Jul 19, 20:00

Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:20 PM

Those with PlayStation Extra or Premium memberships eager to catch up on the events of Final Fantasy VII Remake's DLC, Intermission (god, these names) might be out of luck if they got a digital version of the base Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation4 or 5.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:05 PM

I used to be a fairly casual player of Arknights, a tower defense game for mobile. That changed when the developers added a permanent roguelike mode that forced me to use the free gacha characters I had long retired. I found myself playing the "Integrated Strategy" mode for eight hours a day. It was so engrossing that…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:25 PM

The Grand Theft Auto franchise has been around for two decades now, and the series includes over a dozen titles. Some GTA games are excellent, others...not so much. Let's take a moment to rank every GTA game, from worst to best.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:40 PM

Let's be honest, video streaming service Crunchyroll has a virtually bottomless catalog of anime. And with each season bringing dozens of new shows for you to either add to your watchlist–or worse, banish to your backlog, the likelihood of Crunchyroll's hidden gems becoming even more obscure increases.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:55 PM

You probably already know that humans like Stray, informally known as "the cat game," very much. The more pressing matter is this: How do cats feel about it? Though it's only been out for a matter of hours, purrliminary evidence so far suggests they're quite taken with it.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:55 PM

Blizzard Albany, previously known as Vicarious Visions, is the latest Activision studio to launch a unionization effort. Roughly 20 quality assurance staff at the office which remastered Diablo II last year have called on the publisher to voluntarily recognize the union, calling it "a seat at the table for negotiating…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 PM

File this one under funny or sad. Or both. Anthem, BioWare's doomed loot shooter from 2019 can now be purchased used for very cheap. Like one penny cheap if you're in the right place. Or, if you're like TikTok user ClockLava, you might just get it for free from a generous GameStop employee who spots you that single…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:05 PM

PowerWash Simulator recently left Early Access on Steam and came to Xbox via Game Pass. Looking at the recent numbers and charts, it seems more people than ever before are entering the satisfying world of digital power-washing. But while it might be fun and oh-so-satisfying to clean dirt using high-powered water…


PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:56 PM
     Genshin Impact-a-like Tower of Fantasy gets new character trailer

Hotta Studio released a new Tower of Fantasy trailer highlighting some of the characters you can expect to meet in the upcoming Genshin Impact-styled RPG. That's what the trailer says at least, but it focuses just as much on showcasing some of the traversal methods you can use to get around the sci-fi world of Aida, including a mech shell and a robotic unicorn. While Tower of Fantasy looks and, from the beta, plays a lot like Genshin Impact, the trailer helps show what makes Hotta's open-world adventure a bit different.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:47 PM
     This indie game is Metal Gear Solid, but you're a lizard

A secret research facility. Terrorists bent on global destruction. A stealth operative with the skills to take them down. Sure, it might look like Metal Gear Solid at first, but this is Covert Critter, an indie love letter to the first of Hideo Kojima's stealth game series, with a highly trained gecko taking the place of Solid Snake.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:42 PM
     Gloomhaven expansion will add hardcore solo scenarios

If you've wrung every overwhelming fight and bit of loot out of tabletop RPG game Gloomhaven and are on the hunt for a new adventure, there's good news in the tavern: a new expansion is coming out soon, and it's going to feature some of the game's toughest challenges to date. Solo Scenarios: Mercenary Challenges hits digital storefronts September 22, and it adds 17 new advanced-level missions, each designed to be completed by a single specific mercenary.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:34 PM
     Lost Ark Arcanist advanced class arrives with Spells in Spades update

The Lost Ark Arcanist class is just around the corner, along with a pool party battle royale, brutally difficult Raids, and an event-exclusive power pass. It's all part of the latest Lost Ark update, Spells in Spades, which releases July 20 and promises to be a more substantial update than we saw in June. The Arcanist uses cards for magic attacks and as physical weapons, hurling cards at enemies and slicing them into pieces, Smilegate says, but the real draw with the MMO game's new class is its Stack and Ruin effects. Stack skills place stacks on a foe, as you'd expect from the name, and Ruin skills consume existing stacks to deal extra damage. Plan your attacks well, and you could sweep the field with the Arcanist.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPG – top MMOs you should play, Best Lost Ark Glaivier builds for PvP and PvE, Best fantasy games on PC

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:41 PM
     Destiny 2 weekly reset time, changes, and schedule

A fresh Destiny 2 weekly reset is upon us. As a premier live service game, one of the main ways that Bungie keeps players coming back to Destiny 2 is with its weekly resets. These typically offer a content refresh across the space game's various planets, raids, and dungeons, along with minor bug fixes and changes to address outstanding player concerns. The reset often includes new seasonal mission content or updates to existing in-game activities for players who own the seasonal content. And, with ongoing weekly updates to the Nightfall, the Crucible playlist, campaign missions, in-game activities and bounties, there's more to track than ever.

The Destiny 2 weekly reset takes place at the same time each week. There's often some server downtime around the reset, so you should take note of that if you're unable to log into the game at precisely that time. Once the reset begins, you'll have a full week to explore all the changes before Bungie rolls out another set of changes on the same day and time the following week.

Here, we're offering Destiny 2 players a recap of all the weekly reset changes so you know what shiny new activities to prioritise while grinding for loot.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:20 PM
     Diablo Immortal update will let you change classes once a week

You'll be able to change your character class every week when the next Diablo Immortal update arrives July 20. The new class change mechanic allows you to freely swap to a new class in the RPG game once every seven days, and there's a new set of legendary items to hunt as well.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:28 PM
     Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny have been added to the rotation. Two new weapons were introduced into the pool in Season of the Risen, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

In case you don't know what the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon means, Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up.

The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, according to YouTuber Aztecross. You should also note that there's no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you'll need to get a squad together.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:01 PM
     Blizzard Albany votes to form a new QA union under the GWA umbrella

The QA team at Blizzard Albany has voted to form a union under the Communication Workers of America,  called Game Workers Alliance Albany, similar to their QA counterparts at Raven Studio. Blizzard Albany, formerly Vicarious Visions until April 2022, filed the decision with the National Labor Relations Board and requested recognition from Activision Blizzard on July 14, before making the news public on Twitter and explaining the reasons behind their choice to The Washington Post.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:56 PM
     A Roblox exploit is triggering automatic account bans

A chat-based Roblox exploit appears to be causing players to lose account access after joining specific games. Multiple members of the Roblox community report falling victim to the exploits, with punishments that range from a few days to permanent bans.

Roblox Trading News initially flagged the exploit, noting that players who joined an experience called Crossroads [A.2] would immediately have their accounts banned. The exploit reportedly works by taking over the user's chat and triggering strings of inappropriate phrases. Roblox's chat moderation tools automatically flag these phrases, which leads innocent players to then face account bans.

Roblox streamer KreekCraft addressed the issue in a video titled "My Roblox Account Was Banned." The video includes footage of streamer clarkt1000 falling victim to the exploit and becoming audibly upset upon learning of the ban. Although Crossroads [A.2] is no longer accessible on the platform, KreekCraft claims to know of at least four other games that appear to be using the same functionality to trigger bans.

RELATED LINKS: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:42 PM
     Elden Ring beaten in less than five minutes, for the first time ever

Elden Ring speedruns have been consistently a source of wonder. Ever since From Software's brutal RPG launched in February, devoted, masochistic players have been throwing themselves at the game again and again trying to lower their completion time as much as possible. And now there's a new threshold, as for the first time ever, one speedrunner blinks through Elden Ring in less than five minutes.

SeekerTV, who also speedruns Deathloop, and streams Elden Ring on Twitch, posted the run to their YouTube channel, demonstrating how with the right combination of exploits, glitches, and lightning reflexes, one of the world's hardest RPGs can be beat in the time it takes to boil an egg.

RELATED LINKS: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:36 PM
     F1 22 Monaco setup: best car settings for the famous street circuit

After the best F1 22 Monaco setup? One of the hardest races in F1, this challenging street circuit features barely any overtaking opportunities and requires precision and accuracy in its slow, tight corners around the streets of Monaco. Whether it's the slowest corner on the entire calendar by the Grand Hotel or the fast entry into the Novelle Chicane, this is one track you'll need a solid setup for to avoid damage.

So if you need the best F1 22 Monaco setup to successfully take on this legendary circuit, you want a similar build to the best F1 22 Silverstone setup, focusing on stability, control, and tyre management. Here's how we've built our car below, but feel free to tweak and adjust to get a performance that suits you.

RELATED LINKS: F1 22 review, Best racing games, Simulation games

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 PM
     F1 22 Silverstone setup: best car settings for the British Grand Prix

Looking for the best F1 22 Silverstone setup? This speedy F1 track has plenty of overtaking opportunities, quick straights, and challenging, historical corners including Maggotts, Becketts, and Abbey. Dubbed one of the fastest tracks in the world, you want to be careful not to fall into speed traps, understand the importance of rear stability, and manage your tyres in the temperamental British weather.

So, what is the best F1 22 Silverstone setup? As you'll be moving at extremely high speeds through this 5.89km circuit, rear stability is important to manage, so your car can cope with the swift change in direction thanks to the 18 corners. Here's what we recommend, but feel free to tinker with the below to find a setup that suits your driving style.

RELATED LINKS: F1 22 review, Best racing games, Simulation games

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:24 PM
     Genshin Impact Tighnari banner release date speculation and abilities

Want to know about the Genshin Impact Tighnari banner? He is an upcoming Genshin Impact character and one of three recently announced by Hoyoverse that we think may be coming in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, along with the new Sumeru region and the Dendro element.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:22 PM
     How to get into Super Spirit in Stray and find the detergent

The Stray Super Spirit laundromat on the western side of the slums is one door that is very firmly closed, despite the fact you need to get inside to grab the detergent for the Barterman. While most of the residents are welcoming to our furry protagonist, getting into Super Spirit can be quite tricky.

The exterior of the Stray Super Spirit laundromat is characterised by its blazing red neon sign, making it quite difficult to miss. However, not even scratching at the door will grant you access. You might be tempted to explore elsewhere, but you'll need to find a way inside eventually to collect the Super Spirit detergent for the Barterman.

RELATED LINKS: The best Stray tips, Stray review, Stray system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:08 PM
     WW2 shooter Hell Let Loose update 12 adds new night map variants

Hell Let Loose is one of the best WW2 games out there, and today it's gotten a major update that adds a new historic map, plus night and low-light variants of several of its existing maps. The new map, Remagen, recreates an Allied push to capture a key bridge in occupied Germany in 1945, and includes some all new match dynamics that'll make it a unique location to fight on.

RELATED LINKS: Review, Carentan feels like 'Band of Brothers', Post-launch roadmap

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:11 PM

I've not been slow while writing news stories this evening, I have throttled my performance to protect myself. In this I may have something in common with the Steam Deck. Valve tweeted earlier today to let users "in the midst of a heatwave" know that at temperatures over 35 degrees centigrade, the Steam Deck may not run at its best.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:37 PM

I'm a huge fan of watching the AI fight each other, whether that's spawning demons in Dwarf Fortress's Arena mode or carting around a suicidally incompetent security guard in Half-Life. Enter CacoFrendo, a mod for the original Doom that lets you pet the Cacodemon until he becomes your pal and fights on your side.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:12 PM

Long awaited cat 'em up Stray is out as of today, which is good news for us humans who play videogames. It may also be good news for actual cats, if the Twitter account Cats Watching Stray is any indication. It seems like cats can't get enough of watching their virtual doppelganger on screen, and in turn, I can't get enough of watching them watching.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:43 PM

As per usual, I'm here to tell you about a new quart of game juice being loaded into the Game Pass tube. As per usual, I'm going to frame these games as alternately new indie games with potential and mid-tier blockbusters you (probably) never got around to. What's different this time is that there's also an all-time classic on the list.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:30 PM

Arkane Studios' back catalogue shows a team that's constantly growing, changing and learning from their past – something that has never been clearer than in their most recent game, Deathloop. The studio's latest feels at once unique and distinct – and yet clearly carries that Arkane DNA, which has been fine-tuned with each successive release. It's an ethos encapsulated by the game's own time loop, in which protagonist Colt Vahn relives the same day again and again as he searches for a way to break free of it - an idea that was, among other things, designed to encourage something hardcore Arkane fans had been doing already – replaying the game over and over again.

While Dishonored had gently suggested repeat playthroughs with its kill/non-lethal runs, plenty of players still called it a day at the end of their first playthrough. Deathloop needed a more direct approach, its developers tell us.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:11 PM

In a vaguely Yakuza sort of way, we've been treated to our first glimpse of what's likely to be Yakuza 8. First spotted by Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura and his team posted a video of them touring Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's offices before he gets his face scanned by a wall of cameras. But before the face-scanning, they record snippets of the Yakuza: Like A Dragon lads having a heated discussion in a small apartment. Ichiban has a ponytail! Apparently, there's a new town? And I got my mum to translate some bits. Sorry mum.

The video in question sees Mikuru Asakura wandering about RGG's studios having a great time. First, he chats with Sega Sammy's President Haruki Satomi, who says that there's a new town in the next Yakuza game and reaffirms that they're developing a title outside of the Yakuza and Judgment series. Aside from that, it's a jovial enough chat with no more morsels of info to chase.

And then Asakura is given a proper tour of the development area by RGG representative Masayoshi Yokoyama, where he marvels at the sheer number of folks working on the game and the face motion capture on some dev screens. Then onto the juicy stuff, which sees the camera pan over what looks like Yakuza 8 footage. In it, we see Ichiban Kasuga (who now sports a pony tail instead of a wild mess of hair), Yu Nanba, and Koichi Adachi from Like A Dragon having a right old natter. Asakura even asks whether it's okay to be filming these bits, but Yokoyama gives him the go-ahead.

Read more

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:19 PM
     Atlus released another of its daily trailers of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on the demons that will be featured in the game.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:08 PM
     Today third-party developers had several relevant releases to share of add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulators.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:54 PM
     A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:10 PM
     Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya is continuing its quest to reprint all the old but gold Muv-Luv Alternative plastic model kits.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:32 PM
     Here is how to solve the Syncing Account State Error in MultiVersus.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:08 PM
     Firaxis Games revealed another trailer of the turn-based tactical game Marvel's Midnight Suns, dedicated to one of its playable superheroes.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:48 PM
     Find out how to unlock all the trophies for As Dusk Falls.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:19 PM
     The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is not doing well on Youtube.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:49 PM
     The Dragon Prince returns.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:43 PM
     Bandai Namco released another character trailer of its upcoming fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:27 PM
     Wondering if PSN is down? We walk you through all the necessary steps to check whether PS Plus is Working.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:23 PM
     Today both the Japanese and western arms of Capcom released new gameplay of the upcoming dinosaur shooter Exoprimal.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:04 PM
     Become a cat DJ with Stray's Scratch Trophy.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:03 PM
     Today Level Infinite and Hotta Studio revealed another trailer of the upcoming online RPG Tower of Fantasy.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:49 PM
     Get yourself signed up and playing the MultiVersus open beta here!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 PM
     Why not just make a house out of cactus blocks?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:24 PM
     Sit back, relax, and channel surf to help you get this purrrfect Stray trophy!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:12 PM
     Everything you need to know to find Clementine's address in Midtown in Stray!

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:30 PM
     Dell Rtx 3050 Oem Specs Performance Nvidia Gaming Fps BenchmarksThe iconic Nvidia RTX GPU branding carries with it a premium conception. RTX means ray tracing, DLSS, and by association, high performance. That's less so the case when it comes to the specs of the RTX 3050, which make it significantly less powerful than the rest of the Nvidia RTX 30 Series lineup. This problem is about to become further exacerbated with the OEM-specific GPU variant, which is something consumers need to be aware of, and potentially, watch out for. As of now, there are two distinct versions of the Nvidia RTX 3050 with different specs. This is clearly displayed on Nvidia's website.   The original specifications should still apply to graphics cards purchased from Add-in Board Partners (commonly referred to as AIBs). Examples of these include EVGA, MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, Zotac, Inno3D, PNY, Yeston, etc. However, you'll want to watch out for OEM versions from companies like Dell (Alienware), Lenovo (Legion), and HP (Omen) to name the major brand...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:30 PM
     rtx 4090 nvidia performance gaming fps specs controlInterest in the RTX 40 Series is rapidly increasing in anticipation of an initial fall release. As such, there are many rumors and performance leaks springing up around the internet. Preliminary performance leaks often come from synthetic benchmark tests, but we're all about the real-world performance here. We at last have something to share in regards to gaming performance of the RTX 40 Series, and it relates to the title Control. As reported by VideoCardz, Twitter user AGF @XpeaGPU claims to have information about the first in-game score for the full AD102 GPU that's expected to power the RTX 4090 Ti, or whatever top-end option Nvidia goes with for its RTX 40 Series. According to AGF's understanding of the test, the AD102 GPU managed to exceed 160+ fps in Control at 4K resolution with DLSS Quality and all other settings cranked to the max, including ray tracing.   Ultimate power play That's a hefty increase of about 2.2x the performance compared to the ex...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:00 PM
     Microsoft Obsidian Entertainment Grounded early access tv show adaptationIt's difficult to separate Obsidian's miniscule survival game from its influences. A story involving shrunken people exploring a back yard is not a new idea. It was the premise for the 1989 Rick Moranis-led Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, in which a scientist creates a device that accidentally shrinks his and his neighbors' children. But from big-screen inspirations, Grounded will soon have its own teeny tiny adventures retold as a TV adaptation. Confirmed by Deadline, Grounded is ironically headed to the small screen as a TV show. The Grounded series will be written by Brent Friedman, whose work includes Star Wars: Rebels, Call of Duty: Vanguard, and Halo 4. He also did the screenplay for 1997's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, but we won't hold that against him.   The Grounded TV series will follow along with the story of the game. Four young friends wind up two-inches tall after a scientific device shrinks and traps them in a backyard filled with environment...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:30 PM
     Nvidia Icue Broadcast Hero 1Those within the Corsair and Elgato ecosystem are getting a boost in quality, as the peripheral company has announced a new software partnership with Nvidia. The agreement will see Nvidia Broadcast features become integrated into various Corsair and Elgato products such as Corsair iCue, Elgato Wave Link, and Elgato Camera Hub software. The features will be available to those with various Nvidia graphics cards including the GeForce RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000, Titan RTX, and higher. Unfortunately, those with AMD cards won't be able to utilize the Nvidia Broadcast elements within the software.   "With NVIDIA Broadcast integration, we're adding to the powerful capabilities of iCUE and Elgato software to create a more professional gaming, streaming, and remote work setup," said Thi La, president and COO of CORSAIR. Nvidia Broadcast brings quality to your streams By bringing over Nvidia Broadcast, a number of Elgato and Corsair programs will offer deeper options for thos...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:15 PM
     Yakuza 8 footage Ichiban KasugaYakuza: Like a Dragon represented a significant shift in direction for Sega's acclaimed series. Nearly every game beforehand featured real-time, beat-'em-up-style combat, but Like a Dragon abandoned that approach in favor of an old-school, turn-based RPG battle system. This sudden change in genre risked alienating longtime fans of the Yakuza series, but developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's gamble paid off. The critical and commercial success of Like a Dragon has no doubt left fans wondering how the developers will build upon this new direction in a future installment. Although Sega didn't provide the answer to that question directly, the company nonetheless allowed footage of the upcoming Yakuza 8 to surface online. This new footage came courtesy of Mikuru Asakura, a well-known mixed martial artist who recently paid a visit to Sega's development headquarters. The video of his visit lasts around 17 minutes and mostly consists of him interacting with a fe...

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:00 PM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:00 PM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:00 PM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:00 PM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:00 PM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:00 PM

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:00 PM
     Traveling across the ocean is cool, but have you ever gone underwater in GTA 5? The Grand Theft Auto franchise has always given its fans a taste of what it is like to drive or pilot multiple types of vehicles in-game. The game has its fair share of unique vehicles such as Helicopters, Tanks, Armored […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:00 PM
     Keeping a consistent in-game sensitivity is one of the keys to building the muscle memory required to execute those juicy flicks. VALORANT and CSGO are two of the most popular tactical FPS games in the market today. CSGO has been around for a much longer time and arguably has a bigger fanbase than VALORANT. However, […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:00 PM
     Stardew Valley is no doubt an ideal place for farming. The rich loam soil covering most of your farm has all the qualities to grow crops. Add a dash of fertilizer, and that soil can cultivate the best-tasting fruits and veggies in the valley. Fertilizers are purchased from various shops, but you can make some […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the Hisui region, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:00 PM
     MMORPG features several in-game currencies that players can use to purchase various items in-game. Find out how and where to use Eternal Orbs in this guide. Diablo Immortal has seven unique currencies, each with unique use cases in-game. For example, Gold primarily purchases equipment upgrades and items from certain vendors, while Platinum is used at […]

Level Up Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:13 PM
     <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/04/15/no-more-heroes-3-brings-earths-top-assassin-to-more-platforms-this-fall">We learned in April</a> that the Switch-exclusive No More Heroes 3 was expanding its…

Jul 19, 12:00

Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:28 AM

It's been rumored since April, but today Lego has confirmed the Lego Atari 2600, and it is beautiful. They also revealed it in the sweetest way.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:10 AM

Mario Strikers: Battle League's first big update will add a character fans have clamored for since before launch: Daisy. Yeah, yeah, the update also introduces some other stuff, but c'mon! Daisy!! Finally!!!


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:30 AM

People like Nintendo Directs. People want Nintendo Directs. But these streamed promotion for forthcoming Switch games are so rare people get a little...twitchy. Yesterday, after someone tweeted that they'd seen an ad on YouTube demanding a new Direct, it rapidly went viral. It's not all it seems, but it certainly…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:55 AM

A decade ago, Gearbox famously marketed its new loot-shooter Borderlands 2 with an eye-catching phrase: "87 bazillion guns." It was a joke, obviously. But the latest entry in the series, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, has recently surfaced a similarly eye-catching number. This week, one player stumbled upon a piece of gear…


PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:51 AM
     Genshin Impact rumours claim Scaramouche is an Anemo catalyst user

Scaramouche rarely shows up in the Genshin Impact story but, when he does, the plot gets far more interesting. As one of the Fatui Harbingers, Scaramouche, AKA The Balladeer, is sure to show up while a major evil plot is going down. So, recent rumours of this villain becoming playable are grabbing the attention of many fans - especially since leakers are saying that Scaramouche will be an Anemo catalyst user.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:55 AM
     GTA 6 likely entering next phase, as Rockstar posts dozens of jobs

GTA 6 could be heading to Vice City, and there might be information on the game's characters, radio stations, and production code name. That's what we learned on July 18, but now there's even more, as listings on Rockstar's careers page point to a massive upcoming development effort, potentially directed towards the new Grand Theft Auto.

Rockstar is currently advertising openings at a variety of its global studios -- including the central GTA hub, Rockstar North -- and covering almost every game-making discipline, from animation to mission design, and vehicle physics.

Rockstar San Diego is looking for an associate designer for "open-world events", which sounds very Grand Theft Auto-related, while Rockstar New York is looking for an additional someone to oversee "adoption and acquisition" of GTA+, the new Grand Theft Auto-exclusive subscription service which launched in March, and could likely feature as a component in GTA 6's online offering.

RELATED LINKS: GTA 6 release date rumours, Best open world games, GTA 5 car cheats

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:47 AM
     How to solve all Genshin Impact Astral Puzzles

So you want to know how to solve the Astral Puzzles in Genshin Impact? This is a series of four puzzles that you encounter as part of the Ancient Azure Stars quest, which features Mona. Each puzzle involves a constellation, and a set of grounded light devices that shoot out a beam of light in one direction when hit.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:35 AM
     Intel Arc A380 GPU finally goes on sale but only in one country

The Intel Arc A380 is the first discrete graphics card from the Intel Arc Alchemist line up to make it to market, following on from the release of several gaming laptop APUs and months of delays. However, the company has chosen to further stagger the launch of its budget pixel pusher by limiting its release to just one country for the time being.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:11 AM
     Valorant fans create their own honour system – and it's perfect

Valorant, Riot Games' quickfire, free-to-play FPS, has often struggled to engender good behaviour and friendly competition between its fans. But now, a Reddit thread suggests a potentially perfect new honour system -- things could be looking up.

User u/rookcookie's post gained some traction this past week, as the bottom-fragging Brim player suggested an honour system to reward teammates for good behavior. Despite their poor in game performance, their teammates remained cheerful and encouraging; positive attitudes that deserve commendation.

The interesting part of this idea is that it isn't an entirely new one. Positive feedback options aren't new to the online FPS scene, or even to Riot Games. League of Legends implemented an honour system back in 2012. Along with being able to report toxic players, LoL players can honour their teammates for staying cool, shotcalling, or being friendly and in earlier implementations, even honor opponents.

CS:GO, which has one of the largest online FPS scenes, also has an honour system in place. During the post-match lobby, players can choose to honour teammates for their attitude, game knowledge, and skill.

Overwatch takes the honour system a step further. Players can still honour each other for categories like sportsmanship, shotcalling, and being a team player; however, the Overwatch system calculates these endorsements into an endorsement level that is shown on a player's account. Players with a high endorsement level earn additional XP and are rewarded regularly with free loot boxes.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:02 AM
     The best Stray tips for finding secrets, completing requests, and more

You'll need these nine Stray tips because while any seasoned traveller will tell you that the best way to explore a city is to get lost in it, you'll quickly find this isn't always the best course of action when you're a cat in a world full of robots. The Walled City is a ramshackle cyberpunk maze teeming with secrets and side quests that can be easily overlooked as a four-legged feline. It's also not without its dangers, and you'll find yourself going from harmless mischief-making to fleeing for your life in mere moments.

That being said, we've got all the best Stray tips to ensure you navigate the darker corners of the Walled City with ease, as well as some advice when it comes to hunting down the many collectibles scattered throughout this action-adventure game.

RELATED LINKS: The best Stray tips, Stray review, Stray system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:40 AM
     Total Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires arrives with Champions of Chaos DLC

While the Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires release date was announced in an AMA video stream July 14, a few of players' burning questions remained unanswered: first, when will the Blood for the Blood God DLC arrive; and second, what's up with those Chaos faction names briefly spotted in the video's B-roll footage? It turns out, all this stuff will be arriving along with the Immortal Empires beta on August 23.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:38 AM
     Riot reveal how to ID real Valorant devs and score a gun buddy

As Valorant continues to skyrocket in popularity, Riot gun buddies become an ever rarer commodity. Only obtainable via communication with the developers, many have been asking how they can test the legitimacy of people claiming to be on the dev team. Thankfully, the masterminds behind the now-iconic FPS have given us some advice.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:25 AM
     Corsair Xeneon gaming monitor range now includes 240Hz and 4K models

Corsair entered the race for the title of the best gaming monitor last year with the Xeneon 32QHD165, but now the company is expanding its roster of competitors with two new displays. These new models boast some key improvements over their predecessor, including resolution, refresh rate, and HDR performance.

RELATED LINKS: Corsair HS70 headset review, Corsair K70 RGB Mk2 review, Best gaming keyboard

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:23 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti GPU allegedly achieves 160fps in Control at 4K

Whispers of alleged Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti performance are making the rounds online, and the "first in-game score" for the next-gen GPU has seemingly arrived. Fresh leaks suggest the green team's next best graphics card can run the game Control at 4K 160fps with ray tracing and DLSS enabled, all while requiring a very chonky cooler.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:49 AM
     The best city-building games on PC 2022

Looking for the best city-building games on PC in 2022? There's nothing more relaxing than sitting down for an afternoon of city-building games with a hot drink. We've lost countless hours lining up buildings just how we like them or scrambling to save a population on the brink of collapse, and occasionally we've purposefully brought about that collapse just to see how our citizens would cope. Not very well as it happens.

Our list of the best city-building games offers something for every management games fan, from hardcore town planners looking for a challenge, to entries that welcome genre newcomers with the promise of tutorials, stripped back interfaces, and few apocalyptic threats. As well as difficulty, we've included a mix of realistic city builders and sci-fi simulator games, in case you're bored of laying out your urban expanses against a traditional backdrop.

Whether your aim is to regroup and repopulate Earth, conquer new planets, or defeat the commuter's menace that is congestion, then this list of the best city-building games on PC should serve you well.

RELATED LINKS: Cities: Skylines mods, Cities: Skylines system requirements, The best management games on PC 2022

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:44 AM
     Doom co-creator John Romero is making a new FPS in Unreal Engine 5

John Romero, the legendary co-creator of Quake, Daikatana, and the almighty original Doom, has announced that he is returning to FPS development via a new IP which is being created using Unreal Engine 5.

RELATED LINKS: Doom runs on Twitter, The best FPS games on PC, Doom is playing in this article

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:37 AM
     Free MMOs: RPGs and other massively multiplayer greats

What is the best free MMO? Making such a decision is no mean feat. Free-to-play games are increasingly common, meaning the F2P MMO crowd now have a lot more options than they used to. Even if your wallet is gathering cobwebs and your bank account is best friends with the number zero, there is a quality game on the PC to enjoy.

What's more, from online war zones to behemoth free MMORPGs, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Free games are no longer just the domain of MOBAs and Runescape; there are shooters to rival the likes of Overwatch, space games as shiny as Elite, and Warcraft-grade MMOs that don't demand a subscription.

Aside from completely free to play games, we have also included some MMOs with lengthy free trials – games where there is plenty to enjoy without spending a penny. So without further ado, let's take a look at the best online games you can play without breaking the bank.

RELATED LINKS: Play RIFT for free, Free MMO list, New MMOs

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:49 AM
     Genshin Impact Resonating Visions: all Phantasmal Conch locations

Looking for Phantasmal Conches in the Genshin Impact Resonating Visions event? No doubt you are, as MiHoyo celebrates Summer in the anime game once again with the Genshin Impact 2.8 update. Partake in Resonating Visions event and collect every Phantasmal Conch to receive a new Genshin Impact outfit for Fischl.

The majority of the Phantasmal Conches you need to collect are located in the Golden Apple Archipelago, which has returned once again. In order to access the Golden Apple Archipelago, and the Resonating Visions event, you must have reached Adventure Rank 32 or above. You need to complete the quest Summertime Odyssey: I to reach the archipelago. Once there, climb mountains and cross waters to find your conches, with our handy maps below helping you find all Phantasmal Conch locations.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:23 AM
     The best grand strategy games on PC 2022

Grand strategy games are an emerging sub-genre of strategy games that typically encompass long periods of history (or, if sci-fi, time), and involve many intricate layers that players need to contend with. It's not just about winning that war or setting up this mine; you've got to develop infrastructure, set policy, and manage internal dynamics over the long term.

This genre often involves the exploration of the map in order to better understand the resources at your command and the position of your enemies – and your friends. Lines blur when picking apart the edge cases, but by and large count on grand strategy games to make the management of your faction the primary part of the experience. They often over-lap with other genres within strategy gaming, especially 4X games, but a key difference can be in framing. Games like Civilization, for example, typically put the emphasis on managing military resources in particular, with other mechanics in a supporting role.

It can also be just as much a case as to what the accepted definitions are and how a game is marketed. In any case, this is definitely a genre worth exploring in more detail, and we've put together a guide on the best grand strategy games around.

RELATED LINKS: Crusader Kings 3 DLC guide, The best Crusader Kings 3 mods, Play Crusader Kings 3

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:02 AM
     How to download Genshin Impact 2.8 on PC

Wondering how to download Genshin Impact on PC? We can't blame you. If you've not played the popular free-to-play game yet, you're missing out on regular Genshin Impact events, new characters, and more to get involved in, there's a lot to catch up on. Alternatively, if you're already a fan on a mobile device, cross progression means you can play on your PC too.

Genshin Impact is an enormous RPG game with an anime flair, combining action, adventure, and role-playing features in a stunning open-world universe. With an ever-increasing ensemble of colourful characters to add to your party and new outfits to unlock, you can personalise your Genshin Impact experience however you desire. Depending on whether you're a new or returning player, there are a few different ways to start playing, and we've got them all outlined here with this guide on how to download Genshin Impact.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:41 AM
     Transform your system into a Gundam with these gaming PC cases

While our heads will tell us that the best PC case is one that provides features that'll help get the most out of our components, it's hard to ignore the heart's desire for a cool looking chassis. With that in mind, I can't be alone in wanting to transform my gaming rig into a Gundam after seeing these examples from Xigmatek.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:46 AM
     Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 combine in new gameplay for fan-made sequel

Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, though they might appear similar, are actually, in the extremely dense fictional Fallout timeline, very far apart. It's 2102 when the residents of Vault 76 canonically defeat the scorchbeast queen, a full 185 years before Fallout 4's Sole Survivor goes hunting for their son across the Commonwealth. It's hard to imagine what might have changed, in the two centuries between both games, but that's exactly the goal of DeeZire, creator of the Fallout sequel mod, Fallout: Appalachia, which just got a full hour of new gameplay footage.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:24 AM
     Minecraft mod give us good reason to fear the oceans

Minecraft YouTubers are basically at war with one another trying to make the most horrendous changes they can and then surprise each other with them. You've got Mysticat building tanks, Fundy creating horrifying versions of Pac-Man, and now SystemZee transforming an entire biome just for revenge.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:17 AM
     WoW Dragonflight introducing huge improvements for professions

Blizzard looks to be going all out on overhauling the World of Warcraft experience in the upcoming new expansion, Dragonflight. As well as completely reworking the talent system and expanding the customisation options for races, the tenured MMO developer is expanding and improving the profession system. In a previous article, we talked about the addition of an Etsy-style crafting order system, and of quality ratings for various resources. They're not stopping at that, however. You can check out the full details on Blizzard's blog, but let's run down the best bits.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:51 AM
     League of Legends patch 12.14 changes yet again after backlash

In an effort to 'hone in' on the proposed patch 12.14 changes posted yesterday, League of Legends lead designer Matt Leung-Harrison has today tweeted out which champions are receiving buffs/nerfs. They state that the design team will also be "pulling the teleport changes", instead opting to focus on stability for the rest of the season.

RELATED LINKS: Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 12.12 notes, LoL tier list

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:52 AM
     Fortnite leaks reveal three of four super Dragon Ball Z skins

Fortnite and Dragon Ball Z are set to smash together like the two titans they are, and we now know three of the four skins thanks to some leaks. We already knew we were getting the crossover itself thanks to Shiina and the Capsule Corporation logo, but the characters were a mystery. Well, not Goku; obviously it was going to be Goku.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:51 AM
     Diablo Immortal is the

Diablo Immortal has generated more than its share of division and controversy, beginning not long after its June 2 launch with questions about its monetisation, and continuing with fan exodus, bugs, and then the compensation offered by Blizzard in response to those bugs. But some fans see the RPG more favourably – despite the issues so far, they describe Diablo Immortal as the "perfect game" for casual players.

In a thread on Reddit, fans discuss how Diablo Immortal works best if you ignore some of its deeper, monetised mechanics, and enjoy it as a simple, daily distraction.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:43 AM
     NZXT launches Canvas 1440p 165Hz gaming displays and monitor arms

NZXT has just released its first couple of gaming monitors, the latest addition to its growing portfolio of components and peripherals. Dubbed 'Canvas', these displays come in two form factors, with your options being the flat 27-inch '27Q' and curved 32-inch '32Q'.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:32 AM
     The best free VPNs for PC in 2022

If you want the benefits of a VPN, but don't have the room in your budget for another subscription, you'll probably be happy to discover the best free VPNs. There are a wealth of free options available from a wide range of providers, but it's worth keeping in mind that they won't be quite as robust as their paid counterparts.

Of course, before diving into the wonderful world of free VPNs, it's important to learn how each works before trusting it with your data. Naturally, even if a VPN is free, it still costs its provider money to run, so it's important to identify any potential hidden costs or caveats associated with seemingly free services. This includes agreeing to your gaming PC becoming an exit node for other users, intrusive browser ads, and the risk of your data being logged and sold to third parties.

That said, there are still free VPNs out there that can provide a great service without paying a monthly fee. While you'll still need to pay to experience the best VPN subscription and all its intrinsic benefits, you should still be able to find a good balance between usability and security when using a free version of a VPN.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:58 AM

We already knew No More Heroes 3 was heading to PC this year, but now we finally know when: October 11th, according to new trailer from publisher XSEED. So pop it in your calendars, folks, and have watch of Travis Touchdown's latest zany adventure below.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:38 AM

Love Doom? Like Quake? Tolerate Daikatana? Well then, you'll be chuffed to hear that Romero Games is hiring for a new first-person shooter project that has the involvement of legendary FPS maestro John Romero. The company says they're now "100% focused" on the genre, and they're making a game with a major publisher using Unreal Engine 5. That'll make the shotgun blasts look extra kerblammerific.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:21 AM

It's been a hot minute since a cute animal adventure scarred me for life. Ever since the first Shelter game where my sweet baby badger got snatched up by the claws of a giant eagle, I've learned that these adorable animal games can be pretty ruthless. It's the maternal connection that gets me, the pang of loss for something you were supposed to protect. It shoots right between the ribs and straight into the heart. Ow.

Endling - Extinction Is Forever is one such game. You play as a fox mother trying to keep her four cubs alive in a post-apocalyptic world, and from that premise alone it definitely feels like developers Herobeat Studios are deadset on making me cry. After playing through the game in two evenings, Endling didn't end up being the emotional gut punch I had braced myself for, but its story of scrappy survival did have me reaching for the tissues by the closing credits. What can I say, I see an animal in distress and I'm a weepy mess.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:26 AM

Teenage garden survive 'em up Grounded has been greenlit to become an animated series. It'll be adapted by Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels writer Brent Friedman. Oh my gosh, I just finally got the game's name. Watch the trailer for Grounded's September launch below while I shrink in embarrassment.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:12 AM

The showrunner of Netflix's new Resident Evil TV series really wants to fit Resident Evil Village's most famous big bad, Lady Dimitrescu, on the small screen. In an interview, Andrew Dabb mentioned that he hopes to delve deeper into the voluminous bosom of Resident Evil lore for any future seasons. Watch a clip from the new series below and marvel at some dubious Scottish accents.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:59 AM

It's sweltering in the UK, land of drizzle and cardigans, right now, so the last thing we're desperate to hear about while we're forcing steaming cups of tea down our gullets is anything with the dreaded word 'hot' in it. I'll let Forza Horizon 5's Hot Wheels expansion off though. Launching today, it looks like bloomin' good open-world racing fun, even if there's too much liquid hot magma on display.

Read more

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:15 AM

Kaiju-stomping multiversal turn-based strategy Into The Breach sees the arrival of its free Advanced Edition update today, with new mechs, monsters and missions. Devs Subset Games are also promising more pilots and abilities. Dive into those diverging timelines by watching the update's trailer below.

Read more

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:58 AM
     Run wild in the cyber city of Stray!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:48 AM
     Romero is back, baby!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:39 AM
     Another delay in the land of Star Wars free-to-play!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:31 AM
     Crack open that safe by finding the password in Stray!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:28 AM
     Here are five of the many characters you'll meet in Cult of the Lamb who will help you on your journey to forming your very own cult.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:28 AM
     Sega and Creative Assembly announced a slew of content coming to Total War: Warhammer 3 at the same time as Immortal Empires' beta in August.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:28 AM
     Armed and Dangerous is one of the best LTMs that Apex Legends has to offer.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:29 AM
     Getting the right ensemble together.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:28 AM
     Xseed and Marvelous announced the release dates for North America and Europe of the ports of No More Heroes 3 for PS5, PS4, Xbox, and PC.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:20 AM
     Here's everything we know about Arcane Season Two!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:15 AM
     Here are all the music sheet locations in Stray.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:13 AM
     The final challenge is a doozy, but the rest are certainly doable and the wrap is nice.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:50 AM
     One month since launch and the first free update featuring Daisy and Shy Guy has been announced for Mario Strikers: Battle League.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:30 AM
     Is the charming feline coming to Xbox?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:30 AM
     Where'd everyone go? Bingo?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:30 AM
     The best of the best still to come to Xbox consoles in 2022!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:22 AM
     Feline shenanigans.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:22 AM
     sed a new trailer of the much-awaited localization of the legendary JRPG by Nihon Falcom The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:18 AM
     Check if Destiny 2's experiencing server downtime here!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:16 AM
     The currency of the future.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:00 AM

No More Heroes 3 PC

Travis Touchdown will touch down on PC this October. XSEED Games confirmed that No More Heroes 3 lands on PC and PlayStation and Xbox consoles on October 11, 2022. The ports were announced back in April 2022.

The No More Heroes 3 PC and console release comes about 14 months after its debut on the Nintendo Switch.

Check out a release date trailer below.


The PlayStation and Xbox editions of No More Heroes 3 on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S will also be available in a special "Day 1" limited physical edition. The Day 1 pack includes the game on disc, a 70-page art book, a commemorative Santa Destroy "Moe~" license plate, and a CD with 22 songs from the soundtrack. The box and outer box are decorated with new illustrations by series artist Yusuke Kozaki.

Check out a preview shot of the pack below.

No More Heroes 3 PS5

No More Heroes 3 is the continuation of the saga of Travis Touchdown. The third mainline entry in the series (though fourth in the franchise, following 2019's Travis Strikes Again). It arrived eleven years after the release of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle on the Wii. When No More Heroes 3 lands on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, players will once again take up Travis' beam katana. The objective this time is to climb the Galactic Superhero Ranking, to stop the alien overlord FU.

No More Heroes 3 is available on the Nintendo Switch. It goes on sale on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on October 11, 2022. Check out Siliconera's review of the Switch version.

The post No More Heroes 3 PC, PS, Xbox Release Date Confirmed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:00 AM

Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica - Hakurei Reimu

exA-Arcadia has announced the release date for Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica. The shoot 'em up game will appear in Japanese arcades on July 28, 2022. The arcade port will also have new features that did not exist in the original PC release.

Perfect Sakura Fantastica will be the first Touhou arcade game to be officially released and approved by series creator Jun'ya "ZUN" Oota. This title will also be an arcade port of the PC game Touhou Makuka Sai ~ Fantastic Danmaku Festival Part II, which in turn is loosely based on ZUN's Touhou Youyoumu ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom.

The arcade shoot 'em up game will have new audio features not present in the PC version. It will have a newly arranged soundtrack from veteran composer Keishi Yonao. Sakura Fantastica will also have full Japanese voiceovers. Prominent voice actresses such as Ayaka Suwa and Kanae Ito will voice all four playable characters and eight bosses that appear in this entry.

  • Reimu: Ayaka Suwa
  • Marisa: Naomi Ohzora
  • Sanae: Kanae Ito
  • Youmu: Hibiku Yamamura
  • Hyp: Asami Hanase
  • Chen: Sayumi Suzushiro
  • Alice: Yuki Dosaka
  • Lily: Seika Hirose
  • Ran: Rie Suegara
  • Yuyuko: Haruka Terui
  • Yukari: Shizuka Ito
  • Suika: Aki Toyosaki

Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica will be available in Japanese arcades on July 28, 2022.

The post Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica Release Date and Voice Cast Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:00 AM

Nintendo 3DS closure date will affect Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo has confirmed the global closure date of the 3DS and Wii U eShops. In mid-February 2022, the company announced that it would close the legacy platform eShops in late March 2023. A new update to the announcement page reveals that the stores will close in the West on March 27, 2023, and in Japan on March 28, 2023.

In the West, Nintendo will no longer let users add funds after August 29, 2022, and purchase anything after March 27, 2023. Nintendo's Japanese website provided a more exact time for the shop closures in the country. Adding funds will no longer be possible in Japan on August 30, 2022, at 1:30 PM JST. The 3DS and Wii U eShops will close in Japan on March 28, 2023, at 9 AM JST, which would be equal to midnight in UTC.

The Japanese and UK websites also have a special mention for Fire Emblem Fates, the 3DS game where players can purchase additional routes via DLC. Players of the game can download the story routes until the eShop closure date in the respective regions. However, Nintendo UK will cease selling the main digital copy of Fire Emblem Fates one month earlier on February 28, 2023.

After the 3DS and Wii U eShop closures, users will still be able to download digital content that they have purchased previously for the foreseeable future. The Japanese page added that Nintendo will eventually cease the download services as well.

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops are available until March 27, 2023, in the West and March 28, 2023, in Japan.

The post Nintendo Confirms 3DS and Wii U eShop Closure Date appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:00 AM

Final Fantasy X Kabuki - Onoe Kikunosuke V

A Japanese Kabuki show will retell the story of Final Fantasy X. Square Enix is working with TBS to hold the Kabuki theater show. It will take place at IHI Stage Around Tokyo in Toyosu in Spring 2023.

Kikunosuke Onoe V will be the star of the Kabuki show. The actor will also handle the show's planning and direction. Final Fantasy X producer Yoshinori Kitase also commented how Onoe brought the project to him with much enthusiasm. The cast list will also include more actors like Shido Nakamura II and Matsuya Onoe II.

IHI Stage Around Tokyo has published a teaser trailer for the Final Fantasy X Kabuki show on its YouTube channel. It shows that the large stage background will feature scenic locations from the original game.


The trailer description also noted that this Kabuki show will help celebrate the Final Fantasy series' 35th anniversary. Square Enix had announced more celebrations for the anniversary, such as Uniqlo t-shirts and the Distant Worlds world tour concert. The latter will take place in many countries, from Japan in August 2022 to the U.S. in March 2023.

The Final Fantasy X Kabuki show will take place in Spring 2023. The original game initially appeared on the PlayStation 2 in 2001. Square Enix has released HD remasters of FFX and its direct sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

The post Final Fantasy X Kabuki Show Will Take Place in Tokyo in 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:00 AM

Nintendo Platinum Games

PlatinumGames has hired Takao Yamane, the former Managing Director of Nintendo of Europe, as the company's new Chief Business Officer. In a teaser video for an upcoming interview with Famitsu magazine, Yamane noted that his joining would mark a "significant" change for PlatinumGames. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Yamane is a popular figure within the Japanese video game industry. Before joining PlatinumGames, Yamane worked at Nintendo for over 27 years, holding various high-level positions during his tenure. This included serving as Vice President of Nintendo France until 2007, as well as Managing Director of Sales at Nintendo of Europe for 18 years.

When asked why he decided to join PlatinumGames, Yamane stated that he felt required in order for Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba "to make their dreams become reality." In the teaser video, Yamane gave Project GG, a project PlatinumGames originally teased in 2020, as an example. Furthermore, Yamane noted that the game was "incredible," with Kamiya hinting at some sort of new direction for the company's creative projects.


Back in February 2022, the company announced a change in structure, with Inaba becoming the company's CEO. Since the change in leadership, the company has released Babylon's Fall and announced the release date for Bayonetta 3. According to Yamane, his hiring will signify a "new era" for PlatinumGames.

The full interview featuring Yamane will appear in Famitsu Magazine on July 20, 2022.

The post Nintendo Veteran Takao Yamane Joins PlatinumGames appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:50 AM
     Stray Clementine Clues Mysterious Message MidtownIn Stray's Midtown level, you'll meet up with an Outsider named Clementine. After assisting her contact with a wardrobe change so you can enter the factory, you'll have to report to your Outsider pal once more. Unfortunately, she's nowhere to be found, but she did leave some clues behind. Here's our Stray guide to help you find Clementine's clues from the Mysterious Message in her apartment. Note: We'll have a Stray guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Stray guide – Where to find Clementine's Mysterious Message clues (Midtown) Taking the nuclear battery from the factory will cause Midtown to go on high alert, and Clementine's apartment will be crawling with Sentinels. If their sensors detect you and turn red, they'll fire lasers that will shock and incapacitate you. You may use obstacles to hide from their line-of-sight. Likewise, hiding inside boxes causes them to lose aggro after a few seconds. Note: If ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:45 AM
     Untamed Isles Coming To Steam Early AccessUntamed Isles is an MMORPG coming to Steam Early Access later this year. This new game from developer Phat Loot Studios is a monster-catching adventure in the same vein as games like Pokémon or TemTem. However, Untamed Isles has a twist that makes it stand out from the crowd. Instead of hunting for hundreds of unique monsters, Untamed Isles only has 10 creatures that can be mixed and matched. The core feature of Untamed Isles is limb-swapping. Each "tame" has a head, torso, tail, front legs, and back legs which can be interchanged at will. Since the limbs of the 10 tames can be swapped, the developer says there are over 1.5 million potential combinations. Untamed Isles was recently funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign, and the trailer for the game can be viewed below.   A press release describes the game as one in which "players will find tames, unique creatures that inhabit an ever-evolving world, with interesting looks and even more intriguing features."...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:45 AM
     Stray Worker Jacket Worker Helmet Blazer Clementine MidtownMuch later in Stray, you'll end up in an area called Midtown. There, an Outsider named Clementine will tell you of a way to enter the factory. She's got a contact, who also happens to need the right outfit for the job. Here's our Stray guide to help you get the Worker Jacket and Worker Helmet for Blazer in Midtown. Note: We'll have a Stray guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Stray guide – How to get the Worker Jacket and Worker Helmet for Blazer (Midtown) Blazer's location To find Blazer in Stray, you'll want to go to the main street. You should see a preppy wardrobe shop just before the town square (take note of this location since you'll return here soon enough). Check the alley to the left and talk to the bot there, and he'll reveal that he's Clementine's contact. He then asks you to find the Worker Jacket and Worker Helmet. Check the alley to the left of the clothing store...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:55 AM
     Stray Doc's Secret Room Seamus Elliot Poncho TrackerOnce you've found the four Outsider's Notebooks in Stray, Momo will ask you to install the Transceiver on the radio tower. After that harrowing experience, an excited Momo is ready to chat with peeps in other locations. Unfortunately, he's encountered a few issues and you'll have to aid him again. Here's our Stray guide to help you with the code to open Doc's secret room so you can repair the Tracker. Note: We'll have a Stray guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Stray guide – How to open Doc's secret room and repair the Tracker The code for Doc's secret room Upon your return to Momo's apartment in the Slums, you're told to meet him in the bar. There, Momo attempts to connect a computer to the network, but one of the drunk patrons, Seamus, says that it's of no use. You'll find out that Seamus is the son of Doc (one of Momo's fellow Outsiders). Follow Momo to reach Seamus' house...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:40 AM
     Stray Super Spirit Detergent Electric Cable PonchoThere are several items that you can obtain from Azooz the Slums Merchant in Stray. At first, you might think that these are just side objectives. However, this whole process is actually needed for the main quest. Here's our Stray guide to help you get the Super Spirit Detergent, Electric Cable, and Poncho. Note: We'll have a Stray guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Stray guide – How to get the Super Spirit Detergent, Electric Cable, and Poncho Electric Cable This item is part of Azooz's wares. It can be yours if you get Super Spirit Detergent (we'll discuss this one shortly). Note: Azooz also has other items that you can get if you exchange Energy Drinks. You can learn more in our Energy Drinks/Vending Machines guide and Sheet Music guide. Super Spirit Detergent The Super Spirit laundromat is on the ground level of the Slums. But, what you need to do is climb various objects until you reach the rooftops. There, you'll see two robot...

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:00 PM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:00 AM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:00 AM

Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:00 AM

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:00 AM
     With the brand new Minecraft 1.19 update, the Wild Update comes with various new and unique blocks, mobs, and more. In Minecraft, players can roam all three dimensions to find new things, new biomes to explore, and new mobs to encounter. Being a sandbox game, Minecraft's map of the world is almost endless—stretching by a […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:03 AM
     Though indie games don't have the budget and flair of AAA games, they make do with creativity, and developer Ewoud van der Werf has something interesting up their sleeve with the upcoming SCHiM. Here's the announcement: SCHiM is a game about jumping from shadow to shadow in a challenging and lively environment. This 3D platformer […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:36 AM
     One of the more unique titles launching this year is Stray which puts you into the shoes (or rather paws) of a cyberpunk cat. The game has just recently launched, and critics are already singing their praises. What's curious is, a lot of praise for the game doesn't come with the actual story, but with […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:16 AM
     Tekken may be no Street Fighter when it comes to status, but the series is one of the most celebrated fighting games today. Netflix is set to give us an anime adaptation with Tekken: Bloodline, and the new trailer features not just Jin Kazama, but other classic fighters from the franchise. Watch this: The official […]

MonsterVine Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:00 AM
     The dreaded blood sucking fiend rises from it's 100 year slumber! Only a legendary monster hunter can climb it's castle and stop it's rampage! Fighting of a legion of mons… wait is this the right franchise? Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Developer: Capcom Price: $39.99 Platform: Switch MonsterVine was supplied with a Switch code for review […]