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Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 5:45 PM

So, gameplay footage of the debut project being developed by contentious streamer Dr. Disrespect's recently formed studio is now floating around online. Dubbed a "vertical extraction shooter" that the Doc has claimed will blow Call of Duty's engine outta the water, the NFT game, titled Deadrop, does have an intriguing…


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 5:04 PM

A YouTuber built a PC out of a working toilet, creating what might be the first toilet capable of both handling your waste and playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. What a world we live in!


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 4:40 PM

Nier: Automata spent the last week in the headlines, the result of a secret door that sent the community into a scramble. The mystery itself may have come to a sudden, surprising conclusion, but that doesn't mean the base game it was part of should drop off your radar. In fact, it's all the more reason to revisit what…


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 3:53 PM

Netflix just dropped a new trailer for its anime series based on Cyberpunk 2077, and it's more breathtaking than CD Projekt Red's action role-playing video game.


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 3:30 PM

Over the weekend, Bungie disabled Destiny 2's in-game text chat across all platforms after trolls discovered a way to use it to crash other players' games. Now, the chat still remains off and Bungie hasn't provided an ETA for when it will return.


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 1:45 PM

With the new Grand Theft Auto Online update released last week, the game has become easier after Rockstar added more ways to make money that don't involve ripping your hair out and putting up with annoying trolls. But a big update like this for an already massive game can be very overwhelming.


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 1:31 PM

Diablo Immortal's pay-to-win mechanics have been controversial since the game launched back in June. Now they've also apparently broken the game for at least one YouTuber who reportedly spent over $100,000 on beefing up his Barbarian character. The player's win rate is seemingly so good the game won't even match him…


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 1:20 PM

Thirsty Suitors has all the makings of the next big game.


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 1:15 PM

Those dastardly loot boxes containing randomized goodies might be a thing of the past come Overwatch 2's launch later this year, but a recent survey suggests the hero shooter's monetization may become more aggressive elsewhere.


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 12:00 PM

Sony announced it will increase the production of the PlayStation 5 in preparation for the holiday shopping season. The company still plans to hit its projected 18 million units sold for the 2022 fiscal year, but a new financial earnings report published on July 29 reveals that "significant improvements" in the supply…


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 11:35 AM

Sony updated its important notices page today to tell PlayStation 5 users that the console's Accolades feature will, as of this fall, "no longer be supported," citing that it "hadn't seen the level of use we anticipated." Like most PS5 users, this was the first time I'd heard that the console had a built-in…


Kotaku Monday, August 1, 2022 11:20 AM

Minecraft is a game of infinite customization, where players attempt to push boundaries on what can and cannot be done in a video game. The game has been used to recreate the entire country of Denmark, as an educational tool to introduce children to programming, and even has applications in secondary school science…


PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 5:24 PM
     This Roblox version of Winnie the Pooh hungers for flesh

Winnie the Pooh might be one of the century's most beloved children's characters, but that won't stop Roblox game makers from desecrating the loveable bear's legacy. One studio has revealed a teaser of a Roblox experience starring a flesh-eating version of good old Pooh bear.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 4:58 PM
     The Cyberpunk 2077 anime has a hyperviolent new trailer

The Cyberpunk 2077 anime has an official trailer now, and it's a lot to take in. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime series produced by the studio behind Kill la Kill and Fire Emblem Fates, features a throwback level of hyperviolence and a fresh perspective on Cyberpunk 2077's Night City.

RELATED LINKS: Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 3:53 PM
     Rainbow Six Siege MUTE Protocol returns with a spin on Gun Game

Co-op FPS game Rainbow Six Siege MUTE Protocol returns this month with a new game mode called Arms Race to the Objective. From August 2 - 23, you can take on this sci-fi themed mode to earn a new set of Flesh and Metal skins by taking out opponents and upgrading your weapon.

RELATED LINKS: Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 roadmap, Best Rainbow Six Siege operators, Play Rainbow Six Siege

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 3:18 PM
     Steam Survival Fest games discounts include two of the greats

The Steam Survival Fest 2022 games list is live now, and if you're looking for the best survival games at a good price, it might seem like the best place to look And it is! Sort of. The latest Steam sale is a bit of an odd one, listing dozens of popular, excellent survival games – but at full price. The likes of No Man's Sky, Terraria, and Valheim are, so far, not getting discounted for the event, and while that seems like a missed opportunity, there are a couple of gems worth paying some attention to.

RELATED LINKS: Best survival games, Rust commands, Rust vehicles

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 1:54 PM
     League of Legends Project L will be free to play

The League of Legends fighting game Project L is free to play, or will be whenever it launches, Riot, Riot announced in a brief new update video. Project L's senior director Tom Cannon said the team wanted to carry on Riot's tradition of making games accessible for anyone, regardless of where they live or how much money they could spend on video games, and while Cannon didn't say it, the news naturally that means the game will likely have microtransactions too. Cannon offered no release date for Project L, but did say the team has moved on from establishing the basics and is now designing Champions and new mechanics to help expand the core gameplay.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 1:42 PM
     Overwatch 2 skins survey did not include final pricing, Blizzard says

August 1, 2022 An Overwatch spokesperson says the prices in the survey were randomized per user and do not reflect the final pricing for Overwatch 2 skins.

After the ruckus around Diablo Immortal microtransactions, you'd hope that Activision Blizzard would calm down with pricing on its next game, but it's possible Overwatch 2 skins could individually cost as much as $45 - according to a new survey.

Among the many Overwatch 2 changes coming to the multiplayer game sequel, Blizzard previously confirmed that it was doing away with loot boxes in favour of battle passes and direct purchases - much like other online games such as Fortnite. However, Blizzard hasn't yet spelled out how Overwatch 2 microtransactions and the store prices will work.

According to a new survey reportedly sent out (as spotted by @Portergauge on Twitter), Blizzard seems to be gauging prices for skins, bundles, and weapon charms. While these are by no means the final prices, the survey asks if players are prepared to pay $44.99 for a single Mythic skin, $24.99 for a Legendary skin, $29.99 for a Legendary bundle, or $9.99 for a weapon charm.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 1:13 PM
     Battlefield 2042 update 1.2 hits this week with Kaleidoscope rework

Battlefield 2042 update 1.2 launches this week, and it'll be another major patch for the multiplayer FPS game. Update 1.2 includes the first of EA's planned launch map reworks, a visual update for the game's specialists, a new player stats page, and much more. The patch launches August 2 on all platforms.

RELATED LINKS: Battlefield 2042 review, Best multiplayer games on PC, Best FPS games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 12:37 PM
     Saints Row multiplayer: crossplay, cross-platform, and co-op

So you want to know about Saints Row multiplayer? The 2022 Saints Row reboot is almost here, bringing us another tongue-in-cheek take on Grand Theft Auto's blend of crime and action.

The only thing more fun than running around whacking people around the head with a dildo bat is doing it with friends, which is where Saints Row multiplayer comes in. We don't know the full details yet, but we do know how some bits work, and who you'll be able to team up with - read on for more.

RELATED LINKS: Saints Row release date, Best action-adventure games, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 12:35 PM
     How much have I spent on League of Legends?

Want to know 'How much have I spent on League of Legends?' Riot Games' hugely successful MOBA is a free PC game, but if you ask any avid fan if that's the case, you'll no doubt receive a wry laugh in response. The 160-strong champion pool is diverse and wonderful; each character can be purchased with currency earned while playing. The premium cosmetics, however, are bought with real-world money.

These cosmetics - skins, mainly - can be purchased directly using something called RP, purchasable in bulk using your hard-earned cash. These skins change the base look of the character you're playing, with premium cosmetics adding completely new effects, voice lines, and animations. There's also a battle pass that can be bought using RP, this rewards you the more you play, so may seem like the most efficient way to spend your money. This guide will give you the information needed to find out exactly how much you've spent in League of Legends.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 12:30 PM
     Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC pulls 1 million player in two weeks

Forza Horizon 5's Hot Wheels expansion may raise an eyebrow, but the racing game's high-speed adventure in the sky has attracted one million players, making it one of the franchise's most popular DLCs to date.

RELATED LINKS: Forza Horizon 5 review, The best racing games on PC, The best open-world games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 12:23 PM
     Genshin Impact Sumeru map leaks are even bigger than we thought

At this point, we might as well already be in Sumeru ourselves thanks to all of the Genshin Impact Sumeru leaks from the closed beta. Some players have been able to enter into the new region ahead of time, and it's resulted in a nonstop barrage of leaked content. This latest one comes from known leaker UBatcha, as they've revealed another sizeable chunk of the Sumeru map in a few messages on their Discord server.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 12:09 PM
     Dying Light 2 patch 1.5 adds another new DLC chapter and agent

Dying Light 2 patch 1.5 will arrive in a few weeks along with a new 'seasonal chapter' that adds another new agent to the open-world zombie game. While developer Techland hasn't yet revealed what else is in the coming update, the company has shed some light on the approach its taking to its seasonally released content and how it differs from the battle passes found in other games.

RELATED LINKS: Dying Light 2 release date, Dying Light 2 factions, Dying Light 2 trailer reveal

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 12:05 PM
     Sonic Frontiers Steam tagged as a hardcore adult game

The Sonic Frontiers release date is still unconfirmed but fans on Steam are already having fun with it, albeit in a different way than Sega intends. Unless the publisher is going in a freakishly adult direction, Sonic Frontiers Steam tags are a little out of control.

Valve launched community-created Steam tags back in 2014 and things haven't always gone smoothly. While they can be very helpful, checking the tags for pretty much any Steam game often yields some odd inclusions - Elden Ring as a relaxing walking simulator, anyone?

Heading over to the tags on the Sonic Frontiers Steam page, users are clearly out of control. The game has been tagged for 'hentai', 'psychological horror', 'nudity', and perhaps more shockingly of all, 'Souls-like'. Checking SteamDB reveals other tags such as 'gore', 'sexual content', 'NSFW', 'horror', and most interestingly of all, 'female protagonist'.

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:46 AM
     VPN browser extensions – our top picks for 2022

Wondering which VPN browser extensions are the best to use in 2022? It's a good question. After all, being able to easily flick the VPN on and off from within your browser means you get to enjoy being discrete, while also being able to quickly switch back to your native connection whenever it is convenient to do so - not to mention the added ease-of-use for split-tunnelling.

So to make your life easier, we've written this article on the best VPN browser extensions. Of course, there's not one single VPN provider who has some kind of magic, all-encompassing extension that works for all browsers no matter what, so we've put it upon ourselves to narrow down the best VPN extensions for each of the major browsers.

Whether you have a soft spot for Google's own Chrome, are drawn to the vulpine qualities of Mozilla's Firefox, enjoy the sweet internet music of Opera, consider Safari as the apple of your eye, or even live on the edge and browse with Edge, we've got a VPN recommendation for each and every one of them.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:59 AM
     Steam Deck user highlights Valve's subtle hardware tweaks

The Steam Deck has only been around for a few months, but the portable gaming PC is already evolving. While some of Valve's tweaks and changes aren't noticeable or apparent, a fan has highlighted some subtle differences between an old and new Steam Deck, and the tweaks could improve the handheld's hardware experience.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:20 AM
     Starfield leads Borderlands star to dump influencer girlfriend

The Starfield release date isn't until 2023 now but it's already putting a strain on relationships, apparently. Actor and comedian Bobby Lee - who is in the upcoming Borderlands movie - recently broke up with his girlfriend, influencer Khalyla, and one of the reasons he gave was the imminent Starfield launch.

Bobby Lee and Khalyla split in July, as they announced on their joint podcast. Lee, who plays new character Larry in the Borderlands movie, joined podcaster Ryan Sickler for an interview and explained some of the reasons for the breakup.

One of the reasons Lee cites is that "Starfield is going to come out in about eight months" - possibly, especially if you believe fan theories. After explaining that it's the next game from the creators of Fallout and Skyrim, Lee states that "I know when Starfield comes out I'm going to be playing that thing 16 hours a day."

RELATED LINKS: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:08 AM
     Stray mod lets you control the cat using your actual legs

As if they haven't given us enough already, with multiplayer and the chance to play as an adorable puppy, a new Stray mod is making the sci-fi platformer (or catformer – I'm going to keep using that until it sticks) more immersive than ever by letting you control the eponymous, adorable feline using your own actual legs.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:06 AM
     Escape from Tarkov meets Project Zomboid in Zero Sievert

Zone extraction games like Escape from Tarkov and Hunt: Showdown are hot at the moment, but the barrier to entry tends to be pretty high - these are difficult games for newcomers to crack. Zero Sievert may be a more approachable ramp, however: created by a solo developer, it's a single player 2D game that blends Escape from Tarkov with Project Zomboid, the Stalker series, and maybe even a hint of Among Us.

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:01 AM
     Apex Legends Kings Canyon map gets new POI and skybox in Season 14

Kings Canyon was the very first Apex Legends map, so it should come as no surprise that it has undergone the most changes since the game's launch. Season 14: Hunted is bringing even more adjustments to the map, including a brand-new POI and alterations to existing popular spots. The team even created a new skybox for Kings Canyon, while also going through and re-lighting the entire map to breathe new life into it.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:00 AM
     Apex Legends cross-progression and gifting are in the works at Respawn

Apex Legends' cross-progression issues and lack of gift system have long since been a bone of contention - but they may not be for much longer. At a Season 14 press event, design director Evan Nikolich stated that the team at Respawn is working on adding gifting to the game, while also confirming that cross-progression is still being addressed.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 11:00 AM
     Apex Legends level cap finally increases once more in Season 14

Those who have been playing Apex Legends since launch will remember that the game's initial level cap was only 100. When dedicated players quickly reached that goal, Respawn raised the cap to 500, later on in year one. And now, those same longtime players will be happy to know that the level cap is finally increasing once more by adding a prestige-like system.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 10:54 AM
     Latest Windows 11 update spells doom for a longstanding tool

The latest Windows 11 update targets a tool that's been around since 1985, and the changes could signal the end for the iconic component. While the OS is worlds apart from ancestor operating systems, every version of Windows comes with its own Control Panel, but the familiar interface now appears to be on borrowed time.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 10:55 AM
     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.

RELATED LINKS: Multiversus impressions, Multiversus tier list, The best Multiversus mods

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 10:13 AM
     League of Legends healing nerfs are in the works

Since the durability update in League of Legends' healing has become a hot topic. With every LoL champion now being more innately healthy, and with the nerfing of grievous wounds, healing is considered excessive by the majority of the player base. Going up against a champion like Aatrox after patch 12.13 and having seemingly no outplay can be frustrating.

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

PCGamesN Monday, August 1, 2022 10:12 AM
     Fortnite and Wolverine come together – how to get the Marvel hero

Fortnite and Wolverine are back at it again, and everyone's favourite Marvel berserker looks better than ever. If you want to know how to get Wolverine in Fortnite, there are no challenges to complete to get your hands on him. All you need to do is subscribe to Fortnite Crew at any point in August, and you'll get the full adamantium-plated package.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 4:39 PM

I was going to head in a different direction for my second deals post of the night, but when I spotted this deal on a great mid-range AMD graphics card I knew I had to double-dip on CCL's excellent summer sale.

The British retailer is offering the AMD RX 6700 for £299 when you use code AFF15, bringing a PowerColor Fighter OC model down to the lowest price we've seen for this class of card. The 6700 is a strong contender for 1080p and 1440p gaming, and this factory overclocked model ought to outperform other options in the field.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 4:18 PM

RTX 3080 graphics cards are continuing their inevitable price decline, as at least one new next-gen GPU is rumoured to be announced within the next few months. That means it's a good time to pick up current-gen models at a discount while availability is good - and this RTX 3080 12GB model is the cheapest we've ever seen it.

Right now, you can pick up this Gainward Phantom RTX 3080 12GB for £724 when you use code AFF25 at the checkout at CCL. If you're not familiar with CCL, the British retailer is a minnow compared to the whale of Amazon, but it's one that has existed since 1996 and has always proved reliable for me.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 12:03 PM

While the Tour De France Femmes ended on Sunday and the Tour Hommes the week before, I'll not be rushed on my own Tour De Jeux. I can't keep pace with professionals so it's fine if I run long, and today I want to take my time and enjoy the journey. I'm playing Aran's Bike Trip, a visual novel/interactive diary/thingamy where Dutch indie dev Aran Koning (the designer of Stacklands) documents a two-day bike tour with 360° photos. It's a lovely little adventure, taking in sights including an art deco radio station and the tallest waterfall in the Netherlands. The waterfall is... about what you might expect in a notoriously flat country.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 11:53 AM

Microsoft have justified their $68.7 billion ($56 billion) purchase of Call Of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard by telling regulators that the company doesn't produce "must have" games. If that's making you ask why they'd stump up more than any other tech buyout in history for the privilege of owning a company that doesn't have any killer apps in its stables, then you can line up right behind me, bosmang.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 11:38 AM

Logitech have launched the Aurora Collection, a set of bright, customisable PC gaming peripherals built to be "gender inclusive". Fortunately, that seems to be more than just pastel colours and cynical "For girls" marketing – the G375 headset, G705 mouse, and the G715 and G713 keyboards are all proper gaming-spec accessories, and they've been crafted by mostly female design and engineering teams based on feedback from women PC players.

The G705, then, is a wireless mouse designed for smaller hands, while the G375 headset – also wireless – is proportioned to fit smaller heads and has more space in the earcups to accommodate earrings. It's safe to say I'm not the Aurora Collection's target audience, but having used the G705, the G375, and the G715 wireless keyboard as my main peripherals for a few days, I can say all three are pretty swish playthings regardless of how you identify. What's more, their light, soft-cornered aesthetic is a nice break from the blacks, greys and harsh angles that have become standard design language for gaming gear. Anyone who's ever cringed their face inside out at a peripheral resembling Megatron's running shoe may indeed find these more to their tastes.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 11:00 AM

Apex Legends: Hunted is shaping up to be one of the most substantial updates to Respawn's beloved battle royale in recent times. The Season 14 update will drop in just over a week's time, and as well as the customary new Legend - youthful sharpshooter Vantage - we'll also be seeing lots of weapon updates, and some important changes to Apex's oldest map, Kings Canyon. Remember Skull Town? Well, it's back. Sort of.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, August 1, 2022 10:30 AM

Disco Elysium's developers ZA/UM are looking for artists to work on their next game, which sounds very much like it could be heading to the stars. Whatever the project is, ZA/UM's reference to Shakespeare's play Hamlet in the job listing certainly suggests they'll stick with the keen intellect of their last RPG. If you're not familiar with Disco Elysium's blend of ideology and role-playing then watch Astrid's (RPS in Peace) video below.

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Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 5:06 PM
     A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 4:37 PM
     Activision announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2022, related to the period between April 1 and July 30.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 4:21 PM
     Will this Breaking Bad character be joining the Multiversus team?

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 4:18 PM
     There's always a few people that aim to ruin things for the rest of us.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 3:39 PM
     13 Marvel Studios Projects We Could Hear About at D23

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 3:10 PM
     Rule the school and become Prom Royalty in The Sims 4 High School Years.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 2:51 PM
     Yoshi Commits Tax Fraud 64 final trailer and release date.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 2:47 PM
     Can Miek see the future?

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 12:54 PM
     Skull Town was very much missed.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 12:26 PM
     2K revealed another trailer about the turn-based tactical game Marvel's Midnight Suns, dedicated to one of its playable superheroes.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 12:11 PM
     My Dress-Up Darling, Demon Slayer, & More will be at Aniplex Online Fest 2022.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 12:08 PM
     Today Microsoft released a new video about the Xbox Cloud Gaming platform and the recent progress it has made.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 11:53 AM
     Everyone loves a good statistics page.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 11:36 AM
     Dying Light 2 is getting some new free content.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 11:23 AM
     Today Riot Games released a new video dedicated to the upcoming League of Legends 2D fighting game code-named "Project L"

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 11:20 AM
     FIFA 23's career mode trailer is here.

Twinfinite Monday, August 1, 2022 10:25 AM
     Today Rare released a brand new trailer of its upcoming pirate game Sea of Thieves, focusing on the content and features coming with Season 7.

Siliconera Monday, August 1, 2022 4:00 PM

Cygames Metal Max

Metal Max: Wild West may have been cancelled, but like one of its hardy survivors, the Metal Max series lives on. Granblue Fantasy developer Cygames acquired the rights to the series from Kadokawa Games, announcing the pickup on July 29, 2022. Along with the IP, series creator Hiroshi Miyaoka also moved to Cygames to continue shepherding the brand as a game director. Alongside producer Kenichiro Takaki (creator of Kandagawa Jet Girls and producer on Senran Kagura), Miyaoka will lead development on a new, console-based title in the franchise.

Right now the game doesn't actually have a name beyond Metal Max Project. Cygames debuted a logo for the for the project that featured pixel-style renditions of the various Metal Max lead characters.

Cygames Metal Max

Cygames' announcement commits to "creating a new future" for the now 30-year-old series. Miyaoka said that the rights transfer represents a great opportunity for Metal Max. He thanked Cygames for picking up the IP, and Kadokawa Games for agreeing to send it off.

At the moment, Miyaoka says that development on the Cygames Metal Max title is still in the "just delusions" stage, but they hope that what they put together will "touch the hearts" of both Metal Max fans and RPG fans in general. For his part, Takagi spoke about his familiarity with the series, dating back to his school days. He feels that the challenge of creating an IP that will be loved and passed down for generations" is an industry-wide challenge, including one faced by Cygames. The acquisition aligns with Cygames' mission: "To create the best content".

Metal Max Project is in development at Cygames. The last Kadokawa Games project in the series, Metal Max Xeno Reborn, is available on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Check out Siliconera's review.

The post Cygames Acquires Rights to Metal Max Series appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, August 1, 2022 2:00 PM

Stella of the End

Key is working on its next visual novel, Stella of the End (a.k.a. Tsui no Stella). First announced back in 2020, the game is due out on September 30, 2022. With the game coming soon, Key released the Stella of the End opening to get fans excited.

Check it out below. The OP is set to the song "breath of stella" by Zero Aimiya.

Stella of the End is a "kinetic novel", a subtype of visual novel that eschews gameplay conventions like multiple endings. Some of Key's other works, like Planetarian and Harmonia, are also classified as kinetic novels.

The game's set in the future, in a time when humanity is forced to live in the shadows of the machines it created. Earth is now under the control of a group of machines that gained sentience and created the long-theorized "singularity".  "Transporters" shuttle goods between human settlements, braving the elements, hostile machines, and human bandits. One day, a transporter named Jude Grey receives an odd request: To transport Filia, an android in the form of a young girl. Developed as a substitute family member, the android is somehow unaffected by the Singularity Machines. The transporter and the girl set out on their journey, trying to make their way to a space elevator. Rumor has it that androids who make it to the space elevator's summit can be made human. Is it true?

Stella of the End will release for PCs in Japan on September 30, 2022. No international release plans have been announced as of yet. Loopers, a Key kinetic novel announced alongside Stella of the End, was released in English on June 2, 2022.

The post Key Releases Stella of the End Opening Movie appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, August 1, 2022 12:00 PM

Jeanne d'Arc in Fate/Grand Order - coming to Europe Latin America and New Zealand

The English version of Fate/Grand Order will make its way to Europe, New Zealand, and several Latin American countries. The mobile game's administrative team published a new post announcing the region expansion on the English website.

On August 2, 2022, at 01:00 PT (04:00 ET), Aniplex will launch the English mobile game to 19 new countries. But at the same time, it will also reset the Terms of Use agreement for all users. Existing players will have to reselect their country of residence when they log into the game.

Here is the list of countries where Fate/Grand Order will be newly available on August 2, 2022:

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • New Zealand

Fate/Grand Order appeared first in Japan in 2015. After the releases in other East Asian countries and regions, Aniplex started bringing the mobile game to the English-speaking market with the U.S. and Canada receiving it in June 2017. The company then expanded the English version's coverage to Australia and the Southeast Asian nations of Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines in April 2018. Type-Moon and Aniplex celebrated the mobile game's Japanese 7th anniversary and English 5th anniversary in 2022.

The iOS and Android mobile game Fate/Grand Order is currently available in East Asia including Japan, North America, Australia, and several Southeast Asian countries. Fate/Grand Order will appear in New Zealand and more countries in Europe and Latin America on August 2, 2022.

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Siliconera Monday, August 1, 2022 10:00 AM

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier Weiss Nero

Square Enix and Ateam unveiled an Advanced Shinra Pack for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, which includes skins based on Weiss and Nero from FFVII Remake Intergrade. Additionally, the cosmetic packs include skins resembling Rosso and Shelke from Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, as well as a few other accessories. Players can purchase the packs using either 300 Shinra Credits or using five Advanced Shinra Pack Tickets. The cosmetics will be available until August 31, 2022, at 01:59 UTC.

Notably, the Weiss skin has a special feature that unlocks new effects with every duplicate skin obtained. The second level will unlock the alternate skin "Weiss Empowered". The third level unlocks a new kill effect "The Immaculate", which activates every time you kill or down an opponent.

Both the Weiss and Nero skins are available for the male and female character body types. Rosso and Shelke, however, are only available to equip for female characters. Furthermore, the cosmetic pack also includes items such as Weiss' blades, Nero's facemask, a Deepground Soldier skin, and various Deepground-themed accessories. Finally, the game is also hosting a six-day login bonus campaign where characters can obtain up to 20 Advanced Shinra Pack Tickets and two banners featuring Weiss and Nero.

You can get a look at the Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier Weiss and Nero skins below:

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Earlier this year, Square Enix also added a skin based on the Remake version of Sephiroth. More recently, the company added low-poly FFVII-style skins of Zack, Angeal, Genesis, and Aerith.

Final Fantasy The First Soldier is available to play on iOS and Android devices. The Advanced Shinra Packs (Weiss) will be available until August 31, 2022. Each pack costs 300 Shinra Credits or five Advanced Shinra Pack Tickets.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, August 1, 2022 5:15 PM
     Sea Of Thieves Season Seven Name And Decorate Ships 1Players have sailed in Sea of Thieves for more than four years now, fighting skeletons and customizing ships. And all that time an important feature has been left out. But with Season Seven, pirates and pirate captains will finally be able to name and decorate their own ships — as seen in a Sea of Thieves content update video that landed today. The amount of customization options is welcome. You could apply color and detail on every ship, from the sails to the cannons. However, as customized as ships can be, Sea of Thieves has never let you actually name the vessel you could spend countless hours sailing. That is set to change. Season Seven of Sea of Thieves lets the captain bestow a ship with a name. For the galleon, as seen in the video, you can see the name above the captain's quarters and located on the back. The decorative piece with the name is large enough that most ships straying close will be able to read it before sending a volley of cannon balls your way.   ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, August 1, 2022 3:45 PM
     Overwatch 2 PremiumIt looks like Blizzard might price Overwatch 2 skins at a very high premium. Initially reported by PCGamesN, users who took part in a survey for Overwatch 2 had to answer questions asking if they're willing to pay $45 USD for a mythic skin (the highest premium), $25 USD for a legendary skin, and $30 USD for a legendary bundle. With Blizzard's current track record, some are wondering if Overwatch 2 will be consumer-friendly and not a money sink with infrequent updates. However, it's important to note that these aren't set prices. Surveys often contain multiple different premiums. Many changes are coming to Overwatch 2 from the prior iteration, though, the largest of which is the transition to a free-to-play model. Alongside this change is the complete removal of loot boxes from the game.   Blizzard backlash yet again… Even without the concerns from the Overwatch 2 survey, Blizzard has dealt with its fair share of criticism. After a rough showing at Bl...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, August 1, 2022 3:00 PM
     Project L will be free to play and announces IllaoiProject L, a fighting game set in the League of Legends (LoL) universe, was originally announced back in 2019. It's an assist-based tag-team fighter that is being developed by fighting game veterans, including brothers Tom and Tony Cannon. The two brothers are the founders of the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), and they even invented a rollback netcode system known as GCPO. In an update, the team has revealed that Project L will be free-to-play when it launches. Tom Cannon talks about the free-to-play model and the current state of development in a new developer diary. He makes clear that despite being free-to-play, Project L will be respectful of players' time and wallets, which should alleviate some concerns about monetization. Many of Riot's other games are also free-to-play, so this move isn't too surprising.   When it comes to the development of Project L, Riot Games is currently finishing the core mechanics and developing new champions. On top of that, it'...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, August 1, 2022 2:00 PM
     Cyberpunk Edgerunners Official Trailer NetflixThe Netflix anime, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, was revealed months before Cyberpunk 2077 hit the market. Excitement for the animated series was likely a bit higher before the game launched as a broken mess. But leave it to Netflix and the series creator Studio Trigger to keep their heads high as they surfed the wave of negativity. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a separate story in Night City, and today we got to see some of it in its official trailer. It's looking good. I'm throwing out a content warning for this one: the official trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is not for the kiddos. It opens up with the kind of blood fountains that would make Quentin Tarantino blush. The show is clearly cyberpunk to the core, so expect wanton violence, course language, cyborg nudity, and, oh, wanton violence.   Beyond those bits, the trailer introduces us to some of the show's unruly cast. The story is told from the perspectives of the Edgerunner Crew, led by David. There's ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, August 1, 2022 1:30 PM
     Elden Ring Malenia 1.0At this point, we all know the pain that Malenia, Blade of Miquella has caused players. In terms of difficulty, she's one of the trickier fights in the game. That's not all too surprising considering she's an entirely optional fight towards the end of the game. With that said, it's hard to imagine Malenia being any harder than she currently is. However, dataminers have discovered that Malenia was originally going to be a much harder boss in Elden Ring's pre-patched 1.0 version. Elden Ring dataminer kotn3l posted a video showcasing Malenia from a 1.0 version of the game, which is only available via Elden Ring's on console. Along with a host of other changes, it seems that Malenia's boss encounter plays out quite differently. The usual stuff is here, she still siphons health with each attack, has two phases, and plenty of her iconic moves remain. Her behavior is very different, though, and she even has an alternate form of her Waterfowl Dance att...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, August 1, 2022 4:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you'll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just Galaxy Team for short) […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, August 1, 2022 3:00 PM
     The Island Ingredients is a special order quest provided by Caroline, one of Pelican Town's NPC moms. Like most fetch quests found in the Special Orders Board, you will be asked to get ingredients for Caroline's cooking experimentation. Read on for detailed tips on how to complete this quest. Despite the many flaws of her […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, August 1, 2022 2:00 PM
     Hint: It's hidden deep within the settings menu. Blizzard offers a couple of in-game options for character and class switching in Diablo Immortal. The latter is one of the most requested mechanics in-game, which Blizzard added back in the Season 2 update for Diablo Immortal, while the former can easily be done on the game's […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, August 1, 2022 1:00 PM
     Another round of nerfs has made its way to one of the most polarizing Agents in VALORANT. VALORANT gets updates almost every week, but last July 25th, the devs decided to skip their regular update schedule to give their engineers more time to work on the planned game engine update. This week's VALORANT PBE gives […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, August 1, 2022 12:00 PM
     There's nothing wrong with a little help – turn on Aim Assist to make gunfights less involved and more enjoyable in GTA 5. You can play GTA 5 on a variety of platforms. Regardless of whether you're on the PC, PlayStation, or Xbox, you're going to get a similar gameplay experience when running around doing […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, August 1, 2022 11:00 AM
     Collect Crowns around Kings Canyon to get free rewards and a mobile-exclusive skin for Pathfinder. A new limited-time event called Conqueror of Kings is live now on Apex Legends Mobile. In this event, players will have to complete challenges at Points of Interest around Kings Canyon, where they must retrieve 55 Crowns by completing challenges […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, August 1, 2022 5:56 PM

It will feature "never-before-seen rewards"

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, August 1, 2022 5:20 PM

The DLC serves as a free mode for the game

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, August 1, 2022 4:37 PM

More details about the game will be revealed soon.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, August 1, 2022 4:15 PM

Adding a new point of interest called Relic

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, August 1, 2022 3:46 PM

The livestream event will take place from August 5 to 6 on YouTube and Twitch.

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     Roll7, primarily known for their fantastic 2D skateboarding series OlliOlli and putting on a different set of skates with Rollerdrome. In a similar vein to Running Man, Rollerdrome throws you into this capitalist hellscape where the public is distracted by a televised equivalent of gladiatorial X-Games. Playing as Kara Hassan, your goal is to simply […]