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Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:25 PM

We've been writing about the mod NaturalVision for years, almost as long as Grand Theft Auto V has been out on PC, and each time we revisit the project it continues to amaze.


Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:15 PM

I can think of no better fit for an immersive VR experience than Metal Gear Solid, a video game series that is so often about simulations, distinguishing truth from falsehood, and literal virtual reality. Now, thanks to an inspired modder who's a dear fan of the games, you can experience the first three main areas of…


Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:20 PM

Nowadays we associate them with gold dust and eternally sweet faces, but the fairy is a sort of monster. Southeast Asia's "yaksha" nature spirits gobble up stray travelers, the Germanic "erlking" can kill a kid with its bare hands. Elden Ring's Malenia, Blade of Miquella, emerged from a rotting blossom with tangled…


Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:00 PM

Ooblets and all its cute little dancing creatures are leaving early access on both Xbox and PC next month. And the folks behind the game announced today that the adorable life sim is heading to Switch too, on September 1.


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Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:45 PM

We did it for the Switch. We did it for the PlayStation 5. It's only fair that we do it for the Xbox, too. Earlier this month, Sony announced it'd purge the barely-used Accolades feature from PS5, which allowed you to bestow awards on others in multiplayer games. This spurred a thought exercise: What other features…


Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:00 PM

PC Game Pass users now have access to more classic Bethesda and id Software games, including some old Elder Scrolls spin-offs and old-school shooters, like Wolfenstein 3D. And that's not all. Bethesda is also offering some older games for free in the Microsoft Store on PC.


Kotaku Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:50 PM

When I left work on Tuesday, I immediately rushed to my nearest McDonald's in order to secure Pokémon cards from its latest Happy Meal promotion. I bought two kids meals (I do not have any children), and I was slightly disappointed when the employee handed me two plain Happy Meal boxes. I had been hoping to receive…


PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:49 PM
     Gotham Knight release date solidified as game goes gold

The Gotham Knights release date is seemingly safe from delays, as WB Montreal announced the upcoming multiplayer game has officially gone gold. That means the team has printed the master copy from which all other copies of Gotham Knights will be made, and in almost every case, a game going gold means it won't be delayed. That in itself is quite an achievement, in 2022, the year of delays. Hogwarts Legacy, Marvel's Midnight Suns, and the unannounced Assassin's Creed Rift have all been delayed within a month or two of each other, as developers adjust to the challenges of working from home and other pandemic-related disruptions.

RELATED LINKS: The best superhero games on PC, The best RPGs on PC, What if Batman: Arkham Knight 2 had happened?

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:23 PM
     A third Fortnite update for Season 3 is apparently in the works

Epic is seemingly working on a new Fortnite update for Season 3, Shiina, a prolific leaker who specializes in the battle royale, said on Twitter. If true, this means the current Fortnite season would have two additional updates instead of the usual one, and that has quite a few possibilities. Shiina says Epic is currently playtesting Fortnite v21.51. One commenter said that, based on the usual Fortnite schedule, version 21.50 should be out on August 30, and since the X1 updates usually go live a week later, that would mean Fortnite v21.51 should, theoretically, launch on September 6.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite Refer a Friend, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 speculation, Fortnite Dragon Ball event details

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:33 PM
     Spider-Man Remastered PC patch fixes ray-tracing bugs

A new Spider-Man Remastered PC patch is out, addressing some of the graphics bugs that have popped up in the latest PC port of a big Sony open-world game. Developer Insomniac says the game should be more stable now and some of its graphics settings should look better, but the studio says it's still at work tracking down the causes of some remaining known issues.

RELATED LINKS: Spiderman PC specs, Spider-Man PC games, Spider-Man Remastered PC review

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:19 PM
     Bloodborne-inspired Thymesia has infected the Steam charts

It probably shouldn't come as a surprise that something as clearly Bloodborne-inspired as Thymesia is a hit on Steam. The Soulslike game from Taiwanese studio OverBorder launched August 18 on Steam, and players have been eagerly jumping into its plague-infested streets, sending Thymesia into the upper rafters of the Steam top sellers chart.

RELATED LINKS: Best Souls-like games on PC, Best RPG games on PC, Bloodborne has a fan-made demake on PC

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:48 PM
     Diablo 4 microtransactions actually sound decent

Diablo 4 microtransactions took the spotlight in Blizzard's latest Diablo 4 quarterly update, where the dev team summarized what's new in the horror game's development. And surprisingly enough, they don't actually sound that bad.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:11 PM
     New Roblox trading feature makes it easier to exchange items

Roblox trading just got easier with a new feature that allows users to trade directly with others from the item's reseller list. While the sandbox game has long granted players the option to use Robux to purchase an item from a reseller on the reseller list, the interface now includes an option to trade directly with a user. The feature, currently rolling out in beta, simplifies a process that previously required navigating the person's profile and initiating the trade.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:43 PM
     Classic Quake update 4 adds the Threewave CTF mod

Quake update 4 is out, timed to coincide with the kick-off of this year's QuakeCon, and it adds the classic capture the flag mod Threewave CTF to the modern version of the old-school FPS game. Originally published in 1996, Threewave CTF was an instant hit, and helped popularise a game mode that would eventually be included in all the big multiplayer shooters for decades to come.

RELATED LINKS: Best FPS games, Best old games, Best multiplayer games

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:19 PM
     Corsair Voyager a1600 gaming laptop launches, pricing starts at $2,699

The Corsair Voyager a1600 gaming laptop is now available, following a surprise launch event hosted by the company earlier today. There are four SKUs to choose from, each packing an AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU and pricing starts from $2,699 USD / £2,699.99 GBP / €3,299.99.

RELATED LINKS: Corsair HS70 headset review, Corsair K70 RGB Mk2 review, Best gaming keyboard

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:57 PM
     Apex Legends players turn to mob justice to resolve matchmaking woes

Apex Legends players are turning to mob justice to resolve their matchmaking woes in the battle royale game. The Apex Legends Season 14 release has proven very successful so far, with the new update pushing the game to a new Steam concurrent player record. However, many players have recently expressed dissatisfaction with the matchmaking system in the ranked mode for the FPS game.

One of the most highly upvoted posts on the Apex Legends subreddit at the time of writing is the latest in a series of rants from players at lower ranks who say they are fed up of dealing with Masters and Apex Predator rank players appearing in their lobbies. Another popular post urges developer Respawn to "stop worrying about matchmaking times," claiming that players would rather sit in queue for a little longer than end up in matches with players of vastly differing skill levels.

Now, it appears that the community has taken matters into their own hands. A viral clip shows a huge group of rival players seemingly teaming up with their enemies to eliminate a Predator rank player in their lobby. Inqo, the player in question - who goes by datemike97 on Reddit - posted a short video of them dropping at the start of a round only to realise that a huge number of players are trailing behind them in pursuit.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:00 PM
     Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide

Want to know what all the Vampire Survivors weapon evolutions are? This roguelite indie game is rapidly gaining in popularity as players discover the sheer joy of walking around a forest or library, slaying an ever-growing encroaching horde of monsters that just want to be very close to you.

It's a relatively simple game, but mastering it and unlocking Vampire Survivors characters can get tricky if you don't spec into the correct build from the start. To evolve an item in Vampire Survivors, you must first level up a weapon to its maximum level, collect its linked item when it appears on the level-up screen, then kill an elite monster and open the chest it leaves behind. Unfortunately, you only have a few slots for weapons and items, so you must choose carefully.

The items that synergise well with a weapon aren't necessarily the items you need to evolve them, so while you'll want to pick up the Candelabrador if you have the Garlic weapon, you also need a Pummarola to power it up. If you don't have the new Grim Grimoire item to help you figure out which items you should keep on a run with the best Vampire Survivors characters, we've put together a list of all the possible Vampire Survivors weapon evolutions and which items you need to pick up to get the best Vampire Survivors builds.

RELATED LINKS: The best survival games on PC in 2022, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:46 PM
     How to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors

Want to know how to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors? When you start your first run you only have a handful of Vampire Survivors characters and a few weapons available. However, on each playthrough, more items, weapons, and characters unlock for you to use in future attempts.

These items are vital if you wish to use Vampire Survivor weapon evolutions to maximise a weapon's damage output for the best Vampire Survivors build. The game also locks new characters behind requirements, such as leveling up your gear to a certain threshold, finding items in a level, or slaying a quota of monsters. Later on, you can also find Arcana to give your weapons unique bonuses to annihilate your foes.

Some of these unlock conditions are vague and confusing, so we thought we'd list how you can get all of the Vampire Survivors characters, weapons, items, and levels. We also have a cheat code that you need to type to get another hidden vampire slayer and steps to access other secret characters.

RELATED LINKS: The best survival games on PC in 2022, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:42 PM
     The best Genshin Impact Dendro Traveler build

Looking for the best Dendro Traveler build? With the introduction of Sumeru and the Dendro element in Genshin Impact 3.0, players will have a fourth option for their Travelers in terms of the element they wield. The Anemo and Geo Travelers leave much to be desired, and as exciting as the Electro Traveler is, the new Dendro Traveler is also causing a stir.

You can look at our dedicated Dendro Traveler abilities guide to find out more, but this new Traveler variant has a surprisingly decent elemental burst. This is great for dealing Dendro damage even when off-field, which serves you well if you can't wish for Tighnari or Collei. The Sub-DPS role suits the Dendro Traveler perfectly, and our build is designed to get the most out of its unique abilities.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:39 PM
     Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 release date, weapons, and events

Want to know more about the Call of Duty Warzone season 5 release date? The final season of Warzone Pacific and Vanguard is almost here, providing players with one last batch of content as we count down the days to the Modern Warfare 2 release date. Warzone season 4 introduced Fortune's Keep, the latest map to join the battle royale game, a host of changes to Caldera, and plenty of balance changes to keep the best Warzone loadouts meta fresh.

Warzone is no stranger to crossovers, with the Season 4 Reloaded update featuring a Terminator-themed event: The Titanium Trials. If the current batch of leaks are anything to go by, it looks like the Umbrella Academy could be the next big IP to join the FPS game. We can also expect brand new weapons to add to the best Warzone guns list, and there's one last round-based Zombies map where players can finally take on Lord Kortifex.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:26 PM
     Tower of Fantasy hackers named and shamed by devs

Tower of Fantasy hackers have been a problem since the title's release, ruining the RPG game for players that simply want to grind and pick up the best Tower of Fantasy characters. As player concerns continue to rise, Hotta Studio have brought down the ban hammer on thousands of cheating accounts - but they've also named and shamed the hackers for their transgressions.

RELATED LINKS: Tower of Fantasy codes, Tower of Fantasy characters, How to level up in Tower of Fantasy

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:24 PM
     Genshin Impact Pizza Hut collaboration adds exclusive Kamera

Ahead of the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, HoYoverse is teaming up with another big brand once again, this time with a Genshin Impact Pizza Hut collaboration. Much like the KFC event from 2021, fans will be able to obtain in-game items by participating in this event between August 29 and September 17. The rewards include a new Kamera device, a furnishing stand for the Serenitea Pot, several unique food dishes, and a decent amount of Mora.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:17 PM
     FIFA 23 Heroes: every confirmed player so far, Marvel Heroes, and more

Excited to discover who made it onto the FIFA 23 Heroes list? FUT Heroes are a special group of players that left a lasting impression on their league with their extraordinary talents. These players share a number of similarities with FIFA 23 Icons, however, there are plenty of key differences that you need to be aware of before signing your own Hero.

FIFA 23 Heroes tend to feature lower stats compared to Icons, and they don't have the same level of freedom that Icon cards do when it comes to slotting into teams. You need to pair Heroes up with players from their respective league or nation in order to obtain max chemistry, whereas Icons can fit into any team without facing restrictions. Here's a list of confirmed players joining the FIFA 23 Heroes list.

PCGamesN Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:10 PM
     Elden Ring bosses just got a lot scarier with, um, Pingu

Elden Ring bosses – just that phrase alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of any fan of From Software's sandbox RPG, still struggling with the memories of Radagon, the Beast Clergyman, and of course, Malenia. But the Dark Souls and Bloodborne-inspired action-adventure just got a whole lot scarier, as adorable plasticine Pingu now haunts the Lands Between.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:09 PM

There was a time in multiplayer first-person shooters when Capture The Flag modes were as ubiquitous as Battle Royales. Also like Battle Royales, it was a mod that was responsible for that ubiquity: Threewave CTF for Quake.

Now you can more easily play Threewave CTF again. Bethesda announced during Quakecon today that Threewave Capture The Flag was now part of their enhanced Quake release, with nine maps, the grappling hook and new improvements.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:45 PM

Diablo 4 isn't due for release until next year, but in their latest quarterly update Blizzard have laid out their plans for post-release updates. Those plans include seasonal content, a paid season pass, and an in-game cosmetics shop. It's everything you'd expect (or exhaustedly resign yourself to) in a live service game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:00 PM

Several of my favourite games are basically just choose-your-own-adventure books and Beacon Pines makes that connection more explicit. It's an adventure game where you explore environments and unlock new words, which you can then deploy during pivotal story moments when the camera pulls back to reveal the whole game takes place on the pages of a book.

It looks great, and it now has a release date: September 22nd.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:13 PM

Ebuyer's Ebay store and the BANK15 code are teaming up again for more low-as-all-heck prices on a range of Nvidia RTX graphics cards. We've already covered quite a few of these this week, I know, but these are genuinely historic price drops on cards that have been almost impossible to find at a reasonable price for most of their lifetime. Today we've got three further selections for you: an RTX 3060, an RTX 3070 and an RTX 3080 Ti. Let's take a look!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:07 PM

Over the past couple of years, software for playing tabletop roleplaying games remotely has become more popular than ever - for obvious reasons. Not content with people using third-party software such as Roll20, Wizards Of The Coast have announced today that they're making their own Dungeons & Dragons virtual tabletop using Unreal Engine 5. It looks pretty swish.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:53 PM

We've already covered a few deals using Ebay's current 15% off code, but there are so many items covered by this promotion that we're drawing from the well once more. This time, we found some good deals on brand new DDR4 RAM, offering you either a dual-channel 2x8GB kit or a single 16GB stick for under £60. To get these discounted prices, use code BANK15 at the checkout.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:30 PM

This year's QuakeCon begins today, and it's once again being staged as a digital-only event. The organisers say they're committed to being an in-person event again in 2023 but for now there's still some intriguing streams to tune into starting from 6pm BST/7pm CEST/10am PST. Read on for more info and our personal highlights on what's happening at QuakeCon 2022.

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Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:34 PM
     Get ready for a wiggly jiggly slime filled farming fun adventure. Its almost time to visit the new Rainbow Island.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:19 PM
     How Many Episodes Are There in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law?

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:19 PM
     Is Madden NFL 23 Down?

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:16 PM
     A guide on how to a 'bad network request' error when trying to use Discord.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:59 PM
     A guide that discussing the odds of Balerion being in the House of the Dragon.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:51 PM
     For the first time ever, Bungie announces that Destiny 2 will be getting Twitch Drops, and today we go over how to get them.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:00 PM
     When you can preload Saints Row Reboot and play as soon as unlock occurs.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:26 PM
     Did the heroic Steve Rogers have enough time to lose his virginity?

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:18 PM
     Microsoft Flight Simulator's sim update 10 has been delayed, but Canada and helicopters are coming.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:43 PM
     Check out the cool shiny things you'll get if you pre-order Saints Row.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:33 PM
     Did you catch all these Easter Eggs in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law?

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:00 PM
     New Diablo IV information is always welcome and the Quarterly Updates help keep players up-to-date on information.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:40 PM
     The developers of Redfall show the new vampire game and discuss many of its aspects.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:37 PM
     Some gaming trends deserve to be forgotten

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:11 PM
     A guide detailing the best moveset and counters for Obstagoon in Pokemon GO.

Twinfinite Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:05 PM
     With multiple cancelled DC projects, will there be a Young Justice season 5?

Siliconera Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:00 PM

Melty Blood Type Lumina - Mash Kyrielight VS Saber

Saber will no longer be the only Fate series character to appear in Melty Blood: Type Lumina, as Mash Kyrielight will soon join her in the game's roster. Following the coverage for Neco-Arc the previous day, Type-Moon and French Bread have released another press release detailing the Fate/Grand Order heroine's inclusion through the imminent Summer update patch. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

True to her Shielder Servant class in Fate/Grand Order, Mash will excel at defense in this fighting game. Some of her moves will let her ready her shield to charge forward or parry her opponent's attack.

The Type-Moon Games YouTube channel has two new Melty Blood gameplay videos featuring fights between Mash Kyrielight and Saber. The Japanese and English versions are uploaded separately. You can watch the bouts between the Fate series characters with English interface and subtitles right below.

Mash Kyrielight will be the second character from the Fate series to appear in Melty Blood: Type Lumina. Type-Moon announced the addition of Saber to the launch roster on September 29, 2021, which was the day before it released the fighting game.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. The Summer update that adds Mash Kyrielight and Neco-Arc as new playable characters will appear on August 19, 2022, at 6 AM UTC (2 AM ET).

The post Mash Kyrielight Will Fight Against Saber in Melty Blood: Type Lumina appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:00 PM

Gundam Lfrith in The Witch from Mercury Prologue

Bandai Namco and Sunrise have confirmed the global broadcast for the prologue story of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. It will appear on the GundamInfo YouTube channel on September 1, 2022. The global release will air three days earlier than the Japanese one, which will come on September 4, 2022.

The Prologue will tell the story of Elnora Samaya. She will become the test pilot of Gundam Lfrith, a prototype mobile suit equipped with multiple GUND-BIT weapons that can also form a shield. Mamiko Noto will provide the Japanese voiceover for the prologue's protagonist.

Elnora is married to the Gundam's development manager, Nadim Samaya, and they have a daughter named Ericht Samaya. The four-year-old girl has many similar features to the grown-up protagonist Suletta Mercury in the main show.

Bandai Namco had previously shown The Witch From Mercury Prologue through several screening events. One of them took place at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2022. The global broadcast will be accessible to everyone who could not attend the physical events.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue will be available globally on September 1, 2022, and in Japan on September 4, 2022. The main show will air in October 2022, with GundamInfo promising a global simulcast at the same time as Japan.

The post Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue Will Air in September 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:00 PM


Perhaps the most significant addition to Genshin Impact's upcoming 3.0 update is Dendro. The last of the seven elemental types present in the world of Teyvat, Dendro was previously only present in-game as an element wielded by enemies. Now, it'll be in the hands and projectiles of the Traveler's friends. First among them will be Tighnari, the game's first 5-Star playable Dendro character. HoYoVerse uploaded a character teaser video for the big-eared Forest Ranger to give players a look at his personality and motivations.

The Tighnari character teaser shows him penning a letter to his unnamed master. In the letter, Tighnari (pronounced "Tie-nah-ree") rejects the chance to join the Akademiya, as he is concerned about a sinister phenomenon affecting Sumeru's rainforest. He instead suggests that the Akademiya send researchers into the forest to aid the research. Tighnari is voiced in English by Elliot Gindi, who also played Amibaras in the Undercity podcast series. In Japanese, he's voiced by Sanae Kobayashi, who played Kat in Gravity Rush and Shin-ah in Yona of the Dawn.

HoYoVerse also dropped some details on how Tighnari will actually play. As the game's first 5-Star Dendro character, many players are likely to try to obtain him to get a leg up on using Dendro in combat. He uses a bow and is characterized as a burst damage dealer, dealing high damage in a short period of time. Like Ganyu and Yoimiya, his charged shot has two levels, the 2nd of which launches a "Wreath Arrow" that generates tracking projectiles. His Elemental Skill, Vijnana-Phala Mine, creates a field that taunts enemies and reduces the charge time on the Wreath Arrow. His Elemental Burst, Fashioner's Tanglevine Shaft, fires a large number of tracking projectiles that deal Dendro damage.

Tighnari debuts on the Wish banner when Genshin Impact 3.0 launches. Players will also get a chance to obtain Collei, a 4-Star Dendro bow-user, for free from the seasonal event.

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

The post Genshin Impact Tighnari Teaser Details the Dendro Ranger appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:00 PM

Genshin Impact Journey Through Pages

There's a new Genshin Impact web event to help players kill time while waiting for the 3.0 update. The Genshin "Journey Through Pages" web event plays out in players' web browsers. Travelers need to assemble clues left by Knights of Favonius Librarian Lisa ahead of their next big trip. They'll need to piece together sheets of enchanted paper to unravel their journey.

In practice, this means assembling a small map from unlocked paper tiles. Players can earn tiles for the Genshin Journey Through Pages event by playing the game itself. Accomplishing activities like daily commissions and consuming resin will earn Activity Points. Activity Points can be spent to gain Encounter Pieces, which expand the map. Then, Travelers can switch to an exploration mode, taking control of their character and exploring the map.

Various encounters are available on the Genshin Impact Journey Through Pages event map, and they unlock rewards like Primogems, progression items, and other goodies. Overall, players can expect to earn 120 Primogems, 9 Hero's Wits, 8 Mystic Enhancement Ores, and 60,000 Mora.

The Genshin Impact Journey Through Pages web event is live and runs through August 23, 2022. The summer event "Summertime Odyssey" is ongoing until the release of version 3.0. In the Summertime Odyssey, players return to the Golden Apple Archipelago to adventure with Xinyan, Fischl, and Kazuha. Players can earn a free copy of Fischl and a costume from activities in the event. The game itself is available on mobile devices, PS4, PS5, and PC.

The post Genshin Journey Through Pages Web Event Rewards Primogems for Exploration appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:00 PM

Ace Combat mascot Nugget explains Strangereal world lore of Ace Combat 5 The Unsung War

Bandai Namco and Project Aces continue their official lore explanation for the Ace Combat series with Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. Following the first video for Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies, the series mascot Nugget returns to explain the story summary of the franchise's second PS2 entry.

Ace Combat 5 was the first title to reveal the complete map of the Strangereal world outside of the Usean continent. The Circum-Pacific War covered multiple continents as a war between two of the world's largest nations, the Osean Federation and the Union of Yuktobanian Republics. However, the war also had a background where a number of Belkans infiltrated both nations and pitted them against each other to avenge the loss of the Belkan Federation in a previous war.

The Japanese video, which also has English closed captions, explained how the protagonists formed the legendary Razgriz squadron to rescue the pacifist leaders of both nations and unravel the conspiracy, bringing an end to the war.

With the publication of Ace Combat 5's lore video, Project Aces has established a schedule based on the games' chronological release order starting from the PS2-era games. Nugget will cover the lore of Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War in the next episode.

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War originally appeared on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. The game is also available on PlayStation 4 through a time-limited bonus for early purchases of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on the platform in early 2019.

The post Nugget's Strangereal Explanation Continues With Ace Combat 5 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:00 PM

Symphonic Poem from Genso Suikoden orchestra concert

A new Suikoden orchestra concert will appear physically in Japan. Titled "Symphonic Poem from Genso Suikoden," the concert will take place in Tokyo on October 16, 2022. Pre-orders for the concert tickets have been available in the country since August 12, 2022. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The concert's official webpage also revealed the complete setlist. Grand Philharmonic Tokyo will perform tracks from all five mainline series entries, with more emphasis on those from the first two titles. The orchestra will also include a pipe organ and mixed chorus.

The concert will begin with "Requiem" and "Into a World of Illusions" from the first Suikoden. A medley of music from all five mainline entries will follow afterward. The latter parts will be entirely comprised of Suikoden II tracks.

Despite the lack of new Suikoden entries, orchestra concerts featuring the series' tracks have been held frequently in Japan. The upcoming concert will feature a return of physical venue and audience after the COVID-19 pandemic forced online-only performances. In April 2021, Japan Game Music Orchestra held weekly online concerts featuring different tracks from the Suikoden series to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The Symphonic Poem from Genso Suikoden orchestra concert will take place at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall on October 16, 2022. The venue will open at 12:30 JST, and the concert will begin at 14:00 JST.

The post Symphonic Poem from Suikoden Concert Will Appear in October 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:45 PM
     Diablo Iv Cosmetics 1With that whole Diablo Immortal debacle (you know the one), fans of the series understandably have been concerned about the next game in the storied franchise. Will it have microtransactions? Seasons? Pay-to-win options? Blizzard has been firm that Diablo IV will have cosmetic microtransactions only. Today in a new blog post, the developer detailed the in-game store and what to expect while also going over the seasonal content heading to Diablo IV. Diablo IV will have a cosmetics shop and a Season Pass, which is to be expected. The in-game store, which the developer simply dubs "the Shop," will contain cosmetics and transmogs for weapons and armor. You can purchase these items with premium currency, as is the way. However, none of the items for sale "in the Shop grants a direct or indirect gameplay advantage," Blizzard reports. The gear may look diabolic, but they don't offer in-game stat boosts.   And Blizzard affirms that it's optional. You do...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:15 PM
     Vengeful Guardian Moonrider game forest spikes mechThose who enjoy retro-style ninja action games like Strider and Cyber Shadow now have something new to look forward to. That something comes in the form of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, a 16-bit side scrolling jump-and-slasher developed by JoyMasher, the studio behind games like Oniken and Blazing Chrome. Considering that JoyMasher's previous titles have generally adopted similar retro stylings and have all reviewed well, it seems likely that Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider will be a game worth playing. Surprisingly, even though The Arcade Crew just announced this game, the publisher plans to release it as soon as fall of this year. According to the Steam page, Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider takes place in a dystopian setting where authoritarian leaders construct "an army of super soldiers as weapons of war." One of these super soldiers, a ninja warrior who goes by the name Moonrider, turns on its creators and fights against them as well as the other super soldi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:00 PM
     Helldivers Sequel TeaseIt's been a long while since we've heard much from Helldivers developer Arrowhead Game Studios. But a TikTok posted to the developer's official Twitter account might be teasing a Helldivers sequel. The video itself is a funny, if alarming, montage of fans asking for Helldivers 2, preceded by a shot of a folder that says "Secret Arrowhead Game Project." And while the video is far from a confirmation, it could hint at what's to come. Helldivers came to Steam in December 2015, so it's approaching its seventh anniversary. In that time, it has maintained an active community but one that has withered in recent years. At launch, it was favored for its difficulty and brutal features, and new players do come in to try the game out fairly consistently. But it's clear that fans are ready for a Helldivers sequel.   A Helldivers sequel could be on the way A sequel to Helldivers is exciting news if that's the tease. However, if you cast you...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:30 PM
     Embracer Group Lord Of The RingsEmbracer Group announced it's acquisition of Middle-earth Enterprises, the Lord of the Rings franchise rights holder. Along with that acquisition, Embracer announced several other buyouts in the gaming space. We have yet to see the effects of Embracer Group's rampant purchases. The world is getting smaller every day, and that's been especially true when it comes to media in general and the games industry. Embracer Group, not unlike The Thing from The Thing, has been absorbing entities at faster rates recently.   The company has been busy this year in particular, already having acquired Square Enix's western holdings, which include Eidos, Crystal Dynamics, and Square Enix Montréal. Originally a small Nordic games publisher founded in 2011, Embracer made its first acquisition shortly after and never looked back. Don't Forget the Little Guy Today's big news is the LOTR franchise buyout, but several other studios have been taken in as well. In addition to Middle-e...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:00 PM
     Ring Of Pain Epic Game Store FreeEpic Games has revealed the next free game coming to its store, Ring of Pain. It will replace the current offerings of Doom 64 and the Rumbleverse – Boom Boxer Content Pack on August 25. Ring of Pain is a roguelike dungeon crawler developed by Twice Different that launched back in October 2020 after being backed by Humble Games. If you don't know, Humble Games is the publishing division of Humble Bundle, the digital storefront best known for its charity bundles. Ring of Pain retails on both the Humble Store and Steam for $19.99 USD, with it receiving "Very Positive" reviews on Steam and a respectable 74% on Metacritic.   A feature of Ring of Pain that differentiates it from other dungeon crawlers is its card-based gameplay. So-called Card Crawlers are popular on mobile but have only recently begun infiltrating the PC market. Although there are other similar games in the genre, none are quite as polished as Ring of Pain. It's a fantastic entry point fo...

Gamer Empire Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:27 PM

There are many useful skills in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, and Medicine is one you will want to level up very fast! The Medicine […]

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:00 PM
     Bigkoala created the Roblox: Naruto Defense Simulator game, which has been played over 8 million times. The game's concept is simple: you must train your Naruto character to make him more powerful than others. After training your Naruto, you will be able to fight more powerful bosses and earn coins after defeating them in battles. […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:00 PM
     Roblox: My Dragon Tycoon is a Roblox game in which you can construct your own home, upgrade your weaponry, and raise lovely baby dragons. It might be costly to get started, so we anticipate that both new and veteran gamers will be on the search for free in-game cash. In terms of earning money, this […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:00 PM
     Hey! Among Us fans out there. Roblox now made their version of the game! The player must be either an Imposter or a Crewmate, like in the game Among Us. Your goal as a Crewmate is to accomplish chores all around the map. Call an emergency meeting with the players to discuss anything you see […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:00 PM
     Roblox: Anime Clash Simulator is a tactical fighting game in which you command a group of heroes who must battle various foes on a board. It offers a 3D battle experience with outstanding features, fluid graphics, and enjoyable leveling action. You must level up your heroes to increase their power, enabling you to complete higher-level […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:00 PM
     You'll find a complete list of the game's accessible codes in our Bleach Era codes list. Use the codes to get cash for free! The Roblox anime game Bleach Era is based on the popular Japanese anime television series BLEACH. Players choose between the Soul Reaper and Hollow paths to begin their journey through the […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:00 PM
     Roblox: Boba Simulator offers a fully functional, up-to-date, and reliable codes menu where you can get free upgrades for Boba to help him progress through the game!The goal of Roblox: Boba Simulator is to eat massive amounts of refreshments and then take the available assets once they've been consumed. Boba's available assets include drinks, eggs, […]

Pivotal Gamers Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:15 PM
     What's up all? MMOBomb is giving all the opportunity to win on Eternal Return. This is what they say. To celebrate the launch of Season 7, Kakao Games and MMOBomb have partnered up to get our users a free Pack with several in-game items for Eternal Return. Each pack is set to include two characters in the form of Rozzi and Sissela, along with an exclusive skin for each. Grab your key now! A ...

Level Up Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:00 PM
     Blizzard released the third Diablo IV Quarterly Update for 2022. Unlike the last one, which…