Aug 06, 20:00

PCGamesN Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:41 PM
     Stardew Valley mod lets you build a whole farming empire

A new addition to the ever-growing list of Stardew Valley mods lets you expand the farming game into an industrial-scale farming empire sim. Stardew Valley lets you create the farm of your dreams, but if you've ever wanted to make your farm just that little bit bigger (or, well, quite a lot bigger) then you're in luck, thanks to this user-created update for the life game.

The Stardew Realty mod, by mod maker Prism 99 (who goes by klatuprism on Nexus Mods), takes the basics of previous Farm Expansion mods that allowed users to slightly extend the size of their plot of land. The mod adds a total of ten additional plots of land to the backwoods area found over to the left hand side of the map.

In the initial version of the mod, the land is made available from the get-go for free so players can test the expansion out and see how it works. Prism says that their long-term plan is to eventually release four content packs with additional expansions that will show up as a for sale sign on a notice board in Pelican Town. As plots show up, players will be able to invest in expanding their farming property.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:43 PM
     FFXIV fan video pays tribute to iconic LOTR meme creator

A new FFXIV fan video pays tribute to one of the most iconic and beloved Lord of the Rings memes in Square Enix's MMORPG, after the meme's creator passed away in March. If you were on the Internet in the mid-2000s, you will almost certainly be very familiar with Erwin 'Tron' Beekveld's Tolkien-themed earworm "They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard" - first uploaded as a video to the Albino Blacksheep website in August 2005.

The original video remixes several scenes from the second Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers, into an unreasonably catchy dance anthem. As the title suggests, it centres on Orlando Bloom's character Legolas shouting, "They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!" The two-minute video gained huge popularity online, reaching the point where LOTR director Peter Jackson uploaded a video of Bloom singing along to the track.

Now, FFXIV creators Plam & Switch have created a Final Fantasy XIV spin on the video, reimagining it as "They're taking the Lalas to Garlemald." The video features a full re-imagining of the song and its video made in the multiplayer game. As you might have guessed, it replaces the Hobbits with Final Fantasy's diminutive Lalafell, and Isengard with Imperial homeland Garlemald. You can watch it on their YouTube channel, or down below - though be warned that the footage includes clips from the climax of the base A Realm Reborn campaign, as well as some minor Endwalker snippets.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 6, 2022 6:54 PM

Re-Volt is a remote control car racing game released in 1999 to mixed reviews, but 23 years later there's still a community devoted to it. After a nine year absence, the game has now returned to Steam and GOG. It's apparently in less than ideal condition, but the community already have fixes for that.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 6, 2022 6:17 PM

Last week, Steam added support for Nintendo Online classic controllers. What it didn't have was support for the Nintendo Switch's default Joy-Con controllers. A beta update has now changed that.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 6, 2022 5:35 PM

Zenless Zone Zero has begun its closed beta. If you don't know the name, it's Hoyoverse's upcoming free-to-play action-RPG which draws on their experience making Genshin Impact (and its many antecedents) but places those combat and RPG systems within a roguelike structure. Because it's now in closed beta, the internet is covered in videos showing it in action, and its action looks nice.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:30 PM

Last week I left the factory loading bay with the news that American Truck Simulator latest DLC had a release date, but it seems only fair I complete the job and deliver the news that: hey, American Truck Simulator's Montana DLC is out now.

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Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:51 PM
     Now is the time to binge the first season.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:51 PM
     Today, during Crunchyroll Expo, the animation localization and streaming giant revealed Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 6:40 PM
     Atlus has released another trailer revealing one of the demons that will be featured in the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 5:40 PM
     Today third-party developers had news and releases to share about aircraft and airport add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:13 PM
     Cygames hosted its Granblue Fantasy summer livestream, and it included a treat for manga and anime fans, a One Piece Film: Red collaboration.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:59 PM
     Creative Assembly released a new video teasing the fourth legendary lord for Total War: Warhammer 3's upcoming DLC Champions of Chaos.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:17 PM
     During the celebrations for EVO 2022, the development team at A Few Rounds Games revealed a new video of its fighting game Umbral Core.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:30 PM
     This might be the most times "senpai" has ever been used in a trailer.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:30 PM
     2K revealed another trailer of the turn-based tactical game Marvel's Midnight Suns, dedicated to one of its playable superheroes.

Siliconera Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:00 PM


Most of Bandai Namco's Ace Combat series is set in its own entirely fictional setting called Strangereal. A place of multiple continents, a variety of nations and cultures, and many, many wars, its timeline isn't too easy to grasp from the outside. But don't worry, Nugget is here to help. In a new video series, the new puppet mascot for Ace Combat explains Strangereal - and thus Ace Combat - history.

First introduced on video in April 2022, Nugget is a little chick, named after the slang term for rookie fighter pilots. Now Nugget is the official YouTuber for the Ace Combat official channel. Now Nugget's first presentation focuses on making Ace Combat history and Strangereal a little more "real" to fans new and old.

The first subject of Nugget's "Strangereal World Setting Commentary" focuses on 2001's Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies. English subtitles are available via closed captions.

Nugget introduces the series setting by framing it from the perspective of the latest entry, Ace Combat 7: Skies UnknownAC7 takes place in 2019 (of the game timeline), but AC04 is set in 2003-2005. Strangereal's modern history hinges on the arrival of the Ulysses Comet, an asteroid found to be on a collision course with Earth. To face the threat, many nations cooperated to build the superweapon Stonehenge, a massive railgun battery. Stonehenge destroyed many incoming comet fragments, but those that got through wrought havoc upon the continent of Usea. The chaos of the disaster caused refugee surges, economic crises, and eventually prompted a new war.

Ace Combat history calls Ace Combat 04's central conflict, "The Continental War". During the war, the nation of Erusea fought against ISAF, an international military coalition. The player character, "Mobius 1" becomes a hero pilot of the Continental War, beating back the Erusean forces and defeating the infamous Yellow Squadron. They also destroy Stonehenge. The Eruseans had captured the facility to use as a powerful anti-aircraft defense system.

Ace Combat 7 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Bandai Namco celebrated its 3rd birthday with Idolmaster tie-in content.

The post Nugget Explains Strangereal, Starting with Ace Combat 4 appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:00 PM
     Corsair 5000x Pc Case Rgb Atx Best Cooling Performance FansChoosing the right PC case is critical to a successful build. Aside from looks, it needs to be large enough to house your components, it needs to be easy to work on, and most importantly, it needs to provide enough airflow. Plenty of glass cases look cool, but don't always meet these criteria. Fortunately, the iCUE Corsair 5000X manages to do all of this while looking good as well, making it one of the best modern cases for PC gaming. Newegg has a sale running right now that slashes the price of the Corsair iCUE 5000X from the MSRP of $214.99 down to just $109.99. This one that should not be missed if you're in the market for a new case, because the value for what you get here is tough to beat.   Flashy and functional The Corsair iCUE 5000X comes in black for this sale and is packaged with three 120mm SP RGB Elite fans, a controller for up to six RGB fans via Corsair's iCUE software, straps for cable management, plenty of spare screws needed for PC building, and ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:30 PM
     Nvidia Rtx 3070 Msrp Below Sale Deal Evga Xc3 UltraThe winds sure have changed for graphics card manufacturers now that the graphics card, and the PC market in general, are on a massive downswing compared to last year. All makes and models of graphics cards have not only been in stock for months now, but also for consistently better deals as time has progressed. Today's deal for this EVGA RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra is a particularly important milestone, because it's now selling below the Nvidia MSRP. For a limited time, you can pick this card up directly from EVGA plus get free shipping for $489.99 USD. This is by far the best price we've seen yet for a brand new RTX 3070, but it's only available as a limited time promotion according to EVGA.   The price is just marginally below MSRP to be sure, but this a fairly good model of the Nvidia RTX 3070. It comes in a sleek, all-black design with a triple-fan cooler to keep things cool and still relatively quiet with the EVGA factory overclocked performance. Perhaps more ...

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:45 PM

The publisher also announced that the game will receive a cross-platform update

The post The King of Fighters XV Full Cross-play Announced, 'Team Awakened Orochi' DLC Launches August 8 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:10 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:52 PM

The update will introduce a new campaign mode

The post Naraka: Bladepoint Gets New Campaign Update and Map appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Aug 06, 12:00

Kotaku Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM


Kotaku Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:30 AM

Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft's Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to a Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against each other.


PCGamesN Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:56 AM
     Steam Joy-Con support rounds out Nintendo controller lineup

A new Steam client beta update from Valve adds Steam Joy-Con support for the Nintendo Switch controllers, meaning that they are now officially supported as a way to play your PC games. This addition rounds out the list of supported Switch pads, which includes the Switch Pro controller and Nintendo's range of classic style controllers.

The Steam client beta update for August 5 introduces official support for the small, paired controllers which are the mainstay for the Nintendo Switch console. Much like with the Switch itself, you can use the controllers individually - where they will be treated as a mini-gamepad - or pair them together to enable the functionality of a full-size controller.

While the Switch Joy-Con may not be most people's optimal way to play, they do offer some rather useful functionality. For example, instead of a traditional cross-shaped directional pad on the left, the Joy-Con features four distinct buttons much like those of the "face buttons" typically found on the right side of a controller. These separated buttons can come in handy for games that require tight directional precision, especially in classic titles such as Tetris or Pac-Man where an accidental wrong directional input can spell disaster.

RELATED LINKS: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:37 AM
     Giant LEGO Elden Ring build recreates the Walking Mausoleum

A giant fan-made LEGO Elden Ring build recreates the Walking Mausoleum living structure from the RPG game. While most players are still working on honing their in-game Elden Ring builds, one FromSoftware fan had a rather different type of build in mind. The incredible LEGO structure is based on the wandering mausoleums that lumber around the open-world game's vast plains.

Creator HoboSapient shared their creation to the Elden Ring subreddit, garnering huge attention and tens of thousands of upvotes from users wowed by the gargantuan construction. HoboSapient says that the structure is built from an estimated 5000 - 6000 individual LEGO pieces, and weighs around 30 pounds (that's about as much as the average three-year-old child).

The internal structure is made from LEGO Technic, the range frequently used for more intricate sets with complex mechanisms or structures. HoboSapient says that the resulting figure is "pretty solid," and that they put it together out of pieces gathered over a 20+ year period of collecting LEGO.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 6, 2022 6:52 AM
     Diablo 3 season 26 end date and when season 27 should start

Blizzard has announced the Diablo 3 season 26 end date for late August, which also gives us a pretty clear idea of when we can expect Diablo 3 season 27 to begin. With some fans of the fantasy game series and multiple prominent Diablo community members deciding to quit Diablo Immortal in the wake of its microtransactions and events schedule, many of them are returning to Blizzard's previous RPG game ahead of the Diablo 3 season 27 release date.

The new seasonal update has players excited for it after PTR testing ran throughout July. The most prominent feature of season 27 is a new item called Angelic Crucibles. These can be used to 'sanctify' any of your equippable legendary items - a special process which automatically applies perfect ancient-level stats on the item's affixes, and also adds a unique class-specific power from a list of three options per class.

Among the highlights from the PTR have been the Barbarian's Hammer of the Ancients, which has proven incredible for both solo and group play. Necromancer's Death Nova has also proven very strong, as has the Monk's new Wave of Light sanctified power. Witch Doctor's Bogadile build has also been popular with its ability to deal vast damage in a coordinated group using the Mundunugu's Regalia set.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo 3 builds, Diablo 3 Necromancer skills, Best games like Diablo

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:59 AM
     Bungo Stray Dogs Returns With Dire Season 4 Trailer

Siliconera Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM

The Walking Dead Humble Bundle

Telltale Games' adaptation of the The Walking Dead is ten years old in 2022. In fact, the series is available despite the sudden end of Telltale itself in 2018. Skybound Games, the series' new owner, has gathered the whole series and more in a new The Walking Dead Humble Bundle on PC. Money spent on purchases can be split between the charities SpecialEffect and Covenant House. SpecialEffect helps people with disabilities enjoy video games (such as by providing specialized controllers). Covenant House helps homeless and trafficked young people.

Like other Humble-managed media bundles, The Walking Dead Humble Bundle comes in multiple price points, determining how much a buyer gets out of the bundle. The pricing remains at "pay what you want" to start, with the bottom tier unlocking the first two seasons of Telltale's The Walking Dead and the 400 Days DLC chapter. The first season focuses on Lee Everett, a resident of Georgia, who encounters a young girl, Clementine, as the zombie outbreak takes over. The second season focuses on Clementine as she tries to survive alone.

The second tier of the bundle unlocks three more items in addition to the first tier, entitling the buyer to six of the eight items in the bundle. The other three items are further chapters of Telltale's series: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and The Walking Dead: Michonne. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is the third season of the series, with a new focal character, Javier Garcia. Michonne is a miniseries focused on the titular character from the comic series, and shows what she did after she departed from Rick Grimes' group in issue #126, and why she eventually returned in issue #139. The Final Season puts players back in control of Clementine, giving them the chance to see her long journey through to its end.

Interestingly, buyers of the Walking Dead Humble Bundle can opt to pay for this second tier (which starts at $8.05 USD or higher) and get all the content of the Telltale series. The final tier of the bundle, which unlocks at $11 USD or higher), unlocks two games. The first is a VR-exclusive title, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. A VR-based survival RPG, Saints & Sinners puts players in control of a survivor in New Orleans. The second is The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series. This game includes all of the Telltale series (including the DLC and Michonne), remastered and collected as a single title. It contains graphical enhancements to the earlier seasons, as well as extras like developer commentary, a sound track, and updated UI. In essence, players without a VR headset who opt for the highest tier will end up buying Telltale's The Walking Dead series twice: once in their original form, and once as a remaster.

The Walking Dead Humble Bundle is available via Humble's website until August 17, 2022. The games are sold separately on various platforms. Telltale's series is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devicesSaints & Sinners requires a VR headset, and is available on PC, Oculus Quest, and PlayStation 4 (via PSVR).

The post The Walking Dead Humble Bundle Sells the Series Twice appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:00 AM

Expedition Agartha

Expedition Agartha is entering early access soon. Published by Snail Games under its Wandering Wizard label, the game was developed by Matrioshka Games as a multiplayer-oriented "hardcore looter survival game". The early access launch date on PC (via Steam) is set for August 18, 2022.

Check out the Expedition Agartha early access launch trailer below.

Though still in active development, Expedition Agartha has a story premise to rope players in. Its setting is a mysterious island set on the fabled Lost Continent of Mu. There players will launch expeditions into Agartha, a mystical land in the center of the earth. They'll go exploring solo or in teams of three. Along the way they'll face hostile NPCs and environments in search of secrets and treasure. Then, they'll need to find their way to a departure point to get away safely with their loot. This is in contrast to battle royal-style titles like Apex Legends, which typically end a round once a team has won.

Expedition Agartha is inspired by other "extraction-style" survival games, such as Escape from Tarkov and GTFO. These games place players in an unforgiving environment and challenge them to get in and get out alive, adding a sense of risk and reward. Unlike its inspirations, though, Expedition Agartha is a medieval fantasy-style game, and its developers plan to use a first-person melee style of combat.

The early access period for the game is expected to last one to two years. The game will launch into early access with three playable maps, with five or more maps planned by full release. Each update will bring players closer to Agartha.

Expedition Agartha launches into early access on August 18, 2022 on PC.

The post Expedition Agartha Enters Early Access in August 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:50 AM

Another real-time action anime fighter game has been released on Roblox. This time it's Anime Warriors by Project: Warriors. The game features characters from several […]

The post Anime Warriors Tier List (August 2022) – Best Characters appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen.

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:02 AM
     Hello folks. Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for 2 Fast Driver. This is what they say. 2 Fast Driver is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about 2 Fast Driver Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and ToomkyGames! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons! Last minute notes Login with your Facebook or email ac...

Aug 06, 06:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:00 AM

We're entering another stretch of summer games busyness, following NotE3. This month we have events including German game bonanza Gamescom, Bethesda's QuakeCon, the indie horror showcase EEK3, and, starting today, Japanese indie fest BitSummit. But those are futuregames. For now, what are you playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking on!

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Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:33 AM
     Today Good Smile Company hosted its Smilefest 2022 event in Shinjuku, Tokyo, revealing a ton of upcoming video game figures.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:58 AM
     Sa'har Kateen is "All That's Left."

Twinfinite Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:17 AM
     Go back to the beginning in the KOTOR fan Star Wars series.

Twinfinite Friday, August 5, 2022 10:01 PM
     Shueisha and Kodansha are two of the biggest names in manga in Japan, but they have another element in common. Both have indie game labels.

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:02 AM
     Hello folks. Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for 2 Fast Driver. This is what they say. 2 Fast Driver is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about 2 Fast Driver Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and ToomkyGames! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons! Last minute notes Login with your Facebook or email ac...