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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

Get ready for more Cuphead - Studio MDHR announced today that Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course has gone gold and will launch on June 30 for $7.99.

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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

Winner of over 200 Game of The Year Awards, Naughty Dog and PlayStation Studios The Last of Us Part I will come out for the PlayStation 5 on September 2.

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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

Released during yesterday's Summer Game Fest, scope out Monkey D. Luffy's latest adventure with the new trailer for Bandai Namco's One Piece Odyssey.

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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

Announced yesterday during Devolver Digital's annual press conference, The Plucky Squire will have players jumping between 2D and 3D worlds when it launches for PC and consoles in 2023.

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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

A weekend of food fighting fun awaits with the weekend beta for ANIMAL and TinyBuild Games' RAWMEN starting July 1.

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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

Players will be able to throw down once again when Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium launches for PC and consoles this July.

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GamersHeroes Friday, June 10, 2022 3:17 PM

Get a firsthand look at the bikes, whips, jumps, ATVs, ruts, gear, tight turns and dirt of Rainbow Studios and THQ Nordic's MX vs ATV Legends with the latest trailer for the game.

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Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 6:40 PM

I hate to ruin your Friday right as the weekend is starting, but I bring some troubling news from the land of Hollyweird. It seems the creative folks behind Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid revival, have decided they want to make a movie, a full-length film, based on the once-popular '90s first-person shooter character Duke…


Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 5:25 PM

Wario is a cheater. Sure, that's part of his notorious personality, but in Mario Strikers: Battle League, he literally picks up the ball (with his hands!) and hurls it toward the goal. I won't profess to be some sort of expert in soccer. I am, however, pretty certain that's a violation of every rulebook from every…


Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 5:10 PM

Yesterday, as part of Summer Game Fest, Volition released a new free-to-download demo for the upcoming Saints Row reboot out later this year. However, this isn't a demo of the game's open-world or its vehicular combat. No, this is just the character creator. But thankfully, it's a fantastic character creator with a…


Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 4:40 PM

We finally got a glimpse of the legendary vampire hunter, Richter Belmont, in the upcoming Castlevania spin-off series, Castlevania: Nocturne during Netflix Geeked Week.


Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 3:15 PM

I started screaming in Kotaku Slack when my fellow weeb (and staff writer) Isaiah linked a screenshot of Dragon Age: Absolution. My favorite western fantasy RPG is getting an anime adaptation? Sign me up. But then I started watching the trailer, and my enthusiasm deflated immediately. Absolution doesn't look like a…


Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 3:00 PM

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription is about as close to "Netflix for games" as you can get. And just like Netflix, there are ways to get the most bang for your buck. Here are some tips for wringing everything you can out of a Game Pass subscription.


Kotaku Friday, June 10, 2022 2:45 PM

Capcom released another Resident Evil Village demo earlier this week. It doesn't include more content than earlier previews, but it does have the distinct advantage of being playable from your internet browser thanks to Immersive Stream for Games, a licensable version of Google's Stadia tech.


PCGamesN Friday, June 10, 2022 7:20 PM
     Resident Evil 2 PC upgrade patch will raise minimum required specs

The Resident Evil 2 PC upgrade will bring it, along with Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7, in line with current-gen consoles by adding ray tracing and other enhancements – but it's also changing the system requirements. After the patch goes live, the survival horror game will no longer support DirectX 11 drivers and will only be playable on DirectX 12, Capcom said in a short update on Steam.

It will tweak a few other system requirements as well. The minimum specifications will no longer include Windows 7 and 8.1 (64 bit). You'll need Windows 10 (64 bit) or Windows 11. Resident Evil 2 currently supports Nvidia GeForce RTX 760 and AMD Radeon R7 260x, but after the update, you need at least GeForce RTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 460.

Capcom gave no indication when it expects the update to go live, but some eagle-eyed internet users have already spotted the franchise's updates on Sony's servers. It's caused a bit of speculation that they may arrive sometime after the publisher's June 13 summer showcase.

RELATED LINKS: Resident Evil 2 review, Resident Evil 2 system requirements, Resident Evil 2 Tyrant

PCGamesN Friday, June 10, 2022 6:09 PM
     New Phasmophobia update makes planning investigations easier

The latest Phasmophobia update, which Kinetic calls the Truck Overhaul update, is out now, and in addition to making the promised overhauls to the truck, it adds some new ghosts to what's already one of the best ghost games on PC. If you've enjoyed exploiting the sanity pill bug and getting infinite sanity pills, though, Kinetic Games has some bad news for you.

The Truck Overhaul update adds new layouts and models to the truck and makes grabbing the equipment you want significantly easier by mounting it on the walls, instead of leaving it clustered together on a few shelves. It also introduces three new ghost types, the Deogen, who always watches you; the Moroi, a vengeance-seeking ghost who curses their victims; and the Thaye, a ghost that's always aging… somehow.

For the two weeks following the new Phasmophobia update, you can expect to see these ghosts spawn much more frequently, as Kinetic said they want to give players a better chance of understanding how they operate – in lieu of learning about them in patch notes. While it might seem like a step back from the more transparent patch notes Kinetic promised earlier in 2022, there's good reason for it.

RELATED LINKS: The best horror games on PC, The best VR games

PCGamesN Friday, June 10, 2022 5:15 PM
     Stardew Valley like Coral Island announces release date

Stairway Games has announced that their Stardew Valley-like Coral Island will be entering early access in October with a new trailer at the IGN Summer of Gaming show. The farming game garnered plenty of attention in 2021 when it smashed through its initial Kickstarter funding goal of $70,000, and reached a total of over $1.6 million USD raised. The life sim game is due to launch on Steam Early Access on October 11.

Coral Island's huge surge in funding has meant the team at Stairway Games are planning a huge number of additional features, minigames, and characters for the game - as well as adding increasingly more of Coral Island's inhabitants to the dateable roster, because what is a Stardew-like without the opportunity to get flirty with the locals? There's even going to be an underwater Merfolk Kingdom, featuring 20 merfolk, its own seasonal festival, unique merfolk questlines… and, of course, even a little subaquatic romance.

These additional features are all mapped out on Coral Island's Kickstarter page, including a promised endgame mechanic called 'island hopping' set to arrive after the game's 1.0 release, which will see players building a ship and travelling around to different islands in a new biome around Coral Island.

RELATED LINKS: Best farming games, Best simulation games, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Friday, June 10, 2022 4:19 PM
     Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is basically Tolkien Valheim

Free Range Games and North Beach Games announced The Lord of the Rings: Return to Mora, a survival crafting game, during the Epic Games Showcase, an Epic exclusive planned for release in early 2023. Return to Moria takes place in Middle Earth's Fourth Age, after the War of the Ring ends, the elves depart, and Sauron is no more. Gimli the dwarf lord sends an expedition team back into the Mines of Moria to establish a new settlement, and that's where you and your city planning expertise come in.

Keen Tolkien fans will already realize the timeline is a bit skewed here. In Tolkien's saga, Gimli establishes a settlement in the Glittering Caves of Rohan before expressing a desire to see the Undying Lands and meet Legolas again. Return to Moria may take liberties with the established timeline, but it's based on a winning formula.

Your goal in Return to Moria is carving out a new civilization on a procedurally generated map, building cities and villages, gathering resources, handling threats, and exploring as deeply as you dare. In short, it's a Lord of the Rings twist on the Valheim formula Iron Gate established so well.

PCGamesN Friday, June 10, 2022 2:36 PM
     Castlevania: Nocturne brings Richter Belmont to Netflix

New Netflix animated series Castlevania: Nocturne stars Richter Belmont in a spin-off of the popular videogame Netflix adaptation. The new series, which was hinted at previously, has been announced with a teaser trailer as part of Netflix's Geeked Week, and will focus on Richter - a distant descendant of the original show's Trevor Belmont.

The show is currently in production by Powerhouse Animation, the animation team behind the original Castlevania Netflix series, but a release date has yet to be announced. It will also feature young vampire hunter Maria Renard, who appears alongside Richter in Castlevanias: Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night, and Nocturne of Recollection. The presentation also confirms that Castlevania: Nocturne is set during the events of the French Revolution in 1792.

The original animated adaptation of Castlevania, which starred Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades, James Callis as Alucard, and Graham McTavish as Dracula, received plenty of praise and celebration when it first released on the streaming service. This led to it being renewed for a total of four seasons, and word of a follow-up series starring Richter was originally teased at Geeked Week 2021.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, June 10, 2022 3:26 PM

Interplay's formerly console-exclusive action RPG Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is being re-released this summer 18 years after it spawned, marking its first appearance on PC. It's obviously the follow up to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, which was similarly late in coming to PC (and modern consoles) at the end of last year. Scout the next game's trailer out below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, June 10, 2022 3:13 PM

Square Enix and People Can Fly have unveiled more details of the endgame for Worldslayer, the upcoming first paid expansion to their online co-op action RPG Outriders. Outriders' creative director Bartek Kmita says there's "hundreds of hours of meaningful progression" in Worldslayer's endgame, which sounds like a lot, but the focus is mostly on the replayable big new Trial of Tarya Gratar dungeon. Check out the full broadcast below for some shooty footage.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, June 10, 2022 2:46 PM

As part of the Summer Game Fest's adjacent livestream events, Epic Games did it's own thing to show off this year, and first on the docket was the reveal of a Lord Of The Rings Game that, as a lapsed fan, I'm actually interested in. The Lord Of The Rings: Return To Moria is a multiplayer action survival game about the Dwarves trying to reclaim the most cursed mine in all of fantasy canon. It's due out in Spring 2023 and will, of course, be an Epic Games Store exclusive.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, June 10, 2022 2:44 PM

Guns and swords are a useful combination, so imagine having a gat-toting frog riding on top of a blade-wielding robot. That's essentially the cut and thrust of Moving Pictures Interactive's roguelite co-op action adventure Shoulders Of Giants, coming to the Epic Games Store later this year. They're not quite a 21st century Banjo-Kazooie, but they'll do in a pinch.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, June 10, 2022 2:38 PM

What is building a PC but piecing together an elaborate, electronic jigsaw? Equally, what is building a jigsaw but piecing together an analogue cardboard PC you can't do anything with after it's finished? These similarities are why building a PC isn't as strange a subject for a videogame as it first appears.

If you like your electric jigsaws, then good news: there's now an open beta available for PC Building Simulator 2.

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Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 7:51 PM
     A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 7:26 PM
     Today third-party developers had plenty of interesting news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 6:18 PM
     Atlus revealed another of its daily trailers of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on one of the demons that will appear in the game.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 5:25 PM
     Nippon Ichi Software released another extensive trailer of the upcoming real-time strategy JRPG remaster GrimGrimoire OnceMore.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 5:02 PM
     Today Entergram revealed the upcoming visual novel Aquarium starring popular Vtuber Minato Aqua for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 4:25 PM
     Mushrooms, Red Shells, and Stars, oh my! There are so many items to use and master in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 3:47 PM
     These are the best games for Xbox Series X in 2022.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 3:40 PM
     Today Capcom released another video related to the upcoming fighting game Street Fighter 6, focusing on Chun-Li's music.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 3:33 PM
     Breaking down who is M3 Champions and the story behind them.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 3:30 PM
     Don't let Giovanni intimidate you. He's the boss of Team Go Rocket, but his Pokemon are beatable. Just follow this guide for an easy win.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 3:21 PM
     Just put the 80's outfits on the bad characters as punishment.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 2:43 PM
     Today developer Free Range Games and publisher North Beach Games announced a new LOTR game, The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 2:14 PM
     Big the Cat and Froggy have arrived!

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 2:10 PM
     Netflix is hosting another episode of its Geeked Week livestreams, and this time around they revealed Castlevania: Nocturne.

Twinfinite Friday, June 10, 2022 2:00 PM
     DOTA: Dragon's Blood Season 3 comes to Netflix this August.

Siliconera Friday, June 10, 2022 8:00 PM

Street Fighter 6 Has Rollback Netcode, Cross-Play Still Up in the Air

As part of Summer Game Fest 2022, there is a media and creators in-person Play Days event. Among the titles present is Street Fighter 6. This also means access to people tied to the game. At the event, GameSpot and Giant Bomb's Tamoor Hussain confirmed Street Fighter 6 will feature rollback netcode. Questions about cross-play in Street Fighter 6 came up, but there's no official announcement yet.

First, here's Hussain's confirmation regarding rollback netcode in Street Fighter 6.

As for whether or not cross-play will appear in Street Fighter 6, there are conflicting messages coming out of the event. Maximillian Dood is attending the event as well and said he was told it would be present.

However, Hussain received a more diplomatic and measured response from Capcom.

Street Fighter 6 is in development for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. It will launch in 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, June 10, 2022 5:00 PM

symphony of war review

Increased enthusiasm for tactical role-playing games in recent years is leading to a wealth of fun indie experiences in the genre. Dancing Dragon Games, a small JRPG developer, partnered with Dark Deity publisher Freedom Games for its own entry, Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga. It isn't just an homage, though, offering overlaid tactical systems that make it feel mechanically distinct. The scrappy release isn't much of a looker (though there's some nice sprite work!), but the gameplay is what matters, and there's a lot of thought to it.

The tactical mechanics of Symphony of War are inspired by a lot of classic games, primarily Ogre Battle and Fire Emblem. Instead of individual fighters on the grid-based map, you form squads of up to nine warriors operating as one. These squads essentially auto-battle based on how they're arranged, so putting together teams that work well is key. There are ranged units, magic units, firearms and more, each with gameplay implications. Squads also have movement based on their aggregate capabilities, like the increased range of cavalry or the minimized terrain penalties of light infantry.

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The core of Symphony of War's appeal lies in its micromanagement. Building a squad is just plain fun. Combining unit classes? Outfitting the team with the ideal artifacts? These systems scratch a very particular itch, and they do it better than anything we've played recently. There's a lot of variety in what works, too. A diverse team can work well and be prepared for any situation, sure. But what about a whole crew of long-range archers? You have to protect them from a direct attack, but the sheer firepower can be well worth it.

Chapters can vary in length and complexity. At the low end, they're at Fire Emblem levels, but larger maps can be longer and more involved. If you enjoy games like Langrisser with a bit more to manage, you'll appreciate this stuff more. It's also a game that rewards spending time between chapters optimizing your loadouts. You may not have to do it, but we disbanded and rebuilt our teams every few chapters, and it felt rewarding to do so when our reconfigured capacities fit in another unit or led to increased artifact synergy.

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Symphony of War is undeniably a RPG Maker game at heart. Phil Hamilton and the Dancing Dragon Games team have done a lot of work to augment the engine's capabilities, for sure. But production values are limited by the system, and the story sequences retain that RPG Maker look that is irrevocably associated with low-quality fan games.

Early players will likely encounter some bugs and weirdness. Our time with the game during the pre-release review period shows that the game's definitely coming in hot. Our cursor got stuck. Recruiting units got broken. The entire Surrender mechanic changed mid-playthrough. The developer is clearly paying a lot of attention and working hard, so there are a lot of benefits to that! (Like that recruiting issue? We reported it and it was fixed within hours.) It's just good to know that things could be in flux for a little while.

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The story is ambitious for a largely-solo production. Gods! Prophecies! Intrigue! It'd take a lot to make this work, and Symphony of War doesn't often have the resources for "a lot." But it's tolerable, and in service of the mechanical progression. Most occurrences are accompanied by a new power or class change. It also goes places. It may not entirely earn its big moments, but you can't say it doesn't try.

Symphony of War could definitely do a better job of explaining itself. There's a full system of tutorial documents, and that's nice, but contextually? More could be done. We'd especially like to see a quick indication of how many deployment slots are available in the next chapter. Entering the next map and then bailing is an option, but early in the game, we'd just like a heads-up when we have more room for squads. Generally speaking, when you make build choices in the game, you should look through the manuals too.

symphony of war the nephilim saga review

This feels like a game for which challenge definitely snowballs. We played through the full 30-chapter campaign on the normal difficulty, and optimization efforts led to us outpacing the opposition. The game's built on breaking the system in your favor, through the tech tree and super-powered god characters. The top tech options, in particular, bust open a lot of maps. For example, one unlocks Dragon Riders. In addition to being great fighters, they're also the only flying units in a game that doesn't really take them into account.

This is fundamentally and intentionally part of the progression, so you'd expect the game's challenge to take it into account with ramped-up foes. But outside of some efforts to show mercy on the other army? We skated through the back half of the game with little trouble. The game also has a "permadeath" option, though, which can swing in the other direction entirely. Losing particular squad units happens all the time with totally sound strategy. Brutal! But hey, it's here as an option for ya.

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Appreciating Symphony of War takes some adjustment to its production values, but our 50 hours with the game were largely a joy. It's built for those who delight in fiddling with systems and tweaking squad builds, and its combination of ideas offers a distinct tactical experience.

Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga is developed by Dancing Dragon Games and published by Freedom Games. It's available now on PC.

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Siliconera Friday, June 10, 2022 3:30 PM

Richter Belmont Netflix Show is Castlevania: Nocturne

Back in June 2021, Netflix announced a new animated Castlevania show was in development. It noted that series staples Richter Belmont and Maria Renard would be its stars. Now during Netflix Geeked Week 2022, a teaser appeared and revealed the series' name is Castlevania: Nocturne.

The segment is incredibly brief. Initially, we only see Richter from behind. He's wearing a familiar blue coat and carrying his trademark whip. As the camera focuses in on details, like a crest on his back, different characters from the series can be heard speaking to him. After one person says, "We're looking for someone called Belmont," Richter turns around. After that, the show's name and its logo is revealed.

Here's the official announcement tweet. It also mentions "season 1," suggesting there could be more than one season of this show.

The last Netflix Castlevania show ended up running for four seasons. It starred Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and Alucard.

Castlevania: Nocturne is in development and will air on Netflix.

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Siliconera Friday, June 10, 2022 3:00 PM

Katsuhiro Harada Talks About Netflix Tekken Bloodline Anime

A Tekken: Bloodline anime updated appeared as part of Netflix Geeked Week 2022. The show is based on the series and will focus on Jin Kazama's journey. To help provide more context, Tekken Chief Producer and Team Leader Katsuhiro Harada offered thoughts on the adaptation.

First, Harada explained that the show is designed to offer backstory for Jin people hadn't seen before. He mentioned how it will show life with Jun Kazama. In the first new clip from the Tekken: Bloodline anime, it shows Jin talking and training with his mother. After that segment, it shows Jin dealing with, then defeating, some bullies.

Harada also joked he would apologize to the Tekken character if he could. He noted, "If Jin Kazama were a real person, the one thing I would say to him is, 'I'm sorry for always putting you through so many awful things.'"

Here is the new Netflix Tekken: Bloodline video.

This is the second time we've gotten a rather good look at the show. The first was back in March 2022. That's when Netflix announced it would be working on the adaptation. An initial teaser trailer appeared back then.

People will be able to watch the Tekken: Bloodline anime on Netflix in 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, June 10, 2022 2:30 PM

Gungrave G.O.R.E. Release Date

Gungrave G.O.R.E. will release in Fall 2022. Information about the expected release window appeared during the IGN Summer of Gaming 2022 online event. The announcement was accompanied by a trailer, which featured an extended look at its gameplay and English voice acting.

You can watch the Gungrave G.O.R.E. release date announcement trailer below.


In October 2021, Koch Media revealed several Japanese voice actors will return to reprise their roles in Gungrave G.O.R.E. Among them are Tomokazu Seki, who will voice Brandon "Beyond the Grave" Heat, and Fumihiko Tachiki, who voiced Bunji Kugashira. Composers Tetsuya Shibata and Yoshino Aoki will create music for the action game.

Gungrave G.O.R.E. was originally announced in 2018. It had a scheduled 2019 release. The game was subsequently delayed until 2020 to create a "cooler game." However, updates on Gungrave G.O.R.E. remained scarce. No new information about the game appeared until 2021, which was after the expected 2020 window of release passed.

A cinematic trailer was shown, which included designs by Ikumi Nakamura who formerly worked for Capcom and Tango Gameworks. In a developer interview, Nakamura talked about adding her signature touch to the designs that will appear in the game.

Gungrave G.O.R.E. will release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in Fall 2022.

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Siliconera Friday, June 10, 2022 2:00 PM

Genshin Impact June 2022 Calendar Stars Lisa

For the second month in a row, an Electro character's been featured on an official piece of Genshin Impact art. Each month, HoYoVerse shares free calendar images on the Japanese Twitter account. When it comes to the June 2022 Genshin Impact calendar, Lisa is the star.

Here's the Genshin Impact Lisa calendar for June 2022.
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How it works is that each month, a character whose birthday falls in that month is the featured person in the image. Both Itto and Paimon's birthdays fall on June 1, 2022. Perhaps because there were two on the same day, it meant the next person's special day would be picked. That would be Genshin Impact heroine Lisa, whose birthday fell on June 9, 2022.

As for other character birthdays this month, here's a list of the ones coming up. On that day in-game, HoYoVerse sends out a gift to players' inboxes that consists of a food item and materials connected to that person.

  • June 16, 2022: Venti
  • June 21, 2022: Yoimiya
  • June 26, 2022: Raiden Shogun
  • June 27, 2022: Yae Miko

Genshin Impact is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The 2.7 update is now available.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, June 10, 2022 8:50 PM
     The Quarry Breaker Puzzle Jacob Cage Werewolf Chapter 8In games that are heavily reliant on narrative and choice, one false move could spell a character's doom. In The Quarry, there are plenty of these moments and one, in particular, gives you two chances before you completely fail. Here's our breaker puzzle guide for The Quarry to help you free Jacob from the cage during Chapter 8. Note: We'll have a guides and features hub for The Quarry soon, so stay tuned. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide contains major spoilers.   The Quarry breaker puzzle guide – How to free Jacob from the cage in Chapter 8 The breaker puzzle in The Quarry is encountered halfway through Chapter 8. You control Ryan who, alongside Laura, will have to explore the cellar of Hackett House. At the far end of the corridor, you'll see red light emanating from a room. Don't go there yet since you can still pick up The Emperor and The Empress Tarot Cards. When you're ready, head inside for a cutscene. The duo will see ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, June 10, 2022 8:10 PM
     The Quarry Death RewindDeath Rewind is a key mechanic in The Quarry. In previous titles from Supermassive Games, the demise of a character meant you had no other option but to continue onward, living with whatever reckless or foolhardy decision you made (and any nonsensical plots thrown your way). Now, though, you can quickly turn back the clock to prevent disaster. Here's our Death Rewind guide for The Quarry to help you with this mechanic and how it's used in your runs. Note: We'll have a guides and features hub for The Quarry soon, so stay tuned.   The Quarry Death Rewind guide Death Rewind in The Quarry, as the term implies, allows you to rewind to a previous game state just before a character's untimely end. This can only be unlocked through two methods: You own the Deluxe Edition. You've already completed the game at least once. If you meet either of those requirements, then you're all set. You should see the Death Rewind setting in the Options -> Accessibi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, June 10, 2022 7:50 PM
     The Quarry Backup Save Save FileLike previous titles from Supermassive Games, The Quarry is about making choices and living with the consequences. However, you might be the type of player who wants to get a lot of things done at every given moment. That's where backup saves come in, allowing you to bypass a chunk of each chapter. Here's our backup save guide for The Quarry to help you keep track of your progress in case you need to reload to a previous point. Note: We'll have a guides and features hub for The Quarry soon, so stay tuned.   The Quarry guide – How to create backup saves Having a backup save in The Quarry is especially useful if you need to make a crucial decision, handle multiple QTEs, pick up any missable Tarot Cards, or ensure that everyone is still alive by sunrise.  Due to how the game is structured, you'll have no choice but to follow through until the very end, as you'll need to finish the whole campaign just to unlock the Chapter Select feature. Even then...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, June 10, 2022 6:15 PM
     Amd Rdna 3 Performance Specs Gpu Gaming Radeon Graphics CardsAt Financial Analyst Day summer 2022, AMD confirmed some new details regarding its upcoming RDNA 3 architecture that will feature in Radeon 7000 Series GPUs later this year. Some of the information was reconfirmed from estimates outlined in prior years, but it also confirmed some prior leaks were true. Thanks to this, we can further hone in on what to expect for gaming performance out of next generation of graphics card. One promising statistic is that RDNA 3 will apparently offer another >50% performance-per-watt increase over the existing RDNA 2 architecture featured in today's Radeon RX 6000 Series. This was similarly the case in the move from RDNA 1 to RDNA 2.   Additionally, AMD announced that RDNA 3 GPUs will be manufactured on the more advanced TSMC 5nm manufacturing process, which will allow for more performance or efficiency, based on AMD's design preferences. This will mark a transition from the TSMC 7nm node that was widely used for RDNA 2. One thing to k...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, June 10, 2022 5:00 PM
     Netflix Geeked Week 2022 Sonic Prime Castlevania Nocturne Gaming ShowsGeeked Week wraps up today, having brought new announcements and trailers for video game shows coming to Netflix in 2022 and beyond. Netflix finally unveiled the next Castlevania series, called Castlevania: Nocturne, which stars Richter Belmont. Sonic Prime just got big, and The Cuphead Show is getting new episodes — for reasons. Ultimately, we can't have it all. One show revealed during Geeked Week last year was strangely absent. I'm talking, of course, about the Splinter Cell animated series. While just about everything from last year has come out, from The Witcher season two to Arcane, not a grizzled chin hair of Sam Fisher was shown. It's a shame, but at least there are some interesting gaming shows confirmed for Netflix. Let's get to it.   Cyberpunk: Edgerunners While most gaming shows got new info and trailers today, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners got a trailer earlier in the week. The show delves deeper into the Cyberpunk universe to share new stories ...

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     One of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Mozo Shenno Shrine, a major strength test. As the title of the shrine suggests, this shrine requires Link to prove his strength by defeating a Guardian Scout and completing the shrine. This shrine may seem a little intimidating, but it […]

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Players will play as Lt. Hannah Stone," a hard-boiled Hong Kong cop,"

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According to Bloomberg, Sony is expected to announce the specific release date later this month.

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Welcome to the Week in Review
Hello, once again! We're back from another big week in the world of tech, and this week's big news is mostly from Apple and its WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) keynote. We got all manner of new software that can do new and different things - but it's hard to say anything was truly revolutionary.

What we didn't see was anything on the new Apple Glasses or VR headset, or even a whisper of the new software, which was frustrating. So much so that it made the whole event feel a bit damp overall… yes, I know that's partly we, the media's, fault for hyping it in the first place, but we're just so desperate for something new and exciting to dissect.

That wasn't all that got the juices flowing this week: I appeared on Al Jazeera news to talk about the fact the EU might force Apple to make an iPhone without a Lightning port, a decision that could have huge ramifications for the whole industry. But if it saves tons of e-waste, that's worth it in my view.
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A bumper Apple launch
A bumper Apple launch
It's almost impossible to cover all the things that appeared at WWDC, and I could easily have dedicated this whole newsletter to what was announced.

Let's keep it top line then: iOS 16 appeared, bringing with it a whole new way to customize your lockscreen - something people have been hankering for for a while now. It also brings the ability to edit and delete Messages you send, which will save a few red faces after a drunken night out.

Apple's new wave of super-efficient (well, so it says…) silicon was announced in the shape of the M2, and it was instantly stuck in a new, redesigned MacBook Air (as well as being offered as an upgrade in the 13-inch MacBook Pro).

Your iPad is getting new software that allows you to resize and move windows like in, well, Windows. Also, macOS 13 is called Ventura, with multiple refinements including better support for gaming and the ability to use your iPhone as a webcam.

Finally, watchOS 9, which I'll go into more depth on next, brings enhanced fitness features as well as better sleep tracking: Apple is throwing down the gauntlet to Garmin in a big way.
This is Big
The new Apple Watch mystery
The new Apple Watch mystery
I spoke to Apple earlier in the week to find out more on its new Watch software, watchOS 9, and one of the things that bothered me the most is the new heart rate training feature.

I'm not annoyed that it exists; I think it's a great idea for those that want to push themselves a little harder. Apple taking so long to add this feature in is what's bugging me.

I'd heard that heart-rate training, where users run to a certain intensity and are pinged if they stray out of the correct zone, wasn't added into the Watch due to cardiac drift - basically, if you're not as fit as an elite athlete or are sub-optimally fed or watered, your heart rate will rise despite hitting the target pace or intensity, and it'll be hard to stay consistent.

But Apple hasn't said that it's solved this issue, or shared what's been added into the mix to let it decide that the feature is ready. Otherwise, why hasn't it been there since the first version of the Watch all those years ago?
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The disappointment of Apple Glasses
The disappointment of Apple Glasses
Look, I know that we in the media are responsible for hyping up the possible unveiling of Apple's new glasses this year, but cut us some slack, OK? There have been so many leaks and rumors about their existence that it's almost certain Apple is testing them - plus, Google just showed its own prototype version off at Google IO earlier this year.

So Apple needs to stay in the race, and unlike in the smartphone world, the Cupertino brand could be one of the first big players out of the gate with an actual, real-world product.

Lance Ulanoff, our US Editor in Chief, has a lot more to say on this so check it out to see if it equally enrages you that Apple is dragging its feet on this transformative tech.
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Is Netflix about to buy Roku?
Is Netflix about to buy Roku?
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I don't know about you, but I didn't know that Netflix developed Roku before spinning out the company in 2008, deciding that it didn't need hardware to make its service work.

So why is it so heavily rumored to be in talks to buy it back? Well, the popular opinion is ads: Roku is making many millions of dollars in revenue each year through advertisements on its on-demand content, and Netflix is looking into building an ad-supported model into its ecosystem.

Roku isn't having the best time financially either, so this could be a move that is a win-win for both parties - Netflix won't have to spend over the odds, and Roku will get an injection of stability that it needs.

Will we still see Roku sticks going forward? Hard to say - its hardware division isn't growing rapidly, so it could quietly be sidelined or sold off. But this would be a seismic move if it were to come off, and could help offset the rising cost of Netflix if the ad-funded model works out.
What About This?
Cable Power will soon solve one of your biggest TV woes
Cable Power will soon solve one of your biggest TV woes
Have you invested in a fancy new AV system recently, but been sad to find out that your cable didn't reach between your console and TV? And then been even sadder to find out that if you bought a longer one, it couldn't carry the high-bandwidth signal needed for beautiful 8K, HDR content?

The solution used to be adding a power lead into the cable - which sounds wild enough as it is - but Cable Power is a new feature being added to the HDMI 2.1 standard, which would enable your source device to send power through the cable to power up the signal.

The bad news about this is that your devices will need a chip inside to send the power (otherwise things could get a bit dangerous) so your PS5 can't be upgraded to Cable Power with a firmware upgrade.

It's cool that this issue is being solved though, and I'm in love with the name. It's what I'd call myself if I was in a football team featuring cable installers.
Don't Miss This
The end of the Lightning port?
The end of the Lightning port?
I feel like I've been covering this story for over a decade… mostly because I have been. Ten years ago the European Union (EU) wanted to get all phone manufacturers to adhere to the same charging port so that there would be fewer phone chargers made, and eventually thrown away. The idea was (and is) that this would save massively on electronic waste, with consumers needing to only buy a cable or two.

Well, it looks like the EU has finally got around to passing this legislation, as it's apparently set to ratify a ruling that any phone, laptop, pair of headphones or games controller will have to use USB-C charging from next year (or 2026 in the case of laptops).

Apple, as you can imagine, is pretty mad about this, going on the record to say that such legislation would stifle innovation.

I guess that makes sense. Or… perhaps the reason really is that it makes many millions of dollars from licensing its Lightning port compatibility to accessory manufacturers, and going for a ubiquitous port would certainly stop that revenue stream coming in?

The medium-term question would be about older iPhones: would Apple have to stop selling older, Lightning-shod phones in the EU once the legislation comes in? Or will those be exempt? I've asked for a comment from the commission in charge of putting these plans through and will hopefully get a response soon.
The Sign Off
Apparently, the moon is an illusion
Apparently, the moon is an illusion
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OK, I'm not saying that the moon doesn't actually exist but that the way we see it in the sky isn't always accurate.

This piece caught my eye because, like the author, I once turned a corner and saw the moon looking more red and larger than ever before - I truly thought that it was the celestial body about to crash into our planet.

Safe to say, I crapped my pants.

But, according to Silas Laycock, Professor of Astronomy at UMass Lowell, this is just a very big trick of the mind:

"It can be hard to believe that it is just an illusion when the moon looks huge, but it is true. You can actually test the illusion yourself and even capture it with a camera."

Apparently, the reason it sometimes looks so huge is purely based on perspective: the moon can be up to 15% closer based on the non-circular orbit, but it only looks big because of its presence next to objects you're used to seeing.

So if you happen to see the moon next to a very faraway house, it'll look massive because the moon's size doesn't change with perspective, but things on the ground do. When it's up in the sky, it'll be back to moon-size once more.

This is one of those science articles that I struggle to wrap my head around. I get the principle and see how the phenomenon works… but I still feel like it doesn't explain the moon I saw. Honestly, it was gargantuan…
This is from the editor
I've got a couple of things from readers this week to go through - and thank you again to everyone who takes the time to email in (with the subject line NEWSLETTER) to let me know what they think of each week's musings.

First up was my father, reminding me that my wedding didn't go without a hitch (apart from getting hitched) because the bride was an hour late due to the rings being forgotten… so in the interest of transparency, I can say it went smoothly apart from that.

And the other interesting email came from Jeremy, who said: "I always enjoy the newsletter and the science at the bottom but I never actually clicked and read one of them until this week's Amazon River one.

"I'm so glad you shared it. It's such an interesting question and it's kind of mind-blowing. I never thought about it and never ran across that fact in my whole life even though I've been fascinated with the river and the jungle."

We then had an excellent conversation about whether Apple would impress at WWDC, and commiserated when it transpired there was no new VR headset (or changes to the App Store, which Jeremy desperately wanted).

If you have any thoughts about this week's newsletter, do get in touch using the link above - and remember, please do subscribe if you haven't already. And have a lovely weekend!
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