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Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 5:45 PM

Over the weekend, Ubisoft announced about 50 different Assassin's Creed games and projects. (Editor's note: It was a lot…but not 50). The company also laid out the future of the series and how its upcoming hub, Infinity, will bring the franchise together in a way that we haven't seen before. It also explained that…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 5:40 PM

Look, I can't break new ground on "the gamer chair." They are familiar: hulking, pricey, and often garish declarations of Fortnite prowess, padded with locks of Ninja's blue hair (may we remember it fondly) for good luck. To accept the gamer chair is to accept the implication of Dorito dust. To know the gamer chair is…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 5:25 PM

Ubisoft didn't give us a ton to chew on when it unveiled Assassin's Creed Red, which will follow next year's Mirage in the long-running historical fiction series, beyond the fact that it's set in Japan. However, that hasn't stopped AC fans from making comparisons to Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch's 2020 open-world…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 2:55 PM

One Piece fans are always dying to tell you, a person who's yet to read creator Eiichiro Oda's 25-year-old seafaring epic, that the manga is a work of art. Now that sentiment has become reality in the most ridiculous way possible: An artist has compiled all the 21,450 pages of One Piece that currently exist into a…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 2:15 PM

In the real world, everything runs on Dunkin. In Diablo Immortal, it's powered by orbs. Eternal Orbs, to be precise. And players are once again reckoning with the mobile action-RPG's microtransaction economy after Blizzard announced that players who'd purchased hundreds of thousands of illicit orbs from third-party…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 2:00 PM

For as long as 343 Industries has existed, Bonnie Ross has been in charge of it. No longer. The Microsoft veteran announced on Monday that she would leave the studio in charge of Halo Infinite to deal with a family medical issue. It's the latest high-profile departure on a pivotal Xbox game that continues to face big…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 1:30 PM

Disney's big fan expo last weekend had an entire gaming block in which the entertainment company revealed the first trailer for a new Marvel game. But that was just the first glimpse. Later on, D23 also held a chat between Skydance developers Amy Hennig and Marc Bernardin, who, while vague about the particulars of…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 1:25 PM

Disney Dreamlight Valleyout now on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC– is a new cozy life sim that combines the chill village vibes of Animal Crossing with the farming and mining of Stardew Valley, all while sprinkling on a heaping of Disney magic in the form of iconic characters and locations from popular films like


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 11:30 AM

It's always worth rooting around down the side of the bed, or in the drawers, when you stay in a hotel room. Who knows what exciting items may have been forgotten by the previous guest? Like, for instance, a top-secret Oculus VR headset. That's what happened to hotel worker Ramiro Cardenas, who claims to have…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 10:30 AM

There's going to be a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday morning, September 13th, at10 a.m. ET, Nintendo has just announced. It's going to be a big one, too, with an estimated clock time of 40 minutes. We're hoping we'll get to hear about some of the bigger games Nintendo has been silent on for a while, especially with the…


Kotaku Monday, September 12, 2022 10:15 AM

Splatoon 3 hasn't just climbed to the top of the charts, it's absolutely demolishing them, at least in Japan. Nintendo announced the latest sequel in its party shooter series has already sold over 3 million copies in just three days there, making Splatoon 3's launch bigger than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,


PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 5:32 PM
     Halo Infinite boss Bonnie Ross is leaving 343 Industries

Halo Infinite boss Bonnie Ross has announced plans to step down from her leadership post at 343 Industries, the multiplayer game development studio she helped found and has led for the past 15 years, in order to attend to a medical issue with her family. Ross made the announcement September 12 on Twitter.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite Bosses, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 4:32 PM
     Forza Horizon 5 update adds custom hearing aids

The next Forza Horizon 5 update will be adding to the open-world racing game's suite of features meant to make it a more welcoming experience for players with disabilities. Along with new cars, body kits, and a new Festival playlist, Forza Horizon 5 will add customisable hearing aids that your in-game character can wear.

RELATED LINKS: Forza Horizon 5 review, The best racing games on PC, The best open-world games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 3:13 PM
     Valorant Champions 2022 dominated by Chamber, Fade meta

Valorant Champions 2022 has been an incredibly exciting event to watch for Valorant fans everywhere. Riot Games' premiere FPS game has taken the competitive space by storm, becoming one of the most popular shooting games on the market. Despite the small number of new agents released since the beta, two of the most recently released characters are completely dominating the Valorant Champions tournament.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 2:54 PM
     Roblox Innovation Awards: Bloxburg, Flamingo win key categories

The 2022 Roblox Innovation Awards — formerly known as the Bloxys — took place on Sept. 10 as part of the Roblox Developer Conference in San Francisco. With the rebrand, Roblox's biggest award show celebrated the best Roblox games, experiences, and content creators.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 2:53 PM
     WoW Dragonflight gives Hunter adorable duck pets

WoW Dragonflight adds a ton of new content to the hugely popular MMORPG, including tamable pets that Hunters will encounter in the Dragon Isles. For the first time ever, ducks will make their debut in the World of Warcraft universe, and the developers at Blizzard Entertainment have done well to combine their real-life charm with the game's own blend of high fantasy.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight preview

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 1:14 PM
     Battlefield 2042 update 2.0.1 will tweak Paik's scanner

While we're still waiting for the reworked version of the Renewal map and a few of the additions coming to Season 2, Battlefield 2042 update 2.0.1 goes live September 13 and makes a few minor adjustments to the multiplayer game. This hotfix addresses a few minor annoyances that have cropped up lately, particularly to specialist Paik's enemy-spotting EMG-X Scanner ability.

RELATED LINKS: Battlefield 2042 review, Best multiplayer games on PC, Best FPS games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:58 PM
     All Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes and how to cook them

There is a huge list of Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes to cook up in the peaceful life sim, making use of the vast range of ingredients on offer. Cooking up a nutritious meal can provide additional stamina, save inventory space, increase the value of produce, and help towards your Dreamlight total, so it's a worthwhile activity to participate in.

There are over 160 Disney Dreamlight Valley recipes, so it would take a long time to figure them all out alone. Some can be obtained from completing quests, such as Remy's ratatouille recipe and Minnie's picnic favourites: crudites and fish sandwiches. Others can be unlocked by trying different ingredients together. Make sure you endeavour to unlock them all, because any recipe can pop up as one of the favourite things of the day for any of the Dreamlight Valley characters, which increases friendship faster when gifted. You can also serve recipes in Remy's restaurant for Dreamlight challenges. If there's one in particular you need, they're all listed below, alongside how to cook them and the different ingredients to look out for around the valley.

RELATED LINKS: Best life games on PC, Best Disney games, Games like Animal Crossing on PC

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:46 PM
     All upcoming Tower of Fantasy banners

The next Tower of Fantasy banners on the schedule shed some light on which characters are coming up soon. As the open-world game has been out for quite some time in China, we have a good idea of precisely who will be in the next banner and how often they rotate. While updates are coming at a breakneck pace, it's hard to tell if the Chinese and international versions of the game will synchronise, given how far ahead they are.

These upcoming Tower of Fantasy banners seem to follow a set pattern, with some Simulacra becoming exclusively available for several banners, only to join the main roster of unlockable characters a few months afterwards. We don't exactly know when or even if Perfect World will permanently add these characters to the Gold and Black Nuclei banners in the international versions, so we'll update this guide with any confirmed details in the future.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:31 PM
     Assassin's Creed Mirage's

Since it was revealed, Assassin's Creed Mirage's Xbox store listing has said that the game features "real gambling", but didn't explain exactly what that meant. It could be referring to in-game cutscenes, actual gameplay, or even microtransactions with real money. Well, now Ubisoft has finally cleared the air as to why the label was on the store.

RELATED LINKS: Best RPG games, Best stealth games, Best sandbox games

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:12 PM
     Nvidia RTX 4000 launch may kick off with RTX 4090 in October

RTX 4000 graphics cards are a stone's throw away, and new leaks suggest Nvidia RTX 4090 GPUs will be available to buy in October. However, you'll potentially need to wait till November to get your hands on an RTX 4080, but two SKU flavours are likely to be available at launch.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:04 PM
     Fallout 4 mod completely overhauls Bethesda's apocalypse RPG

A new Fallout 4 mod completely transforms the mechanics and world of Bethesda's 2015 apocalypse RPG, adding rebalances, system changes, and altered features to squeeze even more from the sandbox game, and give us all something to play while we wait on the Starfield release date.

RELATED LINKS: Fallout 4 console commands, Fallout 4 mods, Buy Fallout 4

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 11:52 AM
     Genshin Impact leak reveals new elemental enemy types coming in 3.1

This new Genshin Impact leak provides short previews of new enemy types that players can expect to find when version 3.1 goes live. The creatures in the videos use elemental powers to attack and they're unlike anything we've seen so far in Sumeru. The version 3.1 update will unlock the desert region located to the west of Sumeru's jungles, so that's likely where these new foes will be encountered.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:00 PM
     Explore Elden Ring from your browser as RPG gets Google Street View

Can you imagine seeing one of those Google street view cars zooming around The Lands Between? Well, that seems to have been bugging Nassim Software, as they've created an Elden Ring street view map that lets you check out different points of interest in the FromSoftware fantasy game and interact with them like you're using the 360 degree images on Google.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:01 PM
     Total Warhammer 3 update 2.2 may include a major rules change

September 12, 2022 A former Creative Assembly developer has clarified that this change would only apply to Domination multiplayer battles.

The big Total War: Warhammer Immortal Empires beta is out in the wild now, and Creative Assembly still has plenty planned for the strategy game. Update 2.1 added the Total War: Warhammer 3 assembly kit, giving modders a whole new set of tools for creating Total War: Warhammer 3 mods. More changes are in store for Total War: Warhammer update 2.2, due out in October, including a potential rules change that would permanently remove units killed on the battlefield.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:29 PM
     League of Legends patch 12.17: Maokai mini-rework, Miss Fortune buff

Riot has released the League of Legends patch 12.17 notes and the changes have been pushed through to the client. The penultimate update before Worlds, it's the last chance for the MOBA to make any significant changes before the biggest event of the year. Large-scope updates to both Maokai and Hecarim should see an uptick in their playtime - but is it enough to see them in the finals?

RELATED LINKS: Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 12.16 notes, LoL tier list

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 12:19 PM
     Nvidia RTX 4090 – release date, price, specs, and benchmark rumours

The Nvidia RTX 4090 - which might actually release as the RTX 5090 - looks to be a strong best graphics card contender, and it could shake up the gaming PC scene as we know it. While team green is still focussing on its GeForce RTX 3000 series, the prospect of playing the latest Steam games on a GPU twice as fast as the RTX 3090 is undeniably exciting.

If you're planning on picking up a next-gen GPU, you'll want to learn as much as you can about Nvidia's next flagship graphics card. Since we're a helpful bunch, we've been keeping our ear to the ground to pick up any RTX 4090 price speculation, release date rumours, and information we can gather about the potential specs.

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

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 10:56 AM
     GTA 6 should be like GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2, not GTA 5

We're still waiting on a GTA 6 release date, with rumours abounding that Rockstar's next open-world crime game could be set in Vice City and feature a female protagonist. Whether GTA 6 will be wild and wacky or sombre and mature remains to be seen, but I'm hoping for the latter. After almost ten years of madcap GTA Online updates, I want something closer to the mood and brutality of GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2, not the outlandish fun of GTA 5.

RELATED LINKS: GTA IV System Requirements

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 10:52 AM
     Intel hits back at Arc GPU cancellation claims

Intel Arc GPU rumours spell doom for the company's discrete graphics lineup, but the blue team's executive vice president just spoke out against the whispers. Commenting on the concerns, Raja Koduri shrugs off the hearsay and insists the chip giant has overcome its initial issues, despite the launch featuring multiple obstacles.

RELATED LINKS: Arc Alchemist GPUs - everything we know, Raptor Lake CPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Monday, September 12, 2022 10:34 AM
     The best games like Wordle in 2022

Want more games like Wordle? With its release and subsequent explosion in popularity during late 2021 and beyond, Wordle has continued to keep players occupied with its daily word puzzles. Even with the internet's tendency to move onto the next viral sensation, the free browser game is still going strong today. Wordle's simple concept — guess a five-letter word within six tries using the limited hints given — makes for the perfect daily brain teaser.

But what if you want to move on from Wordle and try out something a little different? Well, there's definitely no shortage of free PC games that have taken inspiration from the word guessing game. Some focus on specific topics, while others tweak the simple five-letter format in interesting ways. With this in mind, here are the best games like Wordle.

RELATED LINKS: Best free PC games, Best browser games, best free Steam games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 12:14 PM

Fantasy action RPG Forspoken has been delayed more times than most games, although it's finally pencilled in for a January release date. We're still quite a way off from then, but Sony have released a smattering more gameplay footage today, detailing the moves you'll be pulling as heroine Frey "I'm seeing freaking dragons" Holland. Alas, said footage has been crushed down to only a handful of GIFs over on the PlayStation Blog, but our friends at Eurogamer have a bigger, chunkier hands on preview that tells us more about why it won't be mega cringe. Alas, we weren't privy to this Forspoken demo, so have a watch with us below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 12:00 PM

I did a lot of talking at Gamescom, whether that be to developers or muttering to myself deliriously as I typed stuff up in the evening. Talking to devs especially is a wonderful thing, especially when you're playing their game and it resonates with you. But getting hands-on with an early portion of American Arcadia rendered me virtually silent, to the point where I had to apologise to the devs for being so quiet.

And I wasn't being rude; far from it! I was just so engrossed in the game's mixture of side-scrolling platforming and first-person puzzling. Keep this under surveillance, because I think it's going to be a real hit when it lands.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 11:22 AM

Focus Entertainment have paid an undisclosed amount to acquire historical shooter devs WW1 Game Series, known for Verdun, Tannenberg and the upcoming Isonzo, from M2H. Set on the Italian Front, Isonzo actually happens to be out tomorrow too. Have a peek at the game, replete with many moustaches, in the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 11:10 AM

Gloomwood is, so far, a very good game, but it is also not much of a game - in the literal sense that it has launched into early access incomplete. There's currently just enough of it to play that it makes you feel both bereft and quite annoyed when it suddenly clangs its great iron doors shut in front of you. "Let me in!!" you scream, as you hammer on the silent portal. "I really like Thief! I get you! I want to throw more decapitated heads as lures!"

If you are one of those people who bases their gaming personality on liking the original Thief series, Gloomwood will have been on your radar for a while. It's a grimy, steampunk-ish stealth immersive sim with a deliberate low-poly vibe, and it picks up the abandoned Thief football to absolutely run with it. But, though the current EA build is but short, it feels like Gloomwood is aiming to punt that ball into outer space. There's so much more room to be playful and experiment than I expected, and it's so much fun that if you'd never played a stealth sim in your life I'd recommend Gloomwood. Except I wouldn't, because it feels like I'd be doing you a disservice to recommend it now, when the fun will be so quickly snatched away.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 11:00 AM

It's a very odd feeling, building a catapult all on your lonesome while watching fiery death rain down on your enemy's castle in the valley below. I suspect it's probably a similar experience to watching the carnage of Chivalry II play out from the safety of a nearby bench. The newly announced Warlander from Nier Replicant devs Toylogic certainly has the medieval setting in common with Torn Banner Studio's first-person hack and slash, but this free-to-play multiplayer warfare game is an altogether different beast. You control your warriors in third-person, for starters, and its more cartoonish visuals allow for, well, daft cataclysmic events like a flaming meteor shower to hone in on a player's position without appearing completely over the top. As it prepares to enter its first open beta later today, September 12th, I went hands on with a brief demo build to see what it was all about.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 10:51 AM

"Oh, come on!" is a phrase you hear a lot in Sunday Gold. It's often uttered by your knuckle-dusting healer Sally, and is invariably followed up by, "You havin' a laugh, mate?" and "Facking hell!" - partly because Sally is from Laaaandan and is thus obligated to speak lik' tha', innit (because how else would you know this is a game set in Laaaandan), but also because the thugs, security guards and cybernetic dogs she's often fighting in this seedy tale of corporate dystopia are some of the most frustrating enemies known to video games. The type who are seemingly resistant to every single weapon type in your arsenal, or who invariably have big, scripted healing sequences just when you're about to nail 'em.

It's a phrase I often found myself echoing while playing Sunday Gold for review, too, both during its tedious, war of attrition-style turn-based battles, and while trying to figure out some of its more obtuse puzzles. BKOM Studios have tried to fuse one too many things together in Sunday Gold, and the result is a messy, somewhat artificial blend of Deathloop's style, Invisible Inc's tension and a more action-led focus on the cerebral role-playing of Disco Elysium. There's still much to admire in its stylish visuals and atmospheric music, but I also haven't been this cross playing a video game since Felix The Reaper, and that's saying something.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 10:43 AM

Ubisoft's subscription service doesn't have the user-base of something like Microsoft's Game Pass. Now, it seems, the French publishers are hoping that plonking in some indie games among its multitudes of Assassin's Creeds and Tom Clancy shooters will attract a more varied clientele. They're also running a free trial period for Ubisoft+ until October 10th, including for lapsed subscribers, so that's something.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, September 12, 2022 10:30 AM

Despite Black Friday 2022's roots as a Christmas shopping event, apparently people want to start keeping an eye on it in September? It's 23°c outside and folks are already thinking about PC gaming deals they might want in the damp, dark, dying days of November. Hey, I'm not knocking it, and I'll even put together this guide that early Black Friday birds might find useful. I just don't even think of what I want for dinner later.

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Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 4:54 PM
     Find out if Reddit is down and how to check server status.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 4:54 PM
     Jumping into Bioshock for the first time? Which version is best? Find out here.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 4:23 PM
     Let the Splatoon 3 art posts begin!

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 4:04 PM
     Who is the true ruler of Disney Dreamlight Valley?

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 3:33 PM
     Fall Guys studio Mediatronic has announced today that the second season for the battle royale platformer will be coming later this week on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 3:19 PM
     Put yourself into NBA 2K23 with a simple face scan

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 3:16 PM
     Here is how to get the deadly Iron Banner Fusion Rifle, Wizened Rebuke in Destiny 2.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 3:10 PM
     Co-Founder of Halo Infinite developer steps down due to a family medical issue

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 3:04 PM
     Iron Banner has returned in Destiny 2 and today we discuss how to get the fabled Iron Banner Shotgun, Riiswalker.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 3:00 PM
     Valorant PBE is testing some changes to the Stinger. Check out the details here!

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 2:59 PM
     Find out who Daemon's wife is in House of the Dragon.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 2:51 PM
     Nihon Falcom released another trailer of its upcoming Trails JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 2:16 PM
     The newest game in the Splatoon franchise is already a hit in Japan.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 2:12 PM
     A new update for the One Punch Man manga sounds pretty great.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 2:07 PM
     The newest season of The Witcher wraps up on filming

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 1:34 PM
     The Kickstarter campaign for the strategy JRPG Guns Undarkness by Shoji Meguro has been launched.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 12:31 PM
     Check out Cyberpunk Edgerunners "Let You Down."

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 12:27 PM
     Will your favorite character make the cut in Cyberpunk Edgerunners?

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 11:49 AM
     Microsoft and Rare released the cinematic trailer of the next adventure that will become playable soon on Sea of Thieves.

Twinfinite Monday, September 12, 2022 11:26 AM
     One Piece Film: Red has an official release date in theaters.

Siliconera Monday, September 12, 2022 3:00 PM

Splatoon 3 Icons

Nintendo has updated its free Platinum Points Rewards lineup for the week of September 11 to 15, 2022, with a new wave of Splatoon 3 icons. Players can access the Wave 1 set of rewards from the Nintendo Switch Online app on their systems.

Check out Nintendo's announcement below.

The first wave of Splatoon 3 icons consists of several characters and icons from the game, as well as a selection of frames and backgrounds. From the Nintendo Switch Online app, players can check the "Missions and Rewards" menu to see available My Nintendo Platinum Points rewards. Redeeming a reward will cost a small amount of My Nintendo Platinum Points. Players can earn Platinum Points by completing "missions" detailed in the Nintendo Switch Online app. At the time of this writing, icons based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Kirby's Dream Buffet are also available.

When applied, custom icons will display on a player's Nintendo Profile when playing online or in the system. They're a way to expand the selection of available characters, backgrounds, and frames beyond the selection included by default with the Switch's hardware. Interested players can also redeem their Platinum Points for physical goods. On the North American Nintendo eShop, a range of Splatoon 3 goods can be had.

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Players with points to spare can pick up a Splatoon 3 Splatsville shopping bag, or a sticker set replicating Splatsville graffiti art. The points can even be used to join a prize sweepstakes for more limited gear, such as a mini-sized metal locker or a rolltop backpack decked out in Splatoon 3 art.

Splatoon 3 icons are available in the My Nintendo Platinum Points exchange until September 15, 2022. The game is available on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about its single-player component here.

The post Splatoon 3 Icons Head Nintendo Platinum Points Rewards This Week appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 12, 2022 1:00 PM

Splatoon 3 sales

Splatoon 3 sales are breaking records for Nintendo. According to the company, packaged and digital sales of the newly released Squid Kid shooter have surpassed 3.45 million units in just three days.

Nintendo says that that number breaks first-three-day sales records in Japan for any Nintendo Switch game in the history of the platform. Game Data Library, a site that compiles Japanese sales data, suggests that Splatoon 3's sales numbers could make that the biggest Japanese game launch ever, irrespective of platform. For the record, the biggest Switch launch ever in Japan before Splatoon 3 was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with 3.3 million units sold in the first week.

Splatoon 2 was a particularly large hit in Japan and was the 5th best-selling Switch game in Japan even as late as March this year. With Splatoon 3 being largely similar, it's a safe bet that it would snag that audience. Splatoon 3 does pack some changes, though. In addition to two new weapon types and a number of new special weapons, it moves the locale from Inkopolis to Splatsville.

Splatcast hosts Off The Hook were replaced by the Deep Cut trio. Splatfests themselves also became three-way affairs, adding a chaotic three-team battle mode to the community-based competition. Fans got a taste of that chaos in the inaugural Splatfest World Premiere demo, which opened before launch. The community was split between teams representing Rock, Paper, and Scissors. Team Rock, fronted by Deep Cut member Shiver, won the day.

Splatoon 3 is available on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo promises new weapons and stages through updates for at least two years after launch.

The post Splatoon 3 Sales Clear 3.45 Million in 3 Days appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, September 12, 2022 11:00 AM

Nintendo Direct

Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Direct stream event on September 13, 2022. The company, which keeps its broadcast schedules well-guarded from all but the developers making announcements, announced the date on September 12, 2022. This puts the latest Nintendo Direct event just ahead of the opening of the Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off proper on September 15, 2022 in Japan.

Check out the announcement below.

The Nintendo Direct for September 13, 2022 will take place at 07:00 Pacific Time and 10:00 Eastern Time, or about 23:00 Japan Time. Interested fans can watch it at this link or via Nintendo's official YouTube channel. Residents of the UK will have to either tune into a different broadcast or wait a while to see the show: Nintendo UK confirmed that out of respect for the period of national mourning prompted by the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II, it will not be livestreaming the Nintendo Direct. Instead, it will be published as a video-on-demand on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel at 16:00 UK time.

According to Nintendo, the Direct will run for about 40 minutes and focus on Switch games launching "this Winter". Many anticipated Switch releases like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Bayonetta 3 have release dates that technically put them before Winter (typically beginning in mid-December to March of the next year). Depending on how generously Nintendo chooses to interpret Winter's timing, this could mean new details for games like Witch on the Holy Night or release dates for games with unconfirmed launch windows. Those titles include the likes of Disney Speedstorm, Disney Illusion Island, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, or others. Even delayed titles like Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp might finally get a date.

There's also the specter of something new potentially coming via the next Nintendo Direct. Rumors surfaced by reporters Mike Minotti of GamesBeat and Jeff Grubb of Giant Bomb suggest that The Legend of Zelda-related titles could see an update, such as Switch ports of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker.

The next Nintendo Direct is scheduled for September 13, 2022, at 07:00 PT/10:00 ET.

The post Nintendo Direct for Tuesday, September 13 Confirmed appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 12, 2022 5:00 PM
     Assassin's Creed Mirage Shorter Cheaper 1Assassin's Creed Mirage will be a return to form for the series, in more ways than you realize. Some new details have emerge since its unveiling during the Ubisoft Forward presentation. Not only will Assassin's Creed Mirage be shorter compared to its more recent compatriots, but it'll be cheaper as well. It may also set a precedent for future games in the franchise. As revealed in an IGN interview, Assassin's Creed Mirage is a smaller and cheaper iteration. The new industry standard is $70 USD, however Mirage is set to sell for $50 USD — for the standard edition. Ubisoft is aiming for a story that'll take only 15 to 20 hours to finish, not unlike the original Assassin's Creed.   "It is a smaller Assassin's Creed project," said Marc-Alexis Côté, VP and executive producer of Assassin's Creed, in the interview. "This was conceived [and] built to celebrate the 15th anniversary. So that's why we're using our ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 12, 2022 4:30 PM
     Gargoyles remaster Genesis art GoliathIf you regularly watched animated shows during the 1990s, you might remember the Walt Disney Television Animation series called Gargoyles. This show boasted a darker tone than many other Disney shows at the time, which, along with the series' overall high quality, helped it gain a devoted cult following that persists to this day. Notably, the show received a 1995 tie-in game for the Sega Genesis that also garnered a fair bit of praise, albeit not as much as the animated series. Now, after over two decades, it appears that this Genesis Gargoyles game will make a major comeback in the form of a modern remaster recently announced by Disney. The original game accompanied a whole host of Disney tie-in games that came out in the '90s, mostly on the Genesis. Most of these games based themselves on Disney's classic film IPs, such as Aladdin and The Lion King, so the Gargoyles game's status as an adaptation of a TV show made it stand out.   Visuals worthy of t...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 12, 2022 4:00 PM
     Intel Arc A770 Ray Tracing performance gamingIt's no secret that Intel's plan to launch dedicated gaming graphics card has suffered serious issues. Just a look at official presentations and the repeated language that "Arc is launching soon" over the last several months will tell you that. However, product delays are not the same thing as axing an entire market division. Everything regarding the Alchemist desktop card lineup is on track to release. That's what Intel graphics VP Raja Koduri had to say in response to recent rumors regarding Arc getting cancelled. The rumors stem from YouTube channel Moore's Law is Dead, known for leaking various specs from AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and more. Track records are important for these types of sources, and although the channel has demonstrated in the past that it has insider sources, there is plenty of controversy over the validity of Intel Arc getting cancelled.   Moore's Law is Dead claimed several weeks ago that Intel executives were considering...

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     Assassin's Creed Mirage Adults Only Rating Was A MistakeUbisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed Mirage has not received an Adults Only rating. Yesterday, the Xbox Store page for Assassin's Creed Mirage went live, listing the upcoming Assassin's Creed game with an Adults Only rating by the ESRB. However, it turns out this was a mistake. In a statement given to Eurogamer, Ubisoft went on record denying the rating. The publisher says that Assassin's Creed Mirage is still considered Rating Pending, which is the rating given to games that have not yet been assigned a final rating by the ESRB.   This update is great news, as the alleged Adults Only rating would have included the presence of some worrying content. More specifically, the Xbox Store listing claimed that Assassin's Creed Mirage featured "Real Gambling," a classification that is separate from loot boxes and in-game casinos, which are classified as "Simulated Gambling." If a game contains Real Gambling then players can gamb...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, September 12, 2022 2:30 PM
     Ubisoft Backs Out Of Nft Market Ghost Recon Breakpoint Quartz DigitsUbisoft is backtracking on its previous plans to explore the NFT market. In an interview with, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot gave his thoughts on various topics. Among these topics was a discussion on NFTs, the blockchain, and the publisher's involvement. Guillemot admits that his future plans are less likely to be tied to NFTs. The CEO describes Ubisoft as being in "research mode" as it tries to figure out how the blockchain can benefit players. He admits that Ubisoft did not do a good job of explaining to consumers that it was researching how effective NFTs could be. Instead of saying that it was working on NFTs, Guillemot wishes he had waited until Ubisoft could deliver something that provides a "real benefit."   The CEO defends Ubisoft's actions by drawing comparisons to other times the publisher experimented with new technology. He brings up Ubisoft's involvement with virtual reality and the Nintendo Wii as examples of...

Gamer Empire Monday, September 12, 2022 4:16 PM

So it's your first day in Minecraft, and you just build yourself a lovely starter house. But have you built the front door yet? In […]

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On many social media platforms, gambling content has become quite trendy, with clips often raking in hundreds of thousands of views. There is one game, […]

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 5:00 PM
     How are they supposed to attack the bomb site with no abilities? Pearl's bombsites are full of corners and hiding spots that the Defending team can use to their advantage on Defense. The Attacking team will need a ton of smokes and flashes to clear corners and block off vision from connecting lanes if they […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 4:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world 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. You will be […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 3:00 PM
     Bank robbers turned real-estate moguls. GTA 5 features several properties you can buy after completing specific story mode missions in-game. Purchasing properties in GTA 5 comes with perks and weekly earnings that will fill your bank account with a ton of cash in no time. In addition, purchasing some of the properties in GTA 5 […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 2:00 PM
     Team Cherry's Metroidvania action-adventure game, Hollow Knight, follows the journey of a nameless warrior called the Knight as he travels through Hallownest, which is now a kingdom in ruins because of a supernatural disease. As the Knight journeys through Hallownest, he can obtain new items, abilities, spells, and charms that will help him traverse through […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 1:00 PM
     Nothing like a nice game of hiding and seek. Viper is arguably a must-pick Agent on Pearl. Not only can her Toxic Screen ability be set up to easily cover multiple sightlines in either bombsite, but her post-plant Snake Bite lineups are also powerful for stalling the Spike defuse post-plant. Nevertheless, the strongest ability in […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 12:00 PM
     A Treasure Hoarder at the top of The Chasm claims to be from the Guhua Clan. Is he crazy, or is he just lost? Or is there some other secret that lies behind this situation? A Cliff-Side Hero's Past is a world quest in Genshin Impact that happens in Liyue, particularly the Chasm. It is […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, September 12, 2022 11:00 AM
     Minecraft's latest update, 1.19, the Wild Update, is the five best mining tips for all players. Coming from the game title itself, it is no surprise that one of Minecraft's core mechanics is mining. But what makes mining important in the game is that it is one of the few activities in Minecraft that is […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, September 12, 2022 5:46 PM

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Latest Games on Play iDev Games Monday, September 12, 2022 10:14 AM
     Round Up The Escaped Pixels Before The Clock Runs Out! Click/Tap on the grid to add or remove squares to trap the black pixels in the green centre square. ...

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     Bonnie Ross, who co-founded current Halo developer 343 Industries and has served as the studio…

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     Nintendo has revealed that it will livestream a Nintendo Direct tomorrow. More specifically, the Direct…

Gaming on PC Monday, September 12, 2022 12:09 PM
     Noisy computer got you climbing the walls? Here's some tips to help you get rid of the noise and go back to a more peaceful gaming experience. Full article after the jump.