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Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 6:45 PM

Minecraft's next big update is called The Wild Update and it will add a ton of new nature-related content to the game. However, no fireflies! The glowing little buggers, which were planned to be the food supply for the newly added frogs, got cut from the planned update after Mojang received feedback from players that…


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 6:30 PM

The video game market is consolidating like never before, and Electronic Arts is scrambling like everyone else. The Battlefield and FIFA maker recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and other companies, according to a new report by Puck. While a deal…


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 5:35 PM

If there is anything on the planet more invigorating, more purely and perfectly thrilling than watching five little blonde bitches throw up mimosas on TV, I don't know what it is.


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Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 4:45 PM

Cyberpunk. When you think of the word, you likely conjure up images of a futuristic cityscape awash in neon lights, amalgams of Western-Japanese architecture, and a cybernetic hero equipped with a samurai sword—or a "AAA" game still trying to get its bearings. But what often gets lost in the glitz and synthetic glamor…


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 4:05 PM

South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo "Infiltration" Lee revealed last night that he's been barred from attending several major community events, including this year's Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor's controversial


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 3:25 PM

The upcoming Pokémon GO expansion for the trading card game includes Melmetal VMAX, the original legendary birds, and a wild new Ditto transformation that is unlike anything the TCG has ever seen before. I'm sure it will be extremely rare to find and also incredibly satisfying for those that do.


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 3:10 PM

Starting next month, Sony is launching its kinda confusing tier-based PlayStation Plus service. For those who pay for the top tier, PS Plus Premium, you'll get access to some older PS1 games. And, at least in the case of Syphon Filter, you'll now be able to earn trophies while playing this 22-year-old classic.


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 2:35 PM

Do you remember "Ugly Sonic," the internet's colloquial name for Paramount Pictures' "realistic" take on Sega's Blue Blur that featured weird human teeth? It was the original design for 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog live-action adaptation, a design that was quickly scrapped because fans dragged this humanized Sonic to…


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 1:30 PM

TikTok has already taken over the world. Millions of people (myself included…) spend far too many hours on the popular video-sharing app, watching thousands of bite-sized, often very funny clips created by other users. And now, seemingly in an effort to suck away the few remaining hours of your day, the company behind…


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 1:15 PM

Genshin Impact just came out of its first-ever delay, and HoYoverse just announced a trove of events, quests, and features. More importantly, "Hidden Dreams in the Depths" adds the highly anticipated Yelan and Kuki Shinobu to the character gacha. And I'm excited for the new gameplay possibilities that they could open…


Kotaku Friday, May 20, 2022 12:05 PM

Speaking with men's lifestyle site Leo, actor Norman Reedus seems to suggest that not only will there be a sequel to 2019's Death Stranding, but that production has "just started." This piece of information comes in the middle of a wide-ranging interview where the actor discusses his time on The Walking Dead, his…


PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 6:00 PM
     Best browser games 2022

Hunting for the best browser games? Modern computers are so powerful that you don't need a beefy rig to play great games. As long as you have access to a stable internet connection, there's a massive library of games that can be played from the comfort of your web browser, and what's more, every game on this list is free.

It can be difficult to coordinate with several friends to find a game that everyone owns. Gone are the days of worrying about your friend's empty Steam library and their low specced PCs - instead you can simply send them a link to these top browser games and start playing right away.

Whether you're looking for something to play for a few minutes before your lunch break ends, or you want a game to sink your teeth into after work, we've got you covered. Our list of the best browser games contains a mix of genres to ensure there's something for everyone. With all of that said, here are the best browser games.

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 5:57 PM
     Eve Online's browser version is now available to everyone

Eve Online is one of those MMORPGs that tends to worm its way into your daily life - checking in with your corp, monitoring trades and market prices, and even just snagging daily login bonuses can easily turn into regular rituals. Now it's even easier to indulge the urge, as Eve Anywhere lets you play Eve in just about any web browser, even if you're an alpha (free-to-play) clone. You will, however, have to pay for the privilege.

Eve Anywhere has been open to Omega subscribers for the past several months in beta, but now it's available to Alpha players as well. Built in collaboration with Intel, Eve Anywhere lets you login to your Eve Online account in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge and play Eve Online as you normally would from client software installed on your PC.

While you won't need to install anything, CCP says you'll need an internet connection of 25Mbps or higher, and server capacity is limited - although the company says that will increase over time, along with the number of countries where the Eve Anywhere service is available. If you're an Alpha player, you'll also need some PLEX - each 24 hours of Eve Anywhere costs 30 PLEX, which works out to be around $1.50 USD / £1.20.

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 4:12 PM
     Here are the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 4:07 PM
     Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 3:58 PM
     New LoL champion Bel'Veth is a transforming Void nightmare

The next champion coming to League of Legends is a powerful, menacing empress from deep within the heart of the Void. Bel'Veth, who Riot Games calls a 'God of Oblivion,' has debuted in her official cinematic trailer, and she is a terrifying and Lovecraftian monster capable of mimicking human features - but only as a lure, since her primary motivation is to consume everything and everyone.

The cinematic, which you can view below, begins with Daughter of the Void Kai'Sa alighting in the ruined city of Belveth, which is now completely overgrown with eerily luminescent Void flora. Led by a toy ship carried aloft by glowing butterflies, Kai'Sa enters a natural chamber - only to discover the walls are alive with Void-infused, skeletal arms.

Bel'Veth approaches her from a rift that opens behind Kai'Sa. "I am everything the Void has consumed," she says ominously, striding forward. Bel'Veth is tall, and shrouded with a cape that wraps around her in tight layers. Two huge horns emerge from a piece of armour on her upper back. "Just as I devoured this city, I will devour your world."

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 3:24 PM
     This Minecraft builder made a stunning transforming village

Minecraft is filled with little bits of programming for players to mess around with, and things get really wild when you learn how to use command blocks. You can literally make working cars with them and recreate Crossy Road, but this Minecraft creator has built an entire transforming village with command blocks.

In motion it looks a lot like magic, but creator AvidMC has managed to do just that with his spooky village. If you venture into the area during the day, it's a bustling place filled with adorable villagers, a market area, and some seriously wholesome vibes. However, once night falls, things change dramatically. Villagers turn into zombies, houses become infused with the Nether, and creepy magic circles swirl around the central manor.

It's a stunning transformation, and it's all done entirely with command blocks. As AvidMC explains, "I have all of the good and evil buildings loaded into structure blocks beneath the town. I use a daylight sensor to detect nighttime, and when the sensor trips, I load in the evil structure blocks." For example, it's set up so a zombie spawns by each villager, and then those villagers immediately disappear, swapping them out.

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 1:51 PM
     We're probably getting new Tomb Raider and Deus Ex games

Following its acquisition of several high profile studios from Square Enix, Swedish media company The Embracer Group says it has wide-ranging plans for the intellectual property associated with those studios. New Tomb Raider and Deus Ex games are on the table of course, but so are "remakes, remasters, and spinoffs", as well as "transmedia projects".

Earlier this month, the Embracer Group announced its plan with Square Enix to buy the studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal. These studios come with some pretty big names in gaming IP, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and the long-neglected Legacy of Kain series. In its latest quarterly earnings report, Embracer says it sees "great potential" for new games and remasters across these series, which in some cases have languished severely over the past decade or more.

Take Thief, for example. The last new game in the series came out way back in 2014, to middling reviews. Rumours bubbled up a few years later about a sequel in the works at Eidos Montreal, but studio head David Anfossi responded by tweeting "forget it" – the studio lacked a team or a budget for such a project at the time.

RELATED LINKS: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided making of, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC review

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 2:33 PM
     Genshin Impact codes 2.7 – redeem free primogems

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 12:28 PM
     Project Stealth Gigabyte Aorus gaming PC bids goodbye to wires

Having to manage cables in a way that doesn't ultimately ruin the aesthetic of our gaming PC is a struggle many of us are all too familiar with, especially with the amount of tempered glass side panels found on today's best PC cases. Gigabyte Aorus believes it may have a solution to this problem, with a remedy dubbed 'Project Stealth'.

This newly announced gaming PC doesn't look too different at first glance, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice that nearly all the system's cables are absent. Gigabyte Aorus has accomplished this feat by moving all the motherboard's headers to the rear, even managing to relocate the PCIe power connectors of the GPU too.

The end result is undeniably gorgeous to look at, but Project Stealth has more to it than its looks. The rig boasts an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and a Z690 Aorus Elite motherboard which is perfectly suited for the best gaming CPUs from the 12th Gen Intel Core line up, all of which sit together nicely in an Aorus C300 case.

RELATED LINKS: Gigabyte Aero 15 laptop review, Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi review, Best AMD gaming motherboard

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 12:22 PM
     Overwatch 2 beta review: what did we learn?

The recent Overwatch 2 beta gave us our first taste of Blizzard's vision for its frenetic and fiddly competitive FPS game. So far, it's felt like a very odd entity.

Most striking is the visual similarity to its predecessor, and a sense of perhaps less radical progress than we might have expected from a sequel. But there are changes, and they have revealed themselves to have real impact. And I'm not just talking about what those beastly developers have done to my poor, beloved Bastion.

The move from 6v6 to 5v5 is the headline alteration. It's a pretty simple tweak, one that might just as easily have been made in the original game, but it totally changes every mode, every team composition choice, every mode. Blizzard went with a 6v6 format in the first place for Overwatch in part because it put less responsibility on individual players. Particularly in the first year of its release, one amazing Winston or Zenyatta could carry a team of bumbling Soldier 76s and perma-respawning Tracers, and even as the standard of play elevated over the years, you could be concerning yourself with a fight away from the objective and the rest of the team would still be alright in your absence.

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

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 12:19 PM
     Death Stranding 2: Norman Reedus won't stop talking about sequel

There's been no official word yet on a sequel to Hideo Kojima's strangely beautiful open-world game Death Stranding, but its star keeps bringing it up in interviews. Norman Reedus, who plays protagonist Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding, sat down for a wide-ranging interview recently, and let it drop that Death Stranding 2 is currently in production.

In a recent interview with LEO (spotted by @GamerUPGaming), Reedus discusses what he's currently working on, which includes his AMC television series Ride (which itself is heavily and hilariously advertised in Death Stranding), a novel, and the sequel to Death Stranding. "We just started the second one," Reedus says when the interviewer mentions Death Stranding.

Reedus explains the process of doing a motion capture performance for a game. "You go into these giant domes with thousands of cameras, first off, and they take a photo, a singular photo from all these different angles with all the expressions you can possibly make with the muscles in your face - so it takes a whole day. And then they sort of capture your DNA," he says. "And what they can do is after you die, they can make movies with you for eternity."

RELATED LINKS: Death Stranding PC release date, How long is Death Stranding, Death Stranding Steam

PCGamesN Friday, May 20, 2022 12:14 PM
     V Rising server settings and how to set up a private server

Looking to set up a private V Rising server for your vampire clan? While the developers have said offline play in V Rising is coming soon, for now even playing PvE in your own private game state is technically done online via a server. There are many different ways to play the hit new vampire survival game, so it's important to understand what your options are.

There are many different shapes and forms a V Rising server can come in - developer Stunlock Games has partnered with a third party company called GPORTAL to provide official servers, and you can also rent private servers through them as well. If you're setting up your own server, either for solo use or for you and your friends, there are over 60 different server settings you can tinker with, so it's handy to understand what they all do before you set your game up.

V Rising servers typically hold around 40 people, although we've seen some private servers hold more. The size of clans on these servers is typically capped at four, although this is also a setting you can change for private servers. There's plenty more to go over as well, so read on to find out everything you need to know about servers and multiplayer in V Rising.

RELATED LINKS: How to get V Rising leather, The best vampire games on PC, V Rising horse guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 20, 2022 12:54 PM

I quite like organising objects in games, up until I bump into someone else's incorrect organisation system. I cannot believe the state of some people's Minecraft and Stardew Valley chests. Today I'm experiencing that distress while playing the demo for A Little To The Left, a puzzle game about organising someone's household items while a mischievous cat sometimes interferes. And, I cannot believe how incorrect the 'correct' answer is on a key-arranging level. The wrongest of the wrong. Look, come on, you tell me how you'd do it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 20, 2022 12:45 PM

We've investigated which game genres work best on the Steam Deck; now it's time to go in with an even finer comb to find the best Steam Deck games on a more individual basis. Below, you'll find the 30 I've picked, based on the few months I've spent fondling Valve's remarkable handheld PC.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, May 20, 2022 12:42 PM

If you've always wanted to uppercut Batman as Bugs Bunny, the time is coming. MultiVersus is Warner Bros' spin on a Super Smash Bros-like that's free-to-play and features an all-star mishmash of franchises: Scooby Doo, Game Of Thrones, Adventure Time. Everyone is here! And having given its closed alpha a whirl, the game is great fun, even if its iterations on the Smash Bros formula aren't all that impactful.

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Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 7:16 PM
     It's a new day and that means there's a fresh Wordle answer to be resolved. With it being a Saturday, chances are you're trying to solve the brainteaser on your day off work. In this guide, we'll be giving you today's Wordle answer for May 21, 2022, so you can keep that winning streak going. […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 3:04 PM
     Following the reveal of version 2.7 of its popular online RPG Genshin Impact, HoYoverse showcased plenty of gameplay and shared more details.

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:53 PM
     Want to know who the traitor is and how to find them in Vampire The Masquerade Swansong? Then buckle up, as the answer may shock you. Here is everything you need to know about uncovering this nasty secret amidst the Boston Court of Vampires. How to Find the Traitor Throughout the story of Vampire The […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:50 PM
     Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had a fantastic opening weekend and continues to be one of the biggest box office successes for the MCU to come out during the pandemic. Even bigger yet is that this film finally confirmed which universe all of the MCU movies and shows take place in. But of […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:41 PM
     It's fair to say that the speed with which Riot Games has pushed Valorant to the very apex of both the esports scene and FPS mainstream has been incredibly impressive to watch unfold. I've marveled many times about it in previous articles that have celebrated its ambitious VCT program, consistent and well-considered updates, and most […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:39 PM
     Are you looking for some latest PUBG Mobile Redeem Codes? Then, we have the full list of new and updated redeem codes for PUBG Mobile, offering UC or Unknown Cash, PUBG Mobile's in-game currency. Free loot is something no one likes to ignore or miss out on and can be a quick way to expand your in-game […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:36 PM
     Today NetEase hosted its NetEase Connect 2022 event, sharing quite a lot of news about upcoming games for consoles, PC, and mobile.

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:36 PM
     Even after being almost a decade old, GTA V needs a demanding piece of hardware and if you are looking for the best GTA V graphics settings, then look no further. Rockstar really nailed it with how the mechanics and graphics were in GTA V and the game has aged pretty well. Getting the best GTA V graphics can be a […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:33 PM
     Even if Genshin Impact Version 2.7 is delayed, rumors and leaks of Version 2.8 are circulating in the community. Similar to past updates, it will include a new character, skins, an event, and many more. Here are all banners leaked in Genshin Impact Version 2.8. Heizou Banner Shikanoin Heizou will possibly be a new character […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:20 PM
     Vampire the Masquerade – Swansong newest video game in the beloved tabletop universe that sees players explore a secret world of secluded and brooding vampires that are always getting into it with something. There's always drama when vampires are involved. The gameplay itself is narrative and puzzle-driven, and if you're here, you're probably wondering how […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 2:16 PM
     Vampire the Masquerade – Swansong is the latest in the long-running titular universe that sees players explore a hidden world of vampires and progress through a narrative-driven story. You'll be keeping up the "masquerade" while also attempting to solve puzzles and keep yourself fed. If you're here, you're probably wondering how to reassure the mages […]

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 12:53 PM
     Today Ubisoft started the reveal train for the next operation coming to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Vector Glare.

Twinfinite Friday, May 20, 2022 12:38 PM
     Vampire the Masquerade – Swansong takes players back to the popular and long-running titular universe to engage in more vampiric debauchery and drama. in video game form. As usual, you'll be keeping up the "masquerade" while trying to save your own hide from a threat. If you're here, you're probably wondering how to escape the […]

Siliconera Friday, May 20, 2022 3:00 PM

nintendo switch online n64

At the announcement of Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack, we were treated to a full list of upcoming N64 games for the service. With Kirby 64 out this week (and only Pokemon Snap remaining in the queue), what do you hope to find in the second wave of Nintendo Switch Online N64 releases?

Because I love pain, Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness. It's truly one of the most atrocious 3D titles that were available on the Nintendo 64, but who doesn't love werewolves and skeletons riding motorcycles! — Kazuma

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I want Hey You, Pikachu!. Why? I want to see if it would be possible to somehow make it run on the Switch. Force me to open the Nintendo Switch Online app on my phone every time I want to (attempt) to tell Pikachu what to do! Let me relive the frustration of watching the Pokemon ignore my demands! Also, with all this solitary pandemic time? I could use someone to "talk" to and work on my enunciation again.

...I guess Hamster Monogatari 64 could be fun too. — Jenni

Nintendo switch online n64 rakugakids

A digital service like the Nintendo Switch Online N64 app offers a great opportunity to give an overlooked game another chance. It helps if the game's also good, of course! And if it ages gracefully, a rarity in the Nintendo 64 catalog. So my pick: Konami's Rakugakids.

The hand-drawn look for characters and environments holds up great! And it's a quirky fighting game, so that fits with Nintendo's focus on two-player experiences for NSO. Plus: not a lot of genre competition for this thing! (Though I wouldn't complain if Flying Dragon shows up instead, with its quirky campaign and equipment.) — Graham

flying dragon custom robo

Truth be told, many of the games I wish were on the Switch Online N64 catalog it are already present from Nintendo's initial offering. Even the Japan-only Sin and Punishment. One thing that isn't there yet, though? The (also Japan-exclusive) Custom Robo.

It and its sequel Custom Robo V2, both announced for the service in Japan but unreleased anywhere, are surprisingly pure fusions of mecha customization and JRPG-style overworld exploration. With a mood that feels like a mix of Pokemon and Armored Core, they stand out in an environment that tends to make any given mecha game either a sim-type title or a turn-based tactical game. — Josh

nintendo switch online n64 pilotwings

I wholeheartedly agree with Josh on requesting the Custom Robo series. However, I do have another title in mind: Pilotwings 64. The classic 3D flight game was one of Nintendo 64's launch titles. It has a lot of missions to complete, using a variety of equipment and vehicles. I can't wait to fly back to the nostalgic title once again. — Kite

What Nintendo Switch Online N64 games do you want next? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! And read our other handy roundtables for more thoughts from the Siliconera team.

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Siliconera Friday, May 20, 2022 2:30 PM

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Movie Features a Sonic the Hedgehog

Now that the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie is here, a Sonic the Hedgehog cameo's been revealed. The film features multiple characters from companies not owned by Disney, due to the nature of the story. At one point, Chip and Dale encounter a familiar face from the Sonic movie. [Thanks, Sonic The Hedgeblog and K.O.D.A.]

Editor's note: There will be spoilers for the Sonic the Hedgehog cameo in the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie below.

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Movie Features a Sonic the Hedgehog

During the course of the film, Chip and Dale will encounter Sonic the Hedgehog. This character is based on his original Sonic movie appearance. Literally, as it is based on the first design with human teeth. This is the one that was eventually changed following its debut.

Two videos surfaced online showing off the cameo during the movie. Each one naturally features spoilers for "Ugly Sonic" in the film. Here's one showing Dale first meeting him.

And here is one involving Chip, Dale, and Ugly Sonic.

The Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie is available on Disney+ now. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie can be found on services like Amazon Prime and Paramount+.

The post Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Movie Features a Sonic the Hedgehog appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, May 20, 2022 2:00 PM

Genshin Impact Talent Level-Up Materials Will Be Easier to Get with Overflowing Mastery Soon

While waiting for the 2.7 update, Genshin Impact players will get a chance to stock up on Talent Level-Up materials. A returning event is on the way. Beginning on May 22, 2022, Overflowing Mastery will return in Genshin Impact.

Like Leyline Overflow, Overflowing Mastery showed up in Genshin Impact many times before. Each instance functions similarly. People can head to the Forsaken Rift, Taishan Mansion, and Violet Court domains to acquire twice as many Talent Level-Up materials as usual. However, only using Original Resin will give you the extra items. Condensed Resin won't trigger the bonus.

As a reminder, there are different Talent Level-Up Materials available in each Genshin Impact domain, depending on the day. Forsaken Rift can offer the Ballad, Freedom, and Resistance Talent books. People who head to Taishan Mansion might find the Diligence, Gold, and Prosperity ones. Finally, Violet Court can offer Elegance, Light, and Transience items. These Talent books can be combined with boss drops and enemy drops to improve each playable character's Combat Talents and make them stronger.

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. A Nintendo Switch version is in development. The Genshin Impact Overflowing Mastery event will run May 22-29, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, May 20, 2022 1:30 PM

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June 19, 2022 is Father's Day, and Square Enix uploaded Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest Father's Day message cards for people to download. The official site also offers links to items that one could buy for their gamer dads. As you need to cut out certain parts of the card so it looks as intended, Square Enix shared a diagram with instructions. For those who cannot read Japanese, the instructions come with pictures to follow along. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The Dragon Quest card has numerous species of slimes on it. Meanwhile, the Final Fantasy card features Moogles and Chocobos. There is a space without the pattern on the front of the card that you can cut out. This will form a window, from which you can see the inner pattern of the card. There is also a little space at the bottom of the inside for you to write a message.

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Aside from Father's Day cards, Square Enix also shared a list of gift suggestions on the campaign website. For example, it linked to a T-shirt with the Sword of Roto protruding from the pocket, as well as a Hawaiian shirt with slimes on it. There is also a link to Cactuar ties. Not every item is a Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest item. It also suggested Ghostwire: Tokyo, which came out in late March 2022.

The cards are available to download from May 20, 2022 until June 30, 2022. Father's Day will fall on June 19, 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, May 20, 2022 1:00 PM

Crisis Core FFVII Turk Cissnei Joins Dissidia FFOO

A third member of the Turks is now available in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. Following an update, people can play through Act 3, Chapter 7, Part 2. If they do that (or summon one of her weapons from the new banner), people can add Cissnei from Crisis Core FFVII to their Dissidia FFOO team.

Cissnei is a ranged attacker in Dissidia FFOO, which falls in line with her Crisis Core FFVII and Before Crisis FFVII. She uses shurikens. Her story draw banner features the 90CP Yoidzuki with the LD ability Shooting Star. Her 70CP Rekka with the EX Fortune Star is also available through it. So are her 35 CP Soga and 15 CP Sanho Shuriken.

As far as base abilities go, Cissnei's moveset includes Bladeglint and Threatening Ember. The former is an attack that deals BRV and HP damage. It also applies the Wild Rekka status, which increases ATK and mBRV power and lets Cissnei perform follow-up attacks after allies. Threatening Ember also deals BRV and HP damage. As part of it, it also hits enemies surrounding the target. Like Bladeglint, it is tied to Wild Rekka. It increases its level.

Here's a trailer showing Cissnei (and Zack) in-game.

There is also a costume available for Cissnei based on her Crisis Core FFVII appearance. For $36.99, people can get a Chic Wardrobe Chest that includes 9,000 Gems and her swimsuit extra costume. In the past, Zack got a swimsuit costume as well.
Crisis Core FFVII Turk Cissnei Joins Dissidia FFOO

Two other members of the Turks are playable in Dissidia FFOO. People can also recruit Reno and Rude.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII can be played on the PlayStation Portable.

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Siliconera Friday, May 20, 2022 12:30 PM

Astro Bot Nendoroid Pre-orders Open

Astro is heading off on a new mission, as a Nendoroid of the Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Astro's Playroom games is on the way. Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for the figure. It will cost someone ¥7,000/$63.99. The character is expected to appear in December 2022 in Japan. The launch window for North America is February 2023. However, given the pandemic and worldwide shipping situation, that North American debut could end up delayed. (It's a common occurrence as of late.)

The Astro Bot Nendoroid comes with only a few different accessories and extras. There are three face plates for the robot. Each one only shows their eyes. One features the character's neutral expression. Another looks like it could be used when they are exasperated or excited. Finally the third is a happy one. People have a coin for Astro to collect. There are also fuse parts to pull. People can attach items to the robot's feet to make it appear as though he is hovering in the air.

Here's a closer look at the figure.
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This is the second Sony character to appear in Nendoroid form in May 2022. Pre-orders opened for a Horizon Forbidden West Aloy figure too. While Aloy is the "star" there, her Nendoroid also comes with a little Watcher.

The Astro Bot Nendoroid will appear in Japan in December 2022 and in North America in February 2023. Pre-orders for it will close on June 29, 2022. Astro's Playroom comes pre-installed on every PlayStation 5.

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