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Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:30 PM


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:05 PM

Meta just showed off its latest headset, the Meta Quest Pro. While it's got real-time expression tracking and mixed reality, it's also going to set you back $1,499. So who's buying this tech that costs roughly the price of three current-gen consoles? The answer is *drumrolls* working professionals. Mark Zuckerberg…


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:55 PM

While Blizzard was preoccupied with effectively turning Overwatch 2 "off and back on again" last night and accidentally made a third of its heroes temporarily unplayable in an effort to deal with issues impacting just two, players have taken umbrage with another part of the troubled hero shooter: the disabling of aim…


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:36 PM

Facebook's virtual reality metaverse is getting a major upgrade. After a year of being floating torsos, people in Horizon Worlds are finally getting feet. The feature is set to launch sometime in 2023. Please clap.


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:10 PM

Convincing fakes have been a menace since at least the advent of photography, so what's shocking about a set of AI-generated Zelda posters that are making the rounds on social media is the number of people who've decided that they are real. As of writing, these fake images of a supposed Netflix-produced Zelda movie…


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:26 PM

Overwatch 2 is haunted right now, and no, it's not because the game is buggy as hell. If you booted up Blizzard's hero shooter recently, you might've noticed some eerie avatars littered around one particular loading screen, stuck in super creepy A- and T-poses. How fitting, especially since we're getting frighteningly…


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:43 AM

Video games are a nearly $200 billion industry. That's a lot of money sloshing around an increasingly small group of notoriously secretive companies. Where does it all go? At least some of it is poured back into competing storefronts and subscription services like PlayStation Plus and Game Pass. Thanks to a new SEC…


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:30 AM

Pour one out for your homies because the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 reboot—and new accounts for 2019's Modern Warfare—currently requires a registered phone number to Battle.net, publisher Activision announced. This requirement follows a similar move made by publisher sister series Overwatch 2, which Blizzard has…


Kotaku Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:05 AM

UPDATE 10:05 a.m. ET, Tuesday October 11: A number of players have reported issues redeeming either Kiriko's voice line or skin (or sometimes both). Kotaku has reached out to Blizzard for comment on this. For now, we recommend double-checking that your Twitch and Battle.net accounts have been relinked, that you're…


PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:48 PM
     Total War: Warhammer 3 mod adds dwarven war zeppelins

Thinking of adding some levity to your next dwarf campaign in Total War: Warhammer 3? Well, how about some levitation - this Total Warhammer 3 mod adds the Dwarven Thunderbarge to the Dawi order of battle in the fantasy strategy game. It's a huge twin-chambered war zeppelin with a loadout of cannon that can devastate enemy ranks and settlements from the relative safety of the sky.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:45 PM
     Saints Row roadmap delayed while Volition works on improvements

While the developer says it's in it for the long haul, we won't be seeing a Saints Row roadmap for post-launch content just yet. Volition says it's decided to hold off on plans for new content for the open-world game while it focuses on fixing and improving the existing content for the time being. However, the studio says that 2023 will be an exciting year for fans.

RELATED LINKS: Saints Row release date, Best action-adventure games, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:17 PM
     Roblox Headless Horseman bundle is causing chaos on Twitter

The Roblox Headless Horseman bundle is causing chaos among Robloxians as Twitter users spam giveaways, prompting memes and other frustrations with one of the sandbox game's most coveted items.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:26 PM
     Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny have been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

In case you don't know what the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon means, Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up.

The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, according to YouTuber Aztecross. You should also note that there's no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you'll need to get a squad together.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:56 PM
     RimWorld's Biotech update also adds horrifying mech bosses

There's more to the upcoming RimWorld Biotech update than just the birds and the bees. Indeed, the 1.4 update is going well beyond colonist reproduction and children. As we noted, the patch also includes the new mechanitor class, which is a new type of colonist who can mind-meld with mechanoids - and now, we've seen a few examples of the mechanoids that arrive in the management game as well.

RELATED LINKS: The best Rimworld mods, The best games like Rimworld and Dwarf Fortress, RimWorld multiplayer guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:21 PM
     Meta Quest Pro headset release date, price, and specs

The Meta Quest Pro (formerly known as Project Cambria) is set to be the next best VR headset that's fuelled by metaverse ambitions, but it won't replace the Oculus Quest 2. Instead, it targets professionals with mixed reality support, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes it could replace your work PC or laptop.

It's not all work and no play, as it still packs great horsepower for VR games and introduces support for the Xcloud portion of Xbox Game Pass, but that's no where its value for money lies. If you use your VR headset for gaming first and foremost, you might be better off waiting for the Oculus Quest 3 instead.

Speaking of the Quest 3, there were some rumblings of an enhanced Oculus Quest 2 Pro making the rounds at the beginning of 2022, but these have since gone quieter. It's safe to say that the Meta Quest Pro is all we're seeing from the company for the remainder of 2022.

RELATED LINKS: Best VR games, Oculus Quest 3 release date, Project Cambria release date

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:41 PM
     The best FIFA 23 strikers to sign in career mode

Searching for the best FIFA 23 strikers? Football is a game of many things, but when you get down to it, it's a football game about goals – and your career mode saves will be no different. Finding the perfect striker could be the difference between mid-table mediocrity and the dizzying heights of the Champions League, so it's important to get it right.

That's why we're here to provide you with the best strikers for every kind of budget. Whether you're in charge of Bayern or Blackpool, we've got you covered with detailed stats, value, expected wages, and why we think they're worth picking up. We also won't be covering the obvious picks. Not only do you not need us to tell you how good Haaland and Mbappe are, but players of that calibre can also be a struggle to sign. Without further ado, here are the best strikers to sign for every budget.

RELATED LINKS: FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:27 PM
     The best FIFA 23 wingers to sign in career mode

Want to know who the best FIFA 23 wingers are? With blistering pace, unbeatable ball control, and a box of tricks to confuse any opposition defenders, wingers can play a huge role in any career mode team. They offer the creative chance creation of a playmaker and the clinical goalscoring of a striker, so whether you need them to assist, score, or both, you can guarantee that they're going to be a handful for your opponents.

That's why we're here to provide you with the best wingers you can buy for each budget. Whether you're storming the Champions League with Manchester City or the Championship with Middlesbrough, we've got you covered. We'll be detailing their stats, values, expected wages and why we think they're worth picking up. Without further ado, here are the best wingers to sign for every budget.

RELATED LINKS: FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:13 PM
     The best FIFA 23 centre backs to sign in career mode

The best FIFA 23 centre backs in career mode will help you concede fewer goals and lift your team to the summit of the game. Whether you're looking to win the top flight with Tottenham Hotspur (good luck with that) or rise Harrogate Town up through the leagues, there are plenty of quality centre backs in the football game to add to your team, no matter your budget.

If you're looking to add the best centre backs to your FIFA 23 career mode team, we've done the scouting so you don't need to. We've unearthed some diamonds in the rough along with some star names at all price points that you'll want to transfer as soon as possible.

RELATED LINKS: FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:51 PM
     Nvidia RTX 4070 image provides first look at mid-range GeForce GPU

The Nvidia RTX 4070 is yet to be formally confirmed, with team green having only shown off its RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards. However, an image of the pixel pusher has peaked out from under the shadows of its bigger, more powerful siblings, giving us our first glimpse at the mid-range GeForce GPU.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:50 PM
     WoW player's character vanishes, so does Blizzard support

Every WoW player's worst nightmare is logging into the game only to find that their main character has seemingly disappeared. Unfortunately, fans of the long-running MMORPG have run into the problem before, a bug that seemingly will not go away.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:49 PM
     Fortnite Whiplash locations

The Fortnite Whiplash locations are what you need to find if you feel the need for speed. Unlike other vehicles in the battle royale game, this supercar has jet propulsion engines that, when activated, allow you to go at breakneck speeds across any road-like terrain. Of course, other vehicles are available too, but this one is the fastest.

The only downsides about the Fortnite Whiplash are that it guzzles gas as if it's downing a pint of beer, and, on its own, it's not very good to drive on any surface except for asphalt. The handling is all over the place, and its maximum speed drops below that of a regular car. However, if you put on some off-road tyres, which you can find in any gas station on the Fortnite map, not even a dirt track can stop you zipping across the map at a steady pace, even if it does reduce your maximum speed on roads. Fuel consumption is still a problem though, especially if you wish to use the boost, so we recommend carrying a fuel canister so you don't get stranded.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:44 PM
     All Overwatch 2 characters and their abilities detailed

Want to know the abilities of all the Overwatch 2 characters? The sequel to Blizzard's hero-based FPS game features a mixture of returning characters and new faces.

RELATED LINKS: Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 PvE release date, Overwatch 2 tier list

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:36 PM
     Overwatch 2 tier list and best characters to play in October 2022

If you're looking for an Overwatch 2 tier list to help you gain a competitive edge in the FPS game, then we've got you covered. With 35 heroes to pick from across three Overwatch 2 roles, starting out in Blizzard's hero shooter can be pretty daunting, and it's not always easy to tell how strong your chosen character is when you're constantly coming up against different counters and team comps.

First off, some housekeeping. Our Overwatch 2 tier list isn't divided up into specific roles, but we will have a hero from each role represented in every bracket. S tier is the highest category, it represents heroes who are at the pinnacle of Overwatch 2's meta and don't require specific team comps or strategies to dominate with. A tier picks aren't necessarily worse than their S tier counterparts, but they're generally harder to use and get the best out of. B, C, and D tier follow suit, representing the lower echelons of Overwatch's roster.

Of course, just because we say a hero is a must-pick, it doesn't mean you can't do a better job with your preferred main character, but most players should be able to look at this tier list for a quick snapshot of who to play and why. Join us as we rank every hero in the game, from the titanic tanks to squishy supports.

RELATED LINKS: Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 PvE release date, Overwatch 2 tier list

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:30 PM
     Tower of Fantasy Vera 2.0 livestream offers new codes, banner hints

The Tower of Fantasy Vera update (also known as 2.0) is the anime RPG game's most highly anticipated event at the moment, adding a new chapter to the cyberpunk story, as well as expanding the universe of Aida. With all eyes on the future, Hotta Studio will be running a dedicated livestream on October 13 to dive into all of the update's new features.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:30 PM
     Need For Speed Unbound customisation gameplay heightens racing games

Some Need for Speed customisation gameplay for the newest entry in the racing game series has been released, and it shows some over-the-top effects to go with the new aesthetic of Need For Speed Unbound.

RELATED LINKS: Best racing games, Best multiplayer games, Best open-world games

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:20 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 mods make Night City more multilingual

Night City is the central setting of the Cyberpunk universe, and since its first inception in the tabletop RPG game, it's been portrayed as a cosmopolitan melting pot of countless different cultures. One modder has set out to capture more of that spirit in a series of Cyberpunk 2077 mods that add native language options for many of the RPG game's characters and gangs.

RELATED LINKS: Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:15 PM
     Genshin Impact fan builds dialogue skip machine, and we need it

If you've played Genshin Impact for a reasonable length of time, it's likely that you've thought about skipping dialogue at one point or another - the RPG game is absolutely full of overly-long conversations. So this Genshin Impact player has found a unique way to get around the dialogue. They've created a machine to automate the process, allowing them to leave their controller unattended while dialogue gets skipped as quickly as possible.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:56 AM
     The best FIFA 23 wonderkids and young players to sign in career mode

FIFA 23 wonderkids are some of the youngest players in the game, demonstrating great potential at an early age. Adding a hidden gem to your team in career mode can make or break your game, and with the right development and time to mature these wonderkids will be hugely valuable assets in the football game.

Luckily, there are reams of younger players hidden within the lower leagues with huge potential that are well worth signing in FIFA 23. With dynamic potential now being introduced, signed players can reach well over their starting potential, but we've compiled this list based on players 21 and under with good starting potential. These are the best FIFA 23 wonderkids and young players to sign in career mode.

RELATED LINKS: FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:26 PM
     Valorant rivalries heat up at Red Bull Home Ground 2022

Attention Valorant fans! Some of the finest pro Valorant teams are getting ready to go head-to-head on December 9 - 11 in an explosive off-season tournament – the third iteration of Red Bull Home Ground. The setting for this year's competition is Manchester's Victoria Warehouse, which will transform from a music venue to an esports hub as fans flock to see some top-level esports action. The city of Manchester is known for its vibrant atmosphere, making it the perfect location for Red Bull Home Ground's cyberpunk-fuelled aesthetic.

This unique tournament features a 'Home and Away' format, in which teams can choose which maps they battle on, emphasising map knowledge and strategic diversity. Each team picks a map for the opening two rounds and should one team win both, the match is won. In the event of a tie, the stalemate will default to the traditional best-of-five format.

Last year's event saw many of the intense matches settled in 2-0 wins, as the more prepared teams won out. Team Liquid were last year's champions, closely followed by runners-up Acend. This year, Team Liquid are returning to Red Bull Home Ground alongside Team Vitality and FOKUS Clan, bringing some of the finest EMEA Valorant teams together for an epic battle and the opportunity to settle the score and determine who the best squad in the region truly are.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:01 AM
     Watch the hardest Guitar Hero song being aced in Trombone Champ

What's the hardest Guitar Hero song? And what if it was completely unironically destroyed in rhythm game Trombone Champ? Well, you'd then have the below video that showcases some seriously impressive dedication and skill, and is as simultaneously outlandish as it is mystifying.

RELATED LINKS: Best rhythm games

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:37 AM
     This custom Doom gaming PC pays homage to a hellish final boss

Doom is arguably the perfect gaming PC shooter, and this custom rig serves as a gnarly love letter to the influential FPS franchise. In particular, the build pays a hell-soaked homage to a specific final boss, but you might need to sell your soul to obtain one.

RELATED LINKS: Doom runs on Twitter, The best FPS games on PC, Doom is playing in this article

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:33 AM
     Steam Deck receives fix from Valve to address Windows 11 crashes

While the Steam Deck works best with its native Linux-based operating system, it is capable of running Windows 11 providing you're willing to run it off a microSD card or overwrite your SteamOS installation. Even then, the experience isn't perfect, and can at times result in crashes. Thankfully, it appears Valve may have found a way to make Microsoft's OS a touch more stable on its portable gaming PC.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:32 AM
     All the best Super People classes and abilities

Looking for all the Super People classes, abilities, and perks? When you load into a lobby you're automatically assigned one of the 12 classes in the battle royale and must pay gold in order to change it. Each class in Super People has its own pros and cons, and it's up to you to change up your style of play to best suit whoever you're assigned to.

Even if you leave the lobby, you'll keep the same class next round, so there's no escaping your least favourite class for free - but if you can't change it, you might as well learn how to use it. Each Super People class comes with an ultimate skill, a set of perks, and a specialised weapon. The specialised weapon is randomly assigned each game, but will always be appropriate for your class.

PCGamesN Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:16 AM
     Modern Warfare 2 footballer operators Messi, Neymar, and more leak

A new Modern Warfare 2 leak for the upcoming Call of Duty game suggests we could be getting a number of professional footballers as operator skins, alongside the return of a widely hated skin from Warzone that's gone through multiple iterations in the multiplayer game.

RELATED LINKS: The best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, maps, and more, Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith details: every big change

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:52 PM

New Blood Interactive have made a name with various flavours of retro first-person shooter, including Dusk, Amid Evil and Gloomwood. They're branching out into nostalgic throwbacks for other genres, however. To mark the 25th anniversary of the orignal Fallout, CEO Dave Oshry showed new footage from their unnamed, unannounced CRPG.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:07 PM

Meta have announced their much-teased new VR headset, the Meta Quest Pro. It promises a swankier virtual reality experience over the Meta Quest 2, with higher resolution displays, a lighter headset, and new Quest Touch Pro controllers included. It's also launching imminently, on October 25th, with pre-orders open now.

The downside: it'll cost you £1500/$1500 versus the Quest 2's £400, with Meta saying the headset is designed for business and not gaming.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:36 PM

2K Games have confirmed that personal data was stolen during a security breach last month. The game publisher had previously announced that their support services had been hacked and asked users not to open any links received from them via email. They're now contacting users whose information was accessed and made available for sale by the hackers.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:16 PM

EA have released the teaser trailer for their first golf game since 2015, EA Sports PGA Tour. It will reportedly feature all four major golfing championships, as well as several of the world's most famous courses. You can find the thirty seconds of footage of grass and sandpits below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:30 PM

I picked up the Romancelvania demo at Steam Next Fest on Alice Bee's recommendation, and she was quite correct when she described it as "extremely relevant to [my] interests". So relevant, in fact, that I'm starting to wonder if this wasn't an attempt at psychological sabotage disguised as a friendly gesture. (You wouldn't do that to me, would you, Alice?)

Romancelvania is exactly what it sounds like: dating sim meets Castlevania. No idea how I missed it during my own perusal of the demo list, because unsurprisingly it's immediately become my favourite thing I've ever played at a Steam Next Fest. I was so drawn in, in fact, that I've been having a tough time putting it down, even when I really need to — hence my suspicion that this was some sort of test on Alice's part. No idea if I've succeeded or failed.

The demo starts on a promising note, awakening you in the persona of a comically brooding and exaggeratedly shirtless hunky Dracula. (The final game will include the option to play as a Lady Drac, if you prefer, who will not be shirtless, but not by a large margin.)

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:02 PM

I was underwhelmed by Prime Day's lack of compelling desktop RAM deals, and Amazon's follow-up – the Prime Early Access Sale – is also pretty quiet for good memory discounts. However, there are some intriguing offers on DDR5 RAM, which is perfect timing: AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs have just launched, and unlike their Intel 13th Gen/Raptor Lake rivals, won't be compatible with older DDR4 at all.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Oh my word, I'd forgotten about Sharkey's 3D Pool. What a grand old game. Apparently it was quite technically impressive for its time, as one of the very first 3D pool or snooker games. I wouldn't have known anything about that as an eight-year-old playing games after school. Much like I knew absolutely nothing about how to play pool well. I mainly just liked the noise it made when a ball was potted. Whether it was my ball or my opponent's ball: that was just extraneous detail.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:43 AM

Not keen on the snazzy driving effects in recently announced racer Need For Speed Unbound? That's okay, because devs Criterion Games have confirmed that you don't have to play the game with great big puffs of colourful smoke dredging up from your car's wheels, or cartoon wings popping out when you drive up a ramp and get some air. I'm into the effects myself, but it's good to know you have the option to turn them off if you're not.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:13 AM

We've never ran a full review of the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless TKL keyboard – my bad – but all you really need to know is that it's the G915 Lightspeed Wireless, one of the best gaming keyboards ever, without the number pad. That, and it's currently a lot cheaper than usual in the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, which runs until midnight tomorrow (October 12th).

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:00 AM

Coral Island self-describes as a "reimagining of farming games", but if we're being real it doesn't reimagine the Stardew Valley template totally differently. The titular island, and your overgrown plot of farmland on it, has almost the same layout as Stardew Valley, and the tasks you do - growing stuff, keeping animals, making friends with locals, exploring a mine five levels at a time, and appeasing local spirits by giving them bundles of different crops - will also be very familiar to any DewHeads (that's what we call ourselves).

That's not to say Coral Island isn't good. It's all in very beautiful bouncy 3D, for one thing, and I found the island setting (which impacts the flora, fauna, and architecture in general) made everything feel less like work. Combined with a thread of environmentalism weaving through the game, and the fact that Coral Island is slightly easier than Stardew Valley, and you feel like you're doing more progress in less time. If you loved the vibe of ConcernedApe's smash hit, but found the need to hand-write your own almanac a bit intimidating, this is the game for you.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:12 AM

Capcom are making literal big bad Lady Dimitrescu a wee bit shorter for Resident Evil Village's The Mercenaries Additional Orders DLC, out later this month. Game director Kento Kinoshita told Polygon that although playable Lady D is still taller than any other character in Mercenaries, she's been shortened to "a little under nine feet tall" from her canon height of around nine feet six inches. Kinoshita also went into some detail about Additional Orders' other characters, including punch-maestro Chris Redfield.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:05 PM
     A list of the best 10 female characters in Star Wars.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:48 PM
     Breaking down how to unlock the Golden Ticket in Apex Legends Season 13!

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:15 PM
     The Cody Gakpo POTM SBC may surprise FIFA 23 players.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:02 PM
     The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution & Behemoth are coming to Meta Quest 2.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:47 PM
     Shake ups are happening for upcoming Marvel flicks

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:43 PM
     When Does Marvel's Thunderbolts Come to Theaters?

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:39 PM
     Marvel Studios stop production on Blade movie.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:31 PM
     Find out what happened to Bastion in Overwatch 2.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:03 PM
     The Laenor twist in House of the Dragon is not a departure from the book.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:55 PM
     Sonic get's some Monster Hunter Drip

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:41 PM
     Here's everything you need to know on how to complete the Under Construction Challenge in Destiny 2.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:40 PM
     Among Us VR has the chance to be awesome but terrifying.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:37 PM
     Players can now earn specialty Jack Harrison and Rodrigo in FIFA 23.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:35 PM
     Throw your controller with this physical edition

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:26 PM
     Learn how to fix Overwatch 2 Achievement Disconnect error.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:06 PM
     Finally, you won't have to worry about losing all your cosmetics.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:04 PM
     It feels like VR was made for games like Marvel's Iron Man VR.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:21 PM
     Grab the Explosive Goo Gun and paint the town with explosions!

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:34 PM
     Today Volition and Deep Silver announced their plans for the Saints Row reboot that was released back in August.

Twinfinite Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:24 PM
     The Chainsaw Man opening is amazing. While it might give people the wrong impression of the show, it rocks.

Siliconera Tuesday, October 11, 2022 4:00 PM

MMBN ProtoManEXE and ColonelEXE in Medabots S

Medabots S will have more crossover content from Mega Man Battle Network. Imagineer revealed the second collaboration event with Capcom's franchise that will go live in the mobile game on October 13, 2022. It will add four new Medabots designed after NetNavis from the MMBN series.

ProtoMan.EXE, who is alternatively known in Japan as Blues.EXE, will have a Medabots counterpart named SwordBlues. Likewise, the Battle Network 5 debutant Colonel.EXE will become LeaderColonel. GutsMan.EXE will also appear as GutsForce. The extended roster will wrap up with Uranade, a Medabots version of Serenade.EXE, the boss of Battle Network 3's Secret Area.

Medabots S MMBN crossover wave 2

The first MMBN crossover content for Medabots S appeared in August 2021. The event added Medabots version of MegaMan.EXE, Roll.EXE, and Bass.EXE, which Imagineer named as RockTrans, HeartRoll, and Fortate, respectively. Players who missed the three units previously will have another chance to obtain them in this time-limited event.

Medabots S is available on iOS and Android devices in Japan. The second wave of Mega Man Battle Network crossover content will appear in the mobile game on October 13, 2022. In its press release, Imagineer noted that it will add the new content to help promote Capcom's upcoming release of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2023.

The post Medabots S MMBN Crossover Wave 2 Will Add ProtoMan and Colonel appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, October 11, 2022 3:00 PM

Sonic Frontiers Monster Hunter DLC

Sonic Frontiers will have a free DLC set inspired by Capcom's Monster Hunter series. The announcement appeared first on Sonic the Hedgehog's official English Twitter account. Sega later published a Japanese press release that provided more in-game details of the crossover. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The free DLC for Frontiers will let Sonic don the Rathalos Armor from the Monster Hunter series. The armor will be available in two versions: The fully clad regular version and the lighter Felyne version that Palicoes wear in the original games.

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The Monster Hunter DLC will also add the series' staple steak-cooking scene as a playable mini-game in Sonic Frontiers. Clearing this mini-game will make Sonic even stronger than usual.

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This is not the first time Sega has collaborated with Capcom's Monster Hunter series. In late 2018, Sega and Capcom held a two-way crossover between Phantasy Star Online 2 and Monster Hunter Frontier Z. The now-defunct Monster Hunter online game received new avatar parts inspired by Rappies and other PSO2 characters, such as Quna and Risa. The then-Japanese exclusive Phantasy Star Online 2 also added Monster Hunter-inspired avatar parts and emote gestures, but it brought more content by adding Frontier Z's original monster Elzerion as an enemy boss.

Sonic Frontiers will release for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 8, 2022. The game will support a total of six voiceover and twelve subtitle languages. The Monster Hunter DLC set will be available for free to all players the week after, on November 14, 2022, at 8 PM ET.

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Siliconera Tuesday, October 11, 2022 2:00 PM

FFXIV account hacking

Square Enix warned Final Fantasy XIV players about attempts to breach the game's security and advised vigilance on the part of its player base. According to an update on the Lodestone community site, unspecified third parties are behind a spate of FFXIV account hacking attempts.

According to the news post, the FFXIV account hacking attempts are targeted at the overall Square Enix Account Management System. The hackers are using email addresses and passwords "obtained from other online services of other companies". Essentially, the hackers are trying out passwords obtained from data breaches of other companies to see if anyone has reused their password for their Square Enix or FFXIV account. Hacking a reused password requires very little technical skill or resources, and can be an efficient way of gaining account access by exploiting a user's carelessness.

As a precaution, Square Enix advised players to reset their Square Enix passwords. It will restrict accounts it suspects have been compromised and notify their owners via email. Users who notice their accounts have been restricted can learn more at this link. Square Enix warned that if the cases of Square Enix and FFXIV account hacking continue to rise, it may consider initiating a password reset for all accounts as a precaution.

Additionally, Square Enix advised using its One-Time Password system. The Square Enix One-Time Password system is a multi-factor authentication system used for Square Enix accounts, including Final Fantasy XIV. It uses a smartphone app to generate security codes that must be entered at the point of login. Multi-factor authentication makes it more difficult for unauthorized users to gain access to your account because they'll need to compromise more than a single point in order to take control.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, PS4, and PS5. Multi-factor authentication and password management systems are available from many companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

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Siliconera Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:00 PM

hunter x hunter manga

Mark your calendars, because the Hunter x Hunter manga will resume serialization on October 24, 2022. The first chapter of its return will be in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 47 2022. Perhaps coincidentally, that is around when the Togashi Yoshihiro - puzzle - exhibition will take place at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition will be available from October 28, 2022, to January 9, 2023. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

Hunter x Hunter ended on Chapter 390, which appeared in November 2018. Aside from the return of the manga, tankobon collectors will also be able to get their hands on Volume 37. Volume 37 of Hunter x Hunter will appear in Japanese bookstores on November 4, 2022. Before Togashi's manga went on hiatus, the story was in the middle of the Succession Contest Arc. Unlike the more action-focused Greed Island and Chimera Ant arcs before this one, the Succession Contest Arc is a story that centers more around political intrigue and conspiracies.

The Togashi Yoshihiro - puzzle - exhibition will feature over 350 pieces of character settings and roughs of Togashi's signature works. You will be able to see art of Level E, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Hunter x Hunter. The exhibition is called "puzzle" because a creative work is a puzzle made up of "characters," "settings," and "the ability to portray something." The artworks that will be at the exhibition are all pieces of Togashi's puzzles.

The Hunter x Hunter manga will restart serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump on October 24, 2022.

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Siliconera Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Street Fighter 6

I participated in the closed beta test for Street Fighter 6 over the weekend, and I might well be one of the least-qualified people to write about the game at this point in time. After all, I haven't played a fighting game with any degree of seriousness since 2002's Guilty Gear XX (if that). And yet, after a few dozen matches of getting absolutely demolished by all comers, I'm more excited than ever to maybe, just maybe, give the genre another chance.

The first thing that stands out about Street Fighter 6 is how welcoming it seems. Joining the closed beta for the first time puts you in the Battle Hub, a virtual lobby where you can get into pickup games with other players using one of the eight characters available in the beta roster (the full roster was confirmed during TGS 2022). The other two modes, Fighting Grounds and World Tour, an RPG-style progression mode, were locked during my time with the test. Only the Battle Hub was available for the test, but that was already plenty, all things considered.

Joining the Battle Hub at first kicks off an intro video of sorts featuring Eternity, a new host character. Though Eternity manages a pitch-perfect homage to Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element, the schtick feels important for giving players the impression that absolutely anyone's welcome to mix it up in the Battle Hub, and by extension, Street Fighter 6 proper. It's so friendly, in fact, that in any other context - like, say, a corporate training video instead of a video game - that welcoming vibe would come across as corny. But I believe it, because everything about Street Fighter 6 exudes that friendly vibe.

Of course, "friendly" is not synonymous with "easy". Even playing on the game's "Modern" control scheme, which simplifies the number of inputs to a method that's somewhat similar to that used by the Smash Bros. series, I was readily trounced 90% of the time. In fact, over at least fifty matches, I maybe won two rounds. Not matches. Rounds.

And it felt great! I learned a little more every time someone planted my butt in the ground, and while those learnings didn't translate to victories right away, my understanding grew with each exchange. I also learned about the different tools Street Fighter 6 had ready to help a scrub like me on their journey toward getting good.

One of these tools is the Drive system, SF6's new signature mechanic. Keeping in mind that I'm a complete scrub, my understanding of the Drive System is that it's a one-button system that gives players a tool to get out of many jams with the right timing. Managed by the Drive meter, which refills at a steady rate, players can throw out a Drive Impact, a powerful attack that stuns an opponent and knocks them away. Importantly, the Drive Impact is "armored", absorbing a couple of hits without being interrupted. This can prevent you from being trapped in the corner or give you some much-needed space.

There's also the Drive Parry, which blocks almost anything bar a throw, and the Drive Rush, a quick way to close a gap. However, using Drive moves too often puts you in "burnout", which leaves you a sitting duck, so there's a price to pay for leaning on it like a crutch. All the same, it was nice to have something to be able to whip out when I could see that someone was just using me to "lab" their infinites.

Beyond being steamrolled by everyone in my region, there was a lot to do in the Battle Hub itself. I could spectate matches by walking up to an occupied arcade cabinet, take a break by watching fights on the big screen, spend some of the "Drive Ticket" currency I earned on cosmetics for my avatar, or just emote the pain away in the social space. There was even a "classic arcade" in the back area, where players could play archived versions of old games like Final Fight and Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

There's also a lot of personality to be found in the matches themselves. During the matchup screens, you can change your character's facial expression to get your "game face" on (or just do some gurning). Many of the avatar emotes correspond to in-game moves like the Shoryuken and spinning bird kick. The character creator also feels completely off-the-wall, with some truly inhuman avatars visible in any given Battle Hub instance (the Monster Factory folks will be delighted, I think).

The Street Fighter 6 closed beta might be one of the most polished tests I've yet seen for a major release, but it still was a test. Never once did the game tell me I have a stable connection to any server, for one. The fights seemed playable enough, though, and no one thought to take advantage of the new feature that allows players to agree to declare a "no contest" draw if the connection is bad. I also encountered a few crashes and drops in connection, as well as a lockup that forced me to hard-reboot my PS5. There's still some work to be done, and the final game's most content-rich and potentially bug-prone mode, World Tour, wasn't on offer yet.

Still, though, playing this taster for Street Fighter 6 left me more excited to play a fighting game than I've been in years, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out on full release.

Street Fighter 6 will launch in 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

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Siliconera Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:00 AM

Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will further expand its Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero contingent with its next DLC pack. In addition to the previously confirmed Gamma 2, Bandai Namco announced that the "Hero of Justice Pack 1" DLC will include Gohan (as he appears in the movie), and Gamma 2's sibling, Gamma 1.

Check out the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC trailer below.


Gamma 1 is one of the two "Super Hero" android antagonists that appears in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Alongside Gamma 2, Gamma 1 was created by Dr. Hedo for the Red Ribbon Army. The pair of androids menaces Piccolo and Gohan in the Dragon Ball Super film. Gamma 1 is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, who also played Levi in Attack on Titan, and Koyomi in the Monogatari series. He's a bit more strait-laced, and gets down to business where Gamma 2 prefers to play around. Both use their blasters and physical attacks in combat, though Gamma 1's accessories and effects are tinged in red rather than blue.

After Gamma 1 gives Piccolo a thrashing, Gohan intercepts to make the android interlopers pay. This particular incarnation of Gohan is labeled simply "Gohan (DBS Super Hero)". Xenoverse 2 already boasts several other playable versions of Gohan, including his kid, teen, adult, Great Saiyaman, and Future forms.

All three new fighters: Gamma 1, Gamma 2, and Gohan (DBS Super Hero) will land in Fall 2022. They're all part of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Hero of Justice Pack 1 DLC. A second pack is planned with three more characters, but its release window has not yet been announced.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. It's also available on Google Stadia until it shuts down in January 2023.

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     Marvel's Iron Man Vr Among Us Vr Release Date Meta Quest 2 NovemberMeta has wrapped up its latest Connect keynote, laying out the future of virtual reality gaming on its Quest 2 devices. Namely, a few games on the VR radar have gotten launch dates confirmed. The first couple are on their way next month. Among Us VR and the former PlayStation VR exclusive Iron Man VR are launching for the Meta Quest 2 this November. It'll be your month to be a hero… or a sneaky villain. Marvel's Iron Man VR was quite popular at launch. Despite seeing only decent reviews, the virtual super hero game managed to sell fairly well in the UK. Now on its way to the Meta Quest 2, Marvel's Iron Man VR will re-launch on November 3. As you should expect with a game about Iron Man, gameplay consists of flying around as the billionaire playboy philanthropist, fighting using blasters. In the game, Stark finds himself against a hacker by the name of Ghost, who comes equipped with a drone army. And, as per comic book rules, Ghost also has a "mysterious co...

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     Asterigos Stella Mine Phalan Academy Asterigos Curse Of The StarsThere are several zones that can be explored in Asterigos: Curse of the Stars. These include Stella Mine and Phalan Academy. The main quests for these are activated after beating Baraad in the Black Streets, talking to Minerva in the Shelter, and reading their respective briefings on the war table. Here's our Asterigos: Curse of the Stars guide to help you reach Stella Mine and Phalan Academy. Note: We'll have an Asterigos: Curse of the Stars guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned.   Asterigos: Curse of the Stars guide – How to reach Stella Mine and Phalan Academy Magic fire Before you can reach Stella Mine and Phalan Academy in Asterigos: Curse of the Stars, you'll need to gain access to Arges Bazaar. Once you're there, you should stumble upon the Citizen Square fast travel point. Follow the road straight ahead and you'll see a tunnel. This leads to the two other zones, but the path beyond is blocked by magic fire. You can only clear it on...

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     Freeze key spots around Icebox with some well-placed Killjoy Turrets. Icebox is one of those VALORANT maps where both sides want to take control of the middle to gain easier access to either bombsite on the map. Depending on where Killjoy plays on the map, a few strategic Turret placements will help make site defense […]

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     Franklin, Michael, and Trevor go on a mission to retrieve two cars for Devin Weston. Warning! Major plot/gameplay spoilers ahead. Blitz Play opened a few job opportunities for Franklin, Michael, and Trevor from Devin Weston. Devin Weston was rather impressed with the trio's performance in their last job, which led him to offer Michael a […]

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     Roblox: Grand Piece Online is heavily influenced by the popular anime series, One Piece. In order to defeat their opponents, players must exert all of their effort to reach their full ability. You may play Grand Piece Online and start working on your dream build immediately! Explore the water to find secret places and take […]

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Detailing the game's visual and driving effects

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