, challenging players to land a 787.

Twinfinite Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:01 PM
     Technobrain just released Kansai International Airport (RJBB) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Here's Twinfinite's verdict.

Siliconera Saturday, March 26, 2022 7:00 PM

rwby ice queendom

The official Twitter account for RWBY uploaded a trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of RWBY: Ice Queendom. From the trailer, it appears that it will follow the main continuity of the show. The Japanese cast will also reprise their roles, though it is unclear if there will be an English dub yet. It will come out in 2022.

Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth developed the original concept of RWBY the web animation. As for the anime, Gen Urobuchi of Puella Magi Madoka Magica is the concept writer, while Tow Ubukata of Fafner in the Azure is in charge of the script. Black Rock Shooter's huke is the character designer, and SHAFT (also Puella Magi Madoka Magica) will animate the show.

You can watch the trailer for RWBY: Ice Queendom here:

Saori Hayami, Yoko Hikasa, Yu Shimamura, and Ami Koshimizu will reprise their roles as Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, respectively. These four voiced the main characters in the Japanese version of the RWBY web animation. Hayami will also sing the ending song, which you can hear in the trailer.

RWBY: Ice Queendom will not be the only new piece of RWBY content that appears in 2022. WayForward, creator of the Shantae series, announced that it is working on RWBY: Arrowfell. RWBY: Arrowfell is an action platformer that will come out for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

RWBY: Ice Queendom will start airing in 2022. The official Twitter account will keep everyone updated on information and developments.

The post RWBY Ice Queendom Anime Will Air in 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:00 PM

KanColle Season 2 Release

Kadokawa announced the anime adaptation of Kantai Collection, also known as KanColle, will receive a season 2 in November 2022. Alongside the announcement, the company also revealed the key visual for the upcoming season. Furthermore, Kadokawa opened up a new website dedicated to the series, where it revealed the cast and staff returning for the new season.

The announcement appeared as part of the ongoing AnimeJapan 2022 event. The C2 Kikan Twitter account shared the announcement via tweet. The new key visual shows off Shigure front and center, as well as characters such as Yamashiro, Fusou, and Mogami. The official press release reveals that the characters will face a "harsh battle unlike any they've seen before."

You can check out the new key visual for KanColle season 2 below.

KanColle Season 2 Release

Kadokawa announced KanColle season 2 would air in 2022 back in January, during the Chinjyufu New Year Live broadcast. However, production on the second season originally started back in 2015, after the first season ended. The series itself is an adaptation of the Kantai Collection mobile game which released in 2013. The second season will reportedly be a standalone project set in 1944, and will not have any direct relation to the first season.

KanColle season 2 will release in November 2022. The first season of the anime is available to watch on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

The post KanColle Season 2 Will Air in November 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:00 PM

Alice in Borderland Manga Doubles the Stakes

I discovered Alice in Borderland when it popped up as a new live-action release on Netflix in December 2020. By that point, I had watched most of the Japanese dramas available on the service and craved more. In my personal experience, the only way any company licenses more J-dramas is if there are viewership numbers to back it up. So, I took it upon myself to watch it that weekend. I was immediately hooked. And now, the Alice in Borderland manga provides another way to experience it.

Imagine drifting through the world with your closest friends. You have no real ambitions, no goals. You just know that the life your parents want you to have with a respectable career path working in an office and repeating the same steps day in and day out isn't for you. Alice in Borderland's hero Arisu Ryohei spends his days avoiding homework, "wasting" his time with video games, and hanging out with slacker friends Chota and Karube.

Alice in Borderland Manga Doubles the StakesOne afternoon, when confronted by his brother about slacking off, Arisu slips out of the house before things escalate with their dad. He heads to the bar where Karube works to meet up with his friends and commiserate about life. They talk about the what ifs; what if zombies rise up, what if there's an apocalypse, what if... as they wander along the abandoned train tracks. Some time around 4am, the group notices a fireworks display. An intense light blankets the sky. When they wake up, they discover themselves back in the bar.

A thick layer of dust covers the room and the boys are bewildered. They head outside only to find the streets devoid of people. Weeds and other plant life have sprouted through the roads and sidewalks. Food with an expiration date of the same year (2010) has molded. As they search for others, Arisu and his friends happen upon what looks like a festival of some sort. There are tables upon tables of freshly prepared food and refreshments just sitting there. While partaking of the buffet, another person emerges from the restrooms. An older woman quickly deduces they are first timers and warns them not to leave. They have unknowingly been lured into playing a dangerous game. Once you're in, the games never stop.

Trapped in this new world where the only way to stay alive is to risk your life, Arisu competes in these Borderland games in search of answers. Who is the Game Master? What happened to the real world? Is there a way to leave the game without dying?

In July 2021, Viz Media announced the company acquired the license to Alice in Borderland. Turns out, Viz is publishing the series as omnibus collections in its Signature imprint. The first volume contains the first two tankobon and covers the first two Borderland games: Three of Clubs and Five of Spades.

If you're coming to the manga because of the Netflix series like I did, don't be surprised by the differences between the manga and the show. In all honesty, while I love the source material, some of these changes are definitely for the better. Especially in terms of technology. Consider that the manga was set in 2010. It makes sense in the context of the manga that messages in that time period were given using large screens and visa papers printed out like tickets. With the live-action version taking place a full decade later, using smartphones as the primary means of communication and tracking is only natural. Why bother with annoying collars when people are already carrying a tracking device on their person every second of every day?

Another big shift in tone with the Netflix version is that Arisu and his friends are a bit older. Chota works an office job, Karube's still at the bar, and Arisu is just drifting along. An EMP causes a power outage while they hide from the police in a train station bathroom. When they stumble out of the stall and back outside, Tokyo is a ghost town. I enjoy both versions but I think the stakes in the manga are just a bit higher with our stars being adolescents.

So if you're like me and enjoy reading the source material as a way to enhance your viewing experience, I highly recommend checking out these Alice in Borderland omnibus releases. It starts strong and just keeps amping things up. Don't be shocked if you finish this double feature in one sitting.

Volume 1 of the Alice in Borderland manga releases on March 15, 2022 in North America.

The post Alice in Borderland Manga Doubles the Stakes appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:00 PM

Cblogs of 3/19 to 3/25/2022 –Sam van der Meer explores some of the more iconic copy abilities in the Kirby...

The post Which is your favorite of Kirby's many escapades? appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:00 PM

A complicated specter For a long while I wasn't sure what to think of Ghostwire: Tokyo. The marketing made it...

The post Review: Ghostwire: Tokyo appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:00 PM

'Yeah? well, you ain't from Chicago…' Another somewhat obscure oddity has rolled out of Hamster's big bag of classic coin-ops....

The post The strange Empire City: 1931 joins the Arcade Archives appeared first on Destructoid.

Mar 26, 02:00

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 6:47 PM
     Valorant Raze nerf turns out to be a bug

Riot Games has cleared up some unintended side effects of Valorant patch 4.05 that left Raze nerfed and spikes a tad quieter than they ought to be. If you thought the agent felt a bit off recently, then fret not, as it wasn't just you.

Valorant latest update initially went live earlier this week, though it didn't take fans long to notice that something was up. Players took to Reddit and Twitter to report that they were having issues re-equipping weapons after using her black packs and ult. Players noticed other bugs, too, such as the spike defuse sounds not being audible for players across the map, which makes playing the CS:GO-like a tad difficult.

The Valorant team initially confirmed that it was aware of the bugs and that a fix was coming in a few hours. Unfortunately, though, the bugs turned out to be trickier than the team thought, leading to competitive queues being disabled until earlier today. Raze is now back to her old self and spikes are nice and loud again, so you can enjoy a weekend of competitive Valorant.

RELATED LINKS: Valorant - all you need to know, Valorant system requirements

PCGamesN Friday, March 25, 2022 6:45 PM
     Maxis wants your Sims 4 saves to fix error code 0

If you're running into error code 0 in The Sims 4, you're not alone. Error code 0 leaves you unable to save your Sims 4 game, and it's an issue players have been dealing with off and on for ages. Reports have been ramping up over the past few weeks, however, and the developers at Maxis seem to be close to a fix - but they'll need your save files to make that happen.

"We're actively working to fix error code 0," quality designer SimGuruNick says on Twitter. "I've been testing a potential fix that has worked on the majority of player-provided saves… but not all of them. So I'd like to humbly request more save files. I need to verify this gets fixed for all players, not just most." The devs are asking for affected saves at this link.

Some players are finding that using the 'save as' command can work, even when the normal save function shows error code 0. The bug is affecting players on console, too - not just PC. A report on the issue was posted a month ago on the official support forum, and the devs seem to suspect it has something to do with the wedding cake item in the notoriously buggy My Wedding Stories pack.

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

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 11:24 PM
     Today Atlus released another of its daily trailers focusing on the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2 and showcasing one of its demons. This time around we take a look at the return of Kudlak, another demon that skipped Shin Megami Tensei V and debuted all the way back in Soul Hackers' predecessor Shin Megami Tensei: […]

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 8:36 PM
     Today Sunrise released a new trailer of the upcoming anime Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Urdr-Hunt.

Twinfinite Friday, March 25, 2022 6:26 PM
     Today third-party developers had a lot of news to share about upcoming and released add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Destructoid Friday, March 25, 2022 8:00 PM

Nun yer business It's great to see Puppet Combo's short-form horror experiences reach a wider audience. Murder House was the...

The post Review: Nun Massacre appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, March 25, 2022 7:30 PM

The fun of building without the mess The LEGO video games will always hold a special place in my heart...

The post LEGO Bricktales is a puzzle game that finally brings building to the forefront appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, March 25, 2022 7:00 PM

The Forest sequel delayed to October 2022 The Forest captured a lot of enthusiasm in the survival space, and its...

The post Sons of the Forest is taking extra time to be the 'next step in survival games' appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Friday, March 25, 2022 6:00 PM

An upgrade for the next generation Just when we thought Rockstar was ready to move on, they dropped an announcement...

The post Rockstar announces paid GTA+ subscription service for Grand Theft Auto Online appeared first on Destructoid.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 25, 2022 7:35 PM
     Ghostwire Tokyo Combat Guide 2Combat in Ghostwire: Tokyo doesn't leave you with a massive amount of options, but there's honestly a lot of subtlety to the game's systems that won't be clear until you dig a bit deeper into it. Well, it normally wouldn't be clear until then, but you're reading this guide that'll give you those dirty details right off the bat. I'm going to break down some of the less obvious complexities contained within the game, so grab a bucket of popcorn or, well, actually don't do that. Unless you just want to give it to me. First things first, ethereal weaving. That's how you're going to be fighting most everything. Sure, you can use arrows, but those are much more rare, making them a sometimes thing. You can also use your melee strike, but it's super weak and borderline useless in many scenarios. Ethereal weaving comes in green, blue, and red forms. Red, which is fire, is the strongest attack at your disposal, sure, but ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 25, 2022 7:30 PM
     Graphics Card Prices Nvidia Amd Rtx 30 Series Improving Best Sale 2022If 2021 goes down as the worst graphics card shortage in history, 2022 may be characterized as the greatest recovery for prices and availability. We've already noted multiple improvements in the opening months of this year, but the US government's recent announcement marks another major milestone for getting things back to normal. The Office of Trade Representatives just announced that various computer hardware items including PCBs and more will no longer be subject to the 7.5-25% tariff fees that drove prices up shortly after the Nvidia RTX 30 Series and AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series launched. These tariffs were imposed back in January 2021, when exclusion clauses expired for Chinese imports including computer hardware and components. The immediate result at the time was that AIBs, particularly those with manufacturing based in China, raised prices substantially to account for the import cost increases.   Components such as graphics cards are traditionally considered l...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 25, 2022 7:02 PM
     Ghostwire Tokyo Best Skills 1There are a lot of skills to purchase in Ghostwire: Tokyo and you won't be able to afford them all in a playthrough. I'm going to let you in on which of the game's skills are most worth grabbing, so you won't waste any precious skill points chasing ones that just don't matter at all. Let's jump right in.   Amenotori X This is the most expensive skill in Ghostwire: Tokyo. You'll need seven Magatama (which you'll collect from Youkai) and 45 skill points to buy it, but it's also one of the most useful skills in the game. It allows you to summon a tengu to many rooftops simply by zooming in on them and then grappling. It basically gives you a grappling hook. And who doesn't like grappling hooks? That's right, nobody. You'll obviously need to buy Amenotori I before this, but you'll want to grab that one as one of your first skills. This one takes some saving up. I mention it first because you should keep i...

Latest Games on Play iDev Games Friday, March 25, 2022 6:42 PM
     Play robot "JAG" and help him on his quest down Orford Lane to collect CD's to trade in at ManicMinors ToyStore so he can get a sweet deal on a new console!...