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Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:53 PM

When the Pokémon Presents stream showed off a new ice-type gym leader for the first time, many fans thought the trainer, Grusha, was a girl. But official materials eventually revealed that the leader of Glaseado Gym is actually a man who uses he/him pronouns. Some fans were startled when they realized that their new…


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:41 PM

Vampire Survivors is a very simple gothic roguelike that snuck onto Steam Early Access at the end of 2021. By the start of this year it had begun blowing up, and the game that lets you "be the bullet hell" has since racked up over 100,000 positive reviews. Now it has a spiritual sibling out called 20 Minutes Till Dawn


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:45 PM

Stray, a post-apocalyptic adventure game about a cat, is mostly excellent. Two of us at Kotaku recently powered through its puzzles, devouring its dense, mysteriously post-apocalyptic environments and generally enjoying living out the power-fantasy of role-playing a cat. Then we hit the credits. Obviously, we had to…


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:35 PM

Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the Call of Duty publisher it's spending billions of dollars on doesn't actually produce any games that could be considered "must haves." Meanwhile, Sony…


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:35 PM

We've known just how hot Elden Ring has become. Released on February 25, FromSoftware's latest Soulslike has shipped some 13.4 million copies to date, making it more successful than Sledgehammer Games' disappointing Call of Duty: Vanguard from last year, a franchise often known for dominating the charts. Now, however,…


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:25 PM

The Pokémon Company has commanded a steady stream of information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, out November 18 for the Nintendo Switch, since February to encourage maximum mouth frothing. Today, it encouraged more extreme-level mouth frothing with its Pokémon Presents livestream and a press release…


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:10 PM

Hot professors! Four-player co-op! Lechonk! There's a lot to like about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, due out November 18 for the Switch. But perhaps the biggest draw are the two new version-specific legendary Pokémon, Koraidon and Miraidon, who look very silly.


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:58 AM



Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:45 AM

Today's Pokémon Presents revealed more details about how the gym system in


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:30 AM

In November, Game Freak will release Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the ninth generation of mainline Pokémon games, rounding out an absolutely killer 2022 lineup for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to a true open-world set in a Mediterranean-inspired region, the games are set to increase the total number of Pokémon from…


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:26 AM

The Pokémon Company came through today with a roughly 20-minute livestream detailing various Scarlet and Violet information, including the rival you'll encounter across both games.


Kotaku Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:20 AM

The latest info dump for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will likely only add fuel to the fire for rumors and speculation about the upcoming games. That's because it confirms Pokémon in the Gen 9 entry will be able to transform into more powerful crystallized versions of themselves. That detail was previously revealed in a


PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:43 PM
     Dead Cells update 30 adds frying pan nunchucks and monster pats

Dead Cells update 30 is live on PC now, and it's bringing a handful of welcome additions to the roguelike game. We're torn on which we prefer the most – the long-awaited Panchaku weapon or the option (finally!) to give your adorable, terrifying pets a lil' cuddle. Actually that's not true. Much as we want to give the flying sword a hug, we want to swing some crit-hitting frying pans around even more because who wouldn't.

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:56 PM
     The Elden Ring YouTube launch smashed the platform's expectations

The Elden Ring YouTube launch far exceeded what Google expected from its video platform. YouTube shared some of its stats on the YouTube Gaming Twitter page, aptly titled "How Elden Ring took over YouTube," with a list of launch view comparisons to other popular games, alongside stats showing which bosses and classes people tended to upload the most videos about in the hit open-world game. And yes, the most popular bosses are probably the ones you're thinking they are.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:00 PM
     Project S is Dead by Daylight dev's Legend of Zelda

Project S is yet another notch in Behaviour Interactive's belt. A far cry from the horror game aesthetics of Dead by Daylight and Meet Your Maker, Project S is an open-world adventure that truly channels Breath of the Wild.

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:59 PM
     Dead by Daylight Chapter 25 Wesker confirmation: Resident Evil is back

Over the weekend, Dead by Daylight leaks started popping up, seemingly revealing details about the 25th chapter and previously announced Raccoon City PD map rework. Well, thanks to the Behaviour Beyond livestream on August 3, another Resident Evil chapter has been confirmed with Project W coming to DBD in Chapter 25.

Project W will bring another two licensed Survivors, and one new killer, to the popular asymmetrical horror. While some fans will definitely be disappointed by the omission of the oh-so-tall Lady Dimitrescu, others are over the moon at the Albert Wesker news. The leather-clad killer will be able to infect Survivors with the Uroboros virus from his infected arm, significantly slowing their movement speed. While this is similar to Nemesis, there will be differences in the gameplay between the two. However, just how that gameplay will differ remains a surprise, with Behaviour's Mathieu Cote revealing as little as possible during the Behaviour Beyond press briefing.

RELATED LINKS: Dead by Daylight Killers, Best horror games, Play Dead by Daylight

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:21 PM
     Hooked on You release date: DBD Dating Sim gets a killer announcement

The Hooked on You release date has finally been revealed thanks to a shock announcement. During the first-ever Behaviour Beyond showcase on August 3, the long-awaited Hooked on You: a DBD Dating Sim release date was announced… as August 3.

Yep. While we've been waiting all this time for a more concrete release date than "Summer 2022", Behaviour decided to drop it on us on the day, so you can go ahead and download the Steam exclusive right now. Don't, though, finish reading this first, because we've got some hints you might want to know about. But beware, there are some spoilers ahead.

RELATED LINKS: Dead by Daylight Killers, Best horror games, Play Dead by Daylight

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:56 PM
     Roblox Guacathon 2022 honours Parkland shooting victim

Though Roblox fan Joaquin "Guac" Oliver passed away in 2018, he continues to be an inspiration in the fight for gun control reform in America. A victim of the Parkland High School mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 17 people and injured 17 others, his loved ones are now set to honor his legacy by partying with a purpose in the metaverse. "Guacathon," launching August 4 on Roblox, celebrates the young man's 22nd birthday and features musical performances by rapper Denzel Curry, interactive art from legendary street artist Shepard Fairey, and more.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:42 PM
     Meet Your Maker gameplay preview: how it hopes to hook DBD fans

Meet Your Maker's gameplay is a far cry from playing as one of Dead by Daylight's killers, but creative director Ashley Pannell has outlined the similarities between the two games, showing that DBD fans can make MYM their home away from home.

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:40 PM
     Halo Infinite open world never had crafting, dev confirms

While the latest Halo game is arguably one of the best open-world games in the last year, developer 343 Industries tried to avoid the trappings of other games in the genre - which is why the Halo Infinite open-world never had a crafting system, hunting, or other survival game features.

While the Halo series features some of the best FPS games around thanks to their open map design, the fact that Halo Infinite was going for full freedom of exploration created some problems, according to 343 head of creative Joseph Staten on the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences podcast.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite Bosses, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:31 PM
     Genshin Impact Tighnari team – the best team comp

What's the best Genshin Impact Tighnari team comp? There are a few variations of the best team for Tighnari, so if you do manage to snag this upcoming Genshin Impact character on the next Genshin Impact banner, here are your options.

Tighnari is a five-star, Dendro bow-user, who will hopefully be available in the new region, Sumeru, in the upcoming Genshin Impact 3.0 update. We've put together a Genshin Impact Tighnari build based on his abilities datamined on Honey Honey World. It looks like Tighnari's Dendro skills are vital to his build and elemental reactions are key to optimise Tighnari's elemental burst and elemental skill on the battlefield.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:31 PM
     Genshin Impact Tighnari materials – all ascension materials

So you want to know about Tighnari ascension materials in Genshin Impact? This new Genshin Impact character is going to be one of the first playable Dendro users, and arrives with the new Sumeru region.

We think the Tighnari banner is going to drop as part of the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, but regardless, anyone who's looking to wish for this new bow master will want to get a head start on Tighnari's ascension materials to take him to max level. Thanks to datamined information from the 3.0 beta, we've got a near-complete picture of everything you need to make him as strong as possible.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:25 PM
     Genshin Impact events – all current and upcoming events

Want to know more about the upcoming Genshin Impact events? A new version of Genshin Impact arrives every six weeks, complete with new characters, quests, and events. It's difficult to keep track of which events are currently running and if there are any new ones coming soon, so here's a schedule for all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events.

There are usually a number of Genshin Impact events running simultaneously, and they aren't just in-game events. When a new Genshin Impact character joins the game, the devs launch a web event at the same time - players learn about the latest characters through an interactive story told through a web browser. The rewards for completing different events range from in-game items like primogems and mora, to real life prizes like mouse mats and plushies.

Just like the Genshin Impact banners, most events are only available for a limited time, so it's worth participating as soon as you can. New events are usually added to Genshin Impact after an update, but it's worth keeping an eye out on this page as the devs do like to surprise the community.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:29 PM
     Genshin Impact leak reveals Sumeru's onion-like Tree of Dreams

Another day, another Genshin Impact leak, and this one's rather interesting. The latest leak reveals a certain tree in Sumeru that players will likely visit frequently once Genshin Impact 3.0 and the vast new region go live. Leaker uncle_chibi uploaded images to Twitter that show off Sumeru's Tree of Dreams, which seems to have the same function as the Sacred Sakura tree in Inazuma and Dragonspine's Frostbearing Tree.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:17 PM
     Stardew Valley combines with Cities Skylines in new building game

Stardew Valley meets Cities Skylines thanks to a new building game which has just launched on Steam, creating a perfect combination for players who relish the pressure of city micro-management, but still enjoy kicking off their workboots to breathe in some serene, pastoral atmosphere.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:10 PM
     Warzone Titanium Trials event: every challenge and reward

Want to learn more about the Warzone Titanium Trials event? The T-800 and T-1000 Terminator models are available as skins in the battle royale game, giving players a chance to take down their opponents as virtually unstoppable killer robots. The '80s sci-fi fun doesn't stop there too, as the Season 4 Reloaded update introduces the Titanium Trials, an event based on the Terminator series, complete with exclusive rewards.

Titanium Trials: Endurance is a limited-time game mode where "players experience Warzone as a Terminator would," according to the Call of Duty blog. The event takes place from August 11 - 24, so there's plenty of time to unlock various in-game rewards such as Calling Cards, XP Tokens, and more.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:08 PM
     World of Warcraft mobile MMO game cancelled by Blizzard

Activision Blizzard and NetEase have cancelled a World of Warcraft mobile MMO game after three years in development, according to a Bloomberg report. The project, which was being developed by a team of over 100 people, has now been canned and the studio disbanded. The game was set to follow in the footsteps of Diablo Immortal in bringing one of Blizzard's major IPs to mobile platforms, alongside the Blizzard-developed Arclight Rumble.

Bloomberg reports that the title, codenamed Neptune, was planned to be an MMORPG in the World of Warcraft universe, but was cancelled following disagreements between the two studios. The game would have been set during a different time period than Blizzard's hugely successful ongoing MMO, which is set to receive its latest expansion, WoW Dragonflight, by the end of 2022.

While Diablo Immortal arrived to much backlash from hardcore fans upset by its microtransaction model, the mobile and PC game co-developed between NetEase and Blizzard has proven rather successful. Recent reports indicate that the RPG game has been installed 30 million times after its launch in China and has raised over $100 million USD in mobile player spending alone.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:07 PM
     ASRock Intel Arc A380 GPU arrives on the entry-level scene

The ASRock Intel Arc A380 is now officially a thing, as the company has officially revealed its spin on the Arc Alchemist graphics card. The entry-level card boats similar specs to the previously released Gunnir Photon 6GB OC GPU, but it's equipped with a single fan and a low-profile ITX shroud.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:35 AM
     Starfield art in stylized Arabic is straight out of Dune

While we already know a fair bit about the Starfield world, from the various factions to character backgrounds, we're still a little clueless about how the space game will affect our own. There may be sci-fi Starfield languages that we don't know yet, but one fan's Starfield art of a stylised translation of the title into Arabic looks like it's halfway there already.

User MajidAlammari on Reddit posted their concept of the main Starfield logo and poster art as translated into Arabic typography - then heavily adapted to fit the Starfield style. It reads "ستارفيلد", and if you check it out you can see that MajidAlammari got quite creative with it. Rather cleverly, if you look closely you can see that one of the letters is even incorporated into the circle around the RPG game's logo.

Non-native speakers may struggle to make out the seven characters but commenters suggest it's completely readable, despite the simplified characters. It's certainly very cool anyway and looks very sci-fi - almost like something you'd see in Dune.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:21 AM
     FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2022 event rewards: new summer glamour

Final Fantasy XIV players after some new summer glamour can look forward to the FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2022 event rewards, which include some casual seasonal fashion along with a new bonfire furnishing for your home. August's celebratory festival for the critically acclaimed MMORPG kicks off in Limsa Lominsa just before Live Letter 72 takes place, and will see players complete quests to earn the new cosmetic items.

Included in this year's Moonfire Faire event rewards are a full set of Summer Sunset clothing, which includes a black and gold headband, a matching loose-fitting open shirt, some knee-length white and blue swim shorts, a pair of ornate, golden wristbands, and some wraparound sandals to complete the look. Also up for grabs is a Summer Bonfire - a rather precarious-looking stack of logs which can be lit up in a roaring blaze to light up the night.

It appears from the preview image that there is some outfit discrepancy between the genders - the male character sports the shorts, while the female Au Ra shown is wearing a simple black bikini bottom instead. Given that an Endwalker patch made more clothing gender neutral in December, we're hopeful that both pieces of gear in question will be made available regardless of your character's gender.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:10 AM
     GTA 5 mod updates entire game world

A GTA 5 mod updates the entirety of Los Santos by transforming the weather, interiors, lighting, textures, and basically every visual element of Rockstar's crime sandbox to look something closer to GTA 6 – or at least, our personal, giddily optimistic, imagined version of GTA 6.


PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:05 AM
     You can now play Steam games with Nintendo classic controllers

Playing Steam games with a Nintendo classic controller is now easier than ever, thanks to a client update that adds the retro gamepads to the Steam Input support roaster. Switch compatible versions of the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, and Sega Mega Drive pads should now play nice with your gaming PC, and you could also hook up the pads to a Steam Deck using a dock or USB-C adapter.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:04 AM
     The best Genshin Impact Tighnari build

Looking for the best Genshin Impact Tighnari build? The highly anticipated new Genshin Impact character, Tighnari, is the first five-star Dendro character we're likely to see in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update.

As Tighnari wields the Dendro element, he can manipulate nature, using grass and other earthly elements to his advantage in battle. It pairs well with Pyro users, who can already set grass ablaze using their abilities, and the Hydro element to create a Bloom effect, which deals AoE damage after exploding. Dendro can also be used to create elemental reactions with Electro; check out our Genshin Impact Dendro guide on what each reaction does, as this is very important in understanding how to create the best Genshin Impact Tighnari build.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:39 AM
     Genshin Impact tier list August 2022: the best characters in 2.8

Looking for a Genshin Impact tier list? There are currently 51 Genshin Impact characters available, so there's no shortage of candidates for your dream team. But with so many different weapon, elementals, talents, ascension bonuses, and constellations upgrades, finding your favourites can be challenging.

Don't let the placement of the characters on our Genshin Impact tier list deter you from pulling on the next character banner. While base stats and elemental abilities are important, the value of a character also depends on personal playstyle, available weapons and artifacts, and team composition. That being said, if your favourite character is in C tier or below, you may struggle to get past some of the more challenging Spiral Abyss floors. Don't worry too much if your favourite character is on one of the lower tiers; you can still make it work with our recommended Genshin Impact builds.

In general, being on a high tier means that the character is the best Genshin Impact character in their role, is not too difficult to build, and performs well regardless of teammates. Being on a lower tier means that there are better alternatives, or the character needs a very specific build or team to shine. Just to note, the characters are not ranked within their own tier, and with that out of the way, let's take a look at our ranking of characters in our Genshin Impact tier list.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:33 AM
     Saints Row perks and how to unlock them

Want to know all about Saints Row perks and how to unlock them? Well, we got our hands on an early build of the game, and have had a first look at how the all-new perk system works. Long-term fans of the series are in the same boat as new players with perks, as the new mechanic replaces upgrades.

While there's still a lot to learn about the Saints Row reboot before its August release date, here's everything we know so far about Saints Row Perks and how to unlock them. Yes, perks are quite a bit more sensible and realistic than you might want from the Saints Row series, but don't fret because Saints Row skills take care of your outlandish needs instead, including the ability to chuck a grenade down the pants of your enemy and yeet them into the horizon. Here, though, we look at how to buff your Boss' health, damage, movement speed, and more.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:00 PM

Puzzles are fun. Exploring floating islands is pretty boss too. That's why open-world puzzle game Project S: A Mystical Quest, announced at the end of the Behaviour Beyond stream today, has me raising an intrigued eyebrow as I lower my pipe to peer from behind a broadsheet newspaper. "I say, that looks rather like Breath Of The Wild, but with bits from The Witness and a faint hint of Myst," I declare to Watson. "Astute observation, Wheeler," he replies, "but why don't you have a proper look at the trailer below?"

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:00 PM

Pulling killers isn't something a lot of people dream about in real-life, but some Dead By Daylight fans are thirsty indeed for that game's many murderous characters. Good news for them today then, because visual novel Hooked On You: A Dead By Daylight Dating Sim just surprise-launched exclusively on Steam. Watch the trailer below to see a more playful side to four of DBD's serial killers, which isn't something I ever thought I'd type.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:00 PM

The Umbrella Corporation's favourite stooge Albert Wesker is back again, and he's bursting into multiplayer survival horror Dead By Daylight as a new killer, The Mastermind. Wesker's arrival is the second time Resident Evil has crossed over into DBD, but the upcoming Project W event will revamp the Raccoon Police Department map and bring along familiar Resi characters Rebecca Chambers and Ada Wong as playable survivors. Barricade yourself inside the police station of your mind and watch the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:52 PM

4TB NVMe drives normally cost upwards of $400, but today you can pick up the new Crucial P3 for just $289.99 after a $60 discount at B&H Photo. That's incredible value, working out as just 7 cents per gigabyte, and marks a sea change in the affordability of NVMe SSDs.

(By comparison, the same drive costs £348 in the UK - the equivalent of $423.)

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:40 PM

Freshly announced looter-shooter Meet Your Maker lets you tear the post-apocalypse down with extreme prejudice - but you'll have to build up your own walls first. It combines building futuristic fortresses with raiding them for life-giving genetic material, either solo or in two-player online co-op. Revealed during today's Behaviour Beyond stream, Meet Your Maker is the next game from the devs behind survival horror Dead By Daylight. Check on how the post-apocalypse is faring in the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:06 PM

Even if you're not "into" PC gaming hardware, spend enough time in its orbit and you'll eventually develop a healthy scepticism for a specific type of electro-trickery. The kind that promises, naturally with the right purchases, to help you shoot better or drive cars faster or generally be a more PRO ELITE WINNER in competitive games.

For me, there have been two such technologies I've never really bought into: ultra-high 360Hz monitor refresh rates, and Nvidia Reflex, a kind of setup-wide latency reduction system. Now, having spent some quality time with the MSI Oculux NXG253R – which features both – I'll cop to being wrong about one of them.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:02 AM

All Elite Wrestling announced like, I dunno, three games at once a couple of years ago. They all sounded terrible and we haven't posted about them (also because a bunch of them aren't on PC). AEW: Fight Forever, still officially Coming Soon, is their first crack at a sweaty graps sim to rival WWE's series, and today it was confirmed the publisher is THQ Nordic. This not only means that we'll see more gameplay at next week's THQ Nordic showcase, per a tiny teaser, but it adds another horse to the confusing carousel of companies that have worked on wrestling sims.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:46 PM
     Valve has released an update to the system software of the Steam Deck alongside its Steam Client, including several improvements.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:42 PM
     She-Hulk Attorney At Law is now set to release just a day later with new episodes coming out weekly on Thursdays.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:36 PM
     Ada Wong is coming to DBD.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:18 PM
     Joker 2 Folie à Deux is coming in 2024.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:01 PM
     A new SWTOR update has arrived.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:48 PM
     A guide on how to get Thunder Eggs and what they're used for in Dinkum.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:46 PM
     Resident Evil's Albert Wesker makes his debut in Dead by Daylight.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:35 PM
     Release date for Meet Your Maker

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:32 PM
     All of the new survivors included in Dead by Daylight's Resident Evil: PROJECT W expansion

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:10 PM
     Project W brings various quality of life updates.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:04 PM
     Breaking down the new killer in Dead by Daylight | Resident Evil: PROJECT W

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:56 PM
     Albert Wesker is a great choice for a Dead by Daylight villain.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:19 PM
     There's just about nothing worse than an error code to ruin your day.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:16 PM
     Today Square Enix officially announced the dates for Final Fantasy XIV's traditional summer seasonal event, the Moonfire Faire.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:12 PM
     The must-she series of Disney+ is finally launching on the platform.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:51 PM
     It's time to Meet Your Maker.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:18 PM
     Believe it!

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:55 PM
     All Elite Wrestling: Fight Forever publisher THQ Nordic and developer Yuke's revealed the game's official website and released a teaser trailer today.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:45 PM
     Deep Silver and Volition released two new videos dedicated to the upcoming open-world action game Saints Row.

Twinfinite Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:45 PM
     Determining what the 10 best hallway fight scenes are in movies and TV shows.

Siliconera Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:30 PM

Nintendo Switch has over 100 million annual playing users

Over 100 million users have been playing games on the Nintendo Switch on an annual basis. Nintendo announced the new milestone on the 12th page of its financial presentation for the first quarter of the 2023 fiscal year that ended in June 2022. The company revealed that there were 104 million users who played games on the console between July 2021 and June 2022.

Nintendo calculated the Switch's annual playing users by counting the number of unique Nintendo Accounts that were connected online, consented to provide statistics, and ran at least one game software. It did not include accounts that were only used to access the Nintendo eShop.

This announcement goes in tandem with the ever-increasing lifetime sales amount of the Nintendo Switch. The company had sold over 100 million units as of December 2021, and over 25 million of them came from Japan. Meanwhile, the new presentation's 10th page revealed that Nintendo sold 3.43 million Switch units between April and June 2022. After adding from the previous total of 107.65 million units in March 2022, it has now sold around 111.08 million units of all Switch models combined.

However, Nintendo also noted that it sold fewer Switch units compared to the same quarter in the previous fiscal year, when it sold 4.45 million units. It cited the semiconductor shortage as a reason for the decreased production and sales. The company expects to generate more sales as it will release Splatoon 3 on September 9, 2022, and the Splatoon 3 OLED Switch on August 26, 2022.

The post Nintendo Switch Annual Playing Users Count Surpassed 100 Million appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:30 PM

Samurai Maiden

The tease is over. D3 Publisher, which recently previewed a new project with a trailer that featured a maiden with a samurai sword, has officially announced its newest project. The aptly titled Samurai Maiden was unveiled alongside a new announcement trailer. The trailer shows off more Samurai Maiden gameplay and sets up its premise.

Samurai Maiden puts players in the high school uniform of Tsumugi Tamaori, an ordinary 21st-century girl. Tsumugi is forcibly transported several centuries into the past, waking up in a burning temple. That temple is Honno-ji, the famed temple where Sengoku-era warlord Oda Nobunaga was burned alive. To survive and find a way home, Tsumugi takes up a blade gifted to her by Nobunaga himself, cutting through crowds of supernatural baddies across the underworld.

The game is a fast-paced character action title. Tsumugi slashes at enemies, throwing them around with her blade and performing superhuman sword techniques. Samurai Maiden equips Tsumugi with her own squad, composed of three "Gokage" ninja. Iyo uses an arsenal of shinobi tools, Hagane is equipped with prosthetic weapons, and Komimi uses fearsome jutsu attacks. Tsumugi can call upon the Gokage's abilities to form powerful combos and sweep the battlefield.

The game also has a romantic element. Tsumugi and her Gokage can build their relationships as they barrel through the underworld, unlocking new and powerful techniques. These techniques can be unleashed with a kiss.

Samurai Maiden is in development for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It's due out in Winter 2022. PS4 owners will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free.

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Siliconera Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:30 PM

Kirby and the Forgotten Land sold over 4 million units

Over 4 million units of Kirby and the Forgotten Land have been sold worldwide. It has also set a new sales record for the entire Kirby series. Nintendo revealed the milestone on the 13th page of the presentation of its financial results for the first quarter of the 2023 fiscal year, which ran from April to June 2022.

The page also compared the sales of Forgotten Land to previous Kirby titles. The 2014 3DS game Kirby Triple Deluxe had over 2 million units sold during its lifetime, while the 2018 Switch entry Kirby Star Allies almost reached 4 million units sold. Forgotten Land set a record in both quantity and speed, as it surpassed all prior entries and hit the 4 million mark in just 15 weeks after its release on March 25, 2022.

Forgotten Land is a new 3D action game where Kirby explores a mysterious world with abandoned buildings while rescuing Waddle Dees. The titular protagonist has a new Mouthful Mode that lets him swallow large objects like a car or a vending machine. The game also supports local co-op multiplayer.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available worldwide on Nintendo Switch. People who have not bought the game yet can also download and play a demo for free via the Nintendo eShop.

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Siliconera Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:00 PM

One Piece Film Red crossover coming to Granblue Fantasy and more mobile games

A One Piece Film: Red crossover event will appear in Granblue Fantasy. The collaboration will take place on September 14-25, 2022. Characters from the new movie will make an appearance in the mobile game's collaborative storyline.

Granblue Fantasy will not be the only mobile game to have crossover content from One Piece Film: Red. The movie's website revealed that there will be more collaborations with two more popular Japanese mobile games. The festivities will begin in Monster Strike on August 20-31, 2022, with Puzzle & Dragons following suit on September 1-12, 2022.

Cygames has been adding Granblue Fantasy crossover content from many anime and game titles. In recent months, it held collaborations with Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo in April 2022 and Final Fantasy XI in May 2022. In February 2022, the company announced that the mobile game has over 31 million registered users.

Granblue Fantasy is available in Japanese and English on iOS and Android mobile devices. One Piece Film: Red will release in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022. Crunchyroll will bring the movie overseas to the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in Fall 2022.

The One Piece Film: Red collaboration event in Granblue Fantasy will run on September 14-25, 2022. Cygames will reveal more details about the crossover content—including the appearing characters—in the coming days leading up to the event.

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Siliconera Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:00 AM

Logitech G Gaming Handheld

Peripheral maker Logitech and Tencent are hooking up to make some hardware. It's under the aegis of Logitech's gaming-oriented Logitech G branding. It doesn't have a formal name yet, but it's being called the "Logitech G Gaming Handheld" for now.

The companies announced their partnership on August 2, 2022 via press release. According to the announcement, the Logitech G Gaming handheld combines Logitech's hardware expertise and Tencent's software service experience. It's billed as a "cloud gaming handheld".

Cloud gaming is the practice of playing a game via an internet-connected device. The player's device streams inputs to a server, which handles running the actual game, returning feedback via video. Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and the game streaming portions of PlayStation Now (which were folded into PS Plus) are all distinct cloud gaming services. One advantage of cloud gaming is that players need only a compatible device and an internet connection. They won't need expensive consoles or PC hardware to play high-quality games. Square Enix deployed versions of the Kingdom Hearts series to the Nintendo Switch as cloud versions, too. The Logitech G Gaming Handheld will support multiple cloud gaming services.

Beyond the announcement itself, no other details were given about the hardware. Given that it's intended to support multiple cloud gaming services, the final result may be less like a handheld standalone device (like the Switch or Steam Deck) and closer to a specialized smartphone or tablet.

The Logitech G Gaming Handheld is in development.

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Siliconera Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:00 AM

Harvestella Gameplay Details

Square Enix updated the official website for Harvestella, its upcoming farming and life sim RPG, with new screenshots and gameplay details. In addition to information on the game's farming, fishing, and relationship mechanics, the website features a host of new images depicting Nemea Town, the Town of Spring. Harvestella will release for the PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch in November 2022. [Thanks, Game Spark!]

One of the four main locations that players in visit in Harvestella will be the town of Nemea. Located near the Seaslight of Spring, flowers blossom all year long in the town. The town's questline revolves around a large, mysterious egg that appears on the Seaslight of Spring. There, players can meet characters such as Asyl, and Istina, a teacher of the town's orphanage.

Players can then increase their relationship level with characters through character quests. Improving your relationship with characters can unlock new combat abilities, as well as provide reward items. It's still unclear whether the player character will be able to date other characters.

Furthermore, Square Enix revealed the Skylancer job type, which focuses on wide-sweeping physical wind attacks. It also detailed the game's farming and fishing mechanics. As with most farming RPGs, players will have access to both year-round and seasonal crops. Spring crops will include tomatoes, peaches, a "zucchini-cucumber", and strawberries. Along with fish caught at various fishing points, players can choose to use them in cooking, process them to make more expensive products, or sell them for money.

You can get a better look at the various crops, quests, and gameplay details of Harvestella in the screenshots below:

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Harvestella will come to the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on November 4, 2022.

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     Hooked On You Dead By Daylight Dating Sim Launch Trailer SteamWhat was once an April Fools joke is now your unfortunate reality. Following a showcase earlier today, Behaviour Interactive and developer Psyops announced a surprise launch of the Dead by Daylight dating sim. Hooked on You sends you to Murderer's Island where you rub elbows and try to swoon some of DBD's blood-soaked killers. You will laugh, you will cry, and, hopefully, you won't die. That is certainly the crux of Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim. You're able to match up with four killers from the asymmetrical multiplayer horror game: The Trapper, The Spirit, The Wraith, and The Huntress. As per the norm with dating sims, you engage in conversations with these creepy, delightful monsters in a choice-based dialogue system.   Chatting with the killers will often lead them to asking you personal questions. Get the answers right and increase your chances of forging an epic island romance. Get them wrong? Well, you might not want to get them wrong....

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     Meet Your Maker Reveal Trailer Feature ImageBehaviour Interactive, the developer behind Dead By Daylight, had a few surprising announcements today. One of which was the reveal of a new game titled Meet Your Maker. It seems to offer a fairly different experience from Dead By Daylight. Thankfully, the five-minute-long announcement trailer shows off plenty of different features. Meet Your Maker is a first-person shooter at its core, with a post-apocalyptic skin. However, it goes a bit deeper than that. Players are tasked with entering an outpost to raid its contents and avoid nasty traps and enemies. But what sets Meet Your Maker apart from other games like this is that the each level is made by the players.   Outsmart other players Meet Your Maker seems to have a pretty standard approach to first-person gameplay at first glance. In fact, Doom Eternal's bombastic, fast-paced gameplay comes to mind. But beyond that, it looks like Meet Your Maker is going for something more unique, which the reveal trailer shows off nicely...

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     Crypt Of The Necrodancer Secret Announcement 1Curse of the NecroDancer hit the dance floor with style and panache back in 2015. It quickly flew up the charts, amassing a strong following due to its enthralling core gameplay loop and incredible soundtrack by Danny Baranowsky. The game was a massive success, earning praise from players and those watching from home on Twitch. Developer Brace Yourself Games later followed up with the city builder Industries of Titan. However, it appears the team is preparing something new for the game that put it on the map. Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a "super-secret announcement" tomorrow in the form of a YouTube livestream. The "secret" announcement is set to begin on August 4 at 1 PM ET. No, I don't have a clue what it'll all be about — but I do have a curious thought. The description in the livestream pave reads: "A super-secret announcement related to the Crypt of the NecroDancer franchise. Stay tuned!" Brace Yourself Games considers ...

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     Multiversus Battle Pass TiersThe first season for MultiVersus is coming very soon, and with it comes a new battle pass. Priced at 950 Gleamium, or a $9.99 USD, this battle pass looks to follow a similar trajectory to the one introduced in the technical test for the game. MultiVersus is live now for its open beta, and according to steamDB there is over 80,000 players average playing the game at any given time. There has been ample feedback on the battle pass, and many feel that it does not offer enough reward for the amount of time and effort put in. The game director for MultiVersus, Tony Huynh has addressed this concern in a tweet, saying: "I think it's 950 gleamium, but has 50 tiers." So while there is a price increase for the battle pass, it will contain 35 more tiers. Shades of the MultiVersus technical test The technical test for MultiVersus offered a 50 tier battle pass as well, which indicates the team has likely known how much content the battle pass would contain. Season one of MultiVer...

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     Sonic Triple Trouble remake 16 Bit Tails first levelAlthough quite a few Sonic the Hedgehog games came out during the 1990s, the classic trilogy of Genesis Sonic titles, as well as Sonic CD, tend to receive the most attention from fans. This isn't unwarranted, as those games remain incredibly fun to play and laid the groundwork for the entire series moving forward. But many fans would argue that the Sega Game Gear received some worthwhile Sonic games in their own right, particularly 1994's Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble. Well, thanks to devoted fan Noah Copeland, you can experience Sonic Triple Trouble in a whole new way. Specifically, Copeland created an ambitious 16-bit fan remake of Sonic Triple Trouble that PC players can download for free. With this remake, Copeland sought to answer this question: "What if Sonic Triple Trouble had been originally released on the Sega Genesis / MegaDrive, after Sonic 3 & Knuckles?" Upon looking at gameplay footage, you can tell that Copeland went all in on rea...

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     You need to spend some quality time with your friends to get 100% completion in GTA 5. GTA 5 has not one but three playable main protagonists, each with their very own story arcs. Franklin, Trevor, and Michael are all playable separately in-game, but did you know that you can meet up with any one […]

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     Get Skills and Attributes boost with Paragon. Legendary Gems are not the be-all end-all of Diablo Immortal Endgame content – there are a ton of other ways to make your characters stronger in-game. For example, you can turn to Normal Gems or upgrade your Gear and make your character more powerful, or farm Set Items […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:50 PM

A release date has yet to be announced.

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The publisher has discounted the title by 60 percent during the free weekend period.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, August 3, 2022 3:18 PM

Sign-ups for the game's upcoming playtest are open now.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:55 PM

It was reportedly in development for three years until it was recently scrapped

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:37 PM

The publisher detailed the Paldea Region, the outdoor Pokemon Center, and more

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