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Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 9:35 PM

Valve's Steam Deck has been a success so far, its (relatively) modest specs not really an issue when weighed against the size of the screen and the fact you can play it on the bus. But because it's essentially a small PC, the temptation is always there to improve it.


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 8:05 PM

For the last month or so, TikTok user Tyler Atkin (@ttptng) has been taking parts of his car—like the steering wheel—off and replacing them with Nintendo Wii accessories. Please do not try this at home.


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 7:10 PM

Over the weekend, a podcast's rumor suggested that the recently released free-to-play Ubisoft game, Roller Champions, would be canned in the near future. Today, Ubisoft released a statement claiming that isn't the plan, and attempted to assure people that the game, which most of you totally forgot came out in May, is…


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 5:00 PM

If you've felt uncomfortable about the rice paddy hats in Stray, you aren't the only one. Stray lifts Asian aesthetics to evoke exoticism and danger, but it doesn't engage with the history of the city it appropriates. This is especially problematic because its real-world setting carries painful historical baggage that…


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 4:45 PM

Into the Breach received a kaiju-sized free update last week, formally called Into the Breach: Advanced Edition. It essentially added an entire game on top of the existing base game, which was already one of the best tactical RPGs ever. In other words: RIP my social life.


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 4:30 PM

Crack open the door to self-described "kawaii tech creator" Celeste Fleurs' room, and you'll suddenly feel as if you've been living your life as a strawberry in some Fruity Pebbles cereal. Like countless other gamers online, Fleurs is an expert of "pastel gaming"—a term borne from Japanese kawaii aesthetics, and…


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 3:50 PM

The Xbox Series X/S already boot up incredibly fast, but it turns out they could go even faster. Microsoft is now testing a shorter startup animation to let players take advantage of that speed and get precious seconds of their life back. It's a modest improvement in the grand scheme of things, but a perfect example…


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 3:35 PM

A wrestling show held Friday evening provided a great example of how performer demographics are rapidly shifting away from bodybuilders and models and towards nerdy kids who grew up watching them.


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 2:35 PM

When Fortnite's newest season launched recently, I did what I've now done many times before: installed the game again, watched the new cutscene, dropped in for a few matches, and stopped. But a day later, something unusual happened: I returned and played some more. And then even more, and more again. And now, I'm a…


PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 7:08 PM
     This Stardew Valley fan calculated how to be farm-sim Jeff Bezos

There's no shortage of ways to make money in Stardew Valley, and if you ever wondered how your hard-grown cash might equate in real-life terms, you're not alone. Reddit user Whind_Soull spent some time figuring out just how much wealthier they are than everyone else in the life game and what it would take to match the wealthiest person in the world, and picked some IRL equivalents for scale.

RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 5:11 PM
     Soviet city-building game raises $28K through Help for Ukraine DLC

The Slovakian development team behind the Soviet-themed city builder Workers and Resources: Soviet Republic says it's raised about $28,000 USD so far through its Help for Ukraine DLC package, which it launched May 16 in response to the Russian Federation's invasion. The developers say they are sending the proceeds to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 2:17 PM
     New Phasmophobia update adds fine-tuned scare options

The next Phasmophobia update introduces custom difficulty options and a brand-new map, Kinetic Games announced in a Steam news blast. There's no firm release date for the custom difficulty options, but when it does launch, it will include a sizeable range of settings to tweak, everything from adjusting how fast the ghost can move to slowing yourself down and increasing sanity drain in the ghost game. You can even adjust how many Cursed Possessions show up during a hunt or, if the temptation to use them and condemn your team to death is just too strong, you can remove them completely.

RELATED LINKS: Best horror games on PC, Best VR games, Best ghost games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 6:03 PM

Rumours began to circulate over the weekend that Ubisoft were planning on cancelling their free-to-play fantasy sports game Roller Champions. The rumours grew to the point where Ubisoft have commented on them to say: nuh-uh. In a statement posted on Twitter, its developers say "Roller Champions isn't getting cancelled, and Ubisoft fully supports it."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 5:33 PM

American Truck Simulator's tenth expansion is almost upon us. The freight simulator's Montana DLC was announced in November last year, and now developers SCS Software say it'll begin its journey on August 4th. There's a new trailer and a longer in-game video to watch below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 4:43 PM

RTX 3080 graphics cards have hit a new low-water mark on Ebay, where a 10% off code (HOT10) has brought them to £660. This is the price for a Zotac Trinity model, but if you prefer Inno3D's designs then you can get one of their cards for just £10 more. Either way, you get an impressive level of performance for half the price that some were paying just a few months ago.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 4:38 PM

I'd rather play almost any game in first-person rather than third-person. A game in which I'm a cat might be one of the few exceptions. If you feel differently, and you'd really like to get inside the head of the feline protagonist in Stray, then there's now a first-person mod to help you.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 4:26 PM

AMD's Ryzen 5000 processors are getting ever cheaper, with the mid-range Ryzen 5 5600 today crossing the £130 barrier for the first time. You can now pick up this super-fast gaming CPU for less than £130, while the more powerful 5600X costs £170 after a similar discount - some way below the last sale price we saw it at. To get the reduced price, you'll need to use code HOT10 at the checkout to knock 10% off the price.

Higher-end Ryzen processors have also seen discounts in recent weeks. We spotted deals on the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X using the same Ebay HOT10 code.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 3:59 PM

Sneaky little hobbitses 'em up Lord Of The Rings: Gollum needs more time, say developers Daedalic. In a statement posted on Twitter earlier this evening, they say they're delaying the game by a few months "in order to deliver the best possible experience."

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Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 9:59 PM
     The demonic story of Kemono Jihen continues...

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 9:57 PM
     Wondering when Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid season 3 will come out? We've got the answer you're looking for. Here's what you need to know.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 9:56 PM
     Cat > Kratos.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 9:02 PM
     Thanatos isn't too far off.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 8:46 PM
     Death arrives.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 8:30 PM
     A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 7:23 PM
     Here are 10 perks and traits we'd love to see in Starfield.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 6:07 PM
     Atlus released a trailer of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on one of the locations and a dish that will be featured in the game.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 5:48 PM
     Mages released two more trailers of its upcoming game Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix, focusing on three actresses.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 4:38 PM
     These videos of a fan playing the themes to your favorite video games on such an unconventional instrument will certainly impress you.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 4:27 PM
     These Mass Effect posters are gorgeous.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 4:20 PM
     Wondering when The Promised Neverland Season 3 will come out? Well, for better or worse, we've got the answer you're looking for.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 4:18 PM
     The fight against good and evil begins!

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 3:20 PM
     Is there hope for a Season 2 of Tokyo Ravens?

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 3:18 PM
     Of the many anime released for the Summer 2022 season, these standouts make our list of the five best anime of August 2022 you should watch.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 3:16 PM
     Wondering when season 2 of Hyouka will come out? Well, for better or worse, we've got the answers you're looking for.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 3:15 PM
     The best IV to have when participating in gym raids in Pokemon GO.

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 2:22 PM
     When Does Marvel's Thunderbolts Come to Theaters?

Twinfinite Monday, July 25, 2022 2:02 PM
     Today Level Infinite and Hotta Studio revealed another trailer of the upcoming online RPG Tower of Fantasy.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 5:30 PM
     Microsoft Flight Simulator Bluebird Simulations Boeing 757 Wip July 2022 3Months after revealing that it's working on the illustrious Boeing 757 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Bluebird Simulations has finally provided an update on its progress. The team has been hard at work getting the bird together, and is happy to say that it's "coming along nicely." The Boeing 757 is occupies an interesting space in its class as a narrow-body jet, due to its powerful performance in addition to its lengthy aisle providing ample seating. It's more roomy than a Boeing 737, while still being smaller than a 767 or 777.   It's been out of real-world production for quite a few years. However, the craft is still being used extensively by many major carriers. Its powerful Rolls Royce engine have proven to be both reliable and a joy for pilots to operate. Now in virtual form, Bluebird Simulations is working to ensure that all of its intricate details are carried over into Microsoft Flight Simulator. The pencil rocket returns In a recent de...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 5:00 PM
     Roller Champions support trio teamFor a few days now, rumors suggesting that Ubisoft would cease all support for its free-to-play live service game Roller Champions circulated on the Internet. This rumor came courtesy of journalist and leaker Jeff Grubb. In a recent episode of the XboxEra podcast, Grubb claimed that Roller Champions would stop receiving content after its third season. Considering the game only came out two months ago on May 25, this would have come as a surprising bit of news if proven accurate. However, a recent update on the official Roller Champions Twitter account appeared to dispel this rumor, stating that "Ubisoft fully supports" the game. According to the statement, the developers have focused on addressing the common criticisms that players have brought up above all else. To accomplish this, the developers have decided to extend the length of the most recent "Disco Fever" season. This will allow for the release of a patch adding cross-invites to the game, bringing it c...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 4:30 PM
     Microsoft Flight Simulator Pc Pmdg 737 600 Wip 1 (copy)PMDG has released a new development update surrounding the progress of the next iteration of its Boeing 737. The smaller 737-600 variant of the world's most-sold narrow body jet is set to release for  Microsoft Flight Simulator in a matter of days, as of the time of publication. While the 737-600 isn't the smallest variant of the entire 737 lineage, it is the smallest of the type that is still actively used. Its predecessor, the -500, is used in very limited quantities these days. So it's not surprising that PMDG has chosen to go only as far down as the 737-600 for its initial release of complex add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.   As mentioned in an official update on PMDG's Forums, the team is currently testing a new Lateral Flight Path Model, along with "a significantly updated vertical path model that is finally able to leverage the improved accuracy of the lateral model into it's own computational process." The simplest way of p...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 4:00 PM
     Electrician Simulator Release Featured ImageThose who wish to indulge in their inner electrician desires don't have to wait much longer, as Electrician Simulator has a September 22 release date. This simulator includes plenty of in-depth features to immerse players. A diverse story-line, realistic repairing, the ability to take on contracts, and much more await in Electrician Simulator. Electricians will either repair a homes electricity in some capacity or install electrical appliances/light fixtures. You can brighten up a room's interior, provide electricity to plug-ins around homes or businesses, as well as completely remove power all-together. Players won't run out of jobs with the contract system, which is the primary way you earn money to improve your tools or workshop.   The developer of the game, Take IT Studio, is attempting to change it up in the simulator genre, with this being its first game being released. The company released this statement regarding the game: "By creating Electrician S...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 3:30 PM
     Street Fighter 6 Classic Costumes RyuOver the weekend, Capcom showed up at San Diego Comic-Con and made some small announcements. Unfortunately, we didn't get any new character or new footage reveals for Street Fighter 6. However, longtime fans of the series did get a little treat. Capcom has confirmed that Street Fighter 6 will feature classic costumes for some of its roster. Capcom showed off the classic costumes with a tweet over the weekend. Ryu, Chun-Li, and Guile will each be able to sport their classic designs from Street Fighter's early days. To be clear, Street Fighter is well known for giving its characters plenty of alternate costumes. We've seen other games feature classic costumes, like in Street Fighter 5 for example. Still, it's always nice to see some love for these classic looks.   There are still a few unanswered questions regarding the costumes, though. It isn't quite clear whether they'll be a free part of the game or come as paid DLC. Capcom is notorious for ma...

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Tabletop Gaming News Monday, July 25, 2022 3:00 PM

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, July 25, 2022 5:07 PM
     Not so secondary when you consider its effects. A list of Attributes exists for Diablo Immortal that affects the amount of damage players deal and, by extension, the amount of damage they take in-game. Specific stats will count towards making your character even stronger depending on the character class you've chosen in-game. For the most […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, July 25, 2022 4:03 PM
     Welcome to round two of Riot Games' exclusive VALORANT cosmetic items. VALORANT Skins and in-game cosmetics can be acquired for VALORANT Points or by purchasing the Battle Pass. Players can get their hands on anything Riot Games offers if they have money to shell out from their wallets. Lately, however, Riot Games has regularly been […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, July 25, 2022 3:00 PM
     The Submersible is only one of two underwater vehicles in GTA 5. Underwater travel is probably the least preferred method of getting around Los Santos and Blaine County in GTA 5. Nevertheless, six different underwater vehicles are available between GTA 5 and GTA Online, two of which are playable in GTA 5, while all six […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 25, 2022 5:21 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 25, 2022 4:57 PM

A new release date was not revealed

The post The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Has Been Delayed appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 25, 2022 4:39 PM

Confirms the leak that appeared on the game's official website

The post World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic Official Release Date Revealed appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 25, 2022 4:20 PM

On the website, the game currently sits at 8.61

The post Stray is Currently the Best User-rated Steam Game of The Year appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, July 25, 2022 3:59 PM

It's accompanying Legend is called Vantage

The post Apex Legends Season 14 Revealed appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Pivotal Gamers Monday, July 25, 2022 7:15 PM
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Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 1:25 PM

My method for gauging a game's popularity doesn't hinge on parsing sales figures from NPD or concurrent player lists from SteamDB. Nope, my tell is pass-fail: whether or not my mom has texted me about it. Over the past week or so, my mother has asked me more about "the cat game" than any other game I've ever covered.…


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 12:40 PM

Last week a child was playing chess against a robot when, in the words of one official, something "of course bad" happened. According to Russian media reports and a video of the incident, the robot pinched the seven-year-old's finger and fractured it. Not great!


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 12:18 PM

It's certainly fair to accuse me of being a latecomer when it comes to Covid-19. Despite the pandemic being my number-one source of crippling anxiety for the last two-and-a-half years, it's taken me this long to actually contract it all for myself. And pow, it's taken me out hard. To which I say: Thank God for


Kotaku Monday, July 25, 2022 11:30 AM

Shortly after GameStop launched its NFT marketplace earlier this month, one creator started selling an NFT called "Falling Man" mimicking the infamous photograph from September 11, 2001. It changed hands dozens of times, eventually fetching hundreds of dollars, until GameStop quietly removed it sometime over the…


PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 1:41 PM
     Nier: Automata secret room footage has fans perplexed

There's a Nier: Automata video making the rounds on the subreddit and other social media channels, and despite creator Yoko Taro announcing that the sad robot anime game's final secret had been found more than a year ago, this one has fans perplexed. The video appears to show a player entering a secret room, and so far no one has been able to replicate the feat.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:55 PM
     Genshin Impact streamer causes a scene by playing 3.0 beta on Twitch

Genshin Impact fans are no strangers to leaks, but even they were surprised to see a streamer playing the closed beta for version 3.0 on Twitch for everyone to watch. The streamer's name is Mordex, and they managed to stream about three hours of unreleased content before everything came to an end.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:54 PM
     Lord of the Rings Gollum is delayed one more time

Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment announced another Gollum delay, to help give the team more time to polish the new Lord of the Rings game. Daedalic originally planned to release Gollum in summer 2022, before pushing the stealth game's launch to September. In the new delay announcement, Daedalic says it plans to release Gollum "a few months" later than anticipated. There's no firm release date, though it seems safe to speculate we won't see Stinker's adventure until 2023 at this point.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:42 PM
     Doom mod replaces Doomguy with the Stray cat

The Stray cat has already explored the mean streets of a robotic cyberpunk city, and now it's heading to Mars. A new Doom mod is set to replace the classic FPS game's Doomguy with the Stray cat - and yes, it's in third-person too.

The mod will release on July 27 and is the creation of modder @edypagaza1 on Twitter - the mastermind behind the incredible Doom Shinobi mod, which turns id Software's FPS into basically a new Ninja Gaiden game. This one's a little more straightforward - it adds a heavily-armed version of the cat from Stray to Doom. Yes.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:36 PM
     Assassin's Creed fans want a Cold War game

Assassin's Creed: Rift, the next entry in Ubisoft's long-standing sandbox stealth series, is allegedly set in Baghdad, and focuses on Basim from Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. November, however, will mark the 15th anniversary of the entire AC series, and fans are debating possible new directions, including a move to a more modern, Cold War setting.

RELATED LINKS: Assassin's Creed Valhalla review, How long is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?, Buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:35 PM
     Back 4 Blood team is growing to support new stories and missions

With a new expansion and Chapter 5 on the horizon, Back 4 Blood has plenty more in store for fans of the co-op zombie game. Developer Turtle Rock Studios has recently posted a raft of more than 20 new developer positions, with many specifically mentioning continuing content and support for Back 4 Blood, including new characters, stories, missions, and more.

RELATED LINKS: Back 4 Blood review, The best co-op games on PC in 2021, The best zombie games on PC in 2021

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:28 PM
     TFT patch 12.14 notes – AD nerfs completely upend scaling

As League of Legends' autobattler, Teamfight Tactics, continues to grow in popularity, TFT patch 12.14 brings down the nerf hammer on AD champions, as well as finally taking enchanter behemoth Nami down a few pegs.

RELATED LINKS: How to play Teamfight Tactics, Best Teamfight Tactics items, How to upgrade Teamfight Tactics champions

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:19 PM
     Multiversus microtransactions put Diablo Immortal to shame

The MultiVersus beta opens to everyone on July 26 and it already feels like one of the best fighting games on PC, but the reasonable marketplace puts more aggressive free-to-play games like Diablo Immortal in the shade. Whisper it - maybe the Multiversus microtransactions aren't that bad?

Warner Bros kindly granted PCGamesN access to both the early Multiversus beta release and previous alpha, so I've played a lot of the platform fighting game  - and I'm impressed. It's certainly the best game like Smash Bros on PC, and it's got plenty of its own tricks too.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:06 PM
     FIFA 23 Heroes list and leaks

Excited to discover who made it onto the FIFA 23 Heroes list? FUT Heroes are a special group of players that left a lasting impression on their league with their extraordinary talents. These players share a number of similarities with FIFA 23 Icons, however, there are plenty of key differences that you need to be aware of before signing your own Hero.

FIFA 23 Heroes tend to feature lower stats compared to Icons, and they don't have the same level of freedom that Icon cards do when it comes to slotting into teams. You need to pair Heroes up with players from their respective league or nation in order to obtain max chemistry, whereas Icons can fit into any team without facing restrictions. Here's a list of confirmed players joining the FIFA 23 Heroes list.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 12:03 PM
     Apex Legends' Vantage is a survivor with a cute lil' bat friend

Respawn officially announced the newest Apex Legend legend, Vantage, following a recent Vantage leak during a teaser announcement and an even older leak that revealed Vantage's entire kit. This time, though, the new legend has a proper full trailer outlining their backstory and introducing the battle royale's newest season, Apex Legends Hunted. Hunted and Vantage are due out August 9, though Respawn is remaining silent about what to expect from Hunted, aside from the new season marking Vantage's debut.

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 11:54 AM
     Apple Mac and AMD laptops are now Intel free

Apple has been cleansing its Mac computers of rival silicon for quite some time and has now transitioned from a diet Intel solution to truly Intel free. Intel USB4 timer chips were the last influence team blue had on modern Macbooks since the two companies let their 15-year partnership dissolve in 2020, and Apple's latest M2-powered laptops no longer include Intel's solution.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 11:50 AM
     Every AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU may launch at the same time

The AMD Ryzen 7000 release date may be just over a month away, but the company hasn't yet formally announced when the launch will be or what processors will be available on day one. Despite team red's best efforts to keep this information under lock and key, new reports may have partially unearthed what Zen 4 chips will be coming to market first.

RELATED LINKS: Zen 4 CPUs - everything we know, RDNA 3 GPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 11:47 AM
     The best card games on PC 2022

What are the best card games on PC? It is not a question we would have been asking a few years ago, when some basic ports of paper-based systems and some minigames in larger titles were all we had access to.

Now, there are heaps of games like Hearthstone vying to be among the best card games on PC - it is one of the quickest growing genres in the industry. The best card games offer players a rich and constantly shifting meta, potentially limitless replayability, and are approachable to boot - so it is not hard to see why card games have taken off in recent years.

What that means is somebody (us) needs to lay down the objective truth (subjective opinion) on which are best card games on PC (the ones we enjoy the most). We will cover everything from the biggest player in the genre today (you will never guess which that is), the best ports from paper, the up-and-comers you might not have heard of, and some of the best free card games out there.

RELATED LINKS: Best Hearthstone decks, The best card games on PC, Free card games

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 11:43 AM
     How to make a cake in Minecraft

Want to know how to make a cake in Minecraft? Of course you do! A Minecraft cake is a great source of food when you're exploring the deserts, badlands, and jungles of your world, but has a few other unique uses too. Speaking of jungles, that's the Minecraft biome adorable pandas call home, and another fun fact about them is that cake is one of their favourite foods and therefore an essential component to befriending them.

Since the Caves and Cliffs 1.17 update, you can even put a candle on top of a Minecraft cake, making the perfect birthday gift for your friends in multiplayer… or maybe just for your pet horse in your singleplayer world. As for its main use as a food source, a cake works in its own distinctive way. Instead of simply munching on it - like a panda does - you instead place it down, taking a slice at a time. This means you can make it last, and save inventory space while you're at it. Here's what you need to know about the cake recipe and how to make a cake in Minecraft.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 11:34 AM
     Game-breaking Warzone bug is randomly kicking players out of matches

Call of Duty: Warzone players are apparently encountering a glitch during plunder matches, which breaks the game by kicking them out at random moments, seemingly for no reason. As initially reported on Charlie Intel, some Warzone players have taken to Reddit to discuss their frustrations and experiences with the glitch, as well as possible explanations.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 11:11 AM
     The best sniper games on PC in 2022

Sniper games are all about perching on top of a building and punching holes through bad guys from a mile away with the help of a high-calibre rifle. Whether it's the challenge of compensating for bullet drop, or the simple pleasure of watching a group of enemies descend into panic as you pick the hapless goons off one by one - the best sniper games thrive off moments like these.

Sadly, there are not many games that focus solely on making the player feel like the ultimate ghost warrior, but there are a huge number of sniper games with realistic sniping mechanics and sniper missions to satisfy that itchy trigger finger of yours. Our sniper games list offers everything from military simulations to more laid-back experiences where you can afford to make the odd mistake or even ditch the sniper rifle entirely.

We frequently return to our lists to make sure they are as up-to-date as possible, so you can be confident that what we list below are nothing less than classic sniper games on PC.

RELATED LINKS: CS:GO console commands, CS:GO tips, CS:GO smokes

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 10:54 AM
     MultiVersus works great on Steam Deck, but isn't Verified

MultiVersus actually works great on Steam Deck, even though it's not marked as Verified or Playable on Valve's storefront. While the Smash Bros alternative could still have quirks lurking under the hood, its apparent compatibility with the portable powerhouse means you can take Batman, Shaggy, and the rest of your favourite franchise fighters with you on the go, but you might want to leave Taz at home.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 10:54 AM
     American Truck Simulator Montana DLC release date set for August

Set your GPS to Billings, because it's time to head to Montana. It will be soon, anyway - American Truck Simulator's Montana expansion release date has been announced for August 4, which means one of the best truck games on PC is about to get one state bigger.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 10:24 AM
     Diablo Immortal's Chinese release may fix content drought, fans hope

It has taken a while for Blizzard's somewhat infamous mobile title, Diablo Immortal, to be unleashed upon Chinese audiences, but now that it has been Western players are hoping they'll see more consistent updates.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 10:19 AM
     Intel Arc A770 and A750 GPU release date may be near

The Intel Arc A770 and A750 will be the most powerful graphics cards in the company's line-up when it pushes them to market, but we still don't yet know when the Intel Arc Alchemist release date will be. However, it appears that team blue may be planning to launch its top tier very soon.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 10:12 AM
     The best Total War: Warhammer 3 mods

Want some awesome Total War: Warhammer 3 mods? This fantasy strategy game has only been out for a few months now, and the veteran Total War mod scene has already hit the ground running. There's already some excellent player-created content available on the Steam Workshop, and more is bound to show up the older Warhammer 3 gets.

The current pool of Warhammer 3 mods covers ranges from total overhauls, to introducing new units and lore from the wider Warhammer Fantasy universe. Warhammer 3 is already one of the best Warhammer games, and this selection of top mods is only makes it better. We've got to entertain ourselves somehow while we wait for Immortal Empires and the Champions of Chaos expansion, after all.

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 10:11 AM
     Morbius Minesweeper challenges you to get 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Morbius, the blockbuster hit of 2022, is long overdue its own game. It'd work as a horror, or it could be an open-world RPG, where you clear districts of low-rent thugs, and gradually work your way up to the final confrontation with a dancing, shirtless Matt Smith. It could even spawn its own genre, the MMMORPG, where the extra 'M' is for 'Morbin''.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 9:13 AM
     Riot promises refunds after League's Shadow Isles Cup technical issues

For most of us mere mortals, Clash is the closest we're ever going to get to a truly competitive arena in League of Legends. The game mode comes around periodically, asking for a pre-made team of five players to compete in a knockout-style bracket, with everyone involved getting some form of prize depending on where their team finished.

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 9:05 AM
     Roblox music codes July 2022 – the best song IDs

Looking for Roblox music codes? There are thousands of popular songs available to listen to in Roblox, simply by entering music ID codes into your boombox or the radio. Using song IDs, you can play your favourite TikTok songs in games with your friends.

So how do you play music in Roblox? The method varies depending on which game you want to blast your tunes in. Some games allow you free access to the boombox - simply equip and press it to bring up a text box in which you can enter a song ID code. Catalog Heaven is a great place to test the Roblox music codes you find, as it allows you to equip any boombox in the shop and try it out.

In most games, however, you'll need to use the radio to play music. This is usually part of a paid Game Pass - the price of a Game Pass is set by each game developer individually. Once you have access to the radio, you can use it in the same way as the boombox - simply enter the song ID code and press play. Occasionally, tracks are taken down by Roblox, so if a code stops working, you'll have to look for a replacement. Here are the best radio music codes in Roblox that work in July 2022:

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

PCGamesN Monday, July 25, 2022 8:02 AM
     Minecraft mod lets you relive classic Harry Potter games

Minecraft and magic have come together a few times recently. The most notable of those magical mashups is Spellcraft, the free DLC that adds in over 20,000 different spells and some new ways to use them. However, the fan-made EpicSpellsPlugin is definitely worth keeping an eye on too.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 1:05 PM

Every Monday, Super Auto Pets shakes its big bag of animals and draws a fresh selection for its 'Weekly Pack' mode. SAP is my favourite auto-battler, and offering a whole new meta every week has me coming back long after I would've stopped playing. I do enjoy the flow across a week as builds rise and fall on an accelerated timescale before everything is wiped clean and starts over on Monday. Which makes me wonder: what's the best day of your gaming week, reader dear?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 11:15 AM

Fed up with waiting for big-name console games to come out on PC after they've landed on current-gen consoles? Good job that a Naughty Dog artist has said that The Last Of Us Part 1 remake will be launching on our beige box of choice "very soon" after coming to PS5 on September 2nd then. Senior Environment Texture Artist Jonathan Benainous made the comment to a The Last Of Us fan who tweeted at him about the PC version.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 10:57 AM

British actor David Warner, who voiced dark wizard Jon Irenicus in classic CRPG Baldur's Gate II: Shadows Of Amn, has died at the age of 80, the BBC reports. The actor also appeared in other games during the late 1990s and early 2000s, mostly on PC. You can hear Warner's evocative performance as Irenicus in the trailer for Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 9:13 AM

Rick And Morty's Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith are joining the roster of Warner Bros. brawler MultiVersus, but not before Space Jam basketballer LeBron James. LeBron is up first, so you can expect to play as him when the open beta begins on July 26th. Rick and Morty will be added during the game's first season. Watch the LeBron reveal trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 7:58 AM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This time, my eye has been caught by an adventure game inspired by Flann O'Briend, a celebrity reality show in a McMansion, livestreamed occult horror rituals, and more.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, July 25, 2022 7:11 AM

We all knew it would happen eventually. Plastic statue makers Funko have revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that their Funko Pop collectibles will star in games produced by relative newcomers 10.10 Games. However, 10.10 was started up by Jon Burton, who also founded Traveller's Tales, the purveyor of Lego games. You can watch the very short announcement teaser trailer below.

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     That trailer is really, really pretty.

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     2K and Firaxis revealed another video about the turn-based game Marvel's Midnight Suns, dedicated to one of its playable superheroes.

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     Delays are never fun, but do often lead to a better product.

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     Today third-party developers had a relevant aircraft release in store for Microsoft Flight Simulator and new assets to share.

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     It's essentially Ding Dong Ditch in Fortnite.

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     Wondering if Kastro is dead in Hunter X Hunter? We've got the answers you're looking for. Here's everything you need to know.

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     Since FIFA 20, Juventus has been called "Piemonte Calcio" due to an exclusive partnership with Konami. This is going to end with FIFA 23.

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     Finally, a character to justify sniping from the shadows.

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     R.I.P Chadwick Boseman.

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     Atlus released a new gallery of screenshots of its upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, showing the safe house, shops, and more.

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     When does Marvel's Thunderbolts Come to Theaters?

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     Today Compile Hear revealed another trailer of its upcoming JRPG Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord introducing heroine Tiara and her fairy Cui.

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     Seriously, watch Gleipnir.

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     Today Square Enix announced what's likely the most obvious crossover ever for its mobile game Octopath Traveler: Champions of The Continent.

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     Bandai Namco released another character trailer of its upcoming fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R.

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     Koei Tecmo announced its Financial Results for the first quarter of the fiscal year related to the period between April 1 and June 30, 2022.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 2:00 PM

Crayon Shin-Chan The Storm Called Flaming Kasukabe Runner coming to PC Steam

PC players with a Steam account will have their first Crayon Shin-Chan game released on the platform. Bushiroad has created a Steam page for Crayon Shin-Chan: The Storm Called! Flaming Kasukabe Runner!! It will release the action runner game digitally in Fall 2022. This game will contain Japanese voiceovers with subtitles in Japanese, English, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Latin American Spanish.

Flaming Kasukabe Runner originated as a free-to-play mobile game that Bushiroad launched for Android and iOS devices in 2016. Although the company also made English and Spanish localizations, the global version of the original mobile game is no longer available.

In early 2020, Bushiroad released a single-purchase version of Flaming Kasukabe Runner on Nintendo Switch worldwide. This game is still available on the North American Nintendo eShop at $9.99.

Although Flaming Kasukabe Runner will be the first Shin-Chan game to appear on PCs, it is not the only game that receives an English localization. Neos Corporation will release a global version of Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in August 2022.

Crayon Shin-Chan: The Storm Called! Flaming Kasukabe Runner!! is available on Nintendo Switch worldwide and mobile devices in Japan. Bushiroad will release the Crayon Shin-Chan running action game on PC via Steam in Fall 2022.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 1:00 PM

Kingdom Hearts SuperGroupies

SuperGroupies unveiled its new Kingdom Hearts collection, with preorders open in North America and Japan. Shipping to Europe is available through WorldShopping. The fashion line includes watches, wallets, umbrellas, backpacks, and jackets, with designs based on nine of the game's iconic characters. Each order will also come with exclusive postcard art from creator Nomura Tetsuya. Pre-orders will be open until August 14, 2022, at 8 PM PST.

The Kingdom Hearts fashion line initially appeared at the Kingdom Hearts 20th-anniversary event held in Tokyo earlier this year. The announcement revealed that the fashion line would somehow incorporate nine characters from the series into wristwatch designs: Sora, Riku, Kairi, Roxas, Axel, Xion, Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. We now know that each character would not only get their own watches but would also get other fashion items such as backpacks and jackets.


Each item incorporates various references to the character it represents. Sora's wristwatch, for example, features his crown symbol and his keyblade as the hour hand. Axel's jacket features some similarities to his Organization XIII outfit and also has the Organization symbol on the chest. While prices for the watches, umbrellas, wallets, and backpacks are all the same regardless of character, jacket prices vary.

Below is a list of each product and their respective prices and estimated delivery dates:

  • Wristwatch - $230
    • Late February 2023
  • Backpack - $180
    • Early February 2023
  • Long Wallet - $130
    • Early February 2023
  • Umbrella - $75
    • Late April 2023
  • Jacket - $170 (Sora, Riku, Kairi, Xion, Ventus, Aqua, Terra), $180 (Roxas), $200 (Axel)
    • Late February 2023

You can get a better look at some of the products in the screenshots below:

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The SuperGroupies Kingdom Hearts collection is available for pre-order via the SuperGroupies website. Shipping to the US and Canada will use FedEx and will cost an additional $30. Shipping outside of Japan, the US, and Canada will require the use of WorldShipping. Pre-orders will close on August 14, 2022, or until supplies last.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 12:00 PM

Genshin Impact Lumine figures

Kotobukiya has opened pre-orders for Genshin Impact figures of Aether and Lumine in Japan. The company has also announced the release window for both products. The 1/7 scale figures of the Traveler protagonists will be available in April 2023.

Both figures will have the same full price tag of 18,480 yen (~$135.5). Kotobukiya's online shop also offers several incentives related to these Genshin Impact figures. It will guarantee stock availability to people who place orders on the website by October 18, 2022. The publisher's store will also add an extra facial expression for each figure in limited amounts.

Kotobukiya first unveiled the 1/7 scale figures of Aether and Lumine on July 20, 2022. Both characters will stand and pose on a specially-made pedestal. The figures' overall height—including the pedestal— will be 270mm (~10.6") for Aether and 255m (~10") for Lumine. The company will use PVC and ABS to produce these figures.

Aether and Lumine are the next Genshin Impact characters in Kotobukiya's lineup of figures after Barbara. Kotobukiya launched a similar pre-order offer for Barbara's figure with a store-exclusive facial expression and guaranteed stock until April 12, 2022. It will release the first figure in September 2022.

Genshin Impact is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS. A Nintendo Switch version of the game is also on the way.

The post Genshin Impact Aether and Lumine Figures Will Arrive in 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 11:00 AM

My Hero Academia Season 6 Release Date

Studio Bones announced the My Hero Academia season 6 release date will fall on October 1, 2022. The upcoming season will air on Japanese televisions on the Yomiuri and Nihon Television channels, every Saturday at 5:30 PM Japan Time (1:30 AM PST / 10:30 AM CEST). The availability of an English dub or streaming platform has not yet been confirmed. [Thanks, Livedoor!]

Along with the release date announcement, Bones also revealed the latest key visual for season 6. As with previous trailers and visuals for the season, the poster depicts the heroes ready to face off against the villains of the Paranormal Liberation Front. Furthermore, the announcement Tweet mentions that the upcoming season will cover the "All-Out War" arc of the manga.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Release Date

The key visual features protagonist Deku alongside Todoroki and Bakugo, as well as the series' primary antagonist Tomura Shigaraki in the background. Yoshihiko Umakoshi, the character designer for the anime, helped design the key visual with the help of Bones. Umakoshi has worked with the anime adaptation since 2016 as well as its various film adaptations, as well as other series such as Berserk and HeartCatch PreCure!

My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a free-to-play battle royale game, is also expected to release sometime in Fall 2022. The game features dozens of characters from the series fighting in teams of three. Bandai Namco held several beta tests for the game, and the next beta test will start in August 2022. The manga series is slated to end sometime in 2022.

My Hero Academia season 6 will begin airing on October 1, 2022, at 5:30 PM Japan Time. There is no confirmed streaming platform or English dub.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 10:00 AM

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher

Ultraman fans may soon be ready to become Ultraman farmers. The Ultraman franchise-themed Monster Rancher spin-off is coming this October. Bandai Namco revealed that the Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher release date falls on October 20, 2022.

Here's a trailer announcing the release date and showing off more gameplay.


With the global Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher release date confirmed, Bandai Namco also promoted a pre-order bonus. Pre-order customers will receive a "Giant of Light" cosmetic skin for the Ultra Kaiju Sevenger. Sevenger first appeared in the 1975 series Ultraman Leo, as a "Capsule Kaiju" belonging to the hero Ultraseven. Ultraseven's alter ego Dan Moroboshi could summon Capsule Kaiju to fight when himself could not transform into Ultraseven. Sevenger appeared again in 2020's Ultraman Z, as an anti-monster robot piloted by human-size operators. Sevenger later appeared in some specials separate from main Ultraman series. Sevenger Fight, a comedic short, pits Sevenger against various monster foes.

Check out a promo for Sevenger Fight below to see Sevenger in action.


Upon the Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher release date, players will be able to deck Sevenger out in a "Giant of Light" skin that mimics the pattern and color scheme of an Ultra hero. Pre-order customers will also receive packs of Kaiju-raising items to get a head start on training and enhancing their giant monster. The items include a rage-quelling Giant Cake, an accuracy boosting Gan-Q Candy, and a fatigue-relieving Mandarin Juice. Monster Rancher veterans may also recognize items like the Silver Peach, Kalaragi Mango, and Smoked Snake.

The game releases on October 20, 2022, for Nintendo Switch.

The post Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher Release Dated for October 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 9:00 AM

papers please mobile

Papers, Please will come out on iOS and Android mobile devices on August 5, 2022. Like the PC version, it will have a campaign mode where you play through the story, as well as an endless mode for those who want to see how long they can last. For those who purchased the game on the iPad, you can get it on the iPhone for free. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

While the contents of the game itself are the same as the original, Lucas Pope moved around some of the interface so that the game can look good when you hold it in portrait mode. It will also come with all of the languages that the game has been localized in.

Papers, Please first came out in 2013 for the Windows PC. You take on the role of an immigration officer working at the border of Arstotzka, which is a fictional country with some similarities to the Eastern Bloc. It is a puzzle simulation game in which you look at immigrants' passports and other supporting paperwork, and check for inconsistencies. If there is nothing wrong, you may let them pass, but if there is false information, you must detain them for the safety of your country.

Several streamers and VTubers (including Markiplier, Ike Eveland, and Gawr Gura) have streamed the game over the past few years.

Papers, Please is readily available on Windows PC, Mac OS, iOS, and PlayStation Vita. It will come out on Android and iOS mobile devices on August 5, 2022.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 8:00 AM

jujutsu kaisen usj

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has released more information on the Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration event that will run from September 16, 2022. Like most crossovers at the theme park, there will be a 4D ride, as well limited time music that will play on Hollywood Dream: The Ride. Additionally, there will be Jujutsu Kaisen-themed food and merchandise available during the crossover. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

"Kaikai Kitan" by Eve, which is also the first opening of the series, will play on Hollywood Dream. As for the 4D ride, you will be able to experience a fight between the main cast of characters and Cursed Spirits, along with a story original to the ride. Yuji and the others are fighting to prevent a conspiracy targeting the opening of a Jujutsu High in Osaka. This will also mark the first time that the Jujutsu Kaisen characters appear in 3D.

The 4D ride will be available from September 16, 2022 until July 2, 2023. As for the Hollywood Dream: The Ride (Kaikai Kitan version), it is available until January 18, 2023.

Jujutsu Kaisen follows the story of Yuji Itadori after he becomes a Jujutsu Sorcerer in order to prevent his execution. He houses a powerful Curse named Ryomen Sukuna inside of his body because he ate one of the fingers. The ultimate goal is for Yuji to eat all of the fingers so that they can fully exorcize Sukuna.

The Jujutsu Kaisen event at USJ will run from September 16, 2022 in Japan. Jujutsu Kaisen is available for streaming on services such as Crunchyroll.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 7:00 AM

jack-o figure guilty gear

During WonFes 2022, Apex Toys revealed that a figure of Jack-O Valentine is in development. As the picture only reveals the figure's silhouette, it is difficult what it will look like in the end. However, we can see that the figure will strike her signature 'Jack-O pose.' [Thanks, Zodam!]

The Jack-O pose has Jack-O placing her chest on the ground. She then raises her rear up in the air, with her legs far apart and feet on the ground. There was even the online 'Jack-O Challenge,' in which people took pictures of themselves or drew characters re-enacting the pose. This pose is actually Jack-O's crouching animation.

Here's what it looks like in Guilty Gear Strive.

Jack-O Pose

It is currently unknown when to expect the Jack-O pose figure, and how much it will likely cost. Other figures that appeared at the WonFes 2022 Summer Festival include a 1/7 scale figure of Ryza, as well as a 1/7 scale figure of Shionne from Tales of Arise. You can see more pictures through the #WF2022S hashtag on Twitter as well.

Jack-O first appeared as a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, which was a sequel to Guilty Gear Xrd Sign. She then appeared as a DLC character in Guilty Gear Strive, following the first DLC character of Goldlewis Dickenson.

The Jack-O figure is currently in development.

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Siliconera Monday, July 25, 2022 6:00 AM

The Last of Us Part 1

Naughty Dog is currently working on a remake of 2013's The Last of Us, bringing it to the PlayStation 5. The project was long-rumored and finally leaked by a PlayStation Direct store listing. Now Naughty Dog itself has come forward with a gameplay showcase for the game. Now called The Last of Us Part 1, a new video documentary highlights the team's goals and the upgrades players can expect from the transition to PS5.

Check it out below.


In the The Last of Us Part 1 "Rebuilt for PS5" feature, Naughty Dog figures like Co-President Neil Druckmann, Director Matthew Gallant, and Creative Director Shawn Escayg hold forth on their goals for the game. The feature shows off comparisons between 2014's The Last of Us Remastered  (a PS4 upgrade of the game) and The Last of Us Part 1 running on the PS5. According to the team, the PS5's extra power and graphical capabilities allow Naughty Dog to bring the game closer to their original creative vision. The effort also allows them to take advantage of innovations and lessons learned from the development of The Last of Us Part 2.

Gallant mentioned that when it came out on PS3 in 2013, the original game already pushed the limits of the console's capabilities. Thus the PS5's greater specifications can touch every part of the game, from lighting to environment art to character modeling and facial expressions. Increased density of "physics objects" allows for more immersive environments and adds intensity to encounters as characters scramble over and through the scenery. Druckmann and Gallant also spoke on improvements to the in-game A.I.. These upgrades allow NPC "buddy" characters to predict enemy behavior to a certain extent and react accordingly. PS5-native features like 3D audio and the Dualsense controller's haptic feedback will also enhance the experience, they claim.

The Last of Us Part 1 will also contain more than just visual and performance improvements. The accessibility features debuted in The Last of Us Part 2 will be included, as well as things like full Audio Description for cutscenes. An evolved Photo Mode, a timed Speedrun Mode, Permadeath modes, and a Model Viewer mode will be included on release. The game itself includes the main campaign and Left Behind DLC content, while adding a number of cosmetic unlocks for weapons and character outfits. One thing that won't be included is the Factions multiplayer mode. Like Part 2The Last of Us Part 1 won't have a multiplayer mode. Naughty Dog is developing a standalone multiplayer game based on the franchise, though no information exists about that title at the moment.

The Last of Us Part 1 releases on PS5 on September 2, 2022The Last of Us Remastered is available on PS4, and is part of the PS Plus Collection game library available to all PS5 owners that subscribe to PS Plus.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 1:30 PM
     American Truck Simulator Montana Dlc Sunrise 3Following its initial reveal several months ago, the latest map expansion for American Truck Simulator finally has a release date — August 4. In just a matter of weeks, virtual truckers will get to experience the beauty of SCS' take on the state of Montana. Affectionately known as The Treasure State, Montana is home to just a notch over 1 million people. As one of the northernmost states in all of the contiguous United States, it has quite a bit of land area, coming in at 147,040 square miles total. This makes it one of the country's largest states, despite being one of its most sparsely populated.   Big Sky Country Montana makes up for its relative emptiness with rolling hills, stunning mountain ranges, and acres of lush farmland. Ranching, grain farming, mining, and lumber are some of the state's most integral industries. As expected, the folks over at SCS Software took these fast facts into consideration and have been working hard to ensure that Montana...

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     Genshin Impact Crystalline Cores Persikov GuideOnce you're done with the main quest in Mona's domain in Genshin Impact, you'll also be able to complete the narrative arc for version 2.8. This requires you to head back to the northwestern island where you initially discovered the strange Fatui machine. Here's our Genshin Impact Crystalline Cores puzzle guide to help you get all the items described by Persikov. Note: For more information about the game, check out our Genshin Impact guides and features hub.   Genshin Impact Crystalline Cores puzzle guide The group will accost Persikov when they see him near the machine. This will cause him to divulge the locations of the Crystalline Cores in Genshin Impact. When you look at the hand-drawn map, you'll notice some odd symbols: Dots – The device has to be rotated to the right. Dashes – The device has to be rotated to the left. Tents, towers, and the like – These objects refer to landmarks that show which device is closer. With that ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 1:10 PM
     Genshin Impact Asterism Shard Starshadow Lamp Astral Puzzle GuideMona's mirage domain in Genshin Impact is located on Minacious Isle. It's filled with many tricks, all related to her profession as an astrologer. Most of the passageways and rooms are locked at the start, but you'll be able to enter them soon enough. Here's our Genshin Impact Starshadow Lamp and Asterism Shard star puzzle guide to help you complete the related quest in Mona's astral domain. Note: For more information about the game, check out our Genshin Impact guides and features hub.   Genshin Impact Starshadow Lamp and Asterism Shard star puzzle guide There are multiple puzzles and mechanics that you'll need to be aware of in Mona's astral domain in Genshin Impact: Asterism Shards and Starshadow Lamps – The shards are small tablets that you place in the top and bottom slots of the central device. The completed pictograph should then resemble the constellation shown on the lamp to remove the barrier. Star Guide – A diagram ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 1:00 PM
     Dark Souls 3 Multiplayer Fix Could Be On The WayDark Souls 3 and other games in the series haven't had online servers since the beginning of the year. FromSoftware noticed a serious risk to player security in the PvP servers and did not have a solution ready at the time. But the wait for a fix may soon be over, as an update for Dark Souls 3 has been found on Steam. Lance McDonald noticed this and said, "Bandai Namco have pushed a new Dark Souls 3 update to folks with access to some of the debug branches on Steam for the first time in many years. Probably testing new patches for upcoming server restoration."   There is no official word from FromSoftware or Bandai Namco Entertainment about when a potential Dark Souls 3 fix will release to all players. This does seem promising, though. According to SteamDB, this is the first backend update for Dark Souls 3 on Steam in nearly two years, which seems significant. Additionally, the process of debugging refers to removing errors and glitches from a game, which lends further c...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, July 25, 2022 12:30 PM
     Halo Infinite Causing Players To Lose DataHalo Infinite has come under fire for a variety of issues in the months since its launch last year. But the latest issue may prove to be the worst, depending on your data caps. Developer 343 Industries is now trying to resolve an issue that is causing Halo Infinite players to download large amounts of data every time they play a match in multiplayer. Twitter user @NicmeistaR found that the game client would use varying amounts of data after a match was complete. They tweeted, "After further inspection I found that an average match only uses about 11MB. However. After each match the main menu retrieves about 300MB of data from the CDN on PC and Xbox. Which after about 2 matches results in over 1GB of network traffic. It's nuts."   The HaloSupport Twitter account responded to the problem by saying, "The team is investigating reports of #HaloInfinite downloading extra data after multiplayer matches. An improvement for this issue will be included in August's Drop Pod upd...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, July 25, 2022 2:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you'll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just Galaxy Team for short) […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, July 25, 2022 1:00 PM
     Xiangling is a young lady passionate about cooking and excels in making her signature hot and spicy dishes. She is a renowned chef in Liyue and is both the chef and waitress of the famous Wanmin Restaurant. Getting inside the eatery will have Xiangling greet you with "Sit anywhere you like. I can make whatever […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, July 25, 2022 11:00 AM
     In My Time at Portia, fast travel is made possible by riding a horse or the Dee-Dee Transport. But traveling by vehicle can limit your freedom to explore, and owning a horse can be expensive. A cheaper alternative would be to use Colorful Llama as a mount. This guide will teach you how to catch […]

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