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Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:20 PM

Quantic Dream's 2018 sci-fi action-adventure game, Detroit: Become Human is getting a spin-off manga.


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:56 PM

Discord's helpful but slightly infamous voice chat will soon hit your Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles, but some Xbox Insider program participants will be able to access the new function today. According to an official Xbox blog post, the integration will allow players to "chat with anyone on Discord via voice…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:45 PM

PowerWash Simulator is an unexpected delight in the shitshow year of 2022. I thought that I knew what I would be playing from the trailers, but I was shocked at the level of detail that went into this cleaning sim. By the time that I found myself crouching into the smallest crannies and optimizing my nozzle shape to…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:30 PM

Stray is as solid proof as any that being a cat isn't as easy as it looks. The third-person (third-feline?) adventure game, out now for PlayStation and PC, doesn't offer the same type of challenge you'd find in, say, this year's Elden Ring or Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, but there are moments that'll trip you…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:15 PM

PowerWash Simulator has been out for some time now via Steam's Early Access program, but last week it finally hit version 1.0 on PC and on Xbox via Game Pass. If you've been living under a rock, well first off, get out of there for a moment because someone is coming by soon with a power washer to clean it. Secondly,


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:00 AM

There's a lot of buzz about Stray right now, by dint of its coming out during a pretty dry patch for new releases, and more importantly, how you get to play as an incredibly cute cat. Unfortunately, what I think a lot of people are about to discover this week, is that it very quickly forgets about that, and turns…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:50 AM

31-year-old Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen announced he will not be participating in the World Chess Championship 2023, which he has won five times. Now Carlsen is emphasizing passion over victory, and said in the first episode of his new The Magnus Effect podcast that, when it comes to participating in the…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:00 AM

Speculate no more! Hello Games revealed the next addition to the ever-expanding universe of No Man's Sky. It's called Endurance, and it's loaded with additions to space (space biome?) and brings the thrills of taking charge of a fleet of starships to your screen. While past updates have broadened the selection of…


PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:15 PM
     Minecraft will not support blockchain integration or NFTs

Don't expect to see blockchain technology or NFTs in Minecraft any time soon. The developers of the massively popular sandbox game have taken a public position on the issue and said that these technologies create "models of scarcity and exclusion that conflict with our guidelines and the spirit of Minecraft."

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:47 PM
     Roblox responds to autoban exploit, begins reinstating accounts

Roblox is working quickly to rectify a situation in which numerous accounts were wrongfully automatically banned due to a chat moderation exploit. In response to the wave of automatic bans, a Roblox representative issued the following statement to PCGamesN:

"Roblox is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have deployed a patch to help limit the impact and are removing any experiences that contain malicious content in accordance with our Terms of Use. We encourage our community to use our Report Abuse tools to report behavior that falls below our Community Standards and, if someone believes we made a moderation error, we have an appeals process for your case to be reviewed."

Roblox also banned the owner of Crosswinds [A.2], which appears to have been the first game to abuse the exploit and connected accounts, the RTC Twitter account reports. It also shared that rumors that the popular Roblox plugin Kohl's Admin was compromised were untrue. However, while the official Kohl's Admin appears safe, Kohl weighed in to share that malicious reuploads of the plugin from nonofficial sources are also circulating.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:29 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 patch keeps dead bodies from standing back up

An update is out today for Dungeons & Dragons RPG game Baldur's Gate 3, addressing an alarming issue with corpses. It seems that if your party went to camp after a battle and then returned to the site of the encounter, you were likely to see the bodies of your slain enemies standing up, which is not the expected behaviour for dead people. Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix #26 corrects this and a few other stray bugs.

RELATED LINKS: Baldur's Gate 3 release date, Baldur's Gate 3 races, Baldur's Gate 3 classes

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:34 PM
     Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered system requirements

The Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered system requirements have arrived ahead of the game's August release date, and developers Insomniac Games and Nixxes Software have also revealed some of its exclusive graphical features. You can expect higher quality ray traced reflections than those found on the PlayStation 5 version, in addition to support for Nvidia DLSS and more.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:34 PM
     Red Dead Redemption 2 mod turns it into Portal

Red Dead Redemption 2 mods are the lifeblood of Rockstar's mistreated sandbox western. As the studio pivots towards GTA 6, and players mourn the death of new content updates, modders continue finding ways to make Red Dead original -- and now the whole game has been completely reinvented, thanks to the addition of a teleportation system straight out of Valve's classic puzzle game Portal.

RELATED LINKS: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC review, RDR2 PC legendary animal hunts, RDR2 money guide

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:22 PM
     Genshin Impact actor and YouTuber LilyPichu puts paycheck into Wishes

It turns out that LilyPichu – a  content creator, Twitch streamer turned YouTuber, and artist – is just like the rest of us when it comes to Genshin Impact. We all want characters that we don't have, and, sometimes, we may spend a bit of money on the Wish gacha system to raise our chances of expanding our roster. Well, LilyPichu revealed that she went the extra mile and ended up spending all of the voice acting money she made from voicing Sayu in the game.

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:14 PM
     Alienware launches two new gaming laptops with 480Hz displays

Alienware has just released what may be two of the best gaming laptops, the m17 R5 and x17 R2. Both are filled to the brim with cutting edge features and the kind of specs you'd expect from a premium portable powerhouse. However, both of these devices are also the first of their kind, as they each boast a class-leading refresh rate of 480Hz.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:12 PM
     Genshin Impact Dori banner release date speculation and abilities

Looking for more details about the upcoming Genshin Impact Dori banner? Thanks to information from the 3.0 beta, it looks as though Dori will be joining two other new characters, Tighnari and Collei, in the next Genshin Impact update. While we don't know for sure what is to come in Genshin Impact 3.0, or whether there will be a 2.9 update in the meantime, we can speculate from past experience that the three confirmed new characters will likely appear in the next release.

While we know that Tighnari and Collei are both users of the new Dendro element, Dori is more familiar as an Electro user. Thanks to rumours from the 3.0 beta, we also know what Dori's abilities might be, and that their weapon of choice is a Claymore. With a new region also confirmed for 3.0, it's likely we'll meet Dori in Sumeru, so, in anticipation, here's everything we know about the Genshin Impact Dori banner.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:06 PM
     The best cheap VPN providers in 2022

As things get more and more expensive, those who want to protect their privacy online are increasingly seeking a cheap VPN. Of course, it's reasonable to be concerned that a lower price means a lower quality service, so we've put together this list to help you find the VPN solutions that are both reliable and affordable (these two things need not be mutually exclusive).

Some cheap VPN services come from slightly less well-known providers or ones that have only been around for a few years, while others come from large, familiar brands who like to provide affordable alternatives for their customers.

We've picked out four cheap VPN providers for you, some free and others with an affordable price point. Each of them offers a unique service that each cater to different needs and price points, so it should be easy to find something that suits you.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:53 AM
     F1 22 France setup: best car settings for the Circuit Paul Ricard

Looking for the best F1 22 France setup? The Circuit Paul Ricard is a mixed bag of low, medium, and high speed corners, as well as a long, quick straight for overtaking. Due to its varied nature, this track has a reputation of being quite tricky to get the car setup just right.

Blind corners, sweeping bends, and a sharp chicane, as well as the long straight all to grapple with means you need a medium to high downforce setup with a lower aerodynamic settings. Here's how to create the best F1 22 France setup to strike the balance for the Circuit Paul Ricard.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:14 PM
     Where to find Genshin Impact Starlight Coalescence

Want to know where to find Genshin Impact Starlight Coalescence? These are quest items found on and around the Minacious Isle, within the Golden Apple Archipelago. They're exclusive to the Summertime Odyssey event series in Genshin Impact 2.8, and can be used to unlock paths around the island, as well as some luxurious chests.

There are 17 Starlight Coalescence in total so far, however you only need eight of them to get the three chests. The rest are spare for now, although Hoyoverse tends to put in extra of these kinds of things so players have plenty of opportunity to acquire what they need.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:41 AM
     FFXIV Moogle Treasure Trove 2022 rewards include rare mounts

Final Fantasy XIV's newest event starts on July 25, and the FFXIV Moogle Treasure Trove 2022 rewards include a selection of rare mounts, gestures, minions, and more from across the critically-acclaimed MMORPG's history. The event, which is scheduled to run until the launch of the FFXIV 6.2 update Buried Memory, gives players plenty of ways to earn the items by running a wide selection of old content in the fantasy game.

The Moogle Treasure Trove event is designed to encourage the MMO's player base into keeping some of the game's dungeon and raid queues populated during the downtime between major updates. In return, players who participate will earn Irregular Tomestones of Verity, which can then be cashed in at the Itinerant Moogle vendors in each of the three main starting hubs for a number of rare items.

Of particular note are likely to be the mounts. For 50 tomestones, you can get the Lunar Kamuy Fife and Ufiti Horn. The former, which summons the Lunar Kamuy mount, usually requires farming The Minstrel's Ballad: Tsukuyomi's Pain - one of the most challenging Stormblood extreme trials - so this is a much more straightforward way to get your hands on one. The latter grants players the Ufiti mount, a giant gorilla-like creature that cradles you in its arms.

RELATED LINKS: The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Reaper job guide, FFXIV Sage job guide

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:41 AM
     How to get the Stray safe code and solve the mysterious password

Is the Stray safe code eluding you? Annapurna's cyberpunk cat game is full of collectibles, but some are easier to obtain than others. If you've explored the alleyway to the right of the musician in The Slums, you're guaranteed to have stumbled upon a safe half-buried under a pile of rubbish. It's locked for the moment, but thankfully whoever was last using it left a clue to open it. The safe's mysterious password is pinned to the front of the safe, and you'll be prompted to collect it as you approach.

It's your first clue to getting the Stray safe code, but viewing the mysterious password in your inventory won't be of much use – after all, cats can't read. Thankfully, you've got a robot companion that can. Show the mysterious password to B-12, and they'll tell you the only fragment of the password that they can decipher: follows the numbers.

RELATED LINKS: Stray beginners guide, Stray review, Stray system requirements

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:24 AM
     Genshin Impact events – all current and upcoming events

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.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:11 PM
     Genshin Impact Collei banner release date speculation and abilities

Looking for more on the Genshin Impact Collei banner? She is an upcoming Genshin Impact character and was recently announced by Hoyoverse on Twitter, alongside two other characters, Tighnari and Dori.

So far, we don't know much about Collei, but she resides in the Sumeru region and has the Genshin Impact Dendro element, as well as wielding a bow. She looks set to be a four-star character and is an Avidya Forest Ranger Trainee. She could arrive in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, but we don't know much about the Genshin Impact Collei banner just yet, although her abilities have been leaked via Honey Hunter World.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:01 AM
     Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Gaismagorm final boss guide

Struggling to beat the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Gaismagorm phases? At the climax of the RPG game's expansion, with Malzeno finally vanquished, a true evil rears its ugly head: Gaismagorm. It's up to you to slay the beast and end the Quiro plague once and for all.

You will find this final boss at the end of the Master Rank 5 quests after slaying the infected Lunagarion. Like many final bosses in the series before it, the Monster Hunter Sunbreak Gaismagorm fight has multiple phases, each with new attacks you'll need to learn how to avoid. You could take this gigantic beast on alone, but the best approach is to assemble a complete hunting party to draw Gaismagorm's ire. We'll go over its weaknesses, strategies on how to beat it, and what materials you can gather upon its defeat.

The first step to finishing your quest to slay Gaismagorm once and for all is to have the best equipment for the job. We highly recommend that you get familiar with the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak weapon tier list to see which weapons would work wonders on this boss.

In general, melee weapons do far more damage in this fight than ranged, but you may find it a bit safer to be far away from its red-hot maw and sharp claws. If you're going for particular monster parts, such as the elusive Abyssal Dragonsphire, we recommend at least one of your party has bladed weapons.

RELATED LINKS: Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak monsters, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Awegite locations, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak prized pelt locations

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:53 AM
     The best Minecraft shaders in 2022

What are the best Minecraft shaders? More importantly, what are Minecraft shaders? The popular crafting game has a lot of things in its favour: infinite replayability, massively varied gameplay, and an environment that constantly changes and improves. Where Minecraft draws criticism compared to other modern games is its graphics. Fortunately, as with everything in Minecraft, the graphical fidelity can be tweaked to incredible effect with the help of Minecraft shaders.

From photorealistic lighting to uncanny motion blur, shaders are capable of bringing your Minecraft experience to life. Every Minecraft shader has its own unique qualities, whether that's injecting some serious style or providing a boost to Minecraft's base visuals without too much lag. So, in order to set you on your way to crystal-clear vistas we've put together a collection of the best Minecraft shaders out there.

Getting a Minecraft shader or shader pack up and running is a simple enough process. Before you get started trying to install a shader pack though, you'll want to download and install either Forge or Optifine. Bear in mind that these aren't always kept up to date, so your options are limited if you want to run shaders on the latest version of Minecraft Java. Likewise, you need to make sure whichever shaders you're downloading are for the same version of Minecraft Java you're running.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:47 AM
     Steam Deck performance may fall in temperatures above 35°C warns Valve

Taking your Steam Deck outside and playing the best PC games in the sunshine is undeniably great, but it can come with some unexpected disadvantages when it comes to performance. In fact, Valve has warned that using the handheld gaming PC amidst high ambient temperatures can cause the device to thermal throttle and even shutdown in exceptional circumstances.

RELATED LINKS: Steam Deck review, Best Steam Deck SD card, Best Steam Deck dock

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:43 AM
     The best Minecraft seeds 2022

What are the best Minecraft seeds? These seeds are codes that the game uses to generate worlds for you - worlds full of interesting landscapes and key landmarks ripe for exploration. They cover everything from jaw-dropping vistas and landscapes to thrilling dungeons filled to bursting with loot.

Your job is simple: pick the one you want to play around in, whether that's a great spawn location or an idyllic landscape. To get the best Minecraft seeds up and running, all you have to do is grab the digits and place them into the seed field when you're next creating a Minecraft world. The game will do all the heavy lifting, leaving you to explore and create beautiful Minecraft seeds to your heart's content.

Regardless of whether you're a professional miner or someone about to load up their first world, there's something you can't control in Minecraft: the terrain itself. While your mind may be brimming with possibilities, all too frequently, you'll spawn in a bland, uninspiring world full of flat grassland and the odd chicken. Hardly the canvas for your masterpiece. Hence this article: a complete collection of the best Minecraft seeds, from the inspiring to the functional and everything in between. To help you out, we've put the latest version each seed works with in brackets after the seed code. Set your Minecraft launcher to this version for the correct results.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:36 AM
     Five tips for getting started with Valorant

If you've been anywhere near the internet or video games lately you'll likely have heard of Valorant. The online first person shooter has gathered particular popularity thanks to its free-to-play model and competitive scene, making it one of the hottest games of the last few years.

As exciting as all this is, it can be a little intimidating if you feel you missed the boat. Coming to such a popular game after its initial phase may seem daunting, as many highly-skilled players will be throwing around terms you've never even heard of. What's more, sites that promise to help can be clogged with these phrases and leave you with more questions than they've answered.

Luckily, Riot Games' free FPS is not as impenetrable as it seems, and once you're in there are hundreds of things to see and do, along with regular updates and competitive rankings. Also, newcomers have the added advantage of the many specific Valorant apps for PC, each of which can help with your performance. We've put together a few basic tips to get you started. Soon you'll be able to hold your own in this exciting hero shooter, seamlessly able to tell your Sentinels from your Initiators and your Spikes from your Flashes.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:36 AM
     The best Marco 5 loadout in Warzone

Are you excited to try out the best Marco 5 loadout in Warzone? SMGs have been incredibly popular in Warzone ever since the battle royale game switched over to Caldera. Almost every SMG added to the game since Call of Duty Vanguard launched has been a viable option, and if the older SMGs are anything to go by, the Marco 5 has the potential to become one of the best SMGs in Warzone.

The best Marco 5 loadout stands out amongst its competitors due to its impressive mobility. Even when loaded up with attachments, it feels like you're holding nothing at all. The Marco 5 is surprisingly accurate when hip firing which makes it incredibly lethal when fighting enemies at close range.

RELATED LINKS: Warzone loadouts, Best AR in Warzone , The best guns in Warzone

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:20 AM
     GTA V is hiding a hilarious dev secret, just like Fallout's train hat

GTA V looks very sleek and smooth, incredible really for a game of its size. With so much detail and so many moving parts in Los Santos, it's remarkable how Rockstar – which, by the way, is apparently very busy on GTA 6 – manages to make everything look so organic. But buried inside any videogame, beneath the pretty, functioning facade, there lies a bewildering mess of metaphorical tape, plasters, and chewing gum holding everything together, and Grand Theft Auto V, like Fallout 3 with its infamous train hat, is no different.


PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:32 AM
     Madden NFL 23 system requirements demand up to 12GB of RAM

The Madden NFL 23 system requirements are here to see if your gaming PC has what it takes to make the team, ahead of its August release date. While you won't need the best graphics card to get the latest edition of the sports game up and running, some systems may need some extra RAM to meet the recommended specs.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:01 AM
     Minecraft mod lets you live your Dance Dance Revolution fantasy

Minecraft Redstone is easily one of the most entertaining things to see working. Despite being fairly straightforward when it was first introduced, things have changed so much since then that you can do nearly anything with it now. We've seen a few different games ported into Minecraft already, including Minesweeper, but today's video shows off a working Dance Dance Revolution.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:01 AM
     No Man's Sky Endurance update adds new missions, bridge and vast bases

No Man's Sky's new update, named Endurance, is transforming the space RPG once again by adding a host of visual, mechanical, and quality-of-life changes, including bigger bases, new Nexus missions, and a fresh expedition called Polestar.

We'll start with the smaller stuff; the little tweaks and additions that contribute to No Man's Sky's rich, alluring atmosphere. First, you can now add portholes, windows, and externally mounted observation decks to your ships, allowing you to bask in the universe from the comfort of your freighter. There are also some new atmospheric elements in the form of interstellar black holes and nebulae, and asteroid fields are now a lot denser, with thousands of drifting, deadly rocks able to appear on-screen at once.

RELATED LINKS: No Man's Sky multiplayer, No Man's Sky update, No Man's Sky VR

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:46 PM

Last time, you decided that bullet time is better than sex cutscenes. I was alarmed by how close this result was. We continue with another question of bits, picking playing bits of a game or seeing bits of a body. What's better: demos or gibs?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:14 PM

With the games release schedule starting to ease up a bit, I've finally found some time to really dig into The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe. I've enjoyed revisiting this meta first-person puzzler, but sometimes I can only manage small chunks before its endlessly repeating corridors start to feel like they're bearing down on me a bit. Thankfully, its latest quality of life update might just be the thing I need. As well as introducing a swathe of new accessibility features, its auto-walk function now has a toggle option - and as developers Crows Crows Crows have noted on Twitter, this means that "so long as you're in a straight corridor it allows the game to play itself!" Magic.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:59 AM

GOG started highlighting classic games again recently under the Good Old Games label, a nod towards its original moniker. Well, two more old-school games are releasing on the DRM-free storefront today: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. The arrival of the latter kicks off a sale on Warhammer games. While you're deciding whether you like digital versions of the little toy troopers or not, cast your mind back to the misty days of 2004 and watch the trailer for Dark Alliance 2 below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:55 AM

Lenovo has deeply discounted one of its excellent Legion 5 17-in laptops over at its UK store, bringing an £850 model down to just £766. That's a great price for a configuration that includes a Ryzen 5 5600H processor, RTX 3060 Laptop graphics card, 8GB of upgradeable DDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:39 AM

The Radeon RX 6900 XT debuted in 2020 for a colossal £1000 - but even that was below the £1400 Nvidia was charging for its equivalent RTX 3090. Now, you can pick up a triple-fan Gigabyte RX 6900 OC for just £750, a £250 drop from the AMD RRP and £350 below Gigabyte's RRP for this particular OC model.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:17 AM

The latest free No Man's Sky update is out today, and it's a good job Hello Games called the thing Endurance. It takes some serious stamina to scroll through the patch notes. Looks like it might be worth perusing all the way through them though, with this 3.94 update to the game majorly reworking freighter bases and shipping in some NPC crew members to populate them with. This crew will even share their thoughts as they're wandering about. See for yourself in the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:16 AM

Anime is an acquired taste, so you might not be a fan of stylised fights, speed lines and wacky costumes. Apex Legends is hoping you are though, because the Gaiden event has kicked off to bring some cosmetics influenced by One Piece, My Hero Academia and, possibly, Attack On Titan into the sci-fi battle royale for a limited time. Watch the surprisingly authentic anime-style trailer below.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:52 PM
     Completing the Triumph At the Behest of the Empress in Destiny 2.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:28 PM
     What does SMP mean?

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:13 PM
     Cause some cat mischief in Stray.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:56 PM
     Here is how to upgrade the Solstice Armour in Destiny 2.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:51 PM
     What Does Toast Do in MultiVersus?

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:46 PM
     The Dragons are coming.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:42 PM
     Getting the full breakdown.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:27 PM
     Today Sony Interactive Entertainment released a brand new trailer of the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered for PC.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:08 PM
     FIfa 23 is almost here.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:05 PM
     Connecting more players together for the Beautiful Game.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:05 PM
     Female FIFA players have more to look forward to.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:05 PM
     Taking to the world's stage.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:22 AM
     It ends tonight!

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:18 AM
     It's time to get Crunchy.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:00 AM
     GungHo Online Entertainment and Supertrick Games released a new video of the upcoming survival action game Deathverse: Let It Die.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:50 AM
     Having more universal voice chat is a nice feature.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:49 AM
     Time to get the hottest wheels in Forza Horizon 5's Hot Wheels expansion!

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:47 AM
     Humans aren't the only ones interested in the game Stray; their adorable feline companions are enjoying it, too.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:39 AM
     If you've ever wanted to know more about the elite task Spectre task force in Mass Effect, including the first Spectre, we've got you covered.

Twinfinite Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:33 AM
     Nintendo published an extensive overview trailer of its upcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3, showing all you need to know.

Siliconera Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:00 PM

Tekken: Bloodline

Tekken: Bloodline, Netflix's animated take on the hit fighting game series, opens on August 18, 2022. That's the reveal from the show's latest trailer, uploaded to Netflix's official YouTube channel.

Check it out below.


Tekken: Bloodline appears to function as an origin story of sorts for Jin Kazama, son of Tekken icon Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama. Jin first appeared in Tekken 3 and quickly took his place as one of the main characters of the series alongside his father and Heihachi Mishima, his grandfather.

The Tekken: Bloodline trailer shows a Jin haunted by the loss of his mother to Ogre. He approaches Heihachi to learn Mishima-style karate. He meets characters like Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams, King, and other Tekken alumni. The trailer even sets up a battle between Jin and Leroy Smith, who first appeared in Tekken 7. This encounter would mark the first chronological point in which Leroy appears in the Tekken storyline.

When Tekken: Bloodline appears on Netflix, it'll have a full English dub option available. This is something of a departure from the way Tekken has handled voice acting. As far back as 2001's Tekken 4, Tekken titles have generally opted against dubbing every character into a single language. Instead, many characters (though not all), speak their native language in cutscenes. The script simply treats everyone as being able to understand each other perfectly. For example, in Tekken 7, Heihachi speaks Japanese, while Nina, his employee, speaks English. Meanwhile, exorcist Claudio Serafino speaks his native Italian. This treatment seems unique to the mainline games, though. Spin-offs like the Tekken: Blood Vengeance and Tekken: The Motion Picture animated films or Tekken pachislot titles use single-language voice tracks.

Tekken: Bloodline premieres on Netflix on August 18, 2022. Tekken 7 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Siliconera Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:00 AM

The Great Ace Attorney eau de toilette perfumes by Capcom

Capcom will release new eau de toilette perfumes designed after characters from The Great Ace Attorney in Japan. The new perfumes will be available for sale physically at Capcom Stores in Tokyo and Osaka on July 22, 2022.

Each perfume will be contained in a 10ml bottle and have a different set of ingredients inspired by the character it represents.

  • Ryunosuke Naruhodo: Citrus, Gardenia, Leather, Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon
  • Kazuma Asogi: Cassis, Lavender, Black Pepper, Amber
  • Herlock Sholmes: Spirit, Leafy Green, Floral, Amber
  • Barok van Zieks: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk, Vetiver, Leather

Capcom will split the perfumes into two separate sets consisting of Ryunosuke and Kazuma, and Herlock and Barok. Each set will be available for 4,620 yen (~$33.50). The company also put the items up on Parco Online Store, but online stocks for both sets sold out just a few hours after going on sale.

Capcom has previously released perfumes inspired by characters from the modern-era Ace Attorney series. It also split the items into a Defense Attorney Set featuring Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice, and a Prosecutor Set comprised of Miles Edgeworth, Klavier Gavin, and Godot.

The Great Ace Attorney series consists of two games originally released for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Capcom released The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles worldwide on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC in July 2021. Sales for the new compilation have surpassed 500,000 copies as of April 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:00 AM

Genshin Impact Traveler Figure

Kotobukiya will be selling figures of the male and female Traveler from Genshin Impact. While pre-orders are not yet open, the company announced that the figures will be available for pre-order in the "near future." The figures are 1/7 scale. Kotobukiya has not announced an official price for either figure.

The 1/7 scale figures recreate both versions of the Traveler protagonist character from Genshin Impact. Aether, the male version, and Lumine, the female version, are twin siblings that travel the universe. At the beginning of the game, players are required to choose one of the characters as the protagonist.

Notably, the figures are based on each character's character card design. Aether, with his arm outstretched, wields his sword and wears a flowing cape. Lumine wields the same sword and wears her white dress. Both figures feature intricate details, such as Aether's earrings, Lumine's floral hairpins, and various metal buckles and accessories. Furthermore, each figure comes with its own stand resembling the terrain of the game's starting area, with a wooden signpost, fences, and grass.

You can get a better look at each Genshin Impact Traveler figure in the screenshots below:

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Previously, Kotobukiya unveiled a similar figure of Barbara from Genshin Impact. Her figure is also 1/7 scale, and costs ¥19,580 (about $141). While Kotobukiya has not announced an official price for the Lumine and Aether figures, you can expect the figures to run for around the same price.

The Genshin Impact Traveler figures are currently in development. There is no confirmed pre-order open date or price.

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