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Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:52 PM

It's a rare day in Video Game Land when fans ask for a bunch of stuff from a live service game and then…actually get it. But that's exactly what happened today, when developer 343 Industries rolled out a ton of community-requested features to Halo Infinite, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter.


Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:29 PM

Waluigi may not get the love he deserves from Nintendo, but the internet has stepped in to show this strange, lanky boy that he is cherished and respected. The weird character has become a popular meme subject online. Now, a group of friends has taken their love of Waluigi even further, throwing an entire bachelorette…


Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:45 PM

I would like nothing more than to settle down each night, shoot some aliens, and score some cool candy-colored guns, but Destiny 2 is making that harder than usual these days. While Bungie's live-service success story has as much promise as ever, the problems are also building up. It's Destiny burnout season, folks.…


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Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:05 PM

I started reading Akane-banashi because I didn't want to start a manga that was hundreds of chapters long. I thought that I'd be able to briefly sample a new series, cancel my Shonen Jump sub, and then go back to chipping away at my games backlog. But Akane-banashi caught me completely flat-footed with its expressive…


Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:25 PM

Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one's playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn't helped by the process you've gotta go through to play, which, while not totally…


PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:34 PM
     Primitive city builder Farthest Frontier enters Steam Early Access

The last couple of years have seen the rise of the 'survival city builder' - city-building games that include elements of crafting and survival games, where your small flock of people is constantly beset by the dangers of their environment. Farthest Frontier is the latest example of the trend, and it's already a polished and deep experience as it enters Early Access on Steam.

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:49 PM
     People are making awesome things with Roblox's new animation creator

On August 5, the Roblox Developer forums announced the company was introducing its Live Animation Creator into beta in the massive sandbox game. Previously, Roblox animations required keyframe animations, which meant developers would have to painstakingly craft each image to get the animations precisely correct, pairing it with Inverse Kinematics to manage avatar joint rotations and FBX files, which handle 3D models.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:49 PM
     Total Warhammer 3 DLC will add Valkia the Bloody

The final lord coming with the Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC Champions of Chaos has been officially revealed, following a pretty clear teaser. It's Valkia the Bloody, a Khorne-aligned daemon queen whose melee skills are among the most fearsome in the strategy game series' history.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:00 PM
     TFT patch 12.15 notes – pool party Umbras and a Nomsy Trainer buff

This week's Teamfight Tactics patch 12.15 has arrived, and the patch notes for the League of Legends-flavoured autobattler's latest update include some important buffs for a couple traits. Shimmerscales and Trainers are both getting beefed up in different ways, and so are a selection of champs. The latest patch also adds in some new pool party Umbra variants that you can either buy or crack open in random eggs. Aurelion Sol, who figured prominently into the last couple rounds of TFT patch notes, seems to have calmed down for now.

Riot says it's adjusting the Trainer trait's hungry frog, Nomsy, who grows as she devours delicious 'Snax' picked up during rounds. The idea behind the changes is to require Trainers to protect and care for Nomsy early on, with promise of her becoming a formidable force late in the game.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:35 PM
     Best SSD for gaming in 2022

The search for the best SSD for gaming to replace your hard drive comes with a degree of confusion, given how quickly solid state drives have evolved over the past several years. The familiar 2.5-inch SATA drive is still a viable option in today's gaming PC market, but you'll want to opt for newer, faster NVMe storage solutions for the best possible performance.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:59 PM
     Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:45 PM
     Train Sim World 3 release date set for September

We're on track for a brand new train sim experience, if you catch our drift. The Train Sim World 3 release date has been revealed, and the latest edition of the simulation game will be hitting digital shelves September 7, which is less than a month away. Armchair conductors can look forward to a new dynamic weather system, some exciting new routes, and some jaw-dropping new lighting - and the best part is, add-ons purchased for Train Sim World 2 will follow you to the new edition of the locomotive simulation game.

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:23 PM
     Elite Dangerous update 13 ushers in a new phase of the alien threat

When Elite Dangerous players log into the space game starting today, they'll witness the catastrophic results of the Proteus Wave - a superweapon designed to wipe out the menacing Thargoids who have threatened the galaxy since their arrival. Elite Dangerous update 13 kicks off a new chapter in the story called Aftermath - and it looks like there are a lot of pieces to pick up.

RELATED LINKS: Elite: Dangerous mods, Elite: Dangerous Thargoids, Elite: Dangerous system requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:19 PM
     Multiversus codes and how to redeem them (August 2022)

Want some Multiversus codes? Everyone likes free stuff, and in much the same way as a lot of free PC games such as Fortnite and Genshin Impact, Multiversus now has a dedicated portal for players to redeem exclusive cosmetic items.

It may take a while for the items you redeem from Multiversus codes to appear in the game, so bear that in mind. So far, none of the ones we've seen give you any character keys to unlock Multiversus characters or additional toast you can use to cheer on players you enjoyed playing with. However, given that we don't have a large enough sample size, never say never. Here are the details on Multiversus codes and how to redeem them.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:19 PM
     Apex Legends self-revive is dead, press F to pay respects

Apex Legends' self-revive gold knockdown shield was one of the most important items in the battle royale game, as it could resurrect your Legend from the brink of death and send them hurtling back into the fray in an instant. Unfortunately, coming into Apex Legends Season 14, this live-saving feature is being removed entirely, causing players across the Outlands to pay tribute to the system.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:31 PM
     Starfield Reddit, thirsty for news, begins debating space sex

Starfield Reddit has become a slightly arid place, as fans pick through scant rumours, details, and footage from the first gameplay trailer trying to find clues about Bethesda's upcoming space RPG. They say if you deprive a society of just three meals, it will collapse. Perhaps it is also true that if you withhold news from a gaming subreddit, it will inevitably start debating sex.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:12 PM
     Fallout: New Vegas mod adds new DLC-sized expansion to Obsidian's RPG

A Fallout: New Vegas mod serves as a new, DLC-sized expansion for Obsidian's classic – and wonderfully buggy – RPG, adding fresh quests, dungeons, and even voice acting and moral decisions – definitely something to keep you busy while we wait on the Fallout 5 release date.

RELATED LINKS: Fallout: New Vegas mods, Fallout 5 release date, The best RPG games on PC 2022

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:37 PM

There are many different kinds of townbuilders these days, but two of the most popular are "it's a bit like Settlers," and "it looks a bit like Settlers as a ruse but really it's about everyone dying of cholera." Farthest Frontier is the latter: a city management game from the makers of Grim Dawn where its picturesque exterior gives way to an interier that's reminiscent of Banished.

As of today, Farthest Frontier is now in early access.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:47 PM

Mobile gaming technology company AppLovin have made an offer to buy Unity Software in a $17.54 billion all-stock deal. As reported by Reuters, Unity's board said it would consider the offer. The proposal comes a few weeks after Unity announced plans to purchase AppLovin competitor ironSource.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:06 PM

The Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ microphone is a highly-rated microphone for content creators, and today it's going cheap at Amazon US. Normally this microphone goes for $149, but today it's going for $99 - a $50 reduction and more than $170 off its original MSRP.

Above: the AT2020USB+'s press shot is improved by the addition of the stock photo of a cat.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:01 PM

Elite Dangerous's Update 13 is live now, bringing an end to the two-year-long Azimuth Saga and laying the groundwork for the space sim's ominously titled next chapter, Aftermath. There's a cinematic video below which reveals the climax of the event, and then I'll dig into the patch notes a little.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:10 PM

Elden Ring's patch 1.06 offers dozens of small tweaks that should make your journey across The Land Between just a little easier. The biggest of the changes are to how summoning works, but there are also tweaks to quests, attack speeds, and bug fixes that'll maybe not make you die less, but will at least make your deaths fairer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:00 PM

Update: the Iskur XL appears to be out of stock at Amazon and now back at a more regular price of £490. Original article follows below:

The XL version of the Razer Iskur gaming chair is down to £287, nearly half the price it is on Razer's official website and an all-time historic low price. Curiously, it's also nearly £230 cheaper than the regular size version! Katharine reviewed that Iskur previously and rated it highly, so if this size fits you then this is a nice chance to pick it up at a very fair price.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:47 PM
     The monster chefs of Delicious in Dungeon finally get an anime adaptation.

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     tlus has released another trailer revealing one of the demons that will be included in the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:53 PM
     Wayforward announced that its upcoming beat 'em up game River City Girls 2 has been delayed to sometime after the summer.

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     Maybe xQc should just swear off all gambling?

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     A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?

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     Today third-party developers revealed new screenshots of upcoming aircraft and released a new airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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     Could the Reaver 2.0 actually be happening?

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:05 PM
     How to unlock Vantage in Season 14!

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:40 PM
     Find out the recent server status of EA (Origin.)

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     The servers are down!

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Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:15 PM
     Watch Twitch streamers to gain some exclusive rewards for Tower of Fantasy.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:41 PM
     Bee and PuppyCat gets new trailer and release date on Netflix.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:30 PM
     Arc 3.0 launches in 2 weeks in Destiny 2. Today we go over five weapons you'll want for it.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:19 PM
     Creative Assembly announced the fourth legendary lord that will be included in the Champions of Chaos DIC for Total War: Warhammer 3.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:59 PM
     Today Dovetail Games announced that a new installment of the Train Sim World series is coming, Train Sim World 3.

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     Step aside Hinata and Kageyama and make some room for these special characters.

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Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:00 PM

.hack 20th anniversary exhibit

An art exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of the .hack series has opened in Japan. The .hack//20th Anniversary Exhibit is available on the 7th floor of Yurakucho Marui mall in Tokyo, Japan, until August 28, 2022.

The exhibit displays artworks featuring characters from the .hack game and anime series. People can enter the venue by paying an entry fee of 1,100 yen, and they will receive a small illustration paper. However, the exhibit will not be available on August 17, 2022, because the building as a whole will close on that day.

The venue also has a store selling merchandise related to the franchise. For every 2,000 yen spent in the store, customers will receive an additional greeting card for free.

The art exhibit is one of the celebrations Bandai Namco made to mark the .hack series' 20th anniversary. The company previously worked with Famitsu to release physical editions of the .hack 20th Anniversary Book in July 2022.

The .hack series comprises anime, games, and novels that depict a fictional MMORPG titled The World and the people related to the game, such as players and staff members. The releases of the .hack//Sign anime and the PS2 game .hack//Infection in 2002 marked the series' debut. To date, the latest game released is .hack//G.U. Last Recode. The remastered compilation of the PS2 .hack//G.U. titles—with an additional brand-new story chapter—is available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

The post .hack 20th Anniversary Exhibit Opens in Tokyo, Japan appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:00 PM

touhou 100th black market

The 18.5th addition to the Touhou Project franchise, Black Market of Bulletphilia ~ 100th Black Market, has a page on the Steam online storefront. However, there is no release date or price tag as of yet. In terms of chronology, 100th Black Market takes place after Unconnected Marketeers and follows Kirisame Marisa on her investigation. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

According to the Steam page, it will have the same basic system as the previous game in which you collect Ability Cards to fight. There are also a lot of new cards. Under the modified battle system, the game will have a stronger element of randomness and speed to it. Additionally, the Steam page notes that there is no English support for the game.

100th Black Market is a game that ZUN made to commemorate Comiket 100. Those visiting Comiket, which will take place on August 13 and 14, 2022, can actually get the game there. It is unclear if the Steam version will appear around that date or if it will be a while in the future. You can view some of the screenshots from the game on Steam as well. For example, there is a picture of a Cirno card that you can buy for 160 Bullet Money.

Black Market of Bulletphilia ~ 100th Black Market ~ will be the latest entry in the Touhou Project franchise. It will come out on Windows PC sometime in the near future.

The post Touhou 100th Black Market Steam Page is Up appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:00 PM

G Gundam Singer Yoshifumi Ushima

Yoshifumi Ushima, the Japanese singer most famous for his songs in Mobile Fighter G Gundam, died on August 7, 2022. One of his staff members broke the news on his official Twitter account. The 55-year-old singer had been suffering from chronic liver cirrhosis, and it caused an esophageal varices rupture that led to his death.

Born in September 1966, Ushima began his musical career in 1994. "Flying in the Sky," the first opening theme for Mobile Fighter G Gundam, was his debut song. He would also sing "Trust You Forever," the second opening song of the same mecha anime.

Yoshifumi Ushima was also known as a composer who provided compositions for numerous anime songs. Two of the most notable examples were "Butterfly Kiss," the first opening theme of Rave Master, and "Eien no Tobira," the theme song of Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report, both of which were sung by Chihiro Yonekura. Ushima also composed the character image songs for Gundam Wing's Heero Yuy and Trowa Barton.

As a singer of G Gundam opening themes, Yoshifumi Ushima's songs often appear in games that feature the title. Bandai Namco will include the short-looped vocal versions of "Flying in the Sky" and "Trust You Forever" in the Premium Sound & Data Pack DLC for SD Gundam Battle Alliance. The DLC pack will be available on the PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on the same day the game releases worldwide on August 25, 2022.

The post Mobile Fighter G Gundam Singer Yoshifumi Ushima Has Died appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:00 PM

cinderella girls idolmaster

Eleven years after its debut, it's time for The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls to take a bow and leave the stage. Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that on March 30, 2023, The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls will end service. The tweet did not mention any particular reason as to why. It will also include more details in game.

There is also an announcement on the game's official web page, with a longer message from the game's producer, Yozo Sakagami. The message does not include any details as to why the game is shutting down. However, it touches on Sakagami's gratitude to all the producers who played the game for over a decade.

In November 2011, Cinderella Girls was the first mobile game in the The Idolmaster franchise. Sakagami mentions that at the time, he did not know how it would do and prepared for the game to end after a few months. In truth, The Idolmaster: Pop Links shut down service earlier this year after 1.5 years. However, Cinderella Girls reached the 10-year milestone because of the fans and the team.

With over ten years under its belt, Cinderella Girls has over 190 idols, and 90 of them have voices. There is also an anime series, as well as live events and singles. Characters from the game have even appeared in other works, such as Granblue Fantasy.

The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls will shut down service on March 30, 2023. Until then, the game is available on mobile devices.

The post The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Will Shut Down in 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 PM

Arcueid Brunestud Nendoroid

Arcueid Brunestud from Type-Moon's Tsukihime will appear as a Nendoroid. Good Smile Company has opened pre-orders for the new Nendoroid on its North American and international web stores. The chibi figure will be available at $46.99.

The package will contain several accessories and face plates to change the chibi character's expressions. The different face plates will let the user change her facial expression to a smiling one, a blushing one, or combat-ready. The set will also include a pair of glasses and cat ears. A purple attack effect will complete the pack.

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Good Smile Company will close pre-orders for the Nendoroid figure of Arcueid Brunestud on September 22, 2022. It will ship the finished packages to Japan in January 2023 and North America in March 2023.

Arcueid was one of the three Tsukihime characters that Good Smile would make Nendoroids of, as it announced at WonHobby 35 in February 2022. The other two characters will be Akiha Tohno and Ciel. The company then revealed an unpainted prototype of Arcueid's Nendoroid at WonHobby G Spring 2022 in late May.

Arcueid Brunestud is a key character in Type-Moon's 2000 visual novel Tsukihime. In 2021, Type-Moon released a remake titled Tsukihime -a piece of blue glass moon- for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan.

The post Arcueid Brunestud Nendoroid Pre-Orders Are Open appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:00 PM
     Pac-Man World Re-Pac trailers opening runningWhen Bandai Namco announced the Pac-Man World Re-Pac remake a little while back, it came as a genuine surprise. Although plenty of players remember the original Pac-Man World fondly, it does not frequently come up in discussions about 1990s 3D platformers — at least not as much as the heavy hitters like Super Mario 64 and Spyro the Dragon. But even though a simple port would have sufficed, it nonetheless remains fortunate that today's players will have easy access to Pac-Man World in some form. For fans who want a closer look into how Pac-Man World Re-Pac differs from the original, Bandai Namco recently uploaded two trailers, one that depicts the new opening cinematic and one that directly compares the graphical styles of both versions. Fans of the PlayStation One version of Pac-Man World will no doubt notice that the new opening movie plays out much differently compared to the original. Although both opening movies depict Pac-Man's iconic ghost enemies abd...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:30 PM
     Unwake Game First Person Melee Steam PcCruising around the internet today, I stumbled on something new and rather interesting coming from RealityArts Studio and publisher Toplitz. The team that brought us The Stranger VR announced its next game: Unwake, a first-person melee game that drops you in the middle of a war. But it's not just any war; it's a holy war with a description that could have come from the mind of Spawn creator Todd McFarland. Heaven and Hell are waging a war in Unwake, and you're in the center of it with a big-ass weapon in hand. As described in the Steam page, you are the "last bastion." Naturally this means it's up to you to decide the fate of the human race. During Unwake's "dystopian end-time," humanity is caught in the middle of a serious rock and a hot place. What becomes of the squishy mortals is apparently something baked in as a morality system. "Punishment or absolution" is something you bring to your foes, generally in the form o...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:30 PM
     Subnautica Unknown Worlds New Game Gamescom 2022A new game from Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds is set to be revealed during Gamescom 2022 later this month. The news was revealed by Geoff "Funky Shoes" Keighley earlier today in a Twitter post. Unknown Worlds then followed up, confirming it'll be at the show with a turn-based, sci fi strategy game in tow. What's important about the announcement is that the game is not the one set in the Subnautica universe. Instead, Keighley reports it will be a "brand new sci-fi IP" from the team. In other words, the reveal will most likely be about the mysterious 'Project M,' which the studio has been working on for some time.   Unknown Worlds is apparently working on two games: Project M, and another in the Subnautica world. In February, our sister-site The Escapist published an interview with the Subnautica lead, David Kalina. In the interview, Kalina said the new game from Unknown Worlds is something "totally different" that ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:30 PM
     Tower Of Fantasy Pre Download Available GlobalTower of Fantasy is now available for pre-download ahead of tomorrow's release date. The upcoming anime MMORPG releases globally on August 10, and will unlock for players at 8 PM ET. That's the equivalent of midnight UTC. According to the statistics listed on the game's official website, over four million users have pre-registered to play Tower of Fantasy. That number includes both players on PC and all compatible mobile devices. Its popularity isn't too surprising, though, as it has drawn comparisons to Genshin Impact. Despite launching back in 2020, Genshin Impact is still one of the most prevalent games on the market.   If you're interested, you'll want to head over to the global site for Tower of Fantasy. On the home page, there's an option to pre-download Tower of Fantasy on either Windows, the App Store, or Google Play. Selecting Windows will download the MMORPG's launcher where you can register, log in, and then download the g...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:00 PM
     Two Point Campus Tips And Tricks For Beginners Mitton University Featured ImageTwo Point Campus can be a tricky game to get into. Despite developer Two Point Studios' best efforts to improve accessibility, tycoon games as a whole aren't exactly newcomer friendly. For someone just starting out, managing a large campus and keeping on top of everything can be overwhelming. To help you out, we've put together some useful tips and tricks for Two Point Campus. These tips are mainly for beginners that are just starting out their journey. Even so, players who have experience with management games, and even this game's predecessor Two Point Hospital, can still benefit. In a game with as many mechanics as Two Point Campus, there's always something new to learn.   Pay attention to the tutorials This might sound like a no-brainer, but too many players overlook the tutorials. I understand in a lot of games they can be a drag, but Two Point Campus does an excellent job of explaining its mechanics in the scenario mode. Working through each sce...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, August 9, 2022 4:00 PM
     Genshin Impact transports you to a vast fantasy realm like other open-world games. Players can explore the seven nations of Teyvat, discovering new adventures in every corner of the game world. Players can purchase maps from vendors in some fantasy games, but open-world games like Genshin Impact do not allow this. This promotes exploration and […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:00 PM
     If you make a quick Google search about the least favored map for Sova, you will quickly realize that Split is where our Russian Initiator makes the rarest appearance relative to other maps. Split is a map that features towering buildings, fixtures, and pillars. These in-game elements block off significant amounts of the skybox where […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, August 9, 2022 2:00 PM
     In Moonlighter, one of your main objectives is to fight monsters and collect their spoils to use as wares in your shop. Occasionally, you will find an item that might fetch a high price, like a mysterious-looking egg, for instance. However, this egg is not your typical monster loot because it will eventually turn into […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 PM
     In the world of Team Cherry's Hollow Knight, the Knight will encounter one of the most challenging optional bosses early on in the game called the Mantis Lords. Located within the Fungal Wastes, the Mantis Lords are three sisters who lead the Mantis Tribe. The Mantis Lords are definitely challenging when fought early on in […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:55 PM

The DLC will launch alongside the game

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:19 PM

SNK also announced that Season 2 of the game will begin sometime in 2023

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To ensure they are "delivering the best possible experience for our fans."

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Latest Games on Play iDev Games Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:09 PM
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Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:30 AM

It's come back with a vengeance. Yes, Shadow of Mordor's brilliant Nemesis system has languished for half a decade. But one enterprising modder recently resurrected the tech (kinda) by adding it to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda's decade-old fantasy RPG.


Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:15 AM

Cursed items already have a long and storied history in Elden Ring. Players have been soft-banned for collecting illicit panties hidden in the game files, for example. And some have tried to get others banned by forcing unauthorized items on one another. The whole thing has created a swirl of confusion around whether…


Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:55 AM

Everyone was shocked to learn that simply accepting a hug in Elden Ring could actually harm you without much fanfare, but it turns out that's not the only negative thing that can happen when you're dealing with anything related to Deathbed Companions. In what is perhaps the funniest adjustment in Tuesday's big 1.06…


Kotaku Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:55 AM

It's been a while since Elden Ring saw any love, but patch 1.06 is here. There's not much in the way of new additions, though notably the update means you can now do co-op or invasions in multiple places at once, in addition to having a larger invasion area. There's also a new mysterious NPC who is supposed to help…


PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:49 AM
     Genshin Impact 3.0 could be shorter, leaks suggest

Genshin Impact banners are often held in higher esteem than even the highly coveted primogems. So, it's a big deal that this new leak suggests upcoming versions of the game will be shortened, meaning players will have less time to pull on character banners. More specifically, Twitter user SaveYourPrimos says that versions 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 will be one week shorter than usual. Their tweet also states that the news is subject to change, but they are often quite reliable when it comes to unreleased information like this.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:28 AM
     How to get Two Point Campus Kudosh quickly

Looking to get Two Point Campus Kudosh quickly? This in-game currency can be obtained through completing objectives and career goals, and can be used to increase your Two Point Campus happiness, campus attractiveness, and how quickly your students learn new things. Sometimes objectives require items obtained using Kudosh, so it's important to learn how to manage and earn this currency.

Although there are plenty of opportunities to spend your Kudosh, there aren't as many ways to earn it. So, we've broken down how you can earn Kudosh in Two Point Campus and what you can spend it on. We also recommend keeping a little Kudosh tucked away in case you need it for a task later down the line.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:08 AM
     Alienware QD-OLED gaming monitor could ditch its curves

A new Alienware QD-OLED gaming monitor has seemingly leaked, and it looks like a flat version of an existing model. The variant could appeal to gaming PC enthusiasts who aren't into the curse of the curves while retaining similar specs, screen size, and functionality.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:00 AM
     League of Legends Udyr rework details, abilities, and release date

Summoner's Rift's resident Spirit Walker, Udyr, has undergone a pretty substantial rework in an attempt to get him back on the best League of Legends champion tier list. Sporting a brand new look, as well as a plethora of new (yet familiar) abilities, the Freljordian jungler returns to the fray stronger than ever. Here's everything you need to know about his new rework.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:00 AM
     League of Legends Udyr rework means he talks to trees now

League of Legends' Udyr rework has been quite the journey, as it seeks to transform one of the MOBA's most underwhelming champions into a true force to be reckoned with. Fleshing out his lore whilst simultaneously reworking his abilities and in-game visuals, Riot has poured hours into ensuring the Spirit Walker's shaman identity is etched into the very fibres of his being - including his voice lines, of course.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:51 AM
     Tower of Fantasy release time, preload details for Genshin Impact like

What is the Tower of Fantasy release time on PC? The anime game has caught eyes with its Genshin Impact like presentation, and has racked up impressive pre-registration numbers already in the run-up to its release date in August.

While the open-world game is certainly playing in a similar playground to Genshin Impact, Tower of Fantasy stands apart with its more sci-fi presentation and character creation tools, which we got a look at during Summer Game Fest. Players can alter the visuals of the characters they unlock, allowing you to tweak your anime squad to aesthetic perfection.

The Tower of Fantasy combat system offers movesets for a range of differing weapon types, including swords, spears, scythes, staves, guns, and a whole variety of more sci-fi offerings such as giant rings and shoulder-mounted twin cannons. The game also offers shared exploration with friends in co-op, and promises a compelling post-apocalyptic story.

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:42 AM
     Fortnite Fortnitemares callout begins the countdown to Halloween

Fortnite's Fortnitemares is the battle royale game's yearly Halloween event. It brings with it a bevvy of scary skins and creepy events for players to indulge in, along with plenty of creepy Fortnite maps as well. The fan-made bits are always some of the most entertaining, and this new callout has us all excited.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:25 AM
     Minecraft map has never looked worse than it does at IKEA

The Minecraft map, and all its wonderment and weirdness, every so often seem to bleed into the real world. Take these impressive modular Minecraft Redstone toys, for example, or even this amazing piston made out of LEGO. It's no surprise given how big the sandbox game is, with all its mods, skins, and various Minecraft builds, but now the spread of Mojang's beloved building game has reached new, somehwat regrettable lengths, thanks to a "version" of the game captured at IKEA.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:03 AM
     This Nvidia RTX gaming PC with a Star Trek screen is a sci-fi dream

A modder has created a Star Trek inspired gaming PC performance monitor, and it looks like an Nvidia RTX 3080 rig from another world. The custom case display is inspired by a familiar prop from the iconic show, but its aesthetic will please both Trekkies and sci-fi fans alike.

RELATED LINKS: RTX 4000 - everything we know, GeForce Now RTX 3080 review, Best graphics card

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:42 AM
     Best Steam Deck dock – top USB C hub devices

The best Steam Deck dock might still be in the works given that Valve has hit a snag with the official device. Fortunately, there are plenty of capable USB-C hubs already available so you can plug your device into your gaming monitor much like you would with a Nintendo Switch.


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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:21 AM
     League of Legends Star Guardian event extended following backlash

The League of Legends Star Guardian event has been extended after a range of players in Riot Games' MOBA claimed that they had not received mission updates, rewards, or event tokens.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:48 AM
     Tower of Fantasy Twitch drops and how to claim them

Tower of Fantasy seeks to rival the Genshin Impact 3.0 update with its anime-style game design and open world storytelling. To celebrate its launch, there's a whole host of Twitch drops up for grabs for those who tune in, so here's an overview of how to claim them.

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:32 AM
     Elden Ring patch notes detail co-op overhaul for update 1.06

Elden Ring patch notes for update 1.06 have revealed various changes to the invasion and summoning systems, effectively transforming the co-op experience in From Software's RPG, which has also been tweaked to change the effectiveness of dodging and rolling.

1.06 adds the ability to send summoning signs to summoning pools across multiple and distant environments, meaning that you can make yourself summonable, and also summon others, from within a much greater area. Essentially, you can now be summoned to any effigy you have previously visited, meaning that finding a co-op player will be much quicker and easier. Invasions, however, have also received a similar set of changes. Although the patch notes themselves are rather vague, simply stating that From Software has "added the function to invade a larger area, including distant areas," it stands to reason that the same rules that now apply to summoning pools also apply in reverse, meaning that as well as being called to any previous effigy for co-op, you can also invade via any previous effigy to challenge an online rival.

Elden Ring's single-player is also being subtly but significantly altered, courtesy of changes to the ever-important rolling mechanic. The time it takes for rolling to become possible after you have performed an attack has been reduced, meaning you can strike and then get out of the way more quickly than before. You can also roll further when you have a light equipment load, and the time between attacking and rolling has also been reduced when using the great axe. This does not apply, however, to jump attacks, dual-wield attacks, and attacks while mounted.

As well as the new, quicker rolling, you can help yourself survive the many trials of Elden Ring using our guide to all the Elden Ring bosses in order. You might also want to try something completely different from our list of the best RPG games. Otherwise, you can find the full Elden Ring 1.06 patch notes below:

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:00 AM
     Valorant patch 5.03 notes: Chamber nerfs arrive, Neon ult change

Valorant patch 5.03 finally nerfs French Sentinel, Chamber, as well as tweaking both Neon and Jett's ultimate abilities. Riot Games' flagship FPS will also now run on Unreal Engine 4.26, making it smoother than ever before.

RELATED LINKS: Valorant characters: all agents and abilities, Valorant tier list, Valorant crosshair codes

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:56 AM
     Call of Duty: Warzone 2 release date rumours: crossplay and more

Want to know more about the Call of Duty: Warzone 2 release date? In a special briefing earlier this year, Infinity Ward confirmed their hugely successful Call of Duty battle royale game is getting a sequel. Warzone 2 looks set to be built on a new engine, with an all-new playspace and a sandbox mode, resulting in a "massive evolution of Battle Royale".

We finally know a lot more about Warzone 2 thanks to the recent reveal of Modern Warfare 2's release date, including the host of engine upgrades coming to the FPS game. Sadly, we still don't know when the Warzone 2 release date is. We've put together this guide with everything we know about Warzone 2, including its rumoured release date, what the next Warzone map might look like, and much more.

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:53 AM
     How to raise Two Point Campus grades

When trying to raise the average Two Point Campus grades across your school, there are many things to consider. If you find many of your undergrads are failing their course in this management game, what is the main cause? Sometimes it's an individual issue with a particular student that you need to address, but more often than not, the issue is more widespread among the student body.

A great way of diagnosing the problems is to hover the mouse over any grade-based objective, which reveals at least seven factors that will affect your students' average Two Point Campus grades. You need to ensure that you have enough highly trained faculty, a pleasant environment, and top-notch facilities to boost their learning power. If you're looking for details on how to increase Two Point Campus happiness or attractiveness then we've got you covered, but there are plenty of other ways you can help your students reach their learning potential.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:53 AM
     How to raise Two Point Campus happiness

Are you looking for ways to raise Two Point Campus happiness for students and staff? If you're trying to bolster Two Point Campus grades across your college, either your students are collectively unhappy about something, or some of their teachers lack training, have low pay, or have poor working conditions. Thankfully,popping teachers into Training Pods enables them to learn new skills, increases their income when promoted, and as long as you look after staff rooms and bathroom facilities, their needs will be satisfied. However, for the students, this is a bit trickier to solve.

Sometimes, working out how to increase a student or staff member's happiness is as simple as clicking on them and reading their profile. This may indicate any needs that require intervention to prevent them from dropping out or failing their class. However, as a doctor would probably say, it's always better to focus on prevention than the cure, and this thinking works to ensure your students have a pleasant time. Even though increasing Two Point Campus attractiveness is one of these factors - our linked guide has more on that front - there are more effective ways to improve student happiness.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:53 AM
     The ultimate Two Point Campus guide for beginners

Looking for a Two Point Campus guide to help you start schooling those kids? It's not an easy task taking charge of an academic institution, certainly not one that offers such a wide range of subjects - mastering the combat skills of a medieval knight or recalling secret knowledge to become a quiz team ace are no mean feats. It's not just the students that have a lot to learn though, as you're embarking on an exciting journey: how to make money and keep people happy while running a university.

To help you get to grips with the basics, we have prepared some tips and tricks in this Two Point Campus guide that cover many key areas of the simulation game. This includes which mandatory rooms you need to build in every level, why every Campus Building should have a bathroom, and why your students don't particularly care about their sleeping arrangements. You can get a more in-depth look at how to maximise your Two Point Campus grades or buff the overall Two Point Campus happiness rating in their respective dedicated guides, but for now, here are some general Two Point Campus tips to help you become the ultimate school principal.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:48 AM
     Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA 5 hackers are running wild

Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA 5 hackers are typically the bane of our existence in Rockstar's respective sandbox games, but as Red Dead Online draws to a sorry end, and news ramps up about a possible GTA 6 release date, we have to admit, RDR2 and Grand Theft Auto cheaters are getting pretty imaginative.

RELATED LINKS: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC review, RDR2 PC legendary animal hunts, RDR2 money guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:31 AM
     New Warzone map – map leak and all points of interest

Want to know more about the new Warzone map? With Warzone 2's release date scheduled for October 2022, it's only a matter of time before Warzone 2's map is officially revealed. Infinity Ward has designed the map this time around - if Verdansk is anything to go by, we can expect some Modern Warfare 2 maps to be spread out across the huge level.

If you haven't been keeping up to date with Modern Warfare 2 release date, you might be surprised to know that the devs want to unify the Call of Duty experience. This means any story beats and engine upgrades in Modern Warfare 2 also apply to Warzone 2. The devs have made huge upgrades to vehicles, the AI, and water, so you can expect to see these changes reflected on the new Warzone map.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:24 AM
     Steam Deck gains 500 compatible games since July

Valve's Steam Deck compatible games list is growing by the second, 4,500 releases now play nice with the portable powerhouse. Big newcomers like Multiversus and Spider-man Remastered have earned their Playable and Verified stripes since we last checked, and 500 titles in total have made their way to the handheld gaming PC's good books since July.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:16 AM
     WoW Shadowlands Season 4 nerfs Warlocks and Hunters (again)

Way back in June, Blizzard announced that the next round of World of Warcraft class tuning would include heavy nerfs for Destruction Warlocks, who have been consistently at the top of the DPS rankings for the entirety of Shadowlands. The community, gearing up for the finals of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, was outraged at the poor timing. In order to avoid kneecapping the teams competing, Blizz pushed their changes back to the start of Season 4, and the nerfs to Warlocks were joined by nerfs to Survival Hunters. Both classes were overperforming in AoE situations. Well it seems like they still are, as even with the nerfs which dropped last week, a further round of nerfs is on its way this week.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:46 AM
     Diablo Immortal clans say they are being mass reported

Diablo Immortal clans claim that after competing in the climactic PvP battle in Blizzard's RPG, and in some cases reaching Immortal status on their server, they are being subjected to mass reports from other players, leading to their clan names being automatically changed.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:38 AM
     Best gaming VPN in 2022

The best VPN for gaming will help you to access servers that might not normally be available to you, stop your internet service provider (ISP) from artificially limiting your bandwidth, ensure your private internet data remains private, protect you from DDoS attacks from the sore losers you defeat online, and provide countless other benefits.

While virtual private networks are known to slightly lower download speeds, that's not always the case. Internet service providers often throttle your speeds when you engage in bandwidth-heavy activities such as gaming, but since the best gaming VPN hides what you're doing from prying eyes, ISPs are none the wiser when you're connected to one. They also keep your IP address private, which is an important step towards maintaining your internet anonymity.

Not all VPNs are built equally, however, and free versions just don't cut it. Fortunately, you can offset the cost of the subscription by using the VPN to hunt for better deals on games that are cheaper in other regions. You'll get more for your money if you subscribe in bulk, as a year costs less overall than the monthly subscription - and if you're still not convinced, you can try them out for yourself, as each of our suggestions has a free trial.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:02 AM
     Improved Oculus Quest 2 game capture settings are on the way

New Oculus Quest 2 recording options could be on the cards, as v43 of Meta's VR headset software is seemingly equipped with a new settings tab. While you can't capture your favourite virtual reality moments using the tools just yet, the new menu includes various video-related options, including quality, frame rate parameters, and image stabilisation.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:55 AM

Unknown Worlds, the creators of Subnautica, and Krafton, the studio behind PUBG, have announced that they'll be showing something at Gamescom later this month. What exactly? That I couldn't tell you, but it's apparently a turn-based game and an entirely new IP.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:54 AM

Peter is a guy with his head in the clouds. Literally. Well, sort of. A climate science lecturer at Cambridge University, Peter's great passion in life is cloud research. All he wants to do is study clouds: their different formations, their flight paths, their properties, everything. He can't get enough of them, and finds them fascinating enough to be the subject of his 100-page PhD thesis. It's a poetic subject and one that matches his temperament as a boyish and awkward researcher and 'path of least resistance' kinda guy. But around him the world is spiralling from the political tensions of the Cold War, and as much as Peter wishes to escape to in the clouds, current events are keeping him firmly tethered to the realities of an impending war.

It's this tension that makes South Of The Circle such an engrossing story. With player choices that subtly tug the game's narrative needle in ways you might not expect, it's clear skies and fair winds for the game's three-hour journey. But with an abrupt ending after a calculated slow-burn drama, it's a rough landing.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:48 AM

More monsters and expanded Anomaly Quests are coming to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak tomorrow, August 10th, in the free version 11 update.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:15 AM

An NFT minter using the GameStop marketplace has admitted to minting developers' games without their consent or knowledge. The games, which are freely available on, were sold several hundred times before GameStop delisted them, and continue to exist on GameStop's servers regardless of the wishes of the original creators.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:52 AM

Cooperative shooter Arc Raiders has been delayed. Though the alien robot invasion was originally scheduled for some time this year, it'll now be descending from the upper atmosphere in 2023.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:12 AM

A new mod for Skyrim: Special Edition draws inspiration from the Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor series by turning regular enemies into powerful Nemesis versions if they kill you. Rather than simply die and reload a save, you'll respawn elsewhere in the world, ready to hunt down your new named Nemesis. They might even loot your gear and use it against you.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:28 AM

Tactical superhero 'em up Marvel's Midnight Suns has been delayed for the second time. Pushed back once before, it's now nebulously due "later this fiscal year."

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Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:20 AM
     A guide featuring the best MP5 loadout in Call of Duty Warzone.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:56 AM
     Slightly bummed there isn't another pickaxe that looks like an antenna topper.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:40 AM
     6 Actors Who Should Portray Wolverine in the MCU

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:40 AM
     Getting to the bottom of things.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:20 AM
     Today Capcom announced new content coming to Monster Hunter Rise Runbreak with tomorrow's Free Title Update.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:05 AM
     Imagine getting absolutely walloped by a porta-potty.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:05 AM
     Could the Reaver 2.0 actually be happening?

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:38 AM
     Who said it? Chandler Bing? Or Barney Stinson? You decide.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:30 AM
     The Taiwanese arm of Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed how the spectacular sand sculpture dedicated to God of War Ragnarok was made.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:30 AM
     PC Games are looking to be in a good spot this quarter. Hopefully grandma gives a little extra cash for Christmas.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:17 AM
     FromSoftware and Bandai Namco have released a new patch for Elden Ring with substantial additions to combat balance and summoning pools.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:01 AM
     Breaking down the top 10 Pokémon games of all time ranked individually by their sales

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:00 AM
     Valorant's overpowered sniper has been assassinated.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 8:54 AM
     With the upcoming release on several new platforms of Persona 5 Royal, Atlus hosted a dedicated livestream from Japan.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:45 AM
     Spoilers: lots of death incoming.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:26 AM
     The official response to the #SaveProClubs movement.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:22 AM
     It's Jumanji!

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:49 AM
     Time to take to the pitch with your pals again!

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:39 AM
     Calling her up again, just to break her like a promise.

Twinfinite Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:00 AM
     Here's today's Byrdle answer for those who can't quite work it out.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:00 PM

Street Fighter 6 Kimberly Juri

Capcom unveiled two more characters for the Street Fighter 6 playable roster. Juri Han returns for her third appearance since Street Fighter 4. Kimberly is an SF6 newcomer. She's also connected to Guy, who appeared in Final Fight and Street Fighter Alpha. Both characters were present in a leak of the game's full roster back in June 2022. Juri and Kimberly were not confirmed in SF6 prior to this reveal, though.

Check out the Juri and Kimberly Street Fighter 6 teaser below.

The Street Fighter 6 teaser opens with Kimberly, giving the business to fellow newcomer Luke. Kimberly's fighting style is based on ninjutsu techniques, blended with her talent for street art. Her moves often use cans of spray paint and involve her tagging opponents with graffiti. Kimberly's default outfit combines a red top with gym pants, athletic tape, and a set of large, prominent hair braids. She also accessorizes with an old Walkman-style cassette player. Kimberly is voiced in English by Anairis Quiñones (Mirko in My Hero Academia, Echidna in Re:Zero, and Nessa in Pokémon: Twilight Wings). In Japanese, she's voiced by Nao Toyama (Lyria in Granblue Fantasy, Chiho in The Devil is a Part-Timer, Kalina in Girls' Frontline). Design notes from Game Director Takayuki Nakayama reveal that Kimberly is "infatuated with '80s pop culture."

Uninhibited power-seeker Juri enters SF6 on a motorcycle, sliding to a stop in an homage to the Akira bike shot. Juri's new Street Fighter 6 outfit is a complex blend of a jacket, bodysuit, and loose pants. Her jacket covers an outfit mainly made of black tape laid out to mimic the appearance of a spider. Juri's fighting style has been remixed somewhat. Many of her moves from SF4 and SF5 have different properties in SF6. Some familiar moves have been given new names like Saihasho and Go Ohsatsu, and can be performed without expending stocks of Fuha. They can be chained together and enhanced if Juri does have Fuha stocks available, though. Juri's flying dive kick, Shiku-sen also returns from Street Fighter 4. Juri is voiced in English by Jessica Straus (Lilith in Darksiders 2, Pi in .hack//G.U. Last Recode). In Japanese, she's voiced by Eri Kitamura (Homura in Senran Kagura, Juliet in Lollipop Chainsaw, Sayaka in Puella Magi Madoka Magica).

Juri and Kimberly will appear in Street Fighter 6, which launches in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

The post Kimberly and Juri Teased for Street Fighter 6 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:00 AM

Sonic Movie 3 Release Date

Hot off the heels of Sonic 2's release, Paramount has revealed more details about the upcoming Sonic 3 sequel. The company revealed that the release date for the Sonic 3 movie will be December 20, 2024. This means that fans will have to wait over two years for the next movie to appear in theatres.

Paramount took to Twitter to announce the next movie's release date, just four months after the debut of Sonic 2 in April 2022. The latest film is also set to release this month in Japan, on August 19, 2022. Since then, the film has become the highest-grossing video game film adaptation in the US, making a total of $162.74 million. This beat out other popular video game film adaptations such as Uncharted as well as the first Sonic movie.

The announcement places the release of Sonic 3 over two years into the future, during the 2024 holiday season. While this may seem odd at first glance, it is essentially the same time frame that Sonic 2's release followed. For reference, Sonic 2 was announced in July 2020 and released in April 2022.

This follows an earlier announcement from Paramount in which the company revealed it had green-lit a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog show. The show will reportedly air on Paramount+, the company's streaming service. It's unclear whether the show and third theatrical release will have any ties.

The Sonic 3 movie is in active development, with a December 20, 2022 release date. Sonic 2 is available to watch digitally via Paramount+, as well as on Blu-Ray and DVD.

The post Sonic Movie 3 is Coming to Theatres in December 2024 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:00 AM

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Final Chapter

After a delay in February 2022, Square Enix has locked down the end date for the story of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road: August 26, 2022. On that date, the final chapter launches. It'll appear as a free update to the Kingdom Hearts Union χ Dark Road app.

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road focuses on the story of series villain Xehanort. Xehanort is the pivotal character of the "Dark Seeker Saga" the storyline that runs through all the main Kingdom Hearts titles up to KHIII. It begins in Xehanort's boyhood, and follows his rise as a Keyblade master. It's an addition to Kingdom Hearts Union χ, the mobile and browser game that takes place long before the main series and is in turn a sequel to Kingdom Hearts χ. In essence, the games and Dark Road set up the background of events that lead to Xehanort becoming the seeker of darkness, such as the Keyblade War and the origin of the world as it's seen in the main games.

In Dark Road, Xehanort is a Keyblade wielder in training, tasked by his master Odin to seek out fellow students that went missing. He and his classmates Eraqus, Baldr, Vor, Urd, and Bragi must scour the many worlds that exist after the Keyblade War to find the missing students. The final chapter was originally supposed to launch in Winter 2021, but needed more time in development.

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road will receive its final chapter on August 26, 2022. The main app is available on iOS, Android, and Amazon's Fire OS.

The post Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Story Concludes August 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:00 AM

FFXIV animated starter guide

Have you heard of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV? Chances are you have, and you might be among the potential players interested in giving it a go. Luckily, Square Enix is there for you, with a new FFXIV animated starter guide series.

The FFXIV animated starter guide is planned as a seven-part video series. The official page currently lists five videos available, not including the introduction. All star two characters: A Viera veteran named Meyra, and Kaz, a new catboy fresh off the chocobo cart. Meyra shows Kaz the ropes, beginning from character creation. Kaz chooses to start life in Eorzea as a novice Gladiator. The latest video available covers joining a Grand Company, Kaz's first Trial in the Bowl of Embers, and personal mounts. Overall, the content covers what a player might see in their first 20 levels or so.

Here's the intro. The rest of the playlist can be seen at this page.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, PS4, and PS5. The game's free trial period covers all the content from the base game (A Realm Reborn) and the first expansion, Heavensward. Characters in the free trial can play up to level 60. The next patch, version 6.2, will add various new features, like an Island Sanctuary. The FFXIV animated starter guide series is ongoing.

The post FFXIV Animated Starter Guide Shows Newbies the Ropes appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, August 9, 2022 8:00 AM

The DioField Chronicle preview

As a seasoned strategy game enjoyer, The DioField Chronicle has been on my radar for a while. Square Enix and Strategy RPGs seemed like a pretty logical combination. "I mean, why not?" I thought, "They made Final Fantasy Tactics, didn't they?"

More specifically, I was interested in the direction the game would take. Rather than your typical turn-based "Strategy RPG", The DioField Chronicle differentiates itself as a "Simulation RPG" with a "real time tactical battle" system. After playing through the demo, however, some of that anticipation has waned.

The DioField Chronicle, as the name suggests, is a game set primarily on the island of DioField. You control a squad of young soldiers who, seven years ago, protected a prince from assassination. Their motivation now lies in changing the world for the better, which is why they don't hesitate to join a noble's private mercenary when offered. This also takes place in the midst of geopolitical conflict between the Trovelt-Shoevian Empire and Rowetale Alliance. Our heroes, however, are situated in the Kingdom of Alletain located on DioField island which is apparently rich with Jade, an important magical resource.

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If all of that sounds like a lot of information, that's because it is. It's not impossible to wrap your head around, but it certainly doesn't help that the demo skims through much of these details without any proper introduction. Admittedly, the story becomes much more interesting towards the end of the first chapter. But I couldn't help but feel like someone had tricked me into watching a mid-season episode of Game of Thrones without prior warning. In the end, the only things that kept me invested were the superb Japanese voice acting, character interactions, and smaller-scale plot developments. But ultimately, it left me wishing that the developers had spent a little more time introducing their characters.

Combat was an entirely different beast, and one that I felt had a lot of potential. As someone who is more used to turn-based strategy, I was surprised to find that the real-time combat mechanics weren't as stressful as I'd imagined. The Ambush mechanic, which deals enormous amounts of damage when attacking an enemy from behind, forces you to think about your unit's positioning. Coupled with that, there are four distinct unit classes, each with its own style of combat. Some characters have the ability to stun enemies, push them away, and create environmental hazards. Getting to know these skills and utilizing them efficiently felt immensely satisfying. Similar to the game's story, the end of the first chapter hints at more mechanics, subclasses, and abilities.

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While there's room for some interesting combat choices, each mission essentially boiled down to a game of who could get a flank on the enemy the quickest. Sure, you have an arsenal of DoT attacks, taunts, and immobilizing abilities. Enemies also come in a variety of unit types and require you to think before engaging. But most of the time, I ended up repeating the tried-and-true pattern of charging in with a Cavalier, stunning and then assassinating foes. If I defeated enough enemies, I could even just summon a Bahamut to kill the rest. Was it badass? Yes, yes it was. Was it fun? Not exactly.

That is to say, The DioField Chronicle isn't a bad game. At the end of the demo, I was left wanting more. I wanted to learn more about the political intrigue of DioField island. I wanted to learn about our characters, spend time growing them, and gain new abilities to try out in combat. However, it's hard to tell from the demo whether the full game will live up to its $60 price point. The diorama aesthetic and smooth-faced character models may also be another demerit for some. If this game has been on your wishlist like it was for me, I recommend trying out the demo yourself before diving in.

The DioField Chronicle is launching for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on September 22, 2022. A free playable demo will be available worldwide starting August 10, 2022.

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Pac-Man Live-action

Sonic and Mario may soon have some competition in the cinema space. According to a press release from Bandai Namco, it and Wayfarer Studios are working on a live-action Pac-Man movie. Wayfarer Studios is the production company run by actor Justin Baldoni, who played Rafael in Jane the Virgin. Wayfarer produced various series and documentaries, including the Disney+ film Clouds [Thanks, Hollywood Reporter!].

Other than the announcement, Bandai Namco and Wayfarer gave no visuals or detail about the Pac-Man live-action film or its release window. It will, however, be based on an original story idea by Chuck Williams. Williams produced the Sonic the Hedgehog live-action film series, as well as 2003's Brother Bear. Prior to becoming a producer he worked on Disney animated films like The Lion King and Aladdin.

Pac-Man has been a fixture of video game culture nearly since its origins of the game industry. Introduced to arcades in the 1980s, the series and its titular character have inspired a long legacy of spin-off material. The U.S.-based ABC network ran an animated series based on Pac-Man, as did the Disney XD cable channel. Also looming large are live-action references to Pac-Man in various films, such as 2015's Pixels even Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

The Pac-Man live-action movie is in development, with no specific release window or platform. Bandai Namco collected 14 Pac-Man games into the Pac-Man Museum+ package, available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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