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GamersHeroes Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:01 PM

The antigravity racing of Saber Interactive and 34BigThings' Redout 2 will hit the track May 26.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:01 PM

See the Miami International Autodrome street circuit in Codemasters and Electronic Arts' F1 22 with the latest trailer for the game.

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Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:45 PM

Last year, Japanese publisher Bandai Namco announced that it was doing away with its logo, the same one it had used since the two formerly separate companies had merged all the way back in 2006.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 8:20 PM

From 2005 to 2008, French studio Arkane—who we now know as the team behind Dishonored and Deathloop—were working on a Half-Life game. We knew this, and have even seen the game before, but today we got a real good look at it.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:55 PM

The Metroid Prime logo looks so perfect and appropriate for the game that you probably never really noticed or thought about it much. It's just one of those things that looks like it always existed or came into this universe fully formed. But the designer behind the iconic logo is here to remind us that even the…


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Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:10 PM

Kind of long ago, in a galaxy not that far away…The original Lego Star Wars game came to be, and it was great, a wonderful and silly retelling of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy using Legos and kid-friendly gameplay. It was a mostly wholesome adventure. Except for the weirdly cursed "pregnant Padme" minifigs that…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:45 PM

Activision Blizzard is facing (what feels like) its 8,583,129th lawsuit, as first reported by Axios. This one's from New York City, and alleges that longtime CEO Bobby Kotick raced to find a buyer for the mega-publisher he has been leading for 30 years to explicitly avoid consequences for turning a blind eye to claims…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:15 PM

A new, player-created Elden Ring calculator allows you to easily figure out which seal or staff you should be using to sling magic, providing you with an optimum catalyst for your incantations and sorceries by simplifying one of the game's most daunting math problems.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:40 PM

An Italian voice actor for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may have revealed a major plot point in the long-awaited sequel. Spoilers follow.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:10 PM

The time-traveling, pulse pistol-packing Overwatch character, Tracer, looks like she's ready for a fight. Bulky tactical gear shields her body and helps mold it into a weapon, and she wears a chunky pair of canary-colored goggles to safeguard her face. But what will keep us, her faithful admirers, safe from horny jail?


PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:54 PM
     Future Valorant patch will buff Phoenix and Cypher

Some of Valorant's earliest agents are getting some much-needed buffs. Riot Games admits in a recent ask-me-anything session on Reddit that Phoenix and Cypher could do with some love, though there's nothing specific to share just yet.

"Upfront, yes, we are working on Phoenix, but it is too early for us to talk about details of what it may entail," character producer John Goscicki tells one fan. "Right now, we want to take the time to explore everything between number tweaks to something more, unfortunately, we do not have a solid ETA on that, and we want to take the time to find the right long-term place for Phoenix."

Naturally, that prompted some fans to ask if the team had similar plans for another popular character. "Cypher is in a similar situation," agent designer Jay Watford confirms. "We aren't prepared to share details or dates, but he is definitely on our radar." The duo were among the original cast of agents to launch with the CS:GO and Overwatch mashup in 2020. While characters like Jett have remained firmly in the meta, the introduction of new faces has crowded Phoenix and Cypher out.

RELATED LINKS: Valorant characters: all agents and abilities, Valorant tier list, Valorant crosshair codes

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:43 PM
     Festival Tycoon takes Planet Coaster to Glastonbury

Music festival simulator Festival Tycoon takes the management stylings of Planet Coaster to Glastonbury, putting players in charge of building, planning, and running their own music festivals. The game, which is out now on Steam and the Epic store, tasks you with everything from purchasing and arranging all the necessary festival buildings and equipment to ensuring that both the talent and the crowds are kept happy during the event.

Since its launch in early access in September 2021, Festival Tycoon's solo developer Johannes Gäbler, also known as Dreihaus, has been regularly updating the game with additional features including custom music, extreme sports, seasonal events such as Oktoberfest, and community mod support. The 1.0 release will also include new map sizes, more stages to feature your acts on (including a modular system allowing players to build their own unique stage layouts), new musicians and locations, and a band name generator.

Players must handle everything required to run their festival, starting out with an empty field and (hopefully) ending with a raucous celebration of music. Tents, stages, and portaloos must be built, with sectioned off VIP areas to keep the special guests happy. A lineup of talent needs to be booked to put on a great show, with bands across various genres on offer. You will need to attract sponsors and keep them satisfied to secure enough funding to get your festival empire off the ground.

RELATED LINKS: Best PC management games, Best PC strategy games

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:37 PM
     Fan builds Minecraft piston out of Lego

Minecraft is a sandbox game where you build incredible things to show off to your friends. Lego is a physical toy where you spend huge amounts of money to make something once and then display it forever, cementing your love of whatever it is you built. Ultimately, the two have creativity in common, so it's no surprise that the two worlds often meet.

It results in a plethora of cool things, like this awesome zombie design from Cirelectric on Reddit. Somehow, the smoothed out figures make the zombies kind of cute, even if they're still hunting for brains. The connection also means that some people go out of their way to build impressive things in real life, like this Minecraft piston from RJMBricks.

YouTuber RJMBricks specialises in Lego builds, including things like an earthquake simulator and a driving sim. This time around, they have created a working Minecraft piston. The sheer volume of bricks, planning, and effort that went into this is staggering. RJMBricks even uses different colours to mimic the in-game version to make the textures look correct.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:33 PM
     New Activision lawsuit says Kotick trying to

New York City officials have claimed in a new lawsuit that Microsoft's deal to acquire Activision Blizzard allows CEO Bobby Kotick to "escape liability and accountability entirely" for widely reported misconduct at the company, some of which he has allegedly ignored.

As reported by Axios, the new lawsuit was filed in Delaware on April 26 by the New York City Employees' Retirement System and various NYC pension funds for local professions like teaching, policing, and more. The groups believe the gaming giant's management has hurt the company's value, affecting the stock they own.

The suit further alleges that the stockholders weren't given access to all the corporate books and records rightfully requested to investigate potential wrongdoing and breaches of fiduciary duty by the company's board concerning Microsoft's pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Additionally, the suit claims that the groups met similar issues last year when requesting documents to dig into workplace issues and that Kotick "will be able to escape liability and accountability entirely" through the merger while claiming "substantial non-tradeable benefits".

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:23 PM

Yesterday I brought you word that some of Logitech's most popular gaming mice were on sale at Amazon UK, and now I'm back to say that you should spare a thought for a lesser-known cult favourite: the Logitech G305 Lightspeed. This wireless mouse is going for just £24, an absolute bargain price for a critically-acclaimed gaming mouse with a high-end Hero optical sensor, six programmable buttons, a lightweight design and rock-solid wireless.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:00 PM

Hardware man James recently covered the best Micro SD cards for the Steam Deck, so we thought you might want to know that a selection of rather giant memory cards have been discounted over at Amazon UK and US today.

For UK folks, you can now double your Steam Deck storage (!) for £47, or triple (!!) your storage for £132. Meanwhile, over in the US, you'll pay $65 or $136, respectively. Either way, you're getting a good deal on a high performance Micro SD card that works surprisingly well* in the Steam Deck versus the built-in SSD.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:53 PM
     Echoes of Mana is the latest mobile gacha game from Wright Flyer Studios and Square Enix, and it features characters from across the popular Mana JRPG series. While reception to the game seems to be largely positive so far, it hasn't been without its little bugs and issues. The energy system still needs some tweaking, […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:41 PM
     Square Enix has decided to launch some large-size advertisement in Japan for its new mobile game Echoes of Mana.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:11 PM
     The ice cream chain Baskin Robbins is super-popular in Japan, and it's going to be even more popular thanks to a Dragon Quest collaboration.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:54 PM
     Today, Bioware has posted a special community update for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In this blog post, the team highlights a few of the changes that are being implemented to the game to celebrate Star Wars day, while also shining a spotlight on specific players in the community. You can check out the official […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:59 PM
     Today third-party developers released several add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and revealed another relevant one.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:08 PM
     Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors is right around the corner and, as usual, Respawn has released info on specific changes that players can expect to see when the new season goes live on May 10. More specifically, we've finally been given details on the Ranked Reloaded tagline that's been used in some of the SAviors […]

Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:00 PM

TBS Animation shared a new trailer for The Quintessential Quintuplets movie. Additionally, merchandise that can be purchased alongside the theater release of the film was revealed. TBS Animation has also made the theme song of the The Quintessential Quintuplets movie, "Quintuple Paths," available to listen to through streaming services like Spotify. However, access to the song will be limited by region.

The new trailer for The Quintessential Quintuplets movie features several key moments, while introducing each of the Nakano sisters. You can watch it below.


As mentioned previously, there will be items available to purchase alongside the release of the film. These includes Sanrio crossover products, like acrylic standees, mugs, washi tape, flake stickers, badges, and 5 different clear cards. The clear cards will be distributed at random.

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However, consumers will also be able to purchase special theater pamphlets. Two versions are available. A luxury version of the pamphlet will be available and cost 3,000 yen ($23), whereas a standard version is available for 1,200 yen ($10). The standard pamphlet will be 44 pages, while the luxury version will be 80 pages. They will include interviews with members of the staff and creator Negi Haruba.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets movie will debut in Japan on May 20, 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:00 PM

Dark Souls III Nameless King Figure Costs Over $1,000

The first First 4 Figures Dark Souls III figure is on the way, and it will be of The Nameless King. It will also cost over $1,000, regardless of which version someone decides to get. Early bird pre-orders are now open. For $1,199.99, people can get a standard version that includes The Nameless King on a stand with an authentication card. The $1,274.99 exclusive edition adds optional lighting to the statue.

The Nameless King Dark Souls III figure is over 27 inches tall. You aren't just getting the character with it, though. The base features a fallen Stormdrake beside him. This is designed to reference the boss fight. To help provide a better sense of scale, one image shared shows the resin statue beside five soda aluminum cans.
Dark Souls III Nameless King Figure Costs Over $1,000 Cans for Scale

The difference between the standard and exclusive editions of The Nameless King come down to the Dragonslayer Swordspear. The more expensive exclusive version has one with LED lights for the character to wield. In addition to being able to display it with the glow off, there will be two options for when it is turned on. One is static, while the other is pulsating.
Dragonslayer Swordspear

There is a video showing off the figure from different angles. At the 1:30 mark, it shows how the exclusive edition's weapon looks when you turn its LED on.

This isn't the first time First 4 Figures worked on Dark Souls figures. It often makes statues of characters from the series. For example, there is a The Great Grey Wolf, Sif one. Another brought Gravelord Nito to life.

First 4 Figures' Dark Souls III Nameless King figure will appear in Q2 2023. The early bird pricing will end on May 25, 2022. After that, the standard edition will cost $1,274.99 and the exclusive edition one will be $1,374.99.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:00 PM

Danganronpa V3 Manages to Make Due on Mobile Devices

The mobile version of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is here after quite a wait, with Android and iOS ports available. Given the nature of the game, people might wonder how well it works. After all, this is a huge Danganronpa installment. It does a lot! There's a lot of data! It's visually intense. But even considering all that, it functions better than I expected.

The first thing I noticed is the cost. I'm a big fan of the Danganronpa V3 iOS price, as the mobile version is the cheapest one. On both the PS4 and PC, a digital copy will normally cost you $39.99. The Switch version goes for $29.99. Grabbing it from the App Store or Google Play only costs someone $15.99. Considering the size and scope of the game, it's frankly a ridiculous deal. To compare, it only hit that 60% off price point during the 2022 Golden Week PlayStation Store and Steam sale.

Rantaro Amami

Once I actually started playing it, I was surprised at how good this port is. Danganronpa V3 is the most demanding of the three mainline games, and the mobile version was running rather well on my 2018 iPad Pro. Visually, it looked great. The trials had some issues, but I think the movement problems I experienced were the kind of bug that could be patched out rather than a genuine issue. They might even be attributed to the age of my device. It looks very good, considering the compromises needed to likely get it running on a phone or tablet.

There is an issue I noticed once I finished the prologue. Danganronpa V3 will begin downloading additional data once it is done. However, it seems like there might be a bug here too. It will sometimes look as though the data isn't downloading at a steady pace, even though it is. Given the extra data was an over 2GB download on iOS devices, this can take a while. I recommend having your phone or tablet plugged in and on WiFi. Maybe check the screen every once in a while, to make sure the bar is gradually progressing. When I gave it enough time, it worked out. It just meant jumping from 0% to 48% along the way.

Danganronpa V3 Manages to Make Due on Mobile Devices

I also appreciated how well the touchscreen controls worked, for the most part. When investigating, they work great. It is responsive and accurate. I had no problem with the game picking out what I was selecting. Granted, I was using an iPad Pro, so I did have plenty of surface space. The menu and UI are also very well organized. I did notice that during trials things sometimes weren't as snappy as they are during the more leisurely looks around the school. But again, it is quite functional. I wasn't too concerned as well, as it could be something that perhaps could be adjusted with patches down the road or be due to the age of my tablet.

The downside is, I can not get used to the virtual control pad for moving around Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles. How it works is this. On the left side of the screen is the virtual joypad used to move. On the right is the one that controls the camera. During the introductory segment, in which Exisals are chasing Kaede, it's pretty difficult to get your bearings! (Yes, the pun is intended.) It took me a few tries to find the "sweet spot" to make her run. And it wasn't until after I could freely explore the school that I finally figured out how to make it work for me. Still, it isn't comfortable! It doesn't work well, which is sad considering how well the rest of the port functions.

Danganronpa V3 Manages to Make Due on Mobile Devices

In fact, I was also delighted to see that the Danganronpa V3 iOS version worked on another platform. While it isn't verified for macOS, I found it worked just fine on my MacBook Air. Granted, I was just messing around when I tried it. Especially since there's no controller support and I didn't have a touchscreen to make those exploration segments easier. But it is a welcome surprise to see that yes, someone could play it on a Mac if they are patient enough.

I'd say Danganronpa V3 has the potential to be really great on mobile devices. The virtual analog sticks take some getting used to. Class trials too. But the game generally looks great and runs rather well, all things considered. It being on more platforms is a perk too. It's a fantastic thriller and adventure, and this just means more people can enjoy it.

The mobile port of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. People can also find it on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:00 PM

See How Eiichiro Oda Art Inspired a One Piece Odyssey Enemy

When Bandai Namco announced One Piece Odyssey, an upcoming RPG based on the series, it confirmed Eiichiro Oda would be involved in its creation. Part of the series' creator's involvement would involve character designs. In particular, he worked on the design for new character Adio and its enemies. To help provide a better idea of exactly how a design goes from concept art to an in-game model, the company shared a tweet showing an early design and an ensuing screenshot.

First, here's concept art Oda created of a One Piece Odyssey enemy. It looks a little like a monkey. The sketch shows the foe from multiple angles. It also offers an idea of the opponent's personality by showing how one would carry itself.
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The second image shows Luffy encountering a whole group of enemies based on that Oda design in One Piece Odyssey. After being colored in, their monkey-like attributes are enhanced. It also appears the "arms up" pose in Oda's original art is designed to be an aggressive one.
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The April 2022 batch of official screenshots showed more foes based on the One Piece creator's art.

One Piece Odyssey will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam in 2022. There's no precise release window for it yet.

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:00 PM

Return to the Old Republic It's May 4th, or May The Fourth, the day that's become the designated Star Wars day. It's...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:00 PM

Steve Austin settles the Legend of Zelda debate I don't know about you, but I have a hard time imagining professional...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:00 PM

Be the hero of your own story Sappy. Sentimental. Downright cheesy. If there's a video game story (or really any...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:30 PM

Even Sander Cohen would be impressed I love video games, and I love musical theater. There isn't a ton of...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:00 PM

Headed to PC later in 2022 Publisher Phoenixx and independent studio Neetpia have revealed a brand new title set within...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:30 PM

When bricking your console is a good thing Xbox is also getting into the May The Fourth spirit today with...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:00 PM

Not So Groovy Evil Dead fans are preparing to have their souls swallowed, as next week sees the launch of...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:00 PM

HEH-HEH-HEEEEEH WIPEOUT! Fans of anti-gravity racing games finally have a date to ring on their calendars — publisher Saber Interactive...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:30 PM
     Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga DLC AhsokaThe sheer number of playable characters remains one of the most appealing aspects of developer TT Games' Lego series. Regardless of the IP that the developers work with, they make sure to satisfy as many fans as possible (perhaps to an unhealthy extent). Players can unlock and control nearly every identifiable character within that IP, regardless of if they have practical gameplay uses. The recently released Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga stands as no exception, as the base game includes a whopping 384 characters spanning across the entire Star Wars universe. And thanks to the two new DLC packs that just dropped in celebration of Star Wars Day, fans of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga have even more familiar faces to clown around with. The Mandalorian – Season 2 pack represents the first of these two batches of DLC, and it comes with five characters from the hit TV show. These characters include the show's version of Boba Fett, Bo Katan, Fennec Shand, Mo...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:00 PM
     arkane studios canceled half-life ravenholm footageValve may be taking its sweet time to make new Half-Life games, but that doesn't mean that other developers didn't get involved. Arkane Studios was once working on a canceled Half-Life spin-off. The game, internally known as Ravenholm, was going to place players into the boots of a new character in the titular town. Now, thanks to Noclip, about an hour of gameplay of Ravenholm is available to watch on YouTube. Noclip is known for creating documentaries focused on the development of video games. The team had previously released some footage of the game back in 2020. Ravenholm was running on the Source 2 engine used in Half-Life 2, but with new modifications to expand on how players could knock around foes in combat.   Arkane has a storied history of creating immersive-sim first-person shooters. After working on Ravenholm in 2006-2007, the studio released Dishonored in 2012. With that in mind, the developer could have been a natural fit for the Half-Life franchise. It's a ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:30 PM
     Sons Of The Forest Steam PageSons of the Forest, the follow up to The Forest, is still on the way. Endnight Games' next survival horror is arriving during the appropriate, spooky month of October. Details have been somewhat scarce, with the game getting a five-month delay and a promise of more news. Now, however, we got some extra details straight from the Sons of the Forest Steam page, which went live. In case you were worried, no, there isn't a different release window. The Steam page still marks it as releasing in October this year, but there's nothing else regarding which day. What we do have, though, is a bit more on the plot of the game, as well as what you should expect on your next terrifying outing.   The early trailers for the game set up the story. You're sent via helicopter to locate a missing billionaire on some island. But, as it happens with helicopters in video games, you crash, and now have to fend off cannibals, using nothing but your wits and crafting skills. The Ste...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:00 PM
     Hyper Light Breaker development hoverboardSolar Ash, the last game released by developer Heart Machine, represented a shift away from how it approached the development of its first game, Hyper Light Drifter. For Solar Ash, Heart Machine mainly worked with publisher Annapurna Interactive, whereas with Hyper Light Drifter, the studio allowed the community to shape the project to an extent. Although the collaboration with Annapurna resulted in a game that the developers remain proud of, they do not want to focus on publisher partnerships going forward. So the studio announced today that its upcoming project, Hyper Light Breaker, will have a "community-focused development process" once again. Essentially, this means that Heart Machine will put out various forms of content to engage with its playerbase, including consistent blog posts, streams, content drops, contests, and events, some of which may occur in person. Additionally, the studio encouraged its players to submit feedback as well as anything else on their m...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:30 PM
     Corsair Elite Rgb Aio Clc Cpu Cooler Liquid H100iCorsair makes a lot of different PC hardware and accessories, and it's well known for it's CPU coolers as well. The company just announced that it's expanding its CPU cooler offerings again, adding the RGB Elite liquid cooled AIO series to the existing Corsair lineup. There are a few things that make these new coolers interesting and possibly enticing enough to pick up for anyone in the market for an upgrade. The RGB Elite series features a new fan blade design from Corsair called the AF Elite that should look familiar if you've seen other examples of modern PC cooling fans. The blades appear thin and curved to support a total of nine blades. According to Corsair, this design allows them to provide more airflow plus a high amount of static pressure, offering the best of both worlds. Furthermore, these fans feature PWM for variable speeds and a silent zero RPM mode that can be set for when temps are cool enough that active cooling isn't required. The fluid ...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the Hisui region, known as modern-day Sinnoh, you'll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:00 PM
     GTA V Roleplaying takes online open-world gameplay to another level. Roleplaying is undoubtedly one of the most popular trends ever to hit the ultra-popular action-adventure game, GTA V. GTA V Roleplay Servers allow GTA V fans to socialize, interact, and live out their characters' daily lives with other players in Los Santos without the restrictions […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the Hisui region, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:00 PM
     Cheats can open up a whole new world of possibilities in Los Santos. GTA 5 has lived long enough to be released in three different console generations, and it is not that surprising. Los Santos is an enormous and detail-rich map full of missions and activities waiting to be completed. While GTA 5's single-player story […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:05 PM
     Throughout your journey in Elden Ring, you will encounter several boss fights, which will prove to be exceedingly difficult to beat. While the number of boss fights required to beat Elden Ring is minimal, the sheer number of possible encounters is beyond belief. All the more impressive is that all boss fights receive the same […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:00 PM

Will be the biggest and fastest entry in the series

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:30 PM

The game was originally announced in August 2019

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:59 PM

The action-adventure game is based on the Slavik folklore Baba Yaga

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:33 PM

The game's development was originally headed by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai.

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Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:55 PM

You know what no one could ever have predicted? That a market based on imaginary ownership of infinitely duplicable jpeg images might not be end-game, long-term sustainable. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the NFT market is "flatlining," down 92 percent from last September. Which makes it just the most incredible…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:45 PM

Elden Ring is full of captivating enemies, many of them awe-inspiring and grotesque. Malenia and Radahn are obvious examples of formidable foes in the Lands Between that players have fallen in love with, but there's another, more humble enemy roaming around Limgrave that has somehow captured the hearts of the game's…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:37 AM

In light of recent reports by Kotaku and others about worker complaints at Nintendo of America, former president and gaming icon Reggie Fils-Aimé was asked about how the company treats its employees. "I know I was able to achieve [a healthy culture], and certainly what's being described does not seem like a healthy…


PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:13 PM
     How to create safe spaces in the return to a physical age

The first-ever W.A.S.D show has been and gone, but the delightful industry insight that was shared during the event won't be lost if you were unable to attend. We're uploading all of the excellent panel discussions from the PCGamesN Theatre to our YouTube channel for those of you who missed out, and the latest is all about the return to physical events and what communities can do to create safe spaces.

The talk was chaired by Game Dev London's Ahmed El-Badawi, and he was joined by Kat Welsford from Games Industry Gathering and Save Point Industry Gathering, Jade Leamcharaskul from POC in Play and Game Dev London, and Tom Bradstreet from Into Games.

With the pandemic slowly coming to an end, physical events like W.A.S.D. are going to become more and more common again - but after several years where everyone was confined to a digital-only realm with entirely online meetings, the return to a physical age can be quite a daunting idea. The panel discusses how communities can mitigate this, and create safe spaces for everyone in this post-pandemic future.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:10 PM
     Meet the ultimate Borderlands gaming PC and VR headset combo

With Tales of the Borderlands 2 now officially in the works, what better way to celebrate than crafting your very own Borderlands gaming PC setup? From peripherals to a custom case, and a swanky CPU cooler to a painted Oculus Rift S, Reddit user Skindred77 has done just that, dipping the entire rig Claptrap's signature yellow and white.

Every piece of the puzzle boasts fantastic details, whether it's the Hyperion logo on the Razer Basilisk wireless gaming mouse, a custom-printed Claptrap escape key on the RK84 wireless gaming keyboard, or the VR headset that sits on the top of the system to look like the cycloptic mascot.

It's not the beefiest PC under the hood, but packs enough of a punch to run any of the Borderlands games beyond their recommended specs. An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 gaming CPU sits at the heart of the system on top of an MSI B450i Gaming AC motherboard and chilled by a Darkflash Aigo AIO cooler that sports the Vault Hunter logo. An EVGA GTX 1660 Super graphics card handles the visuals, alongside 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and 1TB hard drive.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:37 PM
     Save 30% on this Alienware 27-inch 240Hz gaming monitor

If you play a bunch of competitive FPS games like Call of Duty: Warzone or Valorant, arming yourself with a high-refresh rate display can seriously improve your experience. While 144Hz is a good start, the best gaming monitors of today boast panels capable of 240Hz and higher. One such example is the Alienware AW2720HF, which you can pick up today with a hefty 30% discount.

While the Alienware AW2720HF would normally cost somewhere in the region of $429.99, you'll find it over on Best Busy with $130 (30%) shaved off the price tag, bringing it down to a much more enticing $299.99.

Dell has spared no expense in pushing the Alienware AW2720HF up to 240Hz, packing both FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility for a tear-free gaming experience. Its 1080p IPS panel is a cut above cheaper TN alternatives, too, with greater colour accuracy and gamut that allow a game's visuals to truly pop.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:19 PM
     Vampire Survivors patch 0.5.2 adds a guitar-playing bat-man

The Vampire Survivors 0.5.2 patch notes are here, unassumedly promising new Arcana power-ups, items, weapons, and more for later this week - but the roguelike game's teaser trailer reveals a new playable secret character in the form of a guitar-shredding bat-man.

According to developer Poncle, Vampire Survivors update 0.5.2 will hit this weekend on either May 7 or 8 and will bring with it a number of welcome additions. These include three between weapons and evolutions, one new item, another rank for the Banish stat, and a new relic or "minor gameplay option". There's also a bug fix for the Celestial Dusting fire rate being affected by the vampire game's fps.

There is also a suspicious mention in the patch notes of "a coffin in Gallo Tower". The notes are usually quite neutral and often don't give away anything, and usually hide such fun additions as swarms of killer cats and a dog that farts flowers. However, the teaser trailer for the update shows a flying bat-person who fights while shredding their guitar - who also fires drills in a straight line.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:19 PM
     Rogue Legacy 2 Scars: all locations

Want to know where you can find all the Rogue Legacy 2 Scars? After you beat the first boss, or Estuary as they're known in the indie game, you get access to special challenges that unlock trophies, and Souls that you can use to buy powerful, permanent bonuses. However, to access these challenges in the first place, you need to find the corresponding Scar, which looks like a floating red rune, in specific areas of each biome.

Once you find any of the 16 Rogue Legacy Scars, enter the building to the right of the hub area to find Erebus instead of getting on Charon's boat. Talk to him and select a challenge to get started. You'll have unlimited tries to complete the challenge, so don't worry about losing your character if they die here.

You'll earn the aforementioned Souls when you complete any Scar challenge, which you can spend at the Soul Shop. You can reach the shop by climbing up to the gap in the ceiling using the objects on the right side of the room where Erebus is. Once you reach the shop, speak to the two hooded figures you find there.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:49 AM
     Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong system requirements

If you're hoping to play Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong come its imminent release date, you'll need to make sure your gaming PC is capable of meeting the Vampire: The Masquerade system requirements. Thankfully, it won't take much to get your teeth stuck into this story-driven romp set in the World of Darkness universe.

You won't need the best graphics card to surmount the Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong system requirements, far from it. Developer Big Bad Wolf recommends equipping your rig with a GPU as powerful as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, which should be easy enough for most people.

The easiest and perhaps cheapest way you'll be able to improve your Swansong experience is via the best SSD for gaming you can get your hands on. We don't yet know how much space the game will take up, but the last thing you want ruining the pace of your vampiric ventures are unsightly load times.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:40 AM
     Best wireless gaming headset 2022

The best wireless gaming headsets conveniently cut the cord, and they can add an extra level of freedom to your gaming desk experience. While untethering your cans used to come with a bunch of caveats, many options now boast levels of fidelity that'll please audiophiles and casual gamers alike.

Sure, you could argue that you don't need a wireless gaming headset when you spend most of your time perched next to your gaming PC, but there's something comforting about ditching the constraints of USB and aux cables. Not only does it mean you can keep chatting to your discord friends when AFK, but it helps your gaming headset double as a portal to your Spotify music library. It also means you don't necessarily have to fork out for the best computer speakers, as you'll essentially have a pair wrapped around your ears.

Picking the best wireless headset from Razer, Logitech, Corsair, and SteelSeries can make all the difference - reducing clutter, and improving sound quality. With the recent progressions in wireless technology, latency is no longer an issue worth considering, either. This guide highlights the top performers, so you can hear every footstep in Rainbow Six: Siege, every music event in Fortnite, and the beautiful tones of your teammates.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:28 AM
     Ex-343 dev is

Ex-343 Industries developer Blaze Lightcap says that recent Halo Infinite Season 2 changes including nerfs to sliding and the removal of several trick jump spots make him "sad" about the direction the FPS game's balance is heading in. The patch notes include a nerf to 'ramp boosting' - a technique used by players to gain extra momentum by landing into a slide on a downhill slope, which allows them to cross large distances quickly.

A series of "collision fixes on all previously released multiplayer maps" has removed the ability to stand on small props and thin ledges. These collision spots are often used by players to perform 'trick jumps' that allow them to traverse maps in clever ways - something that has been a long-running part of the series, with players creating clips and montages of their favourite trick jumps. Another player, Ligh1s, demonstrated that an open window could no longer be passed through even after grappling up to it directly.

The developer notes for the patch explain that they are considering if "the environment clearly communicates to the player their traversal options in a consistent and readable manner," suggesting that they are wary of tricks that might be considered more 'hidden' techniques. This approach, however, is in contrast to comments made during the development of Halo 2 Anniversary, where the 343 team considered it important to preserve trick jump spots from the original game.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:16 AM
     Overwatch 2 roles explained

So you want to know about Overwatch 2 roles? The sequel to Blizzards' 6v6 hero shooter is coming, and there are going to be changes. The main one is that Overwatch 2 is now a 5v5 FPS game, and it will continue using the role lock mechanic introduced into the first Overwatch back in 2019.

This means that the Overwatch 2 roles structure is going to shift, keeping two slots for both DPS and support, but only allow for one tank. Game director Aaron Keller talked about the change last year, stating "we have always tried to make our combat easy to read and very understandable… [but] sometimes it's hard to track what 11 other players are doing on the battlefield. Removing two of those simplifies everything, and it allows players to understand everything that's happening around them, and to be able to make better choices because of it."

If you're new to the different Overwatch 2 roles, you might want to know how the roles workin this upcoming multiplayer game. Stay a while, young (over)watcher, and listen to everything there is to know about Overwatch 2 roles.

RELATED LINKS: Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 talents

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:13 AM
     The best Lost Ark Glaivier builds for PvP and PvE

Excited to learn more about the Lost Ark Glaivier class? This brand-new advanced class for the Martial Artist excels at close to mid range encounters, featuring two combat stances that reward careful planning. Flurry stance, also known as the blue stance, revolves around fast, mobile attacks with high chances of dealing critical hits, while the red Focus stance emphasises power and range.

Knowing when to switch between stances is what makes the Lost Ark Glaivier difficult to master. The Glaivier's identity skill increases your movement speed, critical damage, and attack when you swap stances after the identity gauge fills to a certain point. You can forgo this bonus and the Focus skills completely with one of the Glaivier's Class Engravings, but the stat boosts make it worth balancing both stances.

Whatever you choose, getting the most out of the Glaivier involves chaining combos, pulling off back attacks, and retreating to safety with their agile skills. It's a difficult class to master, but once you get the hang of the switching and skill orders, it's one of the most rewarding in the MMO game so far. Here are the best Lost Ark Glaivier builds for PvP and PvE.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:09 AM
     Fortnite Omni Chip locations week 7

Want to know how to get Fortnite Omni Chips? It's an all-out war in the popular battle royale game, as the Imagined Order invades the otherwise calm island. One of the early unlocks in this season's Fortnite battle pass is the Omni sword, a customisable harvesting tool that costs seven battle stars.

So, where can you find Fortnite Omni Chips? As soon as you unlock the new sword, you get four Omni Chips to spend immediately and can earn more by completing season challenges. You use these chips to unlock new styles, and each individual style costs anywhere from four to six chips. However, after unlocking the Omni Sword, you'll also get quests that require you to find more chips at specific locations on the new Fortnite map. Finding these chips is easier said than done, especially when everyone's running around using the new Fortnite sprint mechanics.

To help you collect these chips as painlessly as possible and help you to unlock all of the Omni Sword styles, we have put together some maps showing all the Fortnite Omni Chip locations for each week, including the nine Omni Chips you can get in week 7 of Chapter 3 Season 2.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:50 AM
     Intel may need to switch to TSMC for its Meteor Lake CPUs

With the release of its 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs just on the horizon, Intel is busy working on the final design and manufacturing processor for its 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake' processors. While the company previously announced that it would build these next-gen chips using its in-house Intel 4 process, a report from DigiTimes suggests team blue may instead make use of TSMC's 5nm node instead.

Twitter user chiakokhua provides an overview of the DigiTimes article, which alleges that Intel may need to switch to TSMC for its Meteor Lake CPUs because their in-house production methods needs more 'preparation time'". This change would apparently lead to both the compute and graphics tile of 13th Gen Core chips to be manufactured on TSMC 5mn, despite the graphics tile previously being slated to use the company's more advanced 3nm node.

Should this come to pass, it would mean that both AMD Ryzen Zen 4 and Intel Core Meteor Lake processors would be built on the same process. However, it's impossible to tell which of the two will come out on top with the best gaming CPUs, given that both companies take very different approaches in their chip design.

RELATED LINKS: Arc Alchemist GPUs - everything we know, Raptor Lake CPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:42 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4090 – release date, price, spec, and benchmarks

The Nvidia RTX 4090 - which might actually release as the RTX 5090 - looks to be a strong best graphics card contender, and it could shake up the gaming PC scene as we know it. While the green team is still focussing on its GeForce RTX 3000 series, the prospect of playing the latest Steam games on a GPU twice as fast as the RTX 3090 is undeniably exciting.

The idea of an RTX 4090 GPU might feel like a pipedream at the moment, as GPU and CPU shortages are still hampering rig upgrades across the globe. Thankfully, Nvidia looks set to ride the out of stock storm head-on, as it has already spent $10 billion securing RTX 4000 components. Availability is one thing, but increased demand has also led to rocketing GPU prices, and crypto mining enthusiasts are willing to pay a pretty penny.

If you're planning on picking up a next-gen GPU, you'll want to learn as much as you can about Nvidia's next flagship graphics card. Since we're a helpful bunch, we've been keeping our ear to the ground to pick up any RTX 4090 price, release date, and spec information that's rumbling around the rumour mill.

RELATED LINKS: RTX 4000 - everything we know, GeForce Now RTX 3080 review, Best graphics card

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:39 AM
     Hello there: this Sifu mod is the best Obi-Wan Kenobi game

That's no moon, that's a Sifu Obi-Wan Kenobi mod! It's May the 4th so it's the perfect time to play some Star Wars games but if you've already finished with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, this new Sifu mod turns the martial arts game into the ultimate Obi-Wan experience. This will be a day long remembered.

If you're hyped for his Disney Plus show after the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer dropped earlier this Star Wars day, if you're anything like me you'll immediately rush to the nearest game - but outside of great LEGO gamesStar Wars Battlefront II, and the possibility of a Fortnite Obi-Wan skin, ol' Ben Kenobi isn't actually playable in that many games.

Now, with this Sifu mod from user Halfmillz, you can play as Clone Wars cartoon-style Obi-Wan in Sloclap's kung fu action-adventure game. You'll need to add a separate mod for lightsabers - including one to turn off uncivilised weapon degradation - then you can *vrmm vrrmmm* your way through the (Coruscant?) underworld.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:50 AM
     AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT – release date, price, specs, and benchmarks

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT will likely rank among the best graphics cards, and the flagship RDNA 3 GPU is set to compete with Nvidia's next-gen frontrunner, the RTX 4090. While both the RTX 4000 series and the new Intel Arc Alchemist graphics range will also occupy the gaming PC battlefield this year, the red team's contender may still come out swinging, especially if you're planning on upgrading your AMD Radeon RX 6900 build.

The prospect of a new enthusiast-grade Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card is exciting, but ongoing component shortages continue to make PC gaming expensive as a hobby. Despite this, industry data suggests that both Nvidia and AMD GPUs are getting cheaper, meaning we could see a return to normal pricing by the time top tier RDNA 3 cards enter the fold.

It's set to be an exciting year for gaming PC tech, but wading through an endless sea of leaks and predictions isn't to everyone's taste. So, to help make the next-gen graphics card situation clearer, we've gathered everything we know about the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, including its potential release date, price, specs, and benchmarks.

RELATED LINKS: Zen 4 CPUs - everything we know, RDNA 3 GPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:33 AM
     Bloodborne and Tetris mash up Loot River now on Game Pass

New release Loot River is now on Game Pass, and aims to stand out from the roguelike pile with a unique block shifting mechanic that resembles an unlikely Bloodborne and Tetris mash up. The top-down dungeon crawling game sees players explore a series of procedurally generated labyrinths made up of small chunks of land, which can be slid around the screen to reshape the environment and traverse the landscape. Of course there is plenty of the titular loot to discover along the way too - as players with Game Pass can now experience, with the game arriving on Microsoft's subscription service.

Loot River, created by Slovakian developer Straka Studio and published by the Superhot Presents fund, promises frantic action with a rather distinct Tetris-inspired twist thanks to its shifting environments. By sliding the chunks around the screen, players can outmanoeuvre enemy groups and deftly jump in and out of combat. Most of the fighting on show is melee-focused, although the trailer does feature some rather deadly-looking ranged attacks as well.

The game's launch trailer showcases several such moves in action, with certain stretches requiring careful sequential movement of several blocks to progress in a manner reminiscent of traffic jam inspired sliding block puzzle Rush Hour - only featuring a number of hostile creatures out for your blood as you slide the landscape around. Another sequence shows the player rushing to slide their way across a lake as they are chased by a horde of shadowy claws stretching out from one side of the screen.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:10 AM
     AMD announces 'Dragon Range' Ryzen CPUs for gaming laptops

During its Q1 2022 earnings call, AMD unveiled a roadmap for its AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs built on the company's latest Zen 4 microarchitecture. In addition to reaffirming the launch window of its desktop chips for gaming PCs, team red announced a new line of processors for the best gaming laptops due to arrive in 2023, codenamed 'Dragon Range'.

These new AMD Ryzen chips appear to be very similar to their desktop counterparts, boasting the same PCIe Gen 5 connectivity and support for DDR5 gaming RAM. However, these mobile processors will have a lower 55W TDP, compared to 65W on the larger CPUs (something that's likely a bid to better manage thermals within a laptop form factor).

Despite this slight reduction in power, AMD is confident that its Dragon Range processors will be the best gaming CPUs on the market, describing them as "the number one choice for mobile gaming dominance." The manufacturer was mum on specifics, but claims that these chips will have the "highest core, thread, and cache ever for a mobile gaming CPU."

RELATED LINKS: Zen 4 CPUs - everything we know, RDNA 3 GPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 8:03 AM
     Return to Monkey Island isn't a

Some adventure game fans are displeased by the lack of Return to Monkey Island pixel art graphics - in the style of the classic games or creator Ron Gilbert's own Thimbleweed Park - but Gilbert says the team "didn't want to make a retro game" and wanted the art style to be "provocative".

Return to Monkey Island was announced last month, bringing back series creators Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman for an interquel set after the events of Monkey Island 2. In general, the fan response was incredibly positive, but a more recent look at the Return to Monkey Island art style has had some fans upset - especially those hoping it would be pixel art in the style of the first two pirate games.

In a new post on his Grumpy Gamer blog, Ron Gilbert addresses the choice in art direction, which is led by LittleBigPlanet designer Rex Crowle. "Monkey Island 1 and 2 weren't pixel art games," Gilbert says. "They were games using state-of-the-art tech and art... If I had stayed and done Monkey Island 3, it wouldn't have looked like Monkey Island 2."

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:45 AM
     The best Nikita AVT loadout in Warzone Pacific

If you want the best Nikita AVT loadout in Warzone Pacific, then this is how to build this powerful assault rifle. The Nikita was introduced in Warzone Season 3 and can be unlocked for free at level 31 of the battle pass. It's yet to go through a balance change to help the awkward recoil, but hopefully we'll see some improvements in future updates.

The Nikita AVT does however have a solid firing rate, making it one of the best assault rifles in Warzone, although the time-to-kill speed needs some work. Similar to the AS44 and Volk, we've gone for a loadout which turns this rifle into more of an SMG, and kitted it out with attachments to help recoil, making this ideal for close-range combat. The best Warzone Nikita AVT loadout is built with close to medium range encounters in mind with a high fire rate and bullet spread.

Although accuracy and long-range shots come at a price, this is the best Nikita loadout in Warzone Pacific if you want an assault rifle that acts like an SMG, providing a bit more stability and accuracy from a powerful weapon with high mobility.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:30 AM
     The Glaivier is Lost Ark's most lethal class yet

Lost Ark, the sprawling MMORPG from Smilegate and Amazon Games, has already taken the world of PC gaming by storm since its launch in February, attracting millions of players to the vibrant land of Arkesia. Now, the game's character options are growing with the first post-launch content drop since its Western release.

The new Advanced Class, Glaivier, falls under the Martial Artist class. Perfect for players who love to rush head first into battle, this class deals heavy damage with a combination of spears and glaives. Armed with a variety of rapid, devastating attacks, there are plenty of flashy combat options for players who choose this path.

The Glaivier specialises in doling out continuous damage and juggling enemies, making her perfect for dealing with single targets or small groups. Her spear is perfect for taking on enemies one at a time, and comes with a variety of skills to help on that front. 4-Headed Dragon is a particularly impressive skill, striking foes eight times before landing a crushing final blow. Starfall Pounce closes the gap between you and your opponent, launching them into the air for some brutal strikes.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:13 AM
     Overwatch 2 support buffs planned following beta feedback

Blizzard's Overwatch team has posted a developer update following the first week of the current Overwatch 2 PvP beta, talking about its intent for Overwatch 2 support buffs and reiterating that the FPS game's beta is still a work in progress. The blog notes that players in the support role currently feel very vulnerable to dives and flanking attacks as a result of the game's shift to a 5v5 team composition featuring one fewer tank player to protect them.

The devs say that improving the passive healing ability of support characters going into this beta has seen "supports performing well in the beta, but we know that balance is only one aspect of what makes a hero fun to play." With lots of changes and reworks to tank and damage heroes going into Overwatch 2 as well as the new DPS hero Sojourn, some support players have felt a little left out in the cold. Blizzard says that its long term play is to address this by adding new support heroes to the game, but in the meantime it is experimenting with a series of "new and refreshed abilities for some existing support heroes."

Another side effect of this issue is that queue times for tank and damage players have increased as players tend towards playing the more exciting roles, which have seen a greater range of updates. Blizzard plans to enable quick play classic - a mode with no role restrictions - to enable a faster way for players to queue into matches. While a number of players are clamouring for a ranked mode in the beta, Blizzard says that this is still under development and not ready for large scale testing. The team also states that it wants to avoid splitting the player base due to the current beta's limited player count.

RELATED LINKS: Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 talents

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:36 AM
     Call of Duty Warzone Operation Monarch release date

Operation Monarch is coming to Warzone in Season 3, a special limited-time event that features Monsterverse Titans, Godzilla and Kong. The monsters will face off in a new game mode for Quads which includes high value loot zones according to a Raven blog post.

Warzone Pacific Season 2 introduced the production of a deadly chemical, Nebula V, which has attracted Godzilla and Kong to Caldera. The Warzone Operation Monarch event was teased on the Call of Duty Twitter, showing new unique weapon skins based on the Titans, with bundles available for Kong, Godzilla, and Mechagodzilla which can be found in this Call of Duty blog post.

Although we don't know much about how Godzilla and Kong will act in Operation Monarch or their exact whereabouts in Caldera, there are a few reports which suggest how their powers will work against other players. Here's everything you need to know about Operation Monarch in Warzone season 3.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:05 AM
     The best M1916 Warzone loadout in Warzone Pacific

On the hunt for the best M1916 loadout in Warzone? It may not be the top marksman rifle in the battle royale game right now, that honour goes to the Kar98k, but the M1916 is still an accurate weapon that can potentially cause severe damage to your foes with the right build.

However, even if you use the best M1916 Warzone loadout, it's tricky to overcome its weaknesses. It has low bullet velocity, so its ability to take out enemies from far away is lacking compared to other rifles. Missing a shot can also be fatal as the M1916 has a low fire rate, so you have to keep moving so you're not caught out by enemies retaliating with sniper fire of their own.

We prefer the precision, damage output, and one-hit-kill potential that the very best Warzone sniper rifles offer over even the best marksman rifles in the game. However, if you fancy giving one of the newest Warzone guns a chance, our loadout will help you mitigate its weaknesses and bolster its strengths.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:03 AM
     Windows 11 is more popular on gaming PCs than general desktops

Although Microsoft considers Windows 11 the "smoothest" upgrade it's ever handled, adoption is far slower than its predecessor as many prefer to simply update Windows 10. The same is true for April, as just 20% of people use Windows 11 six months after its release, but PC gamers might be warming up to the idea of the new operating system.

This isn't miles away from where Windows 10 was at the same point in its lifespan, with around 18% of businesses taking the plunge half a year in, but Windows 11 isn't keeping the same pace. Adduplex reports that the new OS saw a 0.4% month-on-month increase in April, off the back of a considerably worse 0.2% jump in March, meaning it'll likely take far longer to hit the same milestones as its predecessor.

People aren't as shy about putting Windows 11 on their gaming PC, however, as the OS has seen steady growth since it launched. It hasn't dipped below a 1.82% month-on-month increase since it first appeared on the Steam Hardware Survey in November, 2021, and April's report sees a further 2.1% leap, placing Windows 11 adoption at just under 19% on Valve's platform.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:27 PM

Last week, you decided that romance is better than de_dust2. I'm a little surprised, considering Dust 2 not only took an early lead but has likely been modded into every game which features romance too. But I accept the decision, and our mission continues. This week, I ask you to pick between a trade-off and something with no negative consequences at all: drawbacks, or a load of lasers.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:13 PM

May is a relatively quiet month when it comes to new PC games. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, of course. The first half of 2022 has been unusually stuffed with great things to play, and I'm sure a lot of us will be thankful for the opportunity to spend some time with the few bits and pieces that were overshadowed by your Elden Rings and your Dying Light 2s earlier in the year.

For those looking for something new, however, May still has a lot of interesting stuff to offer those hungry for an indie game or two. Think of me this month as a waiter in a fancy restaurant, offering you a carefully curated selection of bite-sized delights as part of our tasting menu. What we have on offer is both nutritious and delicious, a journey through genres that is sure to excite the palette.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:00 PM

My FixFox journey, not unlike that of the titular little furry protagonist Vix, has been abnormally long and strange. I started playing it, then moved and didn't have a PC for a long time, and it was only recently I finally got my PC back and finished the game last week. It took me around 12 hours of playing the game to travel around a strange cuboid planet using postage stamps to fix hairdryers for robots, but stretched over three months in real life. And reviewing a game this many weeks after release isn't normal procedure either, but I really like FixFox and I want people who might like it to stand a better chance of finding it. I also think a break of several weeks isn't the worst way to experience it, either.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:32 AM

Bungie are bringing Destiny 2's Guardian Games back for their third annual outing, pitting Warlocks, Titans and Hunters against each other in a futuristic shooty Olympics. The free, time-limited event is still all about hoovering up medallions for your chosen class, but there are two new elements called Strike Scoring and Strike Medals to consider this time around. Strike Scoring is based on your time spent in Guardian Games playlists and where you rank, while Strike Medals are won by "pulling off some pretty impressive feats, like taking out a ton of enemies with a fancy little combat jig like Shatter," so Bungie say.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:00 AM

I've never been one for playing aggressively in turn-based tactics games. I will hug and skulk between half and full height walls like nobody's business, creeping up the map inch by inch lest one of my precious party members accidentally sets off an entire warren of alien nasties by blundering too far ahead or, heaven forbid, one of them gets nicked by a stray bit of shrapnel. To say I'm overprotective is an understatement.

Thankfully, the Grey Knights in Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters are made of sterner stuff. I mean, just look at these brutes. They're enormous. Even the Gears Of War lads would be jealous of the kind of muscle these big robo boys are packing, I'm telling you now. They're by no means invincible, of course, but they can hold their own out of cover, and pick themselves back up again when your best laid plans inevitably start going down the drain. It may not be my most natural style of tactical manoeuvring, but man alive is it liberating.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:57 AM

Remember there was a Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remake that was meant to be coming out in January last year? No? Well, the game's development team have taken to Twitter to announce that Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Remake will be delayed indefinitely, which seems oddly fitting considering the game is about messing with time. It was meant to launch this year, but the game's already been delayed indefinitely once before.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:30 AM

Shareholders in Activision Blizzard have been advised by the company not to approve a proposal from New York state to investigate and report on how allegations of sexual harrassment and misconduct within the company are being addressed. The recommendation by Activision Blizzard's board of directors was made unanimously ahead of their annual meeting on June 21st, picked up on by Axios.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:51 PM
     Today another chapter has been added to the apparently infinite saga sparked by the pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft.

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     The latest update to Final Fantasy XIV might include a homage to one of the most popular sci-fi RPG series in gaming, Mass Effect.

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     Disney has released the official trailer for the highly-anticipated Disney+ series, Kenobi, which sees the return of fan-favorite Ewan McGregor as the titular Kenobi. The trailer builds on the debut trailer about two months ago and shows off more of the Inquisitor and his Sith lackeys chasing down Kenobi around the galaxy to put down […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:30 AM
     It's hard to believe that Nintendo's GameCube is already 20 years old. It was Nintendo's fourth home console, originally released in Japan and North America in 2001, and then a bit later on in Europe and Australia in 2002. Hundreds of games, both first-party and third-party titles, were launched for the system until it was […]

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     When it comes to action-RPGs, a genre that was popularized by the likes of Diablo, there have been many different takes over the years. You've got your looter shooters like Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, the hybrid APRG MMO Lost Ark, and more, each sporting a recognizable source of inspiration. However, for Ghostlore, an Steam Early Access […]

Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30 PM

Genshin Impact Mobile Versions Earned Over $3 Billion

There's a new update on Genshin Impact earnings, and it has to do with how much miHoYo earned due to mobile players. Sensor Tower's latest report said it earned $3 billion worldwide. This money comes from people spending money on things like the Genesis Crystals currency and Gnostic Hymn premium battle pass. As a reminder, the game debuted back in September 2020 on Android and Apple iOS devices, as well as the PS4 and PC. Sensor Tower's information doesn't take the PS4, PS5, or PC versions into account.

This shows continued growth for the game. For example, one of the first updates noted that within the first two weeks Genshin Impact earned over $100 million.. The mobile versions made $1 billion by March 2021. Sensor Tower also noted it made $2 million from mobile users' purchases within a year of its release. .

Most of the money came from people in China playing the game. However, the second and third countries spending the most money on it are Japan and the United States, respectively. Slightly more Apple iOS owners are spending money on it than those with Android devices. In China, 65.7% came from the App Store. 50.5% came from Apple's storefront worldwide.

The data from Sensor Tower also went over Genshin Impact's current success on mobile devices in 2022. It noted it brought in $567 million worldwide in Q1 2022. The second most successful game, according to its data, is Lineage W at $272 million during that same period.

This comes as Genshin Impact activities temporarily slow down due to pandemic-related issues. MiHoYo announced that the 2.7 update, which was expected to appear after the Ayaka rerun banner ended on May 10, 2022, is delayed. The company didn't note how it will handle the game's schedule going forward. However, it did promise some sort of "compensation" for players to make up for the circumstances. In the past, miHoYo offered Primogems as compensation for bugs and maintenance.

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also eventually come to the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:00 PM

Kingdom Hearts Postcards with Tetsuya Nomura Art Will Appear in October

Even more Kingdom Hearts merchandise is on the way to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and the newest items are postcards with Tetsuya Nomura art on them. There are three sets total, each with seven cards. Square Enix is taking orders for the $19.99. They are all expected to ship sometime in October 2022.

First, here's a look at Set A. This group focuses on characters from the main Kingdom Hearts games. For example, there are postcards with Sora, Riku, Donald, and Goofy on them. There's also one with FFVII's Cloud in his Kingdom Hearts look.
Kingdom Hearts Postcards with Tetsuya Nomura Art Will Appear in October Set A

The postcards in Kingdom Hearts Set B all feature Nomura art showing various storyboards. These highlight different moments in the games. It also means folks like King Mickey, Terra, Ventus, Roxas, and Axel appear.
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Finally, Set C features major characters from both the Kingdom Hearts mainline games and Union x. The batch here features people like Sora, Roxas, Kairi, Namine, Axel, Ephemer, Skuld, and Chirithy.
Kingdom Hearts Postcards with Tetsuya Nomura Art Will Appear in October Set C

As for the back, each postcard features the 20th anniversary logo. This is common to recent merchandise for the series. For example, the various pin sets each include one pin with this logo on it.
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If people want to see more Nomura art from the series, he created a 20th anniversary sketch as well.

The three Kingdom Hearts postcards with Nomura art will all appear sometime in October 2022. Pre-orders are open now.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:00 PM

Final Symphony Will Play Final Fantasy Music Again in 2023

Final Symphony will return. Square Enix announced that it is bringing back the concert that focuses on Final Fantasy music. For the first time since 2018, it will be back. This time, it will be held at 3 p.m. BST on April 16, 2023 in Birmingham, England. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) will be performing the pieces.

When people can buy tickets to the performance depends on if they are CBSO Members or not. If someone is, they can get tickets at 10 a.m. BST on May 18, 2022. If not, then folks can buy on starting on May 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. BST. Depending on where you sit, it will cost between £26 (~$32) and £56 (~$70).

As in the past, Final Symphony will feature music form Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X. The schedule noted it will begin with the series' "Opening Fanfare." From there, it will go into FFVI songs with Symphonic Poem (Born with the Gift of Magic). After that, there will be the FFX Piano Concerto. Finally, it will close with FFVII's Symphony in Three Movements.

When Square Enix announced the return of the Final Fantasy music performances, it referred to it as a "tour." However, only the Birmingham performance was mentioned. During the last tour, which happened in 2018, people were able to see concerts in Australia, Austria, and Germany.

Final Symphony will be held in Birmingham, England on April 16, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:00 AM

Persona Live 2022

It seems that the Persona Super Live P-Sound Wish 2022 concert won't just be for fans located in Japan. Atlus West confirmed that fans in select regions around the world will be able to tune in for a live stream of the Persona event and enjoy the music that way, in lieu of going overseas.

According to a tweet from the official account, streaming tickets for Persona Super Live 2022  are now on sale at the official PIA website. Artists like Lyn Inaizumi, Lotus Juice, and Shoji Meguro will perform on both days. The concert will feature music from across the series, particularly Persona 5 Royal, Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 Strikers.

The tickets go for 4,400 Yen each (about USD $34). They operate on a live pay-per-view basis. The Persona Super Live P-Sound Wish 2022 will stream live on October 8, 2022 and October 9, 2022 in the Japan timezone. Archives will be available until October 17, 2022. It'll stream via the ULIZA video streaming platform. Viewers that buy a ticket will receive a URL to watch the concert two days before the stream date.

There are also regional limitations restricting which countries and territories will be able to stream the Persona Super Live concert. The PIA website states that the concert stream is available in the following countries and regions.

  • North America
    • United States
  • Europe
    • Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Portugal, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Switzerland
  • Asia Pacific
    • India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Israel
  • Africa
    • South Africa, Kenya

The Persona Super Live P-Sound Wish 2022 concert will be broadcast on October 8, 2022 and October 9, 2022. The live venue is located in Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:00 AM

Birushana Switch Release Date Falls in June 2022

Idea Factory International pinned down the release date for Birushana, its next Switch otome game. The visual novel will show up first in North America. Folks can get it on June 28, 2022. People in Europe will get it later that week on July 1, 2022. In addition to the launch date, the publisher updated the official site to reveal all of the love interests.

The new character page on the site focuses on the main character, Shanao "Yoshitsune" Minamoto, and her five main love interests. Yoritomo Minamoto is working to become the next Genji Clan head. Both Noritsune and Tomomori are part of the Taira family. Meanwhile, both Benkei Musashibo and Shungen are dedicated to Shanao and fight by her side.

However, those aren't the only characters you'll meet in Birushana. As you play, Shanao will make different choices and acquire abilities. The ones you choose can result in either "happy" or "tragic" endings with the five main love interests. There are also "If" endings that unlock after those. When that happens, the player can get closer to other characters like Sasaki or Taira.

Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei will come to the Nintendo Switch in North America on June 28, 2022. It will show up in Europe a few days later on July 1, 2022. The limited edition will include things like a steel case and soundtrack. The game is immediately available in Japan.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:00 AM


PaRappa, the dog-eared character of legendary rhythm game PaRappa the Rapper, wasn't always a dog. New early test footage uploaded by artist Rodney Alan Greenblat showed that prior to development on the game beginning, PaRappa seemed to be very different sort of Rapper.

Greenblat worked with developer NanaOn-Sha on the game, and recently opened a YouTube channel. Over the last week or so, he's uploaded footage digitized from old VHS tapes dating back to the earliest stages of development on the series. The PaRappa the Rapper clip in question is test footage for the opening animation of the game, featuring placeholder voice acting and characters in place of the final product.

Check it out below.

The tape was sent to Greenblat in late 1995 by the development team, and features notes at the beginning and end from producer Masaya Matsuura. Matsuura was a key figure at NanaOn-Sha, and had a hand in the development of Parappa, Umjammer Lammy, Major Minor's Majestic March, and Vib-Ribbon. The footage contains a portion of the opening sequence of the game, when PaRappa and his friends P.J. Berri, Katy Kat, and Sunny Funny leave the movie theater and cross over into the restaurant to get some food. Though all the characters in the test footage look different from their final iterations, PaRappa himself is replaced entirely with generic blue character. His design was still being finalized at the time. The clip ends on "PaRappa" ordering water, with a note from Masaya clarifying that the footage was recorded off video output rather than an actual PlayStation dev kit.

You can compare the test footage above with the finalized intro sequence, courtesy of a clip from Higher Plain Games below. Go to the 1:15 timestamp for the closest sync point.

PaRappa the Rapper originally debuted on the PlayStation, but was remastered for the PS4 in 2017.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:00 AM

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Garangolm

Capcom has shared concept art of the Garangolm, an entirely new monster that will appear in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. The concept art demonstrates its strength, as it is seen lifting a massive boulder above its head in one image. Another illustration shows the Garangolm in a much more peaceful scenario, sleeping with birds resting along its head.

You can take a look at the concept art of the Garangolm in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak below.


The Garangolm was originally revealed through a Monster Hunter Digital Event. It included a brief look at the Garangolm and a description of its use of fire and water elemental attacks. It is one of several new monsters that will appear in the paid expansion. Other new monsters include the Lunagaron and the flagship monster of the expansion the Malzeno.

Additionally, several monsters from other Monster Hunter titles will appear in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. These include the Shogun Ceanatuar and the Astalos. Capcom also shared that other monsters from previous titles will make an appearance. However, those monsters have yet to be revealed.

Monster Hunter Rise is available for PC and Nintendo Switch. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak will release for PC and Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2022. A Digital Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:00 AM

Genshin Impact Marvelous Merchandise Event

The Marvelous Merchandise event will return in Genshin Impact. Players can receive various rewards through event participation, including Primogems, Mora, Hero's Wit, and Mystic Enhancement Ore. The event will begin on May 6 and last until May 15, 2022. However, there are some prerequisites players will need to meet in order to participate in the Marvelous Merchandise event in Genshin Impact.

Players will need to at least be Adventure Rank 12 in Genshin Impact in order to take part in the Marvelous Merchandise event. The event will have players collecting Boxes o' Marvels to deliver to Liben, who is located in Mondstadt. Additionally, the official website reveals key details about the event. This includes mention of rewards differing for players depending on their individual game progress. That said, players will be able to preview the contents of the Boxes o' Marvels before opening them. After exchanging five Boxes o' Marvels, a Mega Box O' Marvels will be available for players. It will yield the aforementioned rewards.

In April 2022, miHoYo announced that Genshin Impact Version 2.7 would not be appearing in May 2022. The developer announced that the update had been delayed, with promises to compensate players in the future. Additionally, miHoYo will share an updated roadmap.

Genshin Impact is available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Android and iOS devices. It is in development for Nintendo Switch.

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:00 PM

Ahsoka Tano shows up, in Lego form It is May 4, the designated day for all things Star Wars. And on...

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Boards don't hit back… Developer Sloclap has released the first major update to its knuckle-busting brawler RPG, Sifu. Now available...

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"[It] was a nonstarter" In case you missed it, former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime just launched his new...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:30 PM
     Shenmue Yu SuzukiIt seems like fans of the cult-classic Shenmue series will have to wait a while to see the next installment. During a special event that was celebrating the Shenmue franchise, the creator of the series, Yu Suzuki, mentioned that there are no solid plans for Shenmue IV just yet. Eager Shenmue fans believed that something was brewing due to some mysterious teases from 110 Industries late last year and Suzuki's appearance at the publisher's Tokyo Game Show presentation. The company later shared an image of an upcoming action game called Wanted: Dead and responded to fan comments that suggested that the publisher should team up with Suzuki for a new Shenmue game.   Speaking to IGN Japan, Suzuki also said that he has a vision for the hypothetical next Shenmue game and that he would like it to be more approachable for new players. Back in 2020, Suzuki believed that a future game in the series will happen. He said, "With Shenmue 3 I created a game for the fans, but if I hav...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:00 PM
     meta vr headsets project cambria release 2024Virtual reality has been an "emerging technology" for quite a number of years now. But, although it's not as embraced as traditional PC or console gaming, it's certainly being heavily supported by some big names in the tech industry. Few larger names there are than Meta, the tech giant formerly known as Facebook. The mega-corp is what's behind the Meta family of VR headsets, and there are more to come within the next two years. Meta plans to release four new VR headsets, and has set an $800 price point for Project Cambria — coming this September. According to a report released by The Information, Meta has plans to release the headsets by the time 2024 rolls in. Its target demographics will be split between the pack: two for gaming, and the other two for work/productivity use cases.   Lower your visor Focusing on the gaming headsets, named Project Stinson and Cardiff, these will be new versions of the Meta Quest line of devices. A lot of details ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:30 AM
     Fortnite Patch Choppas Shotgun Balancing Fight For Tilted TowersFortnite Chapter 3: Season 2 launched with an array of new content including new points of interest to explore, new mythic weapons, and much more. At the same time, fans have been reminded of previous seasons with the return of lightsabers and Star Wars cosmetics to celebrate May the 4th. Now, the latest Fortnite patch is getting us ready for the return of the fan-favorite Choppas, while also balancing shotguns. Choppas were first introduced to Fortnite all the way back in Chapter 2: Season 2. They are now getting ready to make a comeback, as long as you are willing to give up some of your gold bars. Funding stations for Choppas have been established at every Seven Outpost. Once a Choppa is fully funded, it will unlock and you will be able to take to the skies.   Balancing the battlefield Apart from the addition of Choppas, the latest Fortnite patch is balancing shotgun damage. The first adjustment has increased the minimum pellet-hit count from 3 to 4 for the Striker Pump Shotgun...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 4, 2022 9:39 AM
     Overwatch 2 more heroes maps reworksThe work on Overwatch 2 isn't done yet. Blizzard is promising to make even more sweeping changes during Overwatch 2's PvP beta, according to a recent developer post. Overwatch 2, which adds to and expands on the foundation of the original, made significant changes to heroes like Bastion, Sombra, and Orisa, while also adding a new hero. Additionally, new maps and game modes were released, giving players new ways and places to fight and play the game. But before the beta ends, Overwatch 2 will get even more maps and heroes, with additional reworks to game mechanics in the plans. As this is the first PvP beta for Overwatch 2, there wasn't too much released to the public. While we got some significant reworks and general hero changes, as well as Sojourn, much of the game maintained familiarity with the original Overwatch (save for the change from 6v6 to 5v5). However, the developer isn't done with the previews. Blizzard is planning to introduce more content to the b...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:00 PM
     The ultra-popular battle royale classic is coming to major mobile platforms this May. Battle royale games on iOS and Android are not exactly avant-garde to the mobile gaming public, as multi-platform battle royale games such as PUBG and Fortnite have been out on either iOS or Android for a few years now. Throughout that period, there were […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:00 PM
     Throughout your playthrough of Elden Ring, you will encounter several powerful bosses, which will be remarkably difficult to beat. One of the first genuinely arduous bosses to beat is the Tree Sentinel, owing to its ranged attacks and large Areas of Effect. However, the Draconic Tree Sentinel easily trumps its weaker counterpart and proves infinitely […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:54 AM
     Gamers may have enjoyed the breath-taking visuals of Ghost of Tsushima, but they should get ready for some gory samurai action with Flying Wild Hog's Trek to Yomi. The game is set to release this week, and we have a new launch trailer showcasing the period side-scroller. Watch this: As a vow to his dying […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:00 AM
     Ever wondered where you stack up against the best of the best in Valorant? Read on to find out. Life can be pretty dull when you don't have any particular goal that you want to achieve. Goals fuel the human desire and drive to complete tasks and achieve new heights. Without motivation, humans will stagnate […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:53 AM
     The Prince of Persia franchise was one of the titles that defined the PS2/Xbox console generation, and the title got so popular that it even spawned a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal. A remake had been announced years ago with the latest release date set for this year, but now it looks like the game has […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:30 AM
     It's May the Fourth, which is Star Wars day for you non-nerds, and you can bet that there will be some big reveals for all things in a galaxy far far away. Just in, WB Games has given us a closer look at all the available character DLC packs in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker […]

Pivotal Gamers Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:56 PM
     What's up folks? MMOBomb is giving all the opportunity to win on Dysterra. Their message follows. Kakao Games and MMOBomb have partnered up to score YOU a Steam beta access key for Dysterra! The Dysterra beta will run between May 4 – May 17. A few words about Dysterra Dysterra is a Sci-Fi based FPS survival game where the players cooperate with/compete against each other on a destroyed...

Pivotal Gamers Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:36 AM
     Hello folks. is giving everyone the chance to win on X Wars Deluxe. This is what they say. Restock! The last time some users did not have time to get "X Wars Deluxe" Steam keys, so today we are going to give away 2000 keys for this game. If you still don't own it, complete some easy tasks and instantly get your free Steam key! Discord account, Twitch account, Twitter ...

Level Up Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:43 PM
     It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at…

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     <em>Obi-Wan Kenobi</em>, the Disney Plus series hitting the service on May 27, follows the titular…