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Kotaku Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:30 PM

I love Unreal Engine 5 showcase videos. Can't get enough of them. To be clear, I don't even care how playable any of them ever end up being, because this is an art feature, not a games review section, and so all I care about is how pretty they look, and tonight's showcase is very pretty indeed.


Kotaku Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:25 PM

In 1992, a horror game called Alone in the Dark was released, which was notable for the fact that it was basically doing a lot of what would later make Resident Evil so popular—the fixed camera angles, the deliberate gunplay—only it had a lot more purple in it.


Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 PM
     A guide on how to repost videos using TikTok on smart devices.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:41 PM
     Sega Sammy announced a Persona 5 Pachislot machine, and now it's ready to steal the hearts of middle-aged Japanese (mostly) men.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:30 PM
     Explore the world of Tower of Fantasy with these Demon Slayer presets.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:18 PM
     Atlus has released another trailer revealing one of the demons that will be included in the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:44 PM
     Nexton has revealed a new trailer of its upcoming 30th-anniversary visual novel project simply titled "One."

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:14 PM
     South Korean game developer Shift Up and Level Infinite released another trailer of the upcoming mobile game Goddess of Victory: NIKKE.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 3:59 PM
     Sea of Stars developer Sabotage Studio released another of its weekly clips of its upcoming and charming pixel art RPG.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 3:39 PM
     Today third-party developers have shared new reveals about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and released a new airport.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:53 PM
     An OVA for SK8 the Infinity is coming.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:14 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:24 PM

Showing Cryoto fighting against other aliens.

The post Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed Gets New Showcase Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:03 PM

The update includes Sumeru, the fourth of the game's seven major nations,

The post Genshin Impact Update 3.0 Launches August 24 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Latest Games on Play iDev Games Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:58 PM
     Take care of your Animal and some stuff with Your fun...

Aug 14, 16:00

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 1:31 PM
     Diablo Immortal bug leaves Lassal quest frozen in fear

An ongoing Diablo Immortal bug is causing players of the RPG game to get locked out of quest progression in the Helliquary raids. Players are reporting that they are encountering a bug with the Lassal the Flame-Spun quest, which causes them to be unable to complete the quest after killing Lassal in the free-to-play game because a required character is occupied by another quest.

User WhiteSin reported the bug to the Diablo Immortal bug report forum, and numerous users have responded echoing the issue with similar problems of their own. WhiteSin says that after killing Lassal, the game's first Helliquary boss, they are left unable to complete two yellow quests as "the character in this quest is occupied by another quest." The Frozen in Fear quest, which sets users against the second Helliquary boss Vitaath, appears to be taking priority and preventing the Lassal quest from being turned in.

Another user, ECKoh, explains the resulting problem: "I am not getting any loot whenever I kill Lassal, while Vitaath is a much harder boss which my power rating is not high enough for yet." Essentially, it appears that players who run into this bug are unable to get their rewards for fighting Lassal the Flame-Spun, who is designed as the entry level raid, because the Vitaath quest is being prioritised despite being much higher level.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:45 PM
     Genshin Impact Tighnari banner release date speculation and abilities

Want to know about the Genshin Impact Tighnari banner? He is an upcoming Genshin Impact character and one of three recently announced by Hoyoverse that we now know are coming in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, along with the new Sumeru region and the Dendro element.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:42 PM
     Genshin Impact Dori banner release date speculation and abilities

Looking for more details about the upcoming Genshin Impact Dori banner? Thanks to information from the Genshin Impact 3.0 livestream, it looks as though Dori will be joining two other new characters, Tighnari and Collei, in the next Genshin Impact update. We now know that the three confirmed new characters will be appearing in two separate banners in the next release.

While we know that Tighnari and Collei are both users of the new Dendro element, Dori is more familiar as an Electro user. Thanks to rumours from the 3.0 beta, we also know what Dori's abilities might be, and that their weapon of choice is a Claymore. With a new region also confirmed for 3.0, it's likely we'll meet Dori in Sumeru, so, in anticipation, here's everything we know about the Genshin Impact Dori banner.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:31 PM
     Genshin Impact Collei banner release date speculation and abilities

Looking for more on the Genshin Impact Collei banner? She is an upcoming Genshin Impact character and was recently announced by Hoyoverse on Twitter, alongside two other characters, Tighnari and Dori.

So far, we don't know much about Collei, but she resides in the Sumeru region and has the Genshin Impact Dendro element, as well as wielding a bow. She looks set to be a four-star character and is an Avidya Forest Ranger Trainee. She is set to arrive in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, where we are due to see the first Genshin Impact Collei banner, although her abilities have already been leaked via Honey Hunter World.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:17 PM
     Apex Legends players request respite from relentless Ring in season 14

Recent changes to the early game pacing have left Apex Legends players wishing for a little more calm before the storm, with fans of the battle royale game saying that season 14 changes to the Ring are causing them to spend more time running than fighting. Apex Legends season 14 is off to a roaring start, pushing the FPS game to a record Steam concurrent player count with the arrival of new Legend Vantage and her adorable bat companion Echo.

Among the other changes introduced in the season 14 update, which launched on August 9, were some hefty tweaks to the Ring mechanics. Much like its battle royale counterparts, the Ring in Apex Legends gradually closes in on a certain point on the map, slowly forcing players to move closer and closer to one another and forcing engagements to happen. Anyone who moves outside the Ring will take constant damage over time, starting at a low value early in the match but increasing dramatically with subsequent shrink periods to ensure that players are forced to move.

Season 14 introduced three key changes to the Ring. Firstly, the 'preshrink time' - the amount of time after a round begins before the first ring starts closing - has been reduced from 180 seconds down to 60 seconds. The closing time on each map has been slightly increased, by about 20 seconds on most maps and by 50 seconds on World's Edge. Finally, the damage caused to players outside the Ring during its first period has been increased from 2hp to 3hp every tick (equivalent to every 1.5 seconds), bringing it in line with the second Ring period.

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

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:47 AM
     Diablo 4 survey hints at potential microtransactions

A Diablo 4 survey sent out by Activision Blizzard has given us a look at some of the potential microtransaction options and cosmetics we could be seeing when the RPG game arrives in 2023. As the Diablo 4 release date gets ever closer, fans are eagerly lapping up any details that might clue us in on what to expect from the next entry in the fantasy game series. Leaks from the ongoing internal beta tests have previously caused discussions about smart loot and trading in Diablo 4, and now attention has turned to possible launch editions, pre-order bonuses, and paid cosmetics that might appear in the action-RPG.

A pricing survey reportedly sent out to players has been posted to the Diablo 4 subreddit. The survey is in German, but user BellasaurusRawr has helpfully translated it into English (the results of which we have corroborated). It's important to note that these surveys are pretty common - a similar one was recently sent out for cosmetic microtransactions in Overwatch 2 - and Blizzard has previously said that the prices listed are randomly generated per user in an attempt "to better understand player preferences." This means that you should of course take everything here with a healthy pinch of salt, especially when it comes to pricing.

Nevertheless, the options on offer do give us some more insight into the types of microtransactions we are likely to see when Diablo 4 arrives. Diablo general Manager Rod Fergusson has previously stated that Diablo 4 eschews the model used by mobile crossover game Diablo Immortal, and instead will be a "full price game anchored around optional cosmetic items and full story-driven expansions."

RELATED LINKS: Diablo 4 release date, The best games like Diablo you can play on PC, Diablo 4 classes

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:15 AM
     Marvel's Spider-Man mods swing into play with Symbiote suit

Marvel's Spider-Man mods were an inevitability following the release of the previously PlayStation exclusive game on PC, and coming out of the gates swinging is this Symbiote suit mod that lets you wear the webslinger's iconic black and white costume in the superhero game. First seen in Amazing Spider-Man 252, and gaining fame for its starring role in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, the Symbiote costume has become among the most notable of Spidey's looks.

However, the suit was not among the featured options in the 2018 Marvel's Spider-Man - presumably because of its rather unique nature. For those unfamiliar, the Symbiote suit gets its name because it is not merely a costume made of fabrics, rubber, and metal like the various other outfits donned by Spider-Man. Instead, the Symbiote is itself an alien life form, which, as the name suggests, forms a symbiotic bond with a host entity after attaching itself to it.

As explained during the 1985 Secret Wars miniseries, Peter Parker discovers the true nature of the symbiote and rejects it - but upon trying to remove it, the symbiote binds itself to his body, only being removed via the use of strong sonic waves. After this, the symbiote is most well-known for its association with Eddie Brock, who becomes known as Venom when bonded with the creature.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 3:59 PM
     Sea of Stars developer Sabotage Studio released another of its weekly clips of its upcoming and charming pixel art RPG.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 3:39 PM
     Today third-party developers have shared new reveals about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and released a new airport.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:53 PM
     An OVA for SK8 the Infinity is coming.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:58 PM
     A film might be just what the Psycho-Pass anime needs.

Siliconera Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:00 AM

sk8 infinity season 2 ova

Season 2 of SK8 the Infinity, as well as an OVA, are officially in production. Bones will return as the animation studio. There is a short trailer announcing the new season and OVA. However, all of the scenes are from the first season. This does mean that watching the trailer may have some spoilers for those who have not yet watched the show.

There is no information on when to expect SK8 the Infinity season 2 or the OVA. Hiroko Utsumi will return as the director, and Michinori Chiba will design the characters. Ichiro Okouchi will work on the series composition once again as well. It is likely that the original cast will reprise their roles once again.

While the announcement links to the website for the show, its only update is a link to the trailer. Most of the information on the website, much like the trailer itself, pertains to the first season.

SK8 the Infinity follows the story of Reki, who is a high school sophomore and hardcore skateboarder. One day, he meets Langa after Langa transfers to his school from Canada. He then teaches Langa how to skateboard. After that, they are participants in "S," which is a secret and intense skateboard competition.

SK8 the Infinity is available on streaming services such as Crunchyroll. Season 2 and an OVA of SK8 the Infinity are in development.

The post SK8 the Infinity Season 2 and OVA Are in Development appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:00 AM

Genshin Impact 3.0

The Genshin Impact 3.0 update goes live soon. HoYoVerse uploaded a full trailer for the update, titled "The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings". It's full of new story details setting up the Traveler's adventure in Sumeru. Teases for planned events, gear sets, weapons, and activities are also visible. On launch, players will get a chance to recruit Collei for free.

Check it out in English below. Some details from the trailer and HoYoVerse's briefing on the update follows.

Sumeru's Location and the Genshin Impact 3.0 Story

According to the trailer and accompanying data from HoYoVerse, Genshin Impact 3.0 will introduce Sumeru as a region west of Liyue. Hints in the direction of the game's map expansion suggest that it lies beyond the Chasm in southwest Liyue. It'll unlock gradually at first. When it launches, Travelers will be able to access the rainforest areas of Sumeru, including Sumeru City proper and Port Ormos. These areas are ruled by the Akademiya, founded by those loyal to the previous Dendro Archon, Rukkhadevata. The Lesser Lord Kusanali succeeded Rukkhadevata 500 years before the start of the game, making her the youngest of the Seven. The Akademiya manages knowledge like a resource to be allocated.

The Sabzerus Festival is a key event in the Genshin Impact 3.0 story. The character Nilou, who devotes herself to art and dance to the consternation of the Akademiya, will perform a dance in it as a major attraction.

New Characters, Enemies, and Dendro Elemental Reactions

The Genshin Impact 3.0 trailer features lines from various Sumeru characters, as well as a snippets of gameplay featuring new characters. Tighnari and his student Collei are both Dendro-element bow users. Thus, they're likely the first playable Dendro characters in Genshin Impact. Dori, an elusive merchant, is a 4-Star Electro support character.

Dendro is a new elemental type, which can trigger different reactions with the Pyro, Hydro, and Electro elements. Dendro and Hydro trigger Bloom reactions, spawning Dendro cores that can explode. If the cores touch Pyro or Electro energy before exploding, they can Burgeon, which increases their explosion damage, or Hyperbloom, which turns them into homing projectiles that hit enemies. Dendro and Electro together trigger Catalyze, which applies the Quicken effect to targets. This effect increases their damage taken. The enemies present in Sumeru's rainforest are also adapted to the Dendro-heavy environment, and can transform based on their contact with various elements. Some can even drop different items depending on how they're fought.

New boss encounters include the Electro Regisvine and the Dendro-element Jadeplume Terrorshroom.

Check out some screenshots of Sumeru and beyond in the gallery.

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New Events, Wish Banners, and Gear

The first half of the Genshin Impact 3.0 update features Wish banners with Tighnari, Collei, and Zhongli. Dori will arrive on a banner that features reruns for Kokomi and Ganyu in the latter part of the update. Players will be able to recruit Collei for free by completing the 3.0 Seasonal event, Graven Innocence.

New Artifact sets include the Deepwood Memories set and Gilded Dreams set. Deepwood Memories boosts Dendro damage and reduces enemy Dendro resistance when hitting them with elemental skills or bursts. Gilded Dreams boosts Elemental Mastery and buff characters that trigger elemental reactions. New 4-Star Dendro-themed weapons in each class will become available, as will new named weapons, like the 5-Star bow Hunter's Path and the fish-themed 4-Star bow End of the Line. Other gadgets are planned to improve the experience of farming wood, cooking, and fishing easier.

As for events, "Graven Innocence" is the main seasonal event of the update, and can reward a free copy of Collei on completion. "Tablet Analytics" is a combat challenge that uses unique elemental buff effects from "Remelting Tablet" nutritional supplements. "Lost Riches" brings back the treasure-seeking Seelie. Fayz Trials appears to be based on capturing images of enemy groups while time is stopped. Other minor events like Leyline Overflow will also make a return.

Genshin Impact is available on iOS, Android, PS4, PS5, and PC. The Genshin Impact 3.0 update launches on August 24, 2022.

The post Genshin Impact 3.0 Confirms New Content and Release Date appeared first on Siliconera.

Latest Games on Play iDev Games Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:58 PM
     Take care of your Animal and some stuff with Your fun...

Aug 14, 08:00

PCGamesN Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:21 AM
     Steam update makes it easier to claim free games and DLC

If you love to get free games on Steam, a new Steam update has just made the process of claiming free-to-play games and free DLC add-ons a little easier. The new addition may not sound like much at first, but it makes building up that backlog pile in your Steam library much smoother, meaning you can commit to even more games that you know, in your heart of hearts, that you probably don't have time to get around to.

The new update adds a blue "Add to Library" button to free games and DLC next to the usual green "Install Game," "Play Game," or "Download" buttons that appeared previously. This means that you can now quickly add the free content to your Steam library without having to kick off the installation process. Previously, the method to claim free games required you to start the installation process - you could cancel the installation afterwards and the game would remain on your account, but it was nevertheless a hassle, so this is a welcome quality of life change.

Similarly, this makes picking up free DLC and add-ons for your games smoother - ordinarily, many games automatically launch when you attempt to claim free DLC. This is perhaps an even more useful change in this case, because many games such as Dying Light 2 and Monster Hunter: World that have offered numerous free add-ons split up into separate Steam store listings would launch the game every time you wanted to add one of them to your account.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, August 14, 2022 6:00 AM

Sundays are for using a gyroscope to rehabilitate your ailing wrist. Before you rotate, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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Siliconera Sunday, August 14, 2022 7:00 AM

playstation plus august

The PlayStation Blog has revealed the free games that those with a PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscription can get for August. These games will appear on August 16, 2022 for players at the appropriate tier. There will be a total of eleven games that will be available, with three Yakuza games as the main highlights.

The PlayStation Plus games for August are:

  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Bugsnax
  • Metro Exodus
  • Trials of Mana
  • UNO
  • Monopoly Madness
  • Monopoly Plus

As previously announced, the Yakuza titles added to the game catalog puts most of the Kiryu Saga in reach of PS Plus Extra and Premium members. In terms of chronology, Yakuza 0 is the first game of Kiryu's saga, whereas Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first game in the series. Its sequel, Yakuza Kiwami 2, takes place directly after the previous one, using gameplay and graphical enhancements developed for Yakuza 6. It also features Goro Majima as a playable character, similar to how he is in 0. This is something exclusive to the Kiwami version of the game and not in the original. Yakuza 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be added to the PS Plus game catalog at a later date.

Meanwhile, two of the titles are multiplayer experiences. Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game. Players can choose to play as Survivor or Killer. There are plenty of perks to customize your character, as well as costumes to run around in style. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a similarly multiplayer experience, allowing you to create a team of up to 3 players. While there is a PvP aspect to it, you can also play it in cooperative PvE.

Finally, Bugsnax is the least intense game of August's catalog. You explore an island in order to catch Bugsnax, which are a mix of bugs and snacks. There are a total of 100 species of Bugsnax species that you can capture.

The August catalog of games will debut on August 16, 2022 for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members.

The post PlayStation Plus August Extra Game Catalog Adds Yakuza and Bugsnax appeared first on Siliconera.

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, August 14, 2022 4:30 AM
     Hello folks. Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for Panopticon: Path of Reflections. Read on for their offering. Panopticon: Path of Reflections is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Panopticon: Path of Reflections Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and ToomkyGames! No third-party advertising and browser add-...

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:42 PM

As a non-player, the trailer for Final Fantasy 14's Patch 6.2, Buried Memory, is indistinguishable from every other patch trailer. There's enormous boss monsters, several types of void, an incongruous cat creature, Death maybe... Where it differs is that there are also a few glimpses of the Island Sanctuary, FFXIV's new solo farming content.

Watch it below ahead of the newly announced release date: August 23rd.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:05 PM

Gothic was one of those PC games I dismissed as being for nerds. Me? I was too busy making Half-Life levels and reading Championship Manager fanfic to be interested in some game about mages in a hole.

I've since realised the errors of my ways, and I quite fancy the chance to correct my previous wrongs via the Gothic 1 remake. There's a new trailer for it and its big modern hole below.

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Twinfinite Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:13 PM
     Today Yostar released a new trailer of its upcoming mobile game developed by the studio behind Azur Lane.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:22 PM
     Unlock the Banges Exploration reward in Tower of Fantasy.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:22 PM
     Find and consume the Mighty Mushroom of TOF to unlock valuable rewards.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:17 PM
     Atlus has released anew trailer focusing on one of the relevant locations in its upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2.