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Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:45 PM

The upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is on indefinite hold following the recent firings of two key directors, Bloomberg reports.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:20 PM

Today, Rockstar Games released what might be one of the biggest, best updates Grand Theft Auto Online has seen in years. While it might not add something as big and flashy as a casino or superyacht, the new "Criminal Enterprises" update expands a huge list of old content, adds new quality-of-life changes, and even…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:08 PM

A wallpaper app is the tenth most-played game on Steam right now for one very good reason: Chinese players have been using it to distribute porn. Porn has been illegal in China since 1997, but the gray regulatory status of Steam has allowed Wallpaper Engine users to share uncensored content.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:10 PM

MultiVersus, WB Games' answer to Super Smash Bros., entered open beta earlier today with a new playable character in real-life basketball player LeBron James and a host of balance changes.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:55 PM

Rollerdrome is an indie rollerskating murder game from the OlliOlli crew out on Playstation 4, 5, and Steam starting August 16. Rollerdrome is a single-player third-person shooter that sends you rolling toward your fate on bulletproof white skates. Rollerdrome is a shaken can of soda, exploding with color and energy,…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:55 PM

The latest addition to Fortnite's ever-expanding conglomeration of pop culture is none other than John Cena, the WWE superstar turned actor who, in his prime, was inarguably the biggest professional wrestler in the world.


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:53 PM

Usually gaming hardware prices get cheaper over time. But Meta is bucking that trend and raising the price of its entry-level Quest 2 VR headset by $100. The company formerly known as Facebook says it's to help pay for innovation, a move that comes as Mark Zuckerberg's social media company scrambles to fend off the…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:40 PM

Elden Ring is a tale about a land that has been forsaken by its masters, with many of its legends, deities, and gods either decommissioned, missing, or nearly forgotten. Fans of Elden Ring multiplayer might know exactly what that's like, because as far as they're concerned, game developer FromSoftware has left them…


Kotaku Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:35 PM

Fact: The characters in Mario Strikers: Battle League are enormous babies. Score a goal on Wario and he'll turn bright red, steam pouring out of his ears. Yoshi will drop to the ground and wail. Don't even get me started on Peach's behavior. Honestly, the only roster member with a lick of sportsmanship is the…


PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:12 PM
     Leaked documents detail Roblox's problematic Chinese expansion plans

Newly released Roblox documents, which appeared on the web after a recent hack, show the depths of how far Roblox is willing to go to gain a foothold in the Chinese market. As first reported by Vice's Motherboard, the trove of documents includes a series of presentations that show Roblox's strategy for expanding into China.  These documents include a China MVP Ideas from Aug Trip (2017) presentation and a document outlining the intricacies of a potential relationship between Roblox and Tencent called the China Government Policy (2018), both of which detail the steps Roblox would need to take if it wanted to expand into the lucrative Chinese market.



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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:54 PM
     Some MultiVersus cosmetics are locked even if you've paid for them

The MultiVersus cosmetics system comes with a bit of a quirk that's rather frustrating for some players. Even if you purchase a skin or other cosmetic, such as an emote, with real money or gold, there's probably going to be a moment in the first month or so of your time with the fighting game that you're actually blocked from using it, at least for a little while. MultiVersus features a roster of free characters that rotates every few weeks. During launch week, you can play as Superman even without unlocking him, for example, while the following week may feature Shaggy or Tom and Jerry.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:34 PM
     Report: The Star Wars KOTOR remake is delayed indefinitely

The highly anticipated Star Wars KOTOR remake is delayed to an unspecified time, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier says in a new report. The news comes from several people close to the project who spoke with Schreier anonymously and also said the delay was unexpected for much of the team at Aspyr working on it, who believed development on the space game was proceeding smoothly.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:31 PM
     Project Cambria VR headset release date speculation, price, and specs

Project Cambria is set to be Meta's next best VR headset that's fuelled by metaverse ambitions, but it won't replace the Oculus Quest 2. The company says the mixed reality device will cater to more than just gaming, even going as far as to claim it could replace your work PC or laptop. While this suggests the device will be all work and no play, there's reason to believe it'll still be a great option for VR games, even if the Oculus Quest 3 ends up being the company's actual next-gen VR gaming gizmo.

We suspect that Project Cambria is the new title for the previously rumoured Oculus Quest Pro, but rumblings of an enhanced Oculus Quest 2 Pro are now making the rounds. At the company's debut Meta Connect conference in October 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg described its mixed reality device as a "completely new advanced and high-end product." The Facebook boss has since emphasised the difference between Quest and the new metaverse goggles in a Facebook post, claiming they aim to "seamlessly blend virtual reality with the physical world."

Zuckerberg's description is perhaps more fluffy than helpful, but we've collated everything we know about Project Cambria in an effort to decipher the Meta headset's potential price, release date, and specs.

RELATED LINKS: Best VR games, Oculus Quest 3 release date, Project Cambria release date

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:06 PM
     Hunt: Showdown Serpent Moon will feature its first battle pass

Hunt: Showdown's Serpent Moon event begins July 27, and the two-month event will be introducing some new ideas to the PvPvE survival game. The event itself is a variation on the familiar format from Traitor's Moon earlier this year, but Crytek is also adding a battle pass-style system for the first time.

RELATED LINKS: Hunt: Showdown review

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:13 PM
     Destiny 2 weekly reset time, changes, and schedule

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:40 PM
     Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:58 PM
     This Total Warhammer 3 Chaos lord somehow knows the Hippocratic Oath

The Champions of Chaos lords pack will be launching for strategy game Total War: Warhammer 3 alongside the combined Immortal Empires campaign next month, and Creative Assembly has introduced us to the second leader included in the collection. It's Nurgle's lad Festus the Leechlord, who - astonishingly - seems to have some background in medical training from our very own dimension.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:26 PM
     The Oculus Quest 2 now costs more, because Meta

An Oculus Quest 2 price hike is on the way, as Meta has announced plans charge more for its popular VR headset. As you'd perhaps expect the social media giant is already receiving backlash over the move, as the increase could make virtual reality financially inaccessible for some players.


RELATED LINKS: Best VR games, Oculus Quest 3 release date, Project Cambria release date

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:39 PM
     MultiVersus is down for maintenance after entering open beta

MultiVersus is down currently, which means you can't log into Warner Bros. zany fighting game for the time being. The development team acknowledged the server status on the official MultVersus Twitter page and said the down time is for routine server maintenance. While the team offered no further explanation or estimate for when players can expect MultiVerrsus to go live again, it's not entirely unexpected. The fighting game just entered its first open beta period, following two limited closed beta runs, and it's likely just a general growing pains period.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:06 PM
     Multiversus tier list: best characters ranked

Are you looking for a Multiversus tier list? The Warner Bros fighting game is currently in open beta, with many players gaining access to its colourful cast of characters for the first time. Soon, we will know who the most powerful characters are, from DC Superheroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman to Cartoon Network favourites like Finn the Human and Steven Universe. We even have throwback characters from Warner Bros' back catalogue of shows acquired over the years, including Shaggy and Velma from Scooby Doo.

With such an illustrious gathering of fighters, a Multiversus tier list was inevitable. Judging by other competitive multiplayer games, ranking these fighters goes beyond looking at their individual abilities. Multiversus focuses on team-based combat, with each fighter broken down into roles such as Bruiser and Tank. In order to create the definitive Multiversus tier list, we looked at how well each fighter interacts with their partner, in addition to how good they are on their own.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:04 PM
     The best Multiversus perks

Want to know about the best Multiversus perks? That question has many different answers, a lot of them depending on which one of the 16 characters you've chosen to main in the Warner Bros-themed fighting game. We recommend checking out our Multiversus tier list if you want an idea of who the best fighters are on the roster.

Unlocking the best Multiversus perks requires you to level up the Mastery of every character to level 13. On top of this, you only get the ability to equip perks your allies have at level six, and the option to 'train' in any Ally perk at level nine. Training means you buy each perk for 150 coins, but if you want to have a strong perk, such as Taz's Tasmanian Trigonometry, available for every character in the game, you need to spend over 2,000 coins. Doing this for all 16 fighters will be tedious, so you should prioritise which perks you want to unlock for your favourite character. Luckily, we're here to help.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:19 PM
     Oculus Quest 3 release date, price, specs rumours of the Meta Quest

The Oculus Quest 2 is a VR headset heavy hitter, and Meta is harnessing its success to fuel its Metaverse plans. Not only has the rumoured Oculus Quest Pro morphed into a different VR venture dubbed Project Cambria, but the company says the Oculus Quest 3 is still on the cards.

Releasing a successor to one of the best VR headsets on the market isn't an unexpected move, but Meta recently rebranded its Quest lineup to better match its Facebook parent company name. Naturally, this means the Oculus Quest 2 could be the last of its kind, as the Oculus Quest 3 will likely release as the Meta Quest 3 instead.

Meta's Quest is set to continue, and the gaming PC headset will likely take a different path to that of Project Cambria. Yet, both VR experiences could feature similar tech under the hood, which makes matching up rumours difficult. With that in mind, here's everything we know about the Oculus Quest 3 release date rumours, potential price, and its possible specs under the hood.

RELATED LINKS: Best VR games, Oculus Quest 3 release date, Project Cambria release date

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:03 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 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:47 PM
     Hitman 3 update adds a free level full of pirates and sharks

Ready to reinstall Hitman 3, 47? If you've put the latest entry in the World of Assassination trilogy back in the vault, you might want to consider bringing it back out. The latest Hitman 3 update is out now, and adds a free new level to the assassination sandbox game, set on a tropical island that's surrounded by sharks and swarming with rebels and pirates.

RELATED LINKS: Hitman 3 review, The best stealth games on PC, Hitman 3 system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:37 PM
     Assassin's Creed in Mesoamerica would've been great, actually

It looks as though the next instalment in Ubisoft's ongoing saga of strife and conquest will take place in Baghdad, not Mesoamerica as was originally rumoured. The Assassin's Creed saga began in the Middle East - with Altaïr hopping between the cities of Masyaf, Jerusalem, Acre, and Damascus - and I'm glad we're going back. But I couldn't help but get excited by the prospect of a Mesoamerican story.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:37 PM
     Amazon Prime is going up in price, so grab it before it does

Amazon Prime is going up in price in the UK, so you might want to grab a cheaper subscription while you still can. The change will affect monthy and annual plans, but there's a way to avoid the hike by switching to the latter right now.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:35 PM
     The first Sniper Elite 5 DLC is inspired by a classic WW2 film

A big patch arrived today for Sniper Elite 5, signalling the arrival of the WW2 game's first shipment of post-launch DLC and update 1.21. The base game has gotten some attention, too, but the expansion is worth a look - especially if you're a fan of classic WW2 films.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:31 PM
     The best Multiversus mods – Sonic, Optimus Prime, Pepsiman?

Smash Bros competitor Multiversus is finally out today as a free game in open beta, and it's already getting modded. The first Multiversus mods aren't likely to change anything too radical - this is a live game, after all - but could add new skins, like Sonic the Hedgehog, Optimus Prime, or... Pepsiman?

To mod Multiversus, all you apparently have to do is go to your Multiversus game folder, then Content/Paks and create a new folder called ~mods - then put any mods in there. @UltIMa647 on Twitter is putting together some fun creations, like a cool black suit Superman and the weird Japanese mascot Pepsiman - who has his own Playstation game, incidentally.

While those aren't available just yet, UltIMa647 isn't the only one modding Multiversus - so let's take a look at some of the best character creations available now.

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:31 PM
     Overwatch 2 release date – beta access, new heroes, and more

When is the Overwatch 2 release date? Initially revealed back at BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch 2 has gone through a rocky development period. While the devs wanted to keep the fans in the loop in regards to Overwatch 2 updates, the departure of game director Jeff Kaplan, among other developments at Blizzard put a temporary stop to this.

In March 2022, Blizzard announced their plans to decouple the PvP features of the FPS game from the PvE systems. This change makes it possible to get Overwatch 2's PvP multiplayer modes into the hands of players right away. With the Overwatch 2 release date only a few months away, there's plenty to look forward to as more features are unveiled.

RELATED LINKS: Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:08 PM
     Genshin Impact leak claims Cyno is coming sooner than expected

Genshin Impact leaks are still coming on fast, no matter how hard HoYoverse tries to keep leakers under wraps. This time, the leaks are going beyond the upcoming version 3.0 update and profess to confirm character banners in 3.1, which may release in early October. Known leaker hxg_diluc claims that Cyno, Candace, and Nilou will be available during that update, which if true means Lesser Lord Kusanali, the Dendro Archon, won't be available until even later, possibly around mid November.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:28 PM
     How to toast in Multiversus

Want to know how Multiversus toast works? To promote good cheer in this light-hearted, yet competitive fighting game, Player First Games allows players to commend a teammate or competitor after a match. Toasting someone's performance rewards players with a slight boost to their in-game currency. Think of it as a 'Like' on YouTube videos or other social media posts, as a way of thanking your allies and adversaries for an excellent match. If you ask me, more games need a system like this to promote a positive atmosphere.

Multiverse toast comes at a premium as it requires you to spend in-game coins. You get 25 coins for each toast you receive. In addition, you need to toast other players to unlock three similar achievements, the most time-consuming being giving out 100 toasts to other players.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:09 PM

Urbek City Builder looks like a traditional entry to the genre: you place buildings, cars and little people begin to scurry about, and you gradually expand your urban sprawl. The twist is that there's no money fuelling your construction. Instead, your city flourishes or not based on your ability to fulfil each building's resource requirements, which quickly turns progress into more of a puzzle than a management game.

It's out on Steam now, and you can find a trailer of its pretty voxel world below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:34 PM

Tactics Ogre: Reborn will reportedly launch on November 11th, according to a new leak. The same leak also includes the first screenshots of Reborn, and a feature list that suggests Reborn is more than a straight port of 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:30 PM

Bank robberies are classic cowboy fare. Whether you're up to no good in Red Dead Redemption 2 or stealing from the rich to (sort of) give to the poor in the original Desperados, these temples of cash have long been the scenes of messy shootouts, upturned tables, and big, golden pay-outs. At least when your heist strategy's going according to plan, that is. In an exclusive demo for one of the later levels in Hard West 2, the upcoming sequel to the 2015 turn-based tactics original, Ice Code Games' chief technology officer Mateusz Pilski is starting to feel the heat a bit. The bank is well guarded, with at least half a dozen gunslingers staking out the doors at the front, and untold numbers waiting in hidden nooks and crannies further back. He takes a moment to consider his approach, but he begins his assault with confidence.

"In any XCOM-like, when you see that many enemies and that much firepower, in that good a position, you think, okay, I'm fucked up," he tells me. "In just a second, I will show you how you can use Bravado to totally overturn the situation."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:50 PM

Meta are increasing the price of all versions of the Meta Quest 2, their flagship wireless VR headset, by $100. They announced the decision in a post on the Oculus blog, saying that the increase in price would help them "continue to invest for the long term and keep driving the VR industry forward." Basically, Meta would like to lose less money now.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:04 PM

Aliens: Fireteam Elite's season four kicks off today, and there are substantial new features to tempt you back to the co-op stand up fight. That includes crossplay, a new 'prestige' progression system that starts when players reach level 20, and a new game mode.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:40 PM

I will hoover up any crumb about Return To Monkey Island I can find, no matter how small, so 43 seconds of new footage feels practically like a full meal. That's the length of a new clip shared by Ron Gilbert on Twitter, and it shows Guybrush exploring a snowy town as well as how Return's dialogue trees look for, I think, the first time.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:48 PM

The RTX 2060 is the most affordable RTX graphics card, making it your best shout for gaining the hardware to do real-time ray tracing and frame-rate-boosting DLSS without overpaying. This model debuted at £330, got more expensive over time as the worst of the GPU supply shortage hit, and was impossible to find below RRP even after its next-generation successor, the RTX 3060 launched two years later.

Now the RTX 2060 has finally dipped in price, making it an ideal time to pick up what is still a powerful and feature-complete graphics card for 1080p or even 1440p gaming. You can pick up a compact EVGA RTX 2060 SC model for just £212 on Amazon right now, a 52% drop from its peak price and a fair deal for the level of performance on offer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:49 PM

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is Team Red's fastest gaming processor in many titles, yet it costs far less than the slightly older 5950X and only a bit more than the 5900X. Reason being? You get fewer cores than those processors, and slower clock speeds, but dramatically increased cache - a trade-off that often provides a massive performance improvement for gaming.

The 5800X3D was extremely hard to find at launch, with AMD's limited inventory being claimed as soon as the first reviews rolled in, but now we're starting to see better availability - and today, the first proper discounts. You can pick up the 5800X3D for £384 from CCL, thanks to a £15 off discount code: AFF15.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:00 PM

Free-to-play action RPG Torchlight Infinite is going into open beta on PC in October alongside iOS and Google Play, a spokesperson for the developers XD has told RPS. XD unveiled more of the game's PC version over the weekend, but at the time it was unclear when it would launching. Now we know it will be cross-play across PC and mobile this autumn. Check out some footage of Torchlight Infinite's bosses in the trailer below.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:54 PM
     Another daily trailer of Soul Hackers 2 has been released by Atlus, showcasing on one of the demons that will be featured in the game.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:30 PM
     New Sims 4 patch breakdown

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:24 PM
     Ash's new glitch!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:14 PM
     During Microsoft's financial conference call, CEO Satya Nadella and CFO Amy Hood talked about the Xbox business.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:08 PM
     Square Enix released two new trailers of its upcoming FullMetal Alchemist Mobile game, showing plenty of familiar characters in action.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:42 PM
     Is that who i think it is?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:11 PM
     Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:09 PM
     Microsoft announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2022, related to the period between April 1, and June 30.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:28 PM
     WWE Slams Into Fall Guys and Fortnite with New Characters, Outfits and More!

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:02 PM
     When do we get more Dorohedoro?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:58 PM
     Is Multiversus down?

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:53 PM
     Zombies are scary.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:35 PM
     Today third-party developers had a few reveals in store for about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator airport add-ons.

Twinfinite Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:50 PM
     How to beat the Gore Magala in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:00 PM

Hololive Production VTuber content in PSO2 New Genesis

Sega revealed at the July 2022 NGS Headline program that it will add new costumes and accessories modeled after Hololive Production VTubers in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. It will include these items in the "Virtual Streamers" scratch on August 24, 2022. Players of the online game will be able to obtain multiple items that turn their avatars into the three VTubers representing the entire group.

Shirakami Fubuki, who plays New Genesis the most in the group, will represent the Japanese VTuber team. Hololive English's Ninomae Ina'nis will also appear on behalf of the group's international talents. And Kageyama Shien will become the representative of the male VTuber group Holostars.

Other than Hololive Production, the "Virtual Streamers" scratch will also include costumes and accessories based on the game's dedicated Japanese streamer Sabakuro and the Phantasy Star series VTuber Popona.

PSO2 New Genesis - Virtual Streamers scratch

In addition to the above, Sega will hold a Beginners' Boost campaign to help new players gear up in PSO2: New Genesis when the Hololive Production content goes live on August 24, 2022. All players will also be able to get in-game stickers of Hololive and Holostars logos, as well as the three featured VTubers' personal emblems.

PSO2 New Genesis Hololive Beginners Boost

The Hololive Production VTubers will become the first external collaboration content made specifically for PSO2: New Genesis. While Sega released Attack on Titan content for the Global server in November 2021, it originally made the items for the classic Phantasy Star Online 2 in 2017 in Japan.

In the New Genesis update roadmap for late 2022, Sega revealed plans to add new crossover content from another company's game in October 2022 and an anime show in November 2022.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is available on PCs worldwide. The online game is also available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan, as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X for the Global version. Sega will add the PS4 to the Global platform lineup on August 31, 2022.

The post PSO2 New Genesis Will Have Hololive Production VTuber Avatar Parts appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:00 PM

Undertale Toby Fox music tracks will appear in Sound Voltex - thumbnail

Konami will add five music tracks from Toby Fox's Undertale into Sound Voltex: Exceed Gear on July 28, 2022. Players of the rhythm arcade game will be able to play the tracks while adding effects to them.

The five Undertale tracks that will be available in Sound Voltex are "Bonetrousle," "Spear of Justice," "Death by Glamour," "Asgore," and "Finale." Toby Fox's name will also appear in the arcade game as the composer of all five tracks.

Undertale Toby Fox music tracks will appear in Sound Voltex - full lineup

Sound Voltex is a series of rhythm games where players can hold buttons and turn knobs to add effects to a song. Exceed Gear is the sixth and latest iteration of the series that Konami launched in February 2021 in Japan. The company also updated the game's PC version in December 2021. In late June 2022, Round 1 USA brought Sound Voltex as one of the new arcade games in its facilities across the U.S.

Despite adding five tracks at once, this is not the first time Konami inserted Undertale music into its Bemani series of rhythm games. In May 2022, the company added "Megalovania" into Dance Dance Revolution A3.

Sound Voltex: Exceed Gear is available on PC and arcades. The music tracks from Undertale will appear in the latest Sound Voltex entry on July 28, 2022.

The post Undertale Music Tracks Will Appear in Sound Voltex appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:00 PM

The Idolmaster Tanita pedometers - brand leaders

More pedometers featuring The Idolmaster characters will appear in Japan, and this time it will include over 300 characters from the whole franchise. Tanita has opened pre-orders for the items on its website. Each and every pedometer will have the same price tag of 3,300 yen.

In late 2021, Tanita released pedometers that featured 190 idols from The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. The title's roster is already larger than all other Idolmaster entries combined, but that still does not stop the company from expanding the product lineup to cover the whole Idolmaster series.

The new pedometer designs will feature 39 idols from Million Live, 25 characters from Shiny Colors, and 49 male idols from SideM. It will also add 19 characters who debuted in the console games, including the original 765 Production members, the 876 Production idols from the 2009 DS game Dearly Stars, and the 2021 PS4 and PC title Starlit Season. In total, the lineup will have all 322 idols from the entire franchise represented.

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Tanita will close the pre-order period for The Idolmaster series pedometers on September 5, 2022. It will produce the items based on the number of orders received and ship them from mid-November 2022.

The Idolmaster is a series of Japanese idol-raising simulation games that began as an arcade title in 2005. The latest console entry, The Idolmaster: Starlit Season, is available on PlayStation 4 and PC in Japan and Asia. Bandai Namco has also released four mobile games—Cinderella GirlsMillion LiveSideM, and Shiny Colors—and expanded them to form their own sub-series.

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     Aliens Fireteam Elite Cross Play Season 4 Prestige RanksThe first year of content for Aliens: Fireteam Elite is coming to an end. Developer Cold Iron Studios has decided that it plans to go out with a bang — one so loud, all your buddies can hear it. Season 4 of Aliens: Fireteam Elite brings cross-play between Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms, as well as new Prestige ranks for the veterans today. Cross-play is a feature that thrives on games like Aliens: Fireteam Elite. The co-op PvE nature is forever attractive to friends who want to want to have a good time slaying bugs or even zombies. Fireteam Elite is getting the feature with Season 4, which starts today. To play the game with players on other platforms, the steps seem simple. In the in-game menu, go to Team, then Crossplay, and then add up your friends.   "I'm especially excited about crossplay! That's one feature we've heard you loud and clear on and we've been working hard to get it in the game," said Craig Zinkievich, CEO of Cold Iron Studios. &...

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     Glaciered game Tuai combatJust yesterday, developer Studio Snowblind unveiled its first game, which comes in the form of an underwater action game called Glaciered. This unique adventure sees players taking control of a Tuai, an underwater species descended from birds, as they explore a submerged Earth 65 million years after mankind went extinct. Such a premise would feel right at home in a contemplative, explorative game like Abzu, but Glaciered does not offer that kind of experience despite what the first half of the reveal trailer may lead one to believe. Instead, Glaciered centers around high-octane 3D combat not too dissimilar to the likes of Zone of the Enders. According to the Steam page, Earth has succumbed to the "Everwinter," which has created an enormous sheet of ice that covers the planet's entire surface. In this post-apocalyptic future, life thrives in the waters underneath the ice. In particular, the Tuai have developed a "superior intellect and unique metabolism...

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     Multiversus Taz Tornado Attack NerfMultiVersus is finally available for players to try out. The free-to-play fighting game has been in open beta since July 19. In that time, MultiVersus has already received plenty of changes. New patch notes delve into buffs, nerfs, and changes for some characters. The list of changes in MultiVersus isn't huge, but it does offer some big balancing improvements, which includes a nerf for Taz. Before we get into the depths of the patch notes, let's cover the smaller changes to the game first. To start off, LeBron James is officially playable in the game from today. The free character rotation has also been changed to feature Finn, Garnet, Superman, and Reindog. Then there's the Open Beta Welcome Event, which increases the gold earned from matches by 25%. These will be in place until August 8.   Taz has finally been nerfed If you've been playing since last week, you'll know that Taz has dominated the game. His side special, the tornado, was just a bit too...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:00 PM
     American Truck Simulator Pc Update 1.45SCS launched a big update for American Truck Simulator, bringing the game version up to 1.45. Update 1.45 adds a new city for the Wyoming expansion and new types of trailers to own, refreshes of some in-game company brands, provides mod support for multiplayer mode, and more. The wealth of improvements made to the game span from some quality of life adjustments to entirely new features. The new city added to the sim's Wyoming expansion is the picturesque settlement of Cody, which includes a variety of famous landmarks, new industrial job points, and a new way to see Yellowstone National Park.   American Truck Simulator players will now be able to own their own tank trailers, which come in two kinds: fuel tanks and silos. The former is self-explanatory, but the latter will allow you to haul bulk materials such as sand, concrete, or grain. Each new trailer comes in different configurations, and new types of tank trailers will join them "in the future." New wheels,...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:30 PM
     Meta Quest 2 Price Increase 100 Usd From August OculusOculus announced that from August onward all models of the Quest 2 will be more expensive. Specifically, the Meta Quest 2's price will increase by $100. The 128GB version will go from $299 USD to $399 USD while the 256GB version will increase to $499 USD. In the blog post announcing these changes, Facebook Reality Labs, formerly known as Oculus, provided an explanation as to why. The virtual reality hardware developer claims that "the costs to make and ship [its] products have been on the rise." The raise in Quest 2 prices is to counteract these costs.   The lone positive of this change is that the Meta Quest 2 will now come bundled with the VR rhythm game Beat Saber. Beat Saber is the best-selling game on the Oculus Store and is widely considered the best virtual reality game. Although given that it only retails at $29.99 USD, that still leaves consumers $70 worse off. Future Meta Quest 2 owners are unlikely to be impressed by Reality Labs' boasting. Despi...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:00 PM
     Artillery is an indispensable part of modern warfare, and World of Tanks demonstrates this beautifully. Not many games pay as much attention to tank design and specifications as it does. If you are interested, the game is free to play on various platforms. You do not need to worry about those unsure what to do […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:00 PM
     One of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Sah Dahaj Shrine or the Power of Fire. This shrine requires Link to traverse through the shrine by completing a few fire-based puzzles to reach the altar and the monk. This shrine may seem confusing, but the shrine is very […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:00 PM
     Save yourself the trouble of swapping gear and skills. Head to the Armory and save your PvP/PvE loadout presets for easy access. Gear and items dictate how you play your character in Diablo Immortal. Depending on what type of in-game content you fancy playing on a particular day, you will want to optimize your builds […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:01 PM
     Michael and Trevor are out smashing balls when they're not out stealing from vaults. There are a ton of activities that players can engage in around Los Santos. There's Skydiving, Parachuting, Diving, or even running a Triathlon. You might want to try these activities to change scenery quickly when you are not out doing Story […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:30 PM

The game will launch in early access on September 6

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:51 PM

The game's physical editions will launch on September 23

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:28 PM

They include Bay City, Albion, Tunguska, Takoshima, and Solaris.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:51 PM

A new new broadcast feature that lets users record themselves while playing was revealed

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The video features a random story mission

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