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Kotaku Friday, September 16, 2022 6:10 PM

And now for something that no one saw coming: EVGA, one of the most prominent third-party PC graphics card manufacturers, and a favorite brand among PC gamers for quality parts and reliable warranties backed by solid customer service, is terminating its longtime relationship with Nvidia. What's more, the company…


Kotaku Friday, September 16, 2022 3:45 PM

Sony turned a few heads when it unexpectedly hiked prices on the PlayStation 5 in the second year of the current generation of consoles. Naturally, many wondered if the same complicated economic situations we all find ourselves in would see a spike in Xbox prices as well. In a recent interview with CNBC, however, Phil…


Kotaku Friday, September 16, 2022 3:27 PM

While early impressions of the PSVR2 praise a wide variety of features, as well as the overall quality of the experience, one feature that won't be making it to Sony's new PS5-exclusive headset is backwards compatibility. The company's VR titles from the last generation will be staying there.


Kotaku Friday, September 16, 2022 12:35 PM

The current Xbox Core controller might be one of the best Microsoft has produced, but it'll set you back at least $130. Meanwhile, the regular official gamepads tend to go for about $60 brand new. You might be wondering if you can save a few bucks by getting something a little south of that number. Or you might be…


PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 5:57 PM
     Roblox's Royale High raises $1 million to fight cancer

After launching an online campaign to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the sale of in-game cosmetic items, the team behind Roblox's Royale High reached its goal of $1 million in just two weeks.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 5:30 PM
     Doom-style retro FPS Prodeus release date set for September

The Prodeus release date has been revealed at the Realms Deep showcase. The deliciously gory retro FPS game will leave Early Access and officially launch September 23, and it'll be available on pretty much any platform you can think of on day one, including Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S, and PlayStation 4 and 5. It'll also be available on Xbox Game Pass.

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 5:03 PM
     Rise of the Triad returns, thanks to a boomer shooter super group

A remaster of the cult classic FPS game Rise of the Triad is in the works, slated for release in early 2023, and in one sense, it's a reunion. The developers working on Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition include some of the leading lights of the recent 'boomer shooter renaissance' who first worked together on the 2013 Unreal Engine remake of Rise of the Triad.

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 4:18 PM
     BIOTA Swarm is a retro sci-fi spin on Vampire Survivors

We've had lots of fun obliterating hordes of lo-fi enemies in Vampire Survivors, so it was only a matter of time before something like BIOTA Swarm arrived to put a new spin on the emergent genre of roguelike auto-shooter survival games. BIOTA Swarm swaps Vampire Survivors' top-down perspective for a platformer-style side view, but keeps the upgradeable weapons that plough through ceaseless hordes of enemies that fill up the screen with mutant pixels.

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 1:51 PM
     AMD Ryzen 7 5800X gaming CPU is up to 43% cheaper

The AMD Ryzen 7000 series release date is just around the corner, but you know what the launch of a new CPU range means… That's right, discounts on the current generation. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X sits near the top of team red's current line-up of processors, and you can get it up to 43% cheaper on Amazon.

RELATED LINKS: Ryzen 7000 CPUs - everything we know, RDNA 3 GPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:57 PM
     League of Legends Spirit Blossom is back with a new catboy Sett skin

The League of Legends Spirit Blossom event is back, and this year there's another new themed skin to earn in the MOBA. The new Spirit Blossom Sett skin features a white-maned version of the juggernaut champion, who sets off on an annual journey to find his akana father, the Spirit of Abandonment.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:25 PM
     The best Sims 4 sex mods for PC

Sims 4 sex mods are a huge market among fans of the life sim - we all want a little more action when our Sims get... close. Thankfully, the fantastic mod community knows it, and there are hundreds of Sims 4 mods that let you tailor your experience in countless ways, from just canoodling in bed, to buying a strip club, and then the altogether more risqué. And of course getting rid of that pesky mosaic blur.

The following list of some of the best Sims 4 sex mods out there is relatively PG - while you'll find features listed here that wouldn't fly on Neopets, there's nothing as explicit as the stuff you hear about from Second Life. There are naughtier mods out there if you want to find them, though.

RELATED LINKS: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, Play The Sims 4

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:20 PM
     Official Valve Steam Deck dock finally sees sunlight

The official Valve Steam Deck dock is a sought-after accessory, and fans have been hoping to get hold of it since the handheld PC's debut. Now, the wait seems to be coming to an end, as the accessory has been sighted at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The dock was originally due to arrive late Spring, and while there are great alternatives out there, some of you are still holding out for the "real" thing.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:25 PM
     Tower of Fantasy 1.5 release date, locations, and Claudia banner

Otherwise known as Artificial Island, Tower of Fantasy 1.5 is the first major update for the global version of Hotta Studio's anime game since launch – and it's a big one. Not only do Wanderers get a new addition to the Tower of Fantasy map to explore, but the brand-new home system feature ensures a place to rest your wandering feet at the end of the day. What's more, the Tower of Fantasy Claudia banner heralds the global release of the simulacrum of the same name, which is sure to shake up your current team composition.

The mysterious Artificial Island is billed by Hotta Studio as an uncharted wonderland, but we've got everything you can expect from Tower of Fantasy 1.5. Without further ado, here's everything we know about the update, including the debut of eight-man raids.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:14 PM
     Warzone 2 Gulag changes explained

Want to know about the new Warzone 2 Gulag? One of the key parts of the original Call of Duty Warzone is what happens when you bite the bullet. Instead of being immediately eliminated like in most battle royale games, you're thrown into a small map with one other player and tasked with fighting with them to the death. If you succeed, you return to the action, but failure will result in a game over.

A recent blog post on the Call of Duty website details many different mechanics in the upcoming FPS game. This includes the brand new Al Mazrah Warzone 2 map and all of the changes to the Warzone 2 Gulag. Key differences, such as the fact it's a 2v2 match taking place in a multi-level arena, will affect how you will play this ruthless mini-game and what equipment you have on you when you return to the battlefield.

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:16 PM
     What is the current and next Genshin Impact banner?

Genshin Impact banners adhere to a pretty regular schedule. Each update arrives with a new banner (or two) that lasts three weeks, followed by a second phase of banners which also lasts three weeks (barring any delays), at which point a new major update will drop.

Wondering what the next Genshin Impact banner is? We never know the exact details until banners are officially announced during the livestreams that precede each update. Occasionally, banners don't stick to the typical schedule - most notably, update 1.3 had three two-week banners, so that Hu Tao's banner didn't cross over with the Chinese New Year. We also know that, for Genshin Impact 3.0 through 3.2 at least, these versions will last five weeks instead of six, so each phase will be shorter.

Every limited-time character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters with increased drop rates. There's also a Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner, which changes weapons every update. Here's everything you need to know about the current and upcoming Genshin Impact banners.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:03 PM
     Call of Duty Warzone 2 release date, crossplay and more

With both the Warzone 2 release date and Modern Warfare 2 coming in the next few months, we have everything you need to know about the new iteration of the Call of Duty battle royale, when you can drop in, and what will be awaiting you.

Thanks to the Modern Warfare 2 open beta and new information about the content we can expect in the upcoming COD FPS game, we are also getting more details about Warzone 2.0. Here's what we know about it's own content, the new Warzone map, and its official release date.

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:02 PM
     Gotham Knights characters: Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood details

The four playable Gotham Knights characters arrive in the city at a time when Batman is dead and Gotham needs new heroes. In the wake of his demise, this team of extended Bat family members have rallied together to protect Gotham City in this open-world game. The four playable characters that make up the family are Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood, and they're tasked with saving the city from a wave of new crime.

With the Gotham Knights release date quickly approaching, we'll delve into each character including their unique playstyle and abilities as well as their chosen weaponry. And, according to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look, community manager Pauline Zampolini says, "The team put a lot of effort into making every character really special with emotional ways to react to situations. Every character has its own path." Let's take a look at what that means.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:03 PM
     Tower of Fantasy Claudia: stats, weapon abilities, and advancements

The Tower of Fantasy Claudia simulacra is now available, having arrived as part of the Tower of Fantasy 1.5 Artificial Island update. There are plenty of powerful, high-ranking simulacra already up for grabs as part of the free PC game's gacha system, but Claudia already promises to place highly on our Tower of Fantasy tier list. Armed with her deadly Guren Blade, Claudia's fast-paced melee combat will appeal to anyone looking for a heavy-hitting SSR character to add to their team.

It's important to note that, as is typical with most MMORPGsthe current details for Tower of Fantasy Claudia simulacrum may be subject to change, as her abilities may undergo buffs and nerfs for balancing purposes in future. That being said, here are all the details we have for the Tower of Fantasy Claudia simulacrum and her Guren Blade weapon.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 16, 2022 12:19 PM
     Warzone 2 map: every point of interest in Al Mazrah

Want to know more about the Warzone 2 map? Activision's Call of Duty: Next event gave us our first look at Warzone 2, including a detailed view of the new map, Al Mazrah. Set in the fictional country of the Republic of Adal, Al Mazrah's metropolitan area plays a huge role in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 16, 2022 5:48 PM

Logitech's G29 racing wheel and pedals is down to $230 at Amazon, offering a great chance to pick up a highly-regarded budget wheel at a fair price.

The G29 set works with PC, PS4 and PS5, making it a good pickup for anyone with at least one of these systems that likes to play titles like Gran Turismo 7 or F1 22. There's also an Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC model, the G920, that's available at the same discounted price and of course will work well for games like Forza Horizon 5, F1 22 and the upcoming Forza Motorsport scheduled to arrive early next year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 16, 2022 5:35 PM

Higher speed, lower latency DDR5 is becoming more affordable, and in the US we spotted a great deal on TeamGroup memory over at Amazon. There, you can find a 32GB kit of DDR5-5600 CL36 memory for $150, reduced from its normal price of $180. That's more expensive than 32GB of DDR4, but you're getting a substantial increase in bandwidth and reduction in latency compared to the DDR5-4800 CL40 JEDEC standard.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 16, 2022 4:53 PM

Nineties Apogee shooter Rise Of The Triad is being given the remaster treatment by Nightdive Studios, revealed during today's Realms Deep event. You know, Nightdive, them what are remaking System Shock and who, erm, tried to remaster Blade Runner. It's coming to Steam and GOG early in 2023. Reminisce fondly about the days of gliding on roller skates with your gun slap bang in the middle of your screen by watching the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 16, 2022 12:22 PM

Man, I was worried this week. I've had a string of possible reports that were all disappointingly tepid. Then I played Trail Out, a chaotic crash-and-ram racing game with, for some reason, a story mode about a former stunt driver who is very much some guy. I'm still not sure if he's talking to himself, through the fourth wall, or to his dog. His best friend wears a gas mask and lifts weights in the junkyard without breaking eye contact.

The racing is very solid, but more importantly it has character. Odd, odd character.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 16, 2022 12:13 PM

EGX, the games show organised by our corporate siblings, returns to London next week and we're returning with it. Once again, we're bringing a load of games with strange and interesting custom controllers or unique physical experiences. Pool on a bendy table! A game about growing a plant by directing light! Morse code! The many buttons of Tenya Wanya Teens! Something involving neckties? You'll find these and more at RPS Future Of Play during EGX London, running September 22-25th.

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Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 6:45 PM
     If you want hype, check the NBA 2K23 soundtrack.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 5:18 PM
     Atelier Ryza 3 got a new trailer and a beautuiful statue.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 5:04 PM
     Watch the House of the Dragon Cast Try to Spell Game of Thrones Themed Words

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 4:50 PM
     A guide that explains what the max level cap is in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 during the beta.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 4:43 PM
     Potentially play a version of Elden Ring where you don't die 1000 times

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 4:36 PM
     Cross-Platform is a good thing to have in any multiplayer focused game, not just Modern Warfare 2.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 4:30 PM
     Fight to survive in the new underwater combat of Warzone 2.0.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 4:05 PM
     3D Realms an Slipgate Ironworks announced a sequel for the retro shooter Ion Fury, titled Phantom Fury.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 3:54 PM
     Pirates of the Caribbean star cast in upcoming PlayStation film

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 3:25 PM
     Capcom revealed more goodies about Street Fighter 6.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 3:19 PM
     A wacky mini golf game is rising in Steam charts.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 3:17 PM
     Learn all the new changes the Zenkai Series brings to the Dragon Ball Super Card Game.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 3:15 PM
     Errors are never fun, but we have you covered on how to fix the timed out waiting for datacenters error.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 3:14 PM
     Looks like Sony isn't a fan of backwards compatibility

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 2:37 PM
     A step-by-step walkthrough for changing controller sensitivity in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 2:36 PM
     Learn how to dive in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 2:19 PM
     Here is how to fix the Modern Warfare 2 Crashing error.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 2:17 PM
     Grenades are perhaps the most important weapon in the CoD Modern Warfare 2 Beta.

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 2:14 PM
     Breaking down how to slide in the Modern Warfare 2 beta!

Twinfinite Friday, September 16, 2022 1:53 PM
     Check out this list of upcoming indie games for various consoles.

Siliconera Friday, September 16, 2022 4:00 PM

Hololive Among Us crossover - official teaser

Cover has published a confirmation that Among Us will have new crossover content based on Hololive VTubers. The company has published an image of an Among Us crewmate with the hairstyle of Nekomata Okayu and the outfit of Shirakami Fubuki, two of the group's Japanese VTubers.

Here's our translation of the tweet that appeared on the Japanese Hololive Production account.


Let's accomplish the win conditions with space as the theater!

Coming soon...

Please wait for the information reveal on Wednesday, September 21.


Innersloth had previously posted a cryptic image with ten silhouettes on September 14, 2022. No further clues appeared in the tweet, but the Hololive Production account was noted to have left a like. The group's staff member A-chan also quoted the post as being "SUS." It was only today that Cover published an unveiled image which also directly confirmed the collaboration.

The silhouettes that Innersloth posted are also reminiscent of Hololive VTubers. For example, the bottom left shark-like character looks like the group's most famous member, Gawr Gura. The second bottom right rabbit-like character is reminiscent of Usada Pekora.

Hololive VTubers—both Japanese and international—have often played Among Us on their streams. The game made by the American studio Innersloth had also received a Japanese localization.

Among Us is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices. The official announcement for Hololive crossover content in Among Us will appear on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

The post Cover Formally Teases Hololive Among Us Crossover Content appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, September 16, 2022 3:00 PM

Tokyo Game Show 2022 Show Floor

Hey readers! Andrew here again, reporting on the second day of show floor experiences at Tokyo Game Show 2022.

This time, I took a look at some of the most sought-after booths and hands-on experiences that the venue had to offer. As the second business day was also open to the public from the afternoon, it took some pretty significant effort (and a lot of waiting in line) to play these titles, but some of them were well worth the wait. While I was unfortunately unable to cover all of the games that I'd planned to, below are some of the more notable games that I played.

Resident Evil Village VR

Hooo boy. As someone who's never used a VR headset before, I vastly underestimated how immersive the experience could be. And whether it was the PSVR 2's newly upgraded hardware, haptic controllers, or simply the atmosphere of Resident Evil Village, Capcom's VR experience was scary in a way that felt entirely new.

The demo's combat system was relatively straightforward. You play as Ethan Winters, and start off with a knife strapped to your left arm. Using the handheld controls, you can grab the knife with your right hand and use it to stab, slash, or even throw it at enemies. After entering Castle Dimitrescu, you acquire a handgun that holds 10 rounds per magazine. What's more, once you run out of bullets, you have to manually eject the spent cartridge, pull out another magazine, hand-load it, and then cock the barrel. If you aren't used to that process, reloading can feel like ages, especially when there are ghouls wanting to slice you to bits.

One thing I want to note is how absolutely gigantic Lady Dimitrescu looks when you're wearing the VR headset. She already seems big on-screen, but in VR, she actually looks like the nine-foot-six giantess she really is.

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There are some downsides, however. During my 10-minute demo, there was one occasion where my head temporarily clipped through Ethan's body as he went to heal his hook injuries. On top of that, the PSVR 2 headset took quite some time to adjust due to the fact that I was wearing glasses. While it wasn't entirely unplayable, it is something worth considering for those that are unable to wear contacts or otherwise require glasses to see clearly.

Atelier Ryza 3

I gave Atelier Ryza 3 a shot partly because many folks were talking about how it would be a "beginner-friendly" entry to the series. By the time I arrived at Koei Tecmo's booth, there was a line that lasted about an hour. The 15-minute-long demo was on the PS5, and the game's graphics were impeccable, to say the least. While the explorable map was quite large, there were no noticeable framerate drops or graphical issues.

The exploration aspect utilized landmarks for fast traveling and zip lines for faster traversal, which I thought was quite convenient. The landmarks also served the additional purpose of periodically providing players with free "keys". These keys come with various bonuses once used, from additional combat skills to instant rewards. In my case, I got a key that gave me a treasure trove of alchemy supplies. Alchemy also seems to be unchanged from Atelier Ryza 2, with each addition of an ingredient in a given recipe increasing the effect of the product, as well as unlocking further effects.

Furthermore, I really enjoyed Ryza's new outfit design. There was another installation just outside of the demo area showcasing three life-sized Reisalin Stout statues, with each statue modeled after her appearance in all three Atelier Ryza games. The new addition of childhood friend Bos Brunnen also added some nice camaraderie during fights, although some voice quips did become a bit repetitive. To top it off, Reisalin herself even gave a special introduction and farewell greeting at the start and end of the demo.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Like a Dragon: Ishin! has an interesting story, and one that I was immediately drawn to when RGG Studios first announced it. You play as Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese historical figure credited with pushing Edo Japan into modernization. But technically, you're also not Sakamoto Ryoma. You play as Kazuma Kiryu, who calls himself Ryoma, and joins the Shinsengumi loyalist group to avenge his father. It's a bit complicated.

Though I was initially disappointed that RGG's take on the popular revolutionary didn't speak with a Tosa dialect, I quickly realized that any historical accuracy was completely thrown out the window with Like a Dragon: Ishin! The game's combat is wonderfully over-the-top, goofy, and gory. You fight in the streets of Kyoto, swinging blades, shooting bullets, making strange black holes that suck in enemies, and causing tornados. At the end of the day, what's not to love?

More importantly, the upcoming remake of the 2014 PS3 title is simply beautiful. As comparison screenshots have shown, RGG Studios have vastly improved and overhauled the graphics of cutscenes while managing to keep them consistent shot-to-shot. If you enjoyed the improvements made with recent Kiwami remakes, with its cast of familiar characters and story beats, you're bound to love Like a Dragon: Ishin! I found no issues playing the game on the PS5, but you may want to keep an eye out for performance issues on the PS4.


Towards the end of the day, I half expected that I wouldn't be able to have a go at Exoprimal. Due to the demo being an hour long (probably the longest demo of TGS 2022), there was a constant line of people at the front of the booth. Luckily, I managed to sneak in at the last moment, and even got to play it for longer than they had originally planned.

Suffice it to say, Exoprimal was probably the highlight of my experience at Tokyo Game Show. During our hour-long session, I played three game modes with a total of ten people. The first was a 5v5 mode, in which two teams competed to clear through a level of dinosaurs the fastest. We also played a deliver-the-payload mode, in which two teams had to escort a "data-cube" while defending against dinosaurs and, ultimately, the enemy team. Finally, we played a PvE mode, with all ten players fighting against hordes of dinosaurs and a massive "Neo-Tyrannosaurus".

The most satisfying part of Exoprimal was the class synergy. During my playtime, I mainly focused on using the tank-class Roadblock, which used a massive shield to block dinosaurs and projectile attacks. As my team fought against our enemies, I really felt like I was protecting my squishier teammates from getting chewed to bits. On the other hand, our team's healer was also working around the clock to keep me topped up with health, all while our long-ranged allies blasted and lasered their way through groups of enemies. Additionally, if the need ever arose for different team compositions or tactics, I could quickly change my class on-the-fly at any point during the mission. All in all, I am incredibly excited for Exoprimal to officially launch in 2023.

That's a wrap for the second day of visiting the Tokyo Game Show 2022 show floor! While I'll likely be taking a break from playing demos for the rest of the event, be sure to keep an eye out for a few other highlights and merchandise round-ups in the coming days. And while this year's TGS was smaller than previous years, I'm hoping that I'll get to see some of you here in the near future too.

As always, here are your obligatory Dino and Palamute pics.

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The post On the Show Floor: Tokyo Game Show 2022 Second Day Round-Up appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, September 16, 2022 2:00 PM

La-Mulana creator Takumi Naramura won Konami contest with The Maze of Galious remake

The classic game that inspired La-Mulana may receive a remake for modern platforms. Konami announced at Tokyo Game Show 2022 that the proposal for the remake of The Maze of Galious was the grand winner of its Action & Shooting Game Contest. The proposal's submitter was none other than Takumi Naramura, the head of Nigoro and creator of the La-Mulana series himself.

Konami accepted submissions for the Action & Shooting Game Contest from September 30, 2021, to January 6, 2022. People could submit proposals to create a new game based on the company's classic games, such as Gradius and Ganbare Goemon.

While the company would also award 57,300 yen to five other winners, it would send a formal offer to the grand prize winner in addition to 2 million yen in prize money. Following the necessary contract agreements, Konami may pledge more support to the game's development, localization, and promotion, with additional funds of up to 30 million yen.

The fact that Takumi Naramura won the contest with the proposal brings a lot of context to the developer's history. Naramura's interview with Siliconera in 2019 included discussions about how The Maze of Galious served as an inspiration for La-Mulana, which came out first for PC in Japan in 2006. His company, Nigoro, later created and released the sequel, La-Mulana 2, following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. Both La-Mulana titles are now available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

The Maze of Galious is a classic platform adventure game where the player controls two characters—Popolon and Aphrodite—simultaneously. Each character has a different set of abilities, and the player must use both of them to traverse through the stages.

Konami released The Maze of Galious on MSX and Family Computer (NES) in 1987 in Japan. The MSX version was also available in Europe. A remake of the game may appear following Takumi Naramura's victory in Konami's Action & Shooting Game Contest.

The post La-Mulana Creator May Inspire The Maze of Galious Remake appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, September 16, 2022 1:00 PM

Momotaro Dentetsu Education Edition

Momotaro Dentetsu is a popular game that involves local travels and is played by people of all ages in Japan. The travel aspect can also double as a geography lesson, and that inspired Konami to release an educational version of the game. The company revealed Momotaro Dentetsu Education Edition at Tokyo Game Show 2022. Educational institutions in Japan will be able to obtain a copy of the web-based game for free when it launches later this Winter.

The browser game will have another frame containing geographic and historical information when players land at specific locations, such as Shibuya and Nagoya Castle. Players can also choose whether they want to play in a specific region map or the entire country.

Teachers will be able to visit a backend menu to manage the game's access. Students will have to input a password to access the free game. Teachers can generate the password while setting its validity period and monitoring active sessions.

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Momotaro Dentetsu is a Monopoly-like game where players aim to become the richest conglomerate by traveling around Japan's train stations and investing in nearby facilities. The latest entry to date—Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!—launched for Nintendo Switch in Japan in November 2020.  The game proved to be a major hit in the country. It reached 2 million units sold in January 2021 and 3 million units as of June 2021.

One of the major factors in a Momotaro Dentetsu game is the presence of the Poverty God, which will continuously grant disadvantages to a specific player. The Education Edition will completely remove this character to prevent a drastic disparity in players' funds.

Momotaro Dentetsu Education Edition will be available via internet browsers on PCs and tablets in Winter 2022 in Japan.

The post Momotaro Dentetsu Education Edition Will Appear for Free in Schools appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, September 16, 2022 12:00 PM

Genshin Impact 3.1

HoYoVerse unveiled a preview trailer for the upcoming Genshin Impact 3.1 update. The update teases the next part of the Traveler's journey through Sumeru, this time focusing on events in the desert areas of Sumeru. Titled "King Deshret and the Three Magi", the update should advance the main story further.

Check out the Genshin Impact 3.1 trailer below.

The version 3.0 update opened up the area of the map occupied by Sumeru's dense rainforest, and introduced players to the Akademiya, the ruling administration of the Dendro Archon. The Genshin Impact 3.1 update brings the Traveler into the desert, to meet the Desertfolk, who inhabit the area. In the center of the Sumeru desert is the mausoleum of King Deshret, also known as the Scarlet King, a legendary figure in the history of Sumeru and the Desertfolk. King Deshret once ruled an ancient civilization of the Desertfolk, which had advanced technologies and devices. Now that civilization is gone, but its legacy remains to disrupt events and potentially pose a threat to peace in the region. One definite threat is the presence of two Fatui Harbingers: Scaramouche, and Il Dottore, who are conducting sinister experiments in Sumeru.

Check out some screenshots from the update in the gallery.

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The story will involve various Desertfolk characters introduced previously. Genshin Impact 3.1 will see the addition of Candace, Cyno, and Nilou to the playable roster. Candace, a Hydro polearm user, is a descendant of King Deshret. Cyno, an Electro polearm user, is the General Mahamatra. Nilou played a role in the version 3.0 story, and is a Hydro sword-wielder.

The update trailer also teased upcoming events and content additions, like the Aeonblight Drake boss enemy. The Weinlesefest will also bring Travelers back to Mondstadt to celebrate a wine festival in the Anemo Archon's name. Other events teased include the return of Hyakunin Ikki, Wind Chaser, and the Star-Seeker's Sojourn.

Genshin Impact is available on iOS, Android, PS4, PS5, and PC.

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     Evga Ends Nvidia PartnershipAccording to Gamers Nexus and several other sources, EVGA has ended its partnership with Nvidia and will no longer manufacture GPU cards. According to the reports, EVGA cites mistreatment by the RTX company as the reason why it decided to exit the relationship for good. As for what EVGA is going to do next, right now that's a mystery. Other sources, including JayzTwoCents and John Peddie Research, have corroborated on the news. EVGA is done and, according to Gamers Nexus, it doesn't plan on returning for Nvidia's presumed 50-series generation. When asked about this and if it would make any more cards, EVGA CEO Andrew Han said "No. Completely stop."   EVGA will continue to sell its 30-series cards, and expects to fulfill remaining orders by the end of the year. It will replace any faulty cards, but it will not manufacture new GPUs. EVGA reported to Gamers Nexus that it plans to stay in business and not sell, however it also won't expand into new ...

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     X Plane 12 Ciruss TurnX-Plane 12 launched in Early Access recently after its predecessor occupied the frontlines for over five years. While it does bring a lot of new features to the table, early adopters have been a bit unhappy with some of the issues that have arisen. From poor quality scenery to off-looking lighting, some have concluded that the sim isn't as big of a leap forward as they had anticipated. Laminar has now stepped in to release a statement that outlines some of the improvements coming to X-Plane 12 in the future and acknowledges some of these qualms. In a blog post on the official X-Plane website, Ben Supnik, a software engineer for the sim, outlines how X-Plane 12 spent nine months in an alpha test phase leading up to its recent public release. While a lot of work was done to get it up to this point, Laminar is aware that there's a lot more to be done.   Just getting started Supnik says that the team is aware of "over two hundred open bugs," and there's ...

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     Dragon Ball Z Kakarot DLC Bardock Planet VegetaIt seems that Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 don't plan on abandoning Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot anytime soon. Released back in January 2020, this open-world action RPG received quite a bit of DLC throughout its life, which included three additional storylines and even a free card game. The last bit of DLC, "Trunks: The Warrior of Hope," came out in June 2021, and it appeared that CyberConnect2's support for the game had come to an end. As it turns out, CyberConnect2 has an entire second season's worth of DLC coming for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and it all begins with a new storyline called "Bardock – Alone Against Fate." As indicated by the title, this upcoming DLC centers around Bardock, Goku's long-dead father who debuted in the 1990 TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku. The DLC adapts the events of that special, letting players roam around "parts of Planet Vegeta, including a Saiyan community,...

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I grew up wondering what it would be like to experience being an NFL quarterback. Taking charge of the field, calling plays, and delivering a […]

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The three-headed Dodrio is now available on Pokemon Unite (available on iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch). This speedster can be yours for 14,000 Aeos […]

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, September 16, 2022 6:00 PM
     Roblox developers have lumped together a catalog of all the new and active Saber God Simulator codes; that determine a player's wonderful free pets! Saber God Simulator is a Roblox experience created by 17 Qv Studio. Saber God Simulator is a clicker game in which you use your lightsaber to attack and level up. You […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, September 16, 2022 5:00 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 Friday, September 16, 2022 4:00 PM
     We have an extensive collection of all the Roblox Minion Simulator codes. Entering these codes will grant you gems and boosters. Another fantastic Roblox game is Minion Simulator, which lets you play as a minion and mine to your heart's delight. The game's primary goal, similar to Minecraft's, is mining, which rewards players with gold […]

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     We have a compilation of all the Roblox Sandbox Tycoon codes that are currently accessible. By inputting these codes, you can obtain cash. Dosmas Studios created the Sandbox Tycoon game for the Roblox platform. A novel twist on the common Roblox tycoon game is Sandbox Tycoon. You don't need to follow a predetermined order to […]

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     Apparently, some crosshair colors work better than others for each of VALORANT's eight-map roster. Crosshairs are a subjective topic – every player will have their own favorite combination of colors, lengths, gaps, thickness, etc. Some players even swear by the pixel-sized Dot Crosshair (we're looking at you, ScreaM). Whatever crosshair you're rocking today might be […]

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     Jimmy gets tangled up with some gangsters. It is up to Michael and Franklin to save him. The Father/Son story mission in GTA 5 is one of the first missions that involve more than one of the protagonists in-game. The mission is unlocked by completing the "Complications" story mission in GTA 5. Subsequently, completing this […]

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The trailer shows off more gameplay as well as story and character details

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Resident Evil Village Cloud will also launch for Nintendo Switch on October 28

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PlayStation VR2 will launch in early 2023.

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The closed beta test will be live from October 7 to October 10

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