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Kotaku Friday, April 22, 2022 2:10 PM

Despite Elden Ring's notorious difficulty, folks are always looking for new challenges in the Lands Between. Malenia, a notoriously difficult late-game boss, has become a particular fixation for the community at large, especially after a nearly naked player became a celebrity by killing her skillfully. But now, fans…


Kotaku Friday, April 22, 2022 1:25 PM

It didn't take long for players of Gearbox's new loot-shooter Tiny Tina's Wonderlands to determine a "best gun." About a week after launch, fans settled on Liquid Cooling, a legendary-tiered pistol that can technically fire forever without reloading, provided you can reliably land critical hits. That, plus its…


Kotaku Friday, April 22, 2022 12:50 PM

Shhh…be very quiet if you are reading this in bed. I don't want to alarm you, but there might be a serial killer hiding under your mattress. However, he might also have no bones and can only wiggle and flail about to get anywhere, which gives you a big advantage. It's also the setup for a silly new free game called The


Kotaku Friday, April 22, 2022 11:15 AM

If you live east of the Mississippi River and you've ever had to send your Switch to Nintendo due to Joy-Con drift, then it definitely passed through a single repair shop in Syracuse, New York. Though Nintendo handled the process for submitting repairs, the actual work was performed by a company called United Radio.…


Kotaku Friday, April 22, 2022 10:40 AM

A union-busting complaint recently filed with the National Labor Relations Board accused Nintendo of America and contract worker agency Aston Carter of surveillance, retaliation, and other unfair labor practices. According to four sources familiar with the incident, that complaint, first reported by Axios, comes after…


PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 3:58 PM
     Enter the Dragon Chinese games showcase kicks off today

This weekend is the kickoff for the first-ever Enter the Dragon showcase on Steam, which will feature more than a hundred games from Chinese developers that span just about every conceivable genre, from city-building games to FPS games. The festival runs April 22-29, with a special kick-off event scheduled for tonight at 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT / 3am GMT.

There are some familiar faces featured in the festival, like action-FPS game Bright Memory: Infinite and the expansive industrial sim Dyson Sphere Program. However, there are a host of games we're seeing for the first time, too - SCP: Secret Files is an immersive sim and puzzle game based on the long-running community speculative fiction site, while Outpost is a multiplayer FPS game that challenges you to build and defend bases in a tower-defence/RTS hybrid.

City-building game Ballads of Hongye is one that caught our attention, too: it's a settlement management game set in an idyllic rural village in medieval China. You're a young lord who has recently taken ownership of the lands, and you have to complete time-limited challenges as you manage your territories in order to impress a board of hard-nosed judges.

RELATED LINKS: City-Building Games, Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 2:26 PM
     Co-op Minecraft speedrun drops the record under two minutes

Minecraft speedrunning is a world full of rules and chaos, whether you're going for solo or co-op records. The general gist is to try dig through the sandbox game as fast as possible, all while adhering to the rules of whichever category you're going for. There are a bunch of different ones, but all of them have you embodying the Sonic the Hedgehog spirit: gotta go fast.

YouTuber M8use and a team of other players all got together to conquer the game in under two minutes without glitches, and the whole thing is up in a video now. The video is over seven minutes long, but the first five minutes serve as an explanation for the run itself, which begins at 5:10. As M8use explains, this run is built for one specific Minecraft seed on the Bedrock edition of the game.

The video shows the viewpoints of four of the five players in splitscreen. Each of them has a different role to fulfil, and it's a hectic thing to watch. If you want the full experience, it's probably worth picking one side and just watching that one. Watching Minecraft being completed in under two minutes, no matter how many people are involved, is incredibly strange to watch.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 1:14 PM
     Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today

Xûr is Destiny 2's Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game's most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you're a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That's where we come in.

As of June 12, 2020, it appears that Xûr is back to providing random rolls - so the Exotic merchant is providing more excitement than he has in a long time. Xûr appears every Friday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We'll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you're reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he's selling this week.

Now we're in Beyond Light territory, but Xûr's first appearances have been at the usual spots - so maybe don't expect too many surprises from the merchant in the new year of Destiny content.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 1:07 PM
     Here are the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week

Bungie's pinnacle PvP activity is back in rotation with a major revamp, and if you're looking for details on the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week, you've come to the right place. Before you start working your way up through the ladder, you'll want to know what you're actually working for - so here's a breakdown of what's available each week, and what map you'll be playing on.

If you're not familiar with Trials of Osiris, it's a weekly PvP challenge where you enter a competitive gauntlet of 3v3 elimination matches. Your rewards are now doled out with a reputation system, so it's not about pure wins anymore, but you will still get special rewards if you can manage to go flawless.

Trials lands with the reset every Friday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, and lasts until the Tuesday reset at those same times. Each week provides a new set of rewards and a new map to play on, so here's what you can expect for the latest rotation.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 12:57 PM
     Elder Scrolls remake Daggerfall Unity is killing it on Nexus Mods

Daggerfall Unity is growing into an Elder Scrolls remake worthy of billing alongside Bethesda's originals, and like those originals, it's carving out a niche on Nexus Mods. The fan-made Daggerfall revamp now has hundreds of mods available, and those mods have amassed over one million downloads. Pretty impressive considering Daggerfall Unity isn't actually even out yet.

The milestone was highlighted by mod developer Cliffworms on Twitter yesterday. "Last year at around the same date, it reached 500K downloads. Here's to 1M more downloads in April 2023! Congrats and cheers to [Daggerfall Unity creator] Gavin Clayton for opening DFU to modding and to all modders and players!"

We covered Daggerfall Unity back in 2019, back when it was first entering public alpha. These days, it's deep into beta, and continuing to look impressive. The original Daggerfall was massive, but notoriously buggy even by the standards that modern Bethesda fans have become accustomed to. Daggerfall Unity recreates the original, which is now available for free, in a modern engine, aiming to fix those bugs and improve playability on modern machines.

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 12:56 PM
     Growing a studio of indie college pals into a triple-A powerhouse

We had a blast at the inaugural W.A.S.D. earlier this month, which featured game developers and players meeting up for three days of festivities at London's Tobacco Dock earlier this month. While the event has concluded, the in-depth discussion panels have been preserved - they're now up on our YouTube channel for everyone to enjoy. Joe Brammer, CEO of Battalion 1944 developer Bulkhead Interactive, delivered a talk Saturday afternoon about how he helped grow his company from a group of university friends into the triple-A development studio it is today.

Bulkhead has expanded a lot over the course of the past two years - in fact, it's doubled in size from 50 to 100 employees. In his talk, Brammer discussed some of the unforeseen challenges he and his colleagues faced along the way, and about how establishing a strong company culture and identity was a key part of finding the right people to join the team.

Brammer doesn't mince words about Bulkhead's journey - he's as candid in noting the studio's missteps as he is about highlighting its triumphs and strengths. Growing into a studio capable of taking on triple-A projects has involved a lot of learning on the job, plus plenty of improvisation in the face of unexpected challenges.

RELATED LINKS: Best indie games, What is W.A.S.D.?, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 12:47 PM
     Alienware unveils new Ryzen gaming PC and gaming laptops

Alienware is launching a refreshed version of its Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 gaming PC as well as two new gaming laptops featuring the latest and best gaming CPUs from AMD.

If you pick up the revamped Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 gaming PC you'll now be able to configure it with the "world's fastest gaming CPU", the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The company has also made improvements to the system's water cooling, claiming that its new "advanced liquid cooler" option can provide a 42% improvement in "thermal resistance" compared to the standard cooler However, it's unclear how this translates into operating temperatures while idle or under load.

Seeking to conquer the realm of portable gaming PCs, Alienware is also releasing its most-powerful 15-inch laptop yet with the Alienware m15 R7. Packing up to an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, it will undoubtedly make for a strong contendor for the title of best gaming laptop. A larger 17-inch version, the Alienware m17 R7 is scheduled to arrive later this year.

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

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 12:26 PM
     Roblox promo codes list April 2022 – how to redeem

Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.

Roblox promo codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Redeeming them is simple - log in to the Roblox website and navigate to their promo codes page, where you can enter your code, and the item will automatically be added to your account straight away.

Promo codes aren't the only source of free items, though; you can also find free Roblox stuff in the avatar shop. There are far too many to list, but there are hundreds of items available for nothing: simply click the 'get' button next to their catalog listing to add them to your account. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes are released.

RELATED LINKS: Best Roblox games, Is Roblox shutting down?, Best Minecraft seeds

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 12:08 PM
     Genshin Impact codes April 2022 – redeem free primogems

Looking for Genshin Impact codes? MiHoYo's charming open-world game is notoriously addictive, and if you're anything like us, you're constantly on the lookout for more Genshin Impact primogems and other goodies.

Gathering currency in Genshin Impact can be quite the grind - while you can earn mora and primogems by completing quests such as daily commissions, an injection of extra funds will always be gratefully received. Fortunately, the developers MiHoYo occasionally send out free gifts in the form of Genshin Impact codes that can be redeemed online.

These Genshin Impact codes are released periodically. They frequently appear in MiHoYo's special programs that reveal information about future updates coming to the game soon, but are also released to celebrate milestones or to coincide with Genshin Impact events. Most codes also only work for a limited time - so it's a good idea to redeem them as soon as possible in case you miss out. Codes can only be redeemed once per account. Here are all the current Genshin Impact codes for April 2022, and how to redeem them.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 11:37 AM
     Re-thinking the work week in post-pandemic game development

The first-ever W.A.S.D. has come and gone in a whirlwind, but thankfully, the thoughtful discussions that took place on stage at London's Tobacco Dock have all been preserved and archived. We're posting the show's panel discussions on the PCGamesN YouTube channel, so anyone who wasn't able to attend in person can enjoy these talks in full from the comfort of their own homes. Saturday featured a chat with Bulkhead Games CEO Joe Brammer and BetaJester co-founder Adam Boyne about moving to more flexible work schedules in the post-pandemic age of game development.

Brammer and Boyne spoke with PCGamesN editor Richard Scott-Jones about the challenges their respective companies faced as the pandemic required a sudden shift to long-term work-from-home arrangements.

Even though it's possible to do much or all of the work of development remotely thanks to readily available tech solutions like Discord, Zoom, and Google, teams do face new challenges when they stop sharing physical space. The panel touches on a few of these issues and how their companies have learned to address them over the past two years.

RELATED LINKS: Best indie games, What is W.A.S.D.?, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 11:36 AM
     Valve quietly upgrades its upcoming Steam Deck dock

As we all patiently await the arrival of the official Steam Deck dock, it appears that Valve has quietly upgraded its specs ahead of release. While the number of ports on the device hasn't changed, there are a few key differences that will no doubt please owners of the handheld gaming PC.

Prior to the Steam Deck dock revamp, Valve's official spec sheet listed a single USB 3.1 port and two USB 2.0 ports. Now, when visiting the same page, it appears that it will ship with three USB 3.1 ports instead. Additionally, the formerly non-descript "Ethernet" port is now explicitly described as "Gigabit Ethernet."

These changes to the Steam Deck dock will greatly improve the speed at which you can download and play games via external gaming SSDs, due to the higher specification and rated speeds of both ports. Plus, this should alleviate any worries of the device inhibiting the performance of your gaming keyboard and mouse, as some peripherals demand USB 3.0 ports at minimum.

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

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 10:47 AM
     How to manage cables – six ways to keep your gaming PC neat and tidy

Learning how to manage cables within your gaming PC is more important than you'd think. While building your own gaming PC has never been easier, even the best graphics card and RGB clad case can't always save you from Reddit ridicule, especially if your rig's innards resemble some sort of spaghetti monster

Taking time to manage cables inside your gaming PC may feel like a chore, but it could help your rig flourish. For starters, cleaning up your cables could prevent tasks like upgrading to the best gaming CPU from feeling like an action movie bomb disposal scene. Better still, if you want to boost fps in your favourite games, freeing up case space can help keep things cool when overclocking your CPU and GPU.

Of course, you could just cheat by packing everything behind the best gaming motherboard and jamming the side panel back on, but there are far more elegant solutions out there. Follow these six steps of cable management and your setup could look like it's been done by a professional in no time.

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

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 10:45 AM
     Here's how to get your indie game noticed on Steam

All of the wisdom shared and collected at the inaugural W.A.S.D event is making its way onto our YouTube channel. If you weren't around to attend the event or catch a stream, here's your chance to learn something new that might help you in your career. For example, if you're trying to get your upcoming indie game noticed on Steam, you might want to check out this talk right here.

The Loadout's Aaron Down was joined onstage at the PCGamesN Theatre with Future Friends Games' Paul Nadin to discuss the latest tricks to navigate PC gaming's most significant platform and its prominence in the current landscape of online stores. Steam might still be the dominant storefront for PC gamers, but how much value can be found elsewhere with the likes of the Epic Games Store?

Once you've navigated past the backend software, one of Nadin's biggest tips for getting noticed on Steam is mastering how wishlists work. After all, your game will be seen by Valve's algorithm and placed in front of more people if it appears on numerous players' wishlists.

RELATED LINKS: Best indie games, What is W.A.S.D.?, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 10:28 AM
     Final Fantasy XIV Aglaia Alliance Raid: how to defeat every boss

Want to know about the Final Fantasy XIV Aglaia raid? Introduced in the recently released 6.1 patch, Aglaia is the first stage of the Alliance Raid. The Aglaia raid brings together three parties consisting of eight players each to fight against the divinities of Eorzea. As is the case with most raids in this MMO game, there's a unique storyline to delve into, powerful equipment to find, and much more.

This raid is part of the Myths of the Realm series, giving players a chance to learn about the twelve gods of Eorzea, exploring the divinities that have been lurking around the game's margins since the beginning. To jump into the Final Fantasy XIV Aglaia raid, you must be level 90, have at least the item level of 565, and complete all the main scenario quests from this new patch.

Once you have done that, go to Old Sharlayan and speak with the Fresh-faced Student (X:9.1 Y:11.5) to obtain the 'A Mission in Mor Dhona' quest - this chain of missions lead you to the raid. Here's what you need to know to tackle the main bosses of the Final Fantasy XIV Aglaia raid.

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

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 10:19 AM
     F1 22 system requirements

The F1 22 system requirements are here to help you make sure your gaming PC can run Codemasters' latest racing game. While not much has changed in terms of specs from last year's entry in the series, you may want to book your system in for a pit stop so that you can enjoy the game's new VR support to the fullest.

Blink and you might miss it, the only differences between the F1 22 system requirements and its predecessor's are the GPUs you'll need to run it. Thankfully, the barrier for entry remains low with the Nvidia GeForce GT 1050 Ti and AMD RX 470 proving more than enough.

However, you'll likely want to arm your rig with the best graphics card you can for a couple of reasons. Aside from ray tracing, you'll be able to play F1 22 in VR for the first time in the series history which will need a decent amount of pixel pushing horsepower. Developer Codemasters has confirmed support for some of the best VR headsets, including the Meta Quest 2 and HTC Vive.

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

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 10:15 AM
     Best Oculus Quest 2 accessories – what's worth the cash?

The best VR headsets are reaching heights that would have our forefathers losing their minds with befuddlement, and with the right Oculus Quest 2 accessories, you can enhance your VR experience even further to give yourself a real futuristic vibe. Done right, your virtual reality will start to feel like a fantastical actuality.

But which Oculus Quest 2 accessories are worth your cash? How can you be sure you're not going to set it up, expecting virtual reality, only to find that they've delivered ineffectual normality? Should we stop making these rhymes? Don't worry, we won't. It's a matter of personal morality.

Anyway, in all seriousness, we've put together a collection of the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories, including products from Logitech and Anker. These little extras are designed to help to make the best VR games even more immersive, give you greater levels of comfort, and keep your favourite VR headset safe.

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

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 10:02 AM
     Two Point Campus' latest course can give you your Hogwarts Legacy fix

Two Point Studios has unveiled a mystical module for Two Point Campus in a new trailer, giving the university management sim a Harry Potter game twist. Dubbed the "Wizardry course", the new gameplay element essentially lets players run an uncanny version of Hogwarts, complete with cauldrons, crystal balls, and pointy hats.

In case you're out of the loop, Two Point Campus is an upcoming successor to Sega's medical sim, Two Point Hospital. Of course, the series itself is inspired by the 1987 classic Theme Hospital, which is considered one of the best old PC games of all time. Even if you're not into simulation games, Sega's academic extravaganza might serve as a Hogwarts Legacy fix, especially if you're just looking for something with magical vibes.

The Two Point Campus Wizardy course reveals a glimpse into Two Point Games' wacky take on witches and wizards, including familiar activities like duels and potion brewing sessions. A press release for the trailer even suggests there'll be a "nefarious enemy" lurking around, so perhaps the game's shenanigans will be paired with some comical peril.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 12:06 PM
     Starfield release date – latest news and gameplay

When is the Starfield release date? Thankfully we now know when we will be playing the first new Bethesda series in 25 years, but it's still a long way off. Regardless, that's still cause enough to scream so loud with excitement that we could be heard in space.

The eventual Starfield release date will see the beloved Fallout and Elder Scrolls studio leaving the ground and heading out among, well, the stars. A whole field of stars, in fact. You might even call it a star field. What has the studio found there? That's what we're looking to work out, as the first meteorites filled with information begin to fall from the sky.

Bethesda's online-only title, Fallout 76, disappointed us as much as it did fans of the post-apocalyptic games series. However, Starfield is a surer prospect in some ways: a single-player game, just like Skyrim and Fallout 4 before it. In other ways, it's bolder and stranger - a completely new universe, whereas Fallout and The Elder Scrolls are rooted in decades of established lore, locations, and creatures. Here's everything we know about Starfield.

RELATED LINKS: Starfield release date, Best space games, Elder Scrolls 6 release date

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 9:50 AM
     The best Minecraft mods 2022

What are the best Minecraft mods? It's a question that's been asked for generations – ever since a young Plato attempted to tweak his game at the knee of Socrates. Or something. As new Minecraft mods have been steadily flowing out since the game's first public release almost a decade ago, there's a whole heap to choose from.

Minecraft is a blocky phenomenon. It's the only game that allows you to construct a castle the height of Jack's famous beanstalk and fall through an increasingly challenging abyss for an eternity - but it could do with some of the best Minecraft mods to improve things. From interface changes to tools to aid your hours of exploration, you have the option to make Mojang's classic even better on PC.

The following list compiles some of the best Minecraft mods out there right now. All are divided into sections, depending on what you want to do with the game – from simple changes to deep, intricate Minecraft mods you can get lost in for months.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Friday, April 22, 2022 9:16 AM
     Razer Leviathan V2 PC soundbar boasts THX audio and Chroma RGB

Razer has finally unleashed its Levithan V2 PC soundbar onto the market, featuring several upgrades and new features that the company hopes will tempt you to find a place for it in your gaming PC setup.

Comparing the Razer Leviathan V2 to its predecessor, the company's new PC soundbar boasts larger four-inch drivers which should help give the best PC games and music a little more oomph. The Leviathan V2's down-firing subwoofer has increased in size too, but the biggest improvement comes in the form of two passive radiator drivers, which should help improve the longevity of the device via dampening. It also comes with THX Spatial Audio, enabling to produce a great virtual 7.1 surround sound experience.

For RGB fans who fancy having raves at their desk or those wanting to get super immersed in a Bill Wurtz track, the Razer Leviathan V2 also comes with 18 customisable lighting zones via Razer Chroma RGB. In addition to controlling the PC soundbar's lighting from your rig, you can also adjust settings on the fly on your smartphone with the Razer Audio mobile app.

RELATED LINKS: Razer Thresher Ultimate review, Razer Blade review, Best gaming headset

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21 PM

A week-long festival highlighting the work of Chinese developers begins on Steam today, organised by publisher Pixmain. Enter The Dragon brings a load of streams lined up on Steam and over at Pixmain's Twitch channel to show off Chinese-developed indies like the spooky looking SCP: Secret Files, and plenty of demos to take a crack at. Think I'll be installing My Time At Portia follow-up My Time At Sandrock and roguelike cyberpunk platformer Loopmancer this weekend.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 12:00 PM

Chinatown Detective Agency is a point and click adventure game that takes place in Singapore in the year 2037. It follows a young detective named Amira Darma as she starts up her agency to solve cases. While futuristic Singapore has secrets hiding at every corner, the case she ends up working on takes her all over the world. I spoke with Mark Fillon, creative director at General Interactive Co., about the inspiration behind the game's themes, characters, and scope.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 11:43 AM

There are plenty of space exploration games that take after Elite. It's only a matter of time before I end up recommending one here, since they're often pretty good, but Approaching Infinity has got there first because it's not only good, it's doing things completely differently.

It's a free-roaming space game about exploring, trading, fighting, and doing questy things. But instead of copying Elite wholesale, it merely borrows some parts, and combines them with a classic roguelike framework, and lovingly paints the result with a huge dose of Star Trek. If your eyebrows just did a thing, I'd be very surprised if you don't enjoy it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 11:22 AM

Bestest monster frenemies King Kong and Godzilla will get to break stuff in season three of Call Of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard battle royale, Activision has announced. Cue much bellowing.

Dubbing Godzilla and Kong as 'Titans' of Universal Pictures' Monsterverse, Call Of Duty is introducing the pair to the Caldera map in the time-limited Operation Monarch event beginning May 11th. According to the patch notes, Monarch is the name of the organisation that tracks down these cryptozoological Titans. Somehow there have been two movies starring the big ape-lad and the large dragon with bad breath now, one of which came out last year. I guess this is a tie-in to that one.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 9:28 AM

PAX East 2022 is in full swing, and we've been marching round the show floor to capture all the sights and sounds going on inside the Boston convention centre. After all, why should attendees have all the fun? Join us for our giant tour of the PAX East show floor, where we go behind the scenes on all the biggest stands, games and arenas to give you a snapshot picture of all things PAX.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 9:19 AM

Gearbox Software are making an "all-new" follow-up to Telltale Games' Tales From The Borderlands episodic graphic adventure set in the Borderlands universe. It's out this year, Gearbox revealed at this week's PAX East event.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford – who stepped aside as head of Gearbox Software last October – dropped the existence of the project right at the end of the PAX East presentation while wearing some shockingly Borderlands-yellow chinos. You can watch for yourselves below. Skip to about five minutes from before the end if you're just interested in the Tales From The Borderlands announcement.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 22, 2022 9:00 AM

I was out with friends once and a person who was a mutual aquaintance with a pal, and who did something or other in theatre, looked at a couple of us with sad eyes and asked "What have you been doing recently to give your life meaning?"

I think your reaction to the idea of someone asking you that will predict your response to Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between, a self-described "surreal journey through the spaces between places". Do you think "what have you been doing to give your life meaning?" is a cool way to start a conversation? A better prompt than you'd normally encounter? A big question, rather than small talk? Then you will probably be more open to the delights of Glitchhikers, a game where where you talk about choice and predetermination to what appears to be sentient windchimes while driving along a one-way motorway. Where you take a nighttime walk around a park peopled with meditating animals who have opinions about magic.

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Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 3:57 PM
     Today third-party developers had new assets and releases to share of new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 1:02 PM
     Netmarble released a new English trailer of Level-5's online JRPG Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, advertising the pre-registration campaign.

Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 1:00 PM
     With the dust finally beginning to settle following LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga's launch earlier this month, we thought that now would be the perfect time to rank each Episode in the nine-film saga, as each game focuses on one Star Wars Episode. While we ultimately loved our time with the collection and found […]

Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 12:46 PM
     Today Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the release dates of the renewed PlayStation Plus service that was announced back in March.

Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 11:47 AM
     Today Square Enix had relevant news and a new trailer to share of the upcoming Mana mobile game Echoes of Mana.

Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 11:19 AM
     If one Soul Hackers 2 trailer a day was not enough, today Atlus delivered a second, introducing playable character Milady.

Twinfinite Friday, April 22, 2022 9:48 AM
     Nintendo has finally revealed the release date for the highly-anticipated Splatoon 3 with a four-minute-long gameplay video. The family-friendly squid kid shooter will be coming to Nintendo Switch later this year on Sept. 9. The video provides an uninterrupted look at some new Turf War gameplay by showing us a full 4v4 match. The view […]

Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 3:00 PM

waddle doo best kirby character

Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Kirby franchise, so we should be feeling celebratory! Instead, we're still smarting over the latest game's biggest snub: Waddle Doo isn't in it. So let's talk about Waddle Doo and why they're the best so that HAL and Nintendo won't forget next time.

Unparalleled utility

Most Kirby players, when they think of Waddle Doo, probably mostly think of Beam. That makes sense! It's one of the franchise's longest-running power-ups, and one that you never mind having. Beam can hit at a distance. Beam can strike at an angle. Heck, Beam can shoot from the other side of the screen! Individuals may have a favorite power-up that's something else, but getting Beam never elicits a groan or sigh. It'll do what you need, whatever that happens to be. — Graham

waddle doo very good

Charming design

Waddle Doo is the best Kirby character because their character design is incredible. Waddle Dee? That looks a lot like Kirby or Meta Knight. Awoofy? That's just a dog. (I mean, a cute dog, sure.) Waddle Doos have personality. Their eyes are incredibly expressive. They resemble Kirby and all, but are unique enough to be their own individuals. Also, whether it is a jester hat or a night cap, Waddle Doos pick up some rocking headgear. — Jenni

Despite not being much of a Kirby aficionado, even I can recognize my Waddle Dee and Waddle Doo, and I always think that of the two, Waddle Doo is cuter. Why? As Jenni mentioned, it's the eye. It does all the work of a fully-featured face with but a single orb to ponder. — Josh

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Waddle Dee is boring

We've been beating around the bush here, so I'll just get to it: Waddle Dees are not worth all the attention. Why? They're nothing. They're blank slates. To make a Waddle Dee interesting, you have to put a bandana or a mustache on one. Or hand it a parasol or something. An accessory isn't a personality! But Waddle Doo, though? Waddle Doo is shown to be a leader and organizer. Waddle Doo works hard and shows fatigue. And Waddle Doo isn't oblivious to the world and its trials.

That's not to say Waddle Dees should go away entirely! But you're telling me you needed a 300th one before a single Waddle Doo? I don't believe that. — Graham

Do you disagree that Waddle Doo is the best Kirby character? Most certainly don't let us know in the comments or on Twitter! You could read our other handy roundtables for more thoughts from the Siliconera team, though.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 2:00 PM

Good Smile Company opened up pre-orders for the Blue Archive Shiroko Sunaookami and, when it did, confirmed the figure will come with her Mizugi Gang mask. It will be available as an alternate head when it appears in December 2022 in Japan and February 2023 in North America. She costs ¥9,800/$89.99.

All of Shiroko's accessories reference things in-game. She's wearing her normal outfit. The alternate head has her wearing her blue #2 mask. She has a neutral face and one in which she's looking to the side and blushing. She has her Abydos "halo" above her head. You can also equip her with her assault rifle and drone.

Here's a look at the Blue Archive Shiroko figma and the figure's various parts.
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There is also a Good Smile Company Store bonus for her. If you order it direct, you get an extra face plate. It features Shiroko with her eyes closed and her mouth open, like she's singing.
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This is one of multiple Blue Archive figures Good Smile Company is working on. Ones for Karin Kakudate and Asuna Ichinose are in development too.

The Blue Archive Shiroko figma will appear in Japan in December 2022 and in North America in February 2023, and pre-orders for the figure will close on June 1, 2022. Blue Archive is available on mobile devices.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 1:30 PM

MegaHobby Plus April 2022 Shows One Piece Yamato and Portgas D. Ace Figures

MegaHouse kicked off MegaHobby Plus April 2022, and One Piece Portrait of Pirates Yamato and Portgas D Ace figures showed up on April 22, 2022. The Yamato one is a "WA-MAXIMUM" and appeared as a painted prototype for the first time. The Portgas is the NEO-DX version of the figure and a rerelease. Both are expected to ship in November 2022. The tweets also confirmed pre-orders will open for both on May 6, 2022.

The Portgas figure showed up both in 2014 and 2016 before. He stands at almost nine inches tall and is a 10th limited version. It will cost 18,480円 (~$143). He comes with additional parts that let a person change his facial expression, position of his right arm, and let him go with or without a hat.
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As for the Yamato figure, it is entirely new. She'll cost 25,960円 (~$202). This is the larger of the two figures too. It will stand at about ten and a half inches tall. Here's a closer look at it.
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There's also a video showing the One Piece Portrait of Pirates Yamato figure off.

Both the One Piece Portrait of Pirates Yamato and the Portgas D Ace figures will appear in November 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 1:00 PM

New Genshin Impact Live Wallpaper Features Ayaka

It's been a while since miHoYo shares a new Genshin Impact live wallpaper, but now there's a new one for Ayaka. The younger Kamisato sibling appears in a free background set in Inazuma. People who grab the N0va Desktop app can set it up for free. However, it is only available for PCs and Android tablets.

The location in the Genshin Impact Ayaka live wallpaper might look familiar. That's because it falls between the Kamisato Estate and Chinju Forest on Narukami Island. It also looks like the spot where Ayaka dances in her story quest. People who set it as a background can watch as she moves along a river by a waterfall.

As a reminder, people can pull for Ayaka in Genshin Impact right now. She's on a banner with the four stars Razor, Rosaria, and Sayu.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and N0va Desktop is available on PCs and mobile devices. The Ayaka banner will run in Genshin Impact until May 10, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 12:30 PM

People Can Now Pre-register for Front Mission: Borderscape

A new Front Mission game is on the way, and this time it is for mobile devices. Square Enix announced Front Mission: Borderscape and noted people can pre-register for it immediately. There's no gameplay footage yet. However, the first trailer features some event scenes and commentary from Third Division Director Kouichirou Sakamoto and GCraft President Toshiro Tsuchida.

During the trailer, the developer portion mainly served to set the stage for the potential events. Sakamoto noted he oversees the Front Mission IP. Tsuchida mentioned his work on the first three entries. Tsuchida then brought up the United States of the New Continent and the Oceania Cooperative Union and the tension between them. Specifically, he mentioned Huffman Island. Sakamoto then reminded viewers about past altercations involving it, like the first and second Huffman conflicts.

Meanwhile, the rest of the video focuses on video segments setting the stage. We see pilots in Wanzers. There's an in-game news announcement, and a pilot talking with another about being "mercenaries." The person the one pilot is talking to mentions how he didn't think they'd be back in New Milgan, one of Huffman Island's cities. (It was a major location in Front Mission 1st. There's also a hint about a new Wanzer model.

People can pre-register for Front Mission: Borderscape at the official site. People need to mention which platform they'll play on and provide their email. No pre-registration bonuses were mentioned.

Front Mission: Borderscape will come to Android and Apple iOS devices, and people can pre-register now.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 12:00 PM

Nintendo Switch Sports Comes with a Bag at Target, Water Bottle at Walmart

Another retailer is offering an extra item with Nintendo's Wii Sports successor. Like Walmart, Target is offering a Nintendo Switch Sports bonus item for no extra money. People who buy it there will get a bag for free. However, it will only be available while supplies last. [Thanks, Wario64!]

Here's the official ad-scan. It noted that the game and bag will be $49.99 together. (That's the same price of the game alone.) The bag will be a blue drawstring type with the game's logo and various Sportsmate avatars participating in the titles' sports.
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As mentioned earlier, Target is the second store to offer a Nintendo Switch Sports promotional item, as Walmart was the first. Its pre-order bonus is a steel water bottle. It is silver and features both the game's logo and six icons representing the six sports present in the game.

To refresh people's memory, the game includes badminton, chambara, bowling, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. People can play alone or against others online. However, online multiplayer does require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Physical copies of the game include a leg strap for a Joy-Con, which people can use while playing the soccer minigame.

Nintendo Switch Sports will come to the Nintendo Switch on April 29, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 11:30 AM

Capcom Teases More Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak News and Update

Those looking for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak news will need to wait a few weeks, as Capcom's update explained when the next information update will arrive. It noted that there won't be another major reveal until May 2022. This could mean another live stream is on the way. The last broadcast appeared in March 2022.

Leading up to that, Capcom's let little bits of Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak news appear via Twitter updates. Each of these announcements are relatively small bits of information about characters, equipment, and monsters. For example, it introduced the Arena quest handler. Small monsters, like the Boggi, got some face time. The company also teased some of the different armor sets people can craft for their Hunters, Palamutes, and Palicos.

There are also the occasional videos. For example, one tweet showed a hunter playing fetch with a Palamute and Palico.

Another teased how finding Relics while exploring will teach people about the area's lore.

Monster Hunter Rise is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC, and the Sunbreak expansion will arrive on June 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 11:00 AM

Genshin Impact Journey with a Gentle Breeze Web Event Stars Klee

The Genshin Impact Journey with a Gentle Breeze web event is here. It kicked off on April 22, 2022 and will last for a week. As usual, it is a topical affair. The Irodori Festival appeared in game as part of the 2.6 update. During Hues of the Violet Garden, Albedo and Klee visited Inazuma. This new browser-based activity involves the two traveling, then getting Inspiration Paintings s. Doing so earns players rewards like free Primogems.

Here's how this Genshin Impact web event works. You get Brilliant Leaves for completing tasks, like logging into the game or event. Once you get those, you can use them to buy items for Albedo and Klee. You then send them out with one item. They'll leave for a certain amount of real-world time. When they come back, they will earn two or more Inspiration Paintings.

As you get more Genshin Impact Journey with a Gentle Breeze paintings, you earn more rewards. Free Primogems, Mora, Hero's Wits, and Mystic Enhancement Ores will be doled out as you hit certain tiers. For example, getting one painting gives you 20 Primogems and 10,000 Mora. You can also get free Mora from animals if they visit the event page when Albedo and Klee are out on a trip.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. A Nintendo Switch port is in development. The Genshin Impact Journey with a Gentle Breeze web event will run April 22-28, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 10:30 AM

Monster Hunter Great Roar Karuta

People in Japan will be able to play Karuta card games with a Monster Hunter twist. Universal Music Japan opened pre-orders for the Monster Hunter: Great Roar Karuta set in Japan. It will include a CD that lets players guess cards based on monster roars.

This card set is based on the Uta-garuta game rules. Players would race to obtain a suitable card after a game master has read the description for a card. The Monster Hunter version will have players guess and find cards containing the game's monsters or iconic scenes, such as steak cooking. The monster list will include Malzeno, the flagship monster of the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Great Roar Karuta will come with two CDs containing guide voices. The Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Sugita will act as the game master as he narrates the card descriptions in both CDs. One of them will have additional music and monster roars taken directly from Capcom's games. Monster Hunter experts will be able to play the Karuta game by only listening to the roars or musical cues.

The latest mainline hunting action game released to date is Monster Hunter Rise, available on Nintendo Switch and PC. Capcom will release the Sunbreak expansion on the same platforms simultaneously worldwide on June 30, 2022.

Monster Hunter: Great Roar Karuta will be available in Japan at 5,490 yen (~$43) on July 22, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 10:00 AM

Guilty Gear Strive will soon get its Another Story DLC. Arc System Works confirmed that the expansion, which brings new narrative content, debuts on April 29, 2022.

The expansion will add a new story experience. It will feature a "full look behind the curtain" of the main narrative. Many characters that didn't show up in the base game's story mode, like Ramlethal, May, and DLC characters like Baiken, will appear in Guilty Gear Strive Another Story. Upon release, the expansion DLC will be available to all Season Pass 1 holders. It will not be sold separately, meaning players that are interested will have to pick up Season Pass 1 to access it.

Arc System Works also uploaded a set of screenshots taken from the DLC. The shots feature Ramlethal, May, Faust, and Baiken.

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Guilty Gear Strive Another Story takes place at the same time as the main story, during the incident in America triggered by the surrender of Asuka R. Kreutz. As it unfolds, Ramlethal responds to an emergency summons on the outskirts of Illyria. She encounters a new character named Delilah. Delilah is a girl awoken from a long slumber. She bears a connection to Bedman, a character from Guilty Gear Xrd Sign. Delilah is also described as having lived within a waking dream since her birth, due to a unique condition caused by her brain's inability to withstand her exceptional intellect and abilities. Her goal? Revenge for the death of her brother.

Guilty Gear Strive is available on PS4, PS5, and PC. Its Another Story DLC goes live on April 29, 2022 for Season Pass 1 holders. Season Pass 2 is due out later in 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 9:20 AM

Splatoon 3 Release Date Announced, Splatoon 2 DLC Added to NSO Expansion Pack

Nintendo offered a barrage of Splatoon announcements on April 22, 2022. First, it revealed the Splatoon 3 release date. It will appear on the Switch on September 9, 2022. However, there's news for Splatoon 2, as its Octo Expansion DLC is now part of Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

To go along with the Splatoon 3 release date announcement, Nintendo shared a new trailer and details about the single and multiplayer campaigns. If you go it alone, you'll become Agent 3. Your goal will be to explore Alterna. As usual, the Octarians will be your enemies. As for the multiplayer modes, which require Nintendo Switch Online if you play online, Salmon Run co-op and 4v4 Turf Wars return. The former has new enemies and stages. The latter includes new stages and weapons. For example, you can use a Stringer bow weapon and and fight at Eeltail Alley.

As for the Splatoon 2 DLC, anyone with the NSO Expansion Pack can access it now. They can head to the eShop to download the add-on. As long as their subscription is active, they can access the additional campaign. It features more challenging levels that can also involve puzzles and boss fights. If you complete it, you can make your avatar an Octoling instead of an Inkling.

Splatoon 3 will appear on the Nintendo Switch on September 9, 2022. Splatoon 2 is on the Switch now, and its Octo Expansion DLC is now part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 8:30 AM

Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy Mother's Day cards

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest fans will be able to celebrate Mother's Day with greeting cards designed after the popular game franchises. Square Enix has put up a time-limited web page where people can download the card designs, which are available in English. The Final Fantasy card features Chocobo and Moogle, while the Dragon Quest one has a lot of Slimes.

People can download PDF files containing the card designs by clicking the yellow button below the sample images. After printing the card on both sides of the same paper, they can then cut the paper by following the provided line patterns. Cutting the insides of the front page will let them show the franchise mascots even before opening the card.

Japan is one of the many countries that celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. In 2022, that day falls on May 8, 2022.

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are the most popular RPG franchises that Square and Enix launched in 1987 and 1986, respectively. The two companies merged to form Square Enix in 2003. Square Enix celebrated Dragon Quest's 35th anniversary in 2021 and Final Fantasy's in 2022. The company has announced various celebrations to mark Final Fantasy's 35th anniversary, such as Uniqlo shirts and the Distant Worlds concert world tour.

Square Enix's official Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest Mother's Day cards are available to download until May 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, April 22, 2022 8:00 AM

Resident Evil 7 VR

Capcom and Dynamo Amusement will release a Resident Evil 7 VR attraction. Titled "Biohazard Walkthrough the Fear," attendees will be transported to the Baker Ranch, where they will explore the main house entirely in VR. A total of 4 attendees can experience the attraction at a time. However, people can pair up and go through the attraction in groups of 2 as well. The Resident Evil 7 Walkthrough the Fear VR attraction will take roughly 20 minutes to complete. It will be held at Tokyo Dome City Attractions in Tokyo, Japan, and will run from April 29, 2022, to June 26, 2022. Tickets will cost 2,800 yen ($21).  [Thanks, Gamer!]

The attraction will be a "free roam" event. This means that attendees will be able to freely walk around the designated area and explore the main house. The scenario of the VR event focuses on players escaping the main house. They have been kidnapped by Jack Baker and must cooperate to see themselves leave the place alive. Players will be given access to "guns" to fend off monsters and Jack. However, ammunition will be limited.

Resident Evil 7 is immediately available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X sometime in 2022.

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Destructoid Friday, April 22, 2022 9:30 AM

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 22, 2022 3:00 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 22, 2022 1:30 PM
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 22, 2022 1:00 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, April 22, 2022 3:00 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, April 22, 2022 2:00 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 22, 2022 3:46 PM

Soul Hackers 2's new trailer highlights Milady

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We'll be getting a new Tales From the Borderlands soon

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Splatoon 3 gets a release date

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The Pros and Cons of the new PlayStation Plus

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MonsterVine Friday, April 22, 2022 3:55 PM
     XSEED Games took to PAX East to announce DEADCRAFT, a multi-platform zombie survival game. Developed by Marvelous' First Studio (creators of DAEMON X MACHINA,) DEADCRAFT puts players in the role of Reid, a half-zombie on a quest for vengeance. Using his powers, Reid must cross the wasteland in search of answers involving what happened to the only person he […]

MonsterVine Friday, April 22, 2022 3:40 PM
     Nobody Saves the World is a fun and varied dungeon crawler. Its humor is very hit or miss and it looks a bit flat, but there's plenty to do and lots of different, wacky forms to try out. All-in-all, it's an enjoyable action RPG with a surprising amount of content. Nobody Saves the World Developer: […]

MonsterVine Friday, April 22, 2022 3:30 PM
     Bandai Namco has announced the release date for Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, the upcoming collection of Klonoa games. Set to release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and the PC through Steam on July 8th, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series contains two beloved Klonoa titles, specifically Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil. The collection features […]

MonsterVine Friday, April 22, 2022 3:01 PM
     Dotemu and Tribute Games have announced a release window for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, the upcoming cartoon-based beat-em-up. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is set to release this Summer, though no further details or specific dates were given. The game will release on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It's also […]

MonsterVine Friday, April 22, 2022 2:35 PM
     Tate Multimedia has announced the release date for their upcoming 3D platformer, and it's surprisingly soon. Set to release for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC through Steam on May 27th, Kao the Kangaroo follows the titular kangaroo as he uses his magical boxing gloves to battle fighting masters who […]

GameDom Friday, April 22, 2022 10:35 AM

Where can you find Spring Mole in Omori? The Spring Mole is a character in Omori. You can find Spring Mole in Sprout Mole Village. The Spring Mole is like a Sprout Mole. The difference between the Spring Mole and Sprout Mole is the flower Blossoming. "Spring is the best season! Don't you agree?" –...

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GameDom Friday, April 22, 2022 9:47 AM

The Tophat Ghost is a character in Omori. The Tophat Ghost character consists of a hat and a monocle.You can find the Tophat Ghost at the Ghost Party. The Ghost Party is located at the Spooky Pool nearby the Last Resort. If you like you can start the Ghost Party Quest by talking to the...

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GameDom Friday, April 22, 2022 9:35 AM

The Ghost Party is one of the many location in Omori. The location of the Ghost Party is nearby the Last Resort. You can access the Ghost Part from the Spooky Pool. One of the characters at the Ghost Party is the Tophat Ghost. The Ghost Party is also a starting point for the Ghost...

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Level Up Friday, April 22, 2022 10:40 AM
     A former Sony IT security analyst named Emma Majo filed a lawsuit against Sony PlayStation…

Level Up Friday, April 22, 2022 9:30 AM
     Nintendo has released a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming third-person multiplayer ink shooter, Splatoon…

Level Up Friday, April 22, 2022 9:19 AM
     It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at…

Level Up Friday, April 22, 2022 8:13 AM
     Nintendo has released the latest batch of games to users subscribed to its Nintendo Switch Online…