Aug 20, 18:00

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 1:37 PM
     You can turn Elden Ring mounts against their masters

Some of the more fearsome Elden Ring mounts can be turned against their masters, it appears - as one particularly funny gameplay clip demonstrates. There are countless Elden Ring bosses and other foes in FromSoftware's giant open-world game that ride upon a range of different creatures. While you might have faithful steed Torrent by your side, some of the enemy mounts can be much more monstrous - and, apparently, less willing to be ridden.

A clip posted to the Elden Ring subreddit by user lexbauvelt shows a rather dramatic instance of a fight against a Nox Swordstress riding a Giant Ant. You might assume that this partnership is the result of a symbiotic relationship between the two communities, developed over many years sharing the same space. However, this appears to not be the case, as the ants appear to be less than pleased about the whole situation.

In the clip, lexbauvelt knocks the Nox Swordstress (try saying that three times quickly) from her position atop the Giant Ant. The mysterious robed figure rises from the ground and prepares to continue her attack regardless - only to be dramatically impaled from behind by her former steed. As users in the comments point out, the ants have glowing magenta eyes that suggest they may have been charmed against their will by their Nox riders.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:52 PM
     Diablo 2: Resurrected PTR testing

A "pretty big" feature is set to arrive on the Diablo 2: Resurrected PTR soon, following the end of the RPG game's current ladder season. As the spiritually eldest (active) child in the family, Diablo 2 has felt a little left out in the cold lately in light of Diablo 3 season 27 release date news, a Diablo Immortal roguelike event added as part of the lastest major patch, and an update on the plans for the Diablo 4 season pass and microtransactions.

As the previous ladder season for Diablo II: Resurrected comes to a close, community manager PezRadar has taken to the forums to share news of Blizzard's upcoming plans for the remaster of one of the best fantasy games. Responding to a post querying what is next in line for the game, PezRadar says, "I know it has been a bit quiet on the D2R front especially this week as all other Diablo titles have had some sort of news."

However, he reassures that the team is "hoping to share some news about the PTR next week." Acknowledging that Diablo 2: resurrected has fallen "a bit outside our windows we were aiming for with ladder seasons," he teases that "the team is working on a feature they would like to test in PTR that is pretty big." Apparently, the team is hopeful that it'll be ready to share next week, but wants to ensure that accurate feedback can be collected before it goes live.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo 2: Resurrected review, The best RPG games, The best Diablo 2 Resurrected classes

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:32 PM
     Gotham Knights Red Hood gameplay video divides fan opinion

Gotham Knights is an upcoming action RPG from WB Games, due for release in October. With the spookiest of months quickly descending on us, it's about time we got some more gameplay footage from the not-Batman-but-kinda-Batman beat 'em up. Well, we did. We got gameplay footage of Red Hood doing his thing on the streets of Gotham, and to most, it... doesn't look good.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:50 AM
     Diablo 3 season 26 end date and season 27 release date

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

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

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

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:46 AM
     Skyrim mod modernises the combat of the ageing RPG

Skyrim mods are one of the main reasons that the ageing RPG has had such a long shelf life - it was released 11 years ago and its dedicated fans show no signs of giving it up for pastures new, until Starfield finally gets a release date. The modding community for Skyrim is huge, creating detailed and immersive experiences, like earning a scholarship, to the point that you'd think Bethesda had woven the stories themselves.

RELATED LINKS: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:17 AM
     Pinocchio Dark Souls game Lies of P might be Game Pass bound

A new tweet from game industry leaker The Snitch suggests that Pinocchio Dark Souls game Lies of P might be Game Pass bound, ahead of an expected appearance of the soulslike game at Gamescom. We first saw Lies of P gameplay in 2021 - the creepy-looking game from developer Neowiz sees you guiding Pinocchio on his "unrelenting journey to become human."

The tweet in question (warning: flashing lights) comes from now-famed insider The Snitch, who has proven to be a very reliable source of upcoming game news in recent months, often leaking multiple titles ahead of major events. This latest tease is a video showing a simple green screen with white lights and sounds pulsing out a message in Morse code.

"The wise man say, you'll find your way." That's the message, translated into English. The rap fans among you may recognise that line as a lyric from the Kanye 'Ye' West track 'Pinocchio Story,' which has led fans to surmise that the tease in question is related to news of the upcoming game. Lies of P is scheduled to appear at Gamescom 2022 in Germany with a demo on the show floor August 24 - 28.

RELATED LINKS: Upcoming PC Games, Best PC RPGs

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:59 AM
     Steam user asks for more consistent porn game age checks

Pornographic games are absolutely rife on Steam, they are a deep dark hole that I'm sure many people have fallen down, unable to claw their way back to decency. One Steam user found themselves presented with such an offering, despite never having shown a penchant for nudity before, and when they clicked through to see what the fuss was about, there was no warning or age verification to make sure it was suitable to view.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:20 PM

Slime Rancher 2 has a new setting and new slimes, but otherwise looks to offer the same satisfying collecting and tending as the original. If you've been longing to spend all your time tidying up, you'll be able to do so when it enters early access next month, on September 22nd.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:59 PM

Days Gone, Sony's zombie survival-on-a-motorbike game, is getting a movie adaptation. Deadline report that Sony PlayStation Productions is developing the project with Sheldon Turner attached as writer and Outlander's Sam Heughan attached to star.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:08 PM

All of Black Myth: Wukong's trailers so far have looked stunning, but each one has focused on horrible monsters and combat with horrible monsters. Today's new trailer takes a different tact. It's a six minute-long cutscene in which some sisters discuss their mothers impending marriage, but it's no less beautiful to look at.

Plus, if you stick to the very end, you'll still get to see a new horrible monster.

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Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:27 PM
     New Screenshots of upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons include Newark, Pristina, and Cali.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:29 PM
     Gamescom Opening Night Live will bring world premiere looks at previously-announced games

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 1:07 PM
     Here's the Rick and Morty music in MultiVersus, titled "Get Schwifty."

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:37 PM
     The mecha strategy JRPG rleayer is getting a season pass with more DLC.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:14 PM
     Scarlet Witch looks really powerful in her dedicated Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay trailer.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:04 AM
     Black Myth: Wukong looks and sounds awesome in new screenshots and video.

Siliconera Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:00 PM

FGO Land of Shadows

The Summer Lion King won't be the only character wearing a bunny girl costume in Fate/Grand Order for much longer. Challenging her for the throne is the Scáthach, Scottish warrior-queen of the Land of Shadows. The latest FGO event, Land of Shadows Battleground Blitz, begins next week. From August 22, 2022, the Masters of Chaldea will learn under Scáthach's wing, studying the art of war.

More specifically, they'll study the art of a Holy Grail War. The classic ritual of the Fate franchise is the center of the FGO Land of Shadows event. The Battleground Blitz will see players unlocking seven "Grail Front" endurance battles. Mimicking the Holy Grail War, each Grail Front pits Masters and their Servants against each other. They'll move their parties across the map in an endurance match. Parties have limiting factors, like a cap on point cost for their Servants and Craft Essences. They'll also be unable to leave a Grail Front without starting over. Victory is achieved when all of an enemy Master's Servants are defeated. Crafty players can also target the Master themselves to end the battle quickly.

In exchange, victorious players will earn Grail Tears and FGO Land of Shadows event currency. Currencies can be traded in for goodies, Command Codes, and other items. Meanwhile Grail Tears can be exchanged for a Holy Grail itself. Holy Grails are essential items for Palingenesis, a process that allows a Servant to break through the maximum level cap. Players can also earn a Spiritron Dress costume for Scáthach(Lancer), dressing her in a bunny girl costume. The summoning banner also features Scáthach (Lancer).

Check out Bunny Scáthach's Noble Phantasm.

Fate/Grand Order is available on iOS and Android devices. The FGO Land of Shadows event runs from August 22, 2022 until September 7, 2022.

The post FGO Land of Shadows Event Brings Bunny Scathach appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:34 PM

Everyone that has ever played either Mount and Blade: Warband or Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord has felt the inherent need to start/create your own kingdom. This […]

The post Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord – How to Start a Kingdom appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Adrian Oprea.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:20 PM

Shows off a new six-minute long 4K cutscene

The post Black Myth: Wukong Gets New 4K Gameplay Video appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:35 PM

The promotional material came from a Taiwanese e-commerce website

The post Sonic Frontiers DLC and Release Date Seemingly Leaked appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Aug 20, 10:00

Kotaku Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:30 AM

The best video games are imaginary. Often they exist completely in our heads, or in the dreamy space between their initial announcement and what we finally end up playing. This is where "Arkham World" exists. Born from a 2011 Video Game Awards gag, the completely fictitious entry in the massively popular Batman Arkham series


PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:41 AM
     Fortnite Dragon Ball quests – every Power Unleashed challenge

Want to know how to complete the Fortnite Dragon Ball quests? The Dragon Ball Super collaboration with the popular battle royale game is finally here, and it's one of the biggest in the game's history. Not only are there plenty of Super Saiyan Fortnite skins available in the shop, but you can also find Fortnite Capsule Corps capsules in-game that contain powerful items and a special Dragon Ball Adventure island to explore.

To complete all of the Fortnite Dragon ball quests requires dedication, training, and even a little bit of downtime. You'll visit a familiar training location, master the Kamehameha technique, and watch the anime with Fortnite Dragon Ball episode codes. It's an extensive list of quests, and you only have until August 29 at 23:00 PDT or August 30 at 02:00 EDT / 07:00 BST / 08:00 CEST, so hop aboard the Nimbus and fly away to victory.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:10 AM
     FFXIV 6.2 patch notes – Island Sanctuary, MSQ, new duties, UI changes

The full FFXIV 6.2 patch notes have arrived, just ahead of the next big update for the critically acclaimed MMORPG. We got a good look at the new patch ahead of the Final Fantasy XIV 6.2 release date during the recent Live Letter 72, which showed off many of the new additions we can expect on August 23 including the vast FFXIV Island Sanctuary feature. Now, we have the full preliminary patch notes including all the nitty gritty details.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 8:12 AM
     Multiversus sales make the free game July's best selling game

Multiversus is a free game. That means exactly what you think it means - it costs nothing. You can download the game right now and start beating seven shades out of Bugs Bunny with LeBron James, for free. Apart from sounding like a small child's fever dream, the game itself is quite good and has been doing huge numbers since its open beta, so much so that it is currently number one in the top-earners chart for July.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:11 AM
     Genshin Impact codes August 2022 – redeem free primogems

Looking for Genshin Impact codes? MiHoYo's charming open-world game is notoriously easy to lose yourself in, and if you're like us, you're constantly looking out for more Genshin Impact primogems and other handy consumables.

Gathering currency in Genshin Impact can be quite the grind - while you can earn mora and primogems by completing quests such as daily commissions, an injection of extra funds will always be gratefully received. Fortunately, the developers MiHoYo occasionally send out free gifts in the form of Genshin Impact codes that can be redeemed online.

These Genshin Impact codes are released periodically, frequently appearring in MiHoYo's special programs that reveal information about future updates coming to the game soon, but also to celebrate milestones or to coincide with new Genshin Impact events. Most codes also only work for a limited time - so it's a good idea to redeem them as soon as possible in case you miss out. Codes can only be redeemed once per account. Here are all the current Genshin Impact codes for August 2022, and how to redeem them.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 6:42 AM
     This STALKER 2 themed store will help you stock up for the apocalypse

STALKER 2 developers GSC Game World have partnered with a Ukrainian supermarket chain to open their own store in Kyiv, themed around the upcoming PC game. It features everything you'd expect from a regular store, only with an apocalyptic twist - to the packaging, at least. The store opened just a day after the game developer's partnership announcement with the popular supermarket chain, much to the delight of Ukrainian gamers, and the confusion of nearly everyone else.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:00 AM

The Edinburgh Festival is still in full swing so honestly, I've either been at home or out the city. I usually see a load of shows but most my favourite performers aren't up this year and I've not heard much about the sort of weird performance art I relish. Plus the crowds are the absolute worst, especially under covid. Residents should receive legal dispensation to throw one (1) oblivious cluster of path-blocking lollygaggers into a wall each week. Oh, video games? Yeah, what are you playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking!

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Siliconera Saturday, August 20, 2022 6:00 AM

Space Channel 5 Comix Zone

Sega is developing new films based on its classic games Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone. According to an announcement from Sega, the initiative comes from a partnership with media company PictureStart.

No visuals were available from the projects. Hollywood and Sega-side creatives are assisting in the production. For Space Channel 5, Barry Battles and Nir Paniry provided the screenplay. Battles wrote and directed the 2012 crime comedy The Baytown Outlaws. Paniry wrote and directed the independent sci-fi film Extracted in 2012. Young Justice and Dragons: The Nine Realms writer Mae Catt is writing the Comix Zone film adaptation.

Space Channel 5 originally put players in the role of Ulala, a reporter fighting an alien invasion through the power of dance. The film's take isn't a huge jump, all things considered. It tells "the story of a hapless fast-food worker who is recruited by a freedom reporter from the future to save the world from aliens using the one thing that unites all people on the planet: our love of silly viral dances."

Meanwhile, Comix Zone is more of a buddy film than its original incarnation. In 1995, the original Sega Genesis game was a side-scrolling brawler that cast players in the role of a comic creator sucked into his own comic and forced to fight to survive. The film "follows a jaded comic book creator and a young, queer writer of color who, when sucked into the final issue of his popular series, must put aside their differences to stop a dangerous supervillain from sowing complete destruction — and in the process wittily explore the ever-evolving power of storytelling itself."

Producers attached to the projects include Royce Reeves-Darby, Samie Kim Falvey, and Erik Feig from PictureStart, with Sega Vice-President Shuji Utsumi and Sonic the Hedgehog film producer Toru Nakahara overseeing. Sega's Takumi Yoshinaga and Kagasei Shimomura will join the production teams for Space Channel 5  and Comix Zone, respectively.

Both films are in development, with no estimated release window. A third Sonic the Hedgehog film is in production. PictureStart has adaptations of Animorphs, Yasuke, and Naruto in development. Comix Zone is playable on the Sega Genesis Mini. Space Channel 5: Kinda Funky News Flash is a VR game playable on PSVR, Oculus, and Steam VR.

The post Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone Films Are in Development appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:39 AM

Elemental Awakening, a Roblox game, features many elements that your character can obtain and use. Using an element unlocks the skills of that element, which […]

The post Elemental Awakening Tier List (August 2022) – Best Elements appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen.

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:45 AM
     What's up all? MMOBomb is giving all the opportunity to win on World of Rune. Their message follows. R2Games and MMOBomb have partnered up to score YOU a gift pack for World of Rune with lots of in-game items! A few words about World of Rune World of Runes is a 2d browser MMORPG game with tons of different characters and mystical cute pets. You can play a role as Swordsman, mage, archer and ...

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:30 AM
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Aug 20, 02:00

PCGamesN Friday, August 19, 2022 7:25 PM
     This Halo Infinite Forge Mario Kart creation is bananas

One clever fan made a Halo Infinite Forge Mario Kart crossover, and it's so brilliant, it almost makes the wait for the Halo Infinite Forge release date worthwhile. The fan, who goes by bissuetox on social media, posted a minute-long video clip showing their creation in action. They started with a race course set in a field that looks like it came straight out of Nintendo's classic kart racer, albeit with Halo constructs instead of sentient mushrooms and a fire-breathing turtle.

PCGamesN Friday, August 19, 2022 6:38 PM
     Roblox voice chat trials phone verification

Some Robloxians aged 13 and older can now access Roblox voice chat as part of a beta test in the massive sandbox game platform that draws on users' phone numbers for verification purposes, a Roblox spokesperson confirmed to PCGamesN. If implemented, it would provide an alternative form of age verification to the platform's current requirement that users provide a photograph of identification to confirm their ages.

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

Twinfinite Friday, August 19, 2022 11:13 PM
     While these are a couple of strange choices, surely Sega and Picturestart know exactly what they are doing.

Twinfinite Friday, August 19, 2022 11:06 PM
     King Frost appears in Soul Hackers 2, revealed in a new trailer.

Twinfinite Friday, August 19, 2022 10:17 PM
     Black Myth: Wukong continues looking super-impressive in a new cutscene and gameplay.

Twinfinite Friday, August 19, 2022 10:14 PM
     Get those top marks.

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, August 19, 2022 6:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the Hisui region, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. […]

Pivotal Gamers Friday, August 19, 2022 9:10 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. holds a new giveaway for HUNT3R. Let's hear them out. Get HUNT3R for FREE! A few words about HUNT3R Humanity has settled its first Jupiter-lunar colony. Rhonda is on the run after stealing a powerful political symbol. The Enforcers have sent a Hunter – a ferocious, relentless cyborg with whom Rhonda has a history – named Diarmuid to track he...