Kotaku Friday, November 25, 2022 1:15 PM
Vampire Survivors, 2022's break-out game—nay—genre, released its complete 1.0 edition just over a month ago, near the end of October. But if you were worried that meant developer poncle was done, put your worry back in its worry-case, close the lid, clip the clasps, and update your edition to the freshly released 1.10…
Kotaku Friday, November 25, 2022 11:40 AM
It's Black Friday, the day on which the entirety of planet Earth entirely takes leaves of its senses and spends all its money on stuff it doesn't need for 5 percent less than it would have cost yesterday. Planet Earth this year has bought itself an entirely new moon, even though the old one's fine, just because this…
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Unlike previous games in the Pokémon mainline series, Scarlet and Violet have made fan-favorite Eevee pretty tricky to catch. Only popping up in a scant few tiny areas, and with very low spawn rates, trying to evolve the octet of Eeveelutions has never been harder. But this weekend, the games' first Tera Raid Battle…
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 3:00 PM
Assassin's Creed, the sweeping stealth RPG game from Ubisoft, has lofty ambitions when it comes to scale and historical scope. The games have a lot to tell you – start up Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, and before you take even a single step as Jacob Frye, there's an in-game message prompting 50-plus "codex entries'' that are available to read. It's perhaps admirable, in a way, this long-form commitment to facts and information, but if the AC series is going to stay fresh, Assassin's Creed: Mirage, which launches ahead of Codename Red and AC: Infinity, needs to be shorter, smaller, and more focused on stealth.Best RPG games, Best stealth games, Best sandbox games
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 2:00 PM
Not content to wait for the release of medieval city builder Manor Lords, one fan has created a custom Cities: Skylines build of a fully functional medieval village, bringing together one of the best city-building games on PC with the indie up-and-comer. The old-school village transforms the modern infrastructure of the Paradox management game into more period-appropriate alternatives, including such functionality as a local well to provide both water and a fire service to the town.Cities: Skylines mods, Cities: Skylines system requirements, The best management games on PC 2022
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 1:35 PM
The Goat Simulator 3 Curator street art locations mean you need to tear down street art, which is definitely a definite faux pas, but thankfully, Pilgor is not only a master of mischief but also a supporter of the arts. In the Curator mission, players are tasked with rescuing the local street art scene using a spray painting hat and some detective work.
While it may not quite put you on the level of Da Vinci, finding all of the Goat Simulator 3 Curator street art locations is necessary if you want to 100% complete the game. This guide will help you find all of the objectives in Goat Simulator 3's Curator Street Art quest so you can complete the mission and reap the rewards in the open world game.
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 1:35 PM
Completing the Goat Simulator 3 Bigfoot Sighted quest is a lot like looking for bigfoot in real life. Frustrating, intriguing and a total faff. But, while Coffee Stain North's quest objectives may be purposefully unclear, this guide will clear it up and help you find where Bigfoot is hiding in Goat Simulator 3, as well as show you how to get your hands on the cool loot that comes with completing this quest.
If you're trying to complete this quest without assistance though, or only want gently pushing in the right direction, think literally. Big. Foot. Still stuck? Here's what you need to know to complete the Goat Simulator 3 Bigfoot Sighted quest in this open world game.
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 1:35 PM
The Goat Simulator 3 Imperial Mausoleum quest is one of many missions with vague descriptions that can be hard to decipher, but decoding them is essential if you want the useful gear they offer as a reward. This guide will help you skip past all the confusion of the Brumehill Cemetery quest 'Imperial Mausoleum' and lead you directly to the treasure that you're looking for.
Completing the Goat Simulator 3 Imperial Mausoleum quest involves Star Wars' iconic Imperial March tune, but if you're not familiar with the decades-old soundtrack for the Sith, you'll struggle to complete Imperial Mausoleum. So we're here to help in this novelty contender for one of the best PC games.
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 12:46 PM
If you've been taking part in the Warhammer 40K: Darktide beta, you may be wondering if your Darktide beta progression will carry over to the full release of the grimdark fantasy co-op game. Leveling up your Darktide classes is a big part of the draw, so many players will be wary of losing all their hard-earned progress. Luckily, there's good news for those of you who might have been worried to spend much time trying out the FPS game's early access period, as developer Fatshark has confirmed your beta progress will be saved going into full release.Best Darktide weapons, Darktide classes, Is Darktide crossplay available?
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 12:42 PM
Meta Quest 2 developers have experimented with VR hand-tracking for several years. Between solving puzzles in Cubism to fantasy adventures in Eolia, VR headsets can provide some unique experiences by turning our own hands into controllers. Naturally, this comes with several restrictions and that's often relegated hand-tracking to a niche, even by VR's standards.Best VR games, Oculus Quest 3 release date, Project Cambria release date
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 12:27 PM
The best Darktide Ogryn build is more utilitarian than destroyer, but that doesn't mean you can't cave heads in while you're keeping the rest of your squad alive. The Ogryn is as close as you're ever going to get to a living tank; a hulking beast, standing head and shoulders above anyone else in your squad, they wield huge chunks of metal like they're a child's toy, and can withstand an immense amount of punishment.
The Ogryn is such a large target for your enemies that creating a DPS build leaves you extremely vulnerable to ranged fire, especially on harder difficulty levels. Creating sustainability not only helps you stay alive longer, but while you're drawing the ire of the horde in the co-op game, your squad can operate around you and decimate your foes.Best Darktide weapons, Darktide classes, Is Darktide crossplay available?
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 12:23 PM
The Genshin Impact 3.3 livestream officially revealed that Arataki Itto is getting a rerun banner. Arataki Itto is the boss of the Arataki Gang, if the name wasn't a wee bit of a tease - he's "an intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins" who is "fast as the wind and mighty as thunder".
Itto's aggressive and destructive abilities make him a natural fit in the DPS category in the free PC game. As a claymore and Geo element user, Itto has the potential to steal a spot in many parties. Here's everything we know about Itto's banner rerun and current abilities.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 12:27 PM
Want to make sure you don't miss the best Black Friday gaming PC deals in 2022? Well, you've come to the right place. Stepping into the world of gaming PCs can be daunting, and if you don't know how to build a gaming PC, then pre-built machines are going to be a godsend. Of course, they can all be very expensive, which makes Black Friday the best time for you to dip your toe into the world of enhanced PC gaming.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 12:01 PM
The Genshin Impact Faruzan banner release date has finally been confirmed to launch alongside the 3.3 update. Faruzan is a four-star bow user that wields the power of Anemo. Unlike most Genshin Impact characters that tend to feature as part of the anime game's story, not much else is currently known about Faruzan beyond a few snippets of dialogue, leading to plenty of fan speculation.
Thankfully, Faruzan's upcoming Genshin Impact banner suggests we can expect the free PC game to shed some light on the elusive Sumeru Akademiya member's whereabouts and motives. In the meantime, here's everything we know about the Genshin Impact Faruzan banner, including its rumoured release date and a full breakdown of all the abilities in her kit.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 11:42 AM
The Genshin Impact Scaramouche banner is part of Genshin Impact 3.3 which is set to launch in early December. The upcoming five-star catalyst user has been a fan favourite since his arrival in the open-world game's story way back in 1.2, and his recurring appearances during our travels across Sumeru have only served to add fuel to that fire.
Hoyoverse has finally confirmed that Scaramouche is officially an upcoming playable character, though he'll appear in the Genshin Impact Scaramouche banner under a different name in the free PC game. While in your roster, the artist formerly known as Scaramouche will be referred to as Wanderer, to differentiate this version of the Genshin Impact character from his villain origins. Read on for the full Genshin Impact Scaramouche banner details, including a full breakdown of Wanderer's abilities.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 11:39 AM
It's that time of year again, and before you know it, everyone will be scrambling to get the best Black Friday PC gaming deals at Best Buy. As usual, we've made it our job to make your life a little easier and as the Best Buy Black Friday deals start popping up throughout November, we'll be listing all the best ones right here.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 11:18 AM
Want to know what the Genshin Impact 3.3 release date is? Believe it or not, version 3.3 marks the free RPG game's 20th update, just over two years since we first set foot in Teyvat. The 3.3 update gives us more of the Sumeru region to explore, as well as new features to try and characters you can obtain via wishes.
While we know exactly when the Genshin Impact 3.3 release date is, it's a bit early to know precisely how good the new characters will be. Fortunately, we know enough about them to give us a general idea of what they'll play like. Don't worry, we'll rank them on the Genshin Impact tier list to let you know if they're worth spending your Primogems on.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 11:19 AM
As we move into the latter half of the year, many of us are already thinking about where we're going to find the best Black Friday SSD deals. Well, guess what, this page you've landed on, it's a treasure map, and it'll lead you to the cheapest SSDs you've ever seen.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:57 AM
As a new Hogwarts student, you need to find Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages in order to catch up with the rest of your schoolmates. The Hogwarts staff and the Ministry of Magic have entrusted you with the Wizard's Field Guide, a special book that has the ability to discover opportunities for students to learn and grow.
The devs have confirmed there are over 100 field guide pages in and around Hogwarts, each granting experience points and some knowledge about the school. You've got quite a bit to learn as a fifth-year student, so it's important to fill in as many field guide pages as you can in the RPG game. Here's everything we know about the field guide pages in Hogwarts Legacy.Hogwarts Legacy release date, Upcoming PC Games, Best PC RPGs
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:52 AM
A Diablo Immortal update set to release in mid-December will reset Hero's Journey chapter progress for all players of the Blizzard and Netease crossover RPG game. The patch is touted as the second Diablo Immortal major update since its launch, and follows on from the launch of Diablo Immortal season seven, which introduces additional server merges and another battle pass to the fantasy game.Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:34 AM
Want to know about new Genshin Impact characters? During each new update, there's usually at least one banner with a minimum of one brand new character. The banners feature characters with increased drop rates, including one five-star character and three four-star characters.
Nahida and Layla have arrived in the 3.2 update and next Genshin Impact banners, but there are also leaks and datamined information concerning new faces that may appear further down the line. While none of this information is official until Hoyoverse says otherwise, here's a round-up of all of the current rumours and speculation.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:20 AM
At long last, the best Black Friday graphics card deals are here to tear down the price of GPUs and make upgrading your gaming PC far more affordable. This is the first time in two years of chip shortages and sky-high prices that we've seen costs plummet to something that's not only manageable, but fair. Don't wait around for stocks to dwindle or the discounts to run out, give your system a new lease of life by popping in new parts from Nvidia or AMD.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:19 AM
A sweeping Red Dead Redemption 2 mod brings new hitman missions to the Rockstar Western sandbox game, offering a solid and much-needed RDR2 update and something more to pass the time as Arthur Morgan while we look forward to the GTA 6 release date.Red Dead Redemption 2 PC review, RDR2 PC legendary animal hunts, RDR2 money guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:20 AM
Genshin Impact banners rotate every few weeks on a precise schedule, and we always know what to expect thanks to regular updates from Hoyoverse. The developer of the anime game always keeps its fans in the loop with regular Twitter posts and livestreams, so you can plan where you want to spend your hard-earned Primogems.
With a two to three-week turnaround for banners, the roster of Genshin Impact characters is always changing, and the current 3.2 update brings two brand-new Teyvat residents to wish for. Every limited-time character banner - or Event Wish - contains a five-star character, and three four-star characters with increased drop rates. There's also a Weapon banner - Epitome Invocation - which runs alongside each character banner and changes weapons every update.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 10:15 AM
If you want to grab the best Black Friday gaming chair deals this year, we've got your back. To give you an easier shopping experience, we'll be gathering all the best deals from different retailers together here on this page.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 9:39 AM
Looking for Roblox promo codes? There are all sorts of promo codes from Roblox events and giveaways out there, that grant you free virtual goods like clothes and items. No need to fork out cash for accessories; new codes are added all the time, so you can keep your Roblox character looking fresh.
Roblox promo codes won't hang around forever, though - they're only valid for a limited time, so be sure to redeem them as soon as you discover one you haven't used yet. Redeeming them is simple - log in to the Roblox website and navigate to their promo codes page, where you can enter your code, and the item will automatically be added to your account straight away.
Promo codes aren't the only source of free items, though; you can also find free Roblox stuff in the avatar shop. There are far too many to list, but there are hundreds of items available for nothing: simply click the 'get' button next to their catalog listing to add them to your account. Be sure to check back here regularly, as we'll update this page whenever new Roblox promo codes are released.Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 9:22 AM
Darktide Penances can be a bit of a mystery at first, as you'll be receiving points from seemingly out of nowhere when you're bashing heads in Tertium. You'll gain a lot of these points if your missions from the Emperor go well, but what are they, and can they be spent on anything?
If you've been successful in clearing out Pox Walkers from the Tertium underground, then you'll no doubt have a small fortune of Penance points at your disposal. There are multiple forms of currency in the co-op game, with gold perhaps being the most useful of all as it enables you to purchase some of the best Darktide weapons in the armoury, but what can you spend your Penance points on?Best Darktide weapons, Darktide classes, Is Darktide crossplay available?
PCGamesN Friday, November 25, 2022 9:03 AM
The Dead Island 2 release date has suffered at the hands of many setbacks, from jumping between developers, to being hit with delays, and finally to being the subject of circulating launch rumours that didn't seem to come to fruition, until now.
Dambuster Studios has taken over the development of the FPS game, and in August 2022, Gamescom Opening Night Live was treated to Dead Island 2's world premiere with two epic trailers and an official release date. We're here to slash through everything you need to know about the "ultimate zombie slaying experience" coming to PC and consoles in 2023. An actual Dead Island 2 game that you'll actually be able to play. Who'da thunk it?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 3:23 PM
What if spiders had lightsabers is an impeccable premise for a game, and Spiderheck delivers on that premise with aplomb. It's an arena fighting game geared towards couch co-op and couch competition, but there's online play and single-player modes too. Yesterday's "THE TRIALS OF JAZEPS" update added new difficulty levels to wave survival, as well as custom trials you can send to your friends.
It also chucks in some new maps with portals, because the only thing better than a lightsaber-wielding spider is a lightsaber wielding spider suddenly emerging from a portal.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 2:06 PM
With the possible exception of Gwent, mini-games inside open world RPGs tend to suck. They're often poor imitations of much deeper and exciting board and card games you can play in the real world, offered as an unwanted break from the monsters I've come to stick a sword through. Will Genshin Impact's upcoming Genius Invokation TCG buck that trend?
Probably not, no, but we'll know for sure when the Version 3.3 update lands on December 7th. There's also a new quest that takes place after the game's main storyline, a couple new playable characters, and a Breakout mini-game. Ah. I do actually quite like Breakout.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 12:15 PM
It's getting to the time in winter when we reflect on the year, and pick our Bestest Best games that we've played over the past twelve months (okay eleven months, but December is always kinda quiet). We recently had this chat in the RPS hive-mind, and going through each month and making note of my favourite releases completely shocked me with how many fantastic mystery games have come out this year. It's honestly awesome.
I'm a huge fan of mysteries in games, with some of my all-time favouites being Kentucky Route Zero, The Return Of The Obra Dinn, and Disco Elysium. I just like getting wrapped up in a good story that will kick my brain into gear. Strange murders, devious disappearances, and just general strange happenings - I love all of it.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 12:09 PM
Half-Life Alyx: Levitation is the most compelling reason to dust off my VR goggles I've seen since Half-Life: Alyx. Out today after two years of development, the ambitious mod promises 3-4 hours of barrel-chucking, window-breaking, train-dodging, combine-blasting fun.
Perhaps the full package will pale in comparison to Valve's polish, but the bit in this trailer where the player scurries down a train while contorting around manhacks looks oh-so appetisingly transportative. I think it's time I dug out my lighthouses.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 12:03 PM
Back when our guide to the best Black Friday gaming mouse deals was but a wee list of early offers, I'd check every few days whether the Logitech G Pro Wireless had a compelling sale going for it. Every time, nada, at least in the UK. Only now, during Black Friday proper, has its price dropped – and damned far too, with Amazon chopping £70 off the RRP to bring our top wireless gaming mouse pick down to just £50.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Playing Nidhogg is like playing a dozen frantic games of rock-paper-scissors back to back. Like all the best couch co-op games, it's very easy to get to grips with the controls: you have a sword, and you can raise it or lower it across three different heights to try and get around your opponent's guard. There are other things you can do, like ducking, and jumping, and throwing your sword. But so many fights come down to a tense little close-range shuffle where each player stands just out of range of the other's blade, moving their sword higher and lower in a seconds-long game of chicken.
Oh look, now I'm holding rock! Can you switch to paper fast enough? Nope, now I'm holding scissors! Oh, and now it's paper! Now rock again! Now paper! What will you do?... Oh. You can just jump over me and keep running. Fair enough, I suppose.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM
A few weeks ago, I got the chance to visit Supermassive HQ for a hands-on with The Devil In Me, the fourth game in — and season one finale of — The Dark Pictures Anthology. While I was there, I also had the chance to interview three of the series leads: Tom Heaton, creative director on both The Devil In Me and Man Of Medan; Will Doyle, creative director across the whole Dark Pictures Anthology and director of last year's entry House Of Ashes; and Dan McDonald, the studio director for the anthology.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 11:30 AM
Survival games! Oh, the many disparaging remarks I could make if only I had time in between punching rocks and eating an entire deer. It's not often that I recommend one here, and jokes aside, it'd be unfair and untrue to say it's because there aren't enough good ones. It's more that I don't have much room for new ones.
Lilith Odyssey is, if we must, a survival game and a roguelike (oh, the many dispara-[yeah alright, alright. Jesus. - ed.]), but that is reductive. This is a strange and somewhat contradictory game I feel uneasy comparing directly to anything, except possibly the wonderful Taxinaut (which is now on Steam, incidentally). Lilith Odyssey is very much what I'd call a vibes-based game.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 11:06 AM
Black Friday generally doesn't involve as many CPU deals as it does, say, SSD deals or gaming keyboard deals – probably because there just aren't that many CPUs. Nevertheless, a few choice discounts have emerged for an unlikely group of chips: Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors. These only released late in October, so it's a welcome surprise to them on the Black Friday chopping block so soon.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 11:04 AM
During my journey into the depths of TikTok's dabloon craze, I've joined a cult who worship the high priestess Dabloonis, have sailed across the high seas on a pirate ship called The Dabloonian, and accidentally taken part in a dabloon heist that's now made me a wanted fugitive by the dabloon police. It's been a strange couple of hours.
Dabloontok is TikTok's newest trend, and is probably best described as a chaotic player-generated RPG where users collect an imaginary currency called "dabloons" cashed out by awkwardly photoshopped black cats (usually) in fantasy settings. These cats will either gift you dabloons, steal your dabloons, or tell you what you can do with your dabloons. It's as simple as that, and so far there more than 520 million views on the dabloons hashtag. It's kinda wild.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 10:36 AM
A tiny bridge makes so much sense as a late-game Vampire Survivors challenge stage. The game's arguably at its most captivating when the hordes start clogging up your death machinery, squeezing you into tighter and tighter corridors as you pray for a power-up or multi-item chest. It's pleasantly squirmy, but will the bridge added in yesterday's appropriately titled "The Tiny One" update be too squirmy?
The update also added a couple new achievements, and an item that lets you banish a weapon or power-up of your choosing across all of your runs. Come see.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 10:28 AM
Sometimes, my friends, the Internet pulls something out of the ether that truly stumps even the most knowledgeable and informed among us. Case in point: today's rumblings that Grasshopper Manufacture, the devs behind the No More Heroes series, are working on a AAA game in the Aliens universe. This caught Grasshopper Manufacture's founder and CEO Goichi Suda, aka Suda51, so much by surprise that he wordlessly tweeted his utter bemusement at the rumour. I'm taking that as a no for the Alien game, then.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 9:47 AM
I've been recommending the WD Blue SN570 to anyone who'll listen for over a year, and now it's not just one of the best gaming SSDs you can buy, but the star of several of the best Black Friday SSD deals. Multiple capacities of this cheap but deceptively speedy solid state drive are on sale today, with savings of up to 44%.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 25, 2022 9:12 AM
Black Friday: The Actual Day Itself has begun, which means this is perhaps your best chance of picking up the SSD, keyboard, GPU, or monitor you've wanted on the cheap.
While we're gathering up Black Friday's best PC gaming deals, discounts and price changes can come and go quickly. For that reason, we're also running this liveblog. We'll post the best discounts we spot throughout the day - and you should feel free to post your own discount discoveries in the comments.
Twinfinite Friday, November 25, 2022 1:31 PM
Marvel's Midnight Suns makes turn-based superhero combat look definitely exciting.
Twinfinite Friday, November 25, 2022 11:46 AM
Adam & Eve look as gorgeous as they can in a new trailer of the NieR: Automata anime series.
Twinfinite Friday, November 25, 2022 9:47 AM
NieR: Automata and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… have been selling really well.
Twinfinite Friday, November 25, 2022 9:01 AM
JUST. ONE. MORE. GO.
Siliconera Friday, November 25, 2022 3:00 PM
As we take part in this festive time of year, Siliconera staff gets together to reminisce about the new 2022 video game releases we're most thankful for. We're ready to share some of our favorites, and we'd love to know which new games you've appreciated playing so far too.
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist is a game that had been on my radar prior to launch, but I probably would have never actually played it if it wasn't for Siliconera. It's one that has become a personal favourite, between its worldbuilding and its art style. Though some of the writing is a bit too on the nose, it is a fun game with an insane amount of replay value. Posting about it online has also helped me to reconnect with some old mutuals since they were fans of it as well. It's a comfy and idealistic game to play when you just want to have a good time. I'm very excited to see what future patches will bring. — Stephanie
Shockingly, out of the 2022 video games I've played so far, I think I'm most thankful for Harvestella. Even though everything about it screams, "This is a game Jenni will play and love," the Nintendo Treehouse gameplay seemed a little janky and I wasn't sold on it. That is, until I played it. The localization is absolutely incredible. I love most of the characters. Also, while some elements aren't perfect, it tells a fantastic story and is a lot of fun to play. — Jenni
I am thankful for DNF: Duel and its wild play style. I really enjoyed the ridiculous movesets of the characters. Especially my boy, Troubleshooter, and his screen-filling Get On Fire blasts. Every match felt like utter chaos that could turn around with some massive long range attack out of nowhere. Me and my pals were always howling and jumping out of our seats at the unexpected turns and crushing defeats (if I get caught in another Inquisitor Burning Wheel, I swear...). So many fun, powerful moves and great character designs made it a blast to play. — Joel
It's been a tumultuous 2022, not just for the world but for me personally, with various waves both personal and professional rocking my figurative boat. That kind of stormy weather, familiar and reliable things are what you tend to look for, and Tactics Ogre Reborn was that thing for me.
It's a near-perfect recreation, and even enhancement of one of the best tactical RPGs of all time, and though some of its foibles haven't aged as well in the new age of "quality of life" design, it's well worth the look. — Joel
While I've enjoyed a lot of games in 2022, the one that most earns my thanks is Live A Live. It's a loving treatment of a game that didn't totally demand one, and an example of how you can revitalize an old design to appeal to modern audiences. Mostly, it shows a path for localizing a game way after release, and I want to see more projects follow its lead. (Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, perhaps?) — Graham
Siliconera Friday, November 25, 2022 1:30 PM
For those who have ever wanted to dive into the world of Zemuria, you can. NISA announced The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie will feature VR support for two scenarios. This will only be available for the PC version of the game. PlayStation players will not be able to play the game in VR. This is due to logistical difficulties in implementing it.
You will be able to play the "Beachside Vay-Cay" scenario and the "SSS Summer Splash" DLC with or without VR. These are both beach events. This means that the characters will be walking around in their swimsuits.
The Beachside Vay-Cay will be available as part of the game. However, players will have to buy the SSS Summer Splash scenario as a separate DLC. Beachside Vay-Cay will feature minigames that you can play with your party members. The SSS Summer Splash DLC is the same (complete with the same minigames). However, you will only get to interact with SSS characters.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie will be the latest localized entry in the long-running The Legend of Heroes saga. It will conclude both the Crossbell and Erebonia stories, as well as feature characters from both series. The game originally came out in Japan in 2020.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie will come out for the PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC in Summer 2023. You can pre-order the limited edition from the NISA Online Store. VR support will only be available for the PC version of Trails into Reverie, and the SSS Summer Splash DLC scenario will appear in stores after launch.
The post The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie Will Have VR Support appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Yes, we're still doing this. Once again, we have another gift guide for people taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 sales ahead of the holiday season, and this one is for the PS4 and PS5. We have some game suggestions, as well as a few novelties you could consider.
First, the bundle this year is the PS5 God of War: Ragnarok bundle. A number of stores pledged to have them in stock. Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart are among them. That will be at least $559 for a standard one and $459 for a digital version.
PS4 and PS5 Games That Make a Great Holiday Gift for Anyone
These are the games anyone can enjoy. No matter what skill level someone is at, they could play these games. Also, they tend to transcend genre preferences too. While many will go on sale for the holiday season, their normal prices are listed below. Only titles with physical copies are mentioned, as you can't "gift" digital copies of PS4 or PS5 games.
PS4 and PS5 Games That Make a Great Holiday Gift for More Advanced or Niche Players
These are the games that a casual player or beginner might not pick up. However, that just means you get a chance to introduce them to something new and great. As with the previous section, their normal price is mentioned. Also, only games available physically appear.
Fun Novelties That are PS4 and PS5-Adjacent
Sony Nendoroid Classic Minis
Good Smile Company is making Nendoroids of certain Sony characters, sure. But there are also other, smaller options. The Sony Nendoroid Classic Minis are a blind box series. Each one is $16. People can get God of War's Kratos, Jak and Daxter's Jak with Daxter, Journey's Traveler, The Last of Us' Ellie, and Twisted Metal's Sweet Tooth. (There's also a "secret" character.) If you buy someone a full box of six, they'll get one of each figure.
If you need a quick gift for someone and know they like PlayStation consoles, a pillow shaped like a DualSense controller isn't a bad idea. You can find them at stores like Target for $19.99. They're soft. They're versatile. Even if they don't need it as a decoration, they can use it as an actual pillow.
Listen, even though a bunch of stores are pledging to have the PS5 God of War: Ragnarok bundle, you might not be able to get one as a gift. The FragrantCandlesUS Etsy shop sells a "Smells Like You're Not Getting One" PS5-candle. Its label reads, "I couldn't get you a PS5, so here is a candle instead." An 8 oz. candle is $16.73, and you can choose the scent.
Siliconera Friday, November 25, 2022 11:30 AM
As a reminder to everyone interested in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there's a Black Friday sale on it in the real-world and in it at the Nook's Cranny store in-game. People looking to buy it can get it for 50% off at certain retailers. Meanwhile, the Nooklings discounted their merchandise in-game until November 30, 2022.
With the Nooklings' Black Friday sale, it is referred to as Nook Friday in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When you visit the store, everything will be 30% off. This starts every year in-game the day after Thanksgiving. (That's also a yearly special event involving the NPC Franklin.)
As for the real world Animal Crossing: New Horizons Black Friday deals, there are two in 2022. Both Amazon and Walmart are selling physical copies of the game for $29.99. (You need to add it to your cart at Amazon to see the discounted price, though.) Normally, it costs $59.99. This is only a physical deal at both retailers. Some other stores have it for $39.99, and the eShop is selling it at its normal price.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch. The Nook Friday event will take place in-game until November 30, 2022 and cover everything in Nook's Cranny.
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Siliconera Friday, November 25, 2022 11:00 AM
Bandai Namco revealed that Stone Ocean characters Weather Forecast (aka Weather Report) and Father Enrico Pucchi (Final) will come to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R. Both characters will be among the December 1, 2022 additions to the game. They'll be joined by a new stage, which also seems to be from part six of the series. The announcement noted that all three items will be free.
Next, this is how Father Pucchi (Final) from Stone Ocean will look in the game. This will mark the second version of him there. The first is a standard version of him that appears earlier in part six.
In addition, free character balancing is coming up. That is also shown the upcoming features in a new roadmap. This also noted more content will appear in "Late Winter," "Early Spring," and "Late Spring." That suggests three more drops throughout 2023.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R is available on the PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The last DLC character to appear was Risotto Nero.
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Siliconera Friday, November 25, 2022 9:00 AM
It's the holiday shopping season. Given it is Thanksgiving weekend in the states, you might be going through and picking up some things. Well, we're here to help with suggestions. Here's Siliconera's Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide for 2022, complete with games and other items that could work as presents for someone or yourself.
First, to start, there is a holiday bundle this year. Nintendo brought back the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle. It gives you the system, the game, and three months of Nintendo Switch Online for $299.99.
Guide to Nintendo Switch Games That Make a Great Holiday Gift for Anyone
First, these are the all ages, all skill-level games. All of the titles below are easy for anyone to enjoy. There are single-player activities. In some cases, there are multiplayer modes. Each one is generally a good time and well-suited for anyone with a Switch system. In each case, their non-sale price is mentioned. Also, only titles with physical copies are mentioned, as you can't "gift" digital copies of Switch games.
Guide to Nintendo Switch Games That Make a Great Holiday Gift for More Advanced or Niche Players
These are the games for folks who you know really love the Switch. I mean, in that case, honestly an eShop card is the safest bet. You might not know exactly what they own, and store credit lets them tick items off their virtual wishlists. But if you really want to get someone a physical copy of something, these are titles that might require a little more thought or advanced knowledge of gaming or the series to enjoy. They are deeper cuts. As with the previous section, their normal price is mentioned.
Fun Novelties That are Switch-Adjacent
These are cute lil' plush buddies! They're a fun extra to give to someone if you know they like the Monster Hunter Switch games, but you also know they already own the games. I'd recommend the Palico Smoosh Stubbins, since they're more universal than the specific Palamute and Palico styles. That way you also get an option of a cheaper $19.99 10" model and more expensive $29.99 18" one.
There are both $25 and $50 Build-a-Bear gift cards and collections celebrating Pokemon characters, Animal Crossing NPCs, and even Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario sometimes. However, given that some of the bundles can cost over $60, it might be wise to go with a $75 one as a gift.
The company makes a number of Nintendo-themed Nendoroids, figma, and other figures. These can get a little expensive, though! Not to mention they sell fast, so you might end up paying more than at retail. You could always "buy" a pre-order of one of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses Pop Up Parade figures. Those always go for under $40. The $190.99 Xenoblade Chronicles Melia figure is available now, if someone wants something more expensive.
Nintendo's own amiibo are also a good fit. They tend to come in between $12.99 and $24.99, depending on the style and size. They are pretty detailed figures to have on hand on their own. They also work in various Switch games, even the ones that don't involve the character they portray. The Splatoon 3 Inkling, Octoling, and Small Fry are the most recent three to debut and cost $15.99 each.
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As you journey through Paldea, you will encounter mysterious question marks on your map. It isn't overly well explained what these are or why you should care about them. However, they are important, especially for shiny hunting. Here's our guide on what the question marks on the map are in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Note: We'll have a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides and features hub coming soon, so stay tuned. What are the question marks on the map in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? When you load into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet each day, new question marks will spawn. These question marks that appear on the map show where Outbreaks are happening in Paldea. Outbreaks are a mechanic in Pokémon where one specific Pokémon will spawn in huge numbers in that marked area. Outbreaks marked by the question marks on the map in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are great for a couple of reasons. One reason is that the mass spawning of some Pokémon can be excellent for ex...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, November 25, 2022 10:14 AM
Bottle Caps are valuable items in Pokémon for both competitive play and even casual play. They can greatly speed up the process of building a stronger team and prevent you from spending hours breeding the perfect Pokémon. Here's our guide on how to get bottle caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Note: We'll have a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides and features hub coming soon, so stay tuned. How to get Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Bottle Caps are incredibly useful items that can save players hours of tedious grinding. There's a mechanic in Pokémon called Individual Values (IVs) that are unique to every Pokémon you catch. These IVs vary from 0-31, with a value being given to each of the six main stats. Finding a Pokémon with even one stat with a 31 IV is rare, but finding a Pokémon with all six at 31 IVs would be a near miracle. However, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players can use Bottle Caps to remove the randomness of this proc...
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 25, 2022 3:00 PM
Alan International Studio created the collection and combat game Roblox: Anime Artifacts Simulator 2 for the system. You will be gathering strong artifacts throughout the game to use as weapons against numerous enemies from various anime universes! To become the best player in the world, try to collect the most potent artifacts from the past […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 25, 2022 2:04 PM
Untitled Unmastered created an experience for the platform called Roblox: A Bizarre Universe. You'll be taking on the role of a character from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in this game! By completing tasks, you can level up and gain power. To become the best warrior you can be, look to acquire strong standing and skills. Try […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 25, 2022 1:00 PM
Another set of Legendary Items has arrived for Season 7. Fans are getting another set of Legendary Items for Season 7. After releasing a set of Legendary Items to compliment the Gloomguide's Prized Set in the previous Content Update, Blizzard is shifting their focus towards enhancing the effects of targeted skills for every class in-game. […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM
We have a collection of all the Roblox Timber Champions codes that are currently available. By entering these codes, you can obtain free boosts, rewards, and other items. Powerful Studio created the game for the platform called Roblox Timber Champions. You will be cutting down trees to get coins in this game. Use your game […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 25, 2022 11:00 AM
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 the land of the Hisui region, which will be known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, November 25, 2022 10:00 AM
Screen tearing can be very distracting and is something you do not want to experience while playing a competitive game such as VALORANT. VALORANT's low-time-to-kill nature makes it a very exciting game where small mistakes are quickly punished and quick reaction times enable easy flick-shot kills. You will need 100% focus every round and have […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, November 25, 2022 3:49 PM
The update includes several bug fixes
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, November 25, 2022 3:15 PM
A new trailer was also released
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