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GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:17 PM

The Paldea region awaits with the release of The Pokemon Company, Game Freak, and Nintendo's Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. In honor of this new gen, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a cosplay from a far earlier entry in the series.

The post Cosplay Wednesday – Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver's Gym Leader Clair appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:17 PM

Players will be able to enter a world that fuses neon, rhythm, and driving with the release of Whale Rock Games' NeverSynth. Is it time to feel the rhythm of the night, or is this one destined for the highway to hell?

The post NeverSynth Review appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:00 PM

For a while there, Square Enix Montreal (later rebranded to Onoma) were making some of the best mobile puzzle games of all time. Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go and Deus Ex Go were three of the slickest, most challenging games you could play on your phone, and all have gone down as classics of the genre. Sadly, one of them…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:15 PM

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the new monster-collecting RPGs from Game Freak, have been getting dragged since they launched on November 18 for objectively terrible technical performance that is only outshone by the immense number of glitches. (At least one bug is good: It lets you hunt for shiny Pokémon more easily).…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:00 PM

AfterClimate, a research and consultancy business "on a mission to decarbonise the games industry", have this week published the results of their "game industry net zero 2022 snapshot", a report that takes a detailed look at how most of the world's biggest video game companies are responding to the impending climate…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:10 PM

I play almost exclusively competitive shooters and I always wear a headset, so the only gaming sounds you'd hear if you walked past my apartment window would be the piercing shrieks of my own voice. Without context, the things I yell at games like Warzone 2.0 and Halo Infinite would still make sense to the average…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:35 PM

God of War Ragnarök just came out, and yet, there appears to be some hopefulness around the action-adventure game getting DLC. 2018's God of War didn't get any sort of expansion after launch, so why this follow-up would when it's supposed to conclude the rebooted series is a little odd. But now, game director Eric…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:25 PM


PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:44 PM
     Warhammer 40K: Darktide is on

There's an update out now for the Warhammer 40K: Darktide early access beta that fixes various crashes and bugs that have popped up since the grimdark co-op game became available to players who pre-ordered. Developer Fatshark says it is still "far from happy" with where stability and performance are in Darktide, but that the data generated by thousands of beta players has put things on "a good trajectory to have a stable game" when Darktide officially launches November 30.

RELATED LINKS: Darktide reveal trailer, Darktide release date, Warhammer: Darktide writer interview

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:58 PM
     Destiny 2 charity event Game2Give to offer exclusive costmetics

Bungie is set to soon helm the fourth annual Game2Give, a Destiny 2 charity event benefitting the Bungie Foundation. This year's event will run from December 6 - 21.

Participants include some of the FPS game's most popular streamers and other content creators such as Knighthawk, PureChiLL, Blessious, Ascendant Nomad, and JSniperton.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:44 PM
     No Man's Sky 2022 expeditions are running again for the holidays

All the No Man's Sky 2022 expeditions are going to be available to run again over this holiday season. After the success of last year's holiday expedition 'redux' event, developer Hello Games has decided to re-run this year's slate of expeditions in the colourful space game, starting with Exobiology and ending with Polestar.

RELATED LINKS: No Man's Sky multiplayer, No Man's Sky update, No Man's Sky VR

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:29 PM

No Man's Sky has expanded a huge amount beyond its original vision, and last year developers Hello Games introduced a new kind of seasonal update: Expeditions. These are time-limited activities with one-off awards, but although this year's fourth and final Expedition finished back in September, all of 2022's Expeditions are making a shortened, end-of-year return for anyone who missed them first time out.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:53 PM

Disney Dreamlight Valley's second major update now has a release date. Characters, locations and cosmetic items from Toy Story will be added to the free-to-play life sim on December 6th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:11 PM

Valve have been awarded a patent for a new virtual reality motion controller. It looks a lot like the Meta Quest controllers, with a ring design at its top rather than the flat face of the previous Valve Index motion controllers. Its inclusion could be a further suggestion that Valve's next headset will be standalone, without the need to be plugged into a PC.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:37 PM

Colony sim RimWorld added ideologies in an expansion last year, prompting Nate to force drifters to knife-fight a unicorn (among other things). There have been other RimWorld expansions however, and while each has added a substantial new chunk of content, those systems have previously been unable to interact with each other.

That changed with RimWorld 1.4, which adds "cross-expansion integration", so now you can use the ideology system from the Ideology expansion to, for example, tell stories about people who have ideologies about the biotech from the biotech expansion.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:43 PM
     Seth MacFarlane is having his best day in the West.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:10 PM
     Historical liveries for the DC-3, 1935 scenery and aircraft, and Moscow Domodedovo for MSFS.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:59 PM
     Play as Bardock in the new DLC of Dragon Ball Z Kakarot.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:30 PM
     Blade is the only Marvel hero (so far) who didn't give Caretaker a hard time to join the Midnight Suns.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:37 PM
     Actor Andy Serkis confirms fan theory in an interview with

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:30 PM
     Find out what the English voice actors for Denji and Aki had to say about what it's been like being a part of the Chainsaw Man Dub's production.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:30 PM

ffxiv best game community golden joystick

At the 40th Golden Joystick Awards, FFXIV won the Best Game Community category. Yoshi-P also recorded a video message in regards to this event. Rather than a panel of judges picking out the winners, people got to vote for their favorite games. This means that Final Fantasy XIV won this prize based off of users' opinions. [Thanks, Umadori!]

Yoshi-P's video message has English subtitles on it so international fans can understand it. He states that this might be the proudest award he has received because of the nature of the game. As an MMORPG, it means that a lot of people sincerely enjoy playing it and being part of the community. He also notes that Final Fantasy XIV has a lot of events (both in-game and in real life) coming up for its 10th anniversary.

You can watch the video message here:


Other games aside from FFXIV in the Best Game Community category for the Golden Joystick Awards are Dreams, GRID Legends, No Man's Sky, Splatoon 3, and Warframe. 31% of the public voted for Final Fantasy XIV, with No Man's Sky coming in at second place (21%). The third place winner is Warframe, with 20% of the votes.

Final Fantasy XIV is immediately available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC. There is a Free Login Campaign underway for returning players with over 30 days of inactivity. This campaign will last until December 16, 2022.

The post FFXIV Won Best Game Community Award at Golden Joystick appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 PM

steam autumn sale black friday

Black Friday will be on November 25, 2022, but stores are already displaying their ads for the shopping event. Steam is no exception, with its Autumn Sale running until the morning of November 29, 2022 and covering both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To be more precise, the sale will end at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.

There are a wide number of games available in the Black Friday Autumn Sale on Steam. Discounts start from 20% off. Since there are so many games on sale, if there is one that you are interested in, it may be faster to simply jump to the game or the genre in order to see if it is part of the promotion.

Here are some games that you can get at a discounted price right now from Steam:

  • Celeste - $4.99
  • Cult of the Lamb - $19.99
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - $29.99
  • Devil May Cry 5 - $9.89 (Deluxe Edition is $19.99)
  • Disco Elysium - The Final Cut - $9.99
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition - $17.99
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade - $49.59
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - $19.99
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo - $23.99
  • God of War - $37.49
  • Guilty Gear Strive - $29.99
  • Hades - $14.99
  • Hollow Knight - $7.49
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R - $34.99
  • Judgment - $29.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience - $7.49
  • Monster Hunter Rise - $19.99
  • Neon White - $19.99
  • Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition - $29.99
  • Persona 4 Golden - $12.99
  • Persona 5 Royal - $41.99
  • Persona 5 Strikers - $23.99
  • Resident Evil Village - $29.99
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (GOTY Edition) - $29.99
  • Stardew Valley - $11.99
  • Stray - $23.99
  • Tales of Arise - $23.99
  • The King of Fighters XV - $29.99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (GOTY Edition) - $9.99
  • Triangle Strategy - $41.99
  • Yakuza 0 - $4.99
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 - $5.99
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon - $20.99

The Steam Autumn Sale for Black Friday will end on November 29, 2022 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. You can also check out the Black Friday ads for the Nintendo eShop, GameStop, Walmart, and Meijer.

The post Steam Offers Autumn Sale For Black Friday appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:30 PM

fire emblem engage engage system

Nintendo revealed more information on the story and battle system of Fire Emblem Engage. There is also a video to see how the 12 Emblem Rings will work. When you use a ring, you can summon an iconic hero from the past games, as well as use their power in combat. You can equip a Hero to your character and synchronize with them.

Each Ring has a hero attached to it. When you synchronize a character to a Ring, your character will get a boost to their stats. You can also get some new skills. Aside from equipping them, the two can fuse together to create a more powerful unit. This is the Engage system. When Alear and Marth Engage, Alear's equipment will change and they also get two new skills.

You can watch the Emblem Ring trailer for Fire Emblem Engage here:

In total, there will be 12 Emblem Rings, and Nintendo shared information on 6 of them:

Marth (Hikaru Midorikawa)

Marth will be the first Ring that Alear will get to use. Marth will specialize in multiple fast attacks, with Star Rush having a bonus for Manakete characters.

Sigurd (Toshiyuki Morikawa)

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When you Engage with Sigurd, how much of the map you can cover will increase. The Overdrive Engage Skill will also attack enemies in a line and move the character across the map.

Celica (Nao Toyama)

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Celica's Engage Skill will let her use a magic attack twice per turn at the cost of cutting the damage by half. This is most useful for when there are two enemies at the map with only a little bit of HP left. She can also warp to a distant enemy regardless of the terrain and deal a powerful magical attack.

Byleth (Yusuke Kobayashi)

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Byleth is a good support character who can raise others' stats. His Engage Skill Gambit: The Goddess's Dance will let him power up and revitalize adjacent characters (up to 4 at a time). Like a Dancer's Dance, they will be able to move again even if they already did that turn.

Corrin (Satomi Sato)

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Like Byleth, Corrin is a support who can manipulate the terrain. These can debuff the enemy

Lyn (Makiko Ohmoto)

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Lyn will be a powerful hero who can attack from any distance. Her Engage Skill lets her create duplicates of herself that can serve as decoys, and they can also support an attack. Her other Engage Skill lets her attack five times from a distance.

Aside from information on the Emblem Heroes, Nintendo has also released a detailed relationship chart on the Fire Emblem Engage original characters. Diamant and Alcryst, who Nintendo introduced the other day, are also on the chart.

Fire Emblem Engage will come to the Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023. It is available to pre-order in the eShop.

The post Nintendo Introduces Engage System in Fire Emblem Engage appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:00 PM

World II World

Aniplex and RPG Time: The Legend of Wright developer DeskWorks are working on a new mobile RPG: World II World (pronounced "World To World"). To promote it, the companies have released the first in a series of world-building trailers to introduce players to the game's setting. Of key importance is the separation between the game's two worlds [Thanks, Famitsu!].

Check out the trailer below. It lays out the premise of the story, as well as showing off some of the game's graphics and character designs.

The concept of having two worlds in World II World is woven into the very format of its structure. The game plays out over two screens arranged vertically on the player's device screen. Players will be able to manipulate characters in each "world" screen independently, watching cutscenes and engaging in battles on each screen in turn. Sometimes one character on the top screen will be battling, while the other on the bottom screen converses or explores.

The game's setting hinges on the separation of the two worlds: One floating in the sky and ruled by the robotic "Machina", and another scrabbling below, populated by humans, called "Labor". The story begins when a Labor boy named Fujoh encounters a Machina girl named LA-CCA. The two form a bond, and even exchange "parts", with Fujoh and LA-CCA trading mechanical forearms.

The World II World trailer also introduces other characters from the different worlds, with differing art styles to distinguish their respective environments. The Machina characters have a smooth, android-like appearance, while the Labor characters sport bulky cybernetic enhancements and more mechanical-looking gear.

World II World is in development for iOS and Android, with an expected debut in Japan during Winter 2022 and 2023.

The post World II World Trailer Introduces the Game's Two Worlds appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:02 PM
     Pokemon Scarlet Violet how to Auto Battle Open WorldUpon making your way to the Los Platos Pokémon Center and talking with your rival Nemona during the First Day of School quest, you will learn the ropes of the Auto Battle feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. By hitting 'R' while out exploring, you will activate what the games call the "Let's Go" feature, which essentially brings one of your Pokémon out into the field. From there, your Pokémon will automatically fight nearby wild Pokémon and pick up items scattered throughout the open world. It makes for a handy quality-of-life feature, for sure. If you want to know about how to Auto Battle in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, we'll explain, but you need to know a few things first. First of all, pressing R will only bring out the first partner Pokémon in your current party, so be sure to set your team up appropriately. Secondly, the outcome of an Auto Battle depends on both the level and type of your Pokémon, so you will need to pick your fights...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:02 PM
     How To G Walk In Modern Warfare 2 Warzone 2Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2 have received an incredible numbers of players hopping into the action. Multiplayer battles have been expectedly fierce, and players have been trying to gain any advantages they can over one another. One of the biggest current advantages is a new Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 movement trick called the 'G-Walk.' Using the G-Walk in multiplayer offers a clear advantage and it's not hard to understand why. The exploit allows players to rapidly shift between prone and standing positions while skipping the animations in between. This can make it seem as if players are sprinting while still low to the ground, making them extremely difficult to shoot. The trick was supposedly found by a group known as "EuphoriaDream" and shared online. How to G-Walk in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 The group in question hasn't provided any tutorials on how they perform the trick, but that won't prevent players from trying t...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, November 22, 2022 4:00 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, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be tasked to […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:00 PM
     Who knew stealing a tow truck would be this easy? The Tow Truck mission in GTA 5 is part of a 4-part heist setup that unlocks the next heist mission, Blitz Play, upon completion. In Tow Truck, Franklin/Michael/Trevor look to steal a tow truck from an auto repair shop in Elysian Island for use in […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:45 PM

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:15 PM

A trailer for the character was also released.

The post Guilty Gear: Strive DLC Character Sin Kiske Coming Very Soon appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

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Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:38 PM

We're not even a month shy of Bayonetta 3's release and Hideki Kamiya, the creator and supervisor of the series, has already confirmed that Bayonetta 4 is in development and that it will address the game's contentious ending in "unexpected" ways.


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:10 PM

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet are the second open-world games in the Pokémon series, but the basic premise remains the same: raise terrifying creatures and sic them on both the enemy AI and your online friends. While I'm getting my ass kicked by wild Pokémon who are twenty levels above mine, I've noticed that they're…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:40 PM

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We're halfway through the year, and a throughline is clear: Despite a wave of delays and industry upheaval, 2022 has cemented its place as a damn good year for video games. By summer, we're usually bemoaning a lack of must-play games. But this year, so far, is the opposite: There are, somehow, almost too many games…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:25 PM

I remember my first console controller—the polished black batwing I used to steer my Xbox 360—as vaguely sticky. What do middle schoolers do to cover everything they touch in a thin, gummy worm film? Aside from eating many gummy worms? (In my case, at least.) Peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin is giving us all a good…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:10 PM

Developer Arc System Works has announced the newest addition to its popular 2D fighter Guilty Gear Strive. The brawler, Sin Kiske, will be added to the roster as part of the game's $25 Season Pass 2 DLC, and the internet seems pretty pleased with the announcement. So pleased, in fact, that folks are calling Sin their…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 PM

The current men's football (soccer) World Cup in Qatar feels like the clearest exemplar for everything wrong in the world. From its origins in a bribery scandal, to the horrendous deaths of thousands of migrant workers to make it happen, to the international support for the competition despite it being held in a…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:05 AM

I didn't know it was possible for me to fall in love with Star Wars spin-off Andor any more than I already had. Then I saw this amazing retro tribute to the Disney+ streaming hit and got pumped for the season one finale all over again.


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:25 AM

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet continues to ring in its opening week with some solid co-op outshone by destructive glitches, but now there's a new exploit in town. YouTuber PhillyBeatzU describes what he calls the "Shiny Picnic Reset Method" (it's more prescriptive than descriptive) in a recent video—where repeatedly…


Kotaku Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:50 AM

It's a tale as old as Twitter itself: Person says stupid, offensive stuff in the past, person comes to prominence, old tweets get dug up, person apologizes, the internet holds court. The whole performance has just taken place once again, this time featuring Crystal Dynamics' spokesperson and game design lead on


PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:51 PM
     The Steam Autumn Sale is live

If you've been waiting to pick up any of this year's best PC games, now might be the time: the Steam Autumn Sale is now underway, offering significant discounts on loads of great games both new and old. It's also your chance to nominate games for this year's Steam Awards, which includes a new award category for 2022.

RELATED LINKS: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:24 PM
     How to save everyone in The Devil In Me

Want to know how to save everyone in The Devil in Me? Supermassive's Saw-inspired thriller features five main characters, who can all potentially die if you make the wrong choices. This is the fourth instalment in The Dark Pictures Anthology, set in a recreation of H. H. Holmes 'Murder Castle', where a group of filmmakers are invited to shoot a documentary.

One of the best horror games on PC, knowing how to save everyone in The Devil In Me is imperative if you want to get the best ending. Alternatively, if you want to kill everyone off, you can follow this guide to know exactly what not to do. Here are all the decisions and choices you need to make to save everyone, split up by chapter.

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:28 PM
     Best Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout

Want a Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout that'll shred enemies up close? Almost at the very end of the Kastov weapon platform, you'll find the Vaznev-9k, a 9mm SMG with one of the fastest TTK stats in the game. We've built our Warzone 2 Vaznev-9k loadout to excel at beaming enemies in the short to medium-range engagements. The recoil is very low, while the damage range and bullet velocity are relatively high. This does come with a minor knock to the Vaznev-9k's mobility, but it's still super fast to pull up to your shoulder.

RELATED LINKS: Best Warzone 2 guns, Best Warzone 2 loadout, Warzone 2 map

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:25 PM
     Steam Deck gets more competition in 2023 with OneXPlayer 2

The OneXPlayer 2, the next high-end Steam Deck rival, is set to launch in 2023, with pre-orders for the portable gaming PC beginning November 25. The follow-up device is once again being manufactured by One-Netbook and from what we've seen of the specs, it could give Valve's device a run for its money.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:29 PM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley Toy Story update release date

The Disney Dreamlight Valley Toy Story update was announced in September alongside the addition of the Lion King update and new Scar quests. While the wicked lion king has already moved into his home in the Elephant Graveyard, we're still awaiting the delivery of Andy's favourite toys - but we do now have a release date. Arriving a little later thean expected, the Dreamlight Valley Toy Story update release date is December 6.

The Disney life sim already features lots of familiar faces, but we know there is room for "unlimited" expansions. The Dream Castle already houses around 30 unlocked doors, which will eventually lead to new realms. That said, you'd think these new updates would be coming thick and fast, with Scar added just six weeks after the original release date. The Toy Story update might be coming a little later than anticipated, but it is still the second major update in just three months, with a Beauty and the Beast update expected not long into the new year.

RELATED LINKS: Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:19 PM
     GTA 5 update arrives early, Rockstar wants to make you a trillionaire

A new GTA 5 update has arrived, as Rockstar brings an end to the Heists event and offers up literally trillions of in-game currency to players of the open-world game. A new Heists challenge will close out the Grand Theft Auto Online event for the multiplayer game, and if a colossal community goal is reached, there's going to be a special reward for all players.


PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:17 PM
     Gotham Knights at 47% off in Fanatical Black Friday sale

Gotham Knights, the latest of the Batman Arkham games, is currently available at a huge 47% discount as part of the Fanatical Black Friday sale, meaning that it will only cost you $31.79 USD / £26.49 GBP (or $42.39 USD / £37.09 GBP if you go for the Deluxe Edition) - and on top of that, the Batman Arkham Collection bundle is now 87% off ($7.79 USD / £6.49 GBP), so it's a good time to be a fan of Batman games.

RELATED LINKS: Best Gotham Knights abilities, How long is Gotham Knights?, Gotham Knights mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:17 PM
     Breachers is basically CS:GO and Rainbow Six Siege VR on Quest 2

Ever wanted to play Rainbow Six Siege on Quest 2? Breachers could be the next best thing. Developed by Triangle Factory, this new tactical 5v5 VR shooter takes inspiration from Siege and Counter-Strike Global Offensive, combining gameplay elements of both. There's no release window for Breachers yet, but an open alpha test has just gone live.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:17 PM
     Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy?

Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy is a question on all our minds. After all, The Boy Who Lived is the reason we Muggles even know about the magical School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as Hogwarts itself was introduced to us through his own eyes all the way back in 1997 (feel old, yet?). And let's not forget the incredible Harry Potter games from the early noughties, and their hilarious, clunky graphics which will never be forgotten. All of this of course leads us to wonder whether our favourite bespectacled wizard will join us at Hogwarts this time around.

As it's not just Harry, what about his now famous friends Ron and Hermione? Will they appear as playable characters or NPCs in the long-awaited action RPG game, or can we can expect to meet an entirely new ensemble of wand-wielding witches and wizards in the Hogwarts Legacy commons rooms, class rooms and halls?

RELATED LINKS: Hogwarts Legacy release date, Upcoming PC Games, Best PC RPGs

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:12 PM
     How to sign up for Fortnite Let Them Know and get the rewards

Want to know how to sign up for Fortnite Let Them Know to earn quests and rewards? A new set of Fortnite tasks requires you to sign into a bespoke website if you want to earn exclusive rewards. Finishing all the Let Them Know challenges earns you 350,000 XP and a Football World Cup cosmetic item, so it's well worth doing while you still can.

To sign up for the Fortnite Let Them Know quests and earn the rewards for the battle royale game, head to the Let Them Know website and sign into your Epic Games Store account. Doing so reveals the page, the current task, and the rewards for finishing the challenges. You can check back on the website to view your progress, but note that it can take up to an hour for your points to update.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:25 PM
     Best Warzone 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout

The best Warzone 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout gives you complete control over any mid range firefight in the battle royale game as it can down an enemy in a single shot to the head, or two shots to any other part of the body.

The fire rate with this Warzone 2 loadout is also extremely fast, so you can follow up on your hits - or misses - almost instantly. You only have six shots to work with due to the limited capacity of this lever-action rifle, so make each bullet count by using the best Warzone 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout. And in case you find yourself falling in love with this weapon type, check out our picks for the best Warzone 2 marksman rifle here.

RELATED LINKS: Best Warzone 2 guns, Best Warzone 2 loadout, Warzone 2 map

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:06 PM
     Best Warzone 2 RPK loadout

Follow the attachments of our best Warzone 2 RPK loadout to ensure you're dominating mid-range fights in Call of Duty's battle royale mode. This setup builds on the RPK's inherent strengths - relatively good mobility and high damage - by making it more effective over long distances and improving the recoil and stability. It's still slower to pull up your cheek than an SMG or AR, but you'll be able to take fights over much greater distances.

Naturally, even the best Warzone 2 guns fall short in some areas, so make sure to grab the best Warzone 2 SMG if you want to round out the perfect Warzone 2 loadout. We've also added a couple of perk and equipment suggestions, plus a few alternative attachments in case you want to spec the RPK for mobility.

RELATED LINKS: Best Warzone 2 guns, Best Warzone 2 loadout, Warzone 2 map

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:59 AM
     Dead by Daylight killers can now play against bots in BHVR horror game

Dead by Daylight killers will now have the chance to hone their slaughter skills against AI bots in the BHVR horror game, as update 6.4.0, and new DLC pack Forged in Fog, bring The Knight, new DBD survivor Vittorio, a fresh map, and various tweaks and changes.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:54 AM
     Genshin Impact leak reveals Spiral Abyss enemies for version 3.3

This recent Genshin Impact leak has given us an early look at the first Spiral Abyss enemy lineup that'll be coming in the anime game's version 3.3 update. The Spiral Abyss is a regular, reliable source of free Primogems if you can earn all 36 stars, so it's always nice to know what to prepare for ahead of time.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:50 AM
     Fortnite map makes Pong playable in the battle royale game

A good Fortnite map can be an entirely new take on any number of things, or be a wonderful recreation of some other game or classic pop culture hit. There's just so much you can do with the Fortnite Creative tools in Epic's battle royale game, which are expected to get even better after the chapter 4 season one release date. Today, however, Fornite bringing you Pong, one of the first videogames ever.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 PM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 P890 loadout

Looking for the best P890 loadout in Modern Warfare 2? The P890 is a semi-automatic pistol that excels in close-quarters firefights, and it's become an unlikely rising star in the FPS game's multiplayer meta. Typically, most players flock to the best assault rifles or best sniper rifles before they take to the battlefield, but the P890 is a pistol that packs a punch, and that's before you add any attachments via the Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith system to improve it even further.

Our best Modern Warfare 2 P890 loadout builds upon the P890's impressive handling and mobility by refining its aim down sights speed and recoil control. We've also taken steps to improve upon its bullet velocity, but just bear in mind that the effectiveness of the P890 is restricted to its close range. Regardless of its damage output, it's still a pistol, and its bullet velocity is never going to reach that of long-range weapons such as the Lachmann-762 or the TAQ-56, so be careful not to overextend yourself and exhaust your ammo. That said, we've accounted for this as well in our best P890 loadout in Modern Warfare 2 – read on to find out more.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:50 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 MCPR-300 loadout

The best Modern Warfare 2 MCPR-300 loadout is for those who enjoy a life of anonymity; a secret existence punctuated only by a sharp snap and the death rattle of your unfortunate target. With exceptional range and bullet velocity, this is easily one of the best guns in Modern Warfare 2, and it has the added bonus of being the first sniper rifle you unlock.

Bolt-action rifles occasionally have difficulty following up on missed shots, further exacerbated by a long reload time. Fortunately, the MCPR-300 is fitted with a magazine so reloading is instant. With the attachments below boosting bullet velocity, you'll find hitting your targets as easy as pie.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:46 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann-762 loadout

Searching for the Modern Warfare 2 best Lachmann-762 loadout? This battle rifle is a monster at long range; a powerful weapon that can pick off distant enemies in an instant. There are some issues with the weapon's recoil control, but this can easily be addressed by using the correct attachments.

The Lachmann-762 also gives you the option to switch between semi-automatic and fully automatic firing modes - we recommend semi-automatic as the gun can go all over the place when firing off multiple rounds. This weapon has one of the fastest time-to-kill speeds we've seen in the FPS game, making it one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns available.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:38 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 loadout

The best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 loadout is a rapid-firing, close-quarters menace, and provided your aim is even half-decent, you'll be decimating foes with ease. The classic P90 SMG is known as the PDSW 528 in Modern Warfare 2, so don't overlook the bullpup submachine gun while you're looking for your next favourite weapon.

Even when you think you have found your new battle companion in the FPS game, you need to make sure it's set up correctly, with the new Gunsmith system changing the way you unlock some attachments. On base stats alone, you might think the PDSW 528 doesn't stack up against some of the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG, but add the following attachments, and your opponents won't be able to get out of the way fast enough.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:41 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane loadout

Building the best FSS Hurricane loadout in Modern Warfare 2 provides you with a weapon that excels in close-range encounters, while also having enough stopping power to put your opponents down at mid-range. Adding attachments to keep its recoil under control helps with longer engagements in the FPS game while maintaining your mobility, this keeps you on your toes when fights start to get up close and personal.

The FSS Hurricane is part of the submachine gun class of weapons, and it uses the M4 receiver as its base. It's because of that assault rifle pedigree that the FSS feels more like a hybrid weapon, rather than a traditional SMG like the MP5. If you open a copy Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition, the FSS Hurricane comes with all the weapon's attachments without having to unlock anything. Here is the best FSS Hurricane loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:25 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 Fennec 45 loadout

The best Modern Warfare 2 Fennec 45 loadout focuses on improving its weak points - specifically mobility, handling, and damage. While other SMGs feature superior range, accuracy, and recoil control to the Fennec 45, we've got the right attachments to turn this SMG into a serious competitor.

Boasting one of the fastest fire rates in the multiplayer game, the Fennec 45 can take enemies down quickly in almost any Modern Warfare 2 game mode. As such, this SMG is an ideal weapon for close-combat areas in the Modern Warfare 2 6v6 maps, especially with a loadout to improve accuracy and damage. With all of the upgrades we've made to the Fennec 45, it's undeniably the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG right now.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:20 AM
     Total War: Warhammer 3 update 2.3 adds Immortal Empires landmarks

The last major Total War: Warhammer 3 patch of the year has arrived, and it's brought some lovely presents for good little orcs and daemons. Total War: Warhammer 3 update 2.3 adds new and updated landmarks to the Immortal Empires campaign, enables endgame scenario customisation for multiplayer, and makes some welcome adjustments to several factions - and that's just scratching the surface of the latest patch notes for the fantasy strategy game.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:13 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 Lachmann-556 loadout

Knowing the best Lachmann-556 loadout in Modern Warfare 2 will turn you into a pin-point marksman, with enough firepower to take down an entire squad, at range, before they've had a chance to react.

The Lachmann-556 is easily one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns provided you know how to outfit it correctly. The key to getting the most out of the Lachmann-556 is leaning into its strengths and knowing how to put yourself into situations where you'll be most effective. Range and accuracy are the Lachmann-556's most significant attributes, so our best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts have been designed to make you untouchable at mid to long-range. Here's the best Lachmann-556 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:16 AM
     Best Modern Warfare 2 Vel 46 loadout

Looking for the best Vel 46 loadout for Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer? The Vel 46 might not have a familiar name in MW2 2022, but it has been in the series countless times under the guise of the MP7, a stalwart of the FPS game for years.

This is easily one of the best SMGs in Modern Warfare 2, boasting a ridiculously high rate of fire, easy-to-learn recoil, superb iron sights, and very high mobility. These factors all combine to make it one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns for aggressive play styles.

RELATED LINKS: Best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Best loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 2 maps

PCGamesN Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:01 AM
     Diablo Immortal season seven brings server merges, fresh battle pass

Diablo Immortal season seven will bring further server merges as well as a new battle pass, limited-time events, and legendary items to the Blizzard action RPG game, with other major content updates scheduled to be postponed until December.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:46 PM

Crucial's MX500 is a classic SATA SSD, with TLC NAND and a DRAM-cache offering excellent sustained performance only supplanted by newfangled NVMe M.2 drives. Today the biggest size of the MX500, the 4TB model, is down to $269.90 in an early Black Friday sale at B&H Photo in the US - an $80 saving from the drive's usual price.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:18 PM

Yesterday we covered a great deal on discounted Xbox Series Wireless Controllers at Currys, and today I'm back to share a similar deal that sees Sony's DualSense controller down to the lowest price we've ever seen. Right now you can pick up the PC-compatible controller in white for £40, a £20 reduction from its normal price of £60.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:06 PM

Here's an early Black Friday deal for anyone still prodding at a mushy membrane keyboard: in the UK, you can get the all-mechanical Cooler Master SK652 for just £45. If you go for the black model, that's a £65 saving off the RRP, and it's £95 off if you opt for the white version, which is £45 as well.

£45! And it's full-size to boot. There are always nice savings to be had among Black Friday's gaming keyboard deals, but even then, the only way you'd normally see a mech board this cheap was if it was secondhand. And had keycaps missing. And was haunted, possibly by some kind of dismembered hand ghost.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 PM

When Nick Popovich was a kid, his parents ran the Sprague Road Tavern in North Royalton, Ohio. "Everything was a dive bar," Popovich, now co-founder and CEO of Monomi Park, says of the drinking scene in the Cleveland suburb. "It was all working-class, like dive-bar kinda thing. Which is basically what this place was." His mum and dad wanted to do up the joint, make it into something resembling what today would be called a sports bar. As part of this plan, Popovich's father added a game room to the building, filled with pool tables, shuffleboard ("As a result I'm hugely into shuffleboard", Popovich notes) and most importantly of all, a rotating stock of arcade machines.

Back in the day, explains Popovich, the cabinet was the expensive thing. So his dad would find a cheap cabinet, they'd put in a cheap second-hand board and monitor, and paint the outside to make it look like the official version of the game. To the regulars drinking and shooting pool, it didn't matter that the arcade cabinet looked like a bootleg – that Donkey Kong was just a picture of a monkey that Popovich Senior had stencilled onto the side of the cabinet. What mattered was that the cabinet did what it needed to do, and that the game inside was legit. This line of thinking, of making something only as good as it needs to be, was an essential component in the development of Slime Rancher, Monomi Park's massively successful sci-fi farming simulator. "The original Slime Rancher cheated. A very small group of people made it, and it looks like many more people than that made it," Popovich says.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 PM

Lisa: The Painful is one of those games that's like… if you know, you know. You know? Like, it's ruthless, stomach-churning, and soul-destroying. I'm kinda joking but also not joking? I don't know what it is about RPG maker games, but they just hit different.

Set in a post-apocalypse with no women, you play as Brad who one day finds an abandoned baby girl, names her Buddy, and raises her in secret. Years later, Buddy is kidnapped by a militia group and Brad sets off to rescue her. When you put it like that, the story is pretty basic, but it's so much more than it seems. The absurdist comical world together with the awful decisions forced upon you make this a special kind of bleak RPG.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:23 AM

While XCOM is about as serious as I get with turn-based tactics, I have been curious to try more, so I decided to give Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector a go after seeing it's leaving Game Pass soon. Brothers, it's decent. Familiarity with the rock-paper-chainsword setup of Warhammer 40K arsenals is easing me into the unfamiliar world of retreating attacks and armour calculations. If you're in a similar position and also on Game Pass, maybe have a look before it leaves Microsoft's subscription service at the end of the month.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:14 AM

I'm always looking for new games to play with my kids, and MegaWobble's Lil Gator Game seems like just the right combination of harmless and wacky for us. Coming to Steam on December 14th, Lil Gator Game involves most of the core components of childhood, such as displays of reckless acrobatics, pretending sticks are swords, and making friends with every other random child you meet. You can see what I mean by watching the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:12 AM

One of my absolute favourite SSDs for gaming PCs is among the highlights of this year's early Black Friday SSD deals. The WD Black SN850X is the overall second-fastest NVMe SSD in the RPS benchmark books – with the outright fastest write speeds – and its 1TB model has some sizeable savings going for it, across both the UK and US.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:30 AM

I've been playing Pokémon Violet over the past few days, and fortunately I haven't suffered many of the glaring tech issues that have gone viral since launch. There are fairly frequent frame drops and a few camera glitches, but nothing that's ruined my experience just yet. What has caught my eye, though, is simply how small some of the Pokémon are in Paldea. They're tiny little things, and the onslaught of oddly small critters reminds me that sometimes, size really does matter.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:07 AM

Baba Is You dev Hempuli has taken that game's puzzle transforming mechanics and translated them into a form of Solitaire. Dubbed Babataire EX – nice – the game bases its suits on four of the endearing little creatures from Baba Is You. There's good ol' Baba, of course, joined by Keke, Fofo and Jiji. Hempuli only seems to have begun the project earlier this month, but you can already have a go for free on If you do, then I hope you have better luck than I did understanding what exactly is going on.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:06 AM

Warzone 2 is many things: battle royale, free-to-play, chock-full of guns. One thing I hadn't thought of it as, at least until now, was a dance simulator, but then I've never used Tiktok. A cunning Warzone 2 player has managed to convince the enemy team to abandon their hostilities and indulge in a spot of shuffling to DJ Casper's classic turn of the millennium hit Cha Cha Slide. It's an odd choice, particularly considering they're jumping around in a cemetery, but each to their own.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 AM

I didn't think it was possible for Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters' name to get any longer, but today Complex Games and Frontier Foundry have announced that their Bestest Best-rated turn-based tactics game is getting a paid expansion. It's called Duty Eternal, which I seriously considered trying to cram into the headline for a moment there, but swiftly realised I'd barely have room for anything else other than maybe an "is" and a "get" before we ran over three lines, so here we are. Launching on December 6th for £13 / $15, the Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters: Duty Eternal expansion (told you it was a big'un) will add the enormous Venerable Dreadnought combat mech to the game, as well as a new class, new missions and a bunch of other "substantial changes", according to the devs. Have a peek of the all-new reveal trailer (and that giant mech) below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 AM

Viking survival em' up Valheim was arguably one of the biggest games of last year, with its Nordic purgatory providing the perfect lobby for hanging out with your pals. It's no secret that for a long while, my friends and I were smitten with its PS1-era graphics, snappy building, and heady mixture of relaxation and sense of dread. Our odyssey was one of carrots and boars, half-naked sails and bees.

So, count me excited when Liam and I had the chance to sample Valheim's next major update Mistlands, which brings with it a smoky new biome, magic, new building bits, and blimps that are actually giant ticks that soar in the sky and spit acidic warheads at you. It was great to be back.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:21 AM

The developers of Marvel's Avengers have removed the game's design lead Brian Waggoner as a spokesperson after offensive tweets were brought to light. Waggoner had posted a racist comment on the social media platform in 2014, and an ableist one in 2010. Members of the Marvel's Avengers community have uncovered and shared other examples of Waggoner's behaviour online from before he joined Crystal Dynamics.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:44 PM
     Andor is a new unique flavor in the Star Wars Universe. Here are 5 reasons Star Wars should follow with more experimental shows:

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:29 PM
     You can finally purchase the Pikachu and Gengar Squishmallows... or not.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:32 PM
     Lost Soul Aside is back with a fresh new trailer and a publishing partnership with Sony.

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     Let's get Heisting.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:45 AM
     Chapter ending events in Fortnite are always a big deal, so you will not want to miss this.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:25 AM
     Field a powerful Dreadnought and a skilled Techmarine in the first DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 AM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the future of the Pokemon series.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 AM
     Haikyuu!! is an amazing show, and here are 10 reasons why you should watch it.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:51 AM
     Learn about the main gameplay mechanics of Fire Emblem Engage.

Twinfinite Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:30 AM
     Make sure to have Just Dance 2023 at your next party because it's the best party game for these 10 reasons.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 2:00 PM

Chainsaw Man Pop-up Merchandise

Mappa and Pal are opening a Chainsaw Man pop-up store in Tokyo to sell a line of exclusive merchandise based on the series. Formally called the "Chainsaw Man Big Goodwill Exhibition," the store opens on December 9, 2022, at Baseyard Tokyo. Located in Shibuya, Japan, Baseyard is a shopping center focused on lifestyle and fashion goods, with a dedicated space for pop-up events. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The Chainsaw Man pop-up merchandise selection is based around an exclusive set of illustrations created by Mappa for Baseyard Tokyo. The illustrations depict Devil Hunters Denji, Aki Hayakawa, Power, and Makima as they appear in the anime series. Besides purchasing exclusive merchandise based on the illustrations, customers can also see some behind-the-scenes footage of the Chainsaw Man anime production process. A selection of production material provided by Mappa will be screened on the in-store monitor. An exhibition of Chainsaw Man figures will also be up for grabs.

Check out some of the merchandise available at this link. Items range from buttons and badges to acrylic standees, posters, and bag tags.

Customers who do opt to spend at least 2,000 Yen (about $15 USD) on merchandise in-store at the Chainsaw Man pop-up will receive one of two gifts. The first is a a key visual card showing off the four illustrations in their poster-cropped form. The second is a random art card, featuring one of the characters seen in full. The gifts will be distributed while supplies last, with the first available from December 9, 2022, and the second available from January 2, 2023.

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The Chainsaw Man pop-up store will be open from December 9, 2022 through February 15, 2023. Those with more expensive tastes can consider a $200 USD Makima figure.

The post Chainsaw Man Pop-Up Sells Denji, Aki, Power, Makima Merchandise appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:30 PM

Pokemon GO Ultra Beast Arrival Event Announced

It will be much easier to find and battle Ultra Beasts in Pokemon GO soon, as an Ultra Beast Arrival event is coming up next week. On November 27, 2022, people can take part in Timed Research and five-star Raids to encounter seven of them. However, these Raids will only appear worldwide between 11am and 5pm local time for players.

Depending on where you live, different Ultra Beasts will appear at gyms in Pokemon GO. Both Nihilego and Guzzlord will be everywhere. However, a few others will only be in certain countries. For example, in North and South America, Buzzwole, will show up alongside Nihilego and Guzzlord. If you are in Europe, you'll see Pheromosa too. The Asia-Pacific countries will also get chances to catch Xurkitree. In addition, everyone in the Northern hemisphere will see Kartana, while the Southern hemisphere folks will see Celesteela.

There will also be Timed Research showing up. Niantic didn't note how many steps will be involved. However, it did note it will be connected to the Ultra Beast Raids. It noted people who take part will get a chance to face Buzzwole, Celesteela, Guzzlord, Kartana, Nihilego, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree.

Finally, the announcement also mentioned which Pokemon will show up around the gym if someone beats the Ultra Beast there. You'll see Absol, Dedenne, Frillish, Gulpin, Minccino, Machoke, Magmar, and Scyther more frequently briefly.

Pokemon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices, and the Ultra Beast Arrival event will appear on November 27, 2022.

The post Pokemon GO Ultra Beast Arrival Event Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 1:00 PM

How to Evolve Pawmi into Pawmo and Pawmot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The "walking Pokemon" gameplay mechanic returns in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. It isn't just there for show. It is also a way to get certain characters to evolve. For example, the Pawmi to Pawmo evolution is a standard one, but getting a Pawmo to evolve into Pawmot in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet involves going for a walk.

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How to Evolve Pawmi into Pawmo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Getting a Pawmi to evolve into Pawmo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is easy. You need to get it to level 18. At that point, it will evolve into Pawmo as usual.

Or, well, if you want to avoid this step… you can catch a Pawmo. I saw plenty of them in many areas around the game. They were especially prevalent around Porto Marinada last I looked. They also show up in three-star Tera Raids.

How to Evolve Pawmi into Pawmo and Pawmot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How to Evolve Pawmo into Pawmot in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

This option involves spending time with your Pawmo. Literally. You need to walk 1,000 steps with a Pawmo outside of its ball to evolve it into Pawmot, the final Pawmi evolution, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Level doesn't matter. The first time you level up after passing 1,000 steps, it will reach its final form.

Again, you don't need to rely on evolution to get one. Parmots do appear in five and six-star Tera Raids.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch.

The post How to Evolve Pawmi into Pawmo and Pawmot in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:30 PM

Among the weapons showing up with the Splatoon 3 Chill Season 2022 are the Dapple Dualies Nouveau and Inkbrush Nouveau.

New weapons will be heading to Splatoon 3, and the latest update offered detailed looks at the Dapple Dualies Nouveau and Inkbrush Nouveau. There are video clips showing them off. Also, their sub-weapon and specials were revealed.

First, here are the Dapple Dualies Nouveau weapon coming to Splatoon 3. It offers the Torpedo sub-weapon. It is also the second weapon of this type with the Reefslider special.

This will be the sixth weapon of this type in the game. The other five are the Dark Tetra Dualies, Dapple Dualies, Duelie Squelchers, Glooga Dualies, and Splat Dualies.

Next, here is the Splatoon 3 Inkbrush Nouveau weapon. It is the first brush both to offer the Ink Mines sub-weapon and Ultra Stamp special.

There are only two other brushes available in the game at the moment. These are the Inkbrush and Octobrush.

Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch. The Chill Season begins in-game on December 1, 2022.

The post New Splatoon 3 Dapple Dualies and Inkbrush Weapons Shown appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:10 PM

Pikachu & Gengar Squishmallows at Pokemon Center for $29.99 Each Price release date

Earlier in November 2022, the Pokemon Center teased that the Pikachu and Gengar Squishmallow plush toys would be in-stock soon, and now we know the price and that the release date is today. Both characters are live on the site. The Gengar and Pikachu will ship immediately. The price for both the Gengar and Pikachu Squishmallows is $29.99 each.

The announcement also means additional details came out about the characters. Each one is 12 inches tall. They also both have a Poke Ball embroidered on their backs. With standard shipping, they arrive within five to nine days.

There are special offers in effect at the Pokemon Center store for the holidays. First, there is free shipping for orders over $20. Since the Pikachu and Gengar are each over $29.99, it qualifies. Also, there is a free Pikachu Pokemon Winter Wonders flat brass ornament offer. If you make a qualifying purchase, it will automatically be added to your cart. It is only for orders shipping to the US, however, and goes out only while supplies last.

The price seems to be fairly average for the characters. For example, at BoxLunch an eight inch Squishmallow costs $19.90.

Editor's Note at 1pm ET: The two Squishmallows sold out at the Pokemon Center on their November 22, 2022 release date.
Pokemon Squishmallow Pikachu Gengar Price Release Date

The Pikachu and Gengar Pokemon Squishmallows are now in stock at the Pokemon Center, and the price for each one is $29.99.

The post Pikachu & Gengar Squishmallows at Pokemon Center for $29.99 Each (Update) appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 PM

Nintendo Switch Sports Golf

The next minigame in the Nintendo Switch Sports lineup is coming. Nintendo announced that Nintendo Switch Sports Golf arrives with the game's next update. The update is scheduled to deploy next week on November 28, 2022. The update is free to owners of the base game. Golf was previously announced in September, with a "Holiday 2022" release window.

According to Nintendo, Nintendo Switch Sports Golf will feature 21 different holes to challenge, taken from the Wii Sports series. The minigame will include a Survival Golf mode, where players try to avoid elimination, and casual competition mode. As with the other sports in the lineup, it supports local multiplayer.

Released on April 29, 2022, Nintendo Switch Sports is a motion-controlled minigame collection for the Switch, in the vein of the classic Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. Unlike those titles, the game didn't use the Mii avatars as default, allowing players to create more detailed avatars native to Nintendo Switch Sports itself. At the time of release, the base game offered Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (swordfighting). Like its predecessors, players used the Joy-con controllers to replicate the motions needed to play the different sports. Subsequent updates added functionality like support for the Leg Strap accessory in Football, new moves in Volleyball. Other updates included "cheat codes" to summon the legendary Matt from Wii Sports as an AI opponent.

Nintendo Switch Sports Golf arrives on November 28, 2022. The game is available on Switch. Check out Siliconera's review.

The post Nintendo Switch Sports Golf Arrives in Late November 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:30 AM

Pokemon Slowpoke Sofa

Furniture store Cellutane is selling a Pokemon Slowpoke sofa for fans that prefer a more gradual pace to life. It's officially called the "Yadon Bead Sofa." (This is after Slowpoke's Japanese name.) It sits one adult. It costs ¥28,400 (~$200).

As someone can tell, this sofa is based on the Pokemon of the same name. Known as the Dopey Pokemon, Slowpoke first appeared in the Generation I Pokemon games (Red, Blue, and Yellow). A Water/Psychic-type, Slowpoke is known for its ponderous nature and notoriously low reaction time.

Unlike the recent wave of large Pokémon plushies that double as furniture, Cellutane's Pokemon Slowpoke sofa shaped to suit actual sitting. It's also more of a bean bag chair, being made of polyester and filled with polystyrene beads. The whole sofa is about 720mm tall (about 2.4 feet), 920mm wide (about 3 feet), and 1010mm deep (about 3.3 feet). It weighs about 8.75kg (about 20 lbs). The backrest prominently displays Slowpoke's face, with ear-shaped protrusions along the top. The rear of the sofa also sprout's Slowpoke's distinctive tail.

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Besides the Slowpoke Sofa, Cellutane also offers other Pokémon-themed items, like a Rowlett Sofa, a Ditto Sofa, a Gengar Sofa, and a Snorlax Sofa. All are roughly the same height (the Gengar's ears add a few inches) and suited to use with Cellutane's Pokeball-themed Ottoman cushions (sold separately). Like the Slowpoke, all cost ¥28,400 (about $200). The Pokeball cushions cost 10,901 Yen (about $78 USD).

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:00 AM

Take a Peek at the Honkai Impact 3rd Playable Ai-chan Hyperion Λ Battlesuit Ai

HoYoVerse is making a mascot character playable in one of its games. A playable Ai-chan is heading to Honkai Impact 3rd as the Ai Hyperion Λ Chrono Navi battlesuit in 6.2. To help provide more insight into her and her design, there are images going over details about it and a new video appeared.

First, here's the initial announcement about the playable version of Ai-chan in Honkai Impact 3rd. It confirms Yui Horie will remain her voice actress for this form. Horie also plays Hitomi in Dead or Alive and Chie in Persona 4. It also points out that this is how the character would look when all grown up. She uses a chakram as her weapon in-game.

The second set of details went over specific design elements. As with the smaller version of the character, the adult version also has a similar hairstyle. There is also a green heart on her outfit, referencing how her name means "love." (It is also a pun, as she is an AI.) The other parts show her artificial, technical elements, as there is a fake power button-like "core" on her back and plug-ins on her.

Finally, here's the Honkai Impact 3rd Ai Hyperion Λ Chrono Navi battlesuit video with team members discussing how they created the design for the playable Ai-chan.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available for the PC and mobile devices. The 6.1 update is available now, and 6.2 is on the way.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:30 AM

See the Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Bardock Alone Against Fate DLC 4

The Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Bardock - Alone Against Fate DLC 4 is on the way. The add-on was confirmed back in September 2022. Now, Bandai Namco released a new gameplay trailer to show what to expect. This isn't a story segment, though. Instead, it gives people a chance to see how Bardock fights firsthand. The about three minute long segment focuses on an altercation that takes place during Battle on Planet Kanassa.

Things kick off right as the Battle on Planet Kanassa begins. Bardock is the character being controlled for this fight. However, he is accompanied by Fasha and Tora. Both of them were a part of Team Bardock fighting alongside him. The point of this mission is to defeat every Kanassan facing the trio. 145 need to be beaten. Kanassan Conjurors, Pugilists, and Warriors are among the opponents. Bardock can attack, use a Ki Blast, call upon items, or transform. If someone calls upon the allies for support, they each will have two attacks they can use. Fasha can use Energy Bullet and Saiyan Smash. Tora will be able to perform Dive Bomb Slash Kick and Flame Bullet.

Here is the full Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Bardock - Alone Against Fate DLC 4 trailer.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will appear on January 13, 2023. If you have the PS4 or Xbox One version, the next-gen updates will be free. The Dragon Ball Z Kakarot DLC 4 Bardock - Alone Against Fate is in development. It will be part of Season Pass 2.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:00 AM

The final Cosmog evolutions are heading to Pokemon GO, as soon Cosmoeom can evolve into Lunala and Solgaleo.

Lunala and Solgaleo will come to Pokemon GO this week. Niantic announced the Pokemon Sun and Moon legendaries will join as part of the Astral Eclipse event. That will run November 23-28, 2022. This is the final Cosmog evolution, which means people will be able to evolve Cosmoem into one of the two in Pokemon GO when they have enough candy and meet certain requirements.

Cosmog debuted in Pokemon GO back in September 2022 with the Season of Light event and A Cosmic Companion Special Research, and in October 2022 could evolve it into Cosmoem. This involves getting 25 Cosmog candies. This again happens as part of A Cosmic Companion.

Niantic's update confirms that the final form depends on when you choose to evolve Cosmoem in Pokemon GO. First, you need to get 100 Cosmog candies. Niantic didn't note how this will be possible yet, but did note the A Cosmic Companion storyline will continue once Astral Eclipse starts. Evolving during the night in Pokemon GO will give you Lunala, while daytime evolutions will give someone Solgaleo.

Finally, new avatar items based on Lunala and Solgaleo will appear. Lunala pants and wings will appear. So will a Solgaleo-inspired mask and pair of shoes. There will also be Galaxy Socks.
Niantic to Let Us Evolve Cosmog and Cosmoem into Lunala and Solgaleo Soon

Pokemon GO is available on Android and Apple iOS devices, and people can evolve Cosmog and Cosmoem into their final Lunala and Solgaleo evolution starting on November 23, 2022.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:30 AM

People will soon get a chance to build up their Power. Good Smile Company revealed Power, from Chainsaw Man, will join the Plamax model kit line. This means people will be able to build a static figure of her in her Public Safety Devil Hunters uniform. It will be just under eight inches tall when complete. It will debut first in Japan in May 2023. A North American release will follow in September 2023. It costs ¥7,700/$48.99.

As the Chainsaw Man Power Plamax model kit isn't complete yet, there are only CG renders suggesting how it should look. The example images show that there will be two posing options. One hand part makes it look like she's throwing up the peace sign. The other allows her to hold a spear made out of her own blood.
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And here's a picture of how the runners should look for this Plamax model kit. It shows that there will be different colors used, so any painting will likely involve finer details.
Good Smile Company

There are quite a few Power figures announced and on the way. There's a chibi Look Up version. This makes it look as though she is looking up at a person. Another makes it look like she is wielding a blood scythe.

The Chainsaw Man Power Plamax model kit will arrive in Japan in May 2023 and in North America in September 2023. Pre-orders are open until December 22, 2022. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll, while the manga is localized by Viz Media.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:00 AM

The Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Title Update 3 patch notes are in, detailing all the additions, adjustments, and fixes coming in 12.0.0.

Capcom posted the free Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Title Update 3 patch notes for 12.0.0 ahead of its debut. Most of the new features all came up during Capcom's digital event presentation. However, there are also rebalancing details and other fixes that slipped in. If someone wants to prepare ahead of the November 24, 2022 release date, they'll want to make sure they have enough room. The Switch patch is 0.7GB. The one for PCs is 1.5GB.

There are some minor, notable alterations that didn't come up during presentations. For example, there are new Steam Achievements included with this update. A host of changes are coming for Anomaly Research, as it and its Anomaly Investigations will be higher, you'll see more monsters, and you can adjust their level. Speaking of level caps, they're also higher for armor upgrades. The Melding Pot will have Aurora melding soon. Also, you'll have an excuse to enter the Market's lottery again. There are new items to earn.

Here are the full Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Title Update 3 patch notes for 13.0.0.

New Story Elements:

  • A new monster has been added and will appear in Gathering Hub quests.
  • New afflicted monsters and new Risen elder dragons have been added to the game.
  • New quests have been added.
  • The cap for Anomaly Research Level has been raised.
  • The level cap for Anomaly Investigations has been raised.
  • A level adjustment feature has been added for Anomaly Investigations.
  • A wider variety of monsters now appear on Anomaly Investigations.
  • New weapons, armor, layered equipment, and skills have been added.
  • The level cap for armor upgrades has been raised.
  • Qurious Weapon Crafting now includes an option for upgrading gunlance shelling levels.
  • New skills have been added to the pool of potential skills available during Qurious Armor Crafting.
  • Two armor augment types have been added to Qurious Armor Crafting.
  • A new melding type has been added to Melding Pot: Melding—Aurora.
  • New prizes have been added to the Market's lottery.
  • New trinkets and hanging scrolls have been added.

New System Elements:

  • Followers can now accompany you on more types of quests.
  • New options have been added for Followers that allow you to customize their Wyvern Riding and item use behavior. These can be accessed under Options → Game Settings.
  • New Guild Card titles have been added.
  • A new Badge of Heroes has been added.
  • Steam achievements have been added for the awards introduced in Ver.
  • Support for NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) has been added. When using an NVIDIA RTX graphics board, you can now enable NVIDIA DLAA from the "Anti-Aliasing" options.

Bug Fixes and Balance Adjustments: 



  • Great Sword: Fixed an issue where using a True Charged Slash (chained from a Strongarm Stance successfully) to explode a Large Barrel Bomb would result in more explosion damage than intended.
  • Sword & Shield: Applying Destroyer Oil now also restores some sharpness (in addition to its current effect).
  • Sword & Shield: Fixed an issue with the timing of chaining a Rising Slash into a Roundslash, where using the button assigned for a Roundslash would mistakenly chain into a Lateral Slash or Shield Attack instead.
  • Dual Blades — Spiral Slash: Attack power slightly increased; elemental scaling slightly increased.
  • Dual Blades: Fixed an issue where the hellfire from Hellfireblight would stay on the player instead of transferring to the ground after using Spiral Slash too close to the targeted monster.
  • Dual Blades: Fixed an issue where the correct voice lines would not play when using Spiral Slash.
  • Dual Blades, Hammer: Fixed an issue where the skill Intrepid Heart would not properly activate if you were hit right after the Dual Blades' Shrouded Vault move animation finishes, or if you were hit right as the Hammer's Water Strike animation begins.
  • Hammer — Dash Breaker: Attack power has been slightly increased. Also, performing a charge right before Dash Breaker ends will start you at max charge instead of continuing from your previous charge level.
  • Hammer — Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon: Attack power increased; elemental scaling slightly increased.
  • Hunting Horn: The Sharpness Extension melody effect now also restores some sharpness upon activation.
  • Gunlance — Ground Splitter: Effect duration increased; Wirebug Gauge recovery speed increased.
  • Gunlance — Hail Cutter: Wirebug Gauge cost changed to 1; Wirebug Gauge recovery speed changed to Medium.
  • Gunlance — Ground Splitter: Fixed an inconsistency between the player animation and the duration of the blowback negation and damage reduction effects that would occur after successfully hitting a monster with Ground Splitter.
  • Gunlance: Fixed an issue where the forward movement of Bullet Barrage would cause Large Barrel Bombs and Mega Barrel Bombs to explode at unintended times.
  • Gunlance: Fixed an issue with the timing of chaining a Lunging Upthrust into a Quick Reload and finally an Overhead Smash, where using the button assigned for an Overhead Smash would mistakenly chain into a Shelling instead.
  • Insect Glaive — Awakened Kinsect Attack: Adjusted the attack power values for each number of extract colors consumed, as below:
    One Extract Color: Attack power slightly increased
    Two Extract Colors: Attack power slightly increased
    Three Extract Colors: Attack power increased
  • Heavy Bowgun — Crouching Shot: Adjusted as follows:
    The recovery speed of the overheat gauge has been increased.
    Overheat duration has been decreased.
    Normal Ammo 1–3, Pierce Ammo 1–3, Flaming Ammo, Water Ammo, Freeze Ammo, Thunder Ammo: The interval between rapidfire shots has been decreased, and the total number of shots has been increased.
    Dragon Ammo, Piercing Dragon Ammo, All Status-Effect Ammo Types 1–3: The interval between rapidfire shots has been decreased.
  • Heavy Bowgun: Fixed an issue where the skill Intrepid Heart would unintentionally activate after a counter is successfully triggered when taking a hit during the crouching portions of Counter Charger or Counter Shot.
  • Reduced some of the issues involving certain weapon sound effects not playing correctly when too many other sound effects play at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the skill Redirection would prompt a chat log message even if the skill effect has not been triggered, which could happen when hitting a Lampsquid or other endemic creature while performing a Switch Skill Swap.
  • Fixed an issue where the effect durations for Gourmet Fish and Immunizer could be unintentionally overwritten by shorter effect durations (like from the skill Wide Range).
  • Fixed an issue where receiving a blowback hit when you are afflicted with Hellfireblight and have a blowback negation effect active would cause all subsequent Hellfireblights to explode even when receiving hits that wouldn't cause blowback (the intended behavior is that only blowback hits would cause the Hellfireblight explosion).
  • Fixed an issue introduced in Version 12.0.1 where the icon for Defense Down would sometimes display at incorrect times.
  • Fixed an issue introduced in Version where the icon for Defense Down would sometimes display at incorrect times.
  • The color flashing effects of different parts of the health bar have been made easier to tell apart when the Bleeding status is active.
  • Fixed an issue where curing the Frenzy status activated by the skill Bloodlust with an Antidobra would ignore the size of your red health gauge and restore more health than intended.


  • Some Palamute Gear have had their values adjusted. The cooldown time for each tool has also been slightly increased.
    Dual-Bladed Chain: Elemental scaling increased; Attack power increased
    Guarding Parasol: Stun value slightly increased; Exhaust value slightly increased
    Steel Fang, Stoutcore Fang: Attack power increased
    Large Shuriken: Elemental scaling slightly increased; Status effect scaling slightly decreased
    Palamute Silkbinder: Elemental scaling increased; Attack power slightly increased; Status effect scaling slightly decreased
  • Fixed an issue where, after you enter combat with a monster under certain conditions, Palamutes would sometimes stay put in a different area and not follow the player.
  • Fixed an issue where Palamutes may somtimes repeat a starting and stopping movement when the player moves around in an unsheathed state during combat.
  • Fixed an issue where some items that should be able to be gathered would display an X icon and could not be gathered to the Palamute Pouch.
  • Fixed an issue where successfully hitting Apex Rathian with the Kittenator could flinch the monster, but would not topple it.
  • Alleviated an issue where Palamutes would sometimes go after a monster in a neighboring area if there is no targetable monster within the same area as the Palamute.
  • Fixed an issue where the Palamute fur pattern option "06" would display different areas in the color change preview than those that are actually changed via the options.


  • Followers' attack power with the following weapon types has been increased: Great Sword; Long Sword; Sword & Shield; Dual Blades; Lance; Gunlance; Switch Axe; Charge Blade; Insect Glaive; Light Bowgun; Heavy Bowgun; Bow.
  • Fixed an issue where the item effects from some items that Followers could use were not being applied correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Follower gestures Acrobat 1 and Acrobat 2 would not work properly at times.
  • Fixed an issue where, if your first Follower has fallen in battle, your second Follower would not initiate Wyvern Riding on a monster that is in a mountable state.
  • Fixed an issue where Utsushi would repeatedly perform a Switch Skill Swap when using dual blades.
  • Fixed an issue where Utsushi would sometimes fail to execute a Swap Evade after performing a Switch Skill Swap when using a heavy bowgun.
  • Fixed an issue where Galleus would fail to perform Strongarm Stance combos when using the great sword.
  • Fixed an issue where Fugen would use Spirit Helm Breaker when his Spirit Gauge is too low (when using a long sword).
  • Fixed an issue where the hit effects for the long sword move Silkbind Sakura Slash could be affected by the player's options when used by Fiorayne, Rondine, or Utsushi.
  • Fixed an issue where certain bow combos performed by Luchika, Hinoa, and Utsushi would be canceled partway through.
  • Fixed an issue where Arlow, Fugen, and Utsushi would stop moving depending on their distance to a monster when using a hammer.
  • Fixed an issue where checking the Follower selection screen right after checking Follower Info would cause the exclamation point (!) not to display for newly added Followers.


  • Fixed an issue where situational voice lines would not play correctly after an exhausted monster has used a big attack.
  • Fixed an issue where Astalos's left wingtalon sweep attack would unintentionally cause multiple hits.
  • Fixed an issue where the location of Shock Traps would appear differently in game to the quest host than to the quest guests, and a monster might trigger the trap in a location that appears incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where the remaining burn effects after a Rathian (including Apex and Gold Rathian) or Rathalos's (including Apex and Silver Rathalos) breath attack would not display properly on slopes.
  • Fixed an occasional issue where Espinas or Flaming Espinas would immediately attack right after waking up.
  • Fixed an issue where an Espinas or Flaming Espinas's prey would keep moving even when the game is paused.
  • Fixed an issue where Flaming Espinas would not appear on Anomaly Investigations.
  • Fixed an occasional issue where a visual effect would remain on the arms of Rajang when the player destroys its tail just as it goes into rage mode.
  • Fixed an issue preventing heavy bowgun users from deflecting Teostra's pounce attack with a Counter Shot.
  • Fixed an occasional issue where Teostra's "Nova" attack would activate in an incorrect position.
  • Fixed an occasional issue where Scorned Magnamalo would not instigate turf wars, but would just keep using regular attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where Lucent Nargacuga's poison spike rain would become stronger after its tail was severed.
  • Fixed an occasional issue where Violet Mizutsune's bubbles would remain on screen without disappearing.
  • The brightness has been reduced for the hit effects when Violet Mizutsune is enveloped in flame.
  • Fixed an issue where some of Violet Mizutsune's bubbles had different attack settings than intended.
  • Fixed an occasional issue where Risen Chameleos would not leave its invisible state.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the turf war animation between Lunagaron and Garangolm from playing correctly when it occurs in certain parts of the Citadel locale.
  • Fixed an issue where Gaismagorm's attacks wouldn't show up properly on certain PC environments.
    Fixed an issue where hit effects on Anomaly Cores would activate more frequently than intended at high frame rates.
    Fixed an occasional issue where monsters would not be able to climb over ledges and would instead slide down when playing at high frame rates.

Locales and Environment:

  • Fixed an issue where the player would be sent back to the base camp after a fadeout when trying to move to the combat area in the Yawning Abyss or the Forlorn Arena.
  • Fixed an issue where other players would be forcibly kicked from a session when harvesting afflicted materials at the small isolated island in the Jungle.
  • The dark haze effect that can be seen in the distance in the Sandy Plains, Jungle, Citadel, and Infernal Springs is now less noticeable when Dynamic Shadows are enabled.

Base and Facilities:

  • New augmentations have been added to the Smithy, so the specs for randomization have been adjusted accordingly (including for existing augmentations).
  • Added a feature when augmenting armor at the Smithy to convert surplus points into items.
  • When performing multiple Melding—Rebirths or Melding—Reincarnations in succession at the Market's melding pot, the cursor position will now default to the next Talisman after the one you last selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the Toadversary at the Training Area would have different stats depending on which quest the player has currently accepted.
  • Fixed an issue where it would take a long time for anything to be displayed when using the equipment box if you have a large number of Talismans.
  • Fixed an issue where the sort order would be incorrect when opening the equipment box via "Set Decorations" and searching for equipment that only has a Rampage Decoration slot.
  • Fixed an issue where a Kinsect saved to a loadout would be displayed in a preview when selecting "Layered Equipment Loadouts" from your Equipment Sets and moving to the list of loadouts.
  • Fixed an issue where different messages would be displayed depending on which screen the player is on when trying to select a layered equipment loadout containing a different weapon type.
  • When searching for Anomaly Investigations to join on the Quest Board, you can now choose whether to save the search criteria or not.
  • When searching for Anomaly Investigations to join on the Quest Board, the minimum level will now no longer be reset with specific timing.
  • Fixed an issue where some categories would not be reset when searching for Anomaly Investigations with specific criteria on the Quest Board and then returning to the "Responding to Join Requests" screen without saving.
  • Added Fire Herbs, Flowferns, Thunderbugs, Snow Herbs, and Dragonfell Berries to the lineup of Trade Goods at the Argosy.
  • Increased the number of Fire Herbs, Flowferns, Thunderbugs, Snow Herbs, and Dragonfell Berries that your Buddies will bring back when using "Order Items" at the Argosy.
  • Added more types of rare materials, armor spheres, jewels, and melding solutions that can be exchanged at the Anomaly Research Lab.
  • Adjusted some of the unlock conditions for items that can be exchanged at the Anomaly Research Lab.
  • Fixed the design of the lamps at the canteen to match those of Kamura Village.
  • A "Checking add-on content" message will now be shown when checking for add-on content at the Courier.



  • Increased the number of Research Points you can earn for A2★ - A6★ monsters.
  • Fixed an issue where Anomaly Quests would not yield Anomaly Research points.
  • Your quest level will now increase faster when completing an Anomaly Investigation.
  • Increased the number of Anomaly Research points you can earn for Anomaly Quests and Anomaly Investigations from level 1 - 120.
  • Fixed an issue where locked Anomaly Investigations would have their lock removed if you complete them after accepting an Anomaly Investigation in a Lobby and then moving between bases.
  • Fixed an issue where Anomaly Investigations with an Apex Arzuros or Apex Rathian would yield unintended awards.
  • When joining an Anomaly Investigation via a Join Request, you will now be able to see the current number of faints.
  • Fixed an issue where the Unstable Environments icon wouldn't show up for Anomaly Investigations where Furious Rajang or Seething Bazelgeuse would show up as invaders.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mutual Likes points would change color when scrolling up and down on the Anomaly Investigations results screen while there is a negative adjustment among the results.
  • Afflicted Cortexes can now be carved from Jyuratodus during Anomaly Investigations of a specific quest level.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would be able to use the fence during the Roar of the Black Eclipse Event Quest even though there is only one target monster.


  • Fixed an issue where layered weapons were missing from the Anjanath Tree for the hunting horn.
  • Fixed an issue where Shagaru Magala Tree lances would look shorter than other lances while sheathed.
  • Changed the name of the Silver Rathalos light bowgun from Silver Spartacus to Silver Rathling Phoenix and adjusted the explanation as well.
  • Fixed an issue where the chain mail would clip into the hunter's mouth when using the Weapon Pose while wearing the Rathian Helm X or the Golden Lunehelm.
  • Fixed an issue where the player character model would stick through any capes that are part of their equipment when using the Unique Pose Set.
  • The Lien Headgear layered armor will now reflect the hair color the player picked for their character.
  • Fixed an issue where part of the hair of a Type 1 player character would not show up properly when wearing the Clockwork Helm.
  • Mitigated an issue where the "Braided" hairstyle would not display properly with certain types of headgear.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Canyne equipment C Snowshear Mail to appear stretched when using the "Pumped Up!" gesture.
  • Fixed an issue where the luminescent parts of the following Canyne equipment would not light up: Canyne Mosgharl, Canyne Somna, Canyne Ibushi, Canyne Sinister.
  • Fixed the preview screen display for the sword & shield's Felyne Tree and Shell-Studded Tree.


  • When setting a shoutout or a sticker to the Action Bar or a shortcut, the text will now be displayed at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed an occasional issue preventing active skills from being displayed when opening the Status screen while you have augmented armor equipped.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the cursor from being moved on the second page when selecting the item pouch via an item shortcut on the Radial Menu.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Great Wirebug Medal award to be obtained even when the conditions have not been met.
  • Fixed an issue preventing usage of the mouse when checking afflicted materials on the Large Monsters list if there are 2 or more pages of details.
    Fixed an issue preventing the error message from being closed when highlighting an endemic creature on the Endemic Life list that has corrupted photo data set to it.
    Fixed an issue where the details window on the Large Monsters list would respond to mouse wheel input when the player tries to scroll through the material list.
    Fixed an issue where the system messages and Button Guide would not be consistent with other screens when playing the game in 21:9 aspect ratio.


  • Fixed an occasional issue where Jae would speak Japanese when the language settings are set to "Monster Hunter Language."
  • Fixed an issue where the Stamina Gauge wouldn't blink if you drink a Dash Juice or get hit with Waterblight while having the Health & Stamina Gauge display settings set to "Dynamic."
  • Adjusted the processing load display for Dynamic Shadows under Advanced Graphics Settings.


  • Fixed an issue where the Progress Guide would not show up at MR 999.
  • Fixed an issue where the shadows of some Buddy equipment would not display properly on the save data select screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the blade and sheath of Megrez's Asterism would not line up properly while at camp or on the save data select screen.
  • Reduced stutter on the loading screen.
  • Fixed a very rare issue where the appearance of the hunter would change after returning to base when joining a quest via Join Request just before the quest is completed.
  • Fixed an issue where the chat log would not display the correct information if the player is carrying the maximum number of transport items.
  • Fixed an issue where gyro functionality wouldn't work properly when multiple Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers were connected.
  • The warning messages and Capcom logo displayed when booting the game will now be in higher resolution.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes have been made.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC, and its Title Update 3 patch will bring it up to 12.0.0 on November 24, 2022. Title Update 4 and 5 are also in the works.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:30 AM

genshin impact golden shrimp balls

HoYoVerse released a video teaching you how to make Golden Shrimp Balls from Genshin Impact. This is the second video in the Liyue's Cuisine Collection series. Like the first one, it combines Genshin Impact animations with a live-action cooking tutorial.

You can watch the Golden Shrimp Balls tutorial for Genshin Impact here:

Though the video does list the ingredients, it does not give measurements. It also does not provide detailed instructions, such as the temperature of the oil or how long you should fry them for. For those who wish to actually make this at home, there are other recipes online that you can use for reference.

Fried shrimp balls is a common Chinese dim sum food. As for the Genshin Impact version of the recipe, you can get Golden Shrimp Balls when you reach Reputation Level 1 for Liyue. It revives a fallen character and restores HP depending on the quality of the dish.

Keqing and Xiangling play a major role in the video as a reference to the Moonlight Merriment event. It was the flagship event for Version 2.1. The event focused on Xiangling participating in a cooking contest with Keqing as one of the judges, as well as Xiangling trying to recreate a family recipe for Keqing. It is unlikely that the event will return in future versions.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 8:00 AM

Sin Kiske Guilty Gear Strive DLC

Sin Kiske is the next playable character coming to Guilty Gear Strive as DLC. Arc System Works announced the character's return as the second character of the Season Pass 2 DLC, after Bridget. Sin joins the roster on November 24, 2022.

Check out the DLC character trailer for Sin Kiske in Guilty Gear Strive below.

Sin Kiske is the son of Guilty Gear OG Ky Kiske and Guilty Gear X heroine Dizzy. Being one-quarter Gear, Sin matured very quickly compared to normal humans. To ensure his safety, and privacy, Ky entrusted his care to Sol Badguy. Taking after his guardian, Sin grew up strong and untamed. Despite having an adult's physique, he's still nine years old, giving him an immature mentality. He wields a flag in battle.

Arc System Works also published a "Starter Guide" video to get players acquainted with Sin's fighting style.

Sin Kiske is a "Rush" character that specializes in overwhelming opponents at close range. Other Rush-type characters in Guilty Gear Strive include Giovanna and I-NO. Sin can deliver powerful follow-up attacks after his special moves to keep up the pressure on an opponent. Those follow-ups use a mechanic called Stamina. Stamina recharges slowly, and is required to trigger the follow-ups. Follow-ups to moves like Beak Driver can maximize Sin's capabilities and keep him in optimal distance from an opponent. Other follow-ups can push an enemy back, keeping them from retaliating effectively. He also has a powerful R.T.L. move that rockets him forward and allows him to change direction in mid-dash.

The Sin Kiske DLC arrives in Guilty Gear Strive on November 24, 2022. The game is playable on PS4, PS5, and PC. Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions are in development.

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Siliconera Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:30 AM

Rainbow 6 Siege 2B Nier

It's time for the operators of Team Rainbow to lock and load for the Glory of Mankind. Rainbow Six Siege players can now purchase two cosmetic bundles based on NieR Replicant and NieR Automata. They contain items that will allow players to cosplay in-game as NieR series characters 2B and Nier. The Rainbow 6 Siege 2B pack is called the Elite Iana YoRHa bundle, and the previously revealed Rainbow 6 Siege Nier pack is called the Maverick NieR Replicant bundle.

Check out the trailer for the Rainbow 6 Siege 2B cosmetics below.

The Elite Iana YoRHa Bundle is designed for the character Iana, an Attacker operator from the Netherlands. Iana commands the power of the Gemini Replicator gadget in-game. It creates a holographic decoy of Iana. That decoy can then be controlled remotely to scout ahead, spot traps, and deceive defenders. The Rainbow 6 Siege 2B cosmetic dresses Iana in a YoRHa-issue Android uniform, including the standard blindfold, dress, and high-heeled boots. Her standard-issue ARX200 assault rifle and Mk1 9mm sidearm also get a color scheme that matches that of the Machine Lifeforms from NieR Automata.

Below is the full trailer for the Rainbow 6 Nier bundle, which applies to American operator Maverick.

Maverick wields a special Exothermic-S "Suri" Breaching Torch. The torch can burn through any breachable surface in the game to create lines of sight or paths for entry. The Maverick NieR Replicant bundle dresses the Delta Force operator up as Nier. The costume matches the look of Nier from Act II of the story, and includes engraved skins for Maverick's M4 and AR-15.50 assault rifles and 1911 TACOPS handgun.

The Rainbow 6 Siege NieR series cosmetic bundles are available for purchase. The game itself can be played on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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