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Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:30 PM

Like I've said before, there are too many Warhammer games, and one of the big downfalls of that carefree licensing is that when there are so many games coming out with the same branding they just become background noise. Which is a shame when one comes along that deserves to stand out.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:10 PM

Streamer Kjanecaron was doing a subathon earlier today for her 92,000 followers and decided to spend some of that time doing some cooking. It was a bad idea.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:30 PM

Pour one out for every kid who one-strapped a backpack in middle school, as they're likely in mourning today. With Apple's discontinuation of the 7th-generation iPod Touch, announced yesterday, it's official: the iPod is dead.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:10 PM

At least two Final Fantasy XIV players pulled into an in-game jail by moderators while streaming the massively multiplayer online game this week. Many believe this was done to reprimand them for using third-party modifications to optimize HUD details for high-level raiding, a frequent pain point in the relationship…


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Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:50 PM

An Assassin's Creed streamer didn't just beat one game on the highest difficulty without taking any damage, he beat the entire 12-game series, from the first Assassin's Creed to Assassin's Creed Valhalla. On April 11, Hayete Bahadori uploaded the second half of his Valhalla no-damage run, completing his lengthy and…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:45 PM

Well, folks, he's done it. Klein Tsuboi, the famed Elden Ring hero we've come to know as 'Let Me Solo Her,' has bodied one of the Lands Between's hardest bosses more times than you or I ever could. In fact, LMSH took to YouTube on May 10 to livestream himself slaying the redheaded goddess Malenia, Blade of Miquella


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:30 PM

A U.S. district judge has decided that an antitrust lawsuit against Valve over how it operates and uses the Steam platform can move forward. The company suing Valve, Wolfire Games, alleges that the Half-Life and Portal developer uses its digital storefront and its huge amount of control over the PC gaming market to…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:10 PM

It's no exaggeration to say that, in terms of video games, 2022 is off to a banner start. The first three months of the year have been flush with the sort of marquee releases that tend to clog the holiday season, when year-end shopping sprees and awards shows are on everyone's minds. It's not even April and we already…


PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:39 PM
     This Fallout 4 mod recreates all of Fallout 3's Point Lookout DLC

Point Lookout - Fallout 4 is a faithful fan recreation of Fallout 3's Point Lookout DLC... but in its sequel. The Fallout 4 mod includes every quest, location, NPC, enemy, and nearly every item and weapon from its predecessor's DLC.

It's an impressive feat. Point Lookout was the penultimate DLC for Fallout 3, which was released back in 2009. Located in Point Lookout State Park in Maryland, the expansion broke away from the usual grey palette of the vast Capital Wasteland in favour of a small town in a swamp, with a seaside (swampside?) pier and a strange old mansion.

The mod is the work of The Capital Wasteland Project, which aims to recreate all of Fallout 3 in Fallout 4, along with the added benefits to graphics, physics, and performance. As you'd expect the DLC looks significantly better on Fallout 4's engine, with higher resolution textures, god rays, and better visuals thanks to the use of assets from the newer game.

RELATED LINKS: Fallout 4 console commands, Fallout 4 mods, Buy Fallout 4

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:02 PM
     EA earnings 2022: taking

In EA's latest earnings call, the publisher says it's going to "take a long view" on Battlefield 2042 updates and the franchise as a whole. The FPS game has been plagued with issues since its release, but fans can seemingly rest assured that EA isn't about to abandon it.

When questioned by investors on whether the publisher has changed its view on "invest[ing] more" in Battlefield 2042 for the long term given "the lack of resurgence from the last update," EA CEO Andrew Wilson said: "No… We take a long view here. This is one of the great franchises in our industry, built by one of the great teams in our industry. And our expectation is that we'll continue to grow and be a really important part of our portfolio for many, many years to come."

Wilson cited the change in leadership within the Battlefield team, referring to former Respawn head and Infinity Ward co-founder Vince Zampella's appointment late last year. Wilson says the team is "rethinking the development process from the ground up," with a focus on "getting the core game right."

RELATED LINKS: Battlefield 2042 review, Best multiplayer games on PC, Best FPS games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:04 PM

May 11, 2022 BioWare project director Michael Gamble has clarified that the text in question was "a mistake" made by a team unfamiliar with current Mass Effect development.

With a new Mass Effect game in the works, there's been plenty of fan speculation as to the potential cast. Will it pick up where Mass Effect 3 left off, or will it be a fresh start, like Mass Effect: Andromeda was meant to do? A piece of promotional art appeared to have tipped BioWare's hand,  seemingly revealing that Commander Shepard may be an important character in the new space game - however, it turns out it was all based on a simple mistake and some miscommunication.

On its official site, BioWare sells an attractive lithograph version of the teaser art it revealed last year on N7 Day, which shows a party of explorers venturing into the caldera of a volcano. The scene is depicted from a bird's eye view, so it's impossible to tell who any of the characters are.

However, a YouTuber called MrHulthen spotted an interesting detail in the product description on the BioWare store page. Originally, the text included a passage that read, "Shepard's final quest may have ended the threat of the Reapers but at great cost including Earth itself. While Shepard and the survivors are left to pick up the pieces, fans are wondering what's next."

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:48 PM
     American Truck Simulator update 1.44 lets you refund mods

Following several months of preview posts, the big 1.44 update for American Truck Simulator has finally arrived. The update includes a major rework for the state of California, a new system that lets you refund in-game currency used in mods for the trucking game, some enhancements to the UI in the garage, and more.

The big addition in this free update, of course, is phase two of the California rework, which removes the city of San Rafael (sadly enough) but rebuilds Eureka, Ukiah, Sacramento, Redding, and Truckee "from the ground up" to include more local landmarks and architecture.

For modders, there's a handy new feature included in this patch. American Truck Simulator mods frequently add new pieces of equipment to buy in-game, but what happens when you uninstall the mod, or it becomes incompatible with a game update? Until now, you've lost the in-game currency you spent on it, but with update 1.44, American Truck Simulator will recognise when you've lost a piece of equipment this way and give you the option to accept a refund for the amount lost. Nice!

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:56 PM
     Ubisoft earnings 2022: Far Cry 6 behind brand's

We're one month into a new financial year and it's earnings call week, with major businesses the world over looking back on the whole of FY22. It's Ubisoft's turn today, and in a statement released ahead of its call, the publisher says the past twelve months have been "Far Cry's best year ever for the brand."

Far Cry 6, the latest game in the series, was released in October 2021 and featured Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito as the main antagonist. The FPS game has since received several content updates, with the latest being a Stranger Things crossover.

But it's not just Far Cry. Ubisoft's largest three brands - Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six - made over €300m (roughly $315m USD, or £257m GBP) in net earnings. Assassin's Creed doubled in earnings compared to 2020, the most recent year in which the series had no major release. Rainbow Six also saw growth on the back of Rainbow Six Extraction, as well as a very positive response for Rainbow Six Siege's year 7 roadmap.

RELATED LINKS: Far Cry 6 review, The best open-world games, Buy Far Cry 6

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:33 PM
     Minecraft fireflies could be coming later down the line

Minecraft has a great selection of incredible mobs, and even if you install a mod to make them look like Lego figures, they're the star of the show for many people. One of the most adorable mobs has to be the frogs, but they came with something of a monkey's paw drawback, because while the intention was to introduce them alongside Minecraft fireflies, it didn't work out like that.

That's because fireflies were initially a food source for the croaky amphibians, but as they're poisonous to frogs in real life, Mojang changed its mind. As such, we're no longer getting them in the upcoming The Wild update, which this video explains more about around the 1:38 mark. Fireflies are one of the inclusions that the community was most looking forward to, and the response to them not being included has been less than favourable.

People are pretty understanding about them not being proper mobs, but there have been a few suggestions to include them more for ambience than anything. The sight of a bunch of fireflies buzzing around some of the new mangrove trees is sure to be fairly stunning, and the loss of the critter is a real shame.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:37 PM
     Terraria-like Core Keeper gets its first big content update next month

Core Keeper's first major content update, The Sunken Sea, will arrive in June. Set in a brand-new water-based biome, you and the gang will travel in boats, encounter multiple new enemy types, mine new valuables, experiment with new base-building elements, and discover new fish, plants, and food.

Developer Pugstorm has also revealed that the indie game now features support for dedicated servers, allowing players to host multiplayer worlds for anyone to access at any time. The devs have also updated player-hosted multiplayer to support Steam's networking backend, which should solve many of the networking issues players previously encountered. You can find out how to set up your own dedicated server here.

"Dedicated servers have been requested since the start of the game's launch into Steam Early Access, and we'd like to say a huge thank you to the members of our incredible community who have helped test this feature ahead of its official launch today," Pugstorm CEO Sven Thole says in a press release.

RELATED LINKS: How to get Core Keeper scarlet ore, Core Keeper tin ore locations, How to get the Core Keeper drill

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:18 PM

Last week, you decided (barely!) that drawbacks are better than a load of lasers. I feel I should've defined drawbacks more narrowly but there'll be chaos if introduce undosies. Onwards! Next, I present a choice between two oft-disliked things. What's better: controlling a turret, or little inconsequential choices?

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Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:22 PM
     Third-party developers had new Microsoft Flight Simulator add-on assets and a release to share today, while Microsoft launched an update.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:30 PM
     From an adorable demon to a manic pig-masked hunter, Demon Slayer is home to a slew of unique characters. These characters are the heart and soul of the series, with each one of them featuring their own distinct look and attitude. To celebrate these characters, we've come up with a quiz that breaks down which […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:09 PM
     Today's issue of Weekly Famitsu included new images of the upcoming The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Sin by Nihon Falcom.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:10 PM
     Today, Ubisoft revealed the brand new trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction: Nightmare Fog. While it didn't reveal too much information, the video shows off the eerie scenarios and enemies that the group will soon face. You can check out the trailer and a brief description of the new content you can expect below. LIMITED-TIME EVENT […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:57 PM
     From the publisher that brought you Stardew Valley comes a brand new deck-building roguelike title called Wildfrost. Heading to Nintendo Switch and PC Winter 2022, this new adventure from Chucklefish games has players build a deck of charming companions and powerful elemental items in order to take back a world that has fallen to the […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:54 PM
     The recent Nintendo Indie World Showcase was filled with a number of trailers for upcoming additions to the Switch's collection. Mini Motorways is one of those games and, as a nice surprise, the traffic management sim launched on Nintendo Switch today. The game focuses on managing traffic in major cities around the world with a […]

Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:00 PM

My Time at Sandrock preview

The market for role-playing life sims is huge. Whether your first experience with the genre was Story of Seasons or Stardew Valley, you might be one of the millions of people addicted to these sorts adventures. I've fallen down this particular rabbit hole a few times. One I tripped into was My Time at Portia, and the sequel My Time at Sandrock looks to be another fun adventure for people who enjoy losing track of time. What's even better is that you don't need to have played My Time at Portia. Turns out that both games practically share a timeline.

Right off the train, My Time at Sandrock oozes familiarity. From the aesthetics to the assembly platform, your Builder moves and interacts with the world in almost the same way as in Portia. Which is fantastic for continuity. But while much of the game plays and looks the same, there are some very important differences. Most notably is Sandrock's location within the world. This desert town relies on regular train deliveries from other cities in order to survive.

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There's a single water resource to supply the entire town. Should anything happen to it, the consequences would be dire. By extension, living trees and cacti are considered off limits. Your Builder will need to scour the sands and nearby ruins for salvageable debris or purchase materials from the local shops. The residents of Sandrock also try to reuse as much as possible. For instance, when the performance stage is damaged during a sandstorm, the town builders are asked to repurpose as much of the platform structure as possible. Even the smallest scraps of wood, stone, and rubber shouldn't go to waste. You can even harvest morning dew as a means of keeping your water resources stocked.

Something I appreciate in this second game is that you aren't the only new Builder in town. Sandrock decided to replace the retiring builder Mason with two fresh, young faces. When emergency situations arise, the story quest workload tends to be split between them. This move quickens the sequel's pace, something I know people considered a touch slow in My Time at Portia. Most story commissions aren't on a strict schedule, though. You can spend all the time you want or need on notices from the commission board or stockpiling resources.

My Time at Sandrock preview Owen marriage

When you aren't searching for supplies, fighting monsters, or building up your workshop, there's time to get to know your neighbours and pursue romantic entanglements. While not every person in town can be wooed, you'll want to boost friendship levels. Gift-giving and successfully completing commissions are the best ways to earn points. Right now, I'm building up relationship points with Heidi, the town architect, and the owner of the town's inn, Owen. They are my top two marriage contenders at the moment. Who knows. Maybe someone else will mosey into Sandrock the further I get into the story.

If you do decide to hop into My Time at Sandrock, I recommend holding out for the official release. My preview is based on the alpha state of the game, which hasn't been the smoothest ride. There are glitched quests in which the 3D models freeze or don't load correctly. Task manager was the only way I could shutdown and restart the game. Some text hasn't been translated or edited (I'm looking at you "cancle!"), and controller support hasn't been fully integrated. It's a little rough around the edges right now, and you can spare yourselves these larger headaches by waiting a touch longer.

My Time at Sandrock is currently in Early Access on Steam and scheduled for release on May 26, 2022.

The post Preview: My Time at Sandrock Explores New Horizons appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:00 PM

Three FFXI Music Boxes Will Appear Next Year

More Final Fantasy music boxes are on the way. This time, it is a trio sold together in honor of a milestone. As part of the MMO's 20th anniversary events, FFXI music boxes are on the way. They will come in a pack of three. $53.99 gets you ones with the "Gustaberg," "Ronfaure," and "Sarutabaruta" theme songs. These are expected to ship in February 2023.

Each FFXI music box is recognizable at a glance. Every one of them features the region's flag on it. Once wound up, it will play a version of the area's theme song on the 18-note music box.

There's also a way to see how these new Final Fantasy music boxes will work ahead of launch. The Japanese Twitter account shared a brief video. It starts with the "Ronfaure" box. After that, it goes to "Gustaberg." The video closes with a peek at the music box rendition of "Sarutabaruta."

These sorts of music boxes are actually quite common. Multiple entries in the series got their own. In addition music boxes with tracks from older games, ones for FFVII showed up.

Final Fantasy XI is available for PCs. The FFXI music boxes will join this Final Fantasy merchandise line in February 2023.

The post Three FFXI Music Boxes Will Appear Next Year appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:00 PM

The first big content update is coming in June Core Keeper, a subterranean survival game with solo and co-op play,...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:00 PM

The adorable, yet dark RPG seems to have a release date It looks like amid all the indie news today,...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:00 PM

Good things come to those who wait I first heard about Ooblets back in 2018. I've been following the game's development...

The post Adorable life sim Ooblets is finally getting a full release, coming to Switch appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:30 PM

This will change my perception every time I play both games Elden Ring + Super Mario? After looking at this...

The post I can't unsee this Elden Ring + Super Mario World map comparison appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:00 PM

It was the blurst of times… Publisher Raw Fury, in association with developer Fury Studios, has opened up its neon...

The post Kingdom Eighties is the next retro-themed entry in the Kingdom series appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:30 PM

Two teams of two Sylveon + Espeon A Pokemon Unite Espeon update is arriving soon, and has been dated for...

The post Pokemon Unite is adding Espeon soon, get ready for an Eevee-fest appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:00 PM

EA has big plans for early 2023 Electronic Arts might have finally decided to part ways with FIFA, but that's...

The post Electronic Arts' 2023 plans include a remake and a 'major' IP release appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:30 PM

Every other generation seems to be potentially scary for Nintendo So what's happening with the console generation after the Switch?...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:00 PM

Chinese Cheekers Riot Games has found itself embroiled in yet another IP infringement lawsuit with developer Moonton Technology. The League...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:30 PM
     Ooblets release farmingIf you want to play a cute creature collecting game with low-stakes gameplay, then you might want to keep tabs on Ooblets. Developed by Glumberland, Ooblets has remained in Early Access on the Epic Games Store ever since the summer of 2020, which likely made it the perfect escape from the initial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for some. It helps that unlike games such as Pokémon, Ooblets features no combat of any sort. That is, unless you count the myriad dance battles you can engage with as combat. Fortunately for Ooblets fans, Glumberland announced today that the game will leave Early Access and see a full release sometime this summer. The Early Access version of Ooblets has seen quite a bit of content added over the course of its lifespan. Updates included additional regions, story content, and of course, the titular ooblet creatures. Once the 1.0 version drops, players can experience all of this content alongside several new locations, quests, and most importantly, the...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:20 PM
     Salt And Sacrifice Leveling Guide Xp Skill Points RespecThe leveling system in Salt and Sacrifice has its own quirks, from the XP/currency that you earn to how you allocate points. Here's our Salt and Sacrifice leveling guide to help you with XP earnings, skill points, and how to respec. Note: We'll have a Salt and Sacrifice guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Salt and Sacrifice leveling guide – Earning XP, gaining skill points, and how to respec Salt currency Similar to the first game, Salt and Sacrifice uses salt as the currency or XP for leveling up. It's normally acquired by defeating enemies or by using salt-type items that you pick up. Given the Souls-like nature, dying will cause you to lose all the salt that you have. If you manage to return to the spot where you died, you can pick up your lost currency. But, if you die along the way, then it's gone for good. Note: If you die from fall damage, the salt pile will be left on the ground where you landed. Leveling: Black Starstones and Grey...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:45 PM
     Gunbrella Game Pc DevolverThere aren't many situations in media in which we see a sensical marriage between a gun and anti-rain tool. The Penguin from Batman fame comes to mind. He would waddle about with an umbrella, occasionally aiming the pointy end and pulling a trigger in the handle. Because the umbrella was also a gun. It was clever. Devolver Digital and developer doinksoft (makers of Gato Raboto) seem to have taken that as a proof of concept. Today during the Nintendo Indie World showcase, the duo revealed Gunbrella, a game where you use a gun that's also an umbrella. It was a fun concept for The Penguin, and it looks equally great in the 2D shooter Gunbrella. The game takes on a Wild West motif, where your bearded, grizzled woodsman on a "quest for revenge." As is the norm. He's armed with a Gunbrella, a umbrella/gun hybrid that can fire and be used as a shield. You can also float through the air like Mary Poppins, and use it with zip lines.   But the Gunbrella is more...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:05 PM
     Salt And Sacrifice Spellmark Guiltless ShardsAfter your first death in Salt and Sacrifice, you'll wake up in Pardoner's Vale, the game's central hub. Oddly enough, you'll notice that a segment of your HP bar is blue. It seems that you've been afflicted with a debuff. Here's our Salt and Sacrifice guide to help you remove the Spellmark curse status by using Guiltless Shards. Note: We'll have a Salt and Sacrifice guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Salt and Sacrifice – How to remove the Spellmark curse status using Guiltless Shards The Spellmark curse in Salt and Sacrifice is an HP debuff. Roughly a quarter of your maximum HP is afflicted with a curse, so you won't always be able to heal to full. Think of it as though you just hugged via in Elden Ring. Anyway, you can get rid of this is by finding Guiltless Shards. Once you have one, open the consumables tab of your inventory and equip it. It'll then appear in the item bar, and it can be used while selected...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:32 PM
     Duke Nukem forever 2001 download Begins cinematic handWhen footage of the 2001 build of Duke Nukem Forever was leaked earlier, those who done the deed promised to release the source code this June. Well, turns out they couldn't wait that long. As shared by Kotaku, you can now download and play Duke Nukem Forever 2001. There are two builds shared in the pcgaming subreddit. The first is an Unreal Editor, and the second is the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build source code — dated October 26, 2001. It's an intriguing piece of video game history, and you can try it today. Except, according the leaker and one of the Duke Nukem creators, George Broussard, "there is no real game to play." What's included in the download are shambled bits of a game that was in active development, complete with empty level sections, art, and not much to shoot at.   However, that won't stop the community. YouTuber Alma Elma has since shared some footage of the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build complete with a patch, showcasing ...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:00 PM
     One of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Shai Utoh Shrine or the Halt the Tilt. This shrine may seem confusing, but this shrine is fairly easy to complete. This shrine requires Link to traverse through the shrine by going through several seesaw platforms. This guide will teach […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:00 PM
     Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors' patch notes are out. We will break down some of the most important changes in this article.  Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Apex Legends Season 13: Savior is just around the corner. Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts have released the official patch notes for Apex Legends' new season to induce hype and […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:01 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 11, 2022 3:00 PM
     The Leaked gameplay footage of Valorant Mobile shows graphics and gameplay for the tactical FPS game on the small screen. Riot celebrated the first anniversary of their very popular tactical FPS game, Valorant, in June 2021. The massive success of Valorant on PC was the only signal that Riot needed to start working on a […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:00 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 […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:54 PM

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The game will offer detailed customization options, a compelling story, and more

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:30 PM

Players take the role of a gruff woodsman on a quest for revenge

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:06 PM

The game exceeded 12 million units sold in March

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Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:55 PM

Elon Musk, who is 50 years old, is just like any other 13-year-old. Between long days spent fanboy-tweeting at Metal Gear Solid video game designer Hideo Kojima, drinking chocolate milk, and determining the definition and reach of "free speech", Musk plays Elden Ring.


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Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:19 PM

Yesterday, Gotham Knights showed off a dozen minutes of gameplay and my excitement started to fizzle. Weird, floaty superpowers. Chunky Jason Todd. And a menu screen that looks ripped straight out of every failed live-service loot game. Gotham Knights may turn out to be great, but right now it's just reminding me how…


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:50 AM

A sign of a great game is when, no matter how many days I've spent with it, I justify yet another morning playing before I start to write. Haiku, the Robot is one such game, an absolutely captivating Metroid-me-do, that I want to be playing right now, instead of finally stopping to tell you to do the same.


Kotaku Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:55 AM

E3 proper might be skipping this year, but that doesn't mean we're not getting an E3 season. Nintendo kicked it off today with a 20-minute Direct focused on indie games coming to Switch in the coming weeks and months.


PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:09 PM
     Terraria-like Core Keeper gets its first big content update next month

Core Keeper's first major content update, The Sunken Sea, is set to arrive in June. Set in a brand-new water-based biome, players will be able to travel in boats, encounter multiple new enemy types, mine new valuables, experiment with new base building elements, and discover new fish, plants, and food.

The Sunken Sea, which is planned for release in June, will introduce a new water-based biome into the game, more transport methods, new weapons and gear, as well as four new enemies and fauna. The update will also bring nice quality-of-life improvements like map markers.

Pugstorm has also revealed that the game now features support for dedicated servers, allowing players to host multiplayer worlds for anyone to access at any time. Player-hosted multiplayer has also been updated to support Steam's networking backend, which should solve a lot of the networking issues players previously encountered. You can find out how to set up your own dedicated server here.

RELATED LINKS: How to get Core Keeper scarlet ore, Core Keeper tin ore locations, How to get the Core Keeper drill

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:40 PM
     Eve Online's Excel partnership began in a CCP women's group

'Spreadsheets in space' has been the running gag about Eve Online almost as long as the notoriously information-dense MMORPG has been around, which at this point is going on 20 years. But it was only recently that developer CCP Games and Microsoft made it official, announcing the forthcoming Eve Online-Microsoft Excel integration at this year's Eve Fanfest in Reykjavik. And like so many lasting friendships, this one began at the pub.

"A few of the CCP women went out for drinks, and one was our bizdev person," explains Emily Akland, an Eve Online brand manager. "They were starting to joke around that spreadsheets in space is such a fun concept - and they were like, 'Wouldn't it be crazy if we just reached out [to Microsoft] and see what happens?'"

As the three women - VP of publishing Eyrún Jónsdóttir, business development manager Anna Katrín Ólafsdóttir, and Eve Online director of growth Anna Kozko - continued to discuss the idea, the less crazy it seemed. They brought the idea up to the rest of Eve Online's management, and Ólafsdóttir said she knew someone at Microsoft who they could call.

RELATED LINKS: Play Eve Online for free, Eve Online Beginners guide, Space games

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:48 PM
     Best gaming mouse in 2022

Picking the best gaming mouse isn't as easy as it used to be, with more gaming PC brands to choose from than ever before. To make matters more complicated, advancements in low latency technologies mean even the best wireless gaming mouse is just as capable of securing frags as its wired brethren.

Nailing down what the best gaming mouse for your needs can be tricky, as it's a delicate balance of finding the right mix of features and design. You have to juggle comfort, ergonomics, performance, reliability, specs, and, as always, aesthetics. Figure out which of these attributes are most important to you, and then take a dive into the comparisons below.

While it used to be as simple as buying Logitech or Razer, competition is hot with digital rodents from SteelSeries, Corsair, HyperX, and more in 2022. We've tested a wide variety of gaming mice and have narrowed down our favourites based on the genres of games, grip styles, and hand sizes they're most suited to. You'll also find more affordable options too for those of you that don't mind sacrificing a few features.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:39 PM
     League of Legends patch 12.10 notes – High Noon skins, durability buff

The League of Legends patch 12.10 notes are starting to launch on the Public Beta Environment (PBE) for all to see. While LoL patch 12.9 is live, thanks to the new update we already have an idea of what Riot Games is bringing to its popular MOBA game next.

First off, the biggest thing coming in LoL update 12.10 is a load more High Noon skins for various Champions. Patch 12.9 added some of these snappy new skins for the likes of Katarina, Leona, and more, and now 12.10 brings in five new ones, including Samira, Sion, and Twitch.

As previously announced, 12.10 also buffs the durability of every single champion, as part of Riot's goal to "slow the pace" of the game's combat so damage isn't so much of a focus. To that end, base health, health per level, armour per level, and magic resistance per level have all been increased across the board - so matches might not be over so quickly now.

RELATED LINKS: Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 12.8 notes, LoL tier list

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:02 PM
     Microsoft Adaptive Accessories could enhance gaming PC accessibility

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new adaptive accessories range, and it could help further gaming PC accessibility. The new ecosystem of peripherals aims to be highly adaptable and easy to use, enabling users to create a specific setup based on individual needs.

The Microsoft Adaptive Accessories lineup isn't designed with just gaming PC use in mind, as it'll boost accessibility on a variety of Windows devices. The range includes a multifunction wireless button that's customisable using 3D printed parts, enabling you to use it as an alternative keyboard for both work and play. Accompanying the button is an adaptive mouse, which pairs with various 'tails' that transform its form factor.

According to Microsoft's Accessibility Blog, "each piece is designed in partnership with the disability community," and the range aims caters to those who struggle with traditional desk setups. While other ventures like the Xbox Adaptive Controller help provide alternative gamepad inputs, the new Adaptive Accessories may help more people play the best PC games without a gaming mouse and keyboard.

RELATED LINKS: Microsoft DirectX Raytracing, Microsoft Hololens hands-on, Windows Game Mode preview

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:01 PM
     The best Type 100 loadout in Warzone Pacific

Want to know what the best Type 100 Warzone Pacific loadout is? This highly mobile gun ranks strongly on our list of the best Warzone SMGs, but is better built as a close-range weapon as the stats drop off if you end up in medium and long-range engagements.

Thankfully, Warzone's Season 3 update has shifted the meta, making guns like this and other not-the-Owen-but-still-viable picks more competitive. The goal of the best Type 100 build is to maximise fire rate for efficient time-to-kill, but also give the range a bit of a boost so you have more control over how you engage any enemies you come across.

SMGs remain one of the best Warzone guns even after all of the Season 3 changes, and while the Type 100 may not be top-tier it's still pretty good and now more viable than it's ever been in the Call of Duty battle royale game. If you're looking for other alternatives, we have a lethally accurate OTS 9 loadout you should try. In the meantime, let's go over every attachment you should equip to the Type 100.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:17 PM
     Best gaming laptop in 2022

The best gaming laptop on the market today can come pretty close to matching the power of a modern desktop gaming PC, meaning you don't have to stop gaming while on your travels. In fact, recent innovations have made these mobile machines both slimmer and faster, with minimal compromises to performance in many cases.

If you're looking for the best gaming laptop with top-of-the-line specs, keep an eye out for 12th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 6000 processors. These chips are the latest best gaming CPUs from their respective companies, promising increased performance and efficiency compared to previous generations.

Of course, these aren't the only components you'll need, as you'll want the best graphics card you can find to drive all the pretty pixels on your new laptop's display. While gaming RAM and storage space are important, most models can be upgraded later down the line, so it's best to spend more money on a better processor or GPU at first.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:08 AM
     Resident Evil Village is the fastest-selling Resident Evil game

Capcom's fiscal year report for 2022 has been published, and reveals that Resident Evil Village has continued its success as the fastest-selling Resident Evil game to date. The report names this past year as the most profitable in Capcom's history, thanks in part to Resident Evil 8 shifting 6.1 million copies in its first eleven months on sale.

The latest entry in Capcom's survival horror game series, which was named Steam's best game of 2021 in a user vote, managed to top sales of 2019's Resident Evil 2 remake in its first two months. Having now sold 6.1 million copies since its release in May 2021, the spooky FPS game is closing in on RE2's reported 9.3 million sales to date and predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard's figure of 10.6 million.

Were it to top both of those, only Monster Hunter: World (17.8 million) would sit above it as the studio's best-selling game of all time - although it's worth noting that this statistic is for individual releases and doesn't include the combined sales totals of all the various releases and re-releases of Resident Evil 4 (over 10 mil), RE5 (over 13 mil), and RE6 (over 11 mil).

RELATED LINKS: Resident Evil Village review, Resident Evil Village bosses guide, The best horror games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:32 AM
     Star Trek: Online – Stormfall features Janeway in the Mirror Universe

Star Trek: Online has launched its new story campaign, Stormfall, which returns players to the Mirror Universe. With new content based around iconic characters from throughout the franchise's history, now could be the ideal time for fans of the movies and TV show to dive head first into the MMO.

Star Trek: Online - Stormfall will focus on Admiral Janeway (from Star Trek: Voyager) and Admiral Leeta (from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as they venture into the Mirror Universe for a rescue mission. Along the way, they'll meet an Andoran rebel known as "Rae-Yeet" (played by Noah Averbach-Katz, who played the Andoran, Ryn, in Star Trek: Discovery), and come up against the dreaded Captain Sylvia Tilly (from Star Trek Discovery).

The new expansion is broken down into two episodes. The first, titled Blue Shift, details the kidnapping of Ilia (from Star Trek: The Motion Picture) by the Terran Empire, with the player left to rescue her and figure out why she was taken. Then the second episode, The Calling, deals with the Terran Empire's attempts to summon a powerful being to be their ally.

RELATED LINKS: Play Star Trek Online for free, Free MMO list, STO Deep Space Nine

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:30 AM
     Warzone event time – what time does Operation Monarch start?

After lots of waiting, the Call of Duty: Warzone Operation Monarch event time is nearly here. The popular war game's next big event sees Godzilla and King Kong duke it out while you and your team battle it out against everyone else in the lobby to be the last one standing.

Operation Monarch is a limited-time mode that puts a beastly spin on the usual Quads offering. You'll have to contend with Godzilla circling the map as he intermittently creates dangerous areas with his heat ray, while King Kong will leap around and crush anyone unfortunate enough to be standing where he lands.

Now and then, the Titan Frenzy alert will disrupt the general rhythm of the match. When this happens, you'll want to deal damage to one of the monsters as they start attacking more aggressively. Not only will you repel the danger, but you'll get a S.C.R.E.A.M device if your squad deals the most damage. The device is essentially a killstreak that allows you to direct an attack from King Kong or Godzilla at a point in the map. You can also get a S.C.R.E.A.M device by filling your intel meter, which can be done through scavenging, hitting supply drops, or damaging the big beasts.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:26 AM
     The best Overwatch 2 tank heroes

Want to know who the best tanks are in Overwatch 2? There's a lot to consider when it comes to picking the best tank hero - since the PvP format made the switch from 6v6 to 5v5, tanks now occupy just one spot on a team. Players no longer have an off tank to cover mistakes, and as the FPS game shifts to a brawly meta, picking the right tank hero is a major decision.

We've selected five of the best tank heroes in Overwatch 2 for both newcomers and returning players. Though all nine tanks are reasonable picks, our selection makes it easy to pick up a strong hero that can hold their own no matter what situation they're in.

Overall, players want a solid tank that can soak up the attention of the opposing team, giving them time to absorb damage while also dealing it out. Overwatch 2 is a fresh start for tanks and there's a lot of pressure on the shoulders of the players that take this role. For now, let's get into the best Overwatch 2 tank heroes.

RELATED LINKS: Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:42 AM
     Powercolor gives AMD Radeon RX 6650XT GPU a pink makeover

The AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT is fresh on the scene, but PowerColor has already arguably enhanced the red team's next best graphics card by making it pink. The RX 6650XT Hellhound Sakura Edition is a pastel powerhouse that boasts 8GB GDDR6 memory, 2048 Stream Processors, and a 2,689MHz overclock, meaning it's not just a pretty shroud.

The AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT Hellhound Sakura Edition fully embraces its contrasting colour palette, with hints of white and pink influencing every inch of the GPU, including its PCB. It's also clad with matching LED lighting, just to hammer home the graphic card's commitment to aesthetics.

Powercolor's pastel Hellhound isn't the only dog in the running, as black and white variants of the GPU are also available. Yet, there's something spectacular about the pink variant, especially when you're used to seeing edgy, black GPUs with illuminated RGB logos. Naturally, the card will feel right at home within a while PC case surrounded by a kawaii gaming setup worthy of TikTok, but it could add a bit of flair to a regular desktop tower.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:46 AM
     New Chillblast x Fnatic gaming PC rigs launch today

If you're after a new gaming PC, you're in luck, because Chillblast has partnered with global esports brand, Fnatic, and released three high-end rigs that can effortlessly boost fps in the latest games. These were launched at 2pm (GMT) today and are available to purchase via Chillblast, CCL Online, and

So what makes these gaming PC systems so special? Well, three models are available: the Boost, Strike, and Champion gaming PCs and they're designed with top level performance in mind. As they are born out of a collaboration between a seasoned computer manufacturer and a leading esports brand, you know that these are going to be top of the range.

We'll give you a little overview of each of the new gaming PCs below. Though they are all decidedly high end models, each of them is designed with a different set of specs. The Boost model acts as a kind of 'lower high end' variant and the Champion Gaming PC as the 'upper high end', while the Strike model sits between the two.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:48 AM
     Valorant 4.09 patch introduces game-breaking bug

Valorant players have discovered a game-breaking bug in the FPS game's new 4.09 patch which allows abilities including grenades, satchels, and even ultimates to be thrown through a wall on the Ascent map towards the attacking team's spawn. The Valorant 4.09 update arrived yesterday, with a focus on nerfs to Chamber and some tweaks to new agent Fade.

It didn't take long for players to observe a particularly egregious bug, however. One Site B wall on Ascent seems to be ignoring collision from one side, allowing agents to send any thrown abilities straight through the wall in the direction of the attackers' spawn. This glitch appears to only be happening in one direction - abilities thrown from the other side bounce off the wall as expected.

This spot wasn't mentioned in the patch notes, so it seems likely that this was an unintentional side-effect of a minor tweak. This will come as no small consolation to players having to deal with all manner of flashbangs, satchel charges, and even Raze's showstopper rocket launcher ultimate which come flying at them through the supposedly impenetrable terrain.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:16 AM
     Intel Meteor Lake gaming CPU packages pop up at Vision event

Raptor Lake hasn't arrived yet, but that didn't stop Intel Meteor Lake gaming CPU packages from making an appearance at the company's Vision event. The showcased chips give us a glimpse at the 14th gen processor's design, including a smaller package that aims to bring the tech to future handheld gaming PC devices.

Shared by PC Watch, the Intel Meteor Lake CPU packages comprise normal and high-density designs, both of which feature the same configuration. Naturally, the larger variant will cater to devices like gaming laptops, while the latter is intended for smaller machines. Upon closer inspection, it looks like Meteor Lake will ditch PCH (Platform Controller Hub) dies, as it seemingly merges it into a four tie-die instead.

Intel's new tile approach to CPU design should facilitate flexibility, as it'll let the company swap out configurations to create new variants. The tech giant hasn't unveiled any Meteor Lake desktop chips, but it did previously confirm that scaled up 125W models are coming (via Wccftech).

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:53 AM
     How to install Minecraft Forge 1.18

Want to know how to install Minecraft Forge and manage your mods? It's pretty simple to set up and once you get started, you'll have a place to keep track of all your mods, whether that's tweaking your interface or spicing up your exploration.

Minecraft mods are not in short supply, so when it comes to managing the Forge mods you're using in Mojang's sandbox game, the sheer volume of mods can be a tad overwhelming. Minecraft Forge only works for the Java Edition, so if you're not living your best modding life on the original PC version, then there's plenty of fun to be had exploring Minecraft PE seeds to keep your busy for hours.

If you do have the Java Edition, then Minecraft Forge is a fantastic tool for managing every single one of your compatible mods. When approaching it for the first time, it can be a little daunting. But don't fret, we've created an easy step-by-step guide to installing Forge for Minecraft so you can quickly and seamlessly alter your Minecraft experience.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:40 AM
     Actor cans Starfield shade, says the RPG is

A new tweet from a voice actor with links to Starfield has set tongues wagging in the RPG game's community. Supposed star Stephen Ford has told one fan that Starfield is "pretty awesome" in reply to concerns raised that the space game will launch in a buggy state. Naturally, the tease has fans wondering if Ford has seen or even played Starfield.

Bethesda's latest massive open-world game Starfield was announced all the way back in 2018 and has a release date in November - just six months from now. It's perhaps a surprise, then, that we haven't seen more than a few seconds of in-game footage - although we hope to see a significant showing at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase next month.

However, one person who seems to have seen Starfield in action is actor Stephen Ford. Now, Ford - who is known for TV series such as Teen Wolf and Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight - has been teasing Starfield and his role in it for a little while now, and it even looks like his face is on the game's poster art.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:21 AM
     Elden Ring sales exceed 13.4 million, reports Bandai Namco

Open-world juggernaut Elden Ring continues to go from strength to strength, with publisher Bandai Namco confirming in its latest sales report that Elden Ring sales have exceeded 13.4 million worldwide as of March 31. The challenging RPG has further solidified developer FromSoftware as a mainstream success, eclipsing sales of their previous titles such as Dark Souls III, which sold just over three million copies worldwide in its first month of release - at the time the fastest-selling title in Bandai Namco's history.

A previous report stated that cumulative worldwide sales of Elden Ring had exceeded 12 million by March 16, meaning that it racked up another 1.4 million units sold in the last two weeks of that month. The acclaimed open-world co-op game still has a way to go to reach the combined Dark Souls series sales, which Bandai Namco reported had reached 27 million in 2020.

It was also recently reported that almost half of Elden Ring's EU sales were on PC, making the PC version the most popular, with its total units sold outstripping the combined sales numbers on PS4 and PS5. To further put these numbers into perspective, FromSoftware's previous title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sold 5 million copies in just over a year.

RELATED LINKS: Best Elden Ring settings, Elden Ring bosses guide, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:05 AM
     Forget Windows 11, retro Apple macOS runs on Steam Deck

Step aside Windows 11, a vintage computer enthusiast has transformed the Steam Deck into a retro Hackintosh handheld by installing Apple macOS 7. MigaIsNotACat demonstrates the 90s operating system running on the portable powerhouse in a Twitter video, and you don't even have to get rid of SteamOS to experience the nostalgia.

Miga's Steam Deck macOS mashup idea has actually been a long time in the making, as the tinkerer promised he'd put System 7.1 on the device back in 2021. Now that the vintage tech lover has got his hands on the handheld, he says he may well be the first person to run the 90s Apple operating system on the Deck while lacing the claims with an unapologetic "no, I'm not sorry" note.

While you'd think it'd be easier to install Windows 11 on your Steam Deck, the fact you can launch macOS 7 using the handheld's interface says otherwise. It's worth noting that Windows also isn't quite as good as SteamOS on the handheld, so unless the ability to dual boot shows up soon, you're better off sticking with the Deck's default.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:11 AM
     The best Skyrim mods to install in 2022

It can be a tough job finding the best Skyrim mods. This is because there's a lot of them: more than 28,000 Skyrim mods to download on the Steam Workshop, and countless more on Skyrim Nexus. They're the work of a thriving and diverse scene; an army of fans and bedroom coders determined to make the game a photorealistic fantasy. Or they're just out to transform farmyard animals into deadly explosives. Whatever floats. But when you're looking for Skyrim mods, where do you start?

We've put together a comprehensive list of the best Skyrim mods we think are essential to improving Skyrim above and beyond the out-the-box experience. They'll make the vanilla 2011-released game look better than even the 2016 Special Edition version. And, best of all, every one of these Skyrim mods is free! No wonder there's been over one billion mod downloads between Skyrim and Fallout.

If you've never modded before, there's nothing to worry about when it comes to modding Skyrim. The Steam Workshop makes it easy to install and activate mods, and the more advanced ones are simply added to a special folder.

RELATED LINKS: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:19 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, although no one knows exactly what they're doing on the island, but both monsters can be enraged into a frenzy. 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.

A recent Call of Duty blog post gave more details on the event, including how Godzilla and Kong will act in Caldera and what players can expect from both Operation Monarch and the limited-time mode. Here's everything you need to know about Operation Monarch in Warzone season 3.

PCGamesN Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:54 AM
     The best new PC games in 2022

What are the best new PC games 2022? Perhaps you have just been paid, bank account fat with virtual dosh, or you simply want to get caught up with the latest PC games because they are, well, new and shiny.

It is all well and good starting another daring round of PUBG, taking on a new 100-hour Football Manager save, or yet another The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim adventure but, as much as we love setting mammoths ablaze, there are plenty of new PC games that will more than supply your gaming fix. You don't want to be the person who isn't In The Know now, do you?

These days, new PC games pour onto Steam at a frankly dizzying rate, making it impossible to keep up with them all. Thankfully, us kind folk at PCGamesN have separated the wheat from the chaff when it comes to recent PC releases. So, below you will find every new PC games for which you should be saving up your pennies. This list is updated regularly to include the latest releases.

RELATED LINKS: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay, Best space games on PC

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:38 PM

Loot River, the pixely roguelike with a bit of Souls and a bit of Tetris, is all about making multiple attempts to navigate weird dungeons made of moving platforms, before dying and starting again. It's one of those games that's perfect for Game Pass, at least in its current form, but that's going to be changing in a small bit, according to a post devs Straka Studio made yesterday. Straka note they are a small team who playtested with a very small group, and didn't realise the game would be unwelcoming to newcomers. In fact, they've already made some smaller tweaks to the game that have made quite a difference, but the most notable problem players raised was the lack of any, umm, loot?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:44 PM

Good news! Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest megamix is going to be a much more condensed affair than last year's months-long relay of game announcements, clocking in at just four days for the core event. Phew. We already knew the event was going to kick off on June 9th, but Keighley has now revealed that the bulk of the announcements will be done and dusted by Sunday June 12th. And breathe...

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:30 PM

Just a few days ago, the expected release of Songs Of Conquest turned into the expected release of Songs Of Conquest into early access. There are times when such a pivot might dramatically change the angle you'd need to review a game from.

This isn't really one of those times, because I think I'd be recommending Songs Of Conquest overall as it is anyway. Giving it an estimated year for Lavapotion to "figure out, together with the community, what features we should prioritize" could well push me into a wholehearted endorsement, though.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:57 AM

I've not played Call Of Duty: Warzone in yonks. It used to take up practically all of my time, and now it's sat there neglected on my PC for the better part of a year or so. Even with King Kong and Godzilla arriving in the game today, I'm still playing Fortnite over it, which says it all, really.

Why did I stop playing Warzone? Other games came along, I suppose. Maybe I'd become a bit burned out, which would only be natural considering the amount of hours I spent ducking and trucking. But I think the way it's changed has played a big part in my departure. More specifically, there's been too much change. The game looks bonkers now.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:43 AM

The next update for free-to-play professional Breath Of The Wild impersonator Genshin Impact has been delayed, but developers MiHoYo have promised to hand out 'compensation' starting from today. MiHoYo announced the delay on Twitter last week due to "project progress", but promised to issue Travelers with complimentary goodies every week until the launch of update 2.7. They don't clarify when that update will be though. More info is in the full statement on MiHoYo's site.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:48 AM

Capcom have unveiled more deets about their upcoming beast-laden expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, including a closer look at its new big bad Elder Dragon Malzeno. Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and Sunbreak director Yoshitake Suzuki also debuted three more monsters you'll be meeting in the expansion during their latest digital broadcast, along with its new Switch Skill Swap ability and Follower Quests.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00 AM

Source Of Madness is a side-scrolling roguelite set in a Lovecraftian setting populated by twisted Bamzooki. And it's a world where everything been procedurally generated with the help of machine learning. This makes for some fabulous, gloomy aesthetics and tormented beasts, but also means it's a messy roguelite with a loop that leads more to frustration than anything else.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:55 AM

If you've enjoyed murdering monsters and gathering gems in Vampire Survivors, you might fancy a go on Gunlocked. It's an arcade shoot 'em up where you gather random weapons and upgrades (and so many gems) across a run but attacking is kinda out of your hands. I'm not much of a shmupper but Gunlocked has started scratching that Vampire Survivors itch for me, and it's less than £3.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:42 AM

Creative Forge's sci-fi real-time tactics game Stargate: Timekeepers is aiming to launch a public beta to coincide with its TV inspiration Stargate SG1's 25th anniversary in July. Senior producer Neil McKenna pencilled in the timeframe at publisher Slitherine's Home Of Wargamers event yesterday, while showing more new characters and gameplay from later in the campaign than when the game was last seen in December.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:11 AM

Microsoft have expanded their array of accessibility-focused PC hardware with the Adaptive Accessories range. Unveiled during yesterday's Microsoft Ability Summit, the set comprises three devices - the Adaptive Mouse, the Adaptive Button, and the Adaptive Hub – that aim to make games and apps more usable for anyone, by allowing themselves to be customised with 3D-printed attachments.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:12 PM
     Ubisoft shared a more precise release window for Avatar, Skull & Bones, & Mario + Rabbids and spelled the strategy for Assassin's Creed.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:03 PM
     Late last week, the AG French Direct Spring 2022 Showcase aired and as to be expected it brought with it a multitude of intriguing indie games that look super promising. Out of over 40 titles, we've hand-picked ten that really caught our eye. To make things easier, you'll find official descriptions for all ten of […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:30 PM
     Today Ubisoft announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2021-22, related to the period ended on March 31, 2022.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:43 AM
     Netmarble finally announced the western release date of Level-5's online JRPG Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, alongside a new trailer.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00 AM
     Last week, Respawn let fans know that Apex Legends Mobile will be launching this month, and now, it's been confirmed in a new trailer that the game will launch on Android and iOS devices next Tuesday, on May 17. Pre-registrations opened up back in March and, just two months later, the game is releasing worldwide. […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:48 AM
     A44 Games and Kepler Interactive released a new developer diary video of the upcoming action RPG Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn.

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:39 AM
     Electronic Arts recently revealed that Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance set records for the highest engagement since the game's launch. This information was provided yesterday, when EA announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, which refers to the period between January 1 and March 31, 2022. This increase in engagement […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:20 AM
     Last week it was announced that Nacon (a company perhaps best known for their gaming accessories) would be opening a brand new game studio in Milan, with the intent to start developing Italian video games, and specifically, survival games. We don't know exactly what yet, but we do know that the team is "working on […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:21 AM
     FromSoft's critically acclaimed action-RPG epic continues to go from strength to strength. In its first week alone, Elden Ring was a chart-topping success in the UK and was outstripping its nearest AAA competitor, Horizon Forbidden West, by almost two to one. Next, we received word that it was the biggest launch of 2022 and soon […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:01 AM
     Since the release of the 20th Anniversary announcement trailer, fans can't wait for all the new Kingdom Heart content, especially with the fourth installment. While we patiently stand by for an update for the popular franchise, we can ponder on what we want out of the game in hopes that these will be included upon […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:00 AM
     Riot Games is back again with another weapon skin bundle for its popular tac-shooter, Valorant. This time around it's called Titanmail. As you can see in the above image, the aesthetic is themed around high fantasy, with the melee weapon, in particular, looking like something out of Warhammer. The bundle will be available in stores […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:03 AM
     Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit on PC While it may appear that the heyday of the good old point-and-click adventure is over, the genre is inching its way back into mainstream consciousness as independent titles continue to make their mark. The recent bombshell announcement of a Monkey Island sequel has certainly stoked the flames, […]

Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 PM

FFXI Mandragora Mania Madness Offers Moogle Shirt

People can earn a Moogle shirt cosmetic in FFXI, thanks to a new Mandragora Mania Madness event. The new event is a part of Square Enix's 20th anniversary celebrations for the MMO. The shirt can be earned for free. Meanwhile, playing the new minigame will offer new rewards.

Square Enix started by showing off the new Moogle shirt FFXI players can equip. It is orange with black accents. A Moogle head silhouette appears in the upper left on the front. On the back, there is a design covering the rear showing a full Moogle. To get it, people need to go to Bastok Markets (F-8), Southern San d'Oria (I-8), or Windurst Waters (F-9). All you need to do is talk to the moogle standing there. No other requirements need to be fulfilled to get the shirt.

As for the minigame, Chacharoon is running the other part of Mandragora Mania Madness in FFXI. The Qiqirn will be at Bastok Markets (F-8), Southern San d'Oria (J-9), and Windurst Waters (F-9). If you go there, you can earn Mandy and trade them for stuff.

This isn't the only time the Mandragora's been featured in FFXI events. The Square Enix Store worldwide is selling a mug and plush toy.

Final Fantasy XI is available for PCs. The Mandragora Mania Madness event will run in FFXI between May 16-31, 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:30 PM

Hololive Vtuber Calliope Mori Solo Concert Will Be Held in July

A new Hololive Vtuber concert is on the way, and this time it will be a Calliope Mori show. She'll be performing a solo concert on July 21, 2022. While New Underworld Order will take place at Toyosu Pit in Tokyo, Japan, it will also be streamed online. People can also order merchandise inspired by the event, which is expected to ship between June and July 2022.

The announcement didn't include a length for the concert. However, it did offer a way to purchase tickets and view it online. SPWN is selling them for ¥5,000 (~$39). If someone buys a ticket, they can watch the show between when it happens on July 21, 2022 and August 21, 2022. The official website for the event also showed her Shinigami Note EP and a video for her song "Red."

As for Calliope merchandise, Hololive is selling an acrylic light, t-shirt, and towel. Each one features the New Underworld Order logo on it. In the case of the shirt and towel, Calliope herself appears. The acrylic light is ¥3,000 (~$23) and glows pink when in use. The shirt will be ¥4,500 (~$35). The towel costs ¥3,000 (~$23). There is also a bundle that includes all three items and stickers for ¥10,500 (~$81). While all items are available to order immediately in Japan until May 23, 2022, worldwide orders won't open until June 15, 2022.
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In the meantime, folks can hear Calliope music without watching a show. Her Unalive album launched back in March 2022. It featured songs like "Unalive" and "Q," a track she performed with Gura.

The Hololive Calliope Mori New Underworld Order concert will be held July 21, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Omori Switch Release Date Set for Japan

The Japanese May 2022 Indie World Showcase featured different titles than the domestic one. For example, Gang Beasts and Don't Starve Together showed up. It also features a release date for the Switch version of Omori. It will appear in that region on June 17, 2022.

As a reminder, Omori is a retro-style RPG. After being announced in 2015 for the 3DS and PC, it finally showed up on PCs in 2020. While the 3DS version was canceled, it was replaced with Switch and PS4 ports.

The game didn't appear at all during the North American May 2022 Indie World Showcase. This is in spite of the Japanese PC localization appearing almost a year after the game's debut. However, its worldwide debut could happen relatively soon. Physical copy pre-orders opened back in March 2022. The December 2021 Indie Showcase said it would show up in Spring 2022. (Which is the current release window.) Fangamer's product listing said physical copies of the game will ship on June 17, 2022. That matches the Japanese release date for Omori, suggesting it is a worldwide one.

The Omori Nintendo Switch version has a June 17, 2022 release date in Japan. The worldwide PS4 and Switch release dates haven't been set. The game is immediately available on PCs.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:30 AM

Genshin Impact Spices from the West Increases Companionship EXP

Back when the last Genshin Impact event schedule showed up, it offered general information about Spices from the West. Now, there are more details about how it will work and some of the benefits people will get. This is a cooking event involving spices. It will also involve interacting with Genshin Impact characters in the Serenitea Pot and earning Companionship EXP with them. Things kick off on May 14, 2022.

As a reminder, Genshin Impact Spices from the West will be a Serenitea Pot cooking event. After completing Tubby's "Idle Teapot Talk" and "Realm Dispatch," you'll be make seasonings and food for Nazafarin. Between May 14-21, 2022, people will seven Fragrant Seasonings recipes. These turn Delicious cooked dishes into Fragrant ones. By cooking them, you'll get free Hero's Wits, Mora, Primogems, and weapon ascension materials. You'll also be able to earn a limited amount of Companionship EXP for Genshin Impact characters.

There are two sorts of limits on Companionship EXP for this Genshin Impact event. Due to extended Serenitea Pot maintenance, people can't place or remove characters and items at the moment. If it ends during the event, people can place them there and feed them. However, based on the wording, it sounds like only people who are already present in your realm will be able to sample and react to food, then get Companionship EXP.

As a reminder, Companionship increases characters' Friendship Levels. When the level goes up, it unlocks new photo mode expressions, stories, and voice lines in their profiles. If you max it out, you earn a Namecard. In addition to placing someone in the Serenitea Pot, the level can be increased by adventuring with characters in your party.

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. A Nintendo Switch version is in development. The Genshin Impact Spices from the West event will run May 14, 2022 through June 7, 2022. You lose all Fragrant food when the event ends.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00 AM

FFXIV Streetwear

One of the most engaging activities for longtime players of Final Fantasy XIV is fashion. Players will spent lots of time and even real money crafting the perfect "glamour" for any occasion. And it looks like Square Enix is adding more for fans of contemporary streetwear clothing, judging by the addition of the Hip Street Costume in the FFXIV Online Store in Korea [Thanks Umadori!]

The FFXIV Hip Street Costume set contains streetwear gear to go in the head, hands, torso, pants, and shoes slots of a player's equipment. The head slot is a reversed baseball cap with a ring cut into the brim, worn over a do-rag. There seem to be variations available on both the torso items and the pants. The first torso variation is a vest worn over a sleeveless t-shirt  with chains and necklaces. The second option is a short denim jacket worn over a white crop top. The top also has brand-like writing in Eorzean script. The pants options include cargo jeans and laced track pants. The hand item is a single fingerless glove on the right and rings and bracelets on the left. The shoes are large two-tone high-top sneaker-like boots with straps. All the items appear to be unisex, with sample pictures showing male and female characters wearing both options.

FFXIV Hip Street

So far, the FFXIV Hip Street Costume is only available for pre-order on the Korean store. It costs 25,300 Crystal there, though actual prices can vary between regional editions of the game. It isn't unusual for certain items to be country-exclusive, though many regional costumes and mounts eventually made their way out of their original stores.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, PS4, and PS5. Check out the latest addition to the English-language online store: A tea-drinking emote.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:30 AM

May 2022 Indie World Showcase Switch Indie Games Lineup Ooblets

The May 2022 Indie World Showcase came and went. As a result, we know more Nintendo Switch indie games coming in the second half of 2022 and early 2023. A few shadowdrops also appeared. Later today, folks can play Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Mini Motorways, Opus: Echo of Starsong Full Bloom Edition, and Soundfall.

Here's the full list of upcoming Switch indie games that showed up in the May 2022 Indie World Showcase.

  • Another Crab's Treasure: Available 2023
  • Card Shark: Available June 2, 2022 and demo out today
  • Batora: Lost Haven: Available Fall 2022
  • Cult of the Lamb: Available 2022
  • Cursed to Golf: Available Summer 2022
  • ElecHead: Available Summer 2022
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees: Available today
  • A Guidebook of Babel: Available Fall 2022
  • Gunbrella: Available 2023
  • Idol Manager: Available August 25, 2022
  • Mini Motorways: Available today
  • OneShot: World Machine Edition: Available Summer 2022
  • Ooblets: Available Summer 2022
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong Full Bloom Edition: Available today
  • Silt: Available June 2022
  • Soundfall: Available today
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator: Available Summer 2022
  • Wayward Strand: Available July 21, 2022
  • We are OFK: Available Summer 2022
  • Wildfrost: Available Holiday 2022

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Mini Motorways, Opus: Echo of Starsong Full Bloom Edition, and Soundfall are available for the Nintendo Switch right now. People can catch the May 2022 Indie World Showcase on demand on Nintendo's YouTube account.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:00 AM

Honkai Impact 3rd 5.7 Special Live Stream Appears This Week

People will find out when the Honkai Impact 3rd 5.7 update will appear and what to expect from it this week. It will be held on May 14, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. CET. As is common, the presentation will involve 120 Crystals being given away. It will also show off the new Honkai Impact 3rd Aponia Disciplinary Perdition battlesuit and events.

Ahead of the presentation, HoYoVerse offered a new video and details about some upcoming Honkai Impact 3rd events. The first is a new sample video. It focused on Aponia, the Honkai Impact 3rd Thirteen Flame-Chasers member. She's going from an Elysian Realm boss to a playable character after the patch.

The special love stream should also look at the Honkai Impact 3rd 5.7 Elysium Everlasting Elysian Realm space and Shattered Dimensions event. The former will be an open-world area with Story and Exploration modes, as the latter will include puzzles and side-stories. People will be able to get new rewards like Crystals and Bringer of Light Stigma Option and collect Weapon Cards. As for Shattered Dimensions, it will task people with defeating Latent Hunters, finding Sealed Item treasures, getting tokens for the Gale Hunter Bright Knight: Excelsis outfit, and avoiding traps in two worlds.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available on PCs and mobile devices, and the 5.7 update stream will be held at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. CET on May 14, 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:30 AM

Type-Moon Times Vol 7 in May 2022 will feature Witch on the Holy Night - Mahoutsukai no Yoru

Type-Moon Times will return after a hiatus of over half a year, and it will focus on Witch on the Holy Night. Aniplex and Type-Moon will air a new episode of the program on the Type-Moon Games channel on YouTube on May 27, 2022, at 22:00 JST (9 AM ET).

The voice actors Yusuke Kobayashi and Chika Anzai will appear at the presentation. They respectively provide Japanese voiceovers for Sojuro Shizuki and Kojika Kumari in Witch on the Holy Night.

Type-Moon Times is a net-based video program containing information about new games related to Type-Moon franchises. The company previously used this program to publish new details about Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- and Melty Blood Type Lumina.

The latest edition prior to this announcement was Vol.6, which aired on September 29, 2022. It revealed Saber from the Fate series as a guest character in the latest Melty Blood title. After releasing the fighting game, the company used other methods to reveal its post-release content.

Type-Moon and Aniplex first revealed the PS4 and Switch ports of Witch on the Holy Night on the 2022 New Years' Eve. In April 2022, the companies announced a December 2022 release window with additional subtitles in English and Chinese.

Witch on the Holy Night—also known in Japan as Mahoutsukai no Yoru—will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with Japanese, English, and Chinese subtitles in December 2022. Aniplex and Type-Moon will feature the game in the upcoming Type-Moon Times program on May 27, 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00 AM

fgo lostbelt 6.5 constantine

During the Chaldea Live Stream on May 11, 2022, Lasengle announced when we can expect to see FGO (Fate/Grand Order) Lostbelt 6.5. It will launch in early June 2022, with Constantine appearing as the banner Servant. The Japanese title for Lostbelt 6.5 can be translated as "A Certain Illusion's Life and Death: Traum."

In history, Constantine XI was the last emperor of the Byzantine Empire. In addition to Constantine, Lasengle released a picture that shows silhouettes of Servants who will appear in Lostbelt 6.5. It seems that six new characters will also show up in the story, though it is unclear just how many will be playable when the new story chapter launches.

In addition to the new Servants, players will be able to obtain a free SR of their choice. You will need to exchange a ticket for the Servant, and you will not be able to choose limited ones.

Due to the fact that Tunguska Sanctuary covered events after Lostbelt 6, some people refer to it as Lostbelt 6.5. While the event, which ran for a limited time in December 2021, did act as a continuation of the main story, Traum will be the true continuation of Lostbelt 6. It is unclear when or if Lasengle will re-run Tunguska Sanctuary.

FGO is available on iOS and Android devices, and Lostbelt 6.5 will launch in early June 2022 in the Japanese server.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:30 AM

Guilty Gear Strive - 1st anniversary stream and poll

Guilty Gear Strive will have its first anniversary on June 11, 2022. Arc System Works will hold a live stream ahead of the anniversary on May 25, 2022. Key members of the development team will appear at the stream and talk about the game's past and future. The latter will include talks about the upcoming second season of new content additions.

Arc System Works also opened a new poll that runs in Japanese on May 11-22, 2022. The poll primarily asks players to choose up to three of their favorite characters and songs that appear in Guilty Gear Strive. The character list includes all playable characters up to Testament, as well as key NPCs who appear in the story mode such as Gabriel and April. It also asks when players bought their copy of the game and whether they still play any of the available modes. Arc System Works will announce the poll results during the anniversary stream.

The company had previously posted a teaser for the second season in late March 2022. It will add four more playable characters and cross-play between the PlayStation and PC versions. Series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari will also compose new songs for the title.

Guilty Gear Strive is available on the PlayStation5, PlayStation4, and PCs worldwide, as well as in arcades in Japan. Arc System Works will hold a live stream to celebrate the game's first anniversary on May 25, 2022, at 20:00 JST (7 AM ET).

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Seregios

Capcom has released a Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak wallpaper featuring the Seregios, which is set to reappear in the expansion. The wallpaper is immediately available to download through the Japanese SNS service LINE. The image of the Seregios in the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak wallpaper is an official render of the monster. However, in order to receive the wallpaper, consumers will need to be friends with the official Monster Hunter account on LINE. They will then need to send the account a specific message through the app.

Thankfully, Capcom has made it relatively easy. Users from any country can add the account as their friend. After that, they will need to send the message "モンハンライズ:サンブレイク壁紙6" to the account through the SNS service's chat function. Upon doing so, the wallpaper will be delivered to their device to download.


Capcom has released other wallpapers through the LINE app. Previously, a wallpaper featuring the Lunagaron was available to obtain. This is one of several new monsters that will appear in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. Other new monsters include the Malzeno and the Garangolm.

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

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:30 AM

Elden Ring Sales

Elden Ring sales have exceeded 13.4 million units worldwide, according to a financial report from Bandai Namco. The report reveals the continued success of the title, and that Elden Ring has managed to sell roughly 1.4 million units after the initial announcement of the title hitting over 12 million in sales in March 2022. Alongside that announcement, Bandai Namco expressed interest in expanding Elden Ring as a brand. However, that endeavor has yet to be elaborated on.

That said, other successful Bandai Namco properties have received extended media, specifically Dark Souls. Bandai Namco previously released an official comic series due to the financial success of the IP. Other pieces of extended media have included the release of a board game. This game has players traverse sets of rooms, encountering enemies and bosses they need to defeat in order to progress.

However, while Bandai Namco has yet to reveal any information about official Elden Ring content, a fan-made mod will allow players to traverse the Lands Between in VR. The mod will change the perspective from which players will view the world, effectively placing them in the first-person perspective.

Elden Ring is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.


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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:00 AM

Capcom Financial Report

Capcom has disclosed that it has achieved record-high net sales for the 5th year in a row, largely thanks to digital sales of its games. Capcom shared this information through a financial report. It also revealed that Capcom's endeavors in merchandise, extended media, and eSports helped the company see profits within the fiscal year. However, regarding the digital sales of games, Capcom specifically mentions Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

The report states that annual sales volume reached 32.6 million units, which is an increase from the previous year's 30.1 million units. It also acknowledges that digital versions of its gaming catalog have effectively bolstered sales overall.

The financial report shares that Resident Evil Village has sold 6.1 million units worldwide, with Monster Hunter Stories 2 reaching 1.5 million units sold worldwide. Additionally, Capcom notes within the financial report that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Resident Evil 7 have contributed to overall profits. Both titles have continued to perform due to their general popularity.

In October 2021, Capcom revealed that sales for Resident Evil 7 had officially surpassed 10 million units worldwide. This included digital and physical sales of the title. It currently holds second place on Capcom's Platinum Titles list. It sits just behind Monster Hunter: World, which is recorded as having sold 17.80 million units worldwide as of December 31, 2021.


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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:30 AM

Resident Evil Village Sales

Capcom announced that sales for Resident Evil Village have reached 6.1 million units worldwide. This information was disclosed through a financial report. The report revealed further growth from the title, as it had shared in October 2021 that sales for Resident Evil Village had surpassed 5 million units worldwide. This includes both digital and physical sales. Capcom revealed that sales for the title have remained consistent thanks to purchases of the digital version of the game.

Additionally, Resident Evil Village broke into Capcom's Platinum Titles list in December 2021. While the list has yet to be updated to reflect the financial report, Resident Evil Village sits behind Street Fighter V. That said, further consistent sales of the title may see it slowly rise up through the list, especially since DLC content is planned for the title. However, information about the DLC has been scarce.

Outside of its initial announcement in June 2021, Capcom has yet to share any information on what the DLC could potentially be about. This includes the narrative and any significant gameplay aspects that could appear. That said, Capcom did reveal that the DLC content should appear sometime in 2022.

Resident Evil Village is available now on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:00 AM

Pikachu Plushie Wedding

The Pokemon Center in Japan will begin selling wedding-themed Pikachu plushies and other merchandise later this month. The "Pokemon Garden Wedding" series of merchandise will be available online starting May 12, 2022, at 10 AM JST/3 AM CEST. It will appear in physical Pokemon Center stores in Japan starting May 14, 2022. Prices for plushies will start at ¥3,300 (about $25). [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The Pikachu plushies will come in two varieties, both dressed in traditional wedding attire. The western-style wedding attire will feature Pikachu in a white bride's dress and groom's suit. The groom will wear a corsage, and the bride will hold a bouquet of white flowers. On the other hand, the Japanese-style wedding attire will feature the bride in a traditional shiromuku, while the groom will wear a montsuki haori hakama. All of the plushies will cost ¥3,300 except for the western-style bride Pikachu, which will cost ¥3,850 (about $28).

Additionally, the merchandise line will include themed acrylic stands, a wedding dropbox, DIY name stands, a pair of glass cups, and more. Essentially, the Pokemon Garden Wedding series includes everything you would need to host your own wedding. The pair of glass cups will come with a wooden box featuring a similar garden wedding design.

You can get a better look at the Pikachu wedding plushies and other merchandise in the screenshots below:

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Recently, Build-A-Bear added Grookey to its Pokemon lineup of stuffed animals. It will be available online and at physical stores. Both Uniqlo and The North Face have also released collaborative Pokemon apparel in Japan and worldwide.

The Pokemon Garden Wedding merchandise will be available on the Japanese Pokemon Center online store starting May 12, 2022, at 10 AM JST. It will also be available for purchase at physical Pokemon Center stores in Japan and for pre-order on Amazon JP starting May 14, 2022. Shipping is limited to within Japan.

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:30 PM

I'm not sure Capcom even needs it Following the reveal today that Resident Evil Village is actually tied for the ninth...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 PM

They're super out of the way You can go through hundreds of runs in Rogue Legacy 2 without ever spotting...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:30 PM

"Year after year growth driven by live services" Alongside of Nintendo and Capcom, EA also dropped its financial report for...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Own Goal Yesterday saw the inevitable closure of one of gaming's most expensive ongoing licenses. After a 30-year branding relationship,...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:30 AM

Indie games old and new appeared today Nintendo aired a new Indie World Showcase today, spotlighting some new and previously...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00 AM

Also, Resident Evil Village hit a new milestone Today, Capcom dumped its financial earnings report on us for the fiscal year...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:45 AM

Silknone Nintendo has announced that it will be hosting a brand new Nintendo Indie World presentation today, May 11. The...

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Destructoid Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:00 AM

District Court considers policies plausibly 'unlawful' A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that publisher Valve Corp. should face antitrust...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 PM
     My Time At Sandrock Preview 1With how well My Time at Portia has sold, it's not surprising that developer Pathea Games has been working on a sequel for some time. My Time at Sandrock is releasing into Early Access later this month, and people have recently been able to take a first crack at it via Kickstarter backer keys. I was able to spend a bit of time playing this early build of the game, and it's certain that people familiar with the previous game will feel right at home with My Time at Sandrock. Not only is the general premise the same, but it's looking like some issues have unfortunately stuck around as well. My Time at Sandrock starts off with a character creator. Your character has chosen to head to the desert town of Sandrock, which is in trouble for various reasons. You arrive on a train and become the town's newest builder. Immediately, you meet another builder and start to set up. All the familiar trappings are here: your workshop, the commerce guild, the job board. Of cours...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:50 PM
     Salt And Sacrifice Final Boss Undone Sacrifice Endings New Game+ ModeYour journey in Salt and Sacrifice will take you all the way to the Elder Copse. There, you'll battle a foe that is, surprisingly enough, quite a pushover if you build your character right. Here's our Salt and Sacrifice guide to help you with the final boss, endings, and New Game+ mode. Note: We'll have a Salt and Sacrifice guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide contains spoilers.   Salt and Sacrifice – Final boss, endings, and New Game+ guide Since we're discussing several topics, I've split up this guide into multiple sections. You can refer to the pages below for the parts that you need help with: Point of no return, backup saves, and the boss fight Choosing an ending New Game+ mode...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:00 PM
     Halo Infinite Catalyst Breaker Season 2 Maps 1Halo Infinite has been suffering from a lack of new maps and content in the eyes of its players. It's taken a long while to receive new modes and maps, and a lot of the most promising content such as cooperative campaign and Forge mode are still far away. Thankfully, Joseph Staten, head of creative at 343 Industries and a long-time developer on the Halo series, has teased that fans might be able to look forward to some classic Halo maps making a comeback. Staten recently appeared on the Kinda Funny Xcast for an in-depth interview about the present state of Halo Infinite and what's in store for the future. Parris Lilly asked how feasible it would be for older Halo maps to return in Halo Infinite, a question that many folks in the community have been wondering.   Staten responded by saying, "I can talk about some things, but I can't talk about others." Continuing, he said: "There are some great Halo maps. I think we all have our personal favorite. Guardia...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00 AM
     Cantata previewsI have never played Advance Wars, but I did read an LP and reviewed Mobius Front 83. Therefore, I'm fully qualified to preview Cantata. It's a sci-fi turn-based strategy game which dares to ask: what if Advance Wars was Factorio? The lore of the setting is somewhat vague at this point. But the 111th Reign of Harmony and Prosper (not a typo) is the dominant human civilization. Shotar of Mars, a noble, is chasing Vashti, the robot leading the Unified Spirit AI rebellion. This leads him to planet Shoal, a minor colony that seemingly has nothing going for it. Unbeknownst to either faction, Shoal is inhabited — and protected — by The People Of Sun and Shadow. The great hunter, They Wait In The Fens, is ready to redden their blades with the blood of the interlopers.   And action points win wars Following that complex story setup, on the surface, Cantata a fairly simple turn-based strategy game. Units can move and attack once per turn. They score full damage each time, so...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:30 AM
     Vanguard Weapon Magazine Attachments BuffCall of Duty: Vanguard Season Three launched with a new multiplayer map, two new weapons and more. In the Pacific, Operation Monarch is getting ready to go in Vanguard, which will see, erm, Godzilla and King Kong land in Caldera today. Meanwhile, a patch has gone live in Vanguard, which has made some weapon magazine changes and taken some bugs out of multiplayer. The biggest general change (not including the monster titans) that the Vanguard patch has made is to weapon magazine attachments. So far, low-caliber rounds have been out-shined by high-caliber options. As a result, the fire power of various low-caliber magazine attachments has been increased. A total of nine different assault rifles have seen their low-caliber magazine attachments receive increased damage, with some gaining higher effective damage range penalties and an increased fire rate bonus.   The same can be said for submachine guns, light machine guns, and shotgun magazines. Some of the most notable adjustment inc...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 PM
     Sayu is the little ninja who is part of the secret organization under the Yashiro Commission called the Shuumatsuban. The pint-sized ninja is even less known within the organization but was raised within the Shuumatsuban and grew highly loyal to it. Little Sayu mastered the various arts of ninjutsu, especially the one that helped her […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:00 PM
     These Fade Lineups can give your team early information when Defending on Ascent. A few weeks have passed since Fade's official debut on the VALORANT servers. In the brief time she has been out, we have had a few good games with her to explore and learn the new Initiator's abilities and how they work. […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00 AM
     Aloy is someone not from the world of Teyvat. After finding a portal in an old ruin, she arrived in this world while searching for the Old One's lost secrets. Aloy was born an outcast, rejected and feared by her tribe. She was raised in the mountains and learned hunting from a man named Rost. […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:11 AM
     After their success with Ashen, A44 Games is ready to come out with their new game, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. We had gotten the announcement for the game a few weeks ago, and now we have a new dev diary entry that gives us a look into the 'Rich World' of Flintlock. Watch this: […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:28 AM
     Ghostwire: Tokyo may not have received sparkling reviews when it launched last March, but it looks like the team at Tango Gameworks already has their sights set on an expansion—but only in the long run. IN an interview with IGN Japan (via GamesRadar), game director Kenji Kimura explains, "I think that when things calm down […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:17 AM
     As promised, WB Games Montreal has given us a look at Gotham Knights, but though we have four playable characters available, we're only looking at half the Bat-team—Nightwing and Red Hood. Check them out: They don't always see eye to eye, but Nightwing and Red Hood can agree on one thing — protect Gotham at […]

Level Up Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:23 PM
     Lego is great at keeping secrets. The latest surprise for Lego is sets based on…

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     Nintendo showcased more than 20 minutes of indie games during today's Indie World Showcase, and…

Level Up Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:30 AM
     PlayStation executive Hiroki Totoki recently told investors in a Sony financial results call that the…