Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:25 PM
If you weren't able to log in and play Blizzard's highly anticipated hero shooter sorta-sequel, Overwatch 2, you weren't the only one. After months of developer updates the free-to-play game's launch day was met with not just one, but two DDoS attacks, forcing players to suffer through ungodly-long queues only to be…
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:30 PM
Fans of Electronic Arts racing series Need for Speed might not have to wait long for the next game because new leaked images show its upcoming game hit the internet, and y'all it's looking anime AF.
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:23 PM
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:33 PM
"It feels like being punished for being poor," Overwatch player Richard Meunster told Kotaku over email. Along with 19 million other people, Richard and his brother both use Cricket Wireless, one of the prepaid phone services that Overwatch 2 will not accept for its newly instated, mandatory two-factor authentication…
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:05 PM
The news of Happy Meals for adults seemed like a neat little publicity stunt for McDonald's, and a fun story for everyone to chortle along with. Cactus Plant Flea Market-style four-eyed toys of the old McDonald's characters, in a box for the grown ups, seems a certainty for viral success. However, it turns out it's…
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:58 AM
Elden Ring has an official free-to-read manga. It's a comedy, something totally unexpected and truly nothing like the game itself despite some characters fitting their roles to a T. And now, after a new set of chapters has dropped for a limited time, I can confidently say that Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree is…
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:35 AM
Matthew Judge, or Twitch streamer and YouTube creator DarkViperAU, has been working on his "pacifist run" of GTA V for three years. You might know "pacifism" as abhorring all violence, but pacifist video game runs have a more Machiavellian approach to world peace: It's okay to kill, as long as the killing is a…
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00 AM
When Pokémon Go added Cosmog at the start of its latest quarterly season, the Season of Light, it was (of course) done in the most confusing manner possible. This fan-favorite pocket monster was finally part of the mobile game but in a form that apparently couldn't evolve. Well, starting today, with the launch of the…
Kotaku Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:05 AM
More than five years after its release, the Nintendo Switch is still dutifully chugging along, and still without the long-rumored Switch Pro. Compared to its supercomputer competitors, Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PlayStation 5, it's by no means the most powerful place to play games today. But it's still the…
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:55 PM
Most historians trace the skeleton war back to Dril, who once said, "if your grave doesnt say 'rest in peace' on it you are automatically drafted into the skeleton war". Now there's a Total War: Warhammer 3 mod that seems based on this very prophecy. It's called Necromancy, and it allows several factions in the strategy game's Immortal Empires campaign to recruit units they've killed in battle into their armies as skeletons.Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:52 PM
Want to know about the current Fortnite map for Chapter 3 Season 4? It's the start of a new season, and a mysterious liquid, known only as chrome, has been slowly turning everything in the battle royale game into metal. In a desperate response, some of the locals use balloons and blimps to elevate key locations above the ground, so they don't turn.
As such, there have been plenty of Fortnite map changes to keep track of during the start of Chapter 3 Season 4. The Fortnite developers at Epic Games aren't afraid to change the map throughout the course of each season, so we've put together a guide to all of the major changes you need to take into account if you're looking to come out on top.
So, pull up a chair and grab your best map-reading glasses; here's your handy guide to the new Fortnite map for the latest season.Fortnite Refer a Friend, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 speculation, Fortnite Dragon Ball event details
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:40 PM
The third RimWorld expansion is called Biotech, and it's coming alongside update 1.4 for the sci-fi management game. This is a big one that kind of buries the lead, because with Biotech, your colonists will be able to conceive and bear children (through both natural and artificial means), meaning your colonies can now continue for literal generations.The best Rimworld mods, The best games like Rimworld and Dwarf Fortress, RimWorld multiplayer guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:35 PM
Sure, you can recruit Disney Dreamlight Valley critters as personal companions, but what then? Can you, as the saying goes, pet the dog? Not yet, but from the looks of things, that may be changing - a recent joke poll on the official Dreamlight Valley Twitter account suggests more interactions are coming to the Disney game's menagerie of animal friends.Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:26 PM
Years ago, someone stuffed a gaming PC into the empty stomach of a beaver. A decade and a half later, it's still understandably haunting people in their sleep. If you didn't expect a taxidermy system which mashes up computer hardware and a dead animal on your timeline, then snap. But if we have to suffer, then so do you.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:05 PM
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:30 PM
The FIFA 23 TOTW 3 lineup is in, and it's a good week to be a Premier League fan. Domestic leagues got back into action after the international break, and it looks like the top teams didn't miss a beat. Haaland bagged another hat trick, and Leandro Trossard got in on the act at Anfield, scoring three of his own.
The Team Of The Week is a group of special cards that are released in FIFA 23 every Wednesday, celebrating the top performers by giving them a special card in the football game. Each special card gets an upgrade in rating, and their in-game stats are increased, with some players getting a position change depending on where they played in that particular game. Here are our top FIFA 23 TOTW 3 predictions.FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:55 PM
Developer CD Projekt Red made waves October 4 with its announcement that it is currently planning three new Witcher games and a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, as well as a game set in a new, original IP. A member of the Cyberpunk 2077 development team says that this Cyberpunk sequel is the reason why we'll only be seeing the single expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 - a significant shift from CD Projekt Red's pre-release plans for the RPG game.Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:52 PM
Trying to find the best Overwatch 2 support heroes? With the new 5v5 team composition change in Overwatch 2, it's harder for support heroes to survive as there's only one tank on the team to protect them. Support players are more vulnerable, but they do have a new passive ability to help them out, which means they can now heal automatically after leaving combat for a few seconds.
In our best Overwatch 2 support heroes list, we're considering how each support performs solo, rather than as part of a dedicated comp. Ultimately, they need to heal, buff, and provide utility for the other players. Thankfully, there are more opportunities to run around the map, giving support heroes a chance to flank and dive into fights in Overwatch 2. High mobility, healing, and damage dealing are key here.
With the reworks and changes to heroes in Blizzard's FPS game, there's a large focus on the best Overwatch 2 DPS heroes and their new speed boost passive, giving support players a tough job, especially with less support from tanks.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:51 PM
The FIFA 23 power shot is a new feature for this year's football game, and it's essentially a new way for players to score some absolute worldies from outside the box. There is a caveat, however, as the power shot is difficult to get on target unless you know what you're doing, and your aim is true.
The power shot is a way of rewarding those players who may have good long shot stats, but low finishing, and brings a new dynamic to underutilised midfielders in the same way that the new lengthy acceleration archetype does. As previously mentioned, scoring a power shot can seem simple at first, but without good aim and enough space to manoeuvre you may look foolish. Here's how to perform a power shot in FIFA 23.FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:42 PM
Blizzard has gently reminded Diablo Immortal players to actually play its RPG game while in multiplayer modes, rather than going AFK to nab some free rewards. Many members of the fantasy game's community have reported regular instances of players being AFK (away from keyboard) and not actually playing in the likes of Diablo Immortal PvP Battlegrounds matches and the game's Elder Rifts used to earn Diablo Immortal legendary gems.Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:33 PM
The Overwatch 2 Junker Queen abilities set her apart from other tanks in the game. After years of fans speculating about her release and role in the game, she was officially announced as part of the Overwatch 2 release date event. Junker Queen is a tank hero but is much more aggressive than other shield-based tanks like Reinhardt.
She was designed specifically for the new 5v5 format of Overwatch 2, which favours much more active tank heroes. She also has abilities that heal and buff teammates, providing a little more support for the team while still being able to dish out a lot of damage. Join us as we give you a run-down of Junker Queen's kit as it currently stands, plus some tips on how to play her.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:25 PM
Looking for Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds codes? From developer Netmarble, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds is a free-to-play MMO game that offers players the opportunity to jump into a fantasy world. Players take on the role of a beta tester for a VR game called Soul Divers but quickly realise that the virtual reality world is actually real.
Players can use Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds codes to claim some free goodies. We've outlined all the steps you need to claim the codes, giving you instant access to an abundance of gold, special titles, and helpful in-game items. You can find out whether your computer is up to scratch by checking our Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds system requirements guide.Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds system requirements, Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds tier list, Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 2:20 PM
Fortnite Bytes quests are now available, and each one requires players to complete tasks to unlock new harvesting tools. However, it is only available in the battle royale game if you unlock the Byte skin from the Chapter 3 Season 4 battle pass. You have until the end of the current season to get these rewards, so we recommend finishing the challenges right away.
Between each of the main Fortnite Bytes quests, you must tune the TV while wearing the Bytes outfit to claim the reward. The first place you can find a TV is inside the garage of the house to the west of Herald's Sanctum or the house to the northeast of Lustrous Lagoon. Subsequent TV locations will move across the Fortnite map, so do check in-game for their locations. Interact with any of these specific television sets to get quests from The Nothing to unlock new harvesting tools for Bytes.Fortnite Refer a Friend, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 speculation, Fortnite Dragon Ball event details
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:40 PM
Want to play Overwatch 2 crossplay? The sequel breathes new life into Blizzard's hit FPS game, so we don't blame you for wanting to team up with your console pals and duke it out with your favourite Overwatch 2 characters.
Thankfully, Overwatch 2 includes crossplay and cross-platform progression, so you can join your friends on any available platform of your choosing. Knowing how to merge Overwatch 2 accounts allows you to comfortably retreat to your couch or bed for a match or two, safe in the knowledge that whatever progress you make will extend to your progress on PC. No matter how you'd prefer to utilise the Overwatch 2 crossplay and cross-progression features, here's everything you need to know to get it up and running.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:20 PM
The Minecraft rascal will be a new mob added to the survival game if it wins the Minecraft Live mob vote for 2022. With the chance to choose the next mob added, you need to know all the facts before deciding where to place your valuable vote. We've got all the details on the second mob to be revealed, the mischievous rascal, ahead of the Minecraft Live mob vote 2022 on October 14.
Mojang Studios announced the second of three potential new mobs in an official blog post, following the reveal of the Minecraft sniffer before it. Based underground, while the sniffer lives above ground, the rascal might be a good choice for you if you're still seeking more thrills when mining - even after the Caves and Cliffs update.Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:20 PM
There's now seven minutes of Wild Hearts gameplay, the Monster Hunter-like fantasy game coming from EA and Koei Tecmo division Omega Force. If Capcom weren't quaking in their boots before, this Wild Hearts gameplay might just indicate that the genre is about to get a lot more crowded.Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak monsters, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Awegite locations, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak prized pelt locations
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:19 PM
Want to know who the best Overwatch 2 tank heroes are? There's a lot to consider when it comes to picking the best tank hero - since the PvP format made the switch from 6v6 to 5v5, tanks now occupy just one spot on a team. Players no longer have an off tank to cover mistakes, and as the FPS game shifts to a brawly meta, picking the right tank hero is a major decision.
We've selected five of the best Overwatch 2 tank heroes for both newcomers and returning players. Though all nine tanks are reasonable picks, our selection makes it easy to pick up a strong hero that can hold their own no matter what situation they're in.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:04 PM
If you want to get the most out of the Overwatch 2 Kiriko abilities, you need to pay close attention to the battlefield. The same can be said for most Overwatch 2 roles, though it's particularly important for support heroes like Kiriko - a poorly timed ability has the potential to spoil an entire match of the free PC game if you're not careful.
Kiriko's main role in the FPS game is to heal her teammates, but she can also protect her team from lethal attacks using her Protection Suzu. Her Kitsune Rush ultimate gives her the ability to spearhead a team-wide attack, providing huge buffs to her allies for ten seconds. Here's everything you need to know about Kiriko's abilities in Overwatch 2, as well as some advice on how to play her effectively.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:01 PM
If you're wondering how to merge accounts in Overwatch 2, follow the steps below. It's easy to do so, and important if you want to partake in some Overwatch 2 crossplay. You also need to merge your accounts if you want to take advantage of the Overwatch 2 transfer skins method, to carry over those hard-earned cosmetics from the first game.
There are a few ways to do this, whether you're on console or PC. First of all, you need to create a Battle.net account. If you're merging your accounts on console, login to Overwatch and scan the QR code, entering the code displayed on your console to either connect or create a new Battle.net account. You then need to confirm your account on the game login screen, which merges your accounts.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:00 PM
New Fortnite weapons are always a cause for excitement and celebration in the battle royale game. Sometimes it's a tweak to an existing weapon, sometimes you'll get something truly revolutionary, and sometimes you get weapons that just make you wonder what's going on.Fortnite Refer a Friend, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 speculation, Fortnite Dragon Ball event details
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:52 AM
This new Genshin Impact leak has revealed another use for Nahida's elemental skill that has nothing to do with combat. It seems as though the Dendro Archon is able to read the minds of NPCs that are being targeted by her ability. And, if you played through the RPG's recent Archon Quests, you'd already know that Nahida can do some mind-bending things with the Akasha Terminals.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:52 AM
Xbox Game Pass on Steam Deck isn't officially a thing, but you can still use the Microsoft streaming service on Valve's handheld gaming PC. Doing so means you'll be able to play a plethora of cloud games, including upcoming releases like High on Life and Starfield.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:45 AM
Could a Sims 5 release date be announced in the next few weeks? That's certainly what the rumour mill is saying thanks to a couple of important updates from publisher EA.
We've been playing The Sims 4 for eight years now, and while the life sim is kept fresh by Sims 4 cheats, CC packs and even sex mods, we're desperate to see a brand-new addition to the series. While Electronic Arts have kept painfully schtum about a new Sims game, there is reason to believe that is all about to change, and that a Sims 5 release date could be near.The Sims 5 release date speculation, The best PC simulation games, The Sims 4 goes free to play
PCGamesN Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:31 AM
The Rainbow Six Siege Y7S3.2 patch rolls out today, and the patch notes detail a few changes you can expect in the multiplayer game following this update. There are changes to the map rotations, making Stadium Bravo turn up more often for both ranked and unranked, and some gameplay fixes. However, the freezing issue PC players have been dealing with for the past two months has not been addressed in this patch - Ubisoft says it's a high priority problem that the dev team is still tracking down.Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 roadmap, Best Rainbow Six Siege operators, Play Rainbow Six Siege
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:49 PM
Over at Eurogamer, I kind of have a thing for LG's Fast IPS screens. This tech combines the best feature of TN panels - their incredibly fast pixel response times - with the traditional advantages of an IPS screen, namely gorgeous colours and wide viewing angles. These screens pop up in LG's 27GL850 and 27GL83A monitors, but are also used in Dell's even better S2721DGFA - and it's this monitor that's on sale today. With a code available here, you can take an extra £30 off a model that's already seen an £80 discount, dropping the price from £380 to £268 - an incredible deal for a monitor of this specification. I used the code $6ZZXZWLF0WV7D, but your code is likely to be different!
So what is this specification? Well, the S2721DGFA exists right at the sweet spot for gaming monitors too, with a 27-inch screen size, 2560x1440 resolution and 165Hz refresh rate. This spec is good because it's not too hard to drive, even with a mid-range gaming PC, but you still get a noticeable increase in clarity and fluidity compared to your standard 1080p 60Hz monitors. And with the Fast IPS screen that I was talking about earlier, you have a monitor that's equally well-suited to fast-paced, competitive shooters as it is slower-paced and more atmospheric games from a wide range of genres.
I have gone on about the Dell S2721DGFA a few times now, so I'll link to those previous posts so you can find out a little bit more about this monitor - and see how much it used to cost too! Suffice it to say, if you have a look at some reviews you'll see that I'm far from the only fan of this model, so I hope this deal is useful to you! Thanks for joining me once again and I'll see you tomorrow for more deals.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5:19 PM
The Crucial X6 is one of the best portable SSDs on the market, and a ginormous 2TB model is currently discounted to £129 at Amazon, from its normal price of £150. This makes it the cheapest 2TB portable SSD by a significant margin, with alternatives like the Samsung T7 and SanDisk Extreme 2TB costing £191 or more - and an excellent value for a drive of this calibre.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:04 PM
Upcoming monster-hunting but not Monster Hunter game Wild Hearts has debuted seven minutes of gameplay, which gives us a proper look at how the game's wooden tech can help take down its hulking prey. It also reveals some co-op hunting action for the first time. Take a look at the footage below, and try not to giggle when the sproingy hammer whacks the giant piggy.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:14 AM
Soccer sim FIFA 23 has been given its first patch since the Day One update, but don't expect to encounter any earth-shattering changes when you next take to the pitch. Described as a "live tuning update", the patch adjusts the difficulty of penalties and fiddles with dribbling speed for some players. These changes are already live in the game, but you'll need to restart your FIFA session when the tuning update message pops up to apply it.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:05 AM
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have set a statutory deadline of March 1st for their investigation into Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and any third parties submitting responses to the CMA have until February to do so. As detailed in an update to the CMA's administrative timetable for their investigation, it might be the case that provisional findings are brought forward in January, a year after the deal was first revealed.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:01 AM
Last time, you decided that ridiculous spell animations are better than the mangled hands of Ethan Winters. I would've been happy for that one to go either way, so I'm glad that the outcome was closer than I expected. This week, it's a question of whether you leave a place with a song on your lips or your pockets bulging. What's better: an end credits song, or utterly rinsing a place?
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Want to know more about Arvel Skeen's Tattoos? Read this guide.
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Use your Valorant sensitivity in Overwatch 2.
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Find out how Cyberpsychosis enhances the Cyberpunk universe.
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The cute Rascal loves hide & seek, and could be implemented in Minecraft.
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Deedra Meero takes a mysterious pill in Andor episode 5, what medicine did she take?
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Here are the new maps coming to Overwatch 2.
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Bruce Willis kills it in this 2012 action flick.
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Fortnite Fish are an excellent source of healing.
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Here is when the next Witcher Trilogy is coming out.
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Here's everything you need to know on what the Rumored Treasure Map is in Destiny 2.
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Come find out all about Legacy Credits in Overwatch 2.
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Find out what the new Witcher game, Project Canis Majoris, is.
Twinfinite Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:24 PM
Villager requests are a major part of building your ideal community in Hokko Life. Here's everything you need to know about what they are, where to get them, and how to complete them.
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What will the newly revealed Project Orion be?
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What we know about Project Sirius, the newly announced Witcher game.
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This Overwatch BC-153 error code should hopefully sort itself out.
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It's now possible to get your hands on Rocket League's Octane vehicle in Fortnite.
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Looking for Roblox Katana Simulator Codes? Then, look no further as we have got a full list of new and working Roblox Katana Simulator codes.
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Wild Hearts looks awesome in new gameplay video. Definitely not just a Monster Hunter clone.
Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:00 PM
October 5, 2022, marks the 20th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Today, 20 years to the day after the anime's first episode aired in Japan, Sunrise has updated the title's official site with a new look. It also announced plans to release an anniversary book set and a radio show featuring one of the series' characters, Yzak Joule.
Yzak Joule is one of the ZAFT soldiers who hijacked the Gundam-type Mobile Suits at Heliopolis during the show's starting segments. The character's Japanese voice actor, Tomokazu Seki, will host the radio show. He will discuss the 20-year-old show with other guests and read letters sent by fans.
In addition, Sunrise will release an official book set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gundam SEED. The set will contain the "Freedom" fan book, with over 250 pages of illustrations, and the "Justice" setting material book, with over 100 pages of background descriptions and staff commentaries. Pre-orders will open in Japan around November 2022 with a price tag of 11,000 yen (~$76). Sunrise will ship the finished books in April 2023.
In May 2021, Sunrise announced multiple projects related to Gundam SEED ahead of its 20th anniversary. The projects range from a video game and a feature film to a new manga series and a life-size statue of the Freedom Gundam in Shanghai, China. The new manga series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse, is available to follow in English on the GundamInfo YouTube channel.
The first episode of the monthly Gundam SEED Yzak Joule radio show will air around the end of October 2022.
The post Yzak Joule Radio Show Will Appear for Gundam SEED 20th Anniversary appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:00 PM
The Poke Ball-throwing arcade game Pokemon Mega Get will have a new cabinet with quality-of-life improvements. Bandai Namco has revealed a new Nagetore (Throw [and] Take) Box cabinet that it will formally release in October 2022.
Pokemon Mega Get is an arcade game where players generally throw Poke Balls toward the screen. Numerous Pokemon will appear on the screen, and the player will have to throw the balls accurately to catch them. A Legendary Pokemon will appear after the player has successfully caught 100 regular Pokemon. Early menu navigations like stage selection will also require the player to throw a ball toward their choice.
The first iteration of Mega Get appeared in 2016, with the roster covering up to the sixth-generation Kalos region. Bandai Namco has since updated the game to add newer Pokemon from the seventh-generation Alola and eighth-generation Galar regions.
The new Nagetore Box cabinet will bring many quality-of-life improvements to the arcade game. The box will come with a bench so that players can enjoy the game while sitting. It will also have a larger screen, increasing from 32 to 43 inches. The more closed environment will make the balls less likely to stray far away. Other friends and onlookers can also observe and record videos more safely.
Bandai Namco will formally release Pokemon Mega Get: Nagetore Box for arcades in Japan in early October 2022. Several Namco arcade centers have been provided exclusive early access to the new cabinet since September 2022.
The post Pokemon Mega Get: Nagetore Box Will Bring Many QoL Improvements appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 2:00 PM
Obsidian Entertainment's The Outer Worlds may be getting an updated edition for current-generation consoles and PC. Taiwan's Entertainment Software Rating Information site classified a new version of the game, apparently titled The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition. "Spacer's Choice" refers to a brand owned by one of the ten corporations that own and rule the Halcyon colony, the setting of The Outer Worlds. [Thanks, VGC!] The apparent reveal mirrors Korean ratings spotted by Gematsu in August 2022.
Check out a screenshot of the ratings info as seen on the site.
The rating, associated with Take-Two Asia, lists The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Alongside it is the original release, dated October 2019, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Both editions are rated "R" for Violence, Drugs, and Inappropriate Language. Take-Two itself has not officially announced or confirmed the existence of the update. If true, this edition could feature graphical or performance updates or add the existing DLC content to the package.
The Outer Worlds is an open-world RPG in the vein of Fallout: New Vegas. It takes place in Halcyon, a star system founded as a completely company-owned planetary colony. Players control a colonist newly awakened after spending too many years in cold sleep and explore a colony wracked by generations of unchecked corporate exploitation. They can work for multiple factions and meet companions as they work to solve the mystery behind a series of crises threatening Halcyon's future.
The post The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition Update for PS5 and Xbox Series Rated appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:00 PM
EA Motive revealed the first gameplay trailer from its in-development remake of Dead Space on October 4, 2022. As an update of the 2008 original, it's simply called Dead Space and is intended to relaunch the franchise. The last Dead Space title released was Dead Space 3, in 2013. The remake will launch on January 27, 2023 for PC and current-generation consoles.
Check out the Dead Space remake gameplay trailer below.
The Dead Space remake trailer closely evokes the 2008 original, with little substantial deviation from the core premise. As before, the game takes place aboard the USG Ishimura, a corporate-owned mining vessel in orbit over a mysterious planet. The Ishimura sent out a distress call after being overrun by mysterious, deadly creatures known as Necromorphs. Isaac Clarke, the protagonist, is part of the repair crew sent to investigate and assist. The gameplay is also similar, with an emphasis on third-person horror action. The Necromorphs are best dealt with by severing their limbs, and Isaac's kit of repurposed engineering tools serves the purpose nicely. Isaac's plasma cutter, RIG suit (with its glowing spine standing in for a health meter), and suit powers, such as Kinesis and Stasis, are all showcased.
For comparison, you can check out a launch trailer from the original at this link.
Outside of the graphical improvements, one key difference between the Dead Space remake and the original is in the voice acting. In the original, Isaac was largely silent. Now, dialog lines show him interacting over the radio with his companions and people aboard the ship. In an interview, Producer Philippe Ducharme and Creative Director Roman Campos-Oriola said that the storytelling in the remake would be adjusted to better fit the larger universe that spun out of the first game. For example, some characters that only appeared in audio logs before would have some screen time, and others would have a bit more background and agency in the story.
For those wanting physical goods, Limited Run Games announced a Collector's Edition package, available for pre-order as of press time. The package includes art prints, a pin, a patch, a metal replica of the Marker, a soundtrack CD, and a wearable helmet with a light-up visor based on Isaac's RIG helmet. The game will ship separately from the merchandise upon release, allowing players to start playing without having to wait for the whole package to arrive.
The Dead Space remake launches on January 27, 2023, on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The original is available on PC and PS3, and on Xbox via Xbox 360 backward compatibility.
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Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:00 PM
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is the third entry of Square Enix's Voice of Cards series, released less than a year after the previous title, The Forsaken Maiden. It is a JRPG that feels like a tabletop RPG (TTRPG) due to its usage of cards for the entire game. As one may expect from a Yoko Taro work, the story is hauntingly beautiful, and occasionally upsetting. It is nothing as sad as NieR Automata or unsettling as Drakengard, thankfully. Its short length definitely left me wanting more, which is in stark contrast to how I wanted things to stop in the two aforementioned games.
Despite The Beasts of Burden's uniquely minimalist aesthetic when it comes to the world's environment, I never felt bored. This is due to the narration throughout. Yui Ishikawa is a fantastic game master with a soothing cadence. The game also employs certain tactics to make it feel like a real TTRPG. For example, Ishikawa sometimes says a line twice, as if she stuttered and had to repeat herself. I do not know if these were on a script, or are genuine bloopers. But it gives the game an organic RPG feel that is so different from other games that it remained charming throughout.
The Beasts of Burden does feel rather sluggish at times. This is because each step you take has two animations. Firstly, your piece has to move from card to card. Secondly, cards around you need to flip in order to reveal the map. There is also a slight lag when you access or exit the menu, as well as when you open up your collection. While each delay only lasts a second, it really starts to accumulate. This can make playing Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden…well, a minor burden. The lag may be because I played it on the Nintendo Switch. But I'm sure other platforms experience the same issue in regards to map animations.
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Incidentally, while the game warns that "weird things" may happen when you play the game at a faster speed, I never encountered any problems. When I played on normal speed, I still experienced all the minor lag issues I mentioned earlier. In fact, I changed the game speed because I got impatient. So I recommend playing the game at the highest speed setting, since the Switch can definitely handle it.
Now, let's talk briefly about what the game is about. The plot of Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden centers on Al'e. She is a subterran girl who serves as a guard for her underground village. On her birthday, monsters attack and a mysterious boy named L'gol rescues her. After some mishaps, the two set off together to search for the stars. This is a more difficult journey than it sounds because they live in a land where the sun never sets. Despite such an engaging and poetic set-up, most of the story focuses on the conflict between humans and monsters. And if you are a veteran of Yoko Taro games, you can likely predict a lot of the twists in such a narrative.
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The Beasts of Burden feels like an entry-level Yoko Taro game that you would use to introduce him to your friends. It is short and easy, though still challenging enough that you have to keep your wits about you. The characters are all surprisingly sweet despite their pasts and circumstances. They were great motivators. Even when I started to get bored, I pushed on because I wanted to see L'gol be cute. Some of the flipside stories leave a bad aftertaste in your mouth. But overall, the plot of the game is surprisingly "hopeful." It's a great game for new players to see if Yoko Taro's unique worldview suits them.
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Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00 AM
According to an upcoming interview to be published in Famitsu and spotted by Japanese tipster ryokutya2089, Master Detective Archives: Rain Code scenario writer Kazutaka Kodaka reveals that the game's map will be larger than the 23 wards of Tokyo combined. Additionally, Kodaka also spoke briefly about the game's content, including subquests and other events. Notably, Kodaka also states that there is a "big surprise" in store, but that it is still in development. [Thanks, ryokutya!]
In an interview with Famitsu Weekly, Kodaka states that the area in which the game takes place is "larger than the 23 wards of Tokyo". Known as Kanai Ward, players will explore this 3D world during their investigations as trainee detective Yuma. Furthermore, he states that there will be plenty of things for players to do, including meet-up events with other detectives, subquests, and more.
The map's sheer scale may explain why Rain Code has been in development for over six years. To this, Kodaka clarifies that the developers have been working "non-stop" during that time period. He also notes that one of the key issues in the investigative genre was the repetitiveness of investigation methods. As such, Kodaka states that they designed the game so that each case should allow players to enjoy a different way of investigation. To top it off, Kodaka goes on to note that the studio is also planning a "big surprise"
Kodaka has previously worked as a writer on the Danganronpa series, as well as 2020's World's End Club. Developing Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is Spike Chunsoft, the developers behind the same Danganronpa series. Previously, Rain Code was known as Enigma Archives: Rain Code.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code will release sometime in Spring 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.
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Siliconera Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:00 AM
Rolling on Fate/Grand Order's gacha is about to get more expensive in some countries. In an update on the official website and in-game news, Aniplex announced that due to an Apple-mandated change in the App Store's Price Tier system, the prices of Saint Quartz premium currency will rise in various countries and regions. The FGO Saint Quartz price changes go into effect alongside scheduled maintenance on October 5, 2022, at 8:00 AM PT (11:00 AM ET). Saint Quartz is mainly used to roll on FGO's gacha banners. Players can usually earn a small amount of Saint Quartz from daily activities and logins
The countries affected by the App Store Price Tier changes are Chile, Poland, Sweden, and all countries that use the Euro. Countries that buy Saint Quartz in US dollars will be unaffected. The FGO Saint Quartz price changes for each country are detailed in the news post, but the bumps range from about 15-20% for each package of Saint Quartz.
The FGO Saint Quartz price changes affect both Android and iOS versions of Fate/Grand Order, though it's an Apple-prompted update that triggered the price bump. Apple uses a Price Tier system for developers setting prices for in-app purchases. The tiers make for a simpler way to set global pricing for an app. However, at the moment, the U.S. dollar is strengthening relative to many foreign currencies (in this case, the Polish złoty, Swedish krona, Chilean peso, and the Eurozone nations). Prices therefore would need to increase to preserve Aniplex's returns for purchases of Saint Quartz in some countries. Apple last prompted a Price Tier system change in January 2022, though this did not trigger a corresponding hike in FGO's pricing.
Fate/Grand Order is readily available on iOS and Android. The pricing changes go into effect on October 5, 2022. A rerun of the 2021 Christmas event kicks off on October 6, 2022.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:15 PM
Electronic Arts and Koei Tecmo are taking a shot at the genre in which you carve off monster hide to turn into fire-proof socks. Wild Hearts is looking like a solid rival for Monster Hunter, judging by its lengthy gameplay trailer which launched today. It's too early to say if it can manage to knock Capcom's beast-slaying franchise from its lofty perch. However, based on the today's trailer shows, Wild Hearts may be up for the challenge. The trailer takes us on a tour of a monster hunt. We start off in luscious green lands with a majestic mountain village in the distance. Trees stretch high into the sky, surrounded by flowing blades of grass. The game briefly shows the character their target: the Kingtusk. Basically, it's a really big and nasty-looking boar that wouldn't be out of place in Princess Mononoke. The trailer shows off some traversal gameplay featured in Wild Hearts. Our monster hunter summons an odd device, which when used allows them ho...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:00 PM
Sega has revealed the required specifications for Sonic Frontiers. The next installment in Sega's signature platforming franchise releases on November 8, and there have been some concerns over how demanding it would be to run. Especially with a recent trailer showing off some impressive visuals. However, it turns out that the PC requirements for Sonic Frontiers aren't too demanding. The recommended specs are a Ryzen 5 2600 or Intel equivalent, 12 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or equivalent, and 30 GB of available storage space. Specs at that level will manage 60 fps on high settings at 1080p resolution. However, those willing to play at 30 fps at 720p will be able to run Sonic Frontiers on much weaker hardware. To achieve that performance, all you'll need is an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or equivalent, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or equivalent, and 30 GB of available storage space. For both 1080p and 720p, the PC requirements for Sonic Frontiers are nothing special...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00 AM
We may know what the next project Call of Duty project could be. According to a report posted by WhatIfGaming's Ralph Valve, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2 is in the works at Sledgehammer Games. If the report is true, then it would be a direct sequel to the original Advanced Warfare released in 2014. Valve claims that Sledgehammer is looking to step away from historic shooters in favor of a sci-fi setting. The California-based developer apparently wants to create a futuristic shooter using Call of Duty's new IW 9.0 engine. Touted for an alleged 2025 release, Advanced Warfare 2 would be the first futuristic Call of Duty game since 2016's Infinite Warfare. According to Valve, Sledgehammer intended to pitch a Vanguard successor, but, with Vanguard not meeting expectations, that wasn't feasible. Instead, it went back to the drawing board and supposedly asked Activision permission to create Advanced Warfare 2. If the report is to believed, then this pitch wa...
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:00 PM
New Set Items and Legendary Gems to celebrate Season 5. Diablo Immortal Season 5 will bring in a ton of new content and events that will keep a ton of Diablo players up at night for the next few weeks. Fans are getting a number of Warband-centric changes with Castle Cyrangar, Defense of Cyrangar game […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:00 PM
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, October 5, 2022 2:00 PM
Above the ground is where Werewolves can prowl freely and live their best lives, but underneath the surface is where they go when their claws are itching for adventure. What lurks below the forest town of Moonwood Mill, and how do we find them? We will uncover every piece of info you will need about […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:00 PM
Michael meets up with Mr. Richards to talk about a new movie. Warning! GTA 5 Plot/gameplay spoilers in this article. After Michael successfully brought the stolen bonds to Devin Weston's house back in Blitz Play, Devin Weston offered Michael a new job – steal a few cars and bring them back to Devin Weston in […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:00 PM
You see them but they can't see you. Ascent is one of the first-ever maps added to the VALORANT map pool when the game first came out two years ago. By now, players will have played hundreds of matches on the map with their favorite Agents and have a ton of default setups that works […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00 AM
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 unlock new abilities, spells, and charms that will help him traverse through different […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:58 PM
An announcement trailer was also revealed.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:55 PM
the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will launch on January 12, 2023,
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"There still are bugs to squash, pixels to polish, gameplay to adjust and feedback to address."
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, October 5, 2022 2:48 PM
Showcased several monsters, open world environments, traversal methods, and more
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Level Up Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:46 PM
Sony announced its new gaming loyalty program, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/07/14/sony-unveils-playstation-stars-a-new-loyalty-program-aimed-at-players" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PlayStation Stars</a>, back in July,…
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