PCGamesN Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:39 PM
A free Dead Cells update coming to Motion Twin's action roguelite game adds crossovers with six beloved indie hits. The Dead Cells indie crossover update features characters and weapons from six of the best indie games on PC. Making their debut in Dead Cells are representatives from Terraria, Risk of Rain, Hotline Miami, Shovel Knight, Slay the Spire, and Katana Zero - each of whom also brings a weapon or other trick from their own games.Best roguelike games, Best indie games on PC, Best soulslikes
PCGamesN Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:34 PM
As far as Fallout 4 mods go, there are a lot of them. The 2015 RPG game has been supported heavily by the community since launch, with game wide overhauls like Fallout: London and Fallout: Miami on the way, alongside bizarre creations like a Lego Fallout and a cardboard cutout of the one and only Todd Howard.Fallout 4 console commands, Fallout 4 mods, Buy Fallout 4
PCGamesN Sunday, November 6, 2022 11:55 AM
While the best Skyrim mods can add everything from whole new sets of nature-themed spells and magic to the ability to take Lydia ice skating in Bethesda's biggest Elder Scrolls game, sometimes it's the subtlest-sounding mods that can have the most dramatic input. In fact, subtle sounds are exactly the topic of the day, as this update to the fantasy game reworks all the ambient sounds you'll hear along your journey across Skyrim.Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim
PCGamesN Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:28 AM
Dusk developer David Szymanski has unveiled his latest project - a one-sitting retro FPS game inspired by Gremlins called Chop Goblins, which sees you travelling across time after the eponymous antagonists and is positioned as an "all killer and no filler" experience. Following in the vein of classic games in the first-person shooter genre such as Doom, Quake, Half-Life, and Daikatana, Chop Goblins features a handful of unique weapons to wield across a number of globe-trotting locations, and it'll be arriving on Steam at the start of January 2023 to bring in the New Year in style.Best FPS games on PC, Best classic PC games, Best indie games on PC
PCGamesN Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:27 AM
Since its release last year the Battlefield 2042 player count, like that of a few other recent multiplayer games, has struggled to stay afloat on Steam. As our Battlefield 2042 review stipulates, the massive shooter just doesn't have the support it needs, and it always feels like something's come loose from inside the game's engine, bringing the Battlefield car to a standstill.Battlefield 2042 review, Best multiplayer games on PC, Best FPS games on PC
PCGamesN Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:40 AM
Scottish medieval city builder and colony sim Clanfolk just got even more Scottish with the addition of bogs and bagpipes to the management game. Update eight has now rolled out for Clanfolk's Steam Early Access build, and developer MinMax Games is celebrating with an ongoing Steam sale offering the city-building game at a discount. Also included in the latest patch are heather and thistle patches, and a new range of historical Scottish Clan tartans for players to choose from.Best management games on PC, Best city building games, Best strategy games on PC
Twinfinite Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:37 PM
The beautiful anime-style MMORPG Blue Protocol is still in development.
Twinfinite Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:12 PM
A new SAO game is coming to consoles and PC, based on War of Underworld.
Twinfinite Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:29 PM
Ordinale Scale was great, can't wait to see what comes from this new Sowrd Art Online movie.
Twinfinite Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:54 PM
Tower of Fantasy has a huge collection of characters.
Twinfinite Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:34 AM
This is the first Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet that is known to have two different forms, changing its type and appearance.
Twinfinite Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:23 AM
Here's how to use the Wishlist in Nikke.
Siliconera Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:00 PM
There are certain crowdfunded games that you hope do well, just because you think, "The world could use a game like this." Lonesome Village feels like that type of title. It seemed quaint, relaxed, and refreshing. Fortunately, this is a project that did deliver on its promises. However, it is more simplistic and effortless than I expected.
Wes is a young coyote with a mission and destiny. They are the only one capable of wielding a special magnifying glass that can reveal the secrets of an imposing tower in Ubhora. Which is pretty critical, as all of the villagers ended up encased in statues inside when it rose from the ground during a festival. It's time to listen to a fairy friend — who yes, does say, "Hey, listen!" — to restore the town while also socializing in your new home.
Nothing Wrong with Being Basic.
Now, when I say simple, it applies to pretty much every element in Lonesome Village. The character designs minimalistic, focusing on strong linework and effective colors to set people apart. The characterizations and backstories also aren't overly elaborate. There are no defining characteristics tying them to the puzzles that unlock them, and their backstories and personalities are akin to Animal Crossing villagers. The story itself doesn't wear out its welcome, telling you what you need to know. Puzzles also aren't terribly taxing, with each room only taking under five minutes, and never more than 15. Extra activities, like fishing or farming, don't require too much skill or keeping track of seasons.
In a way, it helps enhance the calming atmosphere. Yes, there is an ominous tower in the middle of town. It is tied to a cult. Villagers are encased in stone statues inside. However, there's no pressure. You don't have to worry about time limits. It is pretty easy to solve most of the puzzles. Earning money or finding items to help with villagers' fetch quests is simple enough. Wes is the only one who can make this community whole again. But really, there's no rush. If you have a moment, maybe you could reunite families and friends? Only if it isn't too much trouble.
It isn't Lonesome for Long
I ended up getting the impression that maybe it is designed to be a first adventure game for younger players or beginners. When characters talk, there will be icons representing their actions or requests in speech bubbles above their heads. The puzzles I've encountered didn't rely upon text to get the point across or find solutions. It's like a first Legend of Zelda-like, only without Ganon's minions playing keep-away with the Master Sword or the Moon of Termina minutes away from annihilating everything. This also means the life simulation elements are minimal as well. They're more of a thing you can do to help complete requests and ascend the tower.
It also seems like some quality of life features ended up getting left by the wayside due to the minimalist nature. The bag space is limited, so you need to rely on extra chests or go gather again to get some needed materials. Going to interact with a save statue or chest? You need to approach it from the right direction before pressing the button, or nothing will happen. I also initially encountered some issues in which I might "lock up" in a puzzle room and be unable to proceed. But I found the old failsafe of "turning it off, then on again" tended to solve any issue. A second pass through the script would also have been appreciated, as I came across quite a few instances where a line would repeat or there'd be a spelling error. (The repeated lines could have been the result of a bug, however, and may be fixed after an update.)
Lonesome Village is pleasant. The world is bright and colorful. Despite things being Very Wrong around town, there's no sense of pressing danger. It encourages you to take in the scenery and solve puzzles at your leisure. While that means it can feel a little too rudimentary, it's generally a good time. Especially as villagers start to return and you get a chance to interact with more (virtual) "people" again.
Lonesome Village is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC.
Siliconera Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:00 PM
The official Capcom artwork team Twitter account shared some of the early character designs for Street Fighter III. Some of the characters have little blurbs that explain how they would have played. Apparently, the team had even considered putting in a velociraptor (like the actual dinosaur), though evidently this idea did not make it past the drawing board.
You can see the initial Street Fighter III character designs here:
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The second character after the velociraptor is an "American Ryu" who can use aikido. He would have been a passionate New York cop. Next to him is "Pankration Guy," and after him is "Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner." The Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner would have only used throws and holds, though they are blockable. When he uses his kiai, he can cause his enemies to stumble and become unable to get up. Also, the Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner would have had a pretty wife.
Other characters we can see in the early character designs include a street dancer, an assassin, a marionette master, and a businessman. It is unclear how the businessman would have fought against martial arts practitioners on the level of Ryu or Chun-Li. The street dancer, on the other hand, would have used capoeira. The majority of his moves would have utilized his feet and legs.
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Siliconera Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:30 AM
There's a new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet character called Gimmighoul, and it will also come to Pokemon GO. It is a ghost-type Pokemon that appears to be inspired by the "mimic" chests. However, in addition to the "Chest Form," there is a "Roaming Form" that involves the ghost exploring on its own, outside of a chest.
First, here's the trailer showing the new Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. It shows how the Chest Form could be sitting stationary along a wall. The ghost is inside, surrounded by coins. This version then appears alongside a trainer in battle. After that, the Roaming Form appears at the 45 second mark. It is standing atop a sign and carrying a coin on its back. The official site says nobody's ever managed to catching a Roaming Form of the character, due to its high speed.
Speaking of speed, Rattled is the Chest Form of the character's ability. If the ability works the way it did in past games, this means that bug, dark, and ghost-type moves will raise its speed stat.
There's also a video discussing its appearance in Pokemon GO featuring Professor Willow and Mr. Jacq. It notes that the character's coins are showing up in the mobile game. While they run from trainers in the Switch game, they seem to approach folks in the mobile game. The video then shows an ominous story involving the ghost type. When 999 coins go into the chest, something happens. This announcement also confirmed the console and mobile game can link to each other in 2023.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. Pokemon GO is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. The last new character revealed ahead of it was Greavard.
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Siliconera Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Hi, my name is Jenni. I have a Stardew Valley problem. That is, I own five different versions of it. I can go over to my Switch, Xbox One, PC, Vita, or iPad and enjoy a life in one of at least seven Stardew Valley farms. It's great! It also means I'm pretty well equipped to answer the question, "Where should you play Stardew Valley?" So, here we are and here I am to offer some well-intentioned suggestions!
Where should you play Stardew Valley if you want the full experience?
The PC version will always be the optimal place to start a new life on a farm. For starters, this will always be the most up-to-date version of the game. Concerned Ape's updates always show up here first. In the past, it even happened years before. So if any more patches do appear and you want that extra content ASAP, this should be your primary homestead.
It's also the best way to play the game because of the mods. There is a robust community of people making all sorts of additions. Some add extra content. Others change the way things look. You can even enjoy unofficial "crossovers" that bring in things like Pokemon. I'm fully convinced that with the efforts fans take, someone could spend the rest of their lives with only Stardew Valley and remain satisfied.
Where should you play Stardew Valley if you want to use a console?
The Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Stardew Valley are all great. One isn't superior to the other, honestly. (I say this as someone who owns two out of three and played on all three of them.) Pick the console you like best and use the most, and get it there.
Where should you play Stardew Valley if you want to do so on the go?
For a portable farming experience, you need to go with the Switch or PC version of Stardew Valley. Which one you pick depends on a few things. The mobile ports aren't bad, but you won't get 1.5 on Android or always possess easy access to those coveted buttons on a phone or tablet.
If you don't own a Steam Deck, then go with the Switch version of the game. It's great! I spend most of my time playing it there. You get the ease of playing it everywhere. Plus, there's the option of going docked to see your farm on a larger screen. (That's handy for multiplayer!)
If you do own a Steam Deck, then absolutely go with the PC port instead. This is because you can take advantage of mods still! You'll need to get the SMAPI mod loader for the game, install it in Konsole, then get your mods and put it in your Stardew Valley mods folder. People updated the official wiki for the game with a great walkthrough that will help you through it.
Where should you play Stardew Valley if you are a true connoisseur of fine handheld consoles?
The Vita version of Stardew Valley would be a good pick, because Vita means "life."
More seriously, it is genuinely great on Sony's handheld! Yes, you are limited to editions up to 1.2. But you can still get the additional farm updates, find spots to dig up on your farm, enjoy more conversations with your spouse, and have more options when placing buildings on your farm.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, November 6, 2022 11:30 AM
Genshin Impact is a massive game, one that will have you playing for countless hours. However, things can get a bit rough if you're having progression woes with the grind. And, of course, you might think it's time to call it quits. Here's our guide to help you uninstall Genshin Impact from your computer. Note: For more information about the game, check out our Genshin Impact guides and features hub. How to uninstall Genshin Impact from your PC Control Panel/Settings There are a couple of ways for you to uninstall Genshin Impact from your PC. The first is by opening the Control Panel or the settings page: Click on the magnifying glass icon on your taskbar, then type "Control Panel" (without the quotes) in the search box. You should see a bunch of options, including "Programs – Uninstall a program." Click on that and you'll find a list of the software you've installed on your PC. Search for "Genshin Impact" a...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:50 AM
Nahida is the Dendro Archon and, as you may have guessed, she's quite powerful in her own right. In fact, one of the key facets that puts her head and shoulders above the rest is how she can fit with almost any squad setup. Likewise, she provides a ton of elemental mastery (EM) if you build her right. Here's our Genshin Impact Nahida best team comps guide to help you with the ideal characters to have in the party. Note: For more information about the game, check out our Genshin Impact guides and features hub. Likewise, you can take a look at our main build guide for Nahida. Genshin Impact Nahida best team comps guide Before we discuss the best team comps for Nahida in Genshin Impact, let's talk about what makes her a highly flexible character in the first place: Elemental skill: All Schemes to Know/Tri-Karma Purification – This ability lets you mark/connect multiple enemies, where each Dendro-based reaction caused will also trigger Dendro damage from Nah...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:26 AM
There are plenty of options for you to take out your foes in Elden Ring. You can try to be tanky by blocking attacks, or unleash devastating energy with sorceries. And, of course, you can always go to town with a weapon in each hand. Here's our Elden Ring combat guide to help you dual-wield and use power stance. Note: For more information, check out our Elden Ring guides and features hub. Elden Ring guide – How to dual-wield and use power stance Both dual-wielding and power stance in Elden Ring work much in the same way in that you'll need a weapon equipped in both hands. Simply open your inventory and make sure that you have your armaments in the first and second rows (i.e., right hand/mainhand and left hand/off-hand respectively). After that, use the left and right buttons on the D-pad to ensure that these are actively equipped by your character. Attacks work in a similar manner wherein RB/RT and LB/LT are for your right-hand and left-hand weapons, respective...
Gamer Empire Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:18 AM
At its latest financial results, Sony announced that the PlayStation 5 has reached 25 million units shipped. This is the same number that Sony had […]
Gamer Empire Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:06 AM
Roblox teamed up with Parsons School of Design to launch its 2022 Metaverse Fashion Trends report. With more than 11.5 million creators who have designed […]