Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:40 PM
You may have seen some recent posts, on social media accounts typically associated with self-serious multiplayer shooters, about the "skill gap"—the general disparity in ability between pro players and casual fans in a given game.
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:17 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge was released last month across multiple platforms and to widely positive reviews. Now, the studio behind the retro-inspired arcade beat 'em up has shared the news that TMNT: Shredder's Revenge sold one million copies in just its first week. Impressive as shell, I say!
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:30 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:10 PM
If you're a wrestling fan, you likely already know that WWE's empress of tomorrow Asuka is a force to be reckoned with in the ring. But unless you're terminally online like myself, you might not know that she excels in the art of shitposting as well.
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:10 PM
Red Dead Online's last major update was released exactly a year ago today, and since then the game has lingered like a zombie as the community gradually lost hope that more content was coming. Before the anniversary, some players began planning an online funeral for Red Dead Online. And then last week, Rockstar Games…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:55 PM
What's more grim? That GameStop slashed headcount to cut costs right before launching an NFT marketplace, or that the NFT marketplace which the company spent millions on earned only an estimated $44,500 on its big debut? For those keeping score at home, that's less than the price of a new truck.
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:52 AM
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:55 AM
Following 2018's substantial and mostly excellent revision to the legendary tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade, and before the expected release of the upcoming 5th edition of Werewolf: The Apocalypse's core rulebook, Hunter: The Reckoning gets its turn with a 5th edition book, celebrating the latest…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:35 AM
Five years ago, I had a terrible idea: I wanted a BioShock tattoo. Obsessively.
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:15 AM
The second half of Nintendo's 2022 Switch release lineup continues to come into focus. On Wednesday the company announced in a new trailer that Bayonetta 3 will come to the hybrid handheld on October 28, letting Platinum Games' gun-toting witch make her triumphant return right in time for Halloween. And that's not…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:00 AM
Imagine, your significant other has, yet again, taken it upon themselves to spring a surprise road trip on you without telling you where you're going. Though you feign a smile at it being a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the Leonid meteor shower, you're distracted by the glowing red eyes from a swarm of mothmen…
Kotaku Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:20 AM
Elden Ring is still a new game as far as I'm concerned, but it's also one many players have already sunk dozens or even hundreds of hours into, and any game, no matter how great, can start to lose its luster after a while. A new big thing starts calling out to you, like Neon White, or maybe you become preoccupied with…
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:11 PM
Dwarves will be able to go watch the autumn leaves fall when Dwarf Fortress finally arrives on Steam. In some new art shared by creator Tarn Adams, Dwarf Fortress' trees are lovely looking: they'll bear a wide variety of fruits, and leaves change from green in the spring and summer to orange and red in the fall - a completely new feature over the original ASCII version of the colony management game. The burst of colour almost makes it look like Stardew Valley.
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:06 PM
Hot girl summer may be a distant memory in Cyberpunk 2077, but the Summer of Dads is now in full swing thanks to a set of mods for the open-world game. A creative modder has released a line of throwback 'dad-style' clothes that look like they're straight out of an L.L. Bean catalogue, and they'll work with both masculine and feminine V character models.Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:57 PM
The long-awaited sixth game in arguably the best adventure game series of all time is out soon, but the Return to Monkey Island art backlash from a community angry it's not a retro-style game has upset a few people - including the voice actor behind protagonist Guybrush Threepwood, who was "really surprised" by the controversy.
While the initial Return to Monkey Island reveal just after April Fool's Day was met with enthusiasm from fans, some were unsure about the more angular and storybook-like art style, from the art director of Knights & Bikes. This turned into an extremely vocal reaction once the gameplay trailer hit - including some very nasty comments that drove creator Ron Gilbert to stop talking about the game.
In a new interview with YouTuber Cressup, Guybrush Threepwood actor Dominic Armato opens up about the reaction to the art style. "I was really surprised that there were folks who were not happy with it," he explains. "It just never even occurred to me that would be the case. It's very unique, distinctive, and stylized, and I love it, personally."
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:52 PM
Want to know more about the upcoming Genshin Impact events? A new version of Genshin Impact arrives every six weeks, complete with new characters, quests, and events. It's difficult to keep track of which events are currently running and if there are any new ones coming soon, so here's a schedule for all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events.
There are usually a number of Genshin Impact events running simultaneously, and they aren't just in-game events. When a new Genshin Impact character joins the game, the devs launch a web event at the same time - players learn about the latest characters through an interactive story told through a web browser. The rewards for completing different events range from in-game items like primogems and mora, to real life prizes like mouse mats and plushies.
Just like the Genshin Impact banners, most events are only available for a limited time, so it's worth participating as soon as you can. New events are usually added to Genshin Impact after an update, but it's worth keeping an eye out on this page as the devs do like to surprise the community.Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:44 PM
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:34 PM
The Overwatch 2 Junker Queen abilities set her apart from other tanks in the game. After years of fans speculating about her release and role in the game, she was officially announced as part of the recent Overwatch 2 release date livestream event. She is also available to play as part of the second wave of the PvP beta, which started on June 28th.
Junker Queen was first introduced into the lore of Overwatch with the release of the Junkertown map. Her cinematic trailer revealed that she was kicked out of Junkertown at a young age with her family by the previous ruler, King Howl, and she ended his thirteen-year-long rule by beating him in a scrapyard brawl known as the Reckoning. Since then she has been the ruler of the city, and was the one to exile Junkrat and Roadhog after they stole her treasure and destroyed her summer shack. So now you know who she is, you're probably wondering what the Overwatch 2 Junker Queen abilities are. Join us as we give you a run-down of her kit as it currently stands in the Overwatch 2 beta, plus some tips on how to play her.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:21 PM
Rainbow Six Siege Vector Glare has been out for a couple weeks now, and Ubisoft has provided an update on its ongoing anti-cheat work in the competitive multiplayer game. Recently, the Rainbow Six team has rolled out some new anti-cheat initiatives that should be better at automatically catching some troublesome behaviour players have reported.Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 roadmap, Best Rainbow Six Siege operators, Play Rainbow Six Siege
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:10 PM
Some games will make you grind for weeks to get your hands on a truly powerful weapon. Some will hold back their biggest guns until the endgame, or worse still, make you pay real money to upgrade. None of these scenarios is ideal if all you really want to do is start wielding some serious weaponry and dealing that oh-so-satisfying critical damage.
Outriders is a little different. The developers know that you want those tactile guns up front, which is why their futuristic arsenal makes for a far better prospect. Outriders' weapons pack some serious punch, meaning every fight is as brutal and visceral as the last. Even a common Mod can massively change how your weapon works – just think how powerful Legendaries could be.
With Outriders' new expansion Worldslayer introducing a whole host of new stories, enemies, areas, and loot, that weapons rack is about to get a sizable upgrade. There are a host of new Legendary weapons up for grabs, each with its own specific Mods for dealing some colossal damage, and a brand-new gear tier: Apocalypse.Outriders review, Outriders legendary weapons guide, Purchase Outriders
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:07 PM
Intel Arc graphics cards are yet to properly launch in markets outside of China, but that isn't stopping team blue from showing off its entry-level A380 GPU playing the latest PC games. Now, the company has shared a video of its pixel pusher running Monster Hunter Rise at over 90 fps, with some small caveats.Arc Alchemist GPUs - everything we know, Raptor Lake CPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00 PM
If you're a Genshin Impact player who is still trying to avoid the version 3.0 leaks, it might be a good time to stay away from Twitter. The closed beta for version 3.0 has begun, which means that new spoilers are simply inevitable. This time, known leaker Sagiri has uploaded a screenshot of the Sumeru map to Twitter that shows off various Teleport Waypoints, Domains, and Statues of the Seven.Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:02 PM
The League of Legends patch 12.13 notes are now available for the live update. Following the extensive LoL patch 12.12, thanks to the new update we now know what Riot Games is bringing to its popular MOBA game next – and it's got some stellar new skins and a lot of champion changes.
It seems Riot wasn't content with nerfing new champion Bel'Veth, the Empress of the Void in patch 12.12, now 12.13 is starting to go through the PBE patch cycle and it's already host to some big champion changes - such as a big range of buffs for Gwen, Katarina, and a big nerf for Sivir.
While 12.12 went for some ice-themed skins, 12.13 is reaching for the stars instead. Various Star Guardian forms for Kai'Sa, Nilah, and Ekko are coming in the next patch - including an alternate Prestige version for Ekko and Star Nemesis for Fiddlesticks.Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 12.12 notes, LoL tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:13 PM
A Tiktok gaming PC creator has discovered a new way to bring CPU temps down, and it involves mixing the thermal paste with diamonds. While this expensive idea sounds absurd, it could actually come with performance boons and help boost fps in demanding games.
Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:04 AM
Looking for the best settings in PUBG? With this overview of the best in-game settings for PC players, there's no need to test everything by yourself. From the graphics, controls, and gameplay options, here's your PUBG settings blueprint.
Though your individual PC components can greatly influence your frame rate, remember that most professional PUBG players still go for lower settings. As a result, this list should do the trick for most setups. If a specific setting isn't mentioned here, it's because it mostly depends on personal preference, such as the key bindings. You can find the best PUBG settings listed below in the in-game settings menu. If you want to see the difference right away, we recommend heading to the training grounds first to avoid losing in a real match.Best battle royale games, Best PUBG weapons and guns, Best PC games you can play on mobile
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:50 AM
Elden Ring publisher Bandai Namco confirms reports that confidential information was accessed on its servers, and says that "there is a possibility that customer information" could be part of the data breach. The attack, which took place on July 3, compromised internal systems of several groups at the RPG game's publisher.
In a statement to Eurogamer, Bandai Namco confirms the breach, saying it is currently investigating the "existence of leakage, scope of the damage, and the cause." Initial reports of the attack began circulating a week after it happened, suggesting that a ransomware group was preparing to release the stolen data.
Bandai Namco says "there is a possibility that customer information related to the Toys and Hobby Business in Asian regions (excluding Japan) was included in the servers and PCs" that were accessed. The company says it has since "taken measures such as blocking access to the servers to prevent the damage from spreading."The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:07 PM
Want to know more about the Heizou banner release date in Genshin Impact? Shikanoin Heizou is a new Genshin Impact character that arrived in the first half of Genshin Impact 2.8. The Inazuman detective was officially announced via the Genshin Impact Twitter account earlier this year.
Now that the Genshin Impact Heizou banner release date has comes, you have until August 2 to wish on either the Kazuha banner rerun or the Klee banner rerun for a chance to add this Anemo Catalyst user to your team. Read up on everything else we know about Genshin Impact's Shikanoin Heizou.Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:28 AM
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:09 AM
The Oculus Quest 2 v42 update has just been released by Meta, adding several new features and tools to the company's best VR headset. In addition to expanding on the device's parental controls, the firmware also introduces a way for all you fitness fiends out there to show off your milestones in Oculus Move.Best VR games, Oculus Quest 3 release date, Project Cambria release date
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:51 AM
Genshin Impact 2.8 has finally launched, and to mark the new Summer Fantasia event, you can earn free primogems either by watching or streaming the game on Twitch – here's what you can get, and how you can get it.Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:40 AM
The LG OLED C1 could easily be considered the best gaming TV of 2021, and right now, thanks to Amazon Prime Day, you can get at more than $2,000 off, bringing it down to its lowest ever price. By golly, Tiny Tim, it's an Amazon Prime Day miracle, you should probably say "God bless us, everyone" now.
So what makes the LG OLED C1 TV so special? Good question. Where should we begin? Well, first of all, there's the fact that this thing is 83 inches wide - that's practically the size of seven foot-long Subway sandwiches in a row, or one very tall human being. Imagine how immersive that will be. Add to that the fact that it can display over a billion different colours and provide infinite contrast, and you've got something really spectacular.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:37 AM
Ever opened a secret room on the PUBG Taego map? If you didn't know by now, Taego contains plenty of special features and secret rooms to keep players entertained. Once you've found a secret room key, all you need to do is grab a vehicle, find the right building, and collect the loot.
If you don't know where to find them, here's an overview of the PUBG secret room locations with an annotated map. Luckily for us, the buildings that contain secret rooms all look alike. The roof is especially easy to spot; bright blue on one side, and covered with a large canvas on the other.Best battle royale games, Best PUBG weapons and guns, Best PC games you can play on mobile
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:36 AM
The Minecraft 1.19.10 update is finally upon us. We say finally; it's only been just over a month since the last big update, but this one was actually pushed back a little bit due to some concerns over the way the chat reporting feature was looking.Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:42 AM
Those who are hoping to grab some of the Amazon Prime Day deals will be pleased to know that you can get a Samsung gaming TV at 50% off, bringing the price down £595. This is the Samsung 50-inch Neo QLED HDR Smart TV and it could bring your gaming experience up to a whole new level.
So what makes this Samsung gaming TV so special? At 50 inches, the screen is a beautifully decadent size, and the fact that it uses the powerful Neo Quantum 4K UHD Processor means that you'll be enjoying crisp, clear picture quality with 100% colour volume with razor sharp edges and contrasts. The cherry on the cake is 120Hz refresh rate that'll give you one of the smoothest gaming experiences of your life.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:29 AM
You don't spend nearly twenty years developing and maintaining a game like World of Warcraft without learning what makes your player base tick. Usually it's some sort of exclusive digital swag, and for WoW players the cream of the digital crop are mounts. These coveted cosmetics not only have utility, but they're highly visible status symbols, perfect for hanging around in Ironforge or Orgrimmar all day, waiting for the raid to begin. Mount collecting is a pastime in its own right, however unlike making your 200th run at Icecrown Citadel for Invincible, you won't need to rely on luck for this new mount, just cold hard cash.Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:26 AM
Fortnite Zero Build Arena is out now. It's finally time for those who hate building to take to the competitive streets and try to rise through the ranks, and that can only be good news. It's not just glory that makes this mode worthwhile, you can also win some loot if you do well enough.Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:21 AM
Strategy games - including past Company of Heroes games - live and die in the long-term on the mod communities that grow in the years post-launch. We imagine Company of Heroes 3 will likely be no different when it finally releases in November. Developer Relic is already taking proactive steps to give players tools so they can customise the upcoming WW2 game.Company of Heroes 3 release date, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha impressions, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha system requirements
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:03 PM
On this day, in the year of our Horace 2007, Rock Paper Shotgun was born. Yes, previous birthday posts will tell you the site's official birthday is August 20th - the day RPS was fully unveiled to the world - but those same posts will also tell you the four RPS founders were mucking about with the site in secret for well over a month before that. It's also the date that's been etched into our Wikipedia page, which we all know is the true source of all knowledge. So here I am, demanding showers of cake and confetti, because I'm now the one to blame for all this. Happy Birthday to us.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:17 PM
While the Tour De France is currently zooming about the Alps, the next stage of my own cycling journey through video games leads somewhere far flatter—and weirder. Bird Snapper is a nice little free game that's just you, an endless grey desert, a bicycle, a howling night, and innumerable antennae and electricity pylons. A walking simulator on two wheels, with a bell.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:57 AM
Valve are staging their first Steam VR Fest starting on July 18th. Gabe and friends don't seem to have made much song and dance about the event yet, with details emerging today via the company's Steamworks site. The festival promises discounts, demos and details of upcoming releases from the giddy world of virtual reality.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:44 AM
In keeping with the theme of highlighting Prime Day 2022 deals on hardware I've used personally, here are two discounted HyperX headsets that are no strangers to the ol' chrome dome. First we have the all-round superb HyperX Cloud II, a snip at £50 / $58, while the much newer HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is down from £189 to £119 in the UK.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:30 AM
The better part of a decade ago, I got really into Gwent. Like, 'stay up till 3 a.m. scouring The Witcher 3's vast lands for new cards' into Gwent. With Gwent: Rogue Mage, I can feel that drive slowly creeping in again.
The latest spin-off from The Witcher trilogy (and technically the spin-off of the standalone Gwent spin-off), Gwent: Rogue Mage puts you in charge of two mages, Alzur and Lyliana, attempting to create the very first Witcher hundreds of years before Geralt's adventures. They do this by apparently journeying over a board of randomised roguelike encounters, stopping at each one for either a Gwent battle or an event, before facing off against a final boss to bag a mutagen needed for their radical experiments.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:23 AM
Army Of Darkness, perhaps the best movie in Sam Raimi's horror series, has hopped through time to arrive in Evil Dead: The Game with an update today. It brings a new map, two suitably medieval and marvellously chunky weapons, and some premium outfits. Hail to the King by watching the trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:00 AM
Having graduated from Escape Academy, I'm left with a notepad of strange scrawls scattered over two pages. A block of crosses, squares, and circles like a snippet of an old GTA cheats page. Wonky boxes filled with letters, like a shed that's just about held itself together after a storm. The rest? 1) WRO; 2) NYYVR; and other babblings of a newborn trying to make sense of the world. They might seem unhinged – they are, a bit – but they're signs of an experience that was really quite fun, and incredibly, made me feel quite clever.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:29 AM
If the Roccat Vulcan 120 is a bit too wide and/or cabled for your gaming keyboard tastes, Prime Day 2022 has a pretty compelling alternative in the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless TKL. This is the more compact, tenkeyless version of the G915 that lives in our best gaming keyboard rankings, and those with Prime accounts can lop huge chunks off its retail price.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:28 AM
Last time, you decided that explosive barrels are better than hints. I suppose you don't need hints to know what a red barrel does. While we still have so many more things to assess, let's next revisit somewhat familiar ground. You previously decided romance is better than de_dust2 and now I want to escalate both things. What's better: sex cutscenes or bullet time?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:42 AM
Chicken-loving battle royale PUBG: Battlegrounds is adding its ninth map today, the near-future and ecologically compromised Deston. There's plenty of fancy features in the new map such as ascenders to zip you up the side of its skyscrapers, and areas that only drones can get to. Sit back on your favourite airboat and glimpse the only slightly terrifying fate that awaits us all in the trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:27 AM
Today is the second and final day of Prime Day 2022, which means sadly – assuming we're setting an extremely low bar for things to consider sad – a lot of the best deals have been and gone. Nonetheless, there are still a fair few offers still running on the WD Blue SN570, a seasoned member of the best SSDs club owing to its high PCIe 3.0 speeds and relatively affordable pricing.
It's even more affordable now, of course, especially if you've got an Amazon Prime account and are in the UK. The 1TB and 2TB models – both capacious enough to act as your PC's sole storage drive – have Prime-exclusive savings on Amazon UK, with the 1TB SN570 a few quid cheaper than it was during last year's Black Friday sales.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:52 PM
Here are the best anime villains.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:46 PM
Ms. Marvel has a crazy ending.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:26 PM
Ms. Marvel just dropped a bombshell.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:59 PM
Get a fashionable new look in Genshin Impact Version 2.8
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:32 PM
Dead by Daylight meets Attack on Titan.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:34 PM
Sega announced that the Sega Genesis Mini 2 is coming to the North American market, releasing day and date with Japan.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:49 PM
Having a big open world on phones does sound interesting.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:40 PM
Cooperative brawler Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge has sold more than one million copies in its first week of release.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:03 PM
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:54 AM
Here's a look at a new free Valorant player card called Alpha Threat.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:38 AM
It's always summertime with free cosmetics.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:37 AM
Diabolical deaths incoming.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:36 AM
The Last of Us is coming to HBO soon.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:24 AM
The skin is worth the attempt.
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It will take a plenty of time.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:16 AM
Get it for free.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:00 AM
GungHo Online Entertainment released a new developer diary video of the upcoming survival action game Deathverse: Let It Die.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:09 AM
PlatinumGames and Nintendo have finally revealed the release date for Bayonetta 3. Here's what you need to know.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:04 AM
Today NIS America announced the release dates of Yomawari: Lost in the Dark for the western markets, including North America and Europe.
Twinfinite Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:04 AM
Vecna looks terrifying in all forms.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:00 PM
Nintendo has updated its official website with the company's Partnership System. This system gives those in same-sex and common law marriages the same benefits as legally married heterosexual couples. While these policies have existed within the company since March 2021, the website has only now been updated to reflect these rules.
According to the website and announcement, Nintendo wishes to create a work environment that "supports and empowers each and every one of their unique employees." The entire notice is available on the Nintendo website. Essentially, the company says that the Partnership System uses the philosophy of empowerment to give employees in same-sex or common-law marriages the same benefits as those in legal marriages.
To note, Japan announced on June 21, 2022, that it would uphold its ban on same-sex marriage because it was "not unconstitutional." Japan does offer "partnership certificates" in certain areas. Same-sex couples with a partnership certificate will be able to have the same rights as heterosexual married couples. For example, they will be able to rent property together. However, this is only in some prefectures and not on a national level.
Prior to the Partnership System, Nintendo's code of conduct already noted that it did not tolerate discrimination at any level. This includes discrimination based on ethnicity, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. After introducing the Partnership System, it updated these rules to completely prohibit remarks based on sexual orientation or gender identity. You also will not be allowed to out someone's sexual orientation against their will.
The post Nintendo Updates Website to Include Partnership System appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:00 PM
Koei Tecmo America has launched Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Definitive Edition for Windows PC via the Steam storefront. There is also a trailer for the game on the company's official YouTube channel. The game costs $39.99.
The trailer mostly focuses on gameplay, but also shows off some of the different game modes, such as Duel Mode. Duel Mode is a 1v1 combat mode that combines elements from card games, as opposed to the hack-and-slash of the normal campaign. Aside from these game modes, Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Definitive Edition will include DLC content from the base game.
You can watch the trailer for the Steam version of Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Definitive Edition here:
Warriors Orochi 3 combines characters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, as well as ones unique to the game. Crossover characters include Sophitia from Soul Calibur and Kasumi from Dead or Alive. Though it is a hack-and-slash game that pits you against hordes of enemies to cut through, there is a tactical element as well in how you approach the maps. Unlike the more "historically accurate" Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi 3 has a more fantastical story.
Warriors Orochi 3 is available on PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS Vita, PS4, and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch and PSP versions are exclusive to Japan. The Windows PC Definitive Edition is available on the Steam storefront.
The post Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition Now on PC appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:15 PM
The long wait is over: The witch is back. Nintendo and PlatinumGames formally confirmed the release date of Bayonetta 3. That date is October 28, 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. Previously, the game was confirmed only for a 2022 release window.
To celebrate, PlatinumGames released a lengthy new trailer for the game. Check it out below.
The Bayonetta 3 release date trailer shows off known characters like Bayonetta, Jeanne, Luka, and Rodin. The biggest new addition is Viola, an apprentice witch. Viola wears a purple leather jacket accessorized with pouches, and jeans. With multicolored hair in a pixie cut, she wields a long katana against her enemies. Her slashes seem to be able to place symbols on the ground that can summon a monstrous cat.
Bayonetta herself will have some new tricks to deploy upon the Bayonetta 3 release date. Besides her guns and hair-powered special moves, Bayonetta is able to go into Demon Masquerade, changing her form and summoning giant monsters.
On its release Bayonetta 3 will also have an additional mode for shy players. PlatinumGames added the optional, tongue-in-cheek "Naive Angel Mode" to the final release. This mode subtly alters outfits and character designs to be slightly more covered-up, cutting down on visible nudity in the game. The mode should make Bayonetta 3 easier to play in public or around polite company.
Check Naive Angel mode in action below.
Bayonetta 3 is in development and will release on the Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022. Bayonetta 2 is also available on the Switch. The original Bayonetta is available on Switch, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00 PM
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for a long time. Long enough to have had multiple generations of home game adaptations based on them. Konami is collecting them all in the TMNT Cowabunga Collection, a playable bundle of thirteen games releasing later this year. The PlayStation Blog's PlayStation Underground program showcased boss gameplay from the collection in a special program.
Check it out below. The program is hosted by presenters Tim and Brett, developer Digital Eclipse's Chris Kohler, and Konami's Charles Murakami.
The program features boss battles against Bebop and Rocksteady, the mutant minions of Shredder. The gameplay showcase shows off how the different games interpreted the ninja turtle quartet and their most persistent foes. Mechanically, the games range from side-scrolling platformer style to a more roaming brawler format.
The TMNT Cowabunga Collection games were all developed by Konami during its arcade heyday. The included titles range from the 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game to the classic SNES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. Three TMNT Game Boy titles are also part of the pack, as are eleven Japanese regional versions. A gallery of "Historic TMNT media content" and "unique development art and sketches" will be available to browse in the final release.
All of the games are remastered to play on modern platforms, including local co-op play. Four of the titles support online multiplayer as well. Other modern conveniences include the ability to save anytime and rewind the game, as well as custom button mapping.
The TMNT Cowabunga Collection is in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. It's due for a 2022 release.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:00 AM
Sometimes, a game comes along that simply catches your eye and doesn't let go. Super UFO Fighter is certainly that, with a bright feel, a sharp pixel-art aesthetic and an approach to game structure that learns from titans of the genre. Past the coat of paint, though? There really isn't much to find.
In Super UFO Fighter, you control a spaceship in a crane game. Since these are widely known as "UFO Catchers" in Japan, it's a pun we've seen a lot. Fundamentally, though, this takes the tractor beam and physics-heavy object system of HAL Laboratory's Part Time UFO and puts it into a head-to-head battle arena format. Your job is to root through the gachapon capsules, breaking them open until you find the trophy item and getting that special prize to your chute. In the meantime, you can collect common items to raise your opponent's wall and make it harder for them to reach the chute. You can also strike your foe with an attack from above.
And... that's it! We've described the whole game. We didn't find anything in the options that fundamentally changed our strategy. There are more "arena" options, but we found them largely indistinguishable from one another. The three characters — Acute, Adamsia and Lulu — are endearing! But their largely-cosmetic combat differences don't change any gameplay decisions. It's a real shame, because this game has the sort of trappings that could really dress up a compelling simple core. Much like Money Puzzle Exchanger, Super UFO Fighter has a bright aesthetic. Its characters are one-note, but instantly endearing. The menus and options feel like they were forged by a student of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, using placement and color to guide and provide hierarchy instead of providing a simple list.
We guess it's good that what's here tends to work? We were able to test the online functionality, and it worked well. This is the point in the review that we'd typically provide some sort of disclaimer that launch-window servers could be crowded and make conditions worse, but... honestly, we don't expect that to be a problem. There's also a single-player mode, held together with character conversations. Unfortunately, to make a mode like this work, the campaign has to have some interesting challenges or progression, something that games like Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 manage with a similar structural approach.
Super UFO Fighter could have been a great, fun sandbox in the vein of Stick Fight, Duck Game, or BombSquad. Using a tractor beam and weird objects to accomplish varied tasks? Yeah, great! But as it is, the game lacks the creativity to try anything other than its one trophy grab idea. (Actually, there's a hot potato mode too, but it's very easy to break and not worth discussing.) Committing to one game type can work too, right? But that one mode has to be full of nuance and competitive depth. And this game simply doesn't have that either.
It sure does look cool, though.
Super UFO Fighter was developed by VV-LABO and published by Phoenixx. It releases July 14, 2022 on Nintendo Switch and PC.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:00 AM
On July 21, 2022, Bright Memory: Infinite will appear on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will support 120 FPS, while the Nintendo Switch will have gyro controls. This is the full-length version of Bright Memory, which first came out in 2019. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The game focuses on fast action using guns and knives, and players will receive grades based on how they combine their abilities. Those factors also earn players points, which they can then use to upgrade or unlock powers. These range from shooting energy blasts from Shelia's hands to stopping time. Aside from combat, there are stealth sequences and chase missions. Cosmetics DLC such as costumes and weapon skins will be bundled with Infinite.
Here are the trailers for the console version of the game:
Bright Memory (or Bright Memory: Episode 1) is a first-person shooter action game that a single developer created in his free time. The story follows Shelia, who works for the Science Research Organization, on her mission to stop military organization SAI from acquiring the ability to awaken the dead. The game plays like a first-person shooter, though Sheila is also capable of melee combat and using supernatural powers.
Bright Memory: Infinite will come out on July 21, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. It is readily available on Windows PC.
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Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 9:00 AM
Mages is creating a game based on Summer Time Rendering, the 2017 manga by Yasuki Tanaka. The series was adapted into an anime series that aired in Spring 2022. According to the announcement, the game is targeted for release on consoles. Which specific ones, though, were not indicated.
No assets of the planned Summer Time Rendering game have been shown. The only information is in the announcement from the series' official Twitter account.
A teaser site is open at this link. It promotes the decision to develop a "consumer game" based on Summer Time Rendering, and not much detail besides. The teaser site features artwork of the characters Shinpei Ajiro and Ushio Kofune.
Summer Time Rendering tells a supernatural story set on the Japanese island of Hitogashima. Shinpei Ajiro is a young man who returns to his hometown on the island after learning of a childhood friend's death. That friend was a young woman, Ushio Kofune. However, something seems off about Ushio's passing. Before long, sinister omens and mysterious occurrences affect the town, and Shinpei finds himself haunted by none other than Ushio's ghost. Assisted by Mio, Ushio's sister, he sets off to find out what really happened.
Check out a brief pre-broadcast trailer for the anime, courtesy of YouTube channel JP Anime.
Mages is developing a Summer Time Rendering game, though it hasn't announced a release window or target platforms. The manga is published in English by Udon Entertainment and readable on Shueisha's Manga Plus service. The anime streams on Disney+ in Japan. Its second season began airing on July 7, 2022.
Siliconera Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:00 AM
A classic Dungeons & Dragons game is coming to a new generation of hardware. A remaster of 2004's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will release on Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Developer Black Isle Studios (recently revived by its owner Interplay Entertainment) tweeted that the finalized release date for the remaster is July 20, 2022.
Check out the announcement and the accompanying teaser below:
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 was originally released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is the sequel to 2001's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, and like that game, it is an isometric action RPG. It became popular and achieved critical acclaim by adapting the gameplay style of then-PC-exclusive Diablo to console controls. The games take place in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms setting. Players can choose from one of five playable heroes: Barbarian, Monk, Necromancer, Rogue, and Cleric. Then, they'll chop their way through a series of threats to the Sword Coast city of Baldur's Gate. They'll loot new equipment from the fallen and gain experience and levels to upgrade their abilities and fighting styles.
The remastered edition of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 benefits from graphical and systems enhancements. The game supports 4K resolution on PC and all Xbox and PlayStation consoles (the Nintendo Switch hardware does not support 4K). All versions support both single-player and two-player cooperative play. All versions of the game support local co-op play, while the Steam PC version can use Remote Play Together to allow online friends to join. The game is also rated as "Verified" on Steam Deck, meaning it should be fully compatible and have adapted controller and system support when used with the Steam Deck hardware.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 launches for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 20, 2022. The remaster of the previous game is available on the same platforms. An entirely new spin-off called Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance launched for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in 2021.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:30 PM
Announced in May, Yomawari: Lost in the Dark now has an October 25 release date. The upcoming horror game from developer Nippon Ichi Software and publisher NIS America is the latest in the horror series. Previous titles in the series include Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Along with this release date reveal came a new trailer, which you can watch below. The official premise for the game is as follows: "A young girl awakens in a dark, unfamiliar forest with no recollection of how she got there. As she searches for the way out, she crosses paths with a mysterious individual who reveals to her that she's been cursed. In order to break the curse, she needs to explore the streets of her town at night to seek out her lost memories. However, malevolent ghosts lurk within the shadows, and the girl must avoid them by running, hiding, and shutting her eyes if she hopes to survive long enough to break her curse." The more you know For players who want to know ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:00 PM
Evil Dead: The Game's newest update arrives today featuring content from Army of Darkness. This update features a new map based on the location of the film, as well as new weapons and new cosmetics to purchase. Players can also check out a new single-player exploration mode. This update is free for all players who own the game on PC via the Epic Games Store. Since its release in May, fans of Evil Dead have sunk their teeth into the surprisingly fun title. The Evil Dead franchise has plenty of wacky and horrifying elements that make it perfect for a game. And it makes plenty of sense to see more content from Army of Darkness make its debut in this update. In this film, Ash was transported back in time to the Middle Ages, so you can expect to see plenty of content to reflect that time period. Welcome to Castle Kandar Evil Dead: The Game's Army of Darkness update brings Castle Kandar to the game. Within this map are numerous other locations like the Arthurian Outpost an...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:30 PM
The launch of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 brought a party to the island with a new biome, the debut of new weapons, and much more. Most recently, Epic Games made Indiana Jones available to unlock and introduced the Charge submachine gun. The content keeps on coming, as another patch has been deployed. The latest update sees the Combat assault rifle and Bargain Bin Weekend make their return to Fortnite. The Combat assault rifle has been taken out of the vault and added to the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 loot pool. With a tight bullet spread and some recoil, you'll need to steady your shots when shooting at any opponents from long range. However, the weapon is versatile, as it can also be effective in close-quarter combat. If you want to get your hands on the Combat assault rifle, it shouldn't be too hard to come across. You'll find it all over the island. Get your gold bars at the ready, Bargain Bin Weekend is coming up in Fortnite In addition, we are only a few...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:00 PM
The Lollipop Chainsaw remake was announced last week, but some fans had noteworthy concerns. It won't include all the music tracks, and Producer Yoshimi Yasuda mentioned its graphics would be "more realistic." These revelations sort of threw off some excitement for the game, as the original was well known for its excellent soundtrack and colorful visuals. Today, Yasuda returned to Twitter to address the fans, covering topics ranging from design to censorship. Yasuda writes that the studio, Dramagi Games, isn't setting out to make something fans won't recognize. The initial plan was to remaster the 2012 gore fest. However, the team hit its first major hurdle with music licensing. Yasuda writes that the music was a "great part of the original game's feel." Without some of those tone-setting beats, Dramagi instead decided to go for a "remake that is as close as possible to a remaster." There were also concerns that the sto...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:30 PM
Tomonobu Itagaki is best known as the creator of the Dead or Alive series. Itagaki's involvement in the games industry has declined in recent years with his most recent project being Devil's Third in 2015. But the Dead or Alive creator is making his return by founding a new developer that specializes in NFT games. As announced on Itagaki's personal Twitter, the new company is called Apex Game Studios. Itagaki has promised that his new studio will focus on delivering "high quality and immersive 3A Web3.0 games." For those unaware, Web 3.0 refers to various technologies like the blockchain and NFTs. The goal, according to Itagaki, is to produce games that take advantage of NFTs while also delivering AAA levels of content and quality. This journey begins with Warrior, an MMORPG in development at Apex Game Studios. We don't know too much about Warrior right now. It was confirmed that the game is being developed using the Unreal Engine. We also kn...
Gamer Empire Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:48 PM
SteveWillDoIt is a massive YouTuber who makes a variety of vlog content and often hangs out with the Nelk Boys and famous rappers, including 6ix9ne. Like many of the top streamers on Twitch, SteveWillDoIt has also started streaming his gambling under the Twitch name SteveWillSendIt. Recommended Read: What Site Do Twitch Streamers Use to Gamble? […]
Gamer Empire Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:05 AM
Loomian Legacy, a Roblox game by Llama Train Studio, features a long list of Loomians, the units of the game, that you can collect and use in battle. Later in the game, you can start battling against other players through the PvP system, at which point what roster you use becomes a large part of […]
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, July 13, 2022 4:00 PM
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you'll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just Galaxy Team for short) […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:00 PM
On the Stage, Behind the Stage is a world quest in Genshin Impact that occurs in Liyue Harbor. It is about the problem of a Storyteller regarding the stage he performs on in the Heyu Tea House. You are asked to help fix or rebuild the stage if you can convince the tea house boss […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:00 PM
Has Blizzard made any changes to Diablo Immortal's controversial pay-to-win mechanics for Season 2? Find out in this article. Any other game subjected to the same controversy as Diablo Immortal wouldn't survive to see a second season. But it's the Diablo franchise we're talking about here – despite every negative review about Blizzard's newest dungeon-crawler, […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:00 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:02 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:00 AM
At this point, look at the PBE if you want to know 80% of the updates coming to VALORANT sooner. VALORANT Patch 5.01 is here, and it comes with some awesome buff and quality of life updates for some of the game's Agents. Most notably, a long-forgotten Duelist finally gets the love they deserve in […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:43 PM
Bayonetta 3 will launch on October 28
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Level Up Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:57 PM
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Level Up Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:52 AM
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