Kotaku Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:10 PM
The games industry is incredibly secretive, but that never stops folks from eventually spilling all the tea on the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at some of the biggest studios. Case in point: Did you know Rockstar Games once turned down a Grand Theft Auto film that would've starred rapper Marshall "Eminem" Mathers…
Kotaku Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:20 PM
We may be preoccupied with big-budget new releases like Gotham Knights and God of War Ragnarök, but did you know that the Marvel's Avengers game is still a thing? The servers are still kicking and developer Crystal Dynamics continues to drop new content for the live-service spectacle fighter, like adding the Winter…
Kotaku Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00 PM
Microsoft recently published an Xbox transparency report that offers some details on how it moderated its online services during the first six months of 2022. According to the publisher's report, most enforcements were "proactive," which means that Xbox issued a ban (in most cases) before anyone had reported that an…
Kotaku Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:52 PM
I think that whether I'm 4 or 24, looking into the water drop eyes of bubblegum Jigglypuff, winsome Sylveon, or now the fluffy, pastry case Fidough will always make my heart squeeze a little. That's the timeless appeal of The Pokémon Company's tiny, battle-ready monsters, and why its latest roleplaying game, Pokémon…
Kotaku Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:25 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:50 AM
Few gaming magazines are as beloved as Nintendo Power. In the NES era, it offered many young Nintendo fans their first glimpse of the upcoming games that fired their imaginations, and poring over the detailed maps and tantalizing bits of info was a ritual almost as enjoyable as playing the games themselves.…
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:29 PM
Some Destiny 2 lore theorists say a weapon's recently-gained sentience should now be construed as cannon in the game world. Telesto recently began shooting out starburst patterns before seemingly taking over the game's official Twitter account. Though Bungie developers say the issues with Telesto have now "been resolved," the weapon itself should now be canonically known to be capable of sentience and may be something the space game's narrative team chooses to reference in the future.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:31 PM
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.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:37 PM
Valorant ranked players spare no effort to win a competitive game, even if it means changing their cool usernames to random formations. This new loophole sees players employing ridiculously lengthy tactical usernames to hide their ultimate points. While it may seem like a non-issue, higher-ELO players are thoroughly annoyed. It's a lesser-known fact, but ult points help monitor the enemy's position, tactics, and strategy in the FPS.Valorant characters: all agents and abilities, Valorant tier list, Valorant crosshair codes
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:01 PM
Riot Games auto-battler Teamfight Tactics is gearing up for its next set, and the TFT patch 12.22 notes indicate that Dragonlands is going out with a bang. This final patch for the current set is full of buffs for characters who haven't gotten a chance to shine lately, and it introduces some new gameplay changes like double treasure dragons.How to play Teamfight Tactics, Best Teamfight Tactics items, How to upgrade Teamfight Tactics champions
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:00 PM
The League of Legends patch notes for the 12.22 update are set to transform Riot's MOBA at its core. With the addition of new jungle pets, the return of the Chemtech dragon, and a redistribution of solo lane gold, there's a lot to get your head around. Don't worry, though, we've got all of the relevant updates right here.Best LoL Champions , League of Legends preseason 23, LoL tier list
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:24 PM
The new Civilization 6 DLC leaked last week has now been revealed as the Civilization 6 Leader Pass, a new series of add-on packs that will introduce a dozen new leaders to the 4X game. It'll also include six new spins on familiar leaders from past Civilization games, and the release date for the first pack is set for November 21.The best Civ 6 mods, The best Civ 6 civs, Play Civilization VI
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:16 PM
The best Marvel Snap decks are a combination of Pool 1 cards, along with those unlocked later down the line. However, in the early stages of this card game, not everybody has unlocked enough cards for the absolute best decks, so we've got some options that will suit beginners, alongside some more complex offerings that fit the meta at higher ranks. It's also worth looking at our Marvel Snap tier list, which covers all the cards in Pool 1.
Whether you're looking for that pesky decklist with The Infinaut you keep losing to in this free PC game (and mobile, if you want to play on the go), you've just unlocked Pool 2 so want to know what the best cards are, or you fancy a destroy deck for a while, here are all of the best Marvel Snap decks you need to get your hands on.The best card games on PC, The best superhero games, The best multiplayer games
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:04 PM
Spider-Man: Miles Morales joins the coveted hall of Steam Deck verified games, ahead of its release on November 18. The announcement was made by developer Insomniac Games, with fans excited that it's finally coming to PC after three years of waiting.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:03 PM
A Marvel Snap tier list for cards is an interesting prospect, because you're limited to 12 cards per deck despite the huge number of cards in the game. While our list of the best Marvel Snap decks covers some of the most meta decklists in the game right now, this tier list for the popular card game looks at individual cards and their power by themselves, or perhaps when used in a combo with one or two others.
We've also got separate tier lists for all three pools in the game right now. Pool one is where you'll be if you're just getting into the game and has the most amount of cards, while pools two and three come later on, when you've risen considerably in collection level. So without further ado, here is our complete Marvel Snap tier list for every card in the game right now.The best card games on PC, The best superhero games, The best multiplayer games
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:27 PM
The best Warzone 2 Sakin MG38 loadout can rip through several squads without needing to reload thanks to its 100-round magazines. The Sakin MG38 desperately needs the right set of attachments to reduce its recoil. Once you load up this LMG correctly, you'll be able to land shots from great distances while improving the Sakin MG38's time-to-kill speed at the same time.Warzone 2 release date, Warzone 2 DMZ details, Warzone 2 map
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:24 PM
If you're after a reliable secondary weapon, the best Warzone 2 P890 loadout could be the one for you. Keeping these pistols by your side in Warzone 2 will make even the most aggressive enemy think twice about pushing too close, as with this attachment setup, the P890 can shred anything that gets in your way. Perfect for protecting your position, or for eliminating opponents in an enclosed space, the P890 is a great choice for those players who don't want to take a second primary weapon.Warzone 2 release date, Warzone 2 DMZ details, Warzone 2 map
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:23 PM
Upcoming Intel Meteor Lake CPUs are expected to offer higher performance than current generation Core processors, but rumoured specs suggest team blue may be scaling things down a touch. In fact, 14th Gen chips may feature fewer cores than equivalent Raptor Lake models.Arc Alchemist GPUs - everything we know, Raptor Lake CPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:22 PM
With news that The Witcher 3's next gen release date is soon, and that new DLC and mod integration will be coming to CD Projekt Red's seminal RPG game, you might be looking for an incredibly detailed The Witcher 3 mod. If so, a colossal combat overhaul Witcher 3 mod has just been released, and I hope it's one of the projects CDPR considers folding into the main next gen release.The Witcher 3 mods, The Witcher 4 news, Play The Witcher 3
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:05 PM
A recent Genshin Impact leak has listed all of the characters who will appear during an upcoming major Genshin Impact event in the anime game's version 3.3 update. It seems that HoYoverse is introducing an event called Akitsu Kimodameshi next month and it'll take place in Inazuma, which means that plenty of notable characters from the island nation will be showing up.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:01 PM
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:57 AM
Yes folks you read that right, the WoW Dragonflight pre-patch has finally brought about the end of a turbulent Shadowlands, one of the least impressive World of Warcraft expansions to date. As we look forward to the next chapter of Blizzard's MMORPG, drop an 'F' in the chat for this ill-fated tale of sorrow and strife - or don't, I don't mind.Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight preview
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:45 AM
Oculus Quest 2 (now Meta Quest 2) remains VR's most dominant headset, but we've seen increased competition in recent years. ByteDance subsidiary Pico recently challenged Quest 2 with Pico 4, a new standalone VR headset. However, despite solid pre-orders, it's reportedly not hitting sales expectations.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:44 AM
With the best Warzone 2 TAQ-M loadout, this marksman rifle becomes a deadly machine to have by your side for long range combat. With the loadout below - and an accurate headshot - you can even down opponents in one hit, or with two shots to the chest. Pair up the TAQ-M with a powerful SMG or shotgun to create a loadout capable of picking off enemies from any distance.Warzone 2 release date, Warzone 2 DMZ details, Warzone 2 map
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:44 AM
Looking for the best Warzone 2 X12 loadout? While some people might overlook pocket-sized pistols in their Call of Duty loadouts, there's an argument to be made for these handy, lightweight weapons. Build an X12 loadout that adds to its damage and fire rate, then, and you'll be able to take down close-range opponents before they even know where you appeared from.Warzone 2 release date, Warzone 2 DMZ details, Warzone 2 map
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:28 AM
FIFA 23 Icons are generally considered the pinnacle of Ultimate Team cards; legendary players from years gone by that enable you to build the best team in the football game from both past and present. You can answer such questions as can Lampard and Gerrard really work as a midfield duo? Was Pele really as good as people say?
This year, Ultimate Team has changed how the chemistry system works, with none of your players being penalised for being out of place. Icons don't have any restrictions when it comes to their own chemistry, giving significant boosts to anyone who shares their country of origin. Bagging yourself an Icon not only improves the ability of your Ultimate Team but gives a ton of free chemistry points to the rest of the squad.FIFA 23 career mode guide, FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 Icons
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:27 AM
Are you looking for Destiny 2 Legendary Lost Sector locations in Destiny 2? While many Destiny 2 Exotics can be bought from Xûr or even in the world loot pool, the Exotics in these special Lost Sector instances cannot, forcing players to explore these dangerous areas if they want the best equipment available. Before you can take on Legend Lost Sectors, you need to complete all the normal Lost Sectors first. If you don't, the new Legend Lost Sectors will not appear on the map. Each day, the location, modifiers, and rewards rotate out for something new.
It's important to remember that Exotic drops are not guaranteed after completing these quests, so you may have to run through the same Lost Sector multiple times. You can go through them quests with a fireteam, but your rewards will be reduced to Enhancement Cores only.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:11 AM
You can farm the Genshin Impact Layla ascension materials ahead of time, so here's where to find all the materials you need if you're hoping to, or have successfully, wished for this Cyro sword-user.
Layla is the new Genshin Impact character on the upcoming Genshin Impact banner in phase two of the 3.2 update. If you're looking to ascend Layla's character, check out our best Genshin Impact Layla build, as well as how to make the most of Layla's abilities.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:10 AM
The best Warzone 2 LM-S loadout is for players looking for pinpoint accuracy and devastating damage in mid-range firefights. The LM-S is part of the Lachmann and Meer weapon platform and shares a lot of characteristics with the powerful Lachmann 762. The LM-S is a semi-automatic marksman rifle, and while it can fire multiple shots with surprising speed, the recoil can get the best of you if you aren't careful. The best Warzone 2 LM-S loadout tames the weapon's recoil and extends its range to you can dominate your foes in mid-range encounters.Warzone 2 release date, Warzone 2 DMZ details, Warzone 2 map
PCGamesN Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:01 AM
EA has announced that the newest The Sims 4 update will stop supporting a specific version of the life game, requiring you to change the version you play on or update your PC or laptop entirely, depending on your situation.Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, Play The Sims 4 free
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:26 PM
Football has been banned and only one person can save it. No, it's not the self-important fantasy Cristiano Ronaldo dreams every night, it's the setup for adventure RPG Soccer Story. You need to travel around its colourful, Nintendo-inspired world, cajole people into kicking balls once more, and then defeat them on the pitch. Soccer Story also now has a release date: November 29th.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:48 PM
If you have a Game Pass subscription, I don't see why you would buy a game between now and the end of the year. Earlier this month, Football Manager 2023 came to the service, a game so all-consuming it barely leaves time to sleep. Now Microsoft have announced the remaining games to arrive in November, and as expected it includes the year's remaining big release, co-op shooter Warhammer 40K: Darktide, as well as several indie darlings.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:18 PM
Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion will cost you real monies, CD Projekt Red have confirmed. Was there ever any doubt about this? I've no idea, but if you were previously living with the belief that substantial story additions to blockbuster games with voice acting by Keanu Reeves might be free, then I apologise for bursting your bubble.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Like so many games buried deep within my Steam library, I am unsure when I bought Painkiller: Black Edition or my exact reasons for doing so. I expect it was cheap in some kind of daily sale. Perhaps I was hungover, and hoped a small treat would ease my aching head. I vaguely recall booting it up once, perhaps a decade ago, and getting no further than its main menu. Painkiller was destined to rot in a digital purgatory of my own design forever, an unassuming icon that I would scroll past on my way to reinstall Destiny 2 for the 12th time without giving it a single thought. That is, until Valve finally sent me my Steam Deck.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:45 AM
Season 1 of Warner Bros. licensed brawler MultiVersus is over, and Season 2 has begun today with an update that adds more reward tiers to the battle pass. There's also a new Big Head Mode for the game's recently added Silly Queue, and an in-game store that brings all MultiVersus' skins and characters into one place for the first time. Weirdly, but appropriately, the game now keeps score of baskets on the Space Jam map and tracks how far away you shoot from too, so have some fun netting three-pointers with that.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:45 AM
Just when I thought I had my top 10 games of 2022 sorted, Obsidian release Pentiment, forcing me to shred my former list and grab my quill and ink for a rewrite. It's an odd pairing on paper - a detective thriller about a string of grisly murders set in the quaint countryside of 16th-century Bavaria - but, surprisingly, this coupling is a match made in heaven.
Its captivating story of conspiracy and murder is as rich and dense as its setting, and it's clearly made by a passionate team who have a deep love for the period. Playing Pentiment feels like riffling through the painterly pages of a medieval manuscript, but instead of finding the written gospel of saints and sinners, there are tales of angry farmers, greedy landowners, church scandals, religious turmoil, and murder. Fundamentally though, it's a historical tale about faith and truth, and the lengths that people are willing to go to preserve them.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:16 AM
After finishing the full version of Vampire Survivors, my fingers are limbered up for a livelier arcade walk-o-shooter. I've turned to Brotato, a game whose demo I enjoyed in the Steam Next Fest, and which launched into early access in September. I say with great affection: it feels (and looks) like it could have been a Flash game on Newgrounds. Plus it's only £4.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:47 PM
MODOK also coming.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:33 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Dublin City Pack Announced; Cincinnati & Alice Springs Airports Get New Screenshots
The Emerald Isle's crown jewel will shine in MSFS.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:12 PM
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight makes the really great offer of letting players be a dragon.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:05 PM
Batman can now become a samurai.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:41 PM
Burn, Baby, Burn!
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:49 PM
Full of adventure games.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:26 PM
Drive around in the Octane car in Fortnite as well.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:15 PM
Nier and 2B costumes are set to appear in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:49 PM
Brings more choice than previous passes.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:42 PM
Valorant's latest weapon skin bundle has a fishy theme.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:36 PM
You can now wipe your behind with Pokemon.
Twinfinite Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:31 PM
A fascinating video from the talented team that knows Kratos the best.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:30 PM
Ahead of a major November 2022 update, Lost Ark Developers Smilegate announced that there will be some changes made as to how players can earn Gold. This is due to a persistent bot issue that plagued the game since its February 2022 release. The Developers acknowledged that alongside the bot problem, inflation within the game continues to rise. Several of these changes are being made to combat both. The information comes through an official blog post, which outlines all intended changes in detail. These updates will appear on November 16, 2022.
The changes include:
Alongside the changes the Gold system in Lost Ark, major adjustments will be made to the user interface, the Stronghold, quests, and general quality of life updates. All of this comes before the introduction of the Reaper, the third Assassin Advanced Class to appear in Lost Ark. To commemorate the release of the Reaper in North America and Europe, players will get a chance to obtain a Punika Powerpass which can be redeemed until January 18, 2022. A Hyper Express Event will also be held, with missions available to complete until February 8, 2022.
Lost Ark is available on PC. The November "Feast with Friends" update will arrive on November 16, 2022.
The post Major Lost Ark Update to Introduce Changes in Earning Gold appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:00 PM
Some of the Pokemon GO evolutions aren't obvious, which means doing something like getting an Inkay to evolve into Malamar could confuse people. The thing is, Niantic decided to reference the character's original evolutionary method. That means thinking outside of the box and requiring another action. So once you get enough candies, actually making things happen is fairly easy.
How to Catch an Inkay in Pokemon GO
Inkay tends to be one of the rarer characters in Pokemon GO, so it might take a while to find them! They can appear in the wild. Which is good, because it doesn't mean relying on Raids or eggs. Standard and shiny versions are available. (The shiny one debuted during the September 2022 Inkay Limited Research.)
How to Evolve an Inkay into Malamar in Pokemon Go
Getting an Inkay to evolve into Malamar is honestly quite easy in Pokemon GO. First, you need 50 Inkay candies. Use Pinap berries to increase the yield from catching. Once you have 50, turn your phone upside-down. This is in reference to the 3DS entries, like Pokemon X and Y. While the phone is upside-down, press the button to evolve it.
Pokemon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. In case you missed it, here's how Teddiursa can become Ursaring and Ursaluna.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:30 PM
Nintendo published a new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Overview Trailer, which highlights basic gameplay mechanics that will appear in the title. This includes other useful information, such as a better introduction to the three Starter Pokemon. Alongside general details about the Paldea Region, such as unique variants and entirely new Pokemon players can acquire there. The Overview Trailer also briefly touched upon the Terastallization mechanic, which is entirely unique to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Tera Raid battles were touched upon in the trailer. Footage showed up to four players taking on a wild Pokemon as a timer counted down in real-time. This is different than how Pokemon Sword and Shield handled Raid Battles. Which had a countdown timer based on turns passed.
You can watch the gameplay in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Overview Trailer below. Please keep in mind that it will contain spoilers, such as footage of new Pokemon (and version exclusives), explanations of new mechanics, and a brief glimpse of notable NPCs.
Additionally, the trailer goes into other features. This includes the use of the Camera App to take in-game screenshots that can be applied to your unique player profile. Players can also have picnics with their Pokemon, which will increase their bond. The picnic mechanic will let you wash your Pokemon, and assemble a sandwich that you can share with your party.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will launch on November 18, 2022.
The post Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Overview Trailer Breaks Down Gameplay appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:00 PM
Hyogo prefecture's Dragon Quest Island amusement park attraction is dressed up for the season. According to an announcement released via the locale's official Twitter account, the area now sports winter-themed decor to suit the time of year. They're calling the limited-time attraction the "Winter of Onokogard." The decor and themed attractions include a giant Christmas Santa Slime and other festive Dragon Quest monsters, will run through January 9, 2023. The Christmas decor will come down a little bit earlier, though, with a scheduled close-out on December 25, 2022.
Opened in 2021, Dragon Quest Island is a part of the "Nijigen no Mori" ("2D Forest") portion of Hyogo's Awaji Island Park. It's designed to give visitors the experience of stepping into a world pulled straight from the RPG. When they visit, they'll step through the castle gates, into the town of Onokogard. Onokogard is designed to look like the fantasy-medieval type of town reminiscent of the game, and is named after the mythical Japanese Onogoro Island (Awaji Island was once thought of as the "historical" Onogoro). Once inside, players can go on quests, fight monsters using a special "adventure card", and eat. Certain grades of ticket include exclusive items, like a backpack designed to look like a Dragon Quest shield.
Besides Dragon Quest Island, the Nijigen no Mori boasts various attractions based on anime and pop culture. These include a replica of Naruto's Hokage Rock and parts of Konoha village (including Naruto's favorite restaurant, Ramen Ichiraku), and a zipline through Godzilla's mouth.
The Dragon Quest Island "Winter of Onokogard" winter and Christmas promotion lasts through January 9, 2023.
The post Dragon Quest Island Amusement Park Decorates for Winter and Christmas appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:30 PM
Dead Mount Death Play will be turned into an anime. Square Enix announced the adaptation, with an expected release date to appear sometime in April 2023. GEEKTOYS will animate the series. Manabu Ono (Sword Art Online: Alicization) will direct the series, with Takaharu Okuma credited as "Sub-Director." Yoshiki Kitai to serve as Assistant Director. Alongside being the Director for the series, Ono will also supervise the script of the adaptation with Yukie Sugiwara. Hisashi Abe will design the characters, and F.M.F will compose the OST.
To coincide with the announcement, Square Enix shared a trailer for the Death Mounth Death play anime adaptation. You can watch the announcement trailer below.
It features several key scenes from the adaptation, along with a list of staff working on the production, and a short list of Japanese voice actors. You can find the list of Japanese voice actors that will appear in the anime below.
More information concerning the adaptation will appear in the future. This includes a more concrete broadcasting date.
The Death Mount Death Play anime adaptation will be broadcast on Japanese television stations in April 2023. A potential Western release has yet to be announced.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00 PM
The cartoon antics of a magical girl anime don't come to mind as the most compatible thing with the classical drama of William Shakespeare. Yet, Zeboyd Games' This Way Madness Lies makes a compelling case for the fusion.
Like the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, the game wastes no time in getting players up and running. The Stratford-Upon-Avon High Drama Society has a side job: Becoming the magical "Ingenues" capable of crossing over into other dimensions. Those other dimensions? The worlds of Shakespeare's plays themselves! Right at the beginning of the game, you're thrust into one such play-world, and must rescue Romeo after he's kidnapped by gross Chaos monsters.
Why do the theater kids have this power? What is causing the chaos beasts to run riot in fictional worlds turned real? Where is this all going?
In a broad sense, the answers to those questions don't matter. One of the ways in which This Way Madness Lies is inspired by old-school magical girl anime is that it doesn't have a huge amount of plot. Up until almost the end of the game, what would be key questions to answer take a back seat to the crises of the moment. When the Ingenues aren't fighting monsters or rescuing Shakespearean characters, they're putting on plays and hanging out. This game is far too busy having fun to resolve as a genuinely coherent narrative.
The good news is that's absolutely fine. This Way Madness Lies takes its magical girl inspirations to heart. The story flows episodically, like a cartoon series made for younger viewers that might not keep up with complex plotting. Between adventures, players will be able to chat with the group, to learn more about their lives or just hear a funny quip about the current situation.
While there's no denying that the main narrative is pretty insubstantial, it's never unenjoyable. The writing is on-point and frequently quite funny. Its use of Shakespeare's plays clearly comes from a place of genuine appreciation for the subject. During class and when putting on their plays, the club engages honestly with the work, acknowledging frankly the Bard's lesser works and regularly calling out points of criticism, like harmful attitudes or even the occasional spot of bad plotting.
Zeboyd also pulls in a clever feature: A Shakespearean-to-Modern "translator." The characters in the Shakespeare worlds speak "ye olde English," as in the original work, and at any time you can press a button to bring up a "translation" of the line into "Zeboyd English." At times these bits help to make a line more comprehensible to someone who can barely remember their English Lit classes. At other times they do stumble, as they're written for laughs, but sometimes stray into the kind of ironic snark that clashes with the earnest tone of the rest of the game. It is a pretty rare flat point in a game that otherwise doesn't miss.
The battles are also a high point, with a combat system reminiscent of Zeboyd's Cosmic Star Heroine. You have a party of four characters, and each has a large suite of skills you can use without worrying about things like MP cost. Instead, using a skill typically locks it out until you spend a turn "recharging." Add to that a "hype" system that causes each character to enter "hyper mode" every few turns and "Unite Skills" that are more effective after a certain number of turns pass, and you've got a cleverly designed system that rewards thinking a few moves ahead and sidesteps the "point management" that can burden some JRPGs.
At higher difficulty levels, timing your skill use and taking advantage of both elemental weaknesses and status effects becomes critical. You can adjust difficulty at any time too, which is good for when some boss battles towards the end start to feel a bit too long.
This all happens among excellent, retro-inspired pixels. The battle screens in particular take after the Shining Force series and display characters in a detailed, "semi-3D" framing that shows off the quality of the character art. I almost wish Zeboyd had gone on to make the rest of the game look like the battle segments, as the field exploration and cutscene sprites seem more "common" in comparison.
Finally, This Way Madness Lies does something quite apropos for a game meant to be light and funny: It doesn't wear out its welcome. Like a good standup routine or a well-considered script, the whole game feels tight, with a full run taking eight to twelve hours. That timing largely depends on your choice of difficulty and how much you decide to grind, which you can do by launching battles straight from the menu.
What this This Way Madness Lies lacks in terms of narrative depth, it more than makes up for in refreshing combat and clever characterization. It's a breath of fresh air that also serves as a heartfelt sendup to both classic JRPGs and classic literature.
This Way Madness Lies is available on PC via Steam.
The post Review: This Way Madness Lies is a Sweet and Creative Sendup appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:30 PM
Square Enix's run of official Star Ocean: The Divine Force mini manga releases came to an end. It uploaded the tenth and final installment to the official Twitter account. The previous nine comics focused on characters from the latest entry. Each one was essentially a short gag manga with chibi versions of the cast. However, the last one brings in characters from across the Star Ocean universe to meet The Divine Force heroes Laeticia Aucerius and Raymond Lawrence.
A number of major characters appear in the first Star Ocean: The Divine Force mini manga panel. For example, Edge Maverick (SO4), Rena Lanford (SO2), Claude C. Kenny (SO2), Reimi Saionji (SO4) and Evelysse (Anamnesis) appear in the first panel. In the final one, the rest show up. In the back row, there is Rena, Sophia Esteed (SO3), Fayt Leingod (SO3), Millie Chliette (SO1), Miki Sauvester (SO5), and Fidel Camuze (SO5). In the front row, Laeticia and Ray are next to Roddick Farrence (SO1).
A total of 10 mini manga entries showed up before and after Star Ocean: The Divine Force launched. Here's a full gallery looking at the nine previous ones. Cast members like Albaird, J.J., Malkya, Marielle, Midas, Nina, and Theo also appear.
Star Ocean: The Divine Force is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:00 PM
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G is now available on Android and iOS devices in Japan. Pre-registration rewards will be distributed to players in the form of in-game currency and a Gundam Barbatos. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
This mobile entry in the Gundam series ties into the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Uror Hunt. It also features turn-based battles. While the game is free-to-play, it does feature an in-game store where players can use real money to obtain item packs and currency.
As it passed over 300,000 pre-registrations Bandai Namco distributed 10 tickets that can be used to draw for pilots and Mobile Suits through the available banners. The other pre-registration rewards included the mentioned in-game currency and the distribution of the Gundam Barbatos to use in fights.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G was announced in September 2019. However, development on the title had gone dark for roughly two years. In September 2021, Bandai Namco revealed that the game was still in production. Its original window for release was Spring 2022. This was eventually pushed back. Now the title is available for mobile devices.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G is now available for Android and iOS devices in Japan. There is no word of a potential Western release or localization.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:30 PM
The new Atelier Ryza 3 key art is here, and it features three returning characters alongside Reisalin "Ryza" Stout. Fittingly, they're her childhood friends from Kurken Island. People can see what not only she, but Lent Marslink, Klaudia Valentz, and Tao Mongarten look like all grown up.
Ryza, Lent, Klaudia, and Tao appeared as playable characters throughout the Atelier Ryza trilogy and return in 3. In each entry, players get to see how the characters progressed through their goals over the years. Some of their new outfits in the Atelier Ryza 3 highlight their progress. For example, Lent wanted to be a strong warrior and explorer. His sword and armor are more elaborate and he has more muscles in this art. Klaudia's always appeared as a more refined young woman and aspiring musician, and her outfit seems more elegant in this installment.
Here's a closer look at the characters in the full Atelier Ryza 3 key visual.
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will come out on the PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam on February 24, 2023 worldwide.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:00 PM
The Pokemon Squishmallow line is going to kick off with Gengar and Pikachu. It seems like both could be home for the 2022 holiday season. The official Pokemon Twitter account teased their release. It showed a brief video of a woman lying on a bed of Gengars and Pikachus while tossing a Pikachu plush in the air. The announcement noted both stuffed animals will appear via the Pokemon Center storefront. It also limited the upcoming release, set for "very soon," to Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Here's the full video clip. It appears that both the Pikachu and Gengar Pokemon Squishmallow plush could be about 14 inches tall. However, it seems like non-licensed versions of Squishmallows of that size tend to cost around $20 each.
As a reminder, both characters debuted at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Pikachu and Gengar were both on display at a booth showing off an array of Squishmallow products. Allegedly, additional waves of characters will appear. Supposedly, Snorlax and Togepi Squishmallow stuffed animals will also eventually be released.
While there's no release date for either the Pikachu or Gengar Pokemon Squishmallow plush yet, they are "coming soon" to Canada, the UK, and the USA. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:30 PM
Mobile game Senran Kagura New Link is getting a crossover with Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (DanMachi, for short). The event will add three new playable characters to the roster drawn from DanMachi's cast. The characters are the goddess Hestia, elven guardian Ryu Lion, and first-class adventurer Ais Wallenstein. The event went live on November 15, 2022.
Check out a teaser trailer for the Senran Kagura New Link x DanMachi crossover below.
The event teaser shows off the new playable characters and their abilities in battle. Ryu, Ais, and Hestia appear as they do in the DanMachi anime series' 4th season. They can also sport unlockable swimsuits. DanMachi protagonist Bell Cranel doesn't appear in the Senran Kagura New Link DanMachi crossover, but the event rewards costume parts for the character Miyabi that mimic Bell's costume and hairdo.
Ryu Lion is dressed in her outfit from her time as an adventurer. In the anime, she first appears as an unassuming waitress at the local tavern. Later on, viewers learn of her past as a highly skilled adventurer. Ais Wallenstein has played a major role in the DanMachi storyline, being idolized by Bell and having a reputation as one of the strongest adventurers around. She also led her own series, the DanMachi spin-off anime Sword Oratoria. Hestia is DanMachi's heroine, and the divine head of the Hestia Familia, the group to which Bell belongs.
Senran Kagura New Link is available on iOS and Android devices in Japan. DanMachi is available for streaming on services like HiDive and Netflix. The Senran Kagura New Link DanMachi crossover event runs until November 29, 2022.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Every Pokemon game features its exclusives. It's a tradition, given that there are two versions for each one. The idea is, of course, to encourage a sense of community alongside the drive to catch them all. As Pokemon Scarlet and Violet aren't out until November 18, 2022, we don't know all of the exclusives and differences in each version yet.
First, here are the exclusive Pokemon that will be found in Pokemon Scarlet.
Next, these are the exclusive Pokemon that appear in Pokemon Violet.
While the Pokemon featured in each one are the main differences, there are some tied to the school as well. The Pokemon Scarlet school is Naranja Academy and features a uniform with red accents. It is also the game with Professor Sada as your mentor. In Pokemon Violet, players will attend Uva Academy, wear a uniform with purple in it, and be reporting to Professor. Turo.
There are also some leaked version-exclusive characters that will appear that are called "Paradox" Pokemon. As these are coming from early copies or datamines, all details aren't available yet. However, the initial reports online suggest the following characters will also be in each game.
Editor's Note: There are leaked Pokemon Scarlet and Violet spoiler version exclusives that mark additional differences between the two titles.
In Pokemon Scarlet, people will supposedly see Brute Bonnet (Amoonguss), Flutter Mane (Misdreavus), Roaring Moon (Salamance), Sandy Shocks (Magneton) and Slither Wing (Volcarona). In Pokemon Violet, Iron Bundle (Delibird), Iron Hands (Hariyama), Iron Jugulis (Hydreigon), Iron Moth (Volcarona), Iron Thorns (Tyranitar), and Iron Valiant (Gallade) apparently appear.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:30 AM
A number of older Nintendo Switch games all require fresh downloads to play online. An update went out not just for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but also ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Maker 2. However, they seem to be inconsequential ones designed to fix minor issues or perhaps potential loopholes. [Thanks, Resetera!]
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Maker 2 support pages note the update patch details for each one. However, you don't need to actually visit each page. Nintendo's official patch notes for each one is identical. They all say, "Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience."
In each case, it's been a while since a patch appeared. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the most recent one, as its 2.0.5 patch appeared in February 2022 ahead of 2.0.6. The last Splatoon 2 update showed up in September 2021 and involved rebalancing. Super Mario Maker 2 hasn't changed since July 2020. That involved a change to keep Ninji Speedruns fair. Finally, this is the first ARMS update since September 2018. It added Nintendo Switch Online app support and involved rebalancing.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Maker 2 are available for the Nintendo Switch, with new update patches available for each as of November 14, 2022.
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Siliconera Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:00 AM
Almost a year after it joined Xbox Game Pass, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is about to leave it. The second part of the FFXIII story appeared on the service on December 2, 2021. It will now depart on November 30, 2022. Until that day, subscribers can play it both on consoles and PCs.
As a reminder, FFXIII-2 is the second part of a story that started in FFXIII and ended with Lightning Returns: FFXIII. While Lightning does appear in the game, the stars are actually her sister Serah and newcomer Noel Kreiss. Following the events of the first game and people's migration to Gran Pulse, everyone forgot Lightning existed. Paradoxes also appeared throughout history. Serah and Noel travel through time to repair the timeline and find out what's happening.
Here's the full list of games leaving Xbox Game Pass alongside the Final Fantasy entry on November 30, 2022.
Here's the full list of games joining Xbox Game Pass for the rest of November 2022.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is available for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, and it will leave Xbox Game Pass on November 30, 2022.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:00 PM
Yesterday, Somerville, the debut game of developer Jumpship, dropped on PC. It functions as an atmospheric, narrative-driven adventure game that bears more than a little resemblance to games like Limbo and Inside, although, unlike those games, Somerville lets players run around in a 3D space. So far, Somerville has received fairly mixed reviews from both critics and users, but of course, that should not stop you from trying it out if it looks genuinely interesting to you. But before jumping into the world of Somerville, you may want to know, on average, how long it takes to finish the adventure. If you simply want to reach the end of Somerville without bothering too much with optional content, then your playthrough will likely last around four to five hours. It should go without saying, but that length will vary depending on whether or not you find yourself stuck on a puzzle or other tricky section. What about 100%? If you wish to see everything Somerville has to offer, ho...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:30 PM
To no one's surprise, Overwatch 2 continues to fumble during its early life. The trend continues today, as Blizzard has announced that the highly anticipated Overwatch 2 balance patch is now delayed. Yes, this means that the high-energy Zarya, often running your games, or the Genji and Sombra making your life a living nightmare, will keep on dominating the ladder. It also means that the damage hero, Mei, will still be unplayable after a bug (that wasn't even really her fault) prompted Blizzard to temporarily delete her from the game. This news comes from an official post by Community Manager Craig on the Blizzard forums. According to Craig, the Overwatch 2 patch needs to be delayed so Blizzard can "resolve a critical issue." The delayed content will include "balance changes, bug fixes, including those that affect Mei, and core content updates we have planned for this patch." This will also delay the Overwatch League Viewership Incentives & Perks ...
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In a way, the Texas map expansion for American Truck Simulator feels like a moment that the developers at SCS Software has spent nearly seven years building up to. The game has grown considerably in complexity and scope since its humble 2016 roots, and the expansion feels like the embodiment of that effort. This is fitting, since American Truck Simulator – Texas this is arguably the magnum opus for the rest of the sim's life. After all, what's bigger than Texas? Large and in charge That was a kind of a trick question — Alaska certainly is, by quite a considerable margin. But, so far the studio has not really expressed intent of venturing that far north. Not to say it won't happen, but considering most of Alaska contains a lot of barren tundra and ice, it would arguably be the least interesting of the virtual states to both create and venture through. Texas is the direct opposite. Real-life Texas is so vast that it spans two separate time zones, and has ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:30 PM
A keyboard is the focal point of most PC gaming setups. And it's not just the main way you interact with your PC. It's the centerpiece of your desk, too, and making sure you've got the right one to compliment your space is important. Luckily, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to which keyboard you could get. But for now, let's focus on the best white gaming keyboards. A clean, white, minimalist setup is all the rage these days, and for good reason. It looks great for one thing, but also allows your setup to stand out from the rest. It can all fall apart without the right keyboard, though. So we've rounded up some great-looking and highly functional white keyboards that should appeal to different tastes. And all of them are available now. The 5 best white gaming keyboards in 2022 Corsair K65 RGB Mini 60% Image via Corsair Product Specs: Switch: Cherry MX | Backlight: RGB | Passthrough: USB 3.0/3.1 Type-A | Media Controls: None Average Pri...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:00 PM
As you work through the camo mastery grind eventually you'll need longshot kills. These can be some of the trickiest challenges to complete, as not all weapons are suited to long-range engagements. Here's our guide on how to get longshot kills in Modern Warfare 2 as easily as possible. Note: For more information about the game, check out our Modern Warfare 2 guides and features hub. How to get longshot kills in Modern Warfare 2 The two main factors in speeding up getting longshot kills are the game modes you play and the gun builds you use. Some game modes naturally feature more long-range engagements than others making it easier to secure longshot kills. Playing fast-paced point-oriented game modes like Hardpoint is great for weapon leveling but less ideal for this. Instead, players looking to get longshot kills in Modern Warfare 2 should play Ground War. Ground War is a large-scale 32v32 game mode where two teams fight over five objectives. To accommodate so many playe...
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:00 PM
It's time to master super-fast running in the Roblox Super Speed Simulator! As you tap, your energy will increase. The more energy you have, the faster you can go. Spend that energy on pets and rebirths to enhance the amount of energy you can get by clicking. Continue gathering energy, rebirth, and pets to explore […]
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You'll be building the grandest treehouse of your dreams in Roblox Super Treehouse Tycoon 2! This can be accomplished by gathering bees and honey, which can then be transformed into different upgrades for your tree. You will be able to start adding a ton of new things to the house as you gather more honey. […]
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We have a collection of all the Roblox Bloxy Bingo codes that are currently available. By entering these codes, you can obtain deluxe markers and other items. Roblox Bloxy Bingo is a fantastic way to spend the day if you want to unwind with some buddies while playing a game! Enter the game and begin […]
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We have a collection of all the Roblox Doors codes that are currently available. By entering these codes, you can obtain knobs and other items. LSPLASH created the platform's first horror game, Roblox Doors. You'll be scurrying around various rooms in this game as you try to escape a mansion by finding a way through […]
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:00 PM
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Lamar gets into trouble again. Franklin, Trevor, and Michael come to the rescue. Franklin, Michael, and Trevor suit up to save Franklin's best friend from the gangsters in the 63rd mission in GTA 5 – Lamar Down. Lamar can not seem to stay out of trouble, leaving Franklin no choice but to save him whenever […]
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:01 PM
Initially released a year ago on PC to a very positive rating, this rogue-lite FPS where you blast away heaps of baddies while collecting upgrades has made the leap to console. Gunfire Reborn was a supremely pleasant surprise to me, coming from absolutely nowhere and being a good time from start to finish. It's also another solid grab for Game Pass in Xbox's continuous mission to find content to feed its ever-expanding subscription service. This is the kind of game you can stumble upon while browsing Game Pass, download on a whim and wind up engrossed in.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:24 PM
The game will launch sometime in 2024 and is in development for PC and consoles.
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A new key visual was also released.
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