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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 8:30 PM
    

I've been covering cosplay for well over a decade now, and in that time I've seen loads of books, posts, YouTube videos and even TV series about the subject. What I had never seen, until now, was someone actually go and make a documentary as slick and comprehensive as Cosplay Universe.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 8:00 PM
    

Electronic Arts has moved quietly to begin the process of shutting down the online servers for a bunch of old games, some of them absolute classics, some you would be forgiven for having forgotten all about.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 7:05 PM
    

LEGO set 60335, a "Train Station" for the LEGO City line, is not the first in the company's history to ship with some kind of poop. It is, however, the first to ship with an enormous pile of human shit that is clogging up a toilet.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 6:50 PM
    

Renowned voice actor Jennifer Hale, known for her role as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series and the new voice of action character Bayonetta, released a statement in response to the discourse following Bayonetta's former voice actress claiming she wasn't offered a living wage by PlatinumGames to reprise her…

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 5:43 PM
    

Meta's Facebook is (was?) one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with billions of users. However, its failing virtual reality metaverse project, Horizon Worlds, isn't doing nearly as well. In fact, a new report shows that barely anyone is spending much time in Horizon Worlds at all, with most…

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 4:35 PM
    

If you went to get your ass yeeted by Lady Dimitrescu this past weekend only to have Resident Evil Village crash instead, you're not alone. A recent update to the PC version triggered a bug that's crashing the game for many PC players on Steam.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 2:55 PM
    

Back in 2005, when I was younger, Resident Evil 4 looked so cool. Then I found out that it would only be released on the Nintendo Gamecube, which I didn't own. My dreams were shattered because I was a dumb kid and didn't realize that one day it would come to more consoles. Since that sad moment in my life, RE4 has…

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 2:30 PM
    

Iconic Halo-inspired web series Red vs. Blue put online content company Rooster Teeth on the map. Over a decade later it's branched out into gaming Let's Plays, reality TV shows, and even anime, but it's also increasingly the subject of allegations over an internal frat boy culture and toxic working conditions. Over…

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PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 8:32 PM
     The best Overwatch 2 tank heroes ranked

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, especially since the PvP format made the switch from 6v6 to 5v5. Tanks now occupy just one spot on a team and they're arguably the most influential member. Players no longer have an off-tank to cover mistakes or pair abilities with, and as the FPS game shifts to a more messy, dive-based meta, picking the right tank hero is a major decision.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 5:27 PM
     Vampire Survivors 1.0 has weaponised fireworks

Never aim fireworks at others, unless the others are hordes of monsters and you're deep in a Vampire Survivors run. Those fireworks that go off whenever you open a coffin will be weaponised in Vampire Survivors 1.0 when the bite-sized survival game emerges from Early Access this week.

RELATED LINKS: The best survival games on PC in 2022, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 4:46 PM
     Destiny lore enthusiasts invited to weigh in on forthcoming books

Even though Volume V of the Destiny Grimoire Anthology series won't be available until March 14, the Bungie Store team is already thinking about what aspects of the space game's lore to cover next. In a recent tweet, the team invited the most dedicated Destiny lore enthusiasts to weigh in on what they want to see in a future instalment of the book series.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 5:09 PM
     League of Legends buys World of Tanks Sydney studio

League of Legends publisher Riot Games has acquired the Sydney studio of Wargaming, the publisher of combat MMOs World of Tanks and World of Warships. Now renamed Riot Sydney, the studio's development staff will support League of Legends, Valorant, and Riot's existing technology teams.

RELATED LINKS: Best LoL Champions , League of Legends preseason 23, LoL tier list

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 2:54 PM
     Elden Ring jazz concert will be livestreamed from Hollywood

Elden Ring jazz might not be the first mash-up that jumps to mind, but it's the theme for a concert that Bandai Namco has arranged for the end of the year in Hollywood, California. Elden Ring: A Night in the Lands Between will feature musicians led by jazz artists Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda improvising cuts from the RPG game's soundtrack.

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

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 9:33 PM
     Today third-party developers had a few releases and reveals in store about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator airport add-ons.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 8:42 PM
     Play Scylla at the highest level with this build guide that explains what items to get so you'll be able to use her to her maximum potential.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 7:53 PM
     Star Wars: The Old Republic's newest update continues to add quality of life changes, along with new rewards and the feast of prosperity event.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 6:53 PM
     Capcom announced a "Resident Evil Showcase" promising news on Resident Evil Village Gold Edition, Resident Evil 4, and more.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 6:08 PM
     Konosuba Season 3 is at least a year off, but we highly anticipate it.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 5:54 PM
     Discord announced it will be adding several new features to the messaging app including games, an app directory, and a new subscription plan.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 4:53 PM
     Here's everything about November 2022 Pokemon GO Teddiursa Community Day.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 4:26 PM
     The Bayonetta responds to the controversy.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 4:05 PM
     Mountain Dew and Call of Duty are collaborating once again with more codes for free stuff.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 3:13 PM
     Call of Duty and Mountain Dew are partnering together for special in-game rewards. Here's what you need to know!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 3:12 PM
     Turn On Login Verification in Apex Legends with these simple steps.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 3:12 PM
     Take this personality quiz to find out which Rick & Morty character you are!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:58 PM
     Hard to believe Yu Yu Hakusho started 30 years ago.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:43 PM
     The She-Hulk series was seriously hurt by too much Metacommentary.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:24 PM
     This hands-on impression of the Ghostbusters Spirits Unleashed title shares details about this fps shooter game.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:23 PM
     Can you refund gifted items in Apex Legends? Here's what you need to know!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:02 PM
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will launch soon and the developer announced an update for one of its multiplayer modes before launch.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:01 PM
     How to take out those pesky armored enemies in A Plague Tale Requiem.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:01 PM
     Here's how long A Plague Tale Requiem takes to beat if you're wondering.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:01 PM
     What's the story on multiple endings in A Plague Tale Requiem, then? Here's what you need to know.

Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 4:00 PM
    

Our Hometown in the Alley - Japanese Visual Novel that uses Google Maps and Street View

A new Japanese visual novel is gaining attention for its inclusion of Google Maps and Street View. Rojimaga released Our Hometown in the Alley on Steam on October 14, 2022. The game uses real-life panoramas as background locations that the player and heroine can visit.

The team's website revealed that Kita e (Northward), a series of visual novels that Hudson Soft released for Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 between 1999 and 2004, served as an inspiration for this title. Like the Kita e series, Our Hometown in the Alley takes place in Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, but with a specific focus on the city of Hakodate. The player and the game's heroine will try to visit as many landmarks in Hakodate as they can over the course of a weekend, with the average time for a playthrough ranging from two to five hours.

There have been a number of visual novels featuring real-life photo backgrounds released earlier in Japan, such as the Fuuraiki series. But while those titles had the photos included in their standalone builds, Our Hometown in the Alley distinguishes itself by utilizing Google Maps and Street View.

After showing descriptions of the real-life facilities, the game will play a scene with the heroine, which also occasionally features quick-time event-based response choices. Rojimaga also added caution that the limitations of Google Maps API might render the browser-based visual novel unplayable if there are too many player sessions during the day.

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The Steam version of Our Hometown in the Alley is available worldwide as of this writing with a price tag of $4.99 in the U.S., but the visual novel currently only supports the Japanese language. Outside of Steam, Rojimaga also sells the game via its BOOTH page for 500 yen. The team initially released the title for free on September 27, 2022, before it switched to paid sales and sent public press releases.

Our Hometown in the Alley is available on PCs. Rojimaga will release the title on Android and iOS devices later in October 2022. The development team also announced plans to create more games and services that utilize Google Street View.

The post Our Hometown in the Alley is a Visual Novel That Uses Google Maps appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 3:00 PM
    

Peter Grill

A new game based on the Peter Grill anime series has been released. Titled Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Defender of Virtue, it's available now on G123, a browser-based game platform. It supports Japanese, English, and Chinese languages.

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time is a romantic comedy anime series based on Daisuke Hiyama's manga of the same name. It stars the fantasy swordsman Peter Grill, who takes part in an international fighting tournament and wins, being crowned "Strongest Man In The World". His newfound fame and battle prowess inspire him to ask the Brave Swordsmen's Guild Master for permission to marry Luvelia, his beloved (and the daughter of the guildmaster).

Unfortunately for Peter, that same fame has drawn powerful women from other species, seeking to seduce him as a stud to establish a "superior bloodline". Ogre princesses, elven sorceresses, goblin childhood friends, and orcish outcasts alike compete for Peter's "seed", while Peter himself tries desperately to hide the harassment from his new fiancée, whom he has yet to do more than hold hands with. Her overprotective father, meanwhile, schemes to end their relationship. The "Philosopher's Time" in the title refers to what's sometimes called "sage time" or "post-nut clarity", a feeling of calm that people experience after achieving orgasm.

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Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Defender of Virtue features characters from the series and blends "idle game" mechanics with turn-based RPG-style battles. Players can form parties of six characters, set up parties, and take on monsters. The game is free-to-play and is supported by a gacha system for summoning new characters. Players can also gain affinity with the characters in their possession and unlock some saucy artwork.

Players who start the game during the launch window will receive some rewards. These include:

  • A 5-Star character, Vegan the elf
  • 4,000 gems (premium currency worth 20 summons)
  • 40 Rare Summon Tickets
  • 500,000 Ally XP
  • 1,000,000 Coins
  • 20,000 Steel

Rewards from the game's pre-registration and login campaigns will, when claimed, also add up to another 160 free Rare Summons.

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Defender of Virtue is available on G123, playable via browser. The first season of the anime and the ongoing second season are available on HIDIVE in North America.

The post RPG Based on Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time Launched appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 2:00 PM
    

Godzilla VS Evangelion fusion in pachinko

The crossover between Evangelion and Godzilla will appear again in Japan's pachinko centers. Khara and Toho revealed that they are working with Bisty and Fields to release a new pachinko machine titled P Godzilla VS Evangelion ~G Cell Awakening~. It will feature a new story that includes an original fusion between Evangelion Unit-01 and Godzilla.

The pachinko title's storyline will have events from Godzilla and Evangelion take place in the same universe, with the former happening earlier. After a mysterious disappearance, the eponymous kaiju will reappear in the middle of the battle between NERV and the Angels. King Ghidorah will also appear as the leader of the Angels. Godzilla will then launch a beam toward Evangelion Unit-01's core that gives the latter a new transformation with the kaiju's features in order to fight King Ghidorah on a more equal footing.

The story trailer for P Godzilla VS Evangelion ~G Cell Awakening~ is available to watch right below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa2eNz_YheM

Other than a new story, the pachinko machine will also feature three new songs. Rei Ayanami's voice actress, Megumi Hayashibara, will perform two new songs, "Shuuketsu no Hate ni (At the End of the Gathering)" and "Shuuketsu no Toki ~Territory~ (The Time of Gathering)," while the "Cruel Angel's Thesis" singer, Yoko Takahashi, will bring her newest song, "Teardrops of Hope."

The collaboration between Godzilla and Evangelion has been widely known since 2016, and most of the crossover projects appeared throughout the year. The collaboration also appeared in two Japanese mobile games: Monster Strike and Super Robot Wars X-Omega. While the latter title is no longer available, it featured an Evangelion Unit-01-colored MFS-3 MechaGodzilla in addition to the Godzilla itself.

P Godzilla VS Evangelion ~G Cell Awakening~ will appear in pachinko slot centers in Japan.

The post Godzilla VS Evangelion Will Have a New Fusion in Pachinko appeared first on Siliconera.


PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 4:45 PM
     Discord Nitro BasicA massive win came for Discord users today, as the beacon of communication is expanding with a new shop, some new client-based activities, and a new affordable subscription service. In fact, the new activities will feature YouTube integration, allowing you and your friends to watch YouTube videos together while in the same call, or even play games like Chess or Poker. First off, the new Nitro Basic subscription is another subscription level that players can purchase for $2.99 USD a month. It's a cheaper alternative to the current Discord Nitro, which can be purchased for $9.99 USD a month or $49.99 USD a year. Nitro Basic is a simplistic service, only allowing you to use custom emojis and upload files of up to 50 MB (of course, most people probably want the emojis). For comparison, Nitro Classic gives you animated avatars, a discount on server boosts, and screen sharing of up to 1080p and up to 60 FPS.   Hanging out The big highlight of the update, however, are the additions...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 4:15 PM
     Dave The Diver Early Access title boatWith Halloween arriving in exactly two weeks, players have a wealth of new horror game releases to play in time for the holiday. But those who want to experience a different kind of horror from the usual — one involving deep-sea creatures rather than ghosts or unsightly abominations — can pick up developer Mintrocket's Dave the Diver. Now, to be clear, Dave the Diver is not meant to be a horror game, but that will hardly matter to those with an acute fear of the deep. Whether you want Dave the Diver for the potential horror or simply to experience a unique deep-sea adventure, you can pick it up once it dives into Early Access on October 27. Interestingly, Dave the Diver features two distinct sides to its gameplay loop: one involving underwater exploration and another that sees players managing a sushi restaurant. Naturally, when swimming through the deep ocean, players will encounter all sorts of underwater inhabitants both big and small. Some will act friendly t...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 2:05 PM
     A Plague Tale Requiem ReviewA Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to 2019's A Plague Tale: Innocence, brings back de Rune siblings Amicia and Hugo, as well as familiar characters from the previous game. Naturally, you'll once again need to survive the ravenous rat hordes, dastardly bandits, and heavily armored soldiers. I must admit that Requiem, much like Innocence, drew me in owing to its themes and concepts. Likewise, the visuals are breathtaking, with a phenomenal Photo Mode that's quite a treat for the player. Sadly, there are a few flaws that become glaring as time goes on.   Hugo, what have you done? At the conclusion of A Plague Tale: Innocence, Amicia, Hugo, and supporting characters who are close to them sought to find a new home. The Macula, Hugo's disease that lets him control rats, was thought to have abated. Suddenly, the curse manifests once more, and the group decides to find a way to help him. Of course, things don't always go according to plan, causing the sibling...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 2:00 PM
     Perfect Dark Screenshot Pc PortThe original Perfect Dark is a beloved first-person shooter that still gets plenty of attention to this day. And now, it looks like some versions of the game have been fully decompiled, which makes plenty of future projects possible. This is thanks to Ryan Dwyer, who posted the work on his Github page. From here, we could start to see some really cool stuff, including a proper PC port of Perfect Dark. This isn't the first time a beloved Nintendo-exclusive has been reverse-engineered. In fact, both The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and its sequel Ocarina of Time have been decompiled. The latter's project has been particularly fruitful and brought all kinds of improvements to the game, including 60 FPS support and full camera controls. And since Perfect Dark is a shooter, a PC port could massively improve the game's experience. Plus, we could see some truly ambitious mods and fan-made content that pushes the game in new ways.   When cool and exciting project...

Gamer Empire Monday, October 17, 2022 3:31 PM
     If you are an avid Mount and Blade fan and have played Warband, and all of its expansions, then you are probably accustomed to the […]

Gamer Empire Monday, October 17, 2022 2:58 PM
     The main attractions when it comes to Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord are war and huge battles with hundreds of men and women. However, there […]

Tabletop Gaming News Monday, October 17, 2022 6:00 PM
    

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 6:00 PM
     Team Cherry's Metroidvania action-adventure game, Hollow Knight, follows the journey of a nameless warrior called the Knight as he travels through Hallownest, a kingdom ruined by a supernatural disease. As the Knight journeys through Hallownest, he encounters various characters that will help fully unravel the story in the game. To fully explore and navigate through […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 5:05 PM
     Mining is an important activity that allows players to get resources and treasures in Stardew Valley. One of the resources you can acquire from mining is a Geode or a hollow rock that contains different kinds of items. Unlike most spoils obtained straight from smashing rocks, Geodes can only have value when they are cracked […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 4:00 PM
     The O'Neils are back, so Trevor calls Franklin for help. Michael joins in on the fun, too. The O'Neil brothers want their revenge on Trevor after he raided their farm, killed most of their brothers, and blew up their meth lab. Elwood, Walton, and Wynn even went as far as to track Trevor at Wayne's […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 3:16 PM
     You can pick up a weapon in Limitless RPG and develop into a formidable warrior of prophecy. You can traverse 16 various maps, collect and wield 180 weapons, and put on 74 different armor sets. After equipping your weapons and equipment, set off to perform tasks by exploring the realm. To get luxury stuff, you […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 2:00 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in Hisui, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, October 17, 2022 5:12 PM
    

Pre-orders for the game's Limited Edition are now live

The post Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Coming to PlayStation 5 in 2023 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.


Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, October 17, 2022 4:26 PM
    

The video highlights the character's awkward nature

The post New Tales from the Borderlands Gets New Character Video appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.


Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, October 17, 2022 4:01 PM
    

The announcement has received negative reception from fans on the internet.

The post Gotham Knights Wont Have Performance Options and Will Run at 30FPS on Consoles appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.


Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Monday, October 17, 2022 3:32 PM
    

Taylor asks fans to boycott the game and instead use the money to donate to charity

The post Bayonetta's Voice Actor Begs Fans to Boycott Bayonetta 3 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.


MonsterVine Monday, October 17, 2022 2:48 PM
     Fall is here, which means it's time to cozy up with a game before winter comes. And what better way to do so than with Ooblets, a farming sim all about dancing with effortlessly charming creatures? Ooblets Developer: Glumberland Price: $30 Platform: PC & Switch MonsterVine was supplied with a Switch code for review Ooblets […]

Oct 17, 14:00


Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 1:55 PM
    

Mojang live streamed its annual Minecraft Live update event on October 15. With it came a bevy of details for what the sandbox game's developers have so far only identified as the 1.20 update.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 1:35 PM
    

Have you ever had the niggling feeling that Yakuza: Like a Dragon felt an awful lot like an anime, with its mixture of palpable melodramatic drama and the cognitive dissonance of its wildly entertaining "filler" side-quests? Your feelings are now validated, because the game's head writer says he was "massively…

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 1:02 PM
    

Not everyone was happy with GameStop's transition into a toy store, but there was at least some crossover between toys and gaming. Until now. New inventory just came in for GameStop employees, and some of the stock they're getting aren't even toys.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 12:47 PM
    

The eternal mystery of why so many major gaming companies work so hard to not sell us their classic games remains as inexplicable as magnetism. But as the N64's GoldenEye 007 finally reaches the official Nintendo Switch Online service next year, thanks to a successful decompiling, somewhat less official avenues will…

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 11:25 AM
    

Listen up, chooms! Cyberpunk 2077's Night City is gonna a new radio station when the game's Phantom Liberty expansion drops next year, one that will be led by former porn star and Saints Row: The Third voice actress Sasha Grey.

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Kotaku Monday, October 17, 2022 10:40 AM
    

Few games drive rabid fan speculation and conspiracy theorizing like Silent Hill, and after years of wild guesses, Konami revealed it's finally ready to announce what's next for the cult-favorite horror franchise later this week. There's even a new Silent Hill website, because the old one still points to a Pyramid…

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PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 12:34 PM
     Dead by Daylight kill rates show strength of a Resident Evil killer

Picking the most effective Dead by Daylight kill rate killers can be a real hassle, especially after Behaviour Interactive changed up the game's meta and perk system in the asymmetrical multiplayer game. Understanding which killer has the most effective average survivor kill rate has just been made a lot easier however, as Behaviour has released wide ranging statistics for the Dead by Daylight killers.

RELATED LINKS: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, Hooked on You: A DBD Dating Sim gameplay review

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 12:29 PM
     Genshin Impact 3.2 leak takes us inside new temporary domain

This recent Genshin Impact leak gives us a quick look at the inside of a new, temporary domain that'll be coming to the RPG game in version 3.2 update. Temporary areas are added regularly, but this one stands apart from others in Sumeru in terms of visuals. And it's likely more than just a simple one-off domain found through exploration, as it's far too large and non-linear.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 12:26 PM
     Intel Core i7 13700K benchmarks fall behind AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

The Intel Core i7 13700K is due to arrive imminently, with its price and performance falling just behind the Raptor Lake flagship. However, according to newly leaked gaming benchmarks, team blue's chip may not have what it takes to beat its main competition, the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 12:31 PM
     The Sims 4 system requirements – doesn't even need a GPU

As you might expect, The Sims 4 system requirements aren't very demanding, opening it up to a wide range of different rigs. It's available on both Windows and Mac, only requires 4GB of RAM, and should run on any gaming PC built within the past 16 years.

 

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 12:14 PM
     Apex Legends character Catalyst is a trans woman, coming to season 15

Apex Legends character and new defensive legend Catalyst is a trans woman and will launch as part of season 15, also known as Eclipse, of the EA and Respawn free game in November.

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 12:13 PM
     Minecraft sniffer guide: what we know about the mob vote winner

Despite its somewhat off-putting name, the Minecraft sniffer went ahead and stole an overwhelming victory in the 2022 Minecraft Live mob vote. Over 50% of us (myself included) voted in the ancient mob, leaving Mojang Studios to bring it back to life sometime in 2023. No doubt part of the reason the sniffer won by a landslide is the new plant mechanics it will bring to the sandbox game.

While we still don't know much about the Minecraft sniffer, and the new mob is in very early development, some things were revealed in the lead up to the mob vote. So as we look forward to the newest of Minecraft mobs, here's everything we know about the sniffer.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:57 AM
     Minecraft 1.20 update release date speculation and new features

The upcoming Minecraft 1.20 update was announced during Minecraft Live on October 15, 2022, and while the update remains unnamed at this point, Mojang Studios has still revealed some of the new and exciting features we can expect in the survival game in 2023. Based around representation and creativity, we know the next update will include new Minecraft skins, and a new mob in the form of the Minecraft camel - as well as the Sniffer.

The Minecraft 1.20 update announcement bucked the trend from previous years' update announcements. Still revealed during Minecraft Live, we were told fewer details than in past years, due in some part to previously announced mechanics and additions never making it to the game, like fireflies, resulting in a backlash from fans. To avoid that happening again, Mojang has this year only confirmed features that are almost ready to go. On the plus side, this means we'll be able to playtest these features much sooner than in previous years, with new snapshots coming within just days of the Minecraft Live broadcast.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:57 AM
     The best Sims 4 CC creators and packs

Looking for the best Sims 4 CC packs? Since its release way back in 2014, the life game's community has been working tirelessly to produce a near endless supply of custom content to compliment the game. Creators have even gone as far as creating whole packs' worth, akin to the official Stuff Packs EA release.

It can seem impossible to even know where to begin, so we've done the heavy lifting for you to find the best custom content you can download for your game right now. Most of the Sims 4 CC packs featured here is Maxis Match CC, meaning it's been designed to fit the art style of The Sims 4 and should blend in seamlessly. We recommend reading our guide on how to install Sims 4 CC packs before attempting to apply these custom packs to your game.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:34 AM
     Steam Deck compatible games now easier to find with ProtonDB plugin

The amount of Steam Deck compatible games has steadily increased since the portable PC was released earlier this year, but Valve still has quite a way to go before it's even close to covering the majority of its store. Thankfully, the modding community has developed a way that should make it much easier to check unverified entries in your Steam library, and more.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:32 AM
     Fallout 5 should be like New Vegas, and made by Obsidian, not Bethesda

Fallout 5 would be better if it were created by New Vegas and The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian. This would leave Bethesda the space to focus on its other RPGs like Starfield, Skyrim (which is still getting updated even now) and The Elder Scrolls 6. I've believed this for a while, but with Feargus Urquhart, producer on Fallout 2 and Obsidian's CEO, saying the studio would "love" to make another Fallout game, now someone who actually has a chance of making it happen is saying it, too.

RELATED LINKS: Fallout 5 news, Fallout 76 release date, Elder Scrolls 6 news

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:31 AM
     GTA 6 release date rumours, news, and speculation

Want to know more about the GTA 6 release date? Given how many years it takes to create open world games of the same calibre as GTA V, it's no surprise that Rockstar Games has already spent years developing GTA 6. Like most developers, Rockstar prefers to keep its secrets close to its chest until they're close to the end of development, so we may not see any official GTA 6 gameplay for some time.

Early gameplay footage of GTA 6 recently surfaced online, along with lines of source code from the game itself. Rockstar has issued a statement on Twitter which confirms that an unauthorised third party managed to access and download information from their systems, including development footage for GTA 6. However, its statement notes that the developers don't believe this leak should impact the development of their long-term projects or disrupt their live service games.

RELATED LINKS: GTA 6 release date rumours, Best open world games, GTA 5 car cheats

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:24 AM
     Minecraft camel guide: what we know about the new 1.20 mob

During Minecraft Live 2022, the Minecraft camel was announced, alongside other new additions coming with the 1.20 update that's set to arrive in 2023. You might think this new will have nothing unique to offer when there are existing Minecraft mobs like the horse and llama, but you'd be wrong: there's more to this hump-backed mammal than you think.

This adorable creature is going to be a great addition to the deserts and badlands, which are currently among the least developed of the Minecraft biomes. As we mention further down, the new mob has some great mechanics for adventuring across these sparse lands, but while we don't yet know whether you can store items on a camel like you can the llama, we'll hopefully find out very soon. The Minecraft camel also has an adorable standing animation, reflecting its real-world movement, and aids representation for Minecraft players around the world.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:03 AM
     Modern Warfare 2 DLC expansion and map packs speculation

News of upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 DLC is starting to filter in ahead of the acclaimed FPS game's imminent launch. While Infinity Ward has confirmed "a massive calendar of free content post-launch featuring evolving gameplay with new maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more", there's been no official word of what premium DLC we can expect ahead of the Modern Warfare 2 release date.

Regardless, we can anticipate a procession of premium Modern Warfare DLC as part of the game's post-launch roadmap, and there are plenty of rumours and leaks to suss out in the meantime. Without further ado, here are all the details circulating within the Call of Duty community, including rumours of classic Modern Warfare 2 maps that could potentially make their way into the multiplayer game in the future.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:00 AM
     Valorant maker Riot Games buys studio behind free game World of Tanks

Valorant and League of Legends creator Riot Games has just bought one of the studios belonging to Wargaming, the developer behind free games World of Tanks, World of Warships, and World of Warplanes.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 11:42 AM
     The Elder Scrolls 6 release date speculation and rumours

While there is no Elder Scrolls 6 release date yet, we finally have our first official look at the game courtesy of a short teaser trailer. The video opens with the classic musical motif from the series and a panning shot of some mountains before the logo appears, confirming that The Elder Scrolls 6 is real, at least.

We might have been spoilt by excellent games in the series already, but, frankly, it's time for something fresh. It'll be fresh for a while post-release, too: Bethesda director Todd Howard says we'll be sinking our teeth in The Elder Scrolls 6's gameplay "for a decade at least". Here's everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6, from settings and gameplay features, to when we might be able to get our hands on it.

RELATED LINKS: Elder Scrolls 6 release date, Elder Scrolls 6 setting, Fallout 5 news

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 10:56 AM
     How to heal in Scorn

If you're unsure how to heal in Scorn, you're going to have a bad time. While Scorn does give you a weapon to defend yourself, in true first-person survival horror game fashion, it doesn't mean you're less susceptible to taking damage yourself. In fact, dispatching enemies requires you to get up close and personal, making you more vulnerable in the process.

Scorn delivers information to you almost entirely through its environment, including when it comes to the first puzzle in Scorn and its saw or scoop decision, so we don't blame you if you've already taken a few knocks and don't know how to heal. If you're worried about your chances of survival, you'll be pleased to know there is a way. You can press 'E' to heal in Scorn, but whether or not this will heal you depends on whether you've actually acquired the ability to heal yet. Read on to find out when you can expect to pick up your healing tool, and how to recharge it once depleted.

RELATED LINKS: Best horror games, Best FPS games, Best space games

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 10:54 AM
     Overwatch 2 Reddit torn over adding team health bar display to PvP

The Overwatch 2 Reddit has been aflame with discussion, feedback, and players reviewing the first two weeks of the team-based hero shooter. There's been some salt, sure, but many players just want to provide Blizzard with actionable feedback for its newest FPS game, as news of season one nerfs for a number of heroes starts rolling in. One particular point has recently picked up steam in the Overwatch 2 Reddit though, concerning giving players better access to team health statistics, like in the upcoming PvE game mode.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 10:53 AM
     How long is Scorn?

Wondering how long is Scorn? Ebb Software's first-person survival horror game is a macabre love letter to the haunting, surrealist work of Giger and Beksiński, which is guaranteed to pique the interest of anyone with a passing interest in the genre. It's also been a long time coming, having been in development since 2014. After eight years of waiting, it's no surprise that fans are eager to learn just how long this techno-organic nightmare is going to last.

Scorn is a labyrinthine hellscape that endlessly unfolds as you explore, begging the question: 'just how long is Scorn'? If you're looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, read on to find the answer.

RELATED LINKS: Best horror games, Best FPS games, Best space games

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 10:49 AM
     Should you choose the saw or the scoop for the Scorn egg puzzle

The choice between the saw or scoop in Scorn is an essential part of the very first puzzle in Ebb Software's first-person survival horror game, and it's a pretty dramatic one. In order to open the door that blocks your progress through the alien structure at the beginning of the game, you must first enlist the help of a fleshy, humanoid creature. One problem: they're currently trapped inside an egg. You can choose one of two ways to break them out, and both definitely violate health and safety regulations. If you're tying yourself in knots wondering what the outcome of either choice may be, we've got the scoop… or the saw.

Like most games where choices matter, the choice between the saw or scoop in Scorn is an ethical decision that has wider implications for the outcome of the story, so be sure to choose wisely. There's no objectively right or wrong choice, but your decision makes a big statement about how you plan to interact with this biomechanical world, and how you view the strange beings that inhabit it. Without further flim-flamming, here are the outcomes for choosing the saw or scoop in Scorn's egg puzzle.

RELATED LINKS: Best horror games, Best FPS games, Best space games

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 10:40 AM
     WoW Dragonflight adds visual boat timers to dock worker NPCs

WoW Dragonflight will add visual boat timers to the NPC dock workers at each location so you're no longer aimlessly waiting around to set sail. Finally, players will know exactly when to expect a boat to arrive so you can continue your travels with ease.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 10:03 AM
     Scorn first puzzle solution: how to open the door

If you're stuck on the first puzzle in Scorn then we're here to help. This puzzle is effectively a microcosm of Ebb Software's first-person survival horror game. The relatively straightforward concept of discovering how to open the massive door consists of a number of moving parts spread across a large, self-contained area, with plenty of macabre moments and the potential to inflict a gruesome death on a strange alien being that doesn't really deserve it.

In short, the first puzzle in Scorn really throws you in the deep end, so we don't blame you if you're feeling completely lost already. Your goal is to open the giant locked door in the main cavern that leads to the rest of the alien structure. You have the means to manipulate door controls via the alien modification to your arm – but there are two consoles, and you can only operate one at a time. In order to progress, you'll need to recruit an unwitting (and somewhat unwilling) volunteer. Here's how to solve the first puzzle in Scorn.

RELATED LINKS: Best horror games, Best FPS games, Best space games

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 9:56 AM
     AMD Ryzen 7000 performance falls with Windows 11 update 22H2

Those looking to squeeze the most AMD Ryzen 7000 performance out of their new system would do well to avoid the latest Windows 11 update, 22H2, for the time being. Apparently, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system isn't playing nice with the latest CPUs, in the latest chapter in the now long-running saga between team red's processors and the OS.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 9:58 AM
     A Plague Tale: Requiem system requirements

Looking at A Plague Tale: Requiem system requirements, it appears that the stealth game caters to a wide variety of gaming PCs. However, you'll need a current generation graphics card if you're hoping to meet the recommended specs.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 9:00 AM
     How to build a gaming PC in 2022

Learning how to build a gaming PC isn't just an immensely satisfying experience, it also means you can tailor your system to your own personal needs. And it's pretty easy, too. No longer do you have to mess about with jumper switches, northbridges, and clock timings – even SLI is a thing of the past. Nowadays, you just need a bit of guidance, a little patience, and the right components.

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

PCGamesN Monday, October 17, 2022 7:44 AM
     Tower of Fantasy Ruby trailer shows our best look at her gameplay yet

A new Tower of Fantasy Ruby trailer shows off the character and her weapon in action, giving us our best look at the Simulacrum in the MMORPG game yet. She's set to arrive with the 2.0 update this month, so hopefully the gacha gods are on your side and you get an easy pull.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 12:25 PM
    

Reading the words "haunted house cleaning simulator," I knew exactly what diddy indie game Late Night Mop would be. And it is what I had thought. And it is what you will have guessed upon reading that too. And yet, I enjoyed my ten minutes binning rubbish and mopping up stains (just stains, don't worry about it). Then I played it again to see another ending, even knowing I am a big scaredy baby. Ugh. I will regret having played this next time I clean my flat at night.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 12:05 PM
    

The RPS 100, our annual countdown of our favourite PC games of all time, is coming back for its second edition later this month - and let me tell you, with practically an all-new team in place since we last cast our votes, this year's RPS 100 is looking to be quite the shake-up compared to last year's list. This time, though, we wanted get you, our fair readers, involved as well. To that end, we're introducing The RPS 100: Reader's Edition, where you can vote for your favourite PC games of all time, to be published as a separate list that will be yours and yours alone forevermore. Want to get involved? Here's how:

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
    

On this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, we deliver our impressions of Overwatch 2 and discuss whether Overwatch really needed a number "2" slapped on the end of it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
    

I refer to Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines as "my favourite video game of all time" with such frequency that it's basically a catchphrase of mine. The thing is, though, I really dislike slogans; they're meant to stir up emotions while bypassing our capacity to think critically. So I thought this retrospective was a good opportunity to remind myself of why I still love this janky, weird ARPG about sad bloodsuckers so much, even 18 years after its release.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 11:35 AM
    

Valorant and League Of Legends developers Riot Games have completed their purchase of Wargaming Sydney, a support studio that's previously worked on World Of Tanks and World Of Warships. The studio, which has been part of Wargaming since 2012, will be renamed Riot Sydney. They'll be switching to work on Riot's live-service games, including Valorant and League Of Legends.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 11:09 AM
    

Is it just me, or did Persona 5 never feel quite at home on the PlayStation 4? Sure, it looked gorgeous on a big TV, its bright colours popping all over your living room, but it always felt bit wrong to me. I think it's all about pacing. Persona 5's blend of turn-based combat and life sim elements hardly moves at a breakneck speed. There's a lot of reading. A lot of listening to your pals chat about their hopes and fears. A lot of pressing one button to progress a line of dialogue onto the next. Shoving that on your 65" 4K TV always seemed a bit overkill.

Basically, I never got into Persona 5 when it first launched on PS4. I played about three hours of it and then binned it off in favour of something else. In 2020, during a moment of first-lockdown madness, I bought Persona 5 Royal for full price, thinking maybe my issue with the original release was that there wasn't enough of it, but surprisingly discovered it still wasn't for me. At this point, I'd invested £100 into my "Do I like Persona 5?" experiment and was quickly realising the result was a pretty firm "No, mate, you don't". So when I sat down with the PC version of the game on the Steam Deck to test it out, I figured I'd play it for a few hours and then never touch it again. I was wrong. I was so very wrong.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 10:00 AM
    

I finished the original Persona 5 roughly four years ago, and it immediately earned my most coveted award: Edders Really Liked This A Lot, Perhaps More Than Anything Else. Since its updated and expanded Royal version dropped on PlayStation some years later, I've been afraid to make my return. You'd think I'd be itching to delve back into what's essentially the definitive version of the Phantom Thieves' adventure, and yet it's precisely because it blew me away the first time that I've been reluctant to go back.

Now? Now I feel silly. After playing the early portions of Persona 5: Royal, which finds itself coming to practically every remaining platform this week, including PC, my goodness me, it's wonderful to be back in Shibuya with the gang. Already it's the Persona 5 I adored, with new cutscenes and pacing adjustments to make it – somehow – even better. Have you never played Persona before? Good! Let me twist your arm. Gi-give, no - give it here!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 8:17 AM
    

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by ghosts, Midwest mall goth, immersive sim object-fiddling, and a whole lot of stylish violence.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 7:55 AM
    

The Steam Deck might be able to play modern AAA games on the go, but you should really crack out some classics of yesteryear from time to time too. It's fun to see that there's now a way to play old Game Boy Advance cartridges on Valve's handheld, and they actually make the games look pretty sweet to boot. No, this isn't Valve following up their Switch emulator gaffe. Wave hello to the GB Operator.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 7:06 AM
    

The winner of this year's Minecraft mob vote has been revealed, and it's a giant creature called the sniffer. Sniffers are helpful beasties who can search up ancient seeds that grow into plants you can decorate with. The friendly cow-turtle-dog-thing won the vote held to decide Minecraft's new mob, held for 24 hours between Friday and the start of Minecraft Live on Saturday. Sniffer topped the poll with more than half of the 3.5 million votes cast. You can watch the result being announced in the video below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 7:01 AM
    

We might finally be getting another Silent Hill game after a decade of mostly, well, silence. Konami have announced that a "Silent Hill Transmission" is set for this Wednesday, October 19th at 10pm BST / 2pm PDT. No details have been shared about whether you'll be able to tune in on YouTube or Twitch for the stream, but Konami shared a link to a page on their site so you should be able to watch it there.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 17, 2022 6:43 AM
    

In a bizarre twist to Nvidia's GeForce RTX 40 series GPU rollout, it turns out there will be no 12GB version of the RTX 4080 at all. Nvidia announced an "unlaunch" of the graphics card, which would have sat below the RTX 4080 16GB and the RTX 4090, effectively cancelling it. The 16GB version will still release as planned on November 16th.

"The RTX 4080 12GB is a fantastic graphics card, but it's not named right", reads Nvidia's statement. "Having two GPUs with the 4080 designation is confusing. So, we're pressing the "unlaunch" button on the 4080 12GB."

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Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 2:00 PM
     What there is to know about saving the herbalist in Chapter 3.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 1:52 PM
     Harrison Ford Is Set to Join the Cast of Captain America 4

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 1:47 PM
     Breaking down how to gift in Apex Legends ahead of the newest season!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 1:03 PM
     Get ready to hear Eldern Ring's soundtrack all jazzed up.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:59 PM
     Learn how to get Planetary Coins to spend on a variety of goodies in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:41 PM
     I need a hero!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:21 PM
     Yet again, Stories from the Outlands gives an excellent look at a new Apex Legends character.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:01 PM
     Learn how to swap out party members in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
     Quickly Progress in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope by skipping cutscenes.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
     Does Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope spark joy?

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
     Use the powers of the Sparks to prepare for battle in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
     Flee to safety!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 11:45 AM
     The Ion 2.0 bundle might be on the way.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 11:42 AM
     The Ion 2.0 bundle looks clean!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 11:19 AM
     Fang-tastic stuff!

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 10:00 AM
     We got to play the Switch version of Persona 5 Royal. Here's what we think.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 9:34 AM
     NIS America shared announcements about localizations of JRPGs by Nihon Falcom, The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 9:16 AM
     A guide that explains whether or not Ser Criston is in love with Alicent in House of the Dragon.

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 9:08 AM
     One little piggy went to market...

Twinfinite Monday, October 17, 2022 9:05 AM
     Today Acquire announced a re-release of Akiba's Trip 2, known in the west as Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed.

Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 1:00 PM
    

monochrome mobius demo

Naoya Shimokawa, the COO and an executive producer at Aquaplus, has Tweeted that the company is working hard on developing a demo for Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten. When finished, the demo will take about 4 to 5 hours to complete if playing normally. It would also be around 10% of the full game's contents. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

https://twitter.com/AP_shimokawa/status/1580822788465889280

The demo should take 4-5 hours to complete and it is 10% of the full game. This implies a total playtime of about 40 to 50 hours to finish. Shimokawa has not provided an estimate as to when the demo will become available. Unlike previous Utawarerumono games, which was a tactical role-playing game with visual novel elements, Monochrome Mobius will play closer to a classic JRPG. It will feature turn-based combat, 3D characters, and field exploration.

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten will take place in the Utawarerumono world. The game had an original release date of September 2022, but two delays pushed it back until November 2022. It will act as a prequel to Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, focusing on the character Oshtor. In Mask of Deception, Oshtor was a major side character, and was General of the Right in the Empire of Yamato. He wore an "Akuruka" mask and could call upon supernatural powers.

You can watch a trailer for Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqfv9OnNYgE&t=3s

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten is in development and will come out worldwide on November 17, 2022 for the PS4, PS5, and Windows PC.

The post Monochrome Mobius Demo Will Be 10 Percent of Game appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 11:00 AM
    

One Piece Card Game 25th Anniversary

Premium Bandai opened pre-orders for the One Piece Card Game premium 25th-anniversary collection, which includes ten cards of the Straw Hat Pirate crew.  Each set will cost 2,200 yen (about $14) and will be available in Japan. Pre-orders will be open until November 30, 2022, or while supplies last. Items will ship sometime in January 2023.

Each card will come with a special illustration of the crew members, as well as an illustration of said character from the One Piece manga in the background. Additionally, the collection comes with a special holding folder. The collection previously appeared as part of a special in-person anniversary event but was not available for purchase until now. Furthermore, it's important to note that the pre-order is specified as the "first round", which may indicate additional pre-orders at a later date.

https://twitter.com/ONEPIECE_tcg/status/1581827337846398977?s=20&t=Bbr6_PKva8WLgFKY0SfAlw

Due to the series' popularity, Premium Bandai limited pre-orders to two sets per customer. However, within minutes of opening pre-orders, the entire Premium Bandai website experienced major congestion issues and problems with confirming purchases. As of writing nearly seven hours later, the web page is still experiencing difficulties. To this, Bandai recommends that users wait some time before trying to access the page again.

You can get a better look at the One Piece Card Game 25th-anniversary edition collection below:

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The One Piece Card Game is a card game that started in July 2022 and currently includes a total of four starter decks. An English version of the card game has also been available since September 2022. It's unclear if Bandai has plans to sell an English version of the 25th-anniversary premium card collection.

The One Piece Card Game 25th anniversary collection is available in Japan via the Premium Bandai website. The collection will cost 2,200 yen (about $14) and ship sometime in January 2023. Pre-orders will end on November 30, 2022, or when supplies run out.

The post One Piece Card Game 25th Anniversary Collection Opens for Pre-Order appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 9:00 AM
    

ketsugou danshi

While Square Enix has not officially revealed any voice actors as of yet, you can check out what each element boy from Ketsugou Danshi: Elements with Emotions sounds like via their individual Twitter accounts. Over the course of three days, all ten boys have 'uploaded' Twitter voice messages. Aside from revealing their voices, some of the element boys have 'Tweeted' about their daily life to give an idea of their personalities. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Here are the Ketsugou Danshi: Elements with Emotions voice messages:

Saku Minamoto (H)

https://twitter.com/Saku0108_H/status/1581128983508393987

Eito Yasutaka (O)

https://twitter.com/Eito0816_O/status/1580802079446032385

Rikka Kasumi (C)

https://twitter.com/Rikka1201_C/status/1580880596749910017

Shiki Uroku (Be)

https://twitter.com/Shiki0409_Be/status/1581160440578527232

Nanase Toushou (N)

https://twitter.com/Nanase0714_N/status/1580802151969746944

Misora Ukiishi (Li)

https://twitter.com/Misora0609_Li/status/1581604617783123970

Jin Kurogane (Fe)

https://twitter.com/Jin0505_Fe/status/1581545477782257664

Kuon Todoroki (F)

https://twitter.com/Kuon0919_F/status/1581060532429361153

Ichina Shiozuru (Cl)

https://twitter.com/Ichina0809_Cl/status/1581261607262461953

Izayoi Seiryu (S)

https://twitter.com/Izayoi0302_S/status/1581559319207690240

Some fans have QRT'ed or replied to these voice messages with their predictions as to who voices them. For example, some fans have guessed Kento Itou (Hypnosis Mic) voices Saku and Koutarou Nishiyama (IDOLiSH7) for Misora.

Ketsugou Danshi: Elements with Emotions  is an upcoming turn-based visual novel and simulation game. It will feature anthropomorphized elements from the periodic table, with 45 routes and 90 different endings. A key mechanic of this game is combining elements like in chemistry in order to create different buffs.

Ketsugou Danshi: Elements with Emotions will come out in Japan in 2023 for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. Square Enix will announce the official voice actors for everyone in the near future.

The post Square Enix Teases Ketsugou Danshi Voices appeared first on Siliconera.


Siliconera Monday, October 17, 2022 7:00 AM
    

FFXIV All Saints Wake 2022

A fright-filled Halloween is coming to Final Fantasy XIV next week. Or rather, a fright-filled "All Saints' Wake", which is the Eorzean seasonal event that just so happens to fall in the same period as the real world's Halloween (and All Saints' Day). This year, FFXIV All Saints' Wake 2022 begins its annual run on Wednesday, October 19th, and runs until November 1st, the same day as the real world's All Saints' Day.

This will be the second time this year the FFXIV All Saints' Wake 2022 event has actually happened. This is because the 2021 event was delayed by the release of the Endwalker expansion. As such, the 2021 event happened in January 2022, rewarding players with a festive clown suit.

To celebrate, Square Enix uploaded some bespoke artwork and a preview screenshot of a decorative holiday haunted mansion.

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As with the typical seasonal Final Fantasy XIV event, players will need to be level 15 and have access to Gridania to start the event quest. They'll need to talk to The Adventurer's Guild Investigator at Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre. From there, they'll need to complete the quest to win the goods, or currency that can be traded for the goods at the event vendor. This time, the FFXIV All Saints' Wake prizes include both a full costume set and an emote.

The costume set is the "Wake Doctor" set. It includes a full-face mask, a lab coat-like top with attached potion holders and tool belt, and pants, gloves, and shoes. The emote is "Eat Pumpkin Cookie", which prompts the Warrior of Light to chow down on a jack-o-lantern-shaped cookie. Lastly, for FFXIV housing enthusiasts, there's a Caged Wisp, a tabletop decor item that shows a glowing blue ball imprisoned inside a metal cage.

Final Fantasy XIV is readily available on PC, PS4, and PS5. The event begins on October 19, 2022, and runs until November 1, 2022.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 1:45 PM
     Minecraft 120 Camel Mob Sniffer New SkinsOver the weekend, Minecraft developer Mojang Studios unveiled even more big updates coming to the already massive survival sim during Minecraft Live 2022. Minecraft version 1.20 is set to bring a host of welcome additions, such as new default character skins, a camel mob, hanging signs, bamboo construction set, and more. The team also revealed the winner of the community mob vote. And it's pretty much the adorable creature you expected. But first, let's go over a few of the things coming to Minecraft starting with update 1.20. It's a long list, so let's highlight the, erm, highlights. First off, Minecraft is getting a whole host of new default skins to choose from in update 1.20. Alex and Steve have been joined by seven new blocky faces, whose names include, Sunny, Kai, Makena, Zuri, Efe, Ari, and Noor. Mojang also points out in the update post that Sunny, Efe, and Noor were teased way back in the June trailer announcing the launch of The Wild update. Sneaky. &n...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 1:00 PM
     Silent Hill 2 ShowcaseFor those that had money on Silent Hill's return, you might be in luck. It looks like Konami is finally giving us an update on what's next for the franchise very soon. The official Silent Hill Twitter account announced a showcase for October 19 at 5 PM ET that will share "The latest updates for the Silent Hill series." The Silent Hill Twitter account has been relegated to sharing news about merchandise and collaborations for a long time, so to see an actual game announcement come from it is a bit shocking. But it confirms what many had long believed and rumored. We still don't fully know what the series' comeback will look like, but some leaks may give us a hint.   Silent Hill is making a comeback This year has been filled with rumors, and skepticism, about Silent Hill's return. But now that we know the series is indeed coming back in some form, we can take a look at what may be at the Silent Hill showcase. According to a recent hint from...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 12:30 PM
     Modern Warfare 2 Third Person Mode ChangeBack in September, Call of Duty fans got a glimpse of Modern Warfare 2 with the multiplayer beta. Apart from the standard 6v6 modes, players got to experience Ground War and a third-person game mode. Although the Call of Duty community was pleased to return to the Modern Warfare franchise, there were various criticisms. The new perk system, Dead Silence alerting enemies when used, and the removal of red dots from the mini map are just a few examples. Now, the development team has shared another change coming to Modern Warfare 2 , and it involves the game's third-person mode. The third-person view put a twist on traditional game modes, and playing from a new perspective gave Modern Warfare 2 a fresh feel. The mode proved popular with players, but it has undergone a notable change since we last got our hands on it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 third-person change at launch On October 16, a post was uploaded to the Call of Duty Instagram account, detailing a key change to the thir...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
     Splinter Cell Remake Director Leaves UbisoftLast December Ubisoft announced that a Splinter Cell remake is under development. One of the lead figures working on the project was Ubisoft veteran David Grivel. The game director for the Splinter Cell remake, Grivel was responsible for deciding the overall design direction, management, and game mechanics. However, Grivel announced on LinkedIn that he has now stepped down from that role. The post reads: "After more than 11 years at Ubisoft, it is now time for me to go on a new adventure." Grivel continues on to acknowledge the friends he has made at Ubisoft. He also highlighted the games he worked on, which include Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry Primal, and, most recently, the Splinter Cell remake.   The director of the Splinter Cell remake started out at Ubisoft in January 2011 as the game designer for Ghost Recon Future Soldier. He then became a lead game designer, and finally a game director. Before Ubisof...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 17, 2022 11:00 AM
     Scorn Review (7)What if a game took heavy inspiration from the works of H. R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, and then offered very little gameplay to match? Because that's what's powering my scorn for Scorn, a first-person puzzle game featuring cool visuals, terrible combat, and not much satisfaction. There is even less plot than you think. You are a humanoid that was crawling through a purple desert towards a phallic structure slowly wasting away in the winds. The ground collapses under your feet, and you get knocked unconscious before later waking up in front of a door. Go get 'em, tiger. In Scorn, there's nothing motivating the player character — you push forward because that's what you do as a player. You don't know why the protagonist does it. You don't even know how the protagonist does it. How do they know to operate the machinery and what it will do? The player, ultimately, wishes to beat the game. The protagonist? Who can say? Wandering while...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 1:00 PM
     You can play a range of intriguing characters in Roblox: Treasure Lake Simulator, who can wander around a house and engage in roleplay with other people. You can enter a more PVP mode where creatures can kill other players if you want to spice things up. Your imagination is the only thing stopping you from […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 12:26 PM
     The end of the month marks the launch of Bayonetta 3 for the Nintendo Switch, and though a lot of fans are excited for the release, they may not like what original Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor has to say. In a recent post on Twitter, Taylor reveals why she didn't return to voice Bayonetta […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 12:14 PM
     After The Callisto Protocol coming out this year, EA Motive is set to re-introduce the sci-fi horror survival game Dead Space with a top-to-bottom remake. The game is set to launch late January, and we have an extended look at the gameplay and all the improvements that have come with the remake. Watch this: Senior […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 12:00 PM
     Stardew Valley is a farming simulator where you can live off the land and build the farm of your dreams. With the humble beginnings of working on a rundown farm passed on by your grandfather, you will spend hours scouring for all the items you need to fill up your property with crop fields, buildings, […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 11:00 AM
     One Piece-inspired video game Roblox: Pirate Dreams will transport you to the island settings of the anime. As you progress, you must battle your way past bandits and accomplish objectives. As you go through the game, you will reach other islands where you will encounter more difficult foes to defeat. You can uncover devil fruits […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Monday, October 17, 2022 10:45 AM
     November is almost here, which means that we're getting closer to the release of Sonic Frontiers. A lot of fans are excited for this open-world Sonic game, and SEGA has dropped a new look at the combats and upgrades that Sonic will get for this new-gen adventure. Watch this: Though fans have a pretty general […]

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Pivotal Gamers Monday, October 17, 2022 1:35 PM
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Pivotal Gamers Monday, October 17, 2022 10:36 AM
     What's up all? Giveaway.su holds a new giveaway for BoomTown! Deluxe. Let's hear them out. A new giveaway of a new game! Today we are giving away 2500 Steam keys for "BoomTown! Deluxe" game. Steam account with level 1 is required to get the key from this giveaway. A few words about BoomTown! Deluxe An explosive combination of mining sim and city builder. Your dream of build...

Pivotal Gamers Monday, October 17, 2022 9:40 AM
     What's up folks? itch.io is giving everyone the chance to win on Slow Mole Jr.. Their message follows. Get Slow Mole Jr. for FREE! A few words about Slow Mole Jr. Platformer designed around a unique checkpoint mechanic that will only award a checkpoint when the player proves their mastery of a screen. Spinoff of speedrunner favourite Slow Mole for the NES (free on Itch.io). You don̵...

Pivotal Gamers Monday, October 17, 2022 9:30 AM
     What's up all? gamehag holds a new giveaway for selected titles. Let's hear them out. Get the reward Random CD-Key. To get this key your Steam level must be at least 4. Last minute notes Login with your gamehag account, complete all steps to get your key. Isn't that great news or what? Click on the button below to claim your prize. It's that easy! Excited about this offer? ...